Freedom Friday

Hello Good Folks!

Happy Friday!  The temperature is perfect and there are some great events this weekend.  Check them out below.

Enjoy!  ThatKellieGirl 🙂


We welcome you to a warm, deep blend of music to tantalize all your senses. Cafe Con Leche is a mixture of Afro Latin sounds, soulful rhythms rich with deep house. This innovative formula fused from different cultures incorporated with many aspects of jazz, soul, and funk promises to touch your very essence.

Friday, July 26


2001 14th St


5 bucks



Born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA, Shanice Lorraine Wilson starred in a KFC commercial with Ella Fitzgerald at 9. Later, she was discovered by A&M Records at the age of eleven, and released her debut album, Discovery, in 1987, which wasn’t a huge pop hit, but did score R&B chart action, and the singer a 1987 Soul Train Award nomination for Best New Artist. She signed a record deal at Motown Records in 1991. Her 1991 album Inner Child contained the popular hit single “I Love Your Smile”. Also included on the album is a cover of Minnie Riperton’s 1974 hit “Loving You”. This and other songs like “Fly Away” helped showcase her rare coloratura soprano talent.

July 26-27

Blues Alley

1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW

Two Shows Nightly: 8pm and 10pm Sets Friday & Saturday and Sunday

35 bucks

Get tixs here



The Arts & Humanities Festival at St. Elizabeth’s East is a free festival series showcasing the history, culture and community of Ward 8 in Washington, DC.  The kick-off event features an exciting scope of activities, live performances, art exhibits, readings and workshops that will be fun for the entire family. Mayor Vincent C. Gray will be at the for an opening ceremony beginning at 1PM.  The DMV Food Truck Association’s ‘Curbside Cook Off’ will also happen alongside this fun-filled day for area families. Tons of tasty treats available for purchase starting at 12pm!

Saturday July 27

St Elizabeth’s East Campus

1100 Alabama Avenue, SE





It’s Sharkl Weekend at the National Aquarium. Enjoy interactive activities, visit Sherman’s Lagoon, based on the popular nationally syndicated cartoon series by Jim Toomey, and meet “Sherman” himself, brought to life as a costumed character exclusively for the National Aquarium.

July 27-28, 2013

National Aquarium

14th Street and Constitution Avenue


Click here for tickets



The Kennedy Center, in association with Dizzy Feet Foundation and in conjunction with Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, invites everyone to celebrate the art of dance as it hosts the East Coast installment of National Dance Day. This free event features outdoor dance performances, interactive dance routines and lessons, live music, and “Dancing Under the Stars,” with Jeannie “Kitty of the City” Jones as MC and performances by Dizzy Feet Foundation, hip-hop troupe Culture Shock professional and youth companies, celebrated dance/tap duo the Manzari BrothersArturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra,percussionist Tito Rodriguez Jr., and many others.

Saturday, July 227

Kennedy Center

2700 F St NW



Click here for schedule



Closing out the Capital Fringe Fest is Four Women.  When singer Nina Simone created “Four Women” she probably didn’t imagine it portrayed through movement, storytelling and laughter, but we did! Four Women goes beyond the lyrics, exploring black womanhood and its many dimensions. Not a performance, a journey.

Saturday July 27

Studio Theatre – Stage 4
1501 14th Street NW
17 bucks
Get tickets here



Let’s talk natural hair! Ward 8 Film Maker Lawrence Green will screen a rough copy of his film, ‘Kinks,Locs and Love’ a documentary about African American woman and natural hair in DC!   Join us for a review of the rough cut and discussion on this exciting topic!

Saturday July 27

Anacostia Arts Center
1231 Good Hope Rd. SE





Great music with fantastic atmosphere which includes one Senbeb Cafe After Dark menu item!! Closing out the series is Tamika Love Jones. She performs music with jazz, gospel and hip hop influences. She has performed around New York and DC and with other artists such as Amel Larrieux, Yahzarah, Black Indian, Marsha Ambrosius, W Ellington Felton and more.

Saturday, July 27

Seneb Cafe

6224 3rd Street, NW


15 bucks



Well it’s time to satiate your taste buds of funk! It’s time to get yo back up off the wall! Leave your perm, 6inch heels and stank attitudes at home! Cause we got what you need.

Saturday, July 27

Black Whiskey
1410 14th St. NW



DJ Jimmy Phingaz & DJ Blakk Steel will be providing the soundscape.  No Cover, No Dress Codes, No Egos

Saturday, July 27

Tap N’ Parlour

2001 11th st NW





New Jersey-based gospel singer, songwriter, choir director, and multi-instrumentalist Tye Tribbett is in concert at the Howard Theater.

Sunday July 28

Howard Theater

620 T St NW



Get tickets here

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