Freedom Friday

Hello Good People!

Happy Friday!  Sorry about the delay, but this week has been quite hectic for ThatKellieGirl.  From coordinating a Camp, hosting a teenager, completing work assignments and keeping a happy home, I really wonder how I am still standing! LOL 🙂  This isn’t new for me. I’ve always been a busy bee. Through it all, I try to stay healthy, get some quite time,  and always remember what’s REALLY important/ priority in life.

Even with all that, I am hoping to hit up some of the events below!

Whatever you do, relax, relate and enjoy!

Peace and Blessings,



A pulsating musical celebration of South African song and dance.  From potent rhythms of tribal music to the intricate steps of gumboot dancing, journey through the jazz of Sophiatown to the inspirational joy of Gospel and the powerful pounding energy of Kwaito.

August 8-14

Warner Theater

1299 Pennsylvania Ave. NW

Click here for times and tickets



Belly of® Jazz presents The Nina Simone Experiment.  Join us for an evening of experimental bellydance brought to you by Belly of Jazz.

August 2-3

Source Blackbox

1835 14th t NW 


20 bucks

Get tickets here



Afropolitan…a monthly Afro-Caribbean happy-hour mixer where DMV’s African & International community can unwind, connect and enjoy great African comedy by some of DMV’s top African comedians at the rooftop of DC’s prime lounge/bar. As the night progresses, this extended happy-hour social transforms into a party with DC’s top international DJs rocking the house with the very best African and international hits.

Friday, August 2

Current Lounge

1215 Connecticut Ave





From his legendary Jump N’ Funk tribute party to the late great Fela Kuti, to his infamous 90’s partnership with Cosmo Baker at The Remedy in Philadelphia, Rich Medina has rocked it with the best of them. We are extra hyped to bring him to DC, to face off with The Sol Power All-Stars!

Friday, August 2


2001 14th St NW


5 bucks



Liner Notes returns to the Atlas for its second season with Volume 1: The Award Tour. Liner Notes alludes to the booklet that usually came with the purchase of a music vinyl, CD, or cassette that included lyrics and information about the music we listened to. In an age of mp3’s and digital downloads, artist and creator, Paige Hernandez, seeks to bring the experience of liner notes back in a live, musical, poetic, and fun production. This installment explores the cast’s personal musical and artistic inspirations that take the audience on a journey from Chaka Khan as a Black Panther to the induction of the Sugar Hill Gang into the National Recording Registry at the Library of Congress.

August 2-3

Atlas Theater

1333 H St NE


Get tickets here



Devine Nature presents… Gruv Boutique! Come groove every 1st Friday as we spin nothing but the best in Specialty Funk, Soul, and Exotic Beats! We dig in the crates to bring you classic underground soul and rare grooves. Always guaranteed to be sticky like fondue!

August 2

Chez Billy

3815 Georgia Ave. NW





Summer Spirit Festival featuring D’Angelo, Erykah Badu, Busta Rhymes, Rare Essence, Black Alley, Hiatus Kaiyote, with special guest host Mike Epps

Saturday August 3

Merriweather Post Pavilion

10475 Little Patuxent Parkway

Columbia, MD 21044


44 bucks

Get tickets here



Come out to Community Day for a day of family fun!

Saturday, August 3

Museum of African Art

950 Independence Ave SW





Dunlap & Rich hosts Uptown Saturday Night

Saturday, August 3

Chez Billy

3815 Georgia Ave. NW





Turn the heat up and add some flavor to your summer.  Sonic Diaspora presents Africana Endless Summer Series

Sunday August 3

Sankofa Cafe

2714 Georgia Ave, NW



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