Freedom Friday

Hello Good People, TGIF! Enjoy the weekend.  Blessings to you and yours, ThatKellieGirl

butler

LEE DANIELS’ THE BUTLER tells the story of a White House butler who served eight American presidents over three decades. The film traces the dramatic changes that swept American society during this time, from the civil rights movement to Vietnam and beyond, and how those changes affected this man’s life and family.

Check here for times and tixs

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Broke-ology

Theater Alliance kicks off Season 11 with ‘Broke-ology’, the inaugural production at
the Anacostia Playhouse. ‘Broke-ology’ is written by Nathan Louis Jackson and will be directed by
Candace L. Feldman. William King, a single father, has successfully raised two sons despite challenging
circumstances. Overcoming the death of his wife, William has instilled responsibility, loyalty, love and
obligation in his sons. As his illness slowly starts to take over, the King sons are charged with decisions
about his care. This powerful family drama grapples with dreams realized, dreams deferred and
responsibility to family and community.

August 14-September 8

Anacostia Playhouse

2020 Shannon Place SE

Click here for times and tixs

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arts

Come out and enjoy day two of The Arts & Humanities Festival at St. Elizabeth’s East! More great programs, performances, activities and more for a now fuller, extended day! Tasty free food served from 2-5pm, and t-shirt giveaways for the first 150 guests. Special appearances by go-go band, Faycez U Know, harpist, Rashida “Tulani” Jolley, Aisha Striggles of Double Nickles Theatre and spoken-word sensation, Liberated Muse!

Saturday, August 18

St. Elizabeth’s East

1100 Alabama Avenue, SE

11AM-6PM

FREE

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soul57

One Love=True Change ~The Movement to Reclaim our Village~ is back with our monthly festival! One Love August features the legendary Wes FeltonAkua Allrich,DJ RBI, Jae October, and featuring the art works of Freedom School Scholars all over the country, and the Healing Arts of Mama Hermione Rhones. Not to mention our talented vendors and food provided by Velvet’s Vegan Cousine. & Hosted by none other than the Great Raquel Ra Brown.

Saturday, August 18

Soul 57

1326 Florida Ave NE

Noon to 3:30PM

5 bucks

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african

Join us as we host in collaboration with the African Diaspora International Film Festival, the Parallel Film Collective and Lesole’s Dance Project, the African Cypher. Part ethnographic, the film charts the journeys of several street-dance-crews in the townships of South Africa as they prepare for the Red Bull Beat Battle. What emerges from the different narrative strands is a complex and redemptive story of how urban youth from the country’s poorest neighborhoods are able to transcend the harshness of their circumstances through dance.

Saturday August 18

Goethe-Institut Washington
812 7th Street NW
3:30PM
12 bucks
Get tixs here
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Asia After Dark: Chinese Martial Art…Enjoy live hip-hop scores of classic kung fu flicks with DJs Hop Fu, Watch kung fu martial arts performances, Get in balance with tai chi demonstrations, DIY teacup sleeves with mash-ups of Asian art designs, Meet experts behind the Smithsonian’s new frontier of 3D imaging, Get 3D savvy in building a laser-cut Cosmic Buddha, Join gallery conversations with Chinese art curator Keith Wilson, and Sip a specialty cocktail and try local pan-Asian bites and Chinese tea
Saturday, August 18
Freer Gallery of Art
1200 Independence Ave SW
7-11PM
25 bucks
Get tixs here
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trayvon
Join some of DC’s most talented artist raise funds for the Trayvon Martin Legal Defense Fund and DC Youth Programs
Some of the amazing talent gracing this fundraiser include: Laini Mataka, Olofina, Lasana of BlackNotes, Afi Soul,
Luke Stewart, Ká’Bá Soul Singer, Herman Burney, Harold Summey, The Sistah’s – Miyah & Miyeah Dixon, Free Yvette Benjamin, Akua Allrich, Cristian Perez, Sharon Clark Mevaa, Billy Wilkins, Amber Robles-Gordon, Reginald Cyntje
Saturday August 18
Anacostia Art Gallery & Boutique
2806 BRUCE PLACE SE
7PM
20 bucks

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sonic

Turn the heat up and add some flavor to your summer with Sonic Diaspora presents Africana Endless Summer Series. Featuring DJ Salah Ananse (ATL/Afrique Electrique) + DJ JahSonic (Main Ingredient).

Sunday, August 18

Sankofa

2714 Georgia Ave, NW

2-8PM

FREE

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trop

Attention all sambistas and percussionist of DMV you are invited by Zezeh Brazil & Roberto Berimbau to join them at Tropicalia.  Zezeh will teach dancers how to samba and Roberto will teach drummers how to play samba it will be a blast.

Sunday August 18

Tropicalia

2001 14th St NW

7PM-1AM

5 bucks

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