Freedom Friday

Hello Good People!

Check out some great events and weather this weekend!  Be safe and see yo on the other side.  Peace and Blessings, ThatKellieGirl


Storytellers, musicians and dancers take us on a rhythmic journey with true tales of go-go’s past and present. Bring your cowbell and your dancing shoes, and get ready to crank and groove to go-go’s distinct blend of funk, rhythm & blues, hip-hop, and live percussion. Featuring some of the DC’s finest “go-go griots” and artists.

September 13-14

Atlas Theater

1333 H St NE

Click here for tickets and times



Art Whino returns in 2013 for the fourth edition of the G40 Art Summit. This year Art Whino will be teaming up with Suite Nation to present a month-long, multi- experiential Art Summit with musical performances throughout the month.  This year’s theme is the “Art of transformation” and the exploration of reclaimed spaces and objects.

September 11-October 6

734 1st St SW

Friday: 7pm – 11pm

Saturdays: 12pm – 11pm

Sundays: 12pm – 6pm

Click here for schedule of events



Come to Anacostia Arts Center for an open house to celebrate new center residents: Community Wellness Collective, Nubian Hueman, and Vintage & Charmed.

Community Wellness Collective will kick-off the day by offering free health seminars and a free sampling of its fitness classes from 10 – 4 pm. Starting at noon,

Vintage and Charmed, a classic clothing boutique, will be open for the first time in Anacostia with well-chosen fashion and unique accessories.

Starting at 5 pm, Nubian Hueman will open its doors to share its blend of ethnic fashion, art and accessories. Previously just an online retailer…it now has its first physical home right here in Ward 8.

The day also includes performances in the arts center’s Lounge from Steel Pan Artist Lennard Jack, Jr. (11 – 2 pm), DJ One (2-5 pm), and Akua Allrich and her Jazz Band (5 pm – 8 pm).

Saturday, September 14

Anacostia Arts Center

1231 Good Hope Rd. SE






The District Flea is very excited to announce its opening this fall in the U Street Corridor. A collaboration between local vendors and the people that started the Brooklyn Flea, our market will feature antique and repurposed furniture, vintage clothing, collectibles and antiques, as well as a tightly curated selection of jewelry, art, and crafts by artisans from in and around DC, New York, Baltimore, and Philly. And of course, delicious fresh food!

September 14th – October 19th

At 945 Florida Avenue, NW

10AM -5PM




Annual Downtown Hyattsville Arts Festival features over 70 visual artists and artisans, musicians and dancers will gather and be featured along the neighborhood streets of Arts District Hyattsville – one of the D.C. area’s newest smart growth communities, showcasing the talented arts community in Hyattsville and the Gateway Arts District.

Saturday, September 14

along Baltimore Ave (Route 1) and Jefferson St. on





The Annual 17th Street Festival is a free community event that celebrates the 17th Street Corridor from Riggs Place to P Street. Festival Includes: art show, business specials sponsored by HDCMS, entertainment stage, kids zone (Ross Elementary School), local vendors, and pet zone sponsored by City Dogs Rescue.

Saturday, September 14

17th Street Corridor from Riggs Place to P Street, NW





Check out the  “fresh” double feature, Krush Groove and the 30th Anniversary of Wild Style at the AFI.

Saturday, September 14


8633 Colesville Road

Silver Spring, Maryland 20910


Get tickets here



DJ One Luv… will be revving up up the Time Machine.  Since it is September we will be celebrating the Virgo Birthdays.

Saturday, September 14

Tap & Parlour

2001 11th St NW





Time To Shine, hosted by Spyda the dj with Reggae + Soca + Hip Hop.  All Star DJ Line Up: Pan Trin Vybez (Brooklyn, NY), Jason “Fya” Steele, DJ Hazzard, Mystic Vibes

Saturday, September 14


2001 11th Street NW, DC


15 bucks

Get tixs here



Join family and friends for the 3rd Annual Ethiopian Festival to celebrate their heritage and home country. Enjoy Ethiopian music, art, fashion, Ethiopian cuisine and more!

Sunday, September 15

Veterans Plaza, Fenton and Ellsworth Streets, Silver Spring, MD





Sip and Salsa brings delicious wines from Spain, Portugal, and Argentina together with food tastes from restaurants in Crystal City and the region. Live latin jazz, wine education from the Washington Wine Academy, and Salsa from Columbia Pike’s Salsa Room round out the action for an affordable afternoon outdoors.

Sunday, September 15

220 20th St, Arlington, VA 22202


20 bucks includes all wine and food tastes.



FOUR LITTLE GIRLS: Birmingham 1963–A Staged Reading commemorates the 50th anniversary of the bombing that took the lives of four young girls at the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama in 1963.  Written by Christina Ham and directed by Phylicia Rashad, the readings will feature multi-generational casts of national and local theater, television, and film actors.

Sunday, September 15

Kennedy Center

Family Theater

2700 F St NW


Free tickets will be distributed, two per person in line, beginning at 5 p.m. in the Hall of States. Tickets are reserved seating in the Family Theater.

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