New Month: June Highlights
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New Month: June Highlights

New Month: June Highlights

Welcome to the new month. We are super excited about a few things that are coming up:

Can I Kick It? Returns: Kicks Off June 5th

Every Tuesday in June at sunset, Freedom Plaza (13th & Pennsylvania) will be transformed into an outdoor movie theater featuring CAN I KICK IT? – a multimedia movie screening engagement brought to you by the DowntownDC Business Improvement District (BID) and produced by SHAOLIN JAZZ. Each event features a classic (or cult contemporary classic) martial arts film that is scored with an original music soundtrack of hip hop, soul, and more mixed live by DJ 2-Tone Jones.

Come early to snag prime seating, see a martial arts demo, groove to a live DJ set, play outdoor games provided by the DC Department of Parks and Recreation and win DowntownDC swag. Complimentary popcorn will be available, while supplies last, from Pret A Manger.

Bring your own seating. Films will start promptly at 8:30 PM, where audiences will be treated to cult classics: Karate Kid, Rumble in the Bronx; Golden Child; Kung Fu Hustle; Romeo Must Die and and Blood Sport.

Event Schedule:

Music by DJ 2-Tone Jones: 7:30pm
Movies begin promptly at 8:30pm

Movie Schedule:

Tuesday, June 5: Karate Kid
Tuesday, June 12: Rumble in the Bronx
Tuesday, June 19: Golden Child
Tuesday, June 26: Kung Fu Hustle
Tuesday, July 3: Romeo Must Die
Tuesday, July 10: Blood Sport


Afrocentric Opening + Artist Talk: June 16th
Ethiopian visual artist Gelila Mesfin will be exhibiting her work at Sew Creative Lounge in Mt. Rainier, MD. Join us for the opening featuring an artist talk with our own Risikat “Kat” Okedeyi. RSVP here.

Black Makers Exhibition: Opens June 20th

Hadiya Williams of  Black Pepper Paperie Co will be one of the featured makers in an upcoming exhibition at the Woodlawn + Pope-Leighey House. More details coming soon.

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