The Weekend Scope: What's Poppin In The DMV

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Friday, October 24, 2008
RECOGNIZE! Hip Hop and Contemporary Portraiture (Musical Performances)
Ongoing Event, Ends 10/26/2008

Since its inception in the 1970s, hip hop has been arguably the most influential and popular musical form in America. The National Portrait Gallery is featuring the work of artists who have explored this phenomenon. David Scheinbaum has been photographing hip hop artists since 2000, both in concert and offstage, including such celebrated groups as Public Enemy, Blackalicious, the Pharcyde, De La Soul and Jurassic-5. Kehinde Wiley, best known for his large, colorful paintings of anonymous young black men, has created portraits of hip hop artists such as LL Cool J and Ice T, each based on a famous European or American painting from the 17th through 19th centuries. Nikki Giovanni has written a poem that has been transcribed onto walls in the exhibition and also interpreted artistically by artist Shinique Smith. Tim Conlon and Dave Hupp, two Washington, D.C.–based graffiti artists, created four portrait murals that are installed in a hallway that connects the galleries. Jefferson Pinder created three video self-portraits that are also included in the installation.

Young Women of Distinction Conference (Community)

A conference for young African-American girls will be held on October 24th-25th. This year's theme: "Discover Your Greatness and Live Your Legacy." For more information, visit

Friday's at Ibiza

Ibiza Night Club
EZ Street Host & Mixing by Quiksilva from 11p-2a.
1222 First Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002
Doors open at 9pm
Log onto for more info

Saturday, October 25, 2008

The Essential Theatre's Women Works Program 12:30pm-3:30pm (Community)
The Essential Theatre's Women Works Program in the District is sponsoring a program to celebrate the achievement of African-American women on October 25th-November 1st. For more information, call (301)608-0584, or email

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Sunday's at The Crossroads

"DANCEHALL Sundays" @ The Crossroads
4103 Baltimore Avenue in BLADENSBURG, MD
Hosted by WKYS' EZ Street Music by DJ Jason Steele
Doors open at 10AM (not 9pm) LADIES FREE & 1/2 PRICE DRINKS UNTIL 11.

Future Events:
Lawd, lawd there are some HAWT concerts in our future DMV--->

Friday, October 31, 2008

8:00PM Bobby Brown, Johnny Gill and Ralph Tresvant @ Constitution Hall

Saturday, November 1st

WPGC 95.5 is having the For Sisters Only Concert<--EXPO!
There will be boothes set up selling and priemiering all types of goodies!

Attendees will enjoy live entertainment from the industry’s hottest artists, tons of vendor booths, a literary corner hosted by author Omar Tyree, boxing and games for the “brothers”, activities for the children and much more!

Performances By:
Soulja Boy Tellem
Raheem DeVaughn
Ryan Leslie
Yung Berg
Day 26
Boris Kodjoe and his wife Nicole Ari Parker from the hit tv series "Soul Food" and the movie "Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins"
Actor/Singer Terrence Howard
The Art Of Junk" Featuring the original members of The Junkyard Band

DC Convention Center

Seems like good times will be had by all!

Also on the same date WKYS 93.9 is having its For Teens Only featuring Bow Wow and DJ Unk.....At this point the details are kinda sketchy.

Tuesday 11/4 8:00PM Usher @ The Warner Theatre
Monday 11/17 Maxwell @ The Constitution Hall

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