7-11-09 The Circus-Asylum

Start Time:
Saturday, July 11, 2009 at 9:00pm
End Time:
Sunday, July 26, 2009 at 12:00am
1928 9th Street NW
Washington, DC

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Ladies and gentlemen. Children of all ages, welcome to the greatest show on earth. Welcome to the circus... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l03gk6W5ngE

Show Schedule (every other Saturday)
---SAT JUNE 27---
Artists: Enoch 7th Prophet, G*Two, Jenelle Figgins, Natural.E
Bands: Baad Ingrish & Noon:30
Cameras: Liz Jones & Kefim Green
DJs: DJ Bilingual, DJ Earth 1ne, Hubsmoke, JusLissen Selector, The Vinyl Villenz
Events: Dubstep cypher, Rum Punch & Strawberry Mojitos ($5 til Midnight)
Flier: http://www.dcrap.com/1vsM/circus-2009-06-27.jpg

---SAT JULY 11---
Artists: Bomani Armah, NandoMcFlyy
Bands: Lonely are the Brave, Look! Bandits!, The Mighty Heard
Camera: Larita Massey
DJs: Mason Jones, NASA, The Vinyl Villenz
Event: Live scratching, freestyle cyphers
Flier: http://www.dcrap.com/1vsM/circus-2009-07-11.jpg

---SAT JULY 25---
Artists: Chris Barz, Jenelle Figgins, Oneperson
Bands: The Fif, The Five One, Violet Says 5
DJs: DJ Fireman, JusLissen Selector, The Vinyl Villenz
Events: Live scratching, freestyle cyphers, ballet dancers
Flier: http://www.dcrap.com/1vsM/circus-2009-07-25.jpg

---SAT AUG 8---
Artists: Carlitta Durand, G5 Clive, M1 Platoon
Bands: Sidewalk Chalk, Stars Never Fall, The Fif

---SAT AUG 22---
Bands: Communication Corporation, ZXL

Ever thought about running away and joining the circus? Send the Ring Master an email (TyroneNorris@gmail.com). Include any special talents that you have. He's looking for up and coming bands, videographers, bearded women, sword swallowers, lion tamers, & other cool people who want to be a part of the team...everyone is welcome at The Circus.

A = Artists (Rappers, dancers, singers, poets, etc.)
B = Bands (Live bands; variety of genres)
C = Cameras (Photographers & Videographers)
D = DJs (Turntables, MPCs, scratching, etc)
E = Events (Activities, drink specials, games, etc)
F = Flier (URL to flier; post it on your blog :-)

7-10-09 Release Fridays @ Indulj

7-10-09 Mood Fridays At Luxe Lounge

When is it:

This and every Friday @ 10:00 PM

Where is it:

Lux Lounge

649 New York Ave

NW, Washington, DC 20001


How much is it:

FREE til 11 on the VIP guestlist

Join D:V::E::: in conjunction with Suite 202 and the evenings hosts Taz Wube as we bring you MOOD FRIDAYS at Lux Lounge. Lux is a stunning lounge located in the center of Washington DC.You already know this is guaranteed to be the hottest party in town Friday.

PRINT THE E-FLYER FROM THIS E-MAIL or to be added to the VIP guest list e-mail all FIRST & LAST name additions as well as a e-mail address for each guest to: S.Jones@DejaDirect.comby 4:00 PM each and every Friday. Please include "LUX" as your subject.

No hats, athletic wear, sneakers, Timberlands or any boots. No ripped or baggy jeans or any other item that could be considered casual. Sophisticated and stylish is recommended. Be a trendsetter. Dress to impress. Men must wear a button down dress shirt.

TABLE SERVICE 202.321.8271

7-17-09 Young Jeezy Live at Love

7-14-09 Starting This Tuesdays Sound of the City is Back at the Cave!!!!

7/14 || Sound of the City Returns!!!
After a brief hiatus and much heated demand from the "heads", we're back!!!

Sound of the City

On a NEW Night Every Tuesday

Starting this coming Tuesday

And we're back to the old format.....FREE

RSVP at the link below for free entry all night.

And if that weren't enough, we got $1, $2 & $3 drink specials from 7-9 every week!

Come on out.

Sound of the City

7-12-09 Questlove @ Liv - Rock the Bells Afterparty

Sun 7/12 || Questlove @ Liv
Free tickets (see below)

Ok...the party is back. We've managed to drag the hardest working man in show business away from his new late night gig with Jimmy Fallon just for one night. ?love himself will be taking you a musical journey that you are sure to remember. Come on out. Guaranteed good time.

President Obama called and asked us to help out with the stimulus plan...so we got a whopping 10 free tickets that we're giving away via Twitter. Just follow and be among the first 10 to tweet back.


For those that are slow with the thumbs, batteries die before they get to follow, don't know what twitter is, don't adopt technology that has "no value or obvious practicality"...tickets below.

We're presenting this one at a discount for our beloved peoples. $1 off for every finger on your strong hand and if that wasn't enough an additional $1 for your thumb!!!!

Discounted tickets link below.

7-7-09 Hip-Hop Theatre Festival After Party @ The Eyebar



21 +


10pm- 2am


1716 I Street NW DC



7-7-09 Addiction Tuesdays @ Lotus

Two Tone Productions & 5th Element would love for you to join us for ADDICTION TUESDAY @ Lotus Lounge, this and every Tuesday!! "The Prelude" HAPPY HOUR with $5 Sushi from 6pm-9pm & OPEN BAR from 10pm-11pm!!! 

An Addiction is only a problem when you don't obtain treatment. Addicted to the night life? Addicted to having a good time? Addicted to new and chic? The treatment is the Sexy and Unique Lotus Lounge. The treatment is Sushi, an Open Bar and Free Admission. The Treatment is the Addiction.

The FIX: You may become psychologically dependent upon the Party LIFE, you are not physically dependent upon it and deprivation of the Party LIFE may not, in certain individuals, produce the characteristic withdrawal symptoms which appear whenever a ADDICT to an opiate DRUG fails to obtain his or her usual "FIX".

The FIX consists of one bottle of Moet Rose that is DISTRIBUTED every week to one lucky ADDICT. A random drawing will determine the biggest ADDICT. Your FIX will be presented at 11pm and SERVED at 12am.

* All addicts need there fix, the first step is admitting you are addicted *

July 7, 2009
Doors open at 6pm
Happy Hour 6pm-9pm
Open Bar 10pm-11pm
DJ Money All Night
Hosted By UK Sensation

Table Reservations are highly recommended!
Reservations are on a first book basis.
Reservation: 202-277-4619 or addictiontuesday@gmail.com.

IMPORTANT: The look @ Addiction Tuesdays is fresh spring & casual. Relaxed dress requirements. No baggy clothing of any sort will be allowed. You must be fly and you must be fresh for entry. Simply put, it is not about what you wear, but how you wear it.



“Addiction is Uncontrollable, Sexy is Mandatory”


7-9-09 Electric Relaxation @ Evolve

Electric Relaxation
w/ DJ Chris Instrument
Thursdays at Evolve
9-1:30am no cover

Join us this thursday for another classic set from DJ Chris Instrument. 
He'll be dropping the finest hip hop, afrobeat, soul and 
more....Download his free mix via link below: 


07-08-09 4th Annual J-Dilla Tribute

We carry on tradition with this year's 4th Annual J Dilla Tribute & Fundraiser. Special Guests include Phife Dawg (ATCQ), Ma Dukes (Dillas moms) and Illa J(Dillas Bro), featuring Kaimbr, Wayna, Kev Brown, Ardamus, Grap Luva, RoddyRod, Oddissee+Diamond District, Alison Carney, E Major/Cynthia Hawkes, Phil Ade. Music by J. Laine & The Players

Free, donations accepted at door and on-line at http://dilladc09.eventbrite.com

proceeds to benefit Maureen Yancey Fund and Lupus Foundation (5%)

sponsored by SEIU and Smirnoff

7-6-09 Pure Mondays Hosted by XO @ Axum/Expo


July 6-11, 2009 

Presented by:
the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities
On July 7th the DC Festival lands with an intoxicating mix of flavors, sights and sounds for all to enjoy. We’ve got four venues, 12 events, and over 20 artists coming through! From family-friendly Zomo the Rabbit to the visionary struggles of the Voices Remix to the bold dance party vision of Amsterdam-based choreographerNita Liem, this year’s Festival caters to all tastes and palates, and even throws in desert! 

The DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities andHip-Hop Theater Festival is proud to present all eventsfree of charge

Make your online reservations NOW!  
Be sure to check out the entire 2009 line-up below! 


7 PM :: AM Radio Live Art & Performance
In association with ART UNPLUGGED
Art Unplugged features the visual artists team AM Radio. The creative collective is made up of Aniekan, PJ Herring, Wes Clark, Jamaul Smith, Perry Sweeper, Tyler Luck, BUCK! and DJ Two-Tone Jones. The artists and DJ work in collaboration to create painted 7'x5' compositions in front of a live audience. Using the environment and the African aesthetic as inspiration, AM Radio breaks canvas and concepts down to their root. 
The Library Saloon :: 3514 12th Street, NE

In association with Lil Soso Productions
Join us for “The Main Ingredient” and share in a global hip hop experience that includes music from DC to West London. Featuring resident DJs, Jahsonic and DJ Stylus of The Soul Controllers, with special guests from the London?based collective Uprock Recordings. 
Marvin’s :: 2007 14th Street, NW

Parallels between Graffiti Art and Fine Art
What was considered radical art at the turn of the 20th Century today is now hanging proudly across the worlds finest contemporary art museums. Where does that leave Graffiti Art, arguably one of the most influential and popular visual art forms from the last quarter century and of the new millennium? This panel will engage youth and pioneers alike on the subject. 
Ballou Senior High School :: 3401 4th Street, SE

6 PM :: Voices Remix: A People’s History of the United States
Elizabeth Acevedo, Regie Cabico, Staceyann Chin,Michael Ealy, W. Ellington Felton, Lupe Fiasco, Walter Mosley and other special guests.
Narration by Dave Zirin
Music by DJ Earth 1ne

The Voices Remix: A People’s History of the United States (National Project of Howard Zinn) is a unique collaboration set to ignite and honor the activists, dissenters and progressives from America’s vibrant history as read by today’s hottest talent. Fashioned as a night of theater, it will fuse multi-generational artists and performers to celebrate the courageous agents of change who gave birth to the most powerful generation yet. 
The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Terrace Theater :: 2700 F Street, NW

Seating limited. First come, first served.

9 PM :: Voices Post-Show Reception
Eye Bar :: 1716 Eye Street, NW
(5 blocks from the Kennedy Center)

12 PM :: Panel Discussion
A Conversation on the Power of Hip
-Hop Arts and Culture
to Create Change     
This conversation will address how Hip-Hop arts and culture can be a primary vehicle used to build communities and create social change. It will explore the amazing organizing power of community arts by looking at the existing efforts and organizations within the cultural and social justice movements that are building on these ideas. Additionally it will touch on how Hip-Hop arts and culture might be used by the Obama administration as a tool for national change. 
Flashpoint Mead Theater Lab :: 916 G Street, NW


4:30 PM :: Teacher Training: Shakespeare Metes the Beat 
As an educational component to the 2009 DC Hip-Hop Theater Festival, Joy Jones will provide arts-in-education training for District of Columbia teachers with techniques and dynamic activities to enliven and supplement language arts and theatre education through exploration of the exciting similarities between the poetry of William Shakespeare and Hip-Hop music. 
American Poetry Museum :: 1922 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, SE

HOMEGROWN: HipLife in Ghana 
By Eli Jacob Fantauzzi

HOMEGROWN is a documentary about VIP (Vision in Progress), the most popular HipLife music group in Ghana. The film chronicles their journey from the ghettos of ACCRA to their first international tour. 
Studio Theater :: 1501 14th Street, NW

10 PM :: 3rd Annual J. Dilla Tribute Concert & Fundraiser
Featuring Wayna, Kev Brown, Kaimbr, Oddissee, Roddy Rod and more. Hosted by Grap Luva. Suggested Donation at the door. 
LIV/Bohemian Caverns :: 2001 11th Street, NW

7 PM :: Zomo the Rabbit: A Hip-Hop Creation Myth
Written and Directed by Psalmayene 24

Originally Commissioned by Imagination Stage
Premiere performance January 24, 2009

Zomo the Rabbit in search of wisdom 
Set in our Nation's Capital, Zomo is a contemporary, high-energy take on an African tale. Zomo the Rabbit calls the Sky God (on his cell phone) requesting the ultimate prize of wisdom. The Sky God gives him three tasks and Zomo succeeds in trickster fashion, but it's only by sharing the prize that he invents Hip-Hop, leading all the characters to celebrate their culture together. Enjoyed by Ages 4+. 
THEARC Theater :: 1901 Mississippi Avenue, SE

NOTE: For Thursday, July 9 performance, HHTF Shuttle Van running from Southern Avenue, Green Line Stop from 6 PM – 7 PM.

Zomo the Rabbit: A Hip-Hop Creation Myth
Written and Directed by Psalmayene 24
Originally Commissioned by Imagination Stage

Premiere performance January 24, 2009

6 PM :: Freshest of All Time 
Presented by Words Beats & Life

Last year's Freshest Of All Time attracted over six hundred spectators and more than twenty-five break dancing crews from across the globe. Building on the momentum created by last years’ event, Freshest of All Time 2009 will bring together the b-boy/b-girl community, youth, families, and anyone interested in seeing one of the best battles of the year together under one roof. 

Registration for the battle will begin at 3 PM and closes at 6 PM. A film screening of Beat Street will begin at 6 PM. Battle will begin at 8 PM sharp. For more informationemail Cory Stowers or call 202-667-1192. St. Stephens Episcopal Church :: 1525 Newton Street, NW

9 PM :: Nita Liem’s Dance Party
Featuring Don’t Hit Mama: Nita Liem - Artistic Director, Bart Deuss Co-Artistic Director/Dramaturg, with Clearence Koorndijk and Honey Eavis, Holly Bass, 
Brandon Barnette, Meghan Bowden, Olivia Crosby (Culture Shock), 
Simone Jacobson, Shae Lim 
and many more! 
Curated by Holly Bass. Music by DJ RBI.
Support for Nita Liem was made possible by 
Consulate General of The Netherlands in New York & 
The Royal Netherlands Embassy


Nita Liem's Dance Party 
What happens when you mash-up a great dance theater venue like Dance Place and eliminate the barriers between performer and audience? You get Nita Liem’s Dance Party. Featuring some of DC’s hottest local dance talent, Dance Place will be transformed for two nights into the ultimate jack your body experience. Don’t miss this unique, unprecedented site-specific performance. 
Dance Place :: 3225 8th Street, NE
Online Reservations

12 PM :: Step Into a World
Each year this event welcomes families, community leaders, local artists, and young people out east of the river to enjoy some of the art and music created by the students of the DC Urban Arts Academy. This year,Words Beats & Life is inviting several local organizations, community groups, and programs to come showcase their programs. Throughout the day there will be interactive workshops in arts & crafts, Hip-Hop history, chess, a b-boy/b-girl exhibition, an interactive student art exhibition and performances, all for ages 6 and up. For more information email Ayana Patrick or call 202-667-1192. 
Benning Park Recreation Center :: 5100 53rd Street, SE (@ Fitch Street) 

Featuring Don’t Hit Mama: Nita Liem - Artistic Director, Bart Deuss Co-Artistic Director/Dramaturg, with Clearence Koorndijk and Honey Eavis, Holly Bass, 
Brandon Barnette, Meghan Bowden, Olivia Crosby (Culture Shock), 
Simone Jacobson, Shae Lim 
and many more! 
Curated by Holly Bass. Music by DJ RBI
Support for Nita Liem was made possible by 
Consulate General of The Netherlands in New York & 
The Royal Netherlands Embassy
Shake what your Mama gave you with DJ Rich Medina & special surprise guests!  
Warehouse :: 411 New York Avenue, NE (near 4th/Penn Street)


All events and performances throughout the festival are
free and open to the public.
 Funded in part by the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities,
an agency supported in part by the
National Endowment for the Arts.