Fun, engagement, entertainment, and culture. Those are just four of many words that can be easily applied to and describe the first screening of this year’s DowntownDC Summer Flicks CAN I KICK IT? screening, featuring Spider-Man Into The Spider-Verse.
Additionally, there was an overall feeling of community, with the number of families who have returned through the years, also with how, this year, attendees setup their chairs around DJ 2-Tone, signaling a closeness attendees have with CAN I KICK IT?
And if you’re familiar with SHAOLIN JAZZ and our CAN I KICK IT? engagement we work within a range of cultural spaces that have familial relationships with each other such as the synergies between hip-hop and comic books, martial arts and hip-hop and, by that math, comic books and martial arts.
And because we don’t have to “try” to create fun, engagement, entertainment, and culture people tend to enjoy and “feel” CAN I KICK IT? as an experience that taps into a certain part of one’s soul, both young and old.
Props to the DowntownDC BID for bringing us back for a third year, salute to all of our media partners for helping to promote this year’s series, shouts the cosplayers who attended, and thank you to everyone who attended and also helped to spread the word about us conducting CAN I KICK IT? at Freedom Plaza.
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For the past two years we’ve been doing customized fortune cookies to further the CAN I KICK IT? experience. The quotes range from lines from various movies that we screen as well as quotes from some of our favorite rap songs. Collect the range and see you on 2.26.19 at Songbyrd for Tai Chi Master. For info/RSVP click here.
What better way to end the year than with one of the best and most iconic martial arts films – Enter the Dragon starring legendary martial arts icon Bruce Lee. Join us on Tues Dec. 26th (decompress after the holiday), @SongByrdDC. For more Info/RSVP click here.
This guy’s style was unmatched and this movie ranks among one of the most iconic films. We’re happy to announce this month’s featured presentation will be Black Belt Jones starring the iconic Jim Kelly. For more info/RSVP click here.
Join us for this month’s CAN I KICK IT? as we screen the cult contemporary classic Ong Bak 2 starring muy Thai star Tony Jaa / Tues. Apr. 25th / @SongByrdDC / 6 – 10 pm / No Cover / Happy Hour Specials / Sounds by @DJ2ToneJones / For info click here.
Its 2017 so its only right that we start the new year with a banger, so join us for the first CAN I KICK IT? of 2017 on Tuesday January 24th at Songbyrd as we screen Police Story starring the legendary Jackie Chan. We’re also pleased to announce that this month’s pop-up shop will feature Dora Lee Designs. For more info and to RSVP click here.
For this month’s CAN I KICK IT? we’re bringing you guys a true contemporary cult classic: “ONG-BAK” starring Tony Jaa. “ONG-BAK” is actually pretty unique series in that the two additional films that follow take a completely different turn in story than the original. Be sure to check out the OG on Tuesday April 26th at SongByrd and for additional details click here.