As our first CAN I KICK IT?, featuring Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, outside of the U.S. – Vancouver definitely “got it” and the good-times ensued. The location, which was an historic outdoor plaza called Van Art Gallery North Plaza, felt like home with it being similar to Freedom Plaza (back in D.C.), with its smooth stone surfaces, ledges, and steps, which was also home to the city’s skateboarders. Insert some great food trucks and popcorn and we were ready to go!
In addition to the movie, scores of attendees, both young and old, enjoyed our makers-station where you could create your piece of art using a stencil (turntable, ninja, boom-box, or Bruce Lee) and spray paint. We love employing the makers-station whenever possible so people can participate in the event and have a meaningful and tangible memory of our experience.
And what’s a CAN I KICK IT? event without live demos, so the DVBIA brought in Shape Shifter Studio who not only conducted BBoy workshops, which got the crowd dancing, but also excited the audience with amazing BBoy exhibitions. We, in-turn, reached out to Lions MMA who sent two of their most celebrated members Kia and Sean who rocked attendees with a spirited power-driven demo.
Thank you to the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association for bringing us out, props to both Shape Shifter Studio and Lions MMA for conducting the workshops and exhibitions, and salute to everyone who attended, especially those who’ve been longtime SHAOLIN JAZZ supporters.
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Join us this Tues June 11th for the block buster hit: Black Panther – the second film of our DowntownDC Summer Flicks CAN I KICK IT? series. This film earned a myriad of records such as the second highest grossing film of 2018, the third highest grossing film ever in the US, and the ninth highest grossing film of all time.
We start the evening’s activities at 7:30 PM with a DJ set by NYC’s finest and friend of SHAOLIN JAZZ P.U.D.G.E, with the film starting promptly at 8:30 PM.
This will also be our second night inviting cosplayers as well as conducting a ‘best dressed’ contest, so be sure to rep your favorite superhero!
For more info/RSVP click here.
Props to The Washington Post Express and @fritzhahn for providing coverage of our CAN I KICK IT? Downtown DC Summer Flicks Series – a multimedia movie screening experience brought to you by the @downtowndcbid and produced by @shaolinjazz, which starts next week!
We get things started next Tues June 4th with “Spider-Man Into The Spider-Verse” with music and entertainment will kicking off at 7:30 PM, and then the films will start promptly at 8:30 PM
This film is also one of our cosplay nights so all cosplayers are welcome and we will be conducting a best-dressed contest so represent!
For more info/RSVP click here.
Calling all cosplayers! With us screening films exclusively from Marvel Studios’ catalog we of course wanted to invite cosplayers to participate and, on those nights, we’ll also be conducting a “Best Dressed” contest with the winner winning prizes from DowntownDC BID and SHAOLIN JAZZ.
See you there!
We’ve been holding onto this for a minute! Now we’re of course pleased to announce that we’ll be back at Freedom Plaza this summer conducting CAN I KICK IT? for year three of Downtown DC’s “Downtown Summer Flicks” series. However, this year we’re extremely excited about this summer’s lineup which will be all movies from Marvel Studios’ storied catalog!
From June 4th – July 9th we’ll be bringing you Marvel films such as Black Panther, Avengers Infinity Wars, and Deadpoool. Additionally, we’ll have special dates inviting those of you who enjoy cosplay.
Our first film out the gate will be Spider-Man into the Spider-Verse which will be held on Tuesday June 4th. More info and to RSVP click here.
Hope to see you there and stay tuned for more….