I remember when the Beyond the Streets exhibition first opened in L.A. (featuring mostly West Coast writers) a few years back and me definitely wanting to check it out, so when I found out that they were doing an east coast version in NYC – me attending was a no brainer.
To put it short, its everything that I thought it would be and if you’re a fan of graffiti, street-art, and contemporary art then do yourself a favor. The show stays open until the end of this Sept.
Props to Roger and his team for a well produced show, including all of the programming and product that goes with it, and to check out part 1 of my recap click Read the rest of this entry
Vancouver is modestly incredible in that parts of it are similar to Monte Carlo, San Francisco, Miami, Seattle, and San Diego. Depending on your vibe they’ve got you covered.
And “modestly incredible” is our best description because locals practically don’t mention those attribute, yet those kinds of environments exist in Vancouver’s chill universe unto itself.
They’ve also got great amenities such as their super efficient late-night public transportation (including a 3 line train system that runs pretty much every 15 min) along with the vinyl and lifestyle heavy Beat Street Records and notable streetwear boutique Livestock.
Simply put, you’ve got to visit for yourself and for more pics click Read the rest of this entry
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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We hope that you can join us this Weds. Aug. 14th for our final CAN I KICK IT? of Hudson River Parks’ Hudson RiverFlicks outdoor series where we’re pleased to feature the 80’s classic The Last Dragon starring Taimak and Vanity.
P.U.D.G.E will get things started with a DJ set starting at 7 PM and the movie will start around 8:30 PM.
For more info/RSVP click here.
Our CAN I KICK IT? screening of KILL BILL Vol. 1 at The Cary Theater, in Cary, NC. proved to be one for the books. We enjoyed a nearly sold-out show and received one of the warmest receptions to date from attendees who were thrilled to discuss various stand-out moments of theirs from our remixed/live soundtrack version of the cult classic film.
Thank you to The Cary Theater for both bringing us out and for their generous hospitality, props to everyone who helped spread the word, and a huge thanks to everyone who attended and shared their positive sentiments. We certainly hope that we can come to the town of Cary and The Cary Theater.
For our next CAN I KICK IT? we’ll be in Vancouver, Wed. Aug. 7th, featuring 2014’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. For more info click here.
And to check out the entire recap click Read the rest of this entry
For next CAN I KICK IT? at Songbyrd, on Tues Aug 27th, we’re pleased to announce that we’ll be screening the blaxploitation classic Cleopatra Jones.
If you’re unfamiliar with the title, Cleopatra Jones is an undercover special agent for the United States Government. Overseas modeling is only a cover for her real job. Cleo is a Bond-like heroine with power and influence, her silver and black `73 Corvette Stingray (equipped with automatic weapons), and her martial arts ability. While she evokes the glory of a funk goddess, she remains loyal to her drug-ravaged community and her lover, Reuben Masters (Bernie Casey), who runs B&S House (a community home for recovering drug addicts).
DJ 2-Tone Jones sets the vibe with music starting around 6:30 with the movie starting around 7:30 PM. Drink and food specials will be available.
CAN I KICK IT? is free and open to the public.
We hope to see you there!
Its almost fitting that we ended our CAN I KICK IT? x Downtown Summer Flicks outdoor movie screening series with Avengers Infinity War, given the film’s huge success and its significance to the story in that line Marvel Studios’ movies. And despite this being our rain-date, a good time was had all-the-same.
We of course would like to thank the DowntownDC BID for once again bringing us back for a third year, thank you to all of our sponsors and media partners, props to all of the guest DJs, martial artists who conducted demos, and the cosplayers, salute to everyone who helped on-site and spread the word, and a huge thank you to everyone who attended – some who attended multiple screenings.
Our summer is far from over, with our next screening happening at The Cary Theater (Cary, NC.) featuring KILL BILL Vol. 1, on Aug. 2nd. For tickets and additional info click here.
Summer of Shaolin 2019 is moving along well and we’re happy to announce that our next CAN I KICK IT? will be next Friday, Aug. 2nd, at The Cary Theater (Cary, NC.) featuring Quentin Tartino’s martial arts classic KILL BILL Vol. 1.
The movie starts promptly at 7 PM, tickets are on-sale now, and to purchase click here.