On Tues. we introduced CAN I KICK IT? to 2018 and what better way to bring in the new year than doing so in-style. Nu Wears, a new men’s accessories line by notable producer SlimKat76, held down the pop-up shop – upping our “style game” as well as the “style-game” for those fashion-forward people who bought the brand’s hand crafted ties and handkerchiefs.
Thank you to everyone who attended, props to Songbyrd for hosting and shouts to Terry for holding down the bar, salute to Nu Wears for supporting, and much appreciated to everyone who spread the word. Lastly, salute to DJ Iran for dropping some gems on the turntables. If you stayed long enough you got blessed with some rare samples.
Next up, on Tues. Feb. 27th we bring you a classic from the Jackie Chan archive – Drunken Master. See you then and for the full recap click Read the rest of this entry
Taking risks are apart of business, but when you build your brand a certain way and you plan and execute your marketing strategy properly those risks pay off and our final CAN I KICK IT? of 2017 exemplifies that risk, as we decided to conduct it the day after Christmas, despite a number of people responding after hearing the news, “You’re going to it when?” and “Are you sure, its the day after Christmas?”
The answers to those questions came in the form of us having our biggest crowd to date at Songbyrd, where standing-room-only quickly came into effect. And the irony is that Songbyrd actually bought more chairs which was great because they did get used, however, the demand persisted.
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Hung out with the homie SHAOLens last Saturday and took him to see/hear DJ Soyo and DJ Cerebral kill it at Lounge of 3. Always a good time. Check out a few more of his flicks here Read the rest of this entry
We’re pleased to announce that, after last month’s successful outdoor series at Freedom Plaza, we’re back at Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe for our next edition of CAN I KICK IT?, Tues July 25th, screening the cult classic Marked for Death starring Steven Seagal, 6 – 10 PM, FREE.
We’re pretty excited about this month’s screening, as we’ll be conducting CAN I KICK IT? downstairs in Songbyrd’s music house, so please take note.
At this month’s event we’re happy to announce that the pop-up shop (also located downstairs) will feature Efua’s baby – a Washington, DC woman owned business offering high quality handmade products including 100% all natual soy & coconut oil candles, body butters and other products.
To RSVP click here.
Glad so many of you got a chance to experience CAN I KICK IT? on Tues. And although each film is different, I’ve been getting an almost familial feeling as these events have progressed. Beyond this being a SHAOLIN JAZZ experience, we like to think of these as cultural experiences for people to enjoy. To view the full recap click Read the rest of this entry
Please join us, Tues June 13th, for the second film in our summer flicks series – The Matrix. We’ll of course be conducting the screening at Freedom Plaza. Activities will start at 7:30 p.m. with DJ 2-Tone Jones warming up the crowd, you can also enjoy our CAN I KICK IT? themed happy hour at Boss Shepherd’s Restaurant & Whiskey Bar (located across the street) from 2:30-7:30 p.m., play some ping-pong on site at Freedom Plaza, and the film will begin promptly at 8:30 p.m. For additional info and to RSVP click here.
DJ 2-Tone Jones and I would like to sincerely thank all of those who attended yesterday kicking off the inaugural DC Summer Flicks series via our CAN I KICK IT? engagement. I’m biased, of course, but its fresh to see something different happening in the city. For the full recap click Read the rest of this entry
Tues (6.6.17) we kick off CAN I KICK IT? outdoors, with @DowntownDCBid for their Downtown Summer Flicks series, at Freedom Plaza starting with Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. Before the screening grab a drink at CAN I KICK IT?‘s happy hour at Boss Shepherd’s across the street and play free ping pong at Freedom Plaza. Pret A Manger will also serve free popcorn and Zipcar will give away free cushioned seats while supplies last. The event is free, all ages, and open to the public. For more info click here.
Rest easy in our “Shaolin Chessboxing & Jazz Club” hoodie. This particular concept was developed for fans and supporters of SHAOLIN JAZZ. To customize and purchase click here.
The opening reception of our CHAMBERS exhibition was nothing short of dope. Major ‘thank you’ to our partners Art Whino/Blind Whino for bringing together a more than solid stable of participating artists. Hats off to all of the talented artists whose works showed their range of talent and abilities across an array of mediums. You’d be hard pressed to find just one favorite.
Shouts to the Diamond Cutterz DJ crew for spinning what felt like the right Wu-Tang track where the last one left off, which thoroughly complemented the visuals. Thanks to all of the art lovers who attended. Whether you were an art aficionado or Wu-Tang fan, like-minds were in the building to celebrate and elevate culture. No worries if you missed the opening reception, as the exhibition will be up (call to make an appointment) and we’ll be holding a closing reception on Thursday October 27th, which, mark my words, will surely pick up where the opening reception left off.
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