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CAN I KICK IT? / feat Avengers Infinity War / Recap

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.

Be sure to check our website for our events calendar, which features our other dates this summer, and to check out the full recap click Read the rest of this entry

CAN I KICK IT? / feat Avengers Infinity War / 7.16.19

Join us this Tues, July 16th, for Avengers Infinity War – The Last film of our DowntownDC Summer Flicks CAN I KICK IT? series at Freedom Plaza.

DJ Lickashot will set the tone at 7:30 PM and the movie will start around 8:30 PM.

Complimentary popcorn be provided by Pret-A-Manger and Urban Legends will gift vinyl, from their Marvel Variants music project, to the lucky winners of our trivia.

For more info/RSVP click here.

CAN I KICK IT? / feat Captain Marvel / Recap

Our CAN I KICK IT? screening of Captain Marvel shaped up to be the highest attended film in the history of the DowntownDC Summer Flicks series.  The evening also included vibe-setting opening DJ sets by DJ Miss H.E.R and Cleveland Browne, an activation by JUMP Bikes – who brought their signature bikes and scooters for people to demo, and a hugely dynamic martial arts demonstration from our friend Philippe Prosper and his brother James Whitley, who performed using weapons and hand-to-hand styles.

We hope to see you next Tues, July 16th, for Avengers Infinity War, which is the final movie in our series, and for the full recap from Tues click Read the rest of this entry

CAN I KICK IT? / feat Captain Marvel / 7.9.19

Join us next Tues July 9th for Captain Marvel – one of the most powerful superhero’s of the Marvel Character Universe and a standout film of Marvel Studios’ as its the first female-led superhero film to pass the billion-dollar mark and is currently the second highest grossing film of 2019.

The ladies will set the vibe at 7:30 PM with opening DJ sets by DJ Miss H.E.R and DJ Cleveland Browne, followed up by a live martial arts demo by renowned martial artist, fight choreographer, and MC: Philippe Prosper.  The movie will start around 8:30 PM with complimentary popcorn provided by Pret-A-Manger.

For additional info/RSVP click here.

CAN I KICK IT? / feat Thor: Ragnarok / 6.25.19

Join us this Tues June 25th for Thor: Ragnarok, the fourth film of our CAN I KICK IT? DowntownDC Summer Flicks series.

We’re pretty excited for next week’s event, as we’ll also have opening DJ sets by DJ Lickashot and G-Rock, starting at 7:30 PM, as well as a live martial arts demo by DC’s own, and friend of SHAOLIN JAZZ, Terence Nicholson, which start around 8 PM.

For more info/RSVP click here.

CAN I KICK IT? / feat Black Panther / 6.11.19


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.

CAN I KICK IT? / Spider-Man Into The Spider-Verse / Recap

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.

To check out more recap pics click Read the rest of this entry

Cosplay at CAN I KICK IT? Downtown Summer Flicks Series

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!

The Poster is Here!

We’re a little less than 1 month away from the first Downtown Summer Flicks CAN I KICK IT? screening and we’re excited to finally get the main movie poster featuring the schedule of screenings, so you can plan for which films you want to see.

Our first film out the gate will be Spider-Man into the Spider-Verse which will be held on Tuesday June 4th.  For more info and to RSVP click here.

We look forward to seeing you!

Downtown Summer Flicks / CAN I KICK IT? / Summer 2019

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….