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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.

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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 Thor / Recap

For Thor, the weather was what we wanted, which led to creating the vibe started by DJ 2-Tone and picked up by DJ G-Rock.

The music for the evening’s movie, of course inspired by the film, ranged from avante-garde hip hop to classic rock, helping to revisit and enhance the story’s narrative, punchlines, and visual effects.

Thanks to the DowntownDC BID, Terence Nicholson and G-Rock for elevating the vibe, the many who came, those who spread the word, and our media partners.

See you next Tues (July 2nd for Avengers Infinity War) and for the full recap click Read the rest of this entry

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.

Deadpool Postponed

Unfortunately, due to pending inclement weather, tonight’s CAN I KICK IT? Downtown DC Summer Flicks screening of Deadpool will be postponed until further notice.

But don’t worry, we will be back next Tues, June 25th, with “Thor: Ragnarok”, so stay tuned!

 

CAN I KICK IT / feat Black Panther / Recap

One of our goals with our first screening, last Tues, was to set a tone and a vibe for this year’s series and certainly give anyone new to CAN I KICK IT? an understanding of how we watch, which is different from the norm.  We, essentially, want to give people a wholly new movie-going experience and we hope that its an experience that they feel is theirs, regardless if they’ve seen the movie or not, but to also enjoy sharing that experience with others via social media or inviting/bringing friends and family.

We hope we’re able to establish all of the above with our screening of Black Panther.

Thank you to our partner DowntownDC BID, all of our sponsors and media partners, and thank you, most importantly, to everyone who’s been attending and spreading the word.  This is an experience for everyone.

We hope to see everyone next Tues June 18th for Deadpool.  Please keep in mind this is an “R” rated film that contains strong language and content and is suggested for mature audiences only.

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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.

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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!

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….