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.
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.
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
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.
For our next CAN I KICK IT? we’re bringing you one of martial arts’ most storied techniques with the classic Shaolin Mantis (Deadly Mantis) / 4.23.19 / at Songbyrd / 6-10 pm / No Cover / To RSVP click here.
Bmore ready!!! Join us this Thurs. March 7th, in Baltimore, where we’ll be conducting CAN KICK IT?, feat Quentin Taratino’s classic Kill Bill, at The Creative Alliance, a multidisciplinary arts organization in Baltimore.
Doors open at 7:30 PM and for ticketing and additional info click here.
There was NO WAY that we weren’t going to close the year off right and what better way to do so than with the incomparable – Bruce Lee.
Join us next Tues for our final CAN I KICK IT? of 2018 / feat The Big Boss starring Bruce Lee / Tues Dec 18th / @Songbyrddc / 6 – 10 PM / No Cover.
For additional info/RSVP click here.