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.
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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 been great to see how things have been building with our quarterly residency at Creative Alliance in Baltimore and our most recent CAN I KICK IT?, where we screened Big Trouble in Little China, is proof-positive of that stride. Baltimore has a unique creative perspective and their arts and music scenes have always been accepting of a wide range of sub-genres for both visual art and live music.
And we’re pleased to announce that we’ll now be conducting CAN I KICK IT? at Creative Alliance every two months, so stay tuned for our September date, as we’ll be bringing you a popular yet cult-classic film from the 80’s starring some of that era’s most coveted action stars. We have to admit – we’ll be stepping a bit outside of our wheel-house with this movie, but it certainly falls in-line with our aesthetic.
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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.
We’ve been moving around quite a bit, and we’re far from over, but its good to be back home, so please join us this Tues, July 23, as we return to Songbyrd for our next CAN I KICK IT? featuring John Wick starring Keanu Reeves.
We get things started at 6-10 PM and as usual – No Cover, Drink and Food Specials, and we’re at Songbyrd 2477 18th St NW (Adams Morgan).
For more info/RSVP click here.
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.
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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.
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