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CAN I KICK IT? / feat Tai Chi Master / Recap

Our second CAN I KICK IT? screening in NYC proved to be just as special as our first (the week prior) despite the unfortunate blackout that occurred in Midtown Manhattan, which eliminated power from nearby buildings, trains, even Times Square.

We’re fortunate and happy to provide our unique experience for those who made it and we’re hopeful that those who were en-route (as well as those who attended) made it home safely.

Despite the power-loss a good time was definitely had as we blessed the crowd with Tai Chi Master (starring Jet Li) – the surprise film for the New York Asian Film Festival’s “Secret Screening” event, which closed out the festival’s programming.

Thank you to the NYAFF for bringing us out and we appreciated all of your hospitality and thank you to everyone who attended and helped to spread the word.  To check out the full recap click Read the rest of this entry

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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 The Warriors / 7.10.19

We’re pleased to announce that we’re finally bringing CAN I KICK IT? to NYC and we’ll be conducting it three times through the course of the summer and for our first trip we’re excited to be conducting it as apart of an organization called Hudson River Park for two dates of their popular outdoor series: Hudson RiverFlicks.

For our first date, Wed July 10th, we’ll be screening the ultimate O.G. New York (and hip-hop) classic The Warriors.  And if you attended our sold-out screening of this film last year at The Kennedy Center then you already know how we completely changed how you understand this film and for this upcoming screening we promise that we will do the same times two!

We have a couple of surprises that will be announced later, but the film will start at 8:30 PM and these events are free/open to the public.

For more more 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 Batman Ninja / 6.22.19

We hope you can join us this Sat June 22nd for a special edition of CAN I KICK IT? at The National Gallery of Art (East Building) featuring an exciting installment to the legend of Batman: Batman Ninja.

This edition of CAN I KICK IT? coincides with the opening of the NGA’s newest installation “The Life of Animals in Japanese Art.”  And in Batman Ninja, Batman, along with his allies and adversaries, finds himself transported from modern Gotham City to feudal Japan.

The event is free, all ages, and the film will start promptly at 7:15 PM and the museum will stay open until 9 PM to accommodate our event.

See you there!

Summer of Shaolin – 2019

This summer we’re excited to be bringing CAN I KICK IT? to a range of cities throughout U.S. and Canada and we hope to see you out.

Check out our calendar above and plan ahead!

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 / 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!