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CAN I KICK IT? / feat John Wick / 7.23.19

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.

 

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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

Get to know SHAOLIN JAZZ co-founder DJ 2-Tone Jones

Our CAN I KICK IT? media partner Lil SoSo Productions took a moment to talk to SHAOLIN JAZZ co-founder DJ 2-ToneJones.  For the read 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!

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.

To check out the full recap click Read the rest of this entry

The Co-Founders of SHAOLIN JAZZ on Full Service Radio

Jack Inslee of Full Service Radio got a chance to interview SHAOLIN JAZZ co-founders Gerald Watson and DJ 2-Tone Jones who discuss the origins of the company and what they’ve got lined up.

For the listen 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!