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CAN I KICK IT? / feat Fist of The North Star / 11.26.19

Join us, Tues Nov 26th at Songbyrd, for our annual anime CAN I KICK IT? film, where this year we’re featuring the late 80’s classic Fist of The North Star.

Set in a post-apocalyptic world that has been destroyed by a nuclear war, the story centers on a warrior named Kenshiro, the successor of a deadly martial art known as Hokuto Shinken, which gives him the ability to kill most adversaries from within through the use of the human body’s secret vital points.

DJ 2-Tone gets things started at 6:30 PM and the movie starts around 7:30.  For more info/RSVP click here.

CAN I KICK IT? / feat The Texas Chainsaw Massacre / 10.31.19

We’re pleased to announce that we’ll be conducting another special Halloween edition of CAN I KICK IT? featuring the 1974 classic The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Thurs. Oct. 31st (Halloween Night), at Songbyrd DC.

Music starts at 6:30 PM and the movie starts at 7:30 PM,  with the film being shown on both floors.  Drink specials and Songbyrd’s full dinner menu will be available.

For more info/RSVP click here.

SHAOLIN JAZZ for DC Design Week’s Opening Party

We had lots of moving parts, but a great time was had by all at the opening party that we flipped for DC Design Week at Big Chief in DC.

From our live stenciling station on the roof-top featuring stencils thematic of DC, Go-Go, and SHAOLIN JAZZ, to an exhibition and talk about the classic event posters from Globe Posters highlighting DC’s legendary Go-Go (and events) scene from MICA’s Allison Fisher, to a talk about the storied origins of Go-Go music, the bands and people who paved the way, and its influence on the city and the music industry by notable music journalist and DC native Marcus K Dowling, a conversation about the DC music scene through pictures by noted photographer Joshua Cogan, all the while DJ RBI providing a well curated soundtrack that helped guide the evening’s activities from start to finish.

Thanks to AIGA DC and DC Design Week for tapping us to help them help celebrate this years programming, salute to Big Chief for hosting, and thank you to everyone who attended.

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

CAN I KICK IT? / feat BLADE / 9.14.19

Our good friends at The Kennedy Center have tapped us to be apart of the launch festival for their new state-of-the-art REACH Center – a new venue designed to help artists bring their creative pursuits to life.

And for this edition of CAN I KICK IT? we’ll be featuring the 90’s classic BLADE starring Wesley Snipes.

Unfortunately tickets for our night are sold-ou, but they do have them available for the range of additional events that they’ll be conducting starting on this Sat Sept 7th.

For info click here.

#WHEREISBENRICHARDS

The hashtag says it all.  See you at our next CAN I KICK IT? / Tues Sept 24th at Songbyrd / Music at 6:30 PM / Movie at 7:30 PM.
For more info/RSVP click here.

CAN I KICK IT? / feat Cleopatra Jones / 8.27.19

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!

CAN I KICK IT? / feat Avengers Infinity War / Recap

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.

Be sure to check our website for our events calendar, which features our other dates this summer, and to check out the full recap click Read the rest of this entry

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.

 

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.