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Art Showcases
Sight and Sound happens this weekend on July 21st at Blind Whino (700 Delaware Avenue SW). Not familiar, here is quick rundown. Amazing photography exhibit from the multi-talented LaVan Anderson combined with 90s Party. Oh and not to mention, special guest Anthony Hamilton. There will also be the creative and savvy catering courtesy of Kitchen Cray with complimentary drinks provided by Heineken. Tickets are available via Eventbrite at $20.00 per person.

Community activist and philanthropist extraordinaire Tony Lewis Jr and rising photography, Mark Thomas bring an interesting photography exhibit to Blind Whino (700 Delaware Avenue SW) on July 6th. The showcase is titled “Collateral Damage: The other face of mass incarceration.” The issue of overpopulated prison systems and trials associated with the damaging effects will be showcased through a new perspective. Guests are encouraged to RSVP by June 29th at

Rock Creek Social Club (RCSC)
Friday, June 20th 2014
Opera Ultra Lounge, 1400 I Street NW

Unkle Scooty one of the most infamous hosts and partner of Premium (modern menswear clothing) is having a birthday celebration. RCSC always has a guaranteed dance atmosphere and with so much to celebrate it’s sure to be lots of non-stop action. Sounds will be provided by Jerome Baker III (JB3) who is always dropping the latest music releases and keeping your feet moving on the floor.

Live Performances
Whether you are a hip hop fan, nightlife socialist, or simply looking to dance the night away there are surefire events happening over the next few days to satisfy all needs. First up are two back to back events at The Howard Theatre. On Friday, June 20th the sexiest rap queen Trina will be taking the stage along with the all time favorite Backyard Band. Then on the very next day, hip hop artist Young Thug is coming to light the venue up with an entertaining showcase. These performers will most likely attract a very younger crowd than most anticipate. (Click here for ticket information)

Then you cannot miss out on the unthinkable. DIPSET! DIPSET! DIPSET! Coming to Echostage on June 27th, 2014. This event will surely be sold out, full of crazy energy, and most likely filled with Instagram followers whose favorite thing to do is repost conundrums of Cam’ron and Dipset appreciation. By far one of the most influential hip hop groups for the new millennium, as they are relentless about bringing their true-to-life fans something to remember and revive. (Click here for ticket information)

Native and rising musical artist, Logic will be performing at The Fillmore July 1st, 2014. If you have not seen his name, heard any of his music, or caught his act before make this a must-see concert. His fan base and core music followers has grown with the rise of his success that one might dare to say Logic is seemingly on the way to setting a new threshold for the DMV Music Scene.

June 28th 2014, 2pm – 10pm
Union Market DC, 1309 5th Street NE

Vinofest is a little something new for our city. The organization is bringing some of the top vineyards together for a showcase of tastings, live music, and good food from Union Market. The lineup brings Jesse Boykins III whose live performance is quite an impressive show.

There will also be some legendary hometown presence on the stage with Sugar Bear & EU (one of D.C.’s long standing monumental go-go music bands). Reggae duo SEE-I, DJ Spinser Tracy (former DC Redbull Threestyle Champion), and Bonnie Rash (duo with extended musical family Hippie Life Krew) will all be additional acts to catch as well.

DC Jazz Festival
June 24th – 29th 2014, varied times
Various Locations
Tickets available through DC Jazz Festival

This marks the 10th anniversary of the DC Jazz Festival. With over 125 acts performing throughout the region there is tons of fun and excitement all around. Do not miss the amazing opportunity to enjoy the first day of performances at the Capitol Riverfront, free of charge on June 27th (gates open at 5pm).

Some venues hosting additional acts throughout the week include Bohemian Caverns, The Hamilton Live, and The Phillips Collection (among many other host locations).

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