Listen, we already know our two (2) tickets to see T.I. at Fillmore Silver Spring (8656 Colesville Rd, Silver Spring, MD) when he stops by December 4 will go really fast. So we might as well tell you how to buy tickets, just in case.
Head over to Live Nation, where you can score some for $55.
Still, if you want to win ours, here’s what you gotta do:
Some really lucky fans of West Coast singer Ty Dolla Sign got a chance to meet him and listen to his latest album, Free TC, last weekend.
Inside Maketto (1351 H Street NE), guests jammed to the album while sipping on Hennessy cocktails.
One fan shared her experience on the socials, saying: “The Ty Dolla $ign listening session last night was so dope that I didn’t even get any footage. It was super chill, intimate and fun — definitely didn’t expect him to be that down to earth. My girl is one of his big fans so I’m happy she got to meet him personally. He def gained 10 points for being so real.”
Afterward, the singer partied inside The Park at Fourteenth.
Credit: The Socials]]>
Nearly a year after Migos’ Quavos got his chain stolen in D.C., the trio returned to the Nation’s Capitol last Saturday at Bliss DC (2122 24th Place NE.)
The Atlanta-bred rappers sported new chains while they performed their hits including, “Pipe It Up,” “Handsome and Wealthy,” “Versace” and of course, “Dab Daddy.”
Here’s a moment from their performance:
#DAB @Migos last night in DC at club Bliss #FreeOffset pic.twitter.com/HvqwVZHaHi
— Cookie Takanawa (@JDaddy_3000) November 22, 2015
It’s that time of year again: When everyone comes home from their far-flung locales and returns to spend Thanksgiving with the family. And after about four hours of catching up, eating, watching the game and sleeping, we’re sure you’ll be ready to head out and catch up with your friends.
Below are the hottest parties to get you through Thanksgiving and Black Friday in D.C.:
by Thomas Squire
Osteria Morini (301 Water Street SE) was transformed into everything Cherry Blossom as the National Cherry Blossom Festival officially kicked off what is to be their most exciting year yet.
The National Cherry Blossom Festival is the nation’s greatest springtime celebration. The 2016 festival, from March 20 to April 17, includes four weekends of fun activities.
Kristin Rohr, Board Chair of the National Cherry Blossom Festival, welcomed Washington insiders and dished on all the fun activities they have planned for the year, such as the Blossom Kite Festival, being held on the National Mall on Saturday, April 2. Rohr also detailed the ever popular Pink Tie Party, which will return to the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center on Friday, March 18. One new event added to the festival this year is the Cherry Blast, taking place at the Carnage Library. Rohr touted it to be the largest Japanese anime-inspired dance party in the U.S.
Meanwhile, guests sipped on cocktails, such as the “Tickled Pink” made with Belvedere vodka, Aperol, lemon and simple syrup, shaken and stirred with a Prosecco topper and garnished with a lemon twist. They also enjoyed hors-d’oeuvres such as tigelle sliders, crispy ravioli, stuffed peppers and even prosciutto and mortadella meatballs.
VIPs we spotted included At-Large DC Councilman Vincent Orange.
Visit nationalcherryblossomfestival.org for more information.]]>
Remember that T-Pain performance NPR Music held in D.C. when the rapper/sanger broke the Internet with stripped down versions of his hit songs? Well T-Pain is coming back to NPR Music (1111 North Capitol Street NE) for another concert tonight, but this time they opened it up to the public.
Too bad, like you, we missed getting tickets. But not to fear! NPR will be live streaming his Thursday night performance, starting at 8 p.m. Eastern.
CLICK HERE TO WATCH!
by Thomas Squire
Bryshere “Yazz” Gray, better known as Hakeem Lyon from the hit drama Empire, came to the Boys and Girls Club of Washington D.C. last Saturday to take part in their Community Day.
Yazz performed for the kiddies, who competed for prizes with dance competitions.
The afternoon was also hosted by the Go Virtual Green NeuroGreen Initiative, which is a mission “to protect communities around the world against illiteracy, violence, and other discriminatory hate crimes… [by] reshaping the culture of social media.”
PHOTO CREDIT: Surpass Visuals]]>
We’re getting close to “Turkey Day”, so you may be tightening up your belt for events. No worries! A lot of these events won’t break your bank and will at the very least give you a break from the stress that may come with the holiday season. Remember to check back for updates as all events are subject to change. Share, share, share! And tell ’em where you found the info! If you see me, be sure to say “heeey!”
Wednesday November 18th
The eclectic Shamir performs at The Sinclair (52 Church St) 8:00pm. Tickets are $20.00, and you can get them here. This is an 18+ show.
Bijou Nighclub (51 Stuart St, Theater District) is bringing South African DJ Black Coffee to an intimate setting. You can see him for $15.00. Get your tickets here!
Thursday, November 19th
Tonight, The Fab Award-Winning party allgood. is back at The Good Life (28 Kingston St). As always it is No Cover. No Coat Check. Arrive early! Doors open at 10:00pm.
Friday, November 20th
Join Door to the Outdoors for a night under the stars! The night starts with socializing at Restaurant Dante inside the Royal Sonesta Hotel (40 Edwin H Land Blvd, Cambridge). You’ll enjoy drinks at 6:30pm and then at 8:30pm they will walk to the Museum of Science’s Gilliland Observatory (1 Science Park) to look at the stars through telescopes and binoculars. Dress warmly!
Saturday, November 21st
The Fab Award Winning designs of House of Nahdra are coming to 320 Blue Hill Avenue for a 1 Day Pop-Up Shop. They will have entertainment from artists, Pelaiah Auset, JahRiffe of Jah N I Movement & MuuR as well as items that will be available to purchase. The event will run 11:00am – 7:00pm
Sunday, November 22nd
We tried to tell you to get your tickets to I Don’t Do Clubs Must Love Beards November Tour and now it’s all SOLD OUT. It will be taking place at Hennessy’s (25 Union St, Fanuiel Hall) from 3:00pm – 8:00pm. You MUST purchase tickets in advanced, but since they’re all sold out, you’ll have to check for people who are selling them here! Guys you are FREE, but you still HAVE to RSVP here. No tickets will be sold at the door! (for real)
Today is the 3rd Annual Tito’s Turkey Giveaway! They seem to have more than enough volunteers, but if you know of a family in need of a turkey this holiday season, please send them to the Yawkey Club of Roxbury (115 Warren St, Roxbury) 4:00pm – 7:00pm. This is a first come, first serve event.
Legendary jazz trumpeter Wynton Marsalis performs John Coltrane classics at Symphony Hall (301 Massachusetts Ave) at 5:00pm. Tickets start at $35.00, and you can get yours here!
Travis Scott performs with artist Skepta at The House of Blues (15 Lansdowne St) tonight at 6:00pm. Tickets start at $35.00, and you can get yours here!
I don’t know — either Taye Diggs really loves D.C. or he really loves making videos. Either way, the actor documented his trip to D.C. in literally 14 videos!
Taye takes us to the Kennedy Center, where he attended the Anti-Defamation League’s annual Concert Against Hate. We also see him with his girlfriend Amanza Smith and at Bunker Hill Elementary School in Northeast, where he read his book, Chocolate Me to students.
— Taye Diggs (@TayeDiggs) November 17, 2015
#HallOfNations pic.twitter.com/KnGizyzykA — Taye Diggs (@TayeDiggs) November 17, 2015
— Taye Diggs (@TayeDiggs) November 17, 2015
#MixedMe #ChocolateMe Bunker Hill Elementary School #WashingtonDC pic.twitter.com/rn3IEk0MxQ — Taye Diggs (@TayeDiggs) November 17, 2015
It was lit at the night show last night when R&B trap artist Bryson Tiller and Travi$ Scott stopped by the Fillmore Silver Spring on Scott’s seven-city Days After Rodeo Tour.
Warming up the crowd with about three songs, Bryson took to the stage, performing songs off of his latest album, TrapSoul. And the Kentucky boy didn’t disappoint, singing fan favorites such as “Don’t” and “Exchange.”
Next up, Travi$ took to the stage and it was clear that his rap mentor Kanye West heavily influenced his stage, which was complete with cacti and dope visuals.
Visuals aside, T. Scott also gave the fans what they want — a high octane performance of his biggest hits, including “Antidote,” “Maria I’m Drunk” and “Blocka LA Flame.” Peep some of his performance below: