The Forecast: The week of November 16th

18 Nov
Week of November 16, 2009

Forgive me for slipping, but I’m still getting caught up from the weekend. I’ll try to do my best to take you thru next Tuesday.  

For those of you that don’t know, The Forecast is an entertainment listing of mainstream and off the radar events in Washington, DC. It’s aimed at the true tastemaker, so it features art and charity events, as well as those for when you REALLY wanna shake it fast! 
This week is a particularly full of a number of interesting events this week. The men of Omega are celebrating their Founder’s Day today (Nov 17, 1911) and one of my favorite DC promoters, RaRa is hosting Lotus tonight in honor of the Bruhs! Ooo-oop!
Also this week is the kick off of Women of Praize, a nonprofit established by a talented Sister trying to make connections between women of all faith on the Hill. Good looking out, that’s Wednesday.
DC WIN will be coming together in December to benefit the Homeless Children’s Playtime Project. Before then, the organization is hosting an event at Eyebar on Saturday to raise funds to support their future sites. Please come out and support.


WHUR’s Tricina Gray is taping her first TV show this evening at the Carlyle Club: 
411 John Carlyle St
Alexandria, VA 22314-6817

Doors opened at 5pm, taping begins at 7pm


At Jin, the DC twitfam meets every Tuesday. Good times, drink specials, and tunes from DJ Blaze DC  
Shout out to the twit fam @QueenieDC @OhSoBentley @Apuje & @KelsKalu

Echo Tuesdays @ Lotus | Sexy Meets Sushi – Omega Psi Phi Anniversary Affair
Ciroc Vodka || IDC Group- Ra-Ra & Scotty || LIFESTYLEENT.COM || Two Tone Productions
Tuesday November 17, 2009 || Complimentary Event ( No RSVP Required)
Featured Special: Pink & Blue- $5 Ciroc & Nuvo Drink Specials:: NuRoc
*Elegant Sushi Happy Hour 6p-10p*  Open Ciroc Vodka Bar 10pm- 11pm *Dance until 2am

Happy 98th Anniversary to the members of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc.- November 17, 1911. In honor of this special date we celebrate in your honor at Lotus Lounge tonight.

Capitol City Music Tour
EYEBAR 1716 I Street NW DC  

XO, K-Beta, Kingpen Slim and Angel Lola Monroe will be performing LiVE!!!





Matters of the Heart Reception

“The Intersection of Faith and Politics from a Woman’s Perspective”

Women of Praize, Inc. cordially invites you to join us for a non-partisan, interfaith evening of fellowship as we come together in the common understanding that there is an intersection between faith and politics, particularly pertaining to issues affecting our communities and that our faith informs the work that we do in politics.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
5:30pm – 7:30pm
Hor’doeuvres and beverages will be served.
RSVP is required. Please send reply to
Inquire about the location, it has been withheld on purpose.

AnWaa Kong Birthday Extravaganza. OPEN BAR 10-11p. Reserve Wednesdays  

*The Soulcialite will make an appearance.

EliteDC’s CEO / DC’s Favorite Party Photographer [ Anwaa Kong’s ]  BIRTHDAY Celebration
x. Wed Nov. 18th 2009
x. the Reserve Wine Bar & Lounge
[DC’s Newest Upscale Venue]
x. 1426 L St. NW
x. Complimentary Admission All Night w. RSVP

Wednesday, Nov. 18

Tabaq Bistro (basement)

9pm – until
21+, no cover

Zo’s Secret Stash begins at 9:30.
DJ Stylus and Little So So Productions brings you a listening party for Zo’s Secret Stash. For more info and ore music, I would suggest you check DJ Stylus’ blog


The Standard Events | Dave and Ray Entertainment

1008 Vermont Avenue NW WDC
Wednesday, November 18th 2009
10pm until 2:00 am


@ZawadiDC Gallery will participate in MidCity Third Thursdays, staying open until 9pm featuring artist Ambiti Moussa. Moussa is a Toureg artist who lives in Niger, but travels frequently to Dakar, Senegal, which is where we first met him. 
For more pics of Moussa’s creative jewelry, check Zawadi’s blog here including lots of beautiful pictures.

Thursday begins a whole lot of people’s DC night life, so there are plenty of places to choose from. This Thursday, however, marks the first EZ Street Tweetup at Liv. Other groups have tried it, but this is the first with a mainstream DJ. Wishing EZ Street the best of luck with his en devour. Let’s see how many people that are really engaged in Social Media come out. I plan on checking out the scene.

11th & U
FREE event and FREE food
EZ Street Spinning!
Thanks to my Girl Tiffany Young of Young PR Group for the info.


Several of DC’s talented artists will be joining forces at Layla for a special fundraising performance. The set is on Thursday with a $10 cover. It’s a great deal to see some of DC’s bright young stars together. Support #DMV music! 

Thursday Nov. 19th
Layla Lounge / 501 Morse St. NE WDC20002
Doors open @8pm
$10 Cover

From @Ambermimz ‘s blog <Planet Mimz of the Soulful System >
The very talented Terrence Cunningham is throwing a benefit concert in efforts to raise funds for his upcoming project. Myself, along with other very talented DC singers/songwriters (Alison Carney, Jon Bibbs, J.Hill, Tamika Jones, Midian and many more) will be joining forces to help a fellow musician. We all share the common bond of artistry and its so great to be able to bring that talent to our budding audiences. Great idea Terrence!
You can download Amber’s mixtap here



Come party with the Distinguished Gentlemen of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc: Kappa Psi Chapter and the Divine, Seductive and Tantalizing Ladies of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc: Phi Sigma Chapter

Date: Thursday, November 19, 2009
Host: Kappa Psi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. and Phi Sigma Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority
Cost: FREE before 8pm ; $5 donation after
Time: 6pm – Midnight
Location: Hogate’s By Kristina
800 Water Street, SW
Washington, DC 20024
Extra details: Free Buffet and drink specials from 6pm – 7pm

Friday is going to be crazier than you EVER could have imagined. There are community events and straight HIP HOP events for you to enjoy. I’m choosing not to endorse large club events on Friday or Saturday, if you wanna go, you know where to go.

Wayna and Tabi Boney at Zanibar

andromeda cd release party.
Doors open at 6pm.
Show start at 8pm.
Tixs $20 in advance. 

Capital Canvases for a Cause – community event

6:00pm – 9:00pm                           NO COVER
          721 D St. SE WDC 20003

A monthly community event to support local artists and community -based organization with wine, hors d’oeuvres and networking. All art sales are split 50/50 between artist and non-profit.

Featured artist – Art by Liz ( – on facebook as “Liz Artbyliz Wilson”

Featured non-profit – Capital Breast Care Center – ( – on facebook as “Capital Breast Care Center” Providing culturally appropriate breast cancer screening services and promoting health and wellness to women in the Washington, DC area regardless of their ability to pay.


DJ Dredd & DJ Stylus, bring you rare grooves, Close 2 the Edge, at Black Cat, with, check this, a $7 cover. You CAN’T BEAT THAT! Doors open at 9pm.


Support the Homeless Children’s Playtime Project at Eyebar to raise money for a worthy cause. The mission of the Homeless Children’s Playtime Project is to nurture healthy child development and reduce the effects of trauma among children living in temporary housing programs in the District of Columbia. You can find out more here:

Eyebar is giving the organization the whole second floor and donating 20% of the bar, so the more you drink, the more you give. 🙂 There will be a guest list for NO COVER until 11:00 P.M. Please RSVP with your full name. Guests are welcomed. 21 & over only with I.D.

Eyebar  is located at 1716 I St, NW Washington, DC 20006 .

Metro: Farragut West (Blue/Orange) or Farragut North (Red)
Parking: Street, Garage


Triple Star Sound Stage Presents KINDRED, LIVE!

Hosted by The Birthday Girl: Micheline Bowman




Saturday, November 21, 2009
8:00pm – 11:00pm
THE ARC Theater
1901 Mississippi Ave SE
Washington, DC


The Greatest Hop Hip Cover Story Ever Told

30 years of Hip Hop in one show featuring DC’s most talented MC’s & DJ’s

#DMVMusic Makers 

Start Time:
Saturday, November 21, 2009 at 7:00pm
End Time:
Sunday, November 22, 2009 at 6:00pm
Dance Place
3225 8th Street NE
Washington, DC

The Greatest Hip Hop Cover Story Ever Told braves a 30 year journey through the life of Hip Hop from 1979 through 2009.

This production tells the story of an art form that has transcended into an ever-growing culture through lyrical content and video imagery while showcasing DC’s brightest Hip Hop stars.

Two Shows
Saturday, November 21, 2009 – 8:00 pm
Sunday, November 22, 2009 – 4:00 pm

Advanced Tickets Available:

$20 early bird tickets (limited amount available)
$50 VIP Tickets (includes admission to show – seats guaranteed through intermission, afterparty & production t-shirt)


*Free Event Alert
Hip Hop Cinema Cafe: HIP HOP SHORTS

Historical Society of Washington D.C.
801 K Street NW Mount Vernon Sq.,
8th and K Streets 20001

1PM-5PM | Free

In Honor of Hip Hop Appreciation Month, Hip Hop Cinema Café will celebrate with a day-long showcase of over 12 Hip Hop Short Films from around the corner and across the globe.

For a complete list of films log onto
(Ages 18 to Adults) No RSVP required.

Featuring: Can She Be Saved?

Author/activist/producer Yasmin Shiraz exposes the recent phenomenon of girl fights in America-the prevalence of video images featuring girls physically attacking each other. Painting a dark picture of what happens to juveniles who engage in violent activity, Can She Be Saved? provides historical, cultural and personal references to understand why teen girls are fighting and if anything can be done to make them stop. Revealing the cultural attitudes of girl fighting, Shiraz includes pop culture references, crime and violence statistics as well as news stories that hype the images of girls battling. 

That’s it. I’ll add the rest of the line up later. I’m headed to Jin! Peace.

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