Art & Music Weekend: Gaia, Art Collecting, Sol Power & Zo!

12 Aug

Alright, normally, I post this stuff in The Forecast, but I wanted to make sure that everyone saw the goodness happening this weekend. Whether you’re into art or music, or a combination of both, then make sure you get out in the streets this weekend for an artastic time! {I’m a nerd, I make up words.}

So, bring in the weekend right on Friday night with Gaia { gaiadc.com }

Saturday, I’m speaking on a panel, giving my novice perspective on collecting art.  Sharon J. Burton of Authentic Contemporary Art will serve as the moderator for a lively discussion that will tackle how to start an art collection or where to start with collecting photography. If you’re looking for tips to expand your existing collection of African American art, then come network with artists and collectors alike!  And it’s free with refreshments!

WHERE: The Prince George’s African American Museum and Cultural Center’s (PGAAMC) African American Collector’s Guild
Gallery 110 @ the Gateway Arts Center
3901 Rhode Island Avenue
Brentwood, MD 20744

Then, be sure to hit SolPower in a new location for the dayparty.

THE SOL POWER BLOCK PARTY
SATURDAY AUGUST 14TH – 1PM-6PM – FREE!
Marie H Reed Recreation Center (Adams Morgan)
2200 Chaplain St NW DC (Enter from 18th St between Kalorama & Wyoming)

Afro.Latin.Brazilian.House.Disco.Funk

Featuring SOL POWER All-Stars: DJ STYLUS & MEISTRO
Plus Special Guests: JUAN ZAPATA & JOE L

Live percussion, mural painting and food vendors on site.
SOL POWER is a family friendly ALL AGES event.
Sweat to the rhythms of Cuba, Brazil, Puerto Rico & West Africa.
Samba whistles, shekeres & cowbells welcome!

SolPower Blockparty

And then you can hit up Gaia Saturday night to see songstress Nea Posey.

Here is the lineup – SOUL ELECTRO POP HOUSE

dj Louis P. (house – classics)
Nea Posey (soul)
Alvin Risk (Electro Pop)
D’Blend (video – animation)
Enoch Chan (light design)
Leroy ‘Boogie’ Greer (percussion)
Truth Among Liars (on demand t-shirt screen printing)
Kolai (flute, tenor sax)

GAIA August 14th featuring Nea Posey

$10 cover
doors open at 9 pm

THE FRIDGE:  Rear alley of 516 8th Street SE, Washington, DC 20003

And then, the goodness on Sunday night. If you haven’t been checking for Zo’s Sunstorm, then shame on you, but you can catch-up before Sunday night when Zo and the FE (Foreign Exchange for those completely out of the loop) Sound System.

The show will also feature Darien Brockington and Eric Roberson as well as Nicolay, Big Pooh, and Phonte. You can’t get no better than this!

Zo!'s SunStorm Album Release Spectacular at U Street Music Hall

Click on the pic above for tickets!

Here’s why you shouldn’t miss this show!

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