Monday, February 23, 2009
Get To It
Kirikou confronts Karaba. (See Saturday's event. Pic via The Hathor Legacy.)
Listopad had a girls’ night out at Red Derby recently and we enjoyed the following: a.) the non-stupid crowd, b.) our nice waitress and the snacks she brought us, and c.) the $2 Schlitz. Celebrate Mardi Gras with these fine folks on Tuesday. We hear there will be king cake. Warm up there and then head to DC9 for Tigercity.
Wednesday, the Brazilian classic Black Orpheus screens at the Anacostia Community Museum; Tom Jones does his thang at the 9:30 Club. If you have not heard this man's cover of "Kiss," you are missing out.
K'NAAN is a hip-hop artist who grew up in Mogadishu. Hear him rap about his intense childhood and his dedication to bringing awareness to the Somali cause at the Kennedy Center on Friday.
Saturday, the National Museum of African Art hosts a screening of Kirikou and the Sorceress, and animated movie about a tiny boy who gives birth to himself then saves the village from the curse of Karaba and her army of minions, the Fetishes.