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Brew Culture: Labor Day Events


Posted by Elphaba Of The Brew | Posted in brew culture, Culture, Labor Day | Posted on 04-09-2009

This promises to be one of the most beautiful Labor Day weekends we’ve had in a long time, here on the East Coast. No rain in sight and 80 degree days!

If you plan to spend the weekend in the house, I feel sorry for ya! The rest of us will be out doing hood rat stuff in this glorious sunshine.

If hood rattin’ isn’t your thing, then here are some ideas for the DC-area folks:


  • Patriot Golf Day supports the kids of our men and women in the military. And, I hear this is the spot to meet “something new” (ahem)! Anyway, it runs Friday – Monday at Needwood Golf Course in Derwood, MD. The 9-hole course is $18 before 2 pm; $17 from 2 – 4 pm and $15 after 4 pm.
  • Maryland State Fair runs Friday – Monday 9 am – 10 pm at the MD State Fairgrounds in Timonium. It’s 8 bucks for adults, $6 for seniors, $3 if you’re 6-11 and FREE for kids under 6 (that’s our favorite word around these parts)!
  • Disney’s High School Musical at Wolf Trap’s Filene Center. Shows Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Tickets run $25 – 80. We luv da kids at the Brew!


  • Bid whist & Hand Dancing at the Anacostia Community Museum from 6 – 10 pm. Quit suckin’ your bougie teeth. Your Momma cuts a rug and your Daddy is a bid whist champ. It costs $10 and you should make reservations.
  • Maryland Renaissance Festival runs Saturday – Monday from 10 am – 7 pm (until October 25th) at the MD Renaissance Festival Grounds in Annapolis. It’ll run ya $18, $15 for seniors, $8 ages 7 – 15. Can’t you get big ass pieces of chicken and a goblet of pimp juice at this thing? Count me in!
  • DC Blues Society 21st Annual DC Blues Festival at the Carter Barron Amphitheatre. It’s FREE! Noon – 7:30 pm.
  • Old Ebbitt Grill’s Labor Day Block Party kicks off at 6 pm (until 11) at 15th & G Sts, NW. Get your grub & drink on and enjoy musical performances too! $75 in advance, $85 at the door, $25 for entrance only. Proceeds go to DC Central Kitchen (bring a canned good and you’ll get an extra drink ticket).


  • National Symphony Orchestra performs on the Capitol’s West Lawn at 8 pm.
    Gates open to the public at 3:20 p.m. In case of bad weather, the concert will move to the
    Kennedy Center.
  • Prince vs. Michael Jackson Dance Party at the Black Cat in DC. Party starts at 10 pm, $15 to get in, $13 in advance. I vote Prince, by the way.


  • Go shopping and buy us something!

Have a safe and happy holiday weekend. Designate a driver!


Culture: Artscape Baltimore


Posted by Elphaba Of The Brew | Posted in Art in its various cheap and free forms, Artscape Baltimore, Culture | Posted on 13-07-2009

Artscape in downtown B’more is an opportunity for super talented artists to sell their wares to the public. I’ve found everything from amazing photography, handmade pottery to jewelry at this art huge festival (a lot of the artists also have Etsy shops as well, should you not be a DMV’er). Hell, I’ve even seen “Sisquo and the Dru Hill” (Like Eddie and The Cruisers) ( fine…I don’t know if that’s a good thing), too boot.

There is something for everyone here, even the kids can defy death on the Ferris wheel (seriously, who trusts street fair rides? If you can dismantle a ride in a few hours, I’ll PASS!). Ahh, and this year my sweet white baby, is performing, all for the low low price of what? Zilch!

Check out the Artscape website here. Performance schedule for the main stage… perhaps Dionne will be able to hook you up with a psychic reading.

Brew Culture: Old Men In The Club, Hip Hop Edition


Posted by admin | Posted in Culture, De La Soul, Music | Posted on 08-07-2009

Wednesday 8/12/2009 De La Soul at Ram’s Head Live in Bmore,–On their grind with their Twenty Years High and Rising Tour, they will also be in DC the 9:30 Club on 8/11.
20 years- Damn, I was a freshman in college with a crush on a boy with bad skin who hated me! Aww Good times! (click the hyperlinks for tix)

Brew Culture: Laura Izibor


Posted by Elphaba Of The Brew | Posted in Culture, laura izibor, Music | Posted on 08-07-2009

We’ve already covered how much we love this Irish woman!

She’s got a soulful, actual singing, non whispery non- irritating voice that is sadly few and far between in music these days. Seriously, how hard is it for people who cut CD’s to be ‘singers‘ (I’m looking at you pastie cakes)?

Laura will be in the DMV at Ram’s Head on Stage Annapolis: Tickets Here
(From the Ram’s Head Website)

Laura Izibor
Wednesday, July 29

Artist’s Website: Laura’s MySpace
Why She’s Worth Watching:
“The foundation begins with soul,” explains 20-year-old “Rolling Stone, Artist To Watch” Laura Izibor of her passionate, piano-guided songs. On her forthcoming debut album, Izibor continues the lineage set out by artists like Lauryn Hill and Jill Scott; artists who combine a reverence for the traditions of early R&B with a thoroughly modern sensibility. After one listen to her powerful, honey-tinged vocals and one thing is for sure…for Laura Izibor, it’s got to be real.
For Fans Of: Joss Stone, Lauryn Hill, Jill Scott, Erykah Badu

Check out her website: http://www.lauraizibor.com/


Harlem World on the Rise….


Posted by admin | Posted in Culture, film | Posted on 12-06-2009

New Indie Theater comes to Harlem, NY (shout out to the birthplace of Bianca!)

From their Website–

The Maysles Cinema, a new non-profit theater in Harlem, is dedicated to the exhibition of documentary film and video. The cinema extends the Maysles Brothers’ principle that the lives of ordinary people not only deserve, but demand, our attention. We aim to foster a democratic viewing experience by selecting and presenting movies in collaboration with independent filmmakers, programmers, critics, local film clubs and organizations.


Upcoming film series Homo Harlem: A Film Retrospective
Friday, June 19th-Saturday, June 27th include many features of the prolific gays of the Harlem Rennasaince. Take your cousin Peaches, show him you love him!