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Last week we looked at the agenda, now you can visualize it – and get there!

Also from MPD:

“On Saturday, May 7, 2016, the DC Funk Parade will take place in the District of Columbia. In conjunction with this event, there will be several street closures that motorists should take into consideration:

Assembly Area

The parade will assemble in the 600 block of T Street, NW between Florida Avenue, NW & 7th Street, NW at 3:45 pm.

Parade Route

The parade will start at 4:00 pm in the 600 block of T Street, NW. The parade will travel along the following route:

West on T Street NW to Vermont Avenue, NW
Northeast on Vermont Avenue, NW to U Street, NW
West on U Street, NW to the 1200 block of U Street, NW where the parade will disband.

The parade route should be open to traffic by approximately 5:00 pm.”

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And this is cool as hell:

“The Funk Parade Boombox App

The What??? You mean a way that you can be a part of the parade and make a ton of noise even if you dont play an instrument?

Watch Kokayi and Torie from Cherry Blossom Creative demo the App Here

1) Download the App and get your friends to do the same
2) Get boombox or bluetooth speaker
3) Bring it to the Parade and Line Up by the Howard Theater at 3:30pm
4) Choose one of the Boomboxes in the App
5) Press Play
6) March and Dance

The details about the App Can be found in the release below.

Funk Parade Boombox Walk Press Release (PDF)


This rental is located at 14th and Florida Ave, NW. The listing says:

“Available June 1st. A modern and spacious studio in the U St. corridor at The Solea – a new, modern boutique building. This unit has dramatic 10 foot ceilings, floor to ceiling windows, hardwood floors throughout, a large luxurious bath with granite counters, granite and stainless steel appliances in gourmet kitchen with custom tile back splash. All of this topped off with a lots of closet space and an in unit washer and dryer.

3 blocks to metro, 1 block to Meridian Hill Park, and a private community courtyard for tenant use.”


You can see more photos here.

This studio is going for $1,925/Mo.

1940 11th Street, NW

From a press release:

“One of U Street’s favorite outdoor gathering spots, Vinoteca has just opened its lively front patio and charming backyard Plaza bar for Washingtonians looking to enjoy the beautiful spring weather. Reminscent of a European courtyard, Vinoteca’s just-reopened Plaza offers an extensive variety of rosé wines for the season, new outdoor grill menu, refreshing spring cocktails, and its popular oyster-shell bocce court.



From the Funk Parade organizers:

“There will be some additions and small time changes over the next 10 days but all of those changes will be reflected on our website.


City First Bank presents the MA Winter Stage hosted by Capital Bop

1:00 – 1:50 Nag Champa

2:10 – 2:50 Jenna Camille

3:10 – 4:00 Aaron Ab Abernathy w/ Live Band Nat Turner

4:00 – 5:00Parade Break

5:10 – 6:00 Sam Prather’s Groove Orchestra

6:15 – 7:00 Trae Crudup & The Cover-Up

DCRE Performance Area at the Reeves Center

1:00 – 1:45 Crush Funk Brass

2:00 – 2:45 Street Performances by Urban Artistry and Nubian Spin

3:00 – 3:45 Spread Love Band

4:00 – 5:00 Parade Break

5:00 – 5:30 Batala Washington

5:30 – 6:30 Brass Connection

The DC Public Library Harrison Rec Family Funk Pavilion hosted by Words Beats & Life (more…)

1405 T Street, NW

Ed. Note: Seating capacity for DC will be 22.

From a press release:

“Named after the iconic Cuban-style coffee, Colada Shop is a concept that blends together the contemporary lifestyle of Washingtonians with the Cuban tradition of starting and ending the day. Paying homage to the Caribbean way of coffee, food, cocktails and social lifestyle, Colada Shop will be a casual café and eatery where guests come for the quality and stay for the company. (more…)