Around Town: Crowdfunding Campaign @ Funk Parade, Now

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The 2017 Funk Parade marches through the city on May 6, 2017. (Photo by Ted Eytan)

The following press release was published by Funk Parade on March 11. Parklife DC shares it in its entirety in support of Funk Parade’s crowdfunding effort.

A longstanding DC music institution has stepped in to help save a new one.

Chuck Levin’s Washington Music Center, the independent music and equipment retail giant which has called the DC area home for 60 years, has pledged to match new crowdfunding contributions to save the DC Funk Parade. The campaign can be found at

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Don’t Miss: Matador @ Flash, 1/11/18

Matador Press Matador (Photo courtesy Infamous PR)

Irish techno legend, Matador, today announced an eight-city North American tour for January 2018. Stops along the tour include Analog in Brooklyn, Flash in DC, Heart in Miami, Union in Los Angeles and more. He visits Flash in DC on Thursday, Jan. 11.

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Around Town: Thanksgiving Dinner @ Central Michel Richard, 11/23/17

Central Michel Richard located in downtown D.C. Central Michel Richard (Photo courtesy MoKi Media)

Thanksgiving is a few days away, and you’re staying in town! Want a terrific spot to eat dinner and watch the world go by with friends? Look no further than the excellent Central Michel Richard (1001 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, DC), which is hosting a traditional three-course Thanksgiving meal on Thursday, Nov. 23.

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Music Park: Stand With Me: A Song for Peace and Understanding

A group of DC-based artists and musicians recently gathered on the National Mall to create a song and video to promote peace, and they were joined by some volunteers they happened to encounter along the way. Watch their video above!

Multimedia journalist Winyan Soo Hoo wrote to us to explain their message of peace calls attention to the Syrian refugee crisis as well as the fight against Islamophobia.

“It’s a unique approach to a nuanced topic and a great way to call for compassion and decency for all communities,” she said.

In the spirit of brotherhood — and sisterhood — among all, we are compelled to share their video. Perhaps you will also!