Around Town: Funk Parade @ U Street NW (DC), 5/12/18

Funk Parade 2017
The Funk Parade March, free and open to the public, rolls down U Street NW, DC, on May 6, 2017. (Photo by John Sonderman)

Editor’s Note: Funk Parade recent introduced a general festival wristband, providing priority entry into select evening music venues during its showcase on May 12. Funk Parade also will host its first-ever Featured Showcase at the Lincoln Theatre, featuring Ari Lennox, Mannywellz, and more.

Buy the General Music Fest Wristband online here, and buy your tickets to the Lincoln Theatre Showcase online here.

For other details, Parklife DC presents the full text of a press release issued by Funk Parade on Thursday below.

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Grapevine: Free Crawfish Boil @ Big Chief, 7/22/16

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Frozen Tropics reports:
“Big Chief (2002 Fenwick Street) is hosting a crawfish boil…and it’s FREE. It’s going down Friday, July 22nd starting at 4 p.m. If you were looking for a good excuse to slip out of work early on Friday you’ve found it. Live music from The Brass Connection Band starting at 8 p.m. The crawfish is limited, so get there early or risk missing out.”

Stars and Bars: Quick Takes @ Big Chief and The Brig

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Over 4th of July weekend I had a chance to venture out and peek into a couple of the new bars that opened in the NE (Big Chief) and SE (The Brig).

The Brig
I like beer gardens as a concept, so I usually make it a point to visit new ones when they open. Sipping suds outside on a cool evening or in the shade on a hot day, I can handle that.

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