Go Go Week Events with DCPL

Basketball, Concerts and Celebration of Music

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Douglas Jemal speaks, addressing activist Ron Moten, at a Feb. 1 announcement. Moten will be part of the Thursday Go-Go events. He is surrounded here by Check-It Enterprises CEO Star Bennett, actor Anwan Glover (Big G) and Councilmember Trayon White, Sr (Ward 8-D). Screenshot: Facebook Live @Make GoGo Forever

It’s Go-Go Week! Check out the exhibit Chocolate City Keep Crankin organized by Dee Dwyer, Wayne Palmer, and the art collective NoMüNoMü at Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK Jr.) Memorial Library (901 G St. NW).

Go-Go band members, musicians, and community members will come together for a conversation on Go-Go. Wednesday, Nov. 16 from 5 to 8 p.m. at MLK r. Library.

But more to go go — there’s DC Public Library Special Ticket Offer to see Capital City Go-Go!

Capital GoGo Basketball

They’re the Wizards G-League Team and they play at St. Elizabeths East Entertainment and Sports Arena. They are hosting a The Beat Keeps Going game Tuesday, Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. in honor of Go-Go Preservation Week. It you have a Library card, you can get tickets for $10 when you use promo code DCPL.

There will be live performance from Ms. Kim & Scooby ft. Sirius Company. The first 202 fans in attendance will receive an exclusive Capital City Go-Go Globe Printing poster.

They are e-tickets so you need an email address to receive mobile tickets. Check it out at the Capitol City GoGos or dclibrary.org

Stream the Go Go Showcase

Stream the online premiere of a once in a lifetime showcase of Go-Go bands, including E.U., TOB and N2L! Each band plays a full set followed by an interview with Go-Go activist and historian Ron Moten. Learn about the origins of each band, about their experiences in the Go-Go scene and more. It’s all on the DCPL Youtube channel, so queue it up and dance it up on your porch Thursday night (Nov. 17) starting at 8 p.m.

Go Go Concert at the Holiday Market

Then, Friday Nov. 18, it’s dancing in the streets. Kick off the 2022 Downtown Holiday Market and celebrate Go-Go-Preservation Week with the library and beloved Go-Go Band E.U. The concert starts at 2:30. Find the market near the corner of Eighth and F Streets NW.