#StraightFromTheInbox: #TheNewVirginia

VCU Homecoming weekend - It's going down! #TheNewVirginia event and day party kicks off on March 1st 3pm-8pm. #TheNewVirginia aim's to shine the light on Virginia artistry and tastemakers with this inaugural event with live performances from....

Shaboozey

Cane

Treez Lowkey 

Noleac Yahsin

RichieRay

Ron Dutchie & Con Artest

Dan V Hefner 

Karmah 

Merch table by: One Collective 

Powered by: TheNewVirginia x SlapDashRVA

 The Camel (1621 West Broad Street)  This is going to be epic!

$5 entry fee at the door 

That Car is Suspended in the Air!?

No, your eyes are not deceiving you, that car really is suspended in the air with no visible assistance. This engineering marvel is the work of Alex Chinneck, a British sculpturist who has a penchant for creating pieces that deceive the eye and confuse the brain. The caliber of his work has led to him being dubbed the "Banksy of Glass" and even increased the business and property value of the areas surrounding his works as found midway through this CNN story. This particular work to came to life as a collaboration between him and Vauxhall Motors inspired by their new Corsa model that launched earlier this year. On display at Southbank Centre Car Park until Thursday, February 26th, you can view their special time-lapse video below and official press release here.

Credit: Autoblog

#NoPlaceLikeHome: Journey to Maine, Lauchlan's Home

These beautiful views were captured by Lauchlan, our Brand Manager on his journey back home to Maine. These images are what inspired us to begin a series called #NoPlaceLikeHome, in which we explore the areas we grew up in. These are the pictures and moments that make us reminisce and remember that sweet place we call home.

#JungleFeverDC TONIGHT at U Street Music Hall with Brenmar!

Today is #JungleFeverDC known as Mista Selecta & Mane Squeeze’s monthly high energy, psychedelic party is an event full of amazing music and eclectic individuals. The event features the local favorite DJs, each pulling from an arsenal of varying music genres that unite it’s diverse crowd who are usually found partying on Tropicalia’s dancefloor. This month's edition finds them at an even bigger venue in U Street Music Hall, celebrates their 2 anniversary and the "Award" EP release of Fool's Gold DJ, Brenmar. Make sure you buy tickets ahead of time, come through, show love and tell em TomTom & the Karmalifee crew sent you.

#StraightFromTheInbox: DOPE IN THE DISTRICT IV

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You are cordially invited to DOPE IN THE DISTRICT IV

DRIVEN ON POSITIVE ENERGY.

The 1st DOPE IN THE DISTRICT of 2015 is here! We're officially back with the 4th installment of our DITD Concert Series with an epic line-up. Come through Tropicalia on March 6th, 2015 & see some of the area's brightest rising stars as well as well cultural icons.

Performers:
DJ Underdog
The Cloud 9 Band
Scolla
Dope Collective 
Darren Hanible
Jake Sinatra
Luminarty

Sounds by DJ AYES COLD

BUY TICKETS HERE

TROPICALIA
2001 14th St NW 
Washington, D.C.

Tony Thrifts x Sports Zone Elite “Best of Both Cities” Collab

Our good friend, local blogger and brand consultant Tony Thrifts has joined forces with DMV-based retailer Sports Zone Elite for a small t-shirt collaboration entitled “Best of Both Cities”. As he pays homage to New York and DC for their influence over his life creatively, the shirts illustrates some of the elements from both cities that he holds close. The “Big Brooklyn” tee shows his respect to the late Notorious BIG with the Coogi-inspired design. The “DC Eats Its Young” tee was inspired by the popular HBO Series “How To Make It in America” and features a unique depiction of the metro doors that those who are familiar with mass-transit travel in the DMV will recognize along with the DC Capital skyline made to resemble the mouth of a monster. The brilliant execution of these simply-designed tees make these a "must-have" buy for anybody familiar with either city. Both tees are now available exclusively at all Sports Zone Elite locations and online while supplies last. Well done, Tony Thrifts!

#FlashbackFriday: Saturday Mashup with the Honey Bun Cake Factory

Back when we were doing our "Saturday Mashup" Radio Show, Anthony McFarland was one of our guests during our mini "Foodie Festival" in the month of July. The Rum & Sweet Potato flavored cakes he brought by were to die for. Of all the guests we had, "Uncle Tony" was easily one of the most insightful and you can tell by the way we were tuned into his words. Usually, when a guest came in, we were on point, had questions waiting and kept the conversation flowing but during his episode the good food got us hooked and then his wisdom solidified everything. If you are not already familiar, check out this recap video of his interview with us, and his website to see how you can get your hands on some of this delightful cake. Due to his growing customer base, Mr. McFarland probably has his cakes at your favorite restaurant and you just haven't noticed yet. Once you taste it, you will understand our love for it.