Locals can watch “Purple Rain” outdoors and dance to music from the District’s “foremost Princeologist” in NoMa tonight.
The tribute to the singer and actor is scheduled for 6 to 10:30 p.m. at Storey Park (1005 1st St. NE), according to the NoMa Business Improvement District’s Facebook page.
DJ Dredd and Keenan Orr are slated to play the artist’s music before the film begins at sunset, which is about 8:30 p.m.
Called the District’s “foremost Princeologist” by The Washington Post, Dredd is “the architect of the long-running Prince dance parties in D.C. that have spanned almost two decades,” according to the NoMa BID. Orr, a D.C.-area native, is known for “bouncing from Chicago House, Baltimore Club, Electro, Disco and classics of the 80’s and 90’s,” the BID notes.
Dangerously Delicious, Healthy Fool, Orange Cow and Stella’s Popkern also are set to serve food during the event from their food trucks.
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