Please note: This event has already occurred.
Every April 2, the 14th Street NW restaurant Marvin remembers Marvin Gaye, one of the most important musicians to come out of Washington, with a birthday party in the upstairs lounge. This year features a performance by members of the Marquees, which was Gaye's first band. Gaye's longtime bandleader, Gordon "Guitar" Banks, leads a jam session with a cast of local R&B artists, including Wes Felton, Tamara Wellons and Nea Posey, taking on Gaye hits. Filmmaker Damian Bailey will screen his new short film, "Music: A Marvin Gaye Story." DJ John Morales follows the music with a set of rare and unreleased Gaye tunes. Admission is free, and all proceeds from food and drink sales go to the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence.