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May 2015

A ⌔T ◉ N E ℳ E N T №.2 BLACK QUANTUM FUTURISM RELEASE PARTY

May 22, 2015 @ 10:00 pm
Dahlak Paradise, 4708 Baltimore Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19143 United States
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A ⌔T ◉ N E ℳ E N T

A ⌔ T U N E ♍︎ E N T
№.2

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◉ BLACK FUTURISM ✪ AFRIKAN RIDDEMS ▲

◎ SPACE BASS ◼︎ ANCESTRAL NOISE ►

◆ QUANTUM DYSTOPIA ◀︎ SOULDROMEDA ●

● ZULU NATION HEARTBEATS ◎ DARK MAGI BLUES ▼

◉ FREE JAZZ HOLOGRAMS ⌾ BLACK MASS POETRY

s o u n d s / w a v e s / w o r d m a g i c
black quantum theory and practice vol. 1 book release

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Wildseeds Black Futures Fest

May 28, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - May 31, 2015 @ 6:00 pm
Ibis Conservation Room, 1401 Leonidas St
New Orleans, LA 70118 United States
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FESTIVAL WEBSITE: www.blackfuturesfest.strikingly.com
VOLUNTEERS: Email NOLAWildseeds@gmail.com if interested in being a volunteer :)

Save the date for the Wildseeds #BlackFuturesFest going on in New Orleans from May 28th-31st!

The Black Futures Fest is a celebration of the Black fantastic and will showcase the creative praxis of artists, writers, and cultural workers of color in New Orleans whose work engages around issues of Afrofuturism, Black science fiction, and the Black radical and speculative imagination—work exploring race, gender, class, social change, and the future of Black and Brown bodies and communities.

Open to the public, the weekend of festivities will feature film screenings, workshops, panel discussions, literary readings, and art and music by local artists and musicians. More than anything, the festival will provide a space to celebrate Black and Brown artists, writers, teachers, librarians, readers, and publishers engaged in shaping the future of Black people at the intersections of futurism, arts, and social change.

CHECK THIS PAGE REGULARLY FOR EVENT UPDATES OR VISIT www.blackfuturesfest.strikingly.com!

 

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August 2015

A ⌔T ◉ N E ℳ E N T №.3

August 14, 2015 @ 8:00 pm
The Art Church of West Philadelphia, 5219 Webster St
Philadelphia, PA 19143 United States
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$7 – $10

A ⌔T ◉ N E ℳ E N T
< ♏︎E T A ⌔ T ◎ N E >
A ⌔ T U N E ♍︎ E N T
№.3

▲ ▼ ◼︎ ▼◀︎

◉ BLACK FUTURISM ✪ AFRIKAN RIDDEMS ▲

◎ SPACE BASS ◼︎ ANCESTRAL NOISE ►

◆ QUANTUM DYSTOPIA ◀︎ SOULDROMEDA ●

● ZULU NATION HEARTBEATS ◎ DARK MAGI BLUES ▼

◉ FREE JAZZ HOLOGRAMS ⌾

sound//waves

H P R I Z M
https://hprizm.bandcamp.com/

L I L D A V E
https://soundcloud.com/lildave

E X A KT L Y (DC)
https://soundcloud.com/cmpvtr-clvb

MOM² (DC)
MIND OVER MATTER MUSIC OVER MIND
https://soundcloud.com/bushmeat

ORGANIX TRIO (DC)

M M G Z
moormothergoddess.bandcamp.com

ANLI MARS

Special guests tba
Projections by Black Quantum Futurism

+++PORTION OF THE PROCEEDS GO TO HELP SURVIVORS OF DOMESTIC AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE

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RITUAL CAUSALITY 001

August 16, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
AUX Performance Space, 319 N 11th Street, 3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107 United States
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$7 – $10

"Ritual...is a complex of words and actions...it is not the case that words are one thing and the rite another. The uttering of the words itself is a ritual." - Leach

Black Quantum Futurism presents its first 2-hour gallery performance RITUAL CAUSALITY 001 featuring ancient anthropological finds, African/Black Diasporic time and memory rituals, and live sound experiments. Experience BQF theorists discovering the first computer in 100bc, lecturing on Sun Ra synchronicities, and Quantum Mapping our collective futures. RITUAL CAUSALITY 001 is a retrocausal retrospective starting with the latest BQF work, ANTI-KY-THE/RA, then spiraling backwards to the beginning with the NonLocality series. BQF's first exhibition of works will be a multimedia experience that will include dance, sound, projections and speculative literary performances.

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June 2016

Community Futures Lab Opening Reception

June 18, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Community Futures Lab, 2204 Ridge Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19121 United States
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FREE

Black Quantum Futurism/ The AfroFuturist Affair celebrate the opening of our new space COMMUNITY FUTURES LAB!

Over the next year, Black Quantum Futurism will be building and enacting a quantum time capsule, exploring oral histories/futures, preservation, displacement, and alternative temporalities within the North Philadelphia community known as Sharswood/Blumberg. “Community Futurisms” will document the redevelopment of Sharswood/Blumberg, through a multidisciplinary community art project that explores the intersections of futurism, literature, visual remixing, sound, and activism as art.

Join us on June 18, 2016 as we open the COMMUNITY FUTURES LAB, which will function as a resource library, community studio and gallery, workshop space, story recording booth, thinktank, experimental space and more.

ALL AGES
Light refreshments
Soundscapes + Projections by BQF
konja sound by Sirius JuJu
reading by Moor Mother
fly life sounds by Alexoteric

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ROCKERS!

June 26, 2016 @ 8:00 pm
TBA

+ IT ALL STARTED JUST LIKE THIS
AT SQUARE ONE + BECAUSE YOU HAD TO

++++++ ROCKERS / + JUNE 26 / + SUNDAY

MIGHTY PARADOCS (return of faye)
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EX BY V
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INTERMINABLE
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SPECIAL GUEST TBA
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HOSTED BY ST. SKRIBBLY LACROIX
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DJ/SOUNDS BY MOOR MOTHER + ESTIA

MORE INFO TBA
@ROCKERS ON FB FOR QUESTIONS

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July 2016

Kimya Dawson // Moor Mother // METROPOLARITY // Daphne

July 3, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
319 Performance Space, 319 N. 11th Street, 3rd Fl
Philadelphia, PA 19107 United States
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$15
Artwork by Inés Estrada of www.gatosaurio.com! Support independent artists!

Door at 7:30 // Performances at 8, $15 cover
ALL AGES
21+ beer for donations

319 Performance Space (aka AUX @Vox Populi)
319 N. 11th St. 3rd floor
Philadelphia PA
**accessible by 3 steps to elevator-help will be provided for those who need it!**
**AIR CONDITIONED**

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Apiary x METROPOLARITY Soft Targets Launch Party

July 9, 2016 @ 7:00 pm
Painted Bride ArtsCenter, 230 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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$7 – $10

all danger all softness no geolocation
1 nite revelry spells and sanctuary
texts songs dances
against the gathering data storm

this portal exists when we begin
this portal ends at midnight

APIARY MAGAZINE x METROPOLARITY
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SOFT TARGETS
issue 8 of APIARY in collabo with sci-fi collective METROPOLARITY.
read philadelphia's visions of vulnerability, violence and ecstasy;
survival strategies in our contested city;
the monstrous and tender contending inside us

7 PM: PARTING OF TIME AND SPACE // AIRPLANE MODE
enter.
drinks (government ID checked at door)
new names (memorywipe your government ID)
anti-surveillance face & body art

8-10 PM INCANTATIONS FOR INVISIBILITY
readings by 25+ storyspinners and poets
frequency lifting by the URBAN SHAMANS word/sounds/power:afrobeat funk jazz

10-MIDNIGHT DANCE PARTY
☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ FEATURING ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
⚡ Anti-facial recognition face painting and body art by Kitakiya Davis
♪ Live musical performance by Philly's URBAN SHAMANS: afrobeat funk jazz grooves, WORDS, SOUNDS, and POWER!
♪ DJ wizardry by Alex Smith (of METROPOLARITY)

MIDNIGHT-??? AFTERPARTY @ SILK CITY
may the ephemeral gather strength and carry us through the night

PAY WHAT YOU CAN: $7-10 SUGGESTED DONATION

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August 2016

⊙ Casita De Las Olas ⊙

August 13, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Rotunda, 4014 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States
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FREE BUT BRING $$$

A VERY FINE EVENT FROM OUR NEIGHBOR, GENESIS MARTINEZ-CRESPO Y MARCELLINE MANDEG

IN WHAT WAYS HAS NOSTALGIA HINDERED OUR PERSONAL GROWTH? HOW DOES ONE BUILD A HOME OUT OF CONSTANT THEMES OF WHO THEY USED TO BE? WHAT IF THERE ISN'T MUCH TO BE NOSTALGIC ABOUT? BECAUSE AT NO TIME IN THE RECENT PAST YOU, YOUR PARENTS OR YOUR PARENT'S PARENTS WEREN'T IN A STATE OF DISPLACEMENT. IF YOU COULD ONLY PIN-POINT WHEN AND WHERE ITS EVEN POSSIBLE TO BREAK THE CYCLE.

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ROCKERS BBQ WEEKEND #6

August 27, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - August 28, 2016 @ 4:00 pm
Community Futures Lab, 2204 Ridge Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19121 United States
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BRING CASH

ROCKERS BBQ WEEKEND WILL TAKE PLACE AUG 27TH & 28TH 2016 WE CELEBRATE OUR 6TH YEAR DOING THE FESTIVAL!! I CAN NOT THANK YOU ENOUGH FOR SUPPORTING ROCKERS OVER THE YEARS IT HAS BEEN A BLESSING TO PROVIDE SO MANY WITH A PLATFORM TO EXPRESS THEMSELVES.ROCKERS MONTHLY SHOWS MAY BE OVER BUT WE WILL CONTINUE EVERY YEAR WITH THE BBQ WEEKEND!!! THIS IS A WEEKEND FOR RECONNECTING, GIVING THANKS AND HAVING FUN. HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE, ---------------.................................................---------- DAY 1…

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TOMORROW NEVER HAPPENS

August 30, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - December 4, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
Samek Gallery, 3rd Floor, Elaine Langone Center, Bucknell University
Lewisburg, PA 17837 United States
FREE

FIND METROPOLARITY PRINT ARTIFACTS AMONG THIS STACKED EXHIBIT AT BUCKNELL U'S SAMEK ART MUSEUM:::::::
>>>>> This exhibition explores queer futurity and the aesthetics of utopia by asking: How are queer communities imagining and working toward a better world? And how do queer theories, artistic practices, and lived experiences influence broader cultural thinking about the future? <<<<<

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September 2016

ICA Philly Free For All w/ Black Quantum Futurism

September 28, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Institute of Contemporary Art Philadelphia, 118 S. 36th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States
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FREE

RUMOR HAS IT METROPOLARITY WILL BE IN THE BUILDING WITH BLACK QUANTUM FUTURISM AS PART OF THE INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART'S FREE FOR ALL PROGRAM SERIES CONFIRMED DETAILS FORTHCOMING  

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