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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
:
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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The Free Black Women’s Library at Community Futures Lab – Community & Memory Theme

August 27, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Community Futures Lab, 2204 Ridge Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19121 United States
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FREE

The Free Black Women's Library comes to Community Futures Lab! The Free Black Women's Library is a Brooklyn-based interactive mobile library that features over 420 books written by and about Black women. The library centers and celebrates the art, music, history and stories of Black women and girls worldwide. All books are available via trade. http://thefreeblackwomanslibrary.tumblr.com/ Please feel free to bring a good book written by a Black women to donate or trade. 1pm - Library Opens 3pm - Join…

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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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September 2016

HIGH TIDE GALLERY (SMALL) SMALL PRESS FAIR

September 3, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - September 4, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
High Tide Gallery, 1850 N. Hope St., Apt 14a
Philadelphia, PA 19122 United States
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FREE BUT BRING $$$

(Small) Small Press Fair @ High Tide

September 3 & 4

12noon - 6pm

FREE ADMISSION

Featuring Vendors:

3dot Zine

Art Vandelay

Brickman Pubs

Fume Room

High Tide

Jessica Hans & Leah Horowitz

Metropolarity

Pomegranate Press

Ulises

Poster designed by Joel Evey

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Tomorrow Never Happens Semester Launch Party

September 16, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Samek Gallery, 3rd Floor, Elaine Langone Center, Bucknell University
Lewisburg, PA 17837 United States
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FREE

COME GET YOUR SPECULATIVE VISION STRONG WITH ALEX & EIGHTEEN, READING AT THE LAUNCH JAWN 4 YOU~ Tomorrow Never Happens Semester Launch Party Friday, September 16, 7pm Samek Gallery, 3rd Floor Elaine Langone Center This exhibition explores queer futurity and the aesthetics of utopia. From marriage equality, to “bathroom bills,” to the massacre in Orlando, queerness is central to current social and political life. Current events can mire us in an unrelenting present that makes it hard to imagine a…

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RIPExpo 2016 – Rhode Island Independent Publishing Expo!

September 24, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - September 25, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
Providence Public Library, 150 Empire St
Providence, RI 02903 United States
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METROPOLARITY LOVES RIPEXPO. CATCH RAS & EIGHTEEN THIS YEAR TABLING W/NEW POSTERS PINS #DIYSCIFI BOOKS + TEEEEEE SHIRTS ^___^/ About The Rhode Island Independent Publishing Expo (RIPExpo) is a spring weekend devoted to small-press and self-published comics, zines and books. Artists and writers from all over North America will join local creators to exhibit work and generate discussion. RIPExpo is committed to giving voice to those underrepresented in mainstream media. The RIPExpo main exhibition halls at the Providence Public Library…

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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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April 2017

JINXED Science Fiction Reading

April 27, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
free

👽A science-fiction reading at Jinxed West Philly location featuring @metropolarity co-founders Alex Smith and M Eighteen Téllez, as well as Sarah Sawyers-Lovett and Moose Lane!

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May 2017

LASER LIFE presents Style of Attack

May 10, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Vox Populi, 319 N. 11th St, 3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107 United States
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free

laser life queer sci-fi reading

***this is the psycho-social, queer liberatory, autonomous, afro-curatorial, queer propulsed pulse, electro light light beam, sigil sub-conscious, navigatory cosmic trance dance on the techno-veldt... this is STYLE OF ATTACK***

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MOOGFEST

May 18, 2017 @ 10:00 am - May 21, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
$$$

Moogfest is the synthesis of music, art and technology. Catch our workshops & reading events alongside Black Quantum Futurism collective as part of this year's 'Future Thought' programming at MOOGFEST in Durham. It's $$$ tho so don't stress – we do our thing regularly around the city of Philadelphia.

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