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April 2016

SPACE-TIME COLLAPSE TOUR W/AFROFUTURIST AFFAIR x BLACK QUANTUM FUTURISM COLLECTIVE

April 1, 2016 @ 10:00 am - April 19, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
2016 space-time collapse tour with black quantum futurism collective

@afrofuturistaffair // @blackquantumfuturism present the Space-Time Collapse Tour dates for April 2016 - readings, lectures, and panels on temporality, quantum futurism, speculation, displacement, future visioning, #diytimetravel at @universityoftoronto @penndesign @mocada_museum @ardentheatreco @thewoodenshoebooks @stocktonuniversity #afrofuturism #blackquantumfuturism #blackwomenwriters

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Re-Present-Ing: Freedom, Fiction, & Science by Humans

April 17, 2016 @ 3:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wooden Shoe Books & Records, 704 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147 United States
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$$5 – $$10

Sirius JuJu
David Xu Borgonjon
Rasheedah Phillips
Laboria Cuboniks
Anthony Monteiro
PANEL/QnA

from the SOTHIS platform for the advancement of intelligent life-forms:

Present (noun) "this period of time, not the past or the future; now"
Re- (prefix) "used with the meaning “again” or “again and again” to indicate repetition, or with the meaning “back” or “backward” to indicate withdrawal or backward motion"
Present (verb) "to give, show, provide, or make known"
-Ing (suffix) "Art is not a be-ing, but a Being, the simple noun. It is not the verb, but its product." -Leroi Jones

$5-20 no one turned away

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May 2016

STREET THEORY RETURNS: OPEN ACCESS SOCIAL CRITICISM OPEN MIC NIGHT

May 1, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

COMMUNITY POTLUCK & OPEN ACCESS SOCIAL CRITICISM OPEN MIC NIGHT DETAILS TBA THE LAST ONE: Metropolarity presents a night of community building and sharing. We seek social criticism from the community--performance art, blog rants, monologues, critical sci-fi, thesis excerpts, protest songs--whatever. As long as it explores and dissects the world we live in today. We want to find out what our community feels about social issues. We don't want theories handed down to us from the ivory tower. We want…

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THE RETURN OF FLY LIFE / QUEER HOUSE MUSIC HOUSE PARTY

May 21, 2016 @ 10:00 pm
THE LOCATION, 5026 OSAGE Ave
Philadelphia, PA United States
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FLY LIFE: queer house music party

We have the tea
We have the lemonade
We shall serve
(soon we will bring it to the *real* Paris and watch IT burn)

Sofistifunk meets Chrome City! FLY LIFE!

AURA! JOHN MORRISON! ALEX! DUIJI 13! ICON EBONY FIERCE! We here ya'll!!

**this is an lgbtq function. no misogyny or homophobia tolerated, queer love and expression celebrated**

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June 2016

Trans Women of Color Collective’s ASCENSION: a concert in the park celebrating Black trans & gender nonconforming artists

June 10, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thomas Paine Plaza, 1401 John F. Kennedy Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA United States
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FREE

PHILADELPHIA THIS FRIDAY

Trans Women of Color Collective's ASCENSION

A concert in the park, celebrating Black trans and gender nonconforming artists in conjunction with the 2016 Philadelphia Trans Health Conference.

Curated by Lady Dane Figueroa Edidi and co-hosted by Cyree Jarelle Johnson (ACG '13), Ascension features Lucas Charlie Rose, Venus Selenite, Sidney Chase, Marco Munroe, Jordan Hope Miller, Nila Nokizaru, and Kavi Ade.

This is an outdoor, free event. No RSVP required. Friday, June 10 6:00 pm-8:00 pm at Thomas Paine Plaza (1401 John F. Kennedy Boulevard).

http://www.twocc.us/

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Deep Space Mind: Insanity for Survival at the Allied Media Conference 2016

June 17, 2016 @ 4:00 am - 5:30 pm
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DETROIT / ALLIED MEDIA CONFERENCE 2016

Space has often been used as a metaphor for uncharted, yet-to-be colonized territory. Similarly the mindspaces of marginalized persons are at risk of being infiltrated, surveilled, and used by colonizing forces. In this workshop we will use a DIY sci-fi lens for marginalized persons to explore and reclaim their own insane mindspaces while developing strategies for psychological survival in our age of warfare.

Presented by Ras Mashramani.
Friday June 17, 2016 4:00pm - 5:30pm
State Hall: Room 113
Hands-on Session

Track RAD Care Beyond Social Justice
Hashtag #DeepSpaceMind

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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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Sharswood Community Clean-up Day

August 20, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Community Futures Lab, 2204 Ridge Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19121 United States
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ELBOW GREASE

Join the Ridge Avenue Block Captain, Community Futures Lab and Sharswood (North Philly) residents, neighbors, and business owners for a community clean-up day! Brooms, bags, and other supplies will be provided, as well as refreshments. Come anytime between the hours of 9am and 1pm, and bring a friend! Date: Saturday, August 20 Time: 9am-2pm Meeting place: 2224 Ridge Ave, a few doors down from Community Futures Lab Contact: Stephanie Hardy, Block Captain - shardy01@temple.edu or (267) 595-1488

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