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August 2016
ELBOW GREASE

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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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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FREE

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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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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BRING CASH

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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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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FREE

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
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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
FREE BUT BRING $$$

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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(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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FREE

TRANS & GENDER NONCONFORMING YOUTH WRITING WORKSHOP SERIES

September 10, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - April 8, 2017 @ 2:00 pm
Kelly Writer’s House, 3805 Locust Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19139 United States
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Kelly Writers House invites you to join a new
Writing Group for Trans
& Gender Non-Conforming Youth

This monthly writing group is open and free of charge for youth ages 14–22 who identify as transgender or gender non-conforming (GNC). The group will meet monthly at Kelly Writers House on the University of Pennsylvania campus on the second Saturday of the month, 12:00–2:00pm. No experience or expertise in writing is expected. Trans and GNC-identified guest writers will lead the group each month, and trans and GNC-identified facilitators will attend and support all monthly sessions. Lunch will be provided, as well as SEPTA tokens for transportation to and from the group. Come join us!

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FREE

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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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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FREE

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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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
free

JINXED Science Fiction Reading

April 27 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

👽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
free

LASER LIFE presents Style of Attack

May 10 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Vox Populi, 319 N. 11th St, 3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107 United States
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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 @ 10:00 am - May 21 @ 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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