This year, The AfroFuturist Affair Annual Charity & Costume Ball has expanded space-time from one evening to a month-long celebration of Afrofuturism. In addition to the 4th Annual Costume Ball on Saturday, November 8 2014, we will have events throughout November, including workshops, dance party, readings, book club, film screenings, art exhibit, and more, all exploring the theme of Black Holographic Memory.

This year, The AfroFuturist Affair Annual Charity & Costume Ball has expanded space-time from one evening to a month-long celebration of Afrofuturism. In addition to the 4th Annual Costume Ball on Saturday, November 8 2014, we will have events throughout November, including workshops, dance party, readings, book club, film screenings, art exhibit, and more, all exploring the theme of Black Holographic Memory.

NOV. 8 – Charity and Costume Ball – $10 donation
Please join us at Impact Hub Philly as we celebrate and bring awareness to Afrofuturism and Black SciFi culture with feature visual and performance artists, authors, and presenters whose creations use Afrofuturism and Black Sci-Fi as vehicles for expression and agency. Costumes and theme-wear strongly encouraged (check our past photos)!

Sounds Provided by:
Visibly Inflight (ATL)
Ganja Goons (SC)
Violet Marley
MMGZ and the BHM Band
Warren C. Longmire
Marlo Reynolds
Nyfolt
John Wesley Moon
DJ Willy Wino

Live Art with:
Omi Urban Gypsy

Month-long Afrofuturist Art Gallery featuring:
Dezz Archie
Nyfolt
Noni Red
Omi Urban Gypsy
+BQF Private art collection

Indigenous Techniques Afterparty at House of Future Sciences. Details TBA

Nov 13 – MultiMedia Night
– $3-5 donation
Join us at Impact Hub for an evening of Afrofuturist, Black Scifi, and Horror documentary and films
Featuring:
Habesha Undefined by Selam Films: Prince of Nowhere
A Dangerous Cure: the Movie by Kevin Jarvis
Last Man Standing by Stan West
NOISEGATE by Donovan Vim Crony
Walk With Me by Art Punch Studio
+ other shorts

Nov. 15 – Workshops/Readings – $3-5 donation
Details TBA soon

Sponsored by
Philadelphia Printworks
Metropolarity
ROCKERS!
Fanbros.com
Lissa Alicia Independent Media and Marketing

All proceeds benefit The Futurist Fund Community Grant, which provides emergency assistance to low-income community members. More info atwww.afrofuturistaffair.com.

ROCK N ROLL SHOW WITH OUR OWN ALEX SMITH +++ Hot Tears :: Ex. By V. :: Little Waist :: Marlo Reynolds
NOT 2 B MISSED

you really don’t want to miss a show w/ a lineup like this….

Hot Tears (Olympia based)
http://hottears.bandcamp.com/

Little Waist (Brooklyn queercore / transcore )
http://littlewaist.bandcamp.com/

Alex Smith

Marlo Reynolds
http://marloreynolds.bandcamp.com/

Ex. By V.

http://exbyv.bandcamp.com/

space is right @ S. 52nd & Cedar in w. philly
doors @ 7:30 pm
show will start promptly at 8:00pm!

3 to 5$ sliding scale
no one turned away for lack of funds
all ages

see you soon!!

The Future Weird short film screening series out of Brooklyn joins The AfroFuturist Affair in Philly for an evening of sci-fi, experimental, speculative & weird short films by directors from Africa and the Global South, with live, thematic musical interludes from experimental/electronic artists Marlo Reynolds and Moor Mother Goddess.

The Future Weird short film screening series out of Brooklyn joins The AfroFuturist Affair in Philly for an evening of sci-fi, experimental, speculative & weird short films by directors from Africa and the Global South, with live, thematic musical interludes from experimental/electronic artists Marlo Reynolds and Moor Mother Goddess.

Join us on Saturday, May 10 to screen two of The Future Weird’s curated tracks, VISIONS OF EXCESS and IN SEARCH OF A BLACK ATLANTIS.

VISIONS OF EXCESS features short films which document bodies produced by force. We study body movement which confounds the dichotomy between human and machine. But forget what you know about the sexy cyborg – we’re talking about discipline, ritual, secret societies run by women, the appetites of deep sea creatures, eroticized amputees, and militant bread bakers. Welcome to the black fantastic.

featuring a thematic performance by Moor Mother Goddess

In IN SEARCH OF A BLACK ATLANTIS, water is a cleansing force through which our bodies may be reborn, but it is also a site of memory where disappeared and suppressed things resurface, wash up, or return to us as detritus. Through myths that traverse the Black diaspora we meet a beautiful and dangerous sea goddess named mama wata. Following tourists and then refugees fleeing Europe, we consider stories concerning identity, slavery and commerce, high seas adventure, and the joint appeal and terror of being visited by ancestors or haunted by an unknown past.

featuring a thematic performance by Marlo Reynolds

When: Saturday, May 10, 2014
Where: LAVA Space, 4134 Lancaster Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Time: 4-9pm, with thematic musical interludes
Cost: $5 donation, no one turned away for lack of funds
Snacks

Sponsored by:
Philadelphia Printworks, GriotWorks, The Future Weird, and The AfroFuturist Affair

A benefit for Sassquat, a community queer DIY house/movement responsible for many of the west philly undergrounds greatest moments, and for Laser Life (queer sci-fi reading series) upcoming anthology

“The earth owes me nothing. I owe the earth.”– Vinne Paz

To enhance your experience reading these blurbs, please read from the bottom and up to the top. Din da da.

SWARM
To fellow queer super-heroes, wanderers, listeners: when they danced, i held up my fist to attract lightning i was an antennae for god, just there, present. i couldn’t hear drums and voices, i made no notes in my moleskine, i didn’t strain for lyrics or “meaning”. I just was. There was just soul opening, movement, rage, honor, and meditation; my heart was a queer spire and every “-ism” and “-phobia” fell away, I was.

THE DAQUAN
Alien alert! Sci-Fi seamstress, weaving wild tales channeled from the divine ether, this wordsmith speaks to cosmic minutiae populating the other’d dimensions with pure verbal acrobatics over futurist beats ringing clear like breakbeats pounded out on Cybotronian lunch tables.

MOOR MOTHER GODDESS
What is EDM to the mother of Moors? What is a punk rocker to one who casts spells? A mere beat-maker to a shaman? Then an emcee to a Goddess? The good in all these things, the fire and the noise

GOODNIGHT STARS GOODNIGHT AIR
Like fireflies rising through cracks in cement, a tree birthed in ruins of a long forgotten warehouse, GSGA gives us blissed out drone pop, from pennsylvania’s industrial north.

EX BY V
Roiling chaotic drums, lascivious bass, strange experiments and, above all, complete frenzy, collude to bring us this meddlesome twosome. Wild, focused and free

MARLO REYNOLDS
Blue flame. When you see the blue flame, meditate on the blue flame. A fool in your life acting up? Blue flame: fool is gone.

SEE THROUGH GIRLS
Some how, after days of bashing and wailing, through a maze of broken string and apoplectic tantrum, this amalgam of pre-calculus homework, dizzy punk and robot rebellion is finally punk and ready to tear off heads.

TRIANGULLUM
sound, digital collage/video, textile, object design for a new future, diasporan design, and speculative fashion to create a container for mind-transformation, subversive de-colonization, and ancestry communication.

SHANE JENKINS
The anthropomorphic sprite of a 100,000 words of light, unveiling a sonic journey through the afterfuture.

DJ AURA
Kinetic Kemetic sound blender, the rare dj who’s mixes are as meticulous as they are boundary pushing, as tight as they are genre bending, and as freaking nasty/fun as they are curated!

hosts/readers: METROPOLARITY

QUALITY FUTURES 4 CHEAP

$10///no one turned away for lack of $//benefit for Sassquat, a community queer DIY house/movement responsible for many of the west philly undergrounds greatest moments, and for Laser Life (queer sci-fi reading series) upcoming anthology

**This is a safer space, bros fall back!**