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**

“Hey everyone look at the SWEET lineup!!!!!!!!”

//Kimya Dawson//
Award-winning American singer–songwriter Kimya Dawson has seven solo albums to her name, as well as a number of releases with her other projects, including The Moldy Peaches, The Bundles, The Uncluded and Antsy Pants. Dawson has also collaborated with a long list of artists including The Mountain Goats, Aesop Rock, Ben Kweller and Regina Spektor. She is also widely known for her contributions to the Grammy Award-winning soundtrack for the film Juno (2007). Her songs are a blend of lo-fi pop and scrappy anti-folk, with Rolling Stone magazine describing her as ‘straddl[ing] the line between precious and profound’.
https://www.facebook.com/officialkimyadawson/

//Moor Mother//
MMGZ music is a history lesson, a future lesson, and a comment on the present all at once. And really it is more than a lesson, its a soundscape to these different time dimensions, so that you are hearing and experiencing not only music, but you get the voices of the ancestors, the whispers of our descendants, and the field sounds of the future and past landscapes. She presents an immersive experience in her music that unfolds or unearths some of the hidden dimensions that are embedded in sounds.
http://mmgzmmgz.tumblr.com/
https://moormothergoddess.bandcamp.com/

//METROPOLARITY//
METROPOLARITY WAS BORN IN THE PIXELATED SUMMER OF 2012, DESPERATE FOR A SPACE WHERE TECHNOLOGY AND COMMUNITY COULD INTERSECT. WE ARE DIY POSTCOLONIAL SCI-FI – A COLLECTIVE OF SPECULATIVE FICTION WRITERS EDUCATORS ARTISTS DREAMERS NETWORKERS AND DOERS BORN N RAISED N BASED IN PHILADELPHIA. WE ARE A TRANSTEMPORALSPATIAL NEIGHBORHOOD WE ARE CITY WE ARE LOW INCOME WORKING CLASS WORKING ALWAYS WORKING SURVIVORS MOTHERS PROFESSIONALS NON-ACADEMICS HASHTAG QUEER HASHTAG NONBINARY HASHTAG QTPOC WALKING WAKING PORTALS OF THE AFRICAN CARIBBEAN MESTIZA EUROPEAN DIASPORAS. WE WIELD “SCIENCE FICTION” VOICE AND WORD TO MANIFEST WORLD-PARADIGMS NECESSARY FOR OUR SURVIVAL. WE ARE ETERNAL SERPENT WE ARE CROSSSROADS / DESTROYERS RESURRECTORS. WALK WITH US.
http://metropolarity.net/

//Daphne//

+maybe more to come!!!

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**

Artwork by Inés Estrada of www.gatosaurio.com! Support independent artists!

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

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

MIGHTY PARADOCS (return of faye)
+

EX BY V
+

INTERMINABLE
+

SPECIAL GUEST TBA
+

HOSTED BY ST. SKRIBBLY LACROIX
+

DJ/SOUNDS BY MOOR MOTHER + ESTIA

MORE INFO TBA
@ROCKERS ON FB FOR QUESTIONS

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

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

MIGHTY PARADOCS (return of faye)
+

EX BY V
+

INTERMINABLE
+

SPECIAL GUEST TBA
+

HOSTED BY ST. SKRIBBLY LACROIX
+

DJ/SOUNDS BY MOOR MOTHER + ESTIA

MORE INFO TBA
@ROCKERS ON FB FOR QUESTIONS

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

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

When: June 18, 2016
Time: 5-7pm
Where: CFL, 2204 Ridge Ave, Phila PA 19121
Ages: All

If you can’t make it out to the reception, please contact us at communityfutureslab@gmail.com to find out other ways to support or get involved and be sure to follow us on Facebook for updates!! We are also seeking to gather stories from current and former residents of Sharswood and surrounding community, so please spread the word!

Community Futurisms supported in part by A Blade of Grass
http://www.abladeofgrass.org/fellow/black-quantum-futurism/

EVERYONE’S READING…

Space-Time Collapse is a new experimental writing and image series applying Black Quantum Futurism practices and theory to various space-time collapse phenomenon. This inaugural collection explores possible space-time narratives and temporal perspectives of enslaved Black African ancestors, pre- and post-liberation. The slave ships and plantations themselves are traversed by the visionaries as chronotopes containing layers of different times, imprinted by the experiences of the people held captive therein. The featured writers and visionaries attempt to visualize, hear, understand, and feel the experience of time overwritten — the rewriting of conceptions of the past, present, and future to a people displaced by the transatlantic slave trade. The works also examine perceptions of time and space in relation to Black memory, historical and societal change, systems and institutions, and technological development, and how these perceptions are sifted through or persist into the present. Some propose ways and tools for shifting the dominant linear progress narrative with alternative concepts and shapes of time.

Featuring new visions from Rasheedah Phillips, Joy KMT, Thomas Stanley, PhD, Ytasha Womack, Camae Ayewa, Dominique Matti, Theo Paijmans, Alex Smith, and Femi Matti, with a foreword by Alicia J. Lochard.

Soundscapes available at https://blackquantumfuturism.bandcamp.com/album/space-time-collapse-i

ASK YOUR LOCAL LIBRARY TO STOCK BLACK QUANTUM FUTURISM BOOKS OR ORDER YOUR COPY FROM HOUSE OF FUTURE SCIENCES TODAY

–>TODDLERS ON TOUCHSCREENS CAUSE THEIR FINGERS WAS BORN WITH IT — DRONE SURVEILLANCE OVER ALL YR BODEGAS — SUPERBACTERIA TALKIN BOUT FUCK YR PENICILLIN — SCI FI IS NO LONGER ONLY FOR THE FUTURE — SCI FI IS HERE ON YOUR FRONT PORCH — WE WANT YOUR FUTURE PRESENT — YOUR SCI FI REALITIES — THE FUTURE IS NOW <--

link to download METROPOLARITY FUTURE NOW ZINE SINGLE PAGE SCREEN FORMAT link to download METROPOLARITY FUTURE NOW ZINE DOUBLE SIDED PRINT FORMAT

COLLAB ZINE W/ WORK FROM::::::::::
+ IT IS OKAY by Laura Pollard
+ SPONSORED MESSAGES from grey nebraska
+ comments from Azeem Hill, Fred Pinguel, n Carolyn Lazard
+ BATTLEFIELD REPLICA SYMMETRY RETROSPECTA by Moor Mother Goddess
+ THE 40TH ST. CON by Skribbly LaCroix
+ CONSTANTEMIEDOCONSTANTE by Natis
+ DISTRICTS by Aja Beech
+ FLYBOYS by Billie Blazer
+ G.P.S. by Althea Baird

+ LIFE ONLINE WORKSHEET by Eighteen & Ras
+ PORTRAIT OF THE ACTIVIST AS A YOUNG SUPER-HERO by Alex Smith
+ BLACK QUANTUM FUTURISM by Rasheedah Phillips
+ A YOUNG THUG CONFRONTS HIS OWN FUTURE by Ras Mashramani

Released in October of 2014 with work from Philly-based and Philly-born residents.
The print format of this zine is an 11″ x 17″ dimension printed on 8.5″ x 11″ size paper and trimmed by 0.5″ on the edges.
Print for your own pleasure but we request that anyone looking to distribute this zine contact us to ask & discuss first. Email metropolarity @ gmail dot com.

Malportado Kids (pvd)
https://malportadokids.bandcamp.com/

SCRAAATCH (phl via dc)
https://soundcloud.com/scraaatch

Shakai Mondai (phl)
https://soundcloud.com/shakaimondai

Moor Mother Goddess + Abdul Kadir (phl)
http://ow.ly/MVFla

MAGUS MONK
birthday eighteen minus sci-fi short opener
https://allthatsleft.bandcamp.com/

$5 or w/e$25 if ur bringing colonial gaze (limited space @ venue)
quench ur thirst at homesunday attire/timeline

Malportado Kids (pvd)
https://malportadokids.bandcamp.com/

SCRAAATCH (phl via dc)
https://soundcloud.com/scraaatch

Shakai Mondai (phl)
https://soundcloud.com/shakaimondai

Moor Mother Goddess + Abdul Kadir (phl)
http://ow.ly/MVFla

birthday eighteen minus sci-fi short opener

$5 or w/e
$25 if ur bringing colonial gaze (limited space @ venue)

quench ur thirst at home
sunday attire/timeline

 

 

o N e
I was talking about time. It’s so hard for me to believe in it. Some things go. Pass on. Some things just stay. I used to think it was my rememory. You know. Some things you forget. Other things you never do. But it’s not. Places, places are still there. If a house burns down, it’s gone, but the place—the picture of it—stays, and not just in my rememory, but out there, in the world. What I remember is a picture floating around out there outside my head. I mean, even if I don’t think it, even if I die, the picture of what I did, or knew, or saw is still out there. Right in the place where it happened

ALEX SMITH
NEGATIVE INFINITY
WILL
LOW MOAN HOVER ( EX BY V)
DIANNE (TROPHY WIFE)
DOG DAYS
ST. SKRIBBLY LACROIX
FLESH PRINCE
SHERMAN
TREE NAMED TURTLE
JUDAH THE OX
K.I.N
OHM
LIVING
MMGZ
WHAT NERVE

o N e

I was talking about time. It’s so hard for me to believe in it. Some things go. Pass on. Some things just stay. I used to think it was my rememory. You know. Some things you forget. Other things you never do. But it’s not. Places, places are still there. If a house burns down, it’s gone, but the place—the picture of it—stays, and not just in my rememory, but out there, in the world. What I remember is a picture floating around out there outside my head. I mean, even if I don’t think it, even if I die, the picture of what I did, or knew, or saw is still out there. Right in the place where it happened

ALEX SMITH
NEGATIVE INFINITY
WILL
LOW MOAN HOVER ( EX BY V)
DIANNE (TROPHY WIFE)
DOG DAYS
ST. SKRIBBLY LACROIX
FLESH PRINCE
SHERMAN
TREE NAMED TURTLE
JUDAH THE OX
K.I.N
OHM
LIVING
MMGZ
WHAT NERVE
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more info coming soon

The Afrofuturist Affair x Black Quantum Futurism
BLACK HOLOGRAPHIC MEMORY
presents
ROCKERS!
final of 2014

featuring
Chiuatl Ce
The Mighty Paradocs
Sunny Ali & The Kid
Bells Roar
King Azaz

with renegade readings by
St. Skribbly LaCroix
Moor Mother Goddess

BE THERE

The Afrofuturist Affair x Black Quantum Futurism

BLACK HOLOGRAPHIC MEMORY

presents

ROCKERS!
final of 2014

featuring

Chiuatl Ce
The Mighty Paradocs
Sunny Ali & The Kid
Bells Roar
King Azaz

with renegade readings by
St. Skribbly LaCroix
Moor Mother Goddess

AT DAHLAK PARADISE NOVEMBER 19TH. 9PM

“It’s AFTER the end of the world. Don’t you know that yet?” – SUN RA
In conjunction with our BLACK HOLOGRAPHIC MEMORY month long celebration of afrofuturism we bring you a night of experimental Readings and Workshops FEATURING
METROPOLARITY ::::: Alexoteric/ Maggie Eighteen/ Ras Mashramani/ Rasheedah Phillips/Experimental Time Order workshop
Moor Mother Goddess/Two Weeks 3 Release and Talk [www.mmgzmmgz.tumblr.com]
ALMAH THE ALCHEMIST/In the Temple of Mitochondrial Eve workshop [http://transmodernfestival.com/2010/category/essays]
DR. RONE SHAVERS/Reading and Afrofuturism talk
BHTP/
+ MORE

“It’s AFTER the end of the world. Don’t you know that yet?” – SUN RA

In conjunction with our BLACK HOLOGRAPHIC MEMORY month long celebration of afrofuturism we bring you a night of experimental Readings and Workshops

FEATURING

METROPOLARITY
Alexoteric/
Maggie Eighteen/
Ras Mashramani/
Rasheedah Phillips/Experimental Time Order workshop
www.metropolarity.net

Moor Mother Goddess/Two Weeks 3 Release and Talk
www.mmgzmmgz.tumblr.com

ALMAH THE ALCHEMIST/In the Temple of Mitochondrial Eve workshop
http://transmodernfestival.com/2010/category/essays

DR. RONE SHAVERS/Reading and Afrofuturism talk

BHTP/

+ MORE

7-10PM
A-SPACE
$ donation

WWW.AFROFUTURISTAFFAIR.COM

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.

((it took us a minute but eeeeyyyy it’s out now!))

–>TODDLERS ON TOUCHSCREENS CAUSE THEIR FINGERS WAS BORN WITH IT — DRONE SURVEILLANCE OVER ALL YR BODEGAS — SUPERBACTERIA TALKIN BOUT FUCK YR PENICILLIN — SCI FI IS NO LONGER ONLY FOR THE FUTURE — SCI FI IS HERE ON YOUR FRONT PORCH — WE WANT YOUR FUTURE PRESENT — YOUR SCI FI REALITIES — THE FUTURE IS NOW <-- COLLAB ZINE W/ WORK FROM:::::::::: + IT IS OKAY by Laura Pollard + SPONSORED MESSAGES from grey nebraska + comments from Azeem Hill, Fred Pinguel, n Carolyn Lazard + BATTLEFIELD REPLICA SYMMETRY RETROSPECTA by Moor Mother Goddess + THE 40TH ST. CON by Skribbly LaCroix + CONSTANTEMIEDOCONSTANTE by Natis + DISTRICTS by Aja Beech + FLYBOYS by Billie Blazer + G.P.S. by Althea Baird + LIFE ONLINE WORKSHEET by Eighteen & Ras + PORTRAIT OF THE ACTIVIST AS A YOUNG SUPER-HERO by Alex Smith + BLACK QUANTUM FUTURISM by Rasheedah Phillips + A YOUNG THUG CONFRONTS HIS OWN FUTURE by Ras Mashramani AND SOME OTHER JAWNS <3333
PICK IT UP IN THE ZINE SHOP OR AT OUR EVENTS IRL.

And as our 2013 Archive Zine approaches being sold out, we’ll continue to post its contents on the site here (maybe even a dang PDF if someone in the crew has the fortitude to format the thing).

zine orders get urs

)))Metropolarity is a Philly-based sci-fi arts collective comprised of city queers of color, cyborgs, time travelers, aliens, non-specifics, and gratuitous stardust.(((