Monday, February 20, 2017

Check back often as our Philadelphia African American Events calendar is constantly updated with events occurring in and around the Philadelphia area. These events include Comedy Shows, Church events, Community Events, Parties, Fashion Shows, Fundraisers, Out-of-Town Trips and Getaways, Poetry & Spoken Word, Seminars & Workshops, Black Events and more!!!

Add Your Event: to have your African American Event / Black Event / General Interest Event added to our calendar, email event information & image to (info) @ afrophilly.com

Feb
4
Sat
Communiversity at Imhotep @ Imhotep Institute Charter High School
Feb 4 @ 10:00 am – Mar 11 @ 1:00 pm
Communiversity at Imhotep @ Imhotep Institute Charter High School | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States

DESCRIPTION

FREE ENRICHMENT Classes For Community Members Of All Ages

Saturdays, February 4, 2017 – March 11, 2017 (Saturdays only)

(You must register for classes by January 19, 207)

Session I: 10:00 AM – 11:45 AM

Session II: 12:00 PM – 1:45 PM

Feb
25
Sat
DHEx Enterprises Cultural & Educational Exhibitions “A Place for All People: Introducing the National Museum of African American History and Culture” @ Germantown Avenue Business Alliance
Feb 25 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
DHEx Enterprises Cultural & Educational Exhibitions “A Place for All People: Introducing the National Museum of African American History and Culture” @ Germantown Avenue Business Alliance | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States

The Smithsonian Institution opened its newest museum, the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) on Sept. 24, 2016. The celebration continues and reaches beyond Washington, D.C., to Philadelphia, PA as DHEx Enterprises Cultural and Educational Exhibitions presents “A Place for All People: Introducing the National Museum of African American History and Culture.” Hosted by the 6300 Germantown Avenue Business Alliance, the commemorative poster exhibition will be on view February 25, 2017 at 6353 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

Organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) in collaboration with the National Museum of African American History and Culture, “A Place for All People” highlights key artifacts that tell the rich and diverse story of the African American experience. From the child-size shackles of a slave and the clothing worn by Carolotta Walls on her first day at Little Rock Central High School to Chuck Berry’s Gibson guitar, “Maybellene,” and the track shoes worn by Olympian Carl Lewis, the exhibition presents a living history that reflects challenge, triumph, faith and hope.

SITES has been sharing the wealth of Smithsonian collections and research programs with millions of people outside Washington, D.C., for 65 years. To bring the NMAAHC SITES exhibit, or other African American history exhibits, to your location, contact DHEx Enterprises, Deborah Gary at 215-844-4200 or visit www.dhexenterprises.com. For more information on the 6300 Germantown Avenue Business Alliance visit www.6300gtownave.org.

Mar
3
Fri
Films at AAMP: Portrait of Jason @ The African American Museum in Philadelphia
Mar 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Films at AAMP: Portrait of Jason @ The African American Museum in Philadelphia | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States

DESCRIPTION

For the first Friday in March, AAMP returns with a special edition of our Films at AAMP series featuring Shirley’s Clark’s influential work, Portrait of Jason.

PORTRAIT OF JASON is a film in which Jason Holliday is given the entire screen for an hour and 45 minutes, during which time he makes probably as candid a self-revelation as has been known in the history of motion pictures or literature. And yet, how much is true and how much is a performance? Shirley Clarke’s films were always exploring the border between cinema verité and fiction — and PORTRAIT OF JASON may well be her masterpiece.

Daring, provocative, ground-breaking and truly gripping, PORTRAIT OF JASON was one of the first LGBT films to be taken seriously by the general audiences. It remains one of the most remarkable films of American independent filmmaking. This screening will be followed by an expert-led panel discussion and audience Q&A. Stay tuned for details.

Mar
5
Sun
Philadelphia Six-Figure Stylist Workshop @ WeWork Five Penn Center
Mar 5 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Philadelphia Six-Figure Stylist Workshop @ WeWork Five Penn Center | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States

This spring, we’re hitting the road to teach stylists, salon owners, and beauty professionals how to grow financially. Join us for a 4 hour, power packed beauty business seminar where you’ll learn how to:

*Create A Six Figure Game Plan: Receive a custom plan to help you reach six figures based on your personal goals, service pricing, and more.

*Create High Impact Marketing Strategies: Learn the proven successful method of how to convert followers and supporters into clients, create low-cost marketing materials and campaigns, and discover the latest trends that will get you more exposure.

*Brand Like A Boss: Have you ever wondered why some stylists have 10K+ followers and are always booked when you’re just as a good? Learn the techniques they use to grow their brands exponentially.

Participation in the session also includes a one-on-one strategy following the course to ensure that you stay on the path to success, a toolkit valued at over $789 with resources to help you grow your business, and your own copy of the Six-Figure Success for Stylist workbook.

Mar
11
Sat
The Original Harlem Globetrotters @ Liacouras Center
Mar 11 @ 5:00 pm

The Original Harlem Globetrotters are preparing for their action packed 2016-2017 tour! A star-studded roster will have fans on the edge of their seats to witness the ball handling wizardry, basketball artistry and one-of-a-kind family entertainment that thrills fans of all ages. Join Globetrotter stars after the game where they will stay for an autograph, photograph and high five session for fans (subject to availability).

Mar
24
Fri
Re-Imagine: An Evening @ AAMP 40th Annual Heritage Gala @ Philadelphia Marriott Downtown
Mar 24 @ 6:30 pm

Re-Imagine: An Evening @AAMP as we enter our 40th Anniversary. This black tie affair will be host to over 350 business, cultural and political leaders gathered to support and celebrate African American arts and culture at one of the region’s premier cultural destinations.

May
6
Sat
Jamal C. Morris Memorial Scholarship Luncheon @ 1st District Plaza
May 6 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Jamal C. Morris Memorial Scholarship Luncheon @ 1st District Plaza | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States

DESCRIPTION

Memorial Scholarhip Luncheon to raise funds for two 4-year Engineering scholarships to Drexel University (one must be Mechanical) to a male and female student (African American, Inner City students)

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Feb
4
Sat
Communiversity at Imhotep @ Imhotep Institute Charter High School
Feb 4 @ 10:00 am – Mar 11 @ 1:00 pm
Communiversity at Imhotep @ Imhotep Institute Charter High School | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States

DESCRIPTION

FREE ENRICHMENT Classes For Community Members Of All Ages

Saturdays, February 4, 2017 – March 11, 2017 (Saturdays only)

(You must register for classes by January 19, 207)

Session I: 10:00 AM – 11:45 AM

Session II: 12:00 PM – 1:45 PM

Feb
25
Sat
DHEx Enterprises Cultural & Educational Exhibitions “A Place for All People: Introducing the National Museum of African American History and Culture” @ Germantown Avenue Business Alliance
Feb 25 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
DHEx Enterprises Cultural & Educational Exhibitions “A Place for All People: Introducing the National Museum of African American History and Culture” @ Germantown Avenue Business Alliance | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States

The Smithsonian Institution opened its newest museum, the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) on Sept. 24, 2016. The celebration continues and reaches beyond Washington, D.C., to Philadelphia, PA as DHEx Enterprises Cultural and Educational Exhibitions presents “A Place for All People: Introducing the National Museum of African American History and Culture.” Hosted by the 6300 Germantown Avenue Business Alliance, the commemorative poster exhibition will be on view February 25, 2017 at 6353 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

Organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) in collaboration with the National Museum of African American History and Culture, “A Place for All People” highlights key artifacts that tell the rich and diverse story of the African American experience. From the child-size shackles of a slave and the clothing worn by Carolotta Walls on her first day at Little Rock Central High School to Chuck Berry’s Gibson guitar, “Maybellene,” and the track shoes worn by Olympian Carl Lewis, the exhibition presents a living history that reflects challenge, triumph, faith and hope.

SITES has been sharing the wealth of Smithsonian collections and research programs with millions of people outside Washington, D.C., for 65 years. To bring the NMAAHC SITES exhibit, or other African American history exhibits, to your location, contact DHEx Enterprises, Deborah Gary at 215-844-4200 or visit www.dhexenterprises.com. For more information on the 6300 Germantown Avenue Business Alliance visit www.6300gtownave.org.

Mar
3
Fri
Films at AAMP: Portrait of Jason @ The African American Museum in Philadelphia
Mar 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Films at AAMP: Portrait of Jason @ The African American Museum in Philadelphia | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States

DESCRIPTION

For the first Friday in March, AAMP returns with a special edition of our Films at AAMP series featuring Shirley’s Clark’s influential work, Portrait of Jason.

PORTRAIT OF JASON is a film in which Jason Holliday is given the entire screen for an hour and 45 minutes, during which time he makes probably as candid a self-revelation as has been known in the history of motion pictures or literature. And yet, how much is true and how much is a performance? Shirley Clarke’s films were always exploring the border between cinema verité and fiction — and PORTRAIT OF JASON may well be her masterpiece.

Daring, provocative, ground-breaking and truly gripping, PORTRAIT OF JASON was one of the first LGBT films to be taken seriously by the general audiences. It remains one of the most remarkable films of American independent filmmaking. This screening will be followed by an expert-led panel discussion and audience Q&A. Stay tuned for details.

Mar
5
Sun
Philadelphia Six-Figure Stylist Workshop @ WeWork Five Penn Center
Mar 5 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Philadelphia Six-Figure Stylist Workshop @ WeWork Five Penn Center | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States

This spring, we’re hitting the road to teach stylists, salon owners, and beauty professionals how to grow financially. Join us for a 4 hour, power packed beauty business seminar where you’ll learn how to:

*Create A Six Figure Game Plan: Receive a custom plan to help you reach six figures based on your personal goals, service pricing, and more.

*Create High Impact Marketing Strategies: Learn the proven successful method of how to convert followers and supporters into clients, create low-cost marketing materials and campaigns, and discover the latest trends that will get you more exposure.

*Brand Like A Boss: Have you ever wondered why some stylists have 10K+ followers and are always booked when you’re just as a good? Learn the techniques they use to grow their brands exponentially.

Participation in the session also includes a one-on-one strategy following the course to ensure that you stay on the path to success, a toolkit valued at over $789 with resources to help you grow your business, and your own copy of the Six-Figure Success for Stylist workbook.

Mar
11
Sat
The Original Harlem Globetrotters @ Liacouras Center
Mar 11 @ 5:00 pm

The Original Harlem Globetrotters are preparing for their action packed 2016-2017 tour! A star-studded roster will have fans on the edge of their seats to witness the ball handling wizardry, basketball artistry and one-of-a-kind family entertainment that thrills fans of all ages. Join Globetrotter stars after the game where they will stay for an autograph, photograph and high five session for fans (subject to availability).

Mar
24
Fri
Re-Imagine: An Evening @ AAMP 40th Annual Heritage Gala @ Philadelphia Marriott Downtown
Mar 24 @ 6:30 pm

Re-Imagine: An Evening @AAMP as we enter our 40th Anniversary. This black tie affair will be host to over 350 business, cultural and political leaders gathered to support and celebrate African American arts and culture at one of the region’s premier cultural destinations.

May
6
Sat
Jamal C. Morris Memorial Scholarship Luncheon @ 1st District Plaza
May 6 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Jamal C. Morris Memorial Scholarship Luncheon @ 1st District Plaza | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States

DESCRIPTION

Memorial Scholarhip Luncheon to raise funds for two 4-year Engineering scholarships to Drexel University (one must be Mechanical) to a male and female student (African American, Inner City students)