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!!!


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Black Aesthetics: Philadelphia and the Black Arts Movement by The African American Museum in Philadelphia @ The African American Museum in Philadelphia
Aug 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Black Aesthetic refers to ideologies and perspectives of art that center on Black culture and life. This conversation will focus on AAMP’s current exhibition PhilAesthetic: 40 Years of Collecting African American Art, examining highlights of AAMP’s collection including works on paper, paintings, mixed media and sculpture, many of which were made at the height of the Black Arts Movement (BAM).

BAM emerged in the wake of the Black PowerMovement in 1965. The discussion will include howthe political climate and various creative aspects of BAM (poetry, literature, music, dance, theater, etc) inspired the practice of the visual artists whose works are on view. Their influence in the Philadelphia Art scene can still be felt today. Dr. Genevieve Hyacinthe, MFA Faculty at the School of Visual Arts who recently wrote an article about artist Barkley Hendricks and the influence of the Philadelphia sound in his paintings (Berlin: De Gruyter, Fall 2017) will be in conversation with Richard Watson, Exhibitions Manager at the African American Museum in Philadelphia and influential artist whose work stem from the Black Arts Movement.

This discussion will be moderated by Blake Bradford, Director of the Lincoln University-Barnes Museum Studies Program. This event will take place on Thursday, August 24th from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the African American Museum in Philadelphia (AAMP).

AfropolitanPhilly (Inauguration) – Largest Afro-Caribbean Mixer Now Launches In Philadelphia @ TBD
Aug 25 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The Largest Afro-Caribbean Monthly Cultural Mixer For Diaspora Professionals in DC, NYC, ATL,Miami, Houston & Baltimore now launches in Philadelphia in August

Afropolitan is a unique cultural experience where diapora professionals in Philly can connect, sociailize and celebrate Afro-Caribbean culture. The experiences fuses networking, cultural showcase, business spotlight, food , music and dance into a unique 5-hour phased cultural experience for diaspora professionals.

Checkout the videos below for a taste of the Afropolitan experience. Join us on Friday August 25th for the inauguration of AfropolitanPhilly. This will be an amazing night of Connections, Culture, Inspiration and Cocktails.

We will also be celebrating the independence of all African & Caribbean countries celebrating in August.

Happy hour until 7pm includes our signature cocktail “The Afropolitan” and many other drink specials.Bottle service is available all night as well as African-inspired small plates.

Checkout the video below for a taste of the Afropolitan Experience

Checkout past event VIDEOS & PHOTOS for a taste of the Afropolitan Experience

Come Early To Network | Stay Late To Party

Afropolitan is the largest Afro-Caribbean social movement of its kind attracting over 3000 diaspora professionals across multiple cities each month. It is also the premiere national platform for showcasing, promoting and sharing the vibrancy and variety of African cultures & Music with a broader audience.

You must RSVP by EOD on Thursday August 24th for complimentary admission

Free Before 7pm with RSVP | $10 Online Only Advance Tickets | $20 at the door after 7pm or without RSVP         Note: You must be checked in by 7pm for free admission. There is usually a line at the door so plan to be there latest by 6:30pm in order to be checked in by 7pm


Dress Code(Strictly Enforced): Professional, Ankara Wear, Classy. No T-Shirts, Hats, or Tennis shoes.

Age Limit(21): Mature clientele only

Have questions about AfropolitanPhilly (Inauguration) – Largest Afro-Caribbean Mixer Now Launches In Philadelphia? Contact DrumPulse Entertainment

Moscato & Heels with Belle Rouge -Philly Edition @ Studio 1831
Aug 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Belle Rouge Company LLC is proud to bring back the sexy and sensual Belle Rouge to Philadelphia! Belle will be in Philly for an ONE NIGHT ONLY heels dance class at Studio 1831. Ladies, come prepared to stretch, get sexy, and put on a show for this fun ladies night. All dance levels are welcomed to attend.

Attire is sexy black comfortable clothing. Recommended bottoms are shorts, leggings or high waist panties with fishnets/stockings. Comfortable heels are strongly encouraged but socks are permitted.

#BelleRougeVixen shirts and shorts will be available for purchase.

Bring your coins for an intimate shopping experience with the FAB “Sch-Rel Desire Fashion Brand.” Featuring statement jewelry and accessories. Check out to view statement pieces now!



Natural Heart Sistah Presents: Girlfriends365 My Black Is Beautiful Soul Session @ WeWork
Aug 26 @ 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Powered by Natural Heart Sistah
Join Us for our Launch Party!!!!
Girlfriends365 is the centric place for women of color to connect, learn, embrace and embark on beautiful experiences that matter to women. Girlfriends365 focuses on building a strong community that promotes self-love, health and wellness, healing, growth, community and culture.

Serving authentic power talks and enlightened conversations.
Girlfriends365 presents: Enlighten Empowerment Soul Sessions

My Black Is Beautiful is an inspiring and powerful afternoon of redefining real talk, self-love and sistahood. Immerse yourself for an afternoon of dancing, networking and enjoying a gathering of women that breath creativity, positivity, empowering and all things that is about living your best life now.
Bring your girlfriends, mothers, daughters and women that you know that will benefit in connecting with diverse and unique individuals in one beautiful space.

G365 Experience:
Authentic Power Talks
Enlighten Panel Discussion
Breakout Sessions
Spoken Word /Open Mic
Catered Food




Peace, Love & Poetry @ World Cafe Live - Upstairs
Aug 30 @ 8:00 pm
Peace, Love & Poetry @ World Cafe Live - Upstairs | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States

“A Soul Opera…telling stories of love & life through songs and poetry!”

Local and regional artist perform dramatic stories of love and life using a unique blend of poetry and songs backed by a live band and DJ. Hosted by SuiteFranchon and featuring the Best Kept Soul Band.

Cigar Czar Smoking Club @ More Than Just Food
Aug 31 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Members of our Hookah Club enjoy delicious hookah flavors and cigars paired with Executive Chef Ed Ingram’s specially prepared dishes for the evening. Come enjoy great vibes and even better food.

Important Info: Our Club meets every Fourth/Last Thursday of the month.

Members pay $20 Entry Fee to include cigars, hookah, and delicious Hors D’oeuvres.

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2017 Philly Fringe’s Production: Black Berry @ Art Sanctuary
Sep 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Local Artist, Terrell M. Green is utilizing theatre in a new and innovative way; as a means to create community conversations, collaboration, and solutions for immigrant inclusivity and women’s rights. Black Berry, is a new multimedia theatre presentation, written and directed by Terrell Green; being presented in the 2017 Philadelphia Fringe Festival at The Art Sanctuary. Teen lovers, Berryanna and Rouzbeh must fight to stay together during a
political time where citizenship and commitment are tested, both personally and nationally. With
a newly elected leader declaring war on Iran and removing all Iranian immigrants, Berry and Rouzbeh fight for their freedom, future, and their fruit. Focusing on current themes of immigration, Women’s choice, and public policy; both performances will be followed with a post show community discussions on Immigration and The Ownership of Women’s Body under the 45th Administration.


Janae Rockmore

Jerrick Medrano

Tiffany Bacon

Paul McElwee

Hamzeh Abuyounis

Philly Zetas 26th Annual Kid Summit @ West Oak Lane Charter School
Sep 16 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm


Come out for a day of fun and learning presented by Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Beta Delta Zeta Chapter (Philly Zetas) at our 26th Annual Kid Summit!

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

West Oak Lane Charter School
7115 Stenton Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19138

We will kick the day off with a community parade that you won’t want to miss! The morning is full of exciting and informative workshops on topics such as leadership, cyberbullying, and healthy lifestyles for youth and adults. The afternoon will include games, entertainment, a school supply giveaway, and more!

Parents, we encourage you to register yourselves as well as your children! Lets make leadership a family affair.

Kid Summit is FREE to attend! Lunch will be provided.

To register, please visit

If you are interested in partnering with us via sponsorship, we have severl levels of sponsorship available. Please contact us at for further information.

We look forward to the opportunity to serve you, encourage our youth and further our community bonds.

We hope to see your there!

Masterpiece Awards & The Black Artist Expo @ Pennsylvania Convention Center
Sep 16 @ 11:00 am – 11:00 pm

The Masterpiece Awards is an Annual Celebration of our Ancestor’s Life & Legacy from the past, present and future in the Cultural Arts & Humanities. We will honor a chosen individual(s) for dedicating there time with an unveiling of an Original Hand Made Masterpiece of Artwork. A One of a kind creation that will host a Global Community of Artist’s that will showcase Talent at The Black Artists Expo.

In addition a Wear Art Fusion Fashion Show will be one of the highlights with a Live Body Paint Art on the Model’s Urban Runway. A Charity Silent ART Auction will offer a mix of Artistic Styles for purchase to contribute to CREATIVE KIDS SCHLOLRSHIP FOUNDATION INC.

Meet and Greet The Legendary Artist Mark “G” along with a host of other Celebrities within the Entertainment Industry Showcase. Buy the Celebrity Brand product(s) on site and get Autographs with Photos.

This event is FREE for kids 17 and under with a Door Donation for Adults. For further Information or Artists, Models, Contact Mr. Gaines @ (267) 276-8573 or Email:

Fall Fashion Week 2017 @ The Palace
Sep 17 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

You are cordially invited to attend


Presented by

Joi Designs

Date: September 17, 2017

Time: 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM

Place: The Palace

109 N Black Horse Pike

Blackwood, NJ 08012

General Admission: $35.00

VIP: $45.00

“Early Bird Special”

The first 20 guest who purchase tickets will receive a special rate of $30.00 on General Admission seating.

Purchase tickets at

“Fall Fashion Week 2017”

***There will be no tickets sold at the door***

2017 NBMBAA® Impact Awards @ Pennsylvania Convention Center
Sep 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Emcee: Tamron Hall Award-Winning Journalist

For 47 years, the National Black MBA Association® (NBMBAA®) has been a game-changing advocate for black intellectual and economic wealth. The impact on intellectual and economic growth, educational opportunities and career enhancement has been profound, with long-term effects in the African American community.

The Association’s 2017 Impact Awards will celebrate the organization’s unwavering commitment to being a change-agent and voice for the African American community.  Representing the alignment between scholarship and achievement, the awards will recognize the accomplishments of its members and the entities, corporations and individuals who support the organization’s core values.


Black Owned Wine and Spirits Festival @ Showroom DC
Sep 30 @ 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Black Owned Wine and Spirits Festival @ Showroom DC | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

Never before has there been an opportunity where African-American owned Spirit, Wine, and Beer brands have been unified in one place for a single common ground. The Black Owned Wine & Spirits Festival will lay a foundation of commerce and education that will inspire and propel a movement towards the widespread support of Black owned Spirits, Wine and Beer.

This new and dynamic event space featuring an industrial chic warehouse feel and rooftop reception area with breathtaking views of our Nation’s Capital will be the backdrop for a day of live entertainment, craft cocktails and tastings, delicious cuisine, shopping unique items, and more. The festival will also introduce new brands to the market, and present a unique opportunity to taste and experience new wines, beers, spirits and gourmet cuisine from African American producers and chefs.

2017 Philadelphia Black Expo @ First District Plaza
Oct 14 – Oct 15 all-day

Black Expo America Inc

in partnership with

Philadelphia Black Entrepreneurs Network


2017 Philadelphia Black Expo


First District Plaza

3801 Market Street

Philadelphia, PA 19102

Welcome to the 2017 Philadelphia Black Expo taking place on October 14-15, 2017 and at the prestigious First District Plaza located at 3801 Market Street in Philadelphia, PA. Our theme for this expo is “Build It, and They Will Come”.  At this years, 2017 Philadelphia Black Expo, we will turn our green dollars towards Black owned (African-American, Caribbean and African) businesses.

This event is the premier opportunity for your company name, products, and services to reach a wide range of demographics in New Jersey and the tri-state area. The business exhibition portion of the expo will run from 10am to 8pm. Exhibitors and sponsors help underwrite actual production costs: facility rental, staging, lights & sound, advertising, printing, postage, security, refreshments, events, and programs. Exhibitor opportunities are open to everyone.

The 2017 Philadelphia Black Expo will exhibit businesses showcasing their products and services. The expo will also include the following events and programs: Black Legacy and Leadership Awards Ceremony, business seminars, community forum, youth empowerment seminar, health and wellness seminar, Fashion Show, business networking mixers, R&B concert, Gospel concert and a comedy show.

Due to print deadlines, all exhibitor commitments must be PAID IN FULL by September 30, 2017.

The  2017 Philadelphia Black Expo offers businesses and organizations numerous ways to connect with consumers. With a goal in mind to educate and uplift our growing, diverse community, the Philadelphia Black Expo highlights our culture in many different areas.

The  2017 Philadelphia Black Expo offers a chance for partners and visitors to experience premiere arts and entertainment, youth and family activities and programs, business networking, healthy living, education and more.

As an exhibitor, you will not only experience the excitement of diverse cultures, but you will also experience positive brand awareness before more than 1000 event attendees and tens of thousands more through print and online advertising for your organization as well. As a contributor to the Philadelphia Black Business Expo, your company will help our organization to deliver year-round business, youth, family and social programs and events to better serve our communities.

On behalf of the executive team and staff, we thank you in advance for your support and for being a partner of the Official KICKOFF of the 2017 Philadelphia Black Expo. Please do not hesitate to call regarding any questions concerning your company’s participation in the 2017 Philadelphia Black Expo.

Our Exhibitors come from various backgrounds:

Insurance * Fitness / Nutrition * Technology * Colleges / Universities * Health * Employment * Clothing * Hair Care * Beauty*Fragrances * Work From Home * Household Items * Construction * Credit Counseling * Banking * Self-Defense * Music * Churches * Computers / Internet * Fashions * Books * Child Care * Self-Improvement * Jewelry * Authors


For tickets & vendor Info send an email to or call 917-501-0614


Join Us Sundays Nights at 9pm

Philadelphia Black Expo Event Info

Conference Call: 515-739-1020

Access Code: 685435

FULL BLACK Sagittarius Birthday Bash @ Calabash Banquet & Restaurant
Dec 9 @ 10:00 pm – Dec 10 @ 3:00 am


music by:

MASSIVE B SOUND with Bobby Konders & Jabba [hot 97 fm]

THE PARTY ALLIANCE FAMILY [master rich, dj marfie, dj proud & boots]