Friday, January 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

Jan
21
Sat
Ethnic Model Casting Calls 2017 Ethnic Queen Magazine Model Face Off @ Hilton Penn's Landing Hotel
Jan 21 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

Ethnic Queen Magazine Ethnic Model Casting Calls 2017 NY/NJ/PA/DE/MD/DC/VA

Ethnic Queen Magazine Official Model Casting Calls 2017 For Female Ethnic Models, Female Indian Models, Female Asian Models, Female Latina Models, Female African Models, Female Native American Models, Female Mixed Race Models, Female African American Models, Female Desi Models, Female Middle Eastern Models, and Female East Indian Models ages 18-35 that are proud of their ethnic beauty and culture.

All aspiring ethnic models that live in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, D.C., and Virginia are encouraged to apply to this modeling casting call.

Ethnic Queen Magazine is published by the International Beauty Movement who also publishes the internationally known and very popular Ripping Runways Magazine, Girl 9 Bikini Magazine, Project Couture Magazine, and Salon Savvy Magazine.

Jan
23
Mon
Free A Taste of African Heritage Cooking Classes @ Sayre Health Center
Jan 23 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Free A Taste of African Heritage Cooking Classes @ Sayre Health Center

DESCRIPTION

Join Sayre Health Center for a voyage to discover high fiber, plant based foods seasoned with spices native to the continent of Africa. Learn about the food culture and history of African Americans that echo African roots while making delicious foods as a group. Join us for this weekly social event and foster wellness, health and community. The curriculum for this fun six week class is prepared by Oldways.

This class meets every Monday at 11AM. There is parking in the lot. It can be accessed on the 58th and Locust St. side.

Inauguration Discussion for People of Color @ Park Plaza Condominums
Jan 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Inauguration Discussion for People of Color @ Park Plaza Condominums | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States

DESCRIPTION

Join us for a roundtable discussion as we question what does this new presidency and administration mean for us as people of color. We’ll focus on our stregnths and abilities as we discuss what it means to be and feel empowered in a political and social climate in which many feel powerless.

This roundtable discussion consists of small breakout discussion groups lead by one of the clinicians/trainers from The Ladipo Group. We’ll then come together as the larger group to exchange ideas, suggestions, and tools.

Feb
1
Wed
HBCU Tour @ Leaving from Mastery Charter Schools in Philly
Feb 1 – Feb 3 all-day

Calling all Male/Female Students (8-12 Grade / 1 Year out of H.S.)

Lincoln Univ., Morgan State, Coppin State, Bowie State, Howard Univ., Shaw University, St. Augustine Univ., Winston-Salem Univ.

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Feb
2
Thu
Opening Reception: Church of Broken Pieces & Harlem, USA @ The African American Museum in Philadelphia
Feb 2 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Opening Reception: Church of Broken Pieces & Harlem, USA @ The African American Museum in Philadelphia | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States

DESCRIPTION

On Thursday, February 2, you’re invited to join the African American Museum in Philadelphia as we open two stunning and moving photography exhibitions exploring the true depth and beauty of historically African American neighborhoods, “Shawn Theodore: Church of Broken Pieces” and “Dawoud Bey: Harlem, USA.

This reception is free and open to the public and will include wine and light fare. Join us as we continue to Re-imagine AAMP and celebrate our 40th Anniversary through the lens of these accomplished black photographers. You can learn more about both of these exhibitions below.

Feb
3
Fri
Films at AAMP: Black Girl + Merkato @ The African American Museum in Philadelphia
Feb 3 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Films at AAMP: Black Girl + Merkato @ The African American Museum in Philadelphia | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States

DESCRIPTION

On Friday, February 3, the African American Museum in Philadelphia returns with the next edition of our film and conversation series with Films at AAMP: Black Girl and Merkato.

In conjunction with our upcoming 2017 exhibitions, AAMP screens Ousmane Sembène’s brilliant and stirring 1966 feature film, Black Girl. Recently remastered for its 50th Anniversary, Black Girls tells the story of a young Senegalese woman who moves to France to work for a wealthy white couple and finds that life in their small apartment becomes a figurative and literal prison.

Along with screening Senegalese filmmaker Ousmane Sembene’s pioneering film Black Girl, the February screening will open with Philadelphia-based filmmaker Sosena Solomon’s documentary film Merkato featuring the largest open air market in Africa and the community of people in Ethiopia who “live, work and dream” there.

After the screening, Solomon will be joined by photographer Shawn Theodore to discuss Black Girl, Merkato and the films’ intersection with AAMP Winter 2017 exhibitions, Shawn Theodore: Church of Broken Pieces and Dawoud Bey: Harlem, USA.

Doors open at 6:00 p.m. with open gallery hours
Films Begin: 7:00 p.m.

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
5
Sun
The African American Psychological Condition: Getting us Healed @ Molefi Kete Asante Institute
Feb 5 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The African American Psychological Condition: Getting us Healed @ Molefi Kete Asante Institute | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States

DESCRIPTION

February 5, 2017, 4 PM (Sunday)

Dr. Furuq Iman, “The African American Psychological Condition: Getting us Healed” and Dr. Saddiki Che’Baye, “What Happened to the People of African Ancestry?”

Feb
11
Sat
Black Memorabilia Fine Art & Crafts Show @ Reginald F. Lewis Museum
Feb 11 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Black Memorabilia Fine Art & Crafts Show @ Reginald F. Lewis Museum | Baltimore | Maryland | United States

DESCRIPTION

Spend the day acquiring black memorabilia, fine art and crafts from artisans and collectors including slavery artifacts, books, stamps, paintings, prints, dolls, kitchen collectibles, coins, Civil War, political and civil rights memorabilia, jewelry, sports memorabilia and more. Educational exhibits on view include the Buffalo Soldiers, Dorothy Dandridge and Black Panther Party. Obtain verbal appraisals of memorabilia. Negro League baseball players and a Tuskegee Airman will be signing autographs.

At 2pm, the National Park Service co-presents a Pre-Grand Opening Event for the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park, slated to open March 2017. Join for a panel talk entitled “Harriet Tubman, A Woman of Courage and Vision: Inspired by Faith, Family and Community.” The distinguished panelists include Marci Wolff-Ross, Maryland Office of Tourism; Chris Elcock, GWWO, Inc./Architects; Robert Parker, Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park. They will provide a lens through which to examine the life and legacy of Harriet Tubman and the ongoing preservation efforts of her Maryland birthplace.

This program is free with the purchase of museum admission or museum membership. You may purchase tickets at the door.

Anne Arundel Alliance of Black School Educators (AAABSE) @ 210 Holiday Ct
Feb 11 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Anne Arundel Alliance of Black School Educators (AAABSE) @ 210 Holiday Ct | Annapolis | Maryland | United States

DESCRIPTION

All are welcome to attend the annual Anne Arundel Alliance of Black School Educators ( AAABSE) Scholarship GALA on February 11th 2017 at the Double Tree Hotel in Annapolis. All proceeds of the Scholarship Gala go to fund students within Anne Arundel County Public schools who demonstrate financial need, as well as the ability, commitment and desire to continue their education beyond high school.

Feb
14
Tue
Nu Soul Revival Tour @ Liacouras Center
Feb 14 @ 8:00 pm

Featuring Musiq Soulchild, Lyfe Jennings, Avery Sunshine, Kindred the Family Soul and more!

In celebration of drawing over 10,000 soul and R&B music lovers, from all over the U.S, to the largest annual Soul Music Festival in the SE region, the producers of the ATL Soul Life Music Festival are expanding on that successful concept. The 22-city Nu Soul Revival Tour is boasting a lineup of some of the genres’ finest who have been quite busy in 2016.

Musiq Soulchild will headline the Tour following an exciting 2016 which includes his seventh studio album, Life on Earth entering the US Billboard 200 at #27, his single “I Do” reaching #3 on Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, and performing in the highly anticipated musical adaptation of the cult classic, Love Jones. He will be joined by platinum-selling R&B and soul singer-songwriter, Lyfe Jennings; beloved Grammy Nominated “First Couple of Soul”, Kindred the Family Soul and; Multi-Award Winning Artist, Avery*Sunshine whose loyal fanbase includes music icons Aretha Franklin, Baby Face, Teddy Riley, Jazzy Jeff, and Patti LaBelle. Grammy Nominated singer-songwriter and record producer Dwele remains intent on raising his own bar. He “has spent the past decade as one of R&B’s most reliable stars. Album after album, he’s brought great tunes and top tier lyrics and has developed a huge following.” (SoulTracks) Not one to disappoint, the new dad continues to tour bringing his fans the music that they’ve grown to love.

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
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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