Black Lives Matter Philly + cineSPEAK Film at Malcom X Park (Wednesday September 26, 7 – 10PM)
“Black Lives Matter Philly + cineSPEAK : alternative cinema proudly present Louis Massiah’s documentary BOMBING OF OSAGE AVE at historic Malcolm X Park (51st + Pine).
ABOUT THE FILM:
Bombing of Osage Ave: A documentary produced and directed by Louis Massiah for WHYY-TV 12 Philadelphia, and written and narrated by Toni Cade Bambara. On Mother’s Day, 1985, a virtual army of city and state police converged on a quiet block in historic Cobb’s Creek, a blossoming neighborhood of parks and children, aluminum siding and basketball stars nestled in the heart of Philadelphia’s African American community. By the next day, 61 homes were destroyed and 11 people were dead, all members of the communitarian MOVE organization. In this, the winner of 1987’s Global Village Best Documentary Award, Massiah establishes the setting for the tragedy early on, and Bambara’s poetic narration draws us deeper into the drama.”
ICA Free for All (Wednesday September 26, 6 – 9:30PM @ 118 S 36th St)
“FREE FOR ALL is ICA’s biannual event for the public to view our exhibitions (Cauleen Smith & Ree Morton!), witness special performances, and enjoy free food and drinks.
Join Farid Abdul Bari-Barron, keyboardist/pianist of the SUN RA ARKESTRA, along with his quintet SUNSHIP, for a special musical performance featuring the Minimoog in solo and ensemble settings. Build your own synthesizer, experience and explore various Moog Music Inc.electronic musical instruments, and imagine your own soundscape.”
Black Panther in Clark Park (Friday September 28, 6 – 10PM @ Clark Park, 4300 Baltimore Ave)
“It’s WAKANDA FOREVER in Clark Park! Wear your best superhero outfit and take an adventure to Wakanda to see the smash hit Black Pantherwith a crowd under the stars! We’ll be welcoming staff from Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse, the only black-woman owned shop of its kind for activities, giveaways, and a costume parade. Come hungry and grab food from Baby Blues BBQ Philly, Foolish Waffles, and Lil’ Pop Shop. Bring your blankets and chairs and enjoy a free movie in beautiful Clark Park!
The movie will start shortly around 7:15 (when the sun sets completely).
About this film: The worldwide smash tells the tale of T’Challa, the King of Wakanda, as he rises to the throne in the isolated, technologically advanced African nation, but must battle when his claim is challenged by a threatening outsider.”
March to End Rape Culture 2018 (Saturday September 29, 11 AM – 2PM @ Thomas Paine Plaza, 1401 JFK Blvd)
“The March to End Rape Culture (#MTERC) is an event raising awareness about rape culture and its effects across society. This annual event is a monumental occasion for Philadelphians to learn about the widespread issues related to rape culture—a culture where sexual violence is accepted as a part of everyday life—and what is being done to end it. It is a supportive and empowering place for survivors of rape and abuse across all backgrounds to speak out and be heard, and a place for survivors and their advocates to connect with a wide variety of local activists and resource groups.”
GO WEST! Craft Fest (Saturday September 29, 11AM – 5PM @ The Woodlands, 40th and Woodland)
“Shop 100 local makers of jewelry, ceramics, home wares, accessories, original art, prints, stationery, clothing, children’s items and unique treasures. Enjoy live music, food trucks, children’s activities and acrobatic performances by Tangle Movement Arts.”
Opera on the Mall (Saturday September 29, 7PM @ Independence Mall)
“Pack your picnic baskets and blankets for a FREE, big-screen broadcast of We Shall Not Be Moved!
Now in its eighth year, Opera on the Mall has attracted nearly 30,000 opera fans and newcomers to Independence National Historical Park for an evening of opera under the stars. Have your photo taken in our free photobooth or grab a bite from food trucks on 5th Street.
About the opera: Combining spoken word, contemporary dance, classical, R&B, and jazz singing, We Shall Not Be Moved tells the story of five North Philadelphia teens on the run. Their confrontation with a local police officer rises from the enduring ashes of the Philadelphia Police Department’s 1985 bombing of the MOVE compound in West Philadelphia. This opera asks “For whom America the Beautiful?” and raises timely questions about national identity, race, gender, the failure for some in the public education system, and personal responsibility. With music by Daniel Bernard Roumain, libretto by Marc Bamuthi Joseph, and directed by Bill T. Jones.”
Philadelphia Fun Guide
“Philadelphia is a great place to be a teen! The city is filled with so many interesting and amazing arts and culture events happening from West Philly to Center City and the suburbs. One of the great perks of being a teenager in Philadelphia is that you get access to several awesome museums with the STAMP pass, for FREE!”
Free Museums in Philadelphia
Visit over thirty five local museums, science centers, gardens, historic sites and cultural attractions at a rate of $2 per person. Residents who “monitor their government issued cash, food, or medical benefits with an EBT card” are eligible to become an ACCESS Cardholder. One ACCESS card enables up to four family members attending at the discounted rate.
Indego30 Access Pass
Enjoy biking around Philly? Individuals with an ACCESS card can enjoy unlimited 1-hour trips using Indego bikeshare for $5 per month.
Students at Museums in Philly (STAMP) Pass
Open to all Philadelphia high school students, the STAMP pass offers free admission to Philly museums, attractions and special events. STAMP seeks to increase teen access to Philly’s vibrant art and culture scene.
Free Events at the South Philadelphia Library
An online directory of daily events and resources including career workshops, learning CPR and even jazz concerts.
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