The Black Food & Dessert Expo - Philly Spring Edition
Jul
20
1:00 PM13:00

The Black Food & Dessert Expo - Philly Spring Edition

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Are your taste buds ready for an amazing, unique experience???

Join us as we pour into our own communities and showcase the amazing culinary talents of local black entrepreneurs. We are excited to host our 7th Expo in Philadelphia this Spring, we will return to Olde City! Once you sample, you can dine in or take your favorite dishes to go. All of our events have SOLD OUT so don't delay in getting your tickets! This will be our biggest event yet with 300+ attendees and 20+ vendors to shop and eat from.

Tickets:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-black-food-dessert-expo-philly-summer-edition-tickets-56359809708

*Not a Kennedy Robinson PR event, this is an event of Purpose PR Agency of The Collective Noir

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West Park Arts Fest
Jun
8
1:00 PM13:00

West Park Arts Fest

The West Park Arts Fest is excited to announce Philadelphia’s first ‘Funkfest at the West Park Arts Fest’ Philadelphia’s only funk music fest, showcasing an impressive lineup of bands from Philly’s growing Funk scene, and headlined by none other than Philly’s own Breakwater.

FunkFest will include a dynamic range of funk-inspired music from Jazz-Funk and Fusion, to Rock and Soul. Badd Kitti (aka Dianne Brieze Thompson) is also the festival curator and host. Performances begin at 1pm and continue to 6pm ending with Breakwater. A large crowd is expected so come early and bring your lawn chairs.

Attendees of all ages will enjoy stages of culturally diverse performances by some of the area’s most talented dancers, musicians, and vocalists. The event will engage the young and seasoned in dance, art making, and other activities including narrated historical trolley tours through the Centennial District. Two performance stages, work by local artists, unique art installations, an Art/Craft Market, and the offerings of diverse food vendors, make the West Park Arts Fest a must-attend event.

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Souls Shot Portraits of Victims of Gun Violence: Artist Reception
May
10
6:00 PM18:00

Souls Shot Portraits of Victims of Gun Violence: Artist Reception

Danny Simmons, Founder of Rush Arts Philadelphia, says “I saw the exhibition first with a friend Joe Brenman, a participating artist at his synagogue in Philadelphia. Joe has passed on since then, but his portrait carries on. This exhibition of portraits of the victims of gun violence resonated deeply with me. Everyone, of course, is aware of the impact guns have on our communities but these portraits put a face to it’s the victims. These thoughtful artworks added another layer of resonance with the addition of the artist’s vision of who these people were and what they meant to the people and communities left behind by the deaths. I feel this show and others like it should have a wide audience in every community nationally affected by these terrible tragedies.”

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Def Poetry Reunion at Final Fridays
Apr
26
6:00 PM18:00

Def Poetry Reunion at Final Fridays

Presenter Danny Simmons invites some of Philly’s most recognized poets and special guests to gather for an epic evening of artistry in this special takeover of Final Fridays. Featuring Sonia Sanchez, ursula rucker, Lamar Manson (Black Ice), Vanessa German, Bonafide Rojas, and poetic duo Yellow Rage. Hosted by Liza Jessie Peterson. A DJ set by Rich Medina with visuals by The Marksmen follows the performance.

Member tickets on sale Mar 1; public tickets on sale Mar 8.
Note: performance contains adult content.

Photo of Sonia Sanchez by Jen Zhu

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The Black Food & Dessert Expo - Philly Spring Edition
Apr
20
6:00 PM18:00

The Black Food & Dessert Expo - Philly Spring Edition

blackfooddessertexpo

Are your taste buds ready for an amazing, unique experience???

Join us as we pour into our own communities and showcase the amazing culinary talents of local black entrepreneurs. We are excited to host our 7th Expo in Philadelphia this Spring, we will return to Olde City! Once you sample, you can dine in or take your favorite dishes to go. All of our events have SOLD OUT so don't delay in getting your tickets! This will be our biggest event yet with 300+ attendees and 20+ vendors to shop and eat from.

Tickets:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-black-food-dessert-expo-philly-spring-edition-tickets-52201414837

*Not a Kennedy Robinson PR event, this is an event of Purpose PR Agency of The Collective Noir

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Philly Celebrates Jazz | Rush Arts Philadelphia Celebration
Apr
19
6:30 PM18:30

Philly Celebrates Jazz | Rush Arts Philadelphia Celebration

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The Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy and Rush Arts Philadelphia (RAP) present a Jazz Month Celebration featuring vocalist Lezlie Harrison, Dylan Taylor on bass and Al Johnson on drums. Special appearances of spoken word by D-Cross as well as RAP founder, and creator of Def Poetry Jam, Danny Simmons. The author of four poetry books, Simmons also has a forthcoming album on Blue Note Records with legendary jazz bassist Ron Carter based on Simmons’ book The Brown Beatnik Tomes.

As part of Philly Celebrates Jazz, the Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy is proud to present its third Neighborhood Jazz Series of FREE jazz concerts, dance lessons, film screenings and more throughout Philadelphia.

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