The AfroFuturist Affair Presents: |BLACK HOLOGRAPHIC MEMORY| 4th Annual Charity & Costume Ball This year, The AfroFuturist Affair Annual Charity & Costume Ball has expanded space-time from one evening to a month-long celebration of Afrofuturism. In addition to the 4th Annual Costume Ball on Saturday, November 8 2014, we will have events throughout November, including workshops, dance party, readings, book club, film screenings, art exhibit, and more, all exploring the theme of Black Holographic Memory. Nov. 8 - Charity and Costume Ball - $10 sliding scale donation Please join us at Impact Hub Philly as we celebrate and bring awareness to Afrofuturism and Black SciFi culture with feature visual and performance artists, authors, and presenters whose creations use Afrofuturism and Black Sci-Fi as vehicles for expression and agency. Costumes and theme-wear strongly encouraged (check our past photos)! Sounds/Performances by: Visibly Inflight Sindian Violet Marley Music MMGZ and the BHM Band Ganja Goons Warren C. Longmire Marlo Reynolds https://soundcloud.com/marloreynolds Nyfolt John Moon James Hampton III Wino Willy Joy KMT Cirque Manikk Live Art by: The Campaign Omi UrbanGypsy Month-long Afrofuturist Art Gallery: Dezz Archie Nyfolt Noni Red Omi Urban Gypsy TZTA Collection by Selam Bekele +BQF Private art collection Nov. 8 | 11pm-2am | Indigenous Futurisms Afterparty at House of Future Sciences | $3 before midnight DJ Haram https://soundcloud.com/djharam DJ Nolita Selector https://soundcloud.com/nolitaselector DJ Precolumbian Nov 13 | Movie Night | $3-5 donation Join us at Impact Hub for an evening of Afrofuturist, Black Scifi, and Horror documentary and films featuring: Prince of Nowhere by Selam Films: Prince of Nowhere A Dangerous Cure: the Movie by Kevin Jarvis Last Man Standing by Stan West NOISEGATE by Donovan Vim Crony Walk With Me by Art Punch Studio + other shorts Nov 15 | Workshops/Readings | $3-5 donation Join us at A-Space Anarchist Community Center for workshops and readings with: Metropolarity Moor Mother Goddess Rone Shavers Almah the Alchemist Bhtp Author DjaDja N-Medjay Sponsored by Philadelphia Printworks Metropolarity ROCKERS! Fanbros.com Lissa Alicia Independent Media and Marketing All proceeds benefit The Futurist Fund Community Grant, which provides emergency assistance to low-income community members. More info at www.afrofuturistaffair.com.
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