GATHERINGS

We may not always have a formal meet up planned, but here is where you can get information about recommended cultural happenings, here in Philly and in other funky places.

 
 
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Sittin In w/Rare Essence - PHILLY

Our friends at the Kimmel Center for Performing Arts have done it again...calling down the Beltway and booking one of the seminal bands in the world of gogo music, DC legends RARE ESSENCE!

Not only are they performing live in Commonwealth Plaza where you'll have plenty of room to put your one leg up and your booty on the floor, but the entire party is $FREE.99. Doors at 8, show at 9pm. Wed June 6.

 
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photographic memory exhibit - philly

Selfishly, we can't trust that you'll visit every page on this website for updates, so we needed to take up a space here for our own Soul Sanctuary programming.

We've partnered with the awesome folks at Slought and Penn's School of Social Policy and Practice to curate our first-ever visual art exhibit, and to host a series of Q&As with creative notables about the necessity of preserving Black culture and history through the archival process.

Gallery hours vary during the week, but we hope to see many of you for the Opening Reception on Thursday June 21 at 7pm when we chat it up with the gents of Reelblack (who are also featured in the Video Immersion space). The show runs through Saturday, July 21.

 
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SUMMER BLOCK PARTY - PHILLY

If you have been in this town for more than a minute, you know how hard Philly rolls for hometown anything. And that goes double for the native musical talent.

On Saturday, June 30, the vibe will be certified Show Ya Love as Jill Scott headlines along with Boyz II Men, DJ Jazzy Jeff and other super-secret special guests. Look for plenty of linen short sets and folks screaming themselves hoarse singing along with all the hits. And line dancing. Cause that's how we do.

At the Mann Center, 52nd & Parkside. Doors at 7, show at 8. Rain or shine.