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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Breaking The Myth of Meritocracy - PHILLY

The good folks at The Lenfest Institute have been leading a discussion series called Courageous Conversations for more than a year now. And the concept of privilege being a hot topic, this next one is sure to be a spirited exchange.

A panel of knowledgable folks, convened by Little Giant Creative, will jump into the fray of debating how a principle of “pulling one’s self up by one’s bootstraps” has never been a feasible platform for Black people. And, while the economy is doing well, there’s still a huge gap to bring Black people fully up to par with their non-Black counterparts.

The event is free, but you must RSVP to guarantee seating. Wed Nov 7 at WHYY’s Community Room, N. 6th St btwn Arch & Vine. Click the link to get on the list.

 
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“Hamilton” Tour Packages - PUERTO RICO

Long before the devastation of Hurricane Maria, Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda was using his star power to draw more economic prosperity to his native island. But, with many communities still struggling to rebuild infrastructure after the storm, he decided to up the ante and build back last tourism dollars quickly.

On November 10, tickets go on sale for Hamilton in PR! And there are travel packages available that will score you tix to the show and tours that will expand your horizons about Puerto Rico’s role in world history and culture.

 
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DISRUPTION - PHILLY

The African American Museum currently has an exhibition up called “COTTON: The Soft, Dangerous Beauty of Our Past” that is absolutely worth your time and attention. And while you’re in the house, take in some more thoughtful words to keep your juices flowing.

On Friday, November 16, Lyrispect has put together a powerful lineup of spoken word artists to bring meaningful artistry into AAMP’s auditorium.

Doors at 7, showtime 7:30. Tix are $7 in advance, $10 general admission on the night of, and FREE for AAMP members. Click the link below to secure your space.

 
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Soulful Sounds of Christmas - Atlanta

Who can’t use some incredible male crooning to help them officially bring in the holiday season?

On Sunday, Nov 26, Will Downing will lay out loads of his sexy baritone in partnership with the falsetto tenor stylings of special guests Eric Benet and Eric Roberson. Ladies or gents, there are no losers here. Take a date and make it an evening of romantic canoodling!

Doors open at 5, show starts at 6:30. Tickets range from $39 to $100. Reserve yours below.