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African American History Month – READ BELOW FOR MANY EVENTS.


AND Company Theatre in- vites you to enjoy excerpts from their latest stage pro- duction, a theatrical adapta- tion of Lorraine Hansberry’s autobiography at the Central Library, 1901 Vine St., at 10:15 a.m. All attendees will receive one free ticket to the full the- atrical performance at their location staged February 23 thru February 26th 5322.

. 215-686-

Come out for a cup of cof- fee and a first glimpse of the long awaited and much an- ticipated graphic novel, the Pollinator’s Corner at the Hot Shot Tower, 542 Christian St., from 7:30-8:30 p.m. www.

Dock Street, 50th & Baltimore

Ave. presents the West Philly Tee Shirt Design Contest. Starting February 17th and ending March 17th, Dock Street is accepting submis- sions for our next tee shirt de- sign. The design can be based around the brewpub, a spe- cific beer or Dock Street beers in general. For guidelines:

“Help Yourself to Health” workshop series for adults 60 and older with chronic health conditions will take place at Reed Street Presbyterian Apartments, 1401 South 16th Street in Philadelphia, from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The work- shops are designed to help individuals with arthritis, diabetes, high blood pressure, anxiety, heart disease, and other chronic health condi- tions. 215-551-1395.

Jazz Night: Dan Hanrahan Trio & Dave Sanders Quartet at the Moonstone Arts Cen- ter, 110 A S 13th

St., at 9 p.m.

BYOB. $10. www.moon-

Drexel Professor Scott Ga- briel Knowles discusses “The Disaster Experts: Mastering Risk in Modern America” Knowles provides historical context and sheds light on a diverse collection of profes- sionals and decision-makers who have emerged as author- ities on modern risk and di- saster at the Penn Bookstore, 3601 Walnut St., at 5:30 p.m. 215-898-5965.


David Buuck author of The Shunt speaks on Occupy Oakland and Police Brutality at the Moonstone Arts Cen- ter, 110 A S 13th

St., at 7 p.m.


In honor of African-American History Month, Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral (located on 38th

Interested in researching your family history, but don’t know where to begin? Join the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania, 2207 Chestnut St., and instruc- tors from 10 a.m.-noon. For non-members, the class is $15. Please register by visiting our website:, or call us at 215-545-0391.

Street between Market

& Chestnut) is pleased to host a program, which will be re- flection on African-American narratives, spirituals, poetry and dance. Performing artists include Lourin Plant, bari- tone; Paule Turner, dancer; Alexander Timofeev, piano; James Osby, reader and David Bollar, reader. For more infor- mation, call 215.386.0234 or visit www.philadelphiacathe- Free will offering.

Join Professor Benjamin Heb- blethwaite of the University of Florida for a presentation on the songs used in the re- ligious traditions of Vodou, which provide a unique look into Haiti’s religious and cul- tural heritage at the Central Library, 1901 Vine St., at 7 p.m. 215-686-5322.

Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut, adapted by Eric Simonson will perform at the Curio Theater, 4740 Baltimore at 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays through March 3rd, 215-525-1350. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24TH

Gypsy Jazz: The Belleville Quartet: Their repertoire ranges from that of legendary French gypsy jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt to the folk songs of Serbia, Romania, Macedonia and beyond at the Moonstone Arts Center, 110 A S 13th

St., at 8 p.m. $10. www.

Saturday Afternoon movie at the Blackwell Library, 125 S 52nd 7424.

St., at 3 p.m. 215-685-

Steuben Remembered: A Collection of Glass Made No More” will be held at the Show of Hands Gallery, 1006 Pine Street (Antique Row) thru March 4, 2011. This Spe- cial Show/Sale of Steuben glass, featuring glass from 1910 to the present, is from the private collection of Phila- delphian Andrew Marconi. 215- 592-4010.


Chess Club at Lucien E. Blackwell Regional Library, 125 South 52nd St. from 2- 4:45 p.m. Kids & adults of all levels are welcome. 215-685- 7424.

Join the African-American Museum, 701 Arch St., for a special storytelling event around this year’s One Book children’s selection, Running the Road to ABC at 1 p.m.

The fourth concert of the Arab Music Concert Series features the works of com- poser Kareem Roustom in- cluding the US premiere of “Abu Jmeel’s Daughter,” a music performance narrated by Leila Buck. Born in Syria, Roustom is an Emmy nomi- nated composer who has written scores for award-win- ning films including Budrus and Amreeka at the Trinity Center for Urban Life, 22nd & Spruce Streets at 8pm. www.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26TH . $10-$20.00, www.curio-

Dynamic dance troupe brings together traditional African and modern African-Ameri- can dance while teaching about the respective cultures on opposite sides of the At- lantic at the Central Library, 1901 Vine St., at 2 p.m. 215- 686-5322.

Groove with WPEB’s own DJ Champe of the Lion’s Den at Kifs (6142 Market) every Sunday from 3pm-9pm for a reggae brunch featuring live bands playing roots culture and dancehall. For more in- formation contact Champe at


com”. You can hear the Lion’s Den on Monday nights from 10 pm to Tuesday morning at 2am with a break at 11pm for Free Speech Radio News, and on Saturdays from 6pm to 10pm.

Concerts@First welcomes the Amabile Quartet—Ruo Tao Mao and Hang Fang Zhang, violins, Sarah Sutton, viola, and Elizabeth Thompson, vi- oloncello—for an evening of chamber music built around Edward Elgar’s gorgeous Sting Quartet in E minor Opus 83. Seldom played, this jewel of a piece takes the listener on the most glorious trip through the best of English country- side…and music. “Bridging” the gap, quite literally, are the Three Idylles by Frank Bridge, another English composer, featuring thoughtful, play- ful music that delights the senses. And finally, a French dessert—Debussy’s


Quartet in G minor. Concert at the First Presbyterian Church

of Philadelphia, 21st

& Walnut

Sts, at 7:30 p.m. Free. 215-567- 0532.

Discussion on Langston Hughes, as one of the best- known works of the Ameri- can poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and col- umnist at the Ethical Society, 1906 Rittenhouse Square, at 11 a.m. All are welcome, child- care provided. 215-735-3456,

Patriarchal Rites: A Multi- Gendered Approach to Mas- culinity at the Moonstone Arts Center, 110 A S 13th


at 7 p.m. $10. www.moon-

Reverend Alan Neale will reflect on Edwidge Danticat’s Create Dangerously: The Im- migrant Artist at Work during Lent by focusing on issues related to immigration and cultural identity in a spiritual setting at the Church of the Holy Trinity, 1904 Walnut Sts. at 8:30 a.m. 215-567-1267.


Black History Story Time at the Walnut West Library, 201 S 40th

St., at 10:30 a.m. 215- 685-7671.

L.I.F.E. the poet at the Moon- stone Arts Center, 110 A S 13th St., at 7 p.m. www.moon-

Penn Professor Karl Rickels discusses “A Serendipitous Life: From German POW to American Psychiatrist” at the Penn Bookstore, 3601 Walnut St., at 6:30 p.m. 215-898-5965.

Freedom on My Mind: A documentary on the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee and the Missis- sippi Freedom Summer Proj- ect in 1964 will be screened at Uhuru, 1220 Spruce St., from 7-8:30 p.m.


Children’s Chess Club at the Blackwell Library, 125 S 52nd

St., at 4:30 p.m. 215- 68507424.

Learn about changing ca- reers, conducting a job search or developing a resume at the Central Library, 1901 Vine St. from 6-8 p.m. This session held in the Tech Lab, Room 14 on the Ground Floor. 215- 686-5436.

The Blackwell Regional Li- brary will host a Volunteer Tax Assistance Program (VITA), sponsored by Path- Ways PA, a non-profit organi- zation. Pathways PA will of- fer qualifying taxpayers assis- tance in preparing their 2011 tax returns, free of charge, from 1-7 p.m. Appointments required. 215- 685-7433.


“Jesus Had Two Daddies,” a ridiculously serious look at scripture: Renowned perform- er Peterson Toscano returns to Philadelphia with a new play examining the bible and its re- lation to LGBTQ people at the Moonstone Arts Center, 110 A S 13th

St., at 8 p.m. $12. www.

Let’s Speak English for Inter- national Students at the Wal- nut West Library, 201 S 40th at 12 p.m. 215-685-7671.


Learn more about your gov- ernment: contact your con- gressman, learn about Social Security, talk to someone about your heating bill, get tax forms, research an illness, locate a lawyer, locate science resources for a child’s science project, and more at the Cen- tral Library, 1901 Vine St., at 2 p.m. 215-685-5322.


Free Yoga class at the Inde- pendence Library, 19th

& Rit-

tenhouse, at 12 p.m. 215-686- 1633.

Opening exhibit for Michael Cole Manely’s Commuter- scapes and Expectations at the Rodger LaPelle Gallery, 122 N 3rd

runs thru April 1st

St., from 6-10 p.m. Exhibit . www.rod-

Screening and Discussion: Basquiat: The Radiant Child at the Fleisher Art Memorial, 719 Catharine St., at 7 p.m. 215-922-3456.

The Blackwell Regional Li- brary, 125 A S 52nd

St. will host

a Volunteer Tax Assistance Program (VITA), sponsored by PathWays PA, a non-profit organization. Pathways PA will offer qualifying taxpay- ers assistance in preparing their 2011 tax returns, free of charge, from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Appointments required.215- 685-7433.


Chess Club at Lucien E. Blackwell Regional Library, 125 South 52nd St. from 2- 4:45 p.m. Kids & adults of all levels are welcome. 215-685- 7424.

College prep workshop at the Blackwell Library, 125 A S. 52nd

St., at 11 a.m. Pre-

sented by BRICKS, Inc., the workshop includes informa- tion about choosing the right college, navigating the appli- cation process, and finding scholarships/financial aid. For information, visit their website www.bricks2build. org or contact the adult/teen department at 215-685-7433. The Pollinator’s Jamboree:

A book release dance party at Studio 34, 4522 Baltimore Ave., from 7:30-Midnight.


“An Evensong for Lent” at Philadelphia Episcopal Ca- thedral, 38th

& Chestnut Sts.

at 4 p.m. the Cathedral Sing- ers directed by Thomas Lloyd will be joined by the Chancel Choir of the African Epis- copal Church of St. Thomas and lead this special Even- song Service for Lent - “The Soul Cries Out”.215.386.0234, www.philadelphiacathe-

Cris & Lou perform catchy children’s songs perfect for little ears and the young at heart at the Central Library, 1901 Vine St., at 2 p.m.. With songs about everything from sharing and brushing teeth, Cris and Lou’s songs cover topics kids can relate to and understand. 215-222-5322.


Monday Poets | Anne Marie Macari and K.A. Hays at the Central Library, 1901 Vine St., at 6:30 p.m. 215-686-5322.


Children’s Haitian Quilt Square Workshop at the Had- dington Library, 446 North 65th St., at 4 p.m. Participants will learn about the history of quilt culture in Haiti in a hands-on workshop. Each person will also create their own quilt square to take home. 215-685-1970

Nutrition Workshop at the Walnut West Library, 201 S 40th St., at 4 p.m. 215-686-7671.


Around the World: One Man’s Journey 6 Continents, 60 countries and one award win- ning filmmaker. Doug Jones presents his travel memoirs and an incredible journey for viewers...the world has changed. By the Geographi- cal Society at The Academy of Natural Sciences, 19th and the Parkway, Philadelphia. Call 610-649-5220. Tickets $18, stu- dents $7.50.

m. www.geographicalsociety. org

Come and learn craft tips from Drexel University cre- ative writing professors to get your creative writing to the next level at the James E. Marks Intercultural Center (Round tables in lobby) 34th and Chestnut Streets at 1 p.m. 215-895-6485.

Do you have a NOOK and want to know how it works? Attend a fun one-hour train- ing in the Tech Lab at Central Library. 1901 Vine St., at 10 a.m. 215-686-5331.

2p.m. and 7:30p.

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