Wednesday, March 6
A Raisin in the Sun Special Preview Performance and Fundraiser ~ 6:45p
Join us for a light reception and preview performance of Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun at the Arden Theatre. Directed by Walter Dallas, former Artistic Director of Freedom Theatre, this play tells the story of the Younger family, who must contend with conflicting aspirations and a neighborhood's intolerance when an unexpected life insurance check makes possible the purchase of a new home for the family.
All proceeds from the purchase of tickets will benefit the African American Museum in Philadelphia.
Tickets $23.50. To purchase, visit: www.aamp.ticketleap.com. Tickets can also be purchased at AAMP or at the door.
The Arden Theatre Company is located at 40 North 2nd Street in the heart of Old City, Philadelphia.
Saturday, March 9
One Book, One Philadelphia: The Buddha in the Attic Through a Multicultural Lens ~ 1p
How might the experiences of the Japanese American women in Julie Otsuka's The Buddha in the Attic compare with the experiences of African American women and other women of color? Join us for a conversation about cross-cultural similarities and differences rooted in the gendered experiences of women across the globe.
Reading the book in advance is encouraged, but not necessary for participation. A limited number of books will be available in advance - contact Jeannette Morton at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-574-0380 x. 249 to arrange to receive your copy. A limited number of copies of the One Book, One Philadelphia children's selection, A Place Where Sunflowers Grow, will be available on a first come, first served basis on the day of this program.
One Book, One Philadelphia is a joint project of the Mayor's Office and the Free Library of Philadelphia that has the goal of promoting literacy and encouraging the Philadelphia community to come together through reading and discussing a single book. Each year, lectures, discussions, films, workshops, exhibitions, and performances illuminate both specific and universal themes within a featured selection. Now in its 11th year, the 2013 program runs from January 17th to March 13th.
Free with Museum Admission.
Thursday, March 14
37th Anniversary Heritage Gala - Dream Supreme: Telling Our History and Inspiring Our Future ~ 6p - 10p
Join AAMP as we celebrate our 37th Anniversary with a night of music, dancing and more! We will also honor the artistry, passion, and commitment to community of four talented individuals: Mary Wilson, Founding Member of the Supremes; Rev. Dr. Alyn Waller, Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church; Dr. Walter and Mrs. Beverley Lomax, Philanthropists.
Pennsylvania Convention Center - Terrace Ballroom
Friday, March 15
Doing It Their Way: A Panel Discussion Presented by Macy's ~ 5p
Are you a fan of the Motown sound? The drop by Macy's as moderator Dyana Williams and fellow guest panelists Tina Wells (founder and CEO of Buzz Marketing Group), Kristin Haskins Simms (designer and CEO of Strangefruit, LLC apparel company) and Florcy Morisset (founder and Creative Director of Vivant Art Collection) highlight each woman's professional achievements and strategies they used to build and maintain their personal brands. Special guest Mary Wilson, founding member of the Supremes and author, will share her insights on how women can achieve their professional dreams by staying true to themselves.
After the talk, enjoy Martinelli's delightfully non-alcoholic Sparkling Cider and music by Chelsey Green & The Green Project. Plus, receive a commemorative journal* with any Macy's purchase of $50 or more made during the event.
Space is limited. Please RSVP at www.macyscentercitycomeseeaboutme.eventbrite.com.**
This event takes place at Macy's Center City, 1300 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107.
Event subject to change or cancellation. *While supplies last. One per customer. **RSVP required for entry. Seating limited to first 150 customers. For more information on Chelsey Green & The Green Project, visit www.chelseygreen.com.
Saturday, March 16
The Science of Sound Family Fun Day ~ 11a - 4p
Inspired by our newest exhbit, Come See About Me: The Mary Wilson Supremes Collection presented by PNC Arts Alive, our friends from the Franklin Institute join us for a day of learning and activities exploring sound waves, music, and the science of sound! Ever heard of oobleck? See how it "dances" to the beat of the speaker, demonstrating how soundwaves move. And build you own "sound sandwhiches" to take home and experience!
Free with Museum Admission.
Saturday, March 16 **Just Added!**
Supreme Esteem: Life Lessons Workshop For Young Women ~ 5:30p - 7:30p
Young women ages 10-16 are invited to this intergenerational conversation about goal-setting, building self-esteem from the inside out and achieving your dreams featuring Mary Wilson, founding member of the Supremes, Maxine Powell, modeling and etiquette teacher and talent development coach for Motown, and Ursula Augustine, owner and operator of award-winning makeup studio Ursula's About PHace Rittenhouse Studio.
Saturday, March 30 and Sunday, March 31
Off-Site: Black History Showcase at the Pennsylvania Convention Center ~ 11a - 6p
Stop by the information table of the African American Museum in Philadelphia to explore our Trailblazers to Freedom Traveling Trunks - a traveling ectension of our core exhibit Audacious Freedom: African Americans in Philadelphia, 1776-1876 featuring video and replica artifacts and documents - and to learn about upcoming events at the museum!
For more information, visit http://www.blackhistoryshowcase.org/.