/futures oct 27 '17

Final Fridays: The AfroFuturist Affair Costume Ball

Final Fridays: AfroFuturist Affair Costume Ball

Friday, October 27, 2017
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Free after admission

Final Fridays presents the seventh annual The AfroFuturist Affair Costume Ball, a celebration of AfroFuturist and Black speculative music, design, art, and creativity. Come dressed to impress in your best sci-fi and AfroFuturist fashions for a night of imagination, art, and activism. This evening has been envisioned alongside Black Quantum Futurism Collective (Camae Ayewa and Rasheedah Phillips) and is presented as part of Philadelphia Assembled. With Storm Tribble as the featured MC host for the evening and D1L0 as the event photographer.

Tarot Card Readings
5:00–8:00 p.m.
Oshun, a generational bruja whose work is rooted in African ancestral energy, is on hand to help you achieve your highest purpose. Space is limited; first come, first served.

Mobile Futures Institute
5:00–6:30 p.m.
East Terrace
Watch some Afrofuturist films in this retrofitted shuttle bus.

Music Performances
We’ll have a full house of performers, filling the Great Stair Hall with sound between 5:30 and 8:30 p.m.

Soul and R&B singer MovaKween honors the many layers and levels of the Divine Feminine.

Groove to ethereal and industrial tunes by underground producer and vocalist :3LON.

Don’t miss a rousing performance by beatmaker and lyricist Sammus.

Moor Mother
In collaboration with local musicians, Moor Mother presents an eclectic mix of jazz, poetry, hip hop, and electronics.

King Britt presents Fhloston Paradigm
In this live solo presentation, King Britt transmits omniversal signals from divine abstractions into a sonic experience. Let go . . .

Body Painting
5:30–7:30 p.m.
Kitakiya Dennis and Rell Stylez transform your look with detailed designs.

Mask Masking
5:30–7:30 p.m.
Need a finishing touch for your costume? Make a decorative face mask with Anthony Molden.

AfroFuturist Library
5:30–8:00 p.m.
Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse and Metropolarity bring written works for you to read and explore.

Fashion Show & Best Dressed Competition
7:20 & 7:40 p.m.
Walé Oyéjidé of Ikiré Jones, Eva Preston, and Feya Sterling show off their futurist looks on live models. Also, three finalists from our Best Dressed Competition will get to strut their stuff before the winner is announced. (Stop by the photo booth beforehand to make sure you’re entered in the competition.)

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