These Days: Sermons on Top of Stellar Masses on Top of Circus Acts on Top of Poetry  Readings on Top of Invocations on Top CD Release Parties on Top of Contemporary Congolese Dance Collaborations.

                               May 2018 - June 2018

Join Me For Creative, Spirited, Community-Rituals, Sermons, Panels and Performances

May 16, 2018

Stellar Mass III | Earth

May 16, Fels Planetarium at The Franklin Institute

YES!!! I said "PLANETARIUM!!!"

222 N 20th St,

Philadelphia, PA 19103

6 – 8:30 PM

Stellar Masses
A series of site-specific events featuring poetry, video, music, performance & sermons that embrace the sacred and interstellar.

May 20, 2018

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Sunday, May 20th

4:00pm – 7:00pm

West Oakland, Oakland, CA, USA

People's Kitchen Collective is taking it to the STREETS! with a FREE community meal for 500 people on a long table spreading through the streets of West Oakland in May 2018. The STREETS! meal will be a public gathering at the intersection of food, art & justice in celebration of the radical history of West Oakland and the continued work of so many for our collective liberation.

 

Free community tickets to be announced.

You don't want to miss this historic event.

June 01, 2018

Curated by the inimitable curator, Lauren Marie Taylor, The exhibition, "Thekla", is based on the short story by Italo Calvino. It opens June 1 and will be up for the month. Participating artists include Ala Ebtekar, Elia Vargas, Yetunde Olagbaju, Lisa Blatt, Mark Baugh Sasaki and the Telescope Makers Workshop.
 

Notes from the Curator: "When I first thought about what I wanted to do a show about, I was thinking about Nicholas of Cusa and his writing in De Docta Ignorantia, about the work of knowing God and about science as a way to do so. I was thinking about the idea that if God is infinite and unknowable, maybe the universe is too, but that we still strive to understand them both. It was hard to make a show around this theme, but I still have it in the back of my mind."

 

Cool, right?!?!?!??

Join me opening night, where I'm reading live my contribution to the publication for the exhibit!!!

June 02, 2018

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Nkisi Nkondi: Sacred Kongo Sculpture Performance Installation @ MOAD

Saturday, June 2nd - Sunday, June 3rd, 2018

Join us for a very special performance installation conceived of and choreographed by Byb Chanel Bibene.

 

Nkinsi Nkondi project emerged from a trip to Paris, France. During a visit to the Quai Branly Museum, choreographer Byb Bibene discovered a nkisi nkondi statue from the Kongo people of central Africa. This divine figure represents the moral and spiritual codes of the people – it is also a political and religious symbol of power, resistance, fear, and defiance. The minkisi were power figures used to destroy evil spirits, cure illnesses, and resolve disputes. The performance installation guides the audience through time, through the walls and floors of the museum where one can witness multiple performances and installations exhibiting how text, body pigments, dance, and music, converge to tell history.

Live music by Adriena Rueda 

Text by Marvin K. White, Darius Simpson, and Byb Chanel Bibene

Recorded music by Bayaka Pymees, Henry Torgue and Serge Houppin, Arno Elias

 

For more info, visit facebook.com/kiandanda

Performances & Tickets

Saturday, June 2 | 4pm

Saturday, June 2 | 7pm

Sunday, June 3 | 1pm

Sunday, June 3 | 4pm

June 04, 2018

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PianoFight Theater

Monday June 4th, 7:30pm,

Literary Foolery is a 90-minute Cabaret featuring a person doing amazing work in the community with circus artists, comedians and musicians sharing performances inspired by the guest's work. Every other month at PianoFight Theater in SF

 

This June, the clowns are excited to welcome me, Poet, Writer, Preacher, Public Theologian, Visual Artist and Arts Organizer, Marvin K. White to the stage to celebrate the sacred and the profane.

Featuring:
Marvin K White!
Samsara Shmee
Michelle Magdalena
Edna Miroslava Eaia
Jefferson Freire
Tristan Cunnigham
Polina Smith


Monday June 4th, 7:30pm, PianoFight Theater


 

June 10, 2018

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Join us for a fantastic evening of contemporary conversations through Jazz and Poetry with Spirituals.

Andrew Jameson's "Trouble Ensemble" is a revelation. It is profound homage to African-American music traditions and pathways.

I'm reading with the band and Ernest Larkins is singing along with special guest artists.

June 15, 2018

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June 15, 2018
Black Magic
EASTSIDE ARTS ALLIANCE, 7:30PM
Curated by the Ultra-Nate of Black Urban Arts, Micia Mosely
Tickets: $12-$20 sliding scale, NOTA
Ticket Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/black-magic-tickets-45186946373

Black Magic is an interactive and interdisciplinary performance that lifts black queer voices to resist anti-Blackness and homophobia and reimagines new possibilities for the twenty first century and beyond. Using humor, poetry, music and photography, the audience will help shape a path to freedom through resistance. Black Magic is a reconnecting with our ancestral knowing through performance in order to navigate this current social and political moment using an artivist (art+activist) approach to create and express our truths.

MULTIDISCIPLINARY
Creating Queer Community Program

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Sunday Celebration of PRIDE!

 

If you're looking for music that'll make you want to dance, a warm welcome to nourish your soul, and a message of transformation, gospel house music and theopoetics, that will speak to your queer spirit, heart mind and soul, come to  First Congregational Church of Oakland, for our worship celebration.

 

 

Sunday morning Worship begins at 10:30 AM

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