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    Published: February 5, 2021

    By: Frances Ellison

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    Black History Month is important for several reasons; it functions as a time to remind us of the incredible leaps, bounds, sacrifices and contributions that Black people have made to the American canon over the past several centuries.

     

    While it's very important to take this month to brush up on your black history, it's equally important to engage and support the local artists of the present as they're in the process of creating history.

     

    As a part of our Black History feature, PFG encourages you to not only learn about blackness in the past tense, but to go out and celebrate what it means to be black right here in our present. These artists are guaranteed to blow your minds, trust us.

     

    This last year has been challenging without question, but one thing that's for sure, is that art has continued to adapt and thrive. Watch that come to life with these virtual and in-person events* from local black creators.

     

    Headed to one of these events? Let us know on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram @Phillyfunguide!

     

    Are we missing your org's event? Submit it to the Phillyfunguide through our handy form!

     

    *Please be sure to view and participate in these activities safely. For up-to-date information on the City of Philadelphia's COVID-19 restrictions, visit their official website.

    Make sure you check out these performances by both local and visiting black artists all month long:

    QUICK VIEW
    FREE
    Code Black Planet - Wilma Hothouse Short
    The Wilma Theater
    February 5th, 2021 - December 31st, 2021
    QUICK VIEW
    SPECIAL EVENTS
    Swipe Black Saturdays Retail Popup
    Kloset Goals
    February 6th, 2021 - December 25th, 2021
    QUICK VIEW
    FILM
    The Lagniappe Project
    The Wilma Theater
    February 26th, 2021 - December 31st, 2021
    QUICK VIEW
    MUSIC
    Sing Out, My Soul
    Choir School of Delaware
    February 27th, 2022

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    Frances Ellison is the Digital Content Manager for the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, and handles all things Phillyfunguide, including all digital content, social media and of course, the weekly Funsavers email. If you enjoy irreverently yelling into the void, read her portfolio.

     
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