11 Days Of Love

A citywide series of love-themed workshops and events.

Day 1 – Love + Men, Wednesday, July 5th at 7pm

PhillyCAM located at 699 Ranstead Street

TV Broadcast with Live Studio Audience

Hosted by Gregory Corbin, this “The View” style studio television broadcast features some of Philadelphia’s most impactful men talking hot topics in love, dating, male vulnerability, marriage, and society. Interactive audience games. Come dressed for your studio audience close up. Mingle with refreshments after the show. $PayWhatYouWish

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Day 2 – Love + Short Films, Thursday, July 6th at 7pm

Scribe Video Center located at 4035 Walnut Street

Full Web Series Premiere of Revolutionary Love Stories and other Love Shorts

Love Now Media will premiere all 6 episodes of the documentary web series Revolutionary Love Stories, followed by 3 short narrative films about love by other filmmakers, including Mike Dennis of ReelBlack. $PayWhatYouWish, $5 min

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Day 3 – Love + Justice, Friday, July 7th at 6pm

Philadelphia Printworks located at 845 S. 55th Street

Wellness and Self Care for Social Justice Workers

Wellness tools and resources for social justice workers. A love storytelling workshop at 6pm, followed by the Love and Justice event at 7pm with a panel discussion on wellness tools, resources, and community solutions to housing, therapy, and creating safe spaces. Enjoy a wellness station, get a t-shirt printed, dance, mix, mingle, swap resources, or chill. DJ YesInDeed. Drinks and Refreshments included. Live T-Shirt Printing ($10) and 3 Wellness Stations: Free chair massages, Love on Location Storytelling booth, free 15-minute therapy sessions. $PayWhatYouWish, $5 min

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Day 4 – Love + Time Travel, Saturday, July 8th at 2pm

Sturgis Community Center, 220 W. 65th Avenue

Time Travel Workshop, Love On Location Video, Games, & Activities

Spark future memories with at Time Travel Workshop led by Rasheedah Phillips. Blast to the past with games, activities, and love stories. A Love On Location Video Booth will be on site for people to share stories based on interactive prompts.

About the Community Futures Lab:

The goal of the Community Futures Lab is to collect, preserve, and share memories and stories for future generations. We are looking for anyone who has ever lived in the neighborhood to come out and participate.  $PayWhatYouWish, $5min

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Day 5 – Love + Body, Sunday, July 9th at 2pm + 3:30pm

Sound Space Philadelphia, 2511 W. Girard Avenue

Love Themed Yogetree with Helanah + Afrofusion with Sanchel Brown

Yogetree at 2pm Want to reconnect to yourself and your higher purpose? Curious how wellness and self-care can support your personal journey? Want to learn how to use mindfulness to strengthen your self-love? Here to celebrate all that is you and all that you can become – Join us for a wonder-filled Yogetree workshop, facilitated by @hellohelanah, focused on extracting the creative expression of self-care within. Come ready to move your body, focus your energy and connect with your community. Dress in comfy clothes and bring your yoga mat, journal and water bottle. See you then!

Afrofusion at 3:30pm – Tell a love story with through your body. This Afrofusion dance workshop focuses on healing the body and reconnecting with divine self love. Workshop led by Spirit Dancer Sanchel Brown.

YogaTree – $20

Afrofusion – $15

Both workshops for $25

Teens – One or both – $10

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Day 6 – Love + Ladies + Power, Monday, July 10th at 7pm

World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut Street

All Ladies Concert + Open Mic Jam Session Celebrating Women’s Empowerment

Hosted by: Sincerely Syreeta

Featuring: Robyn Hood and Erika Hicks

With: DJ Leesh Boogz

With Performances by:

Nikki Powerhouse

Jani Coral

Briana DeVoue

JaE the Artist

Sanchel Brown

$10 in advance | $12 at the door

Lobby area will feature women focused non profits and resources for women + vendors

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Day 7 – Love + Beauty + Barbering, Tuesday, July 11th 4pm-6pm

Beckett Life Center, 1400 N. 16th Street

with Guest Raelia Lewis of America’s Next Top Model

Beauticians, Barbers and attendees share stories about self love and looking good. Hair and beauty demonstrations and barbering tricks. Product giveaways. Refreshments. Guest Speaker, America’s Top Model Finalist, and North Philadelphia Native, Raelia Lewis. $PayWhatYouWish

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Day 8 – Love + Art, Wednesday, July 12th at 6pm

The Art Dept. located at 1638 E. Berks Street

Emily Carris leads a love and art quilting project made with collaged paper with inspiration from objects, images, and outfits spark memories about the time you felt most loved. Bring your own object or choose something from the Art Dept.  $PayWhatYouWish

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Day 9 – Love Stories + Acoustics, Thursday, July 13th at 8pm

Storyteller Jos Duncan with Musician Lloyd Alexander

With inspiration from the West African Griot-style of storytelling, Jos Duncan shares an interactive, music driven, epic tale of Love. Musician Lloyd Alexander provides the acoustics for this mini-concert. Drinks and refreshments will be available. $10 advance, $12 at the door

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Day 10 – Love + Jazz, Friday, July 14th at 7pm-9pm

Amari’s Restaurant located at 5037 Baltimore Avenue

Featuring V. Shayne Frederick, Khalil Munir, & Taylor Samuels + open mic

An evening of love themed stories, music & song with the incomparable and smooth V. Shayne Frederick, multitalented storyteller and tap dancer Khalil Munir, and one of the best vocalists on the face of the earth, Ms. Taylor Samuels. Followed by an open mic for love stories from the audience. Amari’s menu will be available to enjoy food during the event. BYOB. $5 in advance, $10 at the door.

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Day 11 – Love + Letters, Saturday, July 15th, 4pm-6pm

Art Sanctuary, 628 S. 16th Street

Love Letters to Philly – Closing Celebration

On Saturday, July 15th, join Love Now Media in closing our our 11 Days of Love Stories series and Write a love letter to Philly!

We will have a live letter writing event and open mic at the Art Sanctuary located at 628 S. 16th Street, with an open mic to share letters, poems, stories, or other reflections.

Join us via social media by sharing your love letter using the hashtags#11DaysofLoveStories or #LoveLettertoPhilly. Go live, write it, tweet it, gram it, or book it and we’ll repost.