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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.