PHILLY 3 FOR ALL: Transcontinental Tunes, Young Writers, Food and Funds
Art Sanctuary Monthly Live Music Showcase featuring Yemi Akanbi
Fri., March 23, 7-9 p.m.
Art Sanctuary Headquarters (628 S. 16th St., Philadelphia)
$5 for Art Sanctuary members, $10 for non-members
Her unique soul-afrobeat-folk-world stylings are a product of transcontinental youth and a love for traditional sound mixed with contemporary touches. Akanbi aims to express emotions and the human condition in a playful, spiritual and authentic manner as she works toward the release of her solo album.
Young Writers Take the Park
Sat., March 24, 3-6 p.m.
Pretzel Park (Cresson St. between Cotton and Rector)
Manayunk's The Spiral Bookcase is celebrating the area's young writers with this inaugural event that features readings from award-winning young writers like Beth Kephart, A.S. King, April Linder, Elizabeth Mosier and Susan Campbell Bartoletti. Also performing are local bands Melrose Q and Evan's Orphanage. The event is a culmination of a writing contest for youth authors whose works will be published in Philadelphia Stories.
Sun., March 25, 5- 8 p.m.
First Unitarian Church (2125 Chestnut St., Philadelphia)
The latest installment of seasonal, locally sourced meals to support creative community projects is upon us, with 10 proposals ranging from The Afrofuturist Affair to the La Finquita Farm Stand and The Renegade Company Teen Graffiti Project.