Philadelphia Auto Show
Pennsylvania Convention Center
The automotive industry’s latest creations are on a 750,000 square foot display at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, the showplace for more than 700 pre-production, classic, and exotic cars. Visit phillyautoshow.com.
Screen and discussion on Malcolm X
New Africa Center
End the work-week with a screening and discussion of the Netflix new documentary series “Who Killed Malcolm X” with the series contributor, scholar and noted author Amin Nathari. The event will start at 6 p.m.
Mural Arts presents African-American-themed tours
Feb. 9, 23
In honor of Black History Month, Mural Arts Philadelphia is offering a special mural trolley tour that explores civil rights, freedom and equality. This rich collection of images highlights iconic African American figures within Philadelphia’s visual autobiography. An experienced tour guide will discuss each mural, the artists, and the mural making process. The tour will depart from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Visit www.muralarts.org.
Joseph “Rev. Run” Simmons and Justine Simmons: Old School Love and Why it Works
Parkway Central Library (Montgomery Auditorium)
The long-married couple knows one thing about love — it’s tricky! In this author series, the couple will talk about their book and share the secrets and principles that have kept them together for a quarter century. This event starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are necessary for the event. Call (215) 567-4341.
Raphael Saadiq: The Jimmy Lee Tour
A former member of the R&B trio Tony! Toni! Tone! Raphael Saadiq has over 20 years in the soul scene where he’s fused the classic rock and soul sounds of the 1960’s and ‘70s with his background in classical music, spirituals and jazz. This is one concert you don’t want to miss!
Jurassic World Live Tour
Wells Fargo Center
Jurassic World comes to life for the first time in a touring arena show! Your trip to Isla Nublar takes a terrifying turn after the Indominus rex escapes and causes chaos in the park! The adventure continues as you join forces with a team of scientists to unravel a corrupt plan and save Jeanie, an all-new dinosaur, from a terrible fate.
Aretha: Respect ARETHA
Kimmel Center, Verizon Hall
To honor the Queen of Soul, The Philly POPS features Broadway powerhouse Capathia Jenkins and R&B singer Ryan Shaw in a program that includes renditions of Bridge Over Troubled Water, Respect and Chain of Fools. Call (215) 893-1999 or visit phillypops.org.
Boyz II Men Concert
The Met Philadelphia
Boyz II Men remains one of the most truly iconic R&B groups in music history. The group redefined popular R&B and continues to create timeless hits that appeal to fans across generations. Visit the metphilly.com.
Youth and Opportunities in Society: 1890s to Today
Independence Seaport Museum
Explore the challenges and opportunities facing youth today with guest speakers Juwan Z. Bennett of Temple University and Dr. Uade Da Silva. Bennett will discuss the challenges of equal opportunity for youth in today’s workforce, while Da Silva will speak about contemporary race relations in the Navy. This event will also explore the different opportunities and roles open to seamen during Cruiser Olympia’s service time in the 1890s. Museum admission is required for the event.
Breakwater leader Steve Green presents Journey of the Griot’s Grrove
Philadelphia Clef Club
This event will feature the musical journey through the origin of African-American music. The presentation will be expressed in the tradition of the Griot’s in West Africa. Some of the participants will include Lady B, The Universal African Dance and Drum Ensemble, Warren Cooper, Chiquita Green, Fred Brown, and many other stellar musicians and vocalists. Call (215) 424-4500.
In Conversation: Visual Meditations on Black Masculinity
African American Museum in Philadelphia
Through March 1, 2020
In Conversation: Visual Meditations on Black Masculinity is a two-gallery exhibition of photography that explores the construct of Black masculinity, through the lenses of 55 women and non-binary photographers of African descent. Through an array of photographic genres including documentary, fashion, portraiture and conceptual, these image makers share interpretations, observations and their own experiences concerning the notions of Black men, masculinity, sexuality and gender identity. Call (215) 574-0380 or go to www.aampmuseum.org.
Witness to History: Selma Photography of Stephen Somerstein
Brandywine Museum of Art
Feb. 1-June 14
This exhibit on display at the Brandywine Museum of Art documents the historic 54-mile march for civil rights from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. Call (610) 388-2700 or visit brandywine.org.
My General Tubman
A world premiere by acclaimed Philadelphia playwright Lorene Cary “My General Tubman” is a beautiful and exciting new play about the complex journey of Harriet Tubman and the impact she continues to have today. Call (215) 922-1122.