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December 1, 2016 Soul Comedy welcomes Dick Gregory at Warmdaddy's

Soul Comedy welcomes Dick Gregory at Warmdaddy's

On Wednesday, October 26th, Soul Comedy and Warmdaddy's welcomed comedian, activist and educator, Dick Gregory who is the author of "Nigger" & one of... read more

August 5, 2016 DNC Day 2

DNC Day 4

Day 4 brings us the final moments of the Democratic National Convention held here in Philadelphia. We witnessed Roland Martin of News One wrap up his morning segment... read more

August 5, 2016 DNC Day 3

DNC Day 3

One of the most anticipated days of the DNC, Day 3 made sure to rain supreme with the passionate speech by President Barack Obama. Not only did he deliver, Senator Cory Booker... read more

July 27, 2016 DNC Day 1

DNC Day 1

Day 1 of the DNC brought to Philadelphia protests, activities for kids at Dilworth Park along with the Jay Walk, an inflated joint held by volunteers and paraded around town during their... read more

July 27, 2016 DNC Day 2

DNC Day 2

Main Course PHL was at ground zero for the Democratic National Convention. On Day 2 we encountered Jerry Springer, Congressman John Lewis, Lee Camp of Renacted not to mention... read more

July 14, 2016 The Film and Theatre Exchange Networking Event

The Film and Theatre Exchange Networking Event

by Main Course PHL

The Film and Theatre Exchange Networking event brings out rising stars hidden within Philadelphia... read more

July 05, 2016 Countdown to the DNC!

Countdown to the DNC
Thursday, July 7, 2016!

Support Main Course PHL's effort to have a seat inside the Democratic National Convention! Join us on Thursday, July 7th as we party and fundraise for our spot at the convention!!! read more

July 3, 2016 AMF Creatives

AMF Creatives
Thursday, July 7, 2016

Every first Thursday of the month catch AMF (Art, Media, Fashion) Creatives spear headed by Troy Goodwin of The PF (Poetically Free) Brand and Mel Slim, CEO of M.A.D. (Maryann's Daughter)... read more

June 1, 2016 Music Makes Me Happy Philadelphia 2016

Music Makes Me Happy Philadelphia 2016

by Bryan Carter

On Thursday, February 18, 2016, Music Makes Me Happy brought together creatives, activists, and educators for a night of music appreciation... read more

May 26, 2016 Soulful Sound Series Philly Soul Panel Discussion

Soulful Sound Series: Philly Soul Panel Discussion, June 24, 2016

In celebration of Black Music Month, this panel discussion will talk about the impact of Philadelphia Soul... read more

April 27, 2016 The Philadelphia Fashion Incubator 2015

Solutionary Gun License Drive
Monday, May 21, 2016

Leveraging Maj Toure’s notoriety and “street smarts”, the goal of the drive is to educate and inspire Maj’s fans on the benefits and process of becoming safe, responsible and legally licensed concealed carriers... read more

March 22, 2016 Freedom Theatre presents Who Stabbed King?

Freedom Theatre presents Who Stabbed King?
Tuesday, March 22, 2016

This play reading series takes works that have been historically bypassed and places them in a new diaspora... read more

March 1, 2016 Freedom Theatre presents Freedom Speaks with Johnnis Hobbs Jr

Freedom Theatre presents Freedom Speaks
Monday, March 7, 2016

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February 9, 2016 I Am Art Team - Black Love Matters

I Am Art Team - Black Love Matters

Come paint with The I Am Art team with a little twist. Our BYOB event will give all of you Love Bugs a cool place to mingle with local singles or have a romantic night with your loved one... read more

February 6, 2016 Back 2 Love Valentine's Day Masquerade Party

Back 2 Love Valentine's Day Masquerade Party
Sunday, February 14, 2016

On Sunday, February 14th, 2016 from 7pm to 11pm, DPJeter presents “Back 2 Love,” a Valentine’s Day Masquerade, benefiting the expansion of the AOI Events & PR signature mentoring and internship program... read more

February 6, 2016 Big E Gaming - Winter Brawl X

Winter Brawl X
Sunday, February 14, 2016

Presented by Big E Gaming, we celebrate 10 years of Winter Brawl with this years tournament - Winter Brawl X... read more

November 9, 2015 Artoberfest

Artoberfest

by Bryan Carter

On Friday, October 30th, The collective known as "I Am Art Team" celebrated all forms of art during Artoberfest, an evening of music, dance, street art... read more

October 25, 2015 J1-Con 2015

J1-Con 2015 Recap

J1-Con is Philadelphia’s #1 ALL AGES anime convention. This is a convention held by nerds for nerds... read more

September 4, 2015 J1-Con 2015

J1-Con 2015
Sunday, September 20th, 2pm - 10pm

J1-Con is Philadelphia’s #1 ALL AGES anime convention. This is a convention held by nerds for nerds!!! read more

September 4, 2015 Stephen Bruce: Phenomenal Metal Works

Stephen Bruce: Phenomenal Metal Works
Saturday, September 12th, 6pm - 9pm

Since he started showing his work June of 2006, Bruce’s acid paintings have become a symbol of art and culture... read more

July 28, 2015 Fashion For a Cause

VonGeeFLY - Fashion For a Cause
Saturday, August 22 2015, 4:30pm - 9pm

Chavonna James and Regina Spady of VonGeeFLY will present VonGeeFLY Launch Charity + Artists Musical Showcase taking place at The Pig Iron School For Performance Training!!! read more

July 28, 2015 State of the Black Parent

State of the Black Parent Conference
Saturday, September 19 2015

Focusing on Education, Economics and Enterprise the State of the Black Parent Conference is here to provide resources as well as knowledge to a community in need... read more

June 25, 2015 The Main Course Launch Party Flyer

Main Course Launch Party Weekend
Thursday, August 13th

On August 13, 2015 we will celebrate the official launch of Main Course PHL and we can't be more excited. Main Course PHL will be hosting the best of the best of Philadelphia to celebrate!! read more

May 20, 2015 Philadelphia Small Business Fashion Week February 16th - 21st

Freedom Theatre - Ursula Rucker in My Father's Daughter

Join Freedom Theatre Friday May 22 and Friday May 23 for Ursula Rucker in My Father's Daughter directed by Jenny Tibbits!!! read more

May 4, 2015 Pattison Leader Ball 2014

Pattison Leader Ball 2014

by Bryan Carter

The Pattison Leader Ball, created by Kellan White and Nicole Allen, brings together young professionals to network and engage in conversations about the state of Pennsylvania policy and politics... read more

May 4, 2015 Pattison Leader Ball 2014

Phlly Spring Jam 2015

by Bryan Carter

Main Course had the opportunity to experience sounds of the Old School in March 2015 at the Liacouras Center... read more

April 02, 2015 2015 Philadelphia Tattoo Convention

2015 Philadelphia Tattoo Convention

by Catherine Carrozza

The 17th Annual Philadelphia Tattoo Arts Convention, brought to you by Villain Arts ran from February 13- 15 at the Convention Center... read more

April 20, 2015 Grand Agent 40th Birthday Bash and Album Release Party

Grand Agent 40th Birthday Bash and Album Release Party Saturday May 16, 9pm - 2am

INTERWORLD and STONE PERSPECTIVE MEDIA will host The GA40 BIRTHDAY BASH & Release Party at Voltage Lounge, 421 N. 7th St. (Next door to The Electric Factory). Doors will open at 9pm with an open bar until 10, and $5 Drink Specials all night, courtesy of... read more

April 13, 2015 Philly Tech Week

Philly Tech Week April 17 - 25

This is a celebration of the broad Philadelphia technology community with all of Philly Tech Week’s attendees, sponsors and organizers. Come for the networking, stay for the food, beer, video games, photo booth and party!!! read more

April 13, 2015 The Rad Awards

The Rad Awards Saturday, April 18 7pm - 10pm

The first annual Rad Awards is a celebration hosted by Rad-Girls.com honoring women who inspire others in the fields of technology, media, culture and business!!! read more

April 10, 2015 J1-Con Music Fest

J1-Con Music Fest
Sunday, May 31st 12pm - 8pm

Philadelphia’s #1 ALL AGES anime convention is now creating a new event… THE MUSIC FEST!. This is a convention held by nerds for nerds!!! read more

March 23, 2015 Freedom Theatre - Visions of Broadway on Broad Street

Visions of Broadway on Broad Street
Tuesday March 28, 8pm - 9pm

This weekend enjoy Founder's Day at Freedom Theatre, the nation's older African American theatre!!! read more

March 19, 2015 Crossfit Love Fitness Fair

Crossfit Love Fitness Fair
Tuesday March 24, 5pm - 7pm

Summer is right around the corner! The Crossfit Love Fitness Fair at The Market & Shops at Comcast Center is the perfect event to kick start your summer workout routine! read more

March 19, 2015 Pretty in the City - Gurlification

Pretty in the City
Saturday March 28, 4pm - 8pm

On Saturday, March 28, 2015, Gurlification seeks to redefine being ladylike with Pretty in the City, a fashion and music event designed to inspire, educate and empower young girls to “Always be a lady!” read more

February 20, 2015 The Main Course Launch Party

The Main Course Launch Party

 

Main Course's long awaited Launch Party is here! We love Philadelphia and aim to make more than just magazines! Celebrate with us as we introduce Philadelphia's who's who in fashion, art, media and upcoming events! read more

February 03, 2015 Philadelphia Small Business Fashion Week February 16th - 21st

Philadelphia Small Business Fashion Week February 16th - 21st

Happy Black History month everyone! We here at Main Course are proud to collaborate with (@phillysbfashionweek) one of the top Fashion & Entertainment Industries in the Philadelphia area. Post your own style photo and show Main Course<... read more

January 26, 2015 Step Into Greatness Tour Feat Eric Thomas

Step Into Greatness Tour Feat Eric Thomas
Sunday March 22nd 11:30am - 4:30pm

The Step Into Greatness Tour has arrived featuring world renowned motivational speaker Eric Thomas (@EtTheHipHopPreacher)... read more

October 13, 2014 Philadelphia’s Anime Convention: J1-Con

Philadelphia’s Anime Convention: J1-Con

by David Cherry

For a long time, Philadelphia really hasn't had a convention for its anime community, but now, that might have changed. J1-Con, on Sunday, September 14th, became Philadelphia's first large-scale anime gathering and convention since Inochicon in 2010... read more

May 23, 2014 Philadelphia Children’s Alliance  2014 Bear Affair

Philadelphia Children’s Alliance 2014 Bear Affair

by Lissa Alicia

The Philadelphia Children’s Alliance (PCA) may be one of the city's most outstanding non-profit organizations. On Thursday, May 1st, The Crystal Tea Room was home to the PCA Bear Affair... read more

April 24, 2014 The First Annual Fantasy Hair Gala

The First Annual Fantasy Hair Gala

by Jamillia Kamara

On a brisk Sunday evening, Michelle “The Stylist” Edmonds hosted the first annual Fantasy Hair Gala at the African American Museum. Michelle is a self-described “hair artist” who has dedicated her life to inspiring hair creations, styling, maintenance, and health... read more

April 18, 2014 The Philadelphia Film Society: Utopia for Cinema Lovers and Creators

The Philadelphia Film Society: Utopia for Cinema Lovers and Creators

by Dariel Figueroa

The Philadelphia Film Society (PFS) is the manna yielded from the golden cinematic deities (Edison, Hitchcock, Welles, the Lumières) which cinephiles, like myself, may nosh upon when those horrible pangs of motion picture monotony arrest the creative essence. Sure, the local multiplex may be full of big-budgeted fare... read more

April 10, 2014 Hometown Hero Turns Tragedy into Tradition

Hometown Hero Turns Tragedy into Tradition

by Jamillia Kamara

On Monday nights at 18th and Vine, you will find Tanika Little and her team feeding the homeless like they were guests at an elite 5 star restaurant. The team assembles faithfully despite the volunteer nature of the program... read more

April 10, 2014 ConKerr Cancer PJ Party Recap - Nova Sankofa

ConKerr Cancer PJ Party Recap

by Nova Sankofa

As soon as I entered the Please Touch Museum where the Conkerr Cancer Pajama Party was being held, the sound of upbeat music and laughter foreshadowed what would be a great night filled with plenty of activities, laughter, and food... read more

April 05, 2014 Chief Anderson Benefit Concert

Chief Anderson Benefit Concert
Bryn Mawr College - McPherson Auditorium

by Gina Lee

On March 13, 2014, at Bryn Mawr College’s McPherson Auditorium, the United States Postal Service honored the late Tuskegee Airman Charles Alfred “Chief” Anderson with his own 2 oz. stamp in his hometown of Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. Chief Anderson, also known as the “Father of Black Aviation,”... read more

March 29, 2014 Philadelphia Red Carpet Party: 86th Academy Award Celebration

Philadelphia Red Carpet Party: 86th Academy Award Celebration

by Gina Lee

On Sunday, March 2, in light of the 86th Academy Awards, Philadelphia Style Magazine hosted its third annual Philadelphia Red Carpet Party in the Ritz-Carlton’s 10 Arts Lounge... read more

March 18, 2014 ConKerr Cancer Pajama Party

ConKerr Cancer Pajama Party

by Nova Sankofa

Friday, March 21, from 6-9 pm, children of all ages (both with and without illness) and their loved ones are welcome to attend ConKerr Cancer’s Pajama Party at the Please Touch Museum! During the PJ party, you are invited to tour the entire museum, ride the carousel, dance with the DJ, swoop, and enjoy Rita’s Water Ice!... read more

March 18, 2014 ARTiculture: Where Flowers and Visual Art Unite

ARTiculture: Where Flowers and Visual Art Unite

by Melissa Simpson

Frigid cold and seemingly endless bouts of snowfall did not stop The Philadelphia Horticultural Society (PHS) from turning The Philadelphia Convention Center into a Springtime inspired canvas. The Philadelphia Flower Show’s (PFS) 2014 theme, ARTiculture, blended the skills of floral designers and horticulturists with art work provided by museums... read more

February 1, 2014 Paint and Poetry for a Purpose

Paint and Poetry for a Purpose

by Jamillia Kamara

The earthy smells of fresh herbs, organic soaps, and the smiling eyes of Nehemiah Davis immediately greeted me after opening the door to Myra’s Vitamin Shop on 52nd and Girard in West Philadelphia. Donning casual jeans and a cardigan with winter boots, Nehemiah invited me to sit at a petite table in the corner of the shop. There’s a tangible humility emanating from him... read more

December 9, 2013 Story Slams - Kyle Morris

Catch Me If You Can

by Kyle Morris

Monday, December 9 was a night when lies were acceptable. If you could distinguish the lie from the truth while caught up in a whirlwind fable, then you found this event to be one of folklore, fiction, fantasy, and fantastic story tellers... read more

November 27, 2013

Standup at the Movies

by Zenique Gardner

Vernon Keith Ruffin, Jr., better known as Keith from Up Da Block, is no slouch when it comes to creating comic relief, making music, and moving the crowd—and he boasts an impressive following of "Blockaholics" and a string of viral videos to prove it... read more