March Highlights!

Posted on Mar 5, 2017

This Week at Franny Lou’s …

Madison Pfaff is our gallery artist this month! selling her incredible abstract paintings. super affordable too! Her paintings grace the back room gallery and she also has some consignment! Check her out @wildlittlepaintings

– come and volunteer for some spring cleaning!! 11-4pm

3/9 Dolores Miller Book Reading 6pm-8pm @Franny Lous

3/10 & 3/24 Busking Fridays featuring Spanish Guitarist Kimberly Paynter 6pm-8pm
This is a new fun happenin’ at Franny Lous. Live music, serenading your soul while you sip a cup of tea. Great time to relax, fit in some last minute work/reserach, or invite a loved one to share in the experience. Should be good times.

3/11 & 3/25 Poetry Class for Grown Folk w/ Blew
Miss writing poetry? Never written any poetry? Need help igniting your creativty? Want to learn about Afro Poets?
then come to class.
sliding scale $5-$15 2pm-4pm

3/17 STORE CLOSES EARLY 5pm Re-Opens at 6pm for Open Event!

3/17 Social Vibes: Art-Wine-Coffee 6pm-9pm 
A friday night filled with local art displayed for sale, people to connect with, live DJ set, coffee and wine to sip, hear from philly’s own Jasmine Tate, snap photos, and simply vibe with us Coffee, wine, cookies and pastries will be for purchase – super chill prices, bring cash.
[Proceeds from wine purchases will be donated to a chosen socially conscious Philadlephia based organization.]

3/18 Poetry Share & Open Mic! Blew’s eclectic poetry class will showcase what they have learned these past 5 weeks! As well as be a space where others can show us what they have been working on. 6pm-8pm

3/23 Radicals Listening & Coloring Party hosted by Everybody Colors 6pm-8pm
Audio lectures from Assata Shakur, Audre Lorde, Anne Braden, Robin Wall Kimmerer, Noam Chomsky, Arundhati Roy? 45 minute listening – Colored Pencils Provided

3/24 Busking Fridays featuring Spanish Guitarist Kimberly Paynter
6pm-8pm (2 spots open for additional buskers)
Come listen and chill to live music!

3/31 Family + Potluck Movie Night 5:30-8
We will be watching Moana
Share food, hang out with neighbors, and chill

Every Wednesday Womxn of Kensington meet up 6-8
Connect -Share -Learn -Act
Self care, self defense, collective action, expression
Meetings will highlight diverse womxn led business, creative & community projects
Practical ways to empower, defend, house and heal ourselves
Trans, non-binary, genderqueer folx welcome

In our neighborhood …

3/7 Book Discussion “Trouble I’ve Seen” by Drew Hart 2007 Frankford Norris 7pm Racism in the church

3/10 Realback + ARRAY present Namour (2017) Filmmaker in Attendance
7:15pm @3750 Lancaster Ave 19104
Reelblack, Philly’s #1 promoter of African-American film, is proud to host the Philadelphia release of NAMOUR, by Heidi Saman. This marks the fifteen acquisition by ARRAY, Ava DuVernay’s film distribution collective. Writer/Director Saman will be on hand for a post film Q&A.

3/10 Waging Wellness: Practices of Resilience
12pm @3401 Filbert st 19104

3/16 Pussy Claps Back: Celebrating Philly Femmes in the Arts @Johnny Brendas 9pm

3/18 Free Baby & Kids Goods Exchange 10am-1pm @2007 Frankford Ave 19125 Bring old stuff or just yourself and grab something new!

3/18 Black Lives Matter Philly meets 10a-12pm
RSVP and more deets to

3/23 Moonlight Movie Screening
@Howard Gittis Student Center 755 N 13th St 19122

Monthly Potluck and Movie Night

We aspire to bring our community together, so we now host a monthly family-friendly Potluck and Movie Night. Don’t forget to add Friday, March 31st to your calendar! Free event to chill and have a good time with friends and fam.

Did you know?

We offer catering! Our wonderful chefs have created a delicious menu which is available for personalization to help make your event, wedding, or gathering truly memorable. Everything in our shop is local – organic – relational trade – made with love. Email us or stop in for more info!
Have art to sell??
We have a few spots available for our March Consignment.
Email if interested