Tonight at Phillips after 5, there's a really cool sounding (and free) lecture, Poetic Voices: Hip Hop Here and Now. After the awesome RECOGNIZE! Hip Hop and Contemporary Portraiture at the Portrait Gallery last year, I'm interested in the intersection between hip hop and various other art forms.
The talk is at 6:30, and artist Fred Joiner will moderate a conversation "hip-hop generation poet-scholars": Dr. R. Scott Heath, Kyle Dargan and Shani Jamila. The group will discuss the use of hip hop as a force that blends cultural identities with the realities of modern life.
Following the lecture, DJ Adrian Loving spins in the music room and there's a cash bar.