In celebration of Washington State Hip Hop History Month, MoPOP’s POP+ is exploring womxn in hip hop.
Through a month of programs, performances, artifacts, and panel discussions, discover how — despite being marginalized, underpaid, underrepresented, and underrated in hip hop music and culture for decades — womxn have always been integral to the art form and the culture. MoPOP will be displaying artifacts from our hip hop collections, as well as hosting digital events for hip hop lovers of every age.
Hip Hop Dance Styles Instagram Takeover
Monday, November 16, 2020
Hosted by some of the most celebrated womxn in dance and choreography in the Pacific Northwest, we’re bringing you some of hip hop’s most captivating street and club styles. Dance along, if you dare!
Stephanie Caballero AKA Stephy Styles, Jersey City Native and NYC based dancer, educator, activist, event producer, and MC host. Member of Ladies Adios an all Bgirl and all-styles crew, that was co-founded in NYC 2016. Stephy is also a founder and co-creator of "A Jam Called Tribe" an annual community fundraiser jam. Studio 54 Waackers Session also originated while based in NYC as a social media platform to educate about 70s and 80s culture, and to uplift BIPOC waackers in our waacking community.
Emcee Instagram Takeover: I Am Chamel (hosted by 206 Zulu)
Tuesday, November 17, 2020
Hosted by 206 Universal, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing accessible spaces while serving communities through the upliftment, preservation, and celebration of hip hop culture, this IGTV takeover will feature one of Seattle’s rising hip hop stars. Stay tuned to find out who!
Chamel Simmons is an American Songwriter, producer, actor, artist & entrepreneur! Also known as I Am Chamel, originally born in Richmond, Ca; was raised throughout various cities in Washington State. Chamel is known throughout The Pacific Northwest for her undefeated Freestyle Battle Flow & Mesmerizing performances.
MoPOP Book Club: On the Come Up by Angie Thomas
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Sixteen-year-old Bri wants to be one of the greatest rappers of all time. Or at least win her first battle. As the daughter of an underground hip hop legend who died right before he hit big, Bri’s got massive shoes to fill.
But it’s hard to get your come up when you’re labeled a hoodlum at school, and your fridge at home is empty after your mom loses her job. So Bri pours her anger and frustration into her first song, which goes viral . . . for all the wrong reasons.
Join us for a livestream discussion of MoPOP's Book Club selection: On The Come Up by Angie Thomas.
Dance Instagram Takeover: Anna Banana Freeze (Seattle)
Thursday, November 19, 2020
Anna Banana Freeze is a b-girl and teaching artist from the Beacon Hill neighborhood of Seattle, WA. She is the founder/instructor of Mini BREAKS dance and one of the only two women in the world-renown, award-winning breaking crew, Massive Monkees, serving as a performer, leader and sister.
Queen of Hip Hop Paint & Sip
Friday, November 20, 2020
Join us from the comfort of your home for a virtual Paint Night hosted by Claudia Villalobos. We’ll be celebrating one of the most amazing and influential womxn in hip hop culture: Missy Elliott, whose influence has had a lasting impact on the genre’s sound, look, and style.
If you do not have your own supplies:
You can order from the artist facilitating this fun activity.
DETAILS: You will recieve an At Home Paint Kit and a Livestream link to participiate in a 2 hour Virtual Paint and Sip! All materials included! So put on your favorite Missy Album and lets get creative!
• 12x16 Canvass with a pre sketched Image like the one above!
• 6 Acrylic Colors
• 2 Paint Brushes
• 1 Plastic Apron
• 1 Pallete
ARTIFACTS from Hip Hop's first female emcee, the legendary Sha Rock.
- Sha Rock Award
- Sha Rock Photos
- Sha Rock Outfit
- Oral Histories
- Statement of Royalties from Hargreen Music Inc. to Sharon Green i.e Sha Rock
- Screen Actors Guild Daily Contract between Sharon Green i.e Sha Rock
- BMI Clearance Form for Sha Rock's role in Beat Street, May 30, 1984
We’re wrapping up our monthly horror watchalong series for the year with a film selected by fans on social media. We asked our community to suggest horror films that best summed up the mood of 2020, and we felt that 28 Weeks Later, the follow-up to Danny Boyle’s zombie hit 28 Days Later, perfectly encapsulates the strangeness of life under quarantine and the threat of a re-emergent virus.
28 Weeks Later
Friday, November 20, 2020
Rated R • 100 mins
Directed by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo • 2007
Six months after the rage virus was inflicted on the population of Great Britain, the US Army helps to secure a small area of London for the survivors to repopulate and start again. But not everything goes according to plan.
Here’s a handful of program elements that you can expect to see:
· Pre-film introduction with MoPOP’s Robert Rutherford and Movies at MoPOP producer Kasi Gaarenstroom
· Cheap-as-heck quarantine cosplay – here’s some inspiration to get you set up with the most important “rage-infected” symptom – the red red eyes.
· Cocktails and mocktail recommendations
• Cocktail pairing – We know from plenty of zombie genre lore that the good ol’ Molotov Cocktail is effective at stopping a horde and starting a party
· Mocktail pairing – Since our pals the French get a special moment in 28 Weeks Later, we’re saluting them with this non-alcoholic recipe of the classic French 75
· Chat with Robert, Kasi, and other fans during the film
· Post-film discussion and announcing which films have been voted on for inclusion on our list of 100+ Horror Films to See Before You Die! See more information below on how you can vote!
If you happen to own a copy of the film, get it queued up at 7 p.m. PT on Friday, November 20! Otherwise, here's where you can find 28 Weeks Later online: · Amazon Prime · iTunes · Google Play · Vudu · YouTube
Vote for Horror Film Inductees!
“Coming of age.” What a diplomatic term for such an indelicate experience! For all it’s warts, adolescence is a time of incredible self-exploration, pain, and growth. And nothing captures it more poetically (and grotesquely) than a coming-of-age movie. For our next film series, “Grow Up!” MoPOP is exploring adolescence in all its lusty, zitty, complicated glory. Starting September 6, we’ll be celebrating cult classics from all over the genre map that show just how joyful and confounding being a teenager can be.
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
Thursday, December 17, 2020
Rated PG-13 • 112 mins
Directed by Edgar Wright • 2010
In a magically realistic version of Toronto, a young man must defeat his new girlfriend's seven evil exes one by one in order to win her heart.
Sunday, December 20, 2020
Rated PG-13 • 111 mins
Directed by Drew Barrymore • 2009
In Bodeen, Texas, an indie-rock loving misfit finds a way of dealing with her small-town misery after she discovers a roller derby league in nearby Austin.
As with all our virtual watchalongs, to participate you'll need to register in advance, and then on event day make sure you have a copy of the film queued up and ready to watch on your end while keeping an eye on your e-mail inbox for a link to join our online discussion.