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Hip Hop: A Black Tie Affair

February 25 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Elegance. Art. Culture.
The Wheeling YWCA and Wheeling Heritage invite you to Hip Hop: A Black Tie Affair on Saturday, Feb. 25 at the Wheeling Artisan Center. This event celebrates the art form of Hip-Hop and the culture associated with it in several forms.
Why a “black tie affair”? The term “Black Tie Affair” is often reserved for formal evening events. As an art form, hip-hop has not been traditionally regarded as a genre worthy of such reverence, and we want to change that. For this event, “black tie” simply means to wear your most formal attire. While formal attire is encouraged, no one will be turned away or discouraged from attending due to attire.
Schedule of Events:
6 – 7 p.m. – Hip Hop Art Exhibition
7 – 8 p.m. – Screening of “Please Listen To My Demo”
This video is a compilation of acapella 16-bar verses submitted by MCs who use hip-hop as a medium to contemplate their identities.
8 – 9 p.m. – House Music with DJ Stealth & DJ Phurcat.
We’re closing out the evening with an old-school vinyl DJ session with DJ Stealth & DJ Phurcat. They will spin a mix of old and new-school hip hop in a blend of breakbeats, original samples, and music that will demonstrate the extensive reach of this genre. All culminating in an old school DJ Battle between the two that will put a cap on what we hope will be an incredibly creative and unique evening . Above all else, we’re excited to cut loose, have some fun, and enjoy some good music & art!
Admission is free, however, donations are accepted. All proceeds will go to the YWCA Wheeling. For questions, contact Ron Scott Jr. at [email protected] or 304-232-0511 Ext. 37


February 25
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Wheeling Heritage
YWCA Wheeling


Wheeling Artisan Center
1400 Main Street
Wheeling, WV 26003 United States
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