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  • 3:00 PMShondes and Callowhill matinee show! Kids, families, all welcome
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    Shondes and Callowhill matinee show! Kids, families, all welcome

    We are excited to put on an earlier show! Kids of all ages are also explicitly welcome at this show, and we will have activities for them both inside and outside the building. We also hope the earlier time might be nice for folks who prefer earlier nights in general. 

    $5-10 sliding scale. We hope you can come!

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  • 8:00 PM90s DRUG-FUELED FREAK-OUTS! Gift (1993) and The Love God (1997)
  • 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

    Andrew’s Video Vault at The Rotunda

    FREE Screenings Continuous From 8 PMon the Second THURSDAY of Every Month!Since 2004, Andrew’s Video Vault is a free, once-a-month screening series at The Rotunda in West Philadelphia programed by film director and educator Andrew Repasky McElhinney.  Andrew’s Video Vault programs original, obscure, neglected, marginalized and commercial unavailable video media. It connects the West Philly neighborhood to the University of Pennsylvania community and fosters a multicultural examination of motion pictures in a relaxed, educational setting.

    This program is made possible through the generous support of the Cinema Studies Program and The Rotunda at the University of Pennsylvania. 

    VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED.

    AUGUST 10 – ’90s DRUG-FUELED FREAK-OUTSGift (1993 / 80 minues)Perry Farrell and Casey Niccoli’s experimental, shot-on-video feature telling a story of a couple’s heroin addiction, set in the rock and roll world of Farrell’s band Jane’s Addiction. Made while the band was at the height of success and publicly struggling with real-life substance abuse issues, Gift wavers uncomfortably between death-wish braggadocio and an eerie call for help. The stripped-down lovers’ melodrama is framed by vivid Tijuana-shot concert footage of Jane’s Addiction in their fleeting heyday.The Love God (1997 / 82 minutes)Director Frank Grow’s little-seen masterpiece is a phantasmagorical tale of love and obsession at lower Manhattan’s Love Hotel, a dumping ground for prematurely-released mental patients. Grow sees the film through the deranged eyes of his bugged-out characters while never losing sight of their humanity. Awash with garish day-glo colors and madly stomping along to a score by Australia’s Lubricated Goat, The Love God unloads some wild shocks while barely hiding a deep compassion just beneath the mayhem.Guest Host and Curator: Dan Buskirk

    SEPTEMBER 14 – BOLDLY INTO THE DARKSelected ShortsThe men and women who made these animated films were free; they did not have to answer to any studio, appeal to any demographic, or argue with actors, nor were they were bound by the laws of gravity, time and logic.  Each answered only to his or her heart and imagination.  As a result, these films go places and do things no feature film would dare… Begotten (1990 / 72 minutes)In Begotten, Edmund Elias Merhige separates the darkness from the light to reveal the beginning of everything: matter, motion, myth, sex and Cinema itself are born on the screen in blood and fire.  We are witness to forbidden rituals and images that conjure the savage poetry of James Dickey and terrible beauty of Ingmar Bergman.  Though we can’t look away, we feel we shouldn’t be watching…Guest Host and Curator: Ted Knighton

    OCTOBER 12 – GRINDHOUSE GOTHICThe Witch Who Came From the Sea (1976 / 88 minutes)“Molly really knows how to cut men down to size!” was the tagline for this deeply atmospheric “video nasty” with great location cinematography, dramatic heft, and a haunting turn from Millie Perkins as Molly, who seems to leave a trail of deadly sexual multialtions in her wake, but why…? Toys Are Not For Children (1972 / 85 minutes)Jamie’s (Marcia Forbes) obsession with her absent father and the toys he gave her as a child ruins her marriage and leads her into a life of prostitution in this exploitation drama filled with equal parts of the bizarre and of melancholy.Guest Host and Curator: Mike Zaleski 

    NOVEMBER 9 – PRE-CODE COMEDYShow Girl in Hollywood (1930 / 77 minutes)Flapper comedienne Alice White stars in this musical comedy as an unemployed chorus girl who decides to leave Broadway and go to Hollywood to find a job in the new field of “talking pictures”, but finds it’s not as easy to get into the movies as she had hoped.Girl Crazy (1932 / 74 minutes)Zany vaudevillians Bert Wheeler and Robert Woolsey star in this George & Ira Gershwin-scored musical comedy. Gambler Woolsey hires taxi driver Wheeler to drive him to Custerville, Arizona, where the sheriffs always get bumped off. Woolsey tries to get out of paying his taxi bill by talking Wheeler into running for sheriff against the town’s nastiest bandit, and hilarity ensues.Guest Host and Curator: Andrew Gilmore

     

    DECEMBER 14 – DIABOLICAL FRENCH DRAMAUnder The Sun of Satan [Sous le soleil de Satan] (1976 / 97 minutes)Gerard Depardieu stars in Maurice Pialat’s film about the nature of evil, where a particularly zealous priest in the French countryside becomes tempted by the devil and is obsessed with saving a young murderess (Sandrine Bonnaire) who has killed one of her lovers. The Devil, Probably [Le diable, probablement] (1977 / 95 minutes)Robert Bresson’s penultimate film follows the attempts of a suicidal young man (Antoine Monnier) to find some meaning or value in society by immersing himself in religion, politics, and even psychology, all for nought.Guest Host and Curator: Samm Deighan

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  • 8:00 AMWOMEN OF EMPOWERMENT CONFERENCE
  • 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM

    WOMEN OF EMPOWERMENT CONFERENCE

    PRAYER 8:00 A.M. TO 9:00 A.M.

    CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST 9:00 A.M. TO 10:00 A.M.

    BEAUTY 2 ASHES PLATFORM SERVICE 10:00 A.M. TO 12:00 P.M.

    MOMMY AND ME FASHION SHOW 1:00 P.M.

    WORKSHOP #1 (WHAT'S THE 411) 3:00P.M TO 3:30 P.M.

    WORKSHOP #2 (BRING YOUR HEELS) 3:30 P.M. TO 4:00 P.M.

    WORKSHOP #3 (PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY)

    YOU ARE INVITED TO THE TAPING OF THE WOMEN OF EMPOWERMENT TALK SHOW 4:00 P.M. TO 5:30 P.M.

    WOMEN OF EMPOWERMENT ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION 5:30 P.M. TP 6:30 P.M.

    WOMEN OF VALOUR PLATFORM SERVICE 7P.M. 

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  • 2:00 PMFundraiser for Roberta Briggs
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    Let's come together as a community to help our dear friend Roberta in her fight against cancer. We'll also be celebrating her birthday and another year of moving forward in this battle. 

    Roberta has begun new treatment and has recently completed her first course of chemo. She is responding well but she needs our help to continue making progress. In order to qualify for disability and so she can focus on keeping the side effects to a minimum while receiving treatment she is unable to work. Living costs and meals still need to be covered while she is out of work. 

    Let's use our talents and creativity to celebrate Roberta's birthday and to raise funds so that Roberta can remain strong and continue to kick cancer's butt. 

    Doors 2pm / Open mic performances 2pm / Silent auction including a 50/50 raffle 4pmAdmission is $10

    If you are unable to attend but would still like to donate please do so through the gofundme campaign that is set up for Roberta: gf.me/u/bjdrdk

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  • 7:00 PMThe Re-Awakening: Unity, Healing, and Wellness Part III
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    UNITY HEALING & WELLNESS PT. 3 THE RE-AWAKENING 

    HOSTED BY AMUN SEN HOTEP RE OF INNER VIBE SOUND 

    ENJOY A NIGHT OF POWERFUL SPEAKERS, LIVE EDU-TAINMENT, HEALTHY FOOD, CULTURAL VENDORS AND HOLISTIC FUN 

    Dr. Baruch Ben-Yehuda Naturopathic Educator & Health Literacy Expert 

    FRIDAY AUGUST 18th, 2017 7:00pm-11:00pm 

    SPECIAL INVITED GUEST MAMA GAIL Reiki Master Healer/Teacher, Spiritual Teacher, Life Coach, Education Advocate for Parents/Students in Schools & Community Activist 

    UNITY HEALING & WELLNESS PART 3 

    "THE RE-AWAKENING" Due to the overwhelming response and success of the first Unity, Healing & Wellness Events (Part 1 & 2), Inner Vibe Sound has partnered with E-Life Media, Pure Vintage Unlimited and the Philadelphia Black Healers Network to bring Unity, Healing & Wellness Pt. 3 "THE RE-AWAKENING" in order to continue the conversation of well-being and to give further insight on healing and empowering our community through Unity, Spirituality, Agriculture and Cooperative Economics. (Admission is Free, Bring The Entire Family) 

    PART III 

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    FOR MORE INFORMATION, EMAIL OFFICIALBIGGADRE@GMAIL.COM OR CALL 215-259-8003 

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  • 6:00 PMOutdoors at the 40th Street Field! Worldtown Soundsystem and Drum Like a Lady
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    THIS IS NOT AT THE ROTUNDA! IT IS OUTSIDE ON THE 40TH STREET FIELD, A LOVELY GREEN SPACE ON 40TH BETWEEN WALNUT AND LOCUST. 

    Worldtown Soundsystem w/ openers Drum Like a Lady

    Worldtown is a high-energy 8 piece live house music outfit uniting the spheres of electronic dance music culture with global rhythms and soul music. Directed by DJ/Producer Ben Arsenal, this energizing ensemble pulls its influences from soulful house, techno, afrobeat, Latin rhythms, and classic funk. The band boasts a seasoned cast of musicians from around the globe with members from Jamaica, Nigeria, Brazil, Alabama, Vermont and their home in Philadelphia. Worldtown’s mission is to celebrate global culture through music and art. 

    Opening the show is Drum Like A Lady, a percussion collective founded by musician and educator LaTreice V Branson, whose mission is to curate creative spaces where people of all ages, ethnic backgrounds, religious beliefs and lifestyles are welcome to participate in improvisational jam sessions.

    This is the 13th Anniversary of the 40th Street Summer Series. Stop by beginning at 6 pm for free scoops of ice cream from Ben & Jerry's, free samples of healthy snacks from honeygrow, free cold brew coffee from Saxbys, and free bicycle and helmet safety checks from Keswick Cycle. 

    The 40th Street Summer Series is sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania, Keswick Cycle University City, Univest Corporation, Campus Philly, Boom 103.9, 100.3 WRNB, and Inspire.

    Admission is FREE! Bring a blanket, beach chair, picnic, and a friend! 

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  • 7:00 PMSummer Fun Program Celebration and Showcase
  • Thumb tuskegeesmallweb 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM The United Block Captains AssociationSummer Fun Program CelebrationOver the past two months, the United Block Captains Association has run a comprehensive and diverse program for youth 7-16 years old. Now it's time to celebrate by hearing where they went, what they did, and what they learned! song • dance • art • refreshments and much more! Admission is FREEThe Summer Fun Program is sponsored by: SCOP, DHS, The Philadelphia Activity Fund, Drexel University Human Resources Department under Bryant Teech, Councilwoman Jannie L. Blackwell, and University of Pennsylvania. 
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  • 7:00 PMPhilly Fringe Scratch Night
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    The popular, long running works-in-progress series is usually on the first Monday of every month and in Old City. This month, we have three Scratch Night performances, this one in West Philly, as we gear up for the 2017 Fringe Festival!

    Come see a roster of Philly’s most talented artists perform new material from shows they are working on in this fast-paced sampling of contemporary theater, dance, performance art, and everything in between. Scratch Night features short performances by four-to-six companies/artists, offering an inside look at the future of performance.

    Check back for the list of performers!

    60 minutes

    Admission is FREE; $5 Suggested Donation

    Photo: David Pagliarulo

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  • 9:00 PMThe Gathering
  • 9:00 PM - 1:00 AM (nearly every last Thursday)  9pm-1am Established in 1996, The Gathering is the longest/strongest-running truly Hip Hop event in Philly. The 
Gathering IS b-boys/b-girls, pop-lockers, emcees, graffiti writers, 
DJs, men, women, and children of all ages enjoying an organic, 
community-based celebration of The struggle, the Love, and the culture 
of Hip Hop. DJs spin Hiphop, breaks, and funk all night, and there are 
open cyphas, a tag wall, and a featured performance and graffiti panel 
each month. Admission is $3 before 10pm, $5 after 10pm.
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