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  • 6:00 PMIndigenas de este Continente Viviendo en Filadelfia / INDIGENOUS OF THIS CONTINENT LIVING IN PHILADELPHIA
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    Are you a descendant of an Indigenous group of this continent?

    Are you mixed blood Native, Indigenous? 

    Do you speak an Indigenous language of this continent?

    If you do, or if you know someone who does, we want to hear your/their history, voice, and life. 

    Mission: To give recognition and voice to the indigenous people of this continent living in Philadelphia.

    Project: To create a series of panel discussions (4) by inviting different Indigenous people of this continent, with a final project to be organized and created by the participants themselves. (Possible a Mural or a Book)

    Wednesdays April 1, 8, 15, and 22, 6-8pm at The Rotunda.

    If you can't come on Wednesdays, we will also have meetings on Sundays, at another venue. Take a look at the link below. 

    https://www.facebook.com/events/347389855466045/

    This project is part of the 40th Street Artist-in-Residence Program.

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    ¿Es usted un descendiente de un grupo de indígenas de este continente ?

    ¿Es usted mestizo con sangre, indígena ?

    ¿Usted habla alguna lengua indígena de este continente ?

    Si lo hace, o conoce a alguien, queremos escuchar su historia, queremos escuchar tu voz, queremos saber tu vida.

    Misión: Dar reconocimiento y voz a los pueblos indígenas de este continente que viven en Filadelfia.

    Proyecto: Para crear una serie de paneles de discuciones (4), Para generar un dialogo sobre los diferentes Pueblos Indígenas de este Continente, con un proyecto final que será organizado y creado por los propios participantes. (Posiblemente un Mural o un Libro)

    Todos lo miércoles de Abril con excepción de Abril 29th

    Si no puedes los Miércoles tendremos otra junta los Domingos, mira el enlace de abajo

    https://www.facebook.com/events/347389855466045/

    Este projecto es parte de 40th Street Artist in Residence Program.

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  • 7:00 PMThe RIDDIM ROOM – Health is Wealth
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    Join us for this edutainment journey!

    OPEN TO ALL-AGES 

    Doors open at 6:30pm. Event begins at 7pm. 

    ChkTheVibe and the Green City Society 

    present

    The RIDDIM ROOM – Health is Wealth® 

    We welcome Aschak the Poet and the Earth Day Kids to taste the healthy foods and learn to prep veggies and drinks from Atiya Ola’s Spirit First Foods featuring local ingredients to be grown at the House of UMOJA with a family friendly Universal Greeting. We will discuss 'greening the block' and focus on water wise irrigation and the Louise West Orchard and Peace Garden this growing season. 

    After 8pm we get to the magic hour with Mark Campbell, a Jamaican-American singer-songwriter working on some new tunes here in West Philadelphia in the conscious vibe.

     And the soundsystem ... Dubsmith WorldTronica featuring the voice of B.Davis A pioneer and engineer rooted in the Philly DUB scene, Dubsmith WorldTronica is busy producing worldwide Dub Poetry, Dancehall Singers and performing Roots-based Dub and Electronica since the 1990s. This talented producer from the U.S played actual instruments for decades with various Reggae bands. A rising star who shared the stage (and collaborated) with The Square Roots (later The Roots), Jill Scott (October Gallery’s Panoranmic Poetry), OK Player Records artists: Black Lilly, Floetry, Jazzy Fat Nastys plus Wycleff Jean, Timi Tanzania, Burning Spear, Black Uhuru, Lucky Dube, Dub Syndicate, Culture, The Wailers, Jah Works, Topaz (Dub Trio), Digital Tubbys, King Britt, Goth Trod (Japan) and Melame Gange. Last, but not least, Yasus Afari- A veteran Roots Reggae Musician and 'Edutainer' 

    Introducing the sweet voice of B.Davis, an up and popping Roots Reggae artist, to describe the latest session of Dubs released on Boom One Records. Marking the artists of influence like Leroi Baskette, he started experimenting in Dub in the early 1990s, dig inna crates for his first debut on an album called Dubnight Vol 1 out of Germany, EU. More >>> http://www.reverbnation.com/thedubsmith 

    *Peace Rapper will perform a song, "Chill on the Killing"

    **Look for an appearance by the man they call Thousand!

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    Food - YES! 

    Music - YES! 

    FREE ADMISSION YEAH! 

    Donations are suggested and much appreciated to support the performing arts of our community, an education food demo, an organic agriculture academy and a new live production company with Mark Campbell and Joshua Nagel. April 2, 2015 is a Thursday evening near the UCD/Penn Campus. Take the SEPTA 40/21/42 Buses, MFL-Blue Line or Trolleys to the Woodlands circle to get close to your destination. Bicycling is good, walking is best … breathe, the air. Protect, our water.

    Please note that Philleye is no longer able to perform at tonight's event, but we will have plenty of other awesome people on and off stage!  

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  • 8:00 PMNoisePsychFrenzy Hoedown
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    NoisePsychFrenzy Hoedown

    a night of ear cleaning, eye popping, sonic exhibitionism - not for the faint, wear sensible shoes

    Birdorgan - NH

    https://deixhrist.wordpress.com/birdorgan/

    https://www.facebook.com/birdorgan

    w/ Dei Xhrist, Marc Bisson, Mike Daily, Mike Fun

    Big Plastic Finger - PA, NJ

    http://bigplasticfinger.com

    w/ Jim Tuite - psychic visualist; Featuring Bonnie Kane, Scott Prato, Mark McClemens, Vinnie Pasternoso

    Cellular Chaos - PA, NY

    https://www.facebook.com/CellularChaos

    featuring Weasel Walter, Admiral Grey, Shayna Dulberger

    Admission is FREE

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  • 7:30 PMFOR YOUR FUTURE GUIDANCE (from New Zealand!) and CONES (from The Medium Theatre Co.)
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    All the way from across the globe, Binge Culture (based in Wellington, NZ) presents "For Your Future Guidance." 

    And opening the evening: Morgan FitzPatrick Andrews performing an excerpt from his new play, "Cones."

    April 6 and 7 at 7:30pm

    For Your Future Guidance is an interactive performance to help us all prepare for the new You-topia. 

    Much beloved in their home island nation, Binge Culture is touring the US for several weeks, and will be in Philly for TWO NIGHTS ONLY! Don't miss it!

    “..Wellington's Binge Culture strengthens its reputation as one of the country's most exciting, direct and original theatre companies." -- NZ Herald

    “For Your Future Guidance, reflects their commitment to creating daring, unpredictable performances that challenge conventional distinctions between ‘real' and ‘staged' performance." --Theatreview

    AND! The whole evening will open with an excert from "Cones" a new play by Morgan Fitzpatrick Andrews to be debuted in its entirety this June as part of the SoLow Festival!

    Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1620183164867564/

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  • 7:30 PMFOR YOUR FUTURE GUIDANCE (from New Zealand!) and CONES (from The Medium Theatre Co.)
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    All the way from across the globe, Binge Culture (based in Wellington, NZ) presents "For Your Future Guidance." 

    And opening the evening: Morgan FitzPatrick Andrews performing an excerpt from his new play, "Cones."

    April 6 and 7 at 7:30pm

    For Your Future Guidance is an interactive performance to help us all prepare for the new You-topia. 

    Much beloved in their home island nation, Binge Culture is touring the US for several weeks, and will be in Philly for TWO NIGHTS ONLY! Don't miss it!

    “..Wellington's Binge Culture strengthens its reputation as one of the country's most exciting, direct and original theatre companies." -- NZ Herald

    “For Your Future Guidance, reflects their commitment to creating daring, unpredictable performances that challenge conventional distinctions between ‘real' and ‘staged' performance." --Theatreview

    AND! The whole evening will open with an excert from "Cones" a new play by Morgan Fitzpatrick Andrews to be debuted in its entirety this June as part of the SoLow Festival!

    Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1620183164867564/

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  • 6:00 PMIndigenas de este Continente Viviendo en Filadelfia / INDIGENOUS OF THIS CONTINENT LIVING IN PHILADELPHIA
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    Are you a descendant of an Indigenous group of this continent?

    Are you mixed blood Native, Indigenous? 

    Do you speak an Indigenous language of this continent?

    If you do, or if you know someone who does, we want to hear your/their history, voice, and life. 

    Mission: To give recognition and voice to the indigenous people of this continent living in Philadelphia.

    Project: To create a series of panel discussions (4) by inviting different Indigenous people of this continent, with a final project to be organized and created by the participants themselves. (Possible a Mural or a Book)

    Wednesdays April 1, 8, 15, and 22, 6-8pm at The Rotunda.

    If you can't come on Wednesdays, we will also have meetings on Sundays, at another venue. Take a look at the link below. 

    https://www.facebook.com/events/347389855466045/

    This project is part of the 40th Street Artist-in-Residence Program.

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    ¿Es usted un descendiente de un grupo de indígenas de este continente ?

    ¿Es usted mestizo con sangre, indígena ?

    ¿Usted habla alguna lengua indígena de este continente ?

    Si lo hace, o conoce a alguien, queremos escuchar su historia, queremos escuchar tu voz, queremos saber tu vida.

    Misión: Dar reconocimiento y voz a los pueblos indígenas de este continente que viven en Filadelfia.

    Proyecto: Para crear una serie de paneles de discuciones (4), Para generar un dialogo sobre los diferentes Pueblos Indígenas de este Continente, con un proyecto final que será organizado y creado por los propios participantes. (Posiblemente un Mural o un Libro)

    Todos lo miércoles de Abril con excepción de Abril 29th

    Si no puedes los Miércoles tendremos otra junta los Domingos, mira el enlace de abajo

    https://www.facebook.com/events/347389855466045/

    Este projecto es parte de 40th Street Artist in Residence Program.

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  • 8:00 PMAMERICAN JOB (1996 / 90 minutes) and TBA Aki Kaurismäki Directed Movie
  • 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

    Andrew’s Video Vault 2015

    FREE Screenings Continuous From 8 PM on the Second THURSDAY of Every Month! 

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

    April 9 TBA Aki Kaurismäki Directed Movie

    and  AMERICAN JOB (1996 / 90 minutes) Writer/director Chris Smith’s (1999′s American Movie) debut is a hilariously straight-faced dark comedy about labor in the U.S. It follows the stork-like mumbler Randy as he undergoes training and orientation at a variety of low-paying, low-skilled jobs. The fictional film’s stark documentary style gives the boredom of modern work a strange urgency in this unique indie film. Guest Host and Curator: Dan Buskirk of Phawker.com   May 14 DR. MABUSE, THE GAMBLER [DR. MABUSE, DER SPIELER – EIN BILD DER ZEIT] (1922 / 271 minutes) The most complete version of Fritz Lang’s two-part allegory, about a criminal mastermind who is both the cause (and product of) economic free-fall and social decadence in Weimar-era Berlin.   June 11 Two daring comedies that use blackface/whiteface to comment on race relations. SOUL MAN (1986 / 104 minutes) New World Pictures high concept teen comedy about a white kid (C. Thomas Howell) who dons blackface in order to get a minority scholarship to Harvard would be completely reprehensible if it weren’t such an accurate snapshot of 1980s America. James Earl Jones slums it as a college professor, and stars Rae Dawn Chong and Howell would marry after working together on this film. Directed by Steve Miner. WATERMELON MAN (1970 / 100 minutes) Melvin Van Peebles became the second African-American to direct at a Hollywood studio when he made this film about a bigoted white man (Godfrey Cambridge—in whiteface) who wakes up one morning to discover he has turned Black. Panned upon its initial release, it has became a true cult classic. Guest Host and Curator: Mike Dennis of Reelblack Cinema

      July 9 CHAMELEON STREET (1989 / 94 minutes) Writer/director/actor Wendell B. Harris Jr’s first and only feature tells the true story of con man Douglas Street, a bored and ingenious African American male who passes himself off to white society as a journalist, doctor and scholar. A wicked and tragic satire on being black and brilliant in America. UFOria (1985 / 93 minutes) Writer/Director John Binder’s satiric look at the Southwestern U.S. and religion follows a Waylon Jennings-loving drifter (Fred Ward) hooking up with a faith healer (Harry Dean Stanton) and a cashier who has visions of a UFO communion. Guest Host and Curator: Dan Buskirk of Phawker.com   August 13 TIE XI QU: WEST OF TRACKS: PART ONE: RUST (2003 / 240 minutes) In part one of his three-part, nine hour documentary, Wang Bing hypnotically charts post-industrial decay and its effects on impoverished workers who live in northeast China. [Tie Xi Qu: West of Tracks part two, Remnants, and part three, Rails, will screen at subsequent seasons of Andrew’s Video Vault at the Rotunda.]   September 10 TO BE ANNOUNCED Guest Host and Curator: Dan Buskirk of Phawker.com   October 8 THE INNOCENTS (1961 / 100 minutes) Perhaps the most beautifully photographed black & white horror film ever made, this suspenseful masterwork of Gothic atmosphere is an exquisite adaptation of Henry James’ The Turn of the Screw featuring gripping performances by adult and child actors alike. An unforgettable tour-de-force of supernatural terror and psychological repression. THE SEVENTH VICTIM (1943 / 71 minutes) The sense of dread is palpable in this moody and nightmarish tale of urban devil worship from producer Val Lewton. Kim Hunter stars (in her debut performance) as a young woman searching for her missing sister on the menacing streets of 1940′s New York City, with plenty of striking chiaroscuro lighting. Guest Host and Curator: Mike Zaleski   November 12 MAKE WAY FOR TOMORROW (1937 / 91 minutes) Heart-rending in its truth and emotional beauty, Leo McCarey’s masterpiece and most personal film was created both as a love letter to his recently deceased father and as an exposé of what can happen to elderly Americans without the support of Social Security (or their children). Orson Welles said of the film: “It would make a stone cry.” EVERYBODY’S FINE [STANNO TUTTI BENE] (1990 / 118 minutes) Marcello Mastroianni gives one of his best performances as an elderly widower who traverses Italy to visit his distant offspring, each of whom had given him an impression of their life which turns out to be very different from the actuality. A powerful and beautiful rumination on the relationship between elderly parents and their adult children. Guest Host and Curator: Mike Zaleski   December 10 PERMISSIVE (1970 / 90 min) At the end of the hippie era, a broke young woman arrives in London and is initiated into the counter-culture and the seedy sex, drugs and rock ‘n roll lifestyle of a groupie. Psychedelic soundtrack by Comus and Forever More. DUFFER (1971 / 75 minutes) Joseph Despins and William Dumaresq’s off-beat and lyrical character study of a British teenage boy shuttlecocking between a sadistic old man and motherly prostitute.

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  • 9:00 PMPhila. SciFi Society hosts author SF Grand Master Samuel Delany
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    PSFS. the Phila. Science Fiction Society, is proud to welcome SF Grand Master Samuel Delany as the guest speaker at our April society meeting!

    Samuel R. Delany's stories are available in Aye and Gomorrah and Other Stories (science fiction and fantasy) and Atlantis: Three Tales (experimental fiction). He has been inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame, and earlier this year he received the 31st Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master of Science Fiction Award. He lives in New York City and teaches creative writing at Temple University. His novels include science fiction works such as Nova, Dhalgren, The Fall of the Towers, the Nebula-Award winning Babel-17 and The Einstein Intersection; also his four-volume fantasy series Return to Neveryon. In 2008, his novel Dark Reflections won the Stonewall Book Award. He has also written Phallos and—most recently—Through the Valley of the Nest of Spiders. His non-fiction includes three critical books on science fiction, The Jewel-Hinged Jaw, Starboard Wine, and The American Shore. He is the author of the widely taught Times Square Red / Times Square Blue, and he has written a Hugo-Award winning autobiography The Motion of Light in Water. All are available in both e-book and paper. A judge for the 1910 National Book Awards in fiction, he was the subject of a 2007 documentary, The Polymath, and he has written a widely used creative writing textbook, About Writing. His interview in the Paris Review’s “Art of Fiction” series appeared in spring 2012.

    The speaker will be preceded by the society's business meeting, which starts at 8pm and is open to the public, and will be followed by socializing at a nearby eating establishment.

    Admission is FREE

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  • 6:00 PMAmeriKKKa Black (Film) - Philadelpha Premiere
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM On Saturday, April 11th, 2015, 6pm until 9pm, the film "AmeriKKKa Black" will makes it Philadelphia debut at The Rotunda theater, on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania at 4014 Walnut Street.Written and executive produced by Asa Khalif, AmeriKKKa Black takes a raw and gritty approach at uncovering the pain and fear that men of color face every day of their lives in the United States of America under one of the most serious, enduring, and divisive types of human rights violation: police brutality. The film is a nod and supportive response to the growing current social movements proclaimed in the phrase “#BlackLivesMatter”.The screening of the film will be proceeded by an opening mixer and introductory topical conversation, and followed by a film-maker interview and open discussion on social issues addressed in the film.About Asa Khalif ::Khalif has worked tirelessly for the rights and safety of not only Blacks and people of color, but for women, the LGBTQ community, the homeless, and minors. He is the Founder and President of progressive activism organization Racial Unity USA which has spearheaded the monitoring of criminal justice activities, and has become a force in underscoring and exposing the fast tracking of the ‘school-to-prison pipeline’. - asakhalif@gmail.com- This affair is free to the public; all ages.- There will be free refreshments available.- Those seeking information tables should contact event manager Paul 'S.Frosty' Jackson at ConsultWithFrosty@gmail.com
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  • 10:00 AMExplore Everywhere, a musical morning with Jay Sand of All Around This World. For children infant to 9 years old
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    Fantastic Philadelphia families,

    You and your musical children (infants to 9 years old) are invited to a fun, friendly and FREE musical morning with Jay Sand of All Around This World, the unique Philadelphia-based global music and world cultures program for kids and their families. 

    This spring Jay Sand, founder and lead teacher of All Around This World, is making his popular local classes available to families anywhere online with a new daily-learning subscription program, Explore Everywhere. On April 12 we'll celebrate the last days before the program's public launch with songs from several continents during a full interactive All Around This World show, debuts of short videos Jay created for the program and spread the word about Explore Everywhere internationally with those amazing little computers we all carry around in our pockets. 

    In other words...BRING YOUR SMARTPHONE!! During the event Jay will ask you to broadcast good vibes about the event and Explore Everywhere to your millions of social media followers via Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc. Everyone who comes to the event, and every one of your friends who you connect with via social media during the event, will be welcome to sign up a free, lifetime subscription to Explore Everywhere.

    Questions? E-mail Jay at jay@allaroundthisworld.com or call him, 215-913-2679. 

    For more information:

    All Around This World | Explore Everywhere | What Explore Everywhere subscribers get | Explore Everywhere FAQ

  • 4:00 PMVegFest Volunteer Potluck - open to all
  • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    The Humane League is hosting a potluck to celebrate our wonderful and awesome VegFest volunteers! Come connect with fellow volunteers and eat each other's vegan food :)

    This event is open and free to the public! If you would like to volunteer for VegFest, come on by!

    Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/428975830600056/430875547076751/

    Admission is FREE

  • 8:00 PMSir Richard Bishop, Robert Millis, Curanderos
  • 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    Alabaster Museum Presents:

    Sir Richard Bishop

    Robert Millis

    Curanderos

    Free (Donations Accepted and Appreciated)

    Sir Richard Bishop:

    Richard Bishop is an experimental guitarist whose improvisations and compositions often reflect the shadow worlds of India, the Middle East, North Africa, and other points along the Gypsy trail.

    Richard is perhaps best known as a founding member (along with brother Alan Bishop) of experimental ethnic-improv pioneers and underground tricksters Sun City Girls, who for nearly 30 years have produced an extensive discography of over 50 full length albums, 20 one-hour cassettes and a dozen 7" records. Sun City Girls formed in 1981 after the Bishop brothers' stint in the group Paris 1942 which also featured J. Akkari and former Velvet Underground drummer Moe Tucker.

    Richard's first solo record, Salvador Kali, was released by John Fahey's esteemed Revenant label in 1998 under the moniker Sir Richard Bishop (the name stuck). In 2005, Bishop began performing relentlessly as a solo artist, playing throughout Europe, Australia, and the United States.  In May of 2010, Drag City released the album False Flag by Rangda, a new group featuring Bishop, Ben Chasny (Six Organs of Admittance, Comets on Fire), and Chris Corsano (Flower-Corsano Duo, Flaherty/Corsano, Jandek, Bjork, etc). In September of 2012, a second Rangda album came into existence, this one entitled Formerly Extinct.

    Richard was also a co-founder of the Sublime Frequencies label (with Alan Bishop and Hisham Mayet). The label, whose mission is dedicated to acquiring and releasing obscure sights and sounds from Africa, India, S.E. Asia and beyond, began in 2003 and currently has over 65 releases to its credit.

    "Bishop is a splendid acoustic guitarist with a sure touch and an

    impressive vocabulary gleaned from the Spanish flamenco and North

    Indian classical traditions with a bit of Belgian Django Reinhardt's

    gypsy swing jazz mixed in." - Bill Meyer (Ink Blot Magazine)

    Robert Millis:

    I have a golden childhood memory of an attic in a very old house.

    Crawling through the dark, creaking front part of the attic I found a

    room bathed in sunlight, with a pile of forgotten books.  On top of

    this book throne sat an old wind-up gramophone. This memory informs my

    work:  the sense of exploration, the secrets old books and 78rpm

    records hold in their designs, the scars of their age, their receding

    sounds and stories.

    I am a founding member of Climax Golden Twins and AFCGT, a solo artist

    and a frequent contributor to the Sublime Frequencies label. I have

    scored long and short films, created sound installations, produced and

    designed audio projects, and released many LPs and CDs. My work veers

    haphazardly between sound art, music concrete, instrumental, improv,

    field recording, song and collage. I have a deep interest in folk and

    traditional music, so imagine Pete Seeger trying to cover Revolution 9

    by the Beatles.

    During 2012 and 2013 I was a Senior Fulbright Research Scholar in

    India studying Indian music, sound art and the early recording

    industry.

    Curanderos:

    Psychedelic improvisational blowout with members of Bardo Pond and

    Kohoutek. Kosmische raga drone, heavy on the electronics and alien

    percussion, traversing the same hypnodelic territory both bands are

    known for. RIYL: Ash Ra Tempel, Agitation Free, Guru Guru, Trad Gras

    Och Stenar, Taj Mahal Travellers, etc.- bio

    links:

    http://www.sirrichardbishop.net/

    http://robertmillis.net/

    Admission is FREE (Donations Accepted and Appreciated)

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  • 8:00 PMRob Mazurek and Black Cube SP pres. by Ars Nova Workshop
  • 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

    Ars Nova Workshop

    presents

    Rob Mazurek and Black Cube SP

    Jazz Appreciation Month

    Rob Mazurek, cornet + electronics

    Thomas Rohrer, rabeca + soprano saxophone

    Mauricio Takara, drums, electronics + cavaquinho

    Guilherme Granado, keyboard, synths + sampler

    Ars Nova Workshop is pleased to announce the return of Rob Mazurek with his new group, Black Cube SP.

    Chicago-based composer, improviser and multi-media artist Rob Mazurek has drawn inspiration from a multitude of audio and visual styles and sources over the past three decades. Augmenting his cornet playing with computer programming, electronics and an assortment of keyboards, Mazurek's broad electro-acoustic palette defies simple categorization.

    While living in Brazil from 2000 to 2005, Mazurek immersed himself in the sights and sounds of the Amazonian rain forest, the plateaus of Brasilia and the urban intensity of São Paulo. Inspired by these disparate experiences, he constructed exotic soundscapes using such esoteric source material as the sounds of electric eels recorded at INPA research laboratory in Manaus and audio culled from storm systems on the outskirts of Brasilia. It was in São Paulo that he met Mauricio Takara and Guilherme Granado, his partners in the São Paulo Underground, which continues to spur his interest in the Brazilian sensibilities of sound and color.

    Mazurek's newest ensemble, Black Cube SP, features his long standing São Paulo Underground trio with the addition of Thomas Rohrer. Rohrer earned his stripes as a master of the keening rabeca (Brazilian viola) through intense studies with the instrument’s leading practitioners in Brazil’s northeast. The group released it's debut record, Return the Tides, on Cuneiform in 2014. It is a heart-felt tribute to Rob Mazurek's mother, who died on in 2013 just days after receiving a diagnosis of late stage cancer. The record was described by All About Jazz as “Mazurek's most personal and poignant offering to date; cathartic and compelling, it combines avant-garde jazz expressionism, bold electronic experimentation and hypnotic Tropicália rhythms with a profound spirituality, yielding a ritualistic homage worthy of its honoree.”

    Mazurek currently leads and composes for a wide variety of ongoing ensembles, including the Chicago Underground Duo, Exploding Star Orchestra, and Pharoah & The Underground (featuring Pharoah Sanders). He has collaborated with a wide variety of luminaries, such as, Bill Dixon, Mike Ladd, Roscoe Mitchell, Yusef Lateef, Fred Anderson, Naná Vasconcelos, Mamelo Sound System, Kassin and Marcelo Camelo, and many others.

    Listen to the title track from Rob Mazurek And Black Cube SP's new album, exclusive to The Wire

    Admission is FREE

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  • 6:00 PMChanging Lives: A Life Outside The Streets Production
  • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM Changing Lives: A Life Outside The Streets ProductionOur mission is to use various art, entertainment and recreation to influence success both at home and in the classroom.  LOTS has developed a model to connect families to information and resources to assist them in succeeding at things they like to do, and also teach them how to be contributors to their neighborhoods with their success.This production uses Hip-Hop, Singing, Spoken-word, and acting to identify issues in our urban communities to voice our perspective on changing the conditions, as well as voice our frustration with our current living conditions in the areas of family, politics, education, abuse and more.Changing Lives: A Life Outside The Streets Production, stars members of the Life Outside the Streets Initiative, as well as emerging talent across the the city of Philadelphia.Come check us out. This is a fundraiser for Life Outside The Streets to offer a low income summer program to students in grades 9th to 12th grade. Tickets are $10. Purchase advance tickets HERE
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  • 6:00 PMIndigenas de este Continente Viviendo en Filadelfia / INDIGENOUS OF THIS CONTINENT LIVING IN PHILADELPHIA
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    Are you a descendant of an Indigenous group of this continent?

    Are you mixed blood Native, Indigenous? 

    Do you speak an Indigenous language of this continent?

    If you do, or if you know someone who does, we want to hear your/their history, voice, and life. 

    Mission: To give recognition and voice to the indigenous people of this continent living in Philadelphia.

    Project: To create a series of panel discussions (4) by inviting different Indigenous people of this continent, with a final project to be organized and created by the participants themselves. (Possible a Mural or a Book)

    Wednesdays April 1, 8, 15, and 22, 6-8pm at The Rotunda.

    If you can't come on Wednesdays, we will also have meetings on Sundays, at another venue. Take a look at the link below. 

    https://www.facebook.com/events/347389855466045/

    This project is part of the 40th Street Artist-in-Residence Program.

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    ¿Es usted un descendiente de un grupo de indígenas de este continente ?

    ¿Es usted mestizo con sangre, indígena ?

    ¿Usted habla alguna lengua indígena de este continente ?

    Si lo hace, o conoce a alguien, queremos escuchar su historia, queremos escuchar tu voz, queremos saber tu vida.

    Misión: Dar reconocimiento y voz a los pueblos indígenas de este continente que viven en Filadelfia.

    Proyecto: Para crear una serie de paneles de discuciones (4), Para generar un dialogo sobre los diferentes Pueblos Indígenas de este Continente, con un proyecto final que será organizado y creado por los propios participantes. (Posiblemente un Mural o un Libro)

    Todos lo miércoles de Abril con excepción de Abril 29th

    Si no puedes los Miércoles tendremos otra junta los Domingos, mira el enlace de abajo

    https://www.facebook.com/events/347389855466045/

    Este projecto es parte de 40th Street Artist in Residence Program.

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  • 6:00 PM250 Miles Crossing Philadelphia Screening and Q and A
  • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    250 Miles Crossing Philadelphia Screening and Q&A

    Join Netherlands-based artist duo, PolakVanBekkum, University City Science Center, and Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority’s Percent for Art Program, on April 16 for the premiere screening of their innovative navigational documentary, 250 Miles Crossing Philadelphia, followed by a Q&A with the artists. They are looking forward welcoming you, and exchanging thoughts about this new form of documentary making, and the way it portrays the city experience.

    Esther Polak and Ivar van Bekkum arrived from the Netherlands to work on 250 Miles Crossing Philadelphia in May 2014. Their goal was to explore the intersection of art, science and technology through satellite imagery, photography and GPS. The resulting work includes a website documenting their journey, 250miles.net, with an interactive map;a scrim mural at 780 S. 52nd St.; and a 50-minute location-based documentary film.

    Philadelphia residents played a large role in creating this new city narrative. Polak and van Bekkum divided the city into a grid and asked volunteers to make recordings from each sector. These routes were expressed in the documentary film using Google Earth satellite images, overlaid with synchronized on-the-ground recordings, to create an audible map of the city. 

    The evening will formally conclude PolakVanBekkum’s residency with the University City Science Center’s novel public art program, Art Along the Avenue of Technology (AAAT). The Science Center created AAAT as an innovative way to fulfill its Percent for Art obligation, which requires that at least one percent of the budget for new construction is used for commissioning original works of art.

    Tickets (suggested donation)*: $5.00 advance; $10.00 door *All ticket proceeds will benefit public art in Philadelphia.

    #250MilesPHL

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  • 8:00 PMNew Works: CINÉ-ROMAN pres. by Bowerbird
  • 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    Bowerbird 

    presents:

    New Works: CINÉ-ROMAN 

    curated by J. Louise Makary

    **FREE ADMISSION**

    ABOUT THE EVENT

    Chris Marker made his groundbreaking work La Jetée, a moving-image film made up of still photographs, in 1962, and it still stands as the most iconic ciné-roman in the canon. Many artists have admired Marker's innovative use of photomontage to weave a narrative, yet few have contributed to the genre. Curated by filmmaker and visual artist J. Louise Makary, New Works: CINÉ-ROMAN will include works, most of them newly commissioned, by a diverse group of artists experimenting with movement, time, and stillness in film and video. In addition to featuring new animated and choreographic video works, this evening-length program will showcase new works by several collaborative teams of filmmakers working with photographers, including one with a live musical component. New Works: CINÉ-ROMAN aims to flood the field with fresh takes on this underexplored form.

    WORKS BY

    Mark Tumas & Tamara Suskic 

    Slater Bradley 

    Johnny Woods 

    Barb Choit & Alex Tyson 

    Matt Porterfield 

    anastasia owell 

    Matt Sanchez 

    Faye Driscoll with Lily Baldwin 

    Christopher Gianunzio & J. Louise Makary & Jor Kane (live) 

    Alessandro Zangirolami 

    Jesse Alexander Madden Harding (live) 

    Alexis McCrimmon 

    More info: http://www.bowerbird.org/newsite/events/150417/

    Admission is FREE

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  • 11:00 AMSoil Kitchen - Art, Soup, and Soil Screening
  • Thumb soilkitchenlegal 2015 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM Do you wonder....what's in our soil? Join us for this FREE soil testing* event! Bring your dried and homogenized soil. Check this flier for soil sampling instructions. *Soil Land (Pb) results can be kept location-anonymous. Sponsored by Year of Health, University of Pennsylvania.
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  • 11:00 AMSoil Kitchen - Art, Soup, and Soil Screening
  • 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM Do you wonder....what's in our soil? Join us for this FREE soil testing* event! Bring your dried and homogenized soil. Check this flier for soil sampling instructions. *Soil Land (Pb) results can be kept location-anonymous. Sponsored by Year of Health, University of Pennsylvania.
  • 7:30 PMNew Moon Chanting and Communal Art Gallery
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    Join us for a special New Moon Chanting this month. We will gather at The Rotunda to welcome Iyaar, the month of radiance and natural healing. We will also be debuting our communal art gallery, which includes all the art that NMC participants have created together each month during our chanting gatherings.

    Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1397099450606818/

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  • 6:00 PMIndigenas de este Continente Viviendo en Filadelfia / INDIGENOUS OF THIS CONTINENT LIVING IN PHILADELPHIA
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    Are you a descendant of an Indigenous group of this continent?

    Are you mixed blood Native, Indigenous? 

    Do you speak an Indigenous language of this continent?

    If you do, or if you know someone who does, we want to hear your/their history, voice, and life. 

    Mission: To give recognition and voice to the indigenous people of this continent living in Philadelphia.

    Project: To create a series of panel discussions (4) by inviting different Indigenous people of this continent, with a final project to be organized and created by the participants themselves. (Possible a Mural or a Book)

    Wednesdays April 1, 8, 15, and 22, 6-8pm at The Rotunda.

    If you can't come on Wednesdays, we will also have meetings on Sundays, at another venue. Take a look at the link below. 

    https://www.facebook.com/events/347389855466045/

    This project is part of the 40th Street Artist-in-Residence Program.

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    ¿Es usted un descendiente de un grupo de indígenas de este continente ?

    ¿Es usted mestizo con sangre, indígena ?

    ¿Usted habla alguna lengua indígena de este continente ?

    Si lo hace, o conoce a alguien, queremos escuchar su historia, queremos escuchar tu voz, queremos saber tu vida.

    Misión: Dar reconocimiento y voz a los pueblos indígenas de este continente que viven en Filadelfia.

    Proyecto: Para crear una serie de paneles de discuciones (4), Para generar un dialogo sobre los diferentes Pueblos Indígenas de este Continente, con un proyecto final que será organizado y creado por los propios participantes. (Posiblemente un Mural o un Libro)

    Todos lo miércoles de Abril con excepción de Abril 29th

    Si no puedes los Miércoles tendremos otra junta los Domingos, mira el enlace de abajo

    https://www.facebook.com/events/347389855466045/

    Este projecto es parte de 40th Street Artist in Residence Program.

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  • 6:30 PMTierralismo Good Earth Film Tour Screening
  • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Tierralismo Good Earth Film TourContact: Alexandra Halkin, DirectorEmail: info(at)americasmediainitiative.orgPhone: 312-282-0135americasmediainitiative.orgThe Americas Media Initiative (AMI) uses film to forge landmark cultural exchange programs between Cuban and U.S. citizens. Over the last three years, AMI has consistently done groundbreaking work in Cuba; organizing tours of independently produced U.S. films in the provinces, engaging with Cuban audiences, and generating significant media coverage on Cuban television, in the press and on the Internet. The films and tours have stimulated conversation and knowledge exchange about issues as diverse as Native American history, civil rights movement and New Orleans politics. In the U.S, AMI has facilitated six tours, bringing Cuban filmmakers to universities, museums and cultural centers across the U.S. In addition, AMI distributes DVDs of independently produced Cuban documentaries, animations and short fictions with Icarus Films, New York.The Tierralismo Good Earth Film Tour will include screenings of the recently released documentary, Tierralismo: Stories from a Cooperative Farm. Part of the AMI Cuba catalogue, Tierralismo is about the history and practices of one of Cuba’s most successful urban farms, the Organoponico Vivero Alamar (Alamar Organic Cooperative). Tierralismo, introduces viewers to everyone from agronomists and senior management to workers who plant, plow, and propagate. What began as a necessity - farming without pesticides and chemical fertilizers - has become a source of pride to coop members. The film shows how they fertilize with compost and cow manure, raise their own insects for biological pest control, and have even created a fully biodegradable alternative to the plastic bag for use with seedlings. Tierralismo also covers non-farming aspects of the operation, such as human resources and accounting practices. In a land where financial resources are scarce and governmentally controlled, transparency and trust are paramount. Many of the coop's members have come from other fields - including a formerpathologist, a fisherman, and an oil-industry worker. More than half are seniors - including an 82-yearold who says when it comes to hoeing, he can outwork anyone in their twenties. This is a film not only about the food and the farm but the characters who make it happen. The filmmaker, Alejandro Ramirez, and one of the co-founders of the Organoponico, Isis Salcines, will accompany the tour, creating a dynamic forum to share knowledge and create learning opportunities on film and food security, and the people who are driving both movements in Cuba. Alexandra Halkin, Director of AMI will accompany the Cuban visitors on the tour. Not only will the tour provide an opportunity for a diverse U.S. audience to hear firsthand about experiences in urban agriculture from Cubans, but the Cuban visitors will be able to learn from academics, government representatives, and community activists engaged in building sustainable food systems in various locations throughout the United States.By meeting with food activists in the Midwest and the Northeast, and farmers, activists and policy makers in Vermont, the Tierralismo Good Earth Film Tour aims to provide a critical link and foster meaningful learning among leaders of urban agriculture in Cuba with those in the U. S. In the context of Cuba’s move toward a more market-based economic model, the experiences that Ms. Salcines will see firsthand in the U.S.—innovative marketing strategies, cooperative producer and consumer structures, and trans-disciplinary research and education approaches—will provide new tools that can be adapted in a changing Cuba. U.S. citizens, food activists, farmers, professors and policymakers will learn from the Cuban experience, seeing and hearing firsthand the innovative techniques Cuban farmers have devised to produce healthy food under difficult circumstances and with scarce resources. The Tierralismo Good Earth Film Tour will be about sharing experiences and identifying potential collaborations among the multiple actors needed to ensure access to healthy food for all people.Tierralismo Good Earth Film Tour Bio’s:Isis Salcines graduated in 1995 from the Polytecnic Institute “Osvaldo Herrera” with a degree in Telephone Systems and Data. Upon graduation she began working as a long distance operator at the ETECSA (Government telephone company). In 1998, Ms. Salcines was laid off from her job at the ETECSA and began working at the Organoponico Vivero Alamar (Alamar Organic Cooperative). Starting in 2003 she helped design and launch a new food preservation project. In 2007 she enrolled in asix-month course in agricultural studies and in 2008 she began to focus on the marketing and distribution of local organic produce to domestic and international markets. In 2012, she became the Projects Coordinator in the Projects and Investments Office at the Organoponico, and she continues her work in that role to this day. In 2013, Ms. Salcines received an advanced studies degree inAgricultural Engineering. During her time at the cooperative, Ms. Salcines has participated in national and international forums such as TERRA MADRE in Italy (2008 and 2010), the first Urban Agriculture Summit (held in Canada in 2012), and in a series of workshops in Panama about environmental conflicts (2013).Alejandro Ramírez is a Guatemalan photographer and film director who grew up and currently lives in Alamar, Cuba. He graduated from Facultad de Arte de los Medios de Comunicación Audiovisual de Instituto Superior de Arte, (The School for Audiovisual Communication at the Superior Arts Institute, ISA) in Havana, Cuba. As a photographer he has had 14 solo exhibitions and 10 group exhibitions, and he collaborates with several magazines and media outlets. He has participated in the production of various films and videos as a sound engineer, cameraman, assistant director and director of photography. As a director he has made many documentaries that have won national and international awards. He is a Film Professor at the ISA. Alexandra Halkin, Director, Americas Media Initiative, founded the Chiapas Media Project, an award winning bi-national organization that has trained over 200 indigenous men and women in video production in Chiapas and Guerrero, Mexico. A Guggenheim Fellowship and Fulbright recipient, Alexandra has produced five documentary shorts in Mexico, many of them award winning and her work has been broadcast and screened at film and video festivals worldwide. In 2010, she founded the Americas Media Initiative (AMI) a non-profit organization that works with Cuban filmmakers living in Cuba. In March 2012, Ms. Halkin collaborated with the Museum of Modern Art Department of Film on a US documentary shorts program, Closing Distances/Cerrando Distancias that traveled to five towns in Cuba. In February 2013, Ms. Halkin co-organized the New Cuban Shorts Program, part of the Documentary Fortnight Series at the MoMA. Most recently Alexandra completed the Closing Distances/Cerrando Distancias 3 tour with the PBS documentary series, POV and the Executive Producer, Simon Kilmurry.
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  • 6:00 PMRecovery Idol
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Recovery Idol is being held on various dates and at various locations around the city. Round 1 will take place at The Rotunda. Registration is CLOSED.

    Recovery Idol was founded in 2011 to showcase the talent of persons in recovery. The Philadelphia Recovery Coalition (PRC) came together and partnered to host the first Recovery Idol with The City of Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services (DBHIDS) and Pennsylvania Recovery Organization-Achieving Community Together (PRO-ACT).

    The partners planned the competition, including identifying several locations around the city to hold six rounds of auditions and competitions. The final competition takes place at PRO-ACT’s Recovery Walks! in September. The winner receives a plaque, studio recording time, and an opportunity to perform before tens of thousands of people.

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  • 8:00 PMElkhorn, Trillium and Charles Cohen pres. by Event Horizon
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    Event Horizon Series

    presents

    Elkhorn, Trillium and Charles Cohen

    Elkhorn is the electric/acoustic guitar project of Drew Gardner and Jesse Sheppard. The duo cmbines Sheppard's American Primitive-style acoustic finger picking with Gardner's extended improvisational and textural electric playing. The duo grew up together in the deep woods and rotting industrial husks of central New Jersey and have been collaborating on and off since the mid-1980s. A filmmaker as well as musician, Sheppard directed The Things That We Used To Do (2010) a documentary about Jack Rose and Glenn Jones. He lives in the Brandywine region of Pennsylvania. Drew Gardner lives in New York City and combines poetry and music in spontaneously conducted ensembles. His CD, Flarf Orchestra, appeared in 2011.

    Matt Lo Re's Trillium - Consists of Matt LoRe on guitar, Stephen Testa on the bass guitr and J. Jody Janetta on drums/percussion

    Charles Cohen - Based in the Philadelphia area, Charles Cohen has been amazing and challanging audiences for over 30 years. His music is entirely improvisational and produced solely on a vintage Buchla Music Easel synthesizer. An avid collaborator, Cohen is most well known  from his work with Jeff Cain in their group The Ghostwriters. Charles Cohen With few recorded/commercially available works to his credit, Cohen prefers to concentrate on creating Electronic Music in the setting of the live performance space. His music ranges from completely abstract and challanging to pleasantly rhythmic and infectious. Each performance is original and new, to the audience and to Cohen as well. (source: Chuck Van Zyl, host ofStars End on WXPN)

    Check out the next Event Horizon show on May 9! Info HERE

    The Event Horizon concert series is a Philadelphia-based concert series featuring Ambient, Electronic, Experimental and Space Music. 

    Admission is FREE

     

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  • 3:00 PMIn the Sanctuary! Morton Feldman: For Philip Guston (1984) performed by Either/OR
  • Thumb feldman4 3:00 PM - 7:30 PM THIS EVENT IS IN our SANCTUARY space. PLEASE ENTER ON WALNUT STREET.The event runs 3-7:30pm. You're welcome to come and go as you please, though the piece is best experienced for the entire four hours. Bowerbird Presents GATEMorton Feldman: For Philip Guston (1984)performed by Either/ORRichard Carrick, piano and celesteMargaret Lancaster, flutesDavid Shively, percussion3-7:30pmBowerbird is excited to welcome back NYC based ensemble Either / OR to perform "For Philip Guston", Morton Feldman's late period masterpiece for piano/celesta, flute, and percussion. Upon hearing this expansive 4+ hour work, noted music critic Alex Ross wrote, "What makes "Guston" fundamentally and wondrously beautiful is its harmony. Feldman's whole career was a search for ways to string together lovely chords, and "Guston" contains some of his most lustrous inventions. He is careful to parcel them out economically, so that they arrive as gratifying shocks after stretches of more neutral sound.These islands of beauty are like suggestions of figuration at the center of an abstract painting." This performance will take place in the Rotunda's magnificent domed sanctuary space. Audiences are welcome to come and go as they please - but the work is best experience in its full duration. There will be pews and chairs available for seating, but audiences are encouraged to bring their own blankets and pillows to sit and lay on. Feldman is exceptional for that liminal space between sleep and awake. ABOUT THE ARTISTSSince 2004, Either/Or has been at the forefront of New York's contemporary music scene, programming new and recent works for unconventional ensembles or soloists that are rarely heard elsewhere. Equally informed in American experimentalism and in the European avant-garde, Either/Or collaborates with emerging and established artists from a broad aesthetic spectrum. Performances throughout the Northeast, including Philadelphia Museum of Art, ICA Boston, Miller Theatre, The Kitchen, and venues across NYC, as well as frequent appearances at experimental music venues such as The Stone, Roulette, and ISSUE Project Room. Morton Feldman (1926 - 1987) was an American composer, born in New York City. A major figure in 20th century music, Feldman was a pioneer of indeterminate music, a development associated with the experimental New York School of composers also including John Cage, Christian Wolff, and Earle Brown. Feldman's works are characterized by notational innovations which he developed to create his characteristic sound: rhythms which seem to be free and floating; pitch shadings which seem softly unfocused; a generally quiet and slowly evolving music; recurring asymmetric patterns. His works after 1977, including For Philip Guston explore extremes of duration. As a child he studied piano with Vera Maurina Press, who, according to the composer himself, instilled in him a "vibrant musicality rather than musicianship."Feldman's first composition teachers were Wallingford Riegger, one of the first American followers of Arnold Schoenberg, and Stefan Wolpe. In early 1950's he met John Cage in the lobby of the New York Philharmonic and the two composers quickly became good friends, with Feldman moving into the building Cage lived in. Through Cage, he met painters Richard Lippold (who had a studio next door), Sonia Sekula, Robert Rauschenberg, and Philip Guston. In a lecture to German students the composer remarked, "If you don't have a friend who's a painter, you're in trouble."Admission is FREE.  Audiences are free to come and go as they wish. The event runs 3pm-7:30pm.
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  • 7:00 PMPussy Riot: The Movement - Philadelphia Film Premiere (+ Live Music)
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    The Rotunda and Wooden Shoe Books presents a free screening of the Philly premiere of Pussy Riot: The Movement!

    Pussy Riot The Movement chronicles the true life odyssey of the girls who rocked a country and continue to fight for human rights throughout the world. The documentary follows Yekaterina Samutsevich, Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, the latter two through their harsh two year sentences for playing music calling for freedom. What started as a punk rock collective has catapulted into a world movement for human rights.

    The Movie briefly reviews the events that led to the harsh two-year sentences of Pussy Riot members for singing a punk rock song in Moscow's most important cathedral. Their message about the growing repression in Russia by Putin's regime caught the world's attention like no other dissidents before them and turned the avant garde feminist group into a worldwide symbol of freedom.The film goes beyond the trial, to the women's prison experiences. 

    The film crew is embedded in a violent demonstration that produces stunning footage. Included are exclusive interviews with Katia Samutsevich, the Pussy Riot member who was released, families of the women, famed Russian journalist, Masha Gessen, artists and dissidents. Also included is a trip to the penal colony where Nadia Tolokonnikova served her sentence. Pussy Riot The Movement explores the questions: Where are the freedoms guaranteed in the Russian Constitution? Is Putin writing his own "amendments" to the Constitution? Why doesn't the Constitution work?" Has Pussy Riot had a lasting impact on the fight for freedom in Russia? Can they start a movement?

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  • 7:00 PMCelebrating Terra Madre film screening
  • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

    Celebrating Terra Madre

    Movie Screening “The Slow Food Story” a documentary following the founding of the movement by Carlo Petrini, in a town in Northern Italy, that has now spread around the world. We are inviting Urban Farming Organizations from around the region to man tables so if you are looking to volunteer or join a CSA here is your chance to meet leaders in our region. We will follow the movie screening with an onstage Q & A Forum discussion with these Organization’s representatives.

    Tickets will go on sale at the end of the month.

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  • 6:00 PMBFYL pres. Floor Games II (5 v 5 All-Styles Elimination Crew B)
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    The Gathering

    Floor Games 5 VS 5 Elimination All-Styles Battle 

    $25 per member to battle | $10 to watch and Party

    NOTE EARLY START TIME!

    Here are the RULES, PLEASE READ:

    - CREWS CAN BE (ALL-STYLES/ANY STYLE) (Crews can mix up the styles on one team if they choose) 

    Ex:(2 Poppers, 2 breakers, 1 krumper) or (Bboy Crew, Popping crew, Flexing Crew, Hip-Hop Crew etc.)

    - YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE AN ALL STYLES DANCER/CREW

    -Each battle will last 5-7 min or Until each member of the losing team is eliminated

    -(Tag Team)2 man routines will only be allowed once per battle

    -5 man routines will be allowed once per battle

    teams that make it to the semi finals and finals will have to start the round with a 30-60 sec routine

    -Crews will have one member battle at a time (EX.club style or like You Got Served), the judge will then eliminate the losing member from the entire battle, the team with the most crew members left by the end of the time limit will be declared the winner. Or once the winning team can eliminate their opponent.

    -In the event the judge ties the dancers that just battled, both dancers stay in the battle. And another member may go.

    -Dancers can only be revived into the battle if the last surviving member can eliminate two members from the opposing team consecutively,if successful only one member will be allowed to re-enter the battle

    -All Crews MUST sign up through our website (No sign ups at the DOOR) at http://www.battleforyourlifetour.com/#!crewbattle-registration or Email: entries@battleforyourlifetour.com 

    -Only accepting a max of 16 teams, All crews must be signed up in full by April 15th deadline on our WEBSITE. Facebook does not count.

    -$25 Per member to Enter | 1st Place $1000 Cash Prize winner takes all.

    1. EO Squad 

    2. Alphas Crew 

    3. Alien Mob

    4. Gates Monsters 

    5. Wild Bunch

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    Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1558723881066159/1568398096765404/

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