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  • 8:00 PM60 Minutes of Swearing with Michael Broussard
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    60 Minutes of Swearing with Michael Broussard

    Michael Broussard (Five Minute Follies, Ask A Sex Abuse Survivor) complains about scifi fan clubs, the Pope, musicians, Food Network, men's underwear, and a whole lot more in a new solo show. Frequently comedic and fabulously cathartic, "60 Minutes of Swearing" is a free wheeling examination of everything that sucks. And there's audience participation too. Photo by Rachel Leah Woliansky. (Some material may not be suitable for all audiences.) 

    Advance tickets are $5-$15 here: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4242576

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  • 8:00 PMEvent Horizon pres. Guitar Pilots, Steve Horelick, Simon Lomax
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    The Event Horizon concert series is a Philadelphia-based concert series featuring Ambient, Electronic, Experimental and Space Music. 

    November 2nd - Guitar Pilots, Steve Horelick, Simon Lomax

    Guitar Pilots (Art Cohen & Harrison McKay) was formed to perform electronic space music on guitars. Their music consists of long structured improvisational pieces which transport the listener to the depths of space while focusing on each precious unfolding moment. Art Cohen's sequencer-like echoed guitar figures provide rhythmic propulsion while Harrison McKay's synthetic pads and loops build a foundation for both guitarists to soar in melodic flights. Singing glissando blends seemlessly with plucks and twangs and blasts of interstellar beam. Following the trail blazed by Pink Floyd, The Grateful Dead, Prog, and the Berlin School, Guitar Pilots carve out their own unique sonic territory that is both organic as the ground underneath and as far-reaching as a distant pulsar. 

    Art Cohen has been a fixture in the Philadelphia music scene for over 30 years as both a performer and an audio engineer. Fluent in guitar, bass, keyboards and harmonica, he has performed at concert venues and radio studios throughout the Delaware Valley and brought his music to Toronto, New York and other cities in the Northeast. He has released CD's with Guitar Pilots, The Ministry of Inside Things, Delicate Monster, CubiZm, Lessick & Lincoln & Cohen, Waves of Violet, Men from When, and as a solo artist. His music ranges from electronic space to ambient to folk-rock to psychedelic rock to traditional folk to experimental to spoken word and beyond - sometimes within the same performance. Art has cultivated a unique guitar style drawing on influences including Garcia, Gilmour, Hendrix, Gottsching, Fripp, and Pinhas.

    Harrison McKay is perhaps best known as the guitar half of The Tangent Project, the Philadelphia area synth & guitar duo who over the past decade have graced the stages of all the region's important electronic spacemusic venues. He coaxes an extended pallet of sounds from his guitar through the use of synths, effects processors and loopers. In addition to his work with The Tangent Project and as a solo electronic musician, McKay has performed extensively with local pop and progressive rock bands.

    Steve Horelick: Steve Horelick's immersive, surround performances have entranced audiences from San Francisco to Berlin. His music with its glistening harmonies, evolving textures and echoing rhythms is influenced by waves, eddies, spirals, harmonigraphics and Fibonacci ratios. It swirls around and through the audience involving them in a 3D sonic journey. Steve’s main instruments are the ones designed by the great instrument maker Donald Buchla who designed Steve’s first “Buchla” in 1976. He sends his variety of Buchla instruments and ZenDrum into his proprietary Logic Pro X surround/quad 3D panning environments and processing algorithms, creating rich audio soundscapes filled with intricately shifting timbres and cascading rhythms. 

    Simon Lomax is a producer of electronic ambient space music who, through his unique and involving music expresses a personal global intuition. His work possesses an unparalleled sense of sonic depth and universal scale whilst exhibiting a remarkably lucid grasp of texture." Star's End Review

    It's little wonder with reviews like this that UK based Simon is best known for his unique style of deep and contemplative ambient and atmospheric music. Writing under his own name and formerly under the moniker Maitreya. In addition to a series of successful album releases you may well have heard Simon's work on Television or Radio having received airplay the World over; from nationally sated radio in the US, to BBC Radio 1, Sky Movies, BBC 1's 'The One Show', and the award winning ITV crime drama 'Wire in the Blood' to mention but a few. Simon is currently working on a number of exciting new projects including a limited edition album which is planned for release later this year. As well as this he has also provided music for the multi-award winning US feature film 'Ink & Steel' by Lone Shark Studios, which won Best Film when it was premièred at the Soho Film Festival in New York, and for the hit US TV show Rectify. Simon's music has been championed by DJ Mary Anne Hobbs, receiving airplay on both her BBC 6 Music and 6 Music Recommends shows." 

    Admission is FREE

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  • 4:00 PMSistahs 70's Music Review
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    Sistahs 70's Music Review

    4pm-8pm

    A 70's themed costume dance party featuring live performances by vocal collective Sistahs Attune w/local vendors, food, and free giveaways.

    Early Bird tickets are $12 and can be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sistahs-70s-music-review-tickets-66606727515

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  • 7:30 PMThe 2019 Bridge PHL Theatre Festival
  • Thumb 2019 bridge phl theatre festival poster 11x14 1 orig 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM The 2019 Bridge PHL Theatre Festival!
November 7, 8 ,9 , & 10, 2019The Bridge PHL is thrilled to present our 4th annual theatre festival, packed with 17 powerful works by the exciting artists noted below in this year's roster.

 Our festival theme is ASCENSION and is inspired by our belief in the power of the narrative to encourage dialogue and help us all rise together to remake our world with compassion and inclusion.Thursday November 7 at 7:30pmFriday November 8 at 7:30pmSaturday November 9 at 2:00pm AND 7:30pmSunday November 10 at 2:00pm AND 7:30pmTo find which artists are performing on which days, please visit https://www.thebridgephl.org/2019festival.html for the full FESTIVAL PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE!2019 FESTIVAL PERFORMANCES WILL INCLUDE:#SuiteReality by TS Hawkins, directed by Lois MosesIt's Not My Fault by Tiffani DeanNOT Without Her Stories by Jody Austin, directed by Collective Mic ProductionsJust for the Weekend by Christine Emmert, directed by Renee Lucas WayneI'm a Motherfucking Superstar: So Where Are My Babies? by Valeka J. HoltWaDe N Da WaTer by Monique A. Robinson, directed by Kalif TroyIt's Just Not Right by Indiya StephensonThe Development of Life with a Twist to Stop the Press by Ahshylonda StephensonFILLER: Between Two Artists by Craig LiggeonsECHO by Edgar Lee Faucett No Country for Black Men by Lisa AmosSnake Meets the Dragon Dance by Rhashea Lynn Harmon & Chik MasonThe Waiting Room by Susan Chase and Janelle T. HarveyHow Much Longer? by Maryann BucciUntitled by Marcia PembertonThe Trojan Women adapted by Hannah Tsapatoris MacLeodWhite Script by Gabrielle Corsaro View show times & get tickets!The Bridge PHL strives to foster healing connections between our rich and diverse communities by encouraging openness and dialogue about perspectives on racial prejudice, privilege, inclusion, intersectionality, and bias. Our annual theatre festival each autumn welcomes both experienced and new artists wishing to engage in this mission and to further our endeavor toBUILD THE BRIDGE PHL!Tickets available for cash at the door or by clicking HERE.*GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS*  (Enjoy all the shows being performed during the matinee or evening you select): $15​*ALL FESTIVAL PASS* ​(Attend any and all matinee and evening performances throughout the entire run of the festival): $40  Tickets available for cash at the door or by clicking HERE.
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  • 7:30 PMThe 2019 Bridge PHL Theatre Festival
  • Thumb 2019 bridge phl theatre festival poster 11x14 1 orig 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM The 2019 Bridge PHL Theatre Festival!
November 7, 8 ,9 , & 10, 2019The Bridge PHL is thrilled to present our 4th annual theatre festival, packed with 17 powerful works by the exciting artists noted below in this year's roster.

 Our festival theme is ASCENSION and is inspired by our belief in the power of the narrative to encourage dialogue and help us all rise together to remake our world with compassion and inclusion.Thursday November 7 at 7:30pmFriday November 8 at 7:30pmSaturday November 9 at 2:00pm AND 7:30pmSunday November 10 at 2:00pm AND 7:30pmTo find which artists are performing on which days, please visit https://www.thebridgephl.org/2019festival.html for the full FESTIVAL PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE!2019 FESTIVAL PERFORMANCES WILL INCLUDE:#SuiteReality by TS Hawkins, directed by Lois MosesIt's Not My Fault by Tiffani DeanNOT Without Her Stories by Jody Austin, directed by Collective Mic ProductionsJust for the Weekend by Christine Emmert, directed by Renee Lucas WayneI'm a Motherfucking Superstar: So Where Are My Babies? by Valeka J. HoltWaDe N Da WaTer by Monique A. Robinson, directed by Kalif TroyIt's Just Not Right by Indiya StephensonThe Development of Life with a Twist to Stop the Press by Ahshylonda StephensonFILLER: Between Two Artists by Craig LiggeonsECHO by Edgar Lee Faucett No Country for Black Men by Lisa AmosSnake Meets the Dragon Dance by Rhashea Lynn Harmon & Chik MasonThe Waiting Room by Susan Chase and Janelle T. HarveyHow Much Longer? by Maryann BucciUntitled by Marcia PembertonThe Trojan Women adapted by Hannah Tsapatoris MacLeodWhite Script by Gabrielle Corsaro View show times & get tickets!The Bridge PHL strives to foster healing connections between our rich and diverse communities by encouraging openness and dialogue about perspectives on racial prejudice, privilege, inclusion, intersectionality, and bias. Our annual theatre festival each autumn welcomes both experienced and new artists wishing to engage in this mission and to further our endeavor toBUILD THE BRIDGE PHL!Tickets available for cash at the door or by clicking HERE.*GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS*  (Enjoy all the shows being performed during the matinee or evening you select): $15​*ALL FESTIVAL PASS* ​(Attend any and all matinee and evening performances throughout the entire run of the festival): $40  Tickets available for cash at the door or by clicking HERE.
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  • 2:00 PMThe 2019 Bridge PHL Theatre Festival
  • Thumb 2019 bridge phl theatre festival poster 11x14 1 orig 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM The 2019 Bridge PHL Theatre Festival!
November 7, 8 ,9 , & 10, 2019The Bridge PHL is thrilled to present our 4th annual theatre festival, packed with 17 powerful works by the exciting artists noted below in this year's roster.

 Our festival theme is ASCENSION and is inspired by our belief in the power of the narrative to encourage dialogue and help us all rise together to remake our world with compassion and inclusion.Thursday November 7 at 7:30pmFriday November 8 at 7:30pmSaturday November 9 at 2:00pm AND 7:30pmSunday November 10 at 2:00pm AND 7:30pmTo find which artists are performing on which days, please visit https://www.thebridgephl.org/2019festival.html for the full FESTIVAL PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE!2019 FESTIVAL PERFORMANCES WILL INCLUDE:#SuiteReality by TS Hawkins, directed by Lois MosesIt's Not My Fault by Tiffani DeanNOT Without Her Stories by Jody Austin, directed by Collective Mic ProductionsJust for the Weekend by Christine Emmert, directed by Renee Lucas WayneI'm a Motherfucking Superstar: So Where Are My Babies? by Valeka J. HoltWaDe N Da WaTer by Monique A. Robinson, directed by Kalif TroyIt's Just Not Right by Indiya StephensonThe Development of Life with a Twist to Stop the Press by Ahshylonda StephensonFILLER: Between Two Artists by Craig LiggeonsECHO by Edgar Lee Faucett No Country for Black Men by Lisa AmosSnake Meets the Dragon Dance by Rhashea Lynn Harmon & Chik MasonThe Waiting Room by Susan Chase and Janelle T. HarveyHow Much Longer? by Maryann BucciUntitled by Marcia PembertonThe Trojan Women adapted by Hannah Tsapatoris MacLeodWhite Script by Gabrielle Corsaro View show times & get tickets!The Bridge PHL strives to foster healing connections between our rich and diverse communities by encouraging openness and dialogue about perspectives on racial prejudice, privilege, inclusion, intersectionality, and bias. Our annual theatre festival each autumn welcomes both experienced and new artists wishing to engage in this mission and to further our endeavor toBUILD THE BRIDGE PHL!Tickets available for cash at the door or by clicking HERE.*GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS*  (Enjoy all the shows being performed during the matinee or evening you select): $15​*ALL FESTIVAL PASS* ​(Attend any and all matinee and evening performances throughout the entire run of the festival): $40  Tickets available for cash at the door or by clicking HERE.
  • 7:30 PMThe 2019 Bridge PHL Theatre Festival
  • Thumb 2019 bridge phl theatre festival poster 11x14 1 orig 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM The 2019 Bridge PHL Theatre Festival!
November 7, 8 ,9 , & 10, 2019The Bridge PHL is thrilled to present our 4th annual theatre festival, packed with 17 powerful works by the exciting artists noted below in this year's roster.

 Our festival theme is ASCENSION and is inspired by our belief in the power of the narrative to encourage dialogue and help us all rise together to remake our world with compassion and inclusion.Thursday November 7 at 7:30pmFriday November 8 at 7:30pmSaturday November 9 at 2:00pm AND 7:30pmSunday November 10 at 2:00pm AND 7:30pmTo find which artists are performing on which days, please visit https://www.thebridgephl.org/2019festival.html for the full FESTIVAL PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE!2019 FESTIVAL PERFORMANCES WILL INCLUDE:#SuiteReality by TS Hawkins, directed by Lois MosesIt's Not My Fault by Tiffani DeanNOT Without Her Stories by Jody Austin, directed by Collective Mic ProductionsJust for the Weekend by Christine Emmert, directed by Renee Lucas WayneI'm a Motherfucking Superstar: So Where Are My Babies? by Valeka J. HoltWaDe N Da WaTer by Monique A. Robinson, directed by Kalif TroyIt's Just Not Right by Indiya StephensonThe Development of Life with a Twist to Stop the Press by Ahshylonda StephensonFILLER: Between Two Artists by Craig LiggeonsECHO by Edgar Lee Faucett No Country for Black Men by Lisa AmosSnake Meets the Dragon Dance by Rhashea Lynn Harmon & Chik MasonThe Waiting Room by Susan Chase and Janelle T. HarveyHow Much Longer? by Maryann BucciUntitled by Marcia PembertonThe Trojan Women adapted by Hannah Tsapatoris MacLeodWhite Script by Gabrielle Corsaro View show times & get tickets!The Bridge PHL strives to foster healing connections between our rich and diverse communities by encouraging openness and dialogue about perspectives on racial prejudice, privilege, inclusion, intersectionality, and bias. Our annual theatre festival each autumn welcomes both experienced and new artists wishing to engage in this mission and to further our endeavor toBUILD THE BRIDGE PHL!Tickets available for cash at the door or by clicking HERE.*GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS*  (Enjoy all the shows being performed during the matinee or evening you select): $15​*ALL FESTIVAL PASS* ​(Attend any and all matinee and evening performances throughout the entire run of the festival): $40  Tickets available for cash at the door or by clicking HERE.
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  • 2:00 PMThe 2019 Bridge PHL Theatre Festival
  • Thumb 2019 bridge phl theatre festival poster 11x14 1 orig 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM The 2019 Bridge PHL Theatre Festival!
November 7, 8 ,9 , & 10, 2019The Bridge PHL is thrilled to present our 4th annual theatre festival, packed with 17 powerful works by the exciting artists noted below in this year's roster.

 Our festival theme is ASCENSION and is inspired by our belief in the power of the narrative to encourage dialogue and help us all rise together to remake our world with compassion and inclusion.Thursday November 7 at 7:30pmFriday November 8 at 7:30pmSaturday November 9 at 2:00pm AND 7:30pmSunday November 10 at 2:00pm AND 7:30pmTo find which artists are performing on which days, please visit https://www.thebridgephl.org/2019festival.html for the full FESTIVAL PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE!2019 FESTIVAL PERFORMANCES WILL INCLUDE:#SuiteReality by TS Hawkins, directed by Lois MosesIt's Not My Fault by Tiffani DeanNOT Without Her Stories by Jody Austin, directed by Collective Mic ProductionsJust for the Weekend by Christine Emmert, directed by Renee Lucas WayneI'm a Motherfucking Superstar: So Where Are My Babies? by Valeka J. HoltWaDe N Da WaTer by Monique A. Robinson, directed by Kalif TroyIt's Just Not Right by Indiya StephensonThe Development of Life with a Twist to Stop the Press by Ahshylonda StephensonFILLER: Between Two Artists by Craig LiggeonsECHO by Edgar Lee Faucett No Country for Black Men by Lisa AmosSnake Meets the Dragon Dance by Rhashea Lynn Harmon & Chik MasonThe Waiting Room by Susan Chase and Janelle T. HarveyHow Much Longer? by Maryann BucciUntitled by Marcia PembertonThe Trojan Women adapted by Hannah Tsapatoris MacLeodWhite Script by Gabrielle Corsaro View show times & get tickets!The Bridge PHL strives to foster healing connections between our rich and diverse communities by encouraging openness and dialogue about perspectives on racial prejudice, privilege, inclusion, intersectionality, and bias. Our annual theatre festival each autumn welcomes both experienced and new artists wishing to engage in this mission and to further our endeavor toBUILD THE BRIDGE PHL!Tickets available for cash at the door or by clicking HERE.*GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS*  (Enjoy all the shows being performed during the matinee or evening you select): $15​*ALL FESTIVAL PASS* ​(Attend any and all matinee and evening performances throughout the entire run of the festival): $40  Tickets available for cash at the door or by clicking HERE.
  • 7:30 PMThe 2019 Bridge PHL Theatre Festival
  • Thumb 2019 bridge phl theatre festival poster 11x14 1 orig 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM The 2019 Bridge PHL Theatre Festival!
November 7, 8 ,9 , & 10, 2019The Bridge PHL is thrilled to present our 4th annual theatre festival, packed with 17 powerful works by the exciting artists noted below in this year's roster.

 Our festival theme is ASCENSION and is inspired by our belief in the power of the narrative to encourage dialogue and help us all rise together to remake our world with compassion and inclusion.Thursday November 7 at 7:30pmFriday November 8 at 7:30pmSaturday November 9 at 2:00pm AND 7:30pmSunday November 10 at 2:00pm AND 7:30pmTo find which artists are performing on which days, please visit https://www.thebridgephl.org/2019festival.html for the full FESTIVAL PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE!2019 FESTIVAL PERFORMANCES WILL INCLUDE:#SuiteReality by TS Hawkins, directed by Lois MosesIt's Not My Fault by Tiffani DeanNOT Without Her Stories by Jody Austin, directed by Collective Mic ProductionsJust for the Weekend by Christine Emmert, directed by Renee Lucas WayneI'm a Motherfucking Superstar: So Where Are My Babies? by Valeka J. HoltWaDe N Da WaTer by Monique A. Robinson, directed by Kalif TroyIt's Just Not Right by Indiya StephensonThe Development of Life with a Twist to Stop the Press by Ahshylonda StephensonFILLER: Between Two Artists by Craig LiggeonsECHO by Edgar Lee Faucett No Country for Black Men by Lisa AmosSnake Meets the Dragon Dance by Rhashea Lynn Harmon & Chik MasonThe Waiting Room by Susan Chase and Janelle T. HarveyHow Much Longer? by Maryann BucciUntitled by Marcia PembertonThe Trojan Women adapted by Hannah Tsapatoris MacLeodWhite Script by Gabrielle Corsaro View show times & get tickets!The Bridge PHL strives to foster healing connections between our rich and diverse communities by encouraging openness and dialogue about perspectives on racial prejudice, privilege, inclusion, intersectionality, and bias. Our annual theatre festival each autumn welcomes both experienced and new artists wishing to engage in this mission and to further our endeavor toBUILD THE BRIDGE PHL!Tickets available for cash at the door or by clicking HERE.*GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS*  (Enjoy all the shows being performed during the matinee or evening you select): $15​*ALL FESTIVAL PASS* ​(Attend any and all matinee and evening performances throughout the entire run of the festival): $40  Tickets available for cash at the door or by clicking HERE.
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  • 8:00 PMRefractions Beo String Quartet original production
  • 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM 'Refractions' is a Beo String Quartet original production that showcases four unique and exciting works, each of which have a link to light and the transformation of light. Whether it be the appearance or disappearance of light, or looking at music of the past through a lens that bends light, or music that is inspired by work in another art form that used light in its creation, each of the featured works offer a colorful variety of sounds, styles, and sentiments.Three of the four works on the program were written for Beo and this set of concerts will be their premieres. Additionally, some of the composers will be in attendance.Program:*Zach Gulaboff Davis: On the Trajectory of LightKyle Sanna: Sequence for Minor White*Patrick Andrew Thompson: Chiaroscuro*Sean Neukom: Haydn RecycledThe show begins at 8pm.*Written for Beo String Quartet
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  • 7:00 PMCinéSPEAK + Philly Vets for Peace present We Are Not Done Yet, pres. with Bright Bulb
  • Thumb 67590223 1117571028440493 1382474986748379136 o 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM CinéSPEAK + Philly Vets for Peace present We Are Not Done YetEvery 2nd Thursday of the month, you can catch a wide array of films at The Rotunda, curated by filmmakers and presenters from all around the city as part of The Bright Bulb Screening Series. This November, courtesy of HBO, CinéSPEAK and Philadelphia Veterans For Peace, present WE ARE NOT DONE YET (2018) -- a riveting exploration of trauma and resiliency from within our United States veteran community.--DOORS @ 6:30PMFILM BEGINS @ 7PM with Post-Screening Performances + In-Conversation to-followADMISSION: FREE!*Registration Required* REGISTER HERE--ABOUT THE FILM:We Are Not Done Yet (2018)Directed by: Sareen HairabedianProduced by: Jeffrey Wright Running Time: 1 hr 20 minSince 2001, 2.77 million U.S. service members have been deployed to support American war efforts. Approximately 14 to 20 percent of veterans who engaged in conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan experience PTSD, while 32.4 percent of female veterans report having experienced military sexual trauma.Directed by Sareen Hairabedian and produced by Jeffrey Wright (Emmy winner for HBO’s Angels in America, two-time Emmy nominee for HBO’s Westworld) and David Holbrooke (HBO’s The Diplomat), We Are Not Done Yet profiles a group of veterans and active-duty service members as they come together to combat past and current traumas through the written word, sharing their experiences in a United Service Organizations writing workshop.WATCH THE TRAILER HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YiDUJqKxBnc---ABOUT PHILADELPHIA VETERANS FOR PEACE:Veterans for Peace (VFP) is a national organization founded in 1985 comprised of members across the country. As Veterans for Peace we draw on our personal experiences and perspectives gained as veterans to raise public awareness of the true costs and consequences of militarism and war - and to seek peaceful, effective alternatives. Our collective experience tells us wars are easy to start and hard to stop and that those hurt are often the innocent.  Philadelphia VFP members are working to stop the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, show youth alternatives to militarism and violence, stopping the global plague of landmines and clusterbombs, and ending the horror of gun violence.--ABOUT CINÉSPEAK: We are a Philadelphia-based organization that engages diverse audiences through our independent, repertory + foreign film programming; creating space + centering the stories of individuals and communities that are often underrepresented in mainstream cinema. We promote community togetherness + global understanding by engaging film enthusiasts while cultivating the next generation of discerning moviegoers; encouraging people to demand social justice both on-screen + throughout society.Follow the Journey!www.cineSPEAK.org@cineSPEAK -- Twitter + InstagramCinéSPEAK -- Facebook*Registration Required* REGISTER HERE
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  • 8:00 PMNeil Feather: Sound Mechanic with Arcana & Shizuka Duo pres. by Bowerbird
  • Thumb neilfeather lg 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM Neil Feather: Sound Mechanicwith Arcana & Shizuka DuoBowerbird is pleased to present “Neil Feather: Sound Mechanic” an evening dedicated to the sonic contraptions of Neil Feather, inventor of such fantastical instruments as “The Wiggler”, “The Nondo,” “Thunderwheels,” “Magnapooters,” “Apex Roto-Zither,” and the “Thumbsnake.” The night will feature a performance of a work-in-progress chamber concerto composed for Feather’s instruments alongside the Arcana New Music Ensemble by Philadelphia and New Zealand based composer Rosie Langabeer, with whom Feather collaborates closely in the duo Two To Tutu Too. This will be followed by an improvised set featuring many of Feather’s creations. Opening the evening will be Hannah Rose Nicholas and Samuel Kelder’s Shizuka Duo, performing new works for two violas.PROGRAMShizuka DuoHannah Rose Nicholas & Samuel Kelder, violasRosie Langabeer: IDIOSYNCROPHILIA (work in progress)Arcana New Music EnsembleViolin – Russell KotcherViola – Hannah NicholasCello – Eric CoyneDouble bass – Josh MachizTrombone – RJ McGheeTrombone – Dan BlacksbergBassoon – Dominic PanuntoPercussion 1 – Andy ThieraufPercussion 2 – Alyssa ReshFeather Instruments: Ashley TiniFeather Instruments: Julius MasriFeather Instruments: Neil FeatherNeil Feather and friends.ABOUT THE ARTISTSSince 1970, Neil Feather has been developing esoteric acoustic and engineering strategies to invent, design, and build a constantly developing collection of experimental musical instruments. Using an assortment of mechanical items, from strings and springs to motors and magnets, Feather’s inventions are works of art that are just as appropriately viewed in a gallery as they are on stage. His live performances on these instruments are naturally unique and serve as both sonically intriguing recitals as well as visually compelling demonstrations of his devices. A founding member of Baltimore’s Red Room Collective and the High Zero Foundation as well as a 2016 Guggenheim fellow, Feather was a part of the Bowerbird creative team that helped bring Mauricio Kagel’s Zwei Mann Orchester to life in 2018.Rosie Langabeer is an award-winning composer, pianist, and band leader from Aotearoa New Zealand. With an output as eclectic as ranging from composing for string quartet, to ballet music, to free improvisation, to solo piano concerts and much much more, her wonderfully honest voice will make you want to cry and then sprinkle in some robot-bird-monsters. The New York Times has praised her surrealism and time-bending abilities, which she earned through collaborations with local heavyweights BalletX and Pig Iron Theatre Company, and her current projects include a public interactive audio visual installation for Sight/Sound: Revealing the Rail Park created with artist Erik Ruin; and a new ballet score made in collaboration with Tara Middleton for BalletX’s 2019 fall season this December at The Wilma Theater.Shizuka Duo is comprised of violists Samuel Kelder and Hannah Rose Nicholas. The two founded Shizuka during the debut of the Barnes Ensemble in Philadelphia (2017), a contemporary music residency with the JACK Quartet. They are alumni of the Lucerne Festival Academy (2015-19), where they were featured as soloists and chamber musicians. Shizuka Duo gave its debut at MISE-EN_PLACE Bushwick in September 2018. They have since performed at Cloud Club (Boston), Spectrum (NYC), Berklee College of Music, Tufts University, and Boston University. The duo has premiered over eight new works, written for them by faculty and alumni composers of Berklee, Tufts, Boston Conservatory, Mannes, New England Conservatory, and the University of Pennsylvania. Sam and Hannah both play on instruments made by Hiroshi Iizuka. “Shizuka,” is the Japanese word for quiet and calm, and the name of a heroine in Japanese folklore known for her beauty and her dance.Admission is FREE
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  • 12:00 PMPhilly Zine Fest
  • 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM November 16 and 17, 12-5pm both days. more info coming soon.
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  • 12:00 PMPhilly Zine Fest
  • 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM November 16 and 17, 12-5pm both days. more info coming soon.
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  • 6:00 PMBusiness & Organizing Models for Artists
  • Thumb 72532885 1822415791235642 7061387758924726272 n 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Business & Organizing Models for ArtistsModerated by our own Brittany Campese!- Discuss the pros and cons of various organizational structures; pool experiences and get new ideas- Clarify your mission to determine the structure that best suits your practice- Sole-proprietor, LLC, 501(c)3: understand the structures and how your projects fit into themAdmission is FREE
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  • 4:30 PMNational Men of Color Association Inaugural Reception and Life Outside these Streets Staged production
  • 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

    NATIONAL MEN OF COLOR ASSOCIATION

    National Men of Color Association Inaugural Reception

    Tuesday, November 19, 2019   4:30pm-6:30pm

    Open to the Public. Free Admission, Information Table Space and Buffet provided!!!

    This informal session will allow individuals and Men of Color groups to be introduced to the

    Community and Leaders by Founding President Dr. Maurice Brian Henderson. This event will honor

    the supporters and contributors to the Million Fathers March (House of Umoja) and is hosted by

    Attorney Maurice Houston and European Basketball Star Rashid Bey-Atkins

    Contact: 267-230-0317 or mauricebrianhenderson@yahoo.com

    7pm-9pm Life Outside these Streets Staged production

     

  • 7:00 PM Life Outside these Streets Staged production
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    National Black Spoken Word Tour 

    presents 

    7pm-9pm Life Outside these Streets Staged production

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  • 8:00 PMSOLD OUT!!! Spec-Trum x J&G Presents: SiR ft. Mereba + Elujay
  • Thumb sir final 01 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM SOLD OUT!!! Spec-Trum x J&G Presents: SiR ft. Mereba + ElujayDoors at 7:30pm/show at 8pmWe are at it again with a legendary collab! SPEC-TRUM and Jazz & Grooves are happy to announce our Fall Show featuring SiR, Mereba, and Elujay!SiR: https://open.spotify.com/artist/3QTDHixorJelOLxoxcjqGx?si=e5pW-fqUT2u83gvc1HsAvwMereba: https://open.spotify.com/artist/294lNTPZfdqyzt8qnxmFiL?si=JinZqZqXRUapMxoz1I_j4gElujay: https://open.spotify.com/artist/1CgbNAF3Stnz1Tpipu3xdO?si=Mky-wtdzSVqzfrmOgP_SWA***NO ALCOHOL ALLOWED***SOLD OUT!!
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  • 7:00 PMThe Unity pres. A Beloved Community Concert
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    TheUnity

    Presents:

    A Beloved Community Concert

    Doors Open at 6:30pm / Concert Begins at 7:00 PM

    “There’s a sound in the air and it seems to flow everywhere.”

    Hello Friends!

    TheUnity invite you to join us for a Beloved Community Concert designed to embrace our true connections across cultures, ethnicities and diversities as a united force for the care of humanity and our future as a global society.

    This event will open your mind to shared experiences and present realizations through music, storytelling and laughter.

    Light Dinner Communion / Good Will Offerings Accepted

    Visit: plptheunity.com

    Contact: plptheunity@gmail.com

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  • 8:00 PMWilliam Hooker/Elliott Levin/Luke Stewart trio & Sirius Juju
  • Thumb 68676890 10157234240258400 1221428195778101248 n 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM William Hooker/Elliott Levin/Luke Stewart trio & Sirius JujuAdmission is Free/donation requestedWilliam Hooker /Elliott Levin/Luke Stewart trio:William Hooker (drummer,composer and poet) has created works that range from jazz and “new” music to experimental genres. He has released over 70 CDs as a leader. Mr. Hooker has performed at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Edgefest Jazz Festival, The Vision Festival, The David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, The Wadsworth Atheneum, Queen Elizabeth Hall, The Walker Art Center,the first on MTV, The Kitchen, Roulette, Real Art Ways. He has also presented his work at the JVC Jazz Festival, Montreal Jazz Festival, Vancouver Jazz Festival, CMJ Music Festival,Vilnius Jazz Festival, Experimenta Argentina,The Knitting Factory and the Victoriaville Music Festival.William Hooker has received commissions and support from the New York State Council on the Arts,Meet the Composer,Tokio Marine Insurance Company, Colleges and Universities such as Oberlin, Fordham, Columbia,New York University, Boston University, Princeton, Dartmouth, Yale and many more. Accompanying musicians have included Billy Bang, David Ware, William Parker, Thurston Moore, David Soldier, Roy Campbell, Zeena Parkins, Lee Ranaldo, Jason Hwang, Sabir Mateen, Elliot Sharpe ,David Murray, Ted Daniel, JD Parren and many more.“William knows no genre bounds and ceaselessly searches for new forms of music, always with the intent to inspire.” New York City Jazz Record.“…No description of the Philly jazz scene exists that does not include something along the lines of “And Elliott Levin has been known to sit in, buggin’ out with his sax and flute…” A Philadelphia drummer described Levin as “the guy that calls you at two in the morning, wanting you to haul your drums over to some jam session.”Levin grew up in Philly, but studied music and creative writing on the west coast at the University of Oregon. He took private lessons with a former Philadelphia Orchestra saxophonist, Michael Guera, and embarked on further research with the great jazz pianist, Cecil Taylor, in whose groups Levin has also performed. The weekend grocery list of Levin credits includes playing with Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes for a decade as the saxophonist in the Sound of Philadelphia band, as well as with Odean Popes’ Saxophone Choir, Tyrone Hill, Don Preston, Scram!, New Ghost, Atzilut (Fourth World), Talking Free Bebop, and various collaborations with bassist Jamaladeen Tacuma. Levin‘s gigs with Taylor included the groups Phthongas and Unit Core Ensemble, and he can be heard on the Taylor FMP album Live in Berlin.”- bio by Eugene ChadbourneLuke Stewart has pursued a vast number of creative projects over the years. On the jazz side, Luke has performed at many of DC’s historic venues including Bohemian Caverns, Twins Jazz, and HR-57. He had the honor of studying and performing with saxophonist Hamiett Bluiett.“By now if you don’t know bassist Luke Stewart you’re behind. Stewart is a force on the Washington DC scene not only as a performer (in Irreversible Entanglements, James Brandon Lewis Trio, Trio OOO, Ancestral Duo and more) but also as a booker, promoter, radio DJ and more.”-Astral SpiritsSirius Juju:“This outfit seemed to have taken some cues from the far-East trance of John Coltrane with shades of Eric Dolphy. Instead of hitting a down beat to start, they gradually drifted from random soundchecking to subtly teasing out a motif with horns and kamancheh. They feel no pressure to jump straight in when a light drone can set the mood most effectively.Patient focus was the central theme for a continuous hour to follow. Steady rhythm patterns would ebb until they created a mantric trance before gradually shifting again. Two electric basses (a new format for this show) took turns holding root lines or adding lighter shadings around the edges. The whole thing would have seemed like an attentive free improvisation if it weren’t for the trumpet and saxophone circling each other in well-coordinated lockstep. However loosely sketched it was, it made an hour where time stretched almost until it couldn’t be sensed at all. ” – Geno Thackara/All About Jazzlinks at: http://firemuseumpresents.com/events/william-hooker/Admission is FREE/donation requested
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