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  • 7:30 PMAerial Photograph Album Release Concert
  • Thumb 49937702 2472223989517713 5112148226371223552 o 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM Aerial Photograph Album Release ConcertMatt Davis' Aerial Photograph celebrates the release of 'Big Family', an album many years in the making. Heralded as "Eloquent" by Jazztimes Magazine and “Inspired” by Downbeat Magazine, the 10 piece group brings their unique sound to the Rotunda on Friday March 1st. Ticket info coming soon.
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  • 12:00 PMTAKII
  • Thumb 52642918 10157028386904596 8887072579999760384 n 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM TAKII March FUNdraiserSaturday March 2 and Sunday March 3, 12-10pm both days! Come celebrate the coming of spring with your favorite TAKII Family! ENTRY IS FREE & festivites everyone can enjoy will include: "Say WTF Karaoke", "Ota-Rave", "Gaming Free Play", "Gaming Tourneys", "Cinemazement", "Cosplay Battle Royale", & more!The only thing we ask that you bring (aside form swag money) is a heart & mind ready to enjoy an extremely relaxed weekend with fellow nerds from the Greater Philly area. Let's kick off TAKII's 2019 strong, minna-san!Schedule:Saturday, March 2, 201912:00 PM - 2:00 PMSay WTF Karaoke: Session 112:00 PM - 10:00 PM (Mar 3)Gaming Tourneys (OPEN ALL WEEKEND)12:00 PM - 10:00 PM (Mar 3)Gaming Free Play (OPEN ALL WEEKEND)12:00 PM - 10:00 PM (Mar 3)Snak Shak (OPEN ALL WEEKEND)2:00 PM - 3:00 PMCinemazement: Boku no Hero Academia ~Eps. 1 - 3~3:00 PM - 4:00 PMLast Otaku Standing4:00 PM - 6:00 PMSay WTF Karaoke: Session 26:00 PM - 8:00 PMGaming Live On PPV: Capcom VS SNK Evolution8:00 PM - 10:00 PMOta-RaveSunday, March 3, 201912:00 PM - 2:00 PMCinemazement: TAKII Family Choice2:00 PM - 3:00 PMHUZZAH: The Even More New "Press Your Luck"3:00 PM - 5:00 PMSay WTF Karaoke: Session 35:00 PM - 6:00 PMCosplay Battle Royale6:00 PM - 8:00 PMTAKII Talent Show8:00 PM - 9:00 PMFusion Festival Feedback Panel9:00 PM - 10:00 PMTAKII Wild Card
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  • 12:00 PMCANCELLED due to impending storm! TAKII
  • Thumb 52642918 10157028386904596 8887072579999760384 n 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM CANCELLED due to impending storm! TAKII March FUNdraiserSaturday March 2 and Sunday March 3, 12-10pm both days! Come celebrate the coming of spring with your favorite TAKII Family! ENTRY IS FREE & festivites everyone can enjoy will include: "Say WTF Karaoke", "Ota-Rave", "Gaming Free Play", "Gaming Tourneys", "Cinemazement", "Cosplay Battle Royale", & more!The only thing we ask that you bring (aside form swag money) is a heart & mind ready to enjoy an extremely relaxed weekend with fellow nerds from the Greater Philly area. Let's kick off TAKII's 2019 strong, minna-san!Schedule:Saturday, March 2, 201912:00 PM - 2:00 PMSay WTF Karaoke: Session 112:00 PM - 10:00 PM (Mar 3)Gaming Tourneys (OPEN ALL WEEKEND)12:00 PM - 10:00 PM (Mar 3)Gaming Free Play (OPEN ALL WEEKEND)12:00 PM - 10:00 PM (Mar 3)Snak Shak (OPEN ALL WEEKEND)2:00 PM - 3:00 PMCinemazement: Boku no Hero Academia ~Eps. 1 - 3~3:00 PM - 4:00 PMLast Otaku Standing4:00 PM - 6:00 PMSay WTF Karaoke: Session 26:00 PM - 8:00 PMGaming Live On PPV: Capcom VS SNK Evolution8:00 PM - 10:00 PMOta-RaveSunday, March 3, 201912:00 PM - 2:00 PMCinemazement: TAKII Family Choice2:00 PM - 3:00 PMHUZZAH: The Even More New "Press Your Luck"3:00 PM - 5:00 PMSay WTF Karaoke: Session 35:00 PM - 6:00 PMCosplay Battle Royale6:00 PM - 8:00 PMTAKII Talent Show8:00 PM - 9:00 PMFusion Festival Feedback Panel9:00 PM - 10:00 PMTAKII Wild Card
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  • 8:00 PMSteph Richards with Nick Millevoi and Brian Osborne
  • Thumb steph richards  1 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM FREE/Donations appreciatedSteph Richards is a trumpeter and composer whose “skill set explodes every category,” (Take5, WBGO). Weaving through jazz and experimental scenes, Steph Richards has “steadily established herself as one of the most engaging experimentalists” (Free Jazz Collective), having recorded with some of the most important pioneering artists of the creative music scene, ranging from Henry Threadgill, Anthony Braxton and John Zorn to St. Vincent and Yoko Ono. Her works have been featured across the US, Mexico, Canada and Europe and premiered on stages at Carnegie Hall, the Blue-note and Lincoln Center. Her debut record Fullmoon (Relative Pitch Records) was hailed as a “bold pronouncement” (New York Times) and voted on multiple “Best of 2018” year end lists. Richards co-curates the NYC-based Festival of New Trumpet (FONT Music) and is on the faculty of music at UC San Diego. Her much anticipated upcoming record, Take the Neon Lights (Birdwatcher Records) comes out in March 2019 and has been included in the 2019 New York Times Playlist, and categorized as “ingenious” by Nate Chinen’s Take Five. Richards is a Yamaha artist.www.stephrichards.comhttps://stephrichards.bandcamp.com/album/take-the-neon-lightsNick Millevoi and Brian Osborne bring several years’ experience of composing, performing and improvising musics from the outer edges to their guitar and drum duo collaboration. Realizing a deep shared interest in freely exploring the areas between and spanning common genres, the two began collaborating shortly after Brian arrived in Philadelphia, winter of 2015. Both players are active in a variety of projects. Millevoi leads the band, Desertion Trio, where he approaches the many styles of American electric guitar music from an avant garde angle. Osborne plays drums and percussion in the tuba fronted doom improv trio, The Gate, as well as in the electronics and drums duo, Hatchers. Previous to this, Millevoi cut his teeth as a member of the collective power trio Many Arms, releasing several records, including two for the Tzadik label. Meanwhile, Osborne was a founding member of the George Steeltoe Ensemble and actively participated in NYC’s improvised music scene for over a decade. 
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  • 9:00 PMPhila. Science Fiction Society hosts Josiah Bancroft
  • Thumb josiahbancroftportrait03 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM The Philadelphia Science Fiction Society (PSFS) hosts Josiah BancroftPSFS Business Meeting at 8:00 pm,  Speaker Josiah Bancroft at 9:00 pm. Josiah Bancroft is the author of the fantasy adventure tetralogy The Books of Babel. The first three installments in the series, Senlin Ascends, Arm of the Sphinx, and The Hod King, were published by Orbit Books US/UK beginning in 2018. The as-yet untitled final book is scheduled for release in 2020. His work has been translated into German, Russian, Czech, and Portuguese.  Before settling down to write fantasy novels, Josiah Bancroft was a poet, college instructor, and aspiring comic book artist. When he is not writing, he enjoys recording the Crit Faced podcast with his authorial friends, drawing the world of the Tower, and cooking dinner without a recipe. He lives in Philadelphia with his wife, Sharon, their daughter Maddie, and their two rabbits, Mabel and Chaplin. Examples of his creative efforts and updates on upcoming installments in the Books of Babel can be found at thebooksofbabel.comAdmission is FREE
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  • 8:00 PMWhen I Am The Princess, an evening of short performances
  • Thumb princesscatsquareishwebsite 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM When I Am The Princess A West Philly Community Arts Project8-10pmGrowing up, many of us identified with princesses whether we liked them or not. Nowadays, princess camp, princess parties, princess movies/games/dresses/you name it are all the rage. How does that influence your life as an adult? How does it contribute to what you expect to get out of life, and out of other people? Are there positive aspects to emulating princesses, especially those who represent their people and fight for liberation? How does the princess archetype shape gender roles? Where do masculine and non binary people fit in? Join us for an evening of short performances (song, dance, theater, etc.) and visual art pieces that address many of these questions. Featuring (listed alphabetically): @avalouisemusic: "Paper Crown," a song that explores what it means to be a princess and how that ideal affects women.Vance Lehmkuhl: "Leftovers," a songDenise McCormack: "Green Apples," a memoir Sheila McDonald: "If I Only Had a Crown," a short playFrancie Fifer Pagell: Two characters from Edna St. Vincent Malay’s play in verse “Two Slattern’s and a King”Lisa Panzer: "Once Upon A Time" themed monologue/short playVanessa Rowan Whitfield: "Dethroning Myself"(poem) and "We Are The Princesses" (performance art piece) more artists to be announced very soon. This event is recommended for mature audiences.Admission is FREE!
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  • 6:00 PMWomynsfest #19
  • Thumb 52777669 10161263136980532 6691227252354449408 n 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM Womynsfest #19!showcase of womyn in the arts, 19 years running! **PERFORMERS:NeverMia JohnsonVassalHot CurtisJulianna OttLisa JeanetteGhettoSongBirdTracy CollettoSophiaNEVER Never is four people who play music. They will never fit into a genre and never want to. They strive to never not mess up, never be bored and to always look dapper and svelte... but only on Thursday mornings. A collaboration of 4 numbers featuring our return performers Susan Rosetti and Mia Johnson. Mia Johnson has been committed to this Festival as well as Susan Rosetti since the beginning. MiaJohnson performs locally and will perform in this Festival along with the band never and also as a solo artist. Susan Rosetti has also supported Womynsfest the beginning. She has been on stage with The Primaries, Stargazer Lily and Stephan Hayes in the past.SOPHIA BALTER is an entrepreneur, fire & light Poi, hoop & fire spinner. Her mazing presents onstage as absolutely wild the crowds in previous performances at the festival. She usually makes two appearances during the show and it really makes the difference of the transition of different styles of music that appears during our Festival.VASSEL, formerly known as Sarah chodak will return to the stage again this year. Vassal came to Womynsfest at the age of 14, slowing the minds of our audience and is now returning at the age of 16.HOT CURTIS is a new group to our Festival this year. A group of young individuals out of Bucks County bringing a whole new sounds of music to the stage. Hot Curtis from Yardley, PA, formed in 2017 and have been performing their original rock tunes around the North East, including the World Cafe Live in Philadelphia and Queens, NY. They have released one single, "Party Wall," and are currently working on more songs. JUIANNE OTT describes her style as rootsy pop, jumping styles with a sincerity that honors her influences: Patty Griffin, Ryan Adams, REM. Her original songs are melodic and well crafted; her covers, carefully chosen, are sung with tenderness, power, and an edge, but always with conviction, honesty, and intensity. Vocals,music, and lyrics sweet and nuanced one minute, the next a punch to the gut, and though you might hear some twang, it won’t hurt a bit!GhettoSongBird is a rock-n-roll singer/songwriter/guitaristfrom North Philadelphia that has performed at legendary rock venues around the world including CBGBS (NYC) The Whisky A Go-Go (L.A.) and The Troubadour (London) to name a few. She recorded her 1st EP "Alley Of The Earth in Los AnglesLISA JEANETTEis a native Philadelphian and singer-songwriter who has recently released her debut album, Chasing Happy. A multi-instrumentalist, Lisa plays guitar, bass and piano on many songs on the new release. The best way to describe Lisa’s style of music is Kaleidoscope Folk, which represents a wide variety of genres in a diverse collection of songs.TRACEY COLLETTO has garnered comparisons to Jonathan Brooke and Joni Mitchell for her song writing iand vocal style. Several songs from her most recent album Chocolate Happy Cake have been added to playlists for manyl radio stations including XPNs Sleepy Hollow, WSTW and Women of Substance Radio Podcast.And!! Check out our vendor Rosy Charm. Go to Rosy Charm's link below! Contact Sharon! https://www.etsy.com/shop/RosyCharmShop?ref=search_shop_redirectAll ages, FREE admission for all!
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  • 6:00 PMFREE Workshop! Intermediate Grant Writing & Funder Panel
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    Vision Driven Artists has teamed up with The Rotunda to bring resources and capacity-building workshops to self-producing artists/musicians, arts organization staff, and event curators in all disciplines.

    Workshops: 6-8pm at The Rotunda (4014 Walnut St, Philadelphia); all workshops in the series are FREE and OPEN to the public. Refreshments provided. No sign-up necessary.

    Nonprofit, LLC, or Fiscal Sponsorship (November 12, 2018)

    - Learn about the different organizational structures you can use to support your work

    - Discuss the pros and cons of various structures

    - Take a quiz to determine the best structure for your purposes

     

    2019 Project Planning (December 10, 2018) 

    - Identify your goals for 2019 and break them into achievable tasks

    - Plot your tasks on a timeline or calendar for 2019

    - Create a plan to keep yourself accountable

    Fundraising Beyond Grants (January 14, 2019) 

    - Learn about six different categories of fundraising (including, but not primarily, grants)

    - Brainstorm more than a hundred methods for resourcing your work

    - Create a simple budget that will help guide your fundraising choices

    Taxes for Artists (January 28, 2019)

    - Learn about which expenses you can deduct on your taxes

    - Find out how and when to send out 1099s

    - Get your individual questions answered

    Special Guest: Christianne Kapps

    Introduction to Arts Grants (February 11, 2019) 

    - Demystify the language and process behind grant writing

    - Learn how to find and submit grants 

    - Read actual grant proposals to learn common mistakes and important proposal components 

    Intermediate Grant Writing & Funder Panel (March 11, 2019) 

    - Learn about local arts funding opportunities

    - Receive personalized feedback on your grant proposals (bring 1 page for funders to review)

    - Practice reading and scoring actual grant applications

    Personal Finances for Artists (April 8, 2019) 

    - Learn why and how to use budgets

    - Look at sample budgets and learn how to interpret the story behind the numbers 

    - Create a simplified budget tailored to your goals for 2019

     

    Outreach & Audience Building (May 13, 2019) 

    - Learn new techniques for building an audience

    - Troubleshoot issues with audience development that you may have had in the past

    - Identify marketing techniques to keep people showing up to your future events

     

    Social Media Marketing (June 10, 2019) 

    - Talk about the advantages of using various social media channels

    - Gain new tips and tricks for using different types of social media

    - Learn how to use public relations and press releases to promote your work

    Crowdfunding (September 9, 2019) 

    - Learn how to tell if crowdfunding is right for your project

    - Discover the pros and cons of different crowdfunding platforms

    - Hear from a panel of artists who have run successful crowdfunding campaigns

     

    Creating an Artist Statement (September 23, 2019) 

    - Read through actual artist statements

    - Verbally share your personal mission or vision for your art with a partner

    - Practice writing or editing your own statement

    Setting & Measuring Goals (October 21, 2019) 

    - Identify what you want to achieve in your projects

    - Incorporate critical feedback and self-reflection into your arts practice

    - Brainstorm and receive tools for measuring success

    Workshops: 6-8pm at The Rotunda (4014 Walnut St, Philadelphia); all workshops in the series are FREE and OPEN to the public. Refreshments provided. No sign-up necessary.

    http://www.visiondrivenartists.org/

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  • 8:00 PMJohanna Beyer: Music of the Spheres – Night One, Arcana New Music Ensemble and friends
  • Thumb beyer pinkblue full 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM Johanna Beyer: Music of the Spheres – Night OneArcana New Music Ensemble and friendsBowerbird is honored to present a two evening retrospective of pioneering composer Johanna Beyer. The first evening features her percussion music and the second evening features her chamber music.Although Beyer’s music was overlooked during her lifetime and for decades after her death, it was some of the most experimental and prophetic work created during the 1930s. Music of the Spheres (1938) is the first known work scored for electronic instruments by a female composer. The fourth movements of her two clarinet suites (1932) are some of the earliest examples of a pitch-based approach to rhythmic processes, which would not be fully explored again until the late 1940s by composers such as Elliott Carter and Conlon Nancarrow. Several of her works anticipate the minimalist music of the 1960s, most notably the fourth movement of her first String Quartet. She included tone clusters in Clusters, a suite for solo piano, and the duet, Movement for Two Pianos. The large clusters in these works often require the pianist to play the keys with their forearms. Perhaps Beyer’s most important and overlooked contribution to the development of new music is her repertoire for percussion ensemble. The Percussion Suite of 1933 is one of the earliest examples in this genre and differs from those of her contemporaries in that it “explores the understated and quiet expressive possibilities of percussion.We extend our thanks to Frog Peak Music and Amy Beal and their dedication in  recovering Beyer’s work, without whom these concerts would not be possible.  CONCERT PROGRAMMusic of the Spheres
– Alison Stout
– Darian Scatton
– David FishkinPercussion Suite
Arcana Percussion Ensemble
– Ashley Tini
– Julius Masri
– Adam Bailey
– Emily Roane
– Andy ThieraufThree Movements for Percussion
I. Restless, II. Endless, III. Tactless
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Kutztown University Percussion Ensemble
– John Spero
– Sam Wetzel
– Bryana Donnelly
– Dominick Cavallucci
– Adrian Garcia
– Courtney Smith
– Michael Mester
– Damian Lunny
– Andy Thierauf, co-directorWaltz for Percussion
Kutztown University Percussion EnsembleABOUT THE COMPOSERBeyer was born on July 11, 1888 in Leipzig. She studied piano and music theory in Germany. In 1924 she arrived in New York and went to study at the David Mannes School. After receiving a teacher’s certificate in 1928, she took private lessons with Dane Rudhyar, Ruth Crawford, Charles Seeger, and Henry Cowell. During this time she wrote music and several plays for various projects. She was familiar with Henry Cowell and other composers of his circle. During Cowell’s incarceration in San Quentin (1937-40), Beyer served as his secretary and took care of his scores. Towards the end of her life she began to receive a small amount of recognition by her peers, but she died in poverty in New York, on January 9, 1944. ABOUT THE PERFORMERSThe Arcana New Music Ensemble is a Philadelphia based ensemble for performing interesting, beautiful, and unconventional music in interesting, beautiful, and unconventional spaces. Founded in 2016, the ensemble comprises a flexible roster of more than 30 musicians and performs regularly in Philadelphia. Past concerts have featured the music of Julius Eastman, Galina Ustvolskaya, Morton Feldman, Moondog, among others.Night #2 is at University Lutheran on Saturday March 16. Admission is FREE.
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  • 5:00 PMKiranavali Vidyasankar - Carnatic vocal concert
  • Thumb 48392032 10156694036138400 3650306002089148416 n 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Kiranavali Vidyasankar - Carnatic vocal concertPresented by Fire Museum in collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania South Asia CenterKiranavali Vidyasankar:By age two Kiranavali Vidyasankar was hailed as a child prodigy, being able to identify over 200 ragas (melodic scales), demonstrate the 175 talas (rhythmic cycles) and answer numerous other technical questions pertaining to Carnatic music. The Indian Express (June 14, 1975) declared her to be “astounding in her precocity”, while The Hindu (June 1976) wrote, “More fantastic is the manner in which 3-year old Kiranavali is able to tell the raga even at the commencement of its outline.”Kiranavali’s father, Narasimhan, an outstanding musician and teacher, and son of the renowed Gotuvadyam Narayana Iyengar, saw Kiranavali’s potential even as a toddler and started training her in the intricacies of music. Under his watchful guidance, she grew from prodigy to musician with sure-footedness. Her early performances were in tandem with her older brother, K N Shashikiran. As a pair of bright young children, this unique brother-sister duo won much appreciation from connoisseurs, critics and the music-loving public. Both of them branched out as soloists during their teens.Kiranavali’s childhood and youth were replete with fun-filled music sessions and intensity of learning with her older brother, Chitravina Ravikiran. His positive and value-based approach to music and life have deeply influenced her.In her early teens, Kiranavali had the opportunity of closely following and learning from T Brinda, a great repository of some of the best Carnatic treasures. For nearly a decade, Kiranavali assimilated a sizeable number of compositions of unparalleled quality in Brindamma’s repertoire. She immensely values the extraordinary privilege she had in accompanying her guru in several public and private performances as well as radio and television recordings. After Brindamma’s demise in 1996, Kiranavali learnt a few pieces from her equally renowned sister, T Mukta, and accompanied her in a hugely successful performance at the Cleveland Tyagaraja Aradhana (Mar 2002).Around the age of seventeen, Kiranavali discovered her interest in and talent for Chitravina, an ancient South Indian slide instrument her family is famed for, and started pursuing it with great passion. Within a span of two years, she made rapid strides on the instrument that not only allowed her to team up with Ravikiran but also perform solo at many prestigious venues in India such as The Music Academy (Chennai), Krishna Gana Sabha (Chennai) and Sri Shanmukhananda Fine Arts (Mumbai).The rich musical environment in which she grew up, the thorough training from her illustrious gurus, the many years of hard work and good work ethics, have sharpened Kiranavali’s innate talent and keen musical acumen. She is recognized and regarded as a musician with sound scholarship and a distinct voice. Some of her notable works include Lakshmi Prabhavam, a special dance production in which she was a lead singer, and her much acclaimed concert featuring a single piece in 101 and 108 ragas respectively. These performances not only received rave reviews and special mention at sell-out shows, but also established her credentials as a worthy torchbearer of her illustrious music lineage.Kiranavali’s vocal career has taken her to many renowned centers across India, USA, Canada and Europe. They include the National Center for Performing Arts (Mumbai), India International Center (New Delhi), India Habitat Center (New Delhi), Narada Gana Sabha (Chennai), Sri Parthasarathy Swami Sabha (Chennai), Brahma Gana Sabha (Chennai), Karthik Fine Arts (Chennai), The Music Academy (Chennai), Jaya TV’s Margazhi Mahotsav, Shanmukhananda Fine Arts (Mumbai), South Indian Cultural Association (Hyderabad), Cleveland Tyagaraja Festival (Ohio), Bharati Kala Manram (Toronto), Ethnological Museum (Hamburg) and Reitberg Museum (Zurich). She has also been featured in prominent television networks such as Doordarshan, Jaya TV, Raj TV and SVBC, besides recording for various radio networks in India and the United States. Kiranavali has lent her voice for documentaries on various great masters including her guru, T Brinda and her legendary grandmother, Vina Dhanammal, and has cut her own CD albums as well.accompaniment: Swetha Narasimhan – ViolinSrihari Raman – MrdangamMallika Dinakar – Vocal supportAdmission is FREE; donations appreciated
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  • 7:00 PMSTARFISH Screening + Q&A w/ Director A.T. White
  • Thumb 51794258 2411230918911017 2421575236626415616 o 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM STARFISH Screening + Q&A w/ Director A.T. White"With reality rapidly fraying at the edges, Aubrey finds herself following a string of clues left after the death ofher best friend. Clues leading to a mysterious signal that could save the world."Cinepunx and Horror Business are proud to partner with Yellow Veil Pictures to present a very special screening of STARFISH. (http://www.starfishmixtape.com/index.html)After the screening Justin Lore of Horror Business will lead a Q&A with the director of the film, Al White.STARFISHhttps://vimeo.com/285992576When a mysterious signal from an unknown dimension summons the end of days, its appears as if only Aubrey (Virginia Gardner) is left on earth. Trapped in the apartment of her recently deceased best friend, the only clueshe has is a single cassette left behind after her friends death, labeled: "THIS MIXTAPE WILL SAVE THE WORLD."Info on Director A.T. White:A.T. White is an award-winning film director and award-winning musician from the UK who spends his time split between there and L.A. He is co-manager of international boutique production house We Are Tessellate, which iscurrently in various stages of development on a number of feature films, shorts, albums and innovative gaming experiences. Al is also lead host of the entertainment podcast channel We Are Geeks. His debut feature film, STARFISH, is an extremely personal project for him, based upon the external and internal realities of events from the past years of his life. He wrote, directed, produced and scored the film. Every cent Al makes from STARFISH will be donated to Cancer Research. Al is in the midst of developing numerous feature-length projects - - including a '70s infused elegant slasher film, alternate left field drama 'VIDEOTAPE and the sun-drenched epic franchise GEEKS. In addition to his film work, Al is also in a band called Ghostlight, whose music has topped numerous charts and won various awards. They have a new album out in 2018 called DIVE DARK.Tickets are $10. Ticket link coming SOON!
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  • 8:00 PMDot Matrix at The Rotunda 2
  • Thumb 52146474 1675923132509588 1483010954147921920 o 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM Dot Matrix at The Rotunda 2!Dorothy Matrix, Shari O'Sound, and the Game Boy Orchestra return to the Rotunda for another amazing musical adventure filled with improved graphics, high-fidelity sound, and oh yeah, plenty of Prokofiev and Beethoven! Re-discover what it sounds like when eight classic Nintendo Game Boys play classical music -- playing all the notes that were originally written for a live orchestra! Don't forget the synchronized lights!The melodies and harmonies start early with special guest performer Ap0c - who will blend the sounds of a Nintendo Entertainment System with those of his very own tuba!!Suggested donation $5 - $10.
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  • 8:00 PMEvent Horizon Series presents Errant Space, Purna
  • Thumb march 22website 8:00 PM - 11:30 PM March 22nd 2019 - Event Horizon Series presents Errant Space, PurnaErrant Space is a project of composer/recordist Craig Chin. Its primary goal is environmental enhancement through sound. Performances are site-specific, spontaneous compositions influenced by both the physical characteristics of the space they are performed in and the occupants of that space. Craig also produces the Errant Space Podcast which has featured solo performances as well as collaborations with other sonic explorers. It has been posted monthly since 2015. Find it and other recordings at http://www.errant.space/.Purna is the east coast based trio of Elliot Perry, John Laslo and Shawn Maguire.  Formed as an ambient writing project in 2016 they released their first full length “Grachiel” on AM 800 Sound last year. Stripping compositions down to merely a chord;  Purna compiles guitar and synth drones, weather beaten cassettes, and found sounds to create their dense, foggy soundscape.  Admission is FREEAND THEN...April 27th - Jason Sloan, Kip RosserJason Sloan is an electronic musician, composer, and sound artist practicing in Baltimore, Md. His work explores immateriality and its relationship to memory, systems and the virtual world. Besides his notoriety in the ambient and space music scenes for close to two decades, Jason has released over a dozen solo albums, collaborations and has been included on multiple various artist collections. In 2012 Jason began working under the moniker L’Avenir. This project explores Sloan’s long time love of dark synth and minimal wave music. L’Avenir’s music is created purely from analog, modular and/or vintage synthesizer equipment and has released multiple albums on Barcelona’s Cold Beats Records, Germany’s Eins:Zwei:Acht and Beläten in Sweden. Sloan received his BFA from Edinboro University and his MFA from Towson University.  Locally, Sloan has been the recipient  multiple Maryland State Arts Council’s Individual Artist Awards. His installations, net.art, video art and documented performances have been exhibited internationally in cities such as Berlin, Copenhagen, Edinburgh, Kiev, Nagoya, Saint-Petersburg, Toulouse, Lisbon, Uden and Vienna. In addition to releasing over a dozen studio albums and E.P.’s over the last decade, Sloan has played live all over the US, Canada and Europe including the influential Live Constructions radio program at Columbia University, Berlin’s Liquid Sky TV, STEIM in Amsterdam, CMMAS in Morelia, and Philadelphia’s The Gatherings concert series; one of the country’s oldest continuing ambient and electronic music series. Sloan is a Professor teaching full-time in the Interactive Arts department in addition to being the program director of the Sound Art program at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland. Kip Rosser (Thereminist)Admission is FREE
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  • 12:00 PMSurvivor Knights Philadelphia Art Show and Performance 2019
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    Survivor Knights Philadelphia Art Show and Performance 2019

    Doors open 12pm. Speakers/Performers begin 2pm.

    Survivors of all kinds share their visual art, stories, and performance art at a FREE EVENT designed to bring the community together in mutual support. If you are a survivor who wants to display art, speak or perform at this event go here for details: http://sexabusesurvivor.com/2018/03/call-for-survivor-artists-and-performers-for-survivor-knights-philadelphia-2019/

    Co-sponsored by Survivor Knights and Ask a Sex Abuse Survivor.https://www.facebook.com/SurvivorKnights/https://www.facebook.com/askasexabusesurvivor/

    Admission is FREE 

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  • 7:00 PMHadji Gaviota: Captain's Voyage Philly + Ninjoi. & TheSecondSex
  • Thumb 51877553 2228526367386238 5398851647159926784 o 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM Hadji Gaviota: Captain's Voyage Philly + Ninjoi. & TheSecondSexCome see three rising NYC stars at The Rotunda!DOORS: 7 PMSHOW: 8 PMHADJI GAVIOTAHadji Gaviota (Mark Paraskevas, Penn '17) is a bubbling singer, rapper & producer from New York. Spending his summers in the peaceful North Fork of Long Island and the rest of his days in the bustling borough of Queens led Hadji to create a vibe that is equal parts beach and concrete.Hadji’s debut album, “Captain,” was released in December 2018 following the successful single “Harajuku,” which to date has over 150k streams and has been featured on the Spotify curated playlist “Feel Good Dinner”. From the tone-setting opening track “Golden Boy” to the dual engine of “Saltwater/Corvette” and the saccharine “Lovely,” the album showcases both his wide range of genres and inspirations and his impressive cohesiveness.Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/4eX6XMjx0GK6eCr59261Q7?si=I6620g9HSB6-Ih9_7AzGuAIG: https://instagram.com/malakahadjiNINJOI.Queens, New York-native, Joshua Batista aka ninjoi., eases the pain of the world with melancholic tracks for the soul. Heavily inspired by the mellow jazz hip-hop imported from Japan during the early 2000's, ninjoi. channels his love for Nujabes and Michita in an effort to guide his listeners through an introspective and reflective journey. "Just enjoy it, it's ninjoi."Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5L2CHkxMyK5JxdWzjKcI6K?si=qNMkDMrtRBG1xUklnp1PeAIG: https://instagram.com/ninjoi_THESECONDSEXInterweaving clean dream-like beats with jazzy rhythms and ethereal keys, TheSecondSex delivers hard-hitting silky tracks. Queens, NYC native Daniel Martinez first conceived the project as a pastime during his final days of high school through posting his demos on SoundCloud. His breakthrough single, In a Mood, has garnered the attention of international crowds and paved a promising spot within the New York City indie scene. Daniel released his debut EP in December.Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/2TLvEQjCrq7LCZD3A7zUpi?si=GoKXFQzCRiOG5dfTHOfM1QIG: https://instagram.com/thesecondsexyTickets are $5-10. Purchase advance tickets HERE
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  • 6:00 PMPoet-tree En Motion Her-Story Event: In Celebration of Women Artists
  • Thumb 53020249 10158430061454012 6452939722288267264 o 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Poet~tree En Motion presentsThe 2019 Spring Her-Story Event: In Celebration of Women Artists! A FREE community event (Donations Suggested/Appreciated)This ongoing seasonal series features a variety of multi-disciplinary performance, arts & culture presentations...Wednesday, March 27th, 6-9pm (Doors @ 6pm)This ongoing seasonal series features a variety of multi-disciplinary performance, arts & culture presentations… Live Instrumentation/Movement Meditation (1 hr. Community Class w/ Gabrielle begins promptly 6:30pm/bring your mat or kick it old school on the hard-wood floor) & Performance Presentations, featuring a Fierce Female Lineup of Rhythms & Artists ranging from Live Musical Acts to Spoken Word Flow-et-tree to Folkloric Infused Dance Movements…A Live Music, Dance/Meditative Movement & Word Power in Celebration of Her-Story • Gabrielle de Burke / a.k.a. Plum Dragoness (Dragon Spirit Arts) Resident Performance Artist, Event Organizer & Arts Educator facilitating the Dragon Spirit Fusion Flow Class (Yoga/Tai Chi/Kung-fu/Qigong) + Ritualistic Drops of Poetic Lyricism! DragonSpiritArts.com / ThePlumDragoness.com• Angela Armour A multi-media artist, musician, massage therapist, and freeform flow dancer working with the power of Music, Sound & Moving Arts to create a sense of wholeness and healing. facebook.com/angela.armour.5• Autumn MeeshkaSolo performance rooted in North & South American Acoustic Folk/Pop traditions.instagram.com/meeshka215• The Primaries Community based Philly musicians, converging in dark venues, donning vibrant disguises to make sweet, sweet Rock & Roll!facebook.com/WeAreThePrimaries• Drum Like A Lady (DLAL)A community organization, facilitating live performances, jam sessions, lessons & workshops led by women & governed by percussion.DrumLikeALady.comAdmission is FREE
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  • 9:00 PMThe Gathering
  • 9:00 PM - 1:00 AM (nearly every last Thursday) 9pm-1am Established in 1996, The Gathering is the longest/strongest-running truly Hip Hop event in Philly. The 
Gathering IS b-boys/b-girls, pop-lockers, emcees, graffiti writers, 
DJs, men, women, and children of all ages enjoying an organic, 
community-based celebration of The struggle, the Love, and the culture 
of Hip Hop. DJs spin Hiphop, breaks, and funk all night, and there are 
open cyphas, a tag wall, and a featured performance and graffiti panel 
each month. Admission is $3 before 10pm, $5 after 10pm.
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  • 8:00 PMALASH Tuvan Throat Singers - one night only!
  • Thumb alash 2014 circle 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    Bowerbird and The Rotunda bring ALASH back to Philly for one night only! 

    ALASH are masters of Tuvan throat singing (xöömei), a remarkable technique for singing multiple pitches at the same time. Masters of traditional Tuvan instruments as well as the art of throat singing, Alash are deeply committed to traditional Tuvan music and culture. At the same time, they are fans of western music. Believing that traditional music must constantly evolve, the musicians subtly infuse their songs with western elements, creating their own unique style that is fresh and new, yet true to their Tuvan musical heritage. 

    What does throat singing sound like? "Imagine a human bagpipe-a person who could sing a sustained low note while humming an eerie, whistle-like melody. For good measure, toss in a thrumming rhythm similar to that of a jaw harp, but produced vocally-by the same person, at the same time." -Newsweek (March 17, 2006) Where is Tuva? Tuva (sometimes spelled Tyva) sits at the southern edge of Siberia, with Mongolia to its south. Over the centuries, Tuva has been part of Chinese and Mongolian empires, and shares many cultural ties with Mongolia. In 1944 it became part of the USSR, and until the late physicist Richard Feynman drew attention to it, was largely unknown to westerners. Tuva is now a member of the Russian Federation.

    Admission is FREE

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