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  • 8:30 PMThe Philly Pigeon pres. Women, Trans, & Non-Binary Poetry Slam feat. Raych Jackson
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    Women, Trans, & Non-Binary Poetry Slam feat. Raych Jackson

    **ALL RESERVED SEATS MUST BE CLAIMED BY 8:55PM ||| At 8:55pm all unclaimed reserved seats will be open to other attendees*** All ages welcome. Adult content expected. 

    Workshop: 7-8pm 

    Doors: 8:30pm 

    Show starts: 9pm Sharp 

    A poetry slam is a competition between poets performing original work judged by members of the audience. This poetry slam is organized by Jacob Winterstein, Kai Davis and Jasmine Combs. In January NO CIS-MEN will touch the stage and the winner gets a $150 cash prize!

    Come watch, perform, or judge. 

    **Poets wishing to compete should arrive before 8:40PM to put their names in the hat. Poets who put their name in the hat pay $5. At 9:00pm poets names will be picked out of the hat. If more than 13 poets put their name in the hat we'll have a Haiku slam off at 8:45pm to determine who gets to slam. Some poets will be pre-selected.*

    The Pigeon* is excited to announce that this month's feature is:

    RAYCH JACKSON: Rachel “Raych” Jackson is a writer, educator and performer. While teaching third and fourth grade in Chicago Public Schools, Jackson competed on numerous national poetry teams and individual competitions. Her poems have gained over 2 million views on YouTube. She is the 2017 NUPIC Champion and a 2017 Pink Door fellow. Jackson recently voiced 'DJ Raych' in the Jackbox game, Mad Verse City. Her latest play, “Emotions & Bots”, premiered at the Woerdz Festival in Lucerne, Switzerland. Jackson wrote a room dedicated to her city for 29Rooms' first installment in Chicago, through Refinery 29. She co-created and co-hosts Big Kid Slam, a monthly poetry show in Chicago. Jackson’s work has been published by many— including Poetry Magazine, The Rumpus, The Shallow Ends, and Washington Square Review. Her debut collection EVEN THE SAINTS AUDITION was recently published through Button Poetry. She currently lives in Chicago.

    * No refunds or exchanges.

    Tickets are $15 and can be purchased HERE

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  • 7:30 PMThe World Renowned INNER VIBE SOUND Presents "HARD PUSH" The Culture moving forward in 2020 through edutainment, feat. speakers, performers, vendors, and Philly's own DJ Vader
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    The World Renowned  

    INNER VIBE SOUND 

    Presents 

    "HARD PUSH" The Culture 

    moving forward in 2020 through edutainment, featuring special invited guests speakers, performers, vendors, and Philly's own DJ Vader !!!

    https://www.gofundme.com/f/TheKingAct

    http://www.lulu.com/shop/http://www.lulu.com/shop/jaron-mcneil/alex-the-persevering-outcast-to-alpha-male/paperback/product-24179086.html

    Www.officialbiggadre.wordpress.com 

    Www.innervibesound.com 

    HARD PUSH The Culture moving forward in 2020 through edutainment, featuring special invited guests speakers, performers, vendors, and Philly's own DJ Vader !!!

    Juan V Garcia-Bossio received his Professional Musician Diploma (electric bass concentration) from EMC Berklee School of Music International Network, his Bachelor of Arts in Music from Eastern University and his Master of Arts in Music Therapy from Drexel University. Juan has many years of experience teaching electric bass and working a professional bass player, performing and recording with several artists in Philadelphia, New York and overseas. Juan has toured, performed and recorded several albums with a wide variety of bands, includingTV and radio shows as well as sporting events.

    Jaron Mcneil Is a very positive and encouraging 19 year old author, entrepreneur and empowerment speaker. He believes his calling is to help people see the value within themselves and knowing by shifting your perspective on what you can do, all is possible for you to accomplish no matter personal struggles you may be enduring, you can make it through!

    Stepping on the scene with his 2007 debut release “Time 2 Grind”, North Philly’s own Danny Ca$h has been on a mission to tell the story of the underdog. His sharp & witty verses has made him one of the top risers from the City of Philadelphia. In 2013, he started his “READYSETGRIND” campaign, who’s motto (To LIVE... To HUSTLE...) is in ignite and/or re-ignite the passion to all who inspire to be great. Follow Danny & his RSG movement as it moves in for Victory.

    Stream Danny Ca$h’s latest EP “DESTINED”. Now Available Everywhere >> http://smarturl.it/2emi9h

    7-11:30pm

    Advance tickets are $10 and can be purchased HERE 

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  • 8:00 PMThe Secret Cinema pres. Four Films - The Enchanted Hill: The Story of San Simeon, A Ballad of Love, Directors at Work, and Geisha Girl
  • Thumb 81275165 2925909337440137 1933198495422873600 n 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM The Secret Cinema begins new season at The Rotundawith FOUR FILMSThe Secret Cinema will begin a new year and a new season at The Rotunda, with a brand new program called FOUR FILMS. The program, to be presented on Thursday, January 9, consists of four short films, which together make up a feature length program.However, the four films of FOUR FILMS have nothing to do with each other. What they have in common is that we have never shown them before, are unlikely to have been seen by most people, and they are all very interesting. Each one is quite good.There will be one complete show at 8:00 pm. Admission is FREE.All Secret Cinema presentations are projected in 16mm film on a giant screen (not video).This screening is part of The Rotunda's ongoing "Bright Bulb Screening Series," which offers free movies on the second Thursday of every month, throughout the year.The four films of FOUR FILMS are:THE ENCHANTED HILL: THE STORY OF SAN SIMEON (1963) - An excellent documentary about William Randolph Hearst's lavish mansion, which was the inspiration for CITIZEN KANE's Xanadu. It was originally produced for San Francisco's KPIX-TV, by Lee Mendelson -- who would later achieve fame for his animated PEANUTS specials (and who died on Christmas Day, 2019). THE ENCHANTED HILL makes good use of Hearst home movies showing the construction of the estate, which today operates as a popular museum.A BALLAD OF LOVE (1965, Dir: Mikhail Bogin) - A touching, sweet depiction of the tentative romance between a young musician and a deaf woman who works in a pantomime theater troupe. Filmed at Riga Studios in Latvia.DIRECTORS AT WORK: THE DIRECTOR AND THE IMAGE (1982, Dir: Carl Workman) - Produced by David Shepard for the Directors Guild of America, this project took great advantage of access to the great film directors of the day and of the past. Discussing their careers are Rouben Mamoulian, Alfred Hitchcock, Alan Jay Pakula, Vincente Minnelli, King Vidor and more, and generous clips from their work are shown.GEISHA GIRL (1934?) - This film is a bit of a mystery, and we can find almost no information about it, online or elsewhere. Was it a sound re-release of a film shot silent? A condensed version of a longer film (its producer, Elmer Clifton, was reported in a 1932 trade publication to have contracted with a Japanese filmmaker to shoot scenes for a FEATURE called THE LIFE OF A GEISHA GIRL)? We may never learn, but this reel nonetheless presents a fascinating depiction of the geisha tradition.There will be one complete show at 8:00 pm. Admission is FREE.
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  • 8:00 PMThe Philadelphia Science Fiction Society Annual Meeting and Elections
  • 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM The Philadelphia Science Fiction Society Annual Meeting and Elections The Philadelphia Science Fiction Society is a non-profit organization that meets to discuss and promote science fiction and fantasy in literature, the arts, and popular culture. P.S.F.S. a 501c(3) tax exempt not-for-profit corporation.Membership in the society is open to everyone. Becoming a member is easy. Attend your first meeting; we'll say "Hello." At your second meeting, you can nominate yourself for membership or ask someone else to nominate you. At the next meeting you attend following your nomination, you're eligible to be voted in as a General Member. Our current dues are $42 for a full year ($72 for couples). Attendance of 4 meetings each year maintains the status of Active Member.General meetings are held on the 2nd Friday of each month and feature a guest speaker involved in some area of Science Fiction or Fantasy, such as writers, editors, artists,etc. See Meeting Notices for more information. Sponsored events, such as The Philadelphia Science Fiction Conference (AKA Philcon), are held throughout the year.Other special interest events, are also sponsored by the society, such as the Book Discussion Group, which meets monthly to discuss a work of science fiction or fantasy; and the Special Events Group, which attends science fiction and fantasy movies and other events.Copies of the Bylaws and Standing Rules can be made available to all Society Members by asking the Secretary.
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  • 6:00 PMFREE Workshop - Fundraising Beyond Grants
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    Fundraising Beyond Grants

    - 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

    FREE!

    more free workshops here, all presented by Vision Driven Consulting!

    Fundraising Beyond Grants (January 13, 2020)

    - 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 27, 2020)

    - Learn about which expenses you can deduct on your taxes

    - Find out how and when to send out 1099s

    - Get your individual questions answered

    Introduction to Arts Grants (February 10, 2020)

    Our most popular workshop!

    - 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 9, 2020)

    - 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

    Budgets & Finance for Artists (April 13, 2020)

    -Learn why and how to use budgets for personal and project use

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

    -Create a simplified budget tailored to your goals for this year

    Social Media & Marketing (May 11, 2020)

    -Identify marketing techniques for building and keeping an audience

    -Talk about the advantages of using various social media channels

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

    Crowdfunding (June 8, 2020)

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

    - Discover the pros and cons of crowdfunding platforms

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

    Creating an Artist Statement (September 14, 2020)

    - Identify the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and potential threats of a new project 

    - Think through the components of your project and its goals 

    - Hone in on the details of your program or project and begin a draft project plan

    Website Design Basics (September 21, 2020)

    -Learn about different software and platforms you can use to design and host your website

    -Plan the basic building blocks of your website

    -Look at other artist websites to learn what aesthetic appeals to you

    Somatic Practice for Artists (October 12, 2020)

    Facilitated by Lee Fogel, The Visioning Body

    - Connect with your body to support emotional well-being and clarity through all your badass work!

    - Learn to sustain your energy by following your body's needs and timing  

    - Organically awaken to your creativity and visions by listening to your body and heightening sensory awareness

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  • 8:00 PMBowerbird presents Ikue Mori + Charmaine Lee
  • Thumb leemori 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM Bowerbird presents Ikue Mori + Charmaine LeeSince her emergence in New York’s No Wave scene in the late 1970s as a percussionist in DNA, Japanese native Ikue Mori has used auto didacticism to forge one of the most singular aesthetics in contemporary music. Since switching from a richly intuitive approach to drums to electronics during the 1980s she’s refined an elusive, liquid sound that translated her rhythmic vocabulary into a shape-spilling mass of daydreaming gurgles, bloops, smears, rattles, and fractals that’s at once serene and unsettling. She’s a master improviser, adapting a recognizable sonic palette from real-time processing according to the needs and variables of each situation. Over the years she’s formed inextricable bonds with musicians like John Zorn, Zeena Parkins, Craig Taborn, and Sylvie Courvoisier, among others, steadily enhancing within and adapting to each disparate context.New York improviser and composer Charmaine Lee has quickly become a force in experimental music circles in the last few years, parlaying her voice with staggering extended technique and electronics to create a forceful, elusive practice that shares more in common with noise and experimental approaches than conventional singing. Her wordless, cacophonous improvisations viscerally transmit ultra-high- pitched frequencies, manic vocal fry, and guttural shrieks manipulated with distortion, feedback, and objects like glass and water to deliver an unsettling attack that is simultaneously brittle and violent. Mori and Lee will each perform solo, followed by a duo set—a young partnership marked by exquisite tension, piercing timbre, and quicksilver exchange.Admission is FREE
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  • 8:00 PMRagtag's 3 Year Birthday Bash Swing Dance ft. Dot Levine + Lindy Hop session
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    Ragtag's 3 Year Birthday Bash Swing Dance ft. Dot Levine

    It's our THIRD BIRTHDAY!

    Double down on party time at the historic Rotunda in West Philly

    SCHEDULE:

    8-9 pm Beginner Lindy Hop Lesson

    9-11:pm (maybe later!) - DANCING!

    MUSIC: Dot Levine and Their Singular Band

    Dot played the FIRST ever Ragtag back in December of 2016. Their support and belief in our little escapade was so important to us we are honored to bring them back every year to celebrate. 

    COST: Suggested $15-$20. We will take more and understand if it needs to be less!

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  • 6:00 PMA Lunar New Year
  • Thumb fortune rat party poster 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM A NEW YEARFor many cultures that attend to the lunar calendar, January 2020 marks not only the end of the Year of the Pig, but also the beginning of a new 12-year zodiac cycle. FORTUNE, a monthly small-run submission-based publication by and for queer Asian publics, will celebrate the end of its year-long run with forms as urgently iterative as they are new for us: a double-issue released by way of a festival, featuring performances by queer Asian artists. WHAT'S ON STAGEThis project, one in a series of gatherings that mark each issue’s release, will be of a scope larger than we’ve been able to produce. Though we make our practice tangible in print, our gatherings do the work of filling in the blanks, of giving life to shared references, of building real kinship amongst our network. This performance festival will feature modes of creative expression that extend beyond expectation of common language. We imagine a distinct and generative space for queer Asian-American folk outside the bounds of text, one rooted in the Asian diasporic cultural traditions of performance, material craft, music, and food.>PERFORMERS:Ana RoxanneDiaspouraAniWo ChanMadam DataRaverbaba>VENDORS:Clay Kitchen StudioPear WareSerena HocharoenSun SongMore TBAFORTUNE is pressed for time in many ways. We gave ourselves a year, and held ourselves to consistency because queer API content should be regular and devoted.  We also adhere to a lunar chronology to disengage from Western heliocentric time. In aligning ourselves with the cycles of the moon, we refer both to a common pan-Asian tradition and infer our more marginalized interests: queer, introspective, embodied, femme—perhaps one can say ‘yin.’ You, too, have stayed consistent, with us. Thank you for continuing to show up—in print, in spirit, irl— again and again.  Come out once more and celebrate...IT'S A PARTY :)It feels important, as we produce an event featuring work by a community collected sparingly in performance and print — that we document its production, too. So, our final double-issue will belabor the processing of this performance festival, an archiveable document of live event.This is a POC-centered event. FORTUNE aligns itself against racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, classism; and want to hold ourselves accountable to our community and other intersectional communities of color — we ask that you respect the same at this event.  At the door: $5-10 sliding scale, free for POC. All funds collected will go toward supporting event costs. Inside: There is a ramp into the building, which is wheelchair accessible. Some seating will be available. There is one bathroom at ground floor level at the far left of the stage and two bathrooms downstairs in the basement. All are gender neutral. FORTUNE is a Philadelphia-based publication project, assembled by and for queer Asian publics, in the Year of the Pig 2019. Each of 12 monthly issues combines letterpress and risograph printing, features multiple contributors, and is released through community gathering. IG: @manyfortunes
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  • 10:00 AMKeystone Sacred Harp Convention 2020
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    The Keystone Sacred Harp Convention 2020

    phillysacredharp.org/keystone-convention/

    Please join us in singing from The Sacred Harp at the twenty-second annual session of the Keystone Sacred Harp Convention, Saturday and Sunday, January 25-26, 2020 at The Rotunda, 4014 Walnut St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104 in West Philadelphia. There will be additional singings on Thursday, Friday, and Sunday evenings. All events are free and open to the public. 

    The convention singing starts at 10:00 AM both Saturday and Sunday.  It runs until around 3:30 PM with a break for dinner around 12:30. Please bring a dish to share if you are able. Note that there are no kitchen facilities. Check phillysacredharp.org/keystone-convention/ for up-to-date information in case of inclement weather.

    Full Schedule (Thursday—Sunday).

    Thursday, Jan 23, 7:30-9:30 PM: Regular singing from The Sacred Harp, A-Space, 4722 Baltimore Ave. in West Philadelphia.

    Friday, Jan 24, 7:00-9:30 PM: Special singing from The Shenandoah Harmony, Studio 34 in West Philadelphia.

    Saturday, Jan 25, 10:00 AM-3:30 PM, Keystone Sacred Harp Convention, The Rotunda.

    There will be a dessert social at a home in West Philadelphia, 7:00 PM.

    Sunday, Jan 26, 10:00 AM-3:30 PM, Keystone Sacred Harp Convention, The Rotunda.

    Sunday Jan 26, 6:30-9:00 PM, regular Sacred Harp singing at Exeter Friends Meetinghouse, 191 Meeting House Rd, Douglassville PA, 40 miles northwest of Philadelphia.

    Location. The Rotunda,  4014 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104, is in West Philadelphia near the campus of the University of Pennsylvania.  It is a short subway ride or a 25-minute walk from 30th Street Station, Philadelphia’s main train station.  Paid parking is available directly across Walnut Street. The Rotunda is accessible via a ramp and there is an accessible restroom. 

    Hospitality. Please visit our web site phillysacredharp.org/keystone-convention/ for hospitality requests and a list of hotels, or contact Ben Cocchiaro, ben.cocchiaro@gmail.com, for hospitality or child care requests in advance of the convention.

    Public Transportation. Amtrak trains, SEPTA regional rail (including the airport train), and several bus lines stop at 30th Street Station. Exit the station and cross 30th St to enter the subway station at the corner of 30th and Market.  Take the Market-Frankford line west two stops to 40th St. Walk south two blocks to Walnut St and turn right. The Rotunda will be on your left, just past the Cinemark cinema complex.  Enter the Rotunda from the left side door, in the walkway between it and the cinema. 

     

    Driving Directions and Food Drop-Off. From I-76 East or West, take Exit 346A - South Street, which is a LEFT exit.  Turn away from Center City and continue west on Spruce Street.  Turn right on 38th St and left on Walnut.  The Rotunda will be on your left, just past the Cinemark cinema complex at the intersection of 40th and Walnut. The food drop-off point is at the wheelchair access ramp, immediately past the building on Walnut Street. 

    Parking. The closest parking garage is across Walnut Street from the Rotunda, which has an $18 early bird special (in before 9am). Parking ($13/day) is also available at the lot at the southwest corner of 38th and Sansom, a five-minute walk away.  For metered street parking, the meterUP app is convenient (alternately, call 1-877-727-5303). Street parking is free on Sunday.

    Accessibility. The Rotunda is an ADA accessible facility. An entrance ramp is to the right of the building as you face it from Walnut Street.  The A-Space and Exeter Meetinghouse don’t have stairs, but lack accessible restrooms. Studio 34 has a full flight of stairs. If you have any concerns, please contact Thomas Ward, thomas.thward@gmail.com.

    Contact. Thomas Ward, chair (770) 235-1944 thomas.thward@gmail.com 

    Ben Cocchiaro, hospitality (215) 285-2321 ben.cocchiaro@gmail.com

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  • 10:00 AMKeystone Sacred Harp Convention 2020
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    The Keystone Sacred Harp Convention 2020

    phillysacredharp.org/keystone-convention/

    Please join us in singing from The Sacred Harp at the twenty-second annual session of the Keystone Sacred Harp Convention, Saturday and Sunday, January 25-26, 2020 at The Rotunda, 4014 Walnut St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104 in West Philadelphia. There will be additional singings on Thursday, Friday, and Sunday evenings. All events are free and open to the public. 

    The convention singing starts at 10:00 AM both Saturday and Sunday.  It runs until around 3:30 PM with a break for dinner around 12:30. Please bring a dish to share if you are able. Note that there are no kitchen facilities. Check phillysacredharp.org/keystone-convention/ for up-to-date information in case of inclement weather.

    Full Schedule (Thursday—Sunday).

    Thursday, Jan 23, 7:30-9:30 PM: Regular singing from The Sacred Harp, A-Space, 4722 Baltimore Ave. in West Philadelphia.

    Friday, Jan 24, 7:00-9:30 PM: Special singing from The Shenandoah Harmony, Studio 34 in West Philadelphia.

    Saturday, Jan 25, 10:00 AM-3:30 PM, Keystone Sacred Harp Convention, The Rotunda.

    There will be a dessert social at a home in West Philadelphia, 7:00 PM.

    Sunday, Jan 26, 10:00 AM-3:30 PM, Keystone Sacred Harp Convention, The Rotunda.

    Sunday Jan 26, 6:30-9:00 PM, regular Sacred Harp singing at Exeter Friends Meetinghouse, 191 Meeting House Rd, Douglassville PA, 40 miles northwest of Philadelphia.

    Location. The Rotunda,  4014 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104, is in West Philadelphia near the campus of the University of Pennsylvania.  It is a short subway ride or a 25-minute walk from 30th Street Station, Philadelphia’s main train station.  Paid parking is available directly across Walnut Street. The Rotunda is accessible via a ramp and there is an accessible restroom. 

    Hospitality. Please visit our web site phillysacredharp.org/keystone-convention/ for hospitality requests and a list of hotels, or contact Ben Cocchiaro, ben.cocchiaro@gmail.com, for hospitality or child care requests in advance of the convention.

    Public Transportation. Amtrak trains, SEPTA regional rail (including the airport train), and several bus lines stop at 30th Street Station. Exit the station and cross 30th St to enter the subway station at the corner of 30th and Market.  Take the Market-Frankford line west two stops to 40th St. Walk south two blocks to Walnut St and turn right. The Rotunda will be on your left, just past the Cinemark cinema complex.  Enter the Rotunda from the left side door, in the walkway between it and the cinema. 

     

    Driving Directions and Food Drop-Off. From I-76 East or West, take Exit 346A - South Street, which is a LEFT exit.  Turn away from Center City and continue west on Spruce Street.  Turn right on 38th St and left on Walnut.  The Rotunda will be on your left, just past the Cinemark cinema complex at the intersection of 40th and Walnut. The food drop-off point is at the wheelchair access ramp, immediately past the building on Walnut Street. 

    Parking. The closest parking garage is across Walnut Street from the Rotunda, which has an $18 early bird special (in before 9am). Parking ($13/day) is also available at the lot at the southwest corner of 38th and Sansom, a five-minute walk away.  For metered street parking, the meterUP app is convenient (alternately, call 1-877-727-5303). Street parking is free on Sunday.

    Accessibility. The Rotunda is an ADA accessible facility. An entrance ramp is to the right of the building as you face it from Walnut Street.  The A-Space and Exeter Meetinghouse don’t have stairs, but lack accessible restrooms. Studio 34 has a full flight of stairs. If you have any concerns, please contact Thomas Ward, thomas.thward@gmail.com.

    Contact. Thomas Ward, chair  (770) 235-1944 thomas.thward@gmail.com 

    Ben Cocchiaro, hospitality  (215) 285-2321  ben.cocchiaro@gmail.com

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  • 6:00 PMVision Driven pres. FREE workshop Taxes for Artists
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    Vision Driven Consulting 

    presents

    Taxes for Artists 

    - Learn about which expenses you can deduct on your taxes

    - Find out how and when to send out 1099s

    - Get your individual questions answered

    Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/544378656390538/

    FREE! Light refreshments provided. 

    more free workshops here, all presented by Vision Driven Consulting!

    Fundraising Beyond Grants (January 13, 2020)

    - 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 27, 2020)

    - Learn about which expenses you can deduct on your taxes

    - Find out how and when to send out 1099s

    - Get your individual questions answered

    Introduction to Arts Grants (February 10, 2020)

    Our most popular workshop!

    - 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 9, 2020)

    - 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

    Budgets & Finance for Artists (April 13, 2020)

    -Learn why and how to use budgets for personal and project use

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

    -Create a simplified budget tailored to your goals for this year

    Social Media & Marketing (May 11, 2020)

    -Identify marketing techniques for building and keeping an audience

    -Talk about the advantages of using various social media channels

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

    Crowdfunding (June 8, 2020)

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

    - Discover the pros and cons of crowdfunding platforms

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

    Creating an Artist Statement (September 14, 2020)

    - Identify the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and potential threats of a new project 

    - Think through the components of your project and its goals 

    - Hone in on the details of your program or project and begin a draft project plan

    Website Design Basics (September 21, 2020)

    -Learn about different software and platforms you can use to design and host your website

    -Plan the basic building blocks of your website

    -Look at other artist websites to learn what aesthetic appeals to you

    Somatic Practice for Artists (October 12, 2020)

    Facilitated by Lee Fogel, The Visioning Body

    - Connect with your body to support emotional well-being and clarity through all your badass work!

    - Learn to sustain your energy by following your body's needs and timing  

    - Organically awaken to your creativity and visions by listening to your body and heightening sensory awareness

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  • 7:00 PMBorn on the MOVE
  • Thumb 78582435 606076230164032 4356400004236050432 n 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Through storytelling and music, Mike Africa, Jr. shares the history of the MOVE Organization in an entertaining heartfelt slideshow presentation. The show illustrates the core beginning of MOVE prior to the 30-100 year prison sentence of the MOVE 9, up to the eventual release some 40+ years later. The show will finalize with a short description of MOVE’s plan for the future. The price of admission is $10-20. All proceeds benefits the MOVE Activist Gallery. You can purchase advance tickets at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/85081814999
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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 PMWest Philly Winter Swing Thing lesson and swing dance with Swing That Cat
  • Thumb 81397905 1789441057847496 7246673799125401600 o 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM West Philly Winter Swing ThingSwing That Cat comes back to The Rotunda to heat up a winter night! Join us for the West Philly Winter Swing Thing on FRI JAN 31st.There will be a dance lesson at 8PM and Swing That Cat will take the stage for 2 sets from 9-11PM. So you can try out your steps, work up a sweat and keep yourself warm all winter long.Swing That Cat is a sonic cocktail of Jump Jive and Wail!~ Take Jump Blues, swizzle in Horny Swing, add a dash of Cabaret and splash of Bourbon Street. ~Tickets are $15 at the door which include the lesson, the band performance and we will even throw in a bottle of water to keep you hydrated! Advanced Discounted tickets are available at Ticketleap and through the Philly Fun Guide.
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22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31 1 2 3 4
February 2020
SMTWTFS
26 27 28 29 30 31 1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29