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  • 7:00 PMConcert Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. "Let Justice Flow Like A Mighty River"
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  • 7:00 PMINNER VIBE SOUND Presents Unity, Healing & Wellness
  • Thumb rotunda unity 4.25x5.5 frontweb 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM Unity, Healing & Wellness event 7:00pm-11:00pm EasternINNER VIBE SOUND Presents Unity, Healing & Wellness, a community event bringing together professionals and community members interested in healing and wellness hosted by Amun Sen Hotep Re of Inner Vibe Sound. The purpose of the event is to inform the community and encourage holistic health and healing in all aspects of life: spiritual, physical, and psychological. This event will feature a powerful lecture from Dr. Baruch Ben-Yehuda, (Naturopathic Educator and Health Literacy Expert) CEO and Founder of Everlasting Life Restaurant & Lounge. Our sponsor, Lion Heart Life Healing will provide a special presentation on improving spiritual and psychological well being led by Life Healing Specialist, Rhonda Bennetone, MSW. Also during this event, CNHP Dieago Singleton will present on Listening To Your Body; the natural way to correct deficiencies through Nutrition, Kinesiology, and Iridology.The Unity Healing Wellness Event will also feature live entertainment and performances as well as an array of vendors and a dedication honoring the memory of the late Dr. Frank E. Wyatt of University Herbs.www.lionheartlifehealing.comwww.innervibesound.comwww.elifemedia.netAdmission is FREE 
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  • 6:00 PMVision Driven Artists Series Monthly Workshops
  • Thumb rotunda vdc 4x6 frontweb 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    The Rotunda & Vision Driven Consulting are teaming up to bring resources and capacity-building workshops to  

    curators and self-producing artists from any discipline.  

    Workshops will be held: 

    2nd Monday of each month beginning in November,

    6:00 – 8:00pm at The Rotunda (4014 Walnut St, Philadelphia)

    All workshops in the series are FREE and OPEN to the public, but please sign up in advance HERE to secure your spot! 

    WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

    Nonprofit, LLC, or Fiscal Sponsorship (November 9th, 6-8pm)

    • Discuss the pros and cons of various structures – pool experiences and get new ideas

    • Craft your mission statement to determine the structure that best suits your practice

    • Sole-proprietor, LLC, 501(c)3: understand the structures and how your projects fit into them

    2016 Planning (December 14th, 6-8pm)

    • Plan your upcoming year of work 

    • Identify your goals and break them into achievable tasks

    • Plot your tasks on a timeline for 2016

    Fundraising Basics (January 11th, 6-8pm)

    • Learn the language of fundraising 

    • Maximize opportunities beyond grants to support your projects

    • Brainstorm actual fundraising ideas for your work

    Grant Writing – Beginner  (February 8th, 6-8pm)

    • Demystify the language and process behind grant writing

    • Receive tools for finding grants 

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

    Grant Writing – Intermediate (March 14th, 6-8pm)

    • Review aspects of a strong grant proposal

    • Practice writing an actual grant 

    • Receive feedback on your draft proposal 

    Real Budgeting for Real Work (April 11th, 6-8pm)

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

    • Create a budget tailored to your goals for 2016

    • How to assemble a project budget for potential funders

    Crowdfunding 101 (May 9th, 6-8pm)

    • Learn how to tell if crowdfunding is right for your project or if it is not

    • Discover the pros and cons of various crowdfunding platforms

    • Receive a crowdfunding workbook to help you plan a campaign

    Getting New Projects off the Ground (June 13th, 6-8pm)

    • 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

    Getting People to Show Up (July 11th, 6-8pm)

    • Learn new techniques for building an audience, recruiting volunteers, and reaching your ideal participant

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

    • Identify tangible ways to keep people coming back in the future

    Balancing Your Practice (August 8th, 6-8pm)

    • Identify places of (im)balance in your practice

    • Discuss health, wellness, and your work

    • Share and obtain tools for successful time management

    Developing Campus/Community Collaborations (September 12th, 6-8pm)

    • Hear stories of successful campus and community collaborations

    • Learn how to find campus and community partners

    • Avoid common problems and learn how to build mutually beneficial partnerships

    Goal Identification & Measurement (October 10th, 6-8pm)

    • 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

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  • 7:00 PMAudition for Beloved Community - Male & female performers of all races needed
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Naked Feet Theatrical Productions is seeking performers of color and white performers to participate in a new work called 'Beloved Community'. This piece focuses on the challenges facing all people when talking about issues surrounding race. We will use movement, music, sincerity and humor to address these challenges inherent in human nature.Auditions will be held July 12th 7-9pm at The Rotunda in West Philadelphia.Performance dates are October 6-9, 2016 as part of The Bridge PHL Festival at The Rotunda.Singing and movement experience preferred.Actor stipend of $100Email resume and head shots to Hannah at nakedfeettheatricalproductions@gmail.com
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  • 8:00 PMWHITE COMANCHE (1968) and CLEARCUT (1991): Andrew's Video Vault double feature
  • 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM Andrew's Video Vault at The RotundaFREE Screenings Continuous From 8 PMon the Second THURSDAY of Every Month!Since 2004, Andrew’s Video Vault is a free, once-a-month screening series at the Rotunda in West Philadelphia. Andrew’s Video Vault programs original, obscure, neglected, marginalized and commercially unavailable video media. It connects the West Philly neighborhood to the University of Pennsylvania community and fosters a multicultural examination of motion pictures in a relaxed, educational setting. This program is made possible through the generous support of the Cinema Studies Program and The Rotunda at the University of Pennsylvania. This project is supported in part by the Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts program of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. Support also provided by PECO. This program is administered regionally by the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance. JULY 14WHITE COMANCHE (1968 / 93 minutes)Director Jose Briz Mendez’s Spanish production features William Shatner in a dual role: the cowboy Johnny Moon and his unhinged twin brother, Notah. Notah’s peyote-fueled vision that he is the Comanche Messiah puts him on a collision course with his estranged brother.CLEARCUT (1991 / 100 minutes)Polish director Ryszard Bugajski directs this unusual Canadian-shot environmentalist revenge fantasy. Dances with Wolves’ Graham Greene plays a Native American spirit who drags a kidnapped logging mill manager into the forest to help him physically understand how a forest feels when it is clearcut.Guest Host and Curator: Dan Buskirk of Phawker.com & the Fun 2 Know podcast  AUGUST 11SWEET REVENGE (1976 / 90 minutes)An early vehicle for the great Stockard Channing, casting her as a car thief and master of disguise whose dream is to buy a Dino Ferrari. With Sam Waterston as the smitten public defender and comic scene stealer Franklyn Ajaye as Channing’s accomplice. Directed by Jerry Schatzberg (Panic in Needle Park) and shot by Vilmos Zsigmond (McCabe & Mrs. Miller).A GORGEOUS GIRL LIKE ME [Une Belle Fille Comme Moi] (1972 / 98 minutes)François Truffaut’s little-seen comedic homage to Howard Hawks and Alfred Hitchcock. Bernadette Lafont plays a young jailed woman accused of killing her father and lover. She recounts her life in flashback to sociologist (André Dussollier) who weakens to her charms.Guest Host and Curator: Dan Buskirk of Phawker.com &the Fun 2 Know podcast  SEPTEMBER 8Experience two of the most extreme cult films about WWII with this double feature.COME AND SEE (1985/140 minutes) A young Russian boy is caught up in the fighting when his village is massacred by Germans. Directed by Elem Klimov.IN A GLASS CAGE (1987/110 minutes). Agusti Villaronga’s revenge drama follows a boy’s revenge on the pedophiliac Nazi scientist who preyed upon him during the war.Guest Host and Curator: Samm Deighan of film blog Satanic Pandemonium  OCTOBER 13Jeffrey Lionel Dahmer True Crime Double FeatureDAHMER (2002/101 minutes)Jeremy Renner gives an unforgettable performance (the highlight of his career, thus far) in David Jacobson’s engrossing, stylish, and solidly executed story of one of America’s most infamous serial killers.JEFF – THE JEFFREY DAHMER FILES (2012/76 minutes)Chris James Thompson’s fascinating experimental documentary combines extensive interviews with one of Dahmer’s neighbors, the chief medical examiner on the case, and the case’s lead detective with re-enactments of some of the more mundane aspects of Dahmer’s life and crimes.Guest Host and Curator: Mike Zaleski  NOVEMBER 10Don Siegel Double FeatureCHARLEY VARRICK (1973/111 minutes)Gripping crime film starring Walter Matthau, in one of his best performances, as a bank robber whose life goes through a series of twists and turns when it turns out his last payload was mafia money. Also stars Felicia Farr, Joe Don Baker and John Vernon.THE BEGUILED (1971 /105 minutes)Bizarre Southern Gothic drama stars Clint Eastwood as an injured Yankee soldier taken in by an all-girls boarding school in Louisiana where things quickly get hot, heavy, humid, and twisted. Also stars Geraldine Page.Guest Host and Curator: Mike Zaleski  DECEMBER 8TOO MUCH JOHNSON (1938/67 minutes)Newly discovered Orson Welles footage—silent, unedited camera rolls from 1938. Originally filmed to accompany the Mercury Theatre’s production of William Gillette’s 1894 comedy Too Much Johnson, but never used. Footage features frequent Welles collaborator, Joseph Cotten.FÅRÖ DOCUMENT 1979 (1979/100 minutes)Documentary by Ingmar Bergman about his adopted home, the island of Fårö, where he filmed many of his best works and lived until the end of his life.GLITTERBUG (1994/60 minutes)Montage of Super 8 footage shot by filmmaker Derek Jarman from 1970 to 1986 — part home-movie, part formal experimentation and part social documentary. Music by Brian Eno.Admission to all Andrew's Video Vault screenings is FREE
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  • 6:00 PMJoin Al-Bustan for a Singing/Instrumental/Percussion Recital!
  • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Join Al-Bustan on Friday July 15 for a Singing/Instrumental/Percussion Recital!

    Al-Bustan’s 5-day intensive course for educators culminates in a recital open to the public, with members of Al-Bustan Takht Ensemble: Hanna Khoury on violin, Kinan Abou-afach on cello, Hafez Kotain on percussion

    Time: 6 – 7PM Admission: Free

    We are grateful to Qatar Foundation International, University of Pennsylvania’s Greenfield Intercultural Centerand Middle East Center for making this program possible.

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  • 7:00 PMKeep Truckin' - Philadelphia History Truck Fundraiser
  • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    We won...

    **National Council on Public History's 2016 Outstanding Project Award!**

    We are celebrating and raising money for our next projects! Want to contribute with performance or refreshments? Email phillyhistorytruck@gmail.com

    We need your continued support, Philly!

    The Philadelphia Public History Truck is a mobile museum project which partners with Philly neighborhood grassroots organizations to explore local history. We use oral history, objects, archival research, social practice art, and conceptual art in collaboration with the people who live, work, and play in Philly's places and spaces to create exhibitions that are presented in neighborhood spaces and then traveled on the truck.

    Where are working now? NORTH PHILLY (9th & Dauphin - 15th & Susquehanna) Catch Erin with collagist Theodore A. Harris at Tree House books during July as they lead public history-collage workshops with campers age 6-15! The campers will write and conduct oral histories and then interpret their findings through collage.

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  • 7:00 PMJasmin Singer (of Our Hen House) ALWAYS TOO MUCH AND NEVER ENOUGH book reading & signing
  • Thumb 13174195 937596896337816 4519848031770082491 n 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Join us at The Rotunda in Philadelphia, PA for a reading and signing of Jasmin Singer's new memoir, ALWAYS TOO MUCH AND NEVER ENOUGH (Penguin Random House’s Berkley). Bring or buy a copy of her book there and have it signed!***“Jasmin’s story is an inspiration to create your best self and your best life.” — Neal Barnard, M.D. New York Times bestselling author of Power Foods for the Brain“[Singer] rigorously examines attitudes toward people battling obesity with compassion, insight and understanding.” — Joe Cross, filmmaker of Fat, Sick and Nearly DeadAbout ALWAYS TOO MUCH AND NEVER ENOUGH:Jasmin Singer’s struggle with weight defined her life. From the extra pounds and unrelenting bullies that left Jasmin Singer eating lunch alone in a bathroom stall at school, to the low self-esteem that left her both physically and emotionally vulnerable, Jasmin spent her younger years feeling completely lost.Most people think there’s no such thing as a fat vegan. Most people don’t realize that deep-fried tofu tastes amazing and that Oreos are, in fact, vegan. So, even after Jasmin discovered her passion in advocating for the rights of animals, she defied any “skinny vegan” stereotypes by getting even heavier. More importantly, she realized that her compassion for others didn’t extend to her own body, and that her low self-esteem was affecting her health. She needed a change.Told with humble humor and heartbreaking honesty, ALWAYS TOO MUCH AND NEVER ENOUGH: A Memoir (Berkley Trade Paperback Original; February 2, 2016; $16.00) is Jasmin’s story of how she went from a bullied kid who found solace in a box of cheese crackers to becoming an empowered activist and finding peace with herself, her body, and her sexuality.By committing to monthly juice fasts and a diet of whole, unprocessed foods, Jasmin lost almost a hundred pounds, gained an understanding of her destructive relationship with food, and even learned some hard truths about how intensely our society values thinness.In a relatable memoir about finding one’s true identity and what that really means, Jasmin Singer’s debut is a raw and powerful account of self-realization. Above all ALWAYS TOO MUCH AND NEVER ENOUGH is an inspiration to create one’s best self.About Jasmin:Jasmin Singer is the executive director of Our Hen House, a non-profit organization aiming to change the world for animals. She is the cohost of the Webby-recognized Our Hen House podcast, has written for numerous online publications including Huffington Post and MindBodyGreen, and has appeared on The Dr. Oz Show and HuffPo Live, and in the award-winning documentaries Vegucated and The Ghosts in Our Machine. Visit her online at http//www.jasminsinger.com, http://www.OurHenHouse.org/, on FB at Jasmin Singer, and on Twitter @jasmin_singer & @Our Hen HouseAdmission is FREE
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  • 6:30 PMThe LynnD Royal PriestHood IV ARTIST REAP AWARDS II.
  • 6:30 PM - 10:30 PM

    LDM Royal PriestHood IV

    The LynnD Royal PriestHood IV ARTIST REAP AWARDS II. Experience. This special event is a fundraiser for the New Beginnings Transitional House & Ujima Artist Camp. 

    $ 20.00 Donation.$15.00 12- 17 / $ 10.00 for youth 5.- 11 yrs. old; 4yrs.old and younger is free. Arrive in your Royal Apparel display the Royalty in you. Food, Entertainment, Award Presentation and Socialization for the Civilization.

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  • 6:00 PMOUTSIDE AT THE 40TH ST FIELD! Dendê & Band with PaPa Ed Stokes and Kunu Bi at the 40th Street Summer Series
  • Thumb dende 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM The 40th Street Summer Series—co-produced by Penn, University City District, and The Rotunda—will once again enliven the green area behind the Walnut Street Library (40th Street between Walnut and Locust) with free monthly concerts. This year the programming will run from June through September, with performances on four Saturdays throughout the summer, falling on June 18th, July 23rd, August 20th, and September 17th. These events will only be cancelled is there is really bad weather. A sprinkle won't cancel our fun!  In the past, the Summer Series has featured internationally-acclaimed acts such as the Millennial Territory Orchestra, Man Man, and the Sun Ra Arkestra— to play free outdoor concerts that capture the soul of the neighborhood. This year, the series will run from June through September. The Summer Series brings business during the typically slow summer months by increasing patronage at nearby retailers and building upon the existing vibrancy of 40th Street, while providing entertaining, enriching and safe outlets for families, visitors and students. 2016 ScheduleSATURDAY, JUNE 18 • 6PMThe Young PhiladelphiansThe Young Philadelphians blend mind-blowing harmolodic punk-funk and the sweet, optimistic pulse of 1970s Philly soul. Marc Ribot enlists Prime Time alumni and Philadelphia natives, bassist Jamaaladeen Tacuma, drummer G. Calvin Weston and guitarist Bern Nix, along with a lush 3-piece string section to form the hardest working musicians in punk/funk/soul/ and noise. Keep an eye out for their Live in Tokyo album to be released in July!Click here for more info on The Young Philadelphians.with Monica McIntyre
Monica 'Spirit' McIntyre (pronouns: Spirit/They/Them) -- A Gender Non-Conforming Cellist, Vocalist, Lyricist, Wellness Advocate, Sound Healer, Reiki Practitioner, Mover and Visual Artist -- who promotes empowerment and healing by any medium necessary. Click here for more info on Monica McIntyre.
 SATURDAY, JULY 23 • 6PMDendê & Band
Dendê & Band have cultivated a unique sound where Afro-Brazilian traditions like samba de roda and candomble have been seamlessly melded with world rhythms like rumba, afrobeat and mbalax. Dendê is a percussionist, singer, composer, bandleader, teacher, and multi-instrumentalist. Click here for more information on Dende & Band.with PaPa Ed Stokes and Kunu Bi
PaPa Ed is a multi-instrumentalist/vocalist who plays more than a dozen instruments, a highly-accomplished instrument maker (often from recycled materials), and a lifelong student of ethnic and African music, and the blues. SATURDAY, AUGUST 20 • 6PMThe Liberian Women's Chorus for Change
The Liberian Women's Chorus for Change brings the power of Liberian traditional song to the forefront of efforts to make communities safe and strong. Composed of renowned singers, dancers and musicians from Liberia, these award-winning performers create music intended to encourage women to make their voices heard, and to take positive steps forward. Click here for more information on The Liberian Women's Chorus for Change.with Modero Dance Company
Modero Dance Company was founded to combine traditional and modern Indonesian dance disciplines. This fusion brings the best of both worlds in energetic & intricate choreography. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 • 6PMRennie Harris RHAW
 Dr. Rennie Harris’ RHAW is a dance group for youths training for Rennie Harris Puremovement. The group performs Campbell Locking, Popping & Boogaloo, B-boy/girl, House, and Hip hop social dance. RHAW forges new paths for young hip hop hopefuls, and will present Hip hop in its "RHAW-est" forms. Click here for more information on Rennie Harris RHAW.with Kalamandir Dance Company
Kalamandir Dance Company is a contemporary ensemble that uses the vocabulary of classical Indian dance to explore new spaces of artistic expression. Their movement vocabulary is a collective effort that aims to create a reachable area for all people to participate and communicate. Click here for more information on Kalamandir Dance Company.Admission to all shows in this series is FREE
  • 7:00 PMCosplay Life Drawing
  • Thumb 13443162 10210035464707435 3253590217487065724 o 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Two nights of FREE cosplay life drawing at The Rotunda July 23 & 24 at 7-10 pm! Two models each night! Bring your own supplies or use the ones provided by us. These are all ages and sober events for any drawing level.Tips for models are appreciated but not necessary.www.cosplaylifedrawingclub.tumblr.com
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  • 7:00 PMCosplay Life Drawing
  • Thumb 13443162 10210035464707435 3253590217487065724 o 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Two nights of FREE cosplay life drawing at The Rotunda July 23 & 24 at 7-10 pm! Two models each night! Bring your own supplies or use the ones provided by us. These are all ages and sober events for any drawing level.Tips for models are appreciated but not necessary.www.cosplaylifedrawingclub.tumblr.com
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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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