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  • 7:00 PM15th Annual Womynsfest
  • Thumb 10900118 10205316592809535 363965388401830928 o 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM Vitamin D Productions celebrates 15 years of producing a FREE event for everybody, featuring Women Artists! In the past, we have had musicians, poets, dancers, filmmakers, special guest speakers and more! Every year the festival changes the line up. Over 3 hours of women performers on stage for free! Vendors welcome. In this year's line up, we have several women returning to the stage again! We also have some fresh and new artists. LINE UP: Returning to the stage we have musicians Mia Johnson, Bianca Boom, Blown Away and Poi Spinner & Hoop~er ~ Sophia & Ali. Cory Kram, Lora, Bloom,Pitter Patter & Rabbitry will be on stage for the first time at our show! MORE INFORMATION TO BE ANNOUNCED!Admission is FREE
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  • 8:00 PMMartin Bisi, The Red Masque, and Green Cathedral
  • Thumb martin bisi hands cred nicole capobiancoweb 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM Martin BisiThe Red MasqueGreen Cathedral MARTIN BISI 
*Martin Bisi,* a New York performer and record producer, has been at 
a crossroads of indie, punk, avant garde, noire/cabaret rock, and 
electronic music since the early 80s in New York City.
*At a recording studio he started in 1981 with the help of Brian Eno,
 Martin Bisi has realized albums by Sonic Youth, Swans, Dresden Dolls, Cop
Shoot Cop, John Zorn, Africa Bambaataa, Material/Bill Laswell, Boredoms,
 Herbie Hancock's "Rockit," White Zombie, Foetus, Helmet, Unsane, Serena
Maneesh, US Maple, Jon Spencer's Boss Hog, and countless other indie,
 experimental and post-punk records.* cover photo credit: Nicole CapobiancoTHE RED MASQUE The Red Masque is an original avant rock band from the Philadelphia area. Part art, part alchemy, the group's experimental songwriting style is both angular and eerie, accented by freeform space rock improvisations, intricate acoustics, dark atmospherics and chunky riffs. Unconventional and eccentric in musical form, the sophisticatedly sinister The Red Masque fuses together such disparate musical references as horror movie soundtracks, rock-in-opposition, progressive rock, experimental, heavy rock, gothic, psychedelia, space rock, and kraut rock. The Red Masque's compositions are as intense as they are unique.
Founded in 2001 by bassist/keyboardist Brandon Lord Ross and vocalist Lynnette Shelley, the Red Masque went through several lineup changes over the years but its intent and integrity has always remained the same. The band's goal was, and is, to create original music that pushes the envelope of the listener's expectations. The Red Masque consists of Brandon Lord Ross on bass and keys, Lynnette Shelley on vocals and percussion, Jim Harris on drums, Glenn Kuchenbeiser on guitars and James Tunnicliffe on violin. They are currently signed to Beta-lactam Ring Records in Portland, Oregon.GREEN CATHEDRALGreen Cathedral is a Philadelphia based original Art-Rock band with tangled roots branching deep into post-punk and progressive rock's musical soundscapes.

The band emerged in late 2014 and is playing a series of shows while orchestrating a special multimedia event (tba). The near future will yield recorded music with accompanying video.

Green Cathedral consists of Mark S. Walsh (ex The New Creatures) on bass, Lynnette Shelley (of The Red Masque) on vocals, Dean Zigoris (ex French TV, Onnomon) on guitars, John Seidel on keyboards and electric violin, and Matthew Gambino on drums.
Donations for the bands accepted at the door.



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  • 4:00 PMWorkshop: Sound and Silence Therapeutic Meditation and Relaxation with Crown Of Eternity
  • Thumb flyer crownofeternity philadelphia 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Sound and SilenceTherapeutic Meditation and Relaxation with Crown Of EternityThis introductory workshop will examine how sound and silence affect the body and mind.  Participants will experientially explore relaxation through vibration, silence, deep listening, harmonic patterns from gongs and singing bowls, vocal toning and gentle touch.  Participants will experience a wide array of listening dynamics and subtleties of vibration in group and partner meditations to assist in relaxation and self reflection and self healing.  Participants should bring a pillow, yoga mat and blanket.Limited to 28 people.2 hoursFREESnacks will be provided after the workshop --------------------------------------------AND THEN AT 7PM! Sound Journeys Through Gongs and Himalayan BowlsJoin gong lovers, yogis, and healers, Gallina and Mike Tamburo from Pittsburgh’s Crown of Eternity as you vibrate and tune into your inner self-healer, inviting a state of harmony and bliss. Bathe in waves of sound from multiple gongs, bells and metal singing bowls. The deep complex harmonics of multiple gongs quickly silence the mind and entrain the brain into a spontaneous state of deep meditation. The rhythmic sound oscillations of therapy grade Himalayan bowls placed on or around the body penetrate into the tissues and are often experienced as a full body sound massage that allows us to let go—letting go of stress, worries, anxieties, doubt, fears and feelings that have a negative effect on our health and life. Listeners often describe out of body experiences, seeing beautiful colors behind their eyes, past life impressions, expanded awareness and higher states of consciousness. We will begin to prepare the body to enter a state of healing and receptivity through the sacred practices of guided meditation, breathwork, or deep listening. We will then relax deeply to the sounds of multiple gongs for a vibrational experience like no other!!!Please bring a yoga mat, blanket or cushion for your comfort for an extended period of lying on the floor.FREE
  • 7:00 PMSound Journeys Through Gongs and Himalayan Bowls
  • Thumb flyer crownofeternity philadelphia 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Sound Journeys Through Gongs and Himalayan BowlsJoin gong lovers, yogis, and healers, Gallina and Mike Tamburo from Pittsburgh’s Crown of Eternity as you vibrate and tune into your inner self-healer, inviting a state of harmony and bliss. Bathe in waves of sound from multiple gongs, bells and metal singing bowls. The deep complex harmonics of multiple gongs quickly silence the mind and entrain the brain into a spontaneous state of deep meditation. The rhythmic sound oscillations of therapy grade Himalayan bowls placed on or around the body penetrate into the tissues and are often experienced as a full body sound massage that allows us to let go—letting go of stress, worries, anxieties, doubt, fears and feelings that have a negative effect on our health and life. Listeners often describe out of body experiences, seeing beautiful colors behind their eyes, past life impressions, expanded awareness and higher states of consciousness. We will begin to prepare the body to enter a state of healing and receptivity through the sacred practices of guided meditation, breathwork, or deep listening. We will then relax deeply to the sounds of multiple gongs for a vibrational experience like no other!!!Please bring a yoga mat, blanket or cushion for your comfort for an extended period of lying on the floor.FREE---EARLIER THAT DAY, AT 4PM:Sound and SilenceTherapeutic Meditation and Relaxation with Crown Of EternityThis introductory workshop will examine how sound and silence affect the body and mind.  Participants will experientially explore relaxation through vibration, silence, deep listening, harmonic patterns from gongs and singing bowls, vocal toning and gentle touch.  Participants will experience a wide array of listening dynamics and subtleties of vibration in group and partner meditations to assist in relaxation and self reflection and self healing.  Participants should bring a pillow, yoga mat and blanket.Limited to 28 people.2 hours--------------------------------------------
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  • 8:00 PMPerfect Lives (1984) - Andrew's Video Vault
  • 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM Andrew's Video VaultFREE Screenings Continuous From 8 PM
on the Second THURSDAY of Every Month!
 This program is made possible through the generous support of the
 Cinema Studies Program at the University of Pennsylvania.
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PERFECT LIVES (1984 / 175 minutes) An experimental opera for television in seven episodes, Perfect Lives premiered on Great Britain’s Channel Four, and has been called “the most influential music/theater/literary work of the 1980s.” At its center is the hypnotic voice of Robert Ashley, whose continuous song narrates the events of the story — a 1980s update of the mythology of small town America.
Guest Host and Curator: Megan Bridge of fidget 
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LA VIE DE BOHÈME (1992 / 100 minutes)
 Finland’s Aki Kaurismäki’s black & white bittersweet comedy, loosely based on Henri Murger’s influential novel Scènes de la Vie de Bohème. A poet, a painter, and a playwright pool their limited means to pursue their art in this fable-like look at impoverished solidarity among friends.
AMERICAN JOB (1996 / 90 minutes) 
Writer/director Chris Smith’s (1999′s American Movie) debut is a hilariously straight-faced dark comedy about labor in the U.S. It follows the stork-like mumbler Randy as he undergoes training and orientation at a variety of low-paying, low-skilled jobs. The fictional film’s stark documentary style gives the boredom of modern work a strange urgency in this unique indie film.
Guest Host and Curator: Dan Buskirk of Phawker.com
 
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DR. MABUSE, THE GAMBLER [DR. MABUSE, DER SPIELER – EIN BILD DER ZEIT] (1922 / 271 minutes) 
The most complete version of Fritz Lang’s two-part allegory, about a criminal mastermind who is both the cause (and product of) economic free-fall and social decadence in Weimar-era Berlin.
 
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Two daring comedies that use blackface/whiteface to comment on race relations.
SOUL MAN (1986 / 104 minutes) New World Pictures high concept teen comedy about a white kid (C. Thomas Howell) who dons blackface in order to get a minority scholarship to Harvard would be completely reprehensible if it weren’t such an accurate snapshot of 1980s America. James Earl Jones slums it as a college professor, and stars Rae Dawn Chong and Howell would marry after working together on this film. Directed by Steve Miner.
WATERMELON MAN (1970 / 100 minutes) Melvin Van Peebles became the second African-American to direct at a Hollywood studio when he made this film about a bigoted white man (Godfrey Cambridge—in whiteface) who wakes up one morning to discover he has turned Black. Panned upon its initial release, it has became a true cult classic.
Guest Host and Curator: Mike Dennis of Reelblack Cinema 
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CHAMELEON STREET (1989 / 94 minutes) Writer/director/actor Wendell B. Harris Jr’s first and only feature tells the true story of con man Douglas Street, a bored and ingenious African American male who passes himself off to white society as a journalist, doctor and scholar. A wicked and tragic satire on being black and brilliant in America.
UFOria (1985 / 93 minutes) Writer/Director John Binder’s satiric look at the Southwestern U.S. and religion follows a Waylon Jennings-loving drifter (Fred Ward) hooking up with a faith healer (Harry Dean Stanton) and a cashier who has visions of a UFO communion.
Guest Host and Curator: Dan Buskirk of Phawker.com
 
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TIE XI QU: WEST OF TRACKS: PART ONE: RUST (2003 / 240 minutes) In part one of his three-part, nine hour documentary, Wang Bing hypnotically charts post-industrial decay and its effects on impoverished workers who live in northeast China. [Tie Xi Qu: West of Tracks part two, Remnants, and part three, Rails, will screen at subsequent seasons of Andrew’s Video Vault at The Rotunda.]
 
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TO BE ANNOUNCED
Guest Host and Curator: Dan Buskirk of Phawker.com
 
October 8
THE INNOCENTS (1961 / 100 minutes) Perhaps the most beautifully photographed black & white horror film ever made, this suspenseful masterwork of Gothic atmosphere is an exquisite adaptation of Henry James’ The Turn of the Screw featuring gripping performances by adult and child actors alike. An unforgettable tour-de-force of supernatural terror and psychological repression.
THE SEVENTH VICTIM (1943 / 71 minutes) The sense of dread is palpable in this moody and nightmarish tale of urban devil worship from producer Val Lewton. Kim Hunter stars (in her debut performance) as a young woman searching for her missing sister on the menacing streets of 1940′s New York City, with plenty of striking chiaroscuro lighting.
Guest Host and Curator: Mike Zaleski
 
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MAKE WAY FOR TOMORROW (1937 / 91 minutes) Heart-rending in its truth and emotional beauty, Leo McCarey’s masterpiece and most personal film was created both as a love letter to his recently deceased father and as an exposé of what can happen to elderly Americans without the support of Social Security (or their children). Orson Welles said of the film: “It would make a stone cry.”
EVERYBODY’S FINE [STANNO TUTTI BENE] (1990 / 118 minutes) Marcello Mastroianni gives one of his best performances as an elderly widower who traverses Italy to visit his distant offspring, each of whom had given him an impression of their life which turns out to be very different from the actuality. A powerful and beautiful rumination on the relationship between elderly parents and their adult children.
Guest Host and Curator: Mike Zaleski
 
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PERMISSIVE (1970 / 90 min) At the end of the hippie era, a broke young woman arrives in London and is initiated into the counter-culture and the seedy sex, drugs and rock ‘n roll lifestyle of a groupie. Psychedelic soundtrack by Comus and Forever More.
DUFFER (1971 / 75 minutes) Joseph Despins and William Dumaresq’s off-beat and lyrical character study of a British teenage boy shuttlecocking between a sadistic old man and motherly prostitute.Admission is FREE
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  • 9:00 PMPhila. SciFi Society hosts author Stephanie Feldman
  • 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    The Philadelphia Science Fiction Society hosts author Stephanie Feldman.

    Stephanie Feldman's debut novel, The Angel of Losses, is a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Selection, one of the Washington Post's Top 5 Science Fiction and Fantasy books of 2014, and winner of the William L. Crawford Fantasy Award. The book explores the intersections of family secrets, Jewish myths, the legacy of war and history, and the bonds between sisters. 

    Stephanie is a graduate of Barnard College. She's a Philadelphia native, and lives in the area with her family.

    More information about Stephanie Feldman can be found at http://stephaniefeldman.com

    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.

    Social gathering begins at 7:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome for all three.  The Business Meeting begins at 8:00 p.m. The Program begins at 9:00 p.m.

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  • 11:00 AMPermaculture Gathering
  • 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM Email susq.pc@gmail.com to RSVP. Come network, share, & learn with the regional permaculture community. Admission: FREEWhen: Saturday, March 14th 11am-4pm What to Expect: We held our first gathering in Lancaster on November 1st, 2014. Sixty permaculturists from Eastern Pennsylvania gathered to discuss the possibility of forming a regional organization to support the permaculture movement. Let’s meet again to continue building this community! Schedule for the Day: TBA Preparedness for the Event Please bring your own lunch & drinking water. Please bring your calendars, business cards, contact info, notebooks, & writing/drawing utensils. The event is free! Want to Help with the Event? Email the registration address below and include the phrase “VOLUNTEER” in the tag-line of your email. We need some people to: Show up early to set up Stay late to clean up Bring snacks, coffee, tea, etc To RSVP: 1. Email susq.pc@gmail.com. 2. Give us your name & where you’re coming from.
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  • 2:00 PMIN THE SANCTUARY! 40 Voices Singing: Masterworks for Massed Choirs
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    This event is in the sanctuary. Please enter on Walnut Street. Please dress warmly; the sanctuary is not heated. 

    40 Voices Singing: Masterworks for Massed Choirs

    40 Voices Singing features three of Philadelphia's most exciting choral ensembles singing the best repertoire for large choirs, including Thomas Tallis' legendary "Spem in alium," also known as the 40-Voice Motet. It is a rarely performed masterpiece of Renaissance polyphony, with 40 singers each singing their own independent part and standing in a circle around the audience.Other highlights include Jordan Nobles' "Lux antiqua," folksongs from Lithuania and Iceland, and an eclectic mass in which each mass movement will be drawn from a different choral setting of the liturgy. You'll hear the Chestnut Street Singers, The Laughing Bird, and PhilHarmonia each singing their own movement before the massed ensemble performs Samuel Barber's heart-wrenching "Agnus dei," the choral setting of his "Adagio for Strings," as the grand finale.

    What better way to celebrate the Chestnut Street Singers' fifth anniversary season than with this extraordinary concert showcasing the vitality of the Philadelphia choral scene? We can't wait to see you there to join in the fun!

    Comprised of four singers from the Philadelphia area, each an established solo, chamber, and choral artist, The Laughing Bird is Philadelphia’s premier early music vocal quartet. For more information, see www.laughingbird.us.

    PhilHarmonia is a Philadelphia-based 24-voice mixed choir that sings classical and contemporary a cappella choral music. For more information, see www.philharmoniasings.com.

    Admission is FREE. Advance registration recommended--click here to register for free now!

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  • 7:00 PMPoet-tree En Motion: Womyn’s Her-story in the Midst
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    Poet-tree En Motion Showcases Local Women Artists with Free Event

    ‘Womyn’s Her-story in the Midst!’ March 18 at West Philadelphia Venue

    Women’s History Month in March is the time when we recognize the strengths and talents of women, which have historically been underrepresented since patriarchal civilization began.

    Philadelphia and regional women artists will shine their talents in celebration of Women’s History Month when the seasonal art event Poet-tree En Motion presents “Womyn’s Her-story in the Midst!” Wednesday, March 18 at The Rotunda.

    The free event will feature artists hailing from many different genres, ages and backgrounds, showing the diversity in all women. The acts will include singer-songwriters, hip-hop artists, belly dancers, theater, a rock trio group, solo acts, spoken word, and movement arts.

    Poet-tree En Motion is the brainchild of multi-award-winning Philadelphia performance artist and poet Gabrielle de Burke, whose stage name is Plum Dragoness. Her events, ongoing since 2007, present local artists with multidisciplinary backgrounds whose works capture a sense of movement and “flow.”

    “Poetry in motion is a lot of different things,” de Burke says. “It’s not just stuck on a page. It’s not just stuck on a stage. It’s moving in time. I want the event to be an expression of the many different ways in which poetry is present in our lives, whether it’s music, dance, art, or life, or visual performance.”

    Poet-Tree En Motion has featured events for Women’s History Month every year since 2007 and they always bring a diverse crowd.

    “The point of the events is to raise consciousness about women’s issues, but it’s also to bring people together,” de Burke says. “As it’s grown, it’s had some really great turnouts and a mixed bag of people. And it’s not women only. It’s pretty even men to women. Men have said that they’ve really enjoyed the shows and the different styles of performances.”

    The title of this year’s event,“Womyn’s Her-story in the Midst!,” alludes to the fact that the feminine “is intertwined within the fabric of everything.” 

    “She’s in the midst of all these different stories,” de Burke says. “She’s present. She has a voice. Whether it’s traumatic or romantic.  … The creation stories are all connected to women. Even though they’re often perceived as patriarchal, they were actually conceived through the matriarchal. Her stories are a part of his stories. Women have been a backbone of communities and societies for as long as we’ve been here. It’s ironic that the creation stories come from a male point of view, but her stories are his stories as well. It’s important to acknowledge women’s role.”

    “For me the feminist perspective includes men,” she added.

    The Poet-Tree En Motion events always feature an open mic before and after the performances to encourage community participation in the arts. Women and men are invited to explore any topic during the March 18 event; they don’t have to pertain to women’s issues.

    The lineup of artists at “Womyn’s Her-story in the Midst!” will include the following:

    Plum Dragoness (a.k.a. Gabrielle de Burke) A native of West Philadelphia is a multi--talented thespian, dancer, poetess and writer who has been involved with the performing arts since childhood. In 2000, she graduated with a Theater degree from Temple University (Philadelphia, PA), with an exploratory concentration in African Dance, World Music & Jazz Voice. She has become well known for her poetic style, vocal performance and choreographic flair throughout the Philadelphia area & abroad. In addition to her solo work, Gabrielle has collaborated with many other artists including the theater company ArcheDream, the music & poetry project “Plum Dragoness & the Elements & The Femme-mynistiques. In 2007, she began a performing arts residency at the Rotunda, where she books artists, organizes & performs in the ongoing seasonal performance series “Poet-tree en Motion.” soundcloud.com/plum-dragonessThe Femme-Mynistiques THE FEMME-MYNISTIQUES IS A PERFORMANCE TRIO THAT SPECIALIZES IN BRINGING FORTH OUR GODDESS-GIVEN GIFTS THROUGH MOVING MUSIC, THEATRICAL CHOREOGRAPHY AND DANCES WITH WORDS. WE WISH FOR WOMEN (& MEN) TO FIND STRENGTH, HEALING, LOVE, FREEDOM AND MAGIC THROUGH OUR WORK AS ARTISTS. THOUGH WE ARE EACH INCREDIBLE SOLO PERFORMERS, TOGETHER WE ARE A RIGHTEOUS STORM, DESTROYING THE IDEAS THAT KEEP US SPIRITUALLY IN CHAOS, AND IT IS THROUGH THE POWER OF OUR UNITY THAT WE HAVE MANAGED TO RE-BUILD FOR OURSELVES AND OTHERS, A PLACE TO BEGIN ANEW.... We ARE… the FEMME-MYNISTIQUES! Watch the  Video for "She Walks Among Us"

    The Women’s Revolutionary Vagime (Melanie Cotton-Choreographer/Director)This piece comes out of my continuing frustrations with the injustices that women and girls continue to face everyday. Sexual assault, young girls being kidnapped for wanting to be educated, politicians deciding what we do with our bodies, being treated like second class citizens of the world. I am an artist and have always wanted to combine my advocacy with my Art. For many years I've worked with young women and girls to use hip hop/ dance movement as a tool for empowerment and just recently worked on some projects that helped me to see the transformative powers that comedy has on people, especially women. I wanted to create something that would bring women together in a fun, positive atmosphere to get us moving our bodies and connecting with each other cause lets face it we are stronger if we stick together. I want to see us stand up for ourselves and say, "I deserve better."  youtu.be/vvd0J0CpQ0E 

    The Primaries This Philly based trio, consisting of Red, Yellow, and Blue (Michelle Armour, Morgan Pinkstone & Susan Rosetti). These three rad colors have joined forces to push their limits and get you singing and dancing along to fun songs. They often welcome guests to join them on stage, as long as they are secondaries and tertiaries.

    Sonni Shine Sonni Shine has been performing throughout the Tri-State area for 10 years and is proud to call Philadelphia, PA her home.  She describes her style as "soul folk," mixing reggae and R&B to create percussive guitar riffs, artful melodies, and meaningful lyrics.  She enjoys collaborating with all different types of musicians and producers equally as vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter, drawing comparisons to Erykah Badu, Ani Difranco, India.Arie, and Amy Winehouse.  The act of performing a song and becoming like "one vibration" with her audience members is a feeling she lives for. Her full time gig is serving as front woman for the reggae-funk-soul band The Underwater Sounds. youtube.com/watch?v=Z5oaCzdwHdU

    Tapestry Tribal The women of Tapestry Tribal love to dance together! We perform a unique style of belly dance that has affectionately been called "Old School Tribal." It is a structured non-verbal language created in America, which blends traditional Middle Eastern dance with influences from around the world, including Indian, North African, Spanish, and Modern dances. There is no choreography. The dancers exchange lead and follow roles in a unique group improvisational format, supported and enhanced by the exotic traditional rhythms and haunting melodies of their live musicians. Tribal Belly Dance is an elegant and earthy " in the moment " style, which celebrates connection and support among women. 

    Tapestry's dancers were originally members of Philadelphia Tribal Bellydance. PTB was the first Tribal Style Bellydance troupe founded in the Philadelphia area. Fleur Frascella began the troupe in Center City Philadelphia in 1999. Fleur left the troupe in July, 2007, and the remaining dancers created Tapestry.Coco Sol Coco Sol "Chocolate Sun"from Montreal is an international songstress, multi instrumentalist now living in Philadelphia. Since her arrival 10 years ago, she has collaborated on vocalguitar and congas with multiple artists and genres on Main Stages and in studios all over including, Philadelphia Classical Symphony Family Program, Owen "Fidla" Brown (Jive records), Steven Wise (Wiseworld Entertainment), Xande Cruz (Brazilian Icon) and Son's of Ace (Reggae All Star, Jamaica).  Now involved with her new creation, Sowelu (Performing/Producing/Publishing Co) and Sowelu Music School on Wheels. Coco Sol apart from teaching is currently recording her first original album with Franz Richards of BMR Entertainment in Philadelphia. Her music is a funky, spirited blend of catchy hooks and licks, fiery rhythms and longing melodies with a message. A personal call for love. She's Created her own genre fusing World, Jazz, R & B, Hip Hop and Pop. Coco Sol and her band have been on the Philly scene for the past 15 months, playing shows at The Troc, Tin Angel, at The Black Lily and Clark Park Festival.Britt GenBritt Gen is a Philadelphia-based multi-medium artist blurring the lines of industry's standards of acceptance. With a background of fine art ranging from painting, illustration, pottery, sculpture and photography she basks in the realm of film; working behind-the-scenes in fabrication, special FX makeup, set design and coordination. Her life inspirations lead her to portray elements of trauma, masked by society's endless ploy of divine beauty. Creating worlds where such tables are turned, her art threads chaos with structure, fantasy with reality, and yearns to bind the falsities between science and spirituality.

     

     Barbara ZanelliBarbara graduated with a B.F.A. from Syracuse University in 1999, and then moved to NYC.  She met success in shows at Figureworks and Get Real Art, but felt drawn to study classical painting in Florence, Italy. She lived there for one year studying drawing under Mario Pachioli. In 2004 she moved to Philadelphia, on a full scholarship, to study at Studio Incamminati with master painter Nelson Shanks.  She left the atelier in 2005 to work on a series of large paintings. After travelling and painting extensively, Barbara has returned to Incamminati to finish the Professional Program. While studying, Barbara continues to show her work and take on commissions. Continuously challenging herself to find new expressions through painting and drawing and the combination of the two, Barbara has been working on all different types of approaches from gestural, alla prima to slowly developed realist painting.  She currently paints plein air, figure paintings, portraits and combined paintings from life, photo and imagination.  She also works on traced monotypes, a drawing technique used by many painters of the past including Gauguin and Degas. Barbara strives to merge intuitive feeling and gesture with a studied, trained or cerebral approach, but never too much of either. Being an artist, for Barbara, means not being afraid to create the ground she is about to step on, taking risks and following instinct.

            

    The next Poet-tree En Motion events are scheduled for June 10, with a summer solstice theme, and Sept. 30, with a fall harvest theme, at The Rotunda. 

    ABOUT POET-TREE EN MOTION:

    Poet-tree En Motion works to inspire both artist and audience to connect and work together toward cultivating the arts community in Philadelphia, welcoming artists of all kinds to experience performances local to the neighborhood, and offering the opportunity at each show for community participation to sign up in the all-genre open mike/stage and jam session component of the events.

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    The Femme-Mynistiques multidisciplinary performance trio comprises, from left, Plum Dragoness, Lady Omni and Alexa Gold. The group will perform at the next Poet-tree En Motion event “Womyn’s Her-story in the Midst!” along with many other local women artists in celebration of Women’s History Month Wednesday, March 18 at The Rotunda in West Philadelphia.

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    The Woman's Revolutionary Vagime, a hip-hop-style dance movement troupe, will entertain while advocating for women’s empowerment during the art event “Womyn’s Her-story in the Midst!” Wednesday, March 18 at The Rotunda in West Philadelphia.

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    The Tapestry Tribal bellydance troupe will perform along with many other local women artists in celebration of Women’s History Month at the Poet-tree En Motion event “Womyn’s Her-story in the Midst!” Wednesday, March 18 at The Rotunda in West Philadelphia.

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  • 8:00 PMBowerbird pres. CORINA MARTI I dilettosi fiori
  • 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM Bowerbird presentsCORINA MARTI I dilettosi fioriLate fourteenth-century instrumental music that forms the core of the present release comes from the two most important surviving sources of this repertoire: the London and the Faenza codices. While the performance medium repeatedly employed in recordings of both monophonic and polyphonic instrumental music of the Late Middle Ages has been a band of various instruments, the present recital demonstrates, that all it takes to bring this exquisite music back to life is a single, persuasive performer. Corina Marti sets out in search of the delightful flowers (Jacopo da Bologna) hidden in those two distinct universes of Late Medieval music, the monophonic and the polyphonic. In this, her solo debut, she achieves a remarkable variety by juxtaposing the sound of recorders (including the double recorder so frequently seen in the fourteenth-century Italian iconography) and of a clavisimbalum, a reconstruction of the earliest form of a harpsichord. After graduating in Baroque music performance on the recorder and harpsichord from the Lucerne Academy of Music, CORINA MARTI focused on early flutes and late medieval / early Renaissance repertoire, in which she gained a degree from the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Basel (Switzerland) under the guidance of Pierre Hamon and Kathrin Bopp. Corina Marti has extensively performed, recorded and taught late medieval and early Renaissance repertoires throughout Europe and the Middle East. In 2003, she was invited to join the faculty of the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis as a tutor for early flutes and keyboard instruments. Her performances on these instruments and research into their history and construction have contributed significantly to their revival among performers. She also enjoys later repertoires, appearing both as soloist and together with chamber music formations and orchestras (including Jordi Savall's Hesperion XXI and La Capella Reial de Catalua) performing Renaissance, Baroque and contemporary repertoire. With ensemble La Morra, of which she is co-director, Corina Marti has recorded several CDs of fifteenth- and early sixteenth-century music which have been enthusiastically received (including the complete works of Johannes Ciconia, awarded Diapason d'Or). Her continuing interest in the earliest of instrumental music has resulted in a CD release devoted to German repertoire of the late fifteenth- and early sixteenth-century (Von edler Art, Ramée, 2008, together with lutenist Michal Gondko). Her discography of post-1500 music includes recordings devoted to early Baroque instrumental repertoire from Lombardy, music by the Italian-Jewish composer Salomone Rossi (1570 c. 1630), flute sonatas by Johann Sebastian Bach and  most recently flute concertos by Francesco Mancini.Admission is FREE
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  • 6:00 PMYouth Poetry Slam Night and Open Mic
  • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

     (nearly) Every 3rd Saturday of the month, except August, PYPM hosts a youth-led open mic and poetry slam for teens to come and share their work in a safe, uncensored environment at The Rotunda. Young people from all over Philadelphia come to express themselves in front of a supportive audience where they can grab the microphone and be heard! 

    ***Interested in slamming or signing up for the open mic? See Slam Rules/Schedule, and Registration for full details. Date: Every 3rd Saturday from September through June Time: 6PM sharp (doors open at 5:45PM) PYPM YOUTH SLAM TEAM & BRAVE NEW VOICES Teens who participate in the slams earn points to qualify for the semi-final and final slams to make the PYPM Slam Team. Each year PYPM sends a Youth Slam Team to represent Philadelphia at The Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Festival to compete against over 50 other poetry teams from around the world. The festival is held in various cities across the U.S giving teens an opportunity to travel, from Los Angeles to Chicago. Youth poets earn their spot on the team by competing in Youth Night Slams. PYPM won first place at Brave New Voices 

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  • 12:00 PM Punk Symposium (w/ Martin Sorrondeguy, Ivan Kadey, Cami Scoundrel, Camae Defstar +++)
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    doors open around 11:30/noon

    This event is hosted by the Africa Center at the University of Pennsylvania, funded primarily by the Provost for Arts and Culture. Many thanks to our co-sponsors the Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies, Alice Paul Center for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality, Music Department, Perry World House, Center for Africana Studies, and Middle East Center for their support!-------------------------------------------------------------------Doors open around 11:30/noon!Coffee and snacks as you browse around the different displays Noon: Day starts with zine readings from local 'n regional zinesters/writers/illustrators Sari and Rachel from Hoax!Annie Mok!Joyce Hatton!12:30-1:30 TAQWACORE: the Birth of Punk Islam-screening of some of the documentary and discussion on Taqwacore with members of The Kominas, moderated by Zubeyda Muzeyyen (DJ Haram, Wallah Bros United, Oriental Rug Punx)1:35-2:35 Dismantling the White Boys' Club: Talking Race and Gender in Punk with Camae Defstar (Rockers), Annie Mok (cartoonist/writer, See-Through Girls), Sari (Hoax zine), Monika Estrella Negra (founding member of Black and Brown Punk Show Collective, moderated by Melanie Adley (Associate director of Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies Program at Penn)2:40-3:25 "Punkademia"?: Discussing and Critiquing Punk Studies within Academia with David Ensminger (punk archivist/historian, Professor of English and Humanities at Lee College, author of Visual Vitriol, Left of the Dial) and Kelley Tatro (Assistant Professor of Music at North Central College, ethnographic fieldwork within Mexico City punk scene), Ed Avery-Natale, Jamie Varriale 3:30-4:20 Screening of MAS ALLA DE LOS GRITOS: a U.S. Latino Hardcore Punk Documentary followed by Q&A with Martin Sorrondeguy (Los Crudos/Limp Wrist)4:30-6:50 Screening of PUNK IN AFRICA followed by presentation on punk in post-apartheid SA by Cami Scoundrel (all the way from SA!) and then discussion with both Cami and Ivan Kadey (National Wake)!7-8 Talking Punk and Politics with Martin Sorrondeguy (Los Crudos/Limp Wrist), David Ensminger (Visual Vitriol, Left of the Dial), Brent Luvaas (Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Drexel University), and Nila Nokizaru, moderated by Rachel Hoax8:30-10 small show withCAMI SCOUNDRELTHE KOMINAS$3-5 suggested donation
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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 $5

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  • 8:00 PMTHE SOUND OF TOMORROW TOUR w/ ESTA, IAMNOBODI, JAY PRINCE, & JOE KAY
  • 8:00 PM - 12:00 AM

    Jazz & Grooves 

    presents

    THE SOUND OF TOMORROW TOUR

    Sets by ESTA, IAMNOBODI, JAY PRINCE, & JOE KAY. 

    Join SOULECTION + J&G for a night of electronic r&b and hip-hop. Come move around, get wild, and release some sexual tension. The Sounds of Tomorrow are today -- well, on March 27th.

    Advance tickets: http://upennspec.ticketleap.com/jazz--grooves-presents-soundoftomorrow/

    BUNDLE TICKETS AVAILABLE: J&G + SPEC-TRUM Presents....Rae Sremmurd, OG Maco, and Chynna

    $17 - available ~~soon~~ [w/ Penn ID]

    $5 Presale // $10 Door [w/ Penn ID]

    $15 Door [Public]

    Brought to you by Jazz & Grooves of Penn SPEC

    www.jazzandgrooves.com

    @jazzandgrooves

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  • 8:00 PMV-Day Philadelphia (MMRP) 2015 Pres. A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant, and A Prayer
  • Thumb 10629422 10155056233505285 2956341508156970942 o 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM Directed by Ruchama Bilenky, founder of DysFUNctional Theater (http://www.dysfunctionaltheater.com/) When: Saturday, March 28, 2015, at 8:00 PM Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 2:00 PM Tickets: $10 cash only at the door No one will be turned away For reservations: call 267-679-4098 Running Time: 90 minutes Cast: Kate Black-Regan Jana Nogowski Rosetta Williams Lee A. Pucklis Mike Romano Christopher Kadish Brandon Sloan Hannah Tsapatoris MacLeod Tya pope Beverly Brooks Anjeli Romano Kathy Harmer Kimya Imani Jackson More performers TBA! Proceeds benefiting Dawn's Place - ahomefordawn (http://www.ahomefordawn.org/). Dawn's Place works to improve the lives of women who want to get out of being commercially sexually exploited or trafficked as well as provide them a safe place. A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and A Prayer is a collection of monologues written by male and female authors and playwrights that exposes and examines the many aspects of violence again women. This production features local Philadelphia-Area activists and theatre, dance, and music artists. A groundbreaking collection of monologues by world-renowned authors and playwrights, edited by Eve Ensler and Mollie Doyle. These diverse voices rise up in a collective roar to break open, expose, and examine the insidiousness of violence at all levels: brutality, neglect, a punch, even a put-down. Through V-Day campaigns, local volunteers and college students produce annual benefit performances of The Vagina Monologues, A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and A Prayer, Any One Of Us: Words From Prison, screenings of V-Day's documentary Until The Violence Stops, and the PBS documentary What I Want My Words To Do To You, Spotlight Teach-Ins and V-Men workshops, to raise awareness and funds for anti-violence groups within their own communities. For more information about V-Day, visit http://www.vday.org/. Read more about One Billion Rising Revolution 2015 at http://www.onebillionrising.org/.Tickets: $10 cash only at the door No one will be turned away For reservations: call 267-679-4098 Running Time: 90 minutes
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  • 2:00 PMV-Day Philadelphia (MMRP) 2015 Pres. A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant, and A Prayer
  • Thumb 10629422 10155056233505285 2956341508156970942 o 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Directed by Ruchama Bilenky, founder of DysFUNctional Theater (http://www.dysfunctionaltheater.com/) When: Saturday, March 28, 2015, at 8:00 PM Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 2:00 PM Tickets: $10 cash only at the door No one will be turned away For reservations: call 267-679-4098 Running Time: 90 minutes Cast: Kate Black-Regan Jana Nogowski Rosetta Williams Lee A. Pucklis Mike Romano Christopher Kadish Brandon Sloan Hannah Tsapatoris MacLeod Tya pope Beverly Brooks Anjeli Romano Kathy Harmer Kimya Imani Jackson More performers TBA! Proceeds benefiting Dawn's Place - ahomefordawn (http://www.ahomefordawn.org/). Dawn's Place works to improve the lives of women who want to get out of being commercially sexually exploited or trafficked as well as provide them a safe place. A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and A Prayer is a collection of monologues written by male and female authors and playwrights that exposes and examines the many aspects of violence again women. This production features local Philadelphia-Area activists and theatre, dance, and music artists. A groundbreaking collection of monologues by world-renowned authors and playwrights, edited by Eve Ensler and Mollie Doyle. These diverse voices rise up in a collective roar to break open, expose, and examine the insidiousness of violence at all levels: brutality, neglect, a punch, even a put-down. Through V-Day campaigns, local volunteers and college students produce annual benefit performances of The Vagina Monologues, A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and A Prayer, Any One Of Us: Words From Prison, screenings of V-Day's documentary Until The Violence Stops, and the PBS documentary What I Want My Words To Do To You, Spotlight Teach-Ins and V-Men workshops, to raise awareness and funds for anti-violence groups within their own communities. For more information about V-Day, visit http://www.vday.org/. Read more about One Biliion Rising Revolution 2015 at http://www.onebillionrising.org/.Tickets: $10 cash only at the door No one will be turned away For reservations: call 267-679-4098 Running Time: 90 minutes
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  • 12:30 PMScreening of Adelante - part of Festival Latino 2015
  • 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM ADELANTEDocumentary screening and Q&APresented by University of Pennsylvania Latin American and Latino Studies Program for Festival Latino 2015What: Screening of the documentary Adelante, and a Q & A with Director and Producer Noam A. OsbandWhen: Monday, March 30 at 12:30pmAdelante shows the heart of Mexico beating strongly, just outside of Philadelphia, where Mexican newcomers are revitalizing a dying Irish-Catholic parish in Norristown, PA. Now, the sounds of children giggling have returned to the church, and mariachis join bagpipers in celebrating community events. Focused on an American priest and a young Mexican couple, we learn how this shift has brought new challenges and energy to this old parish located outside of Philadelphia.Admission is FREE
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