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  • 8:00 PMMy Life in 19 Inches one-man show starring comedian Craig Liggeons
  • Thumb 11136704 10205387379718381 8491424416432908972 n 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM MY LIFE IN 19inchesIn his hit one-man show "My Life in 19 Inches", comedian Craig Liggeons takes on TV as a vehicle for spreading racial and cultural disinformation. Spanning 40 years in the life of a TV addict, the show begins on a Saturday morning in 1973 and travels through the 80's, 90's, and right up to today. Along the way, Liggeons offers up hilarious and insightful observations on how TV has changed, and more importantly, on how TV has changed the way we look at each other. Preston Elliot (of the Preston & Steve Show on WMMR) called it: "A laugh out loud funny show for any TV junkie that will leave you with some serious food for thought as well! It was awesome!" FOR MATURE AUDIENCES ONLYTickets are $15 at the door, $10 online!http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1433357
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  • 8:00 PMBlood Like MIne, Fursaxa & Mikronesia pres. by Event Horizon Series
  • Thumb may 9 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM Event Horizon Seriespresents

    Blood Like MIne, Fursaxa & Mikronesia

    Blood Like Mine - Textural, atmospheric, exerimental ambient drone music that would have done well at The Zodiak Free Arts Lab back in 1969 where the original seeds of Kosmisch Musik were sown. The band consists of Rosali Middleman, Geoff Bucknam, Sam Cusamano & Laris Kreslins. They combined elememts of guitar, percussion, voice and more into a psychedelic current in the seas of a dream.

    Fursaxa is Tara Burke. Formerly a member of the Silbreeze band UN,B Tara started her Fursaxa project in 1999 after UN disbanded. Since then Fursaxa has released seven full length albums on the Acid Mothers Temple label, Ecstatic Peace, Time Lag, Eclipse, Last Visible Dog, andB ATP. In addition there have been 3 self released CD-Rs and a CD on the her own Sylph recordings. In addition to recording, Fursaxa has played live music at venues in the US, UK, and Europe, touring with Bardo Pond, Black Forest/Black Sea, Christina Carter, Jack Rose, Spires That in The Sunset Rise, and Brightblack Morning Light, to name a few. Over the last couple of years Fursaxa has been collaborating more and more with other musicians as well. Espers member Helena Espvall and Tara have a duo called Anahita, and Sharron Kraus and Tara have the duo Tau Emerald. And in September of 2006 Fursaxa became part of "The Valerie Project", which was a live soundtrack for the 1970 Czech film "Valerie and her Week of Wonders".

    Mikronesia - Michael McDermott is a composer and producer working with sonic art since the early 2000s. Michael has worked with choreographers, film makers and other media artists providing original music and sound design. His most recent album was released on NOREMIXES in March 2015.

    Admission is FREE

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  • 6:30 PMWOMENSPEAK: The Middle Passage Rites for SisterGirls and ColoredGirls
  • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM National Black Arts Spoken Word Tourin conjunction with the 2015 Black Theater ShowcasePresentsWOMENSPEAK: The Middle Passage Rites for  SisterGirls and ColoredGirlsa staged adaptation that captures the essence and virtues of Women of Color using spoken word, dramatizations and performance poetry. General Admission: $10.00 For more information contact: 267-230-0317, mauricebrianhenderson@yahoo.com, www.nationalblackauthorstour.com
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  • 8:00 PMIN THE SANCTUARY! Let the Dog See the Rabbit
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    Let the Dog See the Rabbit

    “The eyes of an animal when they consider a man are attentive and wary. Other animals are held by the look. Man becomes aware of himself returning the look.” – John Berger

    Let the Dog See the Rabbit is Lightning Rod Special’s investigation into how we look at animals. Steering clear of pink elephants, paper tigers, early birds and night owls, LDSR refuses to restrict animals to the metaphorical margins. Instead we gaze unblinking into the animal eye and reflect what we see there.

    This project is directed by LRS Co-Director Mason Rosenthal. The piece will feature a 13-person human ensemble and will run May 13-21st (no show on May 19) at The Sanctuary space inside The Rotunda. Please enter on Walnut Street. Showtimes:May 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21 at 8pm. Tickets for May 13 are $10. Tickets for all other shows are $20, with industry and student discounts available. Buy advance tickets HERE.
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  • 8:00 PMIN THE SANCTUARY! Let the Dog See the Rabbit
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    Let the Dog See the Rabbit

    THIS IS IN OUR SANCTUARY. PLEASE ENTER ON WALNUT STREET. 

    “The eyes of an animal when they consider a man are attentive and wary. Other animals are held by the look. Man becomes aware of himself returning the look.” – John Berger

    Let the Dog See the Rabbit is Lightning Rod Special’s investigation into how we look at animals. Steering clear of pink elephants, paper tigers, early birds and night owls, LDSR refuses to restrict animals to the metaphorical margins. Instead we gaze unblinking into the animal eye and reflect what we see there.

    This project is directed by LRS Co-Director Mason Rosenthal. The piece will feature a 13-person human ensemble and will run May 13-21st (no show on May 19) .Showtimes:May 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21 at 8pm. Tickets for May 13 are $10. Tickets for all other shows are $20, with industry and student discounts available. Buy advance tickets HERE.
  • 8:00 PMDR. MABUSE, THE GAMBLER [DR. MABUSE, DER SPIELER – EIN BILD DER ZEIT] (1922 / 271 minutes)
  • 8:00 PM - 11:30 PM

    Andrew’s Video Vault 2015

    FREE Screenings Continuous From 8 PMon the Second THURSDAY of Every Month! 

    This program is made possible through the generous support of theCinema Studies Program and The Rotunda at the University of Pennsylvania.

     May 14DR. 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. June 11Two 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

     July 9CHAMELEON 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 August 13TIE 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.] September 10TO BE ANNOUNCEDGuest Host and Curator: Dan Buskirk of Phawker.com October 8THE 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 November 12MAKE 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 December 10PERMISSIVE (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.

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  • 8:00 PMIN THE SANCTUARY! Let the Dog See the Rabbit
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    Let the Dog See the Rabbit

    THIS IS IN OUR SANCTUARY. PLEASE ENTER ON WALNUT STREET. 

    “The eyes of an animal when they consider a man are attentive and wary. Other animals are held by the look. Man becomes aware of himself returning the look.” – John Berger

    Let the Dog See the Rabbit is Lightning Rod Special’s investigation into how we look at animals. Steering clear of pink elephants, paper tigers, early birds and night owls, LDSR refuses to restrict animals to the metaphorical margins. Instead we gaze unblinking into the animal eye and reflect what we see there.

    This project is directed by LRS Co-Director Mason Rosenthal. The piece will feature a 13-person human ensemble and will run May 13-21st (no show on May 19) .Showtimes:May 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21 at 8pm. Tickets for May 13 are $10. Tickets for all other shows are $20, with industry and student discounts available. Buy advance tickets HERE.
  • 8:00 PMBowerbird presents: Begin Anywhere 3
  • 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM Bowerbird presents:Begin Anywherea concert series about starting new things April 11, May 3, May 15 (only this event is at The Rotunda; the others are elsewhere. Read below), and June 5 Awesome music and damn good advice.
This is a series about starting a new music ensemble. In Philadelphia. In 2015. But it is also a series for anyone that's ever tried to make something with other people. It's about starting a non-profit, or an ensemble, or a business, or choosing not too. It's about being unstoppable in the face of soul-crushing paperwork, or just finding your own path. It's about asking the question "How are we going to do this?", answering "I don't know", and giving it a shot anyway. It's also a chance to hear some great music and words of wisdom. 

The backdrop.
Our story begins in the fall of 2014, when a few of us (see below) got the idea to start a new contemporary music ensemble. We felt we had a good idea, that the timing was right, and that others would want to join us. But we also had lots of questions: Who was going to be in the group? What would we play? How should decisions-- artistic and otherwise-- be made? These questions are huge, but we were itching to start. So we began with these questions, and decided to open our process to the public. 

Earlier this year we sent out two groups of invitations. One was sent to musicians with the simple request that they perform something they are excited about. The other was sent to members of our community, people that have started their own things-- in music, in dance, in theater, in ice cream-- and survived (and thrived) to tell about it. 

Brass tacks.
Each event will weave approximately 60 minutes of music and 60 minutes of discussion in a casual setting with light refreshments and drinks.

Admission to each of these events is FREE but we're asking you to consider making a sliding scale pay what you feel good about donation at the door. All proceeds from these events are being used to establish a seed fund for "The Ensemble". To be transparent, all of the performers and speakers for this initial 4 event series are donating their time.

THE EVENTS

Chapter 1: 
Saturday, April 11, 2015, 8pm 

MAAS BUILDING 
1325 N Randolph St 
Philadelphia, PA 19122

Performances by: 
 Eric Derr (percussion)
Heather Gardner (voice)
Elizabeth Huston (harp)
Alize Rozsnyai (voice)
Joel Weszka (clarinet)Conversations with:
Jeri Lynne Johnson (Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra)
David Brick (Headlong Dance Theater)
Whit MacLaughlin (New Paradise Laboratories)


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Chapter 2:
Sunday, May 3, 2015, 8pm

the <fidget> space
1714 N. Mascher S t
Philadelphia, PA 19122

Performances by:
 Vena Johnson (violin)
Tom Kraines (cello)
Chris Schelb (flute)
Aaron Stewart (saxophone)
Eric Derr (percussion)
Heather Gardner (voice) 
Michael Tan (piano)
Tessa Ellis (trumpet) 

Conversations with:
James Freeman (Orchestra2001)
Pete Angevine & Martin Brown (Little Baby's Ice Cream)
Stanford Thompson (Play On, Philly!)


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Chapter 3: 
Friday, May 15, 2015, 8pm 

The Rotunda 
4014 Walnut Street 
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Performances by: 
Jerrell Jackson (bass)
Chris Schelb (flute)
Elizabeth Huston (harp) 
and more tbd

Conversations with:
Alex Torra, Makoto Hirano, & Benjamin Camp (Team Sunshine Performance Corporation)
Hanna Khoury (Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture) 
Brian McTear (Weathervane Music)


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Chapter 4:
Friday, June 5, 2015, 8pm

Fleisher Art Memorial
719 Catharine St 
Philadelphia, PA 19147 

Performances by: 
Eric Derr (percussion)
Heather Gardner (voice)
Elizabeth Huston (harp)
Jerrell Jackson (bass)
Alize Rozsnyai (voice)
Chris Schelb (flute)
Michael Tan (piano)
Tessa Ellis (trumpet) 

Conversations with:
Diane Foglizzo (Girls Rock Philly)
Thomas Choinacky (SoLow Festival, Applied Mechanics)
Donald Nally (The Crossing) 

 
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

Begin Anywhere has been created and produced by Eric Derr, Heather Gardner, Elizabeth Huston, Thomas Patteson and Dustin Hurt. We would like to thank all of the musicians and speakers for donating their time to this experiment. INTERESTED IN GETTING INVOLVED?Are you a musician interested in performing? Do you have a venue that would like to host event? Are you a composer that would like to see a new ensemble in town? Would you like to become a sponsor or otherwise be involved? If so, say hi. Send an email to Dustin Hurt, Director of Bowerbrd at: dustin@bowerbird.org.
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  • 6:00 PMPhilly Youth Poetry Night and Open Mic
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Youth Night: Open Mic and PYPM Slam Season: Almost every third Saturday of the month, PYPM hosts a youth-led open mic and poetry slam for teens to come and share their work in a safe, uncensored environment.    •    Youth must be between the ages of 13-19 in order to participate in the slam.    •    Points accrued throughout the season go towards semis/finals, which determine the six youth who will represent Philadelphia at Brave New Voices International Poetry Festival.    •    All who wish to participate in the slam must register and sign up each month the Monday prior to the slam.  Sign up is posted at 7:00 p.m.    •    All youth must register for the season:  Click Here to Register for the 2014-2015 Season    •    All wishing to participate in the open mic may sign up upon arrival.    •    The slam is held at the Rotunda on 40th and Walnut.    •    Doors open at 6:00 p.m.    •    If you have any questions, please contact Vision here.To get an idea of how awesome Youth Night really is, check out our highlights from October’s poetry slam
  • 8:00 PMIN THE SANCTUARY! Let the Dog See the Rabbit
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    Let the Dog See the Rabbit

    THIS IS IN OUR SANCTUARY. PLEASE ENTER ON WALNUT STREET. 

    “The eyes of an animal when they consider a man are attentive and wary. Other animals are held by the look. Man becomes aware of himself returning the look.” – John Berger

    Let the Dog See the Rabbit is Lightning Rod Special’s investigation into how we look at animals. Steering clear of pink elephants, paper tigers, early birds and night owls, LDSR refuses to restrict animals to the metaphorical margins. Instead we gaze unblinking into the animal eye and reflect what we see there.

    This project is directed by LRS Co-Director Mason Rosenthal. The piece will feature a 13-person human ensemble and will run May 13-21st (no show on May 19) Showtimes:May 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21 at 8pm. Tickets for May 13 are $10. Tickets for all other shows are $20, with industry and student discounts available. Buy advance tickets HERE.
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  • 3:00 PMArts Benefit Concert for Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
  • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM ABC for CHOPArts Benefit Concert for Children’s Hospital of PhiladelphiaJoin us at our 1st annual ABC for CHOP fundraiser
Many of these children only wish for the simple joy of living a long and healthy life.
There will be singers, dancers, musicians, artists, live band, theater/opera companies, and children's acts donating their time to support the cancer center at CHOP with a live web broadcast to CHOP so kids can enjoy the show live! Please help support Johnson & Johnson in this worthy cause.



Donations (fully tax deductible):  
At door Cash or checks only: $25 per person , $15 kids under 18yo,  $50 for family. 
Donate online with Credit card: submit donation by copying link to address bar or click button at bottom for my link:
http://chop.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donordrive.participant&participantID=13840   
Print out and your completed donation form as voucher for show.  We are working on getting discounted parking across the street. Come back each week to see our total increase!  Now we are adding several prizes during intermission games “Kick Cancer in the …Cell” and “Ninja suction cup stars challenge”.   Chance to Win a Fitbit or a solar charging battery Powerbank. To see if you can help or to donate click the fundraising button on our homepage at: www.VaidyaMartialArts.com
  • 8:00 PMIN THE SANCTUARY! Let the Dog See the Rabbit
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    Let the Dog See the Rabbit

    THIS IS IN OUR SANCTUARY. PLEASE ENTER ON WALNUT STREET. 

    “The eyes of an animal when they consider a man are attentive and wary. Other animals are held by the look. Man becomes aware of himself returning the look.” – John Berger

    Let the Dog See the Rabbit is Lightning Rod Special’s investigation into how we look at animals. Steering clear of pink elephants, paper tigers, early birds and night owls, LDSR refuses to restrict animals to the metaphorical margins. Instead we gaze unblinking into the animal eye and reflect what we see there.

    This project is directed by LRS Co-Director Mason Rosenthal. The piece will feature a 13-person human ensemble and will run May 13-21st (no show on May 19).Showtimes:May 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21 at 8pm. Tickets for May 13 are $10. Tickets for all other shows are $20, with industry and student discounts available. Buy advance tickets HERE.
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  • 8:00 PMIN THE SANCTUARY! Let the Dog See the Rabbit
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    Let the Dog See the Rabbit

    THIS IS IN OUR SANCTUARY. PLEASE ENTER ON WALNUT STREET. 

    “The eyes of an animal when they consider a man are attentive and wary. Other animals are held by the look. Man becomes aware of himself returning the look.” – John Berger

    Let the Dog See the Rabbit is Lightning Rod Special’s investigation into how we look at animals. Steering clear of pink elephants, paper tigers, early birds and night owls, LDSR refuses to restrict animals to the metaphorical margins. Instead we gaze unblinking into the animal eye and reflect what we see there.

    This project is directed by LRS Co-Director Mason Rosenthal. The piece will feature a 13-person human ensemble and will run May 13-21st (no show on May 19).Showtimes:May 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21 at 8pm. Tickets for May 13 are $10. Tickets for all other shows are $20, with industry and student discounts available. Buy advance tickets HERE.
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  • 8:00 PMIN THE SANCTUARY! Let the Dog See the Rabbit
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    Let the Dog See the Rabbit

    THIS IS IN OUR SANCTUARY. PLEASE ENTER ON WALNUT STREET. 

    “The eyes of an animal when they consider a man are attentive and wary. Other animals are held by the look. Man becomes aware of himself returning the look.” – John Berger

    Let the Dog See the Rabbit is Lightning Rod Special’s investigation into how we look at animals. Steering clear of pink elephants, paper tigers, early birds and night owls, LDSR refuses to restrict animals to the metaphorical margins. Instead we gaze unblinking into the animal eye and reflect what we see there.

    This project is directed by LRS Co-Director Mason Rosenthal. The piece will feature a 13-person human ensemble and will run May 13-21st (no show on May 19) .Showtimes:May 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21 at 8pm. Tickets for May 13 are $10. Tickets for all other shows are $20, with industry and student discounts available. Buy advance tickets HERE.
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  • 8:00 PMIN THE SANCTUARY! Let the Dog See the Rabbit
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    Let the Dog See the Rabbit

    THIS IS IN OUR SANCTUARY. PLEASE ENTER ON WALNUT STREET. 

    “The eyes of an animal when they consider a man are attentive and wary. Other animals are held by the look. Man becomes aware of himself returning the look.” – John Berger

    Let the Dog See the Rabbit is Lightning Rod Special’s investigation into how we look at animals. Steering clear of pink elephants, paper tigers, early birds and night owls, LDSR refuses to restrict animals to the metaphorical margins. Instead we gaze unblinking into the animal eye and reflect what we see there.

    This project is directed by LRS Co-Director Mason Rosenthal. The piece will feature a 13-person human ensemble and will run May 13-21st (no show on May 19).Showtimes:May 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21 at 8pm. Tickets for May 13 are $10. Tickets for all other shows are $20, with industry and student discounts available. Buy advance tickets HERE.
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  • 4:00 PMThe Asian Karaoke Idol Invitational (TAKII) 19: Attack On TAKII
  • 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM In the sanctuary and the back space. Please enter on Walnut Street.May 22: 4-10pmMay 23 and 24: 10am-10pmWEBSITE: http://takii.pdnmz.com/"REGISTRATION": http://takii.pdnmz.com/registration"TAKII FORUM": http://amen.pdnmz.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=4EMAIL: info@takii.pdnmz.com****OUR DREAMS HAVE BEEN REALIZED! 3 full days. 1 entire venue complex. INFINITE POSSIBILITIES.****THERE'S ONLY 1 PRE-REG RATE THIS SEASON, SO MAKE IT COUNT! From now until 5/15/15, #1 Contender's Passes are $15.00 (good for the ENTIRE WEEKEND) & Vendor Table Slots are $40.00 (& come with 2 FREE #1 Contender's Passes). Beyond that point, only #1 Contender's Passes will be available at the door (at rate of $20.00 per person).****ABOUT THE ASIAN KARAOKE IDOL INVITATIONAL (TAKII)Established in February 2006, The Asian Karaoke Idol Invitational is the world's most extreme Asian culture fusion festival. Featuring 2 main seasons & numerous other co-branded events & performances throughout each year, it's filled with a diverse multitude of "Festivities" well-suited for people from all walks of life & fandom. With maverick innovations, such as "Project "DATTE"" ("Delivering Assistance To The Extreme"), the Team TAKII Coalition (a distinguished group of our most passionate supporters & outreach volunteers), & the TAKII World Tour (a traveling & customizable entertainment experience for individuals & organizations alike), it entertains, inspires, & enriches the lives of its fans worldwide on a continuous basis.
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  • 10:00 AMThe Asian Karaoke Idol Invitational (TAKII) 19: Attack On TAKII
  • 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM In the sanctuary and the back space. Please enter on Walnut Street.May 22: 4-10pmMay 23 and 24: 10am-10pmWEBSITE: http://takii.pdnmz.com/"REGISTRATION": http://takii.pdnmz.com/registration"TAKII FORUM": http://amen.pdnmz.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=4EMAIL: info@takii.pdnmz.com****OUR DREAMS HAVE BEEN REALIZED! 3 full days. 1 entire venue complex. INFINITE POSSIBILITIES.****THERE'S ONLY 1 PRE-REG RATE THIS SEASON, SO MAKE IT COUNT! From now until 5/15/15, #1 Contender's Passes are $15.00 (good for the ENTIRE WEEKEND) & Vendor Table Slots are $40.00 (& come with 2 FREE #1 Contender's Passes). Beyond that point, only #1 Contender's Passes will be available at the door (at rate of $20.00 per person).****ABOUT THE ASIAN KARAOKE IDOL INVITATIONAL (TAKII)Established in February 2006, The Asian Karaoke Idol Invitational is the world's most extreme Asian culture fusion festival. Featuring 2 main seasons & numerous other co-branded events & performances throughout each year, it's filled with a diverse multitude of "Festivities" well-suited for people from all walks of life & fandom. With maverick innovations, such as "Project "DATTE"" ("Delivering Assistance To The Extreme"), the Team TAKII Coalition (a distinguished group of our most passionate supporters & outreach volunteers), & the TAKII World Tour (a traveling & customizable entertainment experience for individuals & organizations alike), it entertains, inspires, & enriches the lives of its fans worldwide on a continuous basis.
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  • 10:00 AMThe Asian Karaoke Idol Invitational (TAKII) 19: Attack On TAKII
  • 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM In the sanctuary and the back space. Please enter on Walnut Street.May 22: 4-10pmMay 23 and 24: 10am-10pmWEBSITE: http://takii.pdnmz.com/"REGISTRATION": http://takii.pdnmz.com/registration"TAKII FORUM": http://amen.pdnmz.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=4EMAIL: info@takii.pdnmz.com****OUR DREAMS HAVE BEEN REALIZED! 3 full days. 1 entire venue complex. INFINITE POSSIBILITIES.****THERE'S ONLY 1 PRE-REG RATE THIS SEASON, SO MAKE IT COUNT! From now until 5/15/15, #1 Contender's Passes are $15.00 (good for the ENTIRE WEEKEND) & Vendor Table Slots are $40.00 (& come with 2 FREE #1 Contender's Passes). Beyond that point, only #1 Contender's Passes will be available at the door (at rate of $20.00 per person).****ABOUT THE ASIAN KARAOKE IDOL INVITATIONAL (TAKII)Established in February 2006, The Asian Karaoke Idol Invitational is the world's most extreme Asian culture fusion festival. Featuring 2 main seasons & numerous other co-branded events & performances throughout each year, it's filled with a diverse multitude of "Festivities" well-suited for people from all walks of life & fandom. With maverick innovations, such as "Project "DATTE"" ("Delivering Assistance To The Extreme"), the Team TAKII Coalition (a distinguished group of our most passionate supporters & outreach volunteers), & the TAKII World Tour (a traveling & customizable entertainment experience for individuals & organizations alike), it entertains, inspires, & enriches the lives of its fans worldwide on a continuous basis.
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  • 6:00 PMMass Incarceration, Solitary Confinement and Torture: The Case of the Dallas 6: Panel Discussion
  • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM Mass Incarceration, Solitary Confinement and Torture: The Case of the Dallas 6Panel Discussion on the Dallas 6Presenters:Shandre Delaney: Coordinator of Justice of the Dallas 6 and mother to Carrington Keys, one of the Dallas 6Derrick Stanley: One of the Dallas 6Theresa Shoatz: Activist and Daughter of Russell Maroon ShoatzLuQman M. Abdullah: Human Rights Activist Moderated by Shesheena BraySUPPORT THE DALLAS 6!On April 29, 2010, six courageous African American prisoners in solitary confinement at SCI Dallas engaged in a peaceful protest against the widespread abuse, violence and torture by guards which they had witnessed, endured, and helped to publicly document. The abuse included food, starvation, urine and feces in their food, mail tampering and destruction, vicious beatings while electro-shock shields, taxers, fists, tear gas and pepper spray, medical neglect, use of torture chair, death threats and more. For being whistleblowers on this abuse, the state have charged these six men with rioting. For more information on the case, please contact sd4hrc@gmail.com and/or visit @[NjQyMTgzOTU5MjA4MTA3Omh0dHBcYS8vd3d3LnNjaWRhbGxhczYuYmxvZ3Nwb3QuY29tLzo6:www.scidallas6.blogspot.com]For more information on the event please contact Iresha.Picot@gmail.com
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  • 8:00 PMUB-313: Elliott Levin, Brian Marsella, Edward Watkins
  • Thumb 11312702 10155543136955392 3035602976646046134 o 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    We will be continuing the on-going celebration of the 91st Arrival Day for the legendary musician/Arkestral leader!

    MARSHALL ALLEN, as he joins UB-313:

    ELLIOTT LEVIN- reeds, word

    BRIAN MARSELLA- keys

    EDWARD WATKINS- percussion

     in a concert 

    Admission is FREE; offerings appreciated!

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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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  • 7:30 PMThe Chairman Dances Release Show w/ Monday Appreciation Society
  • Thumb 11206044 1053183891376975 8319646399204409244 n 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM The Chairman Dances Doors: 7:30 p.m. | Music: 8-9:30 p.m. | $10Bio:The Chairman Dances teamed up with Daniel Smith (producer of Sufjan Stevens) to record their newest release, Samantha Says, an EP brimming with catchy, gender-bending pop. The release follows less than a year after their 2014 LP, The Death of Samuel Miller (Grizzly Records), and establishes the group as prolific musical storytellers, artfully crafting rock and orchestral arrangements to add color and tone to a narrative voice. They have been dubbed "indie rock literati" (WXPN) for their approach to songwriting.Stream the EP’s single, “Consolation.”
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  • 6:00 PM40th St Summer Series pres. The Bearded Ladies and Tapestry Tribal: OUTDOORS at the 40th St Field
  • Thumb 05.15   40th street summer series 11x17 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM NOT AT THE ROTUNDA! The 2015 40th Street Summer SeriesSATURDAYS May 30 • June 27 • July 25 • August 29 • September 26All events are at the 40th Street Field, a lovely green space on 40th Street between Walnut and Locust.  The 40th Street Summer Series—co-produced by University City District, Penn, and The Rodunda—will once again enliven the green area behind the Walnut Street Library at 40th Street with monthly performances and free family events. This year the programming will run from May-September, with performances falling on the last Saturday of each month (May 30th, June 27th, July 25th, August 29th, and September 26th). 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 schedule will expand to include dance, live theater, music, and a few surprises. 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. The complete lineup will be announced soon.  SATURDAY, MAY 30 • 6PMThe Bearded LadiesThe Bearded Ladies, the experimental cabaret group who tackle culture, sex, gender, and artistic invention, present a live evening of entertainment called  Summer Scruff. The performance will combine old favorites with a sneak peek of the Beards' newest piece Bitter Homes and Gardens: A Botanical Hoedown, a collaboration with the Philadelphia Horticultural Society.with Tapestry TribalTapestry Tribal blends traditional Middle Eastern dance with influences from around the world, and are supported and enhanced by the exotic traditional rhythms and haunting melodies of their live musicians. SATURDAY, JUNE 27 • 6PMBalletXBalletX, Philadelphia's Premier Contemporary Ballet, challenges the boundaries of classical ballet by producing innovative original works by today's most in-demand choreographers. The company's ten dancers will perform excerpts from signature BalletX repertory including Matthew Neenan's Switch Phase and Sunset, o639 Hours, Cayetano Soto's Malasangre, and Jorma Elo's Gran Partita. with Kyo DaikoKyo Daiko is a community taiko drumming group that takes pride in performing for the local community. Admission is FREE
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