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  • 10:00 AMTAKII 22 ~IT'S MORPHIN TIME!
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    TAKII Website: http://takii.pdnmz.com/

    TAKII "Registration": http://takii.pdnmz.com/registration

    TAKII Contact Email: info@takii.pdnmz.com

    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.

    ABOUT TAKII 22 ~IT'S MORPHIN TIME!~

    Boldly going where no convention has gone before, 10 years strong -- with some special guests coming along (^_*). "The world's most extreme Asian culture fusion festival" does it again with a fresh new season known as TAKII 22 ~It's Morphin Time!~! Debuting in Philly, PA's The Rotunda on January 7th & 8th, 2017 (10:00am - 10:00pm EST both days), it will be the strongest testament to-date of The Asian Karaoke Idol Invitational's much-touted expansion (featuring Cris Ryan (Chinese TV talent show personality & avant-garde fashion designer, among others). We've spent the last DECADE taking our flavor of Asian culture fandom to the streets (changing minds & touching hearts) & we can't wait to earn your seasonal support once more.

    Admission  is FREE but we ask that you register at http://takii.pdnmz.com/registration

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  • 10:00 AMTAKII 22 ~IT'S MORPHIN TIME!
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    TAKII Website: http://takii.pdnmz.com/

    TAKII "Registration": http://takii.pdnmz.com/registration

    TAKII Contact Email: info@takii.pdnmz.com

    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.

    ABOUT TAKII 22 ~IT'S MORPHIN TIME!~

    Boldly going where no convention has gone before, 10 years strong -- with some special guests coming along (^_*). "The world's most extreme Asian culture fusion festival" does it again with a fresh new season known as TAKII 22 ~It's Morphin Time!~! Debuting in Philly, PA's The Rotunda on January 7th & 8th, 2017 (10:00am - 10:00pm EST both days), it will be the strongest testament to-date of The Asian Karaoke Idol Invitational's much-touted expansion (featuring Cris Ryan (Chinese TV talent show personality & avant-garde fashion designer, among others). We've spent the last DECADE taking our flavor of Asian culture fandom to the streets (changing minds & touching hearts) & we can't wait to earn your seasonal support once more.

    Admission  is FREE but we ask that you register at http://takii.pdnmz.com/registration

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  • 6:00 PMFree Workshop! Fundraising Basics, part of Vision Driven Consulting Artists Series
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     The Rotunda & Vision Driven Consulting are teaming up to bring resources and capacity-building workshops to self-producing artists/musicians and event curators in all disciplines.

    Workshops are held: 2nd Monday of each month

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

    All workshops in the series are FREE and OPEN to the public! Refreshments provided. 

    Special guest presenters and facilitators will be announced each month.

    If you want to receive workshop reminders, join Vision Driven Artists - Philadelphia, a closed Facebook group for Philadelphia-based artist/arts organizations.

    http://www.visiondrivenconsulting.com/artists.html

    2016 - 2017 WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

    Developing Campus/Community Collaborations (September 12th)

    • 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)

    • 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

    Nonprofit, LLC, or Fiscal Sponsorship (November 14th)

    • 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

    2017 Planning (December 12th)

    • 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 9th)

    • Learn the language of fundraising 

    • Maximize opportunities beyond grants to support your projects

    • Brainstorm actual fundraising ideas for your work

     

    Taxes for Artists (January 23rd)

    • Learn the language of fundraising 

    • Maximize opportunities beyond grants to support your projects

    • Brainstorm actual fundraising ideas for your work

    Grant Writing – Beginner (February 13th) 

    • 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 13th)

    • Review aspects of a strong grant proposal

    • Practice writing an actual grant 

    • Receive feedback on your draft proposal 

    Real Budgeting for Real Work (April 10th)

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

    • Create a budget tailored to your goals for 2016

    • Learn how to assemble a project budget for potential funders

     

    Getting People to Show Up (May 8th) 

    • Learn new techniques for building an audience and your ideal project participant

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

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

     

    Getting New Projects off the Ground (June 12th)

    • 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

    Crowdfunding 101 (September 11th)

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

    • Discover the pros and cons of  crowdfunding platforms

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

     

    Speaking Tech (September 25th)

    • Learn what event curators and sound engineers wish you knew when arriving to a performance

    • Receive sample templates of contracts, tech riders, and advance sheets

    • Practice using templates with real-life examples

    Setting & Measuring Goals (October 9th)

    • 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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  • 8:00 PMALASH Tuvan Throat Singers
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    Bowerbird and The Rotunda bring ALASH back to Philly for one night only!

    ALASH are masters of Tuvan throat singing, a remarkable technique for singing multiple pitches at the same time. Masters of traditional Tuvan instruments as well as the art of throat singing, Alash are deeply committed to traditional Tuvan music and culture. At the same time, they are fans of western music. Believing that traditional music must constantly evolve, the musicians subtly infuse their songs with western elements, creating their own unique style that is fresh and new, yet true to their Tuvan musical heritage. What does throat singing sound like? "Imagine a human bagpipe-a person who could sing a sustained low note while humming an eerie, whistle-like melody. For good measure, toss in a thrumming rhythm similar to that of a jaw harp, but produced vocally-by the same person, at the same time." -Newsweek (March 17, 2006)Where is Tuva? Tuva (sometimes spelled Tyva) sits at the southern edge of Siberia, with Mongolia to its south. Over the centuries, Tuva has been part of Chinese and Mongolian empires, and shares many cultural ties with Mongolia. In 1944 it became part of the USSR, and until the late physicist Richard Feynman drew attention to it, was largely unknown to westerners. Tuva is now a member of the Russian Federation.

    Admission is FREE

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  • 8:00 PMDouble Feature! ’80’S POP MUSIC EPICS Sign of the Times (1987) and Breaking Glass (1980)
  • 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

    Andrew’s Video Vault at The Rotunda

    FREE Screenings Continuous From 8 PM on 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 programed by film director and educator Andrew Repasky McElhinney.  Andrew’s Video Vault programs original, obscure, neglected, marginalized and commercial 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.VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED.   

    JANUARY 12 – ’80’S POP MUSIC EPICS Sign of the Times (1987 / 85 minutes) The theatrically-released concert film from director/performer Prince. He bathes the stage with purple and pink light and delivers a high-energy run-through of his hit 1987 tour, mostly shot live in his Paisley Park studio. The New York Times’ Janet Maslin said, “It plays like science fiction: a visit to the Prince planet… (He) has never cast a stronger spell.” Featuring the inexhaustible dancer Cat and percussion great Sheila E. Breaking Glass (1980 / 104 minutes) Before he directed Tina Turner’s glossy biopic What’s Love Got To Do With It, Brian Gibson made this gritty and stylish musical drama of the rise, fall and re-birth of a Bowie-like 80s rock star, played by real-life pop star Hazel O’Connor. The film captures the social chaos in London at the birth of the Thatcher era, with our heroine battling sexism, concert promoters and neo-Nazis, as well as performing a memorable batch of British New Wave tunes. Guest Host and Curator: Dan Buskirk  

    FEBRUARY 9 – NEWSPAPER DOUBLE FEATURE Five Star Final (1931 / 89 minutes) Before our age of multiple media forms, the newspaper had power to shape public opinion and social action. Hence, the influence of the press, and its potential for detriment, was an important theme in early American cinema. Director Mervyn Leroy’s little-seen Five Star Final uses the punch and perception available in the pre-code-era Warner Bros. studio. Edward G. Robinson stars as Joseph W. Randall, a tabloid editor who must question the effects of sensationalistic reportage used to drive up circulation. When Randall revives a 20-year-old murder case for a series, he learns of its personal toll on those involved. Park Row (1952 / 83 minutes) Park Row is filmmaker Samuel Fuller on the trade that shaped him as a writer. He served as a crime reporter in his teens before screenwriting in the 1930s and serving in WWII. After a string of low-budget successes as writer-director, Fuller self-funded his tribute to the eponymous late-19th-century newspaper district. The film depicts the responsibility of the press as Phineas Mitchell (Fuller-regular Gene Evans) launches The Globe after his firing from The Star, a paper critical of his methods. Mitchell’s bold content urges Star publisher Charity Hackett (Mary Welch) to combat her rival. Also starring Bela Kovacs, Herbert Heyes, Tina Pine, and George O’Hanlon. Guest Host and Curator: Matthew Sorrento

    MARCH 9 – FRITZ LANG’S INDIAN EPIC The Tiger of Eschnapur [Der Tiger von Eschnapur] (1959 / 101 minutes) The Indian Tomb [Das indische Grabmal] (1959 / 102 minutes) After years directing crime thrillers and film noir titles in America, the great Fritz Lang returned to his home country to direct these two fantasy-action films – about an architect accepting a commission to build a temple for a maharaja – that also marked a return to the silent epics of his early years. Shown in its original German language version with English subtitles. Guest Host and Curator: Samm Deighan

     

    APRIL 13 – REEL BLACK CINEMA PRESENTS TV MOVIES OF THE 1970s Dummy (1979 / 75 minutes) Levar Burton plays a deaf mute wrongly accused of rape and murder. Based on the real-life case of Donald Lang, this Emmy-nominated film co-stars Paul Sorvino as hearing impaired lawyer Lowell Myers. The Greatest Thing That Almost Happened (1977 / 100 minutes) Adapted from the novel by Don Robertson, Jimmie Walker plays a high school basketball player stricken with sickle-cell anemia. Tony nominated director Gilbert Moses enlists a strong supporting cast, which includes James Earl Jones, Kevin Hooks and Debbie Allen (re-teamed with her Good Times co-star Walker in her movie debut). Guest Host and Curator: Mike Dennis  

    MAY 11 – EARLY ALMODOVAR Pepi, Luci, Bom (1980 / 81 minutes) Pedro Almodovar’s rarely screened first feature feature about three friends features many of the traits he became well known for, including the power of women, homosexuality, drugs, pitch-black comedy, and Carmen Maura. What Have I Done to Deserve This? (1984 / 101 minutes) Carmen Maura gives another brilliant performance as an overwhelmed, working-class housewife in another of Almodovar’s dark comedies featuring a murderous nod to Roald Dahl’s ‘Lamb to the Slaughter”, a prostitute, child-selling, telekenesis, an impotent policeman, a lizard witness, and more drugs/homosexuality. Guest Host and Curator: Mike Zaleski

     

    JUNE 8 – ART HOUSE EROTICA DOUBLE FEATURE La Marge (1976 / 88 minutes) This little seen erotic film about a Parisian prostitute (Sylvia Kristel) who meets a businessman (Joe Dallesandro) from the countryside is one of director Walerian Borowczyk’s greatest achievements. Despite her aloofness, their encounters develop into a deep emotional attachment as his home life falls apart and tragedy strikes. Der Bomberpilot (1970 / 65 minutes) One of the most experimental films of New German Cinema is this colorful, somewhat lurid tale from Werner Schroeter, which follows the lives of three women in a traveling cabaret troupe from the excesses of Nazi Germany to hardship in the postwar years. Guest Host and Curator: Samm Deighan  

    JULY 13 – CLARA BOW DOUBLE FEATURE Kid Boots (1926 / 60 minutes) Eddie Cantor stars in this slapstick comedy. His friend Tom wants a divorce, but must stay married long enough to receive an inheritance. Unfortunately, he’s in Palm Beach, and tempted by all the beautiful girls there. Cantor tries to help him stay faithful, but then falls for Clara Bow himself (and who wouldn’t?). Mantrap (1926 / 70 minutes) Lonely Canadian bachelor Joe (Ernest Torrence) takes a trip to Minneapolis. He meets a pretty manicurist (Clara Bow) in a barber shop, and soon takes her back to Mantrap, Canada to marry her. The only trouble is she can’t help constantly flirting with other men – including the divorce lawyer who comes to town. Guest Host and Curator: Andrew Gilmore  

    AUGUST 10 – ’90s DRUG-FUELED FREAK-OUTS Gift (1993 / 80 minues) Perry Farrell and Casey Niccoli’s experimental, shot-on-video feature telling a story of a couple’s heroin addiction, set in the rock and roll world of Farrell’s band Jane’s Addiction. Made while the band was at the height of success and publicly struggling with real-life substance abuse issues, Gift wavers uncomfortably between death-wish braggadocio and an eerie call for help. The stripped-down lovers’ melodrama is framed by vivid Tijuana-shot concert footage of Jane’s Addiction in their fleeting heyday. The Love God (1997 / 82 minutes) Director Frank Grow’s little-seen masterpiece is a phantasmagorical tale of love and obsession at lower Manhattan’s Love Hotel, a dumping ground for prematurely-released mental patients. Grow sees the film through the deranged eyes of his bugged-out characters while never losing sight of their humanity. Awash with garish day-glo colors and madly stomping along to a score by Australia’s Lubricated Goat, The Love God unloads some wild shocks while barely hiding a deep compassion just beneath the mayhem. Guest Host and Curator: Dan Buskirk

    SEPTEMBER 14 – BOLDLY INTO THE DARK Selected Shorts The men and women who made these animated films were free; they did not have to answer to any studio, appeal to any demographic, or argue with actors, nor were they were bound by the laws of gravity, time and logic.  Each answered only to his or her heart and imagination.  As a result, these films go places and do things no feature film would dare…  Begotten (1990 / 72 minutes) In Begotten, Edmund Elias Merhige separates the darkness from the light to reveal the beginning of everything: matter, motion, myth, sex and Cinema itself are born on the screen in blood and fire.  We are witness to forbidden rituals and images that conjure the savage poetry of James Dickey and terrible beauty of Ingmar Bergman.  Though we can’t look away, we feel we shouldn’t be watching… Guest Host and Curator: Ted Knighton

    OCTOBER 12 – GRINDHOUSE GOTHIC The Witch Who Came From the Sea (1976 / 88 minutes) “Molly really knows how to cut men down to size!” was the tagline for this deeply atmospheric “video nasty” with great location cinematography, dramatic heft, and a haunting turn from Millie Perkins as Molly, who seems to leave a trail of deadly sexual multialtions in her wake, but why…?  Toys Are Not For Children (1972 / 85 minutes) Jamie’s (Marcia Forbes) obsession with her absent father and the toys he gave her as a child ruins her marriage and leads her into a life of prostitution in this exploitation drama filled with equal parts of the bizarre and of melancholy. Guest Host and Curator: Mike Zaleski  

    NOVEMBER 9 – PRE-CODE COMEDY Show Girl in Hollywood (1930 / 77 minutes) Flapper comedienne Alice White stars in this musical comedy as an unemployed chorus girl who decides to leave Broadway and go to Hollywood to find a job in the new field of “talking pictures”, but finds it’s not as easy to get into the movies as she had hoped. Girl Crazy (1932 / 74 minutes) Zany vaudevillians Bert Wheeler and Robert Woolsey star in this George & Ira Gershwin-scored musical comedy. Gambler Woolsey hires taxi driver Wheeler to drive him to Custerville, Arizona, where the sheriffs always get bumped off. Woolsey tries to get out of paying his taxi bill by talking Wheeler into running for sheriff against the town’s nastiest bandit, and hilarity ensues. Guest Host and Curator: Andrew Gilmore

     

    DECEMBER 14 – DIABOLICAL FRENCH DRAMA Under The Sun of Satan [Sous le soleil de Satan] (1976 / 97 minutes) Gerard Depardieu stars in Maurice Pialat’s film about the nature of evil, where a particularly zealous priest in the French countryside becomes tempted by the devil and is obsessed with saving a young murderess (Sandrine Bonnaire) who has killed one of her lovers.  The Devil, Probably [Le diable, probablement] (1977 / 95 minutes) Robert Bresson’s penultimate film follows the attempts of a suicidal young man (Antoine Monnier) to find some meaning or value in society by immersing himself in religion, politics, and even psychology, all for nought. Guest Host and Curator: Samm Deighan

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  • 11:00 AMOpen Discussion! Promoting Feminism Through Political Action
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    Promoting Feminism Through Political Action

    presented by the Philadelphia Intersectional Feminist Discussion Group

    TOPIC: The January meeting of the Philadelphia Intersectional Feminist Discussion Group will be on January 14, 2017 and we will be discussing Promoting Feminism Through Political Action and will have several speakers to lead the discussion. 

    AGENDA 

    11am Welcome11:15 - 12:30 Speakers12:30 - 12:45 Break12:45 - 2:00 Open Discussion / Q&A

    SPEAKERS

    - Megan Malachi from the Philly Coaliltion for REAL Justice

    - Ernest Owens who is an Entertainment Columnist at BET, Editor of G Philly at Philadelphia Magazine, and TV Producer at PhillyCAM

    - Emily Cooper Morse from the Women's March on Philadelphia,

    - Anna Holemans from Alice's March for Equality

    - Heather Boyd who is the Chief of Staff to State Representative Leanne Krueger-Braneky (D-161) and President of the DelCo NOW chapter

    - Samantha Connors from the Equality Coalition

    - Sarah Roberts and Jessica Lennick from Philly PSN

    Admission is FREE

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  • 1:00 PM8th Annual Family Music Festival
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  • 6:00 PMJammin4Justice United We Stand
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    Since the shocking results of the election, many of us have been angry... shaken to the core with feelings of fear and disbelief. We watch in horror as the fox has been given the keys to the hen house!! 

    BUT we are not helpless or hopeless!! These are the times when we who believe in diversity and an America for all the people come together and STAND!! We call evil out and we fight back!! We use all resources available to us and say a resounding NO!!

    Join us as we SAY YES TO LOVE!! NO TO HATE!! Multi-genre Artist are coming together to protest the racism, hatred, xenophobia, sexism, bigotry and potential loss of civil rights, and other social programs proposed by the incoming president elect and his administration. 

    We may be in for some very tough times and the fight of our and our children's lives. We who believe in Freedom, Equality and Justice for ALL must stand together! LOOK UP!! STAND UP!! SPEAK UP!! All artist have volunteered their talent and time!! 

    Please come out and be heard!! Bring a friend. Admission is 10$ or whatever you can afford to pay! All monies will be used to cover expenses. Instrument rental, security and other incidentals. Any extra Will be donated to social organizations such as Planned Parenthood, ACLU etc

    Jazz, Latin, Klezmer, Reggae Spoken word and more

    Scheduled to perform:

    MFSB

    Sharon Katz and The Peace Train

    Sherry Wilson Butler

    Gina Roche

    Dave Posmontier

    Julie Charnet

    Nina Lyrispect Ball

    Aaron Graves

    Karen Smith

    Lisa Chavous 

    Denise Montana

    Erma Holmes

    Karen Rodriquez

    Steve Green

    Mee Lin 

    Michael O'Rourke

    Timi Tanzania

    Amun Xkorpious Re

    Aziza Kinte

    Gene Mills

    Bernard Collins

    Wendy Ellen Burton

    Bariq Cobb

    and more

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  • 8:00 PMTHE PINE BARRENS screening + live score w/ The Ruins of Friendship Orchestra; pres. by Bowerbird
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    THE PINE BARRENSscreening and live score with The Ruins of Friendship Orchestra

    Bowerbird is pleased to present a screening of David Scott Kessler's evolving documentary The Pine Barrens: Whitesbog Edition with a live score performance by The Ruins of Friendship Orchestra. Guiding the viewer through the New Jersey Pineland's winding, rust-colored rivers; its dark, sandy forests and slowly developing towns, The Pine Barrens creates a contemplative, complex, portrait of a place out of time. With the Pinelands as a primary character, the film explores the symbiotic yet sometimes destructive relationship between man and nature. It is believed by many that political forces and negligence may contribute to making this century the Pine Barren's last. 

    ABOUT THE RUINS OF FRIENDSHIP ORCHESTRANamed for the historic Pine Barrens town of Friendship where the band first practiced together as a group, The Ruins of Friendship Orchestra is a collective of electronic and traditional instrumentalists composing the score to The Pine Barrens concurrently to the film's evolving editions. Ruins perform this score, also an evolving and partially improvised work, live at screenings, merging performance and documentary to create a completely unique experience transporting the audience into our interpretation of this fascinating and beautiful place. 

    Ben Warfield, synthesizer 

    Laura Baird, vocals, flute, banjo 

    Gretchen Lohse, viola 

    Jesse Sparhawk, harp, bass 

    John Pettit, guitar, trumpet, harmonium

    FILM TRAILER: https://vimeo.com/158122539

    Admission is FREE

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  • 12:00 PM Survivor Knights Philadelphia Art Show and Spoken Word
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    Survivors of any kind of abuse, trauma, medical condition, life challenge, etc, we invite you to express yourself in visual art and/or spoken word at this event designed to bring the community together in mutual support. Only together can we survive. Your darkest moments may be the light to another.

    The event is FREE and open to the public.

    If you would like to showcase your art or perform a spoken word piece, please contact us at askasurvivor@gmail.com.

    Visit https://www.facebook.com/SurvivorKnights/

  • 6:00 PMYouth Poetry Night and Open Mic
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Philadelphia Youth Poetry Movement (PYPM) Youth Night

    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 2015 – 2016 season All wishing to participate in the open mic may sign up upon arrival.The slam is held at The Rotunda.Doors open at 6:00 p.m.If you have any questions, please contact Vision here.
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  • 5:00 PMRita Jones Dance Co. pres. Shakespearean Bits and Pieces
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  • 6:00 PMFree Workshop! Taxes for Artists, part of Vision Driven Consulting Artists Series
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     The Rotunda & Vision Driven Consulting are teaming up to bring resources and capacity-building workshops to self-producing artists/musicians and event curators in all disciplines.

    Workshops are held: 2nd Monday of each month

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

    All workshops in the series are FREE and OPEN to the public! Refreshments provided. 

    Special guest presenters and facilitators will be announced each month.

    If you want to receive workshop reminders, join Vision Driven Artists - Philadelphia, a closed Facebook group for Philadelphia-based artist/arts organizations.

    http://www.visiondrivenconsulting.com/artists.html

    remaining 2016 - 2017 WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

    Taxes for Artists (January 23rd)

    Special Guest Facilitator: Christianne Kapps, Creative Block Philly

    • Learn how and when to send out 1099s

    • Figure out which business deductions are "ordinary and necessary"

    • Get your questions answered about the City of Philadelphia Taxes, BIRT, and NPT

    Grant Writing – Beginner (February 13th) 

    • 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 13th)

    • Review aspects of a strong grant proposal

    • Practice writing an actual grant 

    • Receive feedback on your draft proposal 

    Real Budgeting for Real Work (April 10th)

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

    • Create a budget tailored to your goals for 2016

    • Learn how to assemble a project budget for potential funders

     

    Getting People to Show Up (May 8th) 

    • Learn new techniques for building an audience and your ideal project participant

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

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

     

    Getting New Projects off the Ground (June 12th)

    • 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

    Crowdfunding 101 (September 11th)

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

    • Discover the pros and cons of  crowdfunding platforms

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

     

    Speaking Tech (September 25th)

    • Learn what event curators and sound engineers wish you knew when arriving to a performance

    • Receive sample templates of contracts, tech riders, and advance sheets

    • Practice using templates with real-life examples

    Setting & Measuring Goals (October 9th)

    • 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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  • 2:00 PMHughCon
  • Thumb 15384495 10154963503865809 1509038769061845290 o 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Hugh Casey has given a lot to the Philly fan community over the years, and now it's time to give something back, now that he needs it the most as he recoveres from cancer surgery. Thus came the idea for "HughCon". The Rotunda has donated their space, Star Trek-themed band The Roddenberries have donated their time and talent, a number of makers and vendors have donated items for our silent auction, and a lots of people have donated their time and effort in order to bring to you a celebration of fandom and geekiness. Any revenue raised will be donated directly to Hugh to help him with his expenses. So come support Hugh, as he's supported us for all these years!

    $15 online, $20 at door. TICKETS AVAILABLE AT http://hughcon.brownpapertickets.com/ 

    This is an all-ages show, but minors must be accompanied by a legal guardian. This also means no alcohol on the premises, but there are plenty of restaurants and bars in the area that you can go to.

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