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  • 6:00 PMSapphosway Pres. My Parents Are Transgender
  • Thumb 12376838 10205488088632074 8136769019937784442 n 6:00 PM - 12:00 AM Sapphosway Presents My Parents Are Transgenderan evening hosted for children of transgender parentsInclusive performance extravaganza by Divine Light LGBTQ Homeless ShelterThe main event will feature conversation with the family in building and sustaining community, especially for our children.Please bring generous donations for this LGBTQ homeless shelter. Charitable items will be collected at the door. Food will be served. $25 entry fee (sliding scale) / Participants get in for FREEPay at the door or contact Sappho for tickets: 267-756-0400A percentage of the proceeds are donated to the Divine Light LGBTQ Homeless Shelter.PLEASE DISREGARD THE ADDRESS ON THE ENCLOSED FLYER. THE EVENT IS DEFINITELY AT THE ROTUNDA, 4014 WALNUT STREET, PHILADELPHIA, PA 19104
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  • 8:00 PMEvent Horizon pres. Hopalong Horus Heisenberg, Guitar Pilots, Ombient
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    Event Horizon Series

    presents

    Hopalong Horus Heisenberg, Guitar Pilots, Ombient

    Hopalong Horus Heisenberg is Bruce Leitch, He's been experimenting with electronic music since 2010. Before that played bass and guitar in various bands. Most of his music is recorded with various virtual instruments on iPad apps, with occasional live bass and guitar. His music ranges from ambient and spacey to droning noise, with the occasional psychedelic or post rock guitars. He has 10 full length digital releases. He has 5 releases on the Belgian Net Label God Hates God. 

    Guitar Pilots is an electronic space music duo featuring guitarists Art Cohen and Scott Watkins. Their music consists of long structured improvisational pieces which transport the listener to the depths of space while focusing on each precious unfolding moment. Art's sequencer-like echoed guitar figures provide rhythmic propulsion while Scott's synthetic pads and sub-octave rumblings build a foundation for both guitarists to soar in melodic flights. Singing glissando blends seamlessly with plucks and twangs and blasts of interstellar beam. Following the trail blazed by Pink Floyd, The Grateful Dead, and the Berlin School, Guitar Pilots carve out their own unique sonic territory that is both organic as the ground underneath and as far-reaching as a distant pulsar.Art Cohen has been a fixture in the Philadelphia music scene for over 30 years as both a performer and an audio engineer. Fluent in guitar, bass, keyboards and harmonica, he has performed at concert venues and radio studios throughout the Delaware Valley and brought his music to Toronto, New York and other cities in the Northeast. He has released CD's with The Ministry of Inside Things, Delicate Monster, CubiZm, Lessick & Lincoln & Cohen, Waves of Violet, Men from When, and as a solo artist. His music ranges from electronic space to ambient to folk-rock to psychedelic rock to traditional folk to experimental to spoken word and beyond - sometimes within the same performance. Art has cultivated a unique guitar style drawing on influences including Garcia, Gilmour, Hendrix, Gottsching, Fripp, and Pinhas. Scott Watkins is best known as the guitar half of Orbital Decay, the Philadelphia area synth & guitar duo who over the past couple of decades have graced the stages of all the region's important electronic space music venues. He coaxes an extended pallet of sounds from his guitar through the use of synths and modelling processors. He has built many of his own instruments including an other-worldly sounding 12-foot beam. Echoes of Gilmour, Hendrix and Froese can be heard in Scott's textural and melodic playing.

    Ombient (a conjunction of the Hindu Mantra "Om" and the word Ambient) is the moniker under which Mike Hunter performs his Ambient/Drone/Berlin School/Experimental music. Ombient's music, being of a live and improvisational nature, is representative of the feeling of the moment in which it is performed and of the subtle feedback between the audience and the performer. Ombient users various vintage and contemporary analog synthesizers, a large Synthesizers.com modular, and occasionally computers running Ableton Live with various synth plug-in's.  Mike is also host of the radio program Music With Space on WPRB 103.3FM, which focuses on the kinds of music one might here at the Even Horizon Concert Series.

    Admission is FREE

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  • 1:00 PMScreening of Truckin' The Story of Eddie Traffic" by Johnny Braz, about the beloved pig who took a leap of faith off of a truck headed to slaughter
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    Animal ACTivists of Philly presents the documentary "Truckin', The Story of Eddie Traffic" by Johnny Braz, about the beloved pig who took a leap of faith off of a truck headed to slaughter and found himself safe at Indraloka Animal Sanctuary.

    Read about Eddie Traffic's rescue here: (https://indralokaanimalsanctuary.wordpress.com/2013/12/30/operation-303-freedom-awaits/)and more about how he settled in at Indraloka here (https://indralokaanimalsanctuary.wordpress.com/2014/01/21/operation-303-beloved-and-free/)

    Staff from Indraloka Animal Sanctuary (www.indraloka.org) will be on hand for Q &A after the film. 

    Drinks and snacks provided.

    The film is shown free of charge, but donations to Indraloka Sanctuary graciously accepted!

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  • 8:00 PMWorld's fairs and Disneyland in Secret Cinema program, 16mm film screening
  • Thumb 11218845 1148803591817396 4442271164805087953 n 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM World's fairs and Disneyland in Secret Cinema programOn Monday, April 4, The Secret Cinema will present its first-ever event in The Rotunda. Shown will be a reprise of a past programoriginally presented eleven years ago, HOPEFUL VISIONS: THE OPTIMISTIC FUTURE OF WORLD'S FAIRS AND THEME PARKS.World's fairs have looked forward with a smile since at least 1851. Inherently optimistic about the future, they featured altruistic slogans like "Peace Through Understanding" and "Man and His World." If actual pavilion space sometimes prioritized multinational corporations over world peace, these giant event/spaces nonetheless required a level of global cooperation that is easy to feel nostalgic for now (the last continuous spurt of world's fairs ran from 1958 to 1970).HOPEFUL VISIONS... features archival films from this heyday, with an emphasis on the best remembered fair of modern times, the 1964 New York World's Fair (attendance: over 51 million). The fairs are seen in documentary shorts, television specials, and even found home movie footage.Harmonizing well with these upbeat statements will be a rare Technicolor, widescreen look at "The happiest place on earth." DISNEYLAND U.S.A. (1956) was a theatrical featurette designed to optimally show off the first theme park, as it appeared many evolutions ago in its 60-year timeline.There will be one complete show at 8:00 pm. Admission is $8.00.All Secret Cinema presentations are projected in 16mm film on a giant screen (not video).Just a few highlights from HOPEFUL VISIONS: THE OPTIMISTIC FUTURE OF WORLD'S FAIRS AND THEME PARKS:HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR (1964, Dir: Kirk Browning) - Henry Fonda hosts this film that aired on NBC on April 22, 1964, and gave most American's their first good look at Robert Moses' popular yet financially disastrous creation. This production also manages to bring together Fred MacMurray, Lorne Greene, the Northport High School Band, and Carol Channing, who sings enthusiastically about such mundane populuxe wonders as an electric shoe buffer.A BALLAD FOR THE FAIR (1964, Dir: Paul Cohen) - Bell Telephone sponsored this beautiful Technicolor short, which sets shots of the New York World's Fair's construction to the earnest folksinging of Oscar Brand.THE SHAPE OF FILMS TO COME (1968, Dir: Willard Van Dyke) - This documentary, part of CBS' forward-looking series THE 21ST CENTURY, examines the many installations of  "expanded cinema" -- films with multiple screens, gigantic screens, computer generated films, mixed media and interactive presentations -- that were featured in Montreal's Expo '67.  Includes work by renowned experimental filmmakers Stan Vanderbeek and Ed Emswhiller, as well as a precursor of the IMAX process.DISNEYLAND U.S.A. (1956, Dir: Hamilton Luske) - After the terrific success of it's first series of live action films, the nature-themed TRUE LIFE ADVENTURES, Walt Disney hit gold again with PEOPLE AND PLACES, which featured travel to exotic locales such as Morocco, Samoa, and...their own magic land, Disneyland. Made shortly after its grand opening, this 40-minute featurette showcased a park smaller and more modest than we know today, but DISNEYLAND U.S.A. must have still filled 1950s theaters with wonder. The little-seen film documents many park aspects that have since vanished, including a heliport, the Disneyland Motel, fishing for catfish at Tom Sawyer's Island (the practice stopped when people left their decaying catch throughout the park), and Autopia motorcars with no center safety rail. WE WILL BE PROJECTING A VERY RARE TECHNICOLOR, CINEMASCOPE PRINT OF THIS FILM...AND MUCH, MUCH MORE!SECRET CINEMA WEBSITE: http://www.thesecretcinema.comAdmission is $8
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  • 7:00 PMMariposa & the Saint: From Solitary Confinement, A Play Through Letters
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    Mariposa & the Saint: From Solitary Confinement, A Play Through LettersWritten by Sara (Mariposa) Fonseca & Julia Steele AllenDirected by Noelle GhoussainiStage Manager/ Asst. Director: Michi OsatoPerformed by: Ray Huth & Julia Steele AllenLongtime friends and current collaborators Sara (Mariposa) Fonseca and Julia Steele Allen have written a play through the prison wall. Over the course of three years, crafted only by letters, they produced a story that is urgent, emotional and profound.Now, from inside the isolation of solitary confinement, Mariposa speaks directly to an audience. Her words will change you.Join us for a performance of Mariposa & the Saint followed by a dialogue with activists, advocates and survivors of solitary confinement. Partner organizations for the state include Decarcerate PA and Let's Get Free.

    More information:  www.juliasteeleallen.com/mariposa, www.decarceratepa.info, www.letsgetfree.info

    Admission: $10-$15 sliding scale, no one turned away for lack of funds, formerly incarcerated come for free)

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  • 7:30 PM(re)Focus Fest pres. Out of Orbit & The Art of Wasting Time
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    FESTIVAL PASSES AVAILABLE AT: www.refocusfest.org

    **All festival passes allow entry into all performances**

    SHOW SCHEDULE:April 7 at 7:30pmOut of Orbit & The Art of Wasting TimeApril 8 at 7:30pmTake/Sacrifice & The Secret Life of WonderApril 9 at 3:00pmTake/Sacrifice & The Secret Life of WonderApril 9 at 7:30pmOut of Orbit & The Art of Wasting TimeApril 10 at 3:00pmOut of Orbit & The Art of Wasting TimeApril 10 at 7:30pmTake/Sacrifice & The Secret Life of Wonder

    more info to come soon. 

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  • 7:30 PM(re)Focus Fest pres. Take/Sacrifice & The Secret Life of Wonder
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    FESTIVAL PASSES AVAILABLE AT: www.refocusfest.org

    **All festival passes allow entry into all performances**

    SHOW SCHEDULE:April 7 at 7:30pmOut of Orbit & The Art of Wasting TimeApril 8 at 7:30pmTake/Sacrifice & The Secret Life of WonderApril 9 at 3:00pmTake/Sacrifice & The Secret Life of WonderApril 9 at 7:30pmOut of Orbit & The Art of Wasting TimeApril 10 at 3:00pmOut of Orbit & The Art of Wasting TimeApril 10 at 7:30pmTake/Sacrifice & The Secret Life of Wonder

    more info to come soon. 

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  • 3:00 PM(re)Focus Fest pres. Take/Sacrifice & The Secret Life of Wonder
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    FESTIVAL PASSES AVAILABLE AT: www.refocusfest.org

    **All festival passes allow entry into all performances**

    SHOW SCHEDULE:April 7 at 7:30pmOut of Orbit & The Art of Wasting TimeApril 8 at 7:30pmTake/Sacrifice & The Secret Life of WonderApril 9 at 3:00pmTake/Sacrifice & The Secret Life of WonderApril 9 at 7:30pmOut of Orbit & The Art of Wasting TimeApril 10 at 3:00pmOut of Orbit & The Art of Wasting TimeApril 10 at 7:30pmTake/Sacrifice & The Secret Life of Wonder

    more info to come soon. 

  • 7:30 PM(re)Focus Fest pres. Out of Orbit & The Art of Wasting Time
  • Thumb  re focus banner 1 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

    FESTIVAL PASSES AVAILABLE AT: www.refocusfest.org

    **All festival passes allow entry into all performances**

    SHOW SCHEDULE:April 7 at 7:30pmOut of Orbit & The Art of Wasting TimeApril 8 at 7:30pmTake/Sacrifice & The Secret Life of WonderApril 9 at 3:00pmTake/Sacrifice & The Secret Life of WonderApril 9 at 7:30pmOut of Orbit & The Art of Wasting TimeApril 10 at 3:00pmOut of Orbit & The Art of Wasting TimeApril 10 at 7:30pmTake/Sacrifice & The Secret Life of Wonder

    more info to come soon. 

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  • 3:00 PM(re)Focus Fest pres. Out of Orbit & The Art of Wasting Time
  • Thumb  re focus banner 1 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    FESTIVAL PASSES AVAILABLE AT: www.refocusfest.org

    **All festival passes allow entry into all performances**

    SHOW SCHEDULE:April 7 at 7:30pmOut of Orbit & The Art of Wasting TimeApril 8 at 7:30pmTake/Sacrifice & The Secret Life of WonderApril 9 at 3:00pmTake/Sacrifice & The Secret Life of WonderApril 9 at 7:30pmOut of Orbit & The Art of Wasting TimeApril 10 at 3:00pmOut of Orbit & The Art of Wasting TimeApril 10 at 7:30pmTake/Sacrifice & The Secret Life of Wonder

    more info to come soon. 

  • 7:30 PM(re)Focus Fest pres. Take/Sacrifice & The Secret Life of Wonder
  • Thumb  re focus banner 1 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

    FESTIVAL PASSES AVAILABLE AT: www.refocusfest.org

    **All festival passes allow entry into all performances**

    SHOW SCHEDULE:April 7 at 7:30pmOut of Orbit & The Art of Wasting TimeApril 8 at 7:30pmTake/Sacrifice & The Secret Life of WonderApril 9 at 3:00pmTake/Sacrifice & The Secret Life of WonderApril 9 at 7:30pmOut of Orbit & The Art of Wasting TimeApril 10 at 3:00pmOut of Orbit & The Art of Wasting TimeApril 10 at 7:30pmTake/Sacrifice & The Secret Life of Wonder

    more info to come soon. 

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  • 6:00 PMVision Driven Artists Series Monthly Workshops
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    The Rotunda & Vision Driven Consulting are teaming up to bring resources and capacity-building workshops to  

    curators and self-producing artists from any discipline.  

    Workshops will be held: 

    2nd Monday of each month beginning in November,

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

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

    WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

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

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

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

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

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

    • Plan your upcoming year of work 

    • Identify your goals and break them into achievable tasks

    • Plot your tasks on a timeline for 2016

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

    • Learn the language of fundraising 

    • Maximize opportunities beyond grants to support your projects

    • Brainstorm actual fundraising ideas for your work

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

    • Demystify the language and process behind grant writing

    • Receive tools for finding grants 

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

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

    • Review aspects of a strong grant proposal

    • Practice writing an actual grant 

    • Receive feedback on your draft proposal 

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

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

    • Create a budget tailored to your goals for 2016

    • How to assemble a project budget for potential funders

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

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

    • Discover the pros and cons of various crowdfunding platforms

    • Receive a crowdfunding workbook to help you plan a campaign

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

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

    • Think through the components of your project and its goals 

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • Identify places of (im)balance in your practice

    • Discuss health, wellness, and your work

    • Share and obtain tools for successful time management

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

    • Hear stories of successful campus and community collaborations

    • Learn how to find campus and community partners

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

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

    • Identify what you want to achieve in your projects

    • Incorporate critical feedback and self-reflection into your arts practice

    • Brainstorm and receive tools for measuring success

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  • 8:00 PMSpring Garden Spring Music event with Bob Marsh, With the Emergency String X-tet, Spring Garden No Net; pres. by Fire Museum
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    Fire MuseumpresentsSpring Garden Spring Music event with:Bob MarshWith the Emergency String X-tetSpring Garden No NetBob Marsh (Boulder, CO): Bob Marsh is a well-seasoned improviser whose work has involved shaping sounds words images ideas. Originally from Detroit, Marsh arrived in the Bay Area in 2000 after ten years in Chicago where he played with most of the avant improvisers in that rich and varied scene. Since his arrival on the west coast, multi-instrumentalist and composer Marsh has been busy with several projects. He currently leads or directs String Theory, a string ensemble focusing on textures and microtonics; the Che Guevarra Memorial Marching (and Stationary) Accordion Band, structured and free improv for six to fifteen accordions; Robot Martians, electronics and processed voice; the Out of the Blue Chamber Ensemble, a mixture of reeds and strings; Opera Viva, voiced physical theater; the Quintessentials, a quintet specializing in interpreting graphic compositions based on alterations to the Michelin Road Guide to France; and the Illuminated Orchestra, structured improves for large ensemble. Additionally Marsh is a member of Romus/Diaz-Infante's Abstractions, Jim Ryan's Left Coast Improv Group, Moe! Staiano's Moe!chestra and Tom Bickley's Cornelius Cardew Choir. Bob Marsh tours frequently with his long term partner saxophonist Jack Wright. Bob has recently been presenting a solo work involving violin, voice and tap shoes. Marsh's educational background includes a BFA in sculpture and an MA in humanistic clinical psychology. He has studied classical piano, classical guitar and vibraphone and has taught himself various other instruments. He currently is active with cello, accordion, violin, voice, vibraphone and electronics. Bob recently relocated to Boulder, Colorado

    There will be three sets tonight, Bob Marsh solo and with the Emergency String X-tet and the Spring Garden No Net. Performing in these sets will be :

    Bob Marsh double bass and electronicsJack Wright saxophonesHannah Judd celloIlan Gold double bassBen Bennett percussionElizabeth Meredith violaAlban Bailly cello and guitarZach Darrup guitar 

    links at http://www.museumfire.com/events

    Admission is FREE

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  • 7:00 PMPulling Strings for West Park
  • Thumb 12966275 10204832962703990 1093723155 n 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Pulling Strings for West ParkArtists supporting West Park Cultural Center arts and education programmingwith:Ismail Abdus-SalaamMarissa JoyRon Boom Boom CookKheta SongbirdShanté Chefé Leevetta SmithBrytStax Nificent Jemaine JonesKing Zim Admission is $15More info: 215-473-7810 
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  • 8:00 PMBLACK VENUS [Venus Noire] (2010 / 159 minutes) by Andrew's Video Vault
  • 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM Andrew's Video Vault at The RotundaFREE Screenings Continuous From 8 PMon the Second THURSDAY of Every Month!Since 2004, Andrew’s Video Vault is a free, once-a-month screening series at the Rotunda in West Philadelphia. Andrew’s Video Vault programs original, obscure, neglected, marginalized and commercially unavailable video media. It connects the West Philly neighborhood to the University of Pennsylvania community and fosters a multicultural examination of motion pictures in a relaxed, educational setting. This program is made possible through the generous support of the Cinema Studies Program and The Rotunda at the University of Pennsylvania. This project is supported in part by the Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts program of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. Support also provided by PECO. This program is administered regionally by the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance.  APRIL 14BLACK VENUS [Venus Noire] (2010 / 159 minutes)From the director of Blue is the Warmest Color, Abdellatif Kechiche’s drama Black Venus is about Sarah Baartman, a.k.a. The Hottentot Venus. Baartman was exhibited as a freak show attraction in 19th century Europe and lived a life that was unbefitting for even the vilest of human creatures.Guest Host and Curator: Mike Dennis of Reelblack Cinema  MAY 12Hal Ashby double feature!
LOOKIN’ TO GET OUT (1982 / 120 minutes)Ashby’s recently unearthed director’s cut strongly bolsters his comic drama about two down-on-their-luck New Yorkers who retreat to Vegas in a scheme pay to off their debts. Starring Jon Voight and Burt Young, with Ann-Margret as the old girlfriend and Bert Remsen as a card-counting ace.SECOND HAND HEARTS (1981 / 102 minutes)Ashby’s barely-released comedy features Robert Blake (In Cold Blood, Lost Highway) and Barbara Harris (Freaky Friday) as newly-weds on a road trip to collect her children from disapproving in-laws. With Shirley Stoler and music from Texas cult star, Willis Alan Ramsey.Guest Host and Curator: Dan Buskirk of Phawker.com & the Fun 2 Know podcast  JUNE 9SLADE IN FLAME (1975 / 91 minutes)British glam giants Slade star in this rise and fall story of a late 1960s rock band crushed by the wheels of commerce. In 2007, BBC film critic Mark Kermode called this movie, the “Citizen Kane of rock musicals.”OIL CITY CONFIDENTIAL (2009 / 104 minutes)Director Julian Temple (of the Sex Pistols documentary, The Filth & the Fury) creates a flashy and enormously entertaining documentary about the brief reign of the British bar band, Dr. Feelgood. Born in the dead-end seaside resort island/oil port of Canvay, this gang of eccentrics rise from their seedy roots to conquer London in a true tale peppered with haunted landscapes and clips of rare black and white British gangster films.Guest Host and Curator: Dan Buskirk of Phawker.com & the Fun 2 Know podcast  JULY 14WHITE COMANCHE (1968 / 93 minutes)Director Jose Briz Mendez’s Spanish production features William Shatner in a dual role: the cowboy Johnny Moon and his unhinged twin brother, Notah. Notah’s peyote-fueled vision that he is the Comanche Messiah puts him on a collision course with his estranged brother.CLEARCUT (1991 / 100 minutes)Polish director Ryszard Bugajski directs this unusual Canadian-shot environmentalist revenge fantasy. Dances with Wolves’ Graham Greene plays a Native American spirit who drags a kidnapped logging mill manager into the forest to help him physically understand how a forest feels when it is clearcut.Guest Host and Curator: Dan Buskirk of Phawker.com & the Fun 2 Know podcast  AUGUST 11SWEET REVENGE (1976 / 90 minutes)An early vehicle for the great Stockard Channing, casting her as a car thief and master of disguise whose dream is to buy a Dino Ferrari. With Sam Waterston as the smitten public defender and comic scene stealer Franklyn Ajaye as Channing’s accomplice. Directed by Jerry Schatzberg (Panic in Needle Park) and shot by Vilmos Zsigmond (McCabe & Mrs. Miller).A GORGEOUS GIRL LIKE ME [Une Belle Fille Comme Moi] (1972 / 98 minutes)François Truffaut’s little-seen comedic homage to Howard Hawks and Alfred Hitchcock. Bernadette Lafont plays a young jailed woman accused of killing her father and lover. She recounts her life in flashback to sociologist (André Dussollier) who weakens to her charms.Guest Host and Curator: Dan Buskirk of Phawker.com &the Fun 2 Know podcast  SEPTEMBER 8Experience two of the most extreme cult films about WWII with this double feature.COME AND SEE (1985/140 minutes) A young Russian boy is caught up in the fighting when his village is massacred by Germans. Directed by Elem Klimov.IN A GLASS CAGE (1987/110 minutes). Agusti Villaronga’s revenge drama follows a boy’s revenge on the pedophiliac Nazi scientist who preyed upon him during the war.Guest Host and Curator: Samm Deighan of film blog Satanic Pandemonium  OCTOBER 13Jeffrey Lionel Dahmer True Crime Double FeatureDAHMER (2002/101 minutes)Jeremy Renner gives an unforgettable performance (the highlight of his career, thus far) in David Jacobson’s engrossing, stylish, and solidly executed story of one of America’s most infamous serial killers.JEFF – THE JEFFREY DAHMER FILES (2012/76 minutes)Chris James Thompson’s fascinating experimental documentary combines extensive interviews with one of Dahmer’s neighbors, the chief medical examiner on the case, and the case’s lead detective with re-enactments of some of the more mundane aspects of Dahmer’s life and crimes.Guest Host and Curator: Mike Zaleski  NOVEMBER 10Don Siegel Double FeatureCHARLEY VARRICK (1973/111 minutes)Gripping crime film starring Walter Matthau, in one of his best performances, as a bank robber whose life goes through a series of twists and turns when it turns out his last payload was mafia money. Also stars Felicia Farr, Joe Don Baker and John Vernon.THE BEGUILED (1971 /105 minutes)Bizarre Southern Gothic drama stars Clint Eastwood as an injured Yankee soldier taken in by an all-girls boarding school in Louisiana where things quickly get hot, heavy, humid, and twisted. Also stars Geraldine Page.Guest Host and Curator: Mike Zaleski  DECEMBER 8TOO MUCH JOHNSON (1938/67 minutes)Newly discovered Orson Welles footage—silent, unedited camera rolls from 1938. Originally filmed to accompany the Mercury Theatre’s production of William Gillette’s 1894 comedy Too Much Johnson, but never used. Footage features frequent Welles collaborator, Joseph Cotten.FÅRÖ DOCUMENT 1979 (1979/100 minutes)Documentary by Ingmar Bergman about his adopted home, the island of Fårö, where he filmed many of his best works and lived until the end of his life.GLITTERBUG (1994/60 minutes)Montage of Super 8 footage shot by filmmaker Derek Jarman from 1970 to 1986 — part home-movie, part formal experimentation and part social documentary. Music by Brian Eno.Admission to all Andrew's Video Vault screenings is FREE
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  • 8:00 PMBowerbird pres. Glenn Jones, Laura Baird, Elkhorn duo
  • Thumb 12719481 998996773469904 444529050116197057 o 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM Bowerbird presentsGlenn Jones, Laura Baird, Elkhorn duoABOUT GLENN JONESGlenn Jones is a master of American Primitive Guitar, a style invented in the late 1950s by John Fahey, whose traditional fingerpicking techniques and wide-ranging influences were used to create modern original compositions. Jones, who led the post-rock ensemble Cul de Sac, brings his own made-up tunings, the use of custom-crafted partial capos, and a highly skilled picking style on both banjo and guitar, to create personal compositions that are lyrical, emotive and elegant. What sets him apart from the myriad guitarists playing today is his ability to tell stories with the guitar and banjo, and to convey a range of emotions. This process starts with the compositions themselves and carries through to his selection of recording environment and engineer. Fleeting was recorded in a house on the banks of the Rancocas Creek in Mount Holly, New Jersey. Cozy, cluttered with artifacts of a life well-lived (by its owner Bill Bolger), the house struck the right note for Jones and his recording engineer, Laura Baird. Jones in particular likes spaces with character that are remote from the day-to-day world. Jones and Baird made no attempt to soundproof the recording environment, happy to let sounds filtering in from the outdoors to become part of the listening experience. One of Fleeting’s underlying themes is the past and the way places and people resonate in our lives. Jones reflects on the brevity — the fleetingness — of all things, while also looking towards the future. “Spokane River Falls,” which Jones calls his “water song,” recalls the all-but-forgotten city of Spokane, Washington, where he was born. “Cléo Awake” and “Cléo Asleep” share the same melodies and the same inspiration — the newborn child of Jones’ friends (the conceit of “Cléo Asleep” is that Jones plays with a mute on the banjo — called The Happy Wife Banjo Mute — so as not to disturb Cléo, no matter where in the world she is!). “In Durance Vile,” one of the album’s more dissonant, prickly tracks, was originally written to accompany three poems by the abstract painter Wassily Kandinsky, whose texts Jones found “absurd, playful . . . sometimes cruel.” Two of the album’s songs are dedications to fellow guitarists (and friends) Robbie Basho and Michael Chapman. Jones turned away from standard tuning years ago, inventing tunings as a way of escaping the known. The pieces he writes in these tunings are his way of navigating new and unfamiliar landscapes. “But it’s my hope,” he says, “that what you hear are not the tunings and partial capos and all that, but the music — the feeling within these pieces.” Fleeting is a journey that Jones invites his listeners to take with him.ABOUT LAURA BAIRDLaura Baird is a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and recording engineer. Since 2001 she has performed and recorded as The Baird Sisters with her sister, Meg Baird. She enjoys crossing and blending genres like folk, pop, classical, and electronic, and frequently collaborates with other artists and musicians who work in and between these genres. ABOUT ELKHORNELKHORN is the electric/acoustic guitar project of Drew Gardner and Jesse Sheppard. The duo combines Sheppard's American Primitive-style acoustic finger picking with Gardner's extended improvisational and textural electric playing. The duo grew up together in the deep woods and rotting industrial husks of central New Jersey and have been collaborating on and off since the mid-1980s. A film-maker as well as musician, Sheppard directed The Things That We Used To Do (2010) a documentary about Jack Rose and Glenn Jones.Admission is FREE
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  • 3:00 PMCosplay Cabaret
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    Five Minute Follies pays tribute to your favorite fandom with a special variety show featuring Cosplay Characters from TV, film and comics. Starring acclaimed mentalist Joe Riggs as Sherlock Holmes, Shoshanna Hill of Sidetracked (and her Ukulele) as the Tardis, A. Das Baron as The Joker, Anastasia Bischak as Jessie The Yodeling Cowgirl, Michael Broussard as the Third Doctor, and comedian Craig Liggeons as...comedian Craig Liggeons! The Five Minute Follies is old fashioned variety entertainment for all ages.

  • 8:00 PMMamady Kouyate and Mandingo Ambassadors, FREE FMP 15th Anniversary Event!
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    Fire Museum Presents Mamady Kouyate & Mandingo AmbassadorsThe Mandingo Ambassadors was founded in New York City by griot-guitarist Mamady Kouyate in 2005. As a veteran of the great orchestras of the golden age of Guinean dance bands, Mamady is a living library of musical science inherited from his ancestors and from a half century of experience as an arranger, band leader, accompanist and soloist. Mamady Kouyate carried this heritage with him to New York where he has collaborated with members of the West African diaspora and Western musicians to continue the great tradition and sound of Guinean Afro-jazz."The music of the Mandingo Ambassadors has been structured to make you feel good. It puts dazzling vocal and guitar patterns over a rhythm section that is like a perfect system: a locked drum groove, much of it played on high-hat cymbal and drum rims; soft bass lines that fall short or start late, or leave gaps in a run of notes; fingerpicked rhythm guitar notes like clear fizz. (...)The friction between the elder Mr. Kouyate and the rhythm guitarist Mamady Kourouma, their phrases running together and pulling apart, drove the band. Mr. Kouyate's leads were high, trebly phrases, wet with echo, dipping occasionally for a run of authoritative low notes. The rhythm notes, which Mr. Kourouma played with his fingers, popped along steadily. It could have gone on forever, and that was a nice thought." -Ben Ratliff/New York Times "Guinean guitarist Mamady "Djelike" Kouyate came of age among such legendary 1970s guitarcentric combos as the Horoya Band and Bembeya Jazz, which blended Cuban rumba with traditional balafon-based sounds." - Richard Gehr/Village Voice

    links at museumfire.com/events

    Admission is FREE

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  • 8:00 PMLaurie Amat, Anais Maviel/My Le Chabert & Nadia Botello FREE FMP 15th Anniversary Event!
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    Fire Museum Presents :Laurie AmatAnais Maviel & My Le ChabertNadia Botello

    Laurie Amat (Providence, RI): Laurie Amat is an acclaimed vocalist, improvisational performer, experimental composer and teacher. Her approach to singing is informed by broad experience including pop, rock, traditional and inventive opera, spoken word, video, dance, theatre and performance art. Ms. Amat's talent for inspiring upcoming vocalists and other artists stems from her focus on the power of the voice as an instrument to convey a pure expression of direct human emotions and story through technique, raw talent and experimentation. She has performed pure-voice, site-specific resonant space pieces internationally in such traditional venues as concert halls, museums and galleries, cathedrals and alternative spaces including castles, bunkers, cisterns, rivers and concrete overpasses. She is also well known for her solo and collaborative performances throughout Europe, including projects with The Residents, Czech scholar/keyboardist Mirek Vodrazka and many others. Her recording and performance techniques have expanded to use electronic devices as sound-altering instruments. The resulting electronic manipulation and looping of vocal sounds support the emotional element and enhances improvised solo and ensemble works.Anais Maviel & My Le Chabert (NYC): Vocalist Anais Maviel has been an exciting and unique new presence on the Brooklyn/New York scene over the past few years. Since arriving, her fearless approach to performance has made her an in-demand musician in a number of innovative ensembles, most notably William Parker's Martin Luther King Project, Parker's Plaza Band, Dave Ruder's The Gentleman Rests, Jalalu-Kalvert Nelson's A Mother's Lament, Matt Lavelle's 12 Houses, Patrick Breiner's Red Metal, and a number of other groups. Maviel's early experiences on stage with her Haitian mother Joyshanti provided her first taste of music's transformative power. She studied vocal jazz and Brazilian percussion in Paris and then deepened her learning through travels in Haiti. Encouraged by mentors Nicole Mitchell, Jen Shyu, and Ernest Dawkins, she first came to New York to study with Kris Davis, Gerald Cleaver and Tony Malaby, among others. A graduate of Paris Diderot University in Aesthetics, her research focused on creative music as Utopian alternative politics for social change. She is on tour promoting her solo voice & percussion release 'hOULe' (Gold Bolus) in collaboration with visual artist My Le Chabert - Cisco Bradley/Jazz Right NowNadia Botello (Philadelphia): Nadia Botello (b. 1986) is sound artist, experimental composer, and sound designer. Her work examines deep listening practices as a method of improvisation, composition, and a means in which to engage and interact with audiences and spaces. She primarily explores the boundaries between three-dimensional spatialisation, aural sculpture, the articulation of site and space, and physical listening experiences. She has composed for dance, film, pinball, experimental opera, iPhones, plants, bodies, architecture, underwater installations, and more. Her full-length debut, Saint She, was featured and archived by MoMA P.S.1's Clocktower. She has recently performed at James Turrell's Skyspace "Gathered Leading", the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Silent Barn, and Crane Arts Icebox. She is a member of the International Alliance for Women in Music, American Composers Forum,Women's Audio Mission, and Female:Pressure; and a proud supporter of Nameless Sound.links at http://www.museumfire.com/events

    Admission is FREE

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  • 8:00 PMChris Corsano/Paul Flaherty and Nick Millevoi's Bug Out, FREE FMP 15th Anniversary Event!
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    Fire Museum Presents :Chris Corsano/Paul Flaherty duoNick Millevoi's Bug OutPaul Flaherty/Chris Corsano duo: Alto and tenor saxophonist Paul Flaherty is New England's purveyor of the ecstatic jazz pulse. Even before his 1978 debut Flaherty remained unshakable in the pursuit of soul healing and demon dashing through freedom music. That first record, In the Midst of Chaos was cut with his local clan, under the banner Orange. For the next 20 years Flaherty remained exclusively in the great North East and recording over a dozen blasting, freely improvised albums with drummer Randall Colbourne, and others, for Cadence and their own Zaabway imprint. Wet Paint is Flaherty's current imprint for the occasional self-release. Since 2001 Flaherty's notoriety has risen in tandem with his hyper-acclaimed duo with drummer Chris Corsano and regular group work with Dream/Aktion Unit (with Jim O'Rourke and Thurston Moore), Cold Bleak Heat (with Greg Kelley and Matt Heyner), Spencer Yeh, Dredd Foole, Joe McPhee, Steve Baczkowski, Marc Edwards, and many others. First spellbound by freely improvised music in the mid-1990s after witnessing performances by TEST, William Parker, Cecil Taylor, and others, Chris Corsano began a long-standing, high-energy partnership with Paul Flaherty in 1998. A move from western Massachusetts to the UK in 2005 led Corsano to develop an expanded solo music of his own, incorporating sax reeds, violin strings and bows, pot lids, and other everyday household items into his drum kit. In February 2006 he released his first solo recording,The Young Cricketer, and toured extensively throughout Europe, USA, and Japan. He spent 2007 and '08 as the drummer on Bjork's Volta world tour, all the while weaving in shows and recordings on his days off with the likes of Evan Parker, Virginia Genta, and C. Spencer Yeh. Moving back to the U.S. in 2009, Corsano returned focus to his own projects, most notably a duo with Michael Flower, Rangda (with Sir Richard Bishop and Ben Chasny) and solo work, now revamped to include synthesizers and contact microphones in addition to his drum set and home-made acoustic instruments.In addition to the those mentioned above, he's also worked with, among others: John Edwards (released by: Clean Feed/Dancing Wayang), Jim O'Rourke & Akira Sakata (Drag City/Family Vineyard), Paul Dunmall (ESP-Disk), Nels Cline (Strange Attractors), Jessica Rylan (Load Records), Jandek (Corwood), Sunburned Hand Of Man (Manhand), MV&EE (Eclipse/Time-Lag), Vampire Belt (Open Mouth), Joe McPhee (Roaratorio), and Wally Shoup (Leo/Columbia Japan). "Flaherty and his saxophones are a subterranean legend in the kingdoms of the north. Since the 'In the Midst of Chaos' LP was recorded, back in the mid '70s, Paul has been a persistent roar in the distance - pervading the aura of the region's improvisational underground, whilst eschewing its spotlights. Chris Corsano is one of the most immensely talented drummers to have emerged from the recent past. Those who have witnessed the giganticism of his formal leaps in the jaws of post-avant-garde power surging, have been left slack w/ the wonder & hilarity of it all." - Byron ColeyNick Millevoi's Bug Out: Nick Millevoi is a Philadelphia-based guitarist and composer whose music draws upon the influences of avant garde jazz, modern classical, and rock and roll to create a personal sound. A restless sonic explorer, Nick's maximizes the possibilities of the electric guitar through frequent use of feedback, raw noise, and non-traditional tunings. As an intrepid composer, Millevoi confronts everything from maximal electric power trio music to chamber music to large scale improvisation-heavy ensemble pieces, and everything in between. Nick Millevoi's Bug Out is a structured blast of high energy free jazz straight from all parts of Philadelphia. Led by Millevoi (Many Arms, Solar Motel), the band features Dan Blacksberg on trombone, Ryan Frazier on trumpet, Julius Masri on circuit bent keyboards, Pete McRae on electric bass, and Nazir Ebo on drums.links at http://www.museumfire.com/events

    Admission is FREE

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  • 8:00 PMTravis Laplante/ Peter Evans & Irreversible Entanglements (Quartet) FREE FMP 15th Anniversary Event!
  • Thumb 11705489 10153947034358400 1312971517263446663 o 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM Fire Museum Presents :Peter Evans/Travis Laplante duoIrreversible Entanglements (Quartet)Peter Evans/Travis Laplante duo: Secret Meeting is the first release for the duo of Travis Laplante (tenor saxophone) and Peter Evans (trumpet). This performance is their Philadelphia debut. Laplante and Evans are each devoted to creating multidimensional improvisational spaces, pushing their instruments to the edge in the service of a musical experience that travels beyond the realm of the mind. The deeply mysterious, epic improvisations on Secret Meeting points toward a seemingly ancient relationship between these two boundary-breaking improvisers. Encompassing a vast array of sounds and an umbilical cord-like connection, Secret Meeting embodies profound exhaustion in one moment, as though the players' collective weariness might altogether slump them over, and manages unparalleled vitality and vigor in the next. Through all of these sonic undulations, Evans and Laplante place the listener within a visceral, symbiotic torrent of beauty. Peter Evans is a trumpet player, and improviser/composer based in New York City since 2003. Evans is part of a broad, hybridized scene of musical experimentation and his work cuts across a wide range of modern musical practices and traditions. Peter is committed to the simultaneously self-determining and collaborative nature of musical improvisation as a compositional tool, and works to use the great music of the past as a springboard to forge new directions with his colleagues. His primary groups as a leader are the Peter Evans Quintet, and the Zebulon Trio. In addition, Evans has been performing and recording solo trumpet music since 2003 and is widely recognized as a leading voice in the field, having released several recordings over the past decade. He is a member of several fully cooperative groups, such as Pulverize the Sound, Rocket Science, Premature Burial and is constantly experimenting and forming new configurations of players. Evans' work as a band member extends to groups such as the International Contemporary Ensemble and Wet Ink. He has been commissioned by the International Contemporary Ensemble, Yarn/Wire, the Donaueschingen Musiktage Festival, the Jerome Foundation's Emerging Artist Program and was a 2014 Artist-in-Residence at Issue Project Room in Brooklyn, NY. He has presented and/or performed his music at many major international festivals and has toured his own groups extensively in Europe, Canada and the United States.Travis Laplante is a saxophonist, composer, and qigong healer living in southern Vermont and Brooklyn, New York. Laplante leads Battle Trance, the acclaimed tenor saxophone quartet. He is also known for his solo saxophone work and his longstanding ensemble Little Women. Laplante has recently performed and/or recorded with Trevor Dunn, Ches Smith, Gerald Cleaver, Michael Formanek, So Percussion, Mary Halvorson, Buke and Gase, Darius Jones, Matt Maneri, and Matt Mitchell, among others. He has toured his music extensively and has appeared at many major international festivals throughout the US, Canada and Europe. As a qigong student of master Robert Peng, Laplante has undergone traditional intensive training. His focus in recent years, under the tutelage of Laura Stelmok, has been on Taoist alchemical medicine and the cultivation of the heart. Laplante is passionate about the intersection of music and medicine. He and his wife are the founders of Sword Hands, a qigong and acupuncture healing practice based in Brooklyn, New York and Putney, Vermont.Irreversible Entanglements (Quartet):Keir Neuringer - alto saxophoneMike Watson - bass clarinetLuke Stewart (Washington DC) - bassTcheser Holmes (Brooklyn) - drums"I was myself, trapped, lost in a melody, a thousand notes on fire, and I wondered if I was jazz, 'cause I must be." -Camae Ayewa a/k/a Moor Mother GoddessIrreversible Entanglements is a politically-driven, collaborative free jazz project comprised of members from Philadelphia, New York City, and Washington, D.C. The group formed after a Musicians Against Police Brutality event in NYC (organized by musicians Amirtha Kidambi and Peter Evans) to raise funds for the family of Akai Gurley, a young black father who was slain in 2014 in the stairwell of his home by Peter Liang of the NYPD. With shared politics and roots in free jazz and spoken word traditions, Irreversible Entanglements recorded in August 2015 (Ayewa, Neuringer, Stewart, Holmes, and trumpeter Aquiles Navarro, who is based at the moment in Panama). The group will give its first public performances, featuring Watson of the Sun Ra Arkestra, in spring 2016.links at http://www.museumfire.com/eventsAdmission is FREE
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  • 6:00 PMScreening of the craziest Japanese short anthology film TETSUDON: THE ABCs of FOOL JAPAN, Plus IDOL IS DEAD
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    TETSUDON", one of the most famous foolish film festivasl, made a foolish short anthology film about "Japan" with 26 film directors. Natually, the directors are also foolish or crazy enough so that everyone might wonder if it's really about "Japan" or get a headache at the screening. 

    The ABCs of Japan Fool will show like "A" is about Akihabara through "J" is about J-Horror, "Y" is about Yakuza and "Z" is about Zone!

    Doors open at 6pm

    IDOL IS DEAD starts at 6:30pm

    TETSUDON: THE ABCs of FOOL JAPAN starts at 8:00pm

    Here are the filmmakers of TETSUDON:

    Asakusa - Dir. Bueno 

    Big - Dir. Tomohiko Iwasaki

    Chalkboard - Dir. Itami Rose

    Doll - Dir. Satoshi Imai

    Education - Dir Hideki Oka

    Fujiyama - Dir. Yuuki Mizuno

    Gentleman - Dir. Sen'ichi Tamura

    High Tech - Dir. Junki Sugishita

    Ink - Dir. Takeshi Imura

    J-Horror - Dir. Hiroyuki Keitora

    Kamikaze - Dir. Chung-Man Leung

    Lolita - Dir. Leo Anzai

    Mom - Dir. Hajime Ohata

    Ninja - Dir. Hikaru Tsukuda

    Obake - Dir. Takashi Iitsuka

    Pro - Dir. Sung-Hyun Leung

    Queer - Dir. Devi Kobayashi

    Radio Active - Dir. Tenkaku Naniwa

    Samurai - Dir. Naoyuki Tomomatsu

    Tempura - Dir. Ujicha

    Ukiyoe - Dir. Tatsuya Aoi

    Violence - Dir. Akira Nobi

    What? - Dir. Takeshi Nakazawa

    Zone - Dir. Kiyotaka Taguchi

    Please enjoy it and vote what is the most foolish film for you after the show! For more info later.

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  • 7:00 PMBattle for the Cure
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    Battle for the Cure is a battle of the bands competition hosted by Delta Tau Delta - Omega Chapter to raise money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). JDRF is an organization seeking a cure for Type I Diabetes, a form of diabetes which affects young children. Come see your favorite bands perform as we help transform Type 1 into #typenone.

    Featured Artists: KayvonMusic, Phortissimo, Jahn Rome, Oblivion Her Majesty, RFA, Nearsighted, The Pine Street Shiners, Buster!, and many more!

    For more information, contact Andrew Chang at changand@sas.upenn.edu

    Tickets are $10 and can be purchased HERE

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  • 6:00 PMPhiladelphia Recovery Idol
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    Cheer on and Support Your Favorite Recovery Idol Contestants!

    Five rounds of competitions will be held at several locations around the city with the winner to be announced at the Dell Music Center.

    For more info visit: PhillyRecoveryIdol.weebly.com

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  • 1:00 PMPhiladelphia Poetry Festival
  • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM PHILADELPHIA POETRY FESTIVAL!    •    Sunday, April 24, 2016    •    1:00pm 4:00pmSPECIAL INVITATION TO THE PHILADELPHIA POETRY FESTIVAL The Philadelphia Poetry Festival is coming! Do you run a poetry organization, magazine or poetry series in the Philadelphia area?  If so,  please register for the Philadelphia Poetry Festival 2016 by sending your request via email to philapoetryfest@comcast.net . Include your name, the organization your represent, and a brief summary of what your org does and where and when you do it.   Please use the word "REGISTRATION" in the subject line of your email. Our Format has changed:Each organization will present one poet to represent them, who will read for five minutes.  In the spirit of the event, we ask that organization leaders or editors not read, but choose a poet to spotlight.  There will be an area for the circulation of program brochures, flyers and information about dozens of Philadelphia poetry and writing outlets. Bring your favorite series information to share!  This is the area’s most comprehensive poetry event solely dedicated to celebrating Greater Philadelphia Poetry in all of its manifestations.  Be there or be square!And .... We're in a New Location!   This year's festival will be held atThe Rotunda, 4014 Walnut Street in West Philadelphia.  Join us on Sunday, April 24 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  to experience a unique sampling of the greatest poetry on earth and the greatest poetry community under the sun !    Register now to introduce your favorite poetry org to the greater Philadelphia poetry community OR just come and listen to the spoken word on the 24th! Come and find out about all the other poetry orgs, series, coordinators, and more ..  in the Philly and surrounding areas. Each poetry series or organization will send someone to speak a little about their respective program(s) and will bring one poet to read - to represent them! Best regards,Leonard Gontarek and Eileen D'Angelo
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  • 8:00 PMOuter/InterPlay feat. Elliott Levin, Ed Watkins, Ron Howerton, Tom Lowrey, Dave Hotep, Warren Oree
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    Outer/InterPlay:

    ELLIOTT LEVIN - reeds, words

    ED WATKINS, RON HOWERTON, TOM LOWREY - percussion

    DAVE HOTEP- guitar

    WARREN OREE- bass

    "I think the strains of social and political activism, along with the esthetics of the modern art world which developed into the space and atomic age, is what connects these roots to the futuristic expressions of spirit and soul."

    Elliott Levin: Peace, Poetry & Music

    Elliott Levin is a Philadelphia born and based poet and musician. He studied musical and literary composition at the University of Oregon. He has done further studies with Michael Guerra of the Phila. Orchestra; Cecil Taylor, pianist, composer, poet; Claire Polin, flutist composer; and Odean Pope, saxophonist, composer. Elliott has performed throughout the world with such groups as the Cecil Taylor Ensemble, Harold Melvin & The Bluenotes, New Ghost, Interplay, Talking Free Be-Bop, Odean Pope's Saxophone Choir, Don Preston's Akashic Ensemble, Cee-Knowledge & The Cosmic Funk Orchestra, Alan Silva's Sound Vision Orchestra. He has collaborated in performance with many poets including Miguel Algarin, Bob Holman, Gloria Tropp, Reg. E. Gaines, John Sinclair, Butch Morris' CHORUS OF POETS, Wil Perkins, Frank Messina and David Amram. His original music and poetry can be found on the recordings: OLDUVAI MUSIC ("Or-Om-You'll-Us" 1978), and ILTAR ("Ewe-Doh-Noh-What-Fo'-Kiss" 1979), on TIWA Records. He was the associate producer, composer, and performer for the compilations: POETRY IN PHILADELPHIA (1989), and MUSIC FROM PHILADELPHIA (1990). As producer, composer, performer, in 1990 and 1992, he created two internationally broadcast features for New American Radio.

    In 1993 "Whose Myth...?" was used as the title and as the featured work in a multi-disciplinary event sponsored by The Watts Towers Cultural Center in LA. "Huan" is a poetic/musical duet performed and recorded at The Berlin Total Music Meeting with Cecil Taylor in 1996. "A Bleak, Stark Beauty", and "Northern Liberties" were performed and recorded for The Fire In The Valley Festival in Amherst, Mass. with The Jackson Krall Quintet (1996). THE MOTION OF EMOTION CD was released by the Elliott Levin Quartet in 1998 on CIMP, followed by A FINE INTENSITY, SOUL-ETUDE, ON IN ONONDAGA (Opportunities and Advantages). NEW GHOST: LIVE UPSTAIRS AT NICK'S was released by ESP-Disk in 2006. His first book of poetry, "does it swing?" was published in 1996 by Heat Press of LA. Elliott Levin's musical and poetic inspirations are drawn form the roots of American forms of jazz and blues (along with many other international, cultural, folk, and classical forms) to grow into the more expansive techniques of the extended compositional and improvisational directions of modern innovators such as Cecil Taylor, Sun RA, Frank Zappa, and Don Van Vliet, to cite a few sources of inspiration. For the past 25 years, he has been intimately involved in the integral interplay of the language of music, and the music of language.

    http://elliottlevin.bandzoogle.com/bio

    Admission is FREE 

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  • 4:00 PMWatch & Learn Science. See Dr. Seuss' "Lorax" and Cultivate a Plant
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    Watch & Learn Science. See Dr. Seuss' "Lorax" and Cultivate a Plant

    Join us as we "Watch and Learn" about how 1 voice can make a valuable difference in our World and Environment.  We will explore Science ideas like Endangered Species, Habitat Destruction and Caring for Mother Nature.. Students ( Grade 4-6) will take part in a Science Activity after the Movie, involving:

    choosing their own flower collecting soil and potting their plant decorating their plant pot with their "OWN" ideas about the Lorax Movie presenting their creation if they wish...no pressure

    Light healthy snacks will be provided to temporarily fill those hungry. bellies after school. Each student participant will take home their plant with a plan to save their world !!! :)

    There is NO CHARGE for this event Sponsored by The Rotunda & CSTEP Community Science and Technology Education Project.

    We would love if you RSVPed so we could get a sense of attendance. 

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/watch-learn-science-see-dr-seuss-lorax-and-cultivate-a-plant-tickets-24380803640?utm_term=eventurl_text

    Parents are WELCOME to observe. Seating available.

  • 9:00 PMThe Gathering
  • 9:00 PM - 1:00 AM (nearly every last Thursday)  9pm-1am Established in 1996, The Gathering is the longest/strongest-running truly Hip Hop event in Philly. The 
Gathering IS b-boys/b-girls, pop-lockers, emcees, graffiti writers, 
DJs, men, women, and children of all ages enjoying an organic, 
community-based celebration of The struggle, the Love, and the culture 
of Hip Hop. DJs spin Hiphop, breaks, and funk all night, and there are 
open cyphas, a tag wall, and a featured performance and graffiti panel 
each month. Admission is $3 before 10pm, $5 after 10pm.
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  • 8:00 PMLili Bita's Fleshfire: multimedia performance
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    CONTACT: 

    Ruchama Bilenky, contact@dysfunctionaltheater.com, 267-679-4098

    ABOUT THE SHOWFLESHFIRE is a multimedia performance piece based on the newly revised and augmented text of the widely acclaimed love poetry of Lili Bita, which has been published in book form in its third edition by Somerset Hall Press of Massachusetts.  The performance includes selected poems accompanied by music, dance, and choreographed movements. This mix of genres will express the myriad experiences of love and Eros available to adults of all ages, affinities, and gender identities. 

    TWO SHOWS! Friday April 29, 2016 and Saturday April 30, 2016

    CAST AND CREW

    Lili Bita: readingsHannah Tsapatoris MacLeod: readings and movementBarbara McPherson: hand percussionMichael Romano: dulcimerLori Walsh: stage managementDirected for the stage by Ruchama BilenkyWork from the book FLESHFIRE written by Lili Bita and translated by writer and Drexel University professor Robert Zaller. 

    Both performances are at 8pm and run approximately 75 minutes.This show is recommended for mature audiences. A talkback with the director and cast will take place after each performance.

    Tickets are $15.00 and can be purchased in advance at http://therotunda.ticketleap.com/fleshfire/ or at the door.

    WHY FLESHFIREThe ancient Greeks conceived of Eros as the most vital, creative, and liberating force in human affairs, the source of energy, fertility, enrichment, and joy.  They conceived it as a great force for good, but also as a power to be treated with attention, respect, and ceremonial worship.  We have, in our fragmented society, few opportunities to celebrate this great power and to attune ourselves to its enormous creative possibilities for personal enrichment and social community.  

    Lili Bita remarks, “I have tried throughout my career as a writer and performer to bring Eros to life around me and to create the ground for it in others at any age or time of life. FLESHFIRE, more than anything else I have done, expresses this goal.” . 

    ABOUT LILI BITAGreek-born Lili Bita is one of the few classically trained actresses now resident in America. A native of the island of Zante, she graduated both from the Greek Conservatory of Music and the Athens School of Drama, and holds an M.A. in Drama from the University of Miami. After a notable career in Greece performing classical and contemporary roles for leading directors, she settled in the United States. In this country she has appeared widely on stage, television and radio, and held appointments at several universities. She tours extensively with her one woman shows,"The Greek Woman Through the Ages"," Body Light" and "Freedom or Death."

    Lili Bita has published ten books and chapbooks of poetry, two books of short fiction, a novella, two volumes of translation, and several plays. Her work has been translated into English, French, Spanish, German, and Bengali.

    More information on Lili Bita: http://www.LiliBita.com

    This show is recommended for mature audiences. Tickets are $15.00 and can be purchased in advance at http://therotunda.ticketleap.com/fleshfire/ or at the door.

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  • 8:00 PMLili Bita's Fleshfire: multimedia performance
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    CONTACT: 

    Ruchama Bilenky, contact@dysfunctionaltheater.com, 267-679-4098

    ABOUT THE SHOWFLESHFIRE is a multimedia performance piece based on the newly revised and augmented text of the widely acclaimed love poetry of Lili Bita, which has been published in book form in its third edition by Somerset Hall Press of Massachusetts.  The performance includes selected poems accompanied by music, dance, and choreographed movements. This mix of genres will express the myriad experiences of love and Eros available to adults of all ages, affinities, and gender identities. 

    TWO SHOWS! Friday April 29, 2016 and Saturday April 30, 2016

    CAST AND CREW

    Lili Bita: readingsHannah Tsapatoris MacLeod: readings and movementBarbara McPherson: hand percussionMichael Romano: dulcimerLori Walsh: stage managementDirected for the stage by Ruchama BilenkyWork from the book FLESHFIRE written by Lili Bita and translated by writer and Drexel University professor Robert Zaller. 

    Both performances are at 8pm and run approximately 75 minutes.This show is recommended for mature audiences. A talkback with the director and cast will take place after each performance.

    Tickets are $15.00 and can be purchased in advance at http://therotunda.ticketleap.com/fleshfire/ or at the door.

    WHY FLESHFIREThe ancient Greeks conceived of Eros as the most vital, creative, and liberating force in human affairs, the source of energy, fertility, enrichment, and joy.  They conceived it as a great force for good, but also as a power to be treated with attention, respect, and ceremonial worship.  We have, in our fragmented society, few opportunities to celebrate this great power and to attune ourselves to its enormous creative possibilities for personal enrichment and social community.  

    Lili Bita remarks, “I have tried throughout my career as a writer and performer to bring Eros to life around me and to create the ground for it in others at any age or time of life. FLESHFIRE, more than anything else I have done, expresses this goal.” . 

    ABOUT LILI BITAGreek-born Lili Bita is one of the few classically trained actresses now resident in America. A native of the island of Zante, she graduated both from the Greek Conservatory of Music and the Athens School of Drama, and holds an M.A. in Drama from the University of Miami. After a notable career in Greece performing classical and contemporary roles for leading directors, she settled in the United States. In this country she has appeared widely on stage, television and radio, and held appointments at several universities. She tours extensively with her one woman shows,"The Greek Woman Through the Ages"," Body Light" and "Freedom or Death."

    Lili Bita has published ten books and chapbooks of poetry, two books of short fiction, a novella, two volumes of translation, and several plays. Her work has been translated into English, French, Spanish, German, and Bengali.

    More information on Lili Bita: http://www.LiliBita.com

    This show is recommended for mature audiences. 

    Tickets are $15.00 and can be purchased in advance at http://therotunda.ticketleap.com/fleshfire/ or at the door.

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