• 7:00 PM - 12:00 AM PHREAK N' QUEER 2013 :: OPENING NIGHT EVENT :: TRASH LANDING PNQ 2013 begins with boundary pushing queer art / performance and mad sass! featuring…. SGNLS THE DaQUAN TAMMY FAYMOUS NEEDLES JONES ICON EBONY FIERCE MURMURATION FORBIDDEN COLORS CHARLES COHEN and…. TRASH LANDING MINI-BALL presented by PUMPDABEAT VJ the DJ DJ DELISH KEVIN JZ PRODIGY JUKEBOX THE BEATBOX RUCKUS KAMRON D FEMININE DESTRUCTION MIKE BALTIMORE hosted by…. RUBY L.L. VOYAGER curated by…. evil v TRASH/ART CONTEST…. stay tuned for details! ALL AGES! (but do not expect a family friendly show) $5 cover (no one will be turned away for lack of funds, but please pay what you can as ALL PROCEEDS will go to benefit these AMAZING ARTISTS!) 7pm door EVENT 8PM - 12AM (come early as this event will start promptly and be packed with NOT TO BE MISSED performances!)
  • 8:00 PMJames Bond Variety Show presented by Plutonian Productions in association w/ Envoute: Burlesque Magic; recommended for people 17+
  • 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM RECOMMENDED FOR AUDIENCES 17 YEARS OLD AND UP James Bond Variety Show presented by Plutonian Productions in association with Envoute: Burlesque Magic What Bond flick would be complete without constant action, devious villains, snarky humor, and, of course, lots and lots of Bond girls? This show has all that and more! On August 3rd, come see acts from all over Philadelphia and New Jersey sing, dance, tease, and mystify their way through a 007-themed vaudeville revival show with a ridiculous and entertaining storyline as well as cast like you've never seen before. Hosted by yours truly, Her Majesty's one and only. Admission is $10 RECOMMENDED FOR AUDIENCES 17 YEARS OLD AND UP
  • 6:00 PMThe Fight for Political Prisoners
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM August 8th, will mark the 35th year of incarceration for Political Prisoners the MOVE 9! Join the MOVE Organization as we bring attention to, and call for the freedom of the MOVE 9 and other Political Prisoners who are currently serving unjust sentences in prison. The program is being held on August 7th and will be hosted by Activist and Attorney Michael Coard and includes: Pam Africa, on the fight for Mumia Abu Jamal. Ramona Africa, on the fight for The MOVE 9. Prof. Tony Montero, on the Rizzo years leading up to the Aug. 8th 1978 attack on MOVE. Ralph Poynter, on the fight for his wife, Lynne Stewart. Dequi Kioni-Sadiki, on the fight for her husband Sekou Odinga. The NYC Jericho Movement for political prisoners Johanna Fernandez, on the history of political prisoners. Paulette D’auteuil, on freedom for Leonard Peltier. For more information, contact: 215-386-1165 or
  • 8:00 PMSide Show (1981) and The Wagons Roll at Night (1941); Andrew's Video Vault
  • 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM Andrew's Video Vault FREE Screenings Continuous From 8 PM on the Second THURSDAY of Every Month! This program is made possible through the generous support of the Cinema Studies Program at the University of Pennsylvania. Viewer discretion is advised. AUGUST 8 Side Show (1981 / 98 minutes) A teenage boy runs away from home and joins the circus. There, he witnesses a murder. The Wagons Roll at Night (1941 / 84 minutes) A lion escapes Humphrey Bogart’s carnival and is captured by grocery clerk Eddie Alert whom Bogart brings into the show and eventually makes chief lion tamer. SEPTEMBER 12 West of Zanzibar (1928 / 65 minutes) The ninth collaboration between Lon Chaney and director Tod Browning is a tale of revenge and debasement, wherein an evil English music hall magician is completely devoted to his wife who soon abandons him for an ivory trader. Adventure In Iraq (1943 / 64 minutes) Director D. Ross Lederman’s thriller where five Allied soldiers crash-land in Iraq. They are taken in by a local sheik, but soon begin to suspect that he may not be quite as friendly as he seems to be. OCTOBER 10 The Monster (1925 / 86 minutes) Roland West directs one of the first “mad scientist” films based on a play by Crane Wilbur. West’s movie freely mixes horror and comedy as Lon Chaney uses a “death chair” to transfer the soul of a woman into a man’s body. The Eyes of The Mummy Ma (1918 / 57 minutes) Director Ernst Lubitsch’s Egypt-set thriller about a young painter visiting the cursed tomb of a dead Queen. NOVEMBER 14 Anna Nicole (2011 / 120 minutes) Composer Mark-Anthony Turnage and librettist Richard Thomas’ opera about the busty Playboy playmate who married an octogenarian billionaire. DECEMBER 12 Rope of Sand (1949 / 104 minutes) William Dieterle directs Burt Lancaster, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains and Peter Lorre in a gritty drama about stolen diamonds and double crosses. Jewel Robbery (1932 / 68 minutes) William Dieterle directs the fifth of William Powell and Kay Francis’ seven movies together wherein a robber uses marijuana to make off with coveted jewels. FREE Screenings Continuous From 8 PM on the Second THURSDAY of Every Month! This program is made possible through the generous support of theCinema Studies Program at the University of Pennsylvania. Viewer discretion is advised.
  • 8:00 PMTom Carter / Curanderos / Blood Like Mine; pres. by Alabaster Museum
  • 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM Alabaster Museum Presents: Tom Carter Curanderos Blood Like Mine Tom Carter (New York City): Tom Carter's solo electric guitar work sculpts a rich landscape of immensely-stacked grit and beauty, weaving interlocking strands of melody into towering long-form (and often high-volume) drones. Born barely south of the Mason-Dixon line, and just in time for the Summer of Love, Tom Carter led a decidedly non-hippy existence being shuffled around various farm and mining towns in Maryland and Ohio by his newspaperman father, before finally making his way to Texas in 1985, just in time to watch all the good hardcore bands die. Already obsessed with American pre-punk and British post-punk, Carter dove into the lysergicly spiked musical waters of Texas with both feet, augmenting his guitar skills with unreliable instruments, cranky analog electronics, and disintegrating practice amps. Over the ensuing decades, he refined his evolving ideas of complete tonal immersion (and the quest for the perfect fuzz tone) into a layered sonic toolkit of rough beauty. He now lives in New York City. Although best known for his work with iconoclasts Charalambides, which he co-founded with Christina Carter in 1991, Carter has recently focused on his eponymous duo with No Neck Blues Band co-founder Pat Murano; Sarin Smoke, his duo with Pete Swanson; and his solo performances and recordings, which have increasingly featured visual components - including collaborations with filmmakers Martha Colburn and Margarida Garcia. Carter is well-known for collaborations with other musicians. Major projects include free-rock improvisers Eleven Twenty-Nine (Carter, Marc Orleans, and Michael Evans), Spiderwebs (with Houston improviser Sandy Ewen), Badgerlore (with Rob Fisk, Ben Chasny, Liz Harris, and Peter Swanson), and various collaborative ensembles with Bay Area sound artist Robert Horton. Other fellow travelers have included Marcia Bassett, Christian Kiefer, Paul Flaherty, Tetuzi Akiyama, Shawn David McMillen, Thurston Moore, Dredd Foole, Loren Connors, Pip Proud, Inca Ore, Jandek, Bardo Pond, Starving Weirdos, Ensemble Economique, Steve Gunn, Robert Millis, and Matt Valentine, among many others. Carter has released dozens of recordings in every available format for many different labels, including kranky, Digitalis, Eclipse, Important, Root Strata, and 3-Lobed. His most recent solo release is available on his own Wholly Other imprint, which he has operated since 1995. Curanderos (Philadelphia): Psychedelic improvisational blowout with members of Bardo Pond and Kohoutek. Kosmische raga drone, heavy on the electronics and alien percussion, traversing the same hypnodelic territory both bands are known for. RIYL: Ash Ra Tempel, Agitation Free, Guru Guru, Trad Gras Och Stenar, Taj Mahal Travellers, etc.- bio Blood Like Mine (Philadelphia): "Blood Like Mine is comprised of musicians Rosali Middleman & Geoff Bucknam. Rosali has a voice that could raise the dead, but they would be zombies of love and entirely under her command. Geoff is a prolific musician being an essential member to at least three bands, I know of, Free Energy, Niagara Falls and Blood Like Mine. In Geoff’s living room he has a painted portrait of a man in a white suit surrounded by music styled in a Futuristic vein. I cannot remember who he told me made this awesome portrait, but I recall asking who is that and he said, “That’s me.” - Little Berlin links at
  • 12:00 PMPhilly MADE DIY Fest
  • 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM Philly MADE DIY Fest is an event for all ages filled with food, entertainment, art and crafts. $3 suggested donation at the door.
  • 12:00 PMCall To Action! Philly Education Emergency Gathering
  • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM Call To Action! Philly Education Emergency Gathering 12pm-3pm A mass open call out to parents, teachers, artists, community organizers, organization reps, students, and more to voice opinions on and solutions to the past and present states of local education, and prospects for the near and far future. Admission is FREE
  • 5:00 PMPOSTPONED! Hip-Hop & The Crack Generation: A Film Screening, Open Discussion, and Mixer
  • 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED. NEW DATE TBA. Hip-Hop & The Crack Generation: A Film Screening, Open Discussion, and Mixer 5pm-9:30pm This affair will include a screening of the film "Planet Rock: The Story of Hip-Hop and the Crack Generation", a film that takes a look at the rise of crack cocaine in urban America in the 1980s and it's influence on popular culture, especially in hip-hop music. Following the film, there will be a group discussion hosted by S.Frosty on topics relative to the film. DJ John Morrison of Liberation Movie Night will be spinning an eclectic mix preceding the film screening, and during the mixer session following it. Contact with any inquiries. Film Info:
  • 8:00 PMThe Gathering - screening Wild Style! + DJ Razor Ramon & DJ Foxx Boogie; note special earlier time THIS MONTH ONLY!
  • 8:00 PM - 1:00 AM The Gathering special start time of 8pm THIS MONTH ONLY (next month, we go back to starting at 9pm)! Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the first Hip Hop movie, WILD STYLE, being shown at 8pm, with The Gathering starting afterward at 9:30pm. DJ Foxx Boogie and DJ Razor Ramon spinning Old School Hip Hop Established in 1996, The Gathering is the longest/strongest-running truly Hip Hop event in Philly. The Gathering IS b-boys/b-girls, pop-lockers, emcees, graffiti writers, DJs, men, women, and children of all ages enjoying an organic, community-based celebration of The struggle, the Love, and the culture of Hip Hop. DJs spin Hiphop, breaks, and funk all night, and there are open cyphas, a tag wall, and a featured performance and graffiti panel each month. Admission is $5
  • 6:00 PM[at the 40th Street Field] Spaceship Aloha + Inspyre hoop dancers; 40th ST Summer Series!
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM All concerts will be held at the 40th Street Field, the beautiful green space adjacent to the Walnut West Free Library at 40th and Walnut Streets. All shows begin at 6pm. THESE SHOWS ARE NOT AT THE ROTUNDA. EXPANDED 40TH STREET SUMMER SERIES University of Pennsylvania, University City District (UCD), and The Rotunda are pleased to announce the 2013 (and newly-expanded!) concert calendar for the annual 40th Street Summer Series, the free outdoor performance series in University City. Scheduled for the last Saturdays in May to September, the 40th Street Summer Series will transform the 40th Street Field into a family-friendly center of global sounds and good vibrations. These free outdoor performances will feature internationally-renowned ensembles including Brooklyn Qawwali Party (performing/reworking the music of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan), the whimsicalPhiladelphia Ukulele Orchestra, the Millennial Territory Orchestra (performing the music of Sly and The Family Stone), Spaceship Aloha(featuring Man Man's Chris Powell), The Heavens Atheist Gospel Trombone Choir, and more to be announced. Complimentary (first come, first served) Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream will also be given out during the performances. PLUS! Free face painting, balloon art, and portraits. AND circus antics from Give & Take and fire artists! The 40th Street Summer Series is sponsored by AroundPhilly, BenFM, Ben & Jerry's, Campus Philly, Philadelphia City Paper, Daily Pennsylvanian, Grid Magazine, Homewood Suites, Philly Pretzel Factory, Metro, Philadelphia Weekly, Philly Fun Guide, UC Review, UCNet, and the University of Pennsylvania. Saturday, August 31 | Spaceship Aloha Spaceship Aloha is the vibrant new sonic move from Man Man drummer/producer Christopher Sean Powell. Spaceship Aloha’s performances present a kaleidoscope of lush melodies and joyous electronic rhythms inspired by Hawaii’s musical landscape. Intended for non-stop dancing, the live show is bursting with elements of vivid beats, refreshing sounds, and adventurous improvisation - all performed on an ecosystem of synthesizers, sequencers, electronic drums, and live percussion. This new project continues the wild energy of Powell’s explosive performances in Need New Body & Man Man, with a “future tropical” twist. Philadelphia’s Inspyre will open the evening with breathtaking hoop dancing. Saturday, September 28 | Millennial Territory Orchestra performs the music of Sly & The Family Stone Grammy nominated trumpet-composer Steven Bernstein (Sex Mob) leads his 12-piece ensemble featuring a top-flight roster of talent through the monumental songbook of Sly & The Family Stone to deliver unforgettable fun for all. By filtering the music of Sly and The Family Stone through its own “downtown NYC” aesthetic, MTO illuminates the melodic and harmonic sophistication of this immortal body of work, while upholding the Day-Glo soul and psychedelic funk that’s the backbone for classics like M’Lady, Everyday People, and Family Affair. Admission to all shows is FREE Visit the official website for the 2013 40th Street Summer Series:
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