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  • 10:00 AMPhiladelphia Skillshare Conference
  • 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

    PLEASE NOTE THAT NOT ALL OF THE SKILLSHARE EVENTS ARE AT THE ROTUNDA. PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BELOW!!!

    Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/670688402952279/778321322188986/?notif_t=like

    The Philadelphia Skillshare is a three-day long do-it-yourself themed event with workshops ranging from home-buying to sexual health to how to knit to knowing your rights in police interactions. We will also have bands on Friday & Saturdaynights after the workshops.  There will be a small charge/donation for conference & show attendance with ALL proceeds going to local non-profits, Earth's Keepers & Decarcerate PA.

    Drawing on a diverse range of speakers from across the city, the conference will provide a space in which the community can come together and learn from each other. 

    While these skills exist within our community, it is difficult to access them, especially for those people who have been most often failed by the education and political systems. The reason for this conference is not just to exchange and educate but also to empower. It is our aim to provide a space in which valuable and applicable skills can be shared simply and transparently. 

    There will be artists selling their crafts, non-profits with information tables, and a Library card sign-up. The conference is a reflection of the knowledge and power we have as a community and the want and need to share it.

      

    Schedule at a glance:

    Friday-Everything at Beaumont

    Saturday-Workshops at The Rotunda & then Show at LAVA

    Sunday-Workshops at The Rotunda

    SCHEDULE: (tentative workshop order, check back for updates)

    FRI, AUG 1: Workshops & Bands ALL at Beaumont

    4:30pm Doors Open, Pickle & Friends Food Available

    5:00pm-5:30pm D.I.Y. Silk Screening! 

    5:40pm-6:15pm An Introduction to Juggling and Equilibristics

    6:30pm-7:30pm Small Business Panel: Local small business owners tell how they got started, tips and stories with Q&A. We'll have a owners of Firehouse Bicycles, Talking Headz, Weckerley's Ice Cream, Fairmount Bikes and Little Baby's Ice Cream!

    SHOW Starts at 7:30pm, also at Beaumont. 

    Benefit Beverages & FOOD

    BAD CANOES, COLLAPSE, EX FRIENDS, TOSKA, PUSHIN' IT 2 THE LIMIT

    More Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1427573654192220/

    SAT, AUG 2

    10am-6pm A full day of WORKSHOPS at The Rotunda. 

    7:30pm-11:30pm A SHOW at LAVA w/ benefit beverages

    NORTHERN LIBERTIES, S.T.A.R.W.O.O.D., THIS WAY CHILDREN, ERIK PETERSON (acoustic), and WESTBORO BAPTIST CHOIR

    More Workshop Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/478520125613889/

    More Show Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1430773840537661/

    SUNDAY, AUGUST 3

    11am-7pm A full day of WORKSHOPS at The ROTUNDA

    More Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/897596816932820/

    WORKSHOPS: (complete list/schedule posted to the main facebook page soon)

    Soap Making 

    A life-saving presentation by Prevention Point

    HPV & Your Health

    Worker's Rights

    Bike Maintenance Workshop

    Sexual Exercise Class

    Student Debt Relief

    Earth's Keepers presentation AND

    DIY plumbing basics for the self-reliant –Skip Roberts

    The Spiritual Side of Cooking – Cindy Miller 

    Relationship Anarchy and Sexual Ethics--Zoe Nesin

    Helping Community Cats (Owned, Stray & Feral) in West Philly – Beth Van Horn

    Demystifying The Home-Buying Process – Kim Wingfield

    The Who, What, Where, When, and especially the Why of the Palestinian/Israeli Conflict --Yoni Kroll

    Medical Studies: How to Successfully Sell Your Body to Science – Yoni Kroll

    D.I.Y. Silk Screening ! - Zack Zubry

    American Fascism and fighting it in the 21st Century - Daryle Lamont Jenkins 

    Keeping Warm - Learn how to knit for yourself and your loved ones! - Andrea Mules

    Small Business Panel: Local small business owners tell how they got started, tips and stories with Q&A. We'll have a Co-Owner from Firehouse Bicycles, Heather from Talking Headz, Jen at Weckerley's Ice Cream, Shelly from Fairmount Bikes and Jeffrey from Little Baby's Ice Cream. 

    Antifa 101: 10 Things I wish I had been told 10 years ago – Tom K

    DIY Zine 101 – Wednesday 

    Terminal Punk: Radical Academics in Theory and Practice- Ed Avery-Natale & Colin Smith

    Surveillance and Subversion tools for poetic and electronic self defense--Emily Abendroth & Dave Onion 

    Defining the Grey- Domestic Violence - Christine Byma & Leah Yarmus

    An Introduction to Juggling and Equilibristics – Andrew Benrubi. 

    Know Your Rights- interacting with police and tenant rights – Penelope

    How to Cook with a Pressure Cooker –Robyn 

    BENEFIT:

    We will ask for $5-$10 Sliding Scale donation for each day of the conference and again for the Saturday night show. Friday show & workshops are combined so donate only once. Pay what you can afford. No one turned away due to lack of funds. ALL of the proceeds will be split between Earth's Keepers & Decarcerate PA.

    http://www.earthskeepers.org/

    http://decarceratepa.info/

    VOLUNTEERS:Your help is needed throughout the event. We'll need help setting-up, cleaning-up and general logistics. If you'd like to help-out in exchange for free admission to the workshops or shows please contact wednesdaydiy@gmail.com. 

    WHO WE ARE:Organized by a VERY small group of friends in West Philly. It won't be perfect, it won't cover everything, but we will try our best to make it a fun, informative time for all. Please contact us directly with any comments or concerns at blackorchidphiladelphia@yahoo.com

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  • 11:00 AMPhiladelphia Skillshare Conference
  • 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM

    PLEASE NOTE THAT NOT ALL OF THE SKILLSHARE EVENTS ARE AT THE ROTUNDA. PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BELOW!!!

    Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/670688402952279/778321322188986/?notif_t=like

    The Philadelphia Skillshare is a three-day long do-it-yourself themed event with workshops ranging from home-buying to sexual health to how to knit to knowing your rights in police interactions. We will also have bands on Friday & Saturdaynights after the workshops.  There will be a small charge/donation for conference & show attendance with ALL proceeds going to local non-profits, Earth's Keepers & Decarcerate PA.

    Drawing on a diverse range of speakers from across the city, the conference will provide a space in which the community can come together and learn from each other. 

    While these skills exist within our community, it is difficult to access them, especially for those people who have been most often failed by the education and political systems. The reason for this conference is not just to exchange and educate but also to empower. It is our aim to provide a space in which valuable and applicable skills can be shared simply and transparently. 

    There will be artists selling their crafts, non-profits with information tables, and a Library card sign-up. The conference is a reflection of the knowledge and power we have as a community and the want and need to share it.

      

    Schedule at a glance:

    Friday-Everything at Beaumont

    Saturday-Workshops at The Rotunda & then Show at LAVA

    Sunday-Workshops at The Rotunda

    SCHEDULE: (tentative workshop order, check back for updates)

    FRI, AUG 1: Workshops & Bands ALL at Beaumont

    4:30pm Doors Open, Pickle & Friends Food Available

    5:00pm-5:30pm D.I.Y. Silk Screening! 

    5:40pm-6:15pm An Introduction to Juggling and Equilibristics

    6:30pm-7:30pm Small Business Panel: Local small business owners tell how they got started, tips and stories with Q&A. We'll have a owners of Firehouse Bicycles, Talking Headz, Weckerley's Ice Cream, Fairmount Bikes and Little Baby's Ice Cream!

    SHOW Starts at 7:30pm, also at Beaumont. 

    Benefit Beverages & FOOD

    BAD CANOES, COLLAPSE, EX FRIENDS, TOSKA, PUSHIN' IT 2 THE LIMIT

    More Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1427573654192220/

    SAT, AUG 2

    10am-6pm A full day of WORKSHOPS at The Rotunda. 

    7:30pm-11:30pm A SHOW at LAVA w/ benefit beverages

    NORTHERN LIBERTIES, S.T.A.R.W.O.O.D., THIS WAY CHILDREN, ERIK PETERSON (acoustic), and WESTBORO BAPTIST CHOIR

    More Workshop Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/478520125613889/

    More Show Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1430773840537661/

    SUNDAY, AUGUST 3

    11am-7pm A full day of WORKSHOPS at The ROTUNDA

    More Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/897596816932820/

    WORKSHOPS: (complete list/schedule posted to the main facebook page soon)

    Soap Making 

    A life-saving presentation by Prevention Point

    HPV & Your Health

    Worker's Rights

    Bike Maintenance Workshop

    Sexual Exercise Class

    Student Debt Relief

    Earth's Keepers presentation AND

    DIY plumbing basics for the self-reliant –Skip Roberts

    The Spiritual Side of Cooking – Cindy Miller 

    Relationship Anarchy and Sexual Ethics--Zoe Nesin

    Helping Community Cats (Owned, Stray & Feral) in West Philly – Beth Van Horn

    Demystifying The Home-Buying Process – Kim Wingfield

    The Who, What, Where, When, and especially the Why of the Palestinian/Israeli Conflict --Yoni Kroll

    Medical Studies: How to Successfully Sell Your Body to Science – Yoni Kroll

    D.I.Y. Silk Screening ! - Zack Zubry

    American Fascism and fighting it in the 21st Century - Daryle Lamont Jenkins 

    Keeping Warm - Learn how to knit for yourself and your loved ones! - Andrea Mules

    Small Business Panel: Local small business owners tell how they got started, tips and stories with Q&A. We'll have a Co-Owner from Firehouse Bicycles, Heather from Talking Headz, Jen at Weckerley's Ice Cream, Shelly from Fairmount Bikes and Jeffrey from Little Baby's Ice Cream. 

    Antifa 101: 10 Things I wish I had been told 10 years ago – Tom K

    DIY Zine 101 – Wednesday 

    Terminal Punk: Radical Academics in Theory and Practice- Ed Avery-Natale & Colin Smith

    Surveillance and Subversion tools for poetic and electronic self defense--Emily Abendroth & Dave Onion 

    Defining the Grey- Domestic Violence - Christine Byma & Leah Yarmus

    An Introduction to Juggling and Equilibristics – Andrew Benrubi. 

    Know Your Rights- interacting with police and tenant rights – Penelope

    How to Cook with a Pressure Cooker –Robyn 

    BENEFIT:

    We will ask for $5-$10 Sliding Scale donation for each day of the conference and again for the Saturday night show. Friday show & workshops are combined so donate only once. Pay what you can afford. No one turned away due to lack of funds. ALL of the proceeds will be split between Earth's Keepers & Decarcerate PA.

    http://www.earthskeepers.org/

    http://decarceratepa.info/

    VOLUNTEERS:Your help is needed throughout the event. We'll need help setting-up, cleaning-up and general logistics. If you'd like to help-out in exchange for free admission to the workshops or shows please contact wednesdaydiy@gmail.com. 

    WHO WE ARE:Organized by a VERY small group of friends in West Philly. It won't be perfect, it won't cover everything, but we will try our best to make it a fun, informative time for all. Please contact us directly with any comments or concerns at blackorchidphiladelphia@yahoo.com

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  • 8:00 PMAndrew's Video Vault screens Chicago (1927) and Don’t Gamble with Strangers (1946)
  • 8:00 PM - 11:30 PM 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 and The Rotunda at the University of Pennsylvania. ****VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED.**** AUGUST 14 Chicago (1927 / 118 minutes) Cecil B. DeMille brings Maurine Dallas Watkins’ iconic play to the big screen. Based on the true story of Beulah Annan, it tells the story of married jazz baby Roxie Hart and the murder of her lover. The inspiration for Ginger Roger’s 1942 movie as well as the classic 1975 Fosse/Kander & Ebb musical. Don’t Gamble with Strangers (1946 / 68 minutes) A pair of crooked gamblers pose as brother and sister to lure in suckers until the charade wears thin and ends in murder. SEPTEMBER 11 Martyrs of the Alamo (1915 / 71 minutes) Playing fast and loose with the facts of history, the founding of Texas is presented in Christy Cabanne’s expansive movie produced by D.W. Griffith. Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull’s History Lesson (1976 / 123 minutes) “Truth is whatever gets the loudest applause.” Robert Altman debunks classic western archetypes and explores the difference between western history and western legend in show biz-obsessed America. With Paul Newman, Burt Lancaster, Joel Grey and Kevin McCarthy. OCTOBER 9 The Goose Woman (1925 / 80 minutes) Ripped from the headlines of the “Hall-Miller” case—a disgraced opera singer with an illegitimate child sees a chance to reclaim the spotlight by insinuating herself as a material witness in a high profile trial. Penn and Teller Get Killed (1989 / 89 minutes) Gleefully morbid comedy from Penn and Teller where, on live TV, Penn Jillette publically asks someone to threaten his life, and the candidates pour in. Co-starring Caitlin Clarke and the great David Patrick Kelly. NOVEMBER 13 Arsenal (1929 / 70 minutes) In Aleksandr Dovzhenko’s drama, a Ukrainian solider returns home after the trauma of The Great War and seeks political reform in his village. The Virgin Soldiers (1969 / 95 minutes) Legendary stage impresario John Dexter’s first film features a bunch of randy soldiers in 1950s south-east Asia as a commentary on then current Vietnam anxieties. DECEMBER 11 Traffic in Souls (1913 / 88 minutes) The dark side of the American experience is illuminated in this examination of two immigrants seduced into prostitution by nefarious pimps and flesh traffickers. Wild Oranges (1924 / 88 minutes) An escaped prisoner terrorizes a political exile and his granddaughter in director King Vidor’s Florida-shot thriller. 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 and The Rotunda at the University of Pennsylvania. ****VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED.****
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  • 8:00 PMTaina Asili y la Banda Rebelde and Monica McIntyre
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    Taina Asili y la Banda Rebelde and Monica McIntyre will be reuniting in the place where they met, Philly, for a special night of performances!

    Taina Asili, based in Albany, NY, will be celebrating the release of her latest album "Fruit of Hope". Her group Taina Asili y la Banda Rebelde combine powerful vocals with an energetic fusion of Afro-Latin, reggae and rock, inspiring audiences to dance to the movement of rebellion.

    Monica McIntyre, based in New Orleans, seamlessly blends: Blues, Soul, Classical, Jazz, Reggae and Middle Eastern sounds with the unique cello techniques of: slapping, plucking and strumming, into an unforgettable musical landscape.

    8pm doors / 8:30pm show

    Admission is $10-$15 sliding scale

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  • 8:00 PMRafiya's 2nd Annual Benefit Concert feat. super duper lyricist Su Picasso!
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    Come enjoy a night of music at Rafiya's 2nd Annual Benefit Concert featuring super duper lyricist Su Picasso!!

    A portion of the proceeds will go to EHOBO (Empowering Humanity One by One), a non-profit dedicated to the health care and education of children and women in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

    Don't miss this concert for a cause!

    FeaturingRafiya and Su PicassoRAFIYA

    Rafiya was born in Los Angeles to Congolese parents. Due to her father’s career, she traveled extensively during her formative years: living in Congo (Democratic Republic), the Cape Verde Islands, Benin, Senegal, Guinea, Barbados and Ivory Coast. She moved to Philadelphia in 2001 to attend Temple University where she double majored in Sociology and Spanish, and graduated in 2006 with honors. While attending school full-time in the aforementioned nations, Rafiya found time to work with local artists, absorbing their techniques and wisdom all the while enriching her sound. She has worked with Oscar Kidjo, recorded in Youssou N’Dour’s studio and toured France and North Africa with French rap star, Mokobe. Every passing collaboration, studio session and performance strengthened her ever-present belief that she would be spending her life making music; making people smile, dance and think. Rafiya released her “Amazing” debut in 2010 to great acclaim from domestic and international soul music aficionados. She premiered a single which celebrates her African heritage, “Where I’m From,” in May 2012 and is back in 2014 with a new song “My Number” which will establish her as the next major artist. Her new album is scheduled for release in the summer of 2014. Rafiya writes and sings about the human experience in French and English but regardless of your native tongue her passion translates itself in the melody. Parlez-vous Rafiya?

    SU PICASSOA rose is a flower loved by millions and when given is used to signify many sentiments and emotion of affection. It is beautiful but has thorns that will prick you if you don’t handle it with care. just like a Rose, artist Su Picasso, born Kajad Alobeyo, uses music to tell stories that evoke emotion which paints images that make his music relatable to a mass audience. Kajad Alobeyo was born in the Democratic Republic of Congo, located in Central Africa. His mother and father moved their family of seven and relocated to Philadelphia when Kajad was just a young boy to give their starting line of boys a chance to live the American Dream. Kajad, the middle child in a family of 5 boys, used writing poetry as a way to express himself. He began writing at a young age, about his struggle, love and everyday life as he knew it. It wasn’t until one of his older brothers noticed his talent that he really began to share his poetry. His brother was into music and encouraged Kajad to let music be the backdrop to his engaging storytelling, at the age of 13, the gifted buy shy Kajad agreed and began rhyming over beats and sharing with his friends in school. The positive response from classmates helped him break out of his shell, he went from writing to entering cyphers in high school showing his talent by free-styling where he became popular and known for his poetic structure. He was good, devouring his opponents, one by one. Those who decided to battle Kajad were known for killing their own high school rap careers, committing rap suicide and Kajad’s fans began to call him Suicide for that reason.  Suicide had a sound and a look that crossed different genres and was encouraged to look outside the box of just hip hop and explore other musical sounds. It wasn’t until meeting music executive Damon Eden, who signed B.O.B, that he finally decided to give it a try. The rose was blooming! In 2012, with the help of his team, Su Picasso put together his first concert at the infamous studio and concert hall in Philadelphia, Sigma Sounds. He was beyond excited to fill the space, selling over 300 tickets. Su Picasso’s first concert, was sold out. He was motivated and encouraged, he knew he had the ability to impact people in a positive way. He told stories, painted pictures, and brought tears through his form of art and he was going to continue this journey. In 2014, the grind doesn’t stop. Su Picasso continues to work, touring cities globally sharing his art with those around the world. His most recent performances were in Japan and Tokyo. His garden of followers and fans on social networks such as Twitter, Youtube, Facebook and Reverbnation continue to grow worldwide and this flower continues to bloom. You will see often see Su wearing a rose in many pictures and at his shows symbolizing his personal growth and his professional career. Su Picasso’s style and effect on his audience is just like the rose of many colors and sentiments. Look to see more of Su Picasso has he begins his movement and tour “Love and Music”

    Admission is $8 on Event Brite; $10 at the door
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  • 11:00 AMThe First Annual Philly Anarchist Bookfair
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    The First Annual Philly Anarchist Bookfair!

    Confirmed Vendors:

    Under The Pavement

    Educating for Action & The Terrorization of Dissent

    Not Applicable Distro

    A Boulder on the Tracks

    NYC Anarchist Black Cross

    Cal Press

    LAVA

    Re-acción libre

    patrokolos projects

    Lehigh Valley IWW

    AK Press

    Negate City

    Book & Beets

    Little Black Cart

    Marcellus Shale Earth First!

    Anarcho-Syndicalist Review/Bindlestiff Books

    Black and Green Press

    Red Emma’s

    A lyst Catalyst

    The Wooden Shoe

    Speakers/Workshops/Discussions

    The Problem with Pessimism with Don

    Building Community Power in the Shalefields of Pennsylvania with Zora Gussow

    Extending the Eros Effect: The Vibe and Global Insurrections with Jason Del Gandio

    Capital as Fluid/Nation-State as Ice: A post-left review of where we are now and what to look for with Paul Z Simons

    Anarchist Introduction to Protest Tactics with Nila

    Participatory Workshop: Winning Campaigns and Defeating Our Enemies! with Zach Hershman

    Anarchist Economics with Jon Bekken

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  • 9:00 PMThe Gathering
  • 9:00 PM - 1:00 AM (nearly every last Thursday)  9pm-1am Established in 1996, The Gathering is the longest/strongest-running truly Hip Hop event in Philly. The Gathering IS b-boys/b-girls, pop-lockers, emcees, graffiti writers, DJs, men, women, and children of all ages enjoying an organic, community-based celebration of The struggle, the Love, and the culture of Hip Hop. DJs spin Hiphop, breaks, and funk all night, and there are open cyphas, a tag wall, and a featured performance and graffiti panel each month. Admission is $5
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  • 7:30 PMPhilly Summer Rock Showcase
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    Kandy Kane Productions Presents: 

    PHILLY SUMMER ROCK SHOWCASE

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    \\\ Old Scratch ///

    Pure garage rock, psychedelic sensibility and futuristic fuzz. Heavy and heady sounds to elate. 

    http://oldscratch.bandcamp.com/ 

    \\\ Dead Tenors ///

    Your favorite round-about Philadelphia musicians, genuinely vigor melodies and sweet power. 

    http://deadtenors.bandcamp.com/

    \\\ Senium ///

    Ultimate stage of life, loud and absolutely astonishing. Latest album, “You’re Not From Here” is a must-listen. 

    http://senium1.bandcamp.com/

    \\\ Mock Suns ///

    Spacey and harmonious, brilliant art direction and sonic sounds. Creativity at its finest. 

    http://mocksuns.bandcamp.com/

    \\\ Kind of Creatures ///

    Fun and energetic rock, dance inducing and magnificent vision of great charm. 

    http://kindofcreatures.bandcamp.com/

    \\\ Village ///

    Current primary champions of superior sound. Influenced by the likes of Band of Gypsys, Blue Cheer and Electric Wizard, Village proves to be the extension of the long lost true psychedelic – fuzz sound of the 60’s and 70’s. 

    http://villageband.bandcamp.com/

    \\\ Snoozer ///

    Snoozer marks a fantastic return of true alternative rock music. Consisting of a rhythm section powerful to have you sway and swoon, with the primal Primus influenced bass and remarkably driven by the sounds of Shonen Knife and Sonic Youth, Snoozer is set to gratify the personable listener of true rock music.

    http://snewzer.bandcamp.com/

    Join the newest and most righteous event sure to rock your socks off and then some. Inspired by the remarkable musical genius emanating from the surrounding Philadelphia region, the showcase will capture the future of rock and roll with seven local bands each possessing a unique signature and fantastic direction. Start Labor Day weekend right at The Rotunda with a show strong enough to revitalize genuine rock music. 

    Admission is $5

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  • 6:00 PM40th ST Summer Series presents Nation Beat w/ Highwater Preachers
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    40th Street Summer Series| June 28, July 26, August 30, September 27

    THIS EVENT IS OUTDOORS AT THE 40TH STREET FIELD, 40th Street between Walnut and Locust. 

    IT IS NOT AT THE ROTUNDA! 

    Rain or Shine. 

    Each summer UCD, Penn and The Rotunda invite internationally-acclaimed ensembles—such as the Millennial Territory Orchestra and the Sun Ra Arkestra— to play free outdoor concerts that capture the soul of the neighborhood. Since its beginning, the 40th Street Summer Series has enlivened the 40th Street corridor (now home to Distrito, HipCityVeg, RAVE Cinema, Ben & Jerry’s, and more) during the typically slow summer months by increasing patronage at nearby retailers and building upon the existing vibrancy of 40th Street, while providing entertaining, enriching and safe outlets for families, visitors and students.

    In addition to live music, there is a face painter, balloon artist, human circus acts such as juggling and tight rope walking, fire artists (after the music), and free samples from Ben & Jerry's. 

    August 30

    Nation BeatThe heartbeat of Nation Beat’s sound lies in a deliciously original 21st century fusion between thunderous Brazilian maracatu drumming and New Orleans second line rhythms. It is also the vibrant force of their explosive live show, which is frequently known to burst into crowd-wide Carnival-style drumming and singing. Nation Beat’s audacious energy seamlessly bridges folkloric Brazilian maracatu with classic NOLA roots music attracting an ever-growing legion of fans from across a wide demographic. Nation Beat plays the best kind of fusion in the world, the kind that doesn't try to fuse anything. An American/Brazilian collective, Nation Beat belongs to both sides of the equator.

    The Highwater PreachersThe Highwater Preachers have been raising eyebrows in the burgeoning local bluegrass scene with their fresh takes on classic mountain songs, incorporating precision picking and soulful vocal harmony. Led by the remarkably accomplished Sarah Larsen on fiddle, this troupe of young pickers (featuring members of Sour Mash, the David Wax Museum, and the White Bark Pine) carries the torch of hard-driving traditional bluegrass music.

    September 27

    Man Man!!!!

    - See more at: http://universitycity.org/40th-street-summer-series

    Admission is FREE

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  • 3:00 PMSpeciesism: The Movie
  • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    This event is sponsored by The Humane League.

     Synopsis: 

    Modern farms are struggling to keep a secret. Most of the animals used for food in the United States are raised in giant, bizarre “factory farms,” hidden deep in remote areas of the countryside. Speciesism: The Movie director Mark Devries set out to investigate. The documentary takes viewers on a sometimes funny, sometimes frightening adventure, crawling through the bushes that hide these factories, flying in airplanes above their toxic “manure lagoons,” and coming face-to-face with their owners.

    But this is just the beginning. In 1975, a young writer published a book arguing that no justifications exist for considering humans more important than members of other species. It slowly began to gain attention. Today, a quickly growing number of prominent individuals and political activists are adopting its conclusions. They have termed the assumption of human superiority speciesism. And, as a result, they rank these animal factories among the greatest evils in our history. 

    Speciesism: The Movie brings viewers face-to-face with the leaders of this developing movement, and, for the first time ever on film, fully examines the purpose of what they are setting out to do.

     “When I entered the theater to see Mark Devries’s film Speciesism: The Movie I was a speciesist. When I came out I could no longer justify the treatment of animals with any rational arguments because they were all demolished in this brilliant and compelling film. The intellectual debate over speciesism is now over. …  It’s the best of the animal rights documentaries.” – Michael Shermer, monthly columnist for Scientific American, publisher of Skepticmagazine, adjunct professor Chapman University, and author of Why Darwin Matters

    Admission is FREE

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