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  • 7:00 PMThere is Nothing Wrong With You For Artists/Musicians/Performers - Getting Beyond Self-Hate
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    With a culture in which we have to have jobs, children, hobbies, an online presence, friends, etc., we can sometimes feel like we are not good enough. This goes back to childhood. In childhood, we had many pressures coming from being socialized (going to school, being in a family, being part of society) In order to survive we had to adapt how we acted in order to get attention, love, friendship from others. In that process we had to give up a part of ourselves. We learned to dislike the parts of ourselves that formed in this survival process. The one who is quiet to avoid getting yelled at. The one who is non confrontational to avoid getting picked on. The one who pretended to be someone else, etc. This behavior caused us to hate these part of ourselves since they masked out true selves. We stopped being and acting as our true nature. We then hated ourselves for this. This workshop reveals the origin of self-hate, how self-hate works, how to identify it, and how to go beyond it. It provides examples of some of the forms self-hate takes, including taking blame but not credit, holding grudges, and trying to be perfect, and explores the many facets of self-hate, including its role in addiction, the battering cycle, and the illusion of control. 

    I (Rich Wexler) will be teaching and coaching you through this process. I have a bachelors in Psychology and Masters in Education and have been teaching these workshops to other adults in variuos settings. I also have been incorporating into my life for many many years. This book and practice has saved me in many times of crisis and has opened up doors for me to be closer to who I wish to be in the world. 

    http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2403048

    25 slots only.

    * As artists, we have it equally tough because the art allowed us help our true nature to survive, we wrote songs, drew pictures, etc. This became survival for us and we have to make art to survive. The only problem is we can do this in non healthy manners. It can act as a form of addiction to help us avoid the tough parts of life we deal with. We are also not always respected as people since art and artists are not always paid what they are worth or seen as important people in culture. I have always identified as an artist and struggle with these thighs as well. Id you identify as a starving artists or masochistic artists you may start to see how you can be hurting yourself in the name of art.

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  • 8:00 PMTory Lanez + SPZRKT (Spazzy Rocket) + Cousin Stizz
  • 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

    SPEC-TRUM and Jazz & Grooves are teaming up to bring you a night of unforgettable jams.

    Join us at the Rotunda on Nov. 5th for:

    Tory Lanez 

    SPZRKT (Spazzy Rocket)

    Cousin Stizz

    Tickets: $10 adv $15 at the door $20 for non-Penn students

    Doors: 7 pm Show: 8 pm

    J&G X SPEC-TRUM

    Twitter/IG: @UPENNSPECTRUM @jazzandgrooves

    jazzandgrooves.com // soundcloud.com/jazzngrooves

    www.facebook.com/spectrum.upenn?fref=ts

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  • 2:00 PMTORCH Antifa Conference 2015 - panel, film screening, concert
  • 2:00 PM - 11:00 PM

    TORCH Antifa Conference 2015

    This November 7th and 8th Antifa Philadelphia is proud to host the 2nd annual TORCH Antifascist Network conference. The TORCH Antifa network is comprised of autonomous Antifascist groups who share information and resources. We expose, oppose and confront Neo-Nazis, Ku Klux Klan, Anti-migrant and Anti-Choice groups and individuals, as well as other bigots and fascists.

    For more info on our analysis of fascism and our points of unity, as well as contact info for our chapters, go to Torchantifa.org.

    We do not believe that these groups pose a small problem. Thousands upon thousands of act of violence and discrimination are perpetrated in this country by people who belong to these organizations every year. Thousands more by people who may not hold formal membership from fear or laziness but have similar beliefs. These cases are isolated and minimized as much as possible because the media has no interest in vilifying sexists or white supremacists the way they do Muslims, Black people and environmentalists.

    In reality groups like American Freedom Party, Blood and Honor USA and the KKK recruit, train and embolden the “lone wolf” shooters, bombers and bashers. They also profit from it in money and privilege while injecting their racist, sexist and homophobic analysis into the mainstream political dialogue and making any sort of better world impossible.

    The tactics of TORCH and groups like us have proven effective time and time again for years all over the world for neutralizing our enemies organizing abilities and recruiting methods. Because Antifa represent another example of people power trumping state authority, specifically its desire to coddle racists and fascists, repression for Antifascists has become a normal expectation. This, partnered with the danger represented by the Fascists themselves, makes attending this conference all the more crucial.

    We are calling on all Anti-Racists, Anti-Fascists and egalitarians to join us in Philadelphia this fall to Network and socialize and maybe get involved in TORCH.

    This conference will include both a public and private portion. The public portion will be open to all interested (no Fascists, obviously).

    The public section of the conference will take place the afternoon and evening of Saturday November 7th at The Rotunda (4014 Walnut Street) in West Philly. We are very excited about all public events.

    The first event, starting at 2:00 PM on Saturday will be a panel discussion and Q&A. The subject of the talk is “Militant Anti-Fascism and the Black Lives Matter Movement” and will include several Anti-Fascists and Black Lives Matter activists discussing the role that Neo-Nazis and White Supremacists, both in and out of uniform, have played in opposing the Black Lives Matter movement and how Anti-Fascists can counter them effectively.

    Immediately after the talk at 3:00 PM, we will be hosting a screening of “In Memory of Our Friend Ivan,” an hour-long documentary about the life and murder of Russian Anti-Fascist Ivan Khutorskoi who was assassinated in Moscow in 2009. The film was only recently released with English subtitles recently and has not been screened more than a handful of times in the U.S. After the film at 4:00pm we will be showing a short sneak preview of “No Fascist USA,” an upcoming documentary about the Anti-Fascist movement in the United States by a member of Antifa Philadelphia.

    Both those events are free though we will be collecting donations for Anti-Fascists political prisoners and those facing legal repression for Anti-Fascist work.

    We will then be kicking everyone out for a few hours to get ready for the Show of Unity that evening. Doors will re-open at 6:30. 5 bucks to get in which goes to the acts and Antifa prisoners.

    Christopher Walking (Philly Math Punk)

    Autocracy East (NJ Ska-Punk)

    Leisure Muffin (Just listen. We don’t even know.)

    Soul Glo (post screamo)

    Novotore (Chicago Hardcore Hip-Hop)

    Fuck SS (Philly Punk)

    If you or your crew want to table the show e-mail us to set it up.

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  • 10:30 AMRaq Your Love: 2 master classes and an Exquisite Bellydance Show featuring live music by Philadelphia's top musicians!
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    A day of DANCE, a day of LOVE! 

    2 master classes and an Exquisite Bellydance Show featuring live music by Philadelphia's top musicians!

    To register please visit: 

    http://www.eventbrite.com/e/raq-your-love-tickets-17903132752

    Schedule of Events:

    10:30-12:30 - Emotional choreography to Oum Kalthoum - NYLA 

    12:30 - 1:00 - Lunch break

    1:00-3:00 - "Mejance" - An exciting and powerful entrance and beyond choreography! - DALIDA (Texas / Russia) Bring your VEIL! 

    6pm: show! 

    Prices and registration:

    Early Bird - $50 before October 6th, $60 after October 6th

    Take both and save - $85 before October 6th, $100 after October 6th

    Register for both workshops and receive free admission to the show!!!

    To register please visit: 

    http://www.eventbrite.com/e/raq-your-love-tickets-17903132752

    About DALIDA (Europe-Egypt-USA)

    Professional international performing belly dance artist, instructor and choreographer. Winner of numerous international competitions around the world.  Founder and owner of Dalida Bellydance – branches in USA and Russia. Organizer of Oriental dance workshops and concerts. Dalida is a frequent guest at various belly dance festivals around the world – she taught workshops and performed at such festivals as: Nile Group (Cairo, Egypt), Yousry Sharif Festival (New York, USA), RAKSTAR (Miami, Fl), Little Egypt (Dallas, TX), Al Salam (St. Petersburg, Russia), Nour and Yasser Alswery’s festival “Ahlan Moscow” (Moscow, Russia) and others. 

    Dalida started to dance at the age of six. She studied ballet for 10 years in Europe. She also studied folk dance from all around the world, jazz modern, and flamenco. 

    Dalida started her journey in belly dance in 2000. She has studied Egyptian Classical Style, folklore and "Modern Cairo" style bellydance from the best instructors of Egypt: Mahmoud Reda, Aida Nour, Lubna Emam, Ossama Emam, Wael Mansour, Nour, Yasser Alswery, Khaled Mahmoud, Yousry Sharif, Tito, Randa Kamal, Dandash, Mona El Said and may others.

    www.DalidaBellydance.com

  • 6:00 PMRaq Your Love Bellydance gala - live music and dancers galore!
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    A day of DANCE, a day of LOVE! 

    2 master classes and an Exquisite Bellydance Show featuring live music by Philadelphia's top musicians!

    To register please visit: 

    http://www.eventbrite.com/e/raq-your-love-tickets-17903132752

    Schedule of Events:

    10:30-12:30 - Emotional choreography to Oum Kalthoum - NYLA 

    12:30 - 1:00 - Lunch break

    1:00-3:00 - "Mejance" - An exciting and powerful entrance and beyond choreography! - DALIDA (Texas / Russia) Bring your VEIL! 

    6pm: show! 

    Prices and registration:

    Early Bird - $50 before October 6th, $60 after October 6th

    Take both and save - $85 before October 6th, $100 after October 6th

    Register for both workshops and receive free admission to the show!!!

    To register please visit: 

    http://www.eventbrite.com/e/raq-your-love-tickets-17903132752

    About DALIDA (Europe-Egypt-USA)

    Professional international performing belly dance artist, instructor and choreographer. Winner of numerous international competitions around the world.  Founder and owner of Dalida Bellydance – branches in USA and Russia. Organizer of Oriental dance workshops and concerts. Dalida is a frequent guest at various belly dance festivals around the world – she taught workshops and performed at such festivals as: Nile Group (Cairo, Egypt), Yousry Sharif Festival (New York, USA), RAKSTAR (Miami, Fl), Little Egypt (Dallas, TX), Al Salam (St. Petersburg, Russia), Nour and Yasser Alswery’s festival “Ahlan Moscow” (Moscow, Russia) and others. 

    Dalida started to dance at the age of six. She studied ballet for 10 years in Europe. She also studied folk dance from all around the world, jazz modern, and flamenco. 

    Dalida started her journey in belly dance in 2000. She has studied Egyptian Classical Style, folklore and "Modern Cairo" style bellydance from the best instructors of Egypt: Mahmoud Reda, Aida Nour, Lubna Emam, Ossama Emam, Wael Mansour, Nour, Yasser Alswery, Khaled Mahmoud, Yousry Sharif, Tito, Randa Kamal, Dandash, Mona El Said and may others.

    www.DalidaBellydance.com

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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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  • 7:00 PMPoet-tree En Motion: New Moon Fall Fire Festivities
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    Poet-tree En Motion  PresentsThe Fall 2015 Finale!

    Doors Open @ 7pm 

    This ongoing seasonal series features a variety of multi-disciplinary performance, arts & culture presentations including:  Dance/Movement/Theater, Electronic/Acoustic/Underground/Experimental Music, Singers/Songwriters & Poetry/Spoken-word Artists, Circus/Fire/Flow Acts, Live Interactive Visual Arts (painting, installation & projection), plus Jam Sessions & Open Stage/Mic (Sign up on site)…  This last event of the season also offers an opportunity to celebrate the 9 years of Gabrielle de Burke’s (a.k.a. Plum Dragoness) ongoing performing arts residency @ The Rotunda & to support the annual Fundraising efforts of Plum Dragoness Performance Projects! A suggested donation of $5-20 is greatly appreciated at the door & there will be a Silent Auction featuring donations ranging from Antiques & Art, Farm to Table Restaurants, Artisan & Organic Body Jewelry, various Crafters to Goods & Services (Massage/Bodywork/Acupuncture) & etc. Think of this as an opportunity to support local community artists & an opportunity to procure some unique gifting possibilities for friends & family… THANKS FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION & SUPPORT!}   November 11th: Fall Fundraiser & New Moon Fire Festivities!

    Plum Dragoness (a.k.a. Gabrielle de Burke) 

    Resident Performance Artist, Event Organizer & Arts Educator, known for her “unique style” of spoken word/lyrical poetry/vocal flow, dance choreography/ dynamic movement/theatrical flare, fire & flow artistry. facebook.com/4plumdragoness

     GhettoSongBird (& her Roxsploitation Band)

    A Rock-N-Roll singer/songwriter/guitar goddess from Philadelphia, she’s performed coast to coast, received international airplay & played at legendary venues including CBGB's & The Apollo Theater, to name a few. reverbnation.com/ghettosongbird

    7Textures (Featuring Lauren Raske & Friends) 

    A creative multi-media performance group presenting beautiful and unique explorations of flow arts movement & fire dances. From solo shows to full-scale circus productions, they bring powerful presentations into bright light. 7textures.com

    The Garden of Light (Scott Abbot/creator & Lorenda Knisel/performer) 

    This Interactive LED Art Installation will enchant the space, filling it with flickering, ever-changing patterns of lights & music. Participating Artists & audience members are invited to intermingle, collaborate & play!  facebook.com/The-Garden-Of-Light & facebook.com/BellydancebyLorenda 

    Upcoming Event March 2016 (In Honor of Her-story Month)!

    Go to the Poet-tree En Motion Event on FB: facebook.com/events/1523857644572724/

    Join the Poet-tree En Motion Group on FB: facebook.com/groups/116980678334215

    ARTIST BIOS

    Plum Dragoness (a.k.a. Gabrielle de Burke)

    Native to West Philadelphia, Plum is a multi-talented thespian, dancer, martial artist, instructor, poetess and writer who has been involved with performing arts since childhood. She is known for her poetic style, vocal performance, fire dance, flow arts and choreographic flair throughout Philadelphia and abroad. Over the past 15 years, she as toured not only as a solo artist but also as founding member/core performer/assistant artistic director with groups like Archedream for HumanKind, Be-Tru Dance Crew among many others. She has also independently released 2 albums of original work with the project Plum Dragoness & the Elements, known for its fusion of multi-media, live world beat musical infusions & spoken word vocals & lyrical poetry. For the past few years her focus has been with the all female performance group trio she helped bring together known as The Femme-Mynistiques, who are soon to release their debut EP “Here She Comes…” Since 2007, Plum has been a resident performance artist, as well as host and organizer for the successful performing arts series known as Poet-tree En Motion at The Rotunda! This has allowed her the opportunity to share her own creative performances (including collaborative projects she initiated) and work created by a plethora of other unique artists with the west Philadelphia community and beyond! 

    facebook.com/4plumdragoness

    https://vimeo.com/17086511

    cdbaby.com/Artist/PlumDragonessandtheElements

    GhettoSongBird 

    Rock-N-Roll singer/songwriter/guitar goddess from Philadelphia who landed in L.A. in 2002 to record her 1st CD with the help of her mentor Rosa Lee Brooks who wrote & recorded with the Legendary Jimi Hendrix. She took Ghettosongbird under her wings with jam session with musicians who played with Jimi Hendrix, Fishbone, Chaka Khan, Tupac, New Birth, & so many more. She performed in Philly, New York, Delaware, Jersey,D.C., South Carolina, Ohio, with airplay in London, Philly, & New York City, opening up for Veron Reid's new band(Living Colour guitarist), Sonja Sanchez, doing shows with Res & even Santi White of Santigold, playing at Legendary venues including CBGB's, B.E.T.'s 106&Park, The Apollo Theater, to name a few.

    reverbnation.com/ghettosongbird

    facebook.com/The.Official.GhettoSongBird 

    The Garden of Light

    The Garden of Light is an LED art installation and performance space that debuted at the Freeform Arts Festival in 2014. The display was even more magical in 2015 at Freeform and the Return to Roots Gathering, thanks to art grants from both festivals. The Garden is growing! The Garden of Light is an enchanting space filled with flickering, ever-changing patterns of lights set to music where artists are welcome to perform. You may sit next to the Buddha under the LED bodhi tree or cavort with the gnomes and fairies during the day. At night, the space becomes a party filled with bubbles, smoke and snow on the dance floor! We aim to bring The Garden of Light to even more festivals and events soon. The Garden of Light is an art installation created by Scott Abbott, founder and engineer of Open Show, which is a company that provides affordable open-source show control to performing artists. Both the Garden of Light and Open Show were created to help artists grow and perform their art in a dazzling way.

    facebook.com/The-Garden-Of-Light

    facebook.com/BellydancebyLorenda 

    7Textures

    Light is another beautiful dimension which we feature, as entertainment, media production, and, as always, as art. From solo shows to full-scale circus productions, we love to bring a powerfully bright show to your events. Working everything from weddings & galas to festivals & artist showcases to corporate events & commercial media, we perform with a variety of tools and acts tailored especially for you. Our shows include performers, insurance, trained fire safety, and fire permits for public events. 

    7textures.com

    facebook.com/7Textures-LLC

    Admission is FREE! Donations are encouraged and appreciated! 

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  • 8:00 PMMake Way for Tomorrow (1937) and Everybody's Fine (Stanno Tutti Bene; 1990)
  • 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

    Andrew’s Video Vault at the Rotunda 2015

     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.

      November 12 MAKE WAY FOR TOMORROW (1937 / 91 minutes) Heart-rending in its truth and emotional beauty, Leo McCarey’s masterpiece and most personal film was created both as a love letter to his recently deceased father and as an exposé of what can happen to elderly Americans without the support of Social Security (or their children). Orson Welles said of the film: “It would make a stone cry.” EVERYBODY’S FINE [STANNO TUTTI BENE] (1990 / 118 minutes) Marcello Mastroianni gives one of his best performances as an elderly widower who traverses Italy to visit his distant offspring, each of whom had given him an impression of their life which turns out to be very different from the actuality. A powerful and beautiful rumination on the relationship between elderly parents and their adult children. Guest Host and Curator: Mike Zaleski   December 10 PERMISSIVE (1970 / 90 min) At the end of the hippie era, a broke young woman arrives in London and is initiated into the counter-culture and the seedy sex, drugs and rock ‘n roll lifestyle of a groupie. Psychedelic soundtrack by Comus and Forever More.

    DUFFER (1971 / 75 minutes) Joseph Despins and William Dumaresq’s off-beat and lyrical character study of a British teenage boy shuttlecocking between a sadistic old man and motherly prostitute.

     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.

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  • 8:00 PMThe Great Quentini, Neil Feather, Vic Hennegan pres. by Event Horizon
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    Event Horizon Series 

    presents

    The Great Quentini, Neil Feather, Vic Hennegan

    The Great Quentini -

    Playfulness, Respect, Honesty and Hope - My art is about instinct. Whatever disciplinary boundaries I cross are irrelevant to me. I know what I like and I go there trusting that what fascinates me is, in fact, fascinating.

    My art springs from that same playful part of myself that compels me to build sand castles on a beach. Art world angst, which I've always found alienating, is neither my approach nor my goal. Ephemeral art made from readily available materials, improvised music on homemade instruments, and spectacles of buffoonery in the service of magical transformation are my goals.

    I am constructing an alternate reality the way a small boy builds a model train layout.  I reuse cast-off  wood, plastic, metal and rubber junk and glue it all together using instructions from inner sources, a reflection of natural form, and a homage to tribal art.

    I don't seek to replicate reality but rather to create a real emotional sense through gesture.

    I observe the human condition and report back my findings. These reports take the form of expressive vignettes and autobiographical stories from my life.  For convenience I have come to call what I do, Performance Art.  A ten year old boy viewing my performance put it this way, "Don't be afraid, he's just a sacred clown"

    Clowning, theater, poetic writing, animal noises, techno-primitive costumes, and improvised music, are elements that I use --but I blur the boundaries and exist across boundaries. My work is an opportunity to expand the possibility of what is possible rather than a continuation of a venerable tradition.

    I make good-natured art based on my varied interests: philosophy, science, religion, myth, culture, how the brain works, film, primitive art, evolution, drugs, sex, and technological change.  The world is full to the brim with greed, fear, hatred and avarice - I don't want to add to that.  My message is, "Do what you love to the fullest , trust yourself, honor life and Laugh, its good for you." -- Quentin Davisv- a.k.a. The Great Quentini

    Neil Feather - Sound Mechanic Neil Feather has been creating radical and unusual musical instruments for thirty years, and is increasingly known outside of Baltimore as one of the most original musical thinkers of his day. His instruments each embody uniquely clever acoustic and engineering principles, and are visually arresting. The music he plays on the instruments is equally original, embodying new principles and resulting in a nearly alien idiom of music. A founding member of THUS and THE OFFICIAL PROJECT, as well as the leader of AEROTRAIN, he has a long history of collaborative projects and solo concerts.

     Vic Hennegan has been writing, recording, producing and performing electronic music for several years.  As a live performer he has performed at such shows as ?The Gathering Concert Series in Philadelphia, Cyberstock of Los Angeles, Ecstatic Dance,  5 Rhythms Dance,  Soul Motion,Northern California Dance Collective and many other venues around the world.  With computers, samplers, vocals and synthesizers, Hennegan’s instinctive hand creates techno-trance and ambient music in a wildly fun, uplifting spiritual experience that will take your soul on a journey to the center of ecstasy.

    Admission is FREE 

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  • 11:00 AMAction Skills 101 - Know Your Rights Training
  • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

    Action Skills 101 - Know Your Rights Training

    Although targeted to animal rights activists, information discussed in this event will help activists of all types. Included will be speakers from the ACLU of Pennsylvania, Earth First!, and Animal ACTivists of Philly.

    Speakers have direct experience with the police, FBI, and Homeland Security - arrest, jail, and bail proceedings. But of course the goal is to avoid arrest, unless it is important to your campaign. Both courses of action will be covered.

    Topics of discussion include your rights in protest situations and beyond, what to do if you are assaulted, and role play of police interactions.

  • 6:00 PMRoyal Priesthood Artist Reap Awards
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    Attend this Exquisite Affair in your Royal Apparel. Walk the Red Carpet with lights Camera Action ! Royal PriestHood will be televised by Philly Cam/COMCAST/66; VERIZON 29/30. This is our exclusive RED CARPET Award Show. Tickets: 20.00 ; 25.00 at door. Food , Beverage, Entertainment, Prizes and whole lot of fun and laughter. ($10.00 tickets does not include meal) ( 12.00 for platter) vendors..50.00 set up Donation. to perform for this fundraiser Event 1. email Lynndmanagement12@gmail.com 2. up load video of your performance. 3. reserve date for your audition 4. If accepted Make payment. Performers will recieve 3 tickets and a dinner. Register Today!!!

    R&B Group: Corey Wims & Jay Reezy,

    Conscience Rapper: Franchise/ Royal Pineal, Hip-Hop Artist: DomShizz/ShowTime ENT., Artist: 

    Bizzy Basqiet, Gospel: Solomon Graves, Michael Jackson Impersonator: Jalin Johnson , dance 

    Group: The Golden Cheeters,  Gospel Artist: HadjiRocks/Spectrum 7 Productions

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  • 7:00 PMThere is Nothing Wrong With You For Adults - Getting Beyond Self-hate
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    With a culture in which we have to have jobs, children, hobbies, online presesnces, friends, etc. we can sometimes feel like we are not good enough. This goes back to childhood. In childhood we had many pressures coming from being socialized (going to school, being in a family, being part of society) In order to survive we had to adapt how we acted in order to get attention, love, friendship from others. In that process we had to give up a part of ourselves. We learned to dislike the parts of ourselves that formed in this survival process. The one who is quiet to avoid getting yelled at. The one who is non confrontational to avoid getting picked on. The one who pretended to be someone else, etc. This behavior caused us to hate these part of ourselves since they masked out true selves. We stopped being and acting as our true nature. We then hated ourselves for this. This workshop reveals the origin of self-hate, how self-hate works, how to identify it, and how to go beyond it. It provides examples of some of the forms self-hate takes, including taking blame but not credit, holding grudges, and trying to be perfect, and explores the many facets of self-hate, including its role in addiction, the battering cycle, and the illusion of control. 

    I will be teaching and coaching you through this process. I have a bachelors in Psychology and Masters in Education and have been teaching these workshops to other adults in variuos settings. I also have been incorporating into my life for many many years. This book and practice has saved me in many times of crisis and has opened up doors for me to be closer to who I wish to be in the world. 

    25 slots only.

    http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2403059

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  • 8:00 PMNO IDEAS BUT IN THINGS A film about Alvin Lucier
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    No Ideas But in Things - a film about Alvin Lucier 

    "Don't ask me what I mean, ask me what I've made." Inspired by this motto, this documentary accompanies the American composer Alvin Lucier (*1931) on concert travels to The Hague (Netherlands) and Zug (Switzerland). The filmmakers invite Lucier to explain and comment on his works: from his early live electronics performances ("Music for Solo Performer" (1965), and "Bird and Person Dyning" (1975)) - up to the premiere of his ensemble piece "Panorama 2" in 2011. One of Lucier's key works, "I Am Sitting in a Room" (1969), is introduced as a central structuring device in the film. 

    Filmed at his home in Middletown, Connecticut, Lucier offers rare insights into the beginnings of his pioneering works, his time as a member of the Sonic Arts Union, his relations with John Cage and David Tudor, as well as his teaching practice at Wesleyan University. 

    NO IDEAS BUT IN THINGS - this line by the American poet William Carlos Williams is one of Lucier's favorite quotes when he is asked about his artistic attitude. It also reflects the filmmakers' intention to create a portrait of Lucier that is primarily based on his work. 

    Admission is FREE

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  • 6:00 PMPYPM Youth Night: Open Mic and Slam
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    Youth Night

    Youth Night: Open Mic and PYPM Slam Season:

     Every third Saturday of the month, PYPM hosts a youth-led open mic and poetry slam for teens to come and share their work in a safe, uncensored environment.

    Youth must be between the ages of 13-19 in order to participate in the slam.Points accrued throughout the season go towards semis/finals, which determine the six youth who will represent Philadelphia at Brave New Voices International Poetry Festival.All who wish to participate in the slam must register and sign up each month the Monday prior to the slam.  Sign up is posted at 7:00 p.m.All youth must register for the season:  Click here to register for the 2015 – 2016 season All wishing to participate in the open mic may sign up upon arrival.The slam is held at the Rotunda on 40th and Walnut.Doors open at 6:00 p.m.If you have any questions, please contact Vision here.

    To get an idea of how awesome Youth Night really is, check out our highlights from October’s poetry slam in the video here. 

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  • 5:00 PMVegan Potluck open to all!
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    a casual, friendly vegan potluck with nearly unlimited space! a perfect chance to reinvent Thanksgiving dishes or bring something totally new! an opportunity to meet new people and share time with old friends! children welcome!

    Admission is FREE. 

    Please bring one VEGAN dish (no animal products) to share, along with  serving utensil. The Rotunda will provide plates, cups, napkins, etc.

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