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

    Action Skills 101 - Know Your Rights Training 

    (1) We will not play the video. However, we strongly encourage everyone to watch it at least once before the training. The video can be found at

    (2) We will have a split format of one hour of training and one hour of role play.

     We will have a fifteen minute break in between. 

    If you have any specific topics you would like to have included in the training, please email Marianne at Our current topics include (1) how to plan a demonstration, (2) what is legal and what is not, and (3) dealing with police.

    Admission is FREE 

  • 4:00 PMThe Philly MAC-Down - Best VEGAN Mac & Cheese in the City!
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    Interested competitors, the entry application form is LIVE at! Enter between now and March 30th! We'll be reviewing submissions as received. Selected competitors will be notified on March 31st. The official list of competitors will be announced on April 1st!

  • 6:00 PMMusicians and Artists Society public meeting
  • Thumb 12957654 10154115692374806 8665179010436101054 o 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM The second meeting of the Musicians and Artists Society! Last meeting was an introduction. This one is about putting things in motion. Events, Organizing, Resource building etc. Bring business cards, flyers of your upcoming projects, etc. For inquiries, to join the mailing list, or if you want to offer some of your energy in preparing shoot an email to
  • 6:00 PMChancellor Street- The Spirit of the American Dream, Film about Child Welfare and Foster Care Problems + Why Black Guys Cry in the Dark
  • Thumb chancellor street  the spirit of the american dream 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM News Release:For Immediate Release “Free Showing of Film about Child Welfare and Foster Care Problems” Foster Care, juvenile delinquency and child homelessness has been a hot and heavily discussed topic in the community and the media. Think TwYce Production, a local newly emerged film production company, tackles the issue with the premier of “Chancellor Street- The Spirit of the American Dream.” This documentary takes a piercing look into the lives of three families that were torn apart by the Philadelphia Child Welfare System, commonly known as Department of Human Services (DHS) and the resilience that birth out of their years challenge and coping with all the rollercoaster moments. The film depicts the victory that can be found through the adversary of one’s inflicted challenges, which was tied into the birth of this great country during the Revolutionary War of April 19th 1775 to September 3rd 1783, when Great Britain forced its social injustice on the 13 colonies.The Film screening will be held from 6pm to 7pm. Doors open at 5:30pm. The event is FREE and open to the general public. However, RSVP is encouraged due to limited seating. Audience will screen a 45-minute Film followed by a panel discussing with the featured families.   Cleous G. Young, the creative mind and engineer behind the film was impacted by the many families that shared the same psychological pain but different traumas of illegally losing their children to the foster system. Young, a long time playwright of different social issues (bullying, homelessness and trauma), felt the need to use his creative writing ability to bring this matter to the platform. Young, a former member of the Clinton Global Initiative and a recent Human Services & Psychology December 2015 graduate from Chestnut Hill College, knew immediately that the stories he heard wasn’t aligned to the definition of human services; an interdisciplinary commitment to improving the overall quality of life of service population. Therefore, he felt it appealing to utilize his degree in a manner that emphasize the basic value of Human Services; grow and develop families and communities. The film premiers is a follow up to Young’s former involvement with the Clinton Global Initiative and his community commitment to child-safety. Groups, individuals, organizations and agencies who would like to attend the film screening or bring members of their constituents and families should contact or 215 715 2323.  After this film, we present Why Black Guys Cry in the Dark a staged adaptation that addresses issues and answers regarding Black male lives matter.Created by Maurice HendersonAdmission to this portion of the evening is FREE with a coupon that you can acquire by contacting Maurice at 267-230-0317 or
  • 8:00 PMEvent Horizon pres. Dan Malloy, Jair-Rohm Parker-Wells, Chuck van Zyl
  • Thumb may 6 8:00 PM - 11:30 PM Event Horizon SeriespresentsDan Malloy, Jair-Rohm Parker-Wells, Chuck van Zyl


    Dan Malloy - A Philadelphia instrumental guitar player who has played over 100 shows since 2005. He is always looking for ways to expand his sound. Starting out primarily as an acoustic player, he soon started playing electric guitar and added a delay pedal, then another and then another. Nowadays his sound is built on multiple loops with the occasional use of reverse reverb and pitchshifting.

    Jair-Rôhm Parker Wells (born October 13, 1958) is an American Free improvisation bassist (bass guitar and electric upright bass), composer and conceptualist. He is one of the founding members of the improvising band Machine Gun which featured Thomas Chapin. He resided in Stockholm, Sweden from 1985 until 2010. Presently residing in Bangkok, Thailand, he has been active internationally as a promoter of improvised and experimental music performing and recording extensively. He has collaborated with Karl Berger, Daniel Carter, Jaron Lanier, John Sinclair and Tony Scott among others. Raised in southern Germany, Jair-Rôhm moved to New York in 1978. After touring the United States for a year with a top forty band he attended Tulane University in New Orleans. While at Tulane, he regularly performed with local jazz and rhythm and blues artists. He also performed as a member of Tulane University's Tulanians, met and studied with Richard Payne (the first person to record with the electric bass) and discovered the music of Harry Partch. He returned to the New York area in the fall of 1980 where he met and started work study under saxophonist/composer Ken Simon. During this period Jair-Rôhm also met Anthony Braxton and became involved in the study of his music. In 1982 Jair-Rôhm founded his own experimental music/theater group GLASS THOUGHT THEATER ENSEMBLE. Between 1982 and 1983 he was composer in residence at the New York Theater Ensemble (New York, N.Y.) where he wrote and produced a trilogy of progressive"operas". He received a MEET THE COMPOSER grant in 1983. From 1984 - 1985 he was resident in New Jersey where he continued composing and playing the bass. He was a founding member of the New Brunswick Jazz Musician's Collective (New Brunswick, N.J.) for which he composed and performed many significant works for various ensembles. (from the Wikipedia article)

    Chuck van Zyl - Philadelphia area Spacemusician Chuck van Zyl, best known as host of STAR'S END (WXPN's renowned radio program of spacemusic dreamscapes) and as coordinator of The Gatherings (Philadelphia's premiere concert series of innovative music), Chuck van Zyl has also been making his own unique style of electronic music since 1983.

    Over the course of his musical existence Chuck van Zyl has developed a signature exploratory style. By blending the primitive machine beauty of classics like "Ricochet" (1975) by Tangerine Dream with the highly formed values of more recent groups such as Redshift and Arc, his solo studio works are the result of a persistent creativity.

    With a solid melodic invention, atmospheric modulations and heroic shifts in tonality, van Zyl masterfully realizes the fascinating patterns, riffs and pulses that dominate his live concerts. As the music forms, climbs and sustains, listeners are pulled into a highly distinctive mindscape. Tone patterns weave and collide as go-for-broke keyboard lead lines dance high above - all the while blissed-out synthetic strings and Mellotron choirs draw long lines across a cool digital plane.

    Chuck van Zyl is completely at home in this endlessly inventive genre, offering ample muscle for the adventurous, archaic modulations for the experimentalist and dreamy floating space for the cloudwalker.

    Admission is FREE

  • 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! 


    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

  • 8:00 PMAndrew Video Vault screens LOOKIN’ TO GET OUT (1982 / 120 mins) and SECOND HAND HEARTS (1981 / 102 mins)
  • 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. 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 & 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 & 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 & 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 &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
  • 8:00 PMCraig Liggeons Presents MY LIFE IN 19inches
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    MY LIFE IN 19inches is Craig Liggeons' hit One-Man show about one man's love of TV. Spanning 40 years in the life of a TV addict, the show begins on a Saturday morning in 1973 and travels through the 80's, 90's, and right up to today. Along the way Craig offers up hilarious and insightful observations on how we've changed the way we look at TV, and more importantly, how TV has changed the way we look at each other.

    Preston Elliot of The Preston & Steve Show on 93.3 WMMR called it "A laugh out loud funny show for any TV junkie that will leave you with some serious food for thought as well! It was awesome!"


    NO KIDS!!

    Tickets: $10 in advance online and $15 at the door. Advance tickets available HERE

  • 10:00 AMThe Asian Karaoke Idol Invitational TAKII 21 - Anniversary
  • 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM The Asian Karaoke Idol Invitational TAKII 21 - Anniversary Pop Asian festival in the sanctuary (enter on Walnut Street) and back space.Maid cafe, cosplay, video game tournaments, etc etc. 10am-10pm, May 14 and 15More Details to come.Admission is FREE
  • 10:00 AMThe Asian Karaoke Idol Invitational TAKII 21 - Anniversary
  • 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM The Asian Karaoke Idol Invitational TAKII 21 - Anniversary Pop Asian festival in the sanctuary (enter on Walnut Street) and back space.Maid cafe, cosplay, video game tournaments, etc etc. 10am-10pm, May 14 and 15More Details to come.Admission is FREE
  • 7:30 PMTHE OUTLET - Mixed People / Danielle Grubb / Jakeya / Beatpeace
  • Thumb 13115965 1087158454683668 8623020215431804535 o 1 7:30 PM - 11:00 PM THE OUTLET - Mixed People / Danielle Grubb / Jakeya / BeatpeaceTHE OUTLET is a new quarterly music event, sponsored by Mixed People LLC, that features local, national, and international indie bands and artists. The Outlet provides a space for freedom of artistry, as well as, culture, love, and unity through music.Featuring:Danielle Grubb PeopleDoor: $10 / 7:30pmAges: All (mature audience)social media
  • 8:00 PMBowerbird pres. LE RÉVÉLATEUR, live score by Mary Lattimore and Jeff Zeigler
  • Thumb rev1 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM BowerbirdpresentsLE RÉVÉLATEUR with live score by Mary Lattimore and Jeff ZeiglerBowerbird is pleased to present an encore screening of Philippe Garrel's visually arresting silent film Le Révélateur, performed live with an original score by Philadelphia's own Mary Lattimore and Jeff Zeigler. Le Révélateur was one of the first films of the Zanzibar group (a coterie of mostly French artists and filmmakers who began making experimental films in the wake of the May 1968 student protests) which exemplified the radical approach of the new generation of French filmmakers. Shot in stark black and white, Le Révélateur is a claustrophobic vision of escape, both literally and metaphorically. Mary and Jeff were invited to compose and present a live score to a silent film of their choice in Marfa, Texas on December 30, 2013. They chose Le Révélateur. Jeff plays a Korg Mono/Poly, guitar, and melodica through effects, and Mary plays a Lyon and Healy pedal harp through a Line 6 DL4. ABOUT THE ARTISTSMary Lattimore is a classically trained harpist whose collaborations have seen her working with such esteemed luminaries as Kurt Vile, Meg Baird, Thurston Moore, Ed Askew, Fursaxa, Jarvis Cocker, and the Valerie Project. On her debut record, The Withdrawing Room, she found a worthy sideman in Philadelphia's Jeff Zeigler, whose contemplative Korg echoes and holds a mood for Mary's runs. Jeff Zeigler has amassed quite the resume in recent years, between his space-rock outfit Arc in Round and his production work for local luminaries Kurt Vile, Purling Hiss, and The War on Drugs. Zeigler's also been expanding into the solo and collaborative experimental zone, playing solo shows with Lattimore and opening for English ambient artist Benoit Pioulard. Admission is FREE
  • 10:00 AMIN THE SANCTUARY! Tape Mural Marathon - make a giant mural out of tape!
  • Thumb 13047749 10156751737080532 3746379393991303443 o 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM Help make a community mural during a two day MURAL MARATHON at The Rotunda Sanctuary Space (enter on Walnut Street). ALL ARE WELCOME! We'll be making a mural out of - you guessed it - TAPE! So come bring some creativity on SAT May 21 or SUN May 22, both days 10AM - 10PM
  • 1:00 PMABC 4 CHOP event to save kids with cancer
  • Thumb 13244133 10153605746278027 2362993563518566248 o 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM A Variety of child friendly acts, carnival games, and prizes to help support the cancer center at CHOP. acts include singers, musicians, dancers, karate, pet acts, vaudeville, and a video from the kids at CHOP. Free juice boxes for kids, water bottles for adults and fresh Philly Pretzels. Last year we raised over $8000. This year help us raise even more!Tickets only $25 adult, $15 under 18yo, or Family special $50 for 4 ( 2 parents, 2 kids). Use CC online or simply bring cash/check on day of event. Direct link to CHOP fundraising page is below. Fundraiser team ABC 4 CHOP:
  • 5:00 PMCasual Community Vegan Potluck!
  • Thumb 12898224 10156640841690532 4464601588713175251 o 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Please join us for a vegan potluck just like the super fun ones we have hosted here in the past! Children are welcome and encouraged to come. We can accommodate dozens of folks and really want to encourage you to bring guests as well as meet new people. Please bring a small vegan dish of your choosing, a card or sheet of paper listing your ingredients, and a serving utensil. Just a couple of notes: The Rotunda doesn't have a kitchen, so please bring your dishes ready to serve. We won't be able to heat up anything, freeze anything, etc. We also can't guarantee enough outlets for crock pots and the like. In addition, The Rotunda will provide disposable or compostable plates, forks, knives, spoons, cups, and napkins but you're more than welcome to bring your own reusables! Admission is FREE; we will be accepting free-will/totally optional donations for a group who is working hard to end the unnecessary and cruel practice of pig chases!AND mark your calendars for a vegan ice cream social and dog pool party on Sunday June 5: a full, delicious, gourmet vegan brunch by Lenka Zivkovic right here on Sunday June 12!
  • 6:30 PMGoddard College MFA Q&A
  • Thumb 13119881 10208335005466213 2896360495104973652 o 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM Goddard College MFA Q&AFree food at 6:30 • Chat at 7:00 PMGoddard College’s low-residency Master of Fine Arts in Interdisciplinary Arts (MFAIA) engages artists from various fields to work across disciplines, both individually and in collaboration with peers. One of the only graduate programs committed to art created within the context of one's own experience and creative practice, the MFAIA supports artists with diverse experiences and goals ranging from the social and political, to the aesthetic, spiritual or autobiographical. Goddard’s low-residency model makes this possible for those whose art already lives in the world, integrating your art with your work and your life.Come hear from your fellow Philadelphians who’ve enrolled at Goddard about why we love this program and how you might love it too. We’ll feed you delicious food and answer all your questions. We may even entice you with pictures of Vermont and a little discount on tuition.Hope to see you here!Free food at 6:30 • Chat at 7:00 PM
  • 7:00 PMSquare Dance with Corn Potato String Band
  • Thumb 13161698 1069820229727827 6196589036300657254 o 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM The Corn Potato String Band comes back to West Philly to play and call a dance! No experience necessary!7-10pm $5-10 suggested donation, no one turned away! AboutThe Corn Potato String Band has earned high praise in traditional American music, keeping old time fiddle and banjo music from a one-way trip to the dustbins of history. Theirs is a story of struggle, hard knocks and triumph. Essentially unable to cope with modern life, the members of this band are outcasts of society who survive by playing the lost music of the flatlands where they were raised.The Corn Potatos have delighted audiences with their driving fiddle tunes and harmonious singing across the US, Canada, Europe, Mexico, and India. They are all multi-instrumentalists dedicated to continuing the music and dance traditions of the Central and Southern US. In addition to being champion fiddlers they play banjo, guitar, bass and mandolin and deftly handle many different antiquated styles including ballads, “ho-downs,” country “rags” and southern gospel, specializing in twin fiddling and double banjo tunes.Aaron Jonah Lewis is a multi-instrumentalist, performer and educator. He has won awards at the Clifftop Appalachian String Band Festival, including First Place Neotraditional Band in 2008, and at the Galax Old Fiddlers Convention, including First Place Bluegrass Fiddle in 2007, and he has performed at major festivals from the US to the UK and from Italy to Finland. Lewis has appeared on dozens of recordings from bluegrass and old time to swing jazz, modern experimental and Turkish classical music projects. He has taught workshops at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow and at the English Folk Dance and Song Society in London. He also plays and teaches banjo, mandolin, guitar, and bass and is currently based in Detroit, Michigan.Lindsay McCaw has been playing American old time music for over 15 years. She performs music and calls dances around the country. McCaw plays fiddle, banjo, guitar, accordion and piano. She is also part of several theater and puppet companies, including her own, called The Dolly Wagglers. She has won several musical distinctions such as two-time winner of the Minneapolis Jug Band Contest and four-time Grand Prize winner of the Sheffield Field Days Fiddle contest.Ben Belcher is an accomplished banjo player and a talented artist. He has distinguished himself with such awards as the Independent Music World Series, which he won with The Hot Seats in Nashville, TN, in 2006, First Place Neotraditional Band at the Appalachian String Band Festival in 2008 and a Herald Angel award at the 2009 Edinburgh Fringe. Belcher has toured extensively in the US and in Europe and the UK since 2001. He has been a regular at the Edinburgh Fringe with The Hot Seats and recently appeared at the Shetland Folk Festival. He also plays guitar and fiddle.7-10pm $5-10 suggested donation, no one turned away
  • 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.
  • 7:00 PMWarrior Writers Memorial Day Weekend Event
  • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Memorial Day is a time to honor veterans and service members who lost their lives. This year Warrior Writers celebrates veterans who continue to live among us, whose stories deserve to be heard. Take a break from the BBQs and come out to hear some local veterans share their poetry, and consider getting on the open mic yourself. The event is free, donations are welcome. Books, T-shirts and other merchandise will be sold. For more info contact info@warriorwriters.orgmore info tba
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