• 8:00 PMMarkus Reuter + Elliot Sharp and Nocturne Blue pres. by Event Horizon Series
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    Event Horizon Series SPECIAL EVENT: Markus Reuter.  Markus Reuter + Elliot Sharp and Nocturne Blue - August 6th

    PLEASE NOTE! This event is FREE but we are encouraging reservations due to the popularity of the show. Reserving your spot means that you will have an unassigned seat (in other words, sit wherever you like) as long as you redeem your spot between 7:30pm and 7:50pm on August 6. If you do not redeem by 7:50pm, we will give your spot to someone else. Reserve HERE:

    Touch Guitarist and composer Markus Reuter:

    Markus has spanned the world of music: from his development of "Playnotes", a recursive compositional software tool, to performing with some of progressve rocks icons like Tony Levin, Adrian Belew and Pat Mastelotto as well as recoring with the ambient electronic legends Ian Boddy and Robert Rich. Few players cross genres like Markus, who brings the sensibilities of both worlds together in the best possible way.member of the internationaly renouned group The Stick Men and The Crimson ProjeKCt,  will be appearing at a special edition of The Event Horizon Concert Series.

    Eliiot Sharp -  Sharp is an American multi-instrumentalist, composer, and performer:

    A central figure in the avant-garde and experimental music scene in New York City for over 30 years, Elliott Sharp has released over eighty-five recordings ranging from orchestral music to blues, jazz, noise, no wave rock, and techno music. He leads the projects Carbon and Orchestra Carbon, Tectonics, and Terraplane and has pioneered ways of applying fractal geometry, chaos theory, and genetic metaphors to musical composition and interaction.

    His collaborators have included Radio-Sinfonie Frankfurt; pop singer Debbie Harry; Ensemble Modern; Qawwali singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan; Kronos String Quartet; Ensemble Resonanz; cello innovator Frances Marie Uitti; blues legends Hubert Sumlin and Pops Staples; pipa virtuoso Min-Xiao Feng; jazz greats Jack deJohnette, Oliver Lake, and Sonny Sharrock; multimedia artists Christian Marclay and Pierre Huyghe; and Bachir Attar, leader of the Master Musicians Of Jajouka.

    Sharp is a 2014 Guggenheim Fellow, and a 2014 Fellow at Parson's Center for Transformative Media. He received the 2015 Berlin Prize in Musical Composition from the American Academy in Berlin. He has composed scores for feature films and documentaries; created sound-design for interstitials on The Sundance Channel, MTV and Bravo networks; and has presented numerous sound installations in art galleries and museums. He is the subject of a new documentary "Doing The Don't" by filmmaker Bert Shapiro.

    Nocturne Blue - Dutch Rall and Markus Reuter

    PLEASE NOTE! This event is FREE but we are encouraging reservations due to the popularity of the show. Reserving your spot means that you will have an unassigned seat (in other words, sit wherever you like) as long as you redeem your spot between 7:30pm and 7:50pm on August 6. If you do not redeem by 7:50pm, we will give your spot to someone else. Reserve HERE:


    Call for support! You help is needed...

    Friend of The Event Horizon Series (and the Rotunda at large) and the Electro-Music Community, Chef Geoff, is in dire need of our help. Chef Geoff has kindly provided, over the years, food for those attending the Event Horizon Concert Series as well as many other events held at the Rotunda...for no cost to anyone... The cost and the effort was a gift to the world...out of the kindness of his big heart. Perhaps you might consider paying that kindness back with a little kindness of your own.

    "My recent diagnosis of stage 4 squamous cell carcinoma is a bit unnerving. I'm going to need intensive radiation and chemotherapy. Hopefully , after they shrink my tumor , the doctors can cut out what is left. I'm looking at a 3 month hospital stay and 2 months bed rest at home. All that time, unfortunately won't be able to work. I could sure use some financial, emotional,and physical help. I've fed 1000's of people over the years. Now I need help to be fed. Most sincerely, Chef"

    Please visit Chef Geoff's GoFundMe site and consider a generous donation.

  • 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 PMSWEET REVENGE (1976) and A GORGEOUS GIRL LIKE ME [Une Belle Fille Comme Moi] (1972): Andrew's Video Vault double feature
  • 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. 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 PM360 Flava's 11th Anniversary
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  • 8:00 PMCasita De Las Olas collaborative performance with Marcelline Mandeng
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  • 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM



    Dr. Baruch Returns To Philadelphia! Dr. Baruch Ben-Yehuda Naturopathic Educator & Health Literacy Expert 

    Hosted By Amun Sen Hotep Re of INNER VIBE SOUND 



    “The Awakening" Due to the overwhelming response and success of the first Unity Healing & Wellness event, INNER VIBE SOUND has partnered with E-Life Media and the Black Awakening Movement to bring Unity Healing & Wellness Part 2 “The Awakening" in order to continue the conversation of well being and to give further insight on social issues that affect our community. The purpose of the event is to inform the community and inspire individuals to work together as a collective in order to prevent injustice while encouraging holistic health and healing in all aspects of life: spiritual, physical, and psychological. This event will feature a powerful lecture from Dr. Baruch Ben-Yehuda, (Naturopathic Educator and Health Literacy Expert) CEO and Founder of Everlasting Life Restaurant & Lounge. Dr. Baruch will revisit his initial presentation for those who missed Unity Healing and Wellness Part 1 and continue with a special addition called “The Thrival Guide” (a road map for melanated people into the future). INNER VIBE SOUND is committed to making information and resources readily available to community members who would like to make a positive impact in their environment. Join us for a Q&A session and an open panel discussion with other community leaders and organizations after the lecture. Unity Healing Wellness Part 2: “The Awakening” event will also feature live edu-tainment, spoken word, African drum and dance as well as healthy food and an array of vendors. The event will also feature a special dedication honoring the memory of #AiyanaJones, #AltonSterling #TamirRice #KendrickJohnson #OscarGrant #EricGarner #FreddieGray #SandraBland #PhilandoCastile #VictorWhite #KimaniGray #KathrynJohnston #RekiaBoyd #TravaresMcgill #KorrynGaines 

    Admission is FREE 

  • 6:00 PMOUTSIDE AT THE 40TH ST FIELD! The Liberian Women's Chorus for Change
 & Modero Dance Co. at the 40th Street Summer Series
  • Thumb liberian 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM The 40th Street Summer Series—co-produced by Penn, University City District, and The Rotunda—will once again enliven the green area behind the Walnut Street Library (40th Street between Walnut and Locust) with free monthly concerts. This year the programming will run from June through September, with performances on four Saturdays throughout the summer, falling on June 18th, July 23rd, August 20th, and September 17th. These events will only be cancelled is there is really bad weather. A sprinkle won't cancel our fun!  In the past, the Summer Series has featured internationally-acclaimed acts such as the Millennial Territory Orchestra, Man Man, and the Sun Ra Arkestra— to play free outdoor concerts that capture the soul of the neighborhood. This year, the series will run from June through September. The Summer Series brings business 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. 2016 ScheduleSATURDAY, JUNE 18 • 6PMThe Young PhiladelphiansThe Young Philadelphians blend mind-blowing harmolodic punk-funk and the sweet, optimistic pulse of 1970s Philly soul. Marc Ribot enlists Prime Time alumni and Philadelphia natives, bassist Jamaaladeen Tacuma, drummer G. Calvin Weston and guitarist Bern Nix, along with a lush 3-piece string section to form the hardest working musicians in punk/funk/soul/ and noise. Keep an eye out for their Live in Tokyo album to be released in July!Click here for more info on The Young Philadelphians.with Monica McIntyre
Monica 'Spirit' McIntyre (pronouns: Spirit/They/Them) -- A Gender Non-Conforming Cellist, Vocalist, Lyricist, Wellness Advocate, Sound Healer, Reiki Practitioner, Mover and Visual Artist -- who promotes empowerment and healing by any medium necessary. Click here for more info on Monica McIntyre.
 SATURDAY, JULY 23 • 6PMDendê & Band
Dendê & Band have cultivated a unique sound where Afro-Brazilian traditions like samba de roda and candomble have been seamlessly melded with world rhythms like rumba, afrobeat and mbalax. Dendê is a percussionist, singer, composer, bandleader, teacher, and multi-instrumentalist. Click here for more information on Dende & Band.with PaPa Ed Stokes and Kunu Bi
PaPa Ed is a multi-instrumentalist/vocalist who plays more than a dozen instruments, a highly-accomplished instrument maker (often from recycled materials), and a lifelong student of ethnic and African music, and the blues. Photo Credit: J.T. Smith. Copyright 2012. All Rights Reserved.SATURDAY, AUGUST 20 • 6PMThe Liberian Women's Chorus for Change
The Liberian Women's Chorus for Change brings the power of Liberian traditional song to the forefront of efforts to make communities safe and strong. Composed of renowned singers, dancers and musicians from Liberia, these award-winning performers create music intended to encourage women to make their voices heard, and to take positive steps forward.  Photo credit: J.J. Tiziou Click here for more information on The Liberian Women's Chorus for Change.with Modero Dance Company
Modero Dance Company was founded to combine traditional and modern Indonesian dance disciplines. This fusion brings the best of both worlds in energetic & intricate choreography. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 • 6PMRennie Harris RHAW
 Dr. Rennie Harris’ RHAW is a dance group for youths training for Rennie Harris Puremovement. The group performs Campbell Locking, Popping & Boogaloo, B-boy/girl, House, and Hip hop social dance. RHAW forges new paths for young hip hop hopefuls, and will present Hip hop in its "RHAW-est" forms. Click here for more information on Rennie Harris RHAW.with Kalamandir Dance Company
Kalamandir Dance Company is a contemporary ensemble that uses the vocabulary of classical Indian dance to explore new spaces of artistic expression. Their movement vocabulary is a collective effort that aims to create a reachable area for all people to participate and communicate. Click here for more information on Kalamandir Dance Company.Admission to all shows in this series is FREE
  • 7:00 PMFringeArts Scratch Night
  • Thumb 13738200 899221746849976 3188258071852799165 o 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM The popular, long running works-in-progress series is back with not one, but THREE Scratch Nights this August!Come see a roster of Philly artists perform new material from shows they are working on in this fast-paced sampling of contemporary theater, dance, performance art, and everything in between. Scratch Night features short performances by four-to-six companies/artists, offering an inside look at the future of performance.60 minutesFREE / Suggested DonationLine up for the night: Cat-A-StropheSamuel Beckett @ Fail Better ProductionsIf you see only one Fringe performance this year, make it Cat-A-Strophe, farcical satire, a Barrymore Awards candidate that puts a mirror in front of your face (and may make you reevaluate your life). Side effects may include squirming in your seat, tears of laughter and a pressing need to go to the bathroom. Opens August 25 and runs indefinitely.Tales of the Grotesque and MysteriousThe Phenomenal AnimalsEnter Poe’s world. The black cat cries, the pendulum looms closer, and an empty tomb awaits. Edgar Allan Poe’s most twisted and horrific tales merge into one immersive journey of mystery, imagination, the grotesque, and arabesque.King JohnRevolution ShakespeareIntrigue. Murder. War. This King John is set in a future after the collapse of civilization. A corrupt ruling class, after seizing power, finds itself embroiled in a vicious struggle for total dominance. With political relevancy that mirrors our own time, King John asks "Where do you stand?" Performances 9/21–10/1.One Way RedMedium Theatre CompanyWitness one woman spacewalk through a sea of red Netflix sleeves and iron oxide dust. Can our lone heroine find a place for herself in this world or any other? One Way Red features Dani Solomon’s solo show, directed by Mason Rosenthal, preceded by a constellation of other Mars-inspired happenings.Exile 2588Almanac Dance Circus TheaterAn acrobatic folk-music space epic adaptation of the story of Io set 572 years in the future. With Pig Iron’s Dan Rothenberg as an outside eye and live, original music by Chickabiddy.Speculum DiariesIrina VarinaA young woman's solo about longing. For love, connection, home and understanding of oneself independent of those things. Told through personal/fictional narratives and some dance, it features among other things: an antique speculum found in a basement, babushka, "Brilliant Traces", voice of Charlie Kaufman.HumanLeeAnn MallorieHuman exposes the inner alchemy of a human life, stunningly expressed in physical theater. Laugh. Cry. Curse. Transcend. A soul-wrenching solo improvisation based on true stories—mine and yours—of pride, lust, longing, self-sabotage, devastation, and personal reclamation. Every woman’s journey on the path to being seen.Admission is FREE
  • 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.
  • 12:00 PMPhilly Zine Fest 2016
  • Thumb 13522826 1796726347215150 901406655509599240 o 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM Philly's longest-running Zine Fest is back for more self publish awareness. We are proud to present another awesome year! Come and check out some of the most radical, informative, and comical self-published works and meet their creators. Also, be sure to attend the Philly Zine Fest Preview Gala, to be held on Saturday August 27th at 7:00 PM at The Rotunda. Registration has ended. Waitlist had ended.EXHIBITOR LIST: Aaron Weber - Dead Wrestlers and more! Allison Nugent - Tiny Bees Alyssa - Werdy Girl Andrew Davis - Samantha Comics Anna McGlynn -  Rod and Cone PressAurora Diaz - The Bettys Benji Nate Benji - Nate and Michael Sweater Bianca Alu-Marr / Meg Eubank - Synonym and Sugar Bob Stevenson - Bob’s Comics and Fanzines Brian Coleman - RIP ROAST SHRED GNARClaudia E Berger Corey Bechelli - Corey Bechelli Comix Dan Nelson - Hot Tag David Otter - The Secret Admirer Philadelphia Dre Grigoropol - Dretime Elliott - The Adventures of Vampire Kitty & Space BatElvis - homos in herstoryEric Ward - Fear Guts Hannah Kaplan - Is This OK? Jaz Malone - Sketch Journal Joe Mochove - Dirt Worst Jon F. Allen - Pop Wasteland Joseph Carlough / Katie Haegele - Displaced Snail / The La-La Theory Joyce Hatton - Think About the Bubbles Kalani Caraballo - Dummie Comics Inc. Kenneth R - Kenneth R Artwork and Zines Lora Bloom - Eris Temple ArtsMandy Wood-  Index HideousMarria Nakhoda / Meghann Altomare - dark + druzy Mary - The Philly Soapbox Megan and Angelina Barbieri - Gilbert Drive Productions Michael Norcross - The Dark Matter Sequential Patrick Fortenbaugh - Pages of PatRachel Hays - RAHPOWERS Rebecca Berkowitz - I Love Soda Rosalie Leonard - Moviejawn Website Sarah Sawyers-Lovett - Safe Home Simon Reinhardt - Mystery Town Susan Panaway - Cakes Underwater Sy - Philly Zine MobileTara Booth - Life Raft Taryn Hipp - Lady Teeth Tia McClelland - Dreamyguts Website We are so thankful about the overwhelming response and can't wait to see everyone at the fest!Admission is FREE
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