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  • 6:00 PMOpen Auditions for The Bridge PHL Theatre Festival
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    **OPEN AUDITIONS!****ALL AGES AND ETHNICITIES STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND!!**

    Hello Philly Theatre Community!OPEN AUDITIONS for the next Bridge PHL Theatre Festival will be held MONDAY, AUGUST 6TH & TUESDAY AUGUST 7THFROM 6:00-8:00PM

    Sides will be provided for actors to read, but you may also perform a monologue if you would like. Please bring a copy of your headshot and resume with you. 

    All actors must be available for The Bridge PHL Theatre Festival dates: Thursday November 1st through Sunday November 4th, as well as for tech rehearsals on Monday October 29th and Tuesday October 30th. 

    Performance Venue: The Rotunda, 4014 Walnut Street, Philadelphia.

    Each play is 15 minutes or less, and rehearsal schedules will be set by each play’s individual director. 

    The Bridge PHL’s Mission: The Bridge PHL strives to foster healing connections between our rich and diverse communities by encouraging openness and dialogue about perspectives on racial prejudice, privilege, inclusion, intersectionality and bias. Our annual theatre festival each autumn welcomes both experienced and new artists wishing to engage in this mission and to further our endeavor to BUILD THE BRIDGE PHL!

    Please check out our website www.thebridgephl.org and our social media below to see more of what we are all about!#BUILDTHEBRIDGEPHLFacebook.com/thebridgephlInstagram: @thebridgephlYouTube: The Bridge PHL Theatre FestivalTwitter: @bridgephlThe Bridge PHL is proudly a fiscally-sponsored project of Fractured Atlas:  https://www.fracturedatlas.org/site/FiscalSponsorship/profile?id=16544

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  • 6:00 PMOpen Auditions for The Bridge PHL Theatre Festival
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    **OPEN AUDITIONS!****ALL AGES AND ETHNICITIES STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND!!**

    Hello Philly Theatre Community!OPEN AUDITIONS for the next Bridge PHL Theatre Festival will be held MONDAY, AUGUST 6TH & TUESDAY AUGUST 7THFROM 6:00-8:00PM

    Sides will be provided for actors to read, but you may also perform a monologue if you would like. Please bring a copy of your headshot and resume with you. 

    All actors must be available for The Bridge PHL Theatre Festival dates: Thursday November 1st through Sunday November 4th, as well as for tech rehearsals on Monday October 29th and Tuesday October 30th. 

    Performance Venue: The Rotunda, 4014 Walnut Street, Philadelphia.

    Each play is 15 minutes or less, and rehearsal schedules will be set by each play’s individual director. 

    The Bridge PHL’s Mission: The Bridge PHL strives to foster healing connections between our rich and diverse communities by encouraging openness and dialogue about perspectives on racial prejudice, privilege, inclusion, intersectionality and bias. Our annual theatre festival each autumn welcomes both experienced and new artists wishing to engage in this mission and to further our endeavor to BUILD THE BRIDGE PHL!

    Please check out our website www.thebridgephl.org and our social media below to see more of what we are all about!#BUILDTHEBRIDGEPHLFacebook.com/thebridgephlInstagram: @thebridgephlYouTube: The Bridge PHL Theatre FestivalTwitter: @bridgephlThe Bridge PHL is proudly a fiscally-sponsored project of Fractured Atlas:  https://www.fracturedatlas.org/site/FiscalSponsorship/profile?id=16544

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  • 8:00 PMLate Night Morsels (just music videos)
  • Thumb screen shot 2018 07 30 at 8.26.50 pm 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

    Late Night Morsels (just music videos)Music videos are undeniably essential and embody unlimited possibilities artistically, politically and culturally. Do you remember when all MTV showed was music videos? We miss those days! They mark time periods and look into the future. They are ultimately meant to be consumable. And who doesn't love a snack?

    Join us for a one-night event as we share the best of the best ~ from new to obscure to local talent ~ brought to you by your friendly neighborhood video geeks. We promise you'll be leaving with new inspiration to savor and music to add to your playlist.

    Curated by Eva Wǒ, Khristina Acosta & Waqia Abdul-Kareem with contributions from Keishi Yamada, Steph Yin, Chía Cotansuca & Heart Byrne

    Admission is FREE

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  • 9:00 PMThe After Garden Party Open Mic
  • Thumb image1  1 9:00 PM - 11:45 PM Inner Vibe SoundPresentsThe After Garden Party Open Mic Edition9pm-12amFeaturing:Happy Couture Fashion, Dell P, King Leon X, CJ Da Prodigy, and other special invited guests!Admission is FREE; love donation appreciated at the door. 
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  • 7:00 PMPhilly Fringe Scratch Night: Works-In-Progress 
  • Thumb copy of life in eight parts np theater 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Similar to Scratch Night but with the Fringe Festival just around the corner! Here is your chance to preview works taking place in the 2018 Fringe Festival in 5 minute sections. Unsure of what to see during the Festival? Want to try before you buy? Then join us for a free Festival Preview Night, taking place Mondays, Aug 13-27th at 7pm. Monday, August 13th’s Preview Night will take place at The Rotunda, and Aug 20th and 27th will take place at FringeArts.

    Free RSVP

    Carry Me – Evalina “Wally” CarbonellAn original dance work conceived and created by Philly-based artist Evalina “Wally” Carbonell, Carry Me is for those who carry us, those we carry, and all that we carry inside. Five women imprint themselves onto the space with softness and force, leading us down pathways that reveal the dance within.

    Life In Eight Parts  – Spencer VentrescaLife in Eight Parts is a semi-improvisational, semi-sketch, two-man show that attempts to shed light on life’s most important issues. Given their “many” years of life experience, Nolan and Spencer explore the many facets of life’s unending issues while unraveling the inner workings of their own personal relationship. sewer-rats.com

    Only In Your Dreams – Sarah Clemency / Philly Improv TheaterDom, seeking change in her humdrum of a life, finds herself in a fantastical dreamland that quickly becomes a nightmare. Will she be able to escape her own mind? This magical horror comedy musical is packed with songs that will have you laughing out of fear.

    A Vacation – Poison Apple InitiativeColton loves life and makes the most of it. He’s travelled all over the world, appreciating culture and fostering connections with people. He’s explored North Korea, Crimea, and Afghanistan, and—now that the borders are open—he’s going to Purgatory. A dark comedy about manifesting and destiny.

    Airport Opened – Brian Shapiro PresentsAirports are endlessly fascinating places—intersections of almost every imaginable personality with logistical challenges galore. Based upon interviews conducted with airport personnel globally, Airport Opened offers an opportunity to bear witness to an airport’s human side through the perspectives of people who actually work there.

    Love Stories – Denise McCormackMaster storyteller Denise McCormack brings to life literary and traditional tales to capture the essence of women’s issues and issues of the heart. This one-woman stand-up sparks a flood of emotions and memories, as it revisits secret and soulful nuances of motherhood, childhood, family, and life—the dynamics of love. Intended for adults.

    Starting Over – Kayleigh TaylorKay is a survivor of depression, addiction, and setbacks. Using words and song she’ll take you on a roller-coaster ride of horrific to wonderful experiences. Kay learned to accept herself, to love others, and that what matters most happens within us, not to us. Be inspired to see this in yourself too. Ticket cost includes dinner.

     Bon Iver Fights a Bear  – Doug WilliamsA fantasia based on Bon Iver writing his seminal debut album in a secluded cabin in the winter woods, told through the eyes of a crazy fucking grizzly bear who thinks his music sucks. Starring singer-songwriter Emily Schuman in a dirty hipster beard.

    Song of My Self-Care – Jimmy GrzelakBe Hot Now. A workout for your abs and existential dread. Based on a long-lost self-help health-and-beauty book by Walt Whitman. Featuring theology, poetry, and original electro-pop music. Led by Jimmy Grzelak, veteran artist of U.S. and Canadian fringe festivals and “winningly offbeat imagination” (Washington Post).

    Admission is FREE. RSVP here (not required, but definitely appreciated): https://pafringe.secure.force.com/ticket/#sections_a0F5A00000OOcEQUA1

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  • 6:00 PMOUTDOORS at the 40th St Field! The York Street Hustle and Three Aksha
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    OUTDOORS AT THE 40TH STREET FIELD, 40TH BETWEEN WALNUT AND LOCUST. The Rotunda is the rain location. 

    The 40th Street Summer Series presents The York Street Hustle and Three AkshaThe York Street Hustle commands the crowd with classic sounds of the 1960s that are reinvigorated, reenergized and reborn. This band’s signature sound permeates through vintage tube amps, giving new life to this nostalgic art form. With grit, sweat, and attention to detail, The York Street Hustle is the Northeast’s premier 10-piece 1960s soul tribute. The repertoire now spans well over 70 songs including more than a decade worth of Detroit, Memphis and Chicago soul.

    Openers Three Aksha seeks to preserve and promote Indian culture and heritage through classical Indian Bharatanatyam dance choreography. 

    About the 40th Street Summer Series The 2018 40th Street Summer Series—co-produced by University City District, Penn, and The Rotunda—will take place this year on Saturdays May 19, June 23, July 14, August 18 and September 15 at the green space behind the Walnut Street Library at 40th and Walnut. Activities, free giveaways, and performances begin at 6 pm. If the weather is inclement, the Summer Series will move indoors to The Rotunda at 4014 Walnut Street.

    The Summer Series has grown into one of the most popular outdoor summer events in University City. This free outdoor series features internationally-recognized talent in one of “West Philly’s picturesque open green spaces” (Philadelphia Weekly). In the past, the Summer Series has featured internationally-acclaimed acts such as the Millennial Territory Orchestra, Man Man, and the Sun Ra Arkestra, playing free outdoor concerts that capture the soul of the neighborhood. 

    This is the 14th year for the 40th Street Summer Series, produced by  the University of Pennsylvania, The Rotunda, and University City District. 

    Stop by beginning at 6pm for interactive activities with the University City Arts League and free scoops of ice cream from Ben & Jerry's. The University City Arts League will pop-up in the park to make elegant paper roses with a special musical theme. Join artist Rob Seitz for a fun for all ages activity.

    OUTDOORS AT THE 40TH STREET FIELD, 40TH BETWEEN WALNUT AND LOCUST. The Rotunda is the rain location. 

    Admission is FREE

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  • 5:30 PMAl-Bustan Community meeting about new pocket park at 40th and Ludlow
  • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

    We are excited to invite you to Al-Bustan's upcoming community meeting to discuss the future of our pocket park on 40th street. The next meeting will take place Tuesday, August 21st at the Rotunda at 4014 Walnut Street 5:30 - 7:30pm. This meeting will be a first look into design possibilities for the park. Click here for the Facebook event!

    Our West Philly-based landscape architect team will be presenting design concepts, and some initial ideas for the pocket park. We have been really grateful for the insightful comments that the public has offered us in the past few months, and hope that we can incorporate your ideas into this new neighborhood space. We are excited to present what we have been working on, and to hear your feedback, as we continue to build a space that will be a hub of culture and activity for all. Mark your calendar, and spread the word! 

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  • 7:00 PMSummer Fun Program Celebration!
  • Thumb rotunda summer2018 4.25x5.5 backweb 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM The United Block Captains AssociationSummer Fun Program CelebrationOver the past two months, the United Block Captains Association has run a comprehensive and diverse program for youth 7-16 years old. Now it's time to celebrate by hearing where they went, what they did, and what they learned! song • dance • art • refreshments and much more! Admission is FREEThe Summer Fun Program is sponsored by: SCOP, DHS, The Philadelphia Activity Fund, Drexel University Human Resources Department under Bryant Teech, Councilwoman Jannie L. Blackwell, and University of Pennsylvania. 
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  • 8:00 PMHey, You Lucky Stuff! a play inspired by Nordic Personality & Arctic Syndrome
  • Thumb poster hey you lucky stuff 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    Hey, You Lucky Stuff!performances Saturday August 25 at 8pm and Sunday August 26 at 3pm"Hey, You Lucky Stuff!" a play inspired by "Nordic Personality & Arctic Syndrome", takes us to the summer of 1982, where college-bound Andy travels to Inuvik, Nunavut, (north of the Arctic Circle) to re-unite with his estranged father, Cezar. As the town’s Polish Lutheran missionary, Cezar is intent on converting Andy while he dreams of drilling for black gold between booze binges and working dull jobs. In Inuvik the sun doesn’t set during the summer and Donald(the blind Inuit who lives in Cezar’s mud room) enlightens Andy’s journey. All profits go towards, Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada. 

    Admission is $10

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  • 3:00 PMHey, You Lucky Stuff! a play inspired by Nordic Personality & Arctic Syndrome
  • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Hey, You Lucky Stuff!performances Saturday August 25 at 8pm and Sunday August 26 at 3pm"Hey, You Lucky Stuff!" a play inspired by "Nordic Personality & Arctic Syndrome", takes us to the summer of 1982, where college-bound Andy travels to Inuvik, Nunavut, (north of the Arctic Circle) to re-unite with his estranged father, Cezar. As the town’s Polish Lutheran missionary, Cezar is intent on converting Andy while he dreams of drilling for black gold between booze binges and working dull jobs. In Inuvik the sun doesn’t set during the summer and Donald(the blind Inuit who lives in Cezar’s mud room) enlightens Andy’s journey. All profits go towards, Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada. Admission is $10
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  • 9:00 PMCANCELLED! The Gathering
  • 9:00 PM - 1:00 AM TONIGHT'S EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND OUR CONTROL.  THE NEXT GATHERING IS ON SEPT 27. SO SORRY! (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.
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