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  • 7:30 PMThe 3rd annual Bridge PHL Theatre Festival
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    Please join us for the 3rd annual Bridge PHL Theatre Festival!Thurs Nov 1st @ 7:30pmFri Nov 2nd @ 7:30pmSat Nov 3rd @ 2:00pm & 7:30pmSun Nov 4th @ 2:00pm & 7:30pmTickets: $15 / Full Festival Pass: $40Cash at the door or visit our website to purchase tickets in advance.https://www.thebridgephl.org/2018festival.htmlThe 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, through powerful acts of theatre! Visit our website for more info about the festival and our participating artists!

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  • 7:30 PMThe 3rd annual Bridge PHL Theatre Festival
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    Please join us for the 3rd annual Bridge PHL Theatre Festival!Thurs Nov 1st @ 7:30pmFri Nov 2nd @ 7:30pmSat Nov 3rd @ 2:00pm & 7:30pmSun Nov 4th @ 2:00pm & 7:30pmTickets: $15 / Full Festival Pass: $40Cash at the door or visit our website to purchase tickets in advance.https://www.thebridgephl.org/2018festival.htmlThe 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, through powerful acts of theatre! Visit our website for more info about the festival and our participating artists!

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  • 2:00 PMThe 3rd annual Bridge PHL Theatre Festival
  • Thumb 42299674 1842581345838082 3274686776769249280 o 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM Please join us for the 3rd annual Bridge PHL Theatre Festival!Thurs Nov 1st @ 7:30pmFri Nov 2nd @ 7:30pmSat Nov 3rd @ 2:00pm & 7:30pmSun Nov 4th @ 2:00pm & 7:30pmTickets: $15 / Full Festival Pass: $40Cash at the door or visit our website to purchase tickets in advance.https://www.thebridgephl.org/2018festival.htmlThe 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, through powerful acts of theatre! Visit our website for more info about the festival and our participating artists!
  • 7:30 PMThe 3rd annual Bridge PHL Theatre Festival
  • Thumb 42299674 1842581345838082 3274686776769249280 o 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM Please join us for the 3rd annual Bridge PHL Theatre Festival!Thurs Nov 1st @ 7:30pmFri Nov 2nd @ 7:30pmSat Nov 3rd @ 2:00pm & 7:30pmSun Nov 4th @ 2:00pm & 7:30pmTickets: $15 / Full Festival Pass: $40Cash at the door or visit our website to purchase tickets in advance.https://www.thebridgephl.org/2018festival.htmlThe 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, through powerful acts of theatre! Visit our website for more info about the festival and our participating artists!
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  • 2:00 PMThe 3rd annual Bridge PHL Theatre Festival
  • Thumb 42299674 1842581345838082 3274686776769249280 o 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM Please join us for the 3rd annual Bridge PHL Theatre Festival!Thurs Nov 1st @ 7:30pmFri Nov 2nd @ 7:30pmSat Nov 3rd @ 2:00pm & 7:30pmSun Nov 4th @ 2:00pm & 7:30pmTickets: $15 / Full Festival Pass: $40Cash at the door or visit our website to purchase tickets in advance.https://www.thebridgephl.org/2018festival.htmlThe 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, through powerful acts of theatre! Visit our website for more info about the festival and our participating artists!
  • 7:30 PMThe 3rd annual Bridge PHL Theatre Festival
  • Thumb 42299674 1842581345838082 3274686776769249280 o 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM Please join us for the 3rd annual Bridge PHL Theatre Festival!Thurs Nov 1st @ 7:30pmFri Nov 2nd @ 7:30pmSat Nov 3rd @ 2:00pm & 7:30pmSun Nov 4th @ 2:00pm & 7:30pmTickets: $15 / Full Festival Pass: $40Cash at the door or visit our website to purchase tickets in advance.https://www.thebridgephl.org/2018festival.htmlThe 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, through powerful acts of theatre! Visit our website for more info about the festival and our participating artists!
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  • 8:00 PMThe Secret Cinema pres. TOP SECRET: FILMS YOU WEREN'T SUPPOSED TO SEE
  • 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM

    The Secret Cinema presentsTOP SECRET: FILMS YOU WEREN'T SUPPOSED TO SEEOn Thursday, November 8, the Secret Cinema will present a program of short films never intended for viewing by the general public. It will screen at University City's Rotunda, as part of their monthly free film series.TOP SECRET: FILMS YOU WEREN'T SUPPOSED TO SEE showcases films produced to convey private information from the government, the military and big business, instructional or motivational in nature, to carefully targeted audiences of battle forces in the field, farmers, middle management and wholesale buyers of products. Spanning from World War II through the 1970s, these forgotten reels reveal long hidden and often surprising views of mid-century America. At least one of these films was originally marked as containing "Restricted" information (and for all we know it is still officially restricted!).There will be one complete program, starting at 8:00 pm. Admission is FREE.

    As always with Secret Cinema events, the films will be shown using real film (not video) projected on a giant screen.

    Just a few highlights of TOP SECRET: FILMS YOU WEREN'T SUPPOSED TO SEE are:ARMY-AIR FORCE COMBAT DIGEST #53 (1944) - A weekly newsreel made just for soldiers, bringing news, developments in the war, and aerial footage of bombing missions right to the barracks via portable 16mm projectors. This episode is from October 4, 1944.

    CULL FOR PROFIT (1951) - Made by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, this color educational film argues in favor of eugenics in egg farming, advising farmers to carefully remove from their coops hens that are lower egg producers. It might have just as easily been called KILL FOR PROFIT.

    COCA COLA: OPERATION TIGER (1975?) - This corporate motivational film was made to instill pride and passion in the hearts of Coca Cola bottlers and their delivery men, in hope that they would take extra care when setting up store displays of the "beautiful red and white labels" on countless cases of Coca Cola. It was part of a 1970s campaign secretly titled "Operation Tiger," and attempted to inspire these men to become fierce kings of the soft drink jungle. A rare view from inside the belly of the carbonated corporate beast!

    RECOGNITION OF AFV'S (1943) - Adapted by the U.S. Signal Corps from a British training film, this short aims to teach soldiers a valuable lesson: how to distinguish Allied tanks (or Armored Fighting Vehicles) from those of the enemy.

    1104 SUTTON ROAD (1958) - Motivational dramatization shows the story of a dissatisfied factory worker who imagines what it would be like to become foreman or the company president. He learns that every employee must be productive to succeed. Sponsored by the Champion Paper and Fibre Company, with blazing Technicolor views of home and workplace life.

    Plus much more!

    This Secret Cinema program is a slightly modified version of one previously presented in 2011, at Moore College of Art and at Stephen Parr’s Oddball Film & Video in San Francisco.

    SECRET CINEMA WEBSITE: http://www.thesecretcinema.com 

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  • 7:00 PMOpen Mic Night with Philly Zine Fest 2018
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    Open Mic Night with Philly Zine Fest 2018

    We are doing it again! Open mic night on the eve of the big day! It's time for everyone to shine! Enjoy 15 minutes of fame or just sit back and be a voyeur. Please come on out.

    Admission is FREE 

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  • 12:00 PMPhilly Zine Fest 2018 Exhibition Day
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    Philly Zine Fest 2018 Exhibition DayPhilly's oldest zine and self publishing fair. Registration is closed. We got so many zinesters.We will be having open mic night the eve of the festival.

    Admission is FREE

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  • 6:00 PMFREE Workshop! Nonprofit, LLC, or Fiscal Sponsorship
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    Vision Driven Artists has teamed up with The Rotunda to bring resources and capacity-building workshops to self-producing artists/musicians, arts organization staff, and event curators in all disciplines.

    Workshops: 6-8pm at The Rotunda (4014 Walnut St, Philadelphia); all workshops in the series are FREE and OPEN to the public. Refreshments provided. No sign-up necessary.

    Nonprofit, LLC, or Fiscal Sponsorship (November 12, 2018)

    - Learn about the different organizational structures you can use to support your work

    - Discuss the pros and cons of various structures

    - Take a quiz to determine the best structure for your purposes

     

    2019 Project Planning (December 10, 2018) 

    - Identify your goals for 2019 and break them into achievable tasks

    - Plot your tasks on a timeline or calendar for 2019

    - Create a plan to keep yourself accountable

    Fundraising Beyond Grants (January 14, 2019) 

    - Learn about six different categories of fundraising (including, but not primarily, grants)

    - Brainstorm more than a hundred methods for resourcing your work

    - Create a simple budget that will help guide your fundraising choices

    Taxes for Artists (January 28, 2019)

    - Learn about which expenses you can deduct on your taxes

    - Find out how and when to send out 1099s

    - Get your individual questions answered

    Special Guest: Christianne Kapps

    Introduction to Arts Grants (February 11, 2019) 

    - Demystify the language and process behind grant writing

    - Learn how to find and submit grants 

    - Read actual grant proposals to learn common mistakes and important proposal components 

    Intermediate Grant Writing & Funder Panel (March 11, 2019) 

    - Learn about local arts funding opportunities

    - Receive personalized feedback on your grant proposals (bring 1 page for funders to review)

    - Practice reading and scoring actual grant applications

    Personal Finances for Artists (April 8, 2019) 

    - Learn why and how to use budgets

    - Look at sample budgets and learn how to interpret the story behind the numbers 

    - Create a simplified budget tailored to your goals for 2019

     

    Outreach & Audience Building (May 13, 2019) 

    - Learn new techniques for building an audience

    - Troubleshoot issues with audience development that you may have had in the past

    - Identify marketing techniques to keep people showing up to your future events

     

    Social Media Marketing (June 10, 2019) 

    - Talk about the advantages of using various social media channels

    - Gain new tips and tricks for using different types of social media

    - Learn how to use public relations and press releases to promote your work

    Crowdfunding (September 9, 2019) 

    - Learn how to tell if crowdfunding is right for your project

    - Discover the pros and cons of different crowdfunding platforms

    - Hear from a panel of artists who have run successful crowdfunding campaigns

     

    Creating an Artist Statement (September 23, 2019) 

    - Read through actual artist statements

    - Verbally share your personal mission or vision for your art with a partner

    - Practice writing or editing your own statement

    Setting & Measuring Goals (October 21, 2019) 

    - 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

    Workshops: 6-8pm at The Rotunda (4014 Walnut St, Philadelphia); all workshops in the series are FREE and OPEN to the public. Refreshments provided. No sign-up necessary.

    http://www.visiondrivenartists.org/

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  • 7:00 PMWaiting on the Bridegroom - live stage play
  • Thumb image011 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Waiting on the Bridegroomlive stage playDirected by Minister Sandy

    WAITING FOR THE BRIDEGROOM IS A STORY OF WOMAN WHO FELT ALONE, BURDENED, USED, ABUSED, AND DEPRESSED!  SHE WAS SEEKING, SEARCHING AND LOOKING FOR LOVE THAT WOULD LAST FOR ALL ETERNITY BUT SHE WAS LOOKING IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES

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    LOOKING FOR SINGLE AND MARRIED MEN IN THE BARS,SMOKING CIGARETTES, TAKING DRUGS,POPPING PILLS,ADDICTED TO OVER THE COUNTER MEDICATIONS,PROSTITUTING HER BODY,

    UNFORTUNATELY, SHE NEVER FOUND THE KIND OF LOVE SHE NEEDED TO TAKE HER AWAY FROM THE DEPRESSING SCENE THAT SHE KNEW FOR THE MAJORITY OF HER LIFE...

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    STILL SMALL VOICE........

    Doors open at 7pmGeneral seating: $10VIP seating: $12More info and tickets: 267-241-4912
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  • 7:00 PMPOSTPONED! On the Water Decennium Gala
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    POSTPONED due to inclement weather! A new date will be announced soon. 

    On the Water Decennium Gala

    Greetings distinguished friends and strangers. On the Water played our very first show ten years ago and we feel it's cause for celebration! An excuse to get snazzy, we are encouraging your interpretation of formal dress. There shall be non-alcoholic punch and snacks. There will be much merriment. Fletcher will probably cry and hug everyone.

    On the Water: onthewater.bandcamp.comInvasive Species: theinvasivespecies.bandcamp.comHermit High Priestess: hermithighpriestess.bandcamp.com

    Admission is $7-10 • 7pm doors

    POSTPONED due to inclement weather! A new date will be announced soon. 

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  • 8:00 PMBowerbird pres. HPrizm: Pressure Wave
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    Bowerbird presents HPrizm: Pressure Wave

    Pressure Wave is a new evening length audio /visual piece by composer/ performer HPrizm (Kyle Austin). The work uses amplified resonance of urban spaces and the intersectional space between Sonic Activism, Musique concrète, and Rap’s early roots to examine the dense environments and circumstances that birthed Hip Hop.

    HPrizm is known for “Evoking images of Sun Ra and Afrika Bambaataa at once (Jesse Sewer XL8R magazine). As the founding member of the critically acclaimed Antipop Consortium, HPrizm has consistently challenged the boundaries of traditional hip-hop, winning the praise of taste makers across the globe. In the course of his career, spanning nearly a decade, With over 100,000 records sold, HPrizm has shared the stages with a wide array of artists ranging from The Roots to Radiohead, Mos Def and others. As a composer his pieces have been installed in the Whitney Biennial (NYC) as well as the Mazzoli Gallery (Italy).

    Admission is FREE

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  • 5:00 PMVegan Community Potluck
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    Vegan Community Potluck 

    Please join us for a vegan potluck just like the fun ones we have hosted here in the past! 

    Children are welcome! 

    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. Vegan food uses no animal ingredients so please make sure your dish does not contain dairy milk/cream/yogurt/cheese (vegan versions of all of these can be found at stores or made at home!), whey, meat, eggs, honey, etc. If anyone brings non vegan food to the potluck, we will ask them to put it away. We want to serve food vegan only. 

    No alcohol

    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.

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  • 8:00 PMCF Nick Millevoi Scott Verrastro Trio, Jupiter Blue
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    CF Nick Millevoi Scott Verrastro Trio, Jupiter Blue

    Clavius Productions presents the second collaboration between multi-instrumentalist Colin Fisher (from Toronto), guitarist Nick Millevoi (Desertion Trio/Many Arms), and percussionist Scott Verrastro (Kohoutek/Curanderos), with Jupiter Blue (Dave Hotep and Tara Middleton of the Sun Ra Arkestra) opening. 

    8pm doors, 8:30 show

    Colin Fisher (Toronto)http://www.colinfisher.org/Multi-instrumentalist and composer Colin Fisher is an active voice in the Improvised and Creative Music Community in North America. He has been most active with duo project Not the Wind, Not the Flag which includes percussionist Brandon Valdivia. They have a substantial recording output that includes releases on Healing Power, Medusa, Inyrdisc, Already Dead Records, Barnyard Records and others. They have an upcoming vinyl release on Pleasance Records as well as a live concert recording with William Parker, coming out on New Atlantis records.

    I HAVE EATEN THE CITY is an improvising trio featuring cellist/keyboardist/laptop artist Nick Storring and percussionist Brandon Valdivia. They have many recordings, their latest a tape from UK label Tombed Visions.

    Recently Colin recorded a record with NYC/Philly band Many Arms, who then released their record “Suspended Definition” on John Zorn’s Tzadik label. A subsequent US/Canada tour followed the release of their collaboration.

    Colin is a member of the bands Bernice, Body Help, Caribou Vibration Ensemble, Ask the Oracle, Prince Enoki Insect Orchestra, and was a member of the AIMToronto Orchestra who performed at the Guelph Jazz Festival playing the music of Anthony Braxton with Mr. Braxton conducting and playing with the orchestra. He was also a member of the Woodchoppers Association who had a successful tour with West African Griot masters Jah Youssouf and Abdoulaye Kone, played guitar in Isla Craig’s Continental Drift, and was a member of Anna Linda Siddall’s band.

    Colin has appeared and collaborated with: Anthony Braxton, Deily Mori Tounkara, Jah Youssouf, Rhys Chatham, William Parker, Dominic Duval, Sabir Mateen, Many Arms, Neil Haverty, Joe McPhee, Maury Coles, David Daniels, Chris Kelsey, Paul Hession, Mark Hundevad, Jean Martin, Metal Kites, Barnyard Drama, Nif-D, Eric Chenaux, Evan Shaw, Jason Hammer, Nick Fraser, Joe Sorbara, Glen Hall, Ronda Rindone, The Constantines, Caribou, Born Ruffians, etc.

    Colin also received a Canada Council recording grant in 2007 that was used to create a duo recording with Jean Martin called The Little Man on the Boat which was released on Barnyard Records.

    “With his involvement in the math-jazz trio Sing That Yell That Spell, I HAVE EATEN THE CITY and in the local improv scene, there is no doubt that Colin Fisher is one of the best musicians in Ontario. An unfairly skilled saxophonist and guitar player, Fisher's hands dart around his instruments with amazing precision and creativity, showing off the Stratford, Ont.,-based virtuoso's obviously varied musical tastes. Fisher has a way with strange chord shapes and menacing loops that fold into one another to make slightly creepy and altogether exceptional jazz compositions. Fisher will play any club that will have him and will help out any band that needs him, proving to be a truly versatile musician who is only happy when an instrument is in his hands.” (Neil Haverty-Dose)

    Nick Millevoihttp://nickmillevoi.blogspot.com/Nick Millevoi is a Philadelphia-based guitarist who explores and expands upon the sound of the electric guitar through frequent use of non-traditional tunings, feedback, and raw noise. On his most recent solo-guitar releases, Numbers on the Side (Ivory Antler, 2014) and In White Sky (Flenser Records, 2012), Millevoi combines his 6- and 12-string electric guitars with drones and extreme volume to create a startling new sound. Nick is a member of the noise-rock-free jazz trio Many Arms, who have two releases on John Zorn's Tzadik label. Nick makes one half of the duo Archer Spade with trombonist Dan Blacksberg, who have performed music by composers Mick Barr, Gene Coleman, Dave Soldier, and Johnny DeBlase.

    Drummer/percussionist Scott Verrastro utilizes a plethora of sticks, brushes, bells, shakers, cymbals and gongs, metal, contact mics, and household items -- in addition to a traditional drum kit -- to coax a wide palette of sounds. Verrastroreceived a degree in music literature from Northeastern University in Boston and continues to examine many forms of music, including all styles of improvisation and traditional folk. His oldest musical endeavor, improv psych band Kohoutek, veers from drony Krautrock-inspired psych to abstract noise freak-outs and everything in between. Verrastro also has toured with Bardo Pond and plays in Curanderos, Insect Factory, Kuschty Rye Ergot, Erik Ruin's Ominous Cloud Ensemble, Dirt Weed Revue, Power Vacuum and Pneumagon, and has been involved in frequent and one-time collaborations with the likes of Nathan Bowles, Marshall Allen, Jandek, Damo Suzuki, Peter Brotzmann, Elliott Levin, Paul Flaherty, Gibby Haynes, John Dikeman, Khan Jamal, George Kinney (of Golden Dawn), Richard Pinhas (of Heldon), Mike Tamburo, Little Howlin' Wolf and Max Ochs.

    Jupiter BlueFor guitarist D.Hotep, (https://soundcloud.com/akimboresearcher) (a 17 year veteran of Sun Ra's Arkestra: under the direction of Marshall Allen), the instrument is a controller, for sound, pitch, rhythm, MIDI & assorted software, to explore differing genres of music -- from composed to improvised to experimental. With vocalist/lyricist/violinist Tara Middleton, (the Sun Ra Arkestra's 1st female vocalist since June Tyson), the two form the duo Jupiter Blue to develop lyrical grooves, jazz-sourced vocal soundscapes, electronic rhythms & atmospheres, for a 21st century exploration of original song, spoken word, and improvisation.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/254519251863176/

    Admission is FREE. Donations suggested

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  • 7:00 PMPoet~tree EnMotion pres. Fall Rhythm and Flow Event
  • Thumb rotunda pemnov28 11x17web 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM POET-TREE EN MOTION PRESENTS FALL RHYTHM AND FLOW EVENTMusic, Flow Arts, Poetry, Dance and More Collidein the Nov. 28 Regional Artists Showcase at The RotundaPHILADELPHIA – The Poet-tree En Motion free seasonal showcase has earned the reputation of being one of the most eclectic performing arts events in Philly! The next showcase on Nov. 28 at The Rotunda in University City will provide a variety show with an emphasis this time on live music and the flow arts. For more than a decade Poet-tree En Motion has highlighted diversity not only in the featured artists’ backgrounds and media, but also in experience.  Some of the region’s hottest up-and-comers share the stage with seasoned professionals. And they all come together for a celebration of the arts headed by the one and only multi-award-winning performance artist Gabrielle de Burke.There is always an open mic and open stage portion to the Poet-tree En Motion events. Everyone is welcome to sign up and perform, and all types of arts and media are welcome.“I’m trying to do something different that’s not just an open-mic night,” de Burke says. “I like when there’s a range of performances at the events.“The whole thing is a ritual: the coming together of the performers and the audience. I am down with everyone coming together and participating the way they feel. Throughout all of the events, there is an engagement in the community.”De Burke is also a featured performer, who goes by the stage name Plum Dragoness, and weaves together healing arts disciplines, dance, martial arts, movement meditation and spoken word into her unique style of “flow-etry.”De Burke says that all of the artists are expressing “poetry in motion” in different ways.“Poetry in motion is a lot of different things,” de Burke says. “It’s not just stuck on a page. It’s not just stuck on a stage. It’s moving in time. All of the artists are expressing poetry but just in different forms. I want the event to be an expression of the many different ways in which poetry is present in our lives whether it’s music, dance, art or visual performance.”Drexel University Bhangra (DUB) will give a performance of the folk dance of Punjab, India.  This is a quite fitting dance for Poet-tree En Motion because “the dance is traditionally about happiness and peace and the performance about unity of peoples,” the group explains.Poet-tree En Motion’s resident sound engineer, Styx Latte, will be playing the drum set for Xande Cruz’s Afro-Brazilian music performance. Cruz will sing his compositions in both English and Portuguese, and play percussion. Nick Cejas, founding member of the band FAWZ, will play bass. Ben Arsenal, the producer of Worldtown Soundsystem and co-founder of Elevate Sound recording studio, will contribute with live sampling and sequencing. Also performing music will be Everyheard – or just “Ev” – a passionate singer-songwriter and guitarist who isn’t afraid to get vulnerable in her music and on stage.Noel Yee, skilled in juggling and object manipulation, is one of the most prominent figures in the contemporary world of flow arts. He brings to our stage a wealth of experience from his 11 years of performing and teaching to thousands of students. He is part owner and founder of the Flow Arts Institute in addition to numerous large-scale flow arts festivals.Gypsy Pixiie, a self-proclaimed “dance healer,” will bring her unique style of hoola hooping and dance blending the genres of tribal fusion, hip-hop, liquid, popping, and locking. She uses dance as a type of “medicine” to help heal herself and the world.The Poet-tree En Motion Fall Rhythm and Flow Event is scheduled for 7-10 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28. The event is free and will be held at The Rotunda, located at 4014 Walnut St. in University City, West Philadelphia. Doors open at 7 p.m. and performances begin shortly after. Suggested donation is $5-$20. Sign up at 7 p.m. for a spot on the open mic.The next Poet-tree En Motion will be on March 21 for the annual Women’s History Month event. It will be a live music, movement and dance celebration in honor of “her-story.” The following showcase is usually around the summer solstice.For information about Poet-tree En Motion, email plumdragoness@gmail.com and visit www.facebook.com/groups/116980678334215. For information about The Rotunda, log on to www.TheRotunda.org.ABOUT POET-TREE EN MOTION:Poet-tree En Motion works to inspire both artist and audience to connect and work together toward cultivating the arts community in Philadelphia, welcoming artists of all kinds to experience performances local to the neighborhood, and offering the opportunity at each show for community participation to sign up in the all-genre open mike/stage and jam session component of the events.ARTIST BIOS:•    Xande Cruz Growing up in Sao Paulo, Xande has been profoundly influenced from the contrast of the urban and traditional, social injustice, and diversity found in South America's largest city. His early inspiration was from listening to the sounds of Popular Brazilian Music (MPB) and later hip-hop and electronica in the late ’80s when he relocated to New York. It was in New York that Xande commenced his project, the Batukis, as an Afro-Brazilian percussive-based group, bringing the rhythms of Brazil to the United States. Xande has performed as a percussionist with samba schools, touring Japan and South Korea, as well as with Brazilian pop bands, African drum ensembles, dance troupes and theatrical productions.https://www.facebook.com/Xande-Cruz-Music-211617173360/•    Drexel University Bhangra With talent, pride and honor, Drexel University Bhangra (DUB) showcases the ethnic folk dance of Punjab, India. The dance is traditionally about happiness and peace and the performance about unity of peoples. To those who experience the phenomenon of the dance on stage or in their seats, it is rich in dignity and culture. The dance team is a non-profit organization run by hardworking, conscientious Drexel University undergraduate students. Since its foundation in 2005, DUB has been successfully offering its members a valuable life experience ranging from the development of active personalities and application of leadership skills to learning the actual dance. Performances are remarkable, and the joy we see in the eyes of the older Punjabi generations is inexplicable: they are proud that we are using our passion to establish our identities and share our culture. DUB enthusiastically participates in charity shows, multicultural shows, campus events, and can even be scheduled for special occasions such as weddings, birthdays, and anniversaries. Every year we also compete nationally in four to five competitions to spread our name. By thus making ourselves known within the vicinity and even worldwide, we hope to enthrall our audiences and spark their curiosities.www.facebook.com/DrexelBhangra•    Styx LattéSince 1995, Styx Latté has been haunting West Philly and beyond with his drum set and djembe playing.  Ranging from rock to blues, jazz to swing, Afrobeat and even samba, and having studied at Drexel, Styx brings a sense of rhythm and timekeeping that will make you get up on your feet and dance!  When he's not playing, he can often be found behind the soundboard mixing and recording live bands, including at West Philly's favorite original live music venue, The Rotunda!•    Ben ArsenalBen Arsenal is the producer of Worldtown Soundsystem, co-founder of Elevate Sound recording studio and education group, and adjunct professor at Rowan University.  Between DJing, producing and studying drums and percussion over the last two decades, he has developed an all-around approach to musical creation. Instagram: @benarsenal•    Nick CejasNick Cejas was born and raised in Philadelphia. At 19 he moved to New York City to pursue a passion for music, playing for countless artists you've never heard of and a few you have. Decades later he returned to Philly with a new drive and a new project as a founding member of the band FAWZ. Nick believes Frank Zappa said it all when he said, "Music is the best."•    Everyheard Ev... Yes, just "Ev". Singing songs, playing guitar... sometimes with fantastic band members, sometimes solo... Breathing in life, breathing out lyrics and melodies of love, heartache, happiness, insecurity and other contradictions.www.Everyheardmusic.com•    Noel YeeOne of the most important figures of the modern flow arts scene, Noel Yee has had a strong hand in the evolution of flow arts culture and brings a unique understanding of object manipulation to the table. With thousands of students over his 11 years of training, you can’t go wrong with a class from Noel. In addition to his performing career and quality instruction, Noel is part owner and founder of many notable events, performance troops and flow arts companies including Flow Arts Institute, FireDrums, Kinetic Fire, Vulcan Crew, Foreways Project, Vulcan DVDs, and Give Props Documentary. He is the director of the Flow Show Project and is a board member of the International Juggling Association. If it’s insight into the flow arts mindset and culture you seek, or just want to grow your skills and techniques, take a lesson from a seasoned pro.www.noelyee.com•    Gypsy PixiieGypsy Pixiie is a self-taught dancer who combines tribal fusion, hip-hop, liquid, pop, locking and flow arts into her own dance style. “Dance is one of my biggest passions in this life and it is truly my medicine and how I heal myself and the world. At times I call myself a dance healer, using dance as a catalyst for abundant growth. It is truly a movement meditation and helps us release dormant energy that gets stuck in the body. So I put into practice all types of dance and hope to learn even more on this movement medicine journey and path.”www.instagram.com/ginapixiie•    Plum Dragoness (a.k.a. Gabrielle de Burke)Native to West Philadelphia, Plum Dragoness is a multi-talented thespian, dancer, martial artist, instructor, poet and writer who has been performing 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 has toured as a solo artist, founding member/core performer/assistant artistic director of Archedream for HumanKind among many others. She has independently released two albums of original work with the project Plum Dragoness & the Elements, known for its fusion of multimedia, live world-beat musical infusions, spoken-word vocals and lyrical poetry. She has also helped bring together the all-female performance group trio The Femme-Mynistiques who released their debut EP “Here She Comes…” in the summer of 2016. Since 2007, Plum Dragoness has been a resident performance artist, host and organizer for the successful performing arts series Poet-tree En Motion. This has allowed her the opportunity to share her own creative performances (including collaborative projects she initiated) and work created by many unique artists within the West Philadelphia community and beyond. Her work as a healing arts practitioner and instructor continues to intersect with her work as an interdisciplinary performance artist through the incorporation of internal and martial arts forms in combination with dance, poetry and theater presentation. She has been teaching in the Philadelphia area and abroad since 2000. ThePlumDragoness.com ###MEDIA CONTACTS:Gabrielle de Burke (artist Plum Dragoness)Founder/Event Organizer Poet-tree En Motion484-557-9605plumdragoness@gmail.comGina RenziDirector of The Rotundagina@therotunda.orgFOR EVENT LISTINGS:Poet-tree En Motion Fall Rhythm and Flow Event 7-10 p.m, Wednesday, Nov. 28 (Doors at 7 p.m.) at The Rotunda, located at 4014 Walnut St. in University City, West Philadelphia. The event is free. For information, email plumdragoness@gmail.com or visit www.facebook.com/groups/116980678334215 and www.therotunda.com.– END –
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  • 9:00 PMThe Gatherig
  • 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.
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