6:30 PM - 7:30 PM “How to Survive the Food Industry,”Presentation by the Vegetarian Society of South Jersey • FEATURING STUDENT FILMS:Charles de Agustin: “Free Samples”Sammie Spencer: “Vigil” • Q&A with Andrew Dudich, chef and owner of Mama Dude’s food truck • Special phone in by journalist and author Kristin Lawless, of Formerly Known as Food • Complimentary vegan snacks provided by Love Corn and Fili Kale!For info contact: firstname.lastname@example.orgAdmission is FREE
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM Please join us for a special season of The Asian Karaoke Idol Invitational called TAKII 25 ~TAKII's Bizarre Adventure~! Coming atcha from The Rotunda on October 4th (4pm - 9pm EST) & October 5th (12pm - 10pm EST), 2019, we're gonna serve up classic TAKII charm with a side of the best that is yet to come from your favorite Asian culture fusion festival".ENTRY IS FREE for all who wish to attend! All that we ask if that you become very familiar with our "Rules & Regulations" before arriving: http://takii.pdnmz.com/rules-regulations.htmlWith TAKII 25 being a slightly shorter season than usual, we'll be keeping our vendor/dealer table offerings local. Be sure to frequent our "Snak Shak" & Rose's vendors table, among other points of interest. If you have your own wares to sell -- we welcome it! HOWEVER, you will need to bring your own set-up & space will be limited. If you would like to inquire about extra vendor space, please email email@example.com. Keep your eyes peeled on our Facebook event page as that is where you will be able to find our Hardcore Handbook (aka schedule) much closer to showtime.The entire PDNMZ Empire, of which The Asian Karaoke Idol Invitational is a part, is finally entering its long-awaited transition period & as a result, this very well could be the last season of TAKII for at least another year. We'll come back better & stronger than ever, but let's celebrate 2019 in epic fusion festival style with the best family around -- the TAKII Fam!! ^_^WEBSITE: takii.pdnmz.comQUESTIONS/CONCERNS: firstname.lastname@example.org
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM Please join us for a special season of The Asian Karaoke Idol Invitational called TAKII 25 ~TAKII's Bizarre Adventure~! Coming atcha from The Rotunda on October 4th (4pm - 9pm EST) & October 5th (12pm - 10pm EST), 2019, we're gonna serve up classic TAKII charm with a side of the best that is yet to come from your favorite Asian culture fusion festival".ENTRY IS FREE for all who wish to attend! All that we ask if that you become very familiar with our "Rules & Regulations" before arriving: http://takii.pdnmz.com/rules-regulations.htmlWith TAKII 25 being a slightly shorter season than usual, we'll be keeping our vendor/dealer table offerings local. Be sure to frequent our "Snak Shak" & Rose's vendors table, among other points of interest. If you have your own wares to sell -- we welcome it! HOWEVER, you will need to bring your own set-up & space will be limited. If you would like to inquire about extra vendor space, please email email@example.com. Keep your eyes peeled on our Facebook event page as that is where you will be able to find our Hardcore Handbook (aka schedule) much closer to showtime.The entire PDNMZ Empire, of which The Asian Karaoke Idol Invitational is a part, is finally entering its long-awaited transition period & as a result, this very well could be the last season of TAKII for at least another year. We'll come back better & stronger than ever, but let's celebrate 2019 in epic fusion festival style with the best family around -- the TAKII Fam!! ^_^WEBSITE: takii.pdnmz.comQUESTIONS/CONCERNS: firstname.lastname@example.org
8:00 PM - 10:30 PM Kinloch Nelson, Brian John McBreartyClavius Productions presents the return of Rochester guitarist Kinloch Nelson to Philadelphia, with Mesmeric Haze's Brian John McBrearty supporting. Kinloch made his first Philly appearance in April at Brickbat Books and played 90 minutes of the most exquisite acoustic fingerpicking we've seen in quite some time. Tompkins Square released his first legitimate LP this year and after playing and teaching in the Rochester/Buffalo/upstate NY region for 50 years, Kinloch is determined to bring his music to new cities. If you're a fan of John Fahey, Sandy Bull and American Primitive solo guitar, this show is not to be missed!Kinloch Nelson (Tompkins Square, Rochester NY)Kinloch Nelson's 50-year career has run the gamut from solo classical recitals and folk concerts to club and festival dates playing country, jazz, rock, rockabilly, and R&B. He has contributed to Acoustic Guitar magazine, been reviewed in Just Jazz guitar magazine, been featured in concert on PBS TV and radio, and performed around the US and the UK. Teaching credits include 25 years at The Hochstein Music School in Rochester, NY, music classes at Maryland Summer Center For The Arts, and workshops at the University of Rochester, S.U.N.Y. Oswego and numerous guitar festivals around the US and Canada. Performance credits, among others, include Time/Warner Jazz Festival, Montreal Jazz Festival, Owen Sound Folk Festival; Fretted Instrument Guild of America; Newport, Healdsburg, and Miami Guitar Shows, The NAAM Shows in Nashville & Los Angeles, and ten years as a regular performer and teacher at the Luthier's Invitational Guitar Festival in Woodstock NY."Listening to Kinloch Nelson is a journey through American roots, jazz, country, blues, classical and whatever it is that ties them all together. " (Frank De Blase, City Newspaper, Rochester NY)“Kinloch Nelson’s terrific Partly on Time comes to us via the ever-reliable Tompkins Square label. Rescued from age-old tapes, the slightly lo-fi sound here is deliciously warm and stony, the perfect setting for Nelson’s laid-back instrumental compositions. As a player, Nelson is an original; he rambles but never meanders, wanders but never gets lost. A total gem, well worth your time.” (Tyler Wilcox ~ aquariumdrunkard.com)“This is American guitar music born not of the blues, but glistening, plaintive chaconnes and tone poems with their roots in Segovia medievalism, European folk music, and the Northern renaissance. Beguiling and strange, this is a real find.” (Andrew Male, Mojo Magazine)“Sublime solo guitar work from Kinloch Nelson is very much in the more underground acoustic side of the ' 60s – post-folk, and dedicated to unusual tunings – and with a very personal, lyrical quality that almost makes Nelson something of a bridge between the older Takoma Records scene, and the acoustic underground of the '70s.” (Dusty Grooves)“Nelson’s playing, though virtuosic, is unlike the mathematical workouts of a Leo Kottke or the mutated ragtime of a Duck Baker. It’s sweet and lyrical (“Solitudes”); trancey (“The Eyes of Fair Molly”), and lightly swinging (“Coming Down From the Ceiling,” which sounds like it hatched Neil Young’s “Harvest Moon”)." (c-ville.com)"In a genre where players often seem to rush to mysticism, Nelson plays here as if he has all the time in the world to leave his mark." (David Fricke, Rolling Stone)Brian McBrearty (Philadelphia)Brian John McBrearty is a Philadelphia-based guitarist, vocalist and composer. Originally inspired by John Fahey, Jack Rose and other purveyors of American Primitive style guitar, Brian has released several albums of instrumental music that combines finger-picked guitar with ambient textures and minimalist composition techniques. Brian's latest songs feature him singing in addition to playing guitar in open tunings and draw influence from English folk of the early '70s (Michael Chapman, Bridget St. John and others), cosmic jazz and drone music from the likes of Terry Riley and Alice Coltrane, and present-day vibe merchants such as Steve Gunn, Mary Lattimore and Ryley Walker. Brian is currently recording a new solo album with a full band that will be released in 2020.Admission is FREE (donations for artists strongly encouraged)
8:00 PM - 10:30 PM The Secret Cinema revives IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFESTYLE: A VALENTINE TO THE 1970STravel back to the Seventies once more on Thursday, October 10, when the Secret Cinema dusts off IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFESTYLE: A VALENTINE TO THE 1970S* for a fresh showing at the Rotunda. This hodgepodge of historickitsch aims to restore the glittery glory of the original Decade of Bad Taste, via an assemblage of rare short films including forgotten schoolfilms, television shows, commercials, and trailers. This is a repeat of a popular Secret Cinema program that was presented in 2005.We'd dipped into the Seventies in many previous Secret Cinema presentations, but this program was our first devoted entirely to the disco decade. Plundered from the depths of the Secret Cinema archives, most of these films are unlikely to be shown anywhere else. Enjoy a time when pop culture stars had names like Kreskin, Meadowlark Lemon and Donny and Marie. Catch up on Seventies nostalgia again, and be allcaught-up for the current revival of the 1990s -- when Seventies appreciation first started to bloom and our current mobius strip of self-reference began.There will be one complete show at 8:00 pm. Admission is free.All Secret Cinema presentations are projected in 16mm film on a giant screen (not video).Just a few highlights of IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFESTYLE: A VALENTINE TO THE 1970S are:THE ENERGY-ENVIRONMENT GAME (1973) - In this fascinating slice of pre-Three Mile Island history, a "hip" teacher offers a "relevant""role-playing" game to his class: high school students (in various BRADY BUNCH/OVER THE EDGE fashions) take on the roles of different members of a fictional community to debate the proposed installation of a nuclear power plant. As the film was produced by a utility company, you can guess the result.TELEVISION: BEHIND THE SCENES (1978) - This educational film takes a look at the workers and work needed to put together a national TV series. Lucky for us it's THE DONNY AND MARIE SHOW!THE AMAZING WORLD OF KRESKIN (1971) - Rare kinescope from the first year of this popular syndicated TV series. Kreskin was a nebbishy Canadian magician who performed standard mindreading tricks but achieved a brief stardom by appearing at a time when audiences were hungry for proof of "paranormal" phenomenon.Plus much, much more!*NOTE: The phrase "It's a Wonderful Lifestyle" is both homage to and utter theft from Candi Strecker's identically-named fanzines of 1990 and 1993. Her brilliant analysis of the Seventies stands as the last word on the subject. The fanzines may still be available somewhere incyberspace.SECRET CINEMA WEBSITE: http://www.thesecretcinema.comAdmission is FREE
9:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Philadelphia Science Fiction Society
General Meeting, October 11, 2019
Business Meeting at 8:00 pm, Panel at 9:00 pm.
Guest speaker: Jon McGoran
Jon McGoran is the award-winning author of nine novels for adults and young adults including the YA science fiction thrillers Spliced and Splintered (Holiday House Books) as well as the acclaimed ecological thrillers Drift, Deadout, and Dust Up (Tor/Forge). Spliced was named to the American Library Association’s Excellence in Children's and Young Adult Science Fiction Notable List and the American Bookseller’s Association’s 2017 ABC Best Books for Young Readers. Spliced is also on the shortlist for South Carolina’s Young Adult Book of the Year. McGoran’s other books include the D. H. Dublin forensic thrillers Body Trace, Blood Poison, and Freezer Burn (Berkley/Penguin) and The Dead Ring (Titan Books), based on the TV show, The Blacklist. He has published numerous short stories, including “Bad Debt,” which won an honorable mention in Best American Mystery Stories 2014, and “Drive Time,” which was published in the X-files anthology The Truth Is Out There and was nominated for a Scribe Award. He also works as a freelance writer, developmental editor and writing coach, and is cohost of The Liars Club Oddcast, a podcast about writing and creativity.
Admission is FREE
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Simply ATK, LLC
Heal and Rebuild
Tickets are $30 and can be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/empower-me-tickets-68214382053
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Swing That Cat will be playing at The Rotunda October 13th at 6 PM. We will be opening the floor for a Beginner Swing Dance lesson from 6-7 PM. We will jump on stage for you to try out your new steps, but don't feel you are limited by dance styles if you aren't sure of your dance moves. Be you, and enjoy!
Swing That Cat! is a sonic cocktail ~ Take Jump Blues, swizzle in Horny Swing, add a dash of Cabaret and splash of Bourbon Street.
~ It’s not Retro ~ it’s a Revival.~
Inspired by Swing evolving into Jump Jive, Rock & Roll, and Bebop, this NJ-based female-led band has a seductive sound that makes their audiences shimmy and shake. P
For Fans of ~The Revivalists, Post Modern JukeBox, Squirrel Nut Zippers, Imelda May, and Louis Jordan, Louis Prima, Sarah Vaughan, Rosemary Clooney and even Rita Hayworth.
What the Band Says ~ "We are welcome at the Rock, Jazz, Rockabilly, and Blues venues and festivals, while still standing out within each of these communities. Why? We built this band to entertain and get the audience up off their seat and moving to the beat.”
Advance tickets are $5-10 and can be purchased at https://swingthatcat.ticketleap.com/oct13-stc-rotunda/dates/Oct-13-2019_at_0600PM
Tickets are $10 at the door
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
HATIWGxMenergy - Nightfall/The Ire/Chained Bliss/Alien Birth
This is a benefit gig hosted by Healing & Trauma Informed Working Group for the organization Menergy!
Supported by music from:
MENERGY will be hosting a workshop at 7pm on how to best support survivors of abuse and assault in our community.
For more information about MENERGY please visit: https://www.menergy.org/about-us-2/
$5-$10 suggested donation
**There will be social workers and members of HATIWG present to provide support during and after the workshop.
**Accessibility info for the Rotunda:
”The general public entrance is on the left side of the building toward the back. Wheelchair/equipment loading is on the right side of the building toward the back. You can usually unload from Chancellor Street - From Walnut Street, make a left onto 41st and then a quick left onto Chancellor and take it until it dead-ends behind our building and then find our public entrance around the bend. You can also unload from Walnut Street, as there is a 20 minute loading zone in front of our next door neighbor (Cinemark movie theatre) and there are often open parking spots right in front of our building. We have no venue parking and you may not remain on Chancellor or in the loading zone on Walnut.
• The venue is equipped with (3) restrooms - a wheelchair accessible unisex restroom within the performance space, as well as a ladies’ room on the east side of the basement and a men’s room on the west side of the basement
** We will NOT tolerate events that allow racism, colorism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, bias against nonbinary and gender nonconforming people, prejudice against people with disabilities of any kind, discrimination based on religion/creed/atheism, sizeism, etc. We do not tolerate abusive behavior. If you have any questions or concerns please contact the admin or the door person the day of the event.”
Flyer by Nicole Rodrigues / IG: @lost.mirage
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Join us for a fun evening of vegan delights from local vegan caterers:Crust BakeryI Heart Chef NY/Soul of NY LLCNight Owl Vegan/NaturallySweet DessertsNourishing Our Mind - NOMUnSoul Food by Meet The Dockett'svbqphillyAt least one item at each vendor station will be $5 or less. A portion of vendor sales will be donated to Misfit Manor!Free admission! All are welcome!Food & drinks - Pay as you go!
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM BowerbirdpresentsLaraaji with Chris PowellPhiladelphia-born, New Jersey-raised polymath Laraaji has maintained a pursuit of spiritual transcendence through music since the mid-70s. After several years of studiously developing an aesthetic informed by Eastern faiths and transcendental research in his long-time home in Harlem, in 1979 Brian Eno stumbled upon him busking in Washington Square Park in New York, improvising celestial meditations with his electric zither. The producer invited him to contribute to his influential Ambient series, resulting in the 1980 album Day of Radiance. Ever since he’s remained an outsized figure in new age and ambient music, eschewing synthesizers in favor of hand-made sounds, consistently embracing a human presence in his ever-seeking performances. Whether using monochord instruments, singing, or deploying electronics-kissed percussion, Laraaji’s music remains connected to cosmic African-American tradition, and as hypnotically beautiful as his work has been he’s never been afraid to inject ripples of tension and dissonance into his trance-inducing journeys.Philadelphia’s Christopher Sean Powell is well known for his involvement in art- rock bands like Need New Body, Man Man, and Icy Demons, but over the years he’s also developed a vibrant modular synthesizer practice. His pieces are at once whimsical and mesmerizing, a playful tumble of pointillistic counterpoint where cascades of blorpy tones coalesce into entrancing melodies.Admission is FREE
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM Touch of Classics! Entertainment is bringing Gian-Carlo Menotti’s The Telephone and The Medium to The Rotunda for a contrasting, dynamic duo of hilarious comedy and macabre drama. Touch of Classics! James R. Longacre and Dorothy Cardella bring these fully staged and costumed musical presentations for the enjoyment of all this Halloween season.Although the two operas are highly contrasted in subject matter, both work well in theatrical terms. The plot of The Telephone revolves around the attempts of Ben to propose marriage to Lucy in her apartment before he leaves on a trip. Numerous phone calls and conversations preoccupy her and prevent him from popping the question. Highly frustrated—to the point of trying to cut the telephone wires—he eventually leaves, but then makes one last attempt by proposing to her from a phone booth outside in the street. She accepts and before he leaves, reminds him of her phone number in a last duet.The subject matter of The Medium is considerably darker. The central character is Madame Flora, a fake medium. She uses her daughter Monica and her adopted mute gypsy son, Toby, whom she found with his tongue cut out, to stage séances. During one of these, Madame Flora feels something touch her. Following a confrontation with her clients, she confesses to her trickery, but her clients refuse to believe her: they are only too anxious to believe in the existence of their daughter’s spirit. Drinking heavily, Flora hears voices. Toby, while hidden behind a curtain, bumps it, suggesting to Flora the presence of the spirits she believes to be hearing, ending with tragic consequences.(Due to the nature of the show, this production is not suitable for children under 13 years of age)The production features a superb cast of performers in this fully staged and costumed production at The Rotunda, 4014 Walnut Street in Philadelphia, PA. Included in the cast are Dorothy Cardella, Stephen Raytek, Sharon Derstine, Sarah Baumgarten, Abby Culp, Lisa Landley, Edward Bogusz and Mary Punshon. Directing the opera is Michael Tunney and Music Director is Joseph Krupa. The performances are at The Rotunda on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania with shows Saturday, October 19th at 7:30pm and Sunday, the 20th at 5:00pm. Tickets are $15.00, cash only at the door. The venue is wheelchair accessible and on street and public parking is available.Touch of Classics! looks forward to seeing everyone at The Rotunda for these fully staged and costumed performances on Saturday, October 19th at 7:30pm and Sunday, October 20th at 5:00pm, so join us for a “Comedy-Macabre” good time.
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Touch of Classics! Entertainment is bringing Gian-Carlo Menotti’s The Telephone and The Medium to The Rotunda for a contrasting, dynamic duo of hilarious comedy and macabre drama. Touch of Classics! James R. Longacre and Dorothy Cardella bring these fully staged and costumed musical presentations for the enjoyment of all this Halloween season.Although the two operas are highly contrasted in subject matter, both work well in theatrical terms. The plot of The Telephone revolves around the attempts of Ben to propose marriage to Lucy in her apartment before he leaves on a trip. Numerous phone calls and conversations preoccupy her and prevent him from popping the question. Highly frustrated—to the point of trying to cut the telephone wires—he eventually leaves, but then makes one last attempt by proposing to her from a phone booth outside in the street. She accepts and before he leaves, reminds him of her phone number in a last duet.The subject matter of The Medium is considerably darker. The central character is Madame Flora, a fake medium. She uses her daughter Monica and her adopted mute gypsy son, Toby, whom she found with his tongue cut out, to stage séances. During one of these, Madame Flora feels something touch her. Following a confrontation with her clients, she confesses to her trickery, but her clients refuse to believe her: they are only too anxious to believe in the existence of their daughter’s spirit. Drinking heavily, Flora hears voices. Toby, while hidden behind a curtain, bumps it, suggesting to Flora the presence of the spirits she believes to be hearing, ending with tragic consequences.(Due to the nature of the show, this production is not suitable for children under 13 years of age)The production features a superb cast of performers in this fully staged and costumed production at The Rotunda, 4014 Walnut Street in Philadelphia, PA. Included in the cast are Dorothy Cardella, Stephen Raytek, Sharon Derstine, Sarah Baumgarten, Abby Culp, Lisa Landley, Edward Bogusz and Mary Punshon. Directing the opera is Michael Tunney and Music Director is Joseph Krupa. The performances are at The Rotunda on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania with shows Saturday, October 19th at 7:30pm and Sunday, the 20th at 5:00pm. Tickets are $15.00, cash only at the door. The venue is wheelchair accessible and on street and public parking is available.Touch of Classics! looks forward to seeing everyone at The Rotunda for these fully staged and costumed performances on Saturday, October 19th at 7:30pm and Sunday, October 20th at 5:00pm, so join us for a “Comedy-Macabre” good time.
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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.
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM Harsh Narayanpresented by Fire Museum Presents Co-sponsored by South Asia Center University of PennsylvaniaFree/donations appreciatedHarsh Narayan:Harsh Narayan is a leading sarangi player of the younger generation and performer of Hindustani Classical Music living in Mumbai, India. He has performed and recorded with many Indian Classical Musicians worldwide. To say that Harsh Narayan’s life has been steeped in the classical music of India since he was born is an understatement. His father is the sarod maestro Brij Narayan and his aunt is the sarangi virtuoso Aruna Narayan Kalle. And as if that is not enough of a rarified birth, his grandfather is none other than the legendary sarangi maestro Pandit Ram Narayan, credited by experts worldwide for bringing the sarangi to the forefront of Indian Classical Music as a solo instrument of the highest order. Of the Pandit, the great Yehudi Menuhin has said, “The sarangi … in the hands of Ram Narayan most revealingly expresses the very soul of Indian feelings and thought.”Born in Mumbai in 1985, Harsh Narayan has had the great fortune of studying with his grandfather since the age of six. While under the caring guidance of his illustrious teacher, Harsh’s musicianship was developed and his natural talent was exposed. Right from the start, Harsh embraced this training with a passion for the sarangi, a highly technical and very challenging instrument to play. This passion has only been surpassed by his devotion to his grandfather and to the musical legacy that he wholeheartedly embraced.This musical foundation, a well-rounded and rigorous training by a family of maestros, lead to a virtuosity that can be witnessed in his concert presentations, where the depth of his musical perception has earned him an “A” graded artist rating from All India Radio. His total command of sarangi playing technique allows him an enviable degree of creative freedom, coaxing the inherent musicality out of the instrument, with the flair of a seasoned performer.Armed with a unique musical background and an invaluable classical training, Harsh Narayan is eminently qualified to expand upon the enormous body of work of his grandfather while establishing himself among the new generation of Indian Classical Musicians and sarangi torch bearers.http://firemuseumpresents.com/events/harsh-narayan/Admission is FREE. Donations are encouraged.
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
National Men of Color Association Conference
Theme: Public Ventures on Health, Policy and Other Affairs
5pm-10pm Free and Open to the Public
University of Pennsylvania
4014 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA. 19104
RSVP: Mauricebrianhenderson@yahoo.com 267-230-0317
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Arthur Brooks Ensemble V
Co-presented with Fire Museum and Clavius Productions.
Trumpeter-composer ARTHUR BROOKS is one of the unsung heroes of the new music. In his 40+ year career he has collaborated with such legendary figures as Bill Dixon, Cecil Taylor, Sonny Sharrock, Alan Silva, and Frank Wright among others. For over 20 years he taught alongside Dixon in the Black Music Division at Bennington College. Brooks founded Ensemble V at Bennington College in 1973 and the music has continued to evolve. Though Brooks is technically the leader and creator — or perhaps curator — of Ensemble V, he emphasizes that the band is a democracy. “Everybody’s a leader. And everybody has big ears. We find ourselves in areas that I would like to take home and develop and write, but I wouldn’t want to limit what we’re going to do.” For this performance, he’ll be joined by Jeremy Harlos – bass; Bill Heminway – trumpet & flugelhorn; Anthony Santor – bass and Matt Weston – percussion.
links at: http://firemuseumpresents.com/events/arthur-brooks-ensemble-v/
Admission is Free/Donation requested
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Darksome Art & Craft Market: Everyday is Halloween- Philadelphia
Join us for a truly strange market featuring solely handmade art and craft from 30 artists!
APPLICATIONS ARE CLOSED AND THERE'S A LONG WAIT LIST. Please follow Darksome on Instagram @darksomcraftmkt and/or subscribe to the mailing list to find out about upcoming events: www.darksomecraftmarket.com/subscribe
ARTISTS & CRAFTERS:
The Art of Jen Tracy
Baby Bat Beauty
Cabinet of Curious Clay
Edyn Rashae Studios
Jess Wolf Glass
Kaya Tinsman - LittleGypsyBones
Larry West Productions
The Little Grass Hut
Roadside Linen Arts
Sad Kid Club
Stones In The Maille - Mockingbird Lane Artistries
Temple of dying gods
Werther & Gray
Flyer by Defectivepudding
Admission is $3
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Lizards from Mars trio featuring G Calvin Weston on Drums.
Tom Copson Jr, Guitar/effects
Jake Leshinsky, Bass
G Calvin Weston, Drums
About The Lizards from Mars Trio Formed in the summer of ’09, The Lizards from Mars Trio is a collective side project formed to explore and experiment with various musical styles from our own influences and musical experiences. Tom Copson Jr., the brain child of the group, was in the Philadelphia band called The Hustle and The Burndown All-Stars for five years before meeting Bass player Jake Leschinsky and drummer Rich Agren, who are both founding members of Swift Technique.
Admission is FREE but donations are greatly appreciated for the musicians
7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
1979: Good Times & Damaged Goods
[the "I Don't Like Mondays" edition]
an Ultimate Anniversary Dance Party
Iconic Hits + Underground Classics
from 40 Years Ago
Performed by a 15+-person Ensemble
featuring members of Hardwork Movement, Upholstery, Citywide Specials, Likebirds, Honeychile, &c. &c.
with a special appearance from the newly resuscitated corpse of
DISCO * PUNK * NEW WAVE * ROCK
* POST-PUNK * POST-DISCO * R&B *
SYNTHPOP * HIP HOP * 2-TONE SKA
HARDCORE * ART-FOLK * POWER POP
Period costume (or your best approximation) highly encouraged
Proceeds to benefit anti-nuclear activism
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Poet~tree EnMotion: Honoring the Ancestors w/ Rhythm & Flow!
Poet~tree EnMotion Presents
Honoring the Ancestors: the Fall Harvest Rhythm & Flow Festivities…
Featuring Live Music, Spoken Word/Poetry, Dance/Movement, Face Painting, Fire/Flow Festivities!
Tuesday, October 29th, 7-10pm (Doors @ 7pm)!
This ongoing seasonal series features a variety of multi-disciplinary performance, arts & culture presentations… the Event begins shortly after doors open… Expect a Dance entranced with Spoken Words/Lyrical Poet-tree & Mystical Moving Arts Meditation, Flow Arts, body-moving undulations brought on by the Rhythms of Puerto Rician Bomba performance culminating in procession outside for the Finale of Fierce Fire Flows!
Plum Dragoness / aka Gabrielle de Burke
Theatrical Dancer/Lyrical Poetess & Mindful Movement Instructor/Arts Educator
7Textures & Collaborators
Fire Dance & Flow Arts
Spenser Michaels & Guest Phil Fargason
Singer/Songwriter w/Live Instrumentation
Los Bomberos De La Calle
A community-based live music group preserving traditional Puerto Rican culture.
Live Painter using the body as a living canvas…for this event she will be offering face painting to the community!
Plum Dragomess (a.k.a. Gabrielle de Burke)
A West Philadelphia native, multi-talented thespian, dancer, martial artist, instructor, poetess and writer who has been involved with performing arts since childhood. She is known for her poetic style, vocal performance, fire dance, flow arts and choreographic flair throughout Philadelphia and abroad. Over the past 15 years, she has toured not only as a solo artist, founding member/core performer/assistant artistic director of Archedream for HumanKind among many others. She has also independently released 2 albums of original work with the project Plum Dragoness & the Elements, known for its fusion of multi-media, live world beat musical infusions, spoken word vocals & lyrical poetry. She has also helped bring together the all female performance group trio known as The Femme-Mynistiques, who will officially release their debut EP “Here She Comes…” in the summer of 2016. Since 2007, Plum has been a resident performance artist, as well as host and organizer for the successful performing arts series known as Poet-tree En Motion at The Rotunda! This has allowed her the opportunity to share her own creative performances (including collaborative projects she initiated) and work created by a plethora of other unique artists with the west Philadelphia community and beyond! Gabrielle’s work as a healing arts practitioner and instructor continues to intersect with her work as an inter-disciplinary performance artist through the incorporation of Internal and Martial Arts forms in combination with Dance, Poetry and Theater presentation. Gabrielle has been teaching in, around the Philadelphia area & abroad since 2000.
A graduate of Richard Stockton University, has a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary fine arts. Her degree and life experiences are utilized to connect to viewers through various avenues of art such as oil painting, body painting, sculpture, dance, mixed media and performance art. She has been active in the artistic community for more than 10 years. She is inspired by various cultures and mentalities that fuel her desire to reach a wider audience for the purpose of human growth.
7Textures (Lauren Raske) & Collaborators
7textures specializes in a contemporary mix of event design and performing art, building beautiful settings for events, weddings, and community celebrations. Using layers of nature and technology to create experience design for a multitude of public and private settings, 7textures works to bring you the details to make your experience extraordinary!
Lauren Raske is a Philadelphia USA-residing variety performer and entertainment producer, specializing in fire arts, S-staff, and curating experiences. Professionally performing since 2006, her repertoire has a variety of props for fire arts and stunts that can translate beautifully to LED/light and fabric acts, as well as being a world-renowned S-Staff/ buugeng manipulator. Lauren’s reputation for quality performances and artistic display has lead her to become a talent scout, which evolved to her launching 7textures, as entertainment & styling director; where she scales productions between solo shows through casts of 30+ performers of an enormous variety of talents, plus stage design and custom costuming. She teaches workshops, private lessons, and consults performing, including helping develop open flame performance permits with the Philadelphia Fire Code Unit and marshals. Her performance passion is site-specific theater, such as The Ghostly Circus and morphings interactive stages.
A singer, songwriter, producer and visual artist, born and raised in the city of Philadelphia. He has spent years honing his craft on and off the stage, culminating into a new musical project that showcases his diverse abilities as a musician and performing artist. Phil Fargason aka Philip James will be joining this endeavor, bringing his talents as a multi-instrumentalist and writer based out of Philadelphia, focused on crafting songs that make you want to dance, laugh, and cry at the same time. These two talents began playing together at an open mic at ‘The El Bar ’ open mic hosted by Josh Mustin, and are finally coming together to create an all-encompassing, original live listening experience…
Los Bomberos De La Calle
The group began its journey in 2013 in El Barrio of North Philly, led by Anthony Mendez who gathered a few friends who knew a bit about the history and music of Bomba and Plena. Throughout the years they have grown to become not just a better music group but have grown into a family who spreads the knowledge and cultural music of Puerto Rico by performing at many community events, school or community workshops as well as weddings, birthdays and parrandas during the holidays.
Bomba music is the oldest genre of music in Puerto Rico. This genre is a blend of three different cultures; West African, Taino Indian, and Spaniard, which has gives Puerto Ricans a big piece of their identity for understanding who they are and where they come from. Our Ancestors expressed their anger and frustration (as well as joy & happiness) through the dance and song, as the lead drummer known as the Primo (or Subidor) whom interprets the dancers movements into different tones and sounds while the Buliador, which is a large drum made of wood and animal skin that keeps the basic rhythm.
Plena music is played with hand held drums called Panderos or what some may also call panderetas. Plena is mainly played with 3 panderos and a guiro. Plena music is played at many festivals and or even during the holiday events which are called parrandas.
Admission is FREE but donations are greatly appreciated for the performers
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.