• 6:30 PMHATIWGxMenergy - Nightfall/The Ire/Chained Bliss/Alien Birth
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    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: 

    $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 PMFREE Workshop on Setting & Measuring Goals
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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.

  • 8:00 PMGerald Cleaver/Frode Gjerstad/Brandon Lopez Trio pres. By Fire Museum
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    Gerald Cleaver/Frode Gjerstad/Brandon Lopez Trio pres. By Fire Museum

    Gerald Cleaver: Drummer Gerald Cleaver, born and raised in Detroit, is a product of the city’s rich music tradition. He has performed or recorded with a wide variety of artists: Roscoe Mitchell, Tommy Flanagan, Matt Shipp, William Parker, Eddie Harris, Kevin Mahogany, Charles Gayle, Ralph Alessi, Jacky Terrasson, Muhal Richard Abrams, Joe Morris, Dave Douglas, Tim Berne, Jeremy Pelt, David Torn and Miroslav Vitous, among others. Cleaver currently leads the bands Violet Hour, Black Host, Uncle June and Farmers By Nature with Craig Taborn & William Parker.

    Frode Gjerstad: Frode Gjerstad (saxophones & clarinet) has for many years declared his enthusiasm towards small line-ups, and especially trio. With over 120 recordings as a leader he has established himself as a major saxophonist on the international scene. His trios have included strong drummers and bass players such as John Stevens, Hamid Drake, Rashied Bakr, Johnny Dyani, Kent Carter, William Parker and Paal Nilssen-Love.

    Brandon Lopez: Bassist Brandon Lopez is a musician who deals with improvised and composed music (if one likes to make a distinction). His work as been praised as “brutal” and “relentless”. He’s worked beside many of experimental music’s luminaries; Jooklo Trio, Nate Wooley, Sun Ra Arkestra, Ashley Fure, Okkyung Lee, Gerald Cleaver, Ingrid Laubrock, Tony Malaby, Tyshawn Sorey, Bill Nace, Steve Baczkwoski, Chris Corsano, and many others. He was the 2018 Artist in Residence at Issue Project Room and a Van Lier Fellow at Roulette Intermedium. In September 2018 he was featured soloist with the New York Philharmonic.

    links at:

    Admission is Free/Donation requested

  • 8:00 PMArthur Brooks Ensemble V
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    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:

    Admission is Free/Donation requested

  • 12:00 PMDarksome Art & Craft Market: Everyday is Halloween- Philadelphia
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    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:


    Amber Astronauta

    The Art of Jen Tracy

    Baby Bat Beauty

    Cabinet of Curious Clay


    Dark Jasmine


    Edyn Rashae Studios


    Hellhound Jewellery

    Hokum Wares

    Houss Freya

    Jaime Shive

    Jess Wolf Glass

    KWT Designs

    Kaya Tinsman - LittleGypsyBones

    Krampus Store

    Larry West Productions

    The Little Grass Hut

    Magick Alchemy

    Martha Rotten


    Roadside Linen Arts

    Sad Kid Club


    Stones In The Maille - Mockingbird Lane Artistries

    Taylor Mathues

    Temple of dying gods

    Violent Visual

    Werther & Gray

    Flyer by Defectivepudding

    Admission is $3

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