November 2019

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  • 5:30 PMCommunity Vegan Potluck
  • Thumb potluckprgroupphoto 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

    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 do have a small microwave and a refrigerator. We 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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  • 9:00 PMPhila. Science Fiction Society hosts author and 2019 winner of the Philip K. Dick Award, Audrey Schulman
  • 9:00 PM - 10:30 PM

    Philadelphia Science Fiction Society

    General Meeting, December 6, 2019

    Business Meeting at 8:00 pm,  Panel at 9:00 pm.

    Audrey Schulman

    The 2019 winner of the Philip K. Dick Award will be speaking to us on the evening of Friday, December 8, 2019. Born a long time ago, in another country, Schdulman has traveled enough to have comited on fourr coitinents, including once onto a Masai tribesman's feet. He, unfortunately, was barefoot. Schulman has published five novels, including The Cage, Swimming with Jonah, A House Named Brazil, Three Weeks in December and A Theory of Bastards.  Her books have been translated into 11 languges, reviewd by the New Yorker and twice been selected as notable books by the American Library Association.

     

    Her books aren't boring.  For a short time, one was even optioned for a movie with Wes Craven (the director of Nightmare on Elm Street).  Articles by Schulman have been anthologized, as well as published in Orion, Grist, Ms. Mabazine, Bust and others.

     

    She now lives near Boston with her family and rurns an energy-efficiency nonprofit called HEET.

     

    General Meetings are open to the public and are held at International House, 3701 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA, at 8:00 p.m.; or at The Rotunda, 4014 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA at 8:00 p.m.

    Social gathering begins at 7:30 p.m.

    The Business Meeting begins at 8:00 p.m.

    The Program usually begins at 9:00 p.m., but the July Program will start at 8:30 pm

    Admission is FREE

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  • 10:00 AMWest Craft Fest: Holiday 2019
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    West Craft Fest: Holiday 2019

    New for 2019: the December West Craft Fest is now a 2-day event, with different vendors each day for double the handmade holiday gift options. Find local wares handmade with care, like jewelry, warm knitted accessories, stationery, prints, clothing, ceramics, home wares, children's items, ornaments, candles, soaps, scents and more.

    Saturday December 7 AND Sunday December 8, 10 to 4 both days, at The Rotunda, 4014 Walnut St. Philadelphia.

    Admission is FREE 

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  • 10:00 AMWest Craft Fest: Holiday 2019
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    West Craft Fest: Holiday 2019

    New for 2019: the December West Craft Fest is now a 2-day event, with different vendors each day for double the handmade holiday gift options. Find local wares handmade with care, like jewelry, warm knitted accessories, stationery, prints, clothing, ceramics, home wares, children's items, ornaments, candles, soaps, scents and more.

    Saturday December 7 AND Sunday December 8, 10 to 4 both days, at The Rotunda, 4014 Walnut St. Philadelphia.

    Admission is FREE 

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  • 8:00 PMBowerbird presents Sarah Hennies: Contralto plus Flourish with Ashely Tini
  • Thumb contralto 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM Bowerbird presents Sarah Hennies: Contralto plus Flourish with Ashely TiniIthaca composer and percussionist Sarah Hennies presents a cinematic version of her stunning 2017 video work Contralto, a bracing yet tender meditation on gender dysphoria viewed through the lens of transgender women finding a comfortable new speaking voice. Based on her experience in Ithaca College’s Voice and Communication Modification Program for People in the Transgender Community, the composer gathered seven diverse transgender women to perform vocal exercises designed to aid in so-called, “voice feminization.” Contralto is an intimate glimpse into the participants articulating stock phrases, singing notes, and sharing personal details to present a powerful example of the harrowing difficulties involved in the process. While the video stands on its own as an experimental documentary, it’s greatly enhanced by an inextricably woven score by Hennies that underlines the sense of futility embedded in quotidian, wok-like exercises practiced by the video subjects, which by default become symbolic acts of resistance in the transgender community.To open the evening Hennies and Philadelphia percussionist Ashley Tini—who is among the musicians on the cinematic version of Contralto—will perform the composer’s Flourish (2013), for two vibraphonists positioned on opposite sides of the same instrument. The work presents different modes of stasis, from relentlessly pulsing mallet strikes to billowing clouds of overtones and spooky interference patterns.Admission is FREE
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