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  • 5:00 PMIn-person! "Bigga Dre " Presents Poetic Justice Open Mic/Open Panel Film Screening "Black August"
  • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Officialbiggadre.hearnow.com  "Bigga Dre " Presents Poetic Justice Open Mic/Open Panel Film Screening "Black August"DESCRIPTION:Every August we honor freedom fighters and political prisoners who put their lives on the line, risking social and economic security to defend the self-determination of Black communities.August is a month dedicated to paying homage to fallen African Indigenous activist incarcerated freedom fighters, and African American resilience to the Maafa historical and ongoing.This year, as we are still in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, which is disproportionately killing Black people, and worldwide protests against the judicial bias decisiond , and unjust killings of Black people . There is so much power in elevating our histories and reflecting on the lessons learned from the lives of our ancestors whose legacies shape the future in this day and time. Join us Friday August 5th for The film screening of "Black August" , Open Mic segment entitled "Poetic Justice" where artists will go showcase their talent through spoken word, and vocalization, and forms of musical expression! SIGN UP for open Mic 5pm-7pm Events ends at 8:30pm following Q&A Open Panel Discussion  https://youtu.be/S-OR8EksWzgFor Info or to participate Email trueandfaithful1@hotmail.com Food and refreshments $10 donation (No one turned Away)
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  • 8:00 PMIn-person! Bright Bulb Screening Series presents a double header! ONE SINGS, THE OTHER DOESN'T (1977, dir. by Agnes Varda) and FIRST COMES COURAGE (1943, dir. by Dorothy Arzner)
  • 8:00 PM - 11:30 PM ONE SINGS, THE OTHER DOESN'T (1977, directed by Agnes Varda, 116 min., France)Director Agnes Varda's (VAGABOND, THE GLEANERS & I) beautifully-crafted tale of a friendship between two very different women (played by Valérie Mairesse of Tarkovsky's THE SACRIFICE and Thérèse Liotard) whose friendship is forged as activists in France's movement for abortion rights. The film is a showcase for Varda's endlessly creative way with conjuring narrative and Varda herself wrote the lyrics for the '70s folk pop tunes Mairesse and her band perform throughout the film.Followed by a screening of:FIRST COMES COURAGE (1943, directed by Dorothy Arzner, 88 minutes, U.S.)With a plot that unfolds like a twist on Hitchcock's NOTORIOUS, the elegant Merle Oberon plays woman in WW2's Norwegian resistance who is in deep cover as the Nazi commander's lover. When suspicions about her arise, her former lover (Brian Ahern) is sent in to kill the commander and whisk her to safety.Arzner was a gender non-conforming trailblazer of early cinema, one who for decades the only women in the director's guild. Arzner made successful films at most of the major studios, retiring young after helming FIRST COMES COURAGE, her final feature, with twenty titles to her credit. This wartime melodrama contains many of her signature touches, including the special camaraderie between women and a stubborn refusal to proclaim that loves conquers all. Watching such integrity bring a Nazi down is a pleasure that seems less old-fashioned than ever.THE BRIGHT BULB SCREENINGS SERIESSpecially curated double features, the 2nd Thursday of each month@ The Rotunda (40th & Walnut, Philly)follow us on Facebook, InstagramMasking and contract tracing enforced. Seating is limited.COVID POLICY- 75 people MAX will be permitted in the venue during an event. This includes audience and staff.- Everyone over the age of 2 will be required to wear masks indoors, regardless of vaccination status.We will engage in contact tracing. We will register attendees and ahead of time or at the front desk, depending on the event, and will require them to alert us if they become sick after the eventFollow brightbulbscreenings on Instagram, FacebookAdmission is FREE
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  • 3:00 PMIn-person! Gospel Summerfest Concert feat. Lamar Bryan, Second Chance, Gospel Gab, the Anointed Warrior, Antonio, No Nonsense Cooper
  • 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM Gospel Summerfest ConcertDoors open at 3pm. Dinner served between 4pm and 5pm. Show: 4pm-9pmFeaturing Recording Inspirational Artist Lamar BryanArtist Performances: Philly's own Gospel quartet Second Chance of Philadelphia, New York's own Gospel Gab,Praise Dancer the Anointed Warrior,New Jersey's own Antonio,and also from New Jersey: No Nonsense CooperGuest Hostess Tanya Banks, CEO and founder of the Tanya Banks ShowTickets are $30 and include dinner. To purchase, please contact Tanya Banks at (267)394-3922 or Lamar Bryan at (267) 474-1005
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  • 8:30 PMOnline! Fire Museum Presents! Carnatic Vocal and Instrumental Music with Brindha Manickavasakan and Shreya Devnath
  • 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM Fire Museum Presents!Tonight we bring you vocal & instrumental South Indian Carnatic music with performances by Brindha Manickavasakan (vocalist) & Shreya Devnath (violin).first set: Brindha Manickavasakan- Vocals, accompanied by Madan Mohan - Violin & Praveen Sparsh - Mridangam.second set: Shreya Devnath - Violin, accompanied by Delhi Sairam - Mridangam & K V Gopalakrishnan - KanjiraBrindha Manickavasakan is a Carnatic Music vocalist, among the foremost, popular young performing Carnatic musicians in India. She is currently learning from Vidushi Suguna Varadachari. She has been performing for the past 21 years, from the age of 10. She also plays the Veena and has learnt Bharatanatyam under Melattur Sri S Natarajan. She is known for her rich voice, bhava, sensitivity, variety, creativity in her music.-------Shreya Devnath, a vocalist and well-established solo violinist, has earned much appreciation for her distinctive music. A student of the legendary Carnatic musician, Sri Lalgudi Jayaraman, Shreya strives to be a worthy representative of this prestigious school. The recipient of a number of awards and titles, her accolades include the highly acclaimed Bharat Ratna Dr. MS Subbulakshmi Fellowship and Outstanding Woman Achiever.Please tune in at 8:30pm Eastern on August 17: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKIrAERdqX8Thanks for watching! 
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