Monday, September 17, 2018

September 23, 2018 12:00-5:00PM 34th Annual Feria del Barrio

Showcasing the best that El Centro de Oro (The Golden Center) has to offer, we present the annual Feria del Barrio. Feria is a collaboration between Taller Puertorriqueño (Taller), Congreso de Latinos Unidos (Congreso), HACE, and Raíces Culturales Latinoamericanas (Raíces).

Since 1979, La Feria del Barrio has celebrated Latino culture, family, and the economic and educational aspirations of the people of North Philadelphia with:

- Live Latin music and dancing
- Latino food delicacies
- Art and crafts
- Much, much more

Save the date for this year's Feria del Barrio!

North 5th St from Huntingdon to Somerset Sts
Philadelphia, Pa

Sunday, September 16, 2018

September 22, 2018 9:00AM-5:00PM Uhuru Book Fair & Flea Market with Live Music

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Rhenda Fearrington and Jason Klinke to perform at 10:50AM
Clark Park
43rd Street and Baltimore Ave
Philadelphia, Pa

September 22, 2018 12:00-7:30PM AAU's 23rd Annual Mid-Autumn Festival

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Every year, thousands of people gather under the full moon to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival in Philadelphia’s Chinatown. Closing down 10th Street, people gather to reclaim old traditions and establish new ones, and in so doing, assert their right to exist as a community.

AAU’s Mid-Autumn Festival creates a time when people come together in an expression of community pride and collective responsibility. Youth give a day of service, restaurants donate food, artists offer their talents, businesses and organizations chip in money – hundreds of people work together to make the festival our own.

Schedule of Events:

12:00 to 6:45 pm
* Carnival
* Arts Activities
* Performances
Enjoy Music, Dance, Tai Chi, Kung Fu, Beijing Opera, and a Mooncake-Eating Contest!

7:00 pm
Dragon Dance, Lion Dance & Lantern Parade through Chinatown!
(Lanterns will be available for purchase)Chino Friendship Gate
10th and Arch Streets

September 22, 2018 8:00PM Café Tacvba with The Marias at The Philly Fillmore

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After clearly more than a decade, the eponymous, groundbreaking Mexican band Café Tacvba is making their way back to #philadelphia as part of an incredible national tour, and the city may never be the same. Tickets go on sale today at 10am. Get yours before they are gone! This show will be galactic on so many levels. Also featuring special guest @themarias.mp3 & also our very own DJ Rahsaan, who will be spinning tracks from out of this world. Don’t miss it.

The Fillmore Philadelphia
29 E Allen St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19123

Tickets: $35 + fees

Saturday, September 15, 2018

September 21, 2018 7:00-10:00PM The Monthly Fund: September Edition at Headlong

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The September installment of The Monthly Fund is supporting Juntos. The event will feature performances by some incredible artists including: 

Kuf Knotz & Christine Elise [ ]
Kompaz 48
Little Strike [ ]
Pancho Cuacuil

Photobooth by Pop Up Polaroid
Food by foodeveryonedeserves - fed

Join us, won't you? 

:::About Juntos:::

Juntos is a community-led, Latinx immigrant organization in South Philadelphia fighting for our human rights as workers, parents, youth, and immigrants. We believe that every human being has the right to a quality education and the freedom to live with dignity regardless of immigration status.

Juntos combines leadership development, community organizing, and focused collaborations with other community-based and advocacy organizations to build the power of our community members so they may be active agents of change and work against their own oppression.

For more information, please visit

:::About The Monthly Fund:::
The Monthly Fund is a roaming event series with the goal of raising funds and awareness for organizations doing vital work. For us, vital work means fighting for the rights of oppressed and underserved communities and for the preservation of our planet. Past beneficiaries include The Standing Rock Legal Collective, New Sanctuary Movement of Philadelphia, and Project SAFE.
Headlong - 1170 South Broad St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19146

September 21, 2018 8:00-11:00PM Barnes Foundation Artist Bash: Fierce Women!

In anticipation of the exhibition Berthe Morisot: Woman Impressionist, our fifth Artist Bash features fierce women performing work that speaks to the power of nurturing community, advocating for immigration reform, bringing a private journey into the public arena, and celebrating artistic improvisation.
Our lineup includes choreographer Annielille Kollman, drummer LaTreice Branson, performance artist Nikki Powerhouse, singer Vessna Scheff, and clothing designer Nicole Haddad. The program includes a dance performance by Cambodian American Girls Empowering (CAGE) and an acrobatic showcase by Tangle Movement Arts.
Bring your dancing shoes and head to the terrace to join the milonga—a social tango—led by Meredith Klein of the Philadelphia Argentine Tango School. The milonga takes place throughout the evening from 8 – 11pm.
This is a movable feast of artistic talent so be prepared to move!
Tickets: $10 includes admission to the galleries and special exhibition
Barnes Foundation
2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19130
Phone: 215.278.7000

Friday, September 14, 2018

September 20, 2018 7:00-9:00PM Minas Duo at Chima Brazilian Steakhouse

Chima dining hall
Thursday September 13 and 20, 2018
1901 John F. Kennedy Blvd.
 PA 19103
No Cover

Orlando and Patricia will bring their brand of Brazilian music to this authentic Brazilian restaurant in Center City Philadelphia. Double Whammy - Authentic Brazilian music and food! 

September 20, 2018 12:00-1:30PM Live at Lunch: Rafael Pondé Quartet at Dilworth Park

Philadelphia's center stage shines Wednesday and Thursday afternoons with a showcase of international sounds from local musicians. Presented by PNC

Grab lunch at the Dilworth Park Café and enjoy this weekly outdoor concert on the PNC Terrace.

Today: Rafael Pondé Quartet be performing for free at Dilworth Park (Live at Lunch project) this Thursday at noon with his incredible quartet Rob Curto (Accordion), Steve Cochran (Bass), Chad Brown (Drums) .They will present the new songs the album "Live at the Boom Room" and will have the special performance of Spenser Michaels with the song "What Should I Do?"
 Dont miss it!!

September 20, 2018 12:00-1:00PM Bomplé Presented by PECO at The Porch at 30th Street

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Hear energetic, colorful and flavorful Puerto Rican music as we welcome Bomplé to The Porch for a free performance! Bomple will delight the audience with drumming and singing of bomba and plena music. The audience will be invited to try the dances, too! While enjoying the show, grab lunch from Foolish Waffles and Nick's Roast Beef, Cottman Ave.Performances at The Porch are presented by PECO.
The Porch at 30th Street Station
2955 Market St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

September 18, 2018 8:00-10:30PM Not So Latin Concert: Magdaliz Roura and Her Latin Ensemble "Crisol"

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September 18, 2018 4:30PM Youth Hand Drum Classes with Karen Smith

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Loony Tuners & Virtuosi Hand Drums with Teacher Karen (Suggested 5 to 12 years)

In this course, students will be encouraged to become one with the drum by finding their inner rhythms. Teacher Karen will introduce students to rhythm through different percussive instruments and teach them the origin of the instruments. Teacher Karen also emphasizes building confidence through playing instruments. *Drums will be provided by Teacher Karen*

Find more information and to register, please visit

Drum classes can be taken as single, drop-in sessions. Please email for more info.
Philadelphia Folk School
6156 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19128
Tickets here

Monday, September 10, 2018

September 16, 2018 6:00-9:00PM First Friday Salsa Night with Hector Rios and The Latin Flavor

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**Rescheduled from Sept.7th **
First Friday Salsa Nights in the Piazza are back for the 2018 season with Siempre Salsa Philly & Take the Lead Dance Project

This month's live band will be Hector Rios and the Latin Flavor

Food and drinks provided by Gunners RunEl Camino Real Philadelphia

Sponsored, in party, by: Hyperion Bank PA & Riehs Florist 

There will be a FREE Salsa dance lesson at 6:00pm from the Executive Director, Jackie Fisher, of the Take the Lead Dance Project. Live music starts at 6:30pm.

Siempre Salsa Philly is an initiative undertaken by Rob Bernberg (Latin Beat Magazine), Jesse Bermudez (A.M.L.A. founder) and Carlos Sanchez (Orquesta del Barrio) to grow the audience for authentic salsa music in the Philadelphia region via a series of educational and entertainment events throughout the year.
The Schmidt's Commons
1001 N. 2nd Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19123

September 16, 2018 12:30-5:00PM Tribute to Sonia Sanchez at AAMP

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Come join us to celebrate the acclaimed poet, Sonia Sanchez!!!

The Tribute to Sonia Sanchez Anthology will be released along with an interview conducted by Nzadi Keita, a short reading by Sonia Sanchez and readings of the contributions to this anthology. 

Poet. Mother. Professor. National and International lecturer on Black Culture and Literature, Women’s Liberation, Peace and Racial Justice. Sponsor of Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom. Board Member of MADRE. Sonia Sanchez is the author of over 16 books, most recently, Morning Haiku and is contributing editor to Black Scholar and The Journal of African Studies.
The African American Museum in Philadelphia
701 Arch Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106

September 16, 2018 6;00-10:00PM Conjunto Philadelphia at Paris Bistro

Conjunto Philadelphia is a musical ensemble based in the Philadelphia area. They perform music of Pre-Revolutionary Cuba, including the Son, Cha-Cha-Chá and Bolero. The group’s main aspiration is to pay homage to Cuba’s deep and treasured musical history as well as infuse a new energy and fresh interpretation into the music.

$15 entertainment charge, reservations suggested
Paris Bistro
8235 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19118

September 16, 2018 7:00-10:00PM Musicians' Gathering #31 at Rittenhouse Soundworks

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4 count em 4 musical masters of varied vocalizations

Join us for MG #31 Sunday September 16, 2018

Emmett Drueding: is a Singer Songwriter out of Philadelphia who dabbles in a variety of genres but has been described as "neo-folk indie rock." With a heavy influence from fingersyle guitarists such as John Fahey and John Renbourne, Drueding also is reminisent of songwriting heros Elliott Smith, The Beatles, Dave Van Ronk and a slew of classic country artists. Drueding will be accompanied by his band of Rob Sanders on violin, Ray Bailey on double bass, and Miles Ziskind on drums.
Off The Orchard: With songs about apocalyptic visions, love, and the blues, Off the Orchard plays rock music that is fresh and grand.
_________________________________________________________Svitanya: is a women's vocal ensemble specializing in the music of Eastern Europe. Its repertoire, performed mostly a cappella, is drawn from a variety of regional traditions. Some songs are modern arrangements of old folk tunes, some are original compositions in the folk style, and others are sung as they have been for generations. They range from strong and strident field-working songs to traditional dance tunes to lush and emotive arrangements, all evoking the timbres, rhythms, and harmonies indigenous to the region.

Heather Blakeslee, Sweet Briar Rose: I live, work, write, garden, make music and produce shows in Philadelphia, Pa. My tiny cottage in Queen Village, affectionately referred to by friends as "The Shire," contains two gardens (and another down the street), two humans, two rescued cats and many, many instruments, including, most recently, a cello named Alezan Germaine. I'm into politics; I like to cook; I'm learning to fence; my band's name is Sweetbriar Rose and we're gearing up for a second record.


Tickets $10 at the Door Free Parking at the lot next door
Rittenhouse Soundworks
219 W. Rittenhouse St.
Philadelphia, PA

September 16, 2018 2:00-8:00PM Mexican Independence Day Festival at Penn's Landing

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Consulmex Filadelfia and the Mexican Cultural Center Philadelphia will host their annual Mexican Independence Day Festival on Sunday, September 16, 2018 from 2:00- 8:00 p.m. at Penn's Landing as part of the PECO's Multicultural Series. 

This festival is the largest event celebrating the Independence of Mexico in the Delaware Valley and it is recognized by the Delaware River Waterfrontas the largest one-day cultural festival held at Penn’s Landing.

The day features events such as “El Grito,” a Mexican Independence Day tradition recalling the moment when Father Hidalgo rang the church bells marking the start of the Mexican War of Independence. 

City officials and prominent dignitaries will join the Consul of Mexico in Philadelphia, Consul Alicia Kerber, for this civic ceremony.

This popular festival celebrates not only Mexican Independence, but also Mexican culture and heritage, which will be highlighted through traditional Mexican artisan crafts, folkloric and mariachi performances, activities for children, and popular music performances by Montez De DurangoHugo Cesar and Alter-Real.During the event, attendees can also enjoy traditional Mexican food provided by local vendors. 

It is important to note that the recipient of the Dr. Jose Castillo Scholarship will be recognized during the festival. Find more about this scholarship here:

Don’t miss this popular event and its grand finale, a fireworks show in the Penn's Landing Great Plaza at 8:00 p.m!

For more information, please contact: Mexican Cultural Center, (215) 592-0410,
Great Plaza at Penn's Landing
101 N Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106

Sunday, September 9, 2018

September 15, 2018 6:00-8:00PM New Sound Brass with Joy Ike at 40th St. Summer Series

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The 40th Street Summer Series concludes with New Sound Brass NSB and Joy Ike! Don't miss another great night of family-friendly free music and fun! 

This event is outdoors at the lovely green space on 40th Street between Walnut and Locust. This event will be fair-weather only. 

New Sound Brass mixes funk, R&B, gospel and rock to make a sound that’s a fresh and soulful twist on various styles of music. This multi-cultural unit draws influence and inspiration from its vast and diverse background to produce a sound that has been described as Philly Soul spoken through brass. New Sound is not so much new in terms of the sonic, but rather in how the sound is collected, treated and offered back to the audience. The intention is to build culture, community and musical phenomenon by the melding and interplay between band and the audience, a relationship between brass and the listener.

Opening the show will be Joy Ike, whose percussive piano-playing and soaring vocals have drawn comparisons to Corinne Bailey Rae, Norah Jones, and Fiona Apple. The daughter of Nigerian immigrants, Ike pays homage to her African upbringing through her music. 

This is the 14th year for the 40th Street Summer Series, produced by The Rotunda, the University of Pennsylvania, and University City District. 

Stop by at 6 pm for interactive activities with the University City Arts League, free scoops of ice cream from Ben & Jerry's, and delicious, healthy snacks from honeygrow.
40th Street Field behind the library at 40th and Walnut Sts.

Friday, September 7, 2018

September 13, 2018 7:00-9:00PM Minas Duo at Chima Brazilian Steakhouse

Chima dining hall
Thursday September 13 and 20, 2018
1901 John F. Kennedy Blvd.
 PA 19103
No Cover

Orlando and Patricia will bring their brand of Brazilian music to this authentic Brazilian restaurant in Center City Philadelphia. Double Whammy - Authentic Brazilian music and food!