Monday, January 21, 2019

January 27, 2019 2:00-3:00PM AAMP Commune: Wailing featuring LaTreice Branson

AAMP Commune: Wailing featuring LaTreice Branson
Sunday, January 27 30, 2 p.m.
Tickets: $5 Advance | $14 with general museum admission
Free for Members, Students & Seniors

On select Sundays, AAMP invites to visitors to experience our exhibitions through the lens of a community conversation with museum staff, along with an invited artists from our region. More than just an art talk, AAMP Commune is a community-led dialogue exploring key themes found within our exhibition, historical narratives, and our collective experiences as people. Held within AAMP’s upper exhibition galleries, this one hour dialogue starts with an introductory artistic response by our featured artists, and is followed by an open dialogue.

This next installment of AAMP Commune centers on our exhibition Cotton: The Soft Dangerous Beauty of the Past, and features percussionist and performance artist LaTreice Branson. Along with exploring this month’s AAMP Commune theme of WAILING through open conversation, Branson will also share a few selections from her deep repertoire of music.

Guests are encouraged to arrive 30 minutes early to allow time to explore the exhibition Cotton: The Soft Dangerous Beauty of the Past, which features over 30 large-scale photographs by master printer and visual artist, John E. Dowell.

More on our featured artist:

LaTreice V. Branson is an educator, community activist, and drummer from Philadelphia who enriches her community through interactive drum performances and gatherings that often feature impromptu audience collaborations. Exploring the creation of new soundscapes through improvisation by inviting musicians and non-musicians alike to engage in the process of arranging music, LaTreice has influenced a reciprocal culture of sharing that unites marginalized communities. Her free and publicly-accessible drumming events uplift gender-inclusivity and live collaboration. She also is the founder of Drum Like a Lady, a community cooperative whose mission is to provide a safe space for women of all ages, ethnic backgrounds, religious beliefs and lifestyles to express their uniqueness through collective drumming, dance, music education, and mental health advocacy. LaTreice received the Leeway Transformation Award in 2016.

African American Museum in Philadelphia
701 Arch St.
Philadelphia, PA

Sunday, January 20, 2019

January 26, 2019 8:00PM- 12:00AM Artsi Gathering vol III at Fleisher Arts Memorial

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Artsi Gathering vol III
Saturday, January 26
Fleisher Art Memorial

••• open bar ••• hors d'oeuvres••• 5 artists ••• DJ Kira Bandan

On Saturday January 26, join us for another evening of drinks, art, great company and dancing! This immersive art party experience offers you an open bar, hors d’oeuvres, site-specific performances, and a DJ to take care of your dance floor needs. The evening will include works curated by Annielille Gavino (dance), Patricio Acevedo (Guitar), John Singletary (Photography), Jasmine Lynea (Film), and Mike Hunsicker (Guitar + Vocals). Also excited to announce that Contigo Photos + Films will be in the house documenting the fun on video while Chris Bray Photos captures every picture-perfect moment.

(& Stay tuned for more exciting announcements)

Meet someone new, experience art and let us take you on a journey!

•••Tickets: •••$32.17

Fleisher Art Memorial
719 Catherine St.
Philadelphia PA 19147

Saturday, January 19, 2019

January 25, 2019 7:30PM Monthly Rhythm and Brews Drum Circle Begins at Settlement

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Price: $10 per person (at the door)
This event is for adults 21+
Complimentary refreshments will be available.

Join friends from Queen Village and Society Hill for a fabulous night out at our Mary Louise Curtis Branch. Embark on a rhythmic adventure that is sure to leave you feeling refreshed and energized. Bring your friends, or come alone and make new friends while playing djembe drums and enjoying a drink in a fun, low-key environment. No experience required!

Future dates: February 22, March 22, April 26, May 17, 2019

Settlement Music School
416 Queen St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19147

January 25, 2019 7:30-10:00PM PFS Co-op Presents Fish Harmonics EP Release w/ Mike Block

PFS Co-op Presents: Fish Harmonics EP Release with special guest Mike Block Music (of Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Ensemble)
Friday, January 25, 2019
Doors 7:30pm | Music 8pm

$10 for Members *While Supplies Last* | $12 Not-Yet-Members | $15 Doors
PFS is a BYO venue. $2 BYO Wristband (21+ with ID)

Join PFS as we celebrate the release of "ONE," an EP of original music by Rob Curto with his ensemble, Fish Harmonics, featuring adventurous American roots music that takes you on a whirlwind, toe-tapping ride.

Influenced by celtic, old time, and modern bluegrass sounds, the band brings a unique free-wheeling and improvisational energy to both classic tunes and original compositions. "ONE" features Curto’s mastery of the piano and diatonic accordions, coupled with rhythmic arco bass playing by Chris Coyle (bass); old-timey strings by Brennen Ernst (banjo, guitar), Isaac Stanford (dobro), and Mazz Swift (fiddle); and percussion by Saantis Fenmu Davis with groove-oriented drumming by Doug Hirlinger.

"ONE" is a musical journey in itself, documenting the discovery of a new place, new music, and new collaborations in Philadelphia. Listening to the album will leave you with no doubt that you've just heard some of the best players around make something special. The irony? "One" listen isn't enough. (Handy note: CDs of "ONE" will be available at the show for $10!)

Special guest Mike Block (Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Ensemble) will start the evening off with a solo performance on cello. Block is a cello player, singer, and composer who is a Grammy Award-winning member of the Silk Road Ensemble. Block's solo show features a mixture of original compositions and songs, arrangements of traditional folk music, and classical selections that draw inspiration from his diverse collaborations with artists such as cellist Yo-Yo Ma, fiddler Mark O'Connor, Indian tabla player Sandeep Das, and pop stars such as, Stevie Wonder, and Bon Iver.

Philadelphia Folk Song Society
6156 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19128

Friday, January 18, 2019

January 24, 2019 9:00PM-1:00AM Latin Night at The Lodge with Chucky Santos

"Latin Night at the Lodge" with LIVE Band
Welcome to Philly's biggest and best winter Latin dance events. These events are normally sold out so get your tickets in advance.

Thursday, January 24 9PM-1AM.

Featuring the best artists in Philadelphia and NJ.

❄️ Bachata lesson with Frankie Gerard at 9PM
❄️ Salsa lesson with World Champion Jose Luis Maldonado at 9PM
❄️ DJ Jholi
❄️ DJ Kevin Ngo
❄️ LIVE BACHATA BAND - Chucky Santos
❄️Performances at 11:30PM by:
❄️ Photos by Contigo Photos + Films

Open to the public. All ages.
Must be 21 and over to purchase and consume alcohol.
Tickets: Advance $5
At the door $8

Parking $15 (discounted online only)

Blue Cross RiverRink
101 S Columbus Blvd. 
Philadelphia, PA

Thursday, January 17, 2019

January 23, 2019 6:00-7:30PM Al-Bustan's Open Rehearsal: Community Percussion Ensemble

Al-Bustan is starting up the Spring Semester of our Community Percussion Ensemble and we would love for YOU to join us! The first class is completely free and we will have extra drums available to use. You can find more information about the ensemble and registration here:

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

January 22, 2019 8:00-10:30PM Not So Latin Concerts: Patricio Acevedo & John Stanger/Pagode Project

 Not So Latin Concert Series Returns!
After taking a holiday and vacation break, Not So Latin is back with new original songs by Patricio Acevedo, accompanied by John Stenger. Second set is a Pagode Project reunion!
It's going to be worth braving the cold.

Patricio Acevedo is opening with new songs from his coming cd accompanied by John Stenger who returns from Colorado for this ocasiĆ³n.
Second set is going to be members of Pagode Project reunion including Josh Robinson, John Stenger, Alex Shaw and Patricio Acevedo.
In addition we have two other wonderful musicians that will join us. Alex Delcourt in bass and Keaton Thandi on drums... Come and enjoy this happy reunion.
It is going to be a great party....
hope to see you tomorrow.
Patricio will have soup for you!!!!!!!!
1440 West Ritner St. (southeast corner of W. Ritner and 15th Sts)
Philadelphia, Pa
$5 donation at the door

Monday, January 14, 2019

January 20, 2019 7:00PM Musicians' Gathering #34 at Rittenhouse Soundworks

SUN, JAN 20 AT 7:00 PM EST
Musicians Gathering #34
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219 W Rittenhouse St (3.36 mi)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19144
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(215) 704-7098
Phil Maynard with Peggy Leiby
Phil Maynard has been playing his own version of Jazz-Rock for many years, recently coming off a trio project with Round Angle Sound and more recently a duo project with pianist Andre Maranhao.

Peggy Leiby has played recorders in numerous early music ensembles over the years. She also plays for English country and contra dances on recorder and English concertina. She is an avid dancer, typically doing one or more dance activities daily. In 1996 she was a founding member of FiddleKicks, a clogging performance group doing Appalachian and other clogging styles. She began improvising with Phil Maynard about a year ago.
Samantha Rise
From Wyoming to Philadelphia, vocalist Samantha Rise Roberson weaves together jazz, folk and contemporary styles crafting what she describes as "High-Country Soul." Her debut album, Brighter Days, is scheduled for release in early 2018.
Samantha Rise:
Wyoming Sounds:
Studio Sessions:

Christine Havrilla
Award-winning Philadelphia native Christine Havrilla brings her “well-built, catchy, smart tunes” (Upstage Magazine) to audiences everywhere, touring nationally solo and also with the support of her band, Gypsy Fuzz. Christine utilizes the soft gritty texture of her vocals to express warmth and honesty listeners quickly embrace as well as her aggressive, raw, trash-style guitar playing and looping. Main Line Today Magazine lists Christine as one the 25 “Power Women” ready to lead (October 2015). “Christine Havrilla is a creative, talented powerhouse wrapped up in one complete package!” exclaims Nor’easter Magazine (Aug 2015). Mike “Jacobs” McKenna of Steel Notes Magazine reviews & says “This CD (Vol. 2- The Sunset Sessions) just defies description. It is hot, tight, precise and just plain kicks ass. This ambitious Philly native manifests her talent in certain ways that allows her to create eclectic music which will grab your heart and leave a lasting memory. Her Roots/Folk/Americana background coupled with that unique individuality that she possesses allows her to be a presence that steps into many genres and gives her the tools to crossover to different music formats.
John Train
John Train formed in 1995 as a result of a chance meeting between singer/songwriter Jon Houlon and dobro wizard Mike “Slo-Mo” Brenner on the streets of Philadelphia. They began as a duo but soon became a six piece which now includes Mark Schreiber on drums; Bill Fergusson on mandolin; Mark Tucker on electric guitar and steel; and Mike Frank on bass. John Train has released six records to both national and international acclaim. The band has toured the world and elsewhere. Most recently, Jon performed solo in at the 2018 John Updike Society Conference in Belgrade, Serbia. John Train has also supported legendary acts including Butch Hancock, Joe Ely, Peter Case, Robert Earl Keen, Dave Alvin, Jesse Winchester, Buckwheat Zydeco, John Wesley Harding, and David Bromberg.
Jon Houlon - vocal, acoustic guitar
Mike Brenner - steel guitar, dobro
Mike Frank - bass
Bill Fergusson - mandolin, bouzouki
Mark Tucker - lap steel,various guitars, piano
Mark Schreiber - drums, shaky things
Steve Demarest - Bass (1997-2013)

Special Video Presentation by
Nicholas Krolak

whose forthcoming album will be released in Spring 2019
"Bassist Nicholas Krolak is a young veteran of the Philadelphia jazz scene. He has spent the last decade working as a side-man, experiencing new styles, and studying with the masters. Now, he has taken all he has learned and is applying it to his own group. Tracing the lineage of bebop into the contemporary, his compositions celebrate the city and honor nature. His first album, 'Chicory Root' has showcased his ability to write instrumental compositions, while his sophomore recording 'This is Our Moment' expands his creative vision to include spoken word poetry and songs with lyrics. 'This is Our Moment', recorded live at Rittenhouse Soundworks, (slated for a spring 2019 release), added vocalist V. Shayne Frederick backed up by Krolak's quintet."
Tickets $10 at the door Free Parking at the lot next door 

January 20, 2019 6:00PM Emotional Soul Healing Returns: A Vision for Peace

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Sunday, January 13, 2019

January 19, 2019 1:00-8:00PM Lunar New Year Festival at Penn Museum with Kyo Daiko

Chinese New Year Dragons
Get ready to roll in the Lunar New Year with a vibrant daytime festival and evening performances at the Penn Museum. In many Asian communities around the world, the Lunar New Year is among the most important and festive holidays of the year. This family-friendly day features traditional dance and music, contemporary Asian film, tangram workshops, martial arts demonstrations, storytelling, calligraphy, and art-making for all ages. Join in the traditional Lion Dance, then grab a cocktail as the festival kicks into high gear with Korean pop music, and performances to ring in the new year. Food and drink will be available for purchase. Presented in partnership with the Asian Arts Initiative.

 Family-friendly activities (1:00 pm - 5:00 pm) are free with Museum admission. 
Evening festival activities (5:00 pm - 8:00 pm) are $15; members, $10.

During the current shutdown of the federal government, general admission is FREE for furloughed government employees with valid ID and up to five of their family members.


1:00 pmChinese Dance Performance by Little Mulan Dance Troupe of Great Wall Chinese School
1:00 - 3:00 pmDrop-In Calligraphy Workshop
1:30 pmLearn about the Zodiac with Chinese for Families
2:00 pmClassical Khmer Dance Performance by CAGE (Cambodian American Girls Empowering) Dance
2:30 - 3:30 pmFilm Series presented by the Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival
2:45 pmEastern Music vs. Western Music with Kurt Jung and Qin Qian
3:00 pmMandarin Language Tour: Highlights of the Penn Museum Collections
3:15 pmKung Fu Demonstration by Cheung’s Hung Gar Kung Fu Academy
4:00 pmLion Dance Parade with performers from Cheung’s Hung Gar Kung Fu Academy
4:30 pmK-Pop Dance Performance and Workshop with L8Nite Dance Group
5:30 pmStand-Up Comedy by Gary Chau and Matthew Tsang
6:00 pmTaiko Drum Performance by Kyo Daiko
7:15 pmAncestral Chamber Pop Music Performance by Murayama
All-Day Activities
(1:00 – 8:00 pm)
Craft Stations: Design your own hand-held fan or pig-inspired lantern to take home
Dragon New Year Wishes: Write down your wishes for the new year to help create a dragon mosaic
Games Table: Have fun completing Tangram puzzles and playingYut, a traditional Korean board game
Penn Museum
3260 South Street
PhiladelphiaPA 19104
(215) 898-4000

January 19, 2019 10:00AM-2:00PM 3rd Annual Women's March

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We hope that you will join us at 10am at the 1700 block of the Ben Franklin parkway as we march down to the Philadelphia Art Museum where we will rally with a list of amazing speakers that represent all that we are fighting for.
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The Women's March 2019 will be led by Drum Like a Lady and Batala Philadelphia!

January 19, 2019 3:00-4:00PM We Shall: A Lyrical MLK Celebration

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We Shall: A Lyrical MLK Celebration is an engaging intermingling of spoken word, singing and instrumental music paying tribute to one of America’s greatest citizens and thinkers, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Utilizing brief excerpts from King’s speeches and sermons as inspiration and a combination of Gospel, Jazz and Blues music, this piece explores the inner workings of a mind and body in struggle.
Kareem Idris - vocals
Toby Martin - vocals
James Solomon - vocals
Kendrah Butler-Waters - piano
Jocko McNelly - bass & guitar
Kimpedro Rodriguez - drums
This event is in partnership with the Philadelphia Jazz Project. Please visit their website for more information about the ensemble. 
Free with Museum Admission

January 19, 2019 7:30-10:00PM PhillyBloco at The Clef Club of Jazz

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The Philly Bloco concert is made possible by a grant award from PNC Foundation, under the initiative PNC Arts Alive, “Jazz Cultural Voices” performance series.
Philly Bloco is modeled after the blocos of Rio de Janeiro, with their large percussion sections and harmonic/vocal accompaniment. The group is comprised of twelve drummers, electric guitar, bass guitar, vocals, horn section, accordion, and Brazilian dancers. The group performs a raucous mash-up of samba, funk, reggae, and more made popular by both Brazilian and non-Brazilian artists including: Olodum, Timbalada, Monobloco, Bob Marley and Stevie Wonder. The one constant in the music is a heavy percussive element (12 drummers!) that is used to explore the tremendous range of Brazilian rhythms, applying the artists own unique creativity and energy to each arrangement.
The music is extremely high energy, full of passion and feeling. Philly Bloco wants to make people dance, feel good, and give them something to celebrate every time they perform.
The Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz and Performing Arts
738 S Broad St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19146
Tickets: $20