Sunday, August 20, 2017

August 26, 2017 1:00-2:00PM Free Capoeira Demonstration Project Capoeira- Ascab Philadelphia and Mestre Doutor.

Join us for a fun and interactive capoeira performance as we parade through the Smith Memorial Playground. This performance is part of the City of Philadelphia’s Performances in Public Spaces initiative managed by the Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy.

Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse
3500 Reservoir Dr, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19121

Saturday, August 19, 2017

August 25, 2017 5:00-8:45PM Last Chance Summer Dance with PhillyBloco at Philadelphia Museum of Art

Illustration by Nate Harris
Dance the night away with in-gallery dance performances and booty-shaking Brazilian music by PhillyBloco in the Great Stair Hall. Final Fridays are free with Museum admission.

5:30 p.m. Music: DJ SYLO
Start the night with an eclectic blend of hip-hop, house, electro, and funk.

5:30 p.m. In-Gallery Performance: Three Aksha Dance Company
This dance troupe preserves and promotes Bharatanatyam, a traditional Indian dance form. Tonight they perform "Saha," an ensemble of moves dedicated to different deities.

5:45 & 6:30 p.m. Detours with Amy Smith
Journey through the medieval galleries with Amy Smith, co-founder of Headlong Dance Theater. Additional creative input from theater artist Adriano Shaplin.

6:00 & 7:00 p.m. In-Gallery Performance: Almanac Dance Circus Theatre
This acrobatic performance ensemble responds to Wild: Michael Nichols through storytelling and daring physicality.

7:30 p.m. Music: PhillyBloco
Modeled after the block parties of Brazilian carnival, PhillyBloco will perform a raucous mash-up of samba, funk, and New Orleans second line.

Free after museum admission($20 nonmembers: members free)
Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

August 25, 2017 7:00-9:00PM Mike Dawson Drum Clinic at Philadelphia Drum & Percussion

Join us on Friday August 25th 7pm for a drum clinc with Mike Dawson!

Mike Dawson is managing editor for Modern Drummer, the world’s most widely read magazine for drummers, and he serves as book editor for Modern Drummer Publications, with most recent releases including FUNdamentals of Drumming for Kids by modern country great Rich Redmond and co-author Michael Aubrecht, Stick Technique by rudimental drumming specialist Bill Bachman, and Exercises in African-American Funk by University of Miami professor Steve Rucker and top touring drummer Jonathan Joseph (Jeff Beck, Joss Stone, Richard Bona). In the pages of MD, Dawson has authored dozens of artist features, educational columns, event reports, and product reviews.

An active performer, teacher, and session drummer in the New York City area, Dawson has a bachelor’s degree in music education from West Virginia University and a master’s degree in music from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He’s Senior Lecturer in music journalism at the University of the Arts. Mike also produces drum tracks for artists all around the world out of his home studio in New Jersey.

Free Event
Starts @ 7pm
Ends @ 9pm

Philadelphia Drum & Percussion
443 E. Girard Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19125

August 25, 2017 7:00-10:00PM August Twilight in the Magic Gardens with Drum Like a Lady

August Twilight in the Gardens

Friday, August 25th
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
$15/Students and Seniors

For this special Twilight in the Gardens, Drum Like A Lady, an all-female drum collective, will fill the space with their eclectic mix of drums from a traditional drum kit to hand drums from all over the world. During the first hour four drummers, including Drum Like A Lady founder LaTreice V Branson, will be placed strategically throughout the gardens. Explore the glittering sculpture labyrinth while discovering each hidden musician! In the second hour, Branson and the drummers will come to the main stage for a thrilling interactive performance, inviting audience participation. This performance will lead into a 20-minute jam session where audience members are encouraged to join in with their own instruments or provided instruments.

During the cacophony make sure to join Teaching Artist Sarah Wedge to make mini security blankets out of fabric, burlap, and felt!

Twilights are designed so that each visitor can decide their own experience. For a more casual evening, pick your favorite spot and set up picnic-style to experience the live music, great people, and surreal environment. If you are feeling adventurous make sure to explore PMG and partake in all of the activities with other culturally driven attendees.

Visitors also have the chance to learn more about PMG through fun, casual mini-tours of the space and can view the temporary exhibition hanging in our galleries. All Twilight in the Gardens evenings are BYOBBS (Bring Your Own Booze, Blanket, and Snacks)!

Tickets are available August 11 via our website or by phone (215) 733-0390.

Philadelphia's Magic Gardens
1020 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

August 25, 2017 8:30-10:30PM Friday Night Forró Dance Party at Rittenhouse Soundworks

Friday Night Forró Dance Party with
Rob Curto's Forró For All featuring Scott Kettner on drums and percussion, Rose Morães on vocals and Rob on accordion.
Tickets are $10 and can be purchased right here or at the door.

(It's not too late to sign up for the Scott Kettner's Carnival Caravan Drum Retreat, one day or all 3 days.)

Free Parking at the lot next door

Rittenhouse Soundworks
219 W. Rittenhouse Street
Philadelphia, Pa

August 25 26, 27, 2017 Scott Kettner's Carnaval Caravan Retreat at Rittenhouse Soundworks

Scott Kettner's Carnaval Caravan Retreat at Rittenhouse Soundworks

SATURDAY, August 26th:
2:00-4:00PM: BREAK

SUNDAY, August 27th:

2:00-4:00PM: BREAK

All Access Pass - Friday-Sunday
$250.00 – $280.00
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All Access Pass includes the Friday Forró party on August 25th plus all scheduled events and workshops.
Full Price
$280.00 + $16.39 FEE

Early Bird Special *ends July 5th*
+ $14.74 FEE

One Day Pass
$120.00 – $150.00
Sales end on August 27

Per Class Option - Pay as You Go
$35.00 + $2.92 FEE
Sales end on August 27

Friday Forro Dance Party
$10.00 + $1.54 FEE
Friday night Forro Dance Party with Scott Kettner and Friends. Come let loose with us and spend a night dancing to Forro music from the northeast of Brazil.

All events held at Rittenhouse Soundworks
219 W. Rittenhouse St.
Philadelphia, Pa 19144

Thursday, August 17, 2017

August 23, 2017 7:00-10:00PM Underground at Ron's #68: Ananda

Underground at Ron's # 68 presents...

Joseph Arnold, violin
Raji Malik, guitar
Radha Gopinath das Marinelli, tabla
Zoana Gepner-Mueller, crystal singing bowls
Saturday, September 23, 2017
7:00pm - 10:00pm
@ House of Ron
1012 East Southampton Avenue Wyndmoor, PA, 19038

"Step Into The Stream Of Healing Sound Waves."

Feeling stressed out by the state of the world today? Then listen to the deeply meditative healing sounds of Ananda. Styled on the Indian Classical music tradition, they use the violin, guitar, tabla, and singing bowls to create soundscapes that will soothe your soul and inspire your inner peaceful warrior.

Come at 7pm for the pre-concert community drum circle and potluck!
It's a great way to bring everyone together to make music, enjoy great food and drink, and get to know the performers.

Info and reservtions here

August 23, 2017 5:00-8:00PM Summer Nights at Penn Museum: Trinidelphia

This summer, discover an outdoor concert experience that in-the-know Philadelphians have been enjoying for years. The Penn Museum’s eighth annual Summer Nights Concert Series brings an eclectic lineup of performances—including Creole Zydeco, Calypso, ‘20s Jazz, Middle Eastern folk, and more—to the relaxing garden setting of the Museum’s Stoner Courtyard. Admission is just $10 (free for PennCard holders, Penn Medicine and CHOP employees with ID; Penn Museum Members, and children under 6 years old). Concerts are presented every Wednesday evening, June 21 through September 6, from 5:00 to 8:00 pm.

The series is geared to visitors of any age, from friends meeting after work to families with children. Museum general admission is included with concert admission, and galleries stay open to 8:00 pm. At the 6:30 pm set break, attendees may take a short guided gallery tour. Outside, kids can color and play at a craft station.

The Pepper Mill Café offers a garden bar with wine, beer, non-alcoholic beverages, and light foods for sale. Attendees are welcome to bring their own picnics, blankets, chairs, and even dogs (but no alcohol, please). Concerts move indoors during inclement weather.
Photo: Penn Museum
Fusing Trinidadian Soca and Calypso with Latin jazz, reggae, salsa, and American top 40, Trinadelphia has developed a sound all their own. Their unique and rhythmic arrangements of jazz and popular songs cast the steelpan in fresh new light, pushing the stylistic and artistic boundaries of an often-typecast instrument.

3260 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 898-4000
$10 includes museum admission

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

August 22, 2017 7:00-9:00PM Magdaliz and Her Latin Ensemble Crisol at Bardascino Park

Magdaliz and Her Latin Ensemble Crisol
FREE concert open to the public
Bardascino Park
10th and Carpenter Street
(1000 S 10th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147)
Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017 @ 7:00pm
(Rain Date Wednesday, August 23rd)

Monday, August 14, 2017

August 20, 2017 5:00-10:00PM Garage Samba at Pentridge Station

We are excited for another night of music, food, drinks, and fun at Pentridge Station Pop-Up Beer Garden as we enjoy a night of live Brazilian music by Garage Samba! The group features our own Jim Hamilton with Rob Curto, Tom Lowery, and Ryan McNeely.

There will be games, drinks, and food trucks featuring Chow Bella's Rock & Rolls and Rio Brazilian Steak Truck!

This event is kid and pet friendly.

Pentridge Station Pop Up Beer Garden
5116 Pentridge St, Philadelphia, PA 19143-3223, United States

Sunday, August 13, 2017

August 19, 2017 2:00-6:00PM Steel Pan Concert at Liberty Bell

Trinidad and Tobago American Caribbean Alliance US

August 19, 2017 6:00-8:00PM Worldtown Sound System with Drum Like a Lady at 40th Street Summer Series

The 2017 40th Street Summer Series—co-produced by University City District, Penn, and The Rotunda—will take place this year on Saturdays May 20, June 17, July 22, August 19 and September 16 at the green space behind the Walnut Street Library at 40th and Walnut. Activities, free giveaways, and performances begin at 6 pm.
The Summer Series has grown into one of the most popular outdoor summer events in University City. This free outdoor series features internationally-recognized talent in one of “West Philly’s picturesque open green spaces” (Philadelphia Weekly). In the past, the Summer Series has featured internationally-acclaimed acts such as the Millennial Territory Orchestra, Man Man, and the Sun Ra Arkestra, playing free outdoor concerts that capture the soul of the neighborhood.
This is the 13th anniversary of the 40th Street Summer Series. Stop by beginning at 6 pm for free scoops of ice cream from Ben & Jerry's, free samples of healthy snacks from honeygrow, free cold brew coffee from Saxbys, and free bicycle and helmet safety checks from Keswick Cycle University City.
Worldtown Soundsystem is a high-energy 8 piece live house music outfit uniting the spheres of electronic dance music culture with global rhythms and soul music. Directed by DJ/Producer Ben Arsenal, this energizing ensemble pulls its influences from soulful house, techno, afrobeat, Latin rhythms, and classic funk. The band boasts a seasoned cast of musicians from around the globe with members from Jamaica, Nigeria, Brazil, Alabama, Vermont and their home in Philadelphia. Worldtown’s mission is to celebrate global culture through music and art. Opening the show is Drum Like a Lady, a percussion collective founded by musician and educator LaTreice V Branson, whose mission is to curate creative spaces where people of all ages, ethnic backgrounds, religious beliefs and lifestyles are welcome to participate in improvisational jam sessions.

Bring your own seating

40th and Walnut behind the Walnut Street Library

Saturday, August 12, 2017

August 18, 2017 7:45PM Los Bomberos de la Calle plus Scribe Video Movie Screening

Come to Las Parcelas Garden for a live performance of Puerto Rican bomba and plena by Los Bomberos de la Calle. Then stay for the free movie screening by Scribe Video Center.
Bring your lawn chair or blanket and come enjoy some short films under the stars! Free!
Hosts: Norris Square Neighborhood Project

Las Parcelas Garden
2248 N. Palethorp Street, Philadelphia PA 19122

Rain Location: NSNP Building - 2141 N. Howard Street
Opening Performance: Los Bomberos de la Calle

August 18, 2017 10:00PM-2:00AM Drum Like a Lady: Anniversary Jam with Sadayah Roberts

Drum Like A Lady "The Anniversary Jam Vol.2" | FREE
Featuring the percussive stylings of Sadayah N Roberts!!!
Born and raise in Camden, NJ Percussionist Sadayah Roberts started playing drums at the tender age of 8 at her grandfather's church. Not knowing where music would take her, Sadayah started to study with Philadelphia's own Craig McIver who taught fundamentals, ability and technique on not only drums but also timpani and marimba. Currently, Music Director at her church, Holy Spirit Cathedral under the leadership of Bishop Joseph Roberts, Jr, Sadayah continues to give back to God what he has given to her. The Berklee College of Music alumni has played on the bandstand nationally and internationally with greats such as Bootsie Barnes, Mike Boone, Nina Bundy, Ella Gahnt, Rebirth Brass Band, Nasir Dickerson and the Renaissance Messengers and a host of many more great musicians.
Check her out! You know we're bringing out double kits for this one! We're about to go in!
An open jam session series, LED BY WOMEN & GOVERNED BY PERCUSSION . ALL are welcome to plug into the jam!

Dahlak Paradise
4708 Baltimore Ave
Philadelphia, Pa
No cover

August 18, 2017 6:00-9:00PM Music & Mist Summer Concert Series with Las Palabras

Join us for the Music & Mist Summer Concert Series at Julian Abele Park! It's fun for the whole family! Bring a blanket, cooler, chairs and enjoy the free entertainment.

The music series will feature a variety of musical acts and will occur on select Fridays in June, July, August, and September.

On August 18th, Las Palabras will bring a funky and soulful mesh of hip hop and jazz.

We'll also have food & drinks from Los Camaradas and ice cream from Bright Yellow Creamery!

Julian Abele Park, 22nd & Carpenter/Montrose Streets, Philadelphia, PA


August 18, 2017 7:00-9:00PM South Street Headhouse District Friday Night Dance Party

Dance under the historic Headhouse Shambles to the salsa rhythms of Carlos Sanchez y Un Toque de Cache. The fun begins with a salsa dance lesson by Jackie Fisher (Take the Lead Dance Project) at 7:00pm, with "live" music to immediately follow.
2nd and Lombard Sts
Philadelphia, Pa

August 18, 2017 8:00 PM DUMPSTAPHUNK THE LONDON SOULS, CON BRIO at Ardmore Music Hall

Dumpstaphunk stands out among New Orleans’ best as one of the funkiest bands to ever arise from the Crescent City. Born on the Jazz & Heritage Festival stage, and descended from Neville family bloodlines, these soldiers of funk ignite a deep, gritty groove that dares listeners not to move. Their performances combine ingenious musicianship and complex funk and jazz arrangements with soulful melodies that are simple enough for anyone to enjoy. In Big Easy tradition, dueling baselines from Tony Hall and Nick Daniels III set off one of the dirtiest rhythm sections on the planet, while Ivan Neville lights up the Hammond B3 keys and cousin Ian Neville’s funky guitar riffs send the groove into overdrive. The band recently welcomed their newest member, Alvin Ford Jr. to the quintet, a New Orleans born and raised powerhouse drummer. Dumpstaphunk tosses around lead vocals and four-part harmonies the way Sly & the Family Stone did, but with three studio albums under their belt, Dumpstaphunk stands on the merit of their own material. Songs like “Dancin’ To The Truth” off their latest record, Dirty Word (Red Hot Records), offer an escape into the funky sublime, sharing the true spirit of New Orleans with every note.
Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm
$19 Advance / $22 Day of Show / $29 reserved

Ardmore Music Hall
23 E. Lancaster Ave
Ardmore, Pa

Friday, August 11, 2017

August 17, 2017 7:00-9:00PM Joy Ike and The Twins at Pastorius Community Gardens

Come enjoy another beautiful evening at the garden with live music, snacks, and lots of veggies and flower!
Pastorius Community Gardens
10 E. Pastorius St.lot in Germantown, Philadelphia.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

August 16, 2017 8:00PM Sittin' In Featuring the Chris Stevens Quartet at The Kimmel Center

Sittin' In: Live Sessions: The Chris Stevens Quartet (CSQ) with Special Guest Adam Johnson (Feat. Providence)

It's a jam session, it's a dance party, it's a live show — and it always features the hottest talent on the scene!! Sittin' In is the free, monthly jam session at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. Blending edgy horns, choice vinyl, cutting edge MC's and soaring vocalists, each session is unique, led by a stellar lineup of guest hosts and their band of choice.

Commonwealth Plaza

Inside the Kimmel Center
300 S Broad St
Philadelphia, PA 19102

August 16-20, 2017 Come Together Dance Festival at Philadelphia Theatre Company

The fourth annual Come Together Dance Festival celebrates the diversity, creativity, and technical excellence of Philadelphia’s dance community.

The festival will unite dance innovators, audience favorites, and
emerging artists. Koresh Dance Company brings you 5 nights of
Brian Sanders’ JUNK, Just Sole! Street Dance Theater Company,
Rennie Harris Puremovement, PHILADANCO!, Kun-Yang Lin/
Dancers, Ballet Inc.- and 34 other companies!

This year, the festival is supported by The Dexter F. & Dorothy H. Baker Foundation & Richard Glassman.



General: $35
Student: $23
Senior: $30


Double the Dance (2 night)
$60 General // $40 Student/Senior

3 Night Pass
$75 General // $51 Student/Senior

Festival Pass (5 nights)
$99 General // $75 Student/Senior

Groups of 10+: $25/general // $15/student

*Please note that passes are activated once you have finished your order. Pass rate will adjust based on the number of tickets in your cart.