Tuesday, December 31, 2013

January 10, 2014 8:00 PM Salsa Caliente / Three Kings Edition with Anthony Colon Y Su Orquesta at The Painted Bride

The Painted Bride Art Center
230 Vine St.
Philadelphia PA
Friday, January 10th (rescheduled from January 3rd)
Lessons: 8pm | Party: 9:15
Salsa Caliente! Three Kings Edition
Salsa lessons from Flaco’s Dance Factory
Live music from Anthony Colon and his Orquestra
$20 in advance/$25 day of show | Members: $15/$18.75
"If you have never danced to a live Latin band, you have never danced salsa.”
- Jesse Bermudez, Salsa Caliente co-producer
I'm with Jesse on this one. While I appreciate the skill of a good DJ, nothing quite matches the live music experience, when the artists and the audience exchange positive energy! Every live performance is unique, and you will leave feeling glad you were there.
Salsa Caliente! celebrates Three Kings Day and Puerto Rican Christmas with Philly’s hottest Latin singer and performer, Anthony Colon. Get your Salsa Dura on with dance lessons by Flaco at 8 p.m. Salsa Caliente! is Philly’s exclusive salsa nightlife series offering an environment for all walks of life to immerse themselves in authentic Latin music culture.

Monday, December 30, 2013

January 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30, 2014 "Fiesta Tropical" Salsa Dance Party Returns to 7165 Lounge

Latin Nights;
"Fiesta Tropical"
Featuring ;
From Puerto Rico:
Papo Gely - guitars & vocals
From Venezuela -Andres Cisneros - congas
From Argentina - Christian Nogueras - bongoes
Salsa , Bachata, Mambo , Cha-cha,, Merengue and more
+ salsa lessons
Great dance floor !!!!
Full bar !!!!!
Lesson starts at 7:00.
7:00-10:00 pm
7165 Lounge
Is located at :
7165 Germantown ave

Monday, December 23, 2013

December 31, 2013 10:30 PM New Year's Eve with PhillyBloco at World Cafe Live PHL

New Year’s Eve with Philly Bloco

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Doors: 9:30 pm / Show: 10:30 pm

World Cafe Live Philadelphia

$25 + processing fees until 10/31/13 - $40 + processing fees after 10/31/13

Philly Bloco’s 20+ members return with their raucous mash-up of Samba, Funk and Reggae for a very special New Year’s Eve dance party at World Café Live!
Earth Shaking Rhythms. Boundless Energy. Serious Fun.
PhillyBloco…Get ready to Dance!

Sunday, December 22, 2013

December 25, 2013 Christmas Day 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM Minas Free Concert at The Sofitel Hotel

DEC 25
1:00 PM - 4:30
Join us for a great holiday menu, bar service, fine coffees and teas. We'll be playing some fun bossa novas and originals to warm up your winter. No cover charge. Reservations recommended 215-564-7831
17th St. and Sansom St.
Philadlephia Pa
Sofitel Philadelphia blends French elegance with American style.

Friday, December 20, 2013

December 22, 2013 7:00 PM Magdaliz and her Latin Ensemble Crisol at Andrea's Music Salon

Sunday, December 22th, 2013 @ 7:30pm
Magdaliz & Her Latin Ensemble Crisol
performing @
Andrea Clearfield’s Music Salon
Philadelphia, PA
For more information on the Salon please visit:

Thursday, December 19, 2013

December 22, 2013 2:00-5:00 PM Raices' Parranda: A Puerto Rican Christmas

Join Raíces from 2:00-5:00PM on Sunday, December 22nd for a Parranda style Descarga! The Parranda is a famous Puerto Rican tradition, dating back for many years, and celebrated from the beginning of December to mid January. Raíces is excited for our yearly Parranda celebration and invite you to bring your favorite holiday dish or beverage for the potluck!
Raices Culturales Latinoamericanas
1417 N. 2nds St.
Philadelphia PA
Free and open to the public!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

December 21, 2013 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Coquito Tasting and Toy Drive at Centro Musical

Please Join Us!!! Coquito Tasting for 21+ (*with toy donation) Santa Visit & Photo for ALL (*with toy donation) Date: Saturday, 12/21/13 Time: 1pm-5pm Where: Centro Musical (464 W. Lehigh; Phila, PA 19133) Cause: Annual Toy Drive for the Community Cost: Toy or Money Donation *We are collecting toys from 12/16/13 - 1/3/14 For Info: (215) 425-7050 Sponsored by: *Centro Musical *FH Goldbuyers *Office of Councilwoman Maria D. Quiñones-Sánchez

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

December 20, 2013 9:00 PM Bronson Tennis CD Release Party at The Clubhouse

Join Bronson Tennis, Papo Buda, and Timothy Leslie as they play songs from their new CD "De Tierra Caliente".
Where: The Clubhouse
1125 S. 13th St.
Philadelphia, PA
Donation: $15.

¡Hola mis amigos! Behold: the release my first full-length CD: "de Tierra Caliente." All attendees get a free copy of the CD at the door :)

Friday, December 20 at the Clubhouse
Doors at 8, show at 9pm
w/ Tierra Caliente (my band), Ryan Tennis & Saboricua Latin Jazz
$15 Apoyo Cultural

After 2 and half years of on/off recording, I'm thrilled to bring you this CD of songs written during my 3.5-year South American musical adventure/exploration. I recorded with 3 producers in 3 different countries, and the CD features artists from Brazil, Colombia, Argentina, Puerto Rico, Uruguay and the US. It has all kinds of musical rhythms and intentions, and I'm quite proud of the final product.

I'll open the show solo with a brief set of acoustic songs from my CD, right at 9. Ryan and a cohort or two will follow with a delightful set of his music.

Then my band, Tierra Caliente, will get the dance party started with Latin, Brazilian and other spicy rhythms. Feel the heat and get to know the CD!

One of Philly's hottest Latin Jazz orchestras, Saboricua, will close out the night. My percussionist/producer, Papo Buda, is the founder of this band, and they're the real deal, fresh out of Puerto Rico, North Philadelphia.

Late night jams are sure to follow. Bring your dancing shoes. As usual, we will provide snacks and drinks of all kind.


Sunday, December 15, 2013

December 19, 2013 6:00-10:00 PM Toy Drive, Christmas Party, and Parranda for Three Kings Day at Tierra Colombiana

Fuego & Caliente's 18th Annual Christmas Party & PARRANDA
Bring An Unwrapped Toy - Per Person

Thursday, December 19th
Tierra Colombiana Night Club
4535 Nth 5th Street
6pm - 10pm
ALL AGES / A Family Event
Free Food / Free Entrance / Live Performances / DJ Rob
Must Bring A Toy, Per Person



For More Information:
Please Call Hector Serrano @ 267.979.4866
or visit www.fuegodancers.com

Thursday, December 12, 2013

December 15, 18, 20, and 22, 2013 7:00 PM Big Band Gospel Christmas Concert

Greg Scott and the Big Push Christmas Concert Tour.

Sunday December 15th...7pm - Performance - at Sharon Baptist Church, 3955 Conshohocken Ave, Philadelphia, PA

Wednesday December 18th...7pm - Performance - Greater Exodus Baptist Church, 704 N Broad St, Philadelphia, PA

Friday December 20th...7pm - Performance - St Luke UMC, 568 Montgomery Ave, Bryn Mawr, PA

Sunday December 22nd...7pm - Performance - at Calvary UMC, 801 South 48th Street, Philadelphia, PA

December 15, 2013 5:00 PM Callejoneada En La Calle 9

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

December 15, 2013 2:00-5:00 PM Homegrown Gatherings: Sunday Jazz Series at The Painted Bride

Homegrown Gatherings: Sunday Jazz Series at The Painted Bride Art Center
Sunday, December 15th | 2pm – 5pm
Fresh Cut Ensemble: Jason Fraticelli (bass), Josh Lawrence (trumpet) and Anwar Marshall (drums) with special guest Jason Brown (piano)
$10 admission, $7.50 members, $5 children under twelve and students
In the creative spirit of last season’s Fresh Cut from the Vine concert featuring new works from promising emerging local jazz composers, we present Homegrown Gatherings: Sunday Jazz Series- an afternoon of improvised creative expression in a casual setting.

Audiences of all ages from community are welcomed to enjoy a full afternoon of music, food provided by a local food truck, drink, fellowship, and fun. We will also have a crafts area for children.

December 14, 2013 8:00 PM " Ninety Miles" with Stefon Harris, David Sanchez, and Christian Scott at Montgomery County Community College

Funsavers: Ninety Miles with Stefon Harris, David Sanchez and Christian Scott
Saturday, December 14, 2013, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Montgomery County Community College - Science Center Theater, 340 Dekalb Pike, Blue Bell, PA 19422

Jazz musicians Stefon Harris (vibraphone) of New Orleans, David Sanchez (saxophone) of Puerto Rico and Christian Scott (trumpet) of New York came together in Havana, Cuba, to record Ninety Miles, featuring Cuban pianists Rember Duhart and Harold Lopez Nussa. The trio’s music blends traditional bebop with Latin and Afro-Caribbean influences.

There will be a Pre-concert Film screening of Ninety Miles.

Tickets: $30. adult plus fees
Funsavers price: $18.75 including fees

December 14, 2013 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Community Elves Toy Drive and Paranda Navideña at Centro Musical

December 14, 2013 7:00 PM AMLA Holiday Recital

191 W. Hunting Park Ave.
Philadelphia PA
Tickets $5.

December 13, 2013 5:00-8:45 PM Christmas in Mexico at The Philadelphia Museum of Art

Free after museum admission ($20 for nonmembers; members free)

December 13, 2013 9:00 PM - 2:00 AM Cafe Con Pan Band's Christmas Dance Party at The New F.O.P. Lodge #5

Monday, December 9, 2013

December 11, 2013 7:00-9:00 PM Urban Guerilla Orchestra's 2nd Annual Holiday Toy Drive

Season's Greetings and Best Wishes to All!

Temptations Banquet Facility proudly presents

UGO-Urban Guerilla Orchestra's


2ND Annual Holiday Toy Drive


Featuring The Incomparable

UGO - Urban Guerilla Orchestra

Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013, 7PM - 9PM

Doors @ 6:00PM, UGO @ 7:30PM

Temptations Banquet Facility

220 W. Chelten Avenue

Philadelphia, PA 19144


Admission: One unwrapped new toy or gift card worth 10.00 or more per person.

Cash Bar.....BYOF.....Free Parking





Event co-supported by: Office of Senator Vincent Hughes,

ADAC Foundation, Tioga Arms Inc., Foundation 2,000 Inc.

Urban Guerilla Orchestra | 424 E. Wister Street | Philadelphia | PA | 19144

Sunday, December 8, 2013

December 17, 2013 8:00 PM An Evening with the Soul Revival at Philly's Platinum Grille

When you want to remember when music was good! Food, drinks and live soul, every second Tuesday.

Admission is free but reservations are encouraged! Please call 215-247-2312 for reservations and additional information.
The Soul Revival consists of:
Lawrence "Weas" Newton,
Naeemah Harper,
Daryl Kwasi Burgee,
Terrence Tyler,
Wendell Sewell,
Louis Taylor,
Bryan Williams,
Pablo Batista

Philly's Platinum Grille
7719 Crittenden Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
(This event was rescheduled from 12/10 to 12/17 due to inclement weather)
Here's a link to future performances:

Friday, December 6, 2013

December 9, 2013 8:00 PM Blackalicious and Lushlife at World Cafe Live PHL



Monday, December 9, 2013

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

World Cafe Live Philadelphia
Buy Tickets

$17.00 - $28.00


In a hip-hop career that has stretched past a decade, Blackalicious has earned respect the old-fashioned way–rising through honesty, commitment, and artistry. Blackalicious is an American hip hop duo from Sacramento, California made up of rapper Gift of Gab (born Tim Parker) and DJ/producer Chief Xcel (born Xavier Mosley). They are noted for Gift of Gab’s often “tongue-twisting”, multisyllabic, complex rhymes and Chief Xcel’s “classic” beats.

Like a few other West Coast rap acts, including the Pharcyde andJurassic 5, Blackalicious has generally favored what hip-hoppers call the “positive tip”; in other words, its lyrics have often been spiritual and uplifting rather than violent or misogynous. Like a lot of experimental alternative rappers, Blackalicious can be quirky and eccentric; nonetheless, spirituality is a big part of the group’s music.


South Philly rapper-producer Lushlife juxtaposes '90s east coast flow and chamber-pop textures with an air of indie experimentation, making Dilla, My Bloody Valentine, and Drake feel like they’re part of one perfectly-connected lineage. His 2011 mixtape 'No More Golden Days' explored increasingly eccentric sonic territory, and was praised by Pitchfork, Okayplayer, and many others, while his most recent LP, 'Plateau Vision' (Western Vinyl), was included on numerous 2012 year-end lists from the likes of Stereogum and taste-making radio stations like KCRW and KEXP. Lush's performances are a tour de force one-man show that melds live instrumentation, verifiable spitting, and jaw-dropping projected visuals. Lushlife is currently putting the finishing touches on a genre-bending LP featuring Shabazz Palaces, Ariel Pink, Deniro Farrar, and more.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

December 8, 2013 7:30 PM Hector del Curto Trio at Crossroads Music

Praised by the New York Times as a "splendid player", Argentinean bandoneónist Héctor Del Curto has captivated the audiences around the world as a soloist and chamber musician, sharing the stage with the world–renowned tango legends Astor Piazzolla and Osvaldo Pugliese, pianist Pablo Ziegler, clarinetist Paquito D´Rivera, ballet dancer Julio Bocca, National Symphony Orchestra (Washington D.C.), Buenos Aires Symphony Orchestra and Teatro Colón Ballet among many others.
Crossroads Concerts
801 South 48th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19143
Tickets $10-$30.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

December 8, 2013 3:00 PM Friends of Andrea Clearfield MLRT Winter Salon

Alexandra Day, a classically trained jazz singer known for her sultry, versatile song styling, has performed at Chris' Jazz Cade, Warmdaddy's, the Tritone, Ortlieb's Jazzhaus and Zanzibar Blue. She was selected as a soloist for the Best of Duke Ellington Sacred Concerts.

Minas, a Brasilian Jazz Ensemble featuring Patricia and Orlando Haddad, has been thrilling audiences from Philadelphia to Rio for over 25 years with their original compositions and Bossa Nova classics. As sensual as a night in Ipanema and as wild as Carnivale, Minas seduces audiences with their artful harmonies and irresistible rhythms.

Yu Xi Wang made her Carnegie Hall debut in 2009 as the winner of the Artist International Competition. She has performed in Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, the Kimmel Center and Beijing's Forbidden City Concert Hall. She was a faculty member of The Julliard School, the Music Institute of Chicago, Saint Joseph's University and is currently teaching at Curtis Institute of Music.

Melissa Shippen, was described by the New York Times as 'a dramatic soprano with an attractive, powerful sound' for her performance in Britten's War Requiem at Carnegie Hall and as 'angelic' by the Washington Post for her portrayal of Mimi in La Boheme. She has performed in her young career throughout the United States, Europe and Asia.

Hot Club of Philadelphia is an acoustic jazz quartet that celebrates the gypsy jazz of Django Rhinehardt and Stephane Grappelli with "hot swing" featuring lead guitar and vocals by Barry Wahrhaftig.

Tania Stavreva has dazzled audiences with her dynamic piano performances at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and in concert halls in Bulgaria, Italy and the Netherlands. A graduate of the National Music School in Bulgaira, she received her Degree at Boston Conservatory where she was the winner of many competitions.

Karen Gross, cabaret singer, songwriter and comedienne, charms audiences with her wit, warmth and velvety voice. She's appeared at the Lincoln Center, the Kimmel Center and World Cafe Live. Her music airs on WXPN.

Friends of Andrea Clearfield MLRT Winter Salon
Main Line Reform Temple
410 Montgomery Avenue
Wynnewood, PA 19096
Tel. 610-649-7800

Admission is free; donations are appreciated.

December 8, 2013 1:00-6:00 PM Festival Navideño Latinoamericano a Hall Iglesia Holy Innocents

December 8, 2013 2:00 PM Penn Museum Screening of Culture Film "Vivir La Chicha"

University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
3260 South Street | Philadelphia, PA 19104 | (215) 898-4000
Sunday, December 8, 2:00 pm
Second Sunday Culture Film
Vivir la Chicha (2003)
Chicha music, a variation on cumbia music popular in the coastal cities of Peru, evokes the experiences of the many Peruvians who have migrated from the high Andes. This film tells the story of Aurora Ramos—a worker in a sneaker factory—and the role that chicha plays in her life. After the film, Dr. Tamara Walker, Assistant Professor of History, University of Pennsylvania, leads a discussion about class and music in Peruvian society. Sponsored by the Philadelphia Film Society, Penn Cinema Studies, the Penn Humanities Forum, Penn Latin American and Latino Studies, and the University Museum Library. Free with Museum admission.
$15 general adult admission
$13 senior citizens (65 and above)
$10 for children 6 to 17 and full-time students with college ID
FREE for Museum members, active U.S. military personnel, children 5 and under, and PennCard holders (Penn faculty, staff, and students)

December 7, 2013 7:00 PM to 2:00 AM Apiary 7 Magazine Launch Party and Dance Party with Urban Shaman at Underground Arts

Apiary 7 Magazine Launch Party

December 7, 2013 10:00 PM Salsa Night with Dennis Guevara and Friends at Langosta Lounge in Asbury Park, NJ

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

December 7, 2013 8:00 PM Lucas Brown Quartet and Brian Marsella's Imaginarium at The Painted Bride Art Center

The Painted Bride Art Center
230 Vine St.
Philadelphia PA
Saturday, December 7th| 8pm

Lucas Brown Quartet
Brian Marsella’s Imaginarium

$15 in advance, $20 day of show | Members $12/$15
Attention Students: This show is available for Student Rush

Lucas Brown Quartet:
Lucas Brown (organ), John Swana (EVI), Victor North (saxophone), and Byron Landham (drums)

Imaginarium: Brian Marsella (piano, keyboards, melodica, vibes, shahii baaja, accordion, animal calls), Cyro Baptista (percussion), Meg Okura (violin), John Lee (electric guitar, dobro), Jason Fraticelli (acoustic and electric bass), Tim Keiper (drums and percussion),
Dan Blankinship (trumpet)

Join the Bride for an evening of invigorating new jazz by Philly’s established heavy-hitters. This journey of experimental sound showcases Brian Marsella’s first project as a bandleader, Imaginarium, while the Bride welcomes back worldclass Brazilian drummer Cyro Baptista of Beat the Donkey. Lucas Brown, known for his work with Three Blind Mice, offers a twist with his lineup by combining electronic and acoustic instruments to breathe new life into classic repertoire. Between the organ and the flailing fingers of Marsella on the keys—and animal calls— this evening will be a true melodic adventure.

December 7, 2013 9:00 PM Papo Buda and his Salsa Dura at Isla Verde Cafe

Monday, December 2, 2013

December 6, 2013 6:30-11:00 PM Motivos Magazine and Tremendos Dancers Seven Year Gala

Seven Year Gala
at Concilio
705 N. Franklin St.
Philadelphia PA 19123

December 6, 2013 9:00 PM Tropicalismo: Celebramos con Familia : First Friday at Underground Arts

Friday, December 6, 2013 9:00 PM
What do you do during las Navidades?
Eggnog? Black cake? Lechón?

TROPICALISMO MUNDIAL like to celebrate with our friends y FAMILIA, the top-notch, global-minded DJs from right here in the Illadelph that have graced our decks from Walnut Room to Fluid to Dahlak and beyond over the last three years. It will be after turkey day, but it's never too late to give thanks.


Juanderful Juan
Greg Scruggs/ Gregzinho
Mandip Kalsi (Dutty Chutney): the original soca/bhangra mash-up
David Adams / Lil' Dave (Ill Vibe Collective): turntablist and crate digger extraordinaire
Africo Suave / Femstar & Benjamin Shaaksin / Ben Arsenal - World Town): warehouse ragers & elevation studio majors

Make the last first Friday (better than the first last, no?) of 2013 muy especial at Tropicalismo, now EVERY first Friday

The Black Box at Underground Arts/ Underground Arts

Sunday, December 1, 2013

December 5, 2013 7:00-10:00 PM Fiesta Tropical at 7165 Lounge

7165 Lounge
Latin Nights;
"Fiesta Tropical"
Featuring ;
From Puerto Rico:
Papo Gely - guitars & vocals
From Venezuela -Andres Cisneros - congas
From Argentina - Christian Nogueras - bongoes
Doing live : Salsa , Samba , Cumbia , Bachata, Mambo , ,Guaracha, Merengue and more
+ salsa lessons
Great dance floor !!!!
Full bar !!!!!
Thursday 12/05/13
7:00-10:00 pm
7165 Lounge
Is located at :
7165 Germantown ave

Saturday, November 30, 2013

December 4, 2013 6:00 PM Performance by Bomplé in the Children's Department of the Northeast Regional Library

December 2, 2013 7:00-9:00 PM Philly Drum Project Meeting Drum Tuning Workshop with Mark Quinlan

Our monthly Beats, Brews, & Banter event continues this Monday with a Tuning Workshop by Mark Quinlan. Mark has given workshops at Drexel University, plays drums for the Philly band Hop Along, and is the nighttime jazz DJ on 90.1 WRTI. This workshop is FREE and great for drummers of all levels, as well as other musicians, engineers, and music fans in general. Bring a drum to tune along!
Rbar Philly
2222 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103
Join Philly Drum Project for Free here

Thursday, November 28, 2013

December 1, 2013 12:00 Noon - 3:00 PM Special Preview of "When Voices Meet" at International House

Unlikely partners, born in South Africa on opposite sides

of Apartheid's barriers, but determined to free their country with their voices instead of AK-47's

Why do some people do the seemingly impossible,

and convince others to go along with them?

Join us on December 1st for a Special Preview:

When Voices Meet

A Documentary in the Making

From the New South Africa
Guest Speaker: Psychologist Dr. Dan Gottlieb of WHYY


Enjoy a Live Concert & Dance Party

Taste South African Goodies

Hear about the next steps

in completing the film
International House

Ibrahim Theater

37th & Chestnut Sts.


Tickets: $55 + $3.74 fee advanced sale only

Click Here to purchase tickets

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

November 30 and December 1 2013 " Kùlú Mèlé Let the Roots Show 2013" at The Painted Bride Art Center

Kùlú Mèlé Let the Roots Show 2013
Presented by PNC Arts Alive
Saturday, November 30 | 7 pm
Sunday, December 1 | 4 pm
General Admission: $20 in advance/ $25 day of show
Children 12 and under: $12 in advance/$15 day of show
*Bride Members Receive 20% discount

Join Philadelphia’s premier African dance company in a show stopping performance celebrating the roots of urban contemporary dance! Kulu Mèlé’s incomparable ensemble will be joined by 12 community dancers in a bold and gorgeous new work by Emmy-nominated choreographer Jeffrey Page.
The Painted Bride Art Center
230 Vine St.
Philadelhia Pa

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

November 29, 2013 6:00-8:00 PM Rosa Diaz at The Barnes Foundation

Rosa Diaz

Featuring elements of indie, folk, pop, and Latin genres, and ranges from soaring harmonies reminiscent of church choirs to subtle sighs and passionate, caressing notes, Diaz’s sultry, intimate style evokes a feeling of her native Puerto Rico.
November 29, 2013
6–8 pm2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
$10 Friday night ticket, or included with collection admission; free for members.

For tickets: 215.278.7200