Monday, October 31, 2016

November 6, 2016 7:00 PM Intercultural Journerys: Alsarah & The Nubatones: YA WATAN (O HOMELAND)

Sudanese-born singer, songwriter, and self-proclaimed practicioner of East-African retro-pop, Alsarah, jumpstarts Intercultural Journey’s 2016/17 season featuring tracks from her 2016 album release, Manara, and her internationally acclaimed 2014 debut album, Silt. Brooklyn-based Alsarah & The Nubatones’ music is deeply rooted in Nubian ‘Songs of Return’ from the 1960s and 70s, and contemplates modern migration patterns and cultural exchanges between Sudan and Egypt.
Ibrahim Theater @ International House Philadelphia
3701 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia

Tickets $8 - $15
Funsavers discount tickets

November 6, 2016 7:30 PM Crossroads Music: Las Cafeteras at The Rotunda

Las Cafeteras creates a vibrant musical fusion with a unique East LA sound and a community-focused political message. Their Afro-Mexican rhythms, zapateado and inspiring lyrics tell stories of a community who is looking for love and fighting for justice in the concrete jungle of Los Angeles. A uniquely Angeleno blend of punk, hip-hop, beat music, cumbia and rock
Children’s Program
Children’s programs begin at 6:00, last 30-40 minutes, and are free to children under 12 and their parents or other caregivers. Unless otherwise noted, they take place at the same location as the concert. Seating is first come, first served.

Please note: children must be accompanied by parents or other adults at all times as we do not have the staff or legal clearances to supervise unaccompanied children.
Tickets: $10-$30 sliding scale
The Rotunda
4014 Walnut St.
Philadelphia, Pa

November 6, 2016 3:00-5:00 PM Latin Dancing at the Top of the Art Museum Steps

Good news, the weather is with us this weekend!

This will be very casual/spontaneous, there will be no actual DJ: we will just meet up somewhere in front of the museum entrance and use a portable speaker.

If you are interested in visiting the museum, it will be the perfect day: 1st Sunday of the month is "pay what you wish" AND there is a temporary exhibition about the Mexican Revolution!

More details:

- we will start at 3pm and leave shortly after 5pm, so come on time if you want to get enough dances! If someone wants to take the lead to keep things going after 5pm, please contact me - and have a playlist ready.

- to find us, go up the steps and follow the music. If for any reason (grumpy museum guards etc) we are asked to leave, we will relocate nearby the fountain and I will post here.

- please be careful (don't go too close to the steps) and respectful of visitors. Collect all your belongings and don't leave trash.

- expect a playlist dominated by bachata, with some salsa. We could play a couple cha-cha if there is interest. We won't have anything on the extra-sensual side.

- sound volume will be improved by using two speakers instead of one.

Art Museum Steps
2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, Pa

Sunday, October 30, 2016

November 5, 2016 10:00PM - 2:00AM The Jam Jawn with Corey Mark at Dahlak

The Jam Jawn | Sat Nov 5 | 10pm-2am
Open jam session series featuring multi-instrumentalist and music educator, Corey Mark

Hosted by LaTreice Victoria @drumlikealady

Corey Mark, multi-instrumentalist and drummer of 23 years, seeks to answer these questions through music:
Where are you going?
Where have you come from?
If anyone asks you,
I hope you can say.
- Tony Williams, Lifetime
Reaching back to re-call our pasts, while seeing forward to potential futures, Corey's artistic sensibilities are as influenced by speculative fiction and the shared fight for liberation, as by other art in life daily.

Corey has the opportunity to share his love of music at the School of Rock Philadelphia, where he has acted as drum instructor and show director for the past four years. And, you can find Corey performing with groups: Upholstery (drum kit); SWARM (bass); York Street Hustle (congas & percussion); and the John Byrne Band (bass). Long-time resident of a city with an expansive musical and social legacy that has definitively shaped his life, Corey is proud to call Philadelphia his home.

Join us this Saturday for another exciting jam session! Bring your instruments and musical friends, and let's let loose to improv groove! All are welcome to plug into THE JAM JAWN.

The event is FREE & open to all!
Online donations support Drum Like a Lady events and programs

Dahlak Paradise
4708 Baltimore Ave
Philadelphia, Pa
No cover

November 5, 2016 8:00-10:00 PM Turath: An Evening of Arab Classical & Folk Songs

Al-Bustan is happy to be continuing with our Fall concert series with a selection of Arab classical and folk songs featuring guest vocalist Salma Habib and our Al-Bustan Takht Ensemble; featuring Hanna Khoury on violin, Hafez Kotain on percussion, Kinan Abo-afach on cello, and Hicham Chami on qanun.

Trinity Center for Urban Life
South 22nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Tickets $25.

Funsaver discount tickets

November 5, 2016 8:00 PM- 1:00AM Papo Buda Y Salsa Dura at Isla Verde Cafe

Dance to live music by Papo Buda Y Salsa Dura

*$5 Cover Ladies $10 Gentleman

Isla Verde Cafe
2725 N. American St.
Philadelphia, Pa

November 5, 2016 7:00 PM Buddy Roc and the Heartbreak Kids with Diego Romero

SAT NOVEMBER 5, 2016 - 7:00 PM
Buddy Roc and the Heartbreak Kids
Fleisher Art Memorial
Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia, PA - September 20, 2016 - Up coming modern R&B group, Buddy Roc and the Heartbreak Kids look to unveil their upcoming single and music video in dramatic fashion. The event is taking place in the Sanctuary at Fleisher, on Saturday, November 5th at 7pm. Tickets will be 10 dollars when pre purchased and 15 dollars at the door and will feature Puerto Rican folk singer, Diego Romero.

*Event is all ages. Parental discretion is advised (language and content)

Fleisher Art Memorial
719 Catherine St.
Philadelphia, Pa

Saturday, October 29, 2016

November 4, 2016 8:00 PM Chucho Valdes and Joe Lovano Quintet at The Merriam Theater

Two artists who exemplify the standards for creativity and exploration at the venerable Blue Note Records will come together for a first-time collaboration in the Chucho Valdes – Joe Lovano Quintet. Pianist Chucho Valdes, who first appeared on Blue Note in 1985, has been a key figure in the evolution of Afro-Cuban jazz for the past 50 years while saxophonist Joe Lovano, who started at that label in 1990, has recorded more albums on Blue Note than any other artist. Both fearless innovators at the forefront of artistic expression, this collaboration expands their shared quest for the leading edge in jazz expression. The promise of combined greatness, anticipated for over twenty years, will deliver beyond expectations in a quintet backed by a bassist, drummer and percussionist who rank among Cuba’s hottest and most seasoned instrumentalists.
The Merriam Theater
250 S. Broad St.
Philadelphia, Pa 19102
Funsavers discount tickets

November 4, 2016 7:00-9:00PM Beats, Brews, and Banter with Charlie Hall (The War on Drugs)

Philly Drum Project presents Beats, Brews, & Banter with Charlie Hall of The War on Drugs at the GRAND OPENING of Philadelphia Drum & Percussion!

Friday, November 4th
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Free | 21+ to drink

Philly Drum Project is excited to partner with Philadelphia's brand new DRUM SHOP, Philadelphia Drum & Percussion. Come join us at their Grand Opening Event this Friday. We'll be there from 7-9pm for the return of Beats, Brews, & Banter.

Beats, Brews, & Banter is a free event that gives local drummers, musicians, and wannabes a chance to network, share ideas, and learn from some of the best drummers in the area. Our guest this time is The War on Drugs' own explosive rhythm machine, Charlie Hall!

Here's what Dave Hartley had to say about Charlie: "Charlie Hall never took lessons and doesn't spend much of his limited time off from touring with The War on Drugs practicing rudiments or increasing his limb independence - that's because things like "spirit" and "musicality" can't be learned from a youtube clip or a Hal Leonard book. More than any other instrument, drums expose the personality of the player. Ultra-busy drummers are usually motormouths, light hitters are usually quiet or passive and bashers are usually alpha dogs. As both a human and a drummer, Charlie is a master conversationalist. Lots of drummers will tell you that listening is as important as playing and that what you don't play is more important than what you do - but few can truly implement it as well as Charlie Hall has in his career with Tommy Guerrero, Jet Black Crayon, Windsor for the Derby, Jens Lekman and now The War on Drugs."

Philly Drum Project is a Percussive Collective, founded in 2011, dedicated to making drumming more accessible in the Philadelphia area by helping those in our region share lessons, beats, and gear in an environment where community, creativity, education, and diversity are valued. Beats, Brews, & Banter is held every month and has featured such drummers as Eric Slick (Dr. Dog), Spanky McCurdy (Jill Scott, Lady Gaga), David Uosikkinen (The Hooters), and Fred Berman (Amos Lee). For more information, visit

Philadelphia Drum & Percussion
443 E. Girard Avenue, Ground Floor, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
FREE Event open to the public

November 4, 2016 5:45 - 8:15 PM Art After Five: Nicole Henry

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A dynamic vocalist who combines impeccable phrasing with powerful emotional resonance.
Free after museum admission($20 nonmembers: members free)
Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

November 4th, 2016 7:00 PM The Pedrito Martinez Group at The Painted Bride with Philly Con Sabor

Join us for our pre-show activities at 7pm! Philly con Sabor will perform rueda de casino, a dynamic group dance which is done in a circular formation. There will also be a short introductory rueda de casino lesson afterwards. No prior dance experience or partners necessary!

The Pedrito Martinez Group hits the Bride stage with tracks from their new album Habana Dreams.

Pedro Pablo “Pedrito” Martinez was born in Havana, Cuba, Sept 12, 1973 and was raised in the Cayo Hueso neighborhood of Old Havana and began his musical career at the age of 11, performing as vocalist and percussionist with such Cuban legends as Tata Guines and Yoruba Andabo.

Since settling in New York City in the fall of 1998, Pedrito has recorded or performed with Wynton Marsalis, Paul Simon, Eddie Palmieri, Paquito D’Rivera, Bruce Springsteen and Sting and has contributed to well over 75 albums.

A consummate master of Afro-Cuban folkloric music and the batá drum, he is also the world’s first-call rumbero—playing, singing, and dancing with dozens of groups and contributing to or appearing in several important films, including Calle 54 (2000) and Chico and Rita (2010).

Mr. Martinez was a founding member of the highly successful, Afro-Cuban/Afro-Beat band, Yerba Buena, with which he recorded two albums and toured the world.

His career as a leader, began in 2005 with the formation in NYC of the The Pedrito Martinez Group with fans that include Eric Clapton, Derek Trucks, Steve Gadd, Wynton Marsalis, Taj Mahal and Quincy Jones.

The Pedrito Martinez Group’s, Grammy-nominated, first studio album, was released October, 2013 and features special guests, Wynton Marsalis, John Scofield and Steve Gadd. The album was chosen among NPR’s Favorite Albums of 2013 and The Boston Globe Critics Top Ten Albums of 2013.”

“Habana Dreams”, PMG’s second album, recorded largely, in Cuba in October 2015, includes guests such as Ruben Blades, Isaac Delgado, Wynton Marsalis, Descemer Bueno, Roman Diaz, Angelique Kidjo, and Telmary Diaz.

Philadelphia's own rumba and rueda casino dance group, Philly Con Sabor, will be opening the show and giving some lessons, so come early!

Painted Bride Art Center
230 Vine St.
Philadelphia, PA

Tickets $25 in advance
$30 day of show
Members: $17.50/$21

To order:
Call 215-925-9914
Tuesday – Saturday
12pm – 6pm

Friday, October 28, 2016

November 3, 2016 7:00-11:00PM Ladies First! Female-Oriented Bands to Benefit Lousiana

An amazing lineup of all female oriented bands rocking for a great cause! A benefit for the victims of the Louisiana floods.
Danielle and Jennifer, Naeemah Z. Maddox, Prima Donna, JaE the Artist and Sylvia Platypus

Tickets are only $7.00 in advance/ online. Take advantage of this great price, save some money and get your tics in advance follow this link to World Cafe Live's site. They will be $10 at the door. Available now online. Remember it's all for a great cause!

World Cafe Live
3025 Walnut St.
Philadelphia, Pa

November 3-5, 2016 Step Afrika: The Migration: Reflections on Jacob Lawrence

Stepping is a percussive, rhythmic dance style combining African and modern dance traditions. This professional company performs the Philadelphia premiere of their full-length work, The Migration, based on Jacob Lawrence’s iconic painting series that charts the story of African-Americans moving from the south to the north in the early 1900s. High-energy performance combines with the images, color palette and motifs of the paintings to create a thrilling feast for the senses.
Thursday, November 3 @ 7:30 PM
Friday, November 4 @ 8 PM
Saturday, November 5 @ 2 PM
Saturday, November 5 @ 8 PM

The Annenberg Center
3680 Walnut St.
Philadelphia, PA
Tickets: $25 - $55

Thursday, October 27, 2016

November 2, 2016 9:00PM - 1:00AM Mike Tyler's PRO JAM with Paulette Branson

Come Join da Colonel as we bring the best players and perfomers of original music creating music with each other . Extremely special guest Paulette Branson from mïxed people ! NOT open mic or karaoke ! If it's sumpin fresh , we got U!!!

The Fire
412 Girard Ave
Philadelphia, Pa

November 2, 2016 12:30-1:30 PM Minas Trio in Free Lunchtime Concert

Church of the Holy Trinity - FREE
Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016
19th and Walnut Sts.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Trio with bassist Jim Stager

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

October 30, 2016 3:00-7:00 PM Los Bomberos de la Calle at Las Parcelas Gardens

Come share live bomba and plena music in Las Parcelas Gardens, with Los Bomberos de la Calle!

Las Parcelas Garden
2248 N Palethorp St, Philadelphia, PA 19133-3738, United States

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

October 30, 2016 8:00-11:00PM Gozadera Sunday Halloween Edition at Wahoo's Tacos

Join us every Sunday and enjoy the best timba, bachata, son, rumba, reggaeton, and more. As well as great food and drinks from Wahoo's Tacos! Since it's getting colder, we are moving the party indoors. And it starts early enough for you to get some rest in preparation for the week ahead. There is no cover, and dancers of all styles are welcome! Doesn't get better than that ;)

Come dance with us this Sunday at Gozadera Halloween Edition! Costumes are encouraged, great music and dances are guaranteed.

See you there!
Se formó!
Wahoo's Tacos and More
3180 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104
No cover

Monday, October 24, 2016

October 30, 2016 4:30-8:00PM Jeramy Cohen's Latin Jazz All Stars at Dirty Frank's

Latin Jazz with Jeramy Cohen's Latin Jazz All Stars is a great way to spend Sunday afternoons. Live music with no cover charge!
Dirty Frank's
13th and Pine Sts.
Philadelphia, Pa

October 30, 2016 4:00-6:00 PM Germantown United & Philadelphia Jazz Project CD Release Party

Germantown United is proud to announce a brand new musical album featuring a lineup of superb musical acts generously displaying their talents, "For the Love of Germantown!" Come hear the artists perform a live show, enjoy an open bar and good cheer, and take home your own copy of this never-before-heard compilation of Germantown's musical gems (all with plenty of time to watch the Eagles beat the Cowboys afterwards!). The product of two years of planning and effort by the Philadelphia Jazz Project and producer, Homer Jackson, "For the Love of Germantown" is another great way for you to support the Germantown's burgeoning arts scene, as well as Germantown United's creative and community driven approach to economic development.
We are thrilled to showcase performances by many of the artists appearing on the "For the Love of Germantown!" album. The all star band joining us on Sunday for a very special jam session includes: Bethlehem and Sad Patrick (voice & guitar); Jim Dragoni (guitar); Bert Harris (bass); Rob H. Henderson (drums); Karen Smith (percussion); Papa Ed Stokes & Tom Lowery (voice/strings & drums/percussion).
And there's more: attendees will witness the unveiling of Germantown's new online business directory (, and have the honor of being the first contributors as we kick off our 2016 grassroots growth campaign aiming to raise $40,000 to ensure our ongoing work in 2017! All proceeds raised from this event will be added to our fund.

Rittenhouse Soundworks
219 W. Rittenhouse St.
Philadelphia, Pa

Tickets $15 - $30

Sunday, October 23, 2016

October 29, 2016 9:00PM - 2:00AM Isla Verde Cafe's Masquerade Party with Elvis Bonilla

Live Music by Elvis Bonilla Y Su Orquesta
DJ Poli

Isla Verde Cafe
2725 N. American St.
Philadelphia Pa

October 29, 2016 Noon - 6:00 PM Unidos: Moving Forward—Annual Neighborhood Festival in Norris Square Park

De Tierra Caliente will play 3 to 6 pm.
Special movie presentation at 6pm: 20G : Heroes Soldiers Boricuas
Bring your own folding chairs and blankets

Norris Square Park
2100 N. Howard St.
Philadelphia Pa

October 29, 2016 1:30 PM ASCAB Halloween Celebration & Fundraiser

Instead of our usual classes, on October 29 we'll be hosting back-to-back Halloween celebrations for kids and adults of all ages. Costumes encouraged but not required!

From 1:30-3pm, we'll be holding a joint capoeira class for kids and parents, followed by some Halloween treats. The class will be $15 per child, or $20 for a parent/child pair.

Beginning at 3pm, we'll kick off a Halloween roda for adults. We're asking for contributions of $15 to participate in the roda, which will help support the academy.

Plates of food will also be available for $5 per plate, and we encourage everyone to hang out, wear your best Halloween costumes, and enjoy the company of friends and fellow capoeiristas. Adults are welcome to BYO a beverage of choice!

Project Capoeira- Ascab Philadelphia and Mestre Doutor.
1213 Race St.
Philadelphia Pa

October 29, 2016 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM Day of the Dead Celebration at Penn Museum

Day of the Dead—Día de los Muertos—Celebration at the Penn Museum
Puts a Spotlight on Mexican State of Veracruz Saturday October 29, 11 am to 4 pm

Penn Museum, in conjunction with the Mexican Consulate in Philadelphia and the Mexican Cultural Center, presents the fifth annual Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead Saturday, October 29, from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, throughout the galleries of the international museum of art, archaeology and world cultures. Ghoulish skeletons and macabre decorations abound, but make no mistake: Day of the Dead is anything but somber. It’s a vibrant cultural celebration, rich in traditions and connections—it is at heart a celebration of life.

Pageantry and puppetry, music and folkloric dance, paper maché artistry, sugar skull and paper flower making, face painting, and special foods are part of the day. Renowned Philadelphia artist and muralist Cesar Viveros creates the celebration’s centerpiece, an elaborate Day of the Dead altar, in the Veracruz, Mexico style.

Everyone is invited to bring a photo and a memento of their own to place at a communal altar, remembering the passing of a loved one. Day of the Dead or Halloween costumes are encouraged, and costumed guests under age 12 receive half price general admission to the day. Guests dressed in a Day of the Dead-themed costume such as La Catrina, or as a traditional Mexican icon like Frida Kahlo, can join a parade and costume contest at 3:30 pm.

The Day of the Dead Celebration is free with Penn Museum admission ($15, general admission; $13, seniors [65+]; $10, children [6-17] and full-time students [with ID]; $2 ACCESS Card holders; free to children under 5, members, active U.S. Military, STAMP and PennCard holders).

The Mexican Consulate in Philadelphia, the Mexican Cultural Center, and regional community groups join the Museum to make the afternoon possible. The celebration, the first event in the Museum’s World Culture Day series, is made possible in part with generous support from the Philadelphia Cultural Fund and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. Telemundo, Visit Philly (Philly Te Ama) and Al Día News Media, are sponsors for the day.

Welcome and a Special Focus

America’s first World Heritage City, Philadelphia is a global city, and this year the celebration puts a spotlight on the Mexican state of Veracruz. Alicia Kerber, Mexico Consul in Philadelphia who officially welcomes the guests at 11:00 am, explains: “With this celebration, we’d also like to recognize the new and growing trade partnership between Veracruz and Philadelphia through the ship line route that connects both ports. We are sure this connection will go beyond trade and will make Mexican culture and traditions flow in as an example of how building bridges can play a key role in constructing a more united and better world. “

Guests will be treated to a popular Veracruz export: the energetic music of the New York-based group Radio Jarocho, performing with renowned singer Zenen Zeferino. Philadelphia’s own Son revoltura/Philly son jarocho joins in the day. Son jarocho music, gaining popularity worldwide, has its roots in Veracruz.

CENTERPIECE AND REMEMBRANCE: Juan Gabriel (1950 – 2016)

The modern Mexican Day of the Dead holiday is a rich blending of traditions, its origins tracing back to beliefs and activities of indigenous peoples of Central and South Mexico, as well as Catholic celebrations of All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day. Throughout Mexico and around the world, the Day of the Dead brings family and friends together in a jovial manner to pray for and remember deceased loved ones.

Creating ornate Day of the Dead altars is one of the most important traditions in Mexican, Mexican-American, and Latino communities worldwide. The altars typically have three levels: one for food and flower offerings to those who have died; one that touches on religious traditions, including the pre-Hispanic tradition that to remember someone is to “bring them back” among the living, and; a final level which dedicates the altar to someone.

This year’s central altar, designed by Cesar Viveros in the Veracruz style, and built with help from the Mexican Consul in Philadelphia staff members, honors popular singer/songwriter Juan Gabriel (born Alberto Aguilera Valadez), born January 7, 1950, who died suddenly of a heart attack August 28 of this year. Additional altars created by community members are also on display.

Schedule for the Day

Beginning at 11:00 am, guests of all ages can join in the celebration with face painting, tissue paper flower making, and shopping amongst Mexican craft vendors. Beginning at 1:00 pm, guests can decorate sugar skulls at an afternoon craft station. Food is very much a part of Day of the Dead celebrations, and guests may sample traditional sweet “pan de muerto” buns and spicy hot chocolate, Maya-style, while supplies last.

At 11:15 am, the Grupo de Danza Nuevo México of Philadelphia performs traditional Mexican folk dances. Marionette puppets from the Mexican Cultural Center perform twice: at an 11:45 show, and again at 1:30 pm.

Philadelphia’s Son revoltura/Philly son jarocho perform at 12:30 pm, and join Radio Jarocho for a rousing final set at 2:30 pm.

The Penn Museum’s Mexico and Central America gallery features art and artifacts from the ancient Maya and other pre-Hispanic cultures of the region.

Beginning at 3:30 pm, judges announce the winners for best community altars, and guests in traditional Day of the Dead costumes are invited to join a procession to end the day.

More about the Penn Museum

The Penn Museum (the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology) is dedicated to the study and understanding of human history and diversity. Founded in 1887, the Museum has sent more than 300 archaeological and anthropological expeditions to all the inhabited continents of the world. With an active exhibition schedule and educational programming for children and adults, the Museum offers the public an opportunity to share in the ongoing discovery of humankind's collective heritage.

More about the Mexican Cultural Center

The Mexican Cultural Center is a non-profit organization devoted to promoting understanding and awareness of the cultural and artistic diversity of Mexico and its influence in the Delaware Valley in the United States. Founded in 1994, the Center is a supporter of the increasing Mexican Community in Eastern Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey and Delaware and serves as a networking hub for those interested in Mexican Culture. The MCC is supported by contributions from corporations, individuals, memberships and self-generated revenue. For more information, visit

TWEET IT! Costumes encouraged at @pennmuseum's Oct 29 Day of the Dead festivities, featuring Veracruz music, dance, & pageantry:

The Penn Museum is located at 3260 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (on Penn's campus, across from Franklin Field). Public transportation to the Museum is available via SEPTA's Regional Rail Line at University City Station; the Market-Frankford Subway Line at 34th Street Station; trolley routes 11, 13, 34, and 36; and bus routes 21, 30, 40, and 42. Museum hours are Tuesday through Sunday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, and first Wednesdays of each month until 8:00 pm, with P.M. @ PENN MUSEUM evening programs offered. Closed Mondays and holidays. Admission donation is $15 for adults; $13 for senior citizens (65 and above); free for U.S. Military; $10 for children and full-time students with ID; free to Members, PennCard holders, and children 5 and younger.

Hot and cold meals and light refreshments are offered to visitors with or without Museum admission in The Pepper Mill Café; the Museum Shop and Pyramid Shop for Children offer a wide selection of gifts, books, games, clothing and jewelry. Penn Museum can be found on the web at For general information call 215.898.4000. For group tour information call 215.746.8183.

Penn Museum
3260 South St.
Philadelphia, Pa

October 29, 2016 8:00 PM Mexrrissey at The Merriam Theater

In Mexico, Morrissey has always been more than just a musician. His songs of love, loss and longing, with powerful imagery and metaphors have found a huge audience and chimed with generations raised on rancheras and mariachis and their singers, who were not afraid to cross the line. Now a band made in Mexico City are reinventing Morrissey’s songs.
Merriam Theater
250 S. Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Tickets $29.50-$65.50 + fees

October 29, 2016 9:00 PM PhillyBloco Halloween Party at Ardmore Music Hall

Halloween Party
PhillyBloco (23 piece Brazilian funk band)
The Ardmore Music Hall
23 E. Lancaster Ave
Ardmore Pa
Saturday, October 29th
8 PM Reserved Doors, 8:30 PM GA Doors 9 PM Show

$15 adv / $20 D.O.S. ; $25 Reserved
GA: Standing + Limited Non-Table Seating (First Come Non-Reserved)
Reserved: Early Entry (30 mins) + Guaranteed Premiere Seating (Must Arrive by 10 PM to Claim Your Seat)

PhillyBloco's twenty members feature a core of twelve Samba drummers along with vocals, guitar, bass, horns, accordion, violin, keyboard, and costumed dancers. The PhillyBloco show is a raucous mash-up of samba, funk, reggae, and New Orleans 2nd-line, all set to the irresistible beats of Brazilian Carnaval!

Saturday, October 22, 2016

October 28, 2016 8:00PM - 1:30AM Gala Milonga with Quarteto Malandraca

Friday, Oct 28, Gala Milonga with Oscar Casas teaching and performing with Lesley Mitchell, Quarteto Malandraca playing live at the Commodore Barry Club!

Quarteto Malandraca musicians are:
Rodolfo Zanetti, bandoneón
Mel Atoyan, violín
Pablo Lanouguere, bass
Maurizio Najt, piano

8:00 pm Classic Milonguero Figures workshop with Oscar & Lesley
9:30 pm to 1:30 am Milonga with exquisite live and recorded music

Refreshments are included.
A cash bar will be open, so no outside liquor is allowed
Free parking is available on the street and in the Septa Carpenter Lane regional rail station just across Carpenter Lane

Classic Milonguero Figures workshop: $30.
Milonga, at door $35, prepaid $30.
Class and milonga package $55.
Online sales end 24 hours before event. Only cash or personal check accepted at door. Prepay on line at or by phone 215 629 2344.

October 28, 2016 7:30-12:00 Midnight Halloween at MilkBoy

Tickets On Sale Now // 21+ // $10

Our annual Halloween cover show is back with such an amazing night of your favorite tunes!

The Preps (as Green Day)
Night Windows (as Weezer)
Ryan Tennis (as Bill Withers)
Vic Ruggiero & The Snails (as Sam The Sham & The Pharaohs)
Seoul Delhi (as Black Sabbath)

More info at!

1100 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, Pa

October 28, 2016 6:00-10:00 PM Minas Quartet at Community Arts Center

Community Arts Center
Friday Oct. 28, 2016
6-10 pm
414 Plush Mill Rd, Wallingford, PA 19086
Quartet, featuring Tom Cohen (drums), Jim Stager (bass)

October 28, 2016 5:45 - 8:15PM Art After Five:Día de los Muertos with Jarana Beat

Move to the vigorous percussion driving the sounds of Jarana Beat with their new interpretation of Mexican music.

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

This performance ties in with the only US showing of Paint the Revolution: Mexican Modernism, 1910-1950 will include more than 200 pieces from the Museo del Palacio de Bellas Arts in Mexico City and Philadelphia Museum of Art’s own collection. Works by Diego Rivera, José Clemente Orozco, David Alfaro Siqueiros, Frida Kahlo, María Izquierdo, Roberto Montenegro, Carlos Mérida, Manuel Álvarez Bravo and many others offer artistic insights into the the social forces that reshaped Mexico.

Friday, October 21, 2016

October 27, 2016 8:00PM-12:00AM Kendrah Butler Quartet at Chris' Jazz Cafe

Come Spend The Evening with
The Kendrah Butler Quartet
featuring Adrian Hutson on bass
Michael Archey on trumpet
and Kimpedro Rodriguez on drums

Chris' Jazz Cafe
1421 Sansom St.
Philadelphia, Pa
$10 cover

Thursday, October 20, 2016

October 26, 2016 9:00 PM Afrocaribe: Afro House - Latin Soul Dance Party

AFROCARIBE IS TONIGHT! This is not a weekly, this is just a one-off jawn to break up the monotony of your workweek. This is a precious opportunity to recharge your soul batteries. Yours truly will be spinning some solid sounds from the diaspora. We are also blessing the vibe with a live bomba & plena performance by Philly's own Los Bomberos de la Calle. Bring the fam & friends. Only $5. Doors open at 9pm. 5th & Spring Garden sts. @silkcitydiner is where it's going down.

Silk City Diner
5th and Spring Garden Sts
Philadelphia, Pa

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

October 25, 2016 8:30-11:30 PM Calabash Halloween Bash - Jazz Jam

Every Tuesday night is jazz jam night at Calabash, but this time everyone will be in costume!

October 25, 2016 6:30-8:30 PM Philly Con Sabor's Rumba and Orishas Dance Classes

Join us for Rumba/Orishas class with master choreographer Gilset Mora (Havana, Cuba)

- Rumba 6:30-7:30 PM $12
- Orishas 7:30-8:30 PM $12

Location: University City Arts League, 2nd floor dance studio (4226 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19104)

Ladies, bring long / wide skirts or shawls / scarves.

Vamos a rumbear!

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

October 24, 2016 7:00-8:45 PM Mysterious Traveler Concert: Brent White

Philadelphia native Brent White, who received early training from trombonists Al Grey and Clifford Adams presents, The Broken Toy: a new musical suite, written as part of this season's Mysterious Traveler: Internal Investigation concert series.

Mysterious Traveler 3 Concert Series
October 24, 2016 - 7PM | Brent White
Parkway Central Library | Montgomery Auditorium
1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103-1189

All events in this series are FREE.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

October 22, 2016 3:00 and 7:00 PM Kulu Mele Brings You "Brazil and Beyond"

On Saturday, October 22, 2016, Kulu Mele will bring Brazil (and more) to Philadelphia, in its all-new show, "Brazil & Beyond," for two family-friendly performances only, at 3:00 and 7:00 p.m., at the Kurtz Center for the Performing Arts at William Penn Charter School, 3000 West School House Lane.

General Admission: $30
Students: $15
Dance Professionals: $15
Children (17 and under): $15
Service Fee: $1.90 (waived for PhiladelphiaDANCE Card Members - use coupon code)
Philly FunSavers discount tickets

October 22, 2016 8:00 PM Memphis Soul Stew: The Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble at The Annenberg Center

It’s the blues, served with some Memphis soul and seasoned with jazz! Blues was a springboard for rock n’ roll, R&B, country, gospel and jazz. Join bassist Warren Oree and an expanded Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble for a hearty helping of musical nourishment for the soul, featuring hits by Muddy Waters, B.B. King, Otis Redding, Sam and Dave, Aretha Franklin and more!

The Annenberg Center
3680 Walnut St.
Philadelphia, Pa
Tickets: $40

October 22, 2016 1:00-6:00 PM Musicians United to Get Out the Vote at Alma Mater

We are joining forces to support get out the vote for Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party from 1-6pm on October 22nd at Alma Mater, 7165 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia. $15 contribution or more. Please join Bridget St. John 1pm; Two Of A Kind 1.45pm; Monnette Sudler 2.30pm; Reggae Thunder 3.15pm; Sharon Katz & The Peace Train 4pm; and Lisa Chavous 5.15pm. It's going to be an amazing afternoon of music and unity. Bring friends.All musicians will donate their time and talent to help to get the vote out and raise funds for Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party. Please join in the effort and have fun at the same time. $15 contribution or more.

Alma Mater
7165 Germantown Ave
Philadelphia, Pa

Saturday, October 15, 2016

October 21, 2016 8:00 PM - Midnight Last Clubhouse Concert EVER!

From Ryan Tennis:
My dears, after 8 years and 75 shows at our place in South Philly, this Friday we'll host our final Clubhouse Concert. It's a bittersweet moment, but I hope you'll come celebrate the end of the era with us! Aside from a nice big set from me and the Clubhouse Band, we'll be graced with music by Chris Grunwald, Brittany Ann Tranbaugh, Sammy Vile, Looseleaf, Casey Alvarez, Magdaliz Roura, Barehands, Elliott Levin and more!
As usual, drinks and snacks of all kinds will be provided. We'll charge $15 at the door. All are welcome!

The LAST Clubhouse Concert Ever

The Clubhouse
1125 S. 13th Street
Philadelphia, Pa
$15 at the door

October 21, 2016 10:00 PM - 2:00 AM Drum Like a Lady with DJ Aura

Drum Like a Lady | Vol 2 | FRI, OCT 21
Featuring DJ Aura !!!

DLAL Vol.2 is excited to spark collaborations with not just female drummers/ percussionists, but also female beat-makers, DJs, and other percussive performers. And it is our delight to join forces with Shawanda "DJ Aura" Spivey for our "SWEAT" live DJ/drum cypHER. This is going to be exciting!

Join us this Friday at our thunderous, percussion-driven jam session. This month's jam is FREE, as always, and OPEN TO ALL! There's only one rule: ladies get priority rock rock out all night long ;)

So let's come together to support each other, learn from each other, and encourage each other. Let's pack the house with drum kits, congas, djembes, shakers, wood blocks, cowbells, tambourines, and more! Bring the guitars, basses, horns...maybe a trombone � Why not?

It's a jam! Let's get wildly imaginative
Special guests are always poppin' in throughout the night, so come early & stay late. You won't want to miss this!

9:45 Instrument Load-in
10PM Open Jam Session (all talent &.instruments welcome) NO SIGN-UP|NO COVER|NO PRESSURE
12PM "SWEAT" Dance Party & LIVE DJ/DRUM cypHER

Handicap Accessible.

Dahlak Paradise
4708 Baltimore Ave
Philadelphia, Pa

October 21, 2016 7:00PM Salsa Night at The Piazza with Jimmy Jorge and the Latin Express

Siempre Salsa and the Phila. Dance Foundation presents Jimmy Jorge and The Latin Express in the Piazza at Schmidt's Commons located at 1001 N. 2nd St. In Phila. The fun starts at 7:30 p.m. so bring your dancing shoes because we intend to light up the night with hot salsa.
Free and open to the public

October 21, 2016 5:45 - 8:15 PM Art After Five: Rhenda Fearrington

Former back-up singer for Roberta Flack whose soulful sound has become a staple of the city’s rich jazz scene.
Free after museum admission($20 nonmembers: members free)
Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Thursday, October 13, 2016

October 19, 2016 10:00AM - 1:00PM Diasporic Movement Practice Series with Lela Aisha Jones

Diasporic Movement Practice Series
With Lela Aisha Jones

Wednesdays 10/19 and 11/16 10am-1pm
Photo by Aidan Un
Diasporic Movement Practice (DMP): Taught by Lela Aisha Jones (and many before and after her), DMP's are contemporary movement practices grounded in dance cultures and traditions of African and Black peoples. Lela's strongest foundations in her diasporic movement practice are dances common in southern United States (primarily Florida), Guinea, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, and northeastern Brazil (primarily Salvador, Bahia). She also brings to her teaching a wide range of gestural, socially conscious, spiritual, modern dance, and improvisational tools and inspirations.

October - DMP | Diaspora Unbound is a journey into the creative potential of the spiritual, conceptual, and physical energies that exist in movement of African descent and cultures of Black peoples. Itoffers poly-sensing as an addition to the already well established poly-rhythmic approaches to movement that are vibrant and alive within diasporic movement cultures. Expect a class or workshop that provides exhilarating body discoveries with unexpected physical explosion and intricate narratives. In this class you will experience physicalities derived from movement practices in the U.S. and the broader diasporic experience.

November - DMP | Merges Diverges (Swing, Drop, Two Step, Triplets, Bounce): Movement styles of diasporic lineage collide and converge as Lela Aisha Jones has discovered in her experience, embodiment, research, and artistic migrations through African descendant traditions and cultures of Black peoples. In this session let your body defy time and fall into the depth of complexity. Expect to experience time lapse conversions of moving bodies over generations, such as the city boy slide (from the 1990s Florida-dirty-dirty-teen-club-life) as akin to KuKu/KouKou (a long lineaged Guinean dance). Also expect to embody physicalities that make these dances so importantly their own creation and from their own time.

Diasporic Movement Practice Series

from $20.00
with Lela Aisha Jones
Wednesday 10/19 and 11/16 10am-1pm
$50 whole series/$20 per class

The Whole Shebang
1813 S. 11th Street
Philadelphia, Pa

October 19, 2016 8:00 PM The Chris Stevens Quartet and Korey Riker

Wednesday October 19th
Doors at 8pm, 21+
$7 advance, $10 at the door

09:00pm - The Chris Stevens Quartet
10:30pm - Korey Riker

Bourbon and Branch
705 N. 2nd Street
Phila, Pa

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

October 18, 2016 6:30-9:30 PM Rumba/Orishas Dance Lessons with Philly con Sabor

Join us for Rumba/Orishas class with master choreographer Gilset Mora (Havana, Cuba)

- Rumba 6:30-7:30 PM $12
- Orishas 7:30-8:30 PM $12

Location: University City Arts League, 2nd floor dance studio (4226 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19104)
Ladies, bring long / wide skirts or shawls / scarves.

Vamos a rumbear!

October 18, 2016 7:00-8:00 PM Learn Argentine Tango! 6 Week Beginner Class Starts October 18th

October is YOUR month to learn Argentine Tango! This 6-week course (every Tuesday) will give you the basics of this intricate social dance in a VERY fun atmosphere. Learn leading and following techniques and simple steps to quickly start dancing and improvising on your own! Lead by teacher and dancer Kristina McFadden plus other experienced tango dancers, you'll discover your own passion for this dance, plus get to meet lots of great people in the tango community! Great for absolute beginners, dancers looking to refine basics, and others looking try out the opposite role (leading/following). We welcome EVERYONE! No partner required!
Drop in class: $15/person
Take the 6 week series for $70/person

*** Advanced dancers, if you are interested in assisting in class, let me know, we'd love to have you!***
1819 E Passyunk Ave.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19148

Monday, October 10, 2016

October 16, 2016 7:00-10:00 PM Musicians Gathering #12 at Rittenhouse Soundworks

The monthly musical plethora of talent to delight your senses

*Christine Irizarry and the Foolhardy
Christine Irizarry is a Philadelphia area singer songwriter. Her roots are in musical theater but she draws inspiration in everything from the 1950's crooners, to jazz, to Motown, to indie, to top 40 pop songs. She strives to create music that will tell a story and make the listener feel something real or see life in a way that they hadn't before.

* The Organic Planet Band featuring Jim Fogarty, guitar,Lindsay Gilmour, vocals and penny whistle, Tony Micelli, vibes, Paul Gehman, bass, and Jim Hamilton , Percussion

*Radha Gopinath Das Marinellu and Raji Malik, talba and sitar

*Settlement Music Scholarship Jazz Ensemble

Tickets: $10 at the door

Free Parking in the lot next door

Rittenhouse Soundworks
219 W Rittenhouse Street
Philadelphia, Pa

October 16, 2016 8:00-11:00 PM Gozadera Sunday at Wahoo's Tacos

Join Philly Con Sabor every Sunday at Wahoo's and enjoy the best Cuban music (timba, son, rumba, reggaeton, and more), as well as great food and drinks! The party will take place on the outdoor patio so that you can appreciate these lovely autumn evenings, and still go home early enough to rest for the week ahead.

Come dance with us this Sunday as DJ Raul will be spinning the best timba, reggaeton, son y rumba!

See you there!
Se formó

Wahoo's Tacos
3180 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, Pa