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Monologue Mondays

Monologue Mondays

Monologue Mondays First Monday of Every Month March Session: March 6th 6:30pm – 8:30pm Hosted by Nastassja Baset Looking for advice, tips, or feedback from your peers …

Nov 7, 2016 - May 1, 2017

Visions of The End: Nikolay Milushev and Eric Toscano

Visions of The End: Nikolay Milushev and Eric Toscano

Visions of The End is a two-person exhibition of artwork about the End of the World. Nikolay Milushev and Eric Toscano are each responding to deep-seated cultural anxiety about nuclear war, environmental devastation, and the current political climate.

Jan 6, 2017 - Mar 25, 2017

Soul Inspiration

Soul Inspiration

Soul Inspiration is a visual art exhibition to honor six African American figures who inspired a generation of human and civil rights workers in Philadelphia, and the nation: William Still, James Forten, Richard Allen, Cecil B. Moore, Rev. Leon Sullivan and Paul L Robeson

Feb 3, 2017 - Mar 25, 2017

Secret Show: Doug Greene

Secret Show: Doug Greene

Imminent death looms large in Doug Greene’s Secret Show. It’s no secret that everybody dies, but what Doug plans to reveal might just take your breath away.

Feb 27, 2017

SOMI

SOMI

This acclaimed jazz singer-songwriter straddles the worlds of soul, and pop, and musical traditions from Rwanda and Uganda.

Mar 4, 2017

“AWO”: West African Dance & Drum Musical Play

“AWO”: West African Dance & Drum Musical Play

“AWO” (ah-wo) which means secrets in the Yoruba language of Nigeria follows Fèyísàrá at the primordial stages of discovering her destiny (ayanmo). Fèyísàrá travels back home after 2 years of learning awo (the secrets) of long life and enduring prosperity from her elder (orisa), Olokun.

Mar 10, 2017

The Body Wails, The Body Restores

The Body Wails, The Body Restores

Dancer/Choreographers Lela Aisha Jones and Vershawn Sanders Ward of FlyGround present a riveting series of performances weaving contemporary reflections on the race, womanhood, trauma, history, and their various intersections.

Mar 16, 2017 - Mar 18, 2017

Steve Lehman & Sélébéyone

Steve Lehman & Sélébéyone

. Lehman’s music has always drawn from disparate sources in distinctive ways, but with Sélébéyone, he takes an unexpected turn: drawing, from modern jazz, Senegalese rap, live electronics, and underground hip-hop, to create a unique form of urban experimentalism

Mar 24, 2017

Secret Show: Josh Campbell

Secret Show: Josh Campbell

Josh Campbell conjures a world in all three of the Bride’s main spaces that confronts the challenges of Black and brown people in Aleppo, Baltimore, Charleston, and beyond.

Mar 27, 2017

Suzanne Ciani

Suzanne Ciani

Known as the “Diva of the Diode,” Suzanne Ciani is a composer, five-time Grammy-nominated recording artist, and pioneer in the field of electronic music and sound design.

Mar 30, 2017

Dance with the Bride: Fool’s Night Out

Dance with the Bride: Fool’s Night Out

This fundraiser will feature a magical, whimsical, mischievous evening with a feast, open bar and cocktails, auction, raffle, and dancing to the earth shaking rhythms of PhillyBloco.

The Bitter Game

The Bitter Game

Basketball, block parties, traffic stops, learning how to survive while Black in America. Wallace takes us on a ride through North Philly on a night he won’t forget.

Apr 7, 2017 - Apr 8, 2017

Dave Douglas Dada People

Dave Douglas Dada People

In the years between the two World Wars, the Dada movement questioned, altered, teased and undermined the very idea of art. A century later, trumpeter Dave Douglas and pianist Frank Woeste draw inspiration from that “art of reinvention” with their collaborative album Dada People. Co-presented with Ars Nova Workshop.

Apr 14, 2017

Secret Show: Tommy Butler and Nell Bang-Jensen

Secret Show: Tommy Butler and Nell Bang-Jensen

Every fourth Monday of the month, Secret Show invites emerging and esteemed local artists to take over the Painted Bride stage and produce the hour-long artistic experience of their dreams. The catch? You can’t know any details about the show until the lights go down and the curtain rises!

Apr 24, 2017

Bombay Rickey

Bombay Rickey

Praised as “a true treat for the adventurous ear” (TimeOut NY), Bombay Rickey is a five-piece band with a unique sound evocative of 1960s movie soundscapes. The group plays both covers and original music that borrow equally from the worlds of surf rock, cumbia, spaghetti-Western, and Bollywood, balanced out with soaring operatic vocals.

May 6, 2017

Taalam Acey presents WordCraft

Taalam Acey presents WordCraft

Taalam Acey, Sunni Patterson, 13 of Nazareth, Narubi Selah and Lamar Hill are five of the world’s best known, gifted and refreshing spoken word artists. Their combined credits include film, major media, HBO’s Def Poetry Jam plus decades spent mastering the craft of performance poetry.

Jun 4, 2017

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