Dear Diary LOL
Sep
23
8:00pm 8:00pm

Dear Diary LOL

AntiGravity Theatre Project presents Dear Diary LOL, a new comedic performance based on the real-life diaries of the show's cast. The ensemble invites you to cringe, laugh, and cry at their most confusing desires, deepest fears, secret shames, and terrible poetry written as coming-of-age girls in the late 90s/early 2000s. The production explodes these diaries with moments of direct address, music, and physical comedy, colliding the style of melodrama with the inherent humor found in the earnestness of their girlhood musings.

Admission is free (or Pay What You Can) and tickets can be reserved at http://fringearts.com/event/dear-diary-lol.

Dear Diary LOL is created and performed by Alicia Crosby, Sarah Knittel, Francesca Montanile Lyons, Gina Elizabeth Murdock, Jenna Strusowski, Megan Thibodeaux, and Michael T. Williams. Lead Artist: Francesca Montanile Lyons. Originally conceived under the title of This Song is for You as part of 2015 Pig Iron School's Dares Festival. This project is supported in part with funding from Small But Mighty Arts. Photos by Tim O'Donnell.

www.antigravitytheatreproject.org
www.francescamontanilelyons.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/antigravitytheatre/

Instagram: @antigravitytheatreproject

 
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Dear Diary LOL
Sep
22
10:00pm10:00pm

Dear Diary LOL

AntiGravity Theatre Project presents Dear Diary LOL, a new comedic performance based on the real-life diaries of the show's cast. The ensemble invites you to cringe, laugh, and cry at their most confusing desires, deepest fears, secret shames, and terrible poetry written as coming-of-age girls in the late 90s/early 2000s. The production explodes these diaries with moments of direct address, music, and physical comedy, colliding the style of melodrama with the inherent humor found in the earnestness of their girlhood musings.

Admission is free (or Pay What You Can) and tickets can be reserved at http://fringearts.com/event/dear-diary-lol.

Dear Diary LOL is created and performed by Alicia Crosby, Sarah Knittel, Francesca Montanile Lyons, Gina Elizabeth Murdock, Jenna Strusowski, Megan Thibodeaux, and Michael T. Williams. Lead Artist: Francesca Montanile Lyons. Originally conceived under the title of This Song is for You as part of 2015 Pig Iron School's Dares Festival. This project is supported in part with funding from Small But Mighty Arts. Photos by Tim O'Donnell.

www.antigravitytheatreproject.org
www.francescamontanilelyons.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/antigravitytheatre/

Instagram: @antigravitytheatreproject

 
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Dear Diary LOL
Sep
22
8:00pm 8:00pm

Dear Diary LOL

AntiGravity Theatre Project presents Dear Diary LOL, a new comedic performance based on the real-life diaries of the show's cast. The ensemble invites you to cringe, laugh, and cry at their most confusing desires, deepest fears, secret shames, and terrible poetry written as coming-of-age girls in the late 90s/early 2000s. The production explodes these diaries with moments of direct address, music, and physical comedy, colliding the style of melodrama with the inherent humor found in the earnestness of their girlhood musings.

Admission is free (or Pay What You Can) and tickets can be reserved at http://fringearts.com/event/dear-diary-lol.

Dear Diary LOL is created and performed by Alicia Crosby, Sarah Knittel, Francesca Montanile Lyons, Gina Elizabeth Murdock, Jenna Strusowski, Megan Thibodeaux, and Michael T. Williams. Lead Artist: Francesca Montanile Lyons. Originally conceived under the title of This Song is for You as part of 2015 Pig Iron School's Dares Festival. This project is supported in part with funding from Small But Mighty Arts. Photos by Tim O'Donnell.

www.antigravitytheatreproject.org
www.francescamontanilelyons.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/antigravitytheatre/

Instagram: @antigravitytheatreproject

 
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Dear Diary LOL
Sep
21
8:00pm 8:00pm

Dear Diary LOL

AntiGravity Theatre Project presents Dear Diary LOL, a new comedic performance based on the real-life diaries of the show's cast. The ensemble invites you to cringe, laugh, and cry at their most confusing desires, deepest fears, secret shames, and terrible poetry written as coming-of-age girls in the late 90s/early 2000s. The production explodes these diaries with moments of direct address, music, and physical comedy, colliding the style of melodrama with the inherent humor found in the earnestness of their girlhood musings.

Admission is free (or Pay What You Can) and tickets can be reserved at http://fringearts.com/event/dear-diary-lol.

Dear Diary LOL is created and performed by Alicia Crosby, Sarah Knittel, Francesca Montanile Lyons, Gina Elizabeth Murdock, Jenna Strusowski, Megan Thibodeaux, and Michael T. Williams. Lead Artist: Francesca Montanile Lyons. Originally conceived under the title of This Song is for You as part of 2015 Pig Iron School's Dares Festival. This project is supported in part with funding from Small But Mighty Arts. Photos by Tim O'Donnell.

www.antigravitytheatreproject.org
www.francescamontanilelyons.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/antigravitytheatre/

Instagram: @antigravitytheatreproject

 
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Floydada
Sep
16
7:30pm 7:30pm

Floydada

  • 5th Side Space (Maas Building Garden Space) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Texas 1927: How can two sparring sisters, struggling to come to terms with their past, salvage their relationship? By turning the old family store into a cabaret with live music, live poetry… and live DADA! 

Buy tickets here!

Explore Peculiar Works Project here!

Enjoy a special Floydada appearance at Scratch Night at Fringe Arts on Friday, August 25! Details here!

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Floydada
Sep
15
7:30pm 7:30pm

Floydada

  • 5th Side Space (Maas Building Garden Space) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Texas 1927: How can two sparring sisters, struggling to come to terms with their past, salvage their relationship? By turning the old family store into a cabaret with live music, live poetry… and live DADA! 

Buy tickets here!

Explore Peculiar Works Project here!

Enjoy a special Floydada appearance at Scratch Night at Fringe Arts on Friday, August 25! Details here!

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Floydada
Sep
14
7:30pm 7:30pm

Floydada

  • 5th Side Space (Maas Building Garden Space) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Texas 1927: How can two sparring sisters, struggling to come to terms with their past, salvage their relationship? By turning the old family store into a cabaret with live music, live poetry… and live DADA! 

Buy tickets here!

Explore Peculiar Works Project here!

Enjoy a special Floydada appearance at Scratch Night at Fringe Arts on Friday, August 25! Details here!

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Floydada
Sep
13
7:30pm 7:30pm

Floydada

  • 5th Side Space (Maas Building Garden Space) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Texas 1927: How can two sparring sisters, struggling to come to terms with their past, salvage their relationship? By turning the old family store into a cabaret with live music, live poetry… and live DADA! 

Buy tickets here!

Explore Peculiar Works Project here!

Enjoy a special Floydada appearance at Scratch Night at Fringe Arts on Friday, August 25! Details here!

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Game Show Show
Sep
10
8:00pm 8:00pm

Game Show Show

Prizes! Bonus Rounds! Catastrophe! Commercial Breaks? Found Theater presents an absurd new work set in the world of a televised quiz show. Join the contestants as they chase their dreams beyond reality – where the wrong answer could mean the difference between life and death.

$15 general admission
$10 student
get your tickets here!

This show is one of Deb Miller's top picks for the 2017 Fringe Festival. Read about all here picks here.

Explore Found Theater Company further here.

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Game Show Show
Sep
10
2:00pm 2:00pm

Game Show Show

Prizes! Bonus Rounds! Catastrophe! Commercial Breaks? Found Theater presents an absurd new work set in the world of a televised quiz show. Join the contestants as they chase their dreams beyond reality – where the wrong answer could mean the difference between life and death.

$15 general admission
$10 student
get your tickets here!

This show is one of Deb Miller's top picks for the 2017 Fringe Festival. Read about all here picks here.

Explore Found Theater Company further here.

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Game Show Show
Sep
9
8:00pm 8:00pm

Game Show Show

Prizes! Bonus Rounds! Catastrophe! Commercial Breaks? Found Theater presents an absurd new work set in the world of a televised quiz show. Join the contestants as they chase their dreams beyond reality – where the wrong answer could mean the difference between life and death.

$15 general admission
$10 student
get your tickets here!

This show is one of Deb Miller's top picks for the 2017 Fringe Festival. Read about all here picks here.

Explore Found Theater Company further here.

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Game Show Show
Sep
9
2:00pm 2:00pm

Game Show Show

Prizes! Bonus Rounds! Catastrophe! Commercial Breaks? Found Theater presents an absurd new work set in the world of a televised quiz show. Join the contestants as they chase their dreams beyond reality – where the wrong answer could mean the difference between life and death.

$15 general admission
$10 student
get your tickets here!

This show is one of Deb Miller's top picks for the 2017 Fringe Festival. Read about all here picks here.

Explore Found Theater Company further here.

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Game Show Show
Sep
8
8:00pm 8:00pm

Game Show Show

Prizes! Bonus Rounds! Catastrophe! Commercial Breaks? Found Theater presents an absurd new work set in the world of a televised quiz show. Join the contestants as they chase their dreams beyond reality – where the wrong answer could mean the difference between life and death.

$15 general admission
$10 student
get your tickets here!

This show is one of Deb Miller's top picks for the 2017 Fringe Festival. Read about all here picks here.

Explore Found Theater Company further here.

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Game Show Show
Sep
7
8:00pm 8:00pm

Game Show Show

Prizes! Bonus Rounds! Catastrophe! Commercial Breaks? Found Theater presents an absurd new work set in the world of a televised quiz show. Join the contestants as they chase their dreams beyond reality – where the wrong answer could mean the difference between life and death.

$15 general admission
$10 student
get your tickets here!

This show is one of Deb Miller's top picks for the 2017 Fringe Festival. Read about all here picks here.

Explore Found Theater Company further here.

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Game Show Show
Sep
6
8:00pm 8:00pm

Game Show Show

Prizes! Bonus Rounds! Catastrophe! Commercial Breaks? Found Theater presents an absurd new work set in the world of a televised quiz show. Join the contestants as they chase their dreams beyond reality – where the wrong answer could mean the difference between life and death.

$15 general admission
$10 student
get your tickets here!

This show is one of Deb Miller's top picks for the 2017 Fringe Festival. Read about all here picks here.

Explore Found Theater Company further here.

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Expiring
Aug
4
8:00pm 8:00pm

Expiring

"Expiring" by Noelle Mercer and Julian Shapiro-Barnum is a one-act, two-person play that explores themes of change, endings, race, and sexuality. The play, which takes place in the dark Vermont woods, follows longtime friends Kris and Ari's late night unearthing of past hurt as they navigate moving into a future away from high school, home, and each other. 

Performances on Wednesday, August 3, and Thursday, August 4, at 8pm.

Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.

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Expiring
Aug
3
8:00pm 8:00pm

Expiring

  • 5th Side Space at the Maas Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

"Expiring" by Noelle Mercer and Julian Shapiro-Barnum is a one-act, two-person play that explores themes of change, endings, race, and sexuality. The play, which takes place in the dark Vermont woods, follows longtime friends Kris and Ari's late night unearthing of past hurt as they navigate moving into a future away from high school, home, and each other. 

Performances on Wednesday, August 3, and Thursday, August 4, at 8pm.

Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.

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Archive Discoveries: Unseen Curiosities from  the Secret Cinema Collection
Jul
22
8:00pm 8:00pm

Archive Discoveries: Unseen Curiosities from the Secret Cinema Collection

On Saturday, July 22, The Secret Cinema will return to the historic Maas Building with an all-new program called Archive Discoveries: Unseen Curiosities from the Secret Cinema CollectionIt features a mélange of fascinating short films from the past, representing a variety of genres and subject matter. None have been shown in previous Secret Cinema programs; indeed, few of these films are likely to have been seen anywhere in recent years.

There will be one complete show at 8:00 pm. Admission is $9.00.

The Secret Cinema's private archive contains literally thousands of reels of 16mm (and 35mm, and 8mm) features, theatrical shorts, cartoons, newsreels, television shows, educational films, travel films, industrial films, and home movies. Together, they add up to well over three million feet of often rare celluloid, with several prints thought to be the only extant copies in the world.

Some of the more interesting of these amazing films will again see the light of a projector bulb in Archive Discoveries… This previously ungroupable group of short films will include films that were made to entertain, to teach, to encourage commerce and to alter opinion. Spanning many decades, they show wondrous places, styles and things that have long-since vanished. Some of them now seem campy, others still have valid lessons to teach, but all are fascinating, and extremely unlikely to be seen anywhere else.

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Rough & Tumble, Show & Tell
Jun
20
6:00pm 6:00pm

Rough & Tumble, Show & Tell

A work-in-progress showing as part of SOlowfest 2017, Rough & Tumble, Show & Tell is a kinetic, intimate flirtation between power and pleasure, control and vulnerability, audience and performer. Allowing sensuality and personal desire to drive the process, Lilli--" the performer" welcomes audiences into her tiny rodeo of grief, sexuality, control, and power. 

Run time is approx 30 min. and designed for audiences of about 6-10 people. Email lillian.ransijn@gmail.com to reserve a seat. 

Saddle up, Cowboy!

Additional showing on Wednesday, June 21, at 6pm.

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Gala in the Garden
Jun
8
6:00pm 6:00pm

Gala in the Garden

Join us for "Gala in the Garden," the 15th Anniversary Celebration of the Leah Stein Dance Company!

We will be honoring Deenah Loeb, former board chair of Leah Stein Dance Company and Executive Director of the City Parks Association.

There will be special performances by Settled Arrows & Leah Stein Dance Company and a silent auction.

Click here to R.S.V.P.
Your ticket is a tax-deductable donation.

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En Royal Presents...
Mar
18
to Mar 19

En Royal Presents...

En Royal is a new production company that values change in the arts. 
M&Ms are Forever by Morgan Doman
Red All Over by Mike Fresta
Directed by Colin O'Gorman, Mike Fresta and Morgan Doman

Tickets are $12 for 1 and $20 for 2! CASH ONLY!

Reserve Your Tickets ------> https://docs.google.com/forms/d/16bmn8nptU7CNtPfWhJIh2lRcP6A7o5xDj7QfvdLD4-U/edit

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Tango Guitar Workshop with Alejo de los Reyes Part I
Mar
14
4:00pm 4:00pm

Tango Guitar Workshop with Alejo de los Reyes Part I

Developed for guitarists, this workshop traces tango back to its roots in Argentine folk music and presents the fundamentals of tango guitar playing. Conducted in two parts in chronological order.

PART 1: Tuesday, 3/14 4-6:30pm
- Fundamentals of tango rhythm on guitar
- Tango voicing and chords
- Origins and influences of tango, from Spanish Baroque music to the music of the Pampas region
- Right hand techniques of Chacarera and Zamba rhythm
- Early tango style: Carlos Gardel and his guitars

PART 2: Tuesday, 3/21 4-6:30pm
- Fundamentals of pick technique development of South American music
- Brief study on various ways of producing sound with a pick: joint and separate finger, wrist and arm action
- Characteristics of guitar ensembles playing South American music
- Notable guitar ensembles of the 20th and 21st century

$60 per session $100 for 2 sessions (Recommend taking both as they build on each other) 

Register by 3/6 via facebook or DuoTIntaRoja@gmail.com

To learn more about Alejo, visit www.alejodelosreyes.com

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Act Local 101: Turn PA Blue, Larry Krasner, Reclaim Philly
Feb
28
6:30pm 6:30pm

Act Local 101: Turn PA Blue, Larry Krasner, Reclaim Philly

An informative evening about local politics and the fight for our State.
Philly friends, come get better educated about local activism, making a difference and working on change in our (very sensitive swing) State of Pennsylviania, in local swing districts and in Philadelphia.
If you are already an activist, or interested in working for change, yet want to know about how to more effectively participate... This is an event for you.
Please come! Refreshments provided.  
6:30pm gather and mingle
Presentations start at 7pm sharp.

Larry Krasner is a civil rights lawyer who specializes in criminal defense and police brutality matters, has worked as a public defender in Philadelphia for about six years before opening his private practice, Krasner & Long, LLC. He recently announced his candidacy for the office of Philadelphia District Attorney. He is largely known for representing activists, including members of the Occupy Philly and Black Lives Matter movements, as well as Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy, who was accused of assaulting an off-duty police officer in February 2016. Read more at http://www.phillymag.com/news/2017/02/09/larry-krasner-joins-da-race/#7kpFRLsQq9FOaycu.99

RECLAIM Philadelphia: Founded by former Bernie staff and volunteers, Reclaim Philadelphia is committed to continuing the Political Revolution in the City of Brotherly Love! Reclaim Philadelphia is committed to the idea that this state of affairs is not inevitable. In a city—a country—tending towards ever greater inequality in wealth and power, we seek policies and candidates, and we develop strategies and tactics, to redistribute that wealth to the poor, to enfranchise the dispossessed, and to invest in the commons. We believe that grassroots organizing can bring people together, and that—together, with members in every neighborhood in the city—we can unsettle the complacencies of the powerful.
We reject racism and discrimination on the basis of gender and sex, and we seek to stop these evils at their root. We insist that a viable economic future cannot be built through choking children with smog and despoiling the planet; that a warming globe is a grim threat to everyone everywhere, the poor most of all. We categorically reject the notion that police are entitled to menace entire swathes of the city with racial terror and to shoot unarmed black men and women in the streets.

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Activism for Families
Feb
25
2:00pm 2:00pm

Activism for Families

This workshop will be a space to talk about activism, dissent, and speaking out as families. We will share resources, talk about concerns, trade ideas, and build community. Kids of all ages are welcome, and we will have additional child care support on hand in case parents and caregivers need a little break to talk.

Some topics include: 
-Making kid friendly signs/making signs with your kids
-Talking to your kids about activism
-Determining what events feel right for your family
-Engaging kids in the process of speaking up
-Tips for how best to prepare for large events with kids
-Anything else the group wants to discuss!

We will also share resources we are in the process of collecting. There is no one size fits all so an array of different ideas and perspectives are welcome! 

The Maas Building has kindly offered its space up to hold this and other events for community organizing. We are grateful to them! This event is free but please let us know if you are coming via this event page so we can plan some materials accordingly.

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Akikazu Nakamura Performance and Conversation with Gene Coleman
Feb
24
to Feb 25

Akikazu Nakamura Performance and Conversation with Gene Coleman

The first event in the ACF Philadelphia series will take place at 7:00 PM on February 21st, featuring the shakuhachi master and composer Akikazu Nakamura. Mr. Nakamura is an ideal first guest for the series, in that his musical universe encompasses a range of styles that may seem very unusual. He is a highly regarded master of the Shakuhachi (Japanese bamboo flute) but also studied classical and jazz music in the USA at Berklee College of Music. In his unique style, many musical elements are combined in new and fresh ways. 

The evening will feature Mr. Nakamura in conversation with ACF Philadelphia director Gene Coleman. The conversation will explore Nakamura's evolution as a performer and composer, with an emphasis on his Zen Music project. The Zen Music project was supported by Denon Japan and brought Nakamura to over a dozen Zen temples, where he studied and documented their unique music. This work is represented in a highly regarded series of CDs on the Denon label. The conversation will be followed by a short solo performance by Nakamura and a reception. 

This event is free and open to all. It may be of special interest to those looking to know more about Japanese music and its relationship to contemporary Western music and the practice of Zen Buddhism. 

Please RSVP to Gene Coleman at: gene@acfphiladelphia.org

You can learn more about Akikazu Nakamurahere: http://www.komuso.com/people/people.pl?person=327

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A Benefit for Rock to the Future
Feb
24
7:30pm 7:30pm

A Benefit for Rock to the Future

Cold Weather Company stopped in Philly to benefit, Rock to the Future, an organization that provides music education programming to at-risk Philadelphia youth at no cost to them or their families (http://rocktothefuture.org/). 

They are joined by Colton Kayser and Sunday Muse.

Doors open at 7:30pm and music starts at 8! There will be an $8 cover, with all door proceeds being donated directly to Rock to the Future. 

We really love what Rock to the Future is doing for the Philadelphia community, and we look forward to seeing you on the 24th!

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Mont Blanc at The 5th Side
Feb
18
7:00pm 7:00pm

Mont Blanc at The 5th Side

Mont Blanc is a trio that places itself somewhere between ambient, contemporary classical, and jazz. From groovy to thoughtful to soaring, Mont Blanc's music explores the nature of classical music in the twenty-first century.

Composer - Ted Babcock
Violinist - Shannon Lee  
Pianist - Michael Djupstrom

All three members are alumni of the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, Pennyslvania.

Reserve a spot below!
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mont-blanc-in-philly-tickets-31405745430

Check out Mont Blanc here: https://soundcloud.com/mblancmusic
 

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Coaction Dance Collective Presents: Coalesce
Feb
11
to Feb 12

Coaction Dance Collective Presents: Coalesce

Join us on Saturday February 11th and Sunday the 12th as Coaction premieres their 3rd production: "co·a·lesce". 

co·a·lesce is to “come together and form a whole”, which brings to life our mission to collaborate and create holistic performances with the arts community. Featuring guest choreographer Megan Mizanty of Mizanty Dances. CDC founders Julee Mahon and Gracianna Coscia will present works, as well. 

Saturday’s program will feature:
Amanda Keller
Allie Linn
5th Digit Dance
Katie Horton & Artists
Retro Flow

Sunday’s program will feature:
Lyons and Tigers
Primal Descent
The Interaction Project
Molly Woytowicz
Michele Olivia Francois & Coralie-Michele Francois
Retro Flow

Coaction Dance Collective (CDC) seeks to engage the community of Philadelphia through art. CDC is composed of three women, Gracianna Coscia, Emma MacDonald, and Julee Mahon, with three different styles, three different stories, and one focus: collaboration.

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Danny Black: Adventure Soundtrack Record Release Show
Feb
9
5:30pm 5:30pm

Danny Black: Adventure Soundtrack Record Release Show

The first ever solo performace of Good Old War guitarist Danny Black's entire new album:

Adventure Soundtrack 

Expect a unique show that will spark all of your senses

Follow the link below to RSVP, and share with your friends! We'll see you there. 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/danny-black-adventure-soundtrack-record-release-show-tickets-31532130451?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&aff=esfb&utm-source=fb&utm-term=listing

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Cry Babies: Art Show Fundraiser for ACLU
Jan
27
7:00pm 7:00pm

Cry Babies: Art Show Fundraiser for ACLU

All proceeds from this event will be donated directly to the PA chapter of the ACLU. You can read more about the mission of the ACLU here: www.aclupa.org/abouttheaclu or better yet, speak to a representative at the event!
 

Note: This event or its organizers are not directly affiliated with the ACLU of Pennsylvania, nor has the organization officially endorsed this event.


Follow Facebook link for more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/623658357820346/

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ARS NOVA Workshop Presents...
Dec
3
8:00pm 8:00pm

ARS NOVA Workshop Presents...

Ars Nova Workshop will be presenting the founders of The Acid Mothers Temple Makoto Kawabata (guitar) and Tatsuya Nakatani (percussion) here at The Maas Building. 

Prepare for a mind-altering experience!

To get tickets follow this link: http://www.arsnovaworkshop.com/events/makoto-kawabata-tatsuya-nakatani-12-03-2016

 

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