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Look/Draw/Write Workshop Series

October 6 @ 5:00 pm – December 1 @ 6:00 pm UTC-4
Asian Arts Initiative, 1219 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107 United States

Look/Draw/Write Workshop Series Led by Artblog First Fridays, October – December, 5 – 6 p.m. philly artblog’s Imani Roach and Roberta Fallon lead all-ages workshops that connect you directly with art. Explore our gallery and experience our latest exhibition through sketching and writing through this fun and unique workshop series. Spend some time looking, talking, … Read more

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Modern Baseball – Three Nights at Union Transfer – Philadelphia

October 13 @ 7:00 pm – October 15 @ 11:00 pm UTC-4
Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden St.
Philadelphia, PA 19123 United States

Modern Baseball – Three Nights at Union Transfer UT Newsletter: http://ticketf.ly/1RqX4bJ Event Feed: http://on.fb.me/1Xjri0B Tickets: 10/13 – http://ticketf.ly/2uLBtmD 10/14 – http://ticketf.ly/2waVfeF 10/15 – http://ticketf.ly/2uLIq7e Modern Baseball In just a few short years, Modern Baseball have gone from college freshman self-recording their first record to a worldwide phenomenon. Somehow, it feels like just the beginning. In … Read more

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David Lynch’s Festival of Disruption

October 14 @ 12:00 am – October 15 @ 12:00 pm UTC-7

$249 – GENERAL ADMISSION (BALCONY) – TWO DAY PASS General Admission balcony seating for all theatre events on a first-come, first-served basis $489 – DIRECTORS CIRCLE (ORCHESTRA) – TWO DAY PASS Reserved seating in the orchestra for all Theatre events. $999 – FESTIVAL OF DISRUPTION DONOR (ORCHESTRA) – TWO DAY PASS Reserved center orchestra seating … Read more

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10:00 AM

Undergraduate Open House

October 14 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm UTC-4
PAFA The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 118-128 North Broad St
Philadelphia, PA 19102 United States

Want to learn more about PAFA’s exciting undergraduate programs? Join us for PAFA’s Undergraduate Fall Open House and get an insider’s view of America’s first school and museum of fine arts. Learn about our Bachelor of Fine Arts and PAFA/Penn BFA programs, and discover how your work could be influenced by our vibrant student community … Read more

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12:00 PM

Saturday Morning Cartoons – October edition

October 14 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm UTC-4
PhilaMOCA, 531 N 12th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19123 United States

PhilaMOCA is bringing back the lost thrill of Saturday morning cartoon viewing with a new monthly series of animated favorites from yesteryear! Anything that aired between the 1960s-1990s is fair game including popular favorites, short-lived gems, and forgotten oddities, all screened with era-appropriate commercial breaks! Plus free sugary cereal! This month’s installment will have a … Read more

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8:00 PM

The Deli Philly’s 9th Anniversary Bash

October 14 @ 8:00 pm – 11:59 pm UTC-4
PhilaMOCA, 531 N 12th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19123 United States

THE DELI PHILLY’S 9TH ANNIVERSARY BASH Saturday, October 14th Performances by: The Retinas (https://theretinas.bandcamp.com) Them Jones (https://themjones.bandcamp.com) so totally (https://sototally.bandcamp.com) PhilaMOCA 531 N. 12th St. Doors: 8PM Admission: $10-$15 Donation (Complimentary Refreshments for All Ages – ID Required for Adult Beverages.) *All Proceeds Donated to Southern Poverty Law Center. https://www.splcenter.org http://www.philamoca.org http://philly.thedelimag.com

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9:00 PM

Blind Pilot w/ Charlie Cunningham

October 14 @ 9:00 pm – 12:00 am UTC-4
Underground Arts, 1200 Callowhill St.
Philadelphia, PA 19123 United States

Blind Pilot with Charlie Cunningham at Underground Arts Saturday, October 14th, 2017 18+ | Doors: 8PM | Show: 9PM ◊ Blind Pilot ◊ ◊ Charlie Cunningham ◊ Tickets: http://bit.ly/BlindPilot_Tickets

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An Uncanny Evening on Friday the 13th – Atlas Obscura

Join Atlas Obscura and Timberland on Friday the 13th for a spooky gathering at Roy Pitz-Barrel House. Over light bites and libations (including custom cocktails designed by Roy-Pitz’s mixologists), guests will be treated to a magical evening of tarot reading, storytelling, tunes by the West Philadelphia Orchestra and other evocative wonders.

Ticket sales will be donated to the Center City District Foundation for their continued effort to transform the Rail Park into public green space for the community. In Philadelphia, Timberland has committed to restoring a portion of the Rail Park that matches the retail footprint of its store in the city. Since Phase One of the project broke ground last October, Timberland has supported the effort, and on October 13, they will be backing the the cause with hands-on volunteer service.

In addition to Friday the 13-themed eerie delights, guests will be invited to learn more about the Rail Park’s history and future development.

DETAILS

  • Your ticket includes light bites and an open wine, beer, and specialty cocktail bar.
  • This event is strictly 21+; I.D. required.
Advance Tickets Only. All Sales Final. No Refunds or Exchanges.Stay connected! Subscribe to the Atlas Obscura Society Philly newsletter  for a first glimpse at upcoming events.

QUESTIONS?

Email larissa.hayden@atlasobscura.com.

This event is brought to you by your friends at Timberland in partnership with the Center City District Foundation as part of their dedication to minimizing their footprint and creating more urban green space. 

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Against Me! – Tickets – Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA, October 12, 2017 | Ticketfly

Thursday, October 12 at 7:30 PM – 11:30 PM

Against Me! / Bleached / The Dirty Nil at Union Transfer

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Against Me!

Four years is a measurement of time that America has used for centuries to indicate change. Presidential terms last four years; high school diplomas and college degrees typically take four years apiece, too. It’s not an arbitrary thing, either: It typically takes that much time from the declaration of something changing for it to actually change.

Meet Laura Jane Grace. Four years ago, the Against Me! frontwoman came out as transgender; 18 months later, she released the band’s sixth album, the fiery Transgender Dysphoria Blues, one which she began working on before her transition and helped document the struggles she was facing. It was an intensely personal record that took on a life of its own, connecting with thousands of new listeners drawn to Grace’s honesty and complexity while still pleasing Against Me!’s dedicated fanbase.

Now, four years after Grace’s public reintroduction, Against Me! is ready to release their new album, Shape Shift With Me, September 16 on Total Treble. While much has changed in the lives of Grace and her bandmates—guitarist James Bowman, bassist Inge Johansson and drummer Atom Willard—in that time period, it’s clear that those intervening years have done wonders for creativity.

“Everything with Shape Shift With Me has been really about keeping momentum going,” she says. “In between every tour we did for Transgender Dysphoria Blues, I would have a couple songs I had written and we would demo them. At the end of two years of touring, we had an album ready to record. Usually, you come off of touring for a record and you’re back at square one. But this was so fully formed it felt like there was no choice but to go ahead and record the songs.”

Shape Shift With Me has the distinction of the first album Grace has written truly from the heart, with no metaphorical cloaks cast over the lyrics. It’s an album about love, that deceptively complex emotion we all struggle with yet has somehow eluded most of Grace’s songwriting for the past 20 years.

“Tons of people have written about love. But while love is cliché, it’s infinitely relevant. For me, having always been in a punk band that was expected to be political, I never felt like I had that option to write about feelings in that way. That’s what I ended up being drawn to this time. It’s writing in a way I thought I could never write before, and not giving a darn about expectations.”

As such, Shape Shift With Me is a loose concept album about traveling the world and falling in and out of love, with Grace serving as the narrator. But even though she was opening herself up to new songwriting topics, she knew what her mission was from the start.

“Is there a record that is about relationships from a trans perspective?” she asks rhetorically. “There needs to be more records about trans rights and everything like that, but feeling like I already did that, I wanted to move on to write commentary on living from a trans perspective. I wanted to write the transgender response to the Rolling Stones’ Exile On Main St., Liz Phair’s Exile In Guyville and the Streets’ A Grand Don’t Come For Free. All those records are relationship records. There’s been an infinite amount of records talking about what love means from a cisgender perspective. I wanted to present the trans perspective love and heartbreak.”

With Grace’s new motivation came a new outlook on the band, as well. Previous albums found the songwriting process to be a largely solitary experience, but she embraced the spirit of collaboration for Shape Shift With Me—so much so that when Cody Votolato of the Blood Brothers sent her some demos of songs he was working on for another project, she became inspired and ended up co-writing “Boyfriend” and “Norse Truth,” two of the album’s most memorable tracks, with him.

“It was just about opening up to whatever comes my way karmically,” Grace says. “Whatever everyone in the band is willing to offer, I just wanted to be open to it. I didn’t want it to be like what it was in the past where it may have felt closed. I want it to be different.”

In a career already full of classic punk records, Shape Shift With Me feels like the definitive Against Me! album—it’s poppy and catchy (“Rebecca”), aggressive and in-your-face (“ProVision L-3,” “Dead Rats”), sentimental and longing (“Crash,” “All This And More”). Moreover, it’s the culmination of four years of existence as Laura Jane Grace—there’s no going back now, so she might as well embrace it.

“While I’ve always wanted the moon and the stars, I have a certain amount of humbleness,” she admits. “I just want to play shows and make records and write songs. That’s what I’ve always wanted to do. Of course I always want the biggest and best things for those shows and records and songs, but when it comes down to it, I just love doing it. I have no other ambitions or career goals.

“David Bowie put out 27 full-lengths. Prince put out 39 full-lengths,” Grace remarks. “That is so inspiring to me—working, creating art, creating records and let everyone else sort it out. That’s what I’ve always wanted to do and that’s what I will keep on doing.”

Bleached

Los Angeles-based pop punk band formed in 2010.

Members include:
Jennifer Clavin (vocals, rhythm guitar)
Jessica Clavin (lead guitar, backing vocals)
Jonathan Safley (drums – live)
Micayla Grace (bass, backing vocals – live)

The Dirty Nil

VENUE INFORMATION:
Union Transfer
1026 Spring Garden St.
Philadelphia, PA, 19123

Source: Against Me! – Tickets – Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA, October 12, 2017 | Ticketfly

Hidden City Philadelphia – Exploring David Lynch’s “Eraserhood” – Sunday, November 19

Sunday, November 19 at 11 AM – 1 PM
Vacant lot at 13th & Wood Sts.
When David Lynch moved to Philadelphia in the late 1960s to attend PAFA, he discovered a city that was both terrifying and inspiring. Explore the neighborhood that so electrified Lynch’s imagination in the company of two tour guides: Hidden City’s Peter Woodall and Lynch aficionado Bob Bruhin. During this one-and-a-half hour walking tour, we’ll delve into the neighborhood’s pre- and post-Lynch history, as well as the sights and sounds that inspired Lynch’s movies, particularly Eraserhead.

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