Support the Rail Park Construction Tickets, Thu, Jun 29, 2017 at 7:00 PM | Eventbrite


In October 2016, the Center City District (CCD) broke ground on Phase 1 of the Rail Park. Stretching from Broad Street at Noble to Callowhill between 11th and 12th Streets, this historic quarter mile will soon become our city’s newest elevated public park, with a distinctive design that celebrates Philadelphia’s industrial past and cultural heritage.

Join us on Thursday, June 29 from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Prohibition Taproom as we grow awareness of the project and raise funds to help us close the funding gap for Phase 1 construction.

Proceeds from the sale of select drafts and a signature cocktail will go directly to support construction.

Receive Rail Park Construction updates from Center City District.

Support the Rail Park through the Center City District Foundation.




Prohibition Taproom

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Honoré Sharrer Opening Reception – Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

Wednesday, June 28 at 6:30 PM – 8 PM

Join Brooke Davis Anderson, PAFA’s new Edna S. Tuttleman Director of the Museum, for the opening reception of “Subversion and Surrealism in the Art of Honoré Sharrer.”

The first critical assessment of an artist whose rich and often disquieting critique is equal parts wit, seduction, and bite.

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Palm – Tickets – PhilaMOCA – Philadelphia, PA, June 24, 2017 | Ticketfly

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Palm plays rock music backwards. Their songs bear a certain methodology, though there is a tendency towards impulse which seems almost violently opposed to it. The band deals willfully in contradictions like this. The elements of any given song fit together like slightly melted puzzle pieces, serving up rigidity and looseness in equal measure. Palm songs imply architecture, but their compositional structures are somehow bound by different rules of physics than the ones we know. Lattices of guitar language (provided by Eve Alpert and Kasra Kurt) intersect the rhythmic organism characterized by the twitchy throb of Gerasimos Livitsanos’ bass and the careless tumble of Hugo Stanley’s drums, with a layer of disembodied vocals draped atop the whole thing. Emotional yet clinical, wild yet contained, the sounds they offer are equally bizarre as they are pleasantly pretty.

Palm formed around 2011, shortly after its members met in college in Upstate New York. The years they spent writing and playing when not in school culminated into the release of Trading Basics in 2015, around which time they relocated to Philadelphia. Since then they’ve been playing shows throughout the country while they continue to hammer out their sound to be as refined as it is outlandish. More to come.


In an industry that favors niche branding and subgenre packaging, Palberta is a difficult band to place. Their music is free and uninhibited in a way that makes it all their own. Often, Palberta songs are marked with a child-like communication — chants and lullabies are met with snarling tantrums, while their instruments coo and careen towards an often abrupt finish. Their playful approach to writing produces work that is hyper-emotional — as jarring as it is soothing and as loopy as it is sinister.

Palbetra was formed when Lily Konigsberg, Anina Ivry-Block, and Nina Ryser met while attending Bard College. They honed their sound in basements across the Hudson valley, and quickly gained a reputation for their brazen and feverish live shows. Through prolific touring and recording, they have developed a dedicated nation-wide following without the aid of a major label. Outside of the band, the three of them actively pursue solo endeavors, with Palberta serving as a culminating force – a band driven by uncompromising personality.

“Bye Bye Berta” is their seventh release and their most sonicly expansive release yet. Recorded by frequent collaborator Paco Cathcart at a library in Roxbury, Connecticut, the record features contributions from artists in their community.

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531 North 12th St.
Philadelphia, PA, 19123

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THE PROJECTOR SERIES 1.5 Presented by Little Berlin & Vox Populi

Vox Populi
319 N 11th Philadelphia PA 19107
Date and Time: June 22nd, 23rd, 24th Performances at 7pm and 9pm each night.
SLIDING SCALE DOOR ENTRY $1O – $15 DOLLARS or purchase tickets through

TNMOT AZTRO, a Hartford-based performance art and dance installation company featuring artists from Connecticut and beyond, will perform the fifth installment of The Projector Series on June 22nd, 23rd, 24th Performances at 7pm and 9pm each night. The series are a set of performance and installation works blending dance, live digitally composed music, and Film based visual media. Presented in collaboration with Vox Populi and Little Berlin.

The Projector Series 1.5 utilizes a combination of light, sound, spatial manipulation, the human form, and movement as modes of inquiry and engagement between audience and performer, as well as the larger community beyond. Thematic concerns center around repetition, time, critical thought, media-created leadership and influence, rhetoric, technology, control, sexual energy and dogma.

“The Projector Series 1.5 which will be performed at Vox Populi, is driven by the concept of sensory overload, in which our brains and bodies are stimulated through receiving information from multiple sources simultaneously. The projectors around the room transform the physical boundaries of the space: gallery walls become windows and mirrors and vortexes, looking outward at the world beyond, looking inward at the performance.” said choreographer Arien Wilkerson.

“ Little Berlin and Vox Populi are both inspiring places to show work at. I am honored they are committed to retransmitting how it’s audience judge, weigh and scale the impact of this work. Overall we are ecstatic to bring this work to philadelphia ,” said Wilkerson.

The Projector Series 1.5 is the first live Philadelphia performance by a Hartford-based performance art and dance installation to be held at Vox Populi. The Performance will take place in Vox’s Black Box and also feature a before the show talk June 21st 7pm
Little Berlin 2430 Coral St, Philadelphia, PA 19125 Hosted by Eric Preisendanz
(Free to the public)

• Installation designed by: Arien Wilkerson and Joe McCarthy
Sound Designer/Composer: Wrex Mason
Pre-Show Performances: Wrex Mason | domsentfrommars
New Cast: Kailah King, Henry Olivo, Erica Nelson, Lauren Horn, Brian Syms Jr, Arien Wilkerson.

Founded in 2010, TNMOT AZTRO PERFORMANCE ART AND DANCE INSTALLATION LLC features seven dancers including the director (Arien Wilkerson), a movement artist, a two-person technology crew and a collaboration team that is made up of six to ten multidisciplinary artists at any given time (photography, sculpture, installation, poetry, DJ, and beyond). The dancers draw from distinct and diverse movement styles and traditions: modern, b boy / breakdancing, ballet, jazz, West African, and more. Most recently, TNMOT AZTRO completed three sold-out shows at Real Art Ways with over three hundred viewers, and another sold out weekend in July with an audience of 125 folks each night. The company’s sold out performances have taken place at art galleries, institutions and incubator spaces such as The Historic Town and County Club of Hartford, the Wadsworth Atheneum, University of Saint Joseph, Scapegoat Garden Center for Contemporary Dance, Ted Hershey Dance Marathon, New Britain Museum of Art, Connecticut Dance Alliance, and the CT Dance Awards – – Instagram – Ariaztro

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Upcoming Events — The PAPA Sessions — Asian Arts Initiative

The PAPA Sessions
featuring Philadelphia Asian Performing Artists (PAPA)
Monday, June 19, 7 p.m.

Enjoy an evening showcasing the vibrancy of the Asian American theater and performance community in this quarterly showcase series, featuring members of PAPA and other local artists sharing stories through music, comedy, and more.

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2017 Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour – Tickets – PhilaMOCA – Philadelphia, PA – June 17th, 2017 | Ticketfly

PhilaMOCA hosts the exclusive Philadelphia engagement of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour! A 95-minute theatrical program of seven short films selected from this year’s Festival, widely considered the premier showcase for short films and the launchpad for many now-prominent independent filmmakers for more than 30 years. Including fiction, documentary and animation from around the world, the 2017 program offers new audiences a taste of what the Festival offers, from laugh-out-loud comedy to contemplative reflections of the world we live in.

$12 admission, four screenings:
Saturday, June 17, 7:00 PM :
Saturday, June 17, 9:30 PM :
Sunday, June 18, 3:30 PM :
Sunday, June 18, 6:00 PM :

“5 Films About Technology ”
Written and directed by Peter Huang. 2016, Canada, 5 minutes.
Take a satirical look at the dumber side of technology.

“And The Whole Sky Fit In The Dead Cow’s Eye”
Short Film Jury Award: International Fiction
Written and directed by Francisca Alegría. 2016, Chile, U.S.A., 19 minutes.
Emeteria is visited by the ghost of her patrón , Teodoro. She believes he has come to take her to the afterlife—but he has more devastating news.

“Come Swim”
Written and directed by Kristen Stewart. 2017, U.S.A., 17 minutes.
This is a diptych of one man’s day, half impressionist and half realist portraits.

“Lucia, Before and After”
Short Film Jury Award: U.S. Fiction
Written and directed by Anu Valia. 2016, U.S.A., 14 minutes.
After traveling 200 miles, a young woman waits out Texas’s state-mandated 24-hour waiting period before her abortion can proceed.

“Night Shift”
Written and directed by Marshall Tyler. 2017, U.S.A., 15 minutes.
Get a glimpse into a day in the life of a bathroom attendant in a Los Angeles nightclub.

Written and directed by Renata Gasiorowska. 2016, Poland, 9 minutes.
Alone at home one evening, a young girl decides to have a solo pleasure session—but not everything goes according to plan.

“Ten Meter Tower”
Directed by Maximilien Van Aertryck and Axel Danielson. 2016, Sweden, 16 minutes.
People who have never been up a 10-meter diving tower must choose whether to jump or climb down in this entertaining study of people in a vulnerable position.


No refunds or exchanges. Cell phone use is not permitted and will result in removal from the room. Admission will not be granted 15 minutes after showtime.

531 N. 12th Street

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CHON – Tickets – Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA, June 16, 2017 | Ticketfly

CHON / Tera Melos / Covet / Little Tybee at Union Transfer

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In the past seven years, CHON have gone from playing local shows in their hometown of San Diego to a spot on the Billboard 200 and tours with Animals As Leaders and Circa Survive. The easiest category to put CHON in would be “instrumental,” but that doesn’t do the band justice. On their debut full-length Grow, CHON incorporate prog rock and jazz with lightning quick picking, staccato drumming and buoyant melodies, creating a sound that’s fresh, exciting and wholly their own. (They even add vocals to a couple songs, “Can’t Wait” and “Echo.”) There are intricacies to the songs on Grow, but the band’s approach to writing music is simple and organic. “We have fun writing this kind of music,” says guitarist Mario Camarena. “We don’t take it too seriously; it’s just music we naturally write. I hope people who enjoy our stuff have fun listening to it.”

From their growing fanbase and positive reviews, to tours with scene heavy hitters, it’s safe to say people are indeed enjoying CHON’s music. The San Diego band, which also includes guitarist Erick Hansel, bassist Drew Pelisek and drummer Nathan Camarena (Mario’s younger brother), began in early 2008 when friends Erick and Mario began writing what would become CHON songs. Soon they were ready to start playing shows, but they needed a drummer. So they taught Nathan how to play drums and had their first show that summer. It wasn’t long before they were playing every show they could.

In 2010 the band took an extended break, but by 2012 they had decided to pursue CHON full-time and were back to touring and writing music. “We’ve always had it in the back of our minds that we wanted to make [music] a career,” Mario says. “For some reason this project just turned out to be the one. It’s the music we started writing when we came into our own style and had our own original sound.” They released their first EP, Newborn Sun in 2013 and followed it up in 2014 with the Woohoo! EP. That record put CHON on the map, earning them a spot on Billboard 200.

Much like the title of their debut album suggests, CHON have evolved greatly since forming in 2008. There’s no telling where they will go next, musically—but more people are sure to be listening.

Tera Melos

The history of Tera Melos, like the life of Dostoevsky, treads between transcendence and complete breakdown. In the early quartet years, live performances were as much about gymnastics and daredevilry as they were about actual performance. Bursts of hyper-musicianship sprouted between larger expanses of equipment-trashing, mid-measure cartwheeling, and death-defying rafter-swinging. The evolution from a four-piece to a trio saw the visual chaos reigned in and the aural chaos blossom. Destruction is no longer measured in terms of kicked over amps, bloody fingers, and broken bones. Instead, the deconstructive edge is embodied in Dada-ist pop appropriations, pedal wankery, noise squalls, and frenetic tempos.

Mutation is key. Tera Melos now is not Tera Melos four years ago. Or six months ago. A song isn’t played in a dingy club the same way it was played in the recording studio. Nor is it played the same way it was the night before. Things evolve. Wrong is right. The glitches, improvisations, and general tomfoolery are part of the art and charm. You want clarity? Perfection? Easy hooks? You’ll have to work a little harder than that. This is not casual listening.

A new phase of Tera Melos is born with the addition of John Clardy to the drum throne. Flanked by the cumulative ten strings of Nathan Latona and Nick Reinhart, one can only wonder what new amalgam of sonic confusion, modernist anxiety, and cosmic celebration is brewing in those hills outside of Sacramento.


We are 3 friends that just want to play music, travel, and have fun.

Little Tybee

Little Tybee is a progressive psych-folk band based out of Atlanta, GA. Formed in 2009, the group has bridged existing genres into their own brand of calculated, creative, and technical music, which refuses to sacrifice musicality and accessibility. The release of their third full-length album, For Distant Viewing (Paper Garden Records), and the band’s touring in both the US and abroad, not only cemented their penchant for clean orchestration but also provided the meaningful relationships and experiences essential for fueling future creativity. As a complement to the technical precision of their live performances, Little Tybee maintains an active online presence with a reputation for self-producing high-quality video content.
The group is comprised of six members, most of which have been playing together in various groups for more than ten years. The bulk of the compositions in the band’s ever-growing catalog start out as seedlings in the mind of lead singer/acoustic guitarist Brock Scott and are then fleshed out with the eccentric eight-string guitar wizardry that could only come from Josh Martin, the classical flare of Nirvana Kelly’s violin and viola, the deep pocket grooves of Ryan Donald’s electric bass, the percussive explosion of Pat Brooks’ gospel-tinged beats and are all rounded out by Chris Case’s silky-smooth, yet driving keyboard arrangements.

Little Tybee faces 2016 with the summer release of their fourth studio album.

Union Transfer
1026 Spring Garden St.
Philadelphia, PA, 19123

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Party for the Rail Park Tickets in Philadelphia, PA, United States

Thursday, June 15 at 6 PM – 11 PM

To support the ongoing growth of the Rail Park, we’re throwing a party at the brand new Roy Pitz Barrel House in Philadelphia.

Things will get started at 6 pm, with a VIP Cocktail Party—featuring craft cocktails, barrel-aged beer, light fare, and live entertainment. Then, at 8 PM, we’ll transition to a more casual after party, with a DJ and cash bar.

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