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.
Sunday, June 11 at 12 PM – 6 PM
Studio Incamminati, School for Contemporary Realist Art, celebrates 15 years of creating art and artists with a gala celebration in a naturally beautiful setting.
Willowstreams, protected by the Natural Lands Trust, is an ecologically significant 37-acre private property and home to native wetlands, meadows, and thick woodlands in beautiful Bryn Mawr, PA. Enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres with your friends overlooking the stately willow trees on the banks at the confluence of Darby and Ithan Creeks. The Master of Ceremonies will be actor, producer, director, and painter Federico Castelluccio, who starred as “Furio” in the iconic television series, “The Sopranos.”
Stroll among the gardens, winding paths and the apple orchard. Watch our artists paint the beautiful landscape while you bid on exciting auction items. Enjoy a sumptuous “Farm to Table” dinner while the sun sets over the field.
Please click below to use the printable RSVP card to indicate your support. As a special thanks, supporters and their guests at the Michelangelo or Master Shanks levels will be treated to an exclusive cocktail party on Sunday May 21, at the private home of the proprietors of Willowstreams. In addition, they will be our guest for the private champagne opening reception of our extraordinary end-of-year Art Exhibition and Sale.
Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
50th Anniversary Tribute at Underground ArtsTickets: http://bit.ly/
SgtPeppersTribute_Tix (ON SALE NOW!)Thursday, June 1st, 201721+ | Doors: 8PM | Show: 9PM
Performed by a group of Philadelphia musicians (listed below)***Joined by a string quartet and brass section***Two sets of Beatles music***First set will be a collection of songs from various albums***Second set will be Sgt. Pepper in it’s entirety
Ryan Tennis (Ryan Tennis Band)
Sammy Vile (Vilebred)
Rhett Tierney (Looseleaf)
Andrew Napoli (Looseleaf)
Kyle Sparkman (Frequent Flyers )
Mike Hoffman (Funky T)
Ryan Lutz (Looseleaf)
Keith Boehm (Looseleaf)
Gail Hernandez Rosa
That’s right!! the code “eraserhood20” will get Eraserhood Denizens 20% off tickets for the FringeArts screening of David Lynch’s Philadelphia-inspired masterpiece Eraserhead, inclusive of a surrealist dish from the kitchens of La Peg. I suspect the offer is only good while seats last, of course, so grab them while you still can!
“What makes Eraserhead great—and still, perhaps the best of all Lynch’s films? Intensity. Nightmare clarity. And perhaps also it’s the single-mindedness of its vision.” –Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune
David Lynch’s surreal and seminal feature-length film debut portrays Philadelphia as a desolate black-and-white industrial landscape, devoid of warmth. The film is at once a beautiful look into the mind of protagonist Harry (Jack Nance), a lost dreamer, and a haunting portrayal of marriage and responsibility.
$20 ($16 after entering discount code “eraserhood20”) / includes film and light meal (stay tuned for menu details)
Get your tickets here: Food/Film: Eraserhead – Fringe Arts
Vox Populi is accepting submissions for VOX XIII – our thirteenth annual juried exhibition of emerging artists, which will take place from July 7th – July 30th, 2017. This year’s distinguished jurors are Aria Dean and David Hartt.
This opportunity is particularly for emerging artists without commercial representation who push boundaries in terms of form and content, employ alternative methodologies and want to expose their practice to new audiences. Vox Populi is interested in highlighting work in all media that is ambitious, timely and risk-taking.
Applicants may submit up to five works in any media. The deadline for the open call is Sunday, May 7th, 2017. A new discounted submission fee will be extended to any early applications submitted before April 14th. Links to the Slideroom application and prospectus PDF can be found at the Vox Populi website here:
ABOUT OUR JURORS:
Dean is a Los Angeles-based writer and artist. She currently holds the position of Assistant Curator of Net Art & Digital Culture at Rhizome. Her writing has been featured in Artforum, The New Inquiry, Real Life Magazine, Topical Cream Magazine, and X-TRA Contemporary Art Quarterly. Dean has shown at Arcadia Missa (London), The Knockdown Center (NYC), and Club Pro (Los Angeles). In September, she has a solo exhibition at American Medium (NYC). She also co-directs Los Angeles gallery and project space As It Stands LA. Currently, Dean’s research, writing, and visual work explore the relationship and resonances between blackness, media, and communication and information technologies. She works primarily through text and sculpture to hypothesize an apocalyptic blackness.
Hartt is a Philadelphia-based artist whose work unpacks the social, cultural, and economic complexities of his various subjects. He has extensive experience using video and photography to carry out research related to vernacular cultures, anthropology, and architectural history. David is the recipient of a 2015 Foundation for Contemporary Art Grant, was named a United States Artists Cruz Fellow in 2012, and received a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award in 2011. His work has been exhibited at The Museum of Modern Art, the Studio Museum in Harlem, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Carnegie Museum of Art, LA><ART, Or Gallery in Vancouver, the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the National Gallery of Canada. Born in Montreal, he has an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a BFA from the Department of Visual Arts at the University of Ottawa. David currently serves as Assistant Professor of Fine Arts in the School of Design at the University of Pennsylvania.
April 5 – 14: $10*
April 15 – May 7: $35
*Applications received through Friday April 14th are offered at a discount to allow greater financial accessibility to our open call.
Applicants should submit a short statement, resume and up to five work samples (including images, audio files or short texts). Selected artists need to provide installation ready work complete with hardware. Vox Populi will exercise the same care in respect to loans as it does in safekeeping its own property. We urge you to consider the DIY and high traffic nature of Vox Populi’s exhibition and event environment.
To apply, download a prospectus here and follow the instructions. The application is on SlideRoom and can be accessed here.
Application Deadline: Sunday, May 7th, 2017
Notification Date: Beginning June 2017
Artwork Drop-off: June 28th – 30th, 2017
Installation: July 1st – 7th, 2017
Exhibition: July 7th – 30th, 2017
Artwork Pick-up: July 31st – August 1st, 2017
Write an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
g – no phone calls please
Sunday, May 7 at 1 PM – 2:30 PM
The railroads are gone. The factories are closed. The dimness and fear that inspired David Lynch have blown away. What next?
We will visit locations where change is actively happening in the Callowhill District, and discuss the impact of change, both positive and negative, on the neighborhood as both an historic district, and as a vital, living community.
Brick and Mortar Presents: Summertime Social
A no-holds bar, drop your fork and raise your glass indoor/outdoor brunch day party that will start your Summer off with a bang.
Sunday, May 7th!!
11am – 2pm: Brunch and Beats!!
Chef O’Mara’s Best Brunch Selections
$25 Mimosa Pitchers
10% off for all Broad Street Runners with a Bib!
3pm: The After (Brunch) Party
Small Bites straight from the Grille
Red Bull Specialty Cocktails
$25 Austin East Cider Buckets
Music by DJ Retro Roland Riso and DJ Kevin Kong
Indoor and Outdoor tables available – please call (215) 923-1596 for all reservations – Don’t Wait!!!
Source: BAM: Summertime Social
East Meets West Hua Hua Zhang and Company Saturday, May 6, 2 & 5 p.m. Sliding scale $10-$20 Family 4-pack $20-30 Bring the entire family for a collection of vignettes blending Eastern and Western puppet art. Performing Artist-in-Residence Hua Hua Zhang shares her rich personal journey to understand and embrace the intersection of cultures and … Read more
ROSTAM / Deradoorian at Union Transfer UT Newsletter: http://ticketf.ly/1RqX4bJ Facebook Event Feed: http://on.fb.me/1Xjri0B Rostam The son of Iranian refugees, Grammy Award-winning producer and songwriter Rostam Batmanglij was born in Washington, D.C. in 1983. He attended Columbia University where he studied classical music, and simultaneously focused on songwriting, recording, and production in his own time. In … Read more
Catharsis Collective, EDM Entertainment & University EDM Present Chodegang with support from Bandlez Saturday, May 6th at District N9NE $15 Tickets – ChodegangPHL.com
LEFT RITE Presents… Saturday May 6, 2017 André Hommen (Objektivity) w/ Marko Peli (PEX) & Phil Yeah (LEFT RITE) German house maestro Andre Hommen joins us for an intimate night at Underground Arts. With a residency on Dennis Ferrer’s Objektivity label, work with The Martinez Brothers and Loco Dice (and more), and a host of … Read more
Oscar Casas, Argentine tango teacher extraordinaire, will return to Philadelphia for several days of workshops, milongas and private lessons Thursday May 4 – Tuesday May 9
We’ll be offering at least 6 workshops plus the opportunity to study privately with this renowned maestro, Get to know him at a Gala Milonga at the Ethical Society scheduled for Friday, May 5. and a special Milonga en Casa Sunday May 7.
EVENTS Oscar Casas Philadelphia Residency
All Workshops are at the Intermediate/Advanced level except for
Friday All Levels pre-milonga workshop (#2)
All workshops are taught by Oscar Casas partnered by Lesley Mitchell
Workshops are 1 hour 15 minutes with a 15 min. practice session.
Advanced dancers may bring dedicated partners to any workshop.
THURSDAY, May 4 at Buttonwood Studio
7:00 – 8:30 pm Workshop 1: Boleos Milongueros in Close Embrace.
Get to know Oscar at dinner afterwards!
FRIDAY, May 5 at Ethical Society of Philadelphia
8 – 9:30 pm Workshop 2: Milonguero Figures & the Embrace (All levels)
This class explains all the most comfortable, efficient and elegant
ways to develop a social dance. (Inter/Adv)
9:30 pm – 1:30 am GALA Milonga, performance by Oscar Casas & Partner.
SATURDAY, May 6 at Buttonwood Studio
2:30 – 4 pm Workshop 3: Masculine Versus Feminine Adornments
Elegant body expressions that accompany pauses in the music.
4:30 – 6 pm Workshop 4: 100% Cadencia (Cadence)
A challenging, classic milonguero technique that softens movements including tango suspensions.(Inter/Adv)
SUNDAY, May 7 at Buttonwood Studio
2:30 – 4 pm Workshop 5: How to Dance Tango Between the Figures
Tango is not the figures. Between the figures are musical movements that help maintain the flow of dance.(Inter/Adv)
4:30 – 6 pm Workshop 6: Vals, Consecutive Turns.
Turns on two axes, with followers’ adornments, are important for developing the vals. (Inter/Adv)
6:30 to midnight A Special Milonga en CASA.
6:30 pm appetizers, 7 pm potluck dinner, 8 to midnight tango dancing at Buttonwood Studio.
MONDAY, May 8 (subject to adequate enrollment)
7 – 8:30 pm Workshop 7: Lapices con Paradas (Pencils with Stops)
Technique for men and women focusing on these excellent figures for the social dance floor. (Advanced)
PRIVATE LESSONS with Oscar, Thursday May 4 – Tuesday May 9,
at Buttonwood Studio. Contact us to schedule.
See him dance here partnered by Jesica Arfenoni:
Oscar Casas was born in Parque Patricios, a well-known tango barrio in Buenos Aires. His parents were avid tango dancers and successful milonga organizers. Oscar absorbed the code (codigo) of the milongueros, and when he eventually decided to take up the dance seriously, he already had a background and base that was the envy of many.
Oscar has a distinct style both in his dance and his teaching. He is very milonguero, and is highly respected by the old guard in the milongas of BA. He teaches with energy and humor, emphasizing concepts, specializing in improvisation always interpreting the music and respecting the character of the different orchestras. He is especially interested in the dynamics and cadencia of the dance. Everything he teaches is applicable to crowded milongas.
For May’s Build The Rail Park Happy Hour, we present a fascinating discussion on the past, present and future of the viaduct and surrounding neighborhood.
What makes The Rail Park and vicinity so special? How does its history relate to what we see today? Learn more about area’s industrial past and what we can do to preserve this unique neighborhood.
With Harry Kyriakodis, historian and writer and Kate Otte, designer at Cloud Gehshan. Moderated by Nancy Goldenberg, Executive Director, Center City District Foundation.
Featuring $7 Ryed The Rails Cocktail, Happy Hour Specials and Go Go by Trestle Special Ruby Tuesday. 20% of all Happy Hour sales are donated to Phase 1 construction.
Build The Rail Park Happy… Hour is Free. Kindly RSVP at 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 our industrial past and cultural heritage.
As the excitement builds, join us on the first Wednesday of every month from 5PM-8PM as we grow awareness of the project and raise funds to close a $700,000 funding gap for Phase 1 construction. 20% of all sales from each monthly Build the Rail Park Happy Hour, hosted at The Trestle Inn, will go directly to support construction.