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Friday Nights Schedule

The Ladybugs
Friday, August 17, 2018
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Performances at 5:45 and 7:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

This quartet infuses songs from the 1930s with country, blues, Latin, and classical music.

​Offered in conjunction with Modern Times: American Art 1910–1950

Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble
Friday, August 24, 2018
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Performances at 5:45 and 7:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

This ensemble brings us the sounds of the 1940s, highlighting classics by Lester Young, Duke Ellington, Dexter Gordon, and more.

​Offered in conjunction with Modern Times: American Art 1910–1950

Final Fridays: Work Your Angles
Friday, August 31, 2018
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Philly-based rap and spoken word artist Ivy Sole and friends explore the intersection between how we see ourselves, how we want to be seen, and how others see us.

​Offered in conjunction with Face to Face: Portraits of Artists

DIY Art
5:00–7:30 p.m.
Splash Studio, Great Stair Hall Balcony
What if you could see sounds? Think about rhythm and movement while exploring the difference between cool and warm colors.


Music: THEakasha
5:30 p.m.
Great Stair Hall, 1st floor
This Jersey City DJ and Temple University alum paints colorfully eclectic soundscapes that span funk, house, future sounds, and Jersey Club, inviting free movement through the carefree space she creates.


In-Gallery Workshop: Write Your Self-Portrait
5:30–6:15 & 6:30–7:15 p.m.
Gallery 255, 2nd floor
Join University of Pennsylvania creative writing instructor Jamie-Lee Josselyn to explore your identity through the story of a personal object or trait—a trinket in your pocket, a treasured collection, or even a scar on your body itself—that speaks to who you are, where you’ve been, or who you dream to be.


Artist Portraits with Plate 3
5:30–7:30 p.m.
Gallery 201, 2nd floor
Have your headshot taken by Philadelphia-based photography studio Plate 3, known for capturing the unique, the divine, and the essential in portraiture. Whether for business or personal use, a headshot is an opportunity to put your energy into the world and see what comes back.


Detour with Quil Lemons
5:45 & 6:30 p.m.
Meet in the Dorrance Galleries, 1st floor
Using his own camera, style, and friends, photographer Quil Lemons recreates selected portraits from Face to Face. In an unconventional gallery tour, see the world through his images that confront race, identity, and reality.
Offered in collaboration with Philadelphia Photo Arts Center


Music: Ivy Sole
7:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall, 1st floor
Philly-based rap and spoken word artist Ivy Sole draws from the sounds of boom bap hip hop, alternative R&B, neo soul, and indie rock to present a portrait of her past, present, and future.

Kwesi
Friday, September 7, 2018
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Performances at 5:45 and 7:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

​This LA-based indie-soul singer and multi-instrumentalist performs original songs inspired by ideas of freedom.

Arun Ramamurthy Trio
Friday, September 14, 2018
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Performances at 5:45 and 7:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

​Ramamurthy pays homage to South Indian classical music, expanding the tradition with a modern jazz backbeat.

Alita Moses
Friday, September 21, 2018
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Performances at 5:45 and 7:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

​This award-winning vocalist entertains with alluring jazz arrangements ranging from George Gershwin to Esperanza Spalding.

Final Fridays: LMAO
Friday, September 28, 2018
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Stand-up and improv comics take over the galleries, and absurdist soul outfit Johnny Showcase & the Mystic Ticket tear it up on the dance floor.

Tessa Souter
Friday, October 5, 2018
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Performances at 5:45 and 7:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

​This Anglo-Trinidadian vocalist performs songs about roots and identity from her new release, Picture in Black and White.

Nicole Zuraitis
Friday, October 12, 2018
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Performances at 5:45 and 7:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

​Drawing inspiration from pop, jazz, Indian classical, and R&B, this Brooklyn-based vocalist and pianist performs original songs with depth and vitality.

Reverso: Suite Ravel
Friday, October 19, 2018
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Performances at 5:45 and 7:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

Trombonist Ryan Keberle, pianist Frank Woeste, cellist Erik Friedlander, and drummer Adam Cruz bridge the gap between jazz and chamber music.

In association with the French-American Cultural Exchange and Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation

Final Fridays: City of Ghosts
Friday, October 26, 2018
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

See who haunts our halls with an immersive ghost story experience, and do the monster mash as Brooklyn synth-pop duo Holy Ghost! rocks the Great Stair Hall. Costumes welcome.

Presented in conjunction with Parkway 100

Josh Lawrence
Friday, November 2, 2018
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Performances at 5:45 and 7:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

​This trumpeter/composer and his ensemble Color Theory present music inspired by painter Vasily Kandinsky's Compositions.

Lowland Hum
Friday, November 9, 2018
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Performances at 5:45 and 7:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

​Husband and wife team Daniel and Lauren Goans perform poetic and evocative folk music.

Darryl Yokley
Friday, November 16, 2018
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Performances at 5:45 and 7:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

​This saxophonist presents Pictures at an African Exhibition, original compositions accompanied by the visual art of David Emmanuel Noel.

Tony Miceli Quartet ft. Larry McKenna
Friday, November 23, 2018
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Performances at 5:45 and 7:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

​The velvety tenor saxophone of Philly mainstay Larry McKenna accompanies renowned vibraphonist Tony Miceli and his ensemble.

Final Fridays: The Ultimate Ugly Sweater Party
Friday, November 30, 2018
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Our annual holiday bash, only grander and gaudier than ever before. Sip a spiked cocoa, bedazzle a sweater, and let the festive tunes start spinning as Mwenso & the Shakes take the stage.


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