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Friday evenings take on a whole new groove with Art After 5, a unique blend of entertainment from 5:00 to 8:45 p.m. in the Great Stair Hall. With an eclectic mix of international music, dance, and recognized and emerging jazz artists, Art After 5 is a stylish way to start your weekend.

Each week, the Great Stair Hall transforms into an intimate cabaret for Art After 5 performances. Starr Events serves up fun, shareable snacks and light supper options as well as cocktails, wine, and beer to complement the live entertainment. Relax at a table with waiter service or stop by the bar.

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Art After 5 programs are subject to change. The performances are scheduled for 5:45–6:45 p.m. and 7:15–8:15 p.m. Guided gallery tours are offered throughout the evening. Art After 5 performances and guided tours are free after Museum admission. All galleries in the main building are open Friday evenings.

Art After 5 Schedule

Ugly Sweater Party
Friday, December 2, 2016
5:30 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Get the season started right with a night of card making, spiked hot chocolate, and performances by The Debonairs. Wear your ugliest sweater for a memorable night and use our photo booth to snap a memento.

Feliz Navidad
Friday, December 9, 2016
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Mexican guitarist Paco Renteria presents his take on the joyful sounds of the season.

This program is generously supported by PECO. The Museum recognizes community outreach partners the Consulate of Mexico in Philadelphia and the Mexican Cultural Center.

Joy to the World
Friday, December 16, 2016
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

A night of holiday cheer featuring jazz vocalist Denise King and The Waverly Alston Choir.

Festival of Lights
Friday, December 23, 2016
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Lively Klezmer music by the West Philadelphia Orchestra.

Eva Cortés
Friday, January 6, 2017
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

​Jazz standards and spirited originals by this Honduran-born composer and vocalist.

Darryl Yokley
Friday, January 13, 2017
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

​Accompanied by his band Sound Reformation, this saxophonist presents an unforgettable fusion of music and visual arts celebrating African music and culture.

Cunio
Friday, January 20, 2017
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Broadway star (Jersey Boys) and former member of Under the Streetlamp, Michael Cunio dazzles audiences with a unique sound and soulful reportoire.

Paula West
Friday, February 3, 2017
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

A jazz cabaret legend known for her powerful voice and unique interpretations of standards and classics.

Kendrah Butler
Friday, February 10, 2017
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

This composer/pianist and Kimmel Center Jazz Resident merges jazz and faith to create "sacred jazz."

Sullivan Fortner
Friday, February 17, 2017
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

An evening of playful jazz improvisations by this native New Orleanian pianist and 2015 recipient of the Cole Porter Fellowship in Jazz.

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