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Looking to the Future: Top 5 Picks for Upcoming Events

 

 

Photo courtesy of Philadelphia Assembled Facebook page

Photo courtesy of Philadelphia Assembled Facebook page

1) Kensington Memories, Neighborhood Histories

http://phlassembled.net/reconstructions/events/kensington_memories_neighborhood_histories/

1335 N. 4th Street, Philadelphia PA 19122
July 17th, 12:00 pm > 03:00 pm

Because Abby and I are alike yet different enough, here’s another limb of the many projects by Philadelphia Assembled. ‘Philadelphia artist Betty Leacraft unveils her latest quilt, commissioned by Philadelphia Assembled, which will display the passage of time through archival images of the Kensington neighborhood. This event will also feature storyteller Denise Valentine, who will present “Neighborhood Histories, Unforgetting and Reconnecting: The Master Narratives”, a series of stories emerging from her archival research into oral histories and folklore, with connections to Philadelphia neighborhoods and ancestral homelands.’ [http://phlassembled.net/]

 

Photo courtesy of Mutter Museum 

Photo courtesy of Mutter Museum 

2) Lisa Nilsson: Connective Tissue

July 13, 2017 – January 4, 2018

Opening Reception Thursday July 20, 2017

If symmetry, tight pattern work, and the grotesque are your Gods of Sensibility, I encourage you to see Lisa Nilsson’s upcoming exhibit at the Mutter Museum. Pulling from a 16th - 18th century technique called quilling, Nilsson combines art and anatomy into a succinct and satisfying collaboration.

 

Photo courtesy of The Schuylkill Center

Photo courtesy of The Schuylkill Center

3) Concert in the Pines with Jane Carver

http://www.schuylkillcenter.org/blog/event/concert-in-the-pines-with-jane-carver/

July 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm | $20

Oh, the fantasies I wish to realize. Listening to music in the woods! How much more Sleepy Hollow off broadway can you get? ‘Come out to our Pine Grove for a unique concert featuring Jane Carver, performing original compositions and traditional folk melodies for accordion and voice.’ [schuylkillcenter.org]

 

Photo Courtesy of Falsa Facebook page

Photo Courtesy of Falsa Facebook page

4) Falsa Benefit Show at Ahisma House

Ahimsa House Philly

5007 Cedar Ave, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19143

July 1st, 8 pm - 10 pm

Checking up on a group Velvet Glove interviewed in its first Issue, here’s a benefit performance by the band Falsa. Enjoy their music and donate to Food Not Bombs. ‘Food Not Bombs is an all-volunteer global movement that shares free vegan meals as a protest to war and poverty. Each chapter collects surplus food that would otherwise go to waste from grocery stores, bakeries and markets, as well as donations from local farmers, then prepares community meals which are served for free to anyone who is hungry.’

 

Photo courtesy of Facebook page

Photo courtesy of Facebook page

5) Film Screening: L.A. Burning - The riots 25 years later

The Barnes Foundation

July 2nd, 2 pm - 4:30 pm 

Barnes is doing some interesting stuff lately. As part of BlackStar Film Festival, they’re hosting a free screening of the film, L.A. Burning - The Riots 25 Years Later. As the Facebook Page promotes, ‘Join us for a free screening of the film L.A. BURNING: THE RIOTS 25 YEARS LATER with director Erik Parker (Nas: Time is Illmatic) and scholarGwendolyn DuBois Shaw (University of Pennsylvania) as they discuss the film, which explores the lives of the people at the flashpoint of the 1992 Los Angeles riots, 25 years after the uprising made national headlines and highlighted the racial divide in America.’

 

Image courtesy of Underground Arts

Image courtesy of Underground Arts

6) Special shout out: The Awesome Fest presents: Corey Feldman & The Angels

Underground Arts: DOORS: 8:00 PM / SHOW: 9:00 PM

Like watching a dumpster fire… I don’t know how else to say this. The conglomeration of all that’s wrong is mesmerizing. Just take a look and decide what you want to tell your kids you did in your early years.