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Friday night artist spotlight

First Friday! Philadelphia artist spotlight

Join us for an artistic exploration of Philadelphia as we bring in talented musicians, dancers, poets, and performing artists. Includes collection access and drink specials.

Performances by Las GallasMr. Sonny JamesPattern is MovementTeam Sunshine Performance Corporation, and Yellow Rage.

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Pattern is Movement
Though Pattern is Movement is widely known as a two-man indie rock band, most are not aware that its members, Andrew Thiboldeaux and Chris Ward, were in a rap group together as teenagers. Their love of hip hop, R&B, and gospel has always been part of their music. Tonight, those influences will be on full display as they pay homage to the music of J Dilla.

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Ghetto Bolero, by Las Gallas
Ghetto Bolero reimagines the traditional Latin American boleros from a woman's point of view. Las Gallas (Julia López, Magda Martinez, and Michelle Angela Ortiz) are a Philadelphia-based multidisciplinary artists’ collective whose work combines theatre, visual arts, film, poetry, spoken word, and literature. 

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Mr. Sonny James
Best known for his role as co-founder of Philadelphia’s most prolific and well-respected DJ/production crew, Illvibe Collective, he has maintained a solid following in the Philadelphia and tri-state area.

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Team Sunshine Performance Corporation
Team Sunshine creates and performs original theater pieces through its own brand of collaborative play-making and writing:
Terrarium: A Brief Window into the Fulfilling Lives of Caged Creatures
Have you met my new pets? Aren't they incredible? They're so cute! I just want to squeeze their little faces! Look, look, they can do tricks. Let me show you! 
Lead artist/direction: Benjamin Camp
Creator/performers: Melissa Krodman and Aram Aghazarian
Original creators: Jenna Horton and Aram Aghazarian

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Yellow Rage
Employing multiple poetic forms and delivery styles, including hip hop-influenced rhyme, character depictions, theatrical monologue, song, and free verse, Yellow Rage seeks to connect people, bridge cultures, and initiate a movement of positive and progressive change. This performance contains adult language and material and will be performed in the Comcast Auditorium.

December 6, 2013
6–10 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $25; members free

Purchase tickets online or call 215.278.7200.

First Fridays are generously sponsored by:

  • Public Programs
  • Music
  • Membership Appreciation Days
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