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Nightlife / Music / Performance

Opera Philadelphia: The Wake World

Monday, September 18 – Monday, September 25
In a one-act opera inspired by Aleister Crowley’s ecstatic fairy tale "The Wake World," visitors will experience the Barnes collection like never before.
Nightlife / Music / Performance / 5th Anniversary

First Friday! Elio and Pablo

Friday, October 6, 6 – 9pm
Featuring Elio Villafranca and Pablo Batista, tonight’s performance fuses traditional and contemporary Cuban music.
Nightlife / Music / Performance / 5th Anniversary

Barnes Ensemble Premiere Concert: “Ramifications”​

Sunday, October 8, 7 – 9pm
Witness history in the making at the debut of the Barnes Ensemble.
Nightlife / Performance / 5th Anniversary

5th Anniversary Gala

Thursday, October 12, 6:30 – 11pm
At our benefit gala, we pay tribute to our founder Dr. Albert C. Barnes and the visionaries who paved the way for our expansion to the Parkway. Sold Out
Nightlife / Music / 5th Anniversary

5th Anniversary Celebration - Fête the Fifth

Friday, October 13, 7 – 10pm
Join us as we celebrate our 5th anniversary on the Parkway and share our excitement over plans for the Barnes’s second century.
Free / Nightlife / Music / 5th Anniversary

College Night: Party at the Barnes!

Thursday, October 19, 6 – 9pm
We’re turning it up for our third annual college night in partnership with Campus Philly.
Members / Nightlife / Music / 5th Anniversary

Young Professionals Night

Friday, October 20, 7 – 10pm
A night of fun, fashion, art, and music for young professionals and Contemporaries members.
Nightlife / Music

First Friday! A Jazz Connection

Friday, November 3, 6 – 9pm
In a mash-up of East and West Coast jazz scenes, this evening pays tribute to two major groups of the 1950s: the Modern Jazz Quartet and the Mastersounds.
Nightlife / Music / Performance

Solo Series Concert: Cage, Cowell, Crumb—Pioneers of the Avant-Garde Piano

Wednesday, November 8, 6:15 – 9:30pm
World-renowned pianist Margaret Leng Tan presents the Philadelphia premiere of George Crumb’s first major piano work in more than 40 years.
Nightlife / Film

Film Series: The Rape of Europa

Monday, November 13, 6:30 – 9:30pm
This riveting documentary details the Nazis’ large-scale theft of European art during the Second World War.
Nightlife / Music / Performance

First Friday! A Celebration of Sun Ra

Friday, December 1, 6 – 9pm
This program celebrates the visionary artist with a mix of Sun Ra classics, jazz, poetry, funk, hip-hop, rock, and more.
Nightlife / Film

Film Series: Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow

Monday, December 11, 6:30 – 9:30pm
See our new special exhibition, Kiefer Rodin, and then take in this mesmerizing documentary film about German artist Anselm Kiefer.