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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

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.

Just Breathe
Friday, December 30, 2016
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Reflect on the past year and center yourself in preparation for 2017 with soothing sitar music in the great stair hall, yoga in the galleries, and drop-in mindfulness workshops.

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.

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.

Divas & Queens
Friday, January 27, 2017
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Philly’s best gender benders take over the Museum. Red 40 and the Last Groovement cap off the night.

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.

Lonely Hearts Club
Friday, February 24, 2017
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Love is a battlefield. Music, art, and theater help soothe your soul.

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