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Kick-start your weekend with Friday Nights at the Museum. Live music and gallery access until 8:45 p.m. Enjoy cocktails and tapas-style dishes by Starr Catering.

Get louder and livelier on Final Fridays with themed performances and activities.

With different musical acts each week and new themes each month, there’s a surprise waiting for you every Friday Night.


Color Me Bearded

Performances of Color Me Bearded sold out quickly but you can check out this video created just for the small screen. And don’t forget to join us for performances by other exciting acts on the final Friday Night of each month.
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Collection Tours all evening and themed Detours on the last Friday of the month. Performances and activities free after Museum admission unless noted. All galleries in the main building are open. Sign up for our Public Programs e-newsletter to get the latest info.

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Friday Nights Schedule

Final Fridays: 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.

Art Making: Love Notes
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Book artist Colette Fu shows you how to create your own pop-up cards. Make some love—or anti-love—themed cards to give your friends, partner, an ex, or yourself. She’ll have patterns available for all ages and levels, just come with an open heart.

Silent Disco with Silent Philly
5:30-8:00 p.m.
Silent Philly is in the house-grab some headphones and fill the galleries with song and dance.

Detour: Timaree Schmit
5:45 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.
Sexologist Timaree Schmit believes that rational, empirically based sex-ed is the basis for social justice. View three selected works of Duchamp through the lens of sex positive feminism and sexology.
The Museum offers free, daily guided tours on a number of topics. Pick up a Today handout for more information.

Musical Act: Eliza Hardy Jones
5:45 p.m. & 7:15 p.m.
Hardy is a classically trained pianist who’s recently made the leap to the electric landscape. This Philadelphia native has played with Buried Beds, Nightlands, Strand of Oaks, and Grace Potter, and has just debuted her solo album, Because Become. Tonight she plays two sets: the first one as an acoustic solo and the second one with her full band.

In-Gallery performance: Revolution Shakespeare presents “Love Hurts”
6:15 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
What’s the only thing worse than not being in love? Being in love. Many of Shakespeare’s characters grapple with the thorniest emotion of them all and lead us to ask the eternal question: Is having a date on Saturday night really worth all the drama?

Tal Shtuhl
Friday, March 3, 2017
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

This postmodern Charlie Parker is joined by special guests Najwa Parkins on vocals and John Swana on trumpet.

Cuban Conjunto Night
Friday, March 10, 2017
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Conjunto Philadelphia pays homage to Cuba’s deep and treasured musical history.

Gabriel Donohue
Friday, March 17, 2017
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Celebrate St. Paddy’s Day with Donohue and his all-star assembly of traditional Irish musicians.

Kuni Mikami
Friday, March 24, 2017
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

This acclaimed jazz pianist, who’s played with Lionel Hampton and the Duke Ellington Orchestra, leads his quintet for a night of sultry jazz favorites.

Final Fridays: Rebel, Rebel
Friday, March 31, 2017
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

A night to celebrate art world renegades. Performances by Brian Sanders' JUNK and gallery takeovers by the Dufala Brothers and The Philadelphia Poetry Collaboration. Curators share the story of Marcel Duchamp's Fountain, which shook the art world by asking the question, "what is art?". Enjoy a musical Detour dedicated to Duchamp and all our favorite artist rebels by acoustic musical duo Chickabiddy.

Kris Allen
Friday, April 7, 2017
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

NYC–based saxophonist and composer praised for his savvy and creative compositions.

Novo
Friday, April 14, 2017
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Delight in the music of Brazil with this six-piece ensemble.

Joanna Pascale
Friday, April 21, 2017
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

One of the premier East Coast jazz vocalists performs with pianist Orrin Evans.

Luke Carlos O’Reilly
Friday, May 5, 2017
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

This nationally renowned pianist leads an ensemble of the city’s most talented jazz musicians.

ANIMUSMUSIC
Friday, May 12, 2017
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Enjoy an evening of Turkish-inspired music, featuring percussive grooves, exotic harmonics, and expressive vocals of traditional Anatolian decent.

Supported by the Turkish American Friendship Society of the US (TAFSUS)

Drew Nugent & the Midnight Society
Friday, May 19, 2017
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Revel in the jazz and blues sounds of the Roaring Twenties.

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