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Friday evenings take on a whole new groove with Art After 5, a unique blend of entertainment from 5:00–8:45 p.m.**. With an eclectic mix of international music on the first Friday of each month, and recognized and emerging jazz artists performing all other Fridays, it’s a stylish way to start your weekend.

The Great Stair Hall is transformed into an intimate cabaret for Art After 5 performances. Starr Events serves up fun, sharable snacks and light supper options, as well as cocktails, wine and beer to compliment 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. There is no additional charge for performances or guided tours after Museum admission. Select galleries are open Friday evenings.

Art After 5 Schedule

Rhenda Fearrington
Friday, October 24, 2014
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Vocalist Rhenda Fearrington has immersed herself in the rich tapestry of Philadelphia Jazz. A former backup singer for Roberta Flack and funk and soul group Mtume, Fearrington’s Art After 5 performance will honor legends including Phoebe Snow, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughn, and Nancy Wilson.

Halloween at the Museum
Friday, October 31, 2014
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Philadelphia Soul/R&B band Natural Selection has been an integral part of the city’s original music scene for almost two decades. Tonight, they depart from their usual set of material to provide a soundtrack for Halloween. Take a spooky art tour and see local fashion design students model costumes inspired by the Museum collection. Face painting will be availabe and costumes are encouraged.

Salsa Party
Friday, November 7, 2014
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Spice up your Friday night and get the weekend started with Johnny Cruz Latin Jazz Ensemble, a band from the Centro de Oro (Golden Block District) in North Philadelphia. Don’t fret if you’ve never danced to salsa before—instructors will be on hand to get everyone moving to the rhythm.

Ted Rosenthal Trio: “Rhapsody in Gershwin”
Friday, November 14, 2014
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

The Ted Rosenthal Trio presents a fresh, creative take on George Gershwin’s classic composition, “Rhapsody in Blue.” Rosenthal has shared the stage with Gerry Mulligan, Art Farmer, Phil Woods, Bob Brookmeyer, and James Moody, and is currently a faculty member of the Manhattan School of Music and The Juilliard School.

Classic Soul + R&B
Friday, November 21, 2014
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble pays tribute to Otis Redding, Sam and Dave, and other Stax Records recording artists. Enjoy all your favorite classics with a unique jazz-infused spin!

Larry McKenna
Friday, November 28, 2014
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Philly tenor sax legend Larry McKenna has performed with jazz stars such as Woody Herman, Clark Terry, Jon Faddis, Buddy DeFranco, Rosemary Clooney, Tony Bennett, Bootsie Barnes, and Frank Sinatra. An accomplished composer and arranger, McKenna’s solo performances showcase the veteran saxophonist in all his lyrical glory, interpreting unique versions of classic standards.

Nutcracker Holiday Party
Friday, December 5, 2014
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Journey through Toyland in our Nutcracker-themed winter program, featuring classical holiday compositions, chamber music, and beloved old carols performed by The Divine Hand, led by renowned concert thereminist Mano Divina.

Philadelphia Holiday Groove
Friday, December 12, 2014
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Can you dig it? Art After 5 takes audiences back to the golden age of disco, soul, and Motown with a special holiday program featuring The Elements, from Élan Artists.

Festival of Lights
Friday, December 19, 2014
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Get your festive groove on with DeLeon, a New York-based band that transforms Sephardic folk music into a sound that is both brand new and centuries old.

Co-presented in partnership with Temple University’s Feinstein Center for American Jewish History and the “Sounds Jewish” series. Promotional support provided by Tribe 12.

Barbara Montgomery Holiday Jazz
Friday, December 26, 2014
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Barbara Montgomery sings a program of holiday songs, many that she recorded with master jazz pianist Tom Lawton, with a reflection on giving, sharing, and for being there when our loved ones need us. Her soulful interpretations will leave you with humble tidings that enhance the holiday spirit.

For more information, please contact Evening Programs/Art After 5 by phone at 215-684-7506 or by e-mail at .

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