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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.

**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

Francois Zayas
Friday, August 22, 2014
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Born in Cuba composer and drummer Francois Zayas brings to his original compositions images from all the musical worlds that he has explored, creating an artwork that manifests itself as singular and innovative. Everything that inspires him unite in harmony in this material that represents the current status of jazz as a global form of expression.

Peter Gaudioso
Friday, August 29, 2014
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Peter Gaudioso, Vocalist and Percussionist, has transformed his career from drummer to frontman after being diagnosed with tendonitis. He maintains a rhythmic approach to singing and often uses "beat box" technique to vocalize his drum parts. Peter has studied with internationally recognized Musician Bobby McFerrin and performs regularly throughout Philadelphia.

Olde City Sideshow & Friends
Friday, September 5, 2014
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Olde City Sideshow is a fully scalable immersion performance that encompasses the "Olde City" stylings of Vaudeville, dance, and the Historical Sideshow atmosphere mixed with Philadelphia's counter-culture influences. Come, watch and be wowed!

The Philadelphia United Jazz Festival Preview Party
Friday, September 12, 2014
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

The Philadelphia United Jazz Festival and Celebration returns with another round of outstanding Philly jazz this summer. Catch a sneak preview at Art After 5!

OutBeat: America's First Queer Jazz Festival featuring The Fred Hersch Trio
Friday, September 19, 2014
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Join us for the return of Grammy® Award-winning pianist Fred Hersch and his trio. Proclaimed by Vanity Fair magazine, “the most arrestingly innovative pianist in jazz over the last decade or so,” five-time Grammy nominee Hersch balances his internationally recognized instrumental skills with significant achievements as a composer, bandleader, and theatrical conceptualist, as well as remaining an in-demand collaborator with other noted bandleaders and vocalists. This performance is part of OutBeat: America's First Queer Jazz Festival presented by the William Way Community Center.

The Dance Cartel
Friday, September 26, 2014
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

The Dance Cartel presents OntheFloor, a new brand dance experience. Fusing a rigorous artistic approach with the vibrant social nature of dance, OntheFloor premiered in summer 2012 to sold-out crowds at Liberty Hall at the Ace Hotel New York. Driven by pumping bass, glitter, and dance theory in equal parts (almost), this energy-busting experience is unlike anything else.

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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