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Friday Nights Schedule

Feliz Navidad Fiesta
Friday, December 14, 2018
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

Celebrate a Feliz Navidad with the music of Jarana Beat, rooted in Mexico’s Afro-Amerindian sounds and sure to make you move.

Classic Cartoon Jazz Party
Friday, December 21, 2018
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

Get in the spirit of the season with songs from A Charlie Brown Christmas. The Cartoon Christmas Trio welcomes special appearances by the Cartoon Christmas Chorus under the direction of M’Balia Singley and by world-class baritone Grant Youngblood.

Final Fridays: For You & Yours
Friday, December 28, 2018
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Whether you’re craving some “me” time or a night out with your squad, we’re toasting to you. Choose from an array of solo or group activities, then cozy up to the tunes of Canadian indie-folk artist Basia Bulat.


Music: DJ Junior
5:00 p.m.
Great Stair Hall, 1st floor
Grab a cocktail and groove to a selection of indie hip-hop, house, rare grooves, broken beat, and afrobeat.


Reserve a Gallery
5:00–7:15 p.m.
Galleries 114, 216 & 257
Avoid the holiday hustle in a gallery reserved just for you. Reflect on an artwork, scribble a poem, take a catnap—do whatever helps you recharge for the New Year. 10 minutes per session; sign up early at each location.


DIY Art: Space 1026
5:30–7:30 p.m.
This local artist collective has designed four different in-gallery activities. Grab a printed guide and experience your favorite gallery in a whole new way.


Concert for One
6:00–7:00 p.m.
Enjoy a private serenade in a gallery all to yourself. Concerts are 10 minutes each; sign up early at each location:

Gallery 259: Aaron Parnell Brown—soothing and soulful Philly folk and R&B
Gallery 265: Joy Ike—a powerful voice that pays homage to her Nigerian roots
Gallery 268: Rosali—lush and intimate songs from a folk songstress


Group Sing
6:15–6:45 p.m.
McCausland Gallery 116, 1st floor
Composer Emily Bate and artist Patrick Costello lead a pop-up choir through an original piece of music. Previous singing experience not required (or desired).


In-Gallery Gaming: Parlor Games
6:45–7:15 p.m.
Gallery 277, 2nd floor
Philly Improv Theater takes over our British Victorian room to help you while away the winter.


Music: Basia Bulat
7:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall, 1st floor
This Canadian indie-folk artist takes the stage with an autoharp and expressive vocals.

Rosali
Friday, January 4, 2019
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Performances at 5:45 and 7:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

This local folk songstress performs lush and intimate songs from her second album, Trouble Anyway.

Odean Pope Quartet
Friday, January 11, 2019
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Performances at 5:45 and 7:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

This founding father of the jazz saxophone and his quartet perform original compositions as well as songs by Monk and Coltrane.

Candice Hoyes
Friday, January 18, 2019
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Performances at 5:45 and 7:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

Enjoy classic standards performed by this enchanting soprano as she brings today’s social issues to bear on her interpretations.

Final Fridays: Werk It!
Friday, January 25, 2019
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Celebrate the art of the catwalk with a tribute to LGBTQ ballroom culture.
Sponsored by The Women’s Committee of the Philadelphia Museum of Art and presented in conjunction with Fabulous Fashion

Ensemble Novo
Friday, February 1, 2019
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Performances at 5:45 and 7:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

Ensemble Novo explores the warm, lyrical music of Brazil in the 1960s and ‘70s through the lens of jazz improvisation.

Caleb & Carolyn
Friday, February 8, 2019
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Performances at 5:45 and 7:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

This acoustic folk duo is rooted in the tradition of storytelling through song, combined with evocative harmonies.

Michelle Lordi
Friday, February 15, 2019
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Performances at 5:45 and 7:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall

In a special Valentine’s Day performance, this celebrated jazz vocalist sings love songs ranging from early standards to 1980s pop ballads.

Final Fridays: Celestial Bodies
Friday, February 22, 2019
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Explore the cosmos with telescopes from the Franklin Institute, and enjoy astrology and astronomy-inspired workshops with Alice Sparkly Kat, as well as performances by the Kun-Yang Lin Dancers.
Presented in conjunction with the reopening of the Chinese Galleries


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