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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

Jarana Beat
Friday, July 31, 2015
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

For Over four years Jarana Beat has been offering us a journey through Afro-Amerindian culture by fusing Mexican music and dance with international rhythms. With its beginnings at NYU’S Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics Encuentro in Argentina in 2007, Jarana Beat’s music has been offering an interesting mix, thanks to its solid foundation and deep roots. Add to that contagious charm and good vibes, and there is no way you’ll be able to resist getting up and dancing to their tunes. Together with director Sinuhé Padilla-Isunza, the band is composed of professional immigrant musicians from Mexico, and they interact with performers from all over the world, including dancers dressed in traditional costumes who interweave percussive footwork with the music of regional rhythms such as son jarocho, son guerrerense, son huasteco, mexika, and norteña, among others. As a family, they have become masters at blending Mexican and Latin American folk instruments and rhythmic elements that create an environment for expressing the unique music of their homelands.

Franco Olivo & Alto Voltaje
Friday, August 7, 2015
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Franco Olivo y Alto Voltaje entertain with a mix of traditional bachata and merengue with modern rock and electronic music.

Bossa Nova Night
Friday, August 14, 2015
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Vocalist Andrea Clair leads an all-star ensemble in classic bossa nova music.

Reggae Night
Friday, August 21, 2015
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Local ensemble Natural Selection, —featuring Chris Aschman on steel drums bring the sounds of the Caribbean to the Great Stair Hall.

Dendê and Band
Friday, August 28, 2015
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Dendê & Band’s sizzling showmanship combines rhythmic Brazilian music with the grooves of afrobeat, reggae, and merengue in a dance party atmosphere.

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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