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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

Martha Graham Cracker
Friday, April 24, 2015
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Philadelphia's most beloved drag queen kicks off her ten-year anniversary tour with a night of music, stories, and fun. Bring the kids; this performance is family friendly.

Mexican Dance Party
Friday, May 1, 2015
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

An all-female mariachi band, Mariachi Flor de Toloache, presents a blend of pop and traditional Mexican music.

Manami Morita
Friday, May 8, 2015
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Japanese-born Manami Morita is an award-winning jazz pianist, entertaining audiences around the world with her energetic, impressive technique.

A Taste of Opera: Charlie Parker's Yardbird
Friday, May 15, 2015
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Opera Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Clef Club pay tribute to bebop virtuoso Charlie Parker and preview the World Premiere of the new opera Charlie Parker’s YARDBIRD, a free-form expedition into the mind, heart, and personal purgatory of a musical genius. This Art After 5 presentation combines a jazz ensemble performing some of Bird’s greatest hits, along with opera singers who will provide a first listen to the music of YARDBIRD by composer Daniel Schnyder and librettist Bridgette A. Wimberly. Set after-hours in the famed New York City jazz club Birdland, Charlie Parker’s YARDBIRD will be staged from June 5-14 in the Perelman Theater at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts.

Rick Lowenberg
Friday, May 22, 2015
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Guitarist Rick Lowenberg is a veteran of the Philly jazz scene. World-class local musicians join him for unique interpretations of jazz standards.

Lee Smith
Friday, May 29, 2015
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Legendary bassist Lee Smith leads an all-star group of musicians.

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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