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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 on the first Friday of each month, and recognized and emerging jazz artists performing all other Fridays, Art After 5 is 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, 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. There is no additional charge for performances or guided tours after Museum admission. All galleries in the main building are open Friday evenings.

Art After 5 Schedule

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.

Koresh Dance Company
Friday, January 2, 2015
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

As a complement to Paul Strand: Master of Modern Photography, the Koresh Dance Company perfoms a combination of modern dance, Israeli folk dance, and hip hop.

Northern Arms
Friday, January 9, 2015
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Philadelphia magazine’s Best Band of 2014, Northern Arms combines “dark Americana” with evocative melodies and epic arrangements.

Pictures at an African American Exhibition and Late Night Dance Party
Friday, January 16, 2015
5:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.

Inspired by Represent: 200 Years of African American Art, Sound Reformation, led by Darryl Yokley, presents Pictures at an African American Exhibition. At 8:45 p.m., the vibe switches to a dance party with celebrity guest DJ Rob Base.

Randy Ingram
Friday, January 23, 2015
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Ingram is a young jazz pianist on the New York scene who is critically acclaimed for his finesse, thoughtfulness, and passion.

Orrin Evans
Friday, January 30, 2015
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

A two-time Grammy nominee, Evans is one of the most distinctive and inventive pianists of his generation.

Brian Sanders’ JUNK
Friday, February 6, 2015
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Brian Sanders’ JUNK uses found objects and a talent for invention to bridge dance and physical theater.

Tango Night
Friday, February 13, 2015
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

The romance and passion of tango comes to Art After 5. Dance lessons are included.

Oscar Peñas
Friday, February 20, 2015
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Peñas pays homage to jazz masters with intricate harmonies that are cool, contemplative, and infectiously upbeat.

Joanna Pascale
Friday, February 27, 2015
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

A leading jazz vocalist, Pascale premieres songs from her latest album, Wildflower.

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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