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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

Holiday Jazz
Friday, December 4, 2015
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Kick off the holiday season with George Burton’s Christmas Yule Log. This holiday show features a genre-defying rhythm section, complemented by a string trio featuring virtuosic violinist Diane Monroe, and sultry melodies from jazz vocalist Nancy Harms. The harmonic and rhythmic exchange between this stellar lineup will find listeners singing and swinging right along.

Hanukkah Party
Friday, December 11, 2015
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

The Shining Stars Orchestra entertain with klezmer and Yiddish music.

Co-presented with Temple University’s Feinstein Center for American Jewish History.

Feliz Navidad
Friday, December 18, 2015
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Performances by Pedro Villaseñor and Ballet Folklórico Yaretzi.

Co-presented with the Mexican Consulate in Philadelphia and the Mexican Cultural Center.

TC Carney III
Friday, January 1, 2016
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Ring in the new year with the elegant sound of Philadelphia-native T.C. Carney III. Growing up in one of the mot notable jazz families in Philadelphia, this vocalist is no stranger to the stage. Carney has performed all over the east coast and with other artists such as Wynton Marsalis and Duane Eubanks. Count-down the clock with the smooth sounds of jazz.

Koresh Dance Company
Friday, January 8, 2016
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

The Great Stair Hall will serve as the backdrop to hard-hitting marches and eloquent duets created by Israeli-American Artistic Director Roni Koresh. Koresh offers audiences a deep emotional charge, a bitter tang of human experience, salty strength, and hints of nutty humor in their savory collection of short repertory works.

Michelle Lordi
Friday, January 15, 2016
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Pronounced the “female Chet Baker”, Michelle Lordi, a Philadelphia based singer, presents contemporary renditions of 1930s and 40s songs. Her elegant presentation brings this period back to life with clarity and emotion.

Jōst Project
Friday, January 22, 2016
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

The Jōst Project brings new generations to jazz by playing music of the 60s and 70s. This group takes rock classics like Aerosmith, Led Zeppelin, and The Beatles and translates them into swinging jazz renditions for a sound that is undeniably unique.

Alita Moses
Friday, January 29, 2016
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

A powerhouse newcomer and the winner of the Shure Montreux Jazz Voice Competition in Switzerland, Alita Moses, enchants us with an evening of jazz, R&B, and pop standards.

Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers
Friday, February 5, 2016
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Hailed for its superbly trained dancers and inventive choreography, this South Philly-based group celebrates dance as the ultimate integration of body, spirit, and mind. Described as “deeply spiritual”, this performance group has to be seen to be fully appreciated.

Valentine's Pre- Party
Friday, February 12, 2016
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Get ready for a romantic weekend with classic love songs courtesy of the Calabash Quartet and a French prix fixe menu at Granite Hill.

Arooj Aftab
Friday, February 19, 2016
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Arooj Aftab, originally from Lahore, is now based in New York making music that beautifully blends neo-Sufi melodies from her homeland with dark post pop, soul, and laid-back jazz.

Young Artists Night
Friday, February 26, 2016
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

The Ches Smith Trio is a new group that has a focus on rhythm and in turn offers a mix of jazz, modern classical music, and rock.

Co-presented with Ars Nova Workshop.

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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