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Friday evenings take on a whole new groove with Art After 5, a unique blend of entertainment from 5:00–8:45 p.m.**. With an eclectic mix of international music on the first Friday of each month, and recognized and emerging jazz artists performing all other Fridays, it’s 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, sharable snacks and light supper options, as well as cocktails, wine and beer to compliment the live entertainment. Relax at a table with waiter service or stop by the bar.

**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. Select galleries are open Friday evenings.

Art After 5 Schedule

Yeahwon Shin
Friday, April 25, 2014
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Yeahwon Shin’s journey began in the suburbs of Seoul, South Korea, where her musical talents began to emerge at age five. Shin uses her deep affinity for Brazilian music and graceful, fluid vocal range to make boundary-crossing music in a program inspired by the exhibition Treasures from Korea: Arts and Culture of the Joseon Dynasty, 1392-1910.

Bearded Ladies Warhol Cabaret
Friday, May 2, 2014
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

The Bearded Ladies Cabaret and singers from Opera Philadelphia present an evening devoted to the life and legacy of Andy Warhol, using human-size pop-up books, operatic performances, and a rock band. This performance will offer a sneak peek into this brand-new Bearded Ladies piece, set to premiere in July at the Wilma Theater. Bring your own T-shirt for hands-on silk screening and you too can be a Pop artist.

The Jōst Project
Friday, May 9, 2014
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Devoted to interpreting classic rock in a contemporary jazz format, the Jōst Project creates an exciting new connection between the many listeners of the music of the Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, Donovan, and Simon and Garfunkel.

Farah Siraj
Friday, May 16, 2014
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Named Jordan's "Musical Ambassadress,” Farah Siraj balances a career that spans several continents, performing at some of the world's most prestigious platforms, including the United Nations and Stockholm Concert Hall, which hosts the Nobel Prize award ceremony. She is dedicated to spreading the message of peace and unity through her music. Siraj will perform from what Rolling Stone magazine calls her "vivacious Arabian Flamenco jazz" repertoire.

Teen Dance Party
Friday, May 23, 2014
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Art After 5 is taken over by teens as break dancers, hip-hop music, and a tricked-out photo booth enliven the Museum.

Eleanor Dubinsky
Friday, May 30, 2014
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

New York City–based Eleanor Dubinsky writes soulful, heartfelt songs that express her passion for a diversity of people and cultures. Drawing on her talents as a singer-songwriter, her music has a mellow groove that samples French pop, new American soul, and Latin rhythms.

Martha Graham Cracker
Friday, June 6, 2014
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

The supreme queen of Philadelphia drag cabaret, Martha Graham Cracker brings her hilariously campy cultural commentary to the Museum’s Great Stair Hall. Martha, whose impressive vocal range is matched by her witty banter, will perform with her trusty and talented accompanist, Victor Fiorillo.

Elle Gyandoh
Friday, June 13, 2014
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Elle Gyandoh has a voice that hovers between the dramatic highs of Mariah Carey and the subtle shadings of Norah Jones. It’s rhythm-and-blues meets pop with a dash of sparkle.

Michael Pedicin
Friday, June 20, 2014
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

During a prolific career that spans more than four decades, tenor saxophone master Michael Pedicin has toured with such jazz greats as Dave Brubeck, Stanley Clarke, and Pat Martino, as well as R & B, rock, and pop icons Stevie Wonder, the O’Jays, David Bowie, and Frank Sinatra.

Art Splash Family Dance Party
Friday, June 27, 2014
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Bakithi Kumalo is a Grammy Award–winning bassist, composer, and vocalist who came to the attention of the American public following the release of Paul Simon's Graceland album in 1986. Keep the Beat! is his project for families, a multilingual world music concert featuring folk songs from around the globe. Bring the entire family for a dance party, and keep the beat!

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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