Philadelphia

2012

February:

Feb 3, 2012  First Fridays in Old City 5 pm -10 pm.  free

Feb 10 -April 1, 2012 Moe Brooker: The Evidence of Things Not Seen at the PAFA Alumni Sales Gallery.  free

Feb 13- Feb 15, 2012  American Theater Arts for Youth Presents Black Journey at the Perelman Theater.  tickets are $13.5o

Feb 15, 2012  Black Harvest at World Cafe Live downstairs 8pm.  tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door.

Feb 15, 2012  Foreword to Guns for Banta and Domestic Tourism II screenings at the ICA.  7 pm.  free

Feb 15, 2012 Joan Myers Brown and the Audacious Hope of the Black Ballerina: A Biohistory of American Performance by Brenda Dixon Gottschild Book Signing at the Univerisity of Pennsylvania Bookstore Cafe. 6 pm. free

closes Feb 19, 2012 The Scottsboro Boys at The Philadelphia  Theater Company.  Wed 1 pm & 8pm, Th-Fri 8pm,  Sat 2pm & 8pm, and Sun 3pm. tickets start at $58

Feb 21, 2012  More Than A Month: One Man’s Journey to End Black History Month screening at Community College of Philadelphia, Bonnell Auditorium.  6:30 pm. free: RSVP online here

Feb 21- March 11, 2012  Ethel! at the Walnut Street Theatre.  Tues- Sun at 7:30 pm, Sat- Sun at 2:30 pm. tickets are $30

Feb 22, 2012  Saul Williams at World Cafe Live. Show at 8pm  tickets start at $15

Feb 22, 2012 Preview for … AND Theater Company: To Be Young Gifted And Black at Central Library.  10:15 am.  free, attendees will receive complimentary tickets to the full show

Feb 23, 2012 Receptions for Haitian Art Collection Exhibit in the Paint in Picture Collection at the Free Library: Central Branch. 5 pm- 8pm.  free

Feb 23- 26, 2012 To Be Young Gifted and Black: A Portrait of Lorraine Hansberry in Her Own Words at … AND Company Theater.  Thur- Sat at 8pm, Sat- Sun at 3pm.  tickets start at $20

Feb 25, 2012  Philly Bloco! Brazilian Carnival Bash at The Blockley.  9 pm, 21 +.  tickets start at $12

Feb 25, 2012   Ms. Lauryn Hill at Cesar’s Atlantic City.  9 pm.  tickets start at $59

Feb 26, 2012 Seventh Principle Performance Company at the Free Library of Philadelphia.  2 pm. free

Feb 26, 2012 Workshop: As Is Painting, So Is Poetry at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Auditorium.  2 pm. free

Feb 28. 2012 Eric Owens, baritone at the Kimmel Center. 8 pm. tickets are $27

Feb 29, 2012  Drexel Concert Band performs music by African American Composers at the Perelman Theater.  8 pm.  tickets start at $5

March:

March 1, 2012  Robert Glasper Experiment at World Cafe Live.  8 pm. tickets start at $20

March 2, 2012  Basquiat: Radiant Child screening and discussion at Fleisher Art Memorial, 719 Catharine Street.  7 pm.  free

March 2, 2012  Ron K. Brown’s Evidence at McCarter Theater Center in Princeton, NJ.  8 pm.  tickets start at $20

March 2, 2012 Art After 5: Philadelphia Dance Party with the West Philadelphia Orchestra and Drummer Chris Powell at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. 5:00 -8:45 pm. free with museum admission

March 8, 2012 PAFA After Dark: Turned On at the Pennsylvania Academy of The Fine Arts. 6- 9 pm.  tickets start at $10

March 10, 2012 The Black Mozart performed by Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, 1723 Race St. 8 pm. tickets start at $10

March 10, 2012 Dark Girls Movie Screening.  7pm at the Tower Theater. tickets are $23.50 on ticketmaster or

March 16, 2012 Spirit of Uganda at the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Zellerbach Theatre.  7:30 pm. tickets start at $20

March 17, 2012  Jason Marsalis & Simone at the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Zellerbach Theatre. 8 pm. tickets start at $20

March 18, 2012  Jubilate! A Concert of Sacred Music at the Church of the Holy Trinity.  7 pm. tickets start at $10

March 18 & 21, 2012 The Comedy of Errors (performed at the National Theatre, London) screening at the Bryn Mawr Film Institute. Wed at 7 pm, Sun at 1pm. tickets start at $10

March 20- 25, 2012 FELA! The Musical at the Academy of Music. Tu- Th at 7:30, Sat at 2 pm & 8pm, Sun at 1pm and 6:30 pm.  tickets start at $20

March 22- 24, 2012 DanceBrazil at the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts.  Thur at 7:30 pm, Fri at 8 pm, Sat at 2 pm & 8 pm.  tickets start at $20

closes March 25, 2012  Zaha Hadid: Form in Motion exhibition at the Philadelphia Art Museum. free with museum admission

March 25, 2012 A Source of Light: A Musical Portrait at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. 2 pm. free

March 27, 2012 The Destiny of Lesser Animals screening at the Bryn Mawr Film Institute.  7:30 pm. tickets start at $5

March 27, 2012 Joan Myers Brown and the Audacious Hope of the Black Ballerina: A Biohistory of American Performance by Brenda Dixon Gottschild Book Signing at the Temple Univerisity Bookstore Cafe. 6 pm. free

March 27- April 15, 2012 Doubt- A Parable at the Walnut Street Theatre. Tues – Sun at 7:30 pm, Sat- Sun at 2:30 pm. tickets are $30


April:

closes April 15, 2012  Henry Ossawa Tanner: Modern Spirit exhibition at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. admission free on Sundays, $15 Tues- Sat

closes April 15, 2012  After Tanner: African-American Artists since 1940 exhibition at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. admission free on Sundays, $15 Tues- Sat

April 19- 21 Les Ballets Jazz de Montreal at the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. Thur at 7:30 pm, Fri at 8 pm, and Sat at 2 & 8 pm. tickets start at $20

April 20- 22, 2012 PHILADANCO at the Kimmel Center, Perelman Theater. Fri- Sat at 7:30 pm, Sat- Sun at 2:30 pm. tickets start at $29

closes April 22, 2012  Zoe Strauss: Ten Years at the Philadelphia Art Museum.  free with museum admission

May:

May 4, 2012 Vieux Farka Touré at the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts.  7:30 pm. tickets start at $20

May 11, 2012 Farewell Recital for the Academy of Vocal Arts Class of 2012 at the Church of the Holy Trinity, Rittenhouse. 7:30 pm. tickets are $25

May 13, 2012 Esperanza Spalding: Radio Music Society at the Electric Factory. 8 pm. tickets start at $30

June:

June 1- 19 2012 (previews May 27 -31) Etched in Skin on A Sunlit Night at the Adrienne Theater. 8 pm. tickets start at $18



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