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When: April 27, 2014 - December 7, 2014
Where: Perelman Building, Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2525 Pennsylvania Avenue
Cost: $20 General Admission | $14 Students
More Info: www.philamuseum.org
Philly’s fashion stock continues to rise this year. On the heels of Philly Fashion Week and The Barnes Foundation's exhibit of international art impresario Yinka Shonibare, Philly has yet another style centered exhibit coming to town. On display at the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Perelman Building, Patrick Kelly: Runway of Love explores the sudden rise and remarkable achievements of 1980’s American-born, Paris-based fashion designer, Patrick Kelly.
The exhibition is the first to showcase full on of Kelly’s head-to-toe fashion ensembles. Over 80 creations will be on display and will also feature selections from his extensive collection of black memorabilia, videos of his lively fashion shows, and works by renowned fashion photographers Horst P. Horst, Pierre et Gilles, and Oliviero Toscani.
In addition to Runway to Love, the Philadelphia Museum of Art will also feature Gerlan Jeans ♥ Patrick Kelly, a complimentary exhibition of whimsical streetwear by Gerlan Jeans. Gerlan, who has been worn by the likes of Beyonce and Katy Perry, has reinterpreted Kelly’s signature aesthetics: bows, buttons, and other bold embellishments, to create clothes that embody the dynamic spirit of the 80s.
Both exhibits will run April 27 through December 7 in the Perelman Building at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
When: Opening reception, Saturday, November 15, 4 - 6 p.m.; Exhibit open through December 31, 2014
Where: Art Sanctuary, 628 S. 16th Street
More Info: RSVP for the reception here, or view Art Sanctuary's gallery hours.
This Saturday, Art Sanctuary — one of Philly's premier black art creative hubs — opens an exciting new exhibit featuring the work of Philly-based painter American Queen TJD. Dubbed "My Thoughts Wear Crowns," American Queen's exhibit will include 15+ graphic, graffiti-influenced works that will be on display through the end of the year.
The upwardly mobile artist labels her work as graffiti/abstract expressionism and cites a wide range of influences, including Basquiat, Chagall, Van Gogh, Keith Haring, Frida Kahlo, Picasso — even musical greats like Kanye West, Nina Simone and Lauryn Hill are on her list.
Recently Philly 360° caught up with TJD as she competed in Red Bull's Canvas Cooler Project at Arch Enemy Arts in Old City. You can check out TJD and the other local creative selected by Red Bull in our recap video below.
On Saturday, November 15 from 4 to 6 p.m., Art Sanctuary will host an opening reception for the "My Thoughts Wear Crowns" exhibit in their Graduate Hospital gallery space. The reception is free and open to the public and will have wine and light fare available.
When: Saturday, November 29,
Where: Uncut Fun House, 1617 N. 2nd Street
More Info: housepartyartshow.eventbrite.com
Three Philly artists are teaming up on this dope new concept, House Party Art Show. Don Scott, Gabe Tiberino and Ivben Taqiy Muhammad are throwing an epic party, inspired in part by the 90's film of the same name.
The perfect way to kick off your weekend or rebound after Thanksgiving eats, the House Party Art Show will touch on the history of art , fashion, hip hop and style from the late 80's to the Early 90's. Each of the artist will reveal new collections of work and some collaborative paintings and a few vintage pieces will be on sale. Good food, drink, amazing art and music by the one and only @djayeboogie — you definitely can't loose with this one.
When: Tuesday, December 2, 7 p.m.
Where: Bourbon & Branch, 705 N. 2nd Street
More Info: Click here to RSVP.
Everyone knows that Philly's musical roots run deep — from the days of early jazz straight through today — our city's soulful sounds continue to inspire new generations of musicians and music lovers. And, starting this month, there's a new go-to venue and event for performers and listeners alike, PHirst Tuesday. Each month, this dope music showcase and mixer will feature a local celebrity host, featured performers, an open mic and drink specials.
The first session will be hosted by Philly's own emerging R&B/pop star, Beano. A powerhouse vocalist and performer, Beano is still riding high since the release of his latest single, "Let It Go." You can check out our playlist recap to listen to the track.
PHirst Tuesdays will also feature a killler band, with notable area musicians like Eugene "Man-Man" Roberts, Wheatbread, JRoc — and DJ Ricochet will be holding things down on the turntables.
So, spread the word and make sure you are in the building when this event goes down. We'll be there front and center. Let's go!
When: Thursday, December 4, 7 - 10 p.m.
Where: Impact Hub, 1227 N. 4th Street
More Info: Click here to purchase tickets online.
Two of Philly's finest are teaming up for an epic event. Philly-born design and lifestyle brands Kings Rule Together and Veteran Freshman are joining forces to present an evening with author Alex Elle.
This edition of The INSPIRE Series will feature author Alex Elle. This emerging influencer has cultivated her following through The Good Hair Blog, which focuses on care of natural hair and her latest book of poetry "Words from a Wanderer." Elle’s work relates to a generation of women learning to love themselves and follow their dreams. Owner of multiple businesses at the young age of 24, Elle is the epitome of the entrepreneurial spirit.
Join The Barnes Foundation, as they present the East coast’s first taste of Flash, a dance theater duet written, choreographed, and performed by hip-hop artist Rennie Harris and butoh (Japanese dance theater) artist Michael Sakamoto.
Both hip-hop and butoh share roots in urban subcultures and embody a philosophical approach to the creation of cultural identity through dance. In partnership with the Painted Bride, The Barnes will host an evening which includes a performance and an educational talk on the significance of bringing practicing artists into the classroom.
6–7 pm Michael Sakamoto performance
7–7:20 pm artists in the classroom
7:30–8:30 pm Flash performance
When: Friday, December 5, 8:30 pm
Where: The Electric Factory, 421 N 7th Street
More Info: Click here.
Philly, we've got some great news. On Friday, December 5, Jhene Aiko will be making her way back to Philly. The Souled Out songstress takes over The Electric Factory — keeping things hot on the city's fall music scene.
Philly last saw Aiko on the mainstage during this year's Roots Picnic. And, we've definitely been anticipating her return ever since. After releasing her debut major label album, Souled Out, the singer experienced a whirlwind year.
Philly can catch Aiko, and her hip-hop and R&B-laced music, live at The Electric Factory in early December. Alternative “Teen Spirit” singer/songwriter SZA and soul band The Internet will be opening the show with genre-defying, eclectic performances — rounding out the lineup just right.
This is a show you won’t want to miss, so grab your tickets now!
When: Monday, December 8th, 8 PM
Where: The TLA, 334 South Street
More Info: Click here.
Rapper and acclaimed actor Common is coming to town on Monday, December 8 — and he’s not coming alone. Producer and hip-hop recording artist Jay Electronica will be joining the industry vet on multiple dates on the Nobody’s Smiling Tour.
Taking the show on the road, Common is hitting multiple cities across the country. Though opener Jay Electronica has yet to put out a major label studio album, he’s maintained a huge buzz in hip-hop culture. Jay rarely tours, so fans are in for a treat as the intricate lyricist joins Common on this tour.
This is most certainly a show you don't want to miss. Classic hip-hop is on deck for Philly fans, so grab your tickets fast as we’re sure there won’t be many left for long.
When: Tuesday, December 9, 8 p.m.
Where: World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut Street
More Info: Buy tickets here.
Robert Glasper first made a name for himself as the music director behind some of the hottest names in the industry, like Maxwell, yasiin bey, Q-Tip, and Bilal. Destined to step out into the spotlight as a solo act, Glasper dropped multiple solo projects, each one featuring prominent acts like Ledisi, Jill Scott, Bilal and Erykah Badu, to name a few. In 2013, Glasper achieved a new level of success, as he landed a GRAMMY for his 2013 project, Black Radio.
Catch the soulful sounds of the Robert Glasper Experiment on Tuesday, December 9 at World Cafe Live.
When: Saturday, December 13, 6 - 10 p.m.
Where: The Bourse Building Penthouse111 South Independence Mall E
More Info: Click here to buy tickets.
Philly step out and enjoy a night that perfectly captures the cooler side of Philly's music, fashion and art scenes. That's right — The Philadelphia Wine Mixer is back with another packed lineup highlighting some of Philadelphia's influencers and artists in the emerging creative movement and talent that has been taking over the city.
"The Philadelphia Wine Mixer is a celebration of culture. I decided to create this event because I noticed the overwhelming talent in our city," founder of the Philadelphia Wine Mixer and president of LITM Marketing Group Tyrone Dixon said on why he started this event.
Reserved seating participants will enjoy the fashion showcase, open wine bar and complimentary hors d'oeuvres. The VIP reception will be sponsored by Spoodee Wine.
Patrick Kelly: Runway of Love & Gerlan Jeans Loves Patrick Kelly When: April 27, 2014 - December 7, 2014 Where: Perelman Building, Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2525 Pennsylvania Avenue Cost: $20 General Admission | $14 Students More Info: www.philamuseum.org…
WDAS: 1st Annual Holiday Jam with Jill Scott, KEM, Ledisi, Joe and Faith Evans When: Friday, November 28, 7 p.m. Where: The Liacouras Center, 1776 N Broad Street Cost: $50-100 More Info: Buy tickets here. Philly’s fave R&B/soul station…
KRT & Veteran Freshman Present: The INSPIRE Series with Alex Elle When: Thursday, December 4, 7 - 10 p.m. Where: Impact Hub, 1227 N. 4th Street Cost: $20-50 More Info: Click here to purchase tickets online. Two of Philly's…