Your guide to Philly's diverse creative scene, nightlife, music, food & more
When: Opening reception, Saturday, January 10, 8 - 12 a.m.; Exhibit open through February 28
Where: Art Sanctuary, 628 S. 16th Street
More Info:View Art Sanctuary's gallery hours.
Dubbed "Green Winter," Taqiy's exhibit, which will be on display through the end of February, will include over a dozen of the popular painter's, pop culture-influenced works. The upwardly-mobile artist has been featured in a countless number of events around the country, and he's frequently commissioned to create work for this celebrity friend and clients.
Green Winter includes portraits of notable artists including Floyd Mayweather, Lauryn Hill, Allen Iverson, Michael Jackson and more.
When: January 10, 2015 - April 5, 2015
Where: The Philadelphia Museum of Art,
Cost: Included with the cost of general museum admission.
More Info: Click here for details.
This winter, the Philadelphia Museum of Art will present an exhibition highlighting its exceptional holdings of work by African American artists. Reflecting a broad range of stories, subjects, styles, mediums, and traditions, Represent: 200 Years of African American Art will include works by Horace Pippin, Jacob Lawrence, Alma Thomas, Martin Puryear, and Carrie Mae Weems, and many others.
Represent: 200 Years of African American Art will include approximately 75 works by more than 50 artists. The exhibition places a strong emphasis on the modern era, when African Americans began to have greater access to artistic training and professional opportunities in this field.
Trust us — this is 100% a can't-miss exhibition.
When: Sunday, January 25, 7 p.m.
Where: Hard Rock Cafe, 1113 Market Street
More Info: Buy tickets online here.
This weekend, much-loved singer/songwriter Tweet makes an exciting appearance with her highly anticipated performance, The Return of the Hummingbird at the Hard Rock Cafe in Philadelphia. Known for her breakout hits, "Oops (Oh My)" and "Call Me," Tweet is ready to make Philly fans fall in love all over again with her deliciously soft, melodic vocals, honest lyrics and infectious melodies.
Tweet first landed on the scene with her 2002 debut album, Southern Hummingbird, which was produced in part by Missy Elliot and was hailed as an instant classic by R&B/soul music lovers everywhere. Now, with over a decade of industry experiences under her belt, Tweet's signature smooth vocals, clean production and undeniable grooves have built a serious following of die-hard fans.
And, trust us — as the home to some of the world's finest soul vocalist and musicians, Philly is definitely still feeling Tweet's sound. Philadelphia fans last saw the sultry siren live on stage alongside our city's own in-demand trombonist, Jeff Bradshaw. Last year, Tweet joined an all-star cast, including Robert Glasper, Kim Burrell, Marsha Ambrosius and Take 6, for a live recording at The Kimmel Center of Bradshaw's forthcoming album.
This Sunday, you can be one of the first to experience The Return of the Hummingbird featuring Tweet, Musical Director Jeff Bradshaw and more at 7 p.m. on at Hard Rock Cafe.
When: Monday, January 26, 5 p.m.
Where: Hard Rock Café, 12th and Market Streets
Cost: Free with RSVP, .
More Info: Click here.
This Month, The Recording Academy® Philadelphia Chapter is hosting its second In the Mixat the Hard Rock Cafe in Midtown. The quarterly networking mixer is geared toward music professionals and boasts the attendance by some of the city's most recognized talents, and buzz-worthy newcomers.
The event will be hosted by Bruce Warren of Philadelphia-based indie radio station WXPN and the popular Some Velvet blog. Music for the evening will be provided courtesy of former Master of the Mix contestant, DJ Royale! Presented as an opportunity to learn more about the events and initiatives of The Recording Academy, this event is free and open to all music makers based in and around the city. Whether an engineer, artist, musician or manager — all industry types and talents are welcomed.
Immediately following this networking mixer, KBM Untapped, an artist showcase, will take place in the main room of the Hard Rock. The show kickoffs at 8 p.m. and will include performances by Suzanne Sheer, Joe Miller, Francis Lombardi, and The Brian La Pann Trio.
Come out for an exciting night of networking and live music. Happy hour specials and appetizers will be available! RSVP required.
Watch our exclusive recap of The Recording Academy's Generation Next Brunch at the Hard Rock Cafe.
If you’ve never been to an Illvibe Collective party before… Well, you haven’t really partied.This Philly DJ crew spins records so hard, and makes the party so live, that you'll have no choice but to sweat it out on the dance floor.
When: Friday, January 30, 9 p.m.
Where: 204 S. Camac St., Philadelphia, PA
More Info: Click here for details.
After sifting through applications from some of the top DJs in the nation, a expert panel of judge, including DJ Jazzy Jeff, Four Color Zack, DJ Hedspin, Skratch Bastid, and Z-Trip, have selected 60+ participants to compete across 12 regional qualifiers leading up to the 2015 Red Bull Thre3style USA Championships.
In the Philadelphia regional qualifier, five DJs — Dj Impulse, Patrice McBride, FingerSmith, Reed Streets, Royale — will battle it out. A panel of three judges will select one DJ, based on technical ability and crowd reaction, to advance to the Red Bull Thre3style USA Championships in Phoenix, AZ. Out of the 12 regional winners ultimately one DJ will advance to represent the USA in the 2015 Red Bull Thre3style World DJ Championships in Tokyo, Japan.
We think Philly's definitely got this one in the bag. Let's go.
When: Saturday, January 31, 6:30 p.m.
Where: The Trocadero, 1003 Arch Street
More Info: Click here for details.
The arts community in Philadelphia is a vibrant, breathing collective of unique individuals. Amongst the brightest and most talented are the Tiberinos, a family of dedicated, masterful artists with a history as rich as the work they produce.
Regarded as one of Philadelphia's best kept secrets in the arts, this month they will bring their family's legacy to the silver screen with the premiere of a feature length documentary entitled, “Tiberino: The Art of Life”. Produced over a three year period, the film serves as a chronicle of the family's history as Philadelphians and artists. Directed by local filmmaker, Derrick Woodyard, and family patriarch, Joseph Tiberino, the documentary features interviews of artists and friends closest to the family including Danny Simmons.
The doors will open at 6:30 p.m. followed by a red carpet cocktail hour from 7- 8 p.m. with the screening of the film proceeding immediately after. A question and answer discussion of the film will commence after the screening with a panel featuring the filmmaker and members of the Tiberino family. The night will end with a mixer to allow attendees to meet and mingle with the artists.
When: February 5, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Annenberg Center, 3680 Walnut Street, Zellerbach Theatre
More Info: Buy tickets here.
NEA Jazz Master, Grammy® award‐winning saxophonist and Tony® award nominee Branford Marsalis is one of the most revered instrumentalists today. Born into New Orleans’ most distinguished musical family, his life and career have intersected with a host of jazz giants including Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Herbie Hancock and Sonny Rollins. Marsalis leads his quartet with the charisma and intensity of a living jazz legend.
On February 5, Marsalis takes center stage at the Annenberg Center.
When: Friday, February 6, 8:30 p.m.
Where: PhilaMOCA, 531 N. 12th Street
Cost: $15 VIP Reserved, $10
More Info: Click here for tickets.
The Pigeon returns with the next edition of The Philadelphia Poetry Slam. This quinessential Philly spoken word event features a poetry slam where the region's hottest talents compete to rep The Pigeon and Philadelphia at the National Poetry Slam!
The content and styles are always as diverse as the people of our great city — definitely a must-hit situation. Each event includes the open mic competition and a featured perform and workshop leader. This month's feature is public speaker, organizer, workshop facilitator, poet, spoken word performer, educator, songwriter, writer, emcee, and loyal Hip Hop head Dasan Ahanu.
Dasan is also a recording artist who as one as one half of the duo The Jim Crow Jackson Experiment released a self titled album domestically and internationally in 2007. Since then he has continued to record while collaborating with many of North Carolina’s most notable emcees, vocalists, and musicians. Dasan is a proud member of the Universal Zulu Nation, a global community organization that also fosters greater cultural awareness of Hip Hop.
When: February 6 – 7, 8 p.m.
Where: Annenberg Center, Harold Prince Theater, 3680 Walnut Street
More Info: Buy tickets here.
The Philadelphia fall arts season is in full swing and the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts is bringing a phenomenal lineup of internationally renowned talent our way. Anchored in the popular West Philadelphia neighborhood of the University City, the Annenberg produces a full year of rich music and cultural programming on the campus of University of Pennsylvania.
On February 6 to 7, Philadelphia-born poet, activist and recording artist Ursula Rucker bares heart and soul through poetry. My Father’s Daughter is a live, epic poem accompanied by music and video imagery that tells Rucker’s painful but victorious survival story. Grab your tickets now!
Return of the Hummingbird Featuring Tweet When: Sunday, January 25, 7 p.m. Where: Hard Rock Cafe, 1113 Market Street Cost: $40 More Info: Buy tickets online here. This weekend, much-loved singer/songwriter Tweet makes an exciting appearance with her highly…
In the Mix When: Monday, January 26, 5 p.m. Where: Hard Rock Café, 12th and Market Streets Cost: Free with RSVP, rsvp_philadelphia@GRAMMY.com. More Info: Click here. This Month, The Recording Academy® Philadelphia Chapter is hosting its second In the…