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Mysterious Travelers Featuring Nick Lombardelli

Mon, May 21, 2018 7:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Philly’s Railway Maps Featuring Nick Lombardelli Co-starring the collection & expertise of the librarians in the  Maps Collection Nick Lombardelli is a New Jersey native and lifelong musician.  Nick graduated from The University of the Arts, obtaining his bachelor's…

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Talent Show for Kids

Tue, May 22, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Logan Library

Do you play an instrument, sing, dance, or something else you'd like to show off?  Join our afterschool crowd to perform, or cheer your friends on. Performers - please sign up with the LEAP staff.  For all school-age stars.

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Unlocking Your Inner Composer Workshop 2, Series 3 with Tyshawn Sorey: Germantown

Wed, May 23, 2018 5:30 P.M.
Joseph E. Coleman Northwest Regional Library

Unlocking Your Inner Composer is a series of free workshops. Compose your own music and explore the sonic possibilities of saxophones and percussion! The workshops precede Color Theory 2.0,  a free concert by PRISM Quartet and composer/percussionists Susie…

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Unlocking Your Inner Composer Workshop 2, Series 4 with Tyshawn Sorey: Center City

Wed, May 23, 2018 7:45 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Unlocking Your Inner Composer is a series of free workshops. Compose your own music and explore the sonic possibilities of saxophones and percussion! The workshops precede Color Theory 2.0,  a free concert by PRISM Quartet and composer/percussionists Susie…

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Philly Slam League

Fri, May 25, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Teen Center at Parkway Central Library

Join Teen Central as we host the 8th season of the Philly Slam League. The Philly Slam League (PSL) is a non-profit organization that hosts poetry teams from Philadelphia-area high schools in a five-month intellectual and artistic competition.  Teams come together weekly throughout the…

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Meet Ivy + Bean from the Walnut Street Theatre!

Sat, May 26, 2018 10:00 A.M.
Children's Department at Parkway Central Library

To celebrate their new show Ivy + Bean the Musical, we'll have a special appearance in the Children's Department.  Ivy + Bean will be performing some songs from the musical, hosting Story Time, and making new friends!  Free; no reservations required. *Programs are subject to…

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Philadelphia Chinese Opera Society - Free Performance

Sat, May 26, 2018 1:00 P.M.
Music Department at Parkway Central Library

Join us in the Montgomery Auditorium.  Unleash your imagination and witness a spellbinding eastern opera solo by the Philadelphia Chinese Opera Society in the Philadelphia Free Library! Presenting traditional Chinese opera, the Philadelphia Chinese Opera Society will transport you to…

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Unlocking Your Inner Composer Performance of Series 3 Participant Works: Germantown

Tue, May 29, 2018 5:30 P.M.
Joseph E. Coleman Northwest Regional Library

Unlocking Your Inner Composer is a series of free workshops. Compose your own music and explore the sonic possibilities of saxophones and percussion! The workshops precede Color Theory 2.0,  a free concert by PRISM Quartet and composer/percussionists Susie…

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Unlocking Your Inner Composer Performance of Series 4 Participant Works: Center City

Tue, May 29, 2018 7:45 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Unlocking Your Inner Composer is a series of free workshops. Compose your own music and explore the sonic possibilities of saxophones and percussion! The workshops precede Color Theory 2.0,  a free concert by PRISM Quartet and composer/percussionists Susie…

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Opening Reception! Tripod : People, Places, Portraits

Wed, May 30, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Art Department at Parkway Central Library

Drexel University , Canon Solutions America , and Canon USA have collaborated to introduce an innovative year-long project series with Writers Room and Mighty Writers called Tripod . During the 2017-2018 school year, six groups of three writers--drawn from the community, Drexel, and local high…

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Color Theory 2.0: Saxophones and Percussion / PRISM Quartet with Susie Ibarra and Tyshawn Sorey

Sat, June 2, 2018 3:00 P.M.
Joseph E. Coleman Northwest Regional Library

Free Performance! - June 2nd at Joseph E. Coleman Northwest Regional Library The PRISM Quartet presents Color Theory 2.0: Saxophones and Percussion following the 2017 release of the group’s critically acclaimed  COLOR THEORY album with So Percussion and Partch  Color…

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2/4 Harmony: Annamarie and Susanna Collins

Sat, June 2, 2018 3:00 P.M.
Walnut Street West

Join us for a piano recital. Annamarie Collins, age 15, and Susanna Collins, 13, are pianists from Philadelphia, PA. Both musicians have played duets and solo pieces in recitals and performances in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Tennessee. Recently, they were selected by Golden Key to…

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Happy Birthday, Lenny!

Sun, June 3, 2018 3:00 P.M.
Drinker Collection at Parkway Central Library

The Drinker Library of Choral Music and the Philomusica Chorale invites you to a free performance of a selection of choral music by Leonard Bernstein, in celebration of the 100th anniversary of his birth. The concert will take place in the Grand Lobby at Parkway Central.

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Color Theory 2.0: Saxophones and Percussion / PRISM Quartet with Susie Ibarra and Tyshawn Sorey

Mon, June 4, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Music Department at Parkway Central Library

Free Performance!  June 4th at Parkway Central Library in the Montgomery Auditorium The PRISM Quartet presents Color Theory 2.0: Saxophones and Percussion following the 2017 release of the group’s critically acclaimed  COLOR THEORY album with So Percussion and…

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Making Philadelphia Home : An Immigrant Heritage Month Story Slam

Tue, June 5, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

The Office of Immigrant Affairs , Mural Arts , and the Free Library of Philadelphia invite you to a special Immigrant Heritage Month story slam. This event features multiple performers in a variety of media whose stories highlight the different ways we've made Philadelphia home - even if we…

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Bazmati Vice Live Performance

Sat, June 9, 2018 2:00 P.M.
Queen Memorial Library

Bazmati Vice is a local band with a far-reaching sound—funk, rock, jazz, and blues. They will join us to kick off the Summer of Wonder in wonderful, creative style!  

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Summer of Wonder Kick-off Party

Mon, June 11, 2018 6:30 A.M.
Chestnut Hill Library

Sign-up for Summer Reading while celebrating with a fun, family concert featuring local favorite- Music with Gina and Band! Stop by between 6:30 and 8:00 p.m. Refreshments will be available.

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Bloomsday

Sat, June 16, 2018 11:00 A.M.
The Rosenbach

Join us on beautiful Delancey Place for the Rosenbach’s annual Bloomsday celebration on June 16, the day the world celebrates Leopold Bloom’s fictional journey through the streets of Dublin, as imagined in James Joyce’s epic Ulysses. Lauded as the greatest novel of all…

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The Astronaut’s Window: A Poetic and Musical Tribute to Black Scientists and Politicians

Mon, June 18, 2018 7:00 P.M.
Music Department at Parkway Central Library

The Astronaut’s Window: A Poetic and Musical Tribute to Black Scientists and Politicians This season marks our third year celebrating the achievements of the African American community by presenting original musical works by Dr. Cynthia Cozette Lee and Dr. Hazel Ann Lee. For this…

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Make Music Philly Day Harmonica Huddle!

Thu, June 21, 2018 4:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Seize the longest day of the year with an al-fresco* event in the Free Library's Shakespeare Park - a Make Music Philly Day Jam Session devoted to the harmonica! Hohner is once again hooking us up with 100 harmonicas, so the first 100 folks get a free Hohner! Come early for your very own!…

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