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    Wednesday Jan 17 @ 11:30 AM
Give 20
West Chester Dance Works – Come out and support West Chester Dance Works by dining in or ordering takeout at Iron Hill Brewery of West Chester Wednesday January 17th. The fundraiser is for the entire day. Be sure the give the voucher information for the credit to go to our account. The voucher link is below for your convenience. https://www.ironhillbrewery.com/give20/pdfs/1-17-18-GIVE20_WC.pdf.
 
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    Wednesday Jan 17 @ 12:00 PM
Reiki/Energy Share
Pike Creek Reiki and Healing Arts Center – Open to trained energy practitioners, of reiki or other energy modalities. Join us for sharing and learning No Set Fee, Donation basket provided please rsvp so we know how many tables to set up
 
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    Wednesday Jan 17 - Jan 18 @ 12:00 PM
Half Price Cigar Wednesday | Club Risque Philadelphia
Club Risque Philadelphia – Half Price Cigar Wednesdays! #Hello2018 All Day. All Clubs. All Cigars.
 
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    Wednesday Jan 17 - Jul 25 @ 1:00 PM
Group Art Therapy
Women Veterans Center- Veterans Multi-Service Center – Women Veterans are invited to participate in an ongoing Art Therapy Group, exploring creative and artistic ways to heal.
 
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    Wednesday Jan 17 @ 4:00 PM
Stream
New Castle Public Library – Join us for STREAM! A different activity each week focusing on Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Art, and Math. For Tweens and Teens.
 
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    Wednesday Jan 17 @ 5:00 PM
MPE Night at Oasis
Mount Pleasant Elementary PTA – Enjoy a fun night at Oasis Family Fun Center, and 50% of the day's profits will be donated to MPE! Grab a treat or slice of pizza at the snack bar, and Oasis will also donate 10% of food sales. See you there! DOWNLOAD FLYER: https://tinyurl.com/yadv3ror
 
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    Wednesday Jan 17 @ 5:25 PM
On Art with Robert Straight
The Delaware Contemporary – ON ART with Robert Straight Wednesday, January 17 | 5:25 – 6:00 PM FREE Join us for this ON ART to meet Robert Straight and engage in lively discussions about his exhibition, "Trifecta," representing work executed in three distinct formats: sculptures, constructed structures, and conventional paintings. Though different in form, the underlying theme of time is present in each piece. A single path of color, a bold line, an irregular shape all convey a journey through time. “'As time went on, I did more work that wasn’t exclusively representational, like changing a figure into mechanical creatures,” he says. “My work slowly started to look like the art in the movie 'Yellow Submarine' about The Beatles—and it gets even more abstract each time I create.'” - "For Longtime UD Art Professor, Retirement Is Just the Beginning" by Kerri Whelan, DELAWARE TODAY TRIFECTA is on display January 12 - March 30, 2018 in the Constance S. & Robert J. Hennessy Project Space. decontemporary.org/trifecta Reference: delawaretoday.com/For-Longtime-UD-Art-Professor-Retirement-Is-Just-the-Beginning
 
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    Wednesday Jan 17 @ 5:30 PM
Temple ASA: Spring GBM #1
Temple University Asian Students Association – Kick off the new year with ASA at our first GBM of 2018!! Come make new friends and catch up with old friends. Be sure to tell everyone all about your crazy winter adventures! Come along to discover ASA and experience for yourself what we are all about :) When: Wednesday, January 17th, 2018 5:30pm Where: Temple Student Center, The Underground Don't forget to follow our social media accounts for awesome event notifications and updates!! Snapchat @ tuasa Instagram @ templeasa Facbook @ temple asa or contact us to join our Facebook chat (:
 
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    Wednesday Jan 17 @ 6:00 PM
Kids' Cooking
RiverWinds Community Center – All new and updated for 2018; ages 6 - 12. $15 Members, $20 Non-Members. Please remember that all registrations must come thru RiverWinds; an RSVP to a Facebook invitation is a helpful reminder to individuals, but does not reserve a space in our programming. Please call 856-251-0990 x105 with questions or to enroll. Thank you for your cooperation! Our Program Booklet is available online at www.RiverWinds.org. We are also on Twitter @RiverWinds.
 
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    Wednesday Jan 17 @ 6:30 PM
Welcome Back Bagels
Hillel at Temple University – Temple Owls! Come join us for free bagels and snacks while also learning about how to get involved in Jewish Life at Temple and explore the different organizations across campus like Birthright, Alpha Epsilon Pi, Meor, Chadbad, Owls for Israel, and so much more! Please invite all of your friends. Hope to see you there!
 
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    Wednesday Jan 17 @ 6:30 PM
Prov Writers Gathering
Providence Church – All writers, readers, friends - are welcome to attend this informal time of fellowship in the café as we build community, cast vision and work on writing pieces that are in process! We encourage you to bring something you've written or are working on to share and workshop with other writers! Bring a friend and see you there! Questions? Email Kate Skinner at kateskinner524@gmail.com or Brendan Michael at brendandmichael@gmail.com
 
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    Wednesday Jan 17 @ 6:30 PM
Brews with Jews™
CBS Men's Club – ***********NEW LOCATION********** Brews with Jews™ Wednesday, January 17, 6:30 pm @ Gallucios Italian Restaurant. Join the guys of the Men’s Club for some cold beers, munchies, and some laughs. What better way to enjoy a winter evening? Bring your friends and join in the fun. Men’s Club membership or Jewish affiliation not required. While you're here, like the Brews with Jews™ Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/brewswithjews/
 
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    Wednesday Jan 17 @ 7:00 PM
Producers Forum: Strong Island (Free with RSVP)
Temple Department of Film and Media Arts – FREE EVENT! (with RSVP) Strong Island chronicles the arc of a family across history, geography and tragedy—from the racial segregation of the Jim Crow South to the promise of New York City; from the presumed safety of middle class suburbs, to the maelstrom of an unexpected, violent death. It is the story of the Ford family and how their lives were shaped by the enduring shadow of race in America. A deeply intimate and meditative film, Strong Island asks what one can do when the grief of loss is entwined with historical injustice, and how one grapples with the complicity of silence, which can bind a family in an imitation of life, and a nation with a false sense of justice. Yance Ford is a recipient of the Creative Capital Award, a MacDowell Colony Fellowship, a Sundance Documentary Film Program Fellowship, and was among Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film in 2011. For ten years Ford was privileged to work as Series Producer for the PBS showcase POV and where his curatorial work helped garner more than 16 Emmy nominations. With filmmaker Yance Ford in person. Yance Ford, USA, 2017, 107 min. This Scribe Video Center Producers' Forum screening is co-sponsored with the Temple Department of Film and Media Arts. FREE EVENT! (with RSVP)
 
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    Wednesday Jan 17 @ 7:00 PM
Israel70 Change Makers Series - Amal Elsana Alh'jooj
Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel – *This event is FREE and open to the public* Renowned activist and former candidate for the Nobel Peace Prize, Amal Elsana Alh’jooj co-founded AJEEC-NISPED, a non-profit organization dedicated to social change and Arab-Jewish partnership. Amal began her career as a community organizer at age 14 in a Bedouin village in the Negev and is now Executive Director of International Community Action Network at McGill University. Today, Amal is one of the key shapers of public opinion regarding the status of the Arab minority and the status of women in Israel. Join us to hear Amal discuss her amazing personal journey, her work and her continuing vision for civic activism. Register here: jewishphilly.org/get-involved/event-registrations/israeli-change-makers-amal-elsana-alhjooj-registration/
 
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    Wednesday Jan 17 @ 7:00 PM
Women's PM Bible Study Begins | Ruling Passions by Dave Wiedis
Providence Church – Ruling Passions by Dave Wiedis Join us for a short 4 week study on Ruling Passions. We will be digging in on how the idols of your heart can sabotage your life, relationships, career and ministry. Psalm 119 by Matt Chandler On Wednesday, February 14th we will begin our study on Psalm 119 with Matt Chandler. Even the most mature believers face dark nights of the soul. During those times, God feels distant, His Word dry, and the vibrant intimacy we knew before seems absent leaving us wondering, “Where is the Lord in this?” In Psalm 119, pastor Matt Chandler aims to introduce viewers to the words of King David who experienced similar seasons of life. Serving as the anchor for the study, Psalm 119 demonstrates the power of God’s Word in the lives of believers and its ability to provide a warm blanket for the soul. There are no fees for these studies but there are handouts and homework. Lead by Penny Gerrard. All women are welcome. Questions? Email Penny at psgerrard@gmail.com.
 
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    Wednesday Jan 17 - Jan 28 @ 7:00 PM
Go Figure: The Randy Gardner Story
Delaware Theatre Company – LIMITED ENGAGEMENT—2 WEEKS ONLY! "Go Figure" navigates the astonishing world of figure skating, watched by more viewers than any other event at the Winter Olympics. Starring World Champion figure skater Randy Gardner and his skating partner of 45 years Tai Babilonia, along with Olympic figure skating royalty, gold medalist Dorothy Hamill, "Go Figure" will be the perfect warm-up for 2018’s Winter Olympics. ••• GO FIGURE: THE RANDY GARDNER STORY written & directed by Josh Ravetch performed by Randy Gardner with Tai Babilonia and Dorothy Hamill January 17-28, 2018 ••• #GoFigure
 
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    Wednesday Jan 17 @ 7:30 PM
Sold Out**Cayetana / Hemming / & Friends at Boot & Saddle
Boot & Saddle – PEACE & NOISE 2018 All Proceeds from Ticket Sales to be donated to The Attic Youth Center Cayetana The follow up to Cayetana’s debut LP Nervous Like Me, New Kind of Normal, retains the pop sensibility and candid songwriting of its predecessor yet exhibits a clear growth in sonic diversity; to be released May 5th, 2017. The Philadelphia indie rock three-piece - comprised of Augusta Koch, Allegra Anka and Kelly Olsen - has been exploring the delicate interplay of mental illness and wellness, since they began releasing music in 2014, but never so gracefully and poignantly as on New Kind of Normal. “The record is about mental health…struggling with that and settling into a new kind of normal where you can finally recognize your own your destructive behaviors and accept love into your life.” Proving themselves masters of self-actualization, Cayetana has formed their own record label – Plum Records – to release their second LP. “We want to empower people and show them that they don’t have to wait for something to happen. They can do it themselves;” Cayetana refused to compromise and hope to help other artists to do the same in the future. The recording collaboration of Koch's barnyard studio in the Poconos and Matt Schimelfenig at Philly's Miner Street Studios resulted in a diverse output of expertly crafted, hooky pop songs like “Mesa” coupled with sparse, dark, and deeply emotional synth-laden tracks like “World.” Musically, the record captures the quiet moments of crushing vulnerability and the hardened highs of personal strength as expertly as Koch’s lyrical craft. From the group’s inception Cayetana has exemplified the beauty and spirit of perseverance and DIY. They prove on New Kind of Normal that growth takes self-responsibility, accepting the help of others, and resilience proving that the risk is worth the writhing. Evidently, there is a new kind of normal not only in the mind but also in music and Cayetana is determined to help us find it. *Written by Anika Pyle Hemming HEMMING (Candice Martello) is an acoustic singer-songwriter hailing from Philadelphia, PA. Her high-voltage vocals and folk-influenced songs have stood out from the crowd as a performer in the thriving Philadelphia music scene, having played the stage at well-known venues throughout the city. With a family deep rooted in music, It's no wonder she has befriended every instrument she meets. Playing guitar at just 9 years old, and writing her first song at 13, her fascination with music took off very young. After graduating from Drexel University, Hemming continued developing her sound and influence as a solo performer to the backdrop of the artist community in West Philadelphia, and as a member of Omar, the two-piece punk band she formed with close friend Nick Fanelli. While a part of Make or Break: The Linda Perry Project, she was praised for her talent as a solo artist, and split from Omar to further develop her own sound. With musical influences including Cat Power, Metric, M. Ward, and Alanis Morisette; she is inspired by the power of raw emotion, experience, and simplicity. Hemming's rhythmic, folksy, room-splitting croon leaves produces a haunting experience for her audience. And with the honesty of her music, as she bares down to a song's meat and bones, it is undeniably clear that tugging her audience's heart strings is what she aims for. VENUE INFORMATION: Boot & Saddle 1131 S. Broad Street Philadelphia, PA, 19147 http://www.bootandsaddlephilly.com
 
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    Wednesday Jan 17 @ 7:30 PM
Maestro!
Philly Improv Theater - PHIT Comedy – Maestro is a cut throat (read highly supportive and fun!) improvised competition. 12 improvisers vie for the audience's affection round after round until only one Maestro champion is left standing. Maestro runs Wednesday Nights 7:30pm at PHIT Comedy! Get $10 tickets (no fees!) at: https://phitcomedy.ticketleap.com/improv-comedy-maestro-jan-2018/ Maestro Impro™ is created (©) by Keith Johnstone (Keith Johnstone Workshops) registered in the U.S.A., Canada and other countries. All Rights Reserved. Production rights are exclusively managed by International Theatresports™ Insititute. www.theatresports.com
 
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    Wednesday Jan 17 @ 8:00 PM
Oteil Burbridge & Friends
TLA – This is an All Ages event. Performers include: Oteil Burbridge Eric Krasno John Kadlecik Melvin Seals Jay Lane Weedie Braimah Alfreda Gerald. Sale Dates and Times: Public Onsale : Tue, 21 Nov 2017 at 12:00 PM Live Nation Presale : Mon, 20 Nov 2017 at 02:00 PM Live Nation Mobile App Presale : Mon, 20 Nov 2017 at 02:00 PM
 
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    Wednesday Jan 17 @ 8:00 PM
Karl Blau at World Cafe Live Philadelphia
World Cafe Live – Ahead of the release of his new forthcoming album Out Her Space, which is due out November, 17th, 2017 through Bella Union, Karl Blau is please to share new track "Beckon". Collaborating alongside a number of musicians from Matthew E. White’s Spacebomb label as his backing band, you can listen to the track HERE. Sequestered away in rural bliss, 90 minutes north of Seattle on the Washington state coast, Karl Blau has been making records for 20 years, but never with European distribution. So, when Bella Union released Introducing Karl Blau in 2015, it shone a belated and deserved light on “one of the great hidden treasures of music,” claimed album producer Tucker Martine. But given Introducing’s specific agenda - a set of gorgeous, lush cover versions drawing mostly on vintage Nashville’s country-soul with Blau concentrating on his rich, reverberating voice – his latest album Out Her Space is so different that it could be titled Reintroducing Karl Blau. Out Her Space features Blau’s own material, production and multi-instrumental skills, and forges a gorgeous, languid and hook-infested gumbo of soul, funk, some jazzy blowing and Afro-pop, to arrive somewhere else entirely. The album also testifies to Blau’s studio skills, as he captures the glimmering, humid depths of those sweltering southern influences, despite his north-western heritage. But then Blau has engineered and produced a heap of records for himself and others, often at his home in Anacortes, releasing records on Washington’s favourite indies K and Knw-Yr-Own, as well as through his own Kelp Lunacy Advanced Plagiarism Society subscription service. But Out Her Space comes from another place, with another story to tell. In 2009, Blau had been asked to record Richmond, Virginia country-psych band Great White Jenkins, fronted by Matthew E. White. In 2012, when White started a new label, Spacebomb, based around a house band in the style of the old Stax and Motown ventures, he called on Blau again. The album that came from this partnership was White’s solo album Big Inner (snatched up by Domino Records), which The Guardian called, “a genuine revelation.” Having heard Blau’s own demos, White ensured that Spacebomb’s hot-to-trot backing band - centered around (now Fleet Foxes) bassist Cameron Ralston and drummer Pinson Chanselle – supported Blau too, and he came away with an album’s worth of tracks, which also featured Blau (guitar, percussion, synth, sax), White (guitar, synth), Phil Cook of MegaFaun (piano) and a wider cast of horns, piano, viola and backing vocals. It’s partly where Out Her Spacegot its name: “It’s a cousin to Big Inner,” says Blau. The album plays with humanitarian themes, against a backdrop of self-immolating American politics. For starters, the title Out Her Space was equally inspired by Blau’s, “overwhelming feeling to point out that men, in general, need to listen, to stop being so assertive and to get out of her space, let her balance again. Chill out dudes, rather than lead us over the cliff.” The opening "Poor The War Away" was written during the George W Bush era, “and it’s more relevant than ever. We’re steamrolling down the mountain side.” ‘Slow Children’ is a request for mankind to slow down, with a “rigid truth chorus” and “free association” verses, says Blau. The speedier "Where You Goin’ Papa" also works better in 2017 than 2012, since Blau’s youngest daughter is no longer a baby, and he can think about touring again - it’s another reason, he says, why it was worth delaying this album. "I Got The Sounds Like You Got The Blues" addresses the same scenario – “as the family breadwinner, I’m telling my kids, don’t worry, I’ll be back” – while both tracks feature some mighty jazzy extemporising. “Some songs have long tails,” he says. “I thought maybe we should cut them off, but they grew on me.” The world is out of control, but Blau’s life is anything but. Introducing Karl Blau did its job, as a great record and an introduction to a wider audience. Given Matthew E. White was voted a ‘breakout artist’ of 2012/13, then Blau, on this evidence, is unquestionably a ‘breakout artist’ of 2017/18. No one this talented should glide under the radar, no matter how much they’ve set things up that way (“the bane of Karl Blau records is that you don’t know what’s coming next!” he reckons). If Out Her Space has finally found the right time to emerge, so too has its creator.