Nov
15
8:00 PM20:00

Screening of "Until and Unless"

We welcome you to attend the world premiere of "Until and Unless", a short documentary created by the South Asia Center at the University of Penn Research Internship program, with the grassroots organization Balaram Dey Street Anandam and students in India. The film spotlights four queer people and the impact of systemic oppression on their lives, it also addresses the decriminalization of sodomy in India. The screening includes a talk back with 3 of the Bengali LGBTKH* activists featured in the film.

Film Length: 30 Minutes

For mature audiences only.

Watch trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNXjLvouD2A

Learn more about this film by visiting: https://www.balaramanandam.org

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Oct
6
7:00 PM19:00

The Last Supper

The Last Suppers are our exhibit closing fundraisers, that help us cover some of the costs of running the gallery, please come, support the gallery and meet some new friends to share a delicious feast at our long table, surrounded by art...

On this evening, we say good bye to the 7th Annual Germantown Show, our open call exhibit of 81 artists from all over Philly, is its last day!.

$25 minimum donation per person

On this special evening, the artist chosen by all the exhibiting artists of our Annual Show, Elena Bouvier, will be presented with the First Annual $500 Linden's Gift by Susan Guggenheim. This award was created by Susan, in memory of her son Linden Jordan Eskenazi, who her family lost this past summer.

Join us and see what community tastes and feels like!

Rocio & Renny

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Sep
22
8:00 PM20:00

Linden's Gift Announcement

There will be an online announcement of the winner of the 1st Annual "Linden Gift" that will be presented during The Last Supper on Sat, Oct 6.
NOTICE: All voting is being done ONLY by the artists in the show... if you are one of them, you have until Sat, Sept 22, (6pm) to cast your vote.

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Jul
28
7:00 PM19:00

The Last Supper

Our Benefit Dinner Party

As you know, we are a not for profit gallery, and these monthly fundraising dinners help cover some of the costs of running the gallery, please join us and some new friends to share a delicious feast at our long table, surrounded by art... more info soon.

$25 minimum donation per person

We appreciate your generosity and support, thank you!

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Jul
27
8:00 PM20:00

Friday Night Rumba

This is the last Rumba of the season, the gallery will be closed all August, we will resume sometime September.

Every Friday night (except for the night before an Opening). Rumbas are gatherings of friends of all ages, united by their love of Afro-Cuban folklore, they come to drum, sing and dance. Rumbas are free and open to the public, we welcome drinks or snacks for the sharing table in the back.

 

 

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Jul
20
8:00 PM20:00

Friday Night Rumba

Every Friday night (except for the night before an Opening). Rumbas are gatherings of friends of all ages, united by their love of Afro-Cuban folklore, they come to drum, sing and dance. Rumbas are free and open to the public, we welcome drinks or snacks for the sharing table in the back.

Only two Rumbas left before we close for the Summer.

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Jul
14
4:00 PM16:00

Tony Webb's Book Launch Party

Tony Webb is having a party to celebrate the publishing of his second novel "In Search of a Good Feeling" and we're inviting YOU to be our guest, come check out his new book!

Tony will be signing his book and there will be food, drinks, dancing, free book give aways...and more.

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Jul
13
8:00 PM20:00

Friday Night Rumba

Every Friday night (except for the night before an Opening). Rumbas are gatherings of friends of all ages, and nationalities, united by their love of Afro-Cuban folklore, they come to drum, sing and dance. Rumbas are free and open to the public, we welcome drinks or snacks for the sharing table in the back. Only good vibes allowed!

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May
26
6:00 PM18:00

Opening Reception for Jeremy Kaplan

Opening Reception for Jeremy John Kaplan's exhibit "Take Charge" in the main gallery. His work includes cyanotypes, assemblage, found photographs and installations. 

Additionally, Michael M. Koehler's installation "The Glass House" is in the GReaT GLaSS eLeVaToR and Edwin Bethea takes over the ReDRooM with "An All Red Room" An examination of fear and darkness. 

Exhibits run until Sat. June 23, 2018

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May
11
8:00 PM20:00

Friday Rumba & Renny's Birthday

Friday Night Rumbas are still happening every week (except the night before an Opening), but this one is special, it's Renny's birthday!!!

Rumbas are gatherings of people united by their love of Afro-Cuban folklore, we drum, sing, dance and share. Rumbas are open to the public, we welcome drinks or snacks for the sharing table in the back. Only good vibes allowed!

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May
4
to May 5

Friday Night Rumba

Every Friday night (except for the night before an Opening). Rumbas are gatherings of friends of all ages, united by their love of Afro-Cuban folklore, they come to drum, sing and dance. Rumbas are free and open to the public, we welcome drinks or snacks for the sharing table in the back. Only good vibes allowed!

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Apr
21
4:00 PM16:00

"18" GFS Seniors Art Show

An exhibition of artwork by students from the Germantown Friends School Class of 2018, curated by the Senior Studio Art class taught by Megan Culp.

The theme of the show explores the number 18, what it means, feels, and looks like to be 18 in the year 2018. The show will include diverse works, including installation, video, drawing, painting, sculpture, and photography.

The GReaT GLaSS eLeVaToR will have the installation "No pressure, baba" by GFS photographer Scott Foley, based on his documentation of a recent trip to the African Leadership Academy in South Africa with a handful of Seniors.

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Mar
31
7:00 PM19:00

The Last Supper

Our Benefit Dinner Party
$25 minimum donation per person

As you know, we are a not for profit gallery, and these monthly fundraising dinners help cover some of the costs of running the gallery, please join us and some new friends to share a delicious feast at our long table, surrounded by art... more info soon.

We appreciate your generosity and support, thank you!

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Mar
30
8:00 PM20:00

Friday Night Rumba

Every Friday night. Rumbas are gatherings of friends of all ages, united by their love of Afro-Cuban folklore, they come to drum, sing and dance. Rumbas are free and open to the public, we welcome drinks or snacks for the sharing table in the back. Only good vibes allowed!

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Mar
24
7:00 PM19:00

A Language of Philadelphia

Join us as we connect with the new poet laureate of Philadelphia, Raquel Salas Rivera, alongside poetry and prose writers Kourtney Fullard, Lorraine Rice, and Maleka Fruean in readings fluent in the many languages of Philadelphia. Language is literal and metaphorical. 

What can our words, stories, and discourse create in Germantown and beyond to transcend and shift the limits of literary boundaries?

There will be readings, art, reception, and conversation. Please feel free to bring drink/food for our reception and thoughts and hearts for our afterwards gathering.

"i ask her,
with my mayagüez voice,
how can one live
with so much pain that stops
mid-motion here
in motion, wanting
finally to not have to
dream oneself different,
knowing that this place
has names?"

from "eclipse/eclipse" by Raquel Salas Rivera

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Mar
24
11:00 AM11:00

Rumba Cubana 3: Drumming for Women Only

This is the third and last of 3 workshops on Saturdays at iMPeRFeCT Gallery, specifically for women, in the traditions of the Cuban Rumba.

Drummer, educator and folklorist, Christian Noguera, will lead these sessions in the basics of “Guaguanco”, the popular “conga and clave” music of Cuba. Here at iMPeRFeCT, we want to encourage, applaud and promote the inclusion and participation of women in the Rumba... The Time Is Now!

● Join us on Saturdays, March 10, 17, and 24 (11am - 1pm)

● Bring your conga drum if possible.

● Fee for 3 sessions $45 Walk-ins welcome $20 a session

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Mar
23
8:00 PM20:00

Friday Night Rumba

Every Friday night. Rumbas are gatherings of friends of all ages, united by their love of Afro-Cuban folklore, they come to drum, sing and dance. Rumbas are free and open to the public, we welcome drinks or snacks for the sharing table in the back. Only good vibes allowed!

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Mar
17
8:00 PM20:00

Brazilian Percussion at iMPeRFeCT

Come and be transported.

First you'll be treated by the harmonies of contemporary folk duo Attractive Nuisance (Claudia Ginanni & Heather Levi), and later, by the joyous Samba sounds of Philly based group Unidos da Filadelfia Samba School, a school modeled after the Carnaval parade organizations of Rio de Janeiro and Bahia, Brazil. Party tiiime!! 

WARNING: It's gonna get loud... 😈

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Mar
17
7:00 PM19:00

Donor Appreciation Cocktails

iMPeRFeCT Gallery has invited its donors for a night of cocktails and music. This is how we say thanks to all who supported our work by contributing to our online campaign, or with monthly donations or attending our Last Suppers, all of it helps us stick around.

Cocktails will be followed by performances (around 8pm) by the contemporary folk duo Attractive Nuisance (Claudia Ginanni & Heather Levi) and then the Samba sounds of the Philly based group Unidos da Filadelfia. 

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