May 2024

June 2024

July 2024
  • 1:00 PMIn-person! S/He Speaks 2: Voices of Women, Trans & Nonbinary Folx Book Release & Open Reading
  • 1:00 PM - 4:35 PM

    S/He Speaks 2:                            

    Voices of Women, Trans & Nonbinary Folx

    Book Release & Open Reading


    Hosted by co-editor Cassendre Xavier

    Contributors to this new anthology from Moonstone Press – to be released at the event -- will read and discuss their writing


    Tamir Nubia Brisport, Shreya Datta, Denise Delgado,Jeanne DiGrazio, Eliza Fisherman, Samantha Hollins, Dana Kinsey, Jessica Kratzer, L. Lois, Maureen Martinez, April McCloud, Susannah Miller, Ada Pendill, Bella Piacentino, Brie Sheridan, Sarah Tachau, Rebecca Thrush, Alyssa Velazquez



    Bring your poems/essays and join in!

    FREE & Open to the public

  • 7:30 PMIn-person! Calligrapher Setsuhi Shirashi x Toshi Makihara w/ opening performance by Ann Adachi Group
  • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM Calligrapher Setsuhi Shirashi x Toshi Makiharaw/ opening performance by Ann Adachi Group7:30pm doors - $5-15 tickets at the -@tosmos331@setsuhi_eri_shiraishi@an_nkoromochiCuration-@aaron_Pond_scum@peoplesmusicsupply@otsproductionsbaltimoreArtist credit @phenomecology 
  • 3:00 PMIn-person! Creatives Chat Series 2024, a pop-up series for curated discussions merging creative industry topics, best practices, complimentary food, networking, and live music—an immersive experience for all
  • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Creatives Chat Series 2024The Women's Coalition for Empowerment, Inc. in partnership with The Rotunda, presents the Creatives Chat Series 2024, a pop-up series for curated discussions merging creative industry topics, best practices, complimentary food, networking, and live music—an immersive experience for all.


    Moderated by Shekhinah B., author of the Art Economic Empowerment Workbook, an artistic multi-hyphenate, arts administrator, Edutainer, and vocal performer.


    Artists of all disciplines are invited to explore innovative approaches to creativity in a safe and non-judgmental environment. Join us for an enriching experience and be part of a community that values and encourages creativity in all forms.


    Sunday, March 10, 2024 at 3pm - Women's Month

    Sunday, May 5, 2024 at 3pm - Creative Business

    Sunday, June 2, 2023 at 3pm - Black Music Month


    Free | Open to the Public | Live Music | Free Food | Networking(Guest panelists will be announced soon....)

    Please register at


  • 10:00 AMIn-person! United Block Captains Association Hospital Flea Market Fundraiser
  • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM United Block Captains Association Hospital Flea Market Fundraiser10am-3pm (vendors set up at 9am)Vendor spaces are 6ft wide and cost $25. Vendors must provide their own tables; the venue will provide chairs. Spaces are available inside & outside of the venue. Outdoor spaces are weather-dependent. Flea market wares may be sold including home decor, kitchen supplies, clothing, toys, books, beauty care, you name it. To reserve a vendor space, please call 267-304-4848 or email information@TheRotunda.orgThe United Block Captains Association Hospital (UBCAH) is committed to supporting Block Captains throughout the City of Philadelphia. We provide information, training, and resources to assist Block Captains in activities such as: coordinating and running community meetings; neighborhood clean-ups; conflict resolution; and resource dissemination. Moreover, we encourage Block Captains to be positive leaders in all things. The UBCAH offers several trainings for both adults and children in our neighborhoods. More specifically, we provide Mentors, the “Fun, Fit, and Free” Group, holiday toy giveaways, school supply giveaways, and a beloved seven-week Summer Fun Program which offers youth activities including roller skating, bowling, swimming, film screenings, amusement park trips, cultural education, community gardening, and neighborhood block and lot clean-ups.
  • 7:00 PMIn-person! Yam On! An All-Ages Theatrical Music Extravaganza! + POPEYE (1980, directed by Robert Altman, 114 min., U.S.)
  • 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM BRIGHT BULB SCREENINGS, Free Double Features Every Second Thursday of the MonthFollow Bright Bulb Screenings on Facebook, InstagramThe Rotunda (4014 Walnut, Philly) Thursday June 13th, 2024! 7PM!Yam On! An All-Ages Theatrical Music Extravaganza!+POPEYE (1980, directed by Robert Altman, 114 min., U.S.)- - - - -Yam On! Creator Steven Erdman (aka Lard Dog) is a cartoon character come-to-life who descends from planet Belopio on a Giant Pretzel to take your family on a musical journey of absurdism, frivolity, and unbridled joy. The utterly quirky cast of characters invites you into their unique audio-visual universe, complete with catchy songs, interactive props, multi-media graphics, and a pretzel toss—plus guest star appearance by famed puppeteer Richard Michael Gomez!Having performed on renowned stages around the globe, including Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, and the Strawberry Festival in China, Erdman has earned international acclaim for his extravagant, multi-media theatrical productions. Come play along and slurp the noodle of life, for Life’s A Real Dream."All about the power of imagination” 
“Cloaks messages of love in absurdist pop songs” 
—PASTE MAGAZINE- - - - -Robert Altman's audacious, one-of-a-kind movie musical/comic book film makes for a perfect compliment to Erdman's theatrical/musical vision.Director Altman, at the end of his run of bravura big studio productions (NASHVILLE, MASH, McCABE & MRS. MILLER), would go on location of the isle of Malta where Italian artisans would construct the weather-worn and fully-functional fishing village of Sweethaven as POPEYE's backdrop. The casting couldn't be more inspired, with BREAKING AWAY's Paul Dooley as the burger-loving Wimpy, FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH's Ray Walston as crabby Poopdeck Pappy, and Robin Williams & Shelley Duvall, seemingly born to play the iconic characters of Popeye and his love Olive Oyl. Cult pop star Harry Nilsson's songs perfectly capture the mood of gleeful whimsy.A modest hit upon release, POPEYE's unique handmade charm has transcended generations, with fan Paul Thomas Anderson featuring the film's song “He Needs Me” in PUNCH DRUNK LOVE and Carly Rae Jepsen interpolating the same song into her 2019 hit “Everything He Needs.”“You wonder how on earth Altman did it; equally often, you feel you are watching a wacky masterpiece, the like of which you've never seen before.”- Geoff Andrew, Time Out- - - - -Follow Bright Bulb Screenings on Facebook, InstagramTHE 
  • 8:00 PMRocio Diaz de Cossio, José Fernando Solares, Kyle Motl & Carrie DeCunzo // Christian Mirande & Michael Barker // The 52nd Street Planetary Ensemble
  • 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

    A night of spontaneous composition and FREE music! Doors will open at 7:30 PM, Show at 8 PM.

    Rocío Díaz de Cossío (they/them) is a Mexican cellist, composer, and improviser. They are dedicated to exploring the sonic possibilities of their instrument, implementing prepared cello and live electronics. Their performances encompass improvisation, solo and ensemble acoustic and electroacoustic pieces, collective compositions, and interdisciplinary collaboration. Rocío has participated in the Darmstadt Summer Course, the International Ensemble Modern Academy, Festival Expresiones Contemporáneas, The Center for Advanced Musical Studies at Chosen Vale, and Red Ecología Acústica México. Recent commissions include works by Anne Lebaron, Guadalupe Perales, and a solo/duo piece for them and Madison Greenstone by Wilfrido Terrazas. Rocío concentrates their practice in New York City and México, focusing on performer-composer practices and teaching cello.

    Jose F. Solares is a Mexican improviser, saxophonist, composer, and sound artist. His main focus is on improvisationalperspectives that go beyond listening. Perception and awareness of the time-space continuum, Improvisation as a way of existing in this reality, and letting the unconscious take over, are a few of his approaches to improvisation.

    Carrie DeCunzo has performed and released music under the monikers beautywork, Natural Pleasures, and Carrie Ford. She collaborates with Rose Actor-Engel in 500 Club. She has released her music on her self-run, small-scale imprint KSX Solutions and with No Rent Records, Love is the Law, Sprawl Tapes, and American Damage.

    Kyle Motl is a bassist, composer, and improviser whose playing is noted for both “iridescent delicacy as well as abrasive force” (The Wire). His music “promise[s] to change us by revealing things we could never have imagined” (Free Jazz Collective). Kyle’s work inhabits territories composed and improvised, including projects with Treesearch, Patrick Shiroishi, Clucas/Motl/Hubbard, a trio with Anthony Davis and Kjell Nordeson, and work with contemporary music ensembles including the International Contemporary Ensemble and Ghost Ensemble.


  • 8:00 PMIn-person! Bowerbird presents a special screening of John Cage Meets Sun Ra: The Complete Concert
  • 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    Bowerbird is pleased to present a special screening of John Cage Meets Sun Ra: The Complete Concert at The Rotunda.

    Recorded at Sideshows by the Seashore along the Coney Island boardwalk on June 8th, 1986 as documented by John Polizzi under the commission of event producers Rick Russo and Bronwyn Rucker.

    From Pitchfork: “John Cage Meets Sun Ra: The Complete Concert gradually emerges as something greater than a footnote. That’s not because the pairing results in an ‘avant super duo.’ As it happens, the two artists tend to trade off soloing, and only play together audibly at one point during this hour-plus set, recorded at Coney Island. Yet despite the arms-length embrace, the overall concert has a surprisingly seamless quality.”

    Admission is FREE/donations appreciated. RSVPs are not required but are appreciated. More info:


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