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University of the Arts - Gershman Hall (Gershman Y)
401 S. Broad St. Philadelphia, PA 19147
215-446-3027
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    Upcoming events
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      Where We Find Ourselves Exhibition
    • Tuesday, April 25, 2017
    • The Where We Find Ourselves exhibition, hosted by University of the Arts, focuses on the intersection of queerness and everyday life, specifically how queer individuals view themselves as reflected by mainstream culture. Look through a variety of "cultural lenses" to learn about the formation of queer identity, all while building on our common ground of attempting to find our true selves. This exhibition features works in painting, video, digital collage and mixed media by Adrain Chesser & Steven Miller, Kelli Connell, Zackary Drucker & Amos Mac, Chitra Ganesh, Jamil Hellu, Ryan Wilson Kelly, Brice Peterson, Tuesday Smillie, Chad States, Lorenzo Triburgo and Jonathan Van Dyke.
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      Lynne Clibanoff/Amze Emmons
    • Thursday, April 27, 2017
    • Lynne Clibanoff's cigar-box sized, beautifully finished three-dimensional rooms, often suffused with mysterious light, are paired with Amze Emmons' magically/minimally realist images inspired by architectural illustration, cartoon language, and instruction manuals. Both are Philadelphia-based artists represented by the Dolan/Maxwell Gallery who share an interest in the depiction of space and in presenting their subjects in exquisite detail. Opening reception: Thursday, April 27, 5:30-7:30 p.m.; registration required.
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      PJFF CineMondays: In Between (Israel, 2016)
    • Monday, May 1, 2017
    • Sharing an apartment in the heart of Tel Aviv, three young Palestinian women with diverse aspirations come of age. Leila (Mouna Hawa), a chain smoking criminal lawyer with unwavering wit and wild magnetism, enjoys dancing off workday stress in the underground club scene. Her good friend, Salma (Sana Jammelieh), more subdued yet similarly stylish, is a DJ and bartender floating from gig to gig, while Nour (Shaden Kanboura), the youngest and most understated of the three, is a religious Muslim, engaged to be married, who moves in with Leila and Salma in order to study at the university. When Nour's conservative fiance arrives for a visit, he reacts negatively to her lifestyle and demands she return home. His violent reaction to her refusal leaves her shaken - but determined.
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      Bella Vista Art Crawl
    • Sunday, May 7, 2017
    • Join Gershman Y Executive Director Maxine Gaiber for a behind-the-scenes Art Crawl of Bella Vista/South Philadelphia that features visits to artist studios, including a tour of the studio of exhibiting artist Amze Emmons, and an end reception in an artist's home.
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      Lunch & Learn: Rabbi, I Want a Good Funeral - Jews & Crime in America
    • Wednesday, May 10, 2017
    • Rarely highlighted but ever-present, organized crime in Jewish society is surrounded by conflicts over money, power and faith. Rabbi Lance J. Sussman, PhD, and his colleague Joan Myerson Shrager, MEd, will investigate the complicated history of the Jewish people and their illegal acts throughout U.S. history.
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      An Evening of Leonard Cohen
    • Thursday, May 18, 2017
    • Join the Gershman Y for an evening celebrating the artistic life of the multi-talented Leonard Cohen. This performance event will weave music, poetry, and spoken word together to create an unparalleled experience of this beloved artist.
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      Hairspray GayBINGO!
    • Saturday, May 20, 2017
    • "You can't stop the beat!" GayBINGO is a fabulous, irreverent, campy, wildly popular monthly event that has been entertaining Philadelphia audiences for 20 years. Celebrating a different theme each month, hundreds of people pack the hall in Center City's Gershman Y for a night of good old-fashioned Bingo - with a decidedly different twist. GayBINGO is hosted by the infamous Bingo Verifying Divas - a wild bunch of drag queens who entertain the crowd with their wacky humor and always outrageous costumes. It promises to be an evening of unbridled fun, complete with ridiculous musical numbers, hilarious drag queen antics, chances to win fabulous prizes and more. GayBINGO was named "Best of Philly (Gay Event)," won PGN's Lambda Award for Best Fundraiser, and was the subject of a popular WHYY documentary. It has also been featured in the LA Times, Washington Post, and USA Today. GayBINGO events have raised over $3.5 million to date in support of HIV/AIDS services.
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      Believe GayBINGO!
    • Saturday, June 10, 2017
    • "Do you believe in life after love?" - Cher. GayBINGO is a fabulous, irreverent, campy, wildly popular monthly event that has been entertaining Philadelphia audiences for 20 years. Celebrating a different theme each month, hundreds of people pack the hall in Center City's Gershman Y for a night of good old-fashioned Bingo - with a decidedly different twist. GayBINGO is hosted by the infamous Bingo Verifying Divas - a wild bunch of drag queens who entertain the crowd with their wacky humor and always outrageous costumes. It promises to be an evening of unbridled fun, complete with ridiculous musical numbers, hilarious drag queen antics, chances to win fabulous prizes and more. GayBINGO was named "Best of Philly (Gay Event)," won PGN's Lambda Award for Best Fundraiser, and was the subject of a popular WHYY documentary. It has also been featured in the LA Times, Washington Post, and USA Today. GayBINGO events have raised over $3.5 million to date in support of HIV/AIDS services.
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