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Wednesdays, June 20 through September 5, 5:00 to 8:00 pm at the Penn Museum PHILADELPHIA, PA 2018—Summer officially begins June 21—but the Penn Museum starts it off a day early with the Middle Eastern-fusion sounds of Animus, the kick-off band of the Summer Nights Concert Series running Wednesdays, June 20 through September 5, 5:00 to 8:00 pm. Now in its eighth season, the series brings an eclectic lineup of performances from some of Philadelphia’s best live bands—offering the sounds of Creole Zydeco, Latin Jazz, Middle Eastern folk, Pre-Revolutionary Cuba, and more.

Summer Wednesdays are Kid and Family Days June 27 Through August 15 at the Penn Museum

With Weekend Concerts, Special Program at the Penn Museum June 23 - 24 PHILADELPHIA, PA 2018—It’s official: Relâche, Philadelphia’s new music ensemble with an international reputation for commissioning and performing innovative music of our time, has reached a milestone anniversary. The ensemble, which melds Western classical traditions with jazz, rock, electronica, world music, and more, concludes its in-residence season at the Penn Museum June 23 and 24, with a weekend-long 40th birthday celebration of concerts and special programming.

Saturday, June 2, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm PHILADELPHIA, PA 2018—As the weather gets warmer and sunny days grow longer, the Penn Museum offers a Celebration of Jamaica on Saturday, June 2, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, in partnership with the region’s Young Caribbean Professional Network, Team Jamaica Bickle – Philadelphia, and Jamaica Land We Love (Jalawelo). The family-friendly day features reggae and steel pan music from the Caribbean Islands, dance, storytelling, distinctive crafts, a curator gallery talk, and more, all free with Museum admission.

Saturday, March 24, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sunday, March 18, 1:00 to 4:00 PM Museum Event Kicks off Historic University of Pennsylvania Teach-In March 18 to 22

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At the Penn Museum Saturday, MArch 10, 4:00 to 7:00 PM PHILADELPHIA, PA 2018—You’ve never experienced Family Game Night until you’ve experienced it at the Penn Museum.

Saturday, February 24, 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM PHILADELPHIA, PA 2018—Traditional African music and dance, an African Jazz Connection workshop, dance and drumming workshops, puppetry, storytelling, an African marketplace, art-making, games, gallery tours, film, even African animal yoga for children—it all comes alive at the Penn Museum’s 29th annual Celebration of African Cultures on Saturday, February 24, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. The celebration, presented in the Museum’s Africa galleries and around the Museum, is free with Museum admission.

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