Open Arts Philly is a new initiative by Campus Philly to encourage students on a budget to explore the city without going bankrupt. In a place that houses world-famous orchestras and considers the Rocky legacy such high art that they had a year-long debater over whether it belonged in the PMA, that’s a pretty noble mission.
Philadelphia Art Alliance is an exhibition space housed in Society Hill and dedicates itself to promoting the Philly art scene and uniting the arts by presenting music, theater, painting, and sculpture in a single venue.. It’s been around since 1915 and presents up to twelve exhibits a year, as well as hosting touring exhibits, workshops, artist talks and other things.
This Wednesday, November 20th, they come together to make sweet music on the dance floor.
I can’t believe I just said that. Allergy season is really getting to me.
Open Arts is partnering up with Philadelphia Art Alliance for a special College Night event featuring CaveCast, a series of live podcast events that document the Philly music DJ scene. Part lecture, part dance party (stay with me here), it features conversations with DJs about their craft, the Philly scene, and what it’s like to wear a fedora seriously. At least, that’s what I would ask a DJ if I actually knew one or knew anything about DJing to begin with. That’s how Kevin Federline got his start, right?Right?
The DJ featured on November 20th will be Apt One, who according to various websites has been on the forefront of many important movements in dance music over the last ten years, which has seen him play all styles imaginable all across the US and Europe. Which probably means he had some hand in the whole Euro-pop thing so we either have a lot to thank him or a reason to raid this place. He’s also a DJ that is near to my heart because my apartment number is indeed Apt. 1 too, so I feel like he really understands what I go through on a daily basis.
He’ll be talking on air and hosting a free live dance party straight after, so ditch your capstone outline for a different kind of lesson at 9pm on Wednesday, November 20th. It’s cheaper than Tigerbeats, and you’ll come out with some new knowledge on DJing you can impress your new frat bro with! What more could you ask for?
All right, you’ve caught me. The game is up. I am Apt One and this is my party and that’s why I’m writing about it on this blog and saying things like “make sweet music on the dance floor”. Please come.
This event has LIMITED FREE TICKETS. All ages, ID required for drink wristband. Discounted $5 Tickets are available when FREE tickets sell out. Register online here to claim tickets.