On the 18th at PMA

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Did you know the Philadelphia Museum of Art is open late every Wednesday with Pay What You Wish admissions?

Join Susie Kwon (class of 2011) and the Philly Smith Club at 5:30 – 7:30 October 18th for an art-filled gathering and celebrate Octoberfest with a glass of beer!

When you arrive, go to the Great Stair Hall on the first floor and then please look for a table-tent with ‘Smith College Club of Philadelphia’ on it. Drink and food purchase is available – separated from the beer and food pairing that requires tickets.

 

Details:

Octoberfest at the Philadelphia Museum of Art with Pay What You Wish admissions

Date and Time: Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Location: Great Stair Hall, Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130

Admissions: Free for the Philadelphia Museum of Art members, Pay What You Wish for general public

Web: http://philamuseum.org/wednesdaynights

Host: Susie Kwon, Class of 2011

Fall Faculty Speaker

RSVP TODAY FOR THE FALL FACULTY SPEAKER EVENT!
Monday, October 16th @ 6:30 p.m.

The Smith College Club of Philadelphia is pleased to invite Philadelphia-area alumnae and their guests to our annual faculty speaker event! Nanci Young, Smith College Archivist, will speak on Monday, October 16th at 6:30 p.m. at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (3260 South St., Philadelphia, PA 19104). Nanci will give a presentation on the history of Philadelphia alumnae at Smith College as well as the renovations to the Smith College Neilsen Library.

RSVP today!

Admission includes hors d’oeuvres, wine and non-alcoholic beverages. Tickets are $15 for current club members, $25 for non-members, and $10 for new alums (c/o ’13-17). If you’re not a current member of the Smith College Club of Philadelphia, please support the club and join now to enjoy the discounted admission rate for the talk!

Please RSVP to PhillySmithClub@gmail.com. Submit payment via Paypal or by sending a check to: Elizabeth Savage, SCCOP Treasurer, 2401 Pennsylvania Ave. Apt. 11A12, 19130. Please include: Fall Faculty Speaker in the memo line.

Where to park

On the 18th–Kensington edition!

Like beer? Beer gardens? Exploring Philly?

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(Look at their adorable little beer garden! Don’t worry–to beat the heat, there will be indoor and outdoor seating.)

  Tonight! We’re doing a very special On the 18th in the neighborhood of new board member, Lola Arellano-Fryer, Kensington!

5pm start, but feel free to come later.

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From their website:

What kind of beer do you serve?
We have an ever shifting beer list of selections that either move us currently or we are simply rekindling a romance with. While it seems dizzying to select what to serve in such an overcrowded market we tend to stick with great beer made by even better people. We try desperately to stay away from trends, but revel in relying on craftsmanship and good business practices to help us make our decisions. While rare beer is a lot of fun to serve and drink we tend to pour the most sought after offerings on a Monday afternoon as opposed to squirreling away one keg and centering a whole event around it. No, quite frankly we would rather be good hosts and allow our guests to sit back, relax, and enjoy their beer unmolested by the hordes.

What if I hate beer? Am I still allowed in?
We offer wine by the glass and by the bottle. No fancy foolery, it’s a wine list Jonathan Richman would approve: accessible, and meant to be enjoyed, not dicussed. We also have a full bar.

How do I get to the Memphis Taproom?
You can find us at the intersection of Memphis Street and E. Cumberland Street on the border of the Port Richmond and Fishtown neighborhoods of Philly, in the Kensington section of the city.

Artist Gallery Talk and Chamber Concert

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Holly Trostle Brigham (b. 1965), Tamara de Lempicka: On Autopilot, 2009, watercolor on paper, 29 1/2 x 29 1/2 in. Collection of the artist.

The Smith College Club of Philadelphia is pleased to announce an artist gallery talk with Holly Trostle Brigham ’88. Join fellow Smith alumnae on Saturday, April 23, 2016 at 2pm at the Michener Museum. Your ticket includes museum admission, Holly’s talk about her exhibit “Sisters and Goddesses,” a chamber music concert, and light refreshments.

At 2pm PAFA-trained and Philadelphia-based artist Holly Trostle Brigham will discuss the seven self-portraits in which she assumes the guise of artists of the past—such as Frida Kahlo, Artemesia Gentileschi, and Tamara de Lempicka—to remind us of their important stories. Brigham also looks to her academic past as a student at Smith, one of the “seven sisters,” connecting those “sisters” with her own life through these portraits.

Then, at 3pm internationally-acclaimed violinist Lenuta Ciulei and cellist/conductor Dr. George Antanasiu will perform a pop-up chamber concert in support of “Holly Trostle Brigham: Sisters and Goddesses.”

Following the concert, light refreshments will be served.

Please RSVP to phillysmithclub@gmail.com. Please let us know if you need a ride or are able to offer a carpool ride to the event.

Tickets:

  • $16 for members of the Smith College Club of Philadelphia. $18 for guests and non-members. Please submit payment to the Smith College Club of Philadelphia via PayPal or by mailing a check to the club treasurer at: SCCOP Treasurer, 2401 Pennsylvania Ave. Apt. 11A12 Philadelphia, PA 19130
  • Admission is FREE for members of the Michener museum and for undergraduate and graduate students with a valid ID! (Please indicate that you are a student or Michener member attending free of charge in your RSVP to the club.)

“On the 18th” and Other Special Events in March

Join us for two special events in March!
March 18 Jazz & March 21 Salon
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Enjoy an evening of music with fellow Smithies on Friday, March 18 (5pm8:45pm) at Art After 5 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The Women in Jazz program features Valray Sturgis and friends paying homage to greats including Sarah Vaughn, Dinah Washington, and Ella Fitzgerald. Cash bar and light food available for purchase. Art After 5 requires museum admission, but there are 10 free tickets available for members of the Smith College Club of Philadelphia! Members, please email phillysmithclub@gmail.com to request your free ticket. Tickets will be provided in the order email requests are received. Need to renew your membership? Visit the club website to bring your club dues current.
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Fight the winter blues at a ‘Smith Club Salon’ on Monday, March 21 at 7pm. Katherine Schneider ’86 will lead us in exploring,“Where are You on the Optimism Spectrum?” Drawing on lessons from neuroscience, psychology, religion and her mother, Dr. Schneider will explore the journey to filling our glasses at least halfway. Her talk will be followed by opportunity for discussion, mingling, good cheer – and wine and light refreshments provided by the club. This event is graciously hosted by Karoline Adler in Society Hill. RSVP for this free club event to phillysmithclub@gmail.com to receive the exact address for this talk.

Holiday Cheer on December 10th!

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December is here and the holidays are around the corner! But before the current Smithies can enjoy a relaxing winter break, they have a round of finals to complete. Help us send them a little holiday cheer and exam-time encouragement by joining us December 10 at 6pm to assemble winter care packages. Hot cocoa and cookies provided. To RSVP and receive the address of our meeting (in Queen Village), please email phillysmithclub@gmail.com.
Come for the cookies… stay for the board meeting! Anyone interested in learning more about the board is invited to join us for a brief meeting following care package stuffing.
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On the 18th – November – NEW Front Street Cafe in Fishtown

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Join us at the JUST OPENED Front Street Cafe in Fishtown! Come for the conversation, food, drinks, or just to check out the fabulous new space!

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“Front Street Café offers the residents of Fishtown and surrounding neighborhoods a friendly atmosphere and fresh menu featuring farm-to-table, locally sourced and organic New American cuisine with international influences. This unique space houses a coffee shop, fresh juice bar, restaurant with garden seating, indoor & outdoor bars and private upstairs event space.”

When: Wednesday, November 18th at 6pm

Where: 1253 N Front St, Philadelphia, PA 19122 (just one block north of Girard El stop)

Look for the Smith College table tent. We look forward to meeting you there!

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Fall Faculty Speaker Event

RSVP TODAY FOR THE FALL FACULTY SPEAKER EVENT!
Thursday, October 29th @ 6:30 pm

The Smith College Club of Philadelphia is pleased to invite Philadelphia-area alumnae and their guests to our annual faculty speaker event. Dana Leibsohn, Professor of Art, will speak on October 29 at 6:30 pm at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (3260 South St., Philadelphia, PA 19104). Professor Leibsohn will give a talk titled, “Silver Baskets and Beaded Gods: Colonial America, Indigenous Objects and Early Modern Globalization.” The talk will examine the circulation of objects and how we understand the “movement of things” from the past. RSVP today!

Admission includes hors-d’oeuvres, wine and non-alcoholic beverages. Tickets are $15 for current club members and their guests, and $20 for non-members. If you’re not a current member of the Smith College Club of Philadelphia member, please support the club and join now to enjoy the discounted admission rate for the talk. New alums who graduated within the last five years only need to pay $5 to join for the year, and 2015 alums are free! Regular membership is $20.

Please RSVP to PhillySmithClub@gmail.com. Submit payment via Paypal (below) or by sending a check to: Elizabeth Savage, SCCOP Treasurer, 2401 Pennsylvania Ave. Apt. 11A12, 19130.

Smithies represent at Fringe Arts Festival!

Hey Philly Smith Alums! Consider joining us….
​THIS WEEKEND, Saturday, September 12th at 3pm:

The Girl’s Guide to Neighborly Conduct

Tangle Movement Arts


Come to a family-friendly event hosted by FringeArts on September 12th at 3pm! Buy your tickets soon because Fringe shows often sell out.
 

 
“Against a kinetic cityscape of suspended rope and silk walls, The Girl’s Guide to Neighborly Conduct investigates life’s unspoken rules and expectations. Tangle’s seven-woman cast negotiates queer connections, female strength, and what it means to live in community. Tangle’s acrobats swing from trapezes, cartwheel across the dinner table, and lift each other out of trouble in this new show merging circus arts, dance, and theater.”
 
Read more here. 
 
Purchase here. RSVP to PhillySmithClub@gmail.com to let us know you’re coming!

September’s “On the 18th” – An Evening at Longwood Gardens

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Join fellow Smithies Friday, September 18 at 7:30pm for a unique visit to Longwood Gardens. “Nightscape: A Light and Sound Experience by Klip Collective transforms Longwood Gardens into a living canvas where light dances with shadow, music fills the air, and your imagination soars.”
Purchase your tickets online directly from the Longwood Gardens website (http://longwoodgardens.org/nightscapeand then email us at phillysmithclub@gmail.com so we know to expect you! Tickets are $27 per adult and $17 for children ages 5-18. Longwood members attend for free, but a Nightscape ticket is required. Your Nightscape ticket is also good for for daytime admission to the gardens – arrive as early as you like!
We’ll meet at Longwood’s new Beer Garden at 7:30pm and then explore the illuminated gardens. (Optimal viewing starts at 8:30pm.)
Need a ride? Have extra space in your car? Email phillysmithclub@gmail.com for possible carpooling. longwood