Start your Valentine’s Weekend off right with an evening of dancing, watching and listening to Argentine tango. This Art After 5 event features live tango music played by the Rodolfo Zanetti Tango Quartet, a beginner tango class, a performance by Andres Amarilla (Buenos Aires) and Meredith Klein (Philadelphia), founders of the Philadelphia Argentine Tango School, and a milonga (Argentine Tango social dance) with both live and DJed music. Tango novices and experts alike are welcome! The event is free after museum admission ($20 or free for members). SCHEDULE: ** 5:45 pm: Beginner Tango LESSON ** 6:15 pm: CONCERT by the Rodolfo Zanetti Tango Quartet and PERFORMANCE by Andrés Amarilla and Meredith Klein, and their students ** 7-8:15 pm: Argentine Tango MILONGA (social dance) with both live and DJed music ABOUT ART AFTER 5: Friday evenings take on a whole new groove with Art After 5, a unique blend of entertainment from 5:00 to 8:45 p.m. in the Great Stair Hall. With an eclectic mix of international music, dance, and recognized and emerging jazz artists, Art After 5 is a stylish way to start your weekend. The Great Stair Hall is transformed into an intimate cabaret for Art After 5 performances. Starr Events serves up fun, shareable snacks and light supper options, as well as cocktails, wine, and beer to complement the live entertainment. Relax at a table with waiter service or stop by the bar. Don’t miss a single show. The performances are scheduled for 5:45–6:45 p.m. and 7:15–8:15 p.m. Guided gallery tours are offered throughout the evening. There is no additional charge for performances or guided tours after Museum admission. All galleries in the main building are open Friday evenings. ABOUT THE PHILADELPHIA ARGENTINE TANGO SCHOOL The Philadelphia Argentine Tango School has been offering superb instruction in Argentine tango to beginners through professional dancers in Philadelphia for the past seven years. In addition to group and private lessons, the Philadelphia Argentine Tango School offers twice-weekly prácticas, monthly milongas (social dances) and occasional larger events. We organize the Philadelphia International Tango Festival each May and have brought three major tango bands directly from Argentina, and hosted workshops with many world-renowned tango instructors. In addition to teaching in Philadelphia, our instructors regularly travel to teach and perform worldwide. In the past three years, Philadelphia Argentine Tango School instructors have taught in Austria, Poland, Russia, Cyprus, Lebanon, Brazil, and throughout the US. In 2009, School Founder Meredith Klein established a permanent studio in the Fishtown neighborhood of Philadelphia. Since then, the Philadelphia Argentine Tango School has been enthusiastically collaborating with other local arts and development organizations to help build a robust Frankford Ave Arts corridor.
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