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First Friday! Omar’s Hat & BlackStar Film Festival

Enjoy an evening of art, live music, cocktails, and light fare at our monthly First Friday! mixer. Presented in partnership with BlackStar Film Festival, this evening's event features performances by Omar’s Hat. This collective of Philly musicians started on the corner of 45th and Locust when they gathered to spark a jam that’s never stopped since. Members of Omar’s Hat have worked with an impressive range of artists, including Mary J. Blige, Solange, the Stylistics, and Force MDs. Plus, catch a screening of Blackalachia (dir. Moses Sumney; 67 min.), an immersive live music and dance film, set atop the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina. This piece from Ghanaian-American singer-songwriter Moses Sumney captures the intersection of nature, music, dance, and cinematography. Stay after the screening for a conversation with the filmmaker. 🎶 Live music by Omar’s Hat: 6:15 + 8 PM 📽️ Blackalachia screening in Comcast Auditorium: 7 PM 🎤 Conversation with Moses Sumney: 8:15 PM First Friday! at the Barnes includes access to the collection galleries and our special exhibition Isaac Julien: Once Again . . .(Statues Never Die) - an incredible, immersive film experience. Don't miss this year’s BlackStar Film Festival happening August 3–7. Cocktails and light fare are available for purchase. Seating is limited. Get tickets now!🎟️ See less

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August 5, 2022

6:00PM - 9:00PM


The Barnes Foundation - 2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA, 19130 2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy Philadelphia 19130 PA US

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