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Celebrate Friday the 13th at The Piazza at Schmidt’s Commons

Their Arts at Night series is free to attend and chock full of performance art.
Don't try this at home. | Provided
Don't try this at home. Provided

Long, monotonous week? Yeah, we hear you. That’s why you should kick off your weekend right by attending the 2nd Annual Arts at Night event at The Piazza at Schmidt’s Commons.

The focus of the Friday the 13th happening is performance art and more than 20 of Philadelphia’s talented artists will perform burlesque, aerial work, fire spinning and more.

“This is the second time we’re producing this event to bring the arts into The Piazza at Schmidt’s Commons. There is so much local talent in this city, that we wanted to showcase all that this city has to offer,” says Krystal Souvanlasy, event coordinator at The Piazza at Schmidt’s Commons. “Artists will not only be showcasing their work for purchase, but will be creating masterpieces right in front of you to show their process and show off their talent.”

Here are five acts you can’t miss:

Peek-A-Boo Review

This Philadelphia neo-burlesque troupe has been together since 1998 and every month, they present a new show that’s only for adults. Audiences can expect a blend of cabaret and burlesque, complete with singing, dancing and comedy.

Lux Arati

Love fire? Love dance? Be prepared to be dazzled by Lux Arati, Philadelphia’s all female fire and dance troupe. Since 2011, they’ve been combining Middle Eastern bellydance with modern styles like hip hip and fire spinning.

Sanbrooka Productions

Big fan of dance? Sanbrooka Productions is described as Philadelphia’s performing arts factory. Under the direction of Samuel Antonio “Sammy” Reyes, their performance for this event will feature Imprint dancers. Their aim is to raise awareness about world issues.

Lelu Lenore

Don’t miss burlesque ballerina, the Everlastingly Luscious Lelu Lenore. Also the producer of the monthly burlesque show, “La Maison Rose,” at Frank Bradley’s, she performs all around Philadelphia and in New York City.

Secret Circus

Secret Circus is a Philadelphia-based institution that teaches circus arts, aerial and mobility training. Their mission is to help both adults and kids alike build confidence and expand community. Expect to have your mind blown by their performances on Friday night.

Aside from the art, you can chow down on food from Crabby’s Cafe, Gunners Run, El Camino sip on craft beer from Urban Village.

If you go:
Arts at Night
Friday, Oct. 13
6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Free to attend
theschmidtscommons.com