The Philadelphia Art Museum. (B. Krist for Visit Philadelphia)

Spend your Friday Nights at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. | B. Krist for Visit Philadelphia

By Friday night, most of us are pretty exhausted after a long week of work. Rather than go home to Netflix, however, why not spend the evening at the Philadelphia Museum of Art (PMA)? All summer long, they have young professional events that are more than just cocktails and conversation. You’ll be engaging your intellect as well with gallery access and live music until 8:45 p.m. The best part? The evening kicks off early so you can still get a good night’s sleep and make the most of Saturday morning.

 

Here is the full lineup for Friday Nights at the PMA for 2017 and all of these special events are free with museum admission.

 

Final Fridays: Down the Shore
Friday, June 30, 2017
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m
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The PMA channels beachy vibes for this fun Final Friday event that features mini golf, live music from all-female rock group Louie Louie and more. You can even silkscreen your own tote or T-shirt with the Fabric Workshop just in time for your next beach getaway. Surfs up!

 

Buyepongo
Friday, July 7, 2017
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m
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Buyepongo means “to cause a ruckus” and is also the name of a Latin band performing at the PMA. Be prepared to dance the night away to their energetic rhythms and tropical Latin grooves.

 

color as time
Friday, July 14, 2017
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Experimental composer Joshua Stamper leads a group of local musicians from Philly’s classical and folk scenes for a night of music that is earthy and poignant.

Birdie Busch
Friday, July 21, 2017
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Philly-based singer/songwriter Birdie Busch performs music from her 11-year career, which officially began in 2006 with the release of her album, “The Way We Try.” She has since released four full-length albums.

Final Fridays: Wild
Friday, July 28, 2017
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

This evening is all about saving the environment and art. The Secret Sisters, an Americana duo out of Muscle Shoals, Alabama performs.

Michelle Lordi
Friday, August 4, 2017
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Revel in summertime romance with a performance from jazz vocalist Michelle Lordi, who will be performing love songs spanning three generations.

Rogê
Friday, August 11, 2017
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Brazil comes to Philly when the Latin Grammy-nominated act Rogê performs at the PMA. The Rio de Janeiro-based musician comes with a full band to bring the Latin heat for an unforgettable night of music.

Josh Lawrence
Friday, August 18, 2017
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Jazz trumpeter performs with a quarter of local musicians to present “Color Theory,” which explores synesthesia — the ability to hear, taste and feel in color. We could all use a change of perspective sometimes, right?

Final Fridays: Last Chance Summer Dance
Friday, August 25, 2017
5:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

The end of summer is bittersweet but you might as well make it a party with local Brazilian band, PhillyBloco.