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Events Calendar

  • Rankin Scholars in Residence Series - Elizabeth Sanders

    Friday, January 20, 2023

    5:30 PM-6:30 PM

    URBN Center, Room 349

    • Everyone
    • Graduate Students

    The Rankin Scholar-in-Residence Series, named in honor of former Dean Marjorie Rankin and established through the continuing donations of her friends and colleagues, seeks to bring noted individuals to campus who excel in the multidisciplinary education championed by the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design. The goal of the Series is to inspire students, stimulate research, invigorate professional networks, and aid in the continuing development of the Drexel community. 

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  • Etchings in Time: FreshDance Winter Performance

    Thursday, February 9, 2023

    7:30 PM-9:30 PM

    Mandell Theater 3220 Chestnut Street

    • Everyone
    Etchings in Time
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  • Obscuring of One: Drexel Dance Ensemble Winter Performance

    Friday, February 10, 2023

    7:30 PM-9:30 PM

    Mandell Theater 3220 Chestnut Street

    • Everyone
    February 10-11, 2023 | 7:30PM | Mandell Theater
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  • Dahlak Brathwaite: Spiritrials

    Wednesday, February 15, 2023

    7:00 PM-8:30 PM

    Mandell Theater 3220 Chestnut Street

    • Everyone

    Mandell Presents:
    Dahlak Brathwaite: Spiritrials
    Feb 15, 2023 | 7PM | Mandell Theater

    Tickets are free but registration is required. Tickets will be available here (starting Jan 2023)

    Addiction, religion, and the law intersect in a timely and personal exploration of the criminal justice system. This multidimensional play takes its inspiration, as well as its name, from one of Dahlak’s most recent hip-hop albums, layering characters, poetic verse, and dialogue over the content of the songs to create a theatrical piece that blurs the lines between hip-hop and dramatic performance. A timely exploration of the criminal justice system, Spiritrials chronicles the journey of Dahlak’s own criminalization along with his struggle to be vindicated and decriminalized in the eyes of the law and society. The piece works through the personal shame of criminal stigmatization to examine the factors – both internal and external – that have misplaced him in what appears to be a cultural rite of passage.

    Written and performed by Dahlak Brathwaite
    Musical accompaniment by Dion Decibels
    Directed by Marc Bamuthi Joseph and Sean San José
    Produced by The Living Word Project

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  • Devised Theatre Project

    Friday, February 24, 2023

    8:00 PM-10:00 PM

    URBN Annex Black Box Theater 3401 Filbert Street

    • Everyone


    Devised Theatre Project - Title TBA
    A devised show about West Philadelphia’s Black Bottom Neighborhood

    Created by Carlo Campbell, Brett Ashley Robinson and the Company along with Playwright/Dramaturg Adrena Williams
    Directed by Brett Ashley Robinson

    Opening: February 24, 2023 | 8:00 pm
    February 25, March 2-4, 2023 | 8:00 pm
    February 26, 2023 | 2:00 pm
    URBN Annex Black Box Theater

    General Admission: $20
    Non-Drexel Students: $15
    Drexel Students/Faculty/Staff/Industry: $10

    Tickets can be reserved here (starting Jan 9.)

    A deep dive of discovery into the Mantua neighborhood of West Philadelphia that was formerly known as the Black Bottom. Once a thriving neighborhood of middle-class Black residents, this neighborhood has forever been changed by the growth of University City. This piece will look at building community and how we all work together to make that a reality.

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  • Broken Toy

    Wednesday, March 1, 2023

    7:00 PM-8:30 PM

    Mandell Theater 3220 Chestnut Street

    • Everyone

    Mandell Presents:
    Brent White Jazz Ensemble: Broken Toy
    March 1, 2023 | 7PM | Mandell Theater

    Tickets are free but registration is required. Tickets will be available here (starting Jan 2023)

    Broken Toy is a suite of jazz children’s music dedicated to all those who suffered emotional damage caused by losing a parent to incarceration, the arc of the compositions collected here both express and deconstruct the innocence, joy, and safety that children find in music. Brent White articulates his aesthetic sense, much of which issues from personal experience, in the traditions and historically responsive veins that flood into the recent 2021 recording, Broken Toy.

    As suggested by the title, the composition takes up the work of repairing what is precious in a child’s life. The music reveals Brent White’s constructive method in the madness that flows from the prison industry, from violence, and from poverty into our families and communities. Ultimately, the Broken Toy suite, offers children and adults alike a lesson on how to listen and heal.

    Audiences of all ages invited to attend.

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  • Journeying To Justice In Global Prisons

    Thursday, March 2, 2023

    6:00 PM-7:30 PM

    Mandell Theater 3220 Chestnut Street

    • Everyone


    Mandell Presents:
    Journeying to Justice in Global Prisons
    with Dr. Baz Dreisinger

    March 2, 2023 | 6PM | Mandell Theater

    Tickets are free but registration is required. Tickets will be available here (starting Jan 2023)

    Dr. Baz Dreisinger is the Founding Executive Director of Incarceration Nations Network, a global network that promotes prison reform and justice reimagining worldwide; a Professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York; the founder of John Jay’s groundbreaking Prison-to-College Pipeline program, which provides university-level education and reentry assistance to incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people throughout New York State; the author of the critically acclaimed book Incarceration Nations: A Journey to Justice in Prisons Around the World, named a notable book for 2016 by the Washington Post; and the director of Incarceration Nations: A Global Docuseries, which had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival 2021.

    A 2018 Global Fulbright Scholar and current Fulbright Scholar Specialist, Dr. Baz speaks regularly about justice issues on international media and in myriad settings around the world and is also a journalist who writes and produces for such outlets as The New York Times and National Public Radio (NPR).

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  • Rankin Scholars in Residence Series - Joy Tonepahhote

    Tuesday, March 7, 2023

    6:30 PM-7:30 PM

    URBN, Room 349

    • Everyone
    Native women of the Great Plains are proud practitioners of beadworking–an over century-old art form founded with the introduction of glass beads by Spanish traders in the eighteenth century.  Kiowa women of the Southern Plains are especially noted for their delicate, geometric and floral designs created for the dresses, moccasins, shirts, and bags worn by men and women at powwows.  Joy Tonepahhote is a Kiowa beadwork artist whose works have been shown at the Heye Center of the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, the Indian City USA Cultural Center in Anadarko, and the Museum of Indian Culture in Allentown, Pennsylvania. 
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  • Percussion Ensemble Winter Concert

    Sunday, March 12, 2023

    3:00 PM-4:30 PM

    Mandell Theater 3220 Chestnut Street

    • Everyone

    Percussion Ensemble Winter Concert

    March 12, 2023 | 3PM | Mandell Theater

    Tickets are free but registration is required.
    Register here (starting Jan 9)

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  • Fusion Band and Rock Ensemble Winter Concert

    Tuesday, March 14, 2023

    7:30 PM-9:30 PM

    Mandell Theater 3220 Chestnut Street

    • Everyone

    Fusion Band and Rock Ensemble Winter Concert

    March 14, 2023 | 7:30pm | Mandell Theater

    Tickets are free but registration is required.
    Reserve your tickets here (starting Jan 9)

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  • Chamber Strings Winter Concert

    Tuesday, March 14, 2023

    7:30 PM-9:30 PM

    Main Auditorium Main Building 3141 Chestnut Street

    • Everyone


    Chamber Strings Winter Concert

    March 14, 2023 | 7:30pm | Main Auditorium

    Tickets are free but registration is required.
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  • Jazz Orchestra Winter Concert

    Thursday, March 16, 2023

    7:30 PM-9:30 PM

    Mandell Theater 3220 Chestnut Street

    • Everyone

    Jazz Orchestra Winter Concert
    featuring composer Anthony Tidd

    March 16, 2023 | 7:30PM | Mandell Theater

    Tickets are free but registration is required.
    Reserve your tickets here (starting Jan 9)

    The Drexel University Jazz Orchestra features musician, educator, clinician, audio engineer, and producer Anthony Tidd. Tidd has recorded and produced several records for multiplatinum artists such as The Roots, Macy Gray, and Lady Gaga. He also has a career composing scores for notable film and television projects, including Jay-Z’s Paramount/BET docuseries Rest in Power – The Trayvon Martin Story and Seven Years. As an educator and long-standing member of the M-BASE collective, Anthony has taught and presented masterclasses at several prestigious institutions, including Berklee College of Music, The Lincoln Center, Durban University (South Africa), and Paris Conservatory (France). In 2022, Tidd was part of the creative team that wrote and premiered the new Off-Broadway sensation Black No More, along with John Ridley, Tariq Trotter, James Poyser, Daryl Waters, and Bill T. Jones. Anthony will perform with the Jazz Orchestra featuring contemporary jazz arrangements.

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  • Drexel University Symphony Orchestra Winter Concert: Virtuosic Gems

    Friday, March 17, 2023

    7:30 PM-9:30 PM

    Main Auditorium Main Building 3141 Chestnut Street

    • Everyone


    Drexel University Symphony Orchestra Winter Concert: Virtuosic Gems

    March 17, 2023 | 7:30pm | Main Auditorium

    Tickets are free but registration is required.
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    Virtuosity in orchestral music comes in many guises. Join DUSO as we perform several of the virtuosic gems from the 19th through 20th century library.

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  • Mediterranean Ensemble Winter Concert

    Saturday, March 18, 2023

    7:00 PM-9:00 PM

    Mandell Theater 3220 Chestnut Street

    • Everyone

    Mediterranean Ensemble Winter Concert

    March 18, 2023 | 7PM | Mandell Theater

    Tickets are free but registration is required.
    Register here (starting Jan 9)

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  • All-College Choir and Chamber Brass and Winds Winter Concert

    Saturday, March 18, 2023

    7:00 PM-9:00 PM

    Main Auditorium Main Building 3141 Chestnut Street

    • Everyone

    All-College Choir and Chamber Brass and Winds Winter Concert

    March 18, 2023 | 7PM | Main Auditorium

    Tickets are free but registration is required.
    Register here (starting Jan 9)

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