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October 2017
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  White Mountain Storytelling Festival
  35th Annual Wake County Storytelling Festival
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  Joseph Smeall-Villarroel Featured at Story Space Tuesday 10/03/2017
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  Finding the Storytelling in You, a daylong workshop
  StorySlam Workshop: Facing Your Fears
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  Evanston Public Library Storytelling Festival
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  Evanston Public Library Storytelling Festival
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  Evanston Public Library Storytelling Festival
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  Do Tell Story Swap for Adults and Teens
  Relato:Detroit
  Joseph Keane Featured at Story Space Tuesday 10/10/2017
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  Story Night
  StorySlam Workshop: Facing Your Fears
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  StorySlam Workshop: Facing Your Fears
  StorySlam: Facing Your Fears
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  Vino & Veritas
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  Storytelling Workshop Series with Denise McCormack
  Mark Binder Featured at Story Space Tuesday 10/17/2017
  Racial Healing: The Power of Story to Build the Beloved
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  Upon a White Horse
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  Athens Storytelling Festival
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  Athens Storytelling Festival
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  Athens Storytelling Festival
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  Athens Storytelling Festival
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  Athens Storytelling Festival
  Ghost Stories
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Sep 29th, 2017 (Fri) -- Oct 1st, 2017 (Sun)
  White Mountain Storytelling Festival
State: New Hampshire

7th annual festival produced by the NH Storytelling Alliance. Featured teller Simon Brooks & many more fabulous storytellers tell a variety of tales for children, families & adults. Friday Night Ghost Stories & Sunday Morning Sacred Stories are free! Enjoy stories all day Saturday with Stories for Kids, Raising Our Voices, Open Mic, Featured Teller, Family Concert & an Evening Concert.

Friday 7:30 pm, Saturday 10 am - 7:30 pm, Sunday 9 am
Admission Full festival adult ticket $25, other options

Town Square at Waterville Valley, 33 Village Rd, Waterville Valley, NH 03215
Lauretta Phillips 603-735-5965
lphillipstale@comcast.net
http://nhstorytelling.org/festival

Sep 30th, 2017 (Sat) -- Oct 1st, 2017 (Sun)
  35th Annual Wake County Storytelling Festival
State: North Carolina

Join us at Historic Oak View Park in Raleigh, NC, on September 30 from 11am to 4pm for an outdoor Festival of Fun and Stories. Our featured Storytellers are Tim Lowry, Bobby Norfolk and Sherry Norfolk. Celtic music and dance tunes presented by Crann Ull. This festival is unusual because its primary focus is younger listeners, ages 3-10. There will be a storytelling and music by our Featured Performers, and also preschool storytimes by Wake County librarian programming experts. Other activities will include a scavenger hunt, Legos play, writing crafts and puppet play.

Then, on Sunday, October 1, from 2pm to 4pm, join us at the Cameron Village Regional Library in Raleigh for 'An Afternoon of Storytelling' featuring Tim Lowry from Charleston, SC. This will be an event highlighting Tim's stories for adults and older children, and drawn from his southern roots and expertise in the Gullah dialect. Lemonade seems likely.
   
Saturday 11-4 and Sunday 2-4
Admission  free

Historic Oak View County Park, 4028 Carya Drive, Raleigh, NC 27610
and
Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh, NC 27605

919-217-5316
sadams@wakegov.com
www.wakegov.com/libraries

Oct 3rd, 2017 (Tue)
6:45 PM - 9:00 PM
  Joseph Smeall-Villarroel Featured at Story Space Tuesday 10/03/2017
State: Massachusetts

Joseph Smeall-Villarroel is excited to open Halloween season with a combination of stories, including a witchy fairytale, some Roald-Dahl-esque stories of his Catholic school days and eerie but true tales about his relatives - who have more in common with the Addams Family than they might typically care to admit.

Hosted by: Andrea Kamens
There is a $5 requested donation.
Feature's website: http://theworcesterjournal.com/author/joseph-german-smeall-villarroel/

Every Tuesday night is Story Space from 6:45pm-9pm
Join our lively on-going community for our weekly celebration of stories. Open telling starts at 7pm sharp followed by the featured storyteller. Please arrive by 6:45pm because sign up for open telling starts then.

There is a $5 requested donation.
Our website: http://www.storyspace.org/
Our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/The-Story-Space-177178758969270/
Our Email: info@StorySpace.org

Time: From 6:45pm-9pm

Admission: There is a $5 requested donation.

Location:
The Out of the Blue Too Art Gallery & More
NOTICE: The Story Space will be in a new location starting November (Tuesday 11/7/2017)
541 Massachusetts Avenue
Central Square
Cambridge, MA 02139
OoTB Website: http://www.outoftheblueartgallery.com/
OoTB Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/outofthebluegallery/
OoTB Email: ootbgallery@gmail.com
MBTA Directions: Subway Red Line (Central Square Stop) and busses CT1, 47, 64, 68, 70, 70A, 83, 91.
There is municpal parking on Norfolk Street and restaurants wherever you look.

Contact Phone: (617) 547-6375
Contact Email: NYTB@comcast.net
Event Website: http://www.storyspace.org/

Oct 5th, 2017 (Thu)
  Finding the Storytelling in You, a daylong workshop
State: Tennessee

Connie will offer a daylong workshop on October 5th, the eve of the 2017 National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, Tennessee. Tickets are available online now.

Tap into your innate capacity as a storyteller in this powerful (and fun!) workshop. You’ll learn how to develop your storytelling skills, work with old memories, connect with listeners, and speak with real confidence. Useful in corporate settings, amongst family and friends, or on the stage, the skills you’ll learn in this workshop are geared towards writers, teachers, professionals, parents, tellers, ministers, or anyone who’s curious about storytelling.

One of America’s most celebrated storytellers and workshop leaders, Connie has been recognized with the NSN ORACLE Circle of Excellence, Distinguished Service, and Lifetime Achievement storytelling awards.

Thursday, October 5 · 9:30 am – 5:00 pm · Lunch break on your own · $125

9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Admission $125
Jonesborough, TN

(828) 258-1113
office@storywindow.com
http://store.storytellingcenter.net/national-storytelling-festival-workshops-74/

Oct 5th, 2017 (Thu)
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  StorySlam Workshop: Facing Your Fears
State: Nevada

Become a Storyteller! Do you have a personal story that you would like to share? Participants are invited to learn storytelling and presentational skills from fellow members of the community and share their own story connected to the theme "Facing Your Fears". With these new skills, participants will be encouraged to volunteer to present their story in front of a live audience at the StorySlam taking place on October 14, 2017 at 7:30pm at The Charleston Heights Arts Center. Each evening session will run 90 minutes and will be conducted Thursday September 28, October 5, and October 12 from 6:30pm-8:00pm with a final session before the performance on October 14, from 3:30pm-7:00pm. This workshop is open to all levels of experience and is designed to enahnce and develop personal storytelling techniques. Material may be unsuitable for children under 13 - parental guidance is suggested. This workshop series is free if selected to participate; participants must RSVP by email at cgoble@lasvegasnevada.gov by September 21. Participants must attend all 4 sessions to be invited to share their story at the StorySlam event on October 14, 2017. Please call (702) 229-ARTS for more information.

Time: Thursdays 6:30pm-8:00pm, Saturday 3:30pm-7:00pm; Event at 7:30pm

Admission: Free; must attend all 4 sessions and participate in the StorySlam event on October 14, 2017. Please call (702) 229-ARTS for more information.

Location:
The Charleston Heights Arts Center
800 S. Brush Street
Las Vegas, NV 89107

Contact phone: (702) 229-6383
Contact email: cgoble@lasvegasnevada.gov

Event website: www.lasvegasnevada.gov

Oct 6th, 2017 (Fri) -- Oct 8th, 2017 (Sun)
  Evanston Public Library Storytelling Festival
State: Illinois

The Evanston Public Library Storytelling Festival brings inspired storytelling to the Library and other downtown locations for a full, fall weekend of compelling stories and community listening and sharing. The nation’s most vibrant storytellers are joined in this festival by favorites from the burgeoning Chicago scene, passionate student voices from Northwestern University and Evanston schools, along with workshops, panel discussions, and open mic opportunities for all.

From personal true stories to folktales, from ghost stories to the edgy fringe, from Spoken Word to tales from around the world, this festival promises something for all. Bring the kids, bring your friends, and open yourself up to the art and heart of storytelling.

The Third Annual Festival will be held October 6-8, 2017.
Storytellers will be: Jay O'Callahan, Jessica Carleton, Dan Keding, Mama Edie, La'Ron Williams

Varies...see website closer to the date
Admission  free

Evanston Public Library and environs
1703 Orrington Ave, Evanston, IL 60201
(There are several sites around the library where events will be held).

(847) 448-8600
susan@susanstone-storyteller.com
http://www.epl.org/attend/special-events/storytelling-festival/

Oct 10th, 2017 (Tue)
  Relato:Detroit
State: Michigan

Bilingual storytelling event; free and open to the public. We encourage all language mashups! There's a monthly theme, announced on our FB page. Event happens every other month and features one curated story, after which the audience can put their names in a hat for a chance to tell a five minute, true story. No notes, not standup comedy.

Detroit is home to over 30 languages and we pride ourselves in creating a space where you don't need to worry about context building, code switching or translation. In fact, our motto is LEAVE YOUR TRANSLATOR AT THE DOOR!

7PM EST
Admission FREE

The Bottom Line Coffee House
4474 3rd St, Detroit, Michigan 48201

relatodetroit@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/relatodetroit

Oct 10th, 2017 (Tue)
  Do Tell Story Swap for Adults and Teens
State: California

Come join us to listen or tell your story of any type: true or tall tale, legend, adventure, funny, poignant, from long ago or today. Stories are to be told and not read, up to 7 minutes in length. The Swap is noncompetitive, with acceptance and assistance to adult and teen storytellers. Snacks to share are appreciated/optional. Please be scent-free for the comfort of all participants.

7PM til 9PM
Admission Free/donation

First Congregational Church, Fellowship Hall
2000 Humboldt St on corner of Silva Ave.
Santa Rosa, CA 95404

(707) 539-3642
dotellstoryswap@outlook.com
http://dotellstoryswap.org/

Oct 10th, 2017 (Tue)
6:45 PM - 9:00 PM
  Joseph Keane Featured at Story Space Tuesday 10/10/2017
State: Massachusetts

Joseph Keane says: "Half of what I tell you is True, just not sure what half."

The mists part; a figure from long ago speaks. The present dissolves, as the line between the real & Irish fantasy worlds blurs. You are transported.

Hosted by: TBD
There is a $5 requested donation.

Feature's website: www.celticrevival.com
Feature's Facebook page: www.facebook.com

Every Tuesday night is Story Space from 6:45pm-9pm
Join our lively on-going community for our weekly celebration of stories. Open telling starts at 7pm sharp followed by the featured storyteller. Please arrive by 6:45pm because sign up for open telling starts then.

There is a $5 requested donation.
Our website: http://www.storyspace.org/
Our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/The-Story-Space-177178758969270/
Our Email: info@storyspace.org

Time: From 6:45-9pm

Admission: There is a $5 requested donation.

Location:
The Out of the Blue Too Art Gallery & More
NOTICE: The Story Space will be in a new location starting November (Tuesday 11/7/2017)
541 Massachussetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 354-5287
OoTB: Website: http://www.outoftheblueartgallery.com
OoTB: Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/outofthebluegallery/
OoTB Email: ootbgallery@gmail.com
MBTA Directions: Subway Red Line (Central Square Stop) and busses CT1, 47, 64, 68, 70, 70A, 83, 91.
There is municipal parking on Norfolk Street and restaurants wherever you look.

Contact Phone: (617) 547-6375
Contact Email: NYTB@comcast.net
Event Website: http://www.storyspace.org/

Oct 12th, 2017 (Thu)
  Story Night
State: Michigan

Join us for an evening of tea and storytelling at the Crazy Wisdom Bookstore and Tearoom.

Ann Arbor Storyteller's Guild members perform for the first hour , with an open mic for the 2nd hour. So if you have a 5- minute tale, we’ll try to fit you in. The tearoom is on the second floor of Crazy Wisdom. Stories in this series range from poignant to just plain funny, plus some folk tales. The stories are always high quality and you can always count on an entertaining time. The books are great, too! Tea both hot and iced, light supper, decadent deserts as well as other drinks are available for purchase during the storytelling event.

This event is co-produced by Steve Daut and Laura Lee Hayes
Every 2nd Thursday, except during January and February

7-9 pm
Admission  Free

Crazy Wisdom Bookstore and Tearoom, 114 S. Main, Ann Arbor, Michigan
734-845-1070
mail@stevedaut.com
http://annarborstorytelling.org/AASG/storynight.htm

Oct 12th, 2017 (Thu)
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  StorySlam Workshop: Facing Your Fears
State: Nevada

Become a Storyteller! Do you have a personal story that you would like to share? Participants are invited to learn storytelling and presentational skills from fellow members of the community and share their own story connected to the theme "Facing Your Fears". With these new skills, participants will be encouraged to volunteer to present their story in front of a live audience at the StorySlam taking place on October 14, 2017 at 7:30pm at The Charleston Heights Arts Center. Each evening session will run 90 minutes and will be conducted Thursday September 28, October 5, and October 12 from 6:30pm-8:00pm with a final session before the performance on October 14, from 3:30pm-7:00pm. This workshop is open to all levels of experience and is designed to enahnce and develop personal storytelling techniques. Material may be unsuitable for children under 13 - parental guidance is suggested. This workshop series is free if selected to participate; participants must RSVP by email at cgoble@lasvegasnevada.gov by September 21. Participants must attend all 4 sessions to be invited to share their story at the StorySlam event on October 14, 2017. Please call (702) 229-ARTS for more information.

Time: Thursdays 6:30pm-8:00pm, Saturday 3:30pm-7:00pm; Event at 7:30pm

Admission: Free; must attend all 4 sessions and participate in the StorySlam event on October 14, 2017. Please call (702) 229-ARTS for more information.

Location:
The Charleston Heights Arts Center
800 S. Brush Street
Las Vegas, NV 89107

Contact phone: (702) 229-6383
Contact email: cgoble@lasvegasnevada.gov

Event website: www.lasvegasnevada.gov

Oct 14th, 2017 (Sat)
3:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  StorySlam Workshop: Facing Your Fears
State: Nevada

Become a Storyteller! Do you have a personal story that you would like to share? Participants are invited to learn storytelling and presentational skills from fellow members of the community and share their own story connected to the theme "Facing Your Fears". With these new skills, participants will be encouraged to volunteer to present their story in front of a live audience at the StorySlam taking place on October 14, 2017 at 7:30pm at The Charleston Heights Arts Center. Each evening session will run 90 minutes and will be conducted Thursday September 28, October 5, and October 12 from 6:30pm-8:00pm with a final session before the performance on October 14, from 3:30pm-7:00pm. This workshop is open to all levels of experience and is designed to enahnce and develop personal storytelling techniques. Material may be unsuitable for children under 13 - parental guidance is suggested. This workshop series is free if selected to participate; participants must RSVP by email at cgoble@lasvegasnevada.gov by September 21. Participants must attend all 4 sessions to be invited to share their story at the StorySlam event on October 14, 2017. Please call (702) 229-ARTS for more information.

Time: Thursdays 6:30pm-8:00pm, Saturday 3:30pm-7:00pm; Event at 7:30pm

Admission: Free; must attend all 4 sessions and participate in the StorySlam event on October 14, 2017. Please call (702) 229-ARTS for more information.

Location:
The Charleston Heights Arts Center
800 S. Brush Street
Las Vegas, NV 89107

Contact phone: (702) 229-6383
Contact email: cgoble@lasvegasnevada.gov

Event website: www.lasvegasnevada.gov

Oct 14th, 2017 (Sat)
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  StorySlam: Facing Your Fears
State: Nevada

A "StorySlam" is a celebration of words and experiences that shape and define who we are. Members of the Las Vegas community are invited to share their own personal, genuine story with the audience, connected to a chosen theme - "Facing Your Fears".

This event will run approximately 90 minutes and will be conducted by a leader from the storytelling community, Kari O'Connor. Have a story to tell? Email Cory at cgoble@lasvegasnevada.gov to RSVP for the StorySlam Workshop by September 21! (Material may be unsuitable for children under 13; parental guidance is suggested.) For more information call (702) 229-ARTS (2787).

Time: 7:30pm

Admission: Pay-what-you-can-at-the-door; $5 suggested

Location:
The Charleston Heights Arts Center
800 S. Brush Street
Las Vegas, NV 89107

Contact phone: (702) 229-6383
Contact email: cgoble@lasvegasnevada.gov

Event website: www.lasvegasnevada.gov 

Oct 15th, 2017 (Sun)
  Vino & Veritas
State: Illinois

Vino & Veritast features a mix of “featured tellers” – some of the city’s best storytellers – and brave souls who throw their name into a lottery at the show itself. Bring a libation of choice and take advantage of our theater’s BYOB policy because at the end of every story, the teller will have us raise a glass of wine/PBR/Diet Sprite (in true BYOB fashion) and lead a toast. So let’s raise a glass to true stories of persistence, hope, love, sadness, and laughter.

7pm
Admission $10, $5 students

1515 W Berwyn Ave
Chicago, IL 60640
Contact Phone   
502-727-2461

susanhaarman@gmail.com
http://whatisph.com/shows/vino-veritas-pouring-stories-truth/

Oct 17th, 2017 (Tue)
  Storytelling Workshop Series with Denise McCormack
State: Pennsylvania

Join Storyteller Denise McCormack and adults and teens from the community for a fun and interactive workshop series on the art and benefits of storytelling. In this workshop we will learn the ins and outs of preparing and telling a personal tale.
Time(s)   
6 to 8 PM
Free and Open to the Public

Northeast Regional Library Free Library of Philadelphia 2228 Cottman Avenue Phila., PA 19149-1297
(215) 685-0501
lehup@freelibrary.org
https://libwww.freelibrary.org/calendar/event/68198

Oct 17th, 2017 (Tue)
6:45 PM - 9:00 PM
  Mark Binder Featured at Story Space Tuesday 10/17/2017
State: Massachusetts

Mark Binder is "fun, funny, disgusting, and exciting!" Mark's latest, "The Zombie Cat" is an engaging collection of misadventures for adults with a sense of humor (and children of all ages). Mark recently returned from a world tour of England, France, and Ireland where he got a "craic" in his neck.

Hosted by: Ralph Chadis
There is a $5 requested donation.

Feature's website: http://markbinder.com/

Every Tuesday night is Story Space from 6:45-9pm
Join our lively on-going community for our weekly celebration of stories. Open telling starts at 7pm sharp followed by the featured storyteller. Please arrive by 6:45pm because sign up for open telling starts then.

There is a $5 requested donation.
Our Website: http://www.storyspace.org/
Our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/The-Story-Space-177178758969270/
Our Email: info@StorySpace.org

Time: From 6:45-9pm

Admission: There is a $5 requested donation.

Location:
The Out of the Blue Too Art Gallery & More is in Central Square, Cambridge, MA at the corner of Massachusetts Avenue and Norfolk Street
541 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 354-5287
OoTB Website: http://www.outofthebluegallery.com/
OoTB Facebook page: https://www.facebook/com/outofthebluegallery/
OoTB: Email: ootbgallery@gmail.com
MBTA Directions: Subway Red Line (Central Square Stop) and busses CT1, 47, 64, 68, 70, 70A, 83, 91.
There is municipal parking on Norfolk Street and restaurants wherever you look.

Contact Phone: (857) 998-1592
Contact Email: NYTB@comcast.net
Event Website: http://www.storyspace.org/

Oct 17th, 2017 (Tue)
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  Racial Healing: The Power of Story to Build the Beloved
State: New York

Friends for Racial Healing have found that stories provide an excellent way to bring understanding and insights to the diversity of our community. Sometimes the stories are funny and sometimes they make us cry. They always bring us join in being together.

Our guest teller, Sandy Powell, is a member of the Friends for Racial Healing Committee, which is a subcommittee of the Friends for Racial Justice. They use stories as a medium to share, inspire, educate and open space for true understanding about the deeper issues of racism and its impact.

Free and open to the public. Everyone is welcome to come share stories about your own experiences of racial healing, or come to listen to the stories of others.

For further information, please contact Audrey Seidman or visit our website.

Interfait Story Circle is a program of WithOurVoice, Inc.

Time: 7-9pm

Admission: Free

Location:
Albany Friends Meeting
727 Madison Avenue
Albany, NY 12208

Contact Phone: (518) 459-0661
Contact Email: seidmanaudrey@yahoo.com
Event Website: www.withourvoice.org/ifsc

Oct 22nd, 2017 (Sun)
  Upon a White Horse
State: New York

Fall Series 2017 JUST ‘CAUSE
Sometimes storytelling addresses everyday reality through metaphor; sometimes it addresses reality head on.
UPON A WHITE HORSE with Storyteller Darci Tucker
100 years ago the women of New York won the right to vote, thanks in part to “the lady on the white horse.” A graduate of the NYU School of Law, Inez Milholland used her looks and her brains to bring attention to the cause of women’s suffrage. Called the “Poster Girl of Radicalism” by the NY Times, this lawyer, war correspondent and outspoken crusader for social justice literally worked herself to death for the cause of women’s suffrage. Storyteller Darci Tucker will bring her back to life.

1:00 PM
Admission free

The Provincetown Playhouse, NYC
133 MacDougal Street
New York, NY

(212) 998-5867
regina@reginaress.com
Steinhardt.nyu.edu/music/edtheatre/programs/storytelling

Oct 24th, 2017 (Tue) -- Oct 28th, 2017 (Sat)
  Athens Storytelling Festival
State: Alabama

This is the 11th annual Athens Storytelling Festival in Athens, Alabama. We are excited to announce our 11th annual festival lineup: Donald Davis, Carmen Deedy, Bil Lepp, Bill Harley, Geraldine Buckley, Bobby Norfolk and Dill Pickers!
Tickets can be purchased through our website: www.athensstorytellingfestival.com

Friday and Saturday begin at 9 a.m.
See our website for ticket info: www.athensstorytellingfestival.com

121 Marion St., Athens, Alabama
(256) 232-5411
teresa@visitathensal.com
www.athensstorytellingfestival.com

Oct 28th, 2017 (Sat)
  Ghost Stories
State: Pennsylvania

Bring a date and experience a revival of the tradition hyakumonogatari ghost story telling parties of the Edo period. Storyteller and spoken word artist Denise McCormack, LLC will thrill guests with traditional Japanese ghost stories told by candlelight and aided by the traditional atmosphere of Shofuso.

Refreshments will be provided. Dress warmly and bring a blanket - the event starts at sundown and it can get quite chilly. Tickets $25 ($20 JASGP members); please note there is limited seating.

Time: 6-7pm

Admission: $25 ($20 JASGP members)

Location:
Shofuso Japanese House and Garden
Horticultural and Lansdowne Drives
Philadelphia, PA 19131

Contact Phone: (215) 878-5097
Contact Email: info@japanphilly.org
Event Website: http://japanesehouse.org