Thursday Night Supper Clubs At Baba Olga’s Kitchen... Great Food, Live Music, Old World Hospitality! Tickets: $55 per person/per dinner (+tax) Live Music, BYOB Limited Reserved Seating 7:00 to 10:00pm Free Parking Recent Philadelphia Inquirer Story Afro-Centric Cuisine of Bahia Thursday Night Dinner, March 17th, 7 to 10pm Live Music by Patricia King & Orlando Haddad of Minas Order Tickets Acaraje: Black-Eyed Pea Fritters Stuffed with Shrimp-Cashew Vatapa & green and red tomato relish Hearts of Palm Salad with Avocado, Cherry Tomatoes & Chile-Lime Dressing Feijoada Completa: braised black beans, spiced slow-cooked pork shoulder, chouriço sausage & tasso ham; sliced navel oranges, garlic-braised kale, molho hot sauce, rice Brazil Nut & Espresso Torte with Tropical Fruits in Passion Fruit Sauce
Baba Olga's Supper Club Presents A Speakeasy Celebration with The Red Hot Ramblers & The Peek-A-Boo Revue Saturday, January 31, 7pm-11pm Enjoy an evening of Authentic 1920's Prohibition Era Jazz & Philly's Premier Neo-Burlesque Show Tickets Include Baba Olga's Delicious Homemade Mittle-European Dinner Buffet! $45 per person BYOB Unlimited Free Parking Please Note: We have changed the way we handle our ticketing to ensure there is enough food for all our guests! Since all food is prepared from scratch on the premises, we need to plan accordingly. All tickets for this event must be purchased online and placed by January 28. Baba Olga’s Supper Club Menu Mezze Plate: individual at table Romanian Beet Borscht with Brisket and Sauerkraut Chicken Paprikash with Sour Cream & Caraway Hungarian Stuffed Peppers (with bacon, veal & pork) Macedonian Stuffed Peppers (with cheese & onions--vegetarian) Cauliflower Polonaise (butter-toasted crumbs, chopped egg, fresh herbs) Red Cabbage-Honeycrisp Apple-Celery Root Slaw Roasted Gold Potatoes & Shallots Gypsy Chocolate-Hazelnut Cream Cake Winter Fillo Fruit Strudel with Almond Fruit Macedonia with Spearmint Small World Brewed Coffee /Assorted Mighty Leaf Teas Filtered sparkling & still water
LAISSEZ LES BONS TEMPS ROULER! Material Culture and Allons Danser Present Living Zydeco Legend Jeffery Broussard & The Creole Cowboys Saturday, February 21, 7:00pm at Material Culture Join Us For An Unforgettable Mardi Gras Celebration with Great Music, Dance & Good Ole Louisiana Cooking! (Costumes optional. No partners necessary) Doors open at 6:45 Dinner Buffet 7:00-9:30 Cajun Two Step Lesson, Everyone Invited! 7:30-8:30 Jeffery Broussard & The Creole Cowboys 8:30-11:30 Tickets Include Baba Olga's Delicious Homemade Dinner Buffet! $40 per person BYOB Unlimited Free Parking Please Note: We have changed the way we handle our ticketing to ensure there is enough food for all our guests! Since all food is prepared from scratch on the premises, we need to plan accordingly. All tickets for this event must be purchased online and placed by February 18. Baba Olga's Mardi Gras Menu Serving 7:00pm to 9:30pm BYOB Jambalaya with Grain-Fed Chicken, Turkey Andouille Sausage, & Laughing Bird Sustainable Shrimp Red Beans & Rice (vegetarian) Creole Ratatouille with Okra & Mirliton (vegetarian) Honey-Adobo Roasted Yams (vegetarian) Olga's Salad (vegetarian) Dinner Rolls & Butter Warm French Quarter Bread Pudding with Caramel Sauce Jamaican Hibiscus Blossom Iced Tea with Spearmint House Still & Sparkling Filtered Water
Join Jonathan Demme with friends in person at Material Culture for a special pre-auction exhibition party on Friday, March 28, from 7-11 p.m., with live music and refreshments. Admission to the party and the weeklong exhibition are free and open to the public. The Friday night party starts off a weekend of auctions dedicated solely to the superb self-taught art collection of Jonathan Demme.
The article below is featured in the Philly arts magazine ICON this month (November). It was reprinted with permission from ICON Magazine. You can review the entire issue, and past issues, at iconmagazineonline.com West African sign painters portray America’s first African-American president as pitchman-wingman By Geoff Gehman In 2009 a West African artist with one name made Barack Obama his lobbyist. Sheff painted portraits of Obama to advertise his sign-painting store in Accra, Ghana. Then he placed the pictures outside his ramshackle shop, hoping that customers would be more inclined to employ a sign painter endorsed by likenesses of America’s first African-American president. Lehigh University Obama Folk Art Exhibit That July an American entrepreneur-ethnographer named George Jevremovic stopped by Sheff’s shop. He was hunting for Obama images for his collection of West African signs where caricatures of celebrities--Martin Luther King Jr., Michael Jackson-- promote businesses--barber shops, cell-phone stores—they have no business promoting. Jevremovic was seduced by Sheff’s unfinished picture of Obama. The collector thought the likeness seemed regal even without a mouth, a politician’s favorite asset. To him, the painting had the vitality and nobility of Gilbert Stuart’s famous unfinished portrait of George Washington, a model for [...]
Material Culture will host an event to celebrate the unveiling of the Padmini boutique line in the store, on November 17, from 6-10 PM. The evening is free and open to the public, and will feature live music, refreshments, door prizes, and a champagne toast at 8 PM. Below is additional information about the performers at this event: A life-long singer, Ramesh Vagheri studied music in his homeland of India, bringing the rich musical styles of devotional Bhajan, and Kirtan, and the poetic Ghazal to the United States, where he know lives. Daniel Johnson is a Philadelphia-based Tabla player and percussionist. Extensive study of Tabla in the US and India, along with performances with Spoken Hand, jazz legend Badal Roys “Dharma Jazz”, Grammy-winner Paul Winter Consort, and many others have kept him moving further into the subtle pulsations of his musical aesthetic. In Philadelphia, he is active playing with The Vehicle and with Hennessey Bonfire. Performance by tribal belly dancer Kirie will accompany the music for much of the evening. Kirie has been dancing for seventeen years, and now dances with Zadyra & the Underbellies and Troupe Syn. She is the owner of Midnight Orchid Design, the manager of a [...]
Material Culture is excited to present a new home for Colors by Padmini, a designer line of soft furnishings, clothing and accessories inspired by the rich hues and vibrant spirit of Indian textiles and the subcontinent itself. These items of fashion and home décor are all individually crafted by hand. Padmini sources handmade textiles and authentic raw materials, including vintage saris, traditional Indian silk, and antique bridal dresses of sequenced fabric, to create luminous fashion pieces and iridescent furnishings. Home decor products now available at Material Culture through Padmini include bedding sets, pillows, shams, bolsters, table runners, sheer window treatments, ottomans and poufs, while the fashion line includes maxi skirts and dresses, wrap skirts, belts, tops, tunics, jackets, scarves, shawls, jewelry and bags. Colors by Padmini is the creation of Iris Shamir, who was given the name ‘Padmini Anand’ by her spiritual teacher in India. With a fine arts background and a degree in Interior Design from London University, Iris travelled to India, immediately finding there a rich source for inspiration. She travelled extensively, exploring textile traditions from northern Kashmir, across the Ladhak desert, to Varanasi, Goa and southern India, Pune, and Mumbai. Eventually, her route back north took her [...]