The Penn Memory Center is pleased to invite our patients and friends to a monthly pop-up café at Christ Church Neighborhood House in Old City. This program is exclusively for people with memory problems, including Alzheimer’s disease, and their partners/families.
Schedule: 10:30 a.m. to noon one day each month. See full list below.
Location: Christ Church Neighborhood House, 20 N. American Street, Philadelphia, Pa.
Contact: Alison Lynn, MSW
Friday, March 3, 2017 — Applied Mechanics (Interactive Performance) Applied Mechanics is a collaborative ensemble of five artists that has been making original theater since 2009; they make plays you can walk through, with immersive sets you are invited to explore. For the March Memory Café, Applied Mechanics will play parlor games with participants while rotating through historical costumes and personas.
Friday, April 21, 2017 — Umer Piracha (Singer-Songwriter) Umer Piracha’s music is a multilingual blend of Pakistani-folk-inspired songs, performed alongside more traditionally Western tracks. Born in Pakistan and a longtime resident of Philadelphia, Umer infuses his performances with conversation and storytelling to lead his audiences through various musical influences and traditions.
Friday, May 5, 2017 — Bob Ibold
Friday, June 2, 2017 — Kathryn Raines (Photography) Kate Raines, working as Plate 3 Studio, is an artist and widely-published commercial photographer who has supported the local performance community by capturing images of artists both on and off stage. To conclude and celebrate our first year of Memory Café programming, Kate will share her work with Memory Café participants—and take photographs of all who would like one.