October Twilight in the Gardens

Friday, October 20th 2017

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

$15/Students and Seniors


On Friday, October 20, from 7:00 – 10:00 PM join us as Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens (PMG) gets creepy for the last Twilight in the Gardens of the 2017 season!

Music project Not-So-Silent Cinema will perform their original score to the iconic silent horror film The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari while the film plays in the gardens.  The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari is the hallmark of the German-expressionist film genre, known for its dreamlike abstractions and stylized jerky movements.  Pulling from a musical tapestry of klezmer tones, circus music, and avant-garde soundscapes, Not-So-Silent Cinema creates a live score as jaunting and hair-raising as the movie it was made for.

Add to your spooky evening by stopping by the activity tables and creating a monster mask with Teaching Artist and monster-making extraordinaire Sam Heimer.  Inspired by the cut-out masks on old cereal boxes, Heimer will help visitors make their own cut-out masks with as much or as little gore as they want!

Twilights are designed so that each visitor can decide their own experience. For a more casual evening, pick your favorite spot and set up picnic-style to experience the live music, great people, and surreal environment. If you are feeling adventurous make sure to explore PMG and partake in all of the activities with other culturally driven attendees.

Visitors also have the chance to learn more about PMG through fun, casual mini-tours of the space and can view the temporary exhibition hanging in our galleries. All Twilight in the Gardens evenings are BYOBBS (Bring Your Own Booze, Blanket, and Snacks)!

Tickets are available October 6 via our website or by phone (215) 733-0390.


PERFORMERS Not-So-Silent Cinema is the project of Philadelphia composer Brendan Cooney. Cooney pulls together different groups for each of his film projects, creating diverse mash-ups of musical personalities from different music scenes to create lively new platforms for interaction and creativity. His scores are tightly composed, time-coded and thematic, but also have plenty of room for improvisation and interaction in between players.

TEACHING ARTIST Sam Heimer is a Philadelphia area Illustrator and designer. He works in a variety of illustration markets, as well as helps coordinate art exhibitions for Phantom Hand, a local art group.