Arts & Entertainment

Made-at-Bok Mother’s Day Market set for Saturday, May 11

The Bok Building tenants are hosting a Mother’s Day Market Saturday, May 11 in the BOK Workshop (821 Dudley Street entrance) from noon to 4 p.m. Participating tenants invite the public to shop directly...

South Philly local politicians and “Peace-a-Thon” award-winners to chronicle Philly violence in film documentary

The educational arena and elected officials have lauded the cinematography overflow of NKA Creations founders Nazir and Robert Alston with previous accolades such as a citation by Democratic State Representative Jordan Harris, Activities Grant...

New play inspired by Philadelphia-based playwright’s experience with The Weinstein Company

A few years ago, Philadelphia-based playwright Emily Acker was hired by The Weinstein Company to help write the revival of a 1980s Britsh comedy television show, “Three Up, Two Down.” During the infancy of...

South Street Spring Festival reprises its myriad of merriment

Celebrating Germany to Mexico and comic books to horse races, the “festival of festivals” is returning to South Street next week. Marking its seventh consecutive jubilation, the South Street Spring Festival - the city’s...

Celebrate Mexican Cultural Week with Pre-Hispanic meal by El Rey executive chef at Philadelphia...

On Friday, May 3, Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens is celebrating Mexican Cultural Week with a Pre-Hispanic Culinary Experience by El Rey executive chef Dioncio Jimenez from 6 to 8 p.m. In 2010, Mexican gastronomy was...

New exhibition at Paradigm explores the possibility of paper

Conventionally, paper acts as a carrier for various forms of art. Whether a canvas for oil paints or a sketchbook for drawings, paper rests at the core of many creations. But, in its latest...

South Philly actors star in new play bridging Greek tragedy with suburban life

Some Greek tragedies tell stories of wars, others of plagues. The Wilma Theater, though, is depicting another kind of lasting calamity - middle-class suburban life. In a world premiere written exclusively for the Wilma HotHouse...

South Philly natives produce award-winning short film starring big-name comedians

It’s often suggested to write what we know. For filmmakers Monique Impagliazzo and Jennifer and Krystal Tini, the visionaries knew hanging on street corners, treating neighbors like family and saying local slights like “strapper.”  Dreaming...

Palumbo’s theater program reaches new ‘Heights’

Just a few years ago, the students of the Academy at Palumbo were performing under the dull glow of an old overhead transparency projector. The Bella Vista high school, however, eventually swapped its makeshift...

South Philly resident and native foster new jazz music with the Kimmel Center

Ranging from Arabic to Cuban flares, local residents have juxtaposing jazz composition with multicultural twists. Running through June, the Kimmel Center is hosting its sixth annual Jazz Residency program - a nearly yearlong extensive process...
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