Arts & Entertainment

Lower Moyamensing drummer and actor climbs in dinosaur suit for an exhibition opening

Whether seizing the stage behind a drum kit at Boot and Saddle or portraying a pirate in plays at the Walnut Street Theatre, Lower Moyamensing resident Steve Gudelunas dabbles in many mediums of performance. His...

South Philly native and GAMP graduate shines at the Tony Awards

When James T. Lane was a senior at the Girard Academic Music Program, a ritual spring musical was not slated for the performing arts school that year.  For a rising triple threat, Lane, a 1996...

CraftNOW celebrates 5th anniversary with announcement of new programs and events

From the Bok Building to 1241 Carpenter Studios and Artspace, South Philadelphia is amidst a renaissance of creativity. The region’s recent artistic emergence could be partially attributed to CraftNOW Philadelphia, an organization connecting prominent institutions...

Theatre Exile continues capital campaign for subterranean stage in Passyunk Square neighborhood

Comprised of a bakery and playground, the corner of 13th and Reed streets seems like an ordinary South Philly thoroughfare. Buried beneath the intersection, though, an innovative performance space has been brewing for the...

Two new exhibitions, “Combiner” and “Future Green,” premiere at Paradigm Art Gallery

Two new concurrent exhibitions, Hyland Mather’s “Combiner” and Evan Hecox's “Future Green,” are now showing at the Paradigm Art Gallery, 746 S. 4th St, through June 22. In both of their debuts at the...

Pennsport-based dancer produces new piece exploring womanhood

Though the “male gaze” typically implies perceiving women simply as sexual objects, a local modern dance company is spinning its own twist on the phrase - while dismantling its implications, too.    For more than...

Local group of filmmakers, advocates and children produce a documentary about South Philly gun...

Standing as the first African-American YMCA to have its own building, the Christian Street YMCA has served as an epicenter of recreation and refuge since 1914. Though the immediate Graduate Hospital neighborhood has been...

Chat over snacks and wine with Isaiah Zagar of Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens on Thursday

On Thursday, June 6, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens, 1020 South St., PMG invites art enthusiasts to visit the gallery after hours and chat with multi-media artist  Isaiah Zagar. While...

Play starring South Philly thespians explores 1970s-1980s communist China

Exactly 30 years ago to the very day, tumult erupted in Beijing, as thousands of pro-democracy protesters were ambushed by assault rifles and tanks around the city’s Tiananmen Square. The Chinese People's Liberation Army executed...

The arrival of World War I troop reenactment set for Saturday, June 8

Throughout the year 1919, World War I troops returning to the homefront were celebrated along the banks of the Delaware River. With brass bands reverberating and American flags waving, crowds collected on piers in...
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