Arts & Entertainment

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...

New gallery space aims to feature local photographers and artisans while fostering community outreach

A new Bella Vista gallery space is striving to bridge fine art photography and artisan crafts with the interests and needs of the local community. Seeking a place to implement this vision while also...

Almanac Dance Circus Theatre features two South Philly residents in an acrobatics show

The art of partnered acrobatics requires coordination, cooperation and trust - ideas that similarly comprise a community. In its latest performance, Almanac Dance Circus Theatre, a local movement-based performing arts ensemble, is reprising its...

South Philly band set to release debut “Marconi” EP

There’s a certain rite of passages South Philadelphian adolescents tend to experience. Pursuits commonly include attempting alcohol buys at corner stores, meeting up with friends at nearby parks and, at one point or another, dreaming...
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