Some of us are pounding the pavement, some of us are activating online, some of us feel like we're just trying to stay afloat in the news cycle, and many of us made sure to get to the polls yesterday. The Pennsylvania 2022 primary election will have an outsize impact on national politics this year, affecting many of the issues Philly's cultural community is passionate about.
But make sure you take time to breathe, keep grounded in your immediate community, and do something you enjoy while election coverage swirls. For me, that meant stopping in at a local historical exhibition (The Library Company -- more on that next week) and then sitting in Kahn Park at 11th and Pine, and tipping my head back to watch the treetops sway in the breeze while sparrows squabbled on the ground.
And as always, local arts offerings are a great way to stay entertained, grounded, and present with positive emotions -- like Azuka's Reverie, the latest play from Pulitzer winner James Ijames (it runs through Sunday). And don't miss our review of four films that screened at the Philadelphia Film Society's SpringFest last weekend: they're all coming soon to theaters, or to stream.
We're also excited about our upcoming virtual event with author, playwright, and internet satirist extraordinaire R. Eric Thomas, one week from tonight! Register here, or check out more info below.