The BSR Weekly Arts and Culture Roundup, January 25-31, 2023
Prints honoring bell hooks, more Lunar New Year festivities, film screenings, and more
This week features an exhibit inspired by bell hooks’ poetry, film screenings featuring stories from Iranian and Iraqi perspectives, a play on Jewish emigration in the early 90s, and the Lunar New Year vibrations continue. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.
PBS presents Vivian Kleiman’s No Straight Lines
Documenting the history and future of queer comics
The documentary film chronicles the timeline of queer comics, from Mary Wings to contemporary artists today. Kathryn Smith Pyle previews.
1812 Productions and Jennifer Childs present Broads
Legendary “naughty” comedy
1812 Productions presents Broads, a hit cabaret that celebrates the bawdiest, boldest, and funniest ladies of the 1920s through the 1960s. Kiran Pandey previews.
Roundabout Theatre Company presents Charles Fuller’s A Soldier’s Play
Marching against racism
Charles Fuller’s 1982 Pulitzer Prize-winning play takes a look at racism in the US from 40 years before it—and remains relevant 40 years after it. David Block previews.
The Weekly BSR Arts and Culture Roundup, January 18-24
Dancing all night at PLA, Lunar New Year, and more cultural festivities
The upcoming week features offerings from Simpatico, the Weitzman, Penn Live Arts, Penn Museum, and more. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.
BSR Classical Music Interludes: January 2023, Part 2
An overflow of music—and a little mystery, too
Gail Obenreder rounds up even more January classical music offerings in and around the city.
Opera Philadelphia presents David T. Little’s Black Lodge
Accepting your dark side
Opera Philadelphia brings its dark existential opera film to theaters this weekend. C. M. Crockford previews.
The Weekly BSR Arts and Culture Roundup, January 11-17, 2023
Revisiting the blueprint for MLK Day
Kyle V. Hiller rounds up MLK Day events in the Philly area.
The BSR January 2023 movie repertory roundup
Stanley Kubrick, Do the Right Thing on MLK Day, and the best 100 films ever?
Stephen Silver rounds up a robust movie screenings list to kick off the new year.
BSR Classical Music Interludes: January 2023
Classical music to start the new year right
Gail Obenreder previews this month’s upcoming classical music performances in the area, with offerings from the Philadelphia Orchestra, Delaware Symphony, Artcinia, and more.