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B&W wide shot, performance hall & a white bald man brandishing two foils in a crossed “X” position in front of an audience

The BSR Weekly Arts and Culture Roundup, May 23-30, 2024

Antonio, or What I Would, Housemates, and the Philadelphia Latino Arts & Film Festival

PHLAFF returns with an expanded vision, InLiquid opens its new exhibit, a book launch with Housemates, and a queer pirate takes the stage at Plays & Players. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.
Kyle V. Hiller

Kyle V. Hiller

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Shetty, an Indian woman, dressed in a yellow floral-print dress and red top, smiling looking up, in a portrait style photo

The BSR Weekly Arts and Culture Roundup, May 16-22, 2024

Neighborhood strolls, My Life in Recipes, Live OUT Loud, and more

Food for life at the Weitzman, Once on this Island at the Arden, the return of The Elephant in the Room, and a lively performance by Philadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.
Kyle V. Hiller

Kyle V. Hiller

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Close-up of Tom, an elderly white man, with glasses, a tan cap, white goatee, and calm smile.

BSR Classical Interludes May 17-June 2, 2024

Music from Variant Six, Filament, and a tribute from Dolce Suono

Rounding up May's music offerings, including a capella from Variant Six, an album from Filament, a program featuring the baryton, and a tribute to the late Tom Purdom by Dolce Suono. Gail Obenreder rounds up.
Gail Obenreder

Gail Obenreder

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Kyle, Neil, and Alaina line up smiling against a faux green backdrop with pink letters spelling JFDI.

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Join us on Zoom for two exciting BSR events: our latest webinar about review-writing on May 29, and a Philly publishing panel with some of our region's top writers and editors on June 6.
Alaina Johns

Alaina Johns

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Three young Black boys sit around a young Black man in front of a white door on a porch, looking at camera. Black and white

The BSR Weekly Arts and Culture Roundup, May 9-15, 2024

Philly Grit, Dear Philadelphia, and John Jarboe: The Rose Garden

New exhibits from Da Vinci Art Alliance, TILT, and Fabric Workshop; and laughs from Bristol and Theatre Exile. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up the week.
Kyle V. Hiller

Kyle V. Hiller

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Four Pacific American women in robes, crowns, and jewelry on a stage look out towards an audience, seemingly in mid-dance

The BSR Weekly Arts and Culture Roundup, May 1-8, 2024

An Army of Lovers, Machine de Cirque, and Dual Heritage Month

A new exhibit opens at Fuller Rosen Gallery, a new play from R. Eric Thomas, revisiting (re)FOCUS, and celebrating Jewish American and Pacific American heritage at the Weitzman. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.
Kyle V. Hiller

Kyle V. Hiller

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Portrait photo of Berney smiling in front of an organ piano

BSR Classical Interludes, May 1-15, 2024

Singing in the spring

Three operas, an operetta, and new vocal work decorate the first half of a very vocal May. Gail Obenreder previews.
Gail Obenreder

Gail Obenreder

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The BSR May 2024 repertory movie roundup

Fosse, Fosse, Fosse!

Celebrating Bob Fosse, Grey Gardens, and more looks back to the 1970s. Stephen Silver rounds up area film screenings.
Stephen Silver

Stephen Silver

Previews 4 minute read
Three dancers in white dresses synced in mid-dance on a pink and purple lit stage

Contemporary West Dance Theater presents Fall in Love Tour

Company founder Bernard Gaddis brings love home to Philly

The new performance by "Phillyboy" Bernard H. Gaddis comes to the Fringe Bar. Camille Bacon-Smith previews.
Camille Bacon-Smith

Camille Bacon-Smith

Previews 3 minute read
Three people playing wind instruments stand next to each other in an indoor area

Inviting improvisation for everyone, every week at the Rotunda

Medicinal, positive anarchy

Every Wednesday, Philadelphia residents convene at the Rotunda for two hours of musical improvisation, free and open to all, with no leader, no instructions, and no repeating. Thomas Hagen previews.
Thomas Hagen

Thomas Hagen

Previews 3 minute read