July has come and gone, and as the weekend approaches and the air gets warmer and stickier, there’s still a handful of events to keep you feeling cool. People’s Light debuts an important short film, Laurel Hill hosts Hamlet, The Crossing goes back to nature, and Uncle Bobbie’s hosts an author event celebrating the Queens of the Resistance.
Be cool, be safe. Black Lives Matter. Fund the schools. And arrest the cops who killed Breonna Taylor.
People’s Light debuted the short film 20/20 Vision, a story about a young Black father who contemplates his place in the Black Lives Matter movement while also considering his family’s safety. The film is part of People’s Light’s Always On series, a collection of works that audiences can access at any time from the comfort of their own home. The film is free to watch.
To stream or not to stream, that is the question. REV Theatre Company will answer that when it hosts a virtual reading of Hamlet, streamed live from Laurel Hill Cemetery on Saturday, August 1 at 7:30pm. The event is free but a donation is suggested. A recorded version of the performance will be up on August 4. RSVP online now.
The Grammy-award winning choir is pairing with the Montana-based choir Roots in the Sky for the world premiere performance of David Lang’s in nature. Check out the show on Saturday, August 1 at 8pm.
The Philadelphia Film Society is hosting a virtual quizzo for To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, the 2018 comedy that follows a 16-year-old whose world is turned upside-down when her secret love letters find their way to each of her five crushes. The game begins at 7:30pm on Saturday, August 1.
Uncle Bobbie’s is hosting Krishan Trotman, author of the book series Queens of the Resistance. The series salutes instrumental figures in Congress including Maxine Waters, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Elizabeth Warren, and Nancy Pelosi, and is “packed with sass, discernment, and the badassery of the present and future leadership.” Join in on the virtual event on Monday, August 3 at 6pm, and be sure to pick up your copy on Uncle Bobbie’s online bookstore. And be sure to give Uncle Bobbie’s a little extra love if you can as they recover from this week’s devastating event at their storefront.