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A screen cap of the film, a dozen or so with light sabers fight off an army of droids in a desert area.

The BSR July 2023 repertory movie roundup

Blobfest, Hitchcock, Star Wars prequels, and more

Blobfest is back! Jurassic Park at the Mann with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Hitchcock seminars, Bruce Lee double feature, and more screenings this month. Stephen Silver rounds up.
Stephen Silver

Stephen Silver

Previews 5 minute read
Chill Moody and Atwater dress in mostly black, pose at the balcony of the Mann, the lower level behind them

BSR Classical Music Interludes, July 2023

Opera Philadelphia, Carillon Concerts at Longwood Gardens, and the Young Pianists Academy competes

Curating the hottest classical music events in the area this month, including those from OperaDelaware, Academy of Vocal Arts, and a performance of Black Metropolis. Gail Obenreder rounds up.
Gail Obenreder

Gail Obenreder

Previews 4 minute read
A pair of tall plants set indoors in an installation with other plants and a wall poster with varied-colored bottles

The BSR Weekly Arts and Culture Roundup, June 29-July 5, 2023

Seeing Philadelphia, Glass House + Meddow, and learning to “take a breath”

A pair of events at PAFA, a new exhibit at InLiquid, a queer Jewish music night, and an Independence Day block party on Broad Street. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up the week.
Kyle V. Hiller

Kyle V. Hiller

Previews 3 minute read
A large Chinese dragon installation with bright lights against a night sky.

The BSR Weekly Arts and Culture Roundup, June 22-28

Sonic Presence, Infinite Swarm, and the Chinese Lantern Festival

The Chinese Lantern Festival returns after a four-year hiatus, Infinite Swarm honors a multidisciplinary exhibit, and an exhibit on sound opens more than just ears. Kyle V. Hiller previews.
Kyle V. Hiller

Kyle V. Hiller

Previews 3 minute read
Close-up on about 16 colorful book spines on a black shelf, including R. Eric Thomas, Kiley Reid, Janet Benton, & Eric Smith

Announcing the first-ever BSR Book Week: July 10-16, 2023

Celebrate the Philly book scene with us!

We're celebrating summer with our first-ever BSR Book Week, July 10-16, 2023, packed with reviews and recommendations. And we want to hear from you, too! Here are all the ways you can join in.
Alaina Johns

Alaina Johns

Previews 2 minute read
A logo with SoLow Fest written over a spiraling, faded background

Putting on a show with the 2023 SoLow Festival

Exploring the concept of “mess”

The SoLow Festival is an accessible local arts festival that doesn’t put financial pressure on the artists. This year, it’s exploring the concept of rest. C.M. Crockford previews.
C.M. Crockford

C.M. Crockford

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A black and white closeup snapshot of Little Richard, his mouth wide, expressive.

The BSR Weekly Arts and Culture Roundup, June 15-21, 2023

Celebrating Juneteenth in Philly

Kyle V. Hiller rounds up Juneteenth festivities happening in the area.
Kyle V. Hiller

Kyle V. Hiller

Previews 3 minute read
A group of five women in all white, expressive, thrash about on stage

Rhodessa Jones presents Once Upon a Time in a Place Called Now

Incarcerated women tell their story

The new show at Painted Bride offers a lens into a collection of stories women shared about their experiences being incarcerated, what common narratives all women share, and how they find their voice. David Block previews.
David Block

David Block

Previews 2 minute read

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Swirls of black hair designed on a person's back, with a bra on reverse with heart-shaped, studded cups

Previewing a summer of LGBTQ+ Pride art exhibitions

Pride events happening in Philly in June through summer 2023

Jake Foster rounds up eight LGBTQ+ art exhibitions on view this Pride Month from the Clay Studio, Mural Arts, William Way LGBT Center, and more.
Jake Foster

Jake Foster

Previews 5 minute read
Frohman in a jacket and jeans, sits for a portrait with a brick backdrop

The BSR Weekly Arts and Culture Roundup, June 8-14

Esto No Tiene Nombre, Hot Bits, ODUNDE, and more

Denice Frohman’s new one-woman show premieres, ODUNDE and Hot Bits hit the streets, and the Philadelphia Latino Film Festival continues. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.
Kyle V. Hiller

Kyle V. Hiller

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