The BSR Weekly Arts and Culture Roundup, October 5-11, 2023
Indigenous Peoples Day, Fall Market, Camden Rep's Child Support, and more
Celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day with FRIEDA and Bartram’s Garden, see Camden Rep’s latest play, and contemplate the birds this week. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.
Performance Garage presents When Yesterday Meets Tomorrow: Being Black in Ballet Today
Dancing into the conversation
Performance Garage presents a free panel discussion on being Black in ballet with 2023-2024 DanceVisions resident artist Meredith Rainey, choreographer Tommie-Waheed Evans, and founder of Memoirs of Blacks in Ballet Theresa Ruth Howard. Melissa Strong previews.
This Terrible True Thing, by Jenny Laden
A visual look at the AIDS epidemic
Jenny Laden’s new young adult novel captures the AIDS epidemic, shock and isolation, and more through a 17-year-old’s voice and drawings in 1990s Philadelphia. Wendy Univer previews.
BSR Classical Music Interludes, October 2023
Rigoletto, Immortal Back, La Serenata, and more
The first half of October features performances by OperaDelaware, Choral Arts, Lyric Fest, Piffaro, and Delaware Symphony. Gail Obenreder previews.
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Silvana Cardell brings Disposable Bodies to the Wilma Theater
A look at the traumas behind immigration through dance
Argentine American choreographer and 2022 Guggenheim recipient Silvana Cardell brings her latest dance-theater work, Disposable Bodies, to the Wilma Theater for four performances this weekend. Carolyn Merritt previews.
The BSR Weekly Arts and Culture Roundup, September 28-October 4, 2023
Odyssey, Emilie du Châtelet Defends Her Life, reFlea, and Dungeons & Dragons for Philly jawns
Opening October with an environmentally-conscious flea market, a retelling of Odyssey, a play for science nerds, family-friendly activities at Please Touch, and a D&D festival. Kyle V. Hiller previews.
The BSR October 2023 repertory movie roundup
The Exorcist, Do the Right Thing, and DiCaprio-Scorsese collabs
October movies include Halloween classics, more entries from the Sight and Sound 100 collection, and Coen Brothers seminars. Stephen Silver previews.
The BSR Weekly Arts and Culture Roundup, September 21-27, 2023
Arts festivals, Ratha-Yatra, S(tree)twork, and Where the Young Bols Rumble
Rounding up the coming week with festivals and exhibitions to kick off the official start of fall. Kyle V. Hiller previews.
The BSR Weekly Arts and Culture Roundup, September 14-20, 2023
Wildest Dreams, Chasing LOVE, Never Broken, and Oktoberfest this week
A 12-foot puppet takes to the parkway, Ugandan classical music comes to West Philly, and the Wildest Dreams open at Magic Gardens. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up the week.
The BSR Weekly Arts and Culture Roundup, September 7-13, 2023
Nostalgia Fest, opera in books and film, STRUT!, and more
A music festival takes over South Philly, a block party takes over Fishtown, and opera abounds around the city. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.