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'The Ever Present by R. Eric Thomas' at the image's top. A hot air balloon carries a b&w building over a partly cloudy sky.

The Weekly Roundup, September 8-14

West Craft Fest, Sunny War and David Sickmen come to town, and ‘The Ever Present’ premieres

A crafter's delight hits West Philly, Theatre Exile hosts R. Eric Thomas's new play, and a doubleheader jams out at People's Light. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.
Kyle V. Hiller

Kyle V. Hiller

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A smiling man w/ glasses stands in the left-hand corner of the frame, posing for a photo with a group dressed for a long walk

Philly Fringe 2021: A series of neighborhood walking tours in Philly

Exploring Philadelphia’s fringes

From neighborhood-based dance to walking tours, the 2021 Philadelphia Fringe Festival offers multiple opportunities to get outside and in motion. Dara McBride previews.

Dara McBride

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Nine dancers on stage in a circle, with two of them standing in the center. Everyone is wearing Hawaiian inspired attire.

Back on stage with BalletX's Sunset, o639 Hours

Dancing across the country, and the return home

BalletX opens its 2021-2022 season with a full-length ballet, Sunset, o639 Hours, at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre. Camille Bacon-Smith previews.
Camille Bacon-Smith

Camille Bacon-Smith

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Martinez, an Afro-Cuban man, sits before congas, cymbals, and microphones, with his arms out, his mouth wide as he's sings.

The Weekly Roundup, September 1-7

Tadaima 2021, Pedrito Martinez, Andrea Walls, 'POOL,' and 'A Saturday Jawn'

A festival celebrating Japanese Americans, a new exhibit from Fairmount Water Works, and Vinyl Tap returns to Amalgam. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up the week.
Kyle V. Hiller

Kyle V. Hiller

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A young man, woman, and someone in a rabbit suit with a creepy bunny mask sit at an empty movie theater together.

The September 2021 repertory movie roundup

An assortment of classics, contemporary gems, and film seminars for the movie lovers

From recognizable classics like 'Casablanca' to notable anti-classics like 'Evil Brain from Outer Space,' a variety of films are screening in the Philadelphia area this month. Stephen Silver rounds up.
Stephen Silver

Stephen Silver

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Michael Spyres and Lawrence Brownlee stand next to and face each other, slight laughing smiles, wearing suits.

The Weekly Roundup, August 26-September 1

An operatic Verzuz, plays for West Philly and Germantown, and Street Movies all over town

Philly shows up for itself with offerings in theater, opera, and film in various neighborhoods in the city. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up the week.
Kyle V. Hiller

Kyle V. Hiller

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A colorful mixed-media collage of illustrating photographs of salsa dancers.

The Weekly Roundup, August 18-24, 2021

Summer flamenco Tablao, Streets Dept parade, A Thousand Fibers, and Salsa Shines Through

Artsi and Pasión y Arte bring back Tablao, Streets Dept parades for vaccinations, A Thousand Fibers honors a Philly resident, and a new Mural Arts project fuses salsa with self-expression. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up the week.
Kyle V. Hiller

Kyle V. Hiller

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A still from 'Beans.' Two young Mohawk girls are in a wooded area, appearing to be yelling out of fear, concern

The Weekly Roundup, July 28-August 4

Picks for the tenth annual BlackStar Film Festival

A selection of films to check out for this year's BlackStar Film Festival. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.
Kyle V. Hiller

Kyle V. Hiller

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Three men dressed in black suits look towards someone or something off camera, in a densely wood-furnished room.

The August 2021 repertory movie roundup

'Black Panther', the reborn Lightbox, and the return of 'The Room'

A highlight reel of film screenings in the Greater Philadelphia area in August. Stephen Silver rounds up.
Stephen Silver

Stephen Silver

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Colorful illustration with two people. Text reads: we're trans, we're survivors, we are joyful, we feel rage, we're universal

The Weekly Roundup, July 21, 2021

Illustrating Public Paint Day, folk music at People’s Light, and writing with Chet’la Sebree

Painting with Mural Arts, discovering folk with People's Light, and the Wilmington Writers Conference highlight the week. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.
Kyle V. Hiller

Kyle V. Hiller

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