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Gnome Core journeys through South Philly Meadows

Whimsical, magical wonders rooted in reality

The magical and politically relevant performance from Alex Tatarsky is a chance to connect with the earth and our inner child on a journey through South Philly Meadows. Dara McBride previews.

Dara McBride

Previews 3 minute read
B&W photo, Andrade and a younger student in classroom review large prints on a desk. Another student is at a desk behind them

(Re)FOCUS: Then and Now honors a historic 1974 Philly feminist arts festival

A citywide celebration of 50 years of impact

(Re)FOCUS connects a landmark feminist arts festival from 1974 with a new set of exhibitions and celebrations in 2024 throughout the city. Emily Schilling previews.
Emily Schilling

Emily Schilling

Previews 2 minute read
Six large b&w portrait photos of adults, one child, on tapestries at an exhibit wall with touch pads and headphones in front

Jefferson’s Helix Gallery presents File/Life—We Remember Stories of Pennhurst

A community archivists’ research project on the lives of Pennhurst residents

File/Life—We Remember Stories of Pennhurst at the new Jefferson University Helix Gallery highlights the work of community archivists who researched archival files of former residents of the Pennhurst institution. Barbara Sheehan previews.
Barbara Sheehan

Barbara Sheehan

Previews 3 minute read
Dancers, all masked, in casual clothes, on dim stage. One dancer is on the floor, others stand over with their hands out over

Sarah Carlson and Vernon J. Mobley present The Body Keeps the Score

Dancing through trauma

Choreographer Sarah Carlson and composer Vernon J. Mobley explore trauma in The Body Keeps the Score: Dancing with Trauma and Recovery, an original work inspired by Bessel van der Kolk’s well-known book. Melissa Strong previews.
Melissa Strong

Melissa Strong

Previews 4 minute read
A group of teens in a classroom setting standing together, posing for a group photo

Natural Creativity's Philly Teen Travelers rock out to Colorado

City streets and punk beats

Natural Creativity helps orchestrate a trip to Colorado for a group of Philly teens, raising funds and awareness with punk rock. Dara McBride previews.

Dara McBride

Previews 3 minute read
Play poster, illustrated Black man in a suit holding a check that is burning away, against a yellow backdrop

The BSR Weekly Arts and Culture Roundup, February 1-7, 2024

Music for families and after work, and Black History Month festivities

The Philadelphia Orchestra debuts a “bite-sized” weekly happy hour, the Philadelphia Lullaby Project supports new and expecting families, and planning out the first week of Black History Month. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.
Kyle V. Hiller

Kyle V. Hiller

Previews 3 minute read
Movie still. Camera angled at the sides two men in a car looking forward, serious and concerned. A bit of sunlight pours in

The BSR February 2024 repertory movie roundup

Nolan and Lynch re-releases and the 20th anniversary of Eternal Sunshine

Tenet, the two Dunes, Valentine’s Day and Black History Month, and more screenings decorate February. Stephen Silver previews.
Kyle V. Hiller

Kyle V. Hiller

Previews 5 minute read

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Stone plays a theorbo, a string instrument with a long neck and strings. Stone is on stage, with a music stand in front

BSR Classical Interludes, February 2024

Haute Voix, Romantic Harp, Virtuosi, and more

Leaving January (with a few concerts) and starting February with plenty of music to take in. Gail Obenreder previews.
Gail Obenreder

Gail Obenreder

Previews 3 minute read
A couple’s warm embrace, eyes closed, sitting on a small couch, magazines and books on a coffee table in front of them

The BSR Weekly Arts and Culture Roundup, January 25-31, 2024

Ladysitting, (re)FOCUS, an interactive trip to India, and experimenting with pop culture

Ladystting at the Arden, a Jewish new year celebration, revisiting a feminist art movement, and taking a trip to India at the Please Touch Museum. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.
Kyle V. Hiller

Kyle V. Hiller

Previews 3 minute read
A band of 3, drums, cello, and keys, speakers on tripods on an outdoor stage, a poster with WEIRDO hand-written on it

The BSR Weekly Arts and Culture Roundup, January 18-24, 2024

Spectral Forces, Giselle, Justice 101, and more

Contemplating an overlooked angle of the Civil Rights Movement, traveling through parallel universes with music, and dancing ‘till it kills. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.
Kyle V. Hiller

Kyle V. Hiller

Previews 4 minute read