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Movie still. Poitier and Katherine Hepburn sit close, looking at each other in a car, the road behind them.

February 2022 repertory movie roundup

From Sidney Poitier to Groundhog Day

Honoring Sidney Poitier's legacy, screenings for February holidays, and more in this robust list of films in the Greater Philadelphia Metro area. Stephen Silver rounds up.
Stephen Silver

Stephen Silver

Previews 8 minute read
Three musicians dressed in black, a multicolored wall with chipped paint behind them. Smith holds a cello, Few has a violin.

Exploring the 17th century with Filament's Music for an Inner World II

From the Netherlands to the Main Line

Filament, a rising chamber ensemble based in Philadelphia, performs in Rosement with a repertoire of Renaissance and Baroque music. Gail Obenreder previews.
Gail Obenreder

Gail Obenreder

Previews 2 minute read
Two Black dancers in reds tops, yellow leotards, looking to their left, one standing on their feet while carrying the other

The Weekly Roundup, January 26-February 2

Books, ballet, and neon lights

Blue Stoop hosts a pair of writerly conversations with two new novels, a contemporary neon art exhibit opens in Philly and West Chester, and the past and future of Black dancers are on stage. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.
Kyle V. Hiller

Kyle V. Hiller

Previews 4 minute read
A collage of mixed media illustrates silhouetted human figures within and breaking through frames.

The Weekly Roundup, January 19-26

Campy ballet, interdisciplinary mixtapes, and casting light on the 'Invisible'

Penn Live Arts hosts a gender-bending satire ballet performance, the Muse Gallery mixes paintings with music, ArtYard opens an interdisciplinary exhibit with a wide range of perspective, and the debut of Love & Healing. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.
Kyle V. Hiller

Kyle V. Hiller

Previews 4 minute read
August Wilson on a mural on the side of a residential home. Various folks are painted within and around Wilson in the mural.

The Weekly Roundup, January 5-12

Virtual museum tours and the art of doing nothing

A handful of virtual museum tours in the city are featured in this week’s roundup—the first of the new year. Kyle V. Hiller also considers the art of doing nothing.
Kyle V. Hiller

Kyle V. Hiller

Previews 4 minute read
Three women, one holds a newspaper. Another looks at the paper in surprise. The other laughs, looking at the one w/ the paper

The Weekly Roundup, December 15-22

Carols after a Plague, Once, EQUATORS, and a Crossroads holiday

Holiday happenings throughout the week with Crossroads Comedy Theater, 1812 Productions, the Crossing, and more. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.
Kyle V. Hiller

Kyle V. Hiller

Previews 3 minute read
Three kids and two young adults pose against an all-white background in nutcracker-inspired ballet outfits.

Stepping it up with Chocolate Ballerina Company’s The Nutcracker: Dipped in Chocolate

In the land of sweets

Chocolate Ballerina Company founder and artistic director Chanel Holland talks about the company’s take on The Nutcracker, making space for dances based on the African diaspora, and more. Camille Bacon-Smith previews.
Camille Bacon-Smith

Camille Bacon-Smith

Previews 2 minute read
A group of about six women dressed in Nutcracker inspired outfits tap dance on stage, captured mid-song.

The Weekly Roundup, December 8-15

‘LESS IS MORE’, Looking for Light with IJ, ‘Tapcracker’ and other holiday festivities

Unique takes on holiday classics, an online concert from Intercultural Journeys,, art from Makeba Rainey, and more this week. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.
Kyle V. Hiller

Kyle V. Hiller

Previews 5 minute read
Three performers with wind instruments play on a balcony, painted in mostly white. A wreath hangs from the balcony.

Piffaro, the Renaissance Band presents Let the Holidays Resound! A Christmas, Hanukkah & Solstice Celebration

Renaissance music for celebrations

Piffaro brings resounding music from the Renaissance with its upcoming weekend concert celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, and the winter solstice. Gail Obenreder previews.
Gail Obenreder

Gail Obenreder

Previews 2 minute read
An image of a man in casual clothes in a rehearsal space. It's imposed over another image, it's blurry w/ dancers rehearsing

Team Sunshine returns with The Sincerity Project #4: Cyclones, Schools, and Packs

Theater examines the action of care

Team Sunshine Performance Corporation returns with the fourth installment of The Sincerity Project, its 24-year-long artistic experiment that uses performance to explore the shifting contours of contemporary life. Melissa Strong previews.
Melissa Strong

Melissa Strong

Previews 2 minute read