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Outside the museum, Kass leans against the Y letter of the structure, which is large, wide, and very tall

The Weekly Roundup, May 11-18

Many Lumens, UMA Shows Up, SpringFest, and the Weitzman reopens

The week features offerings from BlackStar, Urban Movement Arts, the Philadelphia Film Society, and the Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.
Kyle V. Hiller

Kyle V. Hiller

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Five dancers in all black look up at another dancer who stands in their circle. The lone dancer also looks up, hands out

SHARP Dance Company presents Haven

Dancing back home to South Philly with SHARP's spring series

The company brings its spring series back to its South Philly roots as the new artist in residence at Equilibrium Dance Academy. Camille Bacon-Smith previews.
Camille Bacon-Smith

Camille Bacon-Smith

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A screenshot of Dern looking towards the camera, half her face cast in shadows, pitch black behind her

May 2022 movie repertory roundup

The return of Lynch's Inland Empire, John Waters in town, and 70s classics

Screenings in the Philadelphia area for the month. Stephen Silver rounds up.
Stephen Silver

Stephen Silver

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Fields' arms are crossed, looking at Rodriguez, both expressing surprise with wide eyes and mouths

The Weekly Roundup, May 4-11

New exhibits at AAMP, Richard III, Group!, and more

The week features offerings from Intercultural Journeys, the African American Museum in Philadelphia, Theatre in the X, Passage Theatre Company, and more. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.
Kyle V. Hiller

Kyle V. Hiller

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Al-Dookhi looks out to audience, in laughter, pointing to their right across their body, on stage with a microphone

FringeArts presents the fourth annual Blue Heaven Comedy Festival

Something old, something blue, something funny

FringeArts celebrates the best and most exciting alternative comedy, including headliner and Blue Heaven and SNL alum Sarah Squirm. Melissa Strong previews.
Melissa Strong

Melissa Strong

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Three dancers in flowing white robes that expand like wings. Dimly lit, the robes are visible, the dancers are almost not

The Weekly Roundup, April 27-May 4

West Craft Fest, Today Is My Birthday, and dancing in Philly

The week features traditions like West Craft Fest and This Is the Week That Is along with intriguing performances from Mural Arts and Philadelphia Ballet, Jody Sperling, and Theatre Exile. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.
Kyle V. Hiller

Kyle V. Hiller

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A closeup snapshot of Yeoh outdoors at a film festival, wearing a black sequin dress and necklace.

The Weekly Roundup, April 20-27

A Michelle Yeoh appreciation post

The Philadelphia Film Society hosts a film series celebrating Michelle Yeoh alongside her latest film Everything Everywhere All At Once. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up the screenings.
Kyle V. Hiller

Kyle V. Hiller

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Monáe is dressed in white with black accents, singing into a mic, on stage, with lights and a banner behind her.

The Weekly Roundup, April 13-20

A contemporary speculative and sci-fi recommended reading list

Kyle V. Hiller rounds up sci-fi and speculative fiction novels for the sake of spring ahead of the release of Janelle Monáe's new book The Memory Librarian.
Kyle V. Hiller

Kyle V. Hiller

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A trapeze artist walks along a pole held up by 6 other dancers in a room with a dim, violet-purple tinted light

The Weekly Roundup, April 6-13

Reimagining the world with La Brega, The Song Catcher, and Brave Space Philly

This week’s roundup features events from artists Johnny Irizarry and Christina Castro-Tauser, and performances from Lyric Fest and the Chicago-based circus company Aloft. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.
Kyle V. Hiller

Kyle V. Hiller

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Actor Tommy Wiseau wears sunglasses and a vest as he poses with Silver, in a theater space. A 'The Room' poster behind them

April 2022 repertory movie roundup

The Room returns, celebrating Michelle Yeoh, and lots of baseball flicks

April films screening in the Philadelphia area include a series honoring Michelle Yeoh's storied career and another visit from The Room's Tommy Wiseau. Stephen Silver rounds up.
Stephen Silver

Stephen Silver

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