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An 8-piece band made up of Black and Asian performers, colorfully dressed, pose for a casual group photo outdoors.

Shofuso Japanese Cultural Center presents the Sakura Concert Series

Cherry blossoms and fusions of Asian and Black cultures

The Sakura Concert Series of the Shofuso Cherry Blossom Festival of Philadelphia captures the essence of spring and cross-culture. Crystal Sparrow previews.
Crystal Sparrow

Crystal Sparrow

Previews 3 minute read
A person wears red and white clothes, bandana, and other clothing, carrying a flag (?) on a bamboo pole for a small crowd.

The Weekly Roundup, March 30-April 6

Picks for Philly Theatre Week 2022

Kyle V. Hiller rounds up his picks for this year’s Philly Theatre Week, featuring performances from Esperanza Art Center, Sophie Sucre, Crossroads Comedy, and more.
Kyle V. Hiller

Kyle V. Hiller

Previews 4 minute read
Two young adults stand in a landfill, a city skyline foggy in the distance.

Philadelphia Film Society presents Green Screen: Philadelphia Environmental Film Festival

Capturing the global backdrop

The film festival will bring a mix of documentary and fiction films that focus on the impacts of climate and environmental change. KC Wingert previews.
KC Wingert

KC Wingert

Previews 2 minute read
Four dancers sit in chairs, dimly lit, gesturing towards the audience. Two more stand behind them, one points to the audience

Soledad Barrio and Noche Flamenca present Ni Bien Ni Mal, Todo Lo Contrario

There is no place to hide

Camille Bacon-Smith previews Soledad Barrio and Noche Flamenca’s Ni Bien Ni Mal, Todo Lo Contrario, marking a return to the stage for the company.
Camille Bacon-Smith

Camille Bacon-Smith

Previews 2 minute read
B&w photo of Billie Holiday. On stage, she sings in front of a vintage microphone

The Weekly Roundup, March 23-30

Joy Harjo, Tools of the Trade, a night with Lady Day, and a very Gritty AWP

The week features a visit from the 23rd US poet laureate, a crafty conference, a show based on one of Billie Holiday’s final performances, and a Philly-centric event for AWP. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.
Kyle V. Hiller

Kyle V. Hiller

Previews 4 minute read
Film still. Muñoz, a Mexican woman, shouts out in a crowd, with dim tinted lights. Camera is close up on her side profile

The Weekly Roundup, March 16-23

CultureFest! celebrates Nowruz, films with Penn Live Arts, and EgoPo’s Life is a Dream

The week features the Iranian New Year festivities with CultureFest!, a series of films from Penn Live Arts and Temple University, and of course, Make A F*ckin’ Show, You P.O.S. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.
Kyle V. Hiller

Kyle V. Hiller

Previews 4 minute read
Five ballet dancers in white tutus, cream colored tights and varying designed/colored leotards practicing in a rehearsal room

The Philadelphia Ballet presents Bold, Brilliant, Balanchine

Big, bold, and complete with fireworks

The Philadelphia Ballet performs a trio of neoclassical ballet works, helmed by artistic director Angel Corella. Camille Bacon-Smith previews.
Camille Bacon-Smith

Camille Bacon-Smith

Previews 2 minute read
A monitor in an abandoned room shows a video still of twins, the image distorted to look like water and double exposure.

The POOL: A Social History of Segregation exhibit emerges from adversity

Taking a deeper sort of dive

POOL: A Social History of Segregation, an exhibit at the Fairmount Water Works, opens next week after having been delayed by flooding from Hurricane Ida. Anndee Hochman previews.
Anndee Hochman

Anndee Hochman

Previews 3 minute read
An oil painting—a Black man lies on grass, wearing a blue spaghetti strap dress, head leaning on a large pile of grapes

The Weekly Roundup, March 9-16

Celebrating Lloyd Price, the Print Center’s 96th International Competition, and Quiet Boy

The Print Center closes its international solo exhibit, Personality from People’s Light honors an unsung leader in music, and Elizabeth Bergeland illustrates the male body in a different light. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.
Kyle V. Hiller

Kyle V. Hiller

Previews 5 minute read
Two women sit next to each other. One has a dress w/ floral accents & a phone; the other is in casual clothes reading a book

The Weekly Roundup, March 2-9

Sisterhood Sit-in, Everyday Futures, and TJ Loves Sally 4 Ever

Theatre Horizon hosts James Ijames’s TJ Loves Sally 4 Ever, Harriett’s Bookshop trolleys to Black women-owned businesses, and the future of South Philly highlight the week. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.
Kyle V. Hiller

Kyle V. Hiller

Previews 4 minute read