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In black and white, three women, one girl, and a man, presumably Asian American, look down at the camera wearing sunglasses.

The Weekly Roundup, September 15-21

The return of the Women’s Film Festival, ‘Nanay,’ WEIRDO, and more

The Women’s Film Festival is back with in-person screenings, a Fringe show inspired by Filipino migrant stories, a poetic conversation at Blue Stoop, and WEIRDO returns to East Kensington. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.
Kyle V. Hiller

Kyle V. Hiller

Previews 5 minute read
Four musicians pose together, trees and bushes in the background, with a cello, viola, and two violins at hand.

1807 & Friends returns with the Wister and Dalí Quartets

Let the revels resume

With a series of chamber music events, 1807 & Friends resumes the musicmaking that ended just as the lockdown began. Tom Purdom previews.
Tom Purdom

Tom Purdom

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A group of dancers pose, all in white. Everyone has umbrellas, one of them is open. The Ben Franklin bridge is behind them.

The return of AMM & DCO's The Umbrella Dance

Umbrellas, art, and dance at the Dickinson Square Farmers’ Market

Anne-Marie Mulgrew and Dancers Company (AMM & DCO) performs its signature Umbrella Dance this weekend. Melissa Strong previews.
Melissa Strong

Melissa Strong

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The show title is in large, purple type with Hotel Du Pont in the background. Flowers decorate the edges of the image.

Del Shakes brings A Midsummer Night's Dream to Wilmington

A midsummer dream right before the fall

It’s Midsummer in downtown Wilmington! Gail Obenreder previews Delaware Shakespeare’s latest production.
Gail Obenreder

Gail Obenreder

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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

Previews 5 minute read
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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