The annual Haverford Spring Fest, People’s Light gets down, Movers & Makers,’ and more this weekend

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David M. Lutken and an ensemble of musicians will jam this weekend with People's Light. (Photo courtesy of People's Light.)
David M. Lutken and an ensemble of musicians will jam this weekend with People's Light. (Photo courtesy of People's Light.)

It’s another month of quarantine; I hope you’ve got some habits to give you some semblance of structure! If not (which is cool, no one’s forcing you to do anything here), then check out Blue Stoop’s weekly writing sessions or Rachel Fogletto’s weekly comedy jams. The rest of the weekend features a hootenanny (you read that right), a music festival continues on virtually, and a drag show themed in one of the best animated series out there.

Wednesdays on the Stoop

This and every Wednesday at 4pm, Blue Stoop hosts a session of get-togethers to read and write stories, poems, and more. So if you’re looking for a regular structure to keep you in that creative groove, they’ve got you covered. Keep a lookout for the Zoom link on Facebook.

People’s Light comes home

Did you think you’d be going to a hootenanny this weekend? I bet you didn’t, but now you can this weekend when People’s Light invites guest artist David M. Lutken and an ensemble of musicians for a pair of jam sessions complete with preselected songs and audience requests. Get down on Thursday, May 14, at 7:30pm and Sunday, May 17, at 2pm.

Come As You Are Comedy Showcase

On Thursday evenings, local comedian Rachel Fogletto hosts an online showcase of comedians for a Pay-What-You-Can night of laughs. This week’s lineup includes Valerie Tosi, Darryl Charles, Emily Epstein White, Alejandro Morales, and Megan Goetz. Virtual doors open at 8pm; the show starts at 8:30pm.

Steven Universe Drag Show

Here We Are in the Future is a themed drag show after the popular animated series Steven Universe. Hosted by Patti LuStoned and featuring Eric Jaffe, Esmeralda May, Icon Ebony Fierce, and more, check it out on Friday, May 15, at 9pm. The show is family friendly, though parental guidance is suggested.

The Seventh Annual Haverford Spring Fest

On Friday, May 15, through Sunday, May 17, the annual festival arrives for its seventh year and is going online. The event features more than 50 performers and benefits the Kelly Center in Havertown. The festival streams live on YouTube, Facebook, and iRadioPhilly with six hours of performances each day. See the roster online.

Stream of the Week: Movers & Makers

If you’re into knowing how things come together and seeing the stories behind the scenes, then WHYY’s series Movers & Makers is for you. The series airs on WHYY on PBS every Monday and Thursday at 7:30pm, and episodes are available online for your viewing pleasure. Whether it’s the family-friendly independent professional wrestling of Chikara, learning more about Good Good Comedy Theatre’s experimental comedy, or discovering the history behind some of Philadelphia’s pioneering women, the show has a little something for everyone.

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