A Pride Month finale, A Shout from the Bones, RiverFest, and more

The BSR Weekly Arts and Culture Roundup, June 27-July 2, 2024

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Rehearsal photo. A dancer stands on hands and head, her legs pointed out opposite directions. Dancers behind her also pose
‘A Shout from the Bones’ arrives at the Performance Garage this weekend only. (Photo courtesy of AMM & DCO.)

This week, we say goodbye to June, but not before getting down at the PMA with a Pride Month dance party this Friday. Then, a concert party takes over the plaza at the Kimmel, RiverFest returns at Glen Foerd, a North Philly celebration of Venezuelan culture hits the streets, and A Shout from the Bones can be heard all the way from Performance Garage.

Stay cool, Philly. It’s hot out there!

Pride Month Finale Party
Friday, June 28, 5-9pm
Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia

Internationally renowned DJ Rekha, a producer, curator, and educator, brings their South Asian diasporic dance music and global sounds to the dance floor at the PMA’s Great Stair Hall this weekend. Performing alongside Indian drag queen Malai, the event marks the sunset of Pride Month festivities at the PMA and around the city. Of course, Pride goes all year long.

A Tribute to Pearl Bowser
Friday, June 28, 7-9pm
Scribe Video Center, 3908 Lancaster Avenue, Philadelphia

Pearl Bowser is heralded as the godmother of Black independent film, and this weekend, Scribe Video Center is hosting a tribute to Bowser, who passed away last year. Two films will be screened, including Namibia: Independence Now!—a film shot inside refugee settlements in Zambia and Angola that examines how exiled Namibians worked to free their country from illegal South African exploitation and prepared for their country’s independence.

A Shout from the Bones
June 28-29, 2024
Performance Garage, 1515 Brandywine Street, Philadelphia

Anne-Marie Mulgrew and Dancers Company takes the stage at the Performance Garage with A Shout from the Bones. Built on a series of 11 scenes and dances using props, text, music, and projections, the audience is invited to create and share their own stories.

Party on the Plaza
Saturday, June 29, 11am-7pm
Kimmel Cultural Campus, 300 South Broad Street, Philadelphia

The Philadelphia Orchestra and Ensemble Arts will host a free day of performances and activities this weekend. In tandem with Wawa’s Welcome America festivities, the celebration will gather inside Marian Anderson Hall and the Commonwealth Plaza. The lineup includes a soulful line dance demonstration, a Hamilton sing-along, West Philly music group Omar’s Hat, and a world premiere performance from the orchestra.

Arte en las Calles: Venezuelan Expressions
Saturday, June 29, 4-9pm
Teatro Esperanza, 4261 North 5th Street, Philadelphia

Head over to Esperanza for an evening of Latin food and music, kids activities, a local merchant fair, and more. The outdoor event is free and open to the public.

Glen Foerd RiverFest
Sunday, June 30, 9am-2pm
Glen Foerd, 5001 Grant Avenue, Philadelphia

Glen Foerd, an 18-acre public park and historic site located along the Delaware River, is hosting its annual RiverFest this weekend. The family-friendly festival celebrates the Delaware River and combines a morning and afternoon of art, hands-on environmental and educational activities, boating, kite making, live music, local artist vendors, and more.

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