Lost Light Luv, Black Violin, Guess My Blood Sugar, and more

The BSR Weekly Arts and Culture Roundup, March 9-15, 2023

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Two Black men pose outside, laughing, holding their violins
Black Violin brings classical music, R&B, and hip-hop together for an experience this week. (Photo courtesy of Kimmel Cultural Campus.)

Coming up this week, InLiquid Gallery opens its new exhibit featuring works from photographer Leah Macdonald—just in time for Women’s History Month. Additionally, CultureFest! pops up this weekend for more Women’s History festivities. Jump into some music with Black Violin Experience and TAK Ensemble, and test your knowledge at Guess My Blood Sugar, a comedy game show that asks how much you know about living with Type One diabetes.

Stay warm, Philly!

Lost Light Luv
March 9-April 15, 2023
InLiquid Gallery at Crane Arts, 1400 North American Street, Philadelphia

Lost Light Luv opens this weekend, showcasing photographer Leah Macdonald’s legacy project encompassing 30 years of analog photography and master printing. Using tools like a 4x5 view camera, Polaroid film, and silver gelatin prints, Macdonald’s work is “inspired by the female figure and the challenges women face.” The opening reception is Thursday, March 9, at 6pm, and Macdonald will be present for a book signing and artist talk later in the month on Saturday, March 18, at 4:30pm. InLiquid is open Wednesday through Saturday from 12-6pm.

Black Violin Experience
Thursday, March 9, 7:30pm
Miller Theater at Kimmel Cultural Campus, 250 South Broad Street, Philadelphia

Kev Marcus and Wil Baptiste are Black Violin, the Grammy award-winning duo “invoking a mystifying musical fusion of exquisite classical sounds and exhilarating hip-hop beats.” Merging songs, sounds, and elements from Puccini to the Temptations, from Imagine Dragons to Bach, the Black Violin Experience promises to be a unique concert as the tour makes its way to Philly.

Saturday, March 11, 10am-4pm
Penn Museum, 3260 South Street, Philadelphia

Visit Penn Museum this weekend for a Women’s History Month celebration featuring live performances, storytelling, pottery wheel demonstrations, an artist marketplace, and more. The lineup includes West African traditional music percussionists Women’s Sekere Ensemble, a 500-year-old dance tradition performed by the Sattriya Dance Company, and Minoan and Mycenean costumes by Ariadne’s Threads. Check out the full lineup online.

Guess My Blood Sugar: The Drinking Game Show
Saturday, March 11, 7:30pm
Plays and Players Theatre, 1714 Delancey Place, Philadelphia

Comedian and Type One diabetic Patric Ciervo hosts Guess My Blood Sugar: The Drinking Game Show this weekend. Three comedians get quizzed on diabetes management and how it’s represented in pop culture. Starting off with a blood sugar of 100, if a comedian gets the question wrong, their sugar will go up by 20 and they’ll also have to take a drink as directed by a drink card. The comedian with the highest blood sugar at the end of the game loses. To bring down their sugars, they’ll take shots of hot sauce. The lineup features Brian Kavanagh, Hannah Trav, and Curt Riedy, and all proceeds go to Diabetes Training Camp.

Bowerbird presents TAK Ensemble
Wednesday, March 15, 8pm
The Rotunda, 4014 Walnut Street, Philadelphia

Brooklyn-based classical quintet TAK makes an appearance in West Philly next week, performing works from their first 10 years and adding a piece from New Jersey’s own multi-instrumentalist Tyshawn Sorey. TAK is in residence at UPenn, so you’ll likely see them around more this spring, too. The event is pay-what-you-wish with a suggested donation of $20.

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