The PHonk! hits the town, BATH HOUSE welcomes its stay, and more

The Weekly BSR Arts and Culture Roundup, October 19-25, 2022

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A band dressed in mostly blacks and reds play various wind instruments outside in a park
Second Line Social Aid & Pleasure Society Brass Band performing at PHonk! (Photo by Haamza Edwards.)

This week features events that ought to keep you going through the rest of the month. BATH HOUSE from Gunnar Montana refuses to hit the showers after Fringe and continues its run through November. Then, the Listening Loom Project continues to make a safe space for Ukrainians in the Philadelphia area. This weekend, the African American Museum of Philadelphia honors civil rights activist Leon H. Sullivan with free admission, and the PHonk! Festival returns to South Philly.

PHonk! Festival
Sunday, October 23, 12-6pm
FDR Park, 1500 Pattison Avenue, Philadelphia

This year’s PHonk! Festival hits South Philly this weekend, hosting performances from Afro-Latinx, Chinese, Chilean, Klezmer, Korean, Filipino, and LGBTQ+ community groups. Additionally, the afternoon features arts and crafts with University City Arts League, pop-up installations, a Southeast Asian food market, and a live mural painting. The event is free and open to all ages.

Free admission at the African American Museum in Philadelphia
Sunday, October 23
AAMP, 701 Arch Street, Philadelphia

In honor of the centennial birthday of civil rights activist Reverend Dr. Leon H. Sullivan, the African American Museum in Philadelphia will offer visitors free admission on Sunday. Check out their exhibit Vision & Spirit: African American Art Works, which features a collection of 100 paintings, prints, drawings, photographs, and mixed media by nearly 50 renowned artists of African descent.

Stand with Ukraine Listening Loom Project
Through October 23, 2022
Gifford Playground, 575 Tomlinson Road, Philadelphia

The Listening Loom Project from Philly-based textile artist Kathryn Pannepacker and documentary/street photographer Tieshka Smith wraps its pop-up and community engagement installation this weekend. The project sought to create a safe and welcoming space for Ukrainians in Philadelphia who have been displaced by or affected by the Russian-Ukrainian conflict. The event features several activities for people of all ages and culminates into a presentation from Pannepacker and Smith on Sunday, October 23, from 12-6pm, and a community celebration next week on Saturday, October 29th.

Through November 12, 2022
Latvian Society of Philadelphia, 531 North 7th Street, Philadelphia

Gunnar Montana’s Fringe Festival show is now running through November, and we wanted to give you a heads-up if you hadn’t heard and missed the first go-around. If you’re still curious, be sure to check out our review.

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