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Cappard, a Black woman, poses for a portrait sitting in a well-lit room with bookshelves behind her.

Opening the doors and turning the pages with Books & Bagels founder Ellen Cappard

A new page for Wilmington booklovers

The new Books & Bagels offers a curated selection and space for community with help from a community launchpad in Wilmington. Dara McBride profiles.

Dara McBride

Profiles 3 minute read
Brown, a Black woman, and Goraczko, a white man, look towards each other in a well-lit room, art canvases are around them.

The Weekly Roundup, September 29-October 5

Mural Arts Month, Philadelphia Orchestra, WHITE, and the Virtual Latino Arts Festival

Celebrating and meditating on mural art, Our City, Your Orchestra returns, and James Ijames's WHITE is presented by Villanova Theatre. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.
Kyle V. Hiller

Kyle V. Hiller

Previews 3 minute read
A wall with decorative artifacts and framed b&w illustrations of various insects populate a wall with its own grass frame.

Philly Fringe 2021: It Gets Worse But Then... Theatre Company presents FOUND

Fairies hidden in plain sight

A scavenger hunt of sorts, FOUND encourages you to wander down Philadelphia side streets—or navigate an interactive Google map from home—to discover a world of the fae. Jill Ivey reviews.
Jillian Ashley Blair Ivey

Jillian Ashley Blair Ivey

Reviews 3 minute read
Three violin players seem to be running and playing through a small crowd in what looks like a brightly lit museum space

The Weekly Roundup, September 22-28

YallaPunk and Arab.AMP’s JAM3A, Penn Live Arts, 'Black Panther,' and the Delaware Korean Festival

A collaborative music festival from YallaPunk, Penn Live Arts opens its new season, Black Panther screens with an orchestra, and more this week. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.
Kyle V. Hiller

Kyle V. Hiller

Previews 3 minute read
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

Previews 3 minute read
'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

Previews 3 minute read
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

Previews 4 minute read
The Art Museum, with its giant east stairway large in the foreground. Higher up, people sit in groups on the steps.

Who decides on the outside of the Philadelphia Museum of Art?

The right steps for our public spaces

As new plans for a people-friendly Parkway roll out, the Philadelphia Museum of Art remains an important part of Philly’s public space—but do the people on the outside matter? Camille Bacon-Smith considers.
Camille Bacon-Smith

Camille Bacon-Smith

Essays 5 minute read
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

Previews 4 minute read
A colorful mixed-media collage of illustrating photographs of salsa dancers.

The Weekly Roundup, August 18-24, 2021

Summer flamenco Tablao, Streets Dept parade, A Thousand Fibers, and Salsa Shines Through

Artsi and Pasión y Arte bring back Tablao, Streets Dept parades for vaccinations, A Thousand Fibers honors a Philly resident, and a new Mural Arts project fuses salsa with self-expression. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up the week.
Kyle V. Hiller

Kyle V. Hiller

Previews 4 minute read