Fun Things to Do in Philly this Week and Weekend

Welcome to Pride Month! We have the march, the festival, drag at the Franklin Institute, drag at The Fillmore, The Roots Picnic, Philly Beer Week, and so much more

By Lauren McCutcheon and Christina Griffith

Dune Fan? Thank Philadelphia

The weird story of how our weird city played a crucial role in launching the sci-fi blockbuster, now officially on its third film

By Christina Griffith

Erasure and the Fiction of America

What Zora Neale Hurston, Oscar-nominated American Fiction, and the sacrifice of Black women tell us about America on the cusp of Black History and Women’s History months

By James Peterson

Listen: Ali Velshi Banned Book Club on The ABCs of Book Banning

The MSNBC host and Citizen board member interviews 101-year-old book activist Grace Linn and George M. Johnson, author of All Boys Aren't Blue

By Ali Velshi

The Citizen Recommends: Pardon Me

Shuja Moore’s short film about the benefits — to all of us — of pardons for returning citizens screens Monday in West Philly

By Rachel Wisniewski

The Citizen Recommends: Stand Up & Shout

Philly-raised filmmakers Mike Jackson, Ty Stiklorius and Amy Schatz — along with John Legend — debut their short documentary about Hill-Freedman high school songwriters November 7. Watch it on HBO — and then see the kids at our Ideas We Should Steal Festival

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

The Secret Sauce Behind Kelce

With their newest film about the Eagles captain dropping on September 12, it’s safe to say Don Argott and Sheena Joyce will be delivering Philly its most heartfelt love letter yet. Pro tip: Stay for the credits

By Jessica Blatt Press

The Citizen Recommends: BlackStar Film Festival 2023

The Philadelphia-born pillar of excellence in film celebrates BIPOC-made movies and the people who make them — with care for all

By Kiersten A. Adams