Fun Things to Do in Philly this Week and Weekend

This week in Philly we have a street food fest in Manayunk, a sci-fi convention, PHS tree planting, the Kun-Yang Lin dancers, a maker's faire, and much more

By Lauren McCutcheon and Christina Griffith

The Citizen Recommends: Ladysitting

Author, playwright, and Penn lecturer Lorene Cary brings her contemplation on life, death, and our attitudes about both, to the Arden

By Erinda Sheno

Arts, Culture and Brotherly Love

Gregory Walker’s Harlem Renaissance-style salons for The Brother’s Network invite Black men to celebrate their art, knowledge and greatness. Join them Friday for a book talk about race in America

By James Peterson

The Citizen Recommends: What the Constitution Means to Me

There are just a few more days to catch this thought-provoking performance at Arden Theatre Co., but its message will stay with any engaged citizen long after.

By Erinda Sheno

Improv to the Rescue

Philly’s robust improv community is using the comedy staple as an avenue for spreading life skills, connections and conversation for those who most need it (i.e., all of us)

By Daralyse Lyons

Art for Change: The Composer’s Composer

Composer Bree Lowdermilk is bucking the norms of musical theater by writing shows with gender-expansive casts, taking feedback from 4-year-olds, and maybe even mounting a children’s musical on an abandoned pier.

By RJ Rushmore

Art for Change: The Black Liberationist

Arielle Julia Brown, founder and director of Black Spatial Relics, supports performance artists whose art contends with slavery, freedom and justice. The next in a series with Forman Arts Initiative

By Logan Cryer

Art for Change: The Prankster

Rose Luardo, performer, dancer, visual artist and comedian shuns stereotypes in pursuit of art that’s both thoroughly provoking and totally fun

By Logan Cryer