Shawn’s photography is a personal reinterpretation of African American existential philosophy (his moniker ‘xST’ which is said as ‘exist’ references this) and serves as a source of affirming, empowering images of everyday Black people to challenge preconceived stereotypes in popular culture.
John Turner Larger Works January 11 – February 26, 2016 First Friday reception: February 5, 5 – 7 pm InLiquid presents Larger Works, a solo …
Anything can happen in an hour—especially when you’re at the Bride. This Fall, we invite you to see just what happens when we turn some of Philly’s most exciting artists loose in our space to curate a show.
Singles and Couples alike shake off the winter chill and heat up the dance floor at this Valentine’s Day dance class, party, and concert. Learn salsa basics from expert instructor, Maestro Flaco, and then try out your new moves to the sounds of Klave Mayor during this romantic evening of live music.
A play for families and children of all ages; come out and enjoy dynamic display of West African culture told through story and music.
BLACK MALE REVISITED: Songs for the Dark Divine is a solo dance performance art event that features live musical accompaniment by Brooklyn-based visual and sonic artist, Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste.
This gallery exhibit will feature an audio tour and over 100 vinyl albums covers, hand-selected by five of Philadelphia’s most prominent DJ-Vinyl Collectors: Cosmo Baker, King Britt, Rich Medina, Skeme Richards, and DJ Junior.
This workshop addresses men and women and their relationship with their hair. Explore the many reasons that attribute to major problems people have with their hair such as rapid loss, thinning, breakage, dandruff, growth and brittleness and ways to counter these effects from the inside out!
Set in the labyrinth of the cemetery, this film about violence without violence reminds us that even in the midst of a drug war, ordinary existence persists in Mexico, quietly defying the dead.
Creator Dahlak Braithwaite layers characters, poetic verse, and content from his recent album, also titled Spiritrials, to create a theatrical piece that blurs the lines between hip-hop and dramatic performance.
Led by Lynda Grace, “Yarn” is a free, new series of crafting events for knitters, crocheters, and anyone engaged in needlework. You will meet other knitters, crocheters and needle crafters and collaborate with other makers to create an original work of art which will be exhibited at the Painted Bride when completed.
Can we achieve a food utopia? The Renegade Company will lead a community conversation to explore ideas of food hierarchy, ethical food consumption, where Philadelphia’s food comes from, and our relationship to food. This conversation will give insight to Renegade’s work-in-progress showing of Animal Farm to Table showing at the Bride this June.
Jazz icons Billy Harper, Eddie Henderson, George Cables, Cecil McBee, and Billy Hart return to the Bride for another night of world-class jazz musicianship.
Dancer and choreographer Reggie Wilson premieres a series of performances developed with a group of Philadelphia-based dancers, including Kristel Baldoz, Germaine Ingram, Maria Urrutia, and Miles Yeung.
Philly food culture takes center stage at Hungry Podcast’s Community Potluck, co-presented in partnership by Painted Bride Art Center and new food & culture podcast, produced and hosted by Otis Gray. Join us for a lovely evening of food and storytelling.
Dancer and choreographer Faustin Linyekula explores what civic responsibility the artist must bear beyond the stage.
Theater Artist Marty Pottenger is reframing Philadelphia with particular focus on the events surrounding the American Revolution, Lenape Indian culture, and climate change.
A multidisciplinary group of Philadelphia artists have been working together since Fall of 2015 to create new work inspired by Michelle Alexander’s award-winning book, The New Jim Crow.
Created by Philadelphia reedist and conductor Elijah Thomas, and featuring some of the best and brightest musical talents in the city, this hour-long musical narrative is composed of short symphonic poems, depicts defining moments, circumstances, and aspects of the life of a young black musician.
Canadian saxophonist and flutist Jane Bunnett has been long revered for her adventures into Cuban jazz. Now, with the all-female sextet, Maqueque, the four-time JUNO Award winner combines Afro-Cuban rhythms, exhilarating jazz, and soulful vocals into one scintillating sound.
Meet Titus. He’s a 10 year-old boy on the edge – literally on the roof of his school – confronted by a problem that seems unsolvable.
Celebrate the Bride’s 47th anniversary at the biggest dance party of the year. Our annual fundraiser and feast will feature a full course meal, an open bar, and infectious, live rhythms from the furiously funky Breakwater. Not to mention there will be auctions, prizes, and did we say dancing?
Can we achieve a food utopia? Conceived and directed by Mike Durkin, this new take on dinner theatre uses subject matter, philosophy, and themes from George Orwell’s Animal Farm to explore ideas of food hierarchy, ethical food consumption, and where Philadelphia’s food comes from.
Oru de Oro, a new work by pioneering jazz pianist Michele Rosewoman, is a ‘body of music’ focused around the bata drums and a traditional sequence of sacred rhythms called the Oru Seco.