Celebrate the Bride’s 46th anniversary at the biggest dance party of the year. Hosted at gorgeous Material Culture, this party and fundraiser includes a buffet-style meal from acclaimed Chef Aliza Green, live rhythms from Philly Blocco, auctions, prizes, and did we say dancing?
This acclaimed jazz singer-songwriter straddles the worlds of soul, and pop, and musical traditions from Rwanda and Uganda.
The BrideNext initiative culminates with an event showcasing powerful poetic art and pointed advocacy by Belle Alvarez and ILL DOOTS.
‘Walk in my Shoes’ is a Theater of Witness piece created and performed by police and community members exploring societal wounds and sharing their stories and visions for the future.
The Haus of Ham is a comedy collective of Philadelphia’s most ridiculous performers: Lili St. Queer, Eric Jaffe, and Mistor Fahrenheit. Mixing comedy, drag, and music with tasteful flatulence, the Hams put on gender-bending & genre-defying show. Established in 2014, they are best known for their drag parody of the cult classic movie Mean Girls, and their original single Ret 2 Go (available on iTunes). Their jokes are hammy – their tucks are meaty — and their faces are fully-cooked and glazed to perfection!
The Won Institute and Korean Culture Foundation present a celebration of contemporary Korean arts and culture at the seventh annual K-NOW Festival.
The history of Black Philadelphians in classical ballet dates back to the early 1930’s. In this in-depth panel discussion, dance icons Joan Myers Brown of Philadanco and Delores Browne of The New York Negro Ballet recount the early years as dancers. From training with trailblazers like Sydney King and Marion Cuyjet, to studying with World renown English choreographer Anthony Tudor, their stories are a master class on ballet, blackness, and how they intersect here in Philadelphia. Accompanying this illuminating talk will be a visual exhibit of portraiture by Eva Mueller.
“Day of the Poet,” Philly’s pioneering festival of Spoken Word, which headlined monthly at the Bride for nine seasons, returns to celebrate the vision, talent, and insurgent spirit that fostered a movement and forged an epoch. This historic event will reunite seminal DOTP alumni whose artistic contributions to contemporary culture have become storied. Presenting; Trapeta Mayson, Rich Medina, Twin Poets, DJ Razor Ramon, Ursula Rucker, and festival founder, curator, and Spoken Word legend Kevin O’Neill. Special guests from NYC and SCI Graterford, et al, will be announced. The event will also include an open mic lottery.
Booze & Opinions: Tackling Our Isms is confronting our internal biases and stereotypes. This will be the first in our series and will tackle Ableism. …
J. Michael Harrison of WRTI’s The Bridge presents an inspired line-up: Arnetta Johnson, Joshua Sims, and the legendary Hannibal Lokumbe.
State of Young Philly is an annual week long event series hosted every fall by Young Involved Philadelphia. Join us as we work to engage, connect, and represent the millennial generation, helping young Philadelphians become better equipped to affect change in Philadelphia.