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.
For seasoned salseros and novices alike, Salsa Caliente! is Philly’s premier salsa nightlife series. Inspired by the New York City club scene of the 60s, Caliente invites dancers of any skill level or walk of life to enjoy the live energy of Latin music together. It’s a vision brought to life by Jesse Bermudez, founder of La Asociación de Músicos Latino Americanos (AMLA) and long-time Painted Bride collaborator.
Led by Shannon Murphy, MVMNT <source> is a dance and Franklin Method Intensive. The Franklin Method, named after movement educator Eric Franklin, uses Imagery, experiential anatomy, and movement, …
By popular demand, ContempraDANCE Theatre’s “Philly Nutt Crak-Up” is back at Painted Bride for another season of sheer entertainment. Join the infamous Rappin SugarPlum Fairy, battling Hip Hoppin Rats, City Hall Dolls, Captain Philadelphia and Liberty Belle-Anne, as they are sure to amaze audiences with this “nutty” take-off of the classic Nutcracker.
The Pigeon, Philadelphia’s largest adult poetry slam presenter, hosts Vanishing Point, a multimedia poetry production.
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.