Performance

7th Annual K-NOW Festival

The Won Institute and Korean Culture Foundation present a celebration of contemporary Korean arts and culture at the seventh annual K-NOW Festival.

Day of the Poet 20th Anniversary

“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.

AMERICAN HAM-STAND: DRAG CABARET

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!

Almanac’s Leaps of Faith and Other Mistakes

Almanac presents an updated version of its 2015 work Leaps of Faith and Other Mistakes: absurd, intimate, heart-rending and breath-taking, Leaps defies categorization as self-impressed …

Hannibal Lokumbe: The Unveiling of The Saints

At this ceremony, the renowned artist Mr. Steven Prince will unveil and discuss nine of his newly created works. These works are the direct results his collaborations with Hannibal Lokumbe as he composed Crucifixion Resurrection-Nine Souls A Travelling.

Souls of Black Folk III: The Sisters Are Alright

A multidisciplinary group of Philadelphia artists have been working together since Fall of 2016 to create new work inspired by Tamara Winfrey Harris’ book The Sisters Are Alright: Changing the Broken Narrative of Black Women in America.

Secret Show: Maryruth (Mr) Stine

How do we stay human? The alternative universe created in Mr’s Secret Show will move through time and space in a bizarre, surprising, and incredibly sincere experience that will take over the entire Bride space — even places audiences have never been allowed before!

“AWO”: West African Dance & Drum Musical Play

“AWO” (ah-wo) which means secrets in the Yoruba language of Nigeria follows Fèyísàrá at the primordial stages of discovering her destiny (ayanmo). Fèyísàrá travels back home after 2 years of learning awo (the secrets) of long life and enduring prosperity from her elder (orisa), Olokun.

Secret Show: Tommy Butler and Nell Bang-Jensen

Every fourth Monday of the month, Secret Show invites emerging and esteemed local artists to take over the Painted Bride stage and produce the hour-long artistic experience of their dreams. The catch? You can’t know any details about the show until the lights go down and the curtain rises!

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