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Roni Koresh's "Aftershock" led to some unexpected truths

Wednesday March 25th, 2015 04:56:00 PM By Bill Chenevert
Almost every spring, Roni Koresh brings something new and fresh to the Suzanne Roberts Theatre stage, courtesy of his powerful, accomplished team of dancers at Koresh Dance Company. Hearing a little about Aftershock, the world premiere that debuts this week, I knew it would have something to do... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

Calendar: March 25-April 1

Tuesday March 24th, 2015 08:42:10 PM By PW Staff
Wednesday, March 25 STAGE The Taming of the Shrew Shakespeare’s classic comedy explores the battle of the sexes and the quirky ups and downs of courtship. The Lantern Theater Company production is directed by Charles McMahon. 7pm. $10-$29. Through May 3. St. Stephen’s Theater, 923... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

PW's Weekend Picks: Fairmount Food Crawl; Philly Wine Week; and more

Friday March 20th, 2015 04:44:14 PM By PW Staff
Friday, March 20 SHOPPING Sugarloaf Crafts Festival Featuring handcrafted wares from more than 250 vendors, including items for the wardrobe, home and garden. Artists were hand-picked for the quality of their material and excellence of their craftsmanship. Artisanal food and children’s... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

Know a kid? Give 'em Mo'ne Davis's new book about her life

Wednesday March 18th, 2015 07:50:19 PM
How do you solve a problem like Mo’ne? Answer number one: Point Breeze dynamo Mo’ne Davis, the curveball-pitching heroine of last year’s Little League World Series, is only a problem to dim-witted Neanderthals who still believe “throw like a girl” is an insult. Two: If... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

PW's 2015 Philly Spring Guide

Wednesday March 18th, 2015 07:52:23 PM By PW Staff
Okay—no more snowstorms! It's time to get out, get down and get busy. Here's PW's big annual guide to more than 150 awesome happenings all around Philadelphia this season. In this issue: Know a kid? Give 'em Mo'ne Davis's new book about her life Get out! 30 fresh-air happenings in Philly... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

Superheroes, mustaches, feminists & Lego: 13 more Philly spring things

Wednesday March 18th, 2015 06:06:17 PM By PW Staff
New Black Cinematography: Films of Bradford Young Middle of Nowhere made Ava DuVernay the first black woman to win Best Director at the Sundance Film Festival, exploring themes of guilt and desire. Young served as cinematographer for the 2012 drama, as well as for her 2013 short film,... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

Get out! 30 fresh-air happenings in Philly this spring

Wednesday March 18th, 2015 05:51:57 PM By PW Staff
Soccer Shots Spring Training Philly’s fastest growing youth soccer program will amass prominent instructors at City Hall for fun-filled soccer sessions. Thurs., March 19-Thurs., May 21. 9:30am. $120 for 10 sessions. Dilworth Park, Broad and Market streets.... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

Philly food fests, bourbon battles & lots more spring flavor

Wednesday March 18th, 2015 05:55:05 PM By PW Staff
Fairmount Food Crawl Taste your way through 14 of Fairmount’s best bars, restaurants and one whole pig. Sat., March 21, 12pm. $5-10. Fairmount Neighborhood, 23rd St. and Fairmount Ave. fairmountcdc.org Philly Wine Week Almost 40 participating bars and... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

Spring theater in Philly: 10 shows to thrill & delight

Wednesday March 18th, 2015 05:52:59 PM By Bill Chenevert
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past five years, you’ve probably noticed that Philly’s stage opportunities are ripe and bountiful. From Broadway Philadelphia bringing major-name productions to Broad Street and the Dance Celebration Series at the Annenberg to the... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

Hear great music every single week all spring

Wednesday March 18th, 2015 05:52:31 PM By Bill Chenevert
The new albums and Philly shows we're waiting for Ah, it’s never been sweeter to hear those three, heartfelt little words: So long, winter! Days are longer, temperatures are rising, and we no longer have to wear our sleeping bag winter jacks. Before you know it, we’ll be in shorts... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

Kate Mulgrew, Toni Morrison & Freeman Dyson top Philly's literary season

Wednesday March 18th, 2015 06:08:35 PM By PW Staff
13th Annual One Book, One Philadelphia Grand Finale with author Christina Baker Kline and musician Udi Bar-David. Thurs., March 19. Free Library of Philadelphia, Central Library, 1901 Vine St. freelibrary.org ... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

20 great Philly art happenings this spring

Wednesday March 18th, 2015 05:54:20 PM By PW Staff
Abbot Adam: Evensong Explore the universe’s deepest questions and human’s most primal desires through painting and performance. Wed., March 18. FringeArts, 140 N. Columbus Blvd. fringearts.com Art in... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

Philadelphia Women's Rugby assembles a motley crew

Wednesday March 18th, 2015 05:53:30 PM By Randy LoBasso
Plus: It's gonna be a hell of a season for the pro teams Kate Hallinan says the day of the Army-Navy football game at Lincoln Financial Field regularly feels like the longest of her life. “We worked the hot dog stand, and I can’t even tell you how many hot dogs we made,” she... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

Calendar: March 18-25

Tuesday March 17th, 2015 09:16:16 PM By PW Staff
Wednesday, March 18 WORKSHOP Taste of India This hands-on tutorial and demonstration by Executive Chef Gerald Drummond, along with guest chefs from the Stephen Starr restaurant group, explores the diverse range of flavors in regional Indian food. 6pm. $40-$45. Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

PW's Weekend Picks: Pi Day, St. Patrick's Day festivities; and more

Friday March 13th, 2015 05:40:14 PM By PW Staff
Friday, March 13 COMEDY Tongue & Groove: WHO The Tongue & Groove Spontaneous Theater brings back its popular show in which the improv ensemble asks a simple yet complicated question of audience members—“Who are you?”—and then instantly creates a performance based... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

"Moon Cave" writer Doug Williams shoots for the stars—and lands

Wednesday March 11th, 2015 04:41:03 PM By Bill Chenevert
Darkness is at the core of Moon Cave: the light-free environs of an actual cave, the murkiness of the protagonist’s past, the stark realities of courtship and the manner in which we reveal a certain side of ourselves. And in Doug Williams’ first professional production, with the support... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

Calendar: March 11-18

Tuesday March 10th, 2015 10:03:33 PM By PW Staff
Wednesday, March 11 SPOKEN WORD The Harvest Poets, musicians, singers, dancers, comedians, storytellers—there’s no predicting what you’ll see at the Spoken Soul 215 collective’s monthly open mic. There will also be food specials, contests and giveaways to highlight the... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

PW's Weekend Picks: Jennifer Blaine; Brewer's Plate; and more

Friday March 6th, 2015 05:24:05 PM By PW Staff
Friday, March 6 MUSIC Ollie’s Pool Party The local cover band makes a hometown appearance with a summer-themed show—think bathing suits and palm trees—playing funky mashups like Biggie Smalls over ACDC and “Teach Me How To Dougie” vs. “We Are Young.” ... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

Move Over, ‘Philly Jesus’— Here’s ‘Philly Batman’

Wednesday March 4th, 2015 07:07:00 PM By Jared Axelrod
Part of the allure of Batman has always been the character’s realism. That may sound like a weird thing to say about a millionaire playboy who hops into a bat-winged hot rod to go punch clown-based criminals in the face—but when you compare him to his friend, the invincible flying alien... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

Calendar: March 4-11

Tuesday March 3rd, 2015 09:34:38 PM By PW Staff
Wednesday, March 4 TALK One Book, One Painting: Arrival Thomas Hovenden’s classic painting Breaking Home Ties depicts a boy leaving home for the first time. Join museum-goers in exploring how it sheds light on Christina Baker Kline’s novel Orphan Train, which explores the fate of... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]


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