Gwen Stefani with Eve @ BB&T Pavilion | Tuesday, July 19
Do we think Blake Shelton will show up in Camden to support his girlfriend, like he’s done in other cities?
We’re often told that nothing is black and white. But Masha Tsimring’s scenery for I Am Not My Motherland is! It’s also intriguing, spare, and (no doubt, deliberately) disorienting — a landscape of mixed and seemingly incompatible elements, including a cage, a light board for analyzing x-rays, and a leafless tree that sometimes floats above the stage.
The set turns out to be a good metaphor for the Emily Acker’s ambitious, sometimes effective, but not altogether cohesive play. Read more »
FRIDAY, JULY 15
Beck Epoch @ Strawberry Mansion Bridge
Watch Invisible River dancers swing from the Strawberry Mansion Bridge, while fabric drops from 60 feet above the river and aerialists slide down. You can see the free performance from the river banks at the parking lot next to the bridge (near 2200 Kelly Drive), or rent a canoe or kayak and take it all in from the water — but you have to reserve that in advance. Beck Epoch takes place again on Saturday. Read more »
I told my editor that I would go down to Lincoln Financial Field and write a Guns N’ Roses review. So last night, I sweated my face off with the tens of thousands of other fans, voyeurs, and children of the 80s (and their children) as Axl Rose, Slash, Duff and some hired guns brought the Guns N’ Roses Not in this Lifetime Tour to Philadelphia. Read more »
This is Spinal Tap @ Schuykill Banks by the Walnut Street Bridge | Thursday, July 14
Schuykill Banks turns the amp up to 11 with Rob Reiner’s 1984 mockumentary about (the fake) heavy metal band Spinal Tap. It’s rated R, mostly for cursing — 36 F-words, says IMDB’s parental guide. Read more »
We’ve wrapped up Independence Day festivities for another year, but don’t put away your red, white and blue gear just yet. July 14 is Bastille Day, France’s commemoration of the storming of the Bastille in 1789 during the French Revolution — and you don’t have to be a Francophile to enjoy a good party with crepes and Champagne. Read more »