Join world-renowned operatic tenor Lawrence Brownlee and classical musician Damien Sneed for a one-night-only concert of original spiritual arrangements. Singing stars Angela Brown and Will Liverman will join both men on stage for special numbers. Monday, June 8th, 7:00pm, $15, Union Baptist Church, 1910 Fitzwater Street.
Join First Person Arts this Monday at World Cafe Live for their wildly popular Story Slam series. This session's theme is Karma, and I don't know about you, but I have plenty of tales that would fit the bill. Lucky guests will have a chance to get on the stage to share their stories and possibly win a cash prize. Monday, June 8th, 8:30pm, $10, World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut Street.
It's into the park for a free showing of the enchanting film musical,Into the Woods. Get ready to sing along under the stars at Dilworth Park this Tuesday, and make sure to bring blankets, chairs, and a bit to eat. It's perfect, free family fun. Tuesday, June 9th, 6:30pm, free, Dilworth Park, 1 South 15th Street.
Join renowned legal scholar Kenji Yoshino this Tuesday at the National Constitution Center as he presents a lecture and discussion on Hollingsworth versus Perry, the trial that Yoshino believes will be the definitive case for marriage equality. Tuesday, June 9th, 6:30pm, $10, National Constitution Center, 525 Arch Street.
This is your last weekend to experience the grandeur of Disney's The Lion King during it's triumphant return to Philadelphia. Directed by Tony Award winner Julie Taymor, the musical has been a world-wide phenomenon, playing cities around the globe. It isn't just the for the kids: Adults will be wowed by the amazing stagecraft and athletic dancing that tells the story of the classic animated film. Through June 14th, various times, $23.50-169.50, Academy of Music, 240 South Broad Street.
Time is running out to see Tom Stoppard’s classic at the Wilma. The playwright spared no words when writing what has arguably become his best-known play, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead. The Wilma Theater tackles this intense dark comedy with the same cast that starred in their production of Hamlet, and, fittingly, many of the same characters from Shakespeare's drama make interesting appearances throughout Stoppard's work. Through June 20th, various times, $30, Wilma Theater, 265 South Broad Street.
This Wednesday, be one of the first to see Sons of Ben: The Movie at the Trocadero. The film documents some of Philly's most hardcore soccer fans who stopped at nothing to bring Major League Soccer to the region. Philadephia Union players will be on hand, and your ticket gets you admission to the after-party. Wednesday, June 10th, 6:00pm, $40, Trocadero Theatre, 1003 Arch Street.
The cult classic bare: a pop opera will have a series of concert performances at The Luna Theatre. The musical is a coming-of-age tale from the point of view of a group of Catholic boarding school students. As two boys struggle with their sexuality, the score shows how their love for each other impacts those around them. Through June 13th, various times, $25, Luna Theatre, 620 South 8th Street.
TEDxPhilly is this Thursday, and this year's theme is "And Justice For All." Fifteen featured speakers are scheduled throughout the session to present their own stories, including Charles Ramsey, Antonio VAldes, Brigitte Daniel, and more. Thursday, June 11th, 9:00am, tickets currently sold out, Temple Performing Arts Center, 1837 North Broad Street.
The Tony Award-winning musical Memphis takes to the stage of Walnut Street Theatre, and it's perfect summertime fare. The show tells the story of 1950s underground dance clubs and how one singer was turned into a star. With a score by Bon Jovi's David Bryan, you'll surely be dancing in the aisles as the curtain goes down. Through July 12, various times, $20-85, Walnut Street Theatre, 825 Walnut Street.
Rapper DMX will be hitting the TLA stage this Thursday evening for a one-night-only concert. The Grammy-nominated artist, who has starred in over a dozen films and TV shows, released his first album back in 1998. Thursday, June 11th, 8:30pm, $50, Theatre of Living Arts, 334 South Street.
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