This Week in A&E: Dance Inspired by Paintings, Photos Inspired by Music

11 things to do in theater, zines, visual arts and more.

You & I Forever @ Tattooed Mom | Saturday, March 12

“You & I Forever” featuring the photos of Lorelei Narvaja @ Tattooed Mom on Saturday.

You & I Forever @ Tattooed Mom | Saturday, March 12
This event celebrates the second issue of You & I Forever, a photozine featuring images inspired by “music, beauty, & a love for life.” Lorelei Narvaja took the photos; Foxx Boogie provides the music at the party. The zine is free.

Local Girls @ Azuka | Through March 13
Our resident theater critic David Fox appreciated Emma Goidel’s play about high school students forming a band. I attended the show at a sold-out performance, full of what I took to be high schools students — who seemed to enjoy it thoroughly,” he wrote. “In the end, maybe Local Girls is a bit of an after-school special. But for the right audiences especially, it’s one worth seeing.”

Grafitto Works @ PAFA | Wednesday March 9 (TONIGHT)
A site-specific performance of inspirational dance inspired by the “Procession: The Art of Norman Lewis,” and exhibition displaying collects 100 works by the politically conscious abstract expressionist.

From “Procession: The Art of Norman Lewis”

From “Procession: The Art of Norman Lewis” @ PAFA.

By Michael Ciervo, from the "Chewing the Scenery" exhibition at PAFA.

By Michael Ciervo, from the “Chewing the Scenery” exhibition at Crane Arts’ Icebox.

Chewing the Scenery @ Icebox Project Space | March 10-19
This group show at the Crane Arts Building is curated by Jonathan Santoro and Meredith Sellers. Features the work of Michael Ciervo, Sharon Koelblinger, Paul Koneazny, Lauren Pakradooni and more.

She is… Portraits in Watercolor Workshop with Bernard Collins Jr. @ The African American Museum | Saturday, March 12 
A free workshop, with free supplies provided, and a live model. Museum admission is also free on Saturday because it’s Museum Day Live!, celebrating women and girls of color. Register for tickets.

Young Voices Monologue Festival @ InterAct | March 10-19
This edition of the annual festival features 18 monologues by students from 17 different area schools. For a taste the funny, poignant, inventive pieces, check out InterAct’s #AMonologueADay posts.

Goodbye to City Schools @ Tyler School of Art | Wednesday March 9 (TONIGHT)
A free screening of the short documentary film Goodbye to City Schools — about the closing of several Philly public schools, including Bok, which became a beer garden — followed by a conversation with director Dr. Amy Oppong Yeboah. Watch the trailer: