57 Things To Do This Weekend

Prince Rama, Dr. Dog, Secret Cinema and tons more.

Prince Rama [Photo by Shawn LaChappelle]

Prince Rama [Photo by Shawn LaChappelle]

Friday, April 15

  • Joy Formidable [Photo by James Minchin]

    Joy Formidable [Photo by James Minchin]

    August Burns Red @ Fillmore Philly Metal-punk from PA. With Between The Buried And Me.
  • Mani Pedi presents Careful Now @ 1219 Vine Street Sketch comedy. “Let the merry melodies of the darling dystopian sisters guide you through the end of the world.” Also playing Saturday.
  • Sex with Strangers @ Philadelphia Theater Company Super-critic David Fox wasn’t sold on it: “In director David Saint’s sleek but largely subtext-free production, there’s a meet-cute glibness incompatible with weighty themes.”
  • Dreams Rewired @ International House Tilda Swinton narrates “a treasure trove of rare archival footage culled from hundreds of films from the 1880s through the 1930s.”
  • Stand @ Kimmel Center Artist Shay Church and Clay Studio present “a large-scale public installation of a forest comprised of armatures made from reclaimed wood and covered in wet clay.” Through April 23. A PIFA thing.
  • Delco Proper @ Helium The comic minds behind the Comedy Central web series of the same name. Watch an episode below.
  • Stamped, Stomped, Stumped @ Painted Bride A new work by choreographer Reggie Wilson in which “personal histories are shared and entangled within the space of performance.” Part of the Bride’s Re-PLACE-ing Philadelphia series. Runs through April 16.
  • Manaries @ FringeArts  “Taking iconic and arbitrary symbols, dancer Florencia Vecino explores a catalogue of gestures, pictures, poses, sculptures—mixed, as if by a DJ, to generate, to build, and to be destroyed.” Choreographer and directed by Luis Garay, who also offers a master class this weekend. Runs through April 16.
  • 'Stop Making Sense'

    ‘Stop Making Sense’

    PHILADANCO: Global Artistry @ Kimmel Center The Philadelphia modern dance company presents world premieres by Thang Dao, Francisco Gella and Ray Mercer under the PIFA umbrella. Through April 17.

  • Paper Planet @ Kimmel Center Australian group Polyglot Theatre presents an interactive installation of cardboard trees. Such a PIFA thing. Through April 23.
  • Secret Cinema: The Best and Worst Of Castle and Official Films @ Maas Building  “Often amusingly dated, but just as often surprisingly captivating, the 9-minute reels from these two companies have enlivened many Secret Cinema programs over the last quarter-century.”
  • Anthesteria @ Berks Warehouse Gigantic two-day music festival by Cixous72 x Primitive Languages featuring Olivia Neutron-John, Moor Mother Goddess, Bobby Flan, M Ax Noi Mach and about a million more.
  • Concerto in Sea Major @ public fountains Free performances by French group Aquacoustique who will be making music and splashing around town all weekend. Friday: Magnolia Garden Fountain. Saturday: Rodin Museum Fountain. Sunday: Penn Museum’s Stoner Courtyard Fountain. Multiple performances per day. Yep, it’s a PIFA thing. Through April 17.
  • Philly Art Collective 7th Installment @ Open Space  “We will have two levels of live art, live musical performances, and complimentary food & drinks.”
  • My Soul’s Shadow @ Barnes Foundation Chicago collective Manual Cinema presents “a cinematic shadow puppet show and installation based on the life and work of Spanish poet and playwright Federico García Lorca.” A PIFA thing.
  • Stop Making Sense @ Colonial Theater The Phoenixville theater presents Jonathan Demme’s Talking Heads concert film.
  • ArcheDream in Technicolor @ Shiloh Baptist Church Dance performance enhanced by blacklights. Also check out Alan Bell’s “20 Years of Masks in the Making” in the lobby. Through April 17.
  • Cinedelphia @ PhilaMOCA Stairway To Stardom Retro (7:30 p.m.) “The king of all public access talent shows gets the live retrospective treatment with very special guests.” 20 Years Of Madness (10 p.m.) “A documentary on the cult 1990s public access show 30 Minutes of Madness.”

Saturday, April 16

Thao Nguyen of Thao & The Get Down Stay Down.

Thao Nguyen of Thao & The Get Down Stay Down.

Sunday, April 17