Arty Dozen: 12 Things to Do in Theater, Dance, Movies and more
Art in the Age of Injustice @ Da Vinci Art Alliance | Wednesday, April 5
Group exhibition of works by women artists, presented by the Philly chapter of the Women’s Caucus for Art. Reception tonight, 6-8 p.m. Exhibition runs through April 26.
Oxford Coma III: Resistance @ Wooden Shoe Books | Wednesday, April 5
Poems of Dissatisfaction and Political Nihilism hosted by Angelo Colavita and featuring music by Little Strike. Doubles as a food drive for Food Not Bombs.
Understanding the Alt-Right @ Big Blue Marble | Wednesday, April 5
What’s a cuck? How many red pills is too many? A talk by Matthew Lyons, author of CTRL-ALT-DELETE.
The Void @ PhilaMOCA | Wednesday, April 5
Screening of Steven Kostanski and Jeremy Gillespie’s awesome and insane looking horror movie. Check this out:
The Broken Heart @ Sedgwick Cultural Center | Through April 23
Quintessence presents the John Ford 1633 tragedy, performed in rotating repertory with Love’s Labor’s Lost.
Pilobolus Dance Theater @ Annenberg Center | April 6-8
The beloved performance group presents Shadowland, “dreamlike dance narrative” about “about a teenage girl who wakes up one day to something incredible lurking behind her bedroom wall — her shadow.” Warning/bonus: The show contains “brief nudity, strobe lighting, haze and gunfire.”
Romy & Michele’s High School Reunion @ Prince Theater | Thursday, April 6
Philadelphia Film Society screens the 1997 Mira Sorvino/Lisa Kudrow comedy as part of its Throwback Thursday Quizzo & Movie series.
Great Philadelphia Comic Con @ Greater Philadelphia Expo Center | April 7-9
Really, this is in Oaks, PA, but it’s worth the drive. Includes appearances by LeVar Burton, Alan Tudyk, Marina Sirtis, John Wesley Shipp and lots more people from pop culture and sci-fi.
Where We Belong: Artists in the Archive @ Historical Society of Pennsylvania | Saturday, April 8
The South Asian American Digital Archive presents a “day-long symposium bringing together archivists, artists, activists, and academics to explore ways to challenge the systematic erasure of stories of marginalized communities in America.” Includes music, visual arts and dance by Rudresh Mahanthappa, Chitra Ganesh, Chiraag Bhakta, Joti Singh, and Zain Alam.
Tom Brokaw @ Nesbitt Hall | Saturday, April 8
Drexel hosts a conversation between longtime NBC Nightly News anchor Tom Brokaw and his former producer at the Today Show, Karen Curry. Free and open to the public. RSVP here.
Cultures in the Crossfire: Stories from Syria and Iraq @ Penn Museum | Saturday, April 8
A new exhibition that explores “the ongoing destruction of cultural heritage in the Middle East by showing what’s at stake — the rich history of the region and the diversity of its people — and what’s being done to prevent the loss of this history and cultural identity.” Saturday’s opening reception features music, discussions and family activities.
Phantom of the Opera @ Mütter Museum | Tuesday, April 11
Not-So-Silent Cinema performs an original live score to the 1926 Lon Chaney horror classic. Includes popcorn and a brief pre-movie lecture by librarian Beth Lander.