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WXPN Radio

The premier guide for new and significant artists in rock, blues, and folk - including NPR-syndicated World Cafe ®

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XPN2 - XPoNential Radio

24/7 Musical discovery. A unique mix of emerging and heritage blues, rock, world, folk, and alt-country artists.

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World Cafe Archives

Join Talia Schlanger as she navigates the World Cafe through performances and interviews with celebrated and emerging artists.

Folk Alley

Folk music radio streaming on the web; Americana, Roots Music, recordings, and stories from folk's best.

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The Humans
Winner of over twenty 2016 Best Play Awards, including the Tony Award! After a sleepless night, Erik Blake has brought his family from Pennsylvania to celebrate Thanksgiving at his daughter's new apartment in lower Manhattan. As darkness falls outside the crumbling pre-war duplex, mysterious things start to go bump in the night and family tensions reach a boiling point. The angst, anguish and amity of the American middle class are first coaxed – then shoved – into the light in this sidesplitting, hopeful and heartbreaking new play. Entertainment Weekly raves The Humans is "hilarious and unforgettable – the best play of the year!"

presented by Walnut Street Theatre
01/2018/16 - 03/2018/04
A Beautiful Thang: Black Arts Salon at AAMP
On Friday, February 23rd, you’re invited to the African American Museum in Philadelphia for a can’t-miss black music and poetry salon, A Beautiful Thang. Inspired by the artistic spirit and salons of the Harlem Renaissance, A Beautiful Thang brings together some of the city’s most exciting jazz and performance artists on one stage, for one night only. Anchored by jazz vocalist and pianist V. Shayne Frederick, and backed by an incredible house band, the February 23rd show features performances by renown Philadelphia jazz vocalist Ella Gahnt, poet and actress Nikki Powerhouse, and poet Kirwyn Sutherland. The A Beautiful Thang house band includes Kendrah Butler-Waters (piano), Khary Abdul-Shaheed (percussion), Kayla Brewer (saxophone) and Nimrod Speaks (bass). Don’t wait. Grab your tickets to A Beautiful Thang now! All are welcomed.

presented by African American Museum in Philadelphia
02/2018/23 - 02/2018/23
Schomburg Symposium: Does Violence Have Color?
Now in its 22nd year, Taller Puertorriqueño's Schomburg Symposium brings together academics, professional practitioners, and community activists to explore issues in Afro-Latino history and culture. This year's theme, "Does Violence Have Color?," considers the intersections of race and violence in the Afro-Latino world–South and Latin America, the Caribbean, and the US. Join us for a day of presentations, panel discussions, and public conversation about this important topic. For a complete program, please see:

presented by Taller Puertorriqueño
02/2018/24 - 02/2018/24
The Diary of Anne Frank
The Diary of Anne Frank By Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett Newly adapted by Wendy Kesselman Directed by David Bradley February 21 - March 31, 2018 Leonard C. Haas Stage In a cramped, secret annex, eight Jews attempt to evade Nazi deportation. One of them, a teenage girl with a gift for writing, chronicles their harrowing experiences in her diary. Our production, featuring a multi-racial cast, honors her tragic story as it speaks to today's increasingly nationalistic world.

presented by People's Light
02/2018/21 - 03/2018/31
Okwui Okpokwasili’s "Poor People’s TV Room"
A multi-generational ensemble of women performs movement, song, and text influenced by dystopian folklore, speculative fiction, Igbo cosmology, and the futures and commodities markets.   Bessie Award-winning artist Okwui Okpokwasili created "Poor People’s TV Room" with director/visual designer Peter Born, inspired by two historical events in Nigeria: The Women’s War of 1929, a resistance movement against British colonial power, and the Boko Haram kidnappings of more than 300 girls that launched the Bring Back Our Girls movement. Contains nudity.

presented by Bryn Mawr College Performing Arts Series
02/2018/23 - 02/2018/24
The Savannah Sipping Society
Four unique, Southern women, all needing a change from the monotony of their daily lives, are drawn together by fate and an impromptu happy hour in this delightful, laugh-a-minute comedy.   Join them as they decide it’s high time to reclaim the zest for life they’ve lost over the years.

presented by South Camden Theatre Company
02/2018/09 - 02/2018/25
Drive Share
Come see two live radio plays with sound effects. The first is a classic mystery titled "No Time For Murder". The second is an original comedy by Andy Pettit titled "Drive Share" (what happens when a driver rents his car while he is the passenger?)

presented by Okay For Sound Radio
02/2018/23 - 02/2018/23
Dual Face | Dwimuka
A gesture. A smile. A costume. All define our identity—or do they? Renowned Indonesian cross-gender dancer Didik Nini Thowok creates a radiant and insightful artistic world in a one-night-only event. As Indonesia's most acclaimed cross-gender dance artist, Didik Nini Thowok is a performing force of nature. His signature style, featuring a combination of contemporary and historic movement techniques, is woven through with comedic gesture and storytelling, creating a unique portal through which to examine gender and cultural identities. Tickets: $20/general admission $15/Young Friends (under 30) $10/students Major funding for Dual Face | Dwimuka has been provided by the Wyncote Foundation.

presented by Intercultural Journeys
03/2018/11 - 03/2018/11
A Night at the Opera
Hear your favorite opera arias, choruses, and overtures played by the 85-member Philharmonic of Southern New Jersey, with guest singers from the world's opera stages and the Eastern HS Chorale. Selections include music from La Boheme, Carmen, the Barber of Seville, William Tell, Rigoletto, La Traviata, and more!

presented by Philharmonic of Southern New Jersey
02/2018/25 - 02/2018/25
We're All Related: Finding a 19th Century Family
Whether you’re a novice researcher or an experienced genealogist, this fascinating program is sure to inspire anyone who has an interest in drawing connections to those who came before us and learning their stories. From heroic military figures to ordinary civilians; a Philadelphia mayor and the founder of the Fairmount Park Art Association; cemetery guide and researcher Peter Howell will share how he unearthed three generations and over one hundred of his own relations at Laurel Hill.   Using interment records, various online resources and clues on monuments, this seated presentation and walking tour will not only shed light on a particular 19th century family, but provide unique insight on how to dig into one’s own past.

presented by Laurel Hill Cemetery
02/2018/24 - 02/2018/24
Brillhart: All Baroque
Improvisations from 1747 receive a new breath of new life in an evening of Baroque classics. Indulge in the brilliance and passion of Bach and Rameau as Jeffrey Brillhart brings the composer’s works into new light on the harpsichord.

presented by The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia
02/2018/25 - 02/2018/26
Love, Lies & Taxidermy
17-year-old Valentyn can’t decide which is worse—the teenage anguish of his unfulfilled love for fellow student Ashley or the dire predicaments of both their parents. Valentyn’s Polish father can’t convince his Welsh wife that they are still married and Ashley’s dad is deep in debt with a failing ice cream truck business. It doesn’t help matters that they are stuck in their struggling hometown. If only they had some money! Ashley could pay off her father’s debts, and Valentyn could send his parents on a cruise to rekindle their love. They’ve considered registering as medical research subjects, but Ashley is plotting a more desperate move. Earnest and smitten, Valentyn is determined to help her. Can he save the girl and win the day? With help from unlikely quarters and a few stuffed, er, restored animals thrown into the mix, Love, Lies and Taxidermy is a hilarious, endearing picture of young love and middle-aged longing brought to life in a claustrophobic but idyllic town in Wales.

presented by Inis Nua Theatre Company
02/2018/14 - 03/2018/04
"Marie Antoinette" at Curio Theatre
Marie Antoinette by David Adjmi Directed by Brenna Geffers In this contemporary take on the famed queen of France, Marie is a frivolous, extravagant prisoner of circumstance. As the revolution brews the people of France sour to the excess and artifice that define her life, placing her head firmly on the chopping block. In this dark and humorous tale, Marie consorts with kings, lovers, and the occasional sheep, while the chants of “Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité!” filling the streets grow ever louder. Previews February 14,15 Opening night February 16 Closing night March 10 Industry Night Monday February 19 at 8pm Thursday Fridays Saturdays at 8pm Featuring: Jennifer Summerfield- Marie Antoinette Brian McCann- King Louis Rich Bradford- ensemble Jessica Delcanton- ensemble Twoey Truong- ensemble Liam Mulshine- ensemble

presented by Curio Theatre Company
02/2018/15 - 03/2018/10
The Museum as Muse
Artists of all levels can drop in to draw, paint, or photograph in Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens’ unique environment. Take advantage of a rare private setting in our galleries as well as nude figure models posing among the mosaics. Basic supplies are provided or bring your own! Please see PMG's website for restrictions on materials allowed at these events. FREE for PMG Members $15 for Non-Members $5 for Philadelphia art school students (student IDs required)

presented by Philadelphia's Magic Gardens
02/2018/22 - 10/2018/04
Time Remembered by Jean Anouilh
French dramatist and playwright Jean Anouilh’s wonderfully dotty and beautiful Time Remembered (Leocadia) is a hilarious, exquisitely textured French confection containing a tasty bite of the absurd. Anouilh spins a romantic tale of a lovesick prince, his eccentric aunt, and the lengths she will go in order to save him. Considered one of Anouilh's pièces roses (pink plays), it is dominated by fantasy, providing a fairy tale atmosphere. Time Remembered first delighted London and Broadway audiences in 1957 starring Richard Burton, Susan Strasberg and Helen Hayes. The IRC’s fresh interpretation is a mid-winter antidote for our time! Featuring: Corinna Burns Ashton Carter Thomas Robert Irvin Paul McElwee Katherine Perry Bob Schmidt Tina Brock Directed by Jack Tamburri Costume and Set Design: Erica Hoelscher Lighting Design: Maria Shaplin Sound Design: Liz Atkinson Adapted by Patricia Moyes

presented by Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium
02/2018/06 - 03/2018/04
SPEAKER SERIES | Building Philadelphia: Architecture, History, + Politics
Are you curious how Philadelphia became the city it is today? Earn a Certificate in Philadelphia Architecture + Urban History through this engaging 10-part series. Renowned local architects, urban planners, archaeologists, and historians will explore the political, economic, and design trends that drove Philadelphia's development. Topics include: major urban planning projects such as the Benjamin Franklin Parkway & Society Hill, our world-class collection of architectural styles, and Philadelphia's immigrant history. Tickets to individual talks will be available beginning January 2017. The order of the talks is subject to change, based on speaker availability. Earn a Certificate or Become a Tour Guide! By attending this series and passing an online exam, you can receive a Certificate in Philadelphia Architecture + Urban History. Attend an additional two (2) training sessions and pass a test tour to become a volunteer guide for the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia.

presented by AIA Philadelphia
03/2018/05 - 04/2018/04
Play-A-Palooza 2018
Smith invites families to celebrate the official start of Playground season which includes the opening of the Giant Wooden Slide and extended Spring and Summer visiting hours! This year, Play-A-Palooza will include a special PBS Kids Pop Up area on Smith’s front lawn featuring appearances by Nature Cat, special giveaways, and games in addition to live performances by the Philadelphia School for the Circus Arts and Project Capoeira, nature play, soccer, and other activities in the 6 1/2 acre Playground! Admission is $10 per child or free household admission for Smith members (no advance RSVP required) and ACCESS cardholders (please bring your ACCESS card with you the day of the event).

presented by WHYY Inc.
03/2018/31 - 03/2018/31