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BalletX Spring Series 2017
BalletX, Philadelphia’s Premier Contemporary Ballet and Resident Dance Company of The Wilma Theater, uses the language of classical ballet technique to write a bold new chapter in dance, uniting visionary choreographers with world-class dancers to create new works of athleticism, emotion and grace. The company invites you to join them for their Spring Series 2017, featuring the U.S. premiere of Cayetano Soto’s 'Schachmatt,' the return of Matthew Neenan’s company favorite 'The Last Glass' (2010), and a world premiere by 2017 Choreographic Fellow, Tommie-Waheed Evans.

presented by BalletX
04/2017/26 - 05/2017/07
SANCTUARY by Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers
Get ready for “superbly trained dancers…thrilling…theatrical magic” (Philadelphia Inquirer) as KYL/D stages the world premiere of SANTUARIO,  a new work  responding to the tragic shootings at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando and informed by today’s divisive social climate.  Described in Psychology Today as a “rousing affirmation of life”, SANTUARIO is paired with the critically acclaimed ONE:  Immortal Game, an exploration of humankind’s rituals surrounding the drive to win.  Experience how Artistic Director Lin’s Zen-inspired practice of dance “continues to push artistic boundaries” in technically-demanding works of poetic sensibility (Dance Enthusiast).   YOUR PURCHASE SUPPORTS LOCAL CHARITIES:  KYL/D donates $5 of every ticket sold to be shared by William Way LGBT Community Center, New Sanctuary Movement and the Interfaith Center of Greater Philadelphia.    More info at kyld.org

presented by Kun Yang Lin/Dancers
04/2017/27 - 04/2017/29
Adapt!
It’s the summer of 1977 and 22-year-old Lenka is fleeing authoritarian Czechoslovakia for the art and beauty of New York City. At the start of her journey, Lenka is confronted by an Old Woman from an extinct Slavic tribe who guides her through a dream-like world where the past and future meet and multiple realities collide. From a refugee camp to Central Park, Blanka Zizka’s Adapt! is a kaleidoscopic look at a young immigrant’s journey in a surreal world full of surprises, accompanied by a musical landscape ranging from traditional folkloric songs through Czech protest ballads to the pop sounds of the late 20th century. Major support for Adapt! has been provided by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.

presented by The Wilma Theater
03/2017/22 - 04/2017/22
Caitlyn Jenner | The Secrets of My Life
EVENT LOCATION: Penn Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology | 3260 South Street Philadelphia, PA 19104 Ticket holders please use 33rd St. entrance. Individual tickets and subscriptions go on sale Tuesday, January 17 at 10:00 AM! In conversation with Buzz Bissinger, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of four books, including The New York Times bestsellers 3 Nights in August and Friday Night Lights. Caitlyn Jenner, formerly known as Bruce Jenner, is an Olympic gold medal-winning decathlete, reality television star, and businesswoman. When she came out in a 2015 television interview she also became the world’s most famous transgendered person. She subsequently received the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPYs, was named one of Glamour magazine’s women of the year, and was listed by Time magazine as one of 2016’s 100 most influential people in the world. Millions of viewers tuned into the E! network’s I Am Cait, a docu-series chronicling Jenner’s transition and its effect on her many relationships. From childhood to the present, The Secrets of My Life tells her singular story. *Book included with ticket

presented by Free Library of Philadelphia - Parkway Central Library
04/2017/28 - 04/2017/28
Kennedy Center Jazz Presents: A Tribute to Abbey Lincoln
Born in Chicago in 1930, Abbey Lincoln was raised in rural Michigan and went to a one-room school. Toward the end of her life, Lincoln asked her friend Dee Dee Bridgewater to help keep the Abbey Lincoln songbook alive. On May 20, 2011, at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., with Dianne Reeves, Bridgewater began to fulfill her promise. This is a remounted version of that performance, redesigned as a touring piece, featuring Dee Dee Bridgewater, Dianne Reeves, and Terri Lyne Carrington.

presented by Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
05/2017/05 - 05/2017/05
Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure by Steven Dietz
The world's greatest detective has seemingly reached the end of his remarkable career when a case presents itself that is too tempting to ignore: The King of Bohemia is about to be blackmailed because of a notorious photograph, and the woman at the heart of this crime is the famous opera singer, Irene Adler. With his trusted companion, Doctor Watson, at his side, Sherlock Holmes pursues first the case, and then the affections of Miss Adler and in doing so, marches right into the lair of his longtime adversary, that malevolent genius of crime: Professor Moriarty. In this spirited, fast-moving and thoroughly theatrical adaptation, Steven Dietz presents Holmes at the height of his powers surrounded by all the elements that fans of his exploits have come to expect: danger, intrigue, wit, humor and surprise. "The game is afoot, Watson and it is a dangerous one!" Directed by Stephen Underwood

presented by Beacon Theatre Productions
04/2017/21 - 05/2017/07
Sang-Eun Lee, cellist
Hailed by The Washington Post as “a prodigiously talented young artist with powerful technique and musical poise,” Sang-Eun Lee is a 22-year old cellist from Korea who has been winning prizes in international competitions for the last eight years. Tri-County Concerts is proud to present this accomplished musician, who will be accompanied by pianist Carlos Avila. Come to hear some great music and then meet the artists at a complimentary post-concert reception! de Falla – Suite Populaire Espagnole, for cello and piano Cassadó – Suite for Solo Cello Schumann – Adagio and Allegro for cello and piano, Op. 70 Schubert – Sonata in A Minor for Arpeggione and Piano, Op. 821 Cassadó – Dance of the Green Devil   Students may attend the concert and reception for free.

presented by Tri-County Concerts Association
04/2017/23 - 04/2017/23
ComedySportz Minor League Matinee
ComedySportz®, Philadelphia’s longest running show is the flagship production of CSz Philadelphia. For over 20 years, ComedySportz has entertained over 150,000 Philadelphia fans with its fast, smart and funny brand of improvisation. CSz Philadelphia is proud to present The ComedySportz Minor League Matinee! Every Sunday afternoon @ 2PM, two teams, The Philadelphia 676ers and The New Jersey Pine Barons battle for the laughs of you, the Loyal Fans in a fast-paced 60 minute improv comedy match. The Players compete over several rounds using the sport's myriad of official improv games while a Referee times the games and calls the fouls and a live Announcer provides scoring updates and color commentary. In this interactive show, appropriate for EVERYONE, the audience gets in on the action, awarding points and shouting out suggestions.

presented by ComedySportz
03/2017/19 - 09/2018/09
The Full Monty
Unemployed Jerry Lukowski talks his ex-steelworker buddies into starting a male striptease act. A wild send-up of gender stereotypes with a pop-rock score. AUDIENCE ADVISORY: Strong Language

presented by The Players Club of Swarthmore
04/2017/21 - 05/2017/06
Rooms in Bloom trolley tour
Join us at Woodford, Strawberry Mansion, and Cedar Grove to see what's going into the kitchen gardens and learn about how these country retreats re-opened at springtime.   This tour departs from and returns to the Philadelphia Museum of Art west entrance.

presented by Philadelphia Museum of Art
04/2017/23 - 04/2017/23
Pocket Symphonies
What defines a symphony? American maverick Fredric Rzweski (pronounced: zheff-skee) answers that question with quality rather than quantity in his Pocket Symphony, requiring virtuosic playing from all six musicians. Nico Muhly’s hypnotic Doublespeak, Huang Ruo’s Chinese-folk and rock inspired Divergence, and Philadelphia-born Jacob Druckman’s tautly constructed Come Round each exhibit symphonic qualities in non-traditional ways, demonstrating the tremendous range of expression and musical colors possible from a pocket-sized ensemble.

presented by Orchestra 2001
04/2017/23 - 04/2017/23
Inis Nua Theatre Co Presents Swallow by Stef Smith
Inis Nua Theatre Company presents the American Premiere of Swallow, by Scottish playwright Stef Smith from April 26 to May 14, 2017, at the Proscenium Theater at The Drake (302 S. Hicks). Directed by Claire Moyer, Swallow is the story of three strangers and their fragile connections with each other and the world around them. Stepping or falling, sometimes there is no difference.   Tickets are $25-35 and on sale at (215) 454-9776 or inisnuatheatre.org.

presented by Inis Nua Theatre Company
04/2017/26 - 05/2017/14
Raw Onion: Bumper Crop
Farm-Fresh, Hand-Picked, Ripe and Ready Hilarity! More delicious mayhem and biting satire from the commentary pages of The Onion, America’s Finest News Source! Raw Onion: Bumper Crop is a benefit performance for The IRC's upcoming FringeArts Festival production in September. Alive and onstage for two shows, one night only. Including: I’ll Be Able to Get This Big Pot of Chili Over to My Friend’s House Quicker if I Put On My Roller Skates, I Wasn't Going to Buy this Home Till I Saw the Realtor's Picture on the Lawn Sign, and Stop Making Delicious Food I Can't Stop Eating and Go Back to Mexico! Brought to life by: Daniel Barland Tina Brock Tomas Dura Sharon Geller Jack Hoffman Chris Kubat Jane Moore Susan Moses David Pica Bob Schmidt David Stanger Reservations strongly recommended, as seating is very limited. This material is not intended for theatergoers under the age of 18. All material courtesy of The Onion, copyright 2017.

presented by Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium
04/2017/23 - 04/2017/23
Mural and Architectural Tour at the Beasley Building
Over the course of its 120 year history, the Beasley Building at 1125 Walnut Street has served as an Episcopal church, Jefferson Medical College building, uniform factory, illegal night club, and now – after meticulous restoration efforts – the offices of the Beasley law firm. In conjunction with its efforts to restore the building’s original architectural character, the Beasley firm commissioned Michael Webb in 1997 to create a mural on the five story rear wall of the building. Webb, one of Philadelphia’s premier mural artists, will give an on-site presentation of the 20 year-old mural and its current restoration, and discuss the personal guidelines that he has developed over his career to ensure that murals are formally harmonious with their architectural homes. The group will have a chance to venture inside the restored Beasley Building and view the restored second story chapel

presented by Institute of Classical Architecture & Art, Philadelphia Chapter
04/2017/22 - 04/2017/22
American in Paris
Gershwin, Girl Crazy Overture Cole Porter, A selection of songs Ravel, Bolero Michael Gilbertson, Splendid City Ravel, Pavane for a Dead Princess Gershwin, An American in Paris Ah! Paris in the Roaring ‘20s. Cole Porter was famous for his lavish parties. Gather around the piano as he treats you to some of his newest songs from his musicals “Paris” and “Can-Can” (which are now classics) before driving around the City of Lights in Gershwin’s iconic An American in Paris. C’est si bon!

presented by Philharmonic of Southern New Jersey
04/2017/23 - 04/2017/23
Improv 1
Wednesdays: April 26th 2017 7:00-9:00 (8 weeks) Ages 18-108 - Yes, And! Join seasoned members of Bright Invention in a fun class designed to get your brain working and your funny bone in gear! We'll start with the basics of improv, and work towards building characters, and creating an environment. No experience required - but a willingness to play and challenge yourself is encouraged!

presented by White Pines Productions
04/2017/26 - 06/2017/21
Improv 2
Sundays: Starts April 30th 2017 6:00-8:00 (6 weeks) Ages 18-108 - Improvisation is defined as “the art or act of composing, uttering, executing, or arranging anything without previous preparation (dictionary.com). Join Benjamin Lloyd in this advanced level of our Improv Classes. Learn new forms, challenge your creative talents and meet fellow improvisers eager to take it to the next level.

presented by White Pines Productions
04/2017/30 - 06/2017/04
Ready, Set, Create!
READY, SET, CREATE: GUESS WHO? Sundays: April 23rd 2017 1:00-2:00 (5 weeks) Ages 3-6 - Nurture the growing creative mind in your child! Through games, stories, songs, and movement your child will learn some basic principles of acting all while making new friends and having fun! This session is inspired by social emotion learning through Character Building, this innovative class will explore storytelling through creating playful characters. Involvement in the arts has many developmental benefits, especially from an early age: visual learning, language development, motor skills, decision making, inventiveness, cultural awareness, and improved academic performance.

presented by White Pines Productions
04/2017/23 - 05/2017/21
Acting Out: Creative Drama for Youth with Disabilities
ACTING OUT!: Creative Drama for Youth with Disabilities Sundays: April 23rd 2017 2:30-4:00 (8 weeks) Ages 10-20 - This class is open to all ASD/Aspergers/Special Needs students. This class introduces basics of acting and collaboration in a safe and structured environment. Students will engage in an opening ritual at the beginning of each class and will gradually be introduced to games and activities over the course of the class semester. The final class will feature a share for family and friends based on the comfort level of students.

presented by White Pines Productions
04/2017/23 - 06/2017/11
David Grann | Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI
Individual tickets and subscriptions go on sale Tuesday, January 17 at 10:00 AM! David Grann is the no. 1 New York Times bestselling author of The Lost City of Z, the “brilliant…impressively researched and crafted” (Los Angeles Times) nonfiction tale of the deadly search for a fabled Amazonian civilization. His second book, The Devil and Sherlock Holmes, was named by Men’s Journal one of the best true crime books ever written. An award-winning staff writer at The New Yorker, Grann has previously contributed to The Atlantic, The Wall Street Journal, and The New Republic, among other periodicals. Killers of the Flower Moon tells the chilling true-life story of one of the most sinister conspiracies in American history.

presented by Free Library of Philadelphia - Parkway Central Library
04/2017/25 - 04/2017/25
Joan Nathan | King Solomon’s Table: A Culinary Exploration of Jewish Cooking from Around the World
Individual tickets and subscriptions go on sale Tuesday, January 17 at 10:00 AM! Joan Nathan is the author of 11 bestselling culinary guides, including The New American Cooking and Jewish Cooking in America, both of which won James Beard and IACP awards. The latter book was adapted into a PBS series produced by Nathan. A frequent contributor to the New York Times and Bon Appétit, she has appeared on Good Morning America, the Food Network, and NPR’s All Things Considered. In King Solomon’s Table, Nathan gathers more than 170 recipes that span the millennia and the far reaches of the global Jewish diaspora in a compendium of cooking and culture.

presented by Free Library of Philadelphia - Parkway Central Library
04/2017/20 - 04/2017/20