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Kidchella Music Festival 2019
Smith Memorial Playground’s wildly popular Kidchella Music Festival is back for a sixth year with three fun-filled concerts for children and families scheduled for Friday, June 14, July 12 and August 9! Each date will feature live music in the 6 ½ acre Playground by nationally acclaimed Children’s Music artists in addition to youth performances, arts stations, special giveaways, and yummy food trucks. At 4pm families are invited to Smith for free play in the Playground and youth arts performances and lawn games in the Youth Arts Zone. Families may purchase dinner from a variety of popular food trucks or bring food for a picnic in the Playground. The main concert will begin at 6pm and will feature a fantastic lineup of family-friendly music curated by OWTK.com. Support for Kidchella provided in part by Franke Group, Friends Central, WXPN’s Kids Corner, OWTK.com, the Philadelphia Cultural Fund, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and Philadelphia Parks & Recreation.

presented by Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse
06/2019/14 - 08/2019/09
2019 Summer One-Act Bonanza
East Falls historic Old Academy Players continues its 96th season with the hysterically entertaining 11th Annual Summer One-Act Bonanza produced by Nancy Frick and Sarah Labov. More new comedies, new directors & original scripts from our talented members add up to a fast-paced evening designed to put a smile on your face. In air-conditioned comfort 7 world pemiere comedies are guaranteed to delight, move you, make you think & keep you laughing. Welcomed for the first time to the OAP main stage are six directors: Georgina Bard, Jeff Hunsicker, Richard Sivers, Lauri Jacobs, Megan Murphy, & Nolan Maher. Dale Mezzacappa returns as a one-act director. A GOOD HEART - Daniel Jankauskas BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD - Nancy Frick DEER PLAYRITE - Rob Rosiello IN THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER - Richard Sivers THE FONT OF ALL KNOWLEDGE - Leigh & Lauri Jacobs THIS IS WHAT'S LEFT - Michael Murphy WHERE EVERYBODY SAYS GOODBYE - Courtney Bambrick

presented by Old Academy Players
07/2019/12 - 07/2019/21
Concerts by Candlelight
Concerts by Candlelight at Laurel Hill Mansion presents piano virtuoso Lance Wiseman and violinist Michael Crawford performing works by Locatelli, Bach, Albinoni,Mozart, and Beethoven. Lance Wiseman will be performing on an 1808 Broadwood fortepiano.   A reception follows the concert with light refreshments and the opportunity to meet and greet the artists.

presented by Women for Greater Philadelphia
07/2019/14 - 07/2019/14
Cabaret
In a Berlin nightclub, as the 1920’s draw to a close, a garish Master of Ceremonies welcomes the audience and assures them they will forget all their troubles at the Cabaret. With the Emcee’s bawdy songs as wry commentary, Cabaret explores the dark, heady, and tumultuous life of Berlin’s natives and expatriates as Germany slowly yields to the emerging Third Reich.   Musical numbers include “Willkommen,” “Cabaret,” “Don’t Tell Mama” and “Two Ladies.”

presented by Bucks County Center for the Performing Arts
07/2019/17 - 07/2019/28
Bring It! Live
The hit Lifetime TV Series Bring It! is back on stage. Featuring the legendary Coach Dianna Williams and her team of Dancing Dolls, comes the unforgettable, jam-packed heart-pounding experience we call Bring It! Live. The 2019 Summer tour will feature an all new interactive show with hotter than ever performances, an all new fan vs. Dancing Doll stand battles, and never before seen routines.

presented by Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
07/2019/11 - 07/2019/11
John Zorn's Simulacrum
Ars Nova Workshop is pleased to present Simulacrum, the prog-metal organ trio of Downtown alchemist composer, John Zorn.

presented by Ars Nova Workshop
07/2019/19 - 07/2019/19
The Erotic Literary Salon / Adult Sex-Ed
Come hear what all of Philadelphia, the Daily News and the Philadelphia Inquirer have been talking about since 2008. The Erotic Literary Salon has presented as part of Philadelphia Assembled at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in 2018. Susana Mayer, Ph.D. is the creator and host of this comfortable and safe space to hear erotica, journals, diaries, sex memoirs, rants and more. NO CENSORSHIP. Prior to readings: Adult Sex-Ed: lead by Dr. Susana Mayer, Clinical Sexologist. You may participate as a writer, reader, storyteller, spoken-word performer, or just come to listen, enjoy and applaud. An average of 60-80 people attend (The third Tuesday of every month.) Please visit the official website for details, guidelines for reading, monthly press release, and blog. www.theEroticliterarysalon.com NSFW The Salon also has a Meetup presence.

presented by The Erotic Literary Salon
01/2019/15 - 12/2019/17
Paint and Plant: Herb Garden
We will be decorating and painting a wooden planting box and planting herbs for a fresh herb garden. A variety of painting techniques will be demonstrated and used to create a truly unique planting box including white washing, stenciling, chalkboard paint and more!

presented by Kreative Adventures
07/2019/15 - 07/2019/15
Tri-State Jazz All-Stars presented by Tri-State Jazz Society
Musicians and attendees rank the Tri-State Jazz All-Stars among the best. This year the core quintet is assembled and directed by Danny Tobias, who will call tunes from the traditional Dixieland through swing eras. Dan will invite musicians (some of whom seldom have the opportunity to play together) to sit in with the core ensemble as the concert progresses. Don’t miss this great annual event! Pre-registered jammers and walk-in jammers are admitted free; sign in at the door. Spouses, friends, and relatives of jammers pay regular admission fees. Danny Tobias – trumpet Bob Rawlins – reeds Pat Mercuri – banjo/ guitar Gary Cattley – bass/tuba Paul Midiri – drums/ trombone photo credit: Jim McGann Pictured from last year’s event, left, are Bill Nixon, Bob Rawlins, Scott Ricketts, Danny Tobias, Skip Livingston and Brian Priebe

presented by Tri-State Jazz Society
07/2019/14 - 07/2019/14
The Garden
Derek Jarman, the great British filmmaker, artist, and provocateur, passed away 25 years ago on February 19, 1994 at the age of 52. His late masterpiece The Garden was made in 1990 as Jarman was struggling with AIDS. Shot on Super 8, 16mm, and HI8 video, starring a young Tilda Swinton, and featuring a sublime score by Simon Fisher Turner, The Garden is a visually stunning, deeply personal film about homosexuality, Christianity, and persecution filmed at Jarman’s coastal home in the shadow of a nuclear power station. Screening in a new 2K restoration.

presented by LightBox Film Center at International House Philadelphia
07/2019/13 - 07/2019/13
Secrets of the Schuylkill
Enjoy a one-hour fun and fact-filled riverboat tour that highlights the past, present and future of the Hidden River. Discover the sights, sounds and history of the river, from the 1700s at Bartram’s Garden, to the 1800s at the Fairmount Water Works, to iconic 20th century buildings and award-winning 21st century skyscrapers.

presented by Schuylkill River Development Corporation
06/2019/08 - 10/2019/12
Amjad Ali Khan: Sarod Trilogy
Amjad Ali Khan is the undisputed master of the sarod and one of India’s most celebrated living classical musicians. Amjad will perform with his two sarod virtuoso sons and a tabla player. See our website for activities geared to enhance your concertgoing experience, including lectures, food, yoga, and dance.

presented by Gretna Music
07/2019/28 - 07/2019/28
Paint a Sign Party
Come design a wooden sign! A variety of signs and designs to select from will be available. Rustic wooden signs in a variety of styles will be available. An array of stencils will be provided and we will demonstrate a variety of painting techniques

presented by Kreative Adventures
07/2019/11 - 07/2019/11
George Cables Trio
Known for his fresh interpretations of standards and for his innovative style, jazz pianist Cables is a living legend who has played with a who's who of other jazz greats during his career. His trio includes Victor Lewis on drums and Ed Howard on bass.   Presented in partnership with Central PA Friends of Jazz.

presented by Gretna Music
07/2019/13 - 07/2019/13