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Giselle
There are many great stories of heartbreak and redemption, but none are quite as beautiful as Giselle. This season, we premiere Angel Corella’s restaging of the story of a young woman whose love triumphs over vengeance and lasts even beyond death. One of ballet’s oldest and most continually-performed works, Giselle is a hauntingly romantic work that continues to move audiences.

presented by Pennsylvania Ballet
03/2019/07 - 03/2019/17
Measure for Measure
When the power of the State is put in the service of one man's lust, Shakespeare creates one of his greatest heroines to combat the abuse. Isabella's courage and brilliance are called upon to fight back against power, corruption, and sexual blackmail. This major play in the Bard's canon will surprise and move modern audiences with its timely insights into human motivation and resilience. By William Shakespeare Directed by Charles McMahon

presented by Lantern Theater Company
03/2019/14 - 04/2019/21
The Few
by Samuel D. Hunter, 2014 MacArthur "Genius Grant" Recipient Directed by Matthew Decker Regional Premiere In the days before the Internet, a small town editor plays matchmaker by publishing a newspaper that runs personal ads, uniting the truck drivers who traverse America’s lonely roads. When her own lost lover resurfaces, long-simmering tensions expose carefully guarded secrets, by turns hilarious, exhilarating, and poignant. Meanwhile Matthew, an eager young writer, compels his jaded mentors to consider whether recommitting to the human race is worth all the trouble.

presented by Theatre Horizon
02/2019/19 - 04/2019/07
Nabate Isles
The Nabaté Isles concert is made possible by a grant award from PNC Foundation, under the initiative PNC Arts Alive, “Jazz Cultural Voices” performance series. Nabaté Isles, Grammy Award winning Trumpeter and composer was born and raised in New York City. He received his BM from the Eastman School and MA from New York University. Since then he has made quite the name for himself performing, recording and touring with a plethora of artists including Mos Def, James Newton, Christian McBride, Dionne Reeves, Philip Bailey, Jeffrey Osborne, Steve Coleman, Rave Coltrane, the Mingus Big Band, Rochester Pops Orchestra and the Jose Limon Dance Company. He was part of the Christian McBride Big Band’s Grammy winning album, “The Good Feeling” and performed with them at the White House for President Barack Obama.

presented by The Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz and Performing Arts
03/2019/16 - 03/2019/16
Da by Hugh Leonard presented by The Irish Heritage Theatre in Co-Production with Plays and Players
In Da, we meet Charlie, an expatriate writer who has been living in London for many years returns to his childhood home, Dalkey, Dublin County, after his father's funeral.   His father's ghost appears and Charlie must confront his relationships with the two father figures in his life: "Da", his adoptive father, and Drumm, a cynical civil servant who becomes his mentor. This Tony Award winning comedy examines the complexities of fatherhood, family, and the ties that bind. Da has been hailed as "a beguiling play about a son's need to come to terms with his father and himself....in a class with the best of O'Casey".   Da won the 1978 Drama Desk Award Outstanding New Play, the 1978 New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Play, and the 1978 Tony Award for Best Play. Hugh Leonard was in fact the first Irish Playwright to win the Tony Award for Best Play. Featuring: Dan McGlaughlin, Kelly Filios, Lee Stover, Mary Pat Walsh, Mark Knight, Susan Giddings, Oliver Donahue and John Cannon.

presented by Irish Heritage Theatre
03/2019/07 - 03/2019/23
Narberth Community Theatre Presents "West Side Story"
West Side Story takes place on New York’s West Side in the mid-1950s amidst widespread racial and social tension. The show begins as a war is building between two rival gangs fighting over the same piece of turf. In the midst of the battlefield are two young romantics: good-boy Tony, a Jet ready to leave the gang life behind, and wide-eyed Maria, the sister of Sharks leader Bernardo.   When Tony and Maria unexpectedly meet and fall for one another, tension between the rival groups only escalates, leading to a bloody and senseless rumble that costs both sides young lives. From the first notes to the final breath, West Side Story is one of the most memorable musicals of all time. Arthur Laurents’ book remains as powerful, poignant and timely as ever, and the score by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim is widely regarded as one of the best ever written. Experience it live when Narberth Community Theatre brings this Broadway classic to the stage in Philadelphia.

presented by Narberth Community Theatre (NCT)
02/2019/03 - 03/2019/16
Tales of Offenbach!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY JACQUES! Celebrating the 200th Anniversary of his birth. Everyone knows of the Tales of Hoffman, but so much more has been written by Jacques Offenbach (1819 – 1888), who is considered one of the founders of classic operetta. His works are big and funny, even in contemporary times. Come hear some of his best solos and ensembles, sung in both French and English. Including works from Orpheus in the Underworld, La Belle Hélèn, La Vie Parisienne, La Grande-Duchesse de Gerolstein, La Perichole, and some surprises for you! Starring Bridgette Gan (debut), soprano / Meghan McGinty, mezzo-soprano / Peter Webb (debut), tenor / Andrew Shaw, baritone and Gabriel Rebolla, music director and pianist

presented by Concert Operetta Theater
03/2019/16 - 03/2019/17
River of Freedom: Music from the Americas
In partnership with the University of Delaware, the African American Museum in Philadelphia invites you to experience a special night of international music, visual art and performance. A sonic landscape featuring classical voice, narration and chamber orchestra, performed alongside projections of stunning paintings by Trinidadian artist Che Lovelace, River of Freedom is a historically grounded feast for the eyes, ears and mind.  River of Freedom chronicles the journey of the enslaved African Americans who fought with the British in America’s Second War of Independence of 1812 in exchange for freedom and land in Trinidad. The work will be performed by Ibis Ensemble, a group founded by and made up of members of the music faculty of the University of Trinidad and Tobago, and memb

presented by University of Delaware
03/2019/15 - 03/2019/15
The Appointment
By Lightning Rod Special Part of High Pressure Fire Service Lightning Rod Special (Sans Everything, Underground Railroad Game) presents The Appointment, a musical satire about the American abortion debate. Associated risks include exposure to hypocrisy, absurdity, and rampant misogyny. Don’t worry. That’s perfectly normal. Lead Artist: Alice Yorke* Lead Writers: Alice Yorke*, Eva Steinmetz, Scott R. Sheppard*, and Alex Bechtel* Creator/performers: Katie Gould*, Jaime Maseda, Lee Minora, Brett Ashley Robinson, Scott R. Sheppard*, Brenson Thomas, and Alice Yorke* Composer: Alex Bechtel* Choreographer: Melanie Cotton Director: Eva Steinmetz * Lightning Rod Special company member Run Time: 90 minutes PA ACCESS card holders are eligible for $2 tickets with a FringeACCESS Membership. Lean more at https://fringearts.com/accessibility/fringeaccess-membership-program/.

presented by FringeArts
03/2019/20 - 03/2019/31
Heartland: An NNPN Rolling World Premiere & InterAct Commission by Gabriel Jason Dean
Dr. Harold Banks, an aging professor of Afghan studies in Nebraska, is reeling after his adopted daughter Getee is killed by the Taliban while delivering foreign aid. When Afghan refugee Nazrullah arrives at his door with an incredible story and carrying Getee's prized books, the two men form an unlikely bond. Each searches for his own brand of forgiveness, but as their friendship develops, Naz accidentally exposes an unexpected source of Dr. Banks’ guilt. How might a CIA propaganda operation over 30 years ago have contributed to Getee’s death? Inspired by true events, HEARTLAND is a story of healing, connection, and the devastating unintentional consequences of our actions. Performances run March 29 - April 21, 2019

presented by InterAct Theatre Company
03/2019/29 - 04/2019/21
Brilliant Baroque Paoli
Soloists: Thomas DiSarlo (violin), Steven Zohn (transverse flute), Rainer Beckmann (recorder) Concerto in a minor for Flute and Strings, “Il Gran Mogol”, RV 431a Antonio Vivaldi Concerto for Violin in e minor, Op. 1, No. 7, Bre6 Giuseppe Antonio Brescianello Concerto in D Major for Recorder (after BWV 1053, BWV 169, BWV 49) J.S. Bach Concerto in e minor for Recorder and Flute , TWV 52:e1 Georg Philipp Telemann Concerto for Violin in A Major, Op. 1, No. 11, Bre11 Brescianello Orchestral Suite in b minor, BWV 1067 J.S. Bach A first in Camerata Ama Deus programming, we feature together on stage the Baroque flute and recorder (both in solo and double concerti) in an array of gems by German and Venetian composers for violin, transverse flute, recorder and strings. Premiering two lively works by Venetian master Giuseppe Brescianello, and ending with Bach’s fabulous orchestral dance suite. All with Maestro’s charming and engaging “live notes”!

presented by Vox Ama Deus
03/2019/24 - 03/2019/24
Brilliant Baroque Chestnut Hill
Soloists: Thomas DiSarlo (violin), Steven Zohn (transverse flute), Rainer Beckmann (recorder) Concerto in a minor for Flute and Strings, “Il Gran Mogol”, RV 431a Antonio Vivaldi Concerto for Violin in e minor, Op. 1, No. 7, Bre6 Giuseppe Antonio Brescianello Concerto in D Major for Recorder (after BWV 1053, BWV 169, BWV 49) J.S. Bach Concerto in e minor for Recorder and Flute , TWV 52:e1 Georg Philipp Telemann Concerto for Violin in A Major, Op. 1, No. 11, Bre11 Brescianello Orchestral Suite in b minor, BWV 1067 J.S. Bach A first in Camerata Ama Deus programming, we feature together on stage the Baroque flute and recorder (both in solo and double concerti) in an array of gems by German and Venetian composers for violin, transverse flute, recorder and strings. Premiering two lively works by Venetian master Giuseppe Brescianello, and ending with Bach’s fabulous orchestral dance suite. All with Maestro’s charming and engaging “live notes”!

presented by Vox Ama Deus
03/2019/22 - 03/2019/22
Reading Between the Threads: Explorations into the Language of Women’s Textiles
It can be difficult to access women’s viewpoints in Early North American history, but textiles, needlepoint, and recipe books provide unique insights. Two, back-to-back lectures, one interpreting samplers and the other exploring menstruation management, Wyck invites you to consider how women made masterful use of material culture to assert their opinions and to improve their experiences throughout history. This two-part program is suited for ages 10 to adult (all ages welcome to attend). $20; Friends of Wyck $15; Students under 25 $10

presented by Wyck Historic House, Garden, and Farm
03/2019/16 - 03/2019/16
A Good Place Not to Be
A new play by Robin Rodriguez, directed by Carly Bodnar Featuring: Brandi Burgess, Ciera Gardner, Ian Moody, and Stacy Skinner A GOOD PLACE NOT TO BE speaks about authoritarian regimes and asks us to reflect on our own relationships with power and systems. Come help us develop this fun, new play in six Workshop Presentations, book-in-hand but with strong movement and design elements to create a full, physical play world onstage for both playwright and audience.

presented by Plays & Players
03/2019/15 - 03/2019/23
"Welcoming Spring" Concert
The Old York Road Symphony invites you to "Welcome" Springtime at our next concert on Saturday, March 16, at Abington Junior High School. Starting at 8PM, Music Director Jack Moore will lead the orchestra and notable guest performers in a program including Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade and Beethoven's Choral Fantasy. The Abington Choral Club joins us for the latter, together with piano soloist Ching-Yun Hu. "Nanie", by Brahms rounds out this program of warm and sunny music.

presented by Old York Road Symphony
03/2019/16 - 03/2019/16
Emperor and The Kite Sensory Friendly Performance
An original ballet based on the children's book 'The Emperor and the Kite' written by Jane Yolen, choreography by Joy Delaney-Capponi.   Travel to a small village in China to meet Djeow Seow, the youngest daughter of the Emperor. Djeow, the smallest one, is largely overlooked by her father and members of her family, often playing alone with her kite and basket. When bad men come and lock away her father in a tower to take over the village, Djeow must summon the courage to help her father and rescue the village from the clutches of the bad men.   This includes a pre-show interaction with performers and audience members.

presented by Montgomery County Community College
03/2019/16 - 03/2019/16
FROM THE SECOND WAVE TO THE TIDAL WAVE & NEXTSTEPRUN!
From the Second Wave to the Tidal Wave is the story of filmmaker, Pam Maus, told through the voices of others who came of age and went off to college just in time to be swept up into the Second Wave Feminist Movement. NextStepRun! follows four women from different locations, backgrounds, and political affiliations running for elective office in their local House districts during the 2014 midterm elections. Regardless of their differences, they all have one thing in common: to bring integrity to the legislative process through consensus, collaboration, and inclusion. These films are part of the On Screen/In Person is a program of the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation made possible through the generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts.

presented by Montgomery County Community College
03/2019/18 - 03/2019/18
Sugarloaf Crafts Festival at Oaks, PA
The Sugarloaf Crafts Festival comes to the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks, PA. March 15-17. Sugarloaf Craft Festivals attract the best emerging and established artists and craftspeople from around the U.S., and 250 will be on hand with their original, handmade contemporary works. You’ll find amazing things for your collections and for gifts. Get custom designer clothing, or a leather wallet or handbag. Outfit your dining room with expertly crafted plates and mugs. Or spruce things up with fine paintings, metal sculptures, glassware and other décor. Food lovers will enjoy our array of specialty vendors. Sample nuts, gourmet pretzels, handmade cheeses, truffles, maple syrup and other artisan treats. You can also watch live art demos or participate in workshops to get a taste of their craft. Music will be on hand along with entertainment for the kids. Make sure to get a glimpse of who and what will be at this spectacular event by checking out SugarloafCrafts.com.

presented by Sugarloaf Mountain Works, Inc.
03/2019/15 - 03/2019/17
Footlighters Theater presents MOON OVER BUFFALO
Moon Over Buffalo offers up playwright Ken Ludwig at his best.  As in his A Comedy of Tenors (currently at the Walnut Street Theater), this show is a mix of backstage craziness--complete with slamming doors, actors coming and going, heated arguments, clothes ripping and the odd appearance of a TV weatherman. Moon Over Buffalo contains the perfect mixture of witty one-liners and hilarious physical comedy. Think of Carol Burnett, who was in the original Broadway production!   Join an outstanding cast at Footlighters Theater in Berwyn (the oldest community theater on the Main Line) as they perform a celebration of this classic modern American farce. The show opens Friday, March 15th and runs weekends through March 30. Tickets are just $18 and may be purchased in advance (recommended) at www.footlighterstheater.com or at the door on the day of the show   Don’t miss your chance to see the play the New York Post hailed as “one of the most hysterical things ever put onstage.”

presented by Footlighters Theater
03/2019/15 - 03/2019/30
The Sunshine Boys
By Neil Simon | Directed by Keith Baker Al and Willie, a famous vaudeville duo, haven’t spoken to each other in over a decade. When a big TV network attempts to bring the two legendary (and cranky) comics together one last time, it turns out to be easier said than done. Neil Simon’s The Sunshine Boys is a touching story full of memories, regrets, and the laughter that accompanies lifelong friendship. “…one of the best plays of Neil Simon’s phenomenal career.” – Variety

presented by Bristol Riverside Theatre
07/2018/20 - 03/2019/31
John Cage: Sonatas and Interludes
Bowerbird, in collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania Department of Music, is pleased to present Amy Williams performing Sonatas and Interludes, John Cage’s groundbreaking cycle for prepared piano. Significantly more complex than his other works for prepared piano, Sonatas and Interludes is generally recognized as one of Cage’s most important compositions.   The cycle consists of sixteen sonatas (thirteen of which are cast in binary form, the remaining three in ternary form) and four more freely structured interludes.Cage’s works will be interspersed with new interludes by Jay Alan Yim, Jeffrey Weeter, Robert Reinhart and Philly composers Adam Vidiksis and Kevin Laskey. https://www.bowerbird.org/event/john-cage-sonatas-interludes/

presented by Bowerbird
03/2019/21 - 03/2019/21
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
Carolyn Forché | What You Have Heard Is True: A Memoir of Witness and Resistance
“An unflinching witness and eloquent mourner” (The New Yorker), Carolyn Forché is the author of the poetry collections Blue Hour, The Angel of History, The Country Between Us, and Gathering the Tribes. For this body of work she has amassed an impressive list of honors, including fellowships from the Academy of American Poets and the National Endowment for the Arts, the Windham-Campbell Prize, and the Los Angeles Times Book Award. The Lannan Chair in Poetry at Georgetown University, Forché is also a respected translator, editor, and activist. What You Have Heard Is True tells the story of her journey with an enigmatic man into the chaos and horror of the Salvadoran Civil War.

presented by Free Library of Philadelphia - Parkway Central Library
03/2019/19 - 03/2019/19
Terrarium Party- FREE DRINK with ticket purchase
Join us at this fun-filled terrarium party. We will have a blast creating "miniature worlds " with plants, decorative stones, and ornaments. This event is going to be a blast!

presented by Kreative Adventures
03/2019/19 - 03/2019/19
"Master Harold"...and the Boys
Master Harold changed the face of 20th century global politics and helped lead the charge to end apartheid, South Africa's brutal system of racial segregation and oppression.   In this heartbreaking story of a young white man and the two Black men who raised him, we see how a society built on inequality can infect even our most intimate relationships. Banned in South Africa, this famed classic play was developed here in Philadelphia before opening on Broadway in 1982. Directed by Lane Savadove Starring: Damien J. Wallace, Juspin Jones, and Aidan McDonald

presented by EgoPo Classic Theater
03/2019/21 - 04/2019/07
Egoli
A pivotal player in the grassroots black theatre movement and the anti-apartheid uprisings in 1970s South Africa, Matsemela Manaka unearths the stories of South Africa's oft-forgotten miners. Hamilton and John forge a complex bond as they struggle under racial inequality and poverty. A bittersweet ode to the humans on whose backs a country was built. Directed by Katrina Shobe Co-Produced by EgoPo Classic Theater and Theatre in the X Starring: Carlo Campbell and Walter DeShields

presented by Theatre in the X
03/2019/20 - 04/2019/07
Spring Night, Summer Night
J.L. Anderson’s haunted Appalachian romance occupies a proud place alongside such similarly hand-crafted, off-the-grid American independent films as Carnival of Souls, The Exiles, Night of the Living Dead, and Wanda. Made in coal-mining country in southeastern Ohio with local amateur actors, the film is carefully observed and beautifully and lovingly realized. The restored version screening is Anderson’s original cut, ready to take its place, finally, among the pantheon of American independent cinema.

presented by International House Philadelphia
03/2019/21 - 03/2019/21
Curtis 20/21 Ensemble: Portrait of Augusta Read Thomas
The Curtis 20/21 Contemporary Music Ensemble performs a selection of works by Curtis’s 2018–19 composer in residence, Augusta Read Thomas. A Grammy Award-winning master with an impressive body of works that embody unbridled passion and fierce poetry, she has been called “a true virtuoso composer” (The New Yorker) and “one of the most recognizable and widely loved figures in American music” (American Academy of Arts and Letters). An on-stage conversation with Augusta Read Thomas will precede the performance at 7:30 p.m.

presented by Curtis Institute of Music
03/2019/23 - 03/2019/23
Curtis Presents: A Silver Touch - Part Three
In the 25 years since his graduation, pianist Meng-Chieh Liu has earned a place among the most respected musicians of his generation. Throughout that time he has continuously been a vital presence at Curtis as a performer, teacher, and mentor. In this special afternoon, he offers a program of chamber concertos with Curtis musicians, including the school’s new string quartet in residence, the Vera Quartet. BACH Concerto No. 1 in D minor, BMV 1052 MOZART Concerto No.17 in G Major, KV. 453 ZHOU TIAN Morning after the Deluge SHOSTAKOVICH Concerto in C minor. Op. 35

presented by Curtis Institute of Music
03/2019/31 - 03/2019/31
Les Poules à Colin
Taking their name from a traditional song, Colin's Hens (formed in 2009) are five descendants of trad musicians who have been raised behind the scenes of folk festivals. They learned their trade with some of Quebec's greatest traditional musicians in an area famous for its living heritage: Lanaudière. Their strong stage presence demonstrates a contagious pleasure and projects the audience in a family and festive atmosphere. It is in 2010 that they record their first album. It is with Hébertisme Nocturne that they take to the stage in major cities in Canada, the United States and France, including festivals such as the Winnipeg Folk Festival, the Tadoussac Song Festival, the Sunfest , the Memory and Roots Festival, and many others.

presented by Philadelphia Folksong Society
03/2019/15 - 03/2019/15
Catherine Britt
When you look at modern country music you can identify a diverse range of styles that have evolved from the traditional roots form. From pop country to bush ballads, acoustic folk-leaning songs to rousing country rock and the polymorphic blend of Americana. One Australian artist that can lay claim to all of these strains is Catherine Britt, a songwriter who has already packed a respected and highly acclaimed career into her first two decades as a recording artist. Now, in 2018, a new chapter begins with the release of her seventh studio album, Catherine Britt & The Cold Cold Hearts. From Newcastle to Nashville, Catherine made the move to the home of country music at just 17 years old. It proved to be a brave decision that gave her immeasurable experience as a musician, insight into the machinations of the industry and a contract with the legendary RCA Records.

presented by Philadelphia Folksong Society
03/2019/22 - 03/2019/22
Group Motion Friday Night Workshop
The Friday Night Workshop is a forum for creative and authentic expression through dance, music, and movement. It offers a space for spontaneous creation and communication. Guided by Brgitta Herrmann and Manfred Fischbeck, the workshop combines structures of relaxation, movement meditations, and improvisational dance accompanied by live music. It was created in 1971 and has been offered ongoing every Friday since then as well as being presented nationally and internationally on numerous Retreats and Group Motion tours. Offered ongoing every Friday www,groupmotion.org

presented by Group Motion
03/2019/22 - 03/2019/22
Paint and Sip
Join us for a fun-filled paint and sip party at Redz Bar in Northeast Philadelphia

presented by Kreative Adventures
03/2019/26 - 03/2019/26
Six Degrees of Separation
Guare's famous drama popularized the theory that any individual in the world can be reached through a network of acquaintances with a maximum separation of six. A privileged New York couple open their door to a charming young black friend of their children, with life-altering results.

presented by The Players Club of Swarthmore
03/2019/15 - 03/2019/30
King Lear
An aging king creates a succession plan that divides Britain between his three daughters. Requiring each child to flatter him in order to receive her gift, Lear is publicly embarrassed when his youngest, most beloved child refuses.   Indignant, Lear disinherits her and splits the country between his two eldest daughters, setting off a chain of events that leads Britain into civil war and the retired king into exile and madness. The greatest tragedy in the English language, King Lear examines the often self-destructive relationships between parents and their children, the danger of absolute power to the human psyche, and the universal challenge of senility and providing care for our elders.   Robert Jason Jackson (Broadway’s Aida, Quintessence’s Antigone and Mourning Becomes Electra) returns to Philadelphia as King Lear.

presented by Quintessence Theatre Group
03/2019/19 - 04/2019/20
The Anderson Brothers play Benny Goodman
"Virtuosos on clarinet and saxophone,"(New York Times) identical twins and Juilliard graduates Peter & Will Anderson have headlined at Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Blue Note, Kennedy Center, Strathmore, and The New Orleans Jazz Festival, playing “with a passion, unpredictability, and sense of discovery.” (All About Jazz).   The Andersons have toured the U.K, South America, and Japan, and they return to Tri-State to celebrate the clarinet swing legend Benny Goodman. Their energy brings a fresh perspective and a youthful vibe to the classics of Jazz.

presented by Tri-State Jazz Society
03/2019/17 - 03/2019/17
Ana Egge and Antje Duvekot
PFS Presents Ana Egge and Antje Duvekot Friday, March 29, 2019 Doors 7:30pm | Music 8pm $12 for Members *While Supplies Last* | $15 Not-Yet-Members | $20 Doors About Ana Egge When Ana Egge got bit by the music bug as a teenager, she took matters into her own hands, building her own guitar, and moving to Austin, TX to observe, absorb and take musical risks. Ana, herself, fiercely honest and compassionate, is not unlike that animal, near-miraculous, rare but real, and she, too, can take us through, enlighten our lives. About Antje Duvekot Antje Duvekot has solidified her reputation as one of Boston's top singer songwriters with "Big Dream Boulevard" her debut studio release and "the Near Demise of the Highwire Dancer" and "New Siberia" her follow-up albums.

presented by Philadelphia Folksong Society
03/2019/29 - 03/2019/29
Hedda Gabler
Henrik Ibsen's timeless drama follows the independent, striking, and powerful Hedda as she struggles to escape a loveless, ordinary existence and exercise her wild whims. With the return of an old flame and a proposition from an amorous judge, Hedda begins a dangerous game, manipulating and destroying everyone around her in an attempt to regain control of her life. PLEASE NOTE: This production only runs for one weekend, unlike out previous shows.

presented by Arcadia University Theatre Department
03/2019/28 - 03/2019/31
Dolce Suono Ensemble "Rediscoveries: Festival of American Chamber Music" Concert and Panel Discussion
Dolce Suono Ensemble’s innovative project presents chamber music by American composers who were at the forefront of post-war musical culture but who are underrepresented in concert today. This concert and panel discussion features music by Walter Piston, George Rochberg, Louise Talma, Leonard Bernstein, George Perle, Ralph Shapey, and Richard Wernick. The artists: Celebrated musicians Miranda Cuckson, violin/viola, joins the Dolce Suono Trio of Mimi Stillman, flute, Gabriel Cabezas, cello, and Charles Abramovic, piano, and Yao Guang Zhai, clarinet They will be joined by panel discussion speakers James Freeman, conductor, and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Richard Wernick. 3:00-6:00pm - 3:00 concert - 4:00pm panel discussion and refreshments - 5:00pm concert DSE's "Rediscoveries: Festival of American Chamber Music" is supported by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, Musical Fund Society of Philadelphia, and Aaron Copland Fund for Music.

presented by Dolce Suono Ensemble
03/2019/31 - 03/2019/31
Toad's Escape
J. Thaddeus Toad leaps from the pages of The Wind in the Willows into his mighty motorcar. Along with his faithful companion, The Mole, he carves a trail of chaos and hilarity across the countryside. Two actors play all the characters in this recreation of "Toad's Wild Ride"!

presented by Family Stages
03/2019/13 - 03/2019/16
Frans de Waal | Mama's Last Hug: Animal Emotions and What They Tell Us about Ourselves
Esteemed primatologist Frans de Waal is the author of The Bonobo and the Atheist, a “tour de force” (Nature) exploration of the biological roots of human morality found in primate social emotions, including empathy, reciprocity, and fairness. One of Time’s 100 Most Influential People, de Waal is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences, directs the Living Links at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center, and is the C. H. Candler Professor in Emory University’s psychology department. Positing that humans are not the only species capable of love, hate, and everything in between, Mama’s Last Hug explores the profound emotional lives of animals.

presented by Free Library of Philadelphia - Parkway Central Library
03/2019/14 - 03/2019/14