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Gimme a beat: Jackie Beat dishes on shady queens, Trump, Rentboy and more

Jackie Beat is a queen among queens. Her career is one amateur queens of every stripe could be instantly intimidated by, unless they’re sensible enough to look to her for examples of the power of persistence. Beat appeared in her first film in 1993—which is about as old as half the queens who lip-sync at Voyeur on a […]

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Posted Aug. 31, 2015                

ARTS AND CULTURE > CALENDAR

By Philly Weekly Staff

Calendar: Aug. 26-Sept. 2

Twilight in the Gardens; Invisible River; Burlesque Is Coming; Reggae in the Park; and more.

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Posted Aug. 25, 2015 | Comments: 0

ARTS AND CULTURE

By Stephen H. Segal

Invisible River festival brings green, artsy fun to the Schuylkill banks

There will be paddleboard dancers and aerialists spinning above the water, suspended from Strawberry Mansion Bridge.

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Posted Aug. 26, 2015 | Comments: 0

MUSIC > LIVE MUSIC

By Sheena Lester

The top 10 shows around Philly this week

The Pretty Greens complete a dope all-girl-band triple threat, ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro's set to delight, and Lenny Kravitz is set to strut at the Mann.

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Posted Aug. 26, 2015 | Comments: 0

ARTS AND CULTURE > BOOKS

By Stephen H. Segal

Philly fantasy author's "Updraft" conjures a sky city of winged teen angst

Imagine a city like Venice—but rather than gondolas gliding down watery canals, all the merchants, workers and nobles must strap on wings to traverse the open sky

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Posted Aug. 25, 2015 | Comments: 0

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