PW's Weekend Picks: PhilCon; Turkey Day Tailgate; and more

Founded in 1936—and widely considered the first and longest-running sci-fi confab—Philcon deftly delves into literature, television, film, anime, comics, gaming, costuming, music and more.

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Posted Nov. 21, 2014 | Comments: 0

Calendar: November 19-26

PhilCon 2014; QED; Anupy Singla; Beauty and the Beast; Jackie Joyner-Kersee; Mind & Body Expo; Turkey Day Tailgate; and more.

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Posted Nov. 18, 2014 | Comments: 0

ARTS AND CULTURE > STAGE

By Bill Chenevert

Kúlú Mélé, Philly’s premier African dance corps, turns 45

At its upcoming "Danzas de Cuba" gala, prepare to be left breathless by striking choreography and thunderous music, courtesy of Oyu Oro Afro Cuban Experimental Dance Company.

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Posted Nov. 19, 2014 | Comments: 0

ARTS AND CULTURE

By PW Staff

PW's Weekend Picks

ThinkFest; Koresh Dance Company; The Daily Show Writers; and more.

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Posted Nov. 14, 2014 | Comments: 0

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It’s totally possible that Michael Sam’s slowly but surely making queer people sports fans: learning rules, checking scores, researching his draft prospects, etc. But this week is his week (we’re hoping) to be the first openly gay NFL player drafted into the league. It’s pretty thrilling, actually, on par with Jason Collins’ openness and barrier [...]

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Alexander Peters steals the show at PA Ballet’s “Director’s Choice”
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Alexander Peters, above, photographed by Alexander Iziliaev for Pennsylvania Ballet. The Pennsylvania Ballet is currently staging “Director’s Choice,” three distinct pieces: “After The Rain,” The Accidental” and “Grieg: Piano Concerto.” They’re striking and beautiful, and only the third resembles a truly grand and formal (PA) ballet. Maintaining their status as the premiere company in the [...]

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The most anticipated record releases of May and June
By Bill Chenevert

That’s the Queen Freedia herself up there, looking totally sickening and ready to tackle her largest audience yet with upcoming Just Be Free. There are more than a handful of juicy upcoming releases that we can look forward to before summer even hits, and we broke em’ down by release week for you. Our bets [...]