Culinary art and activism can make for a successful marriage.
Some of Philly’s most prominent cabaret performers are decamping oceanside, and with a newfound queer perspective.
Inspired by true events, “The Third Wife” is a quietly powerful story about oppressed women in 19th-century Vietnam. An astonishing directorial debut by Ash Mayfair, this stylish drama opens July 12 at the Landmark Ritz at the Bourse.
On the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, the focus in one part of Philly was the history of queer transpeople of color — specifically, the house and ballroom scene of the 1980s.
THE SUPREME SUPERSTAR: R&B and pop diva, Diana Ross, takes fans on a trip through her legendary career when she performs her hits, 8 p.m. June 29 at the Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa Event center, 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City, N.J. For more information or tickets, call 609-317-1000.
The celebration of LGBTQ independence will kick up a few notches when hundreds of square-dancers converge upon the city.
In her Rittenhouse Square apartment, Marion Stokes recorded 70,000 VHS tapes from 1977 until her death in 2012. Her main focus was TV news; she simultaneously taped multiple 24-hour news channels to compile an archive that showed how media reflected society. She was interested in the power of mass media to influence public opinion. She also was an early adapter and stockholder of Apple products, amassing everything the company produced.
Glenside’s Dino’s Backstage and The Celebrity Room held a final private, exit-stage-right event June 23 to mark its closing on the cusp of the venue’s third anniversary — and, more surprising to longtime audiences, owners Dino J. Kelly-Cataldi and Michael Richard Kelly-Cataldi announced they are no longer together.
Andrea Nardello’s music is the anthem of an open heart.
In “Human,” the title single from the EP she released last summer, Nardello’s crushed-velvet vocals top driving strings and the comfortable strum of her guitar as she sings, “Hold me now/I’m human/I’m broken/Come now.”
You don’t have to wait for Dr. Ruth Westheimer’s movie to get advice with Galia Godel in the house.
Dan Deevy was compelled to create the nonprofit, Gaaays in Spaaace, to celebrate the inclusion of LGBTQ-plus characters in pop-culture storytelling — particularly sci-fi tales “hopefully prophetic for the future,” so to “empower and inspire LGBTQ-plus youth through Star Trek’s utopian vision of that same future.”