Arts & Culture

‘STEADY’ AS SHE GOES: Grammy-winning folk singer-songwriter, Shawn Colvin, is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the 1989 debut album, “Steady On,” by performing the entire album in an intimate acoustic concert, 8 p.m. Sept. 17 at World Café Live, 3025 Walnut St. For more information or tickets call 215-222-1400. PHOTO CREDIT: Deidre Schoo

Colman Domingo wears many hats. As an actor, the out Philadelphia native is known for his role as Victor Strand on AMC’s “Fear the Walking Dead” and for appearances in films including “If Beale Street Could Talk,” “Lincoln” and “Selma.”

EXPERIENCED: Luenell, the outspoken comedian seen making a splash in the feature film “Borat” and the Showtime comedy special “Women of a Certain Age” comes to town performing through Sept. 7 at Helium Comedy Club, 2031 Sansom St. For more information or tickets,  call 215-496-9001.

Something clicked when Rose Luardo and Shannon Fahey found themselves placed on the same comedy team at Chinatown’s Good Good Comedy Theatre. Despite a 20-year age gap and a generational divide, the pair knew instinctively that they were bound to become creative partners.

The handsome romantic drama “Vita & Virginia” artfully, if emptily, depicts the true-life relationship between writers Vita Sackville-West (Gemma Arterton) and Virginia Woolf (Elizabeth Debicki). 

Wilma Theatre’s entrée into the 2019 Philadelphia Fringe Festival takes the words of Lebanese poet Etel Adnan and crafts a world where ancient history and long-forgotten memories merge with a contemporary sense of identity and currency.

The Philadelphia Fringe Festival built its name on raucous, outside-the-box productions unlike what audiences could expect at traditional theatrical venues. Although the event has become polished with age, a segment of Fringe performers and production companies have endeavored to keep that edgy, do-it-yourself aesthetic alive.

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