Arts & Culture

CAN THEY TALK?: Out TV personalities Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen just can’t quit each other on stage as the two team up for another live round of stories, conversation and Q&A 8 p.m. Nov. 3 at Kimmel’s Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad St. For more information or tickets, call 215-893-1999.


The Museum of the American Revolution has opened its interactive “Hamilton Was Here: Rising Up in Revolutionary Philadelphia” exhibition experience, and with it comes rarely seen historical treasures examining the aggregate impact of Alexander Hamilton.


Author Robert Fieseler’s new book, “Tinderbox: The Untold Story of the Up Stairs Lounge Fire and the Rise of Gay Liberation” dives deep into the events leading up to and the aftermath of the Up Stairs Lounge Fire, a tragic and unsolved arson that claimed the lives of 31 men and one woman on June 24, 1973, the largest mass murder of gays until the Pulse Nightclub Shooting in Orlando in 2016.

Yippee ki-yay! This week’s Portrait is the founder of the Keystone State Gay Rodeo Association, Adam Romanik. Feeling spontaneous? Grab your Stetson and join them for their monthly trail ride or check the website for other upcoming events.

“Can You Ever Forgive Me?,” opening Nov. 2 at the Landmark Ritz, is director Marielle Heller’s fabulous dark comedy-drama — based on the true story — about Lee Israel (Melissa McCarthy), a lonely lesbian who was once a New York Times-bestselling author who now can’t pay her vet bill. 


With shows like “POSE” and figures like Laverne Cox garnering mainstream critical praise and exposure, many would agree on progress in the representation of transgender characters and actors on television and in film in recent years. Yet there is a glaring omission from that spotlight and one series working to highlight an often-forgotten segment of the transgender community: trans men.


When eleven female musicians take on the traditional Eastern European Jewish folk music of “Soul Songs: Inspiring Women of Klezmer” Oct. 28 at West Philly’s Annenberg Center, chutzpah  certainly will be in the air.

For the past 20 years, the Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival has turned the coastal area into Aspen or Soho or Cannes (OK, not quite) for a showing of dozens of independent films across days of screenings.


With football season in full swing and basketball season starting up, it’s a good time to be a sports bar in Philadelphia. The new breed of sports bars isn’t your parents’ watering holes with a TV in the corner. A lot of the latest additions to the scene are trying to step up their game.

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