Arts & Culture

A MUSICAL TRIBUTE: Inspired by the words and actions of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., “We Shall Overcome” is a celebration of his legacy featuring a repertoire from across the African American music traditions weaving spoken word from King’s speeches with a musical lineage of gospel, jazz, classical and Broadway, 8 p.m. Jan. 17 at Zellerbach Theatre, 3680 Walnut St. For more information or tickets call 215-898-3900.

GLAAD, the organization that promotes lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer equality, announced the nominations for this year’s Media Awards, which celebrate “fair, accurate, and inclusive representation of the LGBTQ community and the issues that affect their lives.”

Local community activist Richard Russell Buttacavoli is resurrecting a tradition in Montgomery County in the form of Guerilla Gay Bar, which has its next event Jan. 11 at Coyote Crossing in Conshohocken.

Damian Walther is the out gay founder and CEO of spoon, (yes, “spoon,” with a lowercase “s”), a new meal delivery service that launched the first week in December. The company provides healthy, balanced and tasty meals a la carte.

3 THE HARD WAY: Out Philly producer Josh Shonewolf celebrates the third anniversary of his monthly boylesque and drag showcase, Daddy & Friends, 7 p.m. Jan. 17 at L’Etage, 624 S. Sixth St. For more information or tickets, call 215-592-0656. 

 In 2019, out glam-rocker Adam Lambert encouraged us to keep fighting, out musician Ben Platt talked about authenticity, out actress Anna Paquin underlined how film and TV can change minds and out “Schitt’s Creek” creator Dan Levy was in awe of his show’s resonance.

 

Jo Vito Ramírez traded a major in astrophysics for a life in the performing arts, and the genderqueer actor and performance artist hasn’t looked back since.

SEE SOME EVIL: Now that it’s cold out and the holidays are over, why not celebrate the idea of not going outdoors with a screening of the classic Hitchcock suspense thriller, “Rear Window,” which follows the adventures of a homebound photographer whose wandering voyeuristic eye spots trouble in his neighborhood, Jan. 5-6 at The Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville. For more information or tickets, call 610-917-1228.

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