Arts & Culture

Local theater performers and playwrights are pooling their considerable talents for a 24-hour theater festival to raise funds for Valley Youth House’s Pride program, which provides housing and supportive services for LGBTQ-plus youth in the Lehigh Valley.

Out yoga master and world traveler Johnson Chong planned on writing a short guide about self-empowerment, but the end result of his efforts was a full-length book, “Sage Sapien: From Karma to Dharma,” full of deeply personal anecdotes detailing his journey of spiritual exploration, self-acceptance and liberation.

The chameleon-like Malachi Lily excels across a variety of artistic mediums. The Philadelphia-based nonbinary creator is equally at home as a poet, an illustrator and a curator, whose work interrogates the intersections of race, gender, sexuality and aesthetic expectations. Their curatorial work will be on display at Da Vinci Art Alliance in South Philadelphia, which presents “Temple of Sirius” from Oct. 6-27.

WITCH, PLEASE!: Halloween shows up early when drag duo, The Boulet Brothers, take the drag monsters from their popular OutTV competition show “Dragula” on the road for a frightfully fabulous good time, performing 8 p.m. Oct. 3 at The Fillmore Philadelphia, 29 E. Allen St.; 215-309-0150.


"Ragtime,” the landmark musical by Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty and Terrence McNally, frankly addresses issues of racism, xenophobia, women’s rights and the immigrant experience.

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