Arts & Culture

For the last six-and-a-half months, La Fusion Lounge in the back of Dung Phat Plaza at 11th and Washington has played host to the era-appropriate ’80s look and feel of “NEON: A Boylesque Experience.” The Miami-vibe location was an exceptional live venue for NEON’s colorfully playful nights of male-identifying burlesque — always a mix of trans, gay and drag performers — put together by Adam I. and Josh Schonewolf.

SOUL-SEARCHING CIRCUS: Out dancer, aerialist and Toronto native Joey Arrigo plays the main character, Waz, in “Volta,” the new touring production from Cirque du Soleil. “We pushed the boundaries of where we’re going to take our storyline,” Arrigo said of the show. “Volta tries to take a storyline that is in the present day and relatable to anybody watching. What we really wanted to stress was a message of self-acceptance and self-love.” Catch “Volta” through Aug. 5 at Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, 100 Station Ave., Oaks. For more information visit www.cirquedusoleil.com/volta. Photo: Patrice Lamoureux

FX dance-musical series “Pose” is heating up the airwaves and making history by exploring the clashing social scenes of the ballroom culture and affluent high society in 1980s Manhattan. Besides merging high drama, high fashion and high times, the show features the largest cast of transgender actors in starring roles, as well as the largest recurring cast of LGBTQ characters ever for a scripted series.

Doug Greene is a Philadelphia-based installation artist, designer, actor and my new bud. We met last week at an Our Night Out event and I was drawn to his quiet energy and warmth. Greene has done work with Philadelphia faves such as The Bearded Ladies, Quintessence, Brat Productions, Renegade Theatre Company and many others. We met for a chat at another Philly favorite, Writer’s Block Rehab.

 The hottest months of the year are back, along with many opportunities to empty your bank account for any form of sonic or entertainment Xanax to sublimate your sense of rage and doom, as well as keep your attention away from the mounting pile of socio-political horror that pours forth like lava from a raging volcano.

If you head to Rehoboth Beach, you’ll find Poodle Beach at the south end of the boardwalk and Gordon’s Pond Beach in Henlopen State Park. Poodle has long been known as the men’s beach, with Gordon’s Pond a hit with the women.

SATUDAY NIGHT’S ALL RIGHT FOR FIGHTERS: The Foo Fighters bring their wildly successful Concrete And Gold Tour to rock the house 7:30 p.m. July 7 at BB&T Pavilion, 1 Harbour Blvd., Camden, N.J. For more information or tickets, call 856-365-1300.

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