Arts & Culture

“I’m not making the show about identity, but it’s definitely the queerest show you will ever see”

Philadelphia International Festival for the Arts is presenting a special performance of out artist, singer and writer Taylor Mac’s internationally acclaimed “A 24-Decade History of Popular Music” June 2 and 9 at the Kimmel’s Merriam Theater.

WELCOME BACK: Julia Scotti, the transgender comedian seen on “America’s Got Talent,” brings her charm and raucous humor to her new live CD, “Hello Boys, I’m Back.” She performs in New Hope 8 p.m. June 2 at The Rrazz Room at the Clarion Inn, 6426 Lower York Road. For more information or tickets, call 888-596-1027.


Tucked away into a picturesque courtyard on the Main Line, At The Table BYOB is the kind of place wher suburbanites like to bring their friends — and yet also keep a secret, lest the cozy, 26-seat space get too popular for comfort.

Last year, for the first time in ages, I was off on a Saturday in June, which meant I could finally attend my first Philly Dyke March in years. Huzzah! Huzzah! I gathered a few buds: Amelia Carter, Winona Wyatt and Ashley Phillips, and off we went. We met our sisters — dykes of all races, sizes, ages, abilities, socioeconomic status, gender presentations and sexualities —  and took to the streets. We marched through the Gayborhood, around City Hall, down Broad Street and then back to Kahn Park. But I digress.

Over the past few years, Brian Sanders has established a reputation as one of the most creative and imaginative choreographers/performance artists in Philadelphia. His imagery and designs are often startling, with always-provocative explorations up and down the spectrum of sexuality and gender expression.

When thousands of guys, and plenty of women, congregate on Poodle Beach this Memorial Day weekend in Rehoboth, they may want to know the story behind that patch of sand.

Just two hours away from the Philadelphia area sits gay-gracious Rehoboth Beach — one square mile of cottages, grand mansions and sparkling sands.

Get your flags ironed and your beads polished, as Pride month is almost upon us. This year, Philly Pride is celebrating its 30th anniversary at Penn’s Landing.

More than 100 groups are participating, with Margaret Cho headlining the event. The calendar is packed, with awards, music, dance, vendors, food and much more.

One of the team helping put it all together behind the scenes is Nick Greiner, a Philly Pride board member and activist. 


Da Vinci Art Alliance’s newest exhibition showcases a gallery of work by eight immigrant artists exploring their connections to home.

“Where I Dwell; Memory, Place, and Home” includes painters, sculptors and photographers whose ethnicities represent South Philadelphia: Chinese, Iranian, Colombian, Chilean and Honduran. It is the fourth year that Da Vinci, under the direction of board president Linda Dubin Garfield, dedicates gallery space in May to an exhibition of immigrant artwork.

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