Arts & Culture

Two Philadelphia-based gay and lesbian choruses are lending their voices to the 50th Anniversary of Stonewall and the Gay Rights Movement.

ANNA Crusis Women’s Choir and the Philadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus will perform the Philly premiere of “Quiet No More,” a choral-music suite co-commissioned by the New York City Gay Men’s Chorus and the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles.

When Philly Loves Beer commences its 10-day Philly Beer Week on May 31 at South Philly’s 2300 Arena, one guy who’ll stand closest to The Hammer of Glory — longtime totem that ceremoniously taps the opening keg — is Brandon Szeker.

Out gay filmmaker Frédéric Tcheng has been making documentaries about fashion for more than decade. He had written, directed and/or edited “Valentino: The Last Emperor,” “Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel” and “Dior and I.” Tcheng’s latest film, “Halston,” opening June 7 at the Landmark Ritz at the Bourse, presents the American designer as told through film clips, archival footage and interviews with friends, enemies, and family members.

Musician and songwriter Tyler James Bellinger has it all.

He fronts a band, KNGDAVD, that has nearly 5-million plays on Spotify. He has a single, “Blood on Our Hands,” featured in Guinness’ 200th-anniversary commercials and trailers for the film “The Public.” Another single, “You Never Know,” was featured in Marvel’s “Cloak and Dagger,” and “Say My Name” was prepared for Netflix’s “Lucifer.”

The Independence Business Association is a great source for organizations and companies in the greater Philadelphia area. I was perusing IBA’s website when one company jumped out at me, “Out in Tech.”

One look at their website and I wanted to find out more.

Offering dozens of belly laughs,  “Booksmart” is an absolutely hilarious high-school comedy, opening May 24 in area theaters.

The feature directorial debut of actor Olivia Wilde, the film focuses on two best friends on the day before they graduate high school. Molly (Beanie Feldstein) is the valedictorian who remedies graffiti on the bathroom wall. Her best friend is Amy (Kaitlyn Dever), who came out two years ago but has still never kissed a girl.

PRETTY SHREWD IN PINK: Walnut Street Theatre is presenting “Legally Blonde: The Musical,” based on the hit-comedy movie and novel about a SoCal sorority girl who takes on the establishment and defies expectations as a law student, through July 14, 825 Walnut St. For more information or tickets call, 215-574-3550.

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