Tagged Performing Arts

ENAensemble Presents: A Serial Musical

ENAensemble’s A Serial Musical is a multi-month performance preview of a new musical. Each month from October 2019 until March 2020 a new scene will be previewed along with other musical performances, showcasing the talents of…

ENAensemble Presents: A Serial Musical

ENAensemble’s A Serial Musical is a multi-month performance preview of a new musical. Each month from October 2019 until March 2020 a new scene will be previewed along with other musical performances, showcasing the talents of…

ENAensemble Presents: A Serial Musical

ENAensemble’s A Serial Musical is a multi-month performance preview of a new musical. Each month from October 2019 until March 2020 a new scene will be previewed along with other musical performances, showcasing the talents of…

Sundays on Stage: The Nutcracker

Pages to Pirouettes brings the story of Marie and the nutcracker to life, accompanied by the enchanting music of Tchaicovsky. This Sundays on Stage tradition closes with a ballet lesson for the whole audience. Seating is on a…

ENAensemble Presents: A Serial Musical

ENAensemble’s A Serial Musical is a multi-month performance preview of a new musical. Each month from October 2019 until March 2020 a new scene will be previewed along with other musical performances, showcasing the talents of…

Sundays on Stage: Winter Fables

Witness a selection of Aesop's most famous fables dramatized in this cozy, spirited, and hilarious seasonal performance by Bright Star Touring Theatre. Seating is on a first-come, first-seated basis.Late seating is at the discretion…

ENAensemble Presents: A Serial Musical

ENAensemble’s A Serial Musical is a multi-month performance preview of a new musical. Each month from October 2019 until March 2020 a new scene will be previewed along with other musical performances, showcasing the talents of…

Sundays on Stage: East Meets West

Experience astounding puppetry come alive through stories of China and America in artist Hua Hua Zhang's fusion of Chinese puppet theater and Western technology. Seating is on a first-come, first-seated basis.Late seating is at the…

Sundays on Stage: Jambo Mama Africa

Celebrate the African and African-American oral tradtion with storytelling from the Philadelphia ensemble group Keepers of the Culture. Seating is on a first-come, first-seated basis.Late seating is at the discretion of the library.…

Monday Market

Join us on selected Mondays for live music, kids stuff, vendors, food trucks and a beer garden.  Stroll through between 4:00 and 10:00 p.m. (the library closes at 9:00 pm.) and enjoy.  This event takes place in…

Open Mic Night at the Library

Join us for an evening of music, poetry and spoken word at the Town's Café.  Program runs from 5:30 - 8:00 p.m. and is for ages 21 and up.    

Sundays on Stage: Shadow Ball: the Story of Black Baseball

Rochel Garner Coleman's one-man show pays homage to Negro League baseball players and America's suffering during the Great Depression. Seating is on a first-come, first-seated basis.Late seating is at the discretion of the…

Remembering Amiri Baraka on His 85th Birthday

Amiri Baraka is the author of numerous books of poetry over a career that spans nearly 50 years.  His themes range from black liberation to racism. Baraka's plays, poetry and essays continue to be defining texts for African…

Portable Studio Workshop

Come take part in free theater workshops led by the Wilma Theater's team of professional artists, as part of the theater's Portable Studio!  Meet and work with professional Wilma artist - Josh A. Campbell - in our…

ENAensemble Presents: A Serial Musical

ENAensemble’s A Serial Musical is a multi-month performance preview of a new musical. Each month from October 2019 until March 2020 a new scene will be previewed along with other musical performances, showcasing the talents of…

Portable Studio Workshop

Come take part in free theater workshops led by the Wilma Theater's team of professional artists, as part of the theater's Portable Studio!  Meet and work with professional Wilma artist - Josh A. Campbell - in our…

In Motion, In Place: Trisha Brown Dance Company in Fairmount Park

A park in motion. Whether active or at rest, our bodies and our movement enliven our interactions with Fairmount Park. In Motion, In Place captures and transforms this relationship with a series of inspiring performances in…

In Motion, In Place: Trisha Brown Dance Company in Fairmount Park

A park in motion. Whether active or at rest, our bodies and our movement enliven our interactions with Fairmount Park. In Motion, In Place captures and transforms this relationship with a series of inspiring performances in…

In Motion, In Place: Trisha Brown Dance Company in Fairmount Park

A park in motion. Whether active or at rest, our bodies and our movement enliven our interactions with Fairmount Park. In Motion, In Place captures and transforms this relationship with a series of inspiring performances in…

In Motion, In Place: Trisha Brown Dance Company in Fairmount Park

A park in motion. Whether active or at rest, our bodies and our movement enliven our interactions with Fairmount Park. In Motion, In Place captures and transforms this relationship with a series of inspiring performances in…

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Discover literature content from more than 150,000 full-text poems, 840,000 poem citations and excerpts, 7,100 full-text short stories and novels, 3,800 full-text essays published in the 16th-20th centuries, 2,400 full-text speeches, and…

John Waters | Mr. Know-It-All: The Tarnished Wisdom of a Filth Elder

In conversation with Jason Freeman, producer and editor of author events John Waters’s transgressive movies include  Pink Flamingos ,  Hairspray ,  Cry-Baby ,  Serial Mom , and  Cecil B. Demented . He is also the author of  Shock Value…

Madhur Jaffrey | Madhur Jaffrey’s Instantly Indian Cookbook: Modern and Classic Recipes...

In conversation with Anusha Balasubramanian. Anusha spends her days as an executive assistant at a Philadelphia investment firm, but her greatest passions are books, cooking, and her mother's idli. Lauded as the “queen of Indian…

Jeff Tweedy | Let's Go (So We Can Get Back): A Memoir of Recording and Discording with Wilco, Etc.

In conversation with Talia Schlanger, host of World Cafe on WXPN Jeff Tweedy is the lead vocalist, songwriter, and guitarist for the Grammy Award-winning rock band Wilco, declared “one of the most respected bands on the planet” and…

Anthony Tommasini | The Indispensable Composers: A Personal Guide

Covering orchestras, opera, major international festivals, and a wide variety of contemporary music, Anthony Tommasini is the chief classical music critic for The New York Times . His books include a biography of the composer and critic…

Jill Soloway | She Wants It: Desire, Power, and Toppling the Patriarchy

In conversation with Hannah Gadsby The Emmy and Golden Globe-winning creator of the Amazon series Transparent , Jill Soloway is the director of the feature film Afternoon Delight , creator of the series I Love Dick , and was a writer…

Maxwell King | The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers with David Newell “Mr. McFeely” of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

In conversation with award-winning journalist Tracey Matisak It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood as we welcome Maxwell King, author of The Good Neighbor , a personal, professional, and artistic biography of Fred Rogers. A figure as…

Jamie Bernstein | Famous Father Girl: A Memoir of Growing Up Bernstein

In conversation with Peter Dobrin, classical music critic and culture writer, The Philadelphia Inquirer . Jamie Bernstein is the oldest daughter of Leonard Bernstein, one of the 20th century’s best known musicians. Chief conductor of…

Ian Buruma | A Tokyo Romance: A Memoir

“One of those rare historian-humanists who bridge East and West” ( Wall Street Journal ), Ian Buruma is the author of  The Missionary and the Libertine; Murder in Amsterdam ;  Year Zero: A History of 1945 ; Theater of Cruelty: Art,…

Gabourey Sidibe | This Is Just My Face: Try Not to Stare

Watch the video here . In conversation with longtime broadcaster and journalist, Tracey Matisak Gabourey Sidibe received a Best Actress Academy Award nomination for her debut role in the 2009 film Precious , based on the novel Push by…

Misty Copeland | Ballerina Body: Dancing and Eating Your Way to a Leaner, Stronger, and More Graceful You

Watch the video here . In conversation with Tracey Matisak The first African American principal dancer in the 75-year history of the elite American Ballet Theatre, Misty Copeland is one of the world’s most accomplished and recognizable…

Camille Paglia | Free Women, Free Men: Sex, Gender, Feminism

Watch the video here . “At once outrageous and compelling, fanatical and brilliant” ( The Washington Post ), Camille Paglia is the author of the 700-page seminal discourse on paganism, sex, and art, Sexual Personae: Art and Decadence…

Trevor Noah | Born a Crime

In conversation with Tamala Edwards, anchor, 6ABC Action News morning edition Known mainly to American audiences as the “charming and composed” ( Los Angeles Times ) host of the Emmy and Peabody-award winning The Daily Show , Trevor…

Jamie Lee Curtis | This Is Me: A Story of Who We Are & Where We Came From

One of film’s most compelling presences since her screen debut almost 40 years ago, Jamie Lee Curtis’ diverse résumé includes roles in Halloween , Trading Places , A Fish Called Wanda , Freaky Friday , and True Lies , for which she won…

Amy Schumer | The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo

The star of the hit film Trainwreck , comedian-actress-producer Amy Schumer is one of the brightest and bawdiest lights in the entertainment world. Her TV series Inside Amy Schumer has won a broad following and a slew of awards,…

Moby | Porcelain: A Memoir

“One of the most important dance music figures of the early ’90s” ( AllMusic ), electronica legend Moby has created eleven studio albums—including Ambient , Hotel , 18 , and Play —that have sold more than 20 million copies worldwide. He…