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The Weekender: What You’re Doing and Why

Posted July 23rd, 2010

It’s hot. It’s damn hot. Fool, you think I was born on the sun??? This weather bores and irritates me. Distractions, cometh!

>>>Awww, Josh McIlvain, who’s streamlined the production of the Festival Guide (soon to be in your hands!) is leaving us, again. Jerk. So we’re taking him out for drinks. He’ll be back for Philly Fringe, though—his SmokeyScout Productions will present Boat Hole, an evening of Josh’s comedic short plays, at the Performance Garage September 15 through 18.

>>>Here’s something to do outside! Because when the heat index says the world will feel like 108 degrees, outside is the jam! So: Sun Ra Arkestra with Scorch at “the green space behind the Walnut Street Free Library.” You know Sun Ra Arkestra. You should know Philadelphia Fire Arts, who produced SimpLaFire last year at the Piazza (and came by the bar once in a while for impromptu shows in the parking lot that were awesome). They return to 2010 Philly Fringe with their show Scorch, which is also what will happen to you on Saturday. 6:00 pm.

>>>If space is not the place for you, then hit up the First Person Arts BBQ and Grand Story Slam at the Painted Bride. Oops! BBQ side is sold out. Move fast if you want slam tix.

>>>Punk Rock Flea Market (we’ll be there with a table come say hi!). From this week’s R5 newsletter: “Someone once told us that some crazy weird men magazine like Details listed it as a top place to meet women. So if you cant find anything to buy, maybe shop for a girlfriend.” 461 North 9th Street, weird unnamed post-/quasi-industrial/concert venue neighborhood (Callowhill?), Philadelphia. 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, $3 suggested donation.

–Nicholas Gilewicz

Photo stolen without permission from Josh McIlvain’s Facebook page, and poorly doctored by Nicholas Gilewicz