The Weekender: What You’re Doing and Why
This is the weekend to pick up your copy of the Festival guide—we’ve sure got a lot of ’em.
>>>For August’s First Friday, Live Arts used to always throw a huge BBQ bash at our Old City offices to celebrate the release of the Festival guide. Now we live a bit too far north to entice First Fridayers, but you’ll be sure to see us hanging out on the corners in Old City from 6 – 8 PM this Friday evening handing out guides. Stop by, say hi, and pick one up so you can be in the know about this year’s lineup. We’re still recruiting volunteers for the effort, so if you’re interested and able to join us, look for our “home base” at the NW corner of 2nd and Market Streets!
>>>Everyone could use a little empowerment. The Leeway Foundation’s Women’s Empowerment Summer Film Fest is showing five free films about influential women, from immigrant women in LA petitioning for rights for sweatshop workers to a Texas teenager campaigning for sex education in schools.
>>>At Images of Philly in the Summer: An Image Theater Workshop, Theater of the Oppressed will lead you through exercises to create human still lifes representing Philly summers—how will they capture swampy humidity?
Saturday and Sunday:
>>>Didn’t catch us at First Friday? We’ll have a table at the Clark Park farmer’s market on Saturday and at the Headhouse farmer’s market on Sunday. Pick up some fresh produce and a guide!
>>>The 2nd annual Philadelphia Alternative Comic Con will host more than 60 local and national comic geeks—I mean enthusiasts—at the rotunda, with an afterparty at West Philly comics store Locust Moon.
Photo by Ellen Freeman