The Weekender: What You’re Doing and Why
Late Friday edition! Me, I’m recovering from a week of running all over town and talking to artists. OK, and one night of staying up too late with a crew of people listening to the worst songs we could remember on YouTube. Did you ever hear the David Lee Roth bluegrass version of “Jump”? No? Well, you’re in for quite the treat, my friends:
My favorite part? That he stays within what may be a green cone of silence, where, I speculate, he cannot hear himself sing. So, here’s two palate-cleansing things for you to do, and one uncomfortable reading assignment:
>>>Friday: West Philadelphia Orchestra house concert. Need I say more? At the Clubhouse, on 13th Street just south of Washington. Donations requested.
>>>Saturday: Puppet Manualfesto presents a puppet slam at Walking Fish Theater, where you’ll get two- to ten-minute long puppetry shorts, with interstitial short films. Music by house band Up Your Cherry, featuring Philly Fringe alumna Melissa Dunphy. Two performances: 7:00 and 9:00 p.m., 2509 Frankford Avenue, Fishtown. $15.
>>>Sunday: Read the essay I’m working on for this space about violence, theater, and performing America. Because we seriously need to have a talk about this kind of thing.