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The Weekender: Josh McIlvain stages a conversation between a plate and a shoe and other events

Posted June 20th, 2013

Photo by Deborah Crocker

Wednesday, June 19th through 22nd and next week June 26th through 29th at 8pm, Josh McIlvain, benevolent boss and titan of theatrical comedic delivery, restages and updates his 2008 SmokeyScout Productions show Confessions of a Plate and Shoe in the aptly titled Return of Confessions of a Plate and Shoe at the 2nd Stage at the Adrienne, 2030 Sansom Street. Praised as the “best ever evening of outrageous short comedies” by themselves, the assortment of fifteen obscenely hilarious absurd plays stars Jennifer Summerfield, Ryan Walter, Sarah Knittel, Sebastian Cummings, Danielle Adams, and Katherine Perry. Check out the Metro’s write up of the show here and grab a ticket from $12 to $15! (TIX)

Artwork by Phillip Singer

Artwork by Phillip Singer

The 24th annual Manayunk Arts Festival takes off this weekend, 11am to 7pm on Saturday the 22nd and 11am to 6pm on Sunday the 23rd. Snack from food trucks and restaurants, explore over 300 artists’ selections, and peruse the expanse of Manayunk’s Main Street (from Green Lane to Shurs Lane) teeming with fellow collectors, buyers, and sellers at the tri-state’s most massive outdoor juried arts festival, rain or shine. If  you can’t wait a day or two for a weekend of living off vehicularly manufactured stuffed kabobs, come out 6pm to 10pm tonight, June 20th to the nocturnal buffet style Food Trust sponsored event, Night Market, at West Oak Lane, 72nd and Ongontz Avenue. Don’t get lost in the delicious delectables, bring a program!

Black Music Month Week hosts its 4th annual showcase and award ceremony, The Comeback “Philly  Style” from 8pm to 10pm at Painted Bride Arts Center, 230 Vine Street. Featuring some of Philadelphia biggest frontrunners for  $25 to $40, the event dedicates itself to preserving the legacies of Philadelphia soul music and its key contributors.

University of Pennsylvania’s radio station WXPN 88.5 FM in conjunction with the City of Philadelphia and a list of cultural organizations have organized a free city-wide live music showcase called Make Music Philly, set to hit various Philly venues all Friday long. Watch this cool promo video, scroll the event schedule, and enjoy some beats for your feets.

–Maya Beale