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July 2015



Out and About: July 27, 2015

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Shakespeare in Clark Park
(photo by Kyle Cassidy)

For its tenth season, Shakespeare in Clark Park will return with a production of The Winter’s Tale, a “tragic fable wrapped in romantic comedy.” The five-performance run will be directed by Kittson O’Neill and feature puppetry by Aaron Cromie and choral direction by Christina May. More information can be found at

When: Wednesday, July 29 through Sunday, August 2 at 7 p.m. nightly
Where: Clark Park, 43rd and Baltimore Streets
Cost: Free

BlackStar Film Festival
(photo courtesy of BlackStar Film Festival)
This “celebration of cinema focused on work by and about people of African descent in a global context” returns to Philadelphia for its fourth year. Featuring world premieres, short film series, interviews with industry professionals and free events, the festival centered in University City is a must-see for any film buff. More information can be found at

When: Thursday, July 30 through Sunday, August 2; times vary
Where: Venues vary; check schedules or
Cost: $8 – $150; check

Crane Arts presents Philadelphia Mobile Home Rally

Hosted by Crane Arts in the Icebox Project Space, this one-day arts exhibition “promises all the excitement of seeing dirty, used and abused artists’ pickups as objects of beauty.” Entries will be judged on the concept of “Mobile Home.” More information can be found at

When: Saturday, August 1; time to be announced
Where: Crane Arts Icebox, 1400 N. American Street
Cost: Free

A Little Summer Madness

This sampling of poets by Philadelphia mainstay, the Mad Poets Society, will feature the 34th Street Poets and singer/songwriter Steve Paskiet. An open mic will follow, if time allows. More information can be found at

When: Saturday, August 1 at 7 p.m.
Where: Mansion Parlor, Media Borough Hall, 3rd and Jackson Streets, Media, PA 19063
Cost: Free

Center City restaurant week begins
(photo by E. Mencher for Visit Philadelphia)

Restaurant Week returns to Center City again, offering meals from some of Philadelphia’s best kitchens at affordable prices. More than 120 restaurants in Center City will offer discounted three-plate courses. More information can be found at

When: Sunday, August 2 through Friday, August 7 & Sunday, August 9 through Friday, August 14
Where: Participating restaurants
Cost: $20-30