Arts Shuffle: June 14 - 21
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The "Awesome Fest" is a year-long roaming film series that combines independent films and Hollywood's finest "just plain awesome" film titles. Known for its cutting edge programming and innovative events, the "Awesome Fest" shows films at non-traditional venues throughout Philadelphia. Parx Casino and CityPaper partner with the "Awesome Fest" this year to announce the 10-week summer line up from June 14 through August 17, celebrating the 1980s. Included in the summer line up are screenings of Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Rewind This! and Valley Girl, with concert events and an '80s style prom. All outdoor screenings are free of charge.
Woody Allen's comedy, "Play It Again, Sam," opens this weekend at The Stagecrafters Theatre, telling the story of Allan Felix, a movie buff and professional critic who has just been dumped by his wife and is desperate to connect with another woman. In order to combat some of his neuroses, awkwardness, and insecurity about the opposite sex, he tries to tap into the machismo and cool of one of his heroes, Humphrey Bogart, through June 30 at 8130 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia. The play's 1969 premier starred Woody Allen himself with Diane Keaton and Tony Roberts, and ran for 453 performances.
Premiering this weekend, "The Last Plot in Revenge," a spaghetti-western dinner-theater musical by Brat Productions. The story takes place in Revenge, Montana, a truly wild western town, where only one spot remains in the cemetery. The Scrapfields and MacGruels, local families, contend with an outsider, the Nameless Gunman, for rights to the spot. Brat Productions' Resident Artist Brian Grace-Duff wrote the play, and co-founder of the New York International Fringe Festival John Clancy directs. New music by Peter Gaffney, innovative puppetry, and in-your-face fight choreography are all part of the show. Nick's Roast Beef with support of Esposito's Meats cater a real spaghetti dinner, June 15-29 at the Archive Space at Lucy's Hat Shop, 247 Market Street, Philadelphia.
The Rosenbach Museum & Library celebrates author James Joyce with the annual "Bloomsday" celebration, Sunday, June 16, noon-7:30pm, an open-air festival featuring dramatic readings from Ulysses by Joyce enthusiasts in front of the museum. Free and open to the public, 2008-2010 Delancey Place, Philadelphia. Rain location is the Trinity Center for Urban Life, 22nd & Spruce Streets, Philadelphia. Get started early with "Bloomsday 101," Saturday, June 15, 5:30pm-7pm, Fergie's Pub, 1214 Sansom Street, Philadelphia.
The DuPont Clifford Brown Jazz Festival, called the "largest free jazz festival on the East Coast," celebrates 25 years, June 19-22, with the Benny Golson Quartet, Buster Williams, Jessy J, BWB, JD3, Lalah Hathaway, Peditro Martinez, and To The Max, Rodney Square, 11th and Market Street, Wilmington, DE.
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