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    Have you ever wanted to learn all about the events in PFG before you see them? Here's your chance! PFG has partnered with Broad Street Review to bring our readers the cutting edge of what's new, what's happening, and what's to come here in the Philadelphia area. Founded in 2005, Broad Street Review is an online arts and culture publication, with previews, features, reviews, essays, and podcasts dedicated to exchanging and challenging viewpoints among its readers and contributors. It’s become a vital part of the Philly arts community, for artists and writers. Below are some events that have the BSR stamp of approval.

     

    If you, or your organization would like to be featured on a PFG-style editoral like this one, submit your events here!

    Suicide Stories: Gallery of the Untold

     

    "The different installations add up to an “ongoing” show that lasts two hours at a time, but attendees are welcomed to come and go as they please, engaging as quickly or deeply as they choose...patrons will learn that the subjects of these stories 'are not so different from them,' which is important in an age when 'we are so numb to hearing suicide statistics, dates, ages, etc. We want to show the audience the people, the lives, the stories behind the numbers...'"

     

    Click here to read the rest of this preview from BSR

    The Other

     

    "The Other is devised and performed by this group under the Yes! And… Collaborative Arts umbrella. The show invents “a place where people have segregated themselves into us vs. them” (sound familiar?), investigates how contemporary culture has abetted these divisions, and asks “Who have you made the other?...” 

     

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    Hurry Up and Wait

     

    "Hurry Up and Wait reaches beyond the political details that surround emigration to get at the heart of the act, accessing the vulnerable and visceral sides that most of us usually see only in Facebook posts and eye-opening op-eds. As Chen says, the lines between the personal and political 'are constantly being blurred.' ... Luis organized the pieces in the exhibit to reflect the major “phases” of immigration: Voyage, arrival, and acclimation..."

     

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    YallaPunk Fest & Conference

     

    Yalla is an Arabic colloquial term meaning “Let’s go.” It is common to all Arab dialects and is therefore used in a lot of programs aimed at Arab audiences, such as YallaVote...So far, the festival has an impressive lineup of musicians, artists, and comedians from across the country. Aron Kader, the comedian who made waves with the Axis of Evil comedy tour in 2007, is coming in from Los Angeles. Chicago bands City of Djinn and Al-Thawra will be playing, along with Vancouver’s Puzzlehead and Baltimore’s Bidet, among others. There will also be plenty of local talent, including the band Night Raids and comedians Alyssa Al-Dookhi and Reem Seliem..."

     

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