Arts and Culture

PW’s Weekend Picks: May 6-8

Tech Week; Kentucky Derby; LOVE Your Park & more!

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Survivor Ink: The “Live Through This” Project

In recent decades, many diseases that at one time remained veiled in secrecy, shame or misinformation have become embodied by the struggles, pain and endurance of individuals, “This is the face of cancer” “I am HIV+.” Names and faces have gone a long way to personalize diseases and humanize the struggle. Except when it comes to mental illness and suicide attempts.

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The South Street Spring Festival is this weekend

The South Street Spring Festival is back for its fourth year, and better than ever.

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Pickle This: Q&A with Food in Jars’ Marisa McClellan

Philly’s preserve priestess, author and blogger Marisa McClellan brings her canning expertise to life as she teams up with WHYY’s Morning Edition host Jennifer Lynn for a special Mother’s Day event at Valley Forge Flowers. McClellan is back with her third book, Naturally Sweet Food in Jars, filled with her trademark tips and pretty preserve pictures, but this time, less sugar. We caught up with McClellan to discuss the craft and why you needn’t be afraid of the can. 

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The Philadelphia Independent Film Festival returns

The Philadelphia Independent Film Festival will feature its usual mixture of thoughtful documentaries, introspective dramas, and inventive short films.

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Dimitri Pittas stars in Opera Philadelphia’s “Elixer of Love”

The lead role of Nemorino in Elixir of Love had to be recast with just days before its debut

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Calendar: May 4-11

LOVE Your Park Week; Kentucky Derby Party; Naked Magic Show & more.

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Avengers and Justice League For All

Ontario Street Comics hosts Free Comic Book Day event

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The Art Star Craft Bazaar returns

Get to know your Art Stars.

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PW’s Weekend Picks: April 29-May 1

Penn Relays; Renegade Runway; Go West! Craft Fest; BLINGO; and more!

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