Get ready to indulge in tiny pleasures. Speakeasy Go-go is a sensorial disco transporting you to the underground Sept. 10-25 at the Queen Memorial Building. Philadelphia’s vanguard of interdisciplinary performance Thomas Choinacky premieres this sweaty, virtuosic dance calling attention to the sensual and pulsing pleasures of the dance club. The show features the prowess of deejay Saint Manifest. Redefining how we take up space, Speakeasy Go-go calls all the queers and kinksters together, with a euphoric meditation, to celebrate our truest selves. 1313 S. 33rd Street. FringeArts.com/56461
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The current number of homicide victims year-to-date under Mayor Jim Kenney and District Attorney Larry Krasner’s leadership. This represents a 25 percent increase over the same time last year and is higher than the annual number of homicides that took place in 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.