philly file · August 19 2021

A Glass Half Full: Onsite and Virtual Picks

It feels almost unbelievable to be halfway through August and another pandemic summer.  I'm reminded of a conversation where a friend expressed disappointment that we are reverting back to old regulations.  As someone who finds themselves looking at glasses half empty, I surprised myself by countering that this isn't a regression but a response to changes as we continue to move forward.

Philadelphia continues to amaze me and make me proud to be a part of it's energy.  I look at the life around me and see creativity and strength.  As our community's comfort level changes with pandemic developments, our cultural superheroes are hard at work adapting and marching forward to continue to be as inclusive and welcoming as possible while maintaining our safety.  Art keeps us connected and provides an outlet for our emotions.  Creativity soothes our woes and celebrates our wins.   As we head into September, I am hopeful  - a glass half full.  Thank you, Philadelphia arts!


WHYY and Billy Penn -Billy Penn Philly Quizzo - August Edition

 August 25th

Pass the time with some news and history trivia about the city you love at Hawthorne's with WHYY and Billy Penn!


Bryn Mawr Film InstituteTheater 5: Whirlybird

Premiering August 20th

Follow freelance reporters/married couple Zoey Tur and Marika Gerrard and learn the story of a city, a couple, and a breaking news revolution.

Free Library - Art Book Club: Cut Paper W4

August 24th

Join us if you are an art enthusiast who enjoys looking at artwork, an artist or instructor seeking new ideas, book recommendations and art-making prompts for working independently and a place to share images of the resulting work with others. 

Bryn Mawr Film Institute
824 W. Lancaster Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010 US

Free Library of Philadelphia
1901 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103 US

University City Arts League
4226 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 US

Independence Mall West
Philadelphia, PA 19106 US

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