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3 performing and visual arts events worth seeking out in Philadelphia this weekend

By Hoodline - Published on July 19, 2019.

Looking to up your appreciation of the arts?

We've rounded up four artsy events around Philadelphia this weekend that will scratch your cultural itch, from a drag queen show to performances celebrating Tony Conrad.

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Diva Royale: Drag Queen Show

From the event description:

Get up close and personal with your host diva queen and her guest drag queen diva impersonators like Madonna, Dolly Parton, Britney Spears and Nicki Minaj. Purchasing food is not mandatory, but only prepaid dinner or brunch packages will be served.

When: Saturday, July 20, 7: 30 p.m.
Where: Woody's, 202 S. 13th St.
Admission: Donation Based

Click here for more details, and to get your tickets

The Craft of Myth-Making

From the event description:

Texas-born artist, educator and curator Ricky Yanas will present a loose chronology of propaganda’s deployment in service of centers of power and its appropriation by artists and counter-cultural movements. This session will consider the craft of myth-making and cultural production as one of the most important art forms of the 20th century.

When: Sunday, July 21, noon-2 p.m.
Where: Institute of Contemporary Art, 118 S. 36th St.
Admission: Free

Click here for more details, and to get your tickets

Michael Morley’s Music for The Never Quartet

From the event description:

Please join us for a series performances celebrating the  influences of Tony Conrad, a central figure in numerous experimental film, music and performance communities from the early 1960s until his death in 2016. These events are presented in conjunction with ICA’s presentation of "Introducing Tony Conrad: A Retrospective," the first large-scale museum survey devoted entirely to the artist. 

When: Sunday, July 21, 3-5 p.m.
Where: Institute of Contemporary Art, 118 S. 36th St.
Admission: Free

Click here for more details, and to get your tickets

Parking in Philadelphia can be tough, especially during popular events. To find free or cheap parking and to book parking in advance, see this map of Philadelphia parking from SpotAngels. And to get there by public transportation, check SEPTA's website for nearby stations and schedules.


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