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Aug 27
Dead Bards of Philadelphia

Dead Bards Poetry Open Mic

Sep 24
Dead Bards of Philadelphia

Dead Bards Poetry Open Mic

Oct 3
Grounded Theatre Company

Anansi & Br'er Rabbit

Oct 16 to Oct 18
Oct 23 to Oct 24
Ash Theatre Company

Fall Musical

Oct 22
Dead Bards of Philadelphia

Dead Bards Poetry Open Mic

Oct 29
Lyrical Cafe

Lyrical Cafe

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Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Here is our Venice Island From a Distance interview with host Ryan Rebel, and the one and only Mark Jerde. Not only does Mark run the Manayunk Chambers Guest House and is heavily involved in the community, but he is also the organizer of Out and About in Manayunk, which is a weekend long celebration of the LGBTQ+ community in Manayunk. Ryan and Mark talk about all of this, the importance of inclusive and safe events for all people, and much more this week.

Our featured restaurant this week is Winnie's Manayunk!

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Check out our interview with comedian and improviser, Darryl Charles! His comedy album Black Gentrifier is available to stream and purchase.

Our featured Restaraunt for this week's episode is the Manayunk Brewing Company.

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Check out our conversation about youth arts education in a virtual Covid world with executive director of Yes! And...Collaborative Arts, Chris Herrman

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Venice Island able to provide low to no cost programming opportunities to youth and families, as well as a very competitively priced theatre and recreation space. Your financial support will go a long way to ensure that Venice Island will continue to provide these great services and achieve our mission.