Nov. 01 - Dec. 01 , Muse Gallery , Free
Nancy Kress swears she’s not judging you. But her paintings in the exhibit “Connected Disconnect” might make you feel bad anyway. While traveling across Italy by train, she sketched commuters who were wholly absorbed in their iPhones and iPads. Their absolute detachment from the outside world borders on being unhealthy, even unsafe. Kress later converted the pieces into busy, earth-toned paintings, which pair nicely with her chunky, semi-abstract landscapes also on display at Muse.
Nov. 01 - Nov. 30 , Indy Hall , Free
Thomas Buildmore’s spray paintings of flowers are drippy, pop-inspired delights that draw from Andy Warhol and Jackson Pollock. Buildmore develops them from memory, not by observing petunias or dandelions. That process can be unpredictable. “The works are about control, and also the lack thereof,” he says. “I think that’s what keeps me coming back. They are exciting to make, and maybe that transcends a little bit to how they are viewed.” He hopes the works create a dialogue with...
Oct. 31 - Dec. 29 , Institute of Contemporary Art , Free
It’s possible to enjoy the work of artist Jason Rhoades for the experiential nature of it — shut down your brain and enjoy a chaotic-looking, well-constructed mess without trying to puzzle out what it means. It can be purely entertaining to look, listen and interact without wondering about the “why” behind it all. But the Institute of Contemporary Art’s “Jason Rhoades, Four Roads” — the first major U.S. survey of Rhoades’ work — steers you toward “why.” And once...
Nov. 17 - Dec. 28 , Philly Photo Day Gallery , Free
On Friday, October 18th, PPAC and the entire city celebrated Philly Photo Day 2013, a free city wide event. Everyone in the city was invited to take a photograph anywhere in Philadelphia and submit it to be included in a vast exhibition to create an immense portrait of Philadelphia.
Every photograph submitted will be displayed in the exhibition from November 14th – December 28th.
As a part of the exhibition, PPAC will produce as many as 60 works of public art! Teaching artists...
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Nov. 05 - Mar. 30 , Academy of Natural Sciences , $5 plus general admission
Roaring, moving, life-size animatronic dinosaurs invade the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University for a multi-sensory experience for the whole family. State-of-the-art and scientifically accurate—down to the feathers on T. rex—Dinosaurs Unearthed features more than a dozen realistic, full-bodied dinosaurs, as well as skeletons, fossil casts of skulls, claws and horns, real specimens of mosasaur and Spinosaurus teeth, an Oviraptor egg and the ever-popular coprolite (dino poop)....
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Nov. 16 - Dec. 27 , 4pm , Free
The exhibition "Images and Impressions of Laurel Hill Cemetery," a collaborative artistic effort of members of the Manayunk-Roxborough Art Center (MRAC), will be featured at the Roxborough Development Corporation (RDC) at 6111 Ridge Avenue from Saturday, November 16th to Friday December 17th. The members of the Manyunk-Roxborough Artists' Co-Op hope to build upon the success of the original Laurel Hill Cemetery show featured in October at the Manayunk-Roxborough Art Center. The partnership...
Nov. 09 - Apr. 27 , Franklin Institute , $27.50
The ancient Romans were pretty great city planners, except for that time they built a handful of city-states smack dab in the center of the Campanian volcanic arc. And the mythology surrounding Pompeii, the city that was demolished in the wake of the presently-active Mount Vesuvius's eruption in roughly 79 AD, would still go unlearned if a revolving crew of architects and archaeologists hadn't excavated the site nearly 300 years ago. Fast-forward to this weekend, when over 150 artifacts from...
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Nov. 27 - Nov. 28 , 9pm , Voyeur , $10
Denise Cohen along with some of the former staff of Sisters bring you Groove Philly’s Thanksgiving Eve Wednesday, November 27th begins at 9pm ONE OF THE BIGGEST PARTY NIGHTS OF THE YEAR IN ONE OF PHILLY’S BIGGEST DANCE CLUBS!! • 3 Awesome DJ’s • 2 Dance Floors • Sexy Dancers: Timaree and Sara • $3 Drinks & Bottled Beer 9-11pm Main Dance Floor: DJ ALi and DJ Kash spinning all the best club dance mixes! Ruby Lounge: Classic Mix of Retro, Oldies & Current Music with DJ...
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Nov. 27 - Nov. 28 , 9pm , Ortlieb's , $8
Thanksgiving edition of Boogie Down & Take It Off!! This will be THE night to come out for a Boogie Down show this season!
WhiskeyHickon Boys will be keeping it real with the rock, ukelele and harmonica you've been missing all these months...
Our special Guest Host from the DC/Bmore area: Hot Todd Lincoln
Miss Rose, Philadelphia's Badass of Burlesque!
Gracing us with her presence for the holidays is Ms. Chicava HoneyChild of Brown Girls Burlesque, NYC
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Sep. 12 - Dec. 29 , Philadelphia Art Alliance , $5
The Philadelphia Art Alliance’s fall centerpiece exhibition explores the roles of family, collaboration, fabrication and the passage of time in a site-specific setting, taking up the entirety of PAA’s interior space as well as the roof and exterior. Song Dong and Yin Xiuzhen: “The Way of Chopsticks,” on view Sept. 12 to Dec. 29, 2013, and supported by the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, investigates domestic, cultural and generational environments literally, through found objects,...
Nov. 27 - Dec. 02 , Ritz at the Bourse
[Grade: A] A monumental act of hubris made more impressive by being pulled off so splendidly, director Paolo Sorrentino's dazzling fantasia positions itself as a sort-of sequel to Federico Fellini's La Dolce Vita, one of the greatest films ever made. Sad-eyed Toni Servillo stars as Jep Gambardella, a one-time novelist and dapper darling of Rome's social scene who has drifted through the past four decades in a haze of beautiful women, extravagant luxury and killer...
Nov. 28 - Dec. 02 , Ritz Five
[Grade: B] It's usually easy to tell when a movie is dinging its own awards-season bell, but in the case of genteel director Stephen Frears' latest, that bell has been replaced with a gong. Philomena, based on British writer Martin Sixsmith's 2009 nonfiction heartbreaker, is not exactly subtle in this regard — cynics might diagnose the twinkle in Judi Dench's eye as the covetous glare off an Oscar statuette. But only the most heartless will find zero emotion in this true story bolstered by...