Nov. 29 - Jan. 24 , Cerulean Arts , Free
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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)....
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. 29 - Jan. 30 , Free
With over 50 toys on display from the past 175 years, “Constructing Play” explores the history of play and the pedagogical foundation that underlies the creation of building toys. Visitors to this exhibition will learn about their favorite toys, from Tinker Toys to LEGO, Erector Sets to K’Nex. They will also learn how structures stay up, discover famous local buildings in miniature, and see how toy designers took inspiration from the past to create today’s most popular building toys....
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Jan. 03 - Jan. 24 , Main Line Art Center , Free
Our Professional Artist Members represent some of the most talented artists working in our creative community. We celebrate their passion for their art and their commitment to the Art Center with a yearly exhibition of their work. Though their styles, media, and backgrounds vary, they share a commitment to their work and support for the Art Center and its mission. To learn more about each of them, and view their work, visit http://www.mainlineart.org/professional-artists.php. Main Line Art...
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Dec. 05 - Feb. 21 , Philadelphia Museum of Jewish Art , Free
In Presence, San Francisco-based artist Jim Winters explores human connection and consciousness. The exhibition’s portraits—more than sixty reduction screenprints—evoke friendship and influence, memory and mourning, and the vast sweep of people, ideas, and emotions that sometimes simmer, sometimes spark in our cognizance.
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Jan. 21 , 6pm , Quig's Pub , $15-$20
Event: Totally Awesome 80s Party About this Event: Come to our Totally Awesome 80s Party to support the production of the play, Dear Diary, Bye. The play is taking place on the 30th anniversary of the diary being written in 1984. If you haven’t heard, the play is based on Ellie Brown’s fourth grade diary from 1984, performed by a man! If you like 80s music, you should definitely be there. We will have 80s Karaoke, 80s music and 80s dancing. Come in your best 80s clothes, because there...
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Jan. 21 , 7:30 pm , Malt House Ltd. , $45
Thought about making your own beer but don't know where to begin? This is the class for you. Malt House Ltd will show you step by step how to make beer right in your kitchen with very little equipment and a few simple ingredients. Home brewing is safe, fun and totally legal. You'll be surprised how easy it is to make delicious beer yourself. This hands-on class is taught in two parts. In part one we will brew up a basic ale recipe and get it ready to ferment. After letting it ferment for one...
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Jan. 21 - Mar. 15
Joyce Kozloff’s debut solo exhibition in New Jersey, which references imagined and historical military events through the veil of decorative arts, begins the new year at Rowan University Art Gallery. Running from January 21 through March 15, the exhibit is welcomed with a gallery talk by the artist and reception on Wednesday, January 29 at 5 pm. Cradles to Conquests: Mapping American Military History is a selection of Kozloff’s work completed between 2000 and 2010, curated by gallery...
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Jan. 17 - Apr. 27 , Adventure Aquarium , $18.95 - $24.95
Visit Adventure Aquarium this winter to experience Frogs: Nature’s Messenger, a limited-time opportunity to discover more than 20 kinds of frogs and see the world through their eyes. Spot frogs from tiny to enormous and freakish to fantastic. Meet beautiful red-eyed tree frogs and the huge African bullfrog, who is bigger than a dinner plate and can eat a mouse whole! You’ll meet other members of the amphibian family too, including the massive cane toad.
Jan. 09 - Feb. 09 , $15-34
Hedgerow Theatre revives Off-Broadway’s longest-running nonmusical, 1976’s Vanities, in which Jack Heifner explores how the world changed for American women in the 1960s and ’70s. We meet a trio of women who live through these changes, played by Lexi Anne, Meredith Beck and Sarah Gafgen, as high-school cheerleaders and best friends on the day of John F. Kennedy’s assassination in 1963. Then the play jumps forward to 1968, when the trio are college sorority sisters, and finally...
Jan. 16 - Feb. 02 , Walnut Street Theater , $30-40
Alfred Uhry’s popular 1987 drama won the Pulitzer Prize and the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best off-Broadway Play, and the 1989 film won four Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Seeing this intimate and powerful play live in a small theater makes the Walnut’s revival worthwhile, especially since it stars local legend Johnnie Hobbs Jr. as Hoke Colburn, the black chauffeur hired to drive elderly Jewish matron Daisy (Wendy Scharfman) around racist and anti-Semitic post-World War II...
Jan. 16 - Feb. 09 , People's Light & Theatre Co. , $26-46
People’s Light & Theatre Company offers a rare opportunity to see Henrik Ibsen’s 1881 family drama — a condemnation of rigid Victorian society’s mistreatment of women usually overshadowed by his more famous dramas A Doll’s House and Hedda Gabler. Ghosts features Kathryn Petersen as a wealthy widow who finances an orphanage to honor her late husband. Her bohemian son’s return from Paris and a moralistic financial advisor’s visit stir long-suppressed...
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Jan. 21 , 7pm , Lemon Hill , $65
Slowly but surely, natural wines are making their way into the Pennsylvania market and honestly, we couldn't be happier. On Tuesday, January 21st, Lemon Hill is hosting a natural wine dinner with West Chester's Artisan Cellar and chef Adam Zensinger for an evening of family style dining inspired by holiday leftovers. The six-courser (menu below) is going to be paired with a good lookin' selection of Artisan Cellar's wines. Reserve your spot by emailing moc.yllihpllihnomel@ofni....
Jan. 19 - Jan. 21
[Grade: A-] Surprises are the last thing you expect from a period piece directed by Ralph Fiennes. But, as he did in transplanting Shakespeare's Coriolanus to present-day Bosnia, Fiennes upends convention in relaying the story of Charles Dickens (Fiennes) and his longtime mistress, Nelly Ternan (Felicity Jones). But rather than Coriolanus' shot across the bow, Fiennes' second directorial outing begins in a relatively familiar, though well-executed, style, with a married, middle-aged Nelly...
Jan. 21 , 7:30pm , Academy of Vocal Arts , $25-$60
Tchaikovsky’s operas are not heard nearly as often as his symphonies, but they are equally great. It is a rare treat to hear his Pique Dame, based on Pushkin. Local Russian music master Ghenady Meirson will play a piano reduction to accompany the singers.
Jan. 15 - Feb. 02 , Adrienne Theater , $15-25
It’s a sure sign of society’s progress that Jonathan Harvey’s 1993 play is just a romantic comedy today, rather than a bold statement about gay love. Mauckingbird Theatre Company, taking a break from gender-bending versions of classics (they’ll return to Shakespeare this summer with Love’s Labour’s Lost), gives the first-love and coming-out story of teenage neighbors Jamie (Griffin Back) and Ste (Kevin Murray) a golden glow. Jamie’s single mom (Melanie Julian) struggles...
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Jan. 21 - Mar. 15 , Moore College of Art & Design , Free
The Galleries at Moore are pleased to announce an exhibition of black-and-white photographs taken by Philadelphia-based designer Joel Katz during the ‘Mississippi Summer’ of 1964, at the height of the civil rights movement.
Jan. 21 , 8:30pm , Union Transfer , $18
To some, it may seem like Matthew Houck, aka Phosphorescent, appeared on the indie-rock scene without warning. In fact, he toured for years under the name Fillup Shack and recorded five respected full-length albums and an EP before last year’s critically adored Muchacho. Like R.E.M., Phosphorescent builds echoing, gorgeously layered narratives that make you feel like you’re sitting on a bench in a humid summer park, watching fireflies blink on and off. Whether we notice it or not,...