Back to School
The kids are in class again, so why not you, too? Fortunately, you have much better options than trig and econ. Try salumi-making at Foster’s (9/26; shopfosters.com) or flower arranging at Winterthur (various dates; winterthur.org), or, if you’d like serenity with your education, conquer bonsai at Fairmount Park’s Japanese House (9/12; shofuso.com).
Bee beard contests? An absurdist infomercial? An America-worshipping cult in the South Pacific? All this can only mean one thing: the return of the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe. To find your way through the 16 days and hundreds of performers, check out our picks (9/4-19; livearts-fringe.org).
I WANT TO RIDE MY BI-CY-CLE …
Bike Philly 2009
Twenty miles of car-free Philadelphia streets! Whee! (9/13; bicyclecoalition.org)
In this new exhibit, PMA celebrates the work of eight groundbreaking Philadelphia photographers active in the 1960s and ’70s, like Will Brown, whose circa-1967-’74 work, Marie’s Bar, is pictured (from 9/12; philamuseum.org).