Bill Nye the Science Guy is just as cool and relevant as when you watched him on TV as a kid. Who else could explain the basics of evolution in less than two minutes—using emojis!?
That’s just what he’s done in a new Mashable-collaboration video that’s gone viral since it posted to YouTube on December 12th.
Check it out above, and perhaps he’ll show it tonight when he appears at the Kimmel Center in “An Evening With Bill Nye.” There are still tickets available. They can be purchased here.
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“I was a little nervous before I got on,” says John Angeles, a New York-based performer who is bringing the international sensation STOMP to the Merriam Theatre right after Christmas. Angeles and his fellow cast mates were scheduled to perform at the City Hall Tree Lighting ceremony, but previous acts, including children’s choirs and gospel performers, were loudly booed by the hundreds of “Black Lives Matter” protestors who swarmed the scene.
“I remember thinking, ‘I don’t even know why I’m on the stage,'” he recalls. “But then I decided that I was gonna play as hard and as loud as I could. They stopped protesting for a minute. Someone actually told me that we were the only act that the protestors didn’t ‘boo.'” Read more »
Orchestra performances, the Pennsylvania ballet, Thinkfest, whatever your reason for going to the Kimmel Center, we bet you haven’t enjoyed the venue from this angle: a free Arts & Architecture tour will be given at the Kimmel this Saturday, as they are every Saturday for if you weren’t in the know.
The tour includes a highlight of the Kimmel’s architectural details, displayed artwork (including the Moore Galleries and Percent for Art Collection) and an exterior examination of the building in context with the Philadelphia cityscape.
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The Sincerity Project
Of all of the fledgling theater companies in Philadelphia right now, the ensemble-based and movement-oriented Team Sunshine Performance Corporation is the most promising. Its summer co-production of Henry IV: Your Prince and Mine and 100-person sword-bearing army in Clark Park drew rave reviews. Now they’re back with this years-in-development play about the growing pains faced by millennials. Look for an onstage choir, a little nudity, and a bunch of 20-somethings baring their souls and questioning what it means to get older. Well, a little bit older, anyway.
Arden Theatre Company
Matt Decker directs just six actors in the Dickens play that features 40 characters.
Doing something fun for the whole family isn’t hard during the holiday season. Philadelphia and its surrounding ‘burbs have plenty of kid-friendly picks, from child-sized live performances to jolly visits with Santa.
Looking for something a little more local during your Cyber Monday
insanity perusals? The Kimmel Center‘s got a pretty cool deal for you: It’s waiving all ticketing fees on Broadway Philadelphia and Kimmel Center Presents shows through midnight tonight. Here’s just a handful of shows you can snag tickets for at the discounted price: