Celebrate First Friday at the OG of all galleries: the Philadelphia Museum of Art. This week's Art After 5 event will get spicy with live tunes compliments of Johnny Cruz Latin Jazz Ensemble. A dance party will definitely ensue, but if you aren't an experienced salsa dancer, instructors will be there to help show you how it's done. Stroll through the galleries at your leisure, and enjoy a variety of snacks and cocktails from Starr Events. Tickets are available for purchase online. Friday, November 7th, 5 p.m.-8:45 p.m., $23.50 general admission, Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
Comedian Tig Notaro will be at the Troacadero tonight on her "Boyish Girl Interrupted" tour. Never heard of her? Well, she's been nominated for a Grammy, named to Rolling Stone's "50 Funniest People Now" list, and Louis CK loves her. If that wasn't enough, she has a TED talk, a Showtime special, and a memoir in the works. Believe me, you'll know her soon. Check out her podcast Professor Blastoff before the show. Friday, November 7th, 7:00 p.m., $25, The Trocadero, 1003 Arch Street. - Aubrey Nagle
In the mood for some dance? Check out this duet choreographed by Cynthia Oliver and featuring performer Leslie Cuyjet. The New Yorker loved it and so did The New York Times. You can see this spell-binding work at Painted Bride Art Center, which describes the dance as "building upon a non-linear sequence of narratives around a life and a relationship—of a woman to herself, her history, her present and her future." Sounds dynamite. Friday, November 7th and Saturday, November 8th, 8:00 p.m., $25 in advance and $30 at the door, Painted Bride Art Center, 230 Vine Street. - Aubrey Nagle
Catch a slightly naughty, extra saucy performance from Red 40 and the Last Groovement this evening, as the funk/R&B group kicks off their First Friday residency at FringeArts. In addition to the cabaret, La Peg's outdoor beer garden will be open, featuring fire pits to cozy up next to, and seasonal menu items to nosh on. Drop a suggested donation at the door, and get your late-night groove on. Friday, November 7th, 11 p.m., La Peg at FringeArts, 140 N. Columbus Blvd.
Jump start your holiday shopping at the Art Star Craft Bazaar this weekend, a retail arts and crafts show that is organized and juried by Art Star Gallery & Boutique. Peruse handmade goods in a variety of mediums from over 60 talented, independent makers from our hood and beyond. Shoppers can expect jewelry, prints, ceramics, clothing, housewares, paintings, drawings, and much more. Plus, food trucks will be parked alongside the venue serving up delicious eats, and local artists and nonprofits will host family-friendly craft demonstrations. For those less enthusiastic shoppers, Yards Beer will be onsite along with ring toss and corn hole games. Get there before noon for free admission! For more information, click here. Saturday, November 8th-Sunday, November 9th, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., $2 admission starting at 12 p.m., 23rd Street Armory, 22 S. 23rd Street.
It's opening weekend for The Barnes Foundation's latest exhibition, William Glackens. The exhibit is "highly selective, concentrating on the most pivotal, adventurous, accomplished, and distinctive works," with over 90 of the artist's major pieces on display, including several works that are on view for the very first time. Glackens, a realist painter whose influential career spanned five decades, was a proud Philadelphian and close friend of Albert C. Barnes. For more information about the exhibition, click here. Tickets are available onsite daily, or book in advance online. Saturday, November 8th-Sunday, February 2nd, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., $20 or $10 for members, The Barnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
Grim Philly Twilight Tours takes groups around the city to learn new things about their favorite places. Until the end of the month they'll hold "Vampires, Sex & Ghost," an R-Rated nighttime tour around Independence Hall, The Library of Congress and more. You'll hear all the dirty details on Philly's historically seedy locations. Prudence is highly discouraged. Friday November 7th and Saturday, November 8th, 7:00 p.m., $19.99, Independence Visitor Center, 599 Market Street. - Aubrey Nagle