From Property: Once an electric company substation, the 11,000-square-foot space at American and Susquehanna has since been transformed into the American Street Showroom, an exhibit area known for showcasing original artifacts and artwork by Philadelphia-based design companies. Today, DesignPhiladelphia has included the Showroom on their itinerary as they’re having their first pop-up show featuring carpets and furniture by Baki Ildiz. Admission is free, so no registration required! More here.
For more of our DesignPhiladelphia picks, go here.
From Foobooz: Tria Taproom is throwing a “Meadstravaganza.” Starting at noon on Tuesday, the Center City bar will have two meads on tap plus complimentary snacks from Rotisseur and Weckerly’s Ice Cream. Mead, which is a fermented honey drink is rarely spotted around town and even less often on tap. Tria will have a South African mead pouring as well as one from Londonderry, New Hampshire. More here.
The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program is celebrating Mural Arts Month with an array of events that honor public art and the program's inspiring "art igniting change" initiative. This week, don't miss muraLAB: a live, TED-inspired event where you will hear from "an intimate group of unique and creative people who understand, in their own way, the role art plays in improving the civic landscape of cities." The event is free of charge, but you must pre-register to reserve a seat. For more information, click here. Tuesday, October 14th, 6 p.m.-8:30 p.m., WHYY, 150 N. 6th Street.
There's no better time to celebrate the colorful history of our beloved Birds than in the wake of yesterday's victory against the not-so-Giants. The program will be hosted by Ray Didinger, author of The New Eagles Encyclopedia, with special guests Merrill Reese, the voice of the Eagles, and Harold Carmichael, the great receiver and member of the Eagles Hall of Fame. The evening will include a trivia game with prizes and a Q&A session, plus each guest will receive a copy of Didinger's book. All proceeds benefit the Eagles Youth Partnership. Tickets are available for purchase online. Tuesday, October 14th, 7 p.m., $50, Nova Care Complex, 1 Nova Care Way.
Catch three distinguished writers at the Central Library this Tuesday evening. Pulitzer-winner Jane Smiley (pictured), award-winning novelist Colm Toibin, and The New Yorker contributor and author Tessa Hadley will each discuss their latest works. For more information, click here. Tickets are available for purchase online. Tuesday, October 14th, 7:30 p.m., $15 or $7 for students, Central Library, 1901 Vine Street.
A Pulitzer Prize finalist and winner of the OBIE Award for Best New American Play, Detroitsheds a disturbing yet witty light on the suburban middle class, exposing "the raw nerves that live just beneath the surface in the pursuit of the American dream." Written by award-winning playwright Lisa D’Amour and directed by Maria Mileaf, the play will run through November 9th. Be sure to check out the theater's schedule of post-show Patron Enrichment Programming (PEP) events–including Q&A sessions with the cast and backstage tours–which allow audiences to discover more about the themes within the play while offering a behind-the-scenes glimpse at production. Tickets are available for purchase online.Tuesday, October 14th-Sunday, November 9th, various times, Suzanne Roberts Theatre, 480 S. Broad Street.
President of Tidepoint Pictures and producer of Japanese indie films, Tetsuki Ijichi, brings his expertise to the Bryn Mawr Film Institute, beginning this Thursday. Ijichi is curating a three-part series of Japanese horror films in order to showcase new talent, introduce Japanese film trends to the Philadelphia area, and inject a bit of terror into local Halloween festivities. For more information about the films and a schedule of showtimes, click here. Tickets are available for purchase online. Thursday, October 16th, Thursday, October 23rd, & Thursday, October 30th, 8:30 p.m., Bryn Mawr Film Institute, 824 W. Lancaster Avenue.—Aubrey Nagle
If you're in need of some smooth musical therapy this week, Malaysian singer-songwriter Yuna will perform at Union Transfer this Thursday. Marie Claire mused that her voice "feels like cashmere," and they're not wrong. Preview her vocals right here. Tickets are available for purchase online. Thursday, October 16th, 8 p.m., $20, Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden Street.
For our list of other shows worth seeing this week, including Fleetwood Mac, Finch, STS9 and Flyleaf, go here.
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