From Foobooz: Matyson BYOB is not so much a BYOB on Tuesday, November 4th. They’ll be hosting a wine dinner with Greg Moore from Moore Brothers Wine, complete with 5 full courses and pairings. Menu and more information here.
Catch Charles Dickens’s classic coming-of-age novel Great Expectations on the Arden Theatre Company stage. Directed by Matthew Decker, six actors play over 40 characters, bringing the timeless Victorian tale of "class, ambition, and love" to life. The play will run through December. Tickets are available for purchase online. Tuesday, November 4th-Sunday, December 14th, various times, $36-50 for adults or $15 for teens, Arden Theatre Company, 40 N. 2nd Street.
Extra reading: See our interview with Great Expectations’s Josh Carpenter here.
Old City co-working space Indy Hall celebrates poetry comics, a genre described as "poetry as a bleeding hard mixed with the whimsey of comics to produce work that startles and ignites." The two-night affair begins Thursday with a show hosted by poet and curator Hila Ratzabi that features readings from Monk Books editor and co-founder and author Bianca Stone (pictured), poet Sommer Browning, and comic artist Annie Mok. On Friday, Mok returns to sketch portraits of guests on a sliding pay scale. Treats will be served by Whipped Bakeshop. Thursday, November 6th, 7 p.m., and Friday, November 7th, 5 p.m.-9 p.m., free, Indy Hall, 22 North Third Street.
From Shoppist: Join us for our second installment of Shoppist After Hours, our exclusive, underground shopping event held every few months at one of the coolest under-the-radar gems in the city. Next up? NINObrand in Rittenhouse, a minimalist, modern showroom featuring the equally minimalist, modern collection of local designer Bela Shehu. The event is Wednesday, November 5th, from 6pm to 9pm. We'll have drinks, light food and a Q&A with Bela that starts at 7pm. More here.
From Philly Mag Events: When it comes to preparing for the holidays entertaining your guests, let Philadelphia magazine and the 2014 Design Home® sponsors make your season a little brighter as they bring you a night filled with samplings and demonstrations of holiday food & spirits pairings, decorating ideas, tips and tricks for entertaining all of your guests, catering options and so much more. Thursday, November 6th, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. More here.
The vast worlds of music, movies, and art will collide this Thursday evening at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA). Immerse yourself in the paintings and drawings of filmmaker and PAFA alum David Lynch, while an amazing lineup of Philly musicians–curated by our very own Victor Fiorillo–perform iconic tunes, from classic movie tracks to songs that inspired Lynch. Performers include Northern Arms, Stinking Lizaveta, Pattern Is Movement, Teena Geist, Martha Graham Cracker, James Sugg, and many more. For more information, click here. Tickets are available for purchase online. Thursday, November 6th, 6 p.m.-8 p.m., $20 general admission or $10 for PAFA members, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 118 N. Broad Street.
Sometimes a mid-week dance party is just what you need, and there's no better way to indulge then with help from the Wired 96.5 Fest. Steve Aoki and Lil Jon will come together to spin high-energy (read: sweaty) sets at the Electric Factory this Thursday night, a perfectly acceptable replacement for your usual Zumba class. As rapper, DJ, and modern day philosopher Lil Jon once asked, “Turn down for what?” Check out our weekly guide to live music for other shows worth seeing this week.Tickets are available for purchase online. Thursday, November 6th, 8 p.m., $61.45, Electric Factory, 421 N. 7th Street.
For more of our live music picks of the week, including Goapele, Watsky, Yellowcard and more, go here.
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