Part of the World Meeting of Families, the Museum of the Bible will present "Verbum Domini II: God’s Word Goes Out to the Nations." The exhibit will feature over 80 artifacts, rare biblical texts, and fragments from the Dead Sea Scrolls. Opens Monday, September 21st, various times, free, Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch Street
Conrad Tao is bringing his newest work, partially composed for iPad, to the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia on Monday. Tao's composition will be paired with a classic, Saint-Saëns' Piano Concerto No. 2. Monday, September 21st, 7:30 pm, $24-81, Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street
Head on down to Main Street Manayunk to treat your taste buds. Select restaurants throughout Manayunk are offering exclusive three-course meals at amazing discount prices, ranging from $15 to $35. Experts suggest you make reservations before dining. Through Friday, September 25th, various times, prices, and locations throughout Manayunk
Legendary author Joyce Carol Oates will be in town this Monday for a talk at the Free Library. The winner of countless literary awards and honors, Ms. Oates will be discussing her newest work, a memoir about her rural childhood. Monday, September 21, 7:30 pm, $10, Free Library, 1901 Vine Street
If you're looking to get into the Papal spirit, the Prince Theater is hosting a three-day Pope film festival which features a number of interesting movie choices, including Vatican Museums 3D. Opens Tuesday, September 22nd, various times, $10-12, Prince Theater, 1412 Chestnut Street
Join Lauren Cheadle and the Family Blues Band this Thursday at Bar Volver for an evening of live jazz that is the perfect pre-weekend treat. Don't forget to try some of the bar's signature cocktails while you relax to the blues. Thursday, September 24th, 7:30 pm, $10, Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street
Now 84, Philly-born photographer Dave Heath is getting a retrospective at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The collection will feature Heath's work from the 1950s and 60s, and examine his "sensitive explorations of loss, pain, love, and hope." Check out our preview of the exhibit here. Now through February 21st, various times, free after museum admission, Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
The Material Girl herself is bringing her Rebel Heart tour to Philly this Thursday at the Wells Fargo Center, and we have a feeling that she'll be making her own special commentary about a certain Vatican visitor who will be in town. We'd expect nothing less. Thursday, September 24th, 8 pm, $40-355, Wells Fargo Center, 3601 South Broad Street
If you're looking for a way to escape the Papal madness, head down to The Borgata this Thursday for a new twist on a classic burlesque show. There will be dancers, comedians, and, of course, burlesque performers with original acts. Thursday, September 24th, 9 pm, $25, The Borgata, 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City
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