Young Philly theater lovers are invited to Fado Irish Pub this Monday for a Wilma Theater celebration. The theater will be providing snacks and Fado is extending their happy hour specials for Wilma fans. Plus, one lucky attendee will win a full 2015-16 season subscription. Monday, September 28th, 5:30 pm, pay as you go, Fado Irish Pub, 1500 Locust Street.
The Ars Nova Workshop presents The Thing, a Scandinavian garage jazz power trio, at the FringeArts main stage on Monday. The BBC recently said that "the sheer power they generate from wood, metal, breath and muscle is stunning." So prepare to be stunned. Monday, September 28th, 8 pm, $15, FringeArts, 140 North Columbus Boulevard.
Superstar suspense novelist Lee Child is teaming up with another bestselling author, Linda Fairstein, for a one-night only chat at the Free Library. Child will be discussing his newest book, Make Me, while Fairstein, the former chief of the Sex Crimes Unit of the district attorney's office in Manhattan, will share sure-to-be-fascinating insight. Tuesday, September 29th, 7:30 pm, free, Free Library, 1901 Vine Street.
Bellini's masterpiece Norma, starring the remarkable Sondra Radvanovsky, will be screening at the Prince Theater for one night only this Tuesday. It's part of the theater's Performing Arts on the Big Screen series, and it is not to be missed. Tuesday, September 29th, 7:30 pm, $18, Prince Theatre, 1412 Chestnut Street.
It's one of the biggest Philadelphia cultural events of the season: The Philadelphia Orchestra open their season on Wednesday evening, and Yannick will be on hand to conduct the Fabulous Philadelphians. Don't miss out on this opportunity to catch one of the finest musical ensembles in the world—right in your own back yard.Wednesday, September 30th, 7 pm, $50-95, 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.
Menopause: The Musicalreturns to the Penn's Landing Playhouse. This musical parody about "the change" has entertained audiences around the world, and features covers of your favorite hit songs from the ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s. Wednesday, September 30th through Sunday, November 22nd, various times, $45-65, Penn's Landing Playhouse, 211 South Columbus Boulevard.
It's amazing what a little can can do. Check out the Red Bull Art of Can exhibition at Dilworth Park, which features a juried collection of sculpture, video, and digital installation, all inspired from Red Bull cans. Thursday, October 1st through Thursday, October 8th, various times, free, Dilworth Park, 1 South 15th Street.
October 1st is World Sake Day, and Yakitori Boy is celebrating with a sake cocktail open bar on Thursday. Sake expert Heather Lee will be on hand to share her knowledge on the popular wine, and there will be plenty of sake-tinis to go around, plus karaoke. Thursday, October 1, 5:30 pm, $46, Yakitori Boy, 211 North 11th Street.
This part-ceremony, part-performance celebrates all things Philly dance. The ROCKY Awards is hosted by Christina Gesualdi and Annie Wilson and will recognize the city's dance heroes, while La Peg will be spinning up drink specials all evening. Thursday, October 1st, 7 pm, free, FringeArts, 140 North Columbus Boulevard.
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