Arts List: 5 Ways to Get Your Culture Fix
Sunset, o639 Hours @ BalletX | November 16-20
BalletX kicks off its 11th season with the South Pacific-set Sunset, o639 Hours, created by company co-founder Matthew Neenan and New Zealand composer Rosie Langabeer. The show is based on the true tale of aviation pioneer Edwin Musick’s fateful flight in 1938. There’s a pre-performance Q&A on Wednesday, and one after the show on Thursday.
Straight Outta Philly @ Kimmel Center | November 18-20
You’re guaranteed an impressive performance with either Philadanco or Rennie Harris Puremovement, so this collaboration between the two dance companies, a Philly-themed fusion of hip-hop and ballet, is definitely one you should try to catch.
Five Points @ Arden’s Studio Theatre at the Hamilton Family Arts Center | November 18-20
11th Hour Theatre Company is putting on this new musical as part of the Next Step Concert Series. It’s set in Manhattan during the Civil War and written by Douglas Lyons and Ethan Pakchar, who met touring with The Book of Mormon.
Dear Fleisher, First Look Party @ Fleisher Art Memorial | Friday, November 18
Get a sneak peek at more than 700 postcard-sized works of art that will go on sale to the public starting Sunday. The Dear Fleisher artists, who donated their pieces, will be at the party, which supports the nonprofit’s mission to make art accessible to everyone. The after-party will be onsite in the Sanctuary, with live music from Circadian Rhythms.
Artist in Residence Series @ The Logan | Through January
The Logan (where the Four Seasons was) is starting up an artist in residence series highlighting the work of both local art students and established artists in a rotating gallery at the hotel. First up is Moore College of Art and Design, with contributions from current students and graduates. The opening reception is Wednesday, November 16th, and the show will be up through January.
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