11 Things to Do in Comedy, Theater, Art, Books and Poetry
TuRae, Michael Wolff and Ursula Rucker and more.
The Interconnectedness Of All Things @ South Tower Gallery at Park Towne Place | Wednesday, January 10
A group exhibition about “the connection between cosmic, biological, and metaphysical structures” featuring the work of artists Henry Bermudez, Angela McQuillan and Teresa Shields.
TuRae Live Album Recording @ Punchline | Thursday, January 11
The comedian returns to the city where he got his start to record his first live album.
A Doll’s House Fundraiser @ Arden Theater | January 11-February 25
Terrence J. Nolen directs Simon Stephens’ version of Henrik Ibsen’s groundbreaking play. A preview performance on Wednesday, January 10, is a fundraiser for Career Wardrobe.
L.A. Dance Project @ Annenberg Center Live | Friday & Saturday, January 12 & 13
The Los Angeles contemporary dance collective will perform Murder Ballades by Justin Peck, Sarabande by company founder Benjamin Millepied and Yag by Ohad Naharin.
MLK Weekend @ African American Museum in Philadelphia | January 12-15
A weekend of family-friendly activities including Passion, Progress & Pulchritude: An Evening of Poetry & Music, featuring Nina “Lyrispect” Ball, Passion, Brinae Ali Bradley, Christian Lovehall, Solomon Thorne and the Basquiat Blues house band led by Heru Shabaka Ra (on Friday) And a screening of Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin, followed by a panel discussion (on Saturday).
Jaboukie Young-White @ Good Good Comedy Theatre | Saturday, January 13
The first two shows by this hot young comedian sold out quick, so they added 10 p.m. performance. Act now. Supplies are limited.
Epidemics, Immigration, and Quarantine @ Chemical Heritage Foundation | Saturday, January 13
UPenn associate professor David Barnes leads an early lecture on the yellow fever epidemics of the 1790s. Here’s a killer tease for you: “Come hear how policies and interventions that are completely unjustifiable by 21st-century scientific standards saved Philadelphia.”
Ursula Rucker: Supa Sista Presents Poems/Songs for the People @ Woodmere Art Museum | Saturday, January 13
The celebrated Philly poet performs with musical accompaniment. Rucker will also lead an “anti-workshop poetry/performance workshop” earlier in the day.
Abby Rosenquist @ Good Good Comedy Theatre | Sunday, January 14
The Philly comedian performs her first one-hour stand-up comedy set. Hannah Trav opens.
Michael Wolff @ Free Library Parkway Central Branch | Tuesday, January 16
The author of instant best-seller Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House will sign and discuss his work in conversation with Dick Polman.