Philadelphia is the perfect place to get your fix of culture, science, and art. The opportunities are endless and ever-changing, so you should give yourself the opportunity to see Philly like you never have before.
Looking to Feed Your Curiosity? Here is the weekly roundup of all things going on in Philly this week in the culture, science, and art communities.
City Tap House Logan Square
The Raven Society will have its own private room at City Tap House full of complimentary appetizers and cash bar for November’s book swap. Be ready to swap out one of your old books with another. You may just pick up your new favorite.
Saxby’s – Liacouras Walk
Come out and show off your talent, whether that be singing, poetry, or playing an instrument. All donations go to Jenna’s Blessing Bags which creates survival backpacks for Philadelphia’s homeless during the winter.
150 North 6th Street
With fake news filling our Facebook feeds, the impetus for journalists to uphold their own code of ethics is stronger than ever. NPR’s Mark Memmott and Elisabeth Jensen join WHYY’s Annette John-Hall and Kevin McCorry talk public media’s plan to ensure accuracy and build trust in today’s world.
Academy of Music
Joe Biden, the kid from Scranton who made his way into the White House will be visiting Philadelphia at the Kimmel Center in a conversation with Academy Award winning writer Aaron Sorkin. He’ll be talking everything from his 140-character remarks to his new book, “Promise me, Dad”. This is an event you don’t want to miss.
Philadelphia City Institute Free Library
“The True Cost” is a documentary focusing on the impact of the clothes we wear. Issues including what and why we wear the clothes we do, the people who make them, and the decreasing cost of clothes and increasing human environmental costs.
704 Catharine Street
Sean Stoops, Philadelphia-based artist, writer, and curator shows off his art and the animation he has created along the way with collaborators.
A mix of artists from several Philly soul bands will be coming together to create a deeply personal tribute to the one and only Amy Winehouse. Come out and enjoy “Back to Black” performed in it’s entirety.
The Barnes Foundation
Anselm Kiefer embodies the work of Auguste Rodin, nearly one century later. Ruins, gothic cathedrals, and an obsession with the drama of humanity are exemplified as Kiefer experiments with a response to the works of Rodin.
Philly Improv Theater
Page One is a collaboration between improvisers and play writes creating a unique show each and every time. Starting with the page of a new script, the cast completes the play completely unscripted, creating an original one-act play every night. The theater is BYOB.
3700 Chestnut Street
Penn Ballet has created its own rendition of “The Nutcracker.” Kick off this holiday season a little early with the 8th annual production at the Iron Gate Theater.