Feed Your Curiosity: Philly Culture & Science Events, Nov. 13 to 19 | Philly Views
November 9, 2017

Feed Your Curiosity: Philly Culture & Science Events, Nov. 13 to 19

Written by Jamie Walsh

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.

Monday, 11.13

Raven Society Book Swap

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.


Owls4Homeless Open Mic Night

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.


Tuesday, 11.14

Ethical Journalism with NPR and WHYY

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.


Wednesday, 11.15

Joe Biden: American Promise 

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.


“The True Cost” – Film Screening

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.


Thursday, 11.16

Video Art and Digital Animation Screening

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.


Friday, 11.17

Back to Black: A Philly Tribute to Amy Winehouse

Underground Arts

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.


Kiefer-Rodin Exhibition 

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.


Saturday 11.18

Page One Improv

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.

Showstoppers #family #improv #latergram #sneakers #fam

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Sunday 11.19

The Nutcracker

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.

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