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.
Inspired by Benjamin Franklin’s electrifying experiments, this is a light show played in sync with a holiday soundtrack. Thankfully, it doesn’t pay homage to any other Ben Franklin traditions, like joining a cult or contracting syphilis.
Join @historicphilly for the Opening Night of the Franklin Square Holiday Festival on Thursday, November 9th, starting at 4:30 pm with festive holiday music performed by musicians from @thephillypops. At 5:00 pm the Square lights up for the holiday season with the 2017 #ElectricalSpectacle Holiday Light Show presented by PECO. Enjoy the opening of Franklin Square's attractions, including Ben's Sweets & Treats, the Winter Beer Garden, SquareBurger, the Parx Liberty Carousel, Philly Mini Golf, and the Lightning Bolt Holiday Express Train for the holiday season! The Franklin Square Holiday Festival runs Thursday, November 9 – Saturday, December 31.
Get in the holiday spirit by visiting Rittenhouse Square for the annual holiday lighting with performances and a visit from Santa Claus. New and unwrapped gifts are appreciated and will go toward CBS 3’s annual Toy Fest campaign.
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Make handmade holiday greetings for your loved ones and score major points for being the only one in the family who didn’t buy all their gifts in a couch-bound Amazon binge.
The Barnes Foundation
Explore the works of Augustin Rodin and learn how his legacy lives on in artists today.
#KieferRodin is now on view at the Barnes—the only US venue for this important exhibition co-organized with Musée Rodin in Paris. Take home this extraordinary documentation of contemporary artist Anselm Kiefer’s experimental responses to the works of master sculptor Auguste Rodin. This exquisite catalogue features work by both artists and makes a treasured keepsake or or holiday gift for art lovers on your list!
Two Philadelphia-based artists will be displaying their prints from their recent adventures to Paris and the Middle East.
Free Library of Philadelphia-Vine St.
Stop by to check out some affordable and one-of-a-kind gifts such as: prints, handmade paper, jewelry, and more. There will also be a workshop at the library.
The Barnes Foundation
An open house with the chance to learn about Monument Lab’s curatorial team’s newest discoveries while collecting monument proposals. The team will be available to answer questions and talk about their research.