Philadelphia is an underrated hotbed for art, science, and culture. Home to an array of venues, museums and institutions, there’s really no good excuse to be bored in this city.
Feed Your Curiosity is a weekly roundup of events in Philadelphia that will broaden your horizons, tantalize your mind, and hopefully sophisticate you into something more than the heathen that you are. Here’s what’s going on this week.
Parkway Central Library
Join in conversation with Tom Henneman, Bob Logue, and Felicia D’Ambrosio, the ones running the show at the local eatery Federal Donuts. This discussion will be held in celebration of the release of a book based on their story by Michael Solomonov and Steven Cook.
University of Pennsylvania – 223 South 3rd St.
This is a free and public event that connects people to colleges, universities and other artistically relevant organizations in order to hone the artist within them. If nothing else it gives you a chance to explore the campus of the University of Pennsylvania.
National Museum of American Jewish History
$49 to $99
This is a two-day conference event that offers a multi-segment look into the world of architecture and design. Featuring renowned panelists, innovative ideas, and even an opportunity for networking, there has never been a better opportunity to take a dip or delve deeper into the world of architecture.
Parkway Central Library – Skyline Terrace
A collaboration between Philadelphian poet Ursula Rucker and Nigerian artist Emekah Ogboh, Logan Squared is a sound monument consisting of a poem over an original choral arrangement. This production is part of a larger city-wide artistic endeavor called Monument Lab.
JOIN US this Friday (9/22) at 7pm at the North Gates of #CityHall to see the unveiling of @MichelleAngelaOrtiz's prototype monument for #MonumentLab! Titled 'Seguimos Caminando (We Keep Walking,)' Michelle's installation was created with @KlipCollective, the Shut Down Berks Coalition, and mothers detained at Berks. It is a moving monument in honor of the mothers previously or currently unjustly detained at the Berks Detention Center, a prison outside of Philadelphia for immigrant families.
The Ben Franklin Yacht
Hop aboard the Ben Franklin yacht, appropriately named because you get to drink copious amounts of wine just like the man himself. Admission includes complimentary champagne, artisan cheeses, and chef inspired hors d’ oeuvres.
Bring a chair and immerse yourself in the musical based on the newsboy strike of 1899 in New York City.
Philadanco – 9 North Preston St
$25 in advance, $30 at door
Enjoy a performance from some of the highest quality professional dancers the city has to offer courtesy of Philadanco.
Philadelphia Museum of Art
This is a multifaceted shindig that glorifies the art of language and words through a myriad of attractions and performances throughout the museum. Bring an open mind, a thinking cap, and an optimistic attitude about parking.
The Barnes Foundation
This is a guided walking discussion which delves into the concepts of the memorial, representation, abstraction and their intersection with public space. The tour leaves from the front of Cafe Cret at 16th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Free (after Pay What You Wish admission)
The Pennsylvania Ballet II brings new life to the classic tale Snow White. Stop by and get your sophistication on.