XPN Weekend Arts Crawl…More to do than shop!



 Electrical Spectacle: A Holiday Lightshow at Franklin Square was inspired by the man for whom the park is named, Benjamin Franklin.  It has more than 50,000 lights with a 10-foot-tall kite, 250-foot sculpted kite string, and holiday music byThe Philly Pops.  Through December 31st.

Santa Paws Adoption Event & Photos with SantaACCT Philly is holding their third annual Santa Paws event Saturday and Sunday featuring discounted adoptions and pet photos with Santa!


The Unflinching Eye: Works of the Tiberino Family Circle continues at the African American Museum in Philadelphia through March 30.  TheTiberino family has been a mainstay of Philadelphia’s artistic community for decades both creating their own work and establishing public gathering places that have promoted the arts since the 1980’s.

And more, always more….

XPN’s Kathy O’Connell of Kids Corner fame hosts a family screening and Christmas sing-a-long of the 1954 holiday classic White Christmas at Bryn Mawr Film Institute Saturday!

Leger:Modern Art and the Metropolis  at the Philadelphia Museum of Art is almost done (through January 5th). The exhibition features his 1919 painting The City and shows the influence of Leger and other modernists on the aesthetic evolution of urban design and advertising in the 1920s.

A musical for digital natives and older folks alike, NERDS portrays the rise of computer pioneers Steve Jobs and Bill Gates with humor in a variety of musical styles.  Through December 29 at the Philadelphia Theatre Company’s Suzanne Roberts Theatre.

In addition to all its other treats, the Franklin Institute offers the 50 Greatest Photographs by National Geographic spanning its 120 year history with iconic images like Jane Goodall and a beloved chimp to a never before seen photograph of Mecca.  Through June.



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