The Bearded Ladies Cabaret presents Marlene and the Machine: A German Expressionist Cabaret, Friday and Saturday at the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, combining the visual language of German Expressionism and the music of Marlene Dietrich and Lotte Lenya.
Locks Gallery opens two new exhibitions, Robert Rauschenberg and The Meaning of Time by Yeesookyung, both with opening receptions Friday. Rauschenberg, one of the most influential postwar American artists, layers everyday images to create thought-provoking juxtapositions. Yeesookyung explores the nature and meaning of time through reinterpretations of traditional Korean Artwork. Both through March 15.
Vox Populi Gallery is the setting Saturday for Big Eyes, Small Mouth, which features a number of performance artists expressing themselves through doubles and exploring escapism as a means of self-discovery. There’s also a video interlude by Cristine Brache.
Travel back in time this Sunday at the Glencairn Museum‘s Annual Medieval Festival. Attractions include wool spinning, stained glass making, a Gutenberg-style printing press, music played on period instruments and a live sword fight.
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The Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium presents Ondine, at the Walnut Street Theatre Five through March 2. Jean Giraudoux’s famed play tells the story of a sea nymph who falls in love with a knight, only to lose her love to the harsh realities of the outside world.
Romeo and Juliet in Space: A Space Opera Burlesque, presented by B. Someday Productions, reinterprets the classic Shakespeare play with and extraterrestrial twist. Through February 15.
International House of Philadelphia is screening It Is Not the Homosexual Who is Perverse, But the Society in Which He Lives Saturday. Controversial at the time of its release in 1971, the film follows the experiences of David, a homosexual man living in Berlin.