XPN Weekend Arts Crawl…Imagination runs wild in theater, dance and visual art!



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.

Screen Shot 2014-02-04 at 10.45.13 PMLocks 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.

At Delaware Theatre Company Friday and Saturday: Why I’m Scared of Dance, a one-woman show by award-winning actress and comedienne Jen Childs about her quest to become a dancer.

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.

Inis Nua Theatre Company has a new production Trousers by Irish playwrights Paul Meade and David Parnell, about the funny and complex relationship of two roommates.  Through February 23rd.

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.

And there’s more…

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.

The University of the Arts offers Full Moon, a student directed “fairytale-cartoon-musical-farce set in a pizza palace.” Through Sunday. 

City Theatre Company looks back with humor in Best of 2.0, a selection of the best 10 minute comic plays from the company’s history. Through Saturday.

Cerulean Arts Gallery and Studio has a new exhibition Vital Forces through March 1 featuring  bronze sculptures by Colleen O’Donnell and painting and prints by Shushana Rucker.

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.



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