XPN Weekend Arts Crawl…Looking back to Ibsen, The Beatles, The Mississippi Summer, George Washington and more!


Top: Lori Waselchuk; Left: Donald E. Camp; Right:Lydia Panas

Mainline Art Center presents Humankind, with an opening reception Friday. The exhibition features the work of photographers Donald E. Camp, Lydia Panas and Lori Waselchuk, each providing a unique commentary on the human condition. Through March 20.

The Exonerated, presented by Delaware Theatre Company, tells the real story of six former death row inmates who whose convictions were overturned. The work, based on actual interviews, runs through March 9.


The Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts is hosting Rasta Thomas’ Bad Boys of Dance through Sunday. Thomas and his dancers perform a combination of classical and contemporary dance, complete with the music of Michael Jackson, Usher, U2, and The Black Eyed Peas.

The Galleries at Moore present Joel Katz: And I Said No Lord, an exhibition showcasing the photographs taken by Philadelphia-based artist Joel Katz during the ‘Mississippi Summer of 1964.’ Through March 15.


EgoPo Classic Theatre presents Lady From the Sea through March 2. Ibsen’s play centers on the daughter of a lighthouse keeper who is torn between two lovers, putting the fate of her family in the balance.

On display through Sunday at the National Museum of American Jewish History is a collection of important correspondence between President George Washington and the Hebrew Congregation of Newport, Rhode Island, confirming the right of religious freedom.

And there’s more…

Brainspunk‘s production of Arthur Miller’s seminal All My Sons begins this Saturday…Theatre Horizon‘s presentation of Circle Mirror Transformation opens this weekend…harking back to the 17th century, Muhlenberg College presents Moliére’s The Learned Ladies, ending Sunday…and this weekend only, The University of the Arts presents Purgatory, a thriller with a paranormal twist.

 Pentimenti Gallery presents two exhibitions, Rene Treviño and Lisa Stefanelli, both through March 22.

At this 50th anniversary of the Beatles coming to America, the Kislak Center at the University of Pennsylvania opens Tomorrow Never Knows: The Beatles in Text and Image Exhibition, on Monday.

Exploring the history of Philadelphia, the Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion has a lecture called Enterprise Unleashed: Tulpehocken Street in the 1850s Saturday and the Philadelphia History Museum at the Atwater Kent presents Quest for Freedom, also on Saturday.



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