XPN Weekend Arts Crawl…First Friday, Sustainability and Women’s History Month!

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Headlong: Desire

Headlong Dance Theater resumes its free special performances on First Fridays followed by a dance party.  Headlong’s work has been called “a party, a communal provocation and a gathering around ideas and the bodies that hold them.”   First Friday festivities are also on in Old City Philadelphia and elsewhere.StateLibQld_1_169487_United_States_(ship)

Independence Seaport Museum opens its newest exhibit, SS United States: Charting a Course for America’s Flagship, on Friday. The ship’s Philadelphia connection, her prime during the 1950s and 1960s, and efforts to save her from destruction are all on board.  Through September 14th.

The Constitution Center is celebrating Women’s History Month through March 31st. Artifact highlights include a judicial robe worn by retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor and items from Susan B. Anthony and the movement for women’s suffrage.

Sustainability SymposiumThe Delaware Valley Building Council is hosting its annual Tri-State Sustainability Symposium Friday.

The event brings together university and business leaders, and features sessions covering diverse topics such as green technology, business and sustainability, commercial real estate, and renewable energy.

And there’s more…

Opera Philadelphia presents Dialogues of the Carmelites, Poulenc’s emotional 1957 opera about the French Reign of terror. Through Sunday.

New City Stage Company presents Hinckley through March 30. This pop-culture fantasia deals with media obsessions and national politics.

Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens presents PECO Family Jams: Bits and Pieces with storyteller Carla Wiley on Sunday, telling a tale of how many bits and pieces can work together to do something great.

F.A.N. Gallery has a First Friday opening of Tangle by Allen Bentley exploring human interaction through paintings of dance.

Cerulean Arts Gallery opens Up close and far away… on First Friday featuring the paintings of Shawn Thornton and the collages, assemblages, and paintings of Bettina Nelson. Through March 29.

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