XPN Weekend Arts Crawl…Art from Ukraine, championship beards, photo books and much more!


We Are All Ukraine

This weekend only Philadelphia has a chance to experience art created by one of the protestors from Kiev, Ukraine.  We Are All Ukraine is an exhibition by Waldemart Klyuzo of protest placards, kaleidoscopic light boxes, paper cut-outs and a slide show. The opening reception at the Latvian Society is Friday with a talk by the artist at 7:00 p.m.BLEED

FringeArts presents BLEED by Tere O’Connor which collapses three dances into one creating “a new choreographic language at the threshold between process and product, craft and coincidence.” Through Saturday.

It’s not too late to celebrate women’s history month! Battling for the Ballot at Independence National Historical Park explores the life and accomplishments of Susan B. Anthony and Jennifer Blaine‘s 5000 Women Festival brings together artists from diverse disciplines, backgrounds and ages. Both are Saturday.

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The Third Annual East Coast Beard and Mustache Competition comes to the Theatre of the Living Arts Saturday. There are 14 different categories being judged, and all proceeds go to the Pinups for Pitbulls charity.

At  the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center there’s a Book Fair Saturday and Sunday and their new group show Cast,.  Dru Donovan, Amy Elkins, Tarrah Kranjak, Laurel Nakadate and Pinar Yolocan challenge the conceptual constraints of portraiture and explore stereotypes and perceived senses of beauty.. Through May 17.

And there’s more…

Walnut Street Theatre for Kids presents Pinkalicious the Musical, Saturday through April 27 and Storybook Musical Theatre has the world premier of Adventures in Toyland, through April 6.

The Fleisher/Ollman Gallery presents Tristin Lowe: Exile Sun through April 4. Lowe uses sculptures made out of mundane items to explore complex and variable themes.

The Painted Bride Art Center presents Nearly Lear: a Mischievous Retelling of Shakespeare’s Great Play, a one-woman show in which actess Susanna Hamnett plays all the characters and uses poetic license, music and film. Through Sunday.

ContempraDANCE Theatre presents Sparks the Stage, the expressive art and dance of “Exotic Birds, Beyond Words and provocative, Variation of Blues.  Saturday and Sunday.



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