The Pennsylvania Convention Center hosts the Philadelphia Auto Show, opening Friday night with a Black Tie Tailgate (to benefit CHOP) and running through February 8. Over 700 concept, classic, luxury and exotic cars are arranged by category in the 650,000-square-foot display. This year’s featured vehicles include Aston Martins and Bentleys and some classics like a 1929 Dupont le Mans Speedster and a 1950 Allard J2.
The Barnes Foundation offers Free First Sunday. There are hands-on crafts, talks, music performances by Tune Up Philly and the Aizuri Quartet, and of course a chance to peruse Dr. Barnes’ famous art collection.
The third Repair Fair hosted by the Philly Fixers Guild is at Memphis Street Academy. Guests are invited to bring broken items on Saturday for a quick fix.
Voices of a People’s History of the United States is based on the book edited by Anthony Arnove and famed historian Howard Zinn that has been mounted in performances across the United States for over 10 years. A cast of notable Philadelphia actors at Plays and Players Theater brings to life more than 400 years of activists in the hopes of inspiring a new generation to work for social justice. The show features speeches, songs and readings, covering the end of slavery, activism against war and the gay and women’s rights movements.
Wintry Mix/Performance Festival at Bryn Mawr College has two different evenings of performance Friday and Saturday of mostly 12-minutes-max sets from edgy Philly and NYC artists. Cynthia Hopkins and Martha Graham Cracker are the headliners and the sets cross boundaries between theater, dance, film and music and there are dance parties each night.
Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild is at the Keswick Theater Saturday afternoon. The frequent Late Night guest and Emmy winner brings live animals to the theater and shows exclusive footage of his animal interactions.
The Trocadero Theatre hosts the worldwide premier of Tiberino on Saturday night, a film about the artistic Tiberino family’s history with Philadelphia arts. The premier has a red carpet cocktail hour before the viewing, followed by a Q&A with the Tiberinos after the show.
The PFS Theatre at the Roxy screens The Thing midnight Friday as part of its Graveyard Shift series. Horror-meister John Carpenter (Halloween, Escape from New York) redoes this classic with Kurt Russell and 1982 vintage effects.
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