XPN Weekend Arts Crawl…Out of the cold and Into the Woods, celebrating women, crystals as art, and more!

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curchin-chris-rotator[1]InLiquid presents The City Real & Imagined: Urbanism, Identity, and Identification, a group show featuring the work of five member artists, at the Painted Bride Art Center.  This exhibition is part of InLiquid’s Art For Action program, which uses art exhibitions as a platform for dialog, community events, and social awareness efforts.

This weekend is the last chance to see Mark Twain Unplugged at the Act II Playhouse. The one-man shows displays actor Tom Teti as Mark Twain doing what he does best; storytelling with sharp wit and laugh-out-loud humor.

Into the Woods opens at Theatre Horizon this weekend. The fantastical tale of a baker and his wife who stumble into the world of fairy tales runs through March 1.

Louisiana supergroup the Revelers are performing at TK Club Conschohocken on Friday. Before the bluegrass/country band goes on, dance lessons are offered to every patron.

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The Rodin Museum on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway has been closed for a full-scale reinstallation and reopens Saturday.  This gem of a museum offers iconic portraits and exceptional works that have not been viewed by the public in several years.

Pennsylvania Ballet’s Prodigal Son is at the Merriam Theater this weekend only.  The Bible story is set to the music of Sergei Prokofiev and features acrobatics enlivening traditional ballet.

The Bridgette Meyer Gallery has two exhibitions opening on First Friday. Dina Wind: Transformations is a retrospective of the artist’s iconic sculptures from the 1980s and 90s made from repurposed scrap metal. Illuminations, Jogged Perspective, Banded Measure is Paul Oberst’s fourth installation at the gallery of waxed and glazed photographs.

Every month Headlong First Friday offers two shows with free food and beer at the Headlong studios on South Broad Street.  This time around founding member Amy Smith teams up with recent Headlong graduates for dance and recitation of old white dude poetry!

Crystal Beings at the Esther Klein Gallery is a group show about crystals. The art ranges from a series of books transformed through crystallization  to large-scale cyan photograms.  There’s also a display of urban geodes outside the gallery.

The Divorcees Club, a highly successful stage comedy in France, has its U.S. premiere at the Penn’s Landing Playhouse.  The play has been modified specifically for Philadelphia audiences and follows three divorced women who end up sharing an apartment as they hunt for new men, with one of the women played by a man! Through March 22.

FringeArts has a First Friday celebration called the Divine Feminine. The multicultural multimedia tribute to women with musicians, singers, and video.

.Scattered Goods at Body GraphicsTattoo displays the paintings and mixed media works  of Joy LessPosh on Friday with free refreshments.

 

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