XPN Weekend Arts Crawl…Cold weather offset by love on Valentine’s Weekend!

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Cupid's Undie Run is back...courtesy of www.sixseats.com
Cupid’s Undie Run is back…courtesy of www.sixseats.com

Cupid’s Undie Run is a Valentine to paying it forward. Runners in their skivvies raise money Saturday for the Children’s Tumor Foundation to help fight a debilitating genetic disorder that attacks kids’ nervous systems.  Considering the forecast, it will be extra challenging this year. 

Friday’s Art After 5 is a cheek-to-cheek Tango Night at the Philadelphia Museum of Art with dance lessons included.

The Philadelphia Orchestra’s Valentine’s Concert brings The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre to the Kimmel Center Saturday to present scenes from Shakespeare accompanied by music composed by Berlioz, Mendelssohn and Tchaikovsky for various of the bard’s plays.

Tongue & Groove Spontaneous Theater’s Secrets of the Heart: Busted, Lusted or Trusted is at the Adrienne on V Day Saturday. The company solicits real stories of love and heartbreak anonymously from the audience and acts them out accompanied by improvised music!

Fort Mifflin presents some Valentine’s history Saturday with Sweet History: Choclate and Love Letters at Fort Mifflin.  You can watch open hearth cooking demonstrations of early American chocolate recipes, enjoy free hot chocolate, and see a display of love letters and stories that show the special bond between soldiers and their loved ones.

The LG Tripp Gallery has two new exhibitions. Charles Kalick’s paintings and constructions combine architecture and painting to make depth-defying art. Nazanin Moghbeli’s works on paper use a background of calligraphy to create sharply yet delicately drawn lines on white canvas.

Friday the 13th is the perfect time for a Zombie Skate! Terror Behind the Walls and Dilworth Park team up so that you can skate to spooky music from DJ Jen Blaze and get a selfie with a zombie!

Titanoboa opens Saturday at the Academy of Natural Sciences through April 19th. .Scientists have uncovered remains of the largest snake in the world. Titanoboa roamed the rain forest in Colombia after the demise of the dinosaurs. There’s a full-scale model of this 48 foot long predator which weighed 2500 pounds and could devour a crocodile. What better place to take your date on Valentine’s Day!

 

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