The 187th annual Philadelphia Flower Show at the Pennsylvania Convention Center is the world’s oldest and still its largest indoor flower show! This year the theme is Celebrate the Movies; expect to see Disney movies interpreted florally. The black tie gala Friday evening is the first of many special events. The show runs through March 8th and proceeds help support the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s City Harvest program, which feeds some 1,200 families a week during the growing season, and other community initiatives.
The Michener Art Museum in Bucks County presents Rodin: the Human Experience – Selections from the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Collection opening Saturday through June 14. The exhibit features 52 bronze sculptures created by 19th century sculptor Auguste Rodin, including the world famous Thinker.
At the The Walnut Street Theatre through March 8 Mickle Street represents the fascinating meeting of two literary lions that took place in Camden, NJ, in 1882. The flamboyant young British writer Oscar Wilde was on a U.S. lecture tour when he went out of his way to meet the great aged American poet Walt Whitman. Over a glass of elderberry wine, they discuss existence and discover a common sense of beauty.
The Illusionists perform magic tricks, stunts and more at the Kimmel Center. Creative Producer Simon Painter describes the show as “the most non-stop and powerful mix of outrageous and astonishing acts ever to be seen on the live stage.”
Boxing and dance merge in Rocco at Fringe Arts. The production comes to Philadelphia from Amsterdam and was inspired by Luchino Visconti’s 1960 classic neo-realist film, Rocco & His Brothers, and by sibling rivalries in history and mythology. Choreographers Emio Greco and Pieter C. Scholten have worked together for 20 years to search for new dance forms.
EgoPo Classic Theater’s run of Stairs to the Roof comes to an end on Sunday. The Tennessee Williams’ play combines politics, comedy, romance and fantasy to depict the life of a young office worker looking for more out of life.
Artists in the Garden: PAFA at Morris Arboretum on Sunday combines the beauty of impressionist art created by students and faculty of the Pennsylvania Academy with landscapes of the Arboretum.
The Performance Garage presents Nora Gibson Contemporary Ballet combining mathematics, electronic music and contemporary dance.
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