WXPN Weekend Arts Crawl…Some classics restaged, loads of visual art, and Daylight Savings Time!


swan-lake-in-philadelphiaSwan Lake is arguably the world’s most renowned ballet.  Pennsylvania Ballet has revived Christopher Wheeldon’s production from 2004 which was commissioned for the 40th anniversary of the Ballet and went on to sell out performances at the Edinburgh Festival.  This is a million dollar production with sets inspired by the paintings of Edgar Degas.  At the Academy Of Music through March 15th.

Before House of Cards and Game of Thrones there was Macbeth.  Arden Theatre Company‘s production of Shakespeare’s classic marks the Arden directorial debut of Alexander Burns, acclaimed for his productions of Shakespeare at Quintessence Theatre.  Ian Merrill Peakes plays Macbeth with Judith LIghtfoot Clarke as Lady Macbeth.  Out damn’d spot!  Through April 19th.

huang_theotherwoman_frontIt’s First Friday in Old City… Emerging Chinese artist Jinming Huang’s first solo exhibition in the United States opens at PII Gallery. Huang has been gaining exposure in the international art community since 2006 as a sculptor and painter known for stylized technique and palette.  Through March 28th.

Stoney Lamar: Standing Forms opens at Snyderman-Works Galleries’ Center for Art in Wood. Colorful wooden sticks and sculptures appear to bend and move. Through April 18.

Vox Populi opens several shows on First Friday:  Heather Leigh McPherson’s illusionistic paintings, Julia Klein’s partial sculptures, Theo Mullen’s blend of art and archaeology, Dave Eassa’s sculptures, and moving images by Conrad Schnitzler.  Through March 29th.

And it’s First Friday in Fishtown with openings of sculptures by Floran Stejac in a show called Transylvanian Nights at The Art Dept. on Berks Street and Common Thread, a solo exhibition from the street artist stikman at LMNL Gallery featuring his debut of a new technique using paint that looks like masses of thread and also photographs of his work.

The Koresh Artist Showcase was created to give diverse emerging dance talent in the community a way to present their work with no production cost and to introduce Philadelphia to new artists in an intimate setting.  The latest showcase is Saturday and Sunday at the company’s home on Rittenhouse Square and features Indian dance by Lavanya Ramesh.


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