Have no plans for this coming weekend? Well, we have you covered of course!
The 14th Annual First Person Arts Festival of Storytelling and Performance ends this weekend. So if you missed out on any of the shows and classes they’ve already performed, you still have time to catch some awesome things! Here are just a few…
- Bad Kid: David Crabb, 3-time Moth StorySLAM winner, brings the true story of a Goth boy who dreamed of being anywhere but the middle of Texas in 1991, preferably in London wearing fishnet gloves and a cape. Crabb reflects on what it means to grow up different and alone, just like everyone else.
- Post Traumatic Super Delightful: A one-woman show about a community trying to heal after a sexual assault. And that one-woman is a clown, bringing laughter to the process.
- Brain Friendly Presentations: Storytelling for Business: Season 8 FPA Grand Slam Winner and Training Manager Marjorie Winther guides you through storytelling prompts and exercises that are sure to enhance your board presentation, website, consultation, or sales pitch. Whether you’re a high level executive or a dedicated volunteer, this workshop will give you the skills you need to become the presenter that people remember.
This Friday marks the return of The Rothman Institute Ice Rink at Dilworth Park. Start getting into the holiday season by throwing some skates on, while enjoying the views of Philadelphia. New this year will be the Rothman cabin that will feature Cuban burgers, french fries, hot chocolate, coffee, and more delicious treats!
Tyler Perry’s Madea On the Run is coming to the Merriam Theater this week but it’s a short run so the 15 is your last day to check it out. Madea is in trouble with the local authorities and is running from the law, so she ends up staying with an old friend Bam, who doesn’t know she’s hiding out. But things work out in mysterious ways as Madea is just what Bam and his family needs.
A Christmas Story the Musical, comes to the Walnut Street Theater this week. What better way to start the holiday season this weekend than with a kooky leg lamp, outrageous pink bunny pajamas, a cranky department store Santa and a triple-dog-dare to lick a freezing flagpole that are just a few of the obstacles that stand between Ralphie and his Christmas dream?
Tyler School of Art MFA will be having an open studio from 4-8pm. Graduate studios will be open for visiting with students present from the Ceramics, Fibers & Material Studies, Glass, Graphic & Interactive Design, Metals / Jewelry / CAD-CAM, Painting & Drawing, Photography, Printmaking, and Sculpture departments. Work from 52 artists will be on display.
LEGO Store in Cherry Hill is having it’s grand opening. Exclusive in store offers will be available all weekend. Plus, you’ll have the joy of buying some LEGO’s.
Bacon and Beer Festival returns for the 3rd year! Eat Philly is bringing together area restaurants and breweries to offer creative bacon-based dishes. Yum! Proceeds will benefit MANNA.
Thrill Bill is ready to mix Tarantino with Burlesque. It’ll be an evening of “sword swinging, bra flinging fun!”
The Empire Strikes Back will be screened out on Peddler’s Village’s Main Green thanks to Mixed Threads. Bring your lawnchairs and blankets to enjoy watching the movie with fellow Star Wars fans.
YA Lit Extravaganza! is happening at Main Point Books in Bryn Mawr! Authors Cordelia Jensen, Marcy Beller Paul, Sharon Huss Roat, Randy Ribay, and I.W. Gregorio will be discussing and signing their books.