This week, the arts and culture scene intensifies for the New Year with a musical that explores the life and music of Carole King, a contemporary art exhibit in Delaware, the most anticipated foodie event of the season. and unique offers for children.
The far is near
Contemporary from Delaware
200 S. Madison Street, Wilmington
Until January 31 with opening January 11 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Artists Graham Dougherty and Ruth Ansel share their contemporary works in a new exhibit at Delaware’s largest contemporary art museum. Both painters use their works to convey meaning to the things we see every day, but don’t always pay attention to it. Entrance to the museum is free, but a donation is suggested.
Lens on Latin America
3701 Chestnut St., Philadelphia
Until March 22, from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day
David Acosta – writer, poet, LGBT activist, founder of the Philadelphia Latin American Film Festival and co-founder of artistic collective Casa de Duende – organized a group of photographs focused on Latin Americans in the 60s and 70s. The photographs feature in a lively way the people and the culture of Latin America at a time of great upheavals.
Belle: The Carole King Musical
240 S. Broad St., Philadelphia
Until January 20
$ 20 to $ 149
Carol Klein, originally from Brooklyn, would go on to become one of the most beloved singer / songwriters of her time as Carole King. Not only has she written iconic hits – “I Feel the Earth Move” and “You’ve Got A Friend” – for herself, she is the co-author of the great classic Aretha Franklin “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Femme. ” “Beautiful” details King’s rise with her husband, Gerry Goffin, and the prolific songwriters of the famous Brill Building. It is part of the Academy of Music’s Broadway Philadelphia series that brings Broadway to Broad Street. The original production of the show continues its success at the Stephen Sondheim Theater in New York City.
Greater Philadelphia Animal Show
Greater Philadelphia Exhibition Center in Oaks
100 Station Ave., Phoenixville (address when using GPS)
January 11 4 pm-9pm; January 12, 10 am-7pm; January 13, 10 am-5pm
$ 5- $ 20
Exhibits, pet vendors, hands-on activities, and a dog obstacle course are all part of the annual pet show. Butterflies, reptiles, rabbits and even alpacas will make an appearance during this three-day event. A cat contest, dog flyball tournament, breed parade are also popular segments of this growing animal show.
Downtown Restaurant Week
Various locations across Philadelphia
Three-course dinner, $ 35
Three-course lunch, $ 20
(Discounts on parking and carpooling)
Here’s your chance to sample some of the best food in Philadelphia, at a reduced price. It happens again in the summer, but reservations may be easier to make now. You can find participating restaurants here.
Philadelphia Home Show
Pennsylvania Convention Center
1101 Arch Street
$ 3 to $ 10; children under 5 admitted free
This year’s show features solutions for small spaces, talks from professional organizers, DIY sessions and an appearance by Clint Harp of “Fixer Upper,” the favorite carpenter of Joanna and Chip Gaines, based in Waco, TX. .
Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Drive
January 13, 9 am-10:30pm
Reservations required, [email protected]
Specially aimed at children with autism and the Asperger’s spectrum, this time at the museum, the aim is to make the visit a tolerable experience for those who cannot process too many stimuli. Lights, sounds, and crowds are all minimized, but you must register in advance.
Bibliococktails at Art in the Age
Art at the time
116 N. 3rd St., Philadelphia
January 11, 6-8 p.m.
Themed cocktails with a retro twist are on the menu at this tribute to poet Walt Whitman, who resided in Camden in the later years of his life but spent much of his time in Philadelphia. A toast to Whitman and drinks that reflect his time and work are included in the ticket price.
Songs of the tundra
Chestnut Hill Presbyterian Church
8855 Germantown Avenue
January 12, 4 p.m.
Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral
23 S. 38th St.
January 13, 3 p.m.
Lyric Fest presents a concert that should appeal to anyone with Norwegian, Swedish, Russian, Finnish, Ukrainian, Polish or Latvian roots – or anyone who can enjoy music from a variety of countries known for their long winters. Described as songs of âvast lonely landscapesâ¦ and endless wintersâ, they represent the music inspired by these places and experiences.
Artists include Variant 6 and Maeve HÃ¶glud, Maren Montalbano, Cody MÃ¼ller and Laura Ward.
40 nods to the Penn Museum
3260 South St., Philadelphia
January 11-12, 5:30 am-9am
(Other dates are available until May 31)
$ 55 / $ 45 for museum members
Kids love to explore, and what better place to cheer them on than a museum? The Penn Museum offers the increasingly popular museum sleepover option that includes a scavenger hunt, flashlight expedition, games, and other activities. The pajama party is limited to children 6 to 12 years old who must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Better than bacon
Media Arts Council
609 B W. State St., Media, Pennsylvania
January 11 7:30 p.m.
$ 15 to $ 20
An interactive comedy improv show, Better Than Bacon Improv allows the audience to become an essential part of the show. The troupe has previously been voted Best Comedy Troupe by Main Line Today. Plus, you can BYOB.
Revolution writing workshop and author discussion
Museum of the American Revolution
101 S. 3rd St., Philadelphia
Jan 13, 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. (workshop) and 2 p.m. (author’s appearance)
$ 15, $ 25 with book
This weekend offers young people two opportunities to learn and express their creativity at the Museum of the American Revolution. Historian Erica Armstrong Dunbar and author Kathleen Van Cleve will be on hand as young writers participate in activities and exercises.
The talk afterwards focuses on Dunbar’s young reader book “Never Caught”, adapted from his book “Never Caught: The Washingtons’ Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge”. It tells the true story of Judge, who escaped from George Washington’s house. Hunted all her life, she lived as a free woman.
Note: The workshop is for children only; children can stay after the workshop to listen to Dunbar read. Children can also attend only the reading of the book.