Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show Nov. 10 – 13 Thursday, Friday at 8 p.m. Saturday 6 p.m. Sunday 5 p.m. Pennsylvania Convention Center Adults: $15 one day, $20 two days https://pmacraftshow.org/
The 35th annual Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show is presented by the museum’s women’s committee and craft show committee to help fundraise for the museum. Nine-hundred-and-fifty artists were chosen out of 1,400 applicants, and all of the work that will be presented at the show is for sale. The funds that will be given to the museum through the purchase of tickets and artwork will benefit the community in a number of ways: The money raised will be used to purchase new art and crafts for permanent exhibitions, to fund conversation and public projects and to help support traveling exhibits and educational programs. A list of the artists featured and a preview of their work can be found on the show’s website. Discounted tickets can be purchased there, as well.
The 11th Hour Theater Company 11/11/11 Gala Event Nov. 11 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. Caplan Center at University of the Arts – 211 S. Broad St. World Café Live – 3025 Walnut St. Ticket prices vary for each event https://www.11thhourtheatrecompany.org/11-11-11Gala.html
The 11th Hour Theater Company is celebrating a once-in-a-lifetime event with an 11-hour gala and performance. It begins in the morning at the Caplan Center with The Magic of Theater. At this event, children can help create a mini-musical and dance or attend music and puppet workshops. Parents and older attendees can enjoy brunch and enter raffles before watching the children perform with the theater company. At 5:30 p.m. the World Café Live will host a USO-themed happy hour with appetizers, drinks and a silent auction. The 11 o’clock Numbers will perform music from Broadway shows like “Showboat” and “Next to Normal.” Proceeds from this event will also be donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation (think 11:11) and the Philadelphia Veterans Multi-Service and Education Center. Tickets can be purchased online.
Peace is a Haiku Song Sunday, Nov. 13 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Christ Church Sanctuary Second Street above Market Street Free https://ticketing.theatrealliance.org/tickets/eventDetails.aspx?id=20883&org=fp
For those who forgot their grammar school Language Arts lesson, a haiku is a Japanese poem written in three lines of five, seven and five syllables. Sonia Sanchez will introduce a new collaboration between First Person Arts and The Philadelphia Mural Arts Program during this two hour program exploring how the haiku can communicate personal reflections on peace and urban transformation. Sanchez will read and perform a new haiku written to promote the project, launching a city-wide collaborate poetry project. The audience will unite to contribute their own haiku poetry which will eventually become part of an art installation to be displayed during the First Person Festival. The projects website will go live after the performance to continue accepting haikus that anyone wishes to contribute. In the summer, the project will culminate in a mural of Sonia Sanchez, poet, activist, and educator, to be painted on South Broad Street.
Travel the World in a Day: Jerusalem, the Holy City Sunday, Nov. 13 1 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Penn Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology 3260 South St. $20 Adults, $15 Members Free to college students with ID https://www.penn.museum/events-calendar/details/561-travel-the-world-in-a-day-jerusalem.html
In just two and a half hours, guests to Penn’s Museum’s new “Travel the World in a Day” series can travel to Jerusalem without even having a passport. This lecture will give all attendees an opportunity to experience a very different part of the world with a tour that even locals will envy. Jerusalem is home to three religions: Christianity, Judaism and Islam, and three very different periods: the time of Jesus, Jerusalem in late antiquity and medieval Jerusalem. Guest speakers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of Pennsylvania will help guide “travelers” through this very interesting city.
Nichole Baldino can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.