Emilie Davis: Her Life, in Her Own Words
Historical Society of Pennsylvania
1300 Locust St.
6 p.m., $6 non-members, $3 students
Emilie Davis may not be famous, but in her lifetime, she witnessed history. She was a free African-American woman who lived through historical moments in Philadelphia during the 1860s – including a lecture from Frederick Douglass and President Lincoln’s funeral procession. Kaye Wise Whitehead, a doctoral candidate from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, will share excerpts from Davis’ diary, and the original diary will be on display.
THURSDAY, Feb. 19
Sex, Drugs, Rock ‘n’ Roll
Society Hill Playhouse
507 S. Eighth St.
Feb. 18 – March 15, 8 p.m., $21
What’s more appealing to young people than sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll? Eric Bogosian premieres in a one-man performance that reflects on how rock ‘n’ roll influences lives through his characters – including a drugged-out rock star who preaches and a homeless man who is obsessed with garbage and acid rain.
FRIDAY, Feb. 20
Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center
260 S. Broad St., Ste. 901
Fri. Feb. 20, 7:30 p.m.
Sat. Feb. 21, 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
$34 – $44
Rennie Harris Puremovement dance company presents 100NakedLocks – a cool, sci-fi themed performance that describes a world where global warming and violence have destroyed all mankind, leaving only 100 hip-hop-dancing survivors. RHPM and Harris, a North Philadelphia native, are the winners of numerous prizes, including Pennsylvania’s First Lady Judge Marjorie Rendell’s Artist of the Year and a United States Artists Fellowship Grant in 2007. Stick around after the show for Forte’s “Open House” Cocktail Mixer – it’s aimed at young professionals in the city and will start at 9:30 p.m.
Sherri Hospedales can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.