Here’s what to do in Philly this weekend


Artist J. Kenneth Leap woks on his stained glass piece, The Peaceable Kingdom.  Credit: Wilhelm Derix. Artist J. Kenneth Leap is part of the Creative Spirit Symposium. Credit: Wilhelm Derix

Creative Sprit Symposium
Saturday, 9 a.m.
Michener Museum
138 S. Pine St.
$25 for members, $35 for non-members
The Michener Museum is hosting the ninth Creative Spirit Symposium this Saturday with speakers from the medical and art communities. This year’s medical feature is a focus on traumatic brain injury. Experience the juxtaposition of art and science at this one-of-a-kind event.


‘Detained in the Desert’
Friday, 7 p.m.
Academy of Natural Sciences
1900 Ben Franklin Pkwy.

Part of the Al Dia News Media Film Series, the “Detained in the Desert” screening chronicles two different people from two different backgrounds who find themselves in a severe situation. This film tackles controversial topics such as racism, profiling and immigration.


The Cabaret Administration Presents Fin De Seicle
Sunday, 8 p.m.
624 S. 6th St.

Visit L’Etage this Sunday for a special one-time-only performance of “Fin De Seicle,” a sensual, macabre journey form New Orleans to Venice. This adults-only dance theater cabaret is sure to bring out your dark side. Only 80 seats are available.


First Friday! The Wide World of Art
Friday, 6 p.m.
The Barnes Foundation
2025 Ben. Franklin Pkwy
$25/free for members

Enjoy full museum access as well as a performance by the Academy of Vocal Arts featuring soprano Anush Avetisyan, baritone Armando Pina and pianist Tim Ribchester to set the proper atmosphere. Also featured will be the short film, “The Collector,” which explores the life of Albert C. Barnes, talks on American and European modernism, and cocktails.


Tom Rush
Friday, 7 p.m.
Ardmore Music Hall
23 E. Lancaster Ave.
$29.50 in advance, $35 at the door

Tom Rush, a pioneer of the singer/songwriter movement of the ’60, performs at the Ardmore Music Hall. The living legend, who just recently celebrated his 73rdbirthday, is still touring after 50 years in the music biz.

Sunday, 2:30 p.m.
Perelman Theater at the Kimmel Center
300 S. Broad St.

Conductor Ignat Solzhenitsyn leads the chamber orchestra in two pieces of music by the legendary composers. Although Schumann composed in the Romantic era and Haydn the classical era, the musicians will entwine Shumann’s “Introduction and Allegro, Op. 92” and Haydn’s “Symphony No. 94 in G major.”


Burlesque A Pades
Saturday, 8:30 p.m.
World Cafe Live
3025 Walnut St.

Burlesque A Pades is an acclaimed burlesque stage show featuring the Pontani Sisters. These buxom beauties are bringing their exotic talents to the World Cafe Live stage and are sure to not disappoint.

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