Featured Events: Halloween

Young Friends Halloween Event: The Curse of Tutankhamun

E14295Thursday, October 17, 6 pm
The Penn Museum, 3260 South Street

Step 1: Ignore the advice of a local barfly. Step 2: Toss away the relic of protection that a random elderly woman gives to you. Ignore her advice, too. Step 3: Go into the abandoned building on the night of the full moon and steal the first sacred artifact you see.

Okay, so maybe the lecture by Dr. David Silverman, Curator, Egyptian Section at the Penn Museum isn’t exactly a how-to on how to get cursed in time for Halloween, but it will delve through layers of sand and years of history to the stories behind King Tut’s tomb. With a cash bar, fortune telling, and a flashlight tour of the Egyptian collection, just remember to keep that fine line drawn between reality and real terror. Cost: $10, $5 members.

Encore! An Eerie Evening of Opera, Theatre, Art, and Spirits

Thursday, October 17, 5 – 9 pm
Resource Exchange, 2838 Cedar Street

The Resource Exchange is one part reuse center, one part haunted graveyard: where set designs from productions past linger on, waiting for the right person to come along and give them a good-old-fashioned Frankenstein revival. (Most likely with the assistance of an intern named Igor.)

The exhibition celebrates redesign with cocktails and live opera by The Philadelphia Opera Collective.

Mask Bedecking Workshop

maskworkshoppromo-300x300Saturday, October 26, 1 pm
Square Peg Artery & Salvage, 2527 Frankford Avenue

Whether you’re a plague doctor or a superhero, if saving the world is your hobby then start crafting your false identity now. Square Peg will be supplying the beads, feathers, and hot glue guns. You supply the creativity. Cost: $8.

Scott Troxel

Scott Troxel draws on the aesthetics of bygone technology and the forward-looking designs of the Atomic Age and mid-century…

Scott Troxel draws on the aesthetics of bygone technology and the forward-looking designs of the Atomic Age and mid-century modernism to make dynamic, retrofuturist wooden wall sculptures that evoke nostalgia…

Scott Troxel draws on the aesthetics of bygone technology and the forward-looking designs of the Atomic Age and mid-century modernism to make dynamic, retrofuturist wooden wall sculptures that evoke nostalgia for the past…

Jaime Alvarez

Jaime Alvarez is an artist living and working in Philadelphia. His background is in photography but has been known to make…

Jaime Alvarez is an artist living and working in Philadelphia. His background is in photography but has been known to make site specific installations. …

Jaime Alvarez is an artist living and working in Philadelphia. His background is in photography but has been known to make site specific installations. …

Karen Hunter McLaughlin

Karen Hunter McLaughlin is a lifelong Philadelphia artist who has worked in traditional 2-D mediums as well as steel wire…

Karen Hunter McLaughlin is a lifelong Philadelphia artist who has worked in traditional 2-D mediums as well as steel wire sculpture. Current work themes are a congruence of large format, multilayer prints…

Karen Hunter McLaughlin is a lifelong Philadelphia artist who has worked in traditional 2-D mediums as well as steel wire sculpture. Current work themes are a congruence of large format, multilayer prints creating 2-D inhabitable…

Jerry Bennett

Jerry Bennett is a paper clay artist in Philadelphia working in functional ceramics.…

Jerry Bennett is a paper clay artist in Philadelphia working in functional ceramics.…

Jerry Bennett is a paper clay artist in Philadelphia working in functional ceramics.…

Barbara Shelly

I Found My Voice Through Art. As women in a patriarchal society, we often stick to our roles until we can’t anymore. WE WAKE…

I Found My Voice Through Art. As women in a patriarchal society, we often stick to our roles until we can’t anymore. WE WAKE UP! We feel different. The world looks like a different place. We breathe…

I Found My Voice Through Art. As women in a patriarchal society, we often stick to our roles until we can’t anymore. WE WAKE UP! We feel different. The world looks like a different place. We breathe the air like it wasn’t…

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