Some of our favorites, from Friday to Friday. Visit the Happenings Page for the full calendar of arts events in the Philadelphia region and beyond.
Friday, July 25, 5:30 – 10 pm – #OpeningsReceptions
At Arm’s Length + The Garden of Alternate Histories: Take a moment to resolve that persistent identity crisis with a double-exhibition at Paradigm. Lauren Rinaldi explores the self-portrait at arm’s length, challenging the curated caricature of the modern selfie with exposed, colorfully imperfect windows into self-worth. Remember when those Choose-Your-Own-Ending Goosebumps books finally gave you a false sense of security? Relive the thrill with an interactive video installation by Sarah Bereza and Fall on Your Sword, in which the viewer controls the piece. While you’re there, be sure to say hi to gallery co-founders and InLiquid members Sara McCorriston and Jason Chen of Juggling Wolf.
Paradigm Gallery & Studio, 803 S. Fourth Street, Philadelphia
Saturday, July 26, 1 – 2:30 pm – #Miscellaneous
Summer Special Walking Tours: From Coffeehouses to Banquet Halls: The Museum of Chinese in America challenges the foodie inside every arts lover with a walking tour of Chinatown in New York. Trace out the evolving history of the restaurant scene for a $15 cover.
Museum of Chinese in America, 215 Centre Street, NYC
Saturday, July 26, 2 pm – #Screenings
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory: Chew on some Everlasting Gobstoppers – and some warm, gooshy nostalgia to boot – with a screening of the 1971 classic, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. The $5 admission offers you a golden ticket back to childhood.
International House Philadelphia, 3701 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia
Saturday, July 26, 7 pm – #Screenings
Art House World Premiere: If you’ve ever found yourself daydreaming about taking up residence in a piece of art, it’s time to vicariously explore those fantasies with the world premiere of Don Freeman’s film, ART HOUSE. The documentary explores living spaces built by artists like Wharton Esherick, George Nakashima, Russel Wright, and Frederic Edwin Church.
ACME Screening Room, 25 S. Union Street, Lambertville, NJ
Monday, July 28, 8 am – 9 am – #LecturesTalks
Creative Cafe Coffee Chat: Tech and Innovation: Your morning caffeine gets a techie boost – one that levels up that pixelated mug you ordered from ThinkGeek. Join Tracey Welson Rossman of Tech Girlz, Zack Seward of Technical.ly Philly, and Stephen Tang of University City Science Center for coffee and conversation. If other forms of innovation are more your style, Creative Cafe hosts a coffee chat of a different theme the last Monday of every month.
The Creative Cafe @ Replica, 3711 Market Street, Philadelphia
Friday, August 1, 5 – 8 pm – #OpeningsReceptions
Oblivious: While hashtags and selfies seem to be the trend for confronting women’s issues, textile artist and painter Carolyn Cohen takes a painstaking, intimate approach. Her work, on display at Muse Gallery, illustrates the faces and facts of victimization in hauntingly erratic detail.
Muse Gallery, 52 N. Second Street, Philadelphia
Friday, August 1, 6 – 10 pm – #MemberNews
Heart of Wires: What happens after the Turing Test? The second future-themed show of the summer at Arch Enemy Arts, Heart of Wires beats out the many paths that a world with artificial intelligence might follow. The 13-artist group show includes work by InLiquid member Caitlin McCormack.
Arch Enemy Arts, 109 Arch Street, Philadelphia