January 10, 2014 by Ali Swider
Skate at The Piazza
Whether you’re lacing up skates for the first time or you’re an experienced skater, you’ll love skating at The Piazza at Schmidt’s! Open daily until Feb. 23, The Piazza will host a skating rink with special events practically every day of the week. Friday nights will host dance parties and disc jockeys, and Saturdays will feature food trucks and more parties. During the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, The Piazza will offer 24/7 coverage on the big screen.
The Piazza at Schmidt’s, 1001 North 2nd St.
Until Sunday, Feb. 23
Cost: $5 for adults; $3 for children; $1 rental
ECO + FASHION and Art in City Hall
Artists and designers today are finding innovative and surprising ways to combine the fields of fashion, environmentalism, ecology and art. For this exhibition, creative artists were invited to submit works that address the issues of sustainability and eco-consciousness in the context of fashion and wearable art. Artwork, garments and designs could be created from sustainable materials, address sustainability as a practice, challenge our definition of fashion itself and/or present wearable eco-friendly works.
Art Gallery at City Hall, Room 116
Through Friday, Feb. 28
My Life in 19 Inches
“Five Minute Follies” funnyman Craig Liggeons stars in his epic one-man show spanning 40 years in the life of a TV addict. The show begins on a Saturday morning in 1973 and travels through the ‘80s, ‘90s and right up to today. Along the way, Liggeons offers up hilarious and insightful observations on how TV has changed and, more importantly, how TV has changed the way we look at each other.
The Rotunda, 4014 Walnut St.
Friday, Jan. 10, 8 p.m.
Cost: $10 in advance; $15 at the door
The 2013 Obie Award winner and Pulitzer Prize finalist for “Detroit,” Lisa D’Amour, crafts a new comedy, “Cherokee,” in which two couples from Houston embark on a camping trip, not realizing how ripe they all are for transformation. Escaping their humdrum routine in an economically uncertain world, things quickly go awry when one of the four campers goes missing and a mysterious half-Cherokee enters their campground. The three remaining campers begin to question what they find valuable in their lives and whether or not it is possible to commit to a different kind of life. This World Premiere production is directed by Anne Kauffman, who recently directed the Wilma’s acclaimed productions of “Becky Shaw” and “Body Awareness;” both shows received Barrymore Awards for Best Director and Best Play.
The Wilma Theater, 265 South Broad St.
Wednesday, Jan. 8 to Saturday, Feb. 8
Cost: ticket prices vary
We Will Rock You
In a future age of mindless, manufactured music where everyone dresses the same, thinks the same and basically is the same, the hope of breaking free rests with an unlikely resistance: an alliance of rebel Bohemians deep below iPlanet, waiting for a hero to bring the power of rock back to the people. In Galileo they may just have found their man — unless the terrifying Killer Queen gets to him first, or even worse, he’s actually found somebody to love. “We Will Rock You” features the greatest hits of the legendary British rock group, Queen. Now in its 11th year in London and seen by a staggering 15 million people worldwide, this hilarious, multi-award-winning and record-breaking phenomenon is written by celebrated British comedian Ben Elton and boasts a fantastic score of killer Queen tunes that you just can’t resist singing along to, such as “Another One Bites The Dust,” “Crazy Little Thing Called Love,” “We Are The Champions,” “Bohemian Rhapsody” and, of course, “We Will Rock You.” It’s the world champion of musicals and the show that rocks harder than any other, so don’t miss the party!
The Academy of Music, 240 South Broad St.
Tuesday, Jan. 14 to Sunday, Jan. 19
Cost: ticket prices vary