City Tap House: Crabfest 2012
Ticket price includes all-you-can-eat Maryland blue crabs and live music by TJ Kong and The Atomic Bomb!$3 Brooklyn and Narragansett cans and $5 White Peach Sangria all day! For more information and to purchase tickets, contact Jessica at firstname.lastname@example.org.
3925 Walnut St.
Saturday, Aug. 18, 1-4 p.m.
From Asbury Park to the Promised Land: The Life and Music of Bruce Springsteen
Celebrate freedom of expression at the must-see exhibition “From Asbury Park to the Promised Land: The Life and Music of Bruce Springsteen” — never before seen outside of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum! This first major exhibition about the American songwriter takes a comprehensive look at Springsteen’s catalog, from such early bands such as Child, the Castiles and Steel Mill through his work with the E Street Band and as a solo artist. Visitors will have the rare opportunity to view more than 150 artifacts, including the Fender Esquire guitar from the cover of “Born to Run,” the outfit Springsteen wore on the cover of “Born in the U.S.A.,” numerous handwritten lyric manuscripts, posters from all phases of his career, and various honors including his Academy Award for the song “Streets of Philadelphia.” In addition, the exhibition features Springsteen’s 1960 Chevrolet Corvette, which he purchased after the success of “Born to Run.”
The National Constitution Center at 525 Arch St.
Now through Sept. 3
Cost: $24.50 adults, $12 children under 12
PECO’s Multicultural Series: The 26th Annual Caribbean Festival
Be transported to the islands of the Caribbean at the annual Caribbean Festival at the Great Plaza, part of the PECO Multicultural Series that celebrates the ethnic diversity that makes Philadelphia unique. Another season of free programming continues on the RiverStage at the Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing, Philadelphia’s premier Delaware River waterfront entertainment destination. The 2012 Program Season will showcase an assorted schedule of events including 11 different multicultural festivals that comprise the PECO Multicultural Series. The PECO Multicultural Series offers a culturally rich outing with a chance to explore the world without needing to travel.
Penn’s Landing, Columbus Boulevard and Chestnut Street
Sunday, Aug. 19, noon-8 p.m.
The Franklin Institute’s Dead Sea Scrolls Exhibition
The Franklin Institute’s “Dead Sea Scrolls: Life and Faith in Ancient Times” exhibit presents one of the most comprehensive collections of ancient artifacts from Israel ever organized, featuring a total of 20 scrolls, displayed 10 at a time, including the oldest-known copies of the Hebrew Bible and four never-before-seen scrolls. With more than 600 items on display, visitors will experience firsthand the traditions, beliefs and iconic objects from the everyday life of more than 2,000 years ago. These fascinating artifacts, such as an actual three-ton stone from Jerusalem’s Western Wall, highlight the millennia-old traditions that continue to impact modern religions and society today. Included among the collection’s artifacts are the limestone capitals used in the architecture of the administrative centers during the first temple period (1006-586 B.C.). Visitors will see artifacts from Jerusalem’s City of David, limestone ossuaries from the early Roman period, and an ancient signature preserved for millennia on the Archer Seal. Together these artifacts reveal precious details about the culture, rituals and beliefs of ancient Israel, spanning thousands of years.
Reserve your tickets today, and do not miss this once-in-a-lifetime experience!
The Franklin Institute, 222 N. 20thSt.
Now through Oct. 14
Cost: $31.50 for the exhibit, $5 for the lectures
The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre Presents: Cymbeline
This is one of Shakespeare’s last plays, and he gives us a whirlwind romantic fairy tale. It’s not just romance, however. “Cymbeline” plunges us into a world of political machinations, misogyny, thwarted love, jealous wagers, and princes lost at birth. Add an evil queen, a slick politician and a headless corpse, and we are on a roller-coaster journey. Shakespeare brought to this play all the wisdom and tricks he learned over the course of three breathless decades on the London stage. It is sweet, sad, hilarious, wise, always relevant and always contemporary.
The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre, 2111 Sansom St.
Now through Sunday, Aug. 19, Monday-Saturday 7 p.m., Sunday 3 p.m.