What’s Happening in Philadelphia

Drexel Fall Term Concert Series

A wide-variety of Drexel ensembles from the University Orchestra to the Rock Ensemble and Jazz Orchestra will present equally varied works from Beethoven to the Beatles. The week features music by The Beatles (Rock Ensemble); compositions by Stevie Wonder and Joe Henderson (Fusion Band); holiday themes from different cultures including American, Old English, Middle Eastern, and African songs and melodies (All-College Choir); and a powerful performance of “An American Celebration” by the Concert Band. In an environment of varied interest and tastes, there is certainly a performance for everyone during this concert series. Please join us and support fellow Drexel students and faculty by attending one of the first music performances of the 2013-14 season.

Various locations
Dec. 3-8
Cost: free
www.drexel.edu

Italian Comedy “L’elisir d’amore”

The Curtis Institute of Music’s Curtis Opera Theatre, along with some other very talented aspiring opera singers, will perform the comic opera “L’elisir d’amore” (“The Elixir of Love”) Nov. 21-24 at the Prince Music Theater. The opera was composed by the Italian Gaetano Donizetti and will be sung wholly in Italian with English subtitles. This is a great opportunity for anyone who has never seen an opera to witness one close to campus!

Prince Music Theater, 1412 Chestnut St.
Nov. 21-24
Cost: $35 for general admission, $17.50 if purchased on uwishunu.com
www.curtis.edu

 

 

BalletX, Fall Series 2013

BalletX is one of Philadelphia’s most high-energy dance troupes, so don’t miss a chance to see them perform their newest material this weekend! Debuting three brand-new pieces of choreography as part of their Fall Series 2013, BalletX will be performing Nov. 20-24 at the Wilma Theater. The troupe will be featuring a lot of talented dancers, including the world premieres of pieces by Adam Barruch, Gabrielle Lamb and Matthew Neenan. Don’t miss out!

The Wilma Theater, 265 S. Broad St.
Nov. 20-24
Cost: $22-$35
www.balletx.org

 

 

2013 Winter Beer Fest

This Saturday, Nov. 23, the Winter Beer Fest will be coming to the 23rd Street Armory. The festival will feature over 100 beers to sample, all of which were crafted specifically for winter! Guests will be able to try triple IPAs, wheats, Pilsners, pale ale and ciders from both national and international breweries. Food will also be offered, including crab cakes and burgers. Come out for a fun time this Saturday at either the afternoon or evening session!

23rd Street Armory, 22 S. 23rd St.
Saturday, Nov. 23, 1-5 p.m. or 6-10 p.m.
Cost: $40 online; $50 day of; $10 designated driver (day of only)
www.winterbeerfest.com

 

 

The Annual Book Paper Scissors Celebration

The Free Library of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Center for the Book are joining together to present the annual Book Paper Scissors Event. It is a day sure to be filled with paper crafts, book art and crafts workshops on Saturday, Nov. 23. From origami to paper jewelry, all types of paper arts and crafts will be there to see or even purchase! Workshops geared toward both children and adults will also be offered throughout the day. All supplies will be provided, so come on out!

Free Library of Philadelphia, 1901 Vine St.
Saturday, Nov. 23, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: Free
www.philadelphiacenterforthebook.org

 

 

From the Cocoa Bean to Your Mouth: The History of Chocolate

Head out to Fishtown this Friday night to get a history lesson on one of the most delicious foods out there: chocolate! Casa de Venezuela and Raices Culturales Latinoamericanas are teaming up to present this spectacular night of chocolate tasting and dessert competition. You can mingle with others as you learn all about chocolate and sample all different kinds. Bring your best chocolate dessert for a chance to take home Venezuelan chocolate from Chocolates El Rey, a premium chocolate retailer.

Raices Culturales Latinoamericanas at the Crane Old School, 1417 N. 2nd St.
Friday, Nov. 22, 7-10 p.m.
Cost: $10 for adults, $5 for children
www.raicesculturales.org