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First Person Arts Festival, Theater, Diplo & Friends, Kids Events, Cool Classes: The Weekend Listings - November 13-16, 2008 - Sponsored By The Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia

Dear Members & Friends,

Our weekend listings are sponsored by The Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia. On November 21st and 22nd SBN will host The Social Venture Institute, a two-day educational conference which brings together entrepreneurs, innovators, community organizers, government officials, investors and green business leaders. Attendees will explore social and environmental innovations, expand business skills and network with recognized national and regional entrepreneurs in the sustainable community. For more information and to attend visit

Featured Member Events

We're really excited that folks are taking advantage of the calendar feature on the site. There are some great events planned. Please take a moment to review what your fellow community members have in store for us at

and now ... the listings

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Okie Noodling 2 @ The Painted Bride

''Eccentric'' doesn't even begin to describe noodling, the unique and dangerous pastime out of Oklahoma in which fishermen (and women) dive underwater and catch giant catfish with their bare hands. In 2001, filmmaker Brad Beesley brought the practice of noodling to the world; now he goes back to see how the sport has evolved in the last decade. You have to see this to believe it tonight at 7pm at the Painted Bride Art Center (230 Vine St). For more information about this 2008 First Person Festival presentation visit

The Legacy of 1808: Deconstructing Reconstruction @ Constitution Center

The Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth Amendments, popularly known as the “Reconstruction Amendments,” profoundly altered--among other things--the rights of individuals, the power of the federal government, and the meaning of citizenship. To address the history and substance of the Reconstruction Amendments, and what those changes mean in American democracy today, the National Constitution Center (525 Arch St) welcomes 2008 Visiting Scholars Ted Shaw and Martha Jones, as well as special guest Steven Calabresi for a discussion titled “Deconstructing Reconstruction.” Charles Lane, journalist and author of the recent book, The Day Freedom Died: The Colfax Massacre, the Supreme Court, and the Betrayal of Reconstruction, moderates. This program is part of the Center’s Legacy of 1808 series and is presented in partnership with The American Constitution Society and the University of Pennsylvania Law School. This program is free but reservations are required. For more information visit

Dark Play or Stories for Boys @ Shakespeare

Based on a true story, dark play ensnares the audience in a psychosexual cyberspace drama between two adolescent boys. When Adam looks to make a real connection online, he meets Nick, who brings him into an intricate online world filled with flirtatious girls, sex-crazed jocks and covert government agents. But when the game becomes more important than reality, Nick creates the ultimate blurring of fantasy and truth where the consequences are all too real. Tonight's premiere starts at 8pm at the Philadelphia Shakespeare Festival theater (2111 Sansom St) and the show runs through December 7th, 2008. For more information visit Theatre Exile at

Friday, November 14, 2008

An Evening with Pulitzer Prize Winning Author Junot Diaz

Taller Puertorriqueño, Inc. (2557-59 N. 5th St) is proud to present an evening with Junot Diaz, 2008 Pulitzer Prize winner in fiction for The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. There will be a VIP reception with food and wine followed by the general reading and book signing. For more information visit

37th Annual Ethnic Festival @ St. Nicholas Friday - Sunday

Please join St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church for it's 37th Annual Ethnic Festival. Come in, sit down and enjoy a delicious array of homemade ethnic foods. And of course, don't forget the Christmas shopping opportunity in the Boutique, which includes a vast inventory of Eastern European and American gifts. For more information visit

Mad Decent with Diplo, Blaqstar, Abe Vigoda, Telepathe & Boy 8 Bit @ The Starlight

Famed M.I.A. Producer / Hollertronix Mastermind / NinjaTune & Big Dadda Recording Artist / Pitchfork's Favorite Hyped Producer & DJ / Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Gwen Stafini and Tv On The Radio Remixer / Spin Magazine's DJ of The Year and humanist with his non-profit organization giving musical equipment to poor children around the world. Philadelphia's own Wes aka Diplo. Diplo has seen his profile rise exponentially, first with the issue of Hollertronix's fantastic Never Scared mixtape, then with the issue of his own debut Florida on Big Dada, then with his affiliation and now wildly infamous "Piracy Funds Terrorism" mixtape w/ M.I.A and now the man behind producing this year's biggest "hit" Paper Planes! This will be his FIRST ever ages show in Philadelphia. For more information bout this show set to kick off at 8pm at the Starlight Ballroom (460 N. 9th St) visit

Saturday, November 15, 2008

All About Arctic Animals @ The Wagner

Seals, narwhals, and polar bears, oh my! Come explore the icy Arctic with the Wagner Free Institute of Science. Participate in the 4th International Polar Year, established to research the North and South Poles. Find out the importance of the animals who reside in this extreme ecosystem. Children's program starts at 1pm. Hands-on activities for children ages 6-12 from 12-4pm at the Wagner Free Institute of Science (1700 W. Montgomery Avenue). For more information visit

Beethoven and Wagner @ The Kimmel

Guest conductor Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos offers a program of elegance, grace, majesty, and life-affirming joy. Famed bass James Morris takes the stage to perform excerpts from Wagner's only comic opera, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg at the Kimmel Center (260 S. Broad St). As the cobbler Hans Sachs, Morris sings of humanity's place in the world-and the power of love on a warm summer night. Orchestral selections from the opera add cheerful exclamation and zestful joy. The program begins with Beethoven at his very best, in the festive Eighth Symphony, perfectly filled with wonder, fun, and goodness. For more information about this 8pm performance visit

The Marriage of Bette and Boo @ The Annenberg Center

The Marriage of Bette and Boo is a brilliant comedy about an optimistic married couple. It’s also about lonely youth, psychological abuse, religious fervor, wishes not granted, alcoholism, childbirth, life, death and – somewhere in all of this – hope. By turns dark, hilarious and moving, it’s Christopher Durang’s play is in the grand tradition of works by Tennessee Williams, Eugene O’Neill, and recently Tracy Letts' August: Osage County. For more information about Saturday's 8pm performance at the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts (3680 Walnut St) please visit

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Crochet Classes with Robyn Chachula @ Loop

Robyn Chachula is a crochet designer whose patterns have appeared in online and print magazines like and Interweave Crochet. Robyn's first book, Blueprint Crochet, was just released last month. She'll teach 3 three-hour classes over the course of the weekend and Sunday's session is at 2pm at Loop (1914 South St). For more information visit

Girls Rock @ Painted Pride

Loud, bold and irreverent, Girls Rock follows one life-altering week at a camp for girls as they learn to play instruments, collaborate to produce a song and finally perform in front of a screaming crowd! This uplifting documentary shows the power that is released by girls when they are unbound by conventional cultural expectations. The results speak for themselves in a performance by all-girl Philly rockers after the film! Join girl rock gurus Katy Davidson, sts, and Nicole Georges to learn more about this empowering movement, hear some great music, try a little rock drumming yourself and pick up a signed copy of the newly released book, Rock ‘n’ Roll Camp for Girls. For more information about this film and performance at the Painted Bride Art Center (230 Vine St) at 4pm please visit

Haitian Hurricane Relief Fundraiser @ LaRose Jazz Club

Tony Williams, Don Wilson, Mike Boone, Craig McIver, Charlie Rice, Miss Justine, Earl Curry, Nina Bundy, Rob Henderson, Ed Dennis, Dr. Val Jennings, Pearl Williams, Wesley Norton, Micaal Beckham, Lenny Belasco, and many more donate their talent for an afternoon of great jazz and food in support of Haitian hurricane victims. Your $25 donation is tax-deductible and includes dinner and there is a cash bar at the LaRose Jazz Club (5531 Germantown Ave). For more information call 215.248.4415.

That's about it. Remember to send us your events for inclusion in the listings to Have a great weekend everyone!

Be well,
Brian & Harry
Co-Directors, your place in the city

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