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Music, New Year For Trees, Pancake Breakfast, First Friday & Louis Kahn: The Weekend Listings - February 6 -8, 2009

Dear Philly1.com Members & Friends,

Could Punxatawnee Phill be wrong ... cause this weekend couldn't look more right. Saturday and Sunday look to be gems ... relatively speaking. We've got some great member created events this weekend including:

Friday, February 6, 2009

Open House: Diametrically Opposed Realities in Santurce, Puerto Rico (First Friday)


Taller Puertorriqueño presents the opeing reception for Puerto Rican artist Harry Hernández & his solo exhibit Harry Hernández Open House: Diametrically Opposed Realities in Santurce, Puerto Rico held at Taller PR (2721 N. 5th St) from 5 to 8pm. For more information visit http://philly1.com/events/open-house-diametrically.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Germantown Academy Chamber Society Concert


Marian Ramirez of The Germantown Academy Chamber Society is presenting this concert at St. Thomas Episcopal Church gives the Academy Chamber Society the opportunity to perform exciting works for the pipe organ, notably the stirring Poulenc "Organ Concerto" for strings and timpani with both its power and serenity, in addition to a majestic Handel organ concerto. The outstanding winds of the Chamber Society will also perform the exquisite Opus 4 for Winds by Richard Strauss. The concert starts at 7:30pm at St. Thomas Episcopal Church Whitemarsh (Bethlehem Pike & Camp Hill Rd). For more information visit http://philly1.com/events/germantown-academy-chamber

And for all of the upcoming member created events please visit http://philly1.com/events.

and now ... the listings

Friday, February 6, 2009

Lookin' For Love ... Not Just the Brotherly Kind @ Highwire


Highwire Gallery is a non-profit co-op arts venue at 2040 Frankford Ave that features monthly visual art exhibits as well as live music, video and performance art. They strive to provide the community with artistic variety and interactive shows to explore the creative process. On this February First Friday go check out Lookin' For Love ... Not Just the Brotherly Kind a juried show by Isaiah Zagar. The opening reception runs from 5-9pm. For more information visit http://www.kenbmiller.com/highwire.

Cooking Con Karimi @ Asian Arts Intitiative


Calling all food lovers, dreamers, and community builders! Join the Asian Arts Initiative (1219 Vine St) for an interactive journey with revolutionary chef Mero Cocinero Karimi, who blends family stories, humor, and a critique of the current political enviroment as he perpares recipes live on stage and serves up a menu of appetizers for your tasting pleasure. It starts at 7:30pm call 215-557-0455 to make a reservation and visit http://www.asianartsinitiative.org.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Pancake Breakfast and Maple Sugaring Celebration


Start the morning off with a brisk walk out to one of the Arboretum’s (515 Painter Rd, Media, PA, 19063) sugar maples and learn all about tapping these sweet trees to capture their sticky sap. Kids can try their hand putting in a tap, and offer their best guesses on some tree-tapping trivia. The tour continues to the restored stone Barn, where you’ll learn how sap is made into syrup. Then reward yourself with a hearty all-you-can-eat breakfast with all the trimmings as you savor the sweet topping on your flapjacks. The day starts at 8am and is fun for the entire family. For more information visit http://www.tylerarboretum.org/events.asp?EventsID=522.

Louis I. Kahn: The Making of a Room @ Penn's Arthur Ross


While numerous studies and exhibitions have explored the buildings of the master architect Louis Kahn, little attention has been given to his interior design and the furnishings he envisioned for them. Yet his drawings in the Architectural Archives of the University of Pennsylvania show his extensive consideration of the tenor and use of his interior spaces through a variety of concepts, schematics, studies, and presentation drawings for objects and the furnishings of particular buildings. Kahn did carefully detailed interiors and designed some freestanding furniture and modular systems, built-ins, and cabinetry as well as murals, lighting, and fixtures for public buildings. This exhibition at The Arthur Ross Gallery at The University of Pennsylvania (220 S. 34th St) of approximately seventy drawings will fit these works together to show what Kahn meant when he said: “Architecture begins with the making of a room.” For more information visit http://www.upenn.edu/ARG.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Morris Arboretum Celebrates Tu B'Shevat


Enjoy Tu B'Shevat Family Day on February 8 at Morris Arboretum (100 Northwestern Ave). Celebrate the Jewish New Year of Trees at the official Arboretum of the Commonwealth with special interactive demonstrations about trees that produce figs, pomegranates, olives and dates. Kids will take home a tree seedling that could produce birch beer, if caretakers are diligent and patient. And, throughout the week of February 8 – February 15, an hour session of planting instruction will be given to pre-K through 3rd grade groups. Children will transplant a tree seedling to take home and learn how to care of their new tree buddy. There will also be a short tour of the Morris Arboretum to find out why roots are so important to trees. For more information visit http://www.business-services.upenn.edu/arboretum.

The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart with Brown Recluse Sings & Deprecation Guild @ Kunfu Necktie


If ’80s-sounding indie pop is your thing, the Pains of Being Pure at Heart have your number in a big way. Close your eyes and this local quartet will whisk you away to a magical land of Smiths posters and John Hughes montages. Like riding your bicycle to your friends house after you've finished your homework. They will perform at Kungfu Necktie (1248 N. Front St). For more information visit http://r5productions.com.

That's about it for us. Have a great weekend.

Be well,
Harry & Brian
Co-Directors
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