philly file · October 27 2021

Whelmed! Our Top November Picks

If you are familiar with the film "10 Things I Hate About You", I invite you to recall this quote by the terribly deep Chastity Stratford.

I know you can be overwhelmed, and you can be underwhelmed, but can you ever just be whelmed? 

While a ridiculously shallow scene, this question posed has followed me.  Instead of simply looking up the definition for myself, I waited years to meet someone who possessed the knowledge to answer this on the spot.  I have given up and discovered for myself that, yes, you can be whelmed.  This verb perfectly sums up my feelings surrounding the thriving arts of Philadelphia.  From exhibitions and artist talks to on-demand theater and angelic compositions, this city has it all.  


ZBE Productions Presents: Inner Visions Art Gallery Lounge

November 5, onsite

A Sanctuary of Color, Sound, and Soul

Bryn Mawr Film Institute

Online Film Discussion: 3 Women

November 8th, onsite

Join the Bryn Mawr Film Institute for their free, upcoming film discussion.

Wayne Art Center

Forget Not Beauty: The Legacy of Arthur Decosta

October 17 - November 13, onsite

An exhibition of former students of Arthur DeCosta including works by DeCosta.

Wilma Theater

Minor Character - Digital

October 27 - November 7

This is the streaming version of our zany remix of Uncle Vanya. Filmed with four cameras in front of a live audience, and edited to give you the best views of the action!

Main Line Art Center

REEMERGENCE: 18th Annual Betsy Meyer Memorial Exhibition

November 5 - 18, onsite

The exhibition features site specific installations, sculpture, photographs, prints, and textiles that examine unconventional materials and processes, engaging the viewer in an exploration of forms and the spaces they inhabit.

Academy of Vocal Arts

Opening Night Celebration

November 12, onsite

Join  AVA as the curtain rises on the 2021-22 season on Friday, November 12, 2021 at the Kimmel Center!

The Wharton Esherick Museum

Creatives on Esherick: Roberta Massuch: Artist-in-Residence

November 16, onsite

A conversation with Roberta Massuch, a Philadelphia-based artist best known for her sculptural and functional work in ceramics.

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