ArtsOctober 28, 2011 at 10:15 am

Arts Listings for the Week of 10/29

Get on the Ghost Train with Art After 5
10/28, 5–8:45 p.m.
Philadelphia Museum of Art, 26th St. and Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.
Free with museum admission
Kick off Halloween weekend at this evening event featuring live music and refreshments. After enjoying the music, tour the museum’s most haunting works of art. To really get into the Halloween spirit, visit the on–site tarot card reader to find out your fate. (Hint: artsy [link: http://www2.artsmia.org/blogs/files/2010/10/wow5.jpg ] costumes welcome!)

Rembrandt and the Face of Jesus
Through 10/30
Philadelphia Museum of Art, 26th St. and Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.
$23.50
Final call to see this stunning exhibition of Rembrandt’s works before it heads to the Detroit Institute of Art. The collection focuses on Rembrandt’s representations of Jesus Christ in his artwork and includes 23 paintings, 29 drawings, and nine prints gathered from across the United States and Europe. This is the first time in almost eighty years that the Philadelphia Museum of Art has exhibited Rembrandt’s work — don’t wait until 2091!

August: Osage County
Performances through 10/30
Arden Theatre Company, 40 N. 2nd St.
$29–45
Now’s your last chance to see Arden Theatre Company’s riveting production of the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning (no big deal) August: Osage County. The play weaves a dark story of family dysfunction and chaos. In other words, major drama goes down onstage so you definitely don’t want to miss this show.

Robert Linkser: mar de homens (sea of men)
10/28 – 12/9
The University of the Arts, Terra Hall, 211 South Broad Street, 15th Floor
Free
Brazilian photographer Robert Linkser’s collection documenting the activity of traditional fishing along the Brazilian coastline will debut this Friday at The University of the Arts. The exhibition marks the culmination of Linkser’s The Sea of Men project, which he began in 1997 and covers an astounding amount of ground — ranging from the border with French Guiana in northern Brazil to the state of Rio Grande del Sur, bordering Uruguay in the South. For all you aspiring photographers out there, this is the exhibit of the year.

“A Night of the Living Dead” with Colson Whitehead
10/31
Free Library of Philadelphia – Parkway Central Library, 1901 Vine Street
Free
Join Pulitzer Prize nominated author Colson Whitehead as he introduces a screening of the film Night of the Living Dead.  Whitehead’s latest novel Zone One focuses on a zombie–infested, post–apocalyptic Manhattan. The event is free so put on a killer costume, grab your friends, and head to the library for a night of Halloween fun. This library visit definitely trumps a study session in Van Pelt!

Vox Populi First Annual Halloween Party
10/29, 9–10 p.m.
Vox Populi Art Gallery, 319 North 11th St.
$10
The Vox Populi Art Gallery in Chinatown will usher in its first annual Halloween celebration with free booze and a Misfits cover band. And of course, if that’s not enough enticement, the event will also feature the de rigueur costume contest. Don your most creative costume (their expectations as an alternative art space are higher than the average frat party) and perhaps you can take home the prize.

 
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