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Performing and visual arts events worth seeking out in Philadelphia this week

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By Hoodline - Published on April 16, 2019.

Looking to up your appreciation of the arts?

We've rounded up five artsy events around Philadelphia this week that will scratch your cultural itch, from a multimedia sights and sounds experience to a magic show.

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Monuments and Memory

On Wednesday, head to Penn Museum for a discussion with David Brownlee and Ken Lum about the impact and meaning of monuments, specifically how they can be divisive and how they can be reimagined to be more inclusive. The event, sponsored by the Wolf Humanities Center at Penn, is free and open to the public. American Sign Language services will be offered.

When: Wednesday, April 17, 5-6:30 p.m.
Where: Widener Auditorium, Penn Museum, 3260 South St.
Price: Free
Click here for more details, and to get your tickets

Before We Go

On Thursday night, stop by Location 215 for a multimedia experience curated by Riley Wesolowski — a variety of works by painters, musicians and multimedia artists will be on display. The event is for those age 21 and over; an open bar will also be available all night.

When: Thursday, April 18, 8:30 p.m.- Friday, April 19, 12:30 a.m.
Where: Location 215, 990 Spring Garden St.
Price: $20
Click here for more details, and to get your tickets

Late Night Thirsty Thursday Drag Show

Tabu Lounge and Sports Bar will be hosting a drag show presented by Burd Events this Thursday. Drink specials and giveaways are also on the agenda.

When: Thursday, April 18, 11 p.m.- Friday, April 19, 1 a.m.
Where: Tabu Lounge and Sports Bar, 254 S. 12th St.
Price: $5 (General Admission Online); $22 (VIP Table)
Click here for more details, and to get your tickets

The Voice of Women in Flamenco

Come Friday, join Pasion y Arte, Philadelphia’s all-female contemporary flamenco dance company, for an evening celebrating the voices of women in flamenco. Contemporary and tablao flamenco will be showcased. The event also includes a reception offering wine and light refreshments.

When: Friday, April 19, 8-11 p.m.
Where: Fleisher Art Memorial, 719 Catharine St.
Price: $30
Click here for more details, and to get your tickets

Magician Matt Roberts

Those in the mood for magic will enjoy a performance by New York-based magician Matt Roberts this Thursday. Roberts' lineup of tricks includes sleight of hand illusions, mind reading, comedy and more.

When: Thursday, April 18, 7 p.m.
Where: The Playground at The Adrienne, 2030 Sansom St.
Price: $15-$25
Click here for more details, and to get your tickets


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