Performing and visual arts are hot in Philadelphia this week

Looking to up your appreciation of the arts?

We've rounded up four artsy events around Philadelphia this week that will scratch your cultural itch, from an artist talk to a theater show.

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Caroline Woolard Artist Talk & Closing Reception

From the event description:

Join us this Thursday for an artist talk with Caroline Woolard and the closing reception of her new exhibition. Woolard employs sculptures, installations and online networks to study the pleasures and pains of interdependence. The exhibition of Woolard's work features a curated archive of Woolard’s past work, including her proposals, sketches, budgets and technical drawings. It also incorporates the use of ceiling tiles and a boardroom table for anyone to use.   

When: Thursday, Sept. 12, 5-8 p.m.
Where: Moore College of Art & Design, 1916 Race St.
Price: Free
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Comic Dan LaMorte Live

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Dan LaMorte is a New York City-based stand up comedian and comedy writer. He’s a former panelist of FOX's "Red Eye," and performed on the 2017 season of AXS-TV's "Gotham Comedy Live." In 2017 he released his first album "Not Enough Pieces." 

When: Friday, Sept. 13, 7-9 p.m.
Where: Grape Room, 105 Grape St.
Price: $10
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Artists in Conversation: Ouizi and Roxana Azar

From the event description:

Detroit-based painter Ouizi and local artist Roxana Azar will be a part of Mural Arts Philadelphia's newest speaker series: Artists in Conversation. Moderated and co-curated by Ginger Rudolph, these conversations will introduce the artists and audiences to each other's art and backgrounds. The even will be followed by an after-party.

When: Wednesday, Sept. 11, 6-8 p.m.
Where: Free Library of Philadelphia, 1901 Vine St.
Price: Free
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'Cartography' Theater Show

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Combining simple storytelling with interactive video technology, Cartography maps the perilous physical journeys, which brought five young people from their old homes to their new ones. This show is performed by a diverse company of actors from El Salvador, Syria, Lebanon, South Africa and Rwanda.

When: Thursday, Sept. 12, 8 p.m.
Where: Christ Church Neighborhood House, 20 N. American St.
Price: $15-$35
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