The Kimmel Center, where the Philadelphia Orchestra’s opening night was scheduled to take place this coming Thursday, is still in negotiations with union workers since their contract expired last week. But the show must go on!
The Philly Orchestra has announced that it’s moved venues and will now play its opening night right here on campus in that-joke-that’s-gone-on-for-far-too-long, Irvine Auditorium. And because nothing says “welcome to the Penn bubble” like spending the whole night on campus, the performance will be followed by a gala at the Penn Museum. We suggest that the musicians take a peek at this video to ensure that they are properly attired.
It’s official – Bollywood is going Broadway. Good thing Penn will be a part of it.
Performing arts favorites Dhamaka and Masala are participating in PhillyFest, the 6th annual South Asian intercollegiate arts competition (yes, this is a thing — we couldn’t make this up) on Saturday, January 29 at the Merriam Theater on Broad Street. South Asian dance troupes, a capella groups and comedy acts from colleges all over the country will flood Center City this weekend, so if you like Indian men doing crazy things with their bodies, this may end up being your favorite day of the year.
We’re just thankful to have the chance to get another dose of THIS. Bad news: we have to pay for this bizarre event. Good news: tickets are only $10.