14 min ago

"a grand yet intimate piece of musical theate...

"a grand yet intimate piece of musical theater" "a tour-de-force performance from Jamar Williams" "Several actors in PASSING STRANGE are part of the Wilma’s recently formed HotHouse, a troupe devoted to intense physical training and to new ideas about interpretation. This production brims with them." - WHYY #WilmaPassingStrange

    Review: 'Passing Strange,' and grandly
    Broad Street between Locust and Spruce streets Runs through Feb. 18 - Bold, boisterous, and bellicose, the Wilma Theater production of the musical "Passing Strange" seems much more real than it did on Broadway 10 years ago. And that's important: What's real or not is at the core of the engrossing musical.
    https://whyy.org

10 hours ago

Beginning February 1, CHF will have a new nam...

Beginning February 1, CHF will have a new name: the Science History Institute. Over the coming weeks we’ll share the stories of other name-changing in the history of science. #StoriesofScience

    Chemical Heritage Foundation
    Beginning February 1, CHF will have a new name: the Science History Institute. Over the coming weeks we'll share the stories of other name-changing in the history of science. #StoriesofScience
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14 hours ago

The Clay Studio added 3 new photos.

Entries for Small Favors are due January 29th! Apply through the link in our bio. Pictured are pieces from Small Favors 2017 made by Victoria Ahmadizadeh, Nicole Aquillano, and Jill Birschbach. More info here: http://www.theclaystudio.org/apply/sf.php Apply here: https://theclaystudio.slideroom.com/#/login/program/40223

    The Clay Studio
    The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA. 15K likes. The Clay Studio is an internationally recognized non-profit ceramic art organization in Philadelphia, PA.
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14 hours ago

For decades instrument makers, musicians, and...

For decades instrument makers, musicians, and even scientists have tried to figure out what makes a Stradivarius so special. Explore the whole story in the current issue of Distillations magazine: http://bit.ly/StradivariScience

    Chemical Heritage Foundation
    For decades instrument makers, musicians, and even scientists have tried to figure out what makes a Stradivarius so special. Explore the whole story in the current issue of Distillations magazine:...
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17 hours ago

Leila Gordon shared an event to The Monkey & ...

Join Repair the World: Philadelphia on January 31st from 6:30 - 8 PM for a night of seed packing, snack eating and drinking! (Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks will be provided) We will be packing seeds with Owen Taylor, the founder of Truelove Seeds. He works with rural and urban food justice projects to preserve and proliferate culturally important heirloom seeds and the stories and traditions embodied in them. January 31st is also Tu B'Shvat, the Jewish New Year of the Trees! Packaging seeds and learning about their cultural relevance is how we're celebrating this holiday! https://www.facebook.com/events/153114665341990/

    Seeds, Snacks, & Six Packs
    Join us for a night of seed packing, snack eating and drinking! (Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks will be provided) We will be packing seeds with Owen...
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18 hours ago

The Wilma Theater added 6 new photos.

"'Cause we say it's alright!" #WilmaPassingStrange photos are here! Take a peek at this musical that may "look like sodom, from top to bottom, a shopping mall of vice, but its alright with me." Experience this musical --> https://goo.gl/37m3uo

    The Wilma Theater
    The Wilma Theater, Philadelphia, PA. 5,791 likes · 343 talking about this · 11,360 were here. Visit our website! http://www.wilmatheater.org Follow us on twitter!...
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18 hours ago

FYI Philly visits Old City's TORC Yoga, one o...

FYI Philly visits Old City's TORC Yoga, one of the neighborhood's newest businesses:

    FYI Philly: Get your mind and body set for 2018
    FYI Philly: Get your mind and body set for 2018
    http://6abc.com

18 hours ago

The Center for Art in Wood added 2 new photos...

Today is the last day to experience CRISS CROSS: Robyn Horn / Brian Dickerson and The Selected Works of Dean Pulver the 2017 Bob Stocksdale International Excellence in Wood Awardee. The Center is open until 5pm today. If you miss seeing the exhibitions in person you can view them on our website. https://centerforartinwood.org/exhibitions/

    The Center for Art in Wood
    Installation image of CRISS CROSS: Robyn Horn / Brian Dickerson by John Carlano.
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18 hours ago

A peak from our current exhibition, Reinventi...

A peak from our current exhibition, Reinventing Clay. Tyler Schradnt's 3D printer in action! Come by this Sunday, January 21st from 1-3pm to see it in person.

    The Clay Studio
    A peak from our current exhibition, Reinventing Clay. Tyler Schradnt's 3D printer in action! Come by this Sunday, January 21st from 1-3pm to see it in person.
    http://www.facebook.com

19 hours ago

Chemical Heritage Foundation shared Materials...

Our friends at Drexel University's Materials Science & Engineering are exploring stuff on February 3!

    Philly Materials Day 2018
    Come join us at the eighth annual Philly Materials Science and Engineering Day for "Materiality: Exploring the Materials that Impact Your World."...
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20 hours ago

Check out Humphrys Flag Company on CBS Philly...

Check out Humphrys Flag Company on CBS Philly:

    Historic Philly Flag Shop Shows Off Eagles Creations
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - A Philadelphia flag institution is fielding many calls about Eagles flags before the big game on Sunday. Humphrys Flag Company opened its doors in Philadelphia in 1864. Employees craft American flags and others from around the world.
    http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com

23 hours ago

New muffin alert! Chocolate chip. Delicious a...

New muffin alert! Chocolate chip. Delicious alongside a cappuccino.

    The Monkey & The Elephant
    New muffin alert! Chocolate chip. Delicious alongside a cappuccino.
    https://www.facebook.com

34 hours ago

Northern Liberties Recreation Center shared H...

    Hillside Recreation Center
    Know a kid that LOVES to cook and wants to put their talents to the test? Here ya go, let's make the next MasterChef Junior a Philadelphia kid!! 🍴🌮🥘🍱🥗🥩🍤🥧🥦🍅🥓🥞🍔🥟🍪🍴
    https://www.facebook.com

35 hours ago

Happy Birthday to Benjamin Franklin!

Happy Birthday to Benjamin Franklin!

    The Clay Studio
    Happy Birthday to Benjamin Franklin!
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36 hours ago

2nd Street Festival shared Standard Tap's eve...

Standard Tap is holding their first of many monthly beer dinners January 28th. This month they will be hosting 2SP!

    2SP Beer Dinner
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38 hours ago

"We realized that this problem of having many...

"We realized that this problem of having many more ways to do something incorrectly than correctly shows up in many other areas of science and mathematics, including the design of protein structures in biology and the design of Sudoku puzzles."

    Scientists lay out why some origami won't fold under pressure
    Scientists and engineers are fascinated by self-folding structures. Imagine the possibilities: heart stents that unfold in the right location or pop-up tents that assemble at the press of a button, as well as nanoscale versions ...
    https://m.phys.org

40 hours ago

The Clay Studio added 3 new photos.

Shop new arrivals from Julie Moon in our shop: https://public.theclaystudio.org/public/ShopPromo.faces

    The Clay Studio
    The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA. 15K likes. The Clay Studio is an internationally recognized non-profit ceramic art organization in Philadelphia, PA.
    https://www.facebook.com

40 hours ago

Reminder: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day ...

Reminder: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day was on Monday. Trash collection will be on Saturday, January 20th. Please leave trash at the curb on Friday evening. Thank you.

    Old City Experience, Philadelphia
    Reminder: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day was on Monday. Trash collection will be on Saturday, January 20th. Please leave trash at the curb on Friday evening. Thank you.
    https://www.facebook.com

42 hours ago

Old City District shared Philadelphia -- visi...

There lots to do around Philadelphia this week, including Old City! ✨

    18+ Fantastic Things to Do in Philly This Week
    Rothman Institute Ice Rink | Photo courtesy Center City District Center City Restaurant Week, the Eagles in the NFC Championship game, the Philly Home Show and more... It's looking like a delightfully delicious week here in Philadelphia. Center City District Restaurant Week is in full swing at more than 120 different eateries where you can spend a night out enjoying a three-course meal.
    https://www.uwishunu.com

42 hours ago

A happy opening night to cast and crew of PAS...

A happy opening night to cast and crew of PASSING STRANGE! Let's get ready to play all night. #WilmaPassingStrange #phillytheatre #philly

    Animated GIF - Find & Share on GIPHY
    Discover & share this Animated GIF with everyone you know. GIPHY is how you search, share, discover, and create GIFs.
    http://giphy.com

43 hours ago

If you’re curious about the history of scienc...

If you’re curious about the history of science, you likely know Robert Boyle and his work. But Boyle wasn’t working alone: his published work refers to partners and collaborators. Or he’d publish their response to his ideas. But Robert’s most frequent and influential collaborator—his intellectual partner!—was his sister, Katherine, even though she never appears in his work by name. In this month's episode of Distillations podcast, learn more about Katherine Boyle: http://bit.ly/LadyRanelagh (Image: Chiara Ogan flickr: http://ow.ly/zkI630hPVuU)

    Chemical Heritage Foundation
    If you're curious about the history of science, you likely know Robert Boyle and his work. But Boyle wasn't working alone: his published work refers to partners and collaborators. Or he'd publish...
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43 hours ago

Fellows Trent Rhodes and Candice Candeto of t...

Fellows Trent Rhodes and Candice Candeto of the Winterthur Program in American Material Culture at the University of Delaware spent this past fall at the Center for their independent study to improve the visitor experience of our Museum Collection. Join us Fri. Feb. 2, 2018 for the big unveiling of this important project!

    The Center for Art in Wood
    Fellows Trent Rhodes and Candice Candeto of the Winterthur Program in American Material Culture at the University of Delaware spent this past fall at the Center for their independent study to improve...
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45 hours ago

Stick to Your Job Pictured here is a poster ...

Stick to Your Job Pictured here is a poster which encouraged employees to “stick to your job,” which encouraged workers not to drift from job to job because their dedicated work was vital to the war effort. This poster was produced by the United States Department of Labor and, like many other propaganda posters, was distributed to American factories in order to encourage workers to maximize efficiency for the war effort. Want to learn more about our holdings related to World War I and more? Check out our Guide to World War One holdings: https://www.archives.gov/philadelphia/finding-aids/wwi-guide. Feel free to consult our online catalog (www.catalog.archives.gov) and make an appointment to view our holdings at the National Archives at Philadelphia by calling (215) 305-2044 or emailing philadelphia.archives@nara.gov. Also feel free to check out other National Archives resources related to World War I here: https://www.archives.gov/topics/wwi#event-/timeline/item/archduke-assassination. Today's post was written by Grace Schultz, Archives Technician at the National Archives at Philadelphia. Citation: Memorandum Regarding War Posters, with Attachments; File 2130-0; Box 16; Central Subject Files of the Naval Powder Factory; 5th Naval District; RG 181 - Naval Districts and Shore Establishments; National Archives at Philadelphia; (NAID: 66540631) (HMS ID: PH-6192).

    National Archives at Philadelphia
    Stick to Your Job Pictured here is a poster which encouraged employees to "stick to your job," which encouraged workers not to drift from job to job because their dedicated work was vital to the war...
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47 hours ago

The Wilma Theater shared their event.

Guess who's coming back to the cafe?

    Live in the Cafe: Stew and ILL DOOTS
    Tony Award-winning creator of PASSING STRANGE Stew returns for another evening at the Wilma's Good Karma Cafe. Playing a selection of songs from his...
    https://www.facebook.com

2 days ago

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2 days ago

"Helps" might be a subjective term.

"Helps" might be a subjective term.

    What Happens When an Algorithm Helps Write Science Fiction
    The machines sat empty in the dark. Only a single light was on when Anne and Ed entered. A lone searcher was staring at the Other planet 1, his face half-swallowed by the viewer, and the empty banks of blank screens 2 sloped into the room's vague emptiness.
    https://www.wired.com

2 days ago

Our new Social Action Club starts tomorrow! O...

Our new Social Action Club starts tomorrow! Open to 3rd-8th graders. We hope your young changemakers will join us!

    Northern Liberties Recreation Center
    Our new Social Action Club starts tomorrow! Open to 3rd-8th graders. We hope your young changemakers will join us!
    https://www.facebook.com

2 days ago

Share your experience with #WilmaPassingStran...

Share your experience with #WilmaPassingStrange with a lyric postcard from the "manicured lawns" of Los Angeles.

    The Wilma Theater
    Share your experience with #WilmaPassingStrange with a lyric postcard from the "manicured lawns" of Los Angeles.
    http://www.facebook.com

2 days ago

We still have a few spots left for our Handcr...

We still have a few spots left for our Handcrafted donut decorating event this Sunday in partnership with Okie Dokie Donuts (pictured below). The workshop is from 3-5pm, tickets are $40/$35 (members) and include one-of-a-kind donut plates by Adam Chau. More info and registration here: http://www.theclaystudio.org/participate/events.php?id=751

    The Clay Studio
    We still have a few spots left for our Handcrafted donut decorating event this Sunday in partnership with Okie Dokie Donuts (pictured below). The workshop is from 3-5pm, tickets are $40/$35 (members)...
    https://www.facebook.com

2 days ago

The Center for Art in Wood added 3 new photos...

The Center for Art in Wood is getting ready for an offsite display at Philadelphia’s Building BOK, a center for creatives, small-businesses and non-profits. Round and Round by artist Michael de Forest was created for the Center’s past exhibition Robin Wood’s Cores Recycled. This piece is just one of many that will be on view at the BOK this winter. To order the Robin Wood’s Cores Recycled book follow the link. https://centerforartinwood.org/product/robin-woods-cores-recycled/

    The Center for Art in Wood
    Michael de Forest Round and Round 2012 Core, milk paint 3 1/4 x 4 1/2"
    https://www.facebook.com

2 days ago

We will have a delayed opening of 11:00 a.m. ...

We will have a delayed opening of 11:00 a.m. today, January 16th due to staff shortage.

    https://www.facebook.com

2 days ago

How do you turn a pit orchestra into a onstag...

How do you turn a pit orchestra into a onstage rock band? Get the full behind-the-scenes story tonight, after the 6:30pm performance of #WilmaPassingStrange, join the Directors Gathering for a dialogue with Passing Strange's Music Director (and band leader) Amanda Morton.

    The Wilma Theater
    How do you turn a pit orchestra into a onstage rock band? Get the full behind-the-scenes story tonight, after the 6:30pm performance of #WilmaPassingStrange, join the Directors Gathering for a...
    https://www.facebook.com

3 days ago

Join us for Citizen Archivist Week of Service...

Join us for Citizen Archivist Week of Service! In the spirit of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, join us January 15-19, 2018 for a week-long citizen archivist challenge. Our goal is to tag or transcribe 2,018 pages in the National Archives Catalog during Citizen Archivist Week of Service. Can you help us meet this challenge? Get started by visiting the Citizen Archivist Dashboard beginning January 15. During that week, we’ll have a special expanded missions session and lots of featured records waiting to be transcribed. For our new volunteers, you’ll also find instructions on how to create an account and get started. You can help us unlock history by tagging and transcribing primary source documents in the National Archives Catalog. As you add tags or transcriptions to these records, those words are added to our Catalog – improving search results, and making our records more discoverable online. The added benefit is that we’re unlocking the sometimes difficult to read text for all to understand. We like to say that as we tag and transcribe, we are unlocking history. Transcribe and tag some of our holdings today, a handful of which are linked to below: The Indictment of Samuel Maccubbin involved in the Baltimore 'Riot' of 1861: https://catalog.archives.gov/id/278869 Deposition of John Snyder: https://catalog.archives.gov/id/18545806 Information provided by Lester Matz and John C. Childs filed in the U.S. Attorneys' Records on Spiro T. Agnew: https://catalog.archives.gov/id/279167 Complaint Against the Prince Edward County School Board of Virginia: https://catalog.archives.gov/id/279098 Fire Island National Seashore: A Proposal: https://catalog.archives.gov/id/40304849 History of Langley Air Field, Inception to March 1, 1935: https://catalog.archives.gov/id/66956741 John B. Gruelle's Patent Drawing and Oath for an Ornamental Design for a Doll: https://catalog.archives.gov/id/23902323

    Help Us Unlock History During Citizen Archivist Service Week!
    In the spirit of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, we're launching a week-long citizen archivist challenge from January 15-19. We invite you and your students to join us! Help us unlock history by tagging and transcribing primary source documents in the National Archives Catalog.
    http://education.blogs.archives.gov

3 days ago

#mugshotmonday with this new arrival from Bri...

#mugshotmonday with this new arrival from Brian Jones Shop here: https://public.theclaystudio.org/public/Shop.faces

    The Clay Studio
    mugshotmonday with this new arrival from Brian Jones Shop here: https://public.theclaystudio.org/public/Shop.faces
    https://www.facebook.com

3 days ago

Join us for Citizen Archivist Week of Service...

Join us for Citizen Archivist Week of Service! In the spirit of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, join us January 15-19, 2018 for a week-long citizen archivist challenge. Our goal is to tag or transcribe 2,018 pages in the National Archives Catalog during Citizen Archivist Week of Service. Can you help us meet this challenge? Get started by visiting the Citizen Archivist Dashboard beginning January 15. During that week, we’ll have a special expanded missions session and lots of featured records waiting to be transcribed. For our new volunteers, you’ll also find instructions on how to create an account and get started. You can help us unlock history by tagging and transcribing primary source documents in the National Archives Catalog. As you add tags or transcriptions to these records, those words are added to our Catalog – improving search results, and making our records more discoverable online. The added benefit is that we’re unlocking the sometimes difficult to read text for all to understand. We like to say that as we tag and transcribe, we are unlocking history. Transcribe and tag some of our holdings today, a handful of which are linked to below: https://education.blogs.archives.gov/2018/01/10/citizen-archivist-service-week/

    Help Us Unlock History During Citizen Archivist Service Week!
    In the spirit of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, we're launching a week-long citizen archivist challenge from January 15-19. We invite you and your students to join us! Help us unlock history by tagging and transcribing primary source documents in the National Archives Catalog.
    http://education.blogs.archives.gov

3 days ago

Old City District shared Philadelphia -- visi...

    Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend in Philly
    Every year, Philadelphia honors the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with a day of giving back and an extended weekend full of activities across the city. Now in its 23rd year, the Annual Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service on January 15, 2018 is the largest Martin Luther King Jr.
    http://www.visitphilly.com

3 days ago

Beginning February 1, CHF will have a new nam...

Beginning February 1, CHF will have a new name: the Science History Institute. Over the coming weeks we’ll share the stories of other name-changing in the history of science. #StoriesofScience

    Chemical Heritage Foundation
    Beginning February 1, CHF will have a new name: the Science History Institute. Over the coming weeks we'll share the stories of other name-changing in the history of science. #StoriesofScience
    https://www.facebook.com

3 days ago

“My story being done, . . . She swore, in fai...

“My story being done, . . . She swore, in faith ‘twas strange, ‘twas passing strange.” – OTHELLO, Act One, Scene 3 Take a deep dive into the world of PASSING STRANGE in Walter Bilderback's (Production Dramaturg and Literary Manager) Open Stages blog post. #WilmaPassingStrange is now playing through February 18.

    OPEN STAGE ONLINE: PASSING STRANGE
    by Walter Bilderback "My story being done, . . . She swore, in faith 'twas strange, 'twas passing strange." - Othello, Act One, Scene 3 Passing Strange is, first and foremost, a coming of age story. Although it shares some moments with Stew's real life, it is not autobiographical.
    http://blog.wilmatheater.org

4 days ago

Cement production requires significant fuel c...

Cement production requires significant fuel consumption integral to cement production. Is it possible to make eco-cement? It turns out capturing the CO2 isn't the hard part: http://bit.ly/CementingScience

    Chemical Heritage Foundation
    Cement production requires significant fuel consumption integral to cement production. Is it possible to make eco-cement? It turns out capturing the CO2 isn't the hard part:...
    https://www.facebook.com

4 days ago

Fishtown Community Library shared Friends of ...

    Friends of Fishtown Library
    Reminders: Toddler Play date 1/17 from 5-6pm (volunteers welcome! Comment here and I will send you a PM with details) Friends of Fishtown Library Meeting reschedule 1/22 @ 6:30 See you then! :)
    http://www.facebook.com

4 days ago

No matter which team you're rooting for (we'r...

No matter which team you're rooting for (we're obviously Philadelphia Eagles fans), you're tailgating with chemistry. Infographic: Compound Interest

    Chemical Heritage Foundation
    No matter which team you're rooting for (we're obviously Philadelphia Eagles fans), you're tailgating with chemistry. Infographic: Compound Interest
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4 days ago

Check out this Los Angeles Times article abou...

Check out this Los Angeles Times article about our former resident, Kukuli Velarde. http://beta.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/la-et-cm-kukuli-velarde-review-20180113-htmlstory.html

    'Plunder Me, Baby': One artist's wild, defiant stand against the oppression of indigenous people
    As satire, Kukuli Velarde's work is both outraged and deliciously outrageous. The Peruvian-born, Philadelphia-based artist co-opts the forms of pre-Columbian ceramics to issue a postcolonial manifesto about identity and integrity. "Plunder Me, Baby," her show at the American Museum of Ceramic Art in Pomona, is withering one moment, wacky the next, and brilliant throughout.
    http://www.latimes.com

5 days ago

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