Philadelphia’s Live Arts and Fringe Festival will be drawing to a close this weekend so this is your last chance to get into the city and check out the performances. Performances continue to receive rave reviews and considering the number of options, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t be able to find something to catch your interest.
Saturday is supposed to be rainy, but conditions are perfect for visiting a museum. This weekend, Penn’s Museum of Archeology and Anthropology is giving special afternoon tours on “Egypt of the Pharaohs” and “Heroic Myths in Ancient Greece.” Meanwhile, the Philadelphia Museum of Art is featuring modern artists such as Julien Levy and Ellsworth Kelly. While you’re at it, pose with the giant spider sculpture of Louise Bourgeois, which will be leaving its perch on the East Terrace this spring.
Tonight LPAC will be hosting “Muy Senores Mios,” whose “Una Tarde en Palermo,” at 8 pm offers a glimpse of Argentinean musical traditions: tango and beyond. This evening is also your final chance for taking advantage of Restaurant Week, in which you can enjoy a three course meal at participating restaurants for $30. Among the distinctive deals include the elegant Lacroix at the Rittenhouse (think warm chocolate tart with fresh pistachio ice cream and caramelized bananas) or, for those of you willing to take the extra train ride, fondue night at The Melting Pot in Chestnut Hill (a great idea for a large group.) You can find out more about participating restaurants by going to the website centercityphila.org/restaurantweek
Finally, Swarthmore’s own Orchestra 2001 will be having its String Orchestra Concert this weekend, 8 pm in the Annenberg Center on Saturday or 7:30 in Lang Concert Hall on Sunday. The program includes Gyorgy Ligeti’s “Ramifications,” George Rochberg’s “Transcendental Variations,” and Leonard Bernstein’s “Arias and Barcarolles.” If you’re sticking to campus, don’t forget to drop by the Kitao, which will be showcasing pieces Swat students have created over the summer and listen to live Swat bands at Olde Club on Saturday night.