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Weekend Roundup: Elementary, my dear Swatties

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February 5, 2009

Cars and stars are among the attractions of the weekend, whether you choose to go out and enjoy an extended Restaurant Week or stay in to see “A Scandal in Bohemia” on Sunday evening. In either event, enjoy the unseasonably warm weather and perhaps solve a mystery or two…

The star of this Weekend Events is of course, Sherlock Holmes, or more specifically, the opera “A Scandal in Bohemia,” written by professors Nathalie Anderson and Tom Whitman, premiering at the Kimmel Center tonight. For those of you who won’t get the chance to see the performance in the city, you can also watch the show on Sunday night in Lang Concert Hall at 7:30 (though I’d save a seat) to see the Orchestra 2001 performance for free.

In honor of Sherlock, you might also look into the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s scavenger hunt series, this weekend’s being “Murder at the Museum.” Through the “Watson Adventures” program, you follow clues to sort out who murdered a museum curator and what happened to a multi-million dollar Rembrandt.

Some of the other notable performances of the weekend will include the Broadway touring “Rent” with original castmember Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp and Neil Simon’s “The Odd Couple” at the Innovation Studio.

For those of you who always fancied yourselves fortune tellers, the future is now. Particularly if you’re interested in cars—the Philadelphia International Auto Show is ongoing at the Convention Center. If you’re interested in dance, head out to the Performance Garage where you can watch “The Future of the Future,” a Headlong Dance Theater and Keely Garfield project. Enjoy!