Reading and writhing

Reading and writhing

  • VAMPYR at PhilaMOCA: November 15, 7:30 p.m., PhilaMOCA, 531 N. 12th Street, advance tickets $12, $15 at the door. In the middle of November, vampires still stalk the night at PhilaMOCA. This silent screen interpretation of the first blood-sucking tale by Irish author Sheridan Le Fanu, who beat out Bram Stoker’sDracula by 25 years, receives a fresh transfusion through a live electronic accompaniment composed by Steven Severin. A second screening will be held 10 p.m.
  • Corpo/Ethereal at PATRAJDAS Contemporary: Opening November 16, PATRAJDAS Contemporary, 1269 Noble Street #105, free admission. See the text-heavy world of metaphysics made physical in this exhibition featuring works by three mind-blowing and body-bending artists. Gallery walls explode with blood and copper through the work of Jordan Eagles, light plays around the glass drawings of Jeff Wallin, and human bodies emerge from depths of bronze and resin through the sculptures of Emil Alzamora. An opening reception will be held November 16, 6-8:30 p.m.
  • The Female Gaze: Women Artists Making Their World at PAFA: Opening November 17,Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, adults $15, seniors and students $12, youth $10. Catch this collection of 400 works from influential female artists before it leaves for its US tour. This expansive look into women’s influence on the art world reaches across two floors of PAFA, as well as every genre that art has to offer.

(via With Art Philadelphia: Top Picks For November Art Happenings In And Around The City | Uwishunu – Philadelphia Blog About Things to Do, Events, Restaurants, Food, Nightlife and More)

SEPTA spur/ Reading Viaduct Update

On Monday, 11/5 at 10 AM Urban Engineers will have a crew on the SEPTA spur doing preliminary work.

‘We will have a backhoe onsite.  We plan to scrape the ballast and soil in several locations to expose the steel structure.  We will also conduct test pits in the fill portion between 13th and 12th to show the depth and ballast and subsurface strata.
‘Our main focus at the moment is for our structural engineers to evaluate what is needed for the outer support system for the proposed wood walkways that extend on either side of the bridge structures.  They are also looking into the supports for the “amphitheater” wood seating proposed at the jet out past 12th street’ 
Angelo J. Waters, PE, LEED AP | Practice Leader – Environmental Services
Urban Engineers | 530 Walnut Street | Philadelphia, PA 19106

(via Callowhill Neighborhood Association