The Foundations of Hypnosis
Are you fascinated by the idea of hypnosis and often curious about how it works? “The Foundations of Hypnosis” seminar is for you! During your time at this free seminar, you will learn the principles behind hypnosis, how to do effective and quick inductions, what it is like to go into hypnosis, the no-fail approach to hypnosis, and most importantly, you will have the hands-on experience you need to develop your hypnotic skills. Please sign up by registering at www.freehypnosisseminar.com. Seats are limited, so sign up today!
First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia at 2125 Chestnut St.
Saturday, Jan. 21, 2 p.m.
Free admission with registration
Jamming in January
Come check out the first-ever Taste of Philly Dance Fitness party. The 2012 schedule is loaded with tons of new classes, and here’s your chance to sample them in all in a jam-packed two-hour session of ballet, Piloxing, hip-hop, jazz, Zumba and cardio bellydance. There will even be a few routines from our signature workshops: “King of Pop Hip-Hop,” Frisky Fridays, “Gleekercise” and “Just Dance: Lady Gaga Hip-Hop.”
Performance Garage at 1515 Brandywine St.
Sunday, Jan. 22, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Blue Cross RiverRink’s 18th Season
The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation is proud to continue to present a wintertime tradition in Philadelphia, the 18th season of the Blue Cross RiverRink at Penn’s Landing. It’s time to “Think Rink” as the Blue Cross RiverRink on Columbus Boulevard and Market Street is the perfect way to enjoy the great outdoors and fresh-air fun for everyone! Featuring an outdoor regulation-size rink overlooking the Delaware River and an indoor heated facility with a snack bar, game room and more.
Blue Cross RiverRink at 531 N. Columbus Boulevard
Bryn Mawr Film Institute: Cendrillon
Staged for the first time at the Royal Opera House, this enchanting and witty retelling of the fairy tale of Cinderella features a fiery cast led by the award-winning mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato and is conducted by French music specialist Bertrand de Billy. The performance stars Joyce DiDonato, Alice Coote and Eglise Gutierrez, with music by Jules Massenet. The film is performed at the Royal Opera House in London in French with English subtitles. The Sunday show will be introduced by Michael Bolton of the Opera Company of Philadelphia.
Bryn Mawr Film Institute at 824 W. Lancaster Ave.
Sunday, Jan. 22 at 1 p.m. and Tuesday, Jan. 25 at 7 p.m.
$20 General Admission; $18 BMFI Members; $10 Students with ID
Zoe Strauss: Ten Years
Zoe Strauss, a Philadelphia photographer with a growing international reputation, is the subject of a major exhibition that opens Jan. 14 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Zoe Strauss: Ten Years is a mid-career retrospective of this acclaimed artist’s work, representing the first critical assessment of her decade-long project to exhibit annually in a public space beneath Interstate 95 (I-95) in South Philadelphia. The exhibition will include 170 prints and a selection of artist-created slideshows, one of which will be projected on the museum’s exterior facade during the exhibition’s opening week. Additional images by the artist will be displayed on over 50 billboards located throughout the city from Manayunk to West Philadelphia and from Northeast Philadelphia to I-95 South, extending the reach of the exhibition into many of the neighborhoods where Strauss has worked and from which she continues to draw inspiration.
The Philadelphia Museum of Art at 26th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Saturday, Jan. 14 through April 22
Demetri Martin: “Telling Jokes in Cold Places 2012 Tour”
American stand-up comedian Demetri Martin launches his coldest tour of North America ever on Jan. 5, 2012. Martin’s tour, titled “Demetri Martin Telling Jokes in Cold Places 2012 Tour,” will take him to 20 cities across the United States and Canada. Martin’s live show will feature brand-new jokes, drawings, incidental guitar playing, and him walking back and forth on the stage a lot. Originally from New Jersey, Martin rose to relative obscurity when he started doing stand-up comedy in small clubs in New York City. Later he became a writer at “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” and then a regular performer on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.”
Keswick Theatre at 291 North Keswick Avenue, Glenside, Pa.
Saturday, Jan. 21, 8 p.m.
$35 general admission