hitRECord On the Road with Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Actor and director Joseph Gordon-Levitt curates and hosts an evening of original short films, live entertainment and collaborative RECording.
Building from hitRECord’s recent sold-out successes from across the country, including the Sundance Film Festival and Los Angeles’ Orpheum Theater, Joseph Gordon-Levitt is inviting audiences of the Northeast to join him for hitRECord’s unique evening of entertainment and interactive art making. In addition to hosting and presenting work, Gordon-Levitt will also direct, perform and interact with the live audience in sketches, readings and musical moments contributed by the hitRECord community.
“Getting the opportunity to present the art that we make together at hitRECord in live settings is almost as gratifying as actually making the work itself,” Gordon-Levitt said.
Merriam Theater, 250 S. Broad St.
Monday, Nov. 19, 9 p.m.
Cost: starts at $19.50
Fifth annual Philadelphia “Tweed Ride”
Ready your woolens, knickers, brooks and baskets! The Philadelphia Tweed Ride is an annual, leisurely ride through the most historical city in the union, followed by old-timey games and merrymaking to the highest degree. Pip Pip Cheerio!
Starting location of ride: 640 Water Works Drive
Saturday, Nov. 17 (all day)
Cost: $1 donation to Philabundance
Tony Award-winning “War Horse” at the Kimmel Center
A remarkable tale of courage, loyalty and friendship, “War Horse” takes place in 1914 England. As World War I begins, Joey, young Albert’s beloved horse, is sold to the cavalry and shipped from England to France. He’s soon caught up in enemy fire, and fate takes him on an extraordinary journey, where he serves on both sides before finding himself alone in no man’s land. But Albert cannot forget Joey, and, though still too young to enlist, he embarks on a treacherous mission to find Joey and bring him home. This powerfully moving and imaginative drama, filled with stirring music and songs, is a show of phenomenal inventiveness. At its heart are astonishing life-sized puppets created by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Co., which brings breathing, galloping, charging horses to life on the stage.
The Kimmel Center
Tuesday, Nov. 20 through Dec. 2
Philadelphia’s Christmas Village
Christmas Village in Philadelphia is an outside holiday market event in downtown Philadelphia at Love Park that is modeled after the traditional Christmas markets in Germany.
From Thanksgiving through Christmas Eve, vendors in more than 60 wooden booths will sell traditional European food, sweets and drinks. They will also offer a great shopping experience with international holiday gifts, ornaments, jewelry, and high-quality arts and crafts.
The unique atmosphere with thousands of lights; the big holiday tree; and the delicious smell of waffles, gingerbread, bratwurst and mulled wine will bring you and your family into the perfect Christmas mood.
Love Park, 1500 Arch St.
Saturday, Nov. 24 through Monday, Dec. 24; sneak peek Thursday, Nov. 22
Cost: Free admission
“Project Runway” winner Jay McCarroll Trunk Show
Jay McCarroll is the fashion designer who is internationally recognized for winning the inaugural season of the Emmy-nominated competitive reality television show “Project Runway.” Jay studied fashion design at the former Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science, now Philadelphia University, where he currently teaches. He also studied at the London College of Fashion.
Fabric, color, pattern and texture are among the great loves of Jay’s life. According to Jay, the greatest part of his job is manipulating those elements into functioning products for people to use and enjoy. Jay finds inspiration for his work in many different things. He’s always been drawn to the vastness and beauty of nature and is also fascinated by how other humans utilize nature so industriously. Meet Jay and shop his collection of clothing, scarves, socks and more! Complimentary mimosas and snacks will be provided. Free and open to all!
623 N. 2nd St.
Saturday, Nov. 17, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cost: Pay as you go