Shary Boyle & Emily Duke: The Illuminations Project: ICA 36th and Sansom. Wed 11 a.m.–8 p.m. · Thu-Fri 11 a.m.–6 p.m. · Sat-Sun 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Free. Through March 20th, 2011. Poetry and drawing come together in this exploration of violence and misogyny that was developed through long–distance correspondence over 4 years.
If These Walls Could Talk: The William and Miriam Crawford Dining Room: Philadelphia Folklore Project 735 S. 50th St. Tuesday & Thursday 10 a.m.–6 p.m. and by appointment. Free. 40 years of social–change history are collaged on the walls of this Philadelphian couple’s dining room. From the civil rights movement, to their involvement in the communist party, to anti-war protests, all sprinkled with pop culture and music memorabilia, this chunk of Philadelphia history is not to be missed.
The Eyes Gallery: 402 South St. Mon–Thur 11 a.m.–7 p.m. · Fri-Sat 11 a.m.–8 p.m. · Sun: 12 p.m.–7 p.m. Free. Venture down to South Street to explore this eclectic space that for over 40 years filled with jewelry, ceramics, furniture and funky, ethnic pieces from local artists and craftsmen from around the world.
Nikon Small World Exhibit: The Wistar Institute. 3601 Spruce St. Mon-Fri 9 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Free. Dive into the awe-inspiring world of microscopic photography and see things closer than you ever have before.
Mega Shark Versus Crocosaurus: The Academy of Natural Sciences. February 3rd, 2011: reception, snacks and drinks at 6:30 p.m. Movie screening from 8–10 p.m. $15. 19th St. and Benjamin Franklin Parkway Come watch this “awesomely awful” movie about a massive prehistoric shark that is threatening humanity, starring Jaleel White (aka Steve Urkel from Family Matters). Science experts will be there to comment on the scientific absurdities presented in the film.