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Arts Listings for the Week 11/3

Orient Express Party 11/4, 5–8:45 pm Philadelphia Museum of Art, 26th St.

by IAN BUSSARD

Downey Irish Pub's new running comedy gets you drunk... and then makes fun of you

Upstairs at Downey’s Irish Pub an eclectic group of about 60 members crowded around small bar tables supporting $10 buckets of beer.

by ALEXANDRA JAFFE

Artist Profile: Jesse Rappaport

Name and Year: Jesse Rappaport, 2012 Hometown: Chester, NJ Major: Fine Arts/Pre–Med Medium of Choice: Oil Paint [photospace] Street: Do you have any favorite artists?

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Thank God it's (First) Friday

This month’s First Friday brings us psychedelic music, military commentary and glittery computer graphics.

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Arts Listings for the Week of 10/29

Get on the Ghost Train with Art After 5 10/28, 5–8:45 p.m. Philadelphia Museum of Art, 26th St.

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DIY: Halloween Decor

Still recovering from that post–midterm freak–out? Throwing a Halloween party? Unfortunately, the terrifying state of your living room does not count as holiday decor, but Arts has you covered.

by MEGAN RUBEN

Artist Profile: Alexandria Goree

Name and Year: Alexandria Goree, 2012 Hometown: Pasadena, California Major: Fine Arts and Communications Medium of Choice: Graphic Design Street: How did it all start?

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Artist Profile: Jillian Blackwell

Name and Year: Jillian Blackwell, 2012 Hometown: Fort Worth, TX Major: Fine Arts Medium of Choice: Ceramics Street: Do you have any favorite artists?

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Mental Hospitals, "Abstraction," Draculas, and more in Arts Listings

9th Annual Dracula Festival at the Rosenbach 10/12–29 The Rosenbach Museum & Library, 2008-2010 Delancey Pl. $5 with student ID Before Edward Cullen took over the world of tween literature, there was Dracula: the terrifying, blood sucking protagonist of Bram Stroker’s novel.

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Arts Top 5: Best Art Classes in Philly

Add/drop is over, and the prospect of Drawing I lowering your GPA scared you out of a studio art class, again.

by MEGAN RUBEN

Gallery Review: here.

Let’s face it — here in Philly, we have a bit of a complex.

by EILLIE ANZILOTTI

Campus Gems: Jerusalem Stabile by Alexander Calder

Penn has been home to the inventors of MeepMe, bifocals and the toast zambini.

by EMILY ORRSON

Penn Cribs: send us pics of your room for a chance to be a star

Is your room the talk of your floor? Did you paint your walls, get your hands on a Warhol, construct a makeshift bunkbed, or make Sansom look sanitary?

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Arts Listings for the week of 10/15

Art at Lunch: The City of Murals 10/19, 12–1 p.m. Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, 118 N.

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More Murals to Check Out This Month

Street took a look at Shepard Fairey's Philadelphia Murals this week (and the great food options near them). Here are a few more of our picks.

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Artist Profile: Evan Robinson

Name and Year: Evan Robinson, 2014 Hometown: Los Angeles, CA Major: Economics and Psychology Medium of Choice: Photography Website: evanrobinsonphotography.com [photospace] Street: How did you get started, in general and professionally? Evan Robinson: Sophomore year of high school I walked out of a basketball game with a broken finger that pointed sideways.

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Arts Top 5 Picks for DesignPhiladelphia

This week, all of Philadelphia’s a gallery, or a graphic tee.

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Pair Shepard Fairey's Philly Murals with Nearby Philly Eats

Known for Obama’s HOPE graphic ­— the most effective political poster since “Uncle Sam Wants You” ­— Shepard Fairey is a little less famous for marking up a few Philly walls.

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Vox Populi mixes sexuality with a pop star mentality in a participatory show.

Oh the perils of visiting the Vox Populi Gallery.

by MEGAN RUBEN

Artspiration: Shepard Fairey's Peace Mural

Philadelphia’s mural project, originally the city’s solution to graffiti, has transformed into a wide range of thought–provoking, colossal pieces that define our urban core. Frank Shepard Fairey, well known for his OBEY sticker campaign and Obama Hope posters, is only one of the many contributers to the cause.

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