Artist J. Kenneth Leap is part of the Creative Spirit Symposium. Credit: Wilhelm Derix
Creative Sprit Symposium Saturday, 9 a.m. Michener Museum 138 S. Pine St. $25 for members, $35 for non-members 215-340-9800 www.michenermuseum.org The Michener Museum is hosting the ninth Creative Spirit Symposium this Saturday with speakers from the medical and art communities. This year’s medical feature is a focus on traumatic brain injury. Experience the juxtaposition of art and science at this one-of-a-kind event.
'Detained in the Desert' Friday, 7 p.m. Academy of Natural Sciences 1900 Ben Franklin Pkwy. $5, 215-299-1000 www.ansp.org
Part of the Al Dia News Media Film Series, the “Detained in the Desert” screening chronicles two different people from two different backgrounds who find themselves in a severe situation. This film tackles controversial topics such as racism, profiling and immigration.
The Cabaret Administration Presents Fin De Seicle Sunday, 8 p.m. L’Etage 624 S. 6th St. $15, 215-592-0656 www.creperie-beaumonde.com
Visit L’Etage this Sunday for a special one-time-only performance of “Fin De Seicle,” a sensual, macabre journey form New Orleans to Venice. This adults-only dance theater cabaret is sure to bring out your dark side. Only 80 seats are available.
First Friday! The Wide World of Art Friday, 6 p.m. The Barnes Foundation 2025 Ben. Franklin Pkwy $25/free for members 215-278-7200 www.barnesfoundation.org
Enjoy full museum access as well as a performance by the Academy of Vocal Arts featuring soprano Anush Avetisyan, baritone Armando Pina and pianist Tim Ribchester to set the proper atmosphere. Also featured will be the short film, “The Collector,” which explores the life of Albert C. Barnes, talks on American and European modernism, and cocktails.
Tom Rush Friday, 7 p.m. Ardmore Music Hall 23 E. Lancaster Ave. $29.50 in advance, $35 at the door 610-649-8389 www.ardmoremusic.com
Tom Rush, a pioneer of the singer/songwriter movement of the '60, performs at the Ardmore Music Hall. The living legend, who just recently celebrated his 73rd birthday, is still touring after 50 years in the music biz.
Schumann/Haydn Sunday, 2:30 p.m. Perelman Theater at the Kimmel Center 300 S. Broad St. 215-790-5800 www.kimmelcenter.org
Conductor Ignat Solzhenitsyn leads the chamber orchestra in two pieces of music by the legendary composers. Although Schumann composed in the Romantic era and Haydn the classical era, the musicians will entwine Shumann's “Introduction and Allegro, Op. 92” and Haydn's “Symphony No. 94 in G major."
Burlesque A Pades Saturday, 8:30 p.m. World Cafe Live 3025 Walnut St. $20, 215-222-1400 www.worldcafelive.com
Burlesque A Pades is an acclaimed burlesque stage show featuring the Pontani Sisters. These buxom beauties are bringing their exotic talents to the World Cafe Live stage and are sure to not disappoint.