Here’s what to do in Philly this weekend
Capture the Moment: The Pulitzer Prize Photographs
Through Dec. 31, open at museum hours, National Constitution Center, 525 Arch St., Included in museum admission, 215-409-6600, www.constitutioncenter.org
Here’s your chance to see a comprehensive selection of Pulitzer-winning photographs. Relive history with images of marines raising the American flag on Iwo Jima, Babe Ruth watching his number being retired at Yankee Stadium, Jack Ruby’s assassination of Lee Harvey Oswald and other iconic moments. Visitors can also watch a video featuring interviews with more than a dozen Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalists telling the riveting stories behind the famous snapshots.
BalletX’s Fall Series
Through Sunday, times vary, The Wilma Theater, 265 S. Broad St., $22-$35, 215-546-7824, www.wilmatheater.org
In all of BalletX’s performances throughout the year, they challenge the boundaries of classical ballet by experimenting with different moves while still keeping the traditional technique. We expect nothing less this weekend from this dance troupe, and this season kicks off with World Premieres from choreographers Adam Barruch, Gabrielle Lamb and the dance company’s Co-Artistic Director Matthew Neenan. At the Saturday afternoon performance, stick out for a new interactive lecture series, A Pie, A Pint & The Process. Have some pizza and drink some beer as you listen to New York City dance critic Elizabeth Zimmer and the BalletX artistic team talk about the connection between classical and contemporary ballet.
Winter Beer Fest
Saturday, 1-5 p.m.; 6-10 p.m., 23rd Street Armory, 22 S. 23rd St., $40-$50, $10 for designated drivers, www.winterbeerfest.com
Celebrate the start of the holiday season with more than 100 on-tap craft beers from around the world, such as Carton Brewing Company, Three Heads Brewing Company and Le Brewery from Normandy France. With spiced ales, imperial stouts, ciders and more, there is a brew for anyone. Food trucks will be on hand serving burgers and crab cakes so you won’t leave hungry. Find the Winter Beer Fest flyer and you can get $5 off your ticket.
Elixr Coffee Cocktail Throwdown
Tonight, 6:30 p.m., Elixr Coffee, 207 S. Sydenham St., Free, www.elixrcoffee.com
So it’s not a Bobby Flay Throwdown, but it’s the next best thing. Sixteen of the city’s top baristas will go head-to-head in a latte art competition, while some of the city’s top bartenders will go against one another to create the best coffee-centric cocktail. Celebrity judges will decide who wins – and audience members win by getting to sample some of the delicious concoctions.
Flashdance: The Musical
Through Sunday, times vary, Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad St., $20-$105.50, 215-893-1999, www.kimmelcenter.org
What a feeling! The pop culture phenomenon is hitting the stage celebrating its 30th anniversary. Alex Owens dreams of becoming a professional dancer as she juggles a life as a steel mill welder by day and a bar dancer by night. Besides “Flashdance – What a Feeling,” the 80s movie’s other popular songs such as “Maniac” and “I Love Rock & Roll” are featured, along with 16 brand-new original songs.
Food Fight: A Benefit for Fairmount CDC
Tonight, 6-10 p.m., Girard College, 2101 S. College Ave., $55, 215-232-4766, www.fairmountcdc.org
Enjoy a bountiful amount of food, drinks, raffles and live music – all for a good cause. Twenty-five Fairmount-area restaurants will provide delicious food samples and attendees will have a chance to vote on their favorite dishes of the night. Originally called “Fairmount Fling,” Food Fight is the Fairmount Community Development Corporation’s biggest fundraiser of the year and proceeds will benefit community improvement projects, local businesses and eco-friendly initiatives. Raffle tickets are available at $20 for you to have a chance at winning great prizes.
Saturday, 8 p.m., Keswick Theatre, 291 N. Keswick Ave., Glenside PA, $36-$59.50, 215-572-7650, www.keswicktheatre.com
This soulful songstress returns from a four-year hiatus with promoting her new album SongVersation. The Grammy Award-winning artist, who is known for hits such as “Video” and “Little Things,” will revisit her R&B roots for an intimate show.
LOUD! FAST! PHILLY! A Visual History of Philly Hardcore Punk
Friday, 7:30 p.m., PhilaMOCA, 531 N. 12th St., $11.34, 267-519-9651, www.philamoca.org
PhilaMOCA will host a celebration of Philly’s hardcore punk underground scene that features rare footage of local bands spanning from the ‘80s till today. If you missed the two sold-out screenings back in April, be sure to get your ticket now before it’s too late. This last presentation will include special guests who will introduce clips discuss Philly’s thriving underground punk culture. Immerse yourself in more than forty years of punk and don’t be afraid to rock on!
Asian American Film Festival
Friday and Saturday, times vary, Asian Arts Initiative, 1219 Vine St., $6-$8, 215-557-0455, www.phillyasianfilmfest.org
This year’s film festival celebrating the best in Asian cinema wraps up this weekend with a strong lineup of documentaries and short programs. The weekend begins with the Philadelphia premiere of Kung Fu Lessons, which tells the story of three American brothers and their journey into Chinese martial arts. The festival pulls down its curtains with Hafu, a documentary that gives an in-depth look into racial prejudice in Japan. A post-film reception will include Japanese and western cuisine catering from Madame Saito and Artisan Boulanger Patissier.