The Stedman Art Gallery at Rutgers University in Camden provides a unique perspective on the rich history of the City of Camden with "Visions of Camden," an exhibition showcasing a wide array of media including glass slides, photographs, prints, maps, postcards, posters and more, offering impressionistic views of the city. Also on view, a remounted stained-glass image of "Nipper" from the former RCA Victor tower, artifacts discovered during construction, and oil paintings and sketches by artists William M. Hoffman Jr., Howard N. Watson, and Mickey O'Neill McGrath. The exhibit is open to the public and is on display through March 1, Fine Arts Complex, Third Street between Cooper Street and the Ben Franklin Bridge, Camden, NJ.
ArcheDream for HUMANKIND brings its longest running show, "DEEP BLUE" to the Sedgwick Theater, this Saturday, January 12-27. The visually provoking show has traveled the globe, entertaining audiences with puppets, music, masks, and costumes created mainly by Philadelphia artists, performers, and musicians, 7137 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia.
Act II Playhouse presents "Why I'm Scared of Dance by Jen Childs," a one-woman show written and featuring Jen Childs, co-founder and artistic director of 1812 Productions, where the performance originated. Join Jen's lifelong quest to become a great dancer in this physical comedy directed by Harriet Power for two weeks only, January 15-27, 56 E. Butler Avenue, Ambler, PA. Also at Ambler: Stand-Up Comedy Weekend, Friday, January 11, 8pm and Saturday, January 12, 7pm & 9pm.
The Renegade Company joins with Simpatico Theatre Project to expand their popular 2011 production, "The Amish Project." This gripping drama explores the 2006 Nickel Mines schoolhouse shooting in Lancaster, PA and its impact on the community and the world. Simpatico's Janice Rowland stars and James Stover directs. "The Amish Project" features two half-priced previews on January 15 & January 16, opens January 17, and runs through February 3 at the Walnut Street Theatre's Studio 5, 825 Walnut Street, Philadelphia.
The creative and physically daring dance troupe Pilobolus returns to the Annenberg Center for Dance Celebration's 30th anniversary season for four performances, Thursday, January 17, 7:30pm, Friday, January 18, 8pm, Saturday, January 19, 2pm and 8pm, and Sunday, January 20, 2pm, with an after-performance talk back with the company on January 18, Zellerbach Theatre, 3680 Walnut Street, Philadelphia.