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Here are the top 5 Campus Philly picks for events going on in Philly this week. For more events, visit the Campus Philly Events Calendar.
FREE!! When: April 5, 9:00 am – 6:00 pm | Where: Philly Sound Stages, 1600 N. 5th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122
Are you ready for your close up? You better be. Actorfest is coming to Philadelphia, meaning its your opportunity to gain your 15 minutes of fame. With actor workshops, special events and open casting calls by MTV and NBC studio, Actorfest is the World’s largest one-day event for actors and performers. Still need convincing? Actorfest is only in 6 cities nationwide, and Philadelphia is its first stop, meaning more open opportunities just for you.
FREE!! | When: April 6, 4:00 pm | Where: The Philadelphia Mausoleum of Contemporary Art – 531 North 12th Street, Philadelphia, PA
Started by a Temple undergraduate, Shooting Wall Film Group was founded to promote Philadelphia’s local film scene. Now this student-created society is presenting it’s first-ever film festival, completely free of charge. That’s right: local, independent films with-out the artsy-fartsy price tag. The goal of the Shooting Wall Film Festival is to provide an alternative space for independent filmmakers in an environment that is small enough to promote artists and viewers to engage with one another, so you’ll be able to schmooze with film connoisseurs and directors alike.
Price: $10 | When: May 3 – 5, various times | Where: Annenberg Center, Harold Prince Theatre – 3680 Walnut Street, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Live from University this week it’s Circo Comedia, the unstoppable two-man show with a mission to make you laugh till you cry. Their distinctive style of humor is drawn from the tradition of Quebec Circus, combining acrobatic tricks, daring feats, magic and eccentricity. Don’t be surprised if you find a burlesque clown in roller-skates performing a drum solo. So take the time during finals to de-stress with a show that’s too funny to miss.
Price: $12 w/ Student ID | When: 5:00 pm – 8:45 pm | Where: The Philadelphia Museum of Art, 26th Street Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA
With one of the most extensive art collections in the country, there’s literally thousands of reasons to love Art After 5 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Here’s a new one: this Friday is their Cinco De Mayo Party, where local musicians Magdaliz and Her Latin Band will be playing Puerto Rican boleros, Cuban sones and Mexican mariachi music. Not sure what all those words mean? They mean DANCE till you drop this Friday at Art After 5.
Price: $25 w/ Student ID | When: Ongoing until May 6, various times | Where: The Philadelphia Museum of Art, 26th Street Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA
Can’t get enough of the Philadelphia Museum of Art? Neither can we. Which is why you must also check out Van Gogh Up Close this week before the rare exhibit says goodbye… from the country. Philadelphia is the only city to host this major exhibit focused on the intense and eccentric European artist. A man passionate about both art and life, Vincent van Gogh’s work is known to engage with the strength of emotions. So come experience the power of his work first-hand at this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see Vincent van Gogh’s creations up close.
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