This live installation with building (or tearing apart) equipment and safety goggles is so interactive and self-driven, you could probably justdo this at Home Depot if anyone there would answer questions.
Bok, 1901 South 9th St., Sept. 15-Sept. 18, 4 p.m. and 12 p.m.
Thaddeus Phillips + Steven Dufala
Phillys Phillips has forever been a travelogue worthy director, one where a dozen places, real and imagined, drift by with each unpacking of his Lucidity Suitcase. With friend and local designer Steven Dufala, the new father creates a wild, all-ages alternative universe journey guided by a stuffed toy whale, kabuki dancers, real life father/son acting duo Fegley and a Colombian music soundtrack[tab]- one of Phillips grandest signatures.
FringeArts, 140 N. Columbus Blvd., Sept. 14 Sept. 17, 11 a.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 7p.m., 8 p.m.
Megapolis Audio Festival
Blevin Blectum, Mia Zabelka and a host of musicians and technicians stretch the borders of experimental sound with single events, installations and more. Venues and performance times can be found at megapolisfestival.org/schedule.
"A Period of Animate Existence"
Pig Iron Theatre
Pig Iron has asked the big, existential questions in the past, often coming across (this is a good thing) like a frenetic episode of HBOs The Leftovers while doing so. Only this symphonic look at racing toward a great beyond with plants, mineral and animals as part of the equation squooshes every life form together with an hallucinatory éclat before the Big Bang blows.
Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts Zellerbach Theatre, 3680 Walnut St. Sept. 22-24, 2 p.m., 7 p.m., 8 p.m.
"Close Music for Bodies"
First off, you, the audience member, are going to have to stand, walk and take off your shoes for this choral music party. But, Philadelphia sound installation artist and vocal/breathing teacher Michael Kiley makes even the smallest inhalation stirring and dramatic, so wear nice socks and deal with it.
Christ Church Neighborhood House, 20 North American St., Sept. 20-Sept. 24, 4 p.m., 6 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 7 p.m.
Youve supported all the weird live shows, now have a cocktail and some of the best couture cuisine from this Fringe-focused charitable event hosted by co-creators Nick Stuccio, Steven Starr, Michael Solomonov and new kid on the culinary block, Nicholas Elmi.
FringeArts, 140 North Columbus Blvd. Sept. 28, 7 p.m.