Franklin Institute debuts 'Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition'

MUSEUM OF ART CRAFT SHOW
MUSEUM OF ART CRAFT SHOW
Posted: November 09, 2012

IN HONOR OF the centennial anniversary of its sinking on April 5, 1912, the Franklin Institute offers "Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition," Saturday through April 7, 2013. The show illustrates the ship's conception, aftermath and, of course, its ill-fated maiden voyage. What separates this from many other Titanic centenary activities is its focus on the personal stories associated with certain artifacts. Objects include a set of tiny perfume bottles - some still containing their original perfumes - a salesman was taking to the U.S., and the iconic cherub statue that graced the ship's Grand Staircase, an artifact never before seen in museums. Plus it includes replicas of first-, second- and third-class staterooms and the iceberg the ship struck.

Franklin Institute, 222 N. 20th St., $29, $22 ages 3-11, 215-448-1200, www.fi.edu.

- Kailey Kluge

When crafts collide

The Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show is not your grandmother's crafting event. For its 36th year, the show invades the Pennsylvania Convention Center with some exciting young talent - and beer. Friday at 7 p.m., the Craft Show Committee and Daily News columnist Joe Sixpack, a/k/a Don Russell, host a craft beer tasting with several of the region's leading brewers. About 195 artists are displaying work. Among them for the first time are students from the University of the Arts, Kutztown University and Savannah College of Art and Design.

Pennsylvania Convention Center, 12th and Arch streets, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. $15, $20 for two days, under 12 $5. (Tickets at the door are cash-only.) 215-684-7930, pmacraftshow.org.

- Amanda V. Wagner

Interpol's Banks at Troc

Interpol frontman Paul Banks makes a local stop touring behind his self-titled second solo disc, "Banks." As a one-man act, the Interpol singer, guitarist and lyricist has yet to create the waves that Interpol did in the alternative rock scene with its post-punk tunes. Banks has given up the alter ego of Julian Plenti from his first album to embrace an authentic musical identity. Banks also stars in an upcoming film "Mine to Kill," directed by James Kendi.

Trocadero, 1003 Arch St., 8 p.m. Saturday, $15-$17, 215-922-6888, thetroc.com.

- Amanda V. Wagner


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