Exploring the pathway
to the presidency
Just in time for the big election, the National
Constitution Center is opening “Headed to
the White House,” a unique exhibition exploring the pathway to the presidency. Focusing
on the excitement and pageantry of presidential elections, the exhibit offers role-playing
opportunities and multimedia, interactive
and theatrical experiences illuminating one
of our country’s most important processes.
Visitors of all ages may cast their votes in a
mock election and view a running tally of the
Eagles vs. St.
Eagles open their season
with a matchup against
the St. Louis Rams.
BEN FRANKLIN PARKWAY
Gee’s Bend: The
Sept. 16–Dec. 14
Museum of Art offers
a fresh look at quilting traditions with 65
from Gee’s Bend, Ala.
winners. Of-age guests will have the opportunity to register to vote in the actual election,
with the help of Constitution Center staff.
A display of voting booths from America’s
past highlights a section devoted to voting methods, the expansion of voting rights
and the importance of voting for all citizens.
Visitors get the chance to weigh in on current
campaign issues through special election
“talk back” panels.
“Headed to the White House” opens at the
center on Constitution Day, Sept. 17, and runs
through Jan. 20 to coincide with the inauguration of our new president. 215-409-6600;
If These Walls
cheesy, rock-fueled haunted
houses that sprout
this time of year. If
you really want to
get your creep on,
the Eastern State
Penitentiary’s annual Terror Behind
the Walls is the
place for you.
With an old, once-abandoned prison
as its setting, this
hardly needs actors to bring to life
its sinister cellblocks and crumbling corridors,
but an eerie
army of them
night to scare
the pants off delighted guests. This
will include an expanded intake area,
where visitors can
explore the prison’s
mug shot, fingerprinting and delousing rooms and meet
house, Eastern State
daytime tours that
focus on the facility’s
177-year history, its
unique and influential design and its
roster of infamous
old Scarface himself, Al Capone.
Sept. 19–Nov. 1.
AVENUE OF THE ARTS
Orchestra kicks off
its latest season
with favorites from
Ravel, Prokofiev and
CEN TER CI TY
Fine art galleries from
across the country
gather at the 33rd Street
Armory for an art expo
and sale benefiting the
of Fine Arts. usartists.org
AVENUE OF THE ARTS
The Opera Company of
a new production of
Beethoven’s only opera,
a musical tale filled
with political intrigue.