The wonderfulness of too much good stuff

Can you stand Philadelphia this fall? It’s just too great! However, everything stupendous does seem to be falling into one or two weeks. Take this week….

Wednesday, Oct. 4

ICA‘s Whenever wednesday. Conversation between “the world’s best art businessman” Larry Gagosian and ICA Overseer and top 200 collector Glenn Fuhrman (W’87, WG’88). 5pm FREE and open to the public. Jon M. Huntsman Hall, F-95 (3730 Walnut Street) Seating limited—first come, first serve. FREE

Thursday, Oct. 5

215 FESTIVAL. Bambi Gallery: Blush (group show of CFEVA artists) opening reception, 5:30-9:30 pm, 1817 Frankford Ave. (Fishtown) FREE

Inliquid auction fundraiser. Crane Arts Center, 1400 N. American Street (two blocks above Girard Avenue between Second and Third Streets). 5 pm (champagne preview-$50), 6-9:30 pm auction and after party ( $30 advance/$35 door). 9:30-10:30 afterparty ( $5. )

Tristin Lowe’s
first solo show with Fleisher-Ollman Gallery, opening 6-8pm. 1616 Walnut Street Suite 100. (215) 545 7562. FREE

Friday, Oct 6

Paul Chan and Jeanne Shin at the Fab Workshop and Museum. opening reception 6 – 8 p.m. 1315 cherry st., 5th floor. FREE

Midwives Collective (Moore College grads and friends) “acting 101” 722 Sansom st. 3rd floor. opening reception, 6-9 pm. Group show of theme photos by many artists including Space 1026’s Liz Rywelski and Padlock Gallery’s Ted Passon (thanks, Ted for the heads’ up). FREE

. FACE GUT Jason Hsu and A.J. Purdy at Honeymilk, opening 6-9 pm, 37 N. 3rd Street 267.322.4057. FREE

Openings everywhere..! It’s First Friday. Also on my list: Luren Jenison atBlack Floor, Amy Adams, Matthew Suib, and Eva Wylie with Rebecca Vicars at Vox Populi, Jason Musson at Space 1026, Robert Goodman at Siano and Bird Park! ALL FREE

Bird Park: Chris Vecchio — Nexus member and Dr. Electronics himself — wrote me to say he’d be hovering near his interactive audio/visual piece Friday night. The work requires a remote control to activate it and mostly people don’t carry remotes with them so many people (me included) have been by and missed the best part. Vecchio told me he’s going to be there…”with an armful of old remote controls” for people to use. FREE

215 FESTIVAL. IT WITH FLOWERS (Damian Weinkrantz-curated) with Jim Houser, Mat Brinkman, Martha Rich, Kyle Field, Keith Shore, Joel Holland, Keith Greiman, Andrew J Wright
opening 6-9 pm. Big Jar Books. 55 North 2nd St. FREE

Saturday, Oct. 7

215 FESTIVAL. Taller Puertorriqueno’s 20th Annual Book and Craft Fair
1-5 pm, Taller Puertorriqueno, 2721 N. 5th Street, North Philadelphia. FREE

. Comics! Comics! Comics!
4:30-6:30pm, Rocket Cat Cafe, 2001 Frankford Ave., Fishtown, Philadelphia. FREE

215 FESTIVAL. Art Talk with Artblog and Friends–That’s us!! with Zoe Strauss, Mark Shetabi, and Shelley Spector 6 pm, Fleisher Art Memorial, 719 Catharine Street. FREE

Sunday, Oct. 8

Small Change screenings presents: Canadian video artist Jeremy Bailey with videos and a live performance. 8:00pm $5.00 Space 1026 1026 Arch St. 2nd floor

Monday, Oct. 9

Zoe Strauss–slide lecture at Moore College of Art and Design, Stewart Auditorium 6:30 p.m. FREE