In addition to the Delaware Valley events that my WHYY colleague Robin Bloom collected on the Weekly Entertainment Guide she collates each week, here are some that caught my eye. All are taking place today, Sunday, March 4th…
From Here to Eternity, the classic movie adaptation of James Jones’ novel that won eight Academy Awards, is being screened tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Bristol Riverside Theatre, as part of its 25th Anniversary series of special projects. If you haven’t seen the film, you’ve probably seen the famous scene of Burt Lancaster and Deborah Kerr making out while the waves rush up around them on the beach, but the film about the ambitions and romances of soldiers stationed at the Schofield Army Barracks in Honolulu just days before the attack on Pearl Harbor has a lot more than that. Tickets at $5 each are available by visiting brtstage.org or calling the box office at 215-785-0100. All screenings are at Bristol Riverside Theatre (120 Radcliffe Street).
An evening of Arab music comes to Philadelphia’s International House tonight at 7:30 p.m., compliments of Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture, a West Philadelphia-based organization that presents and teaches the Arabic language, arts, and culture. Al-Bustan Music Director Hanna Khoury on the violin leads an ensemble of musicians performing Arab classical and contemporary instrumental music. The concert is at I-House’s Ibrahim Theater, 3701 Chestnut Street, with tickets $10-$30.
While the Philadelphia International Flower Show blossoms at the Convention Center, the National Liberty Museum opens a new exhibition of glass flowers titled “Liberty in Bloom,” with 50 sculptures and glass jewelry by more than a dozen artists. It opens today from 12 noon to 6 p.m. and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and and is included with Museum admission. Visitors bringing their ticket stub from the Philadelphia International Flower Show (PIFS) will receive free admission through March 31. A free public event on Thursday evening, March 8, from 5:30-8 p.m. will feature artist Deborah DiMarco demonstrating the “flameworking” technique of sculpting glass.