November’s Top Arts & Culture Events: Workshops, Film Screenings, Artist Talks & More!

This November gets hands on with workshops, engage with the local art scene, check out a live performance or attend a film screening!


Harvest Wreath Making Workshop

November 16th

12 – 2pm

Greensgrow Farms

2501 E. Cumberland St

Cost: $45

Learn to build and decorate an autumnal wreath from scratch! Greensgrow Farms will supply a reusable grapevine wreath form and natural decorations like ferns, dried chinese lanterns, and yarrow. Everyone will make their own 14 inch wreath to take home or give as a gift!


All That Jazz Art Festival

November 16th

4 – 9pm

Philly Art Collective

253 N. 3rd St

Cost: $5-15


Come see what all that Jazz is about!  On Saturday November 16th Philly Art Collective Gallery will host a Jazz Legends art exhibit! Featuring paintings, drawings, and collages from local artists of jazz musicians and culture ! Come find that stunning piece for your home or office space.


Artist Bash: Activated Peoples

November 16th

8 – 11pm

The Barnes Foundation

2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy

Cost: $10

Be part of a living installation created by photographer Shawn Theodore, listen to the lush soundscapes of musician Marina Murayama, watch a modern take on traditional Asian dance by Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers, hear music by Lizzie Harp that disrupts stereotypes of classical music, see performance artist Sherman Fleming bring a personal story about a drive through the American South to life, and end the night moving to a set by turntable master DJ Roli Rho.


New Voice: Poetry Reading

November 17th

2 – 4 pm

Shakespeare & Co

1632 Walnut St

Cost: Free

The second anthology of poets under 25 drawn from the readers at our monthly poetry reading and submissions to the book. Contributors will be reading their poems and the book will be for sale to the public.


Artist Talk – Streets Dept Walls

November 18th

6 – 8pm

Fashion District Philadelphia

901 Market St

Cost: Free

Join curator Conrad Benner for a talk with the #StreetsDeptWalls artists! Streets Dept Walls is a celebration of art, the city of Philadelphia, and ourselves! Featuring a collection of 10 new temporary murals by 11 Philly artists, the project works to honor Philly’s status as an arts capitol and a place for creatives. Come hear from the artists and learn more about their lives, their art, and their careers thus far – not to mention their murals for Streets Dept Walls.


Screening: Sophia Nahli Allison and Maori Karmael Holmes

November 20th

6:30 – 8pm

Institute of Contemporary Art

118 S. 36th St

Cost: Free with RSVP

In conjunction with Colored People Time: Banal Presents, this screening presents the work of two experimental Black female filmmakers attend to the multidimensional lives of Black women.

In The Giverny Document (2019), director Ja’Tovia Gary shifts between contemporary Harlem, New York and Claude Monet’s gardens in Giverny, France and combines documentary-style street interviews, abstracted montage techniques of Giverny, and archival footage of Nina Simone’s 1976 performance at the Montreux Jazz Performance to form a complex portrait of Black femininity. For A Love Song for Latasha (2019), director Sophia Nahli Allison combs through oral histories and archival material to combine past and present in an experimental hybrid documentary form, shedding light on the life of Latasha Harlins, the 15-year old girl whose murder in South Central Los Angeles in 1991 was a leading catalyzer for the 1992 L.A. Riots.

Following the screening, Sophia Nahli Allison will join curator and cultural producer Maori Karmael Holmes in conversation.


West Philly Drink n Draw

November 21st

5 – 8pm

The Satellite Cafe

50th & Baltimore Ave

Cost: Free

Sketch. Draw. Paint. Stitch. Unwind. Kick it every other Thursday with local creatives in an unassuming café. Share your work. Make new friends. Update one another on your latest exploits and accomplishments. It’s another day here, and we’re in it for a good time and a long time.


Speak Up

November 21st + 28th

7 – 9pm

Philly Art Collective Gallery

253 N. 3rd St

Cost: Free

Each Thursday evening poets and wordsmiths from around the city will gather at Philly Art Collective Gallery to SpeakUP!


Natural Dyes Workshop

November 23rd

11am – 1pm

Bartram’s Garden

5400 Lindbergh Blvd

Cost: $30

Get lost in a seductive sea of natural dye! In this workshop you will learn how to create unique fabric and yarn using the natural dyeing processes. You will make a dye bath while learning Shibori resist techniques to create unique patterns with this or any other dyes. Your new skills can be used to make your own fabric, yarn or as an over dye for garments.


Potholder Workshop

November 30th

2 – 4pm

Art Star

623 N. 2nd St

Cost: $25

What to have Makers High?  Join in on this immediate and fun use of color and pattern.  Perfect for any skill level and is an experiential workshop that is certainly memorable and gratifying.