Out of the hermit kingdom
The acclaimed exhibition Treasures From Korea: Arts and Culture of the Joseon Dynasty, 1392-1910, presenting ceramics, stoneware, paintings, sculpture, furniture, calligraphy, illustrated books, costumes, metalwork, and photographs from the National Museum of Korea in Seoul, closes this weekend. It's at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, 26th Street and the Parkway. Times: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Admission: $20; $18 seniors; $14 students. Information: 215-763-8100 or www.philamuseum.org.
In connection with a retrospective exhibition, ceramicist Wayne Higby discusses his work from raku bowl forms of the 1970s and 1980s to his later groundbreaking large-scale architectural wall installations at the Philadelphia Art Alliance, 251 S. 18th St. Time: 6 p.m. Tickets: $5; $3 students and seniors. Information: 215-545-4302 or philartalliance.org.
Meets the eye
With her kitschy-cool specs and way with pop hooks, singer-songwriter Lisa Loeb has become a music icon. She plays at the Sellersville Theater, 24 W. Temple Ave., Sellersville. Time: 8 p.m. Tickets: $29.50. Information: 215-257-5808 or http://www.st94.com.
In her new book Aluminum Dreams: The Making of Light Modernity, Drexel sociologist Mimi Sheller looks at the material that streamlined and shaped the 20th century (and even infiltrated our bodies through food, medicine, and cosmetics). She discusses her work, with a focus on ship building and design (such as the SS United States, docked on the Delaware, whose 1,000-ton deckhouse was the largest single aluminum assembly in history) as part of Maritime Day at the Independence Seaport Museum, South Columbus Boulevard and Walnut Street. Time: 11 a.m. Tickets: $13.50; $10 seniors and students (includes museum admission). Information: 215-413-8655 or http://www.phillyseaport.org.
When Riley King left Mississippi for Memphis and started a career as a disc jockey and blues guitarist as the "Beale Street Blues Boy" - soon shortened to B.B. - he created one of the great legends of American music. Jon Brewer's documentary B.B. King - The Life of Riley screens at PhilaMOCA, 531 N. 12th St. Times: 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $10. Information: 267-519-9651 or www.philamoca.org.