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February Staff Picks


Feb. 3-Aug. 14 at the Institute of Contemporary Art

This larger-than-life South Carolina native pushes the boundaries of art, merging them with themes of social justice across multiple mediums. See paintings, sculptures and even room-size installations—all of which lean toward the fantastical.

118 S. 36th St., Philadelphia.

—Lisa Dukart


Feb. 25-26 at the Chester County Historical Society 

The country’s largest enviro-friendly film festival is coming to West Chester. Benefiting the Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County and Stroud Water Research Center, the two-night event offers a slate of marvelous films depicting spectacular and remote parts of the world.

225 N. High St., West Chester.



Feb. 26-28

Historic downtown Lancaster is a great walk-around city—even in February. And this diverse event is the perfect excuse for a weekend getaway. The brainchild of Rich Ruoff—founder of the legendary Chameleon Club—and now in its third year, Lancaster Roots & Blues will feature more than 70 artists at a dozen venues or more. The 2016 lineup includes WXPN buzz band the Wood Brothers, Conshy natives Marah (pictured) and many others.

—Hobart Rowland