Friday-Wednesday Boldly go J.J. Abrams has done a good job of rebooting the Star Trek film franchise, but the originals still stand up pretty well (mostly). Go back to days of future past when the Philadelphia Film Society and Geekadelphia present a Star Trek Retrospective of all s
J.J. Abrams has done a good job of rebooting the Star Trek film franchise, but the originals still stand up pretty well (mostly). Go back to days of future past when the Philadelphia Film Society and Geekadelphia present a Star Trek Retrospective of all six movies, starting with 1979's better-than-you-remember Star Trek: The Motion Picture (Friday), then the 1982 classic Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (Saturday), the fine 1984 follow-up Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (Sunday, with a William Shatner impersonation contest), the 1986 time-travel treat Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (Monday, with a costume contest), the 1989 Shatner-esque epic Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (Tuesday, with a costume contest), and the worthy 1991 valedictory Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (Wednesday, with a new episode of the Web series Starship Farragut). The films screen at the PFS Theater at the Roxy, 2023 Sansom St. Times: 8 p.m. Friday through Wednesday. Tickets: Six-film pass, $50; four-film pass, $35; one film, $10. Information: 267-239-2941 or http://filmadelphia.org/events/trek35/.
Lest we forget
Sunday marks the 73d anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, which plunged our nation into World War II. The 78th Infantry World War II Living History Association will commemorate the date with a Pearl Harbor Day Remembrance and "The Battle for Schmidt" - a reenactment in which Fort Mifflin becomes the German town strategic to the costly Hürtgen Forest fighting in 1944 prior to the Battle of the Bulge. There will be two narrated battle reenactments (11 a.m. and 3 p.m.), a re-created Red Cross field hospital, weapons demonstrations, living history activities, and more. The day's events are at Fort Mifflin, Fort Mifflin and Hog Island Roads. Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets: $8; $6 seniors; $4 veterans and under 12. Information: 215-685-4167 or www.FortMifflin.us.
Artists at work
The 18th Annual Open Studio and Exhibition at the Norristown Arts Building will feature a curated group show and open studios for the 23 artists working in the former costume factory, including painters Adrienne Beth Jenkins, Timothy Hawkesworth, and Mary Beth Kazanicka, painter and photographer Jacque Ferretti, and printmaker Anne Caramanico, plus music by guitarist David Kelly and performances by Iron Age Theater. It's all at the Norristown Arts Building, 619 W. Washington St., Norristown. Time: 1 to 5 p.m. Admission is free. Information: 484-994-2392 or www.nabarts.com.
Celebrating a delicious holiday delight, Latkepalooza features gourmet versions of latkes prepared by chefs from Talula's Garden, Jones, Frankford Hall, Vedge, Abe Fisher, Estia, Sabrina's Cafe, Catahoula Bar & Restaurant, and London Grill, plus organic ice cream and sufganiyot (Hanukkah doughnuts), music by the Plants, illusionist Magic by Poly, balloon animals and facepainting, crafts, and more. It's at the Gershman Y, 401 S. Broad St. Time: 2 to 4 p.m. Tickets: $15; $10 ages 2 to 12; under 2 free. Information: 215-545-4400 or GershmanY.org.