Top performing and visual arts events in Philadelphia this week

If you're a fan of the arts, mark your calendars: there's plenty to do when it comes to artsy events in Philadelphia this week, from an artist conversation to a live podcast taping about the joys of laundry.

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Artist talk with Heather Merckle and Janos Korodi

Artists Heather Mercke and Janos Korodi, whose works are featured in Park Towne's permanent art collection, will present and engage the audience in a lively question-and-answer session.

Korodi's painting series "Motion Pictures" explores the concept of place, non-place and transition through technology. Merkle's work also involves place as it relates to the cosmic world.

The event will begin with a reception with hors'd'oeuvres and refreshments, followed by the artists' presentations in the South Tower Oar Pub at 6:30 p.m.

When: Thursday, Nov. 15, 6-8 p.m.

Where: Park Towne Place Oar Pub, 2200 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Price: Free

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UniverSoul Circus

Celebrate 25 years at the UniverSoul Circus with a thrilling performance complete with daredevil motorcycle stunts, skillful acrobatics, aerial acts, canines and more.

When: Sunday, Nov. 18, 12:30 p.m.

Where: UniverSoul Circus, Fairmount Park, 52nd Street and Parkside Avenue

Price: $19-$22.50

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The Podcast For Laundry with Brett Davis

Comedian Brett Davis will host a live version of his podcast about one of the most common household chores -- laundry.

Davis is the host of a weekly online show called "The Special Without Brett Davis," and has recently been honored with The Andy Kaufman Award.

When: Sunday, Nov. 18, 10 p.m.

Where: Good Good Comedy Theatre, 215 N. 11th St.

Price: $10

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