I am pleased to say that I will be in Philadelphia next week for both an Opera and a Visit to the Art Museum. I will of course eat too many pretzels! For art I will be going to the Philadelphia Art Museum with keen interest in seeing the Van Gogh Up Close Exhibit: http://www.philamuseum.org/exhibitions/743.html . In addition to Van Gogh I will have the distinct privilege of seeing the Opera Company of Philadelphia: http://www.operaphila.org/production/abduction-seraglio perform Mozarts, THE ABDUCTION FROM THE SERAGLIO. I was also lucky to get a room right in the theatre district. For those of you that like Art or music, no need to travel, check out your local paper for museums and local performances. It looks like the weather will be warm next week. I think it is time to shake off the winter.