Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
First, the disappointing news: This is not an exhibition about what the members of the different castes wore in Huxley's novel. It is, however, an opportunity to see original early 1900s dresses from Drexel's massive costume collection. Specially selected to go with PIFA's early 1900s Parisian theme, these dresses represent a decade when, according to PIFA, "the muted colors and the hourglass silhouettes of the late nineteenth century were abandoned in favor of short skirts, bright 'fauvist' colors and a slim uncorseted body." And not only do you get to see gorgeous dresses (for free!), but this exhibition is also notable because the costume collection is normally one of those by-appointment-only jawns. For PIFA, however, Drexel has put several dresses on display in their Leonard Pearlstein Gallery. Pop a soma and go.