The Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA) returns this Spring, March 28-April 7, with more than 50 performances and events taking place throughout the city, featuring local, national and international performers.
PIFA’s 2013 theme is If You Had a Time Machine, taking performers and audiences on a journey through time, highlighting past adventures, current cultural and world events and even venturing into the future.
The biennial city-wide festival will be a month-long celebration showcasing a diverse range of events from a variety of disciplines, including theater, dance, music, exhibitions, lectures and culinary art.
Tap superstar Savion Glover, jazz pianist and record producer Robert Glasper and Special Guests, and jazz artist Danilo Pérez and Panama 500 Band are among the world-renown artists and performers scheduled to appear at PIFA 2013. To build even more excitement, click here to check out a video of Savion Glover speaking about what makes his opening weekend performance special.
The Kimmel Center’s Commonwealth Plaza will once again serve as PIFA’s cultural hub, hosting free programs and activities throughout the festival, and will showcase a special installation of a time machine.
And on April 27, the PIFA Street Fair will close the festival on April 27 along the Avenue of the Arts, taking over Broad Street from Chestnut to Lombard.
Single tickets are currently on sale for all PIFA 2013 programs. For tickets and a full list of PIFA 2013 events, visit www.pifa.org. Also, click here to check out our curated overview of some of the most exciting performances planned for PIFA 2013.
Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA) 2013
When: March 28–April 27, 2013
Where: Locations throughout the city
Cost: Varies based on event; many free
More info: www.pifa.org