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December 19, 2014

Coming Attraction: Represent: 200 Years Of African American Art Opens At The Philadelphia Museum Of Art This Winter, January 10-April 5, 2015

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Among the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s vast collections of fine works are remarkably impressive holdings by African American artists. Starting in 1899 with Henry Ossawa Tanner’s landmark painting The Annunciation — the first work by an African American artist to be acquired by an American museum — the museum has consistently collected impressive pieces of […]

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December 18, 2014

MummersFest Offers A Behind-The-Scenes Peek Into The Mummers Parade With Tours And Hands-On Fun, December 28-31

MummersFest Offers A Behind-The-Scenes Peek Into The Mummers Parade With Tours And Hands-On Fun, December 28-31

Every January 1, while most of the country is recovering from their New Year’s Eve celebrations, the party in Philly is just hitting its stride as the Mummers march down Broad Street. But thanks to MummersFest, you don’t have to wait until New Year’s Day (or stand in the cold!) to marvel at the amazing […]

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December 17, 2014

The Merriam Theater Rings Out The Year With The Smashing Percussion Sensation Stomp, December 26-30

The Merriam Theater Rings Out The Year With The Smashing Percussion Sensation Stomp, December 26-30

Stomp, the show that creates joyful noise with hub caps, paint cans, brooms, kitchen sinks and more, makes for much merriment at the Merriam Theater, December 26-30. Begun as street performance that morphed into an international percussion sensation, Stomp’s success stems from its fabulous utilization of unlikely instruments of rhythm. Turning a wide array of […]

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December 12, 2014

Now Open: Multimedia Installation Allora & Calzadilla: Intervals Debuts At The Philadelphia Museum Of Art And The Fabric Workshop & Museum

PMA

With everything from huge fossilized dinosaur bones to engaging films to live musical performances, Philadelphia’s newest art exhibit is a feast for the senses. Allora & Calzadilla: Intervals opens today, Friday, December 12, at not one but two of the city’s museums: the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Fabric Workshop and Museum. Through live […]

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December 11, 2014

Roundup: Our Top Picks Of Multicultural Holiday Celebrations And Events In And Around Philadelphia This Month

Roundup: Our Top Picks Of Multicultural Holiday Celebrations And Events In And Around Philadelphia This Month

If celebrating the Christmas holiday in the conventional American manner isn’t your cup of hot chocolate, Philadelphia has the answer in many, many multicultural holiday events at attractions all around town for all to enjoy. Whether observing Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or any number of other cultural traditions, there are ways to spend the remaining weeks in […]

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December 11, 2014

Brian Sanders’ JUNK Performs 1.1 Holiday Revue Special, A Festive And Dynamic Mixed-Bill Show, December 12-January 3

Brian Sanders’ JUNK Performs 1.1 Holiday Revue Special, A Festive And Dynamic Mixed-Bill Show, December 12-January 3

Looking for a little departure from Tiny Tim and the Sugarplum Fairy this holiday season? This month, the always-dynamic Brian Sanders’ JUNK dance company — helmed by MOMIX alum Brian Sanders — launches a family-friendly holiday suite of performances, select days December 12 through January 3. With repertoire plucked from a variety of shows, 1.1 […]

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December 11, 2014

Zany Swiss Troupe Mummenschanz Brings Fantastic Entertainment Suitable For All Ages To The Annenberg Center, December 11-14

Annenberg

Silent storytelling is almost a lost art, but it’s very much alive and well when Mummenschanz lights up the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts this weekend, December 11-14. The Swiss-based troupe offers a one-of-a-kind performance that employs shadow, light and the clever manipulation of common objects, to present extraordinary scenarios that delight and amaze […]

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December 10, 2014

The Philadelphia Art Alliance Spotlights More Than 40 Artists In Its Shop On The Square Holiday Craft Sale This Weekend, December 12-14

Philadelphia Art Alliance

Housed in a gorgeous historic mansion just off of Rittenhouse Square, the Philadelphia Art Alliance is one of the oldest fine arts institutions in the city. These days, though, the galleries continually host boundary-pushing contemporary exhibitions, live music events and more. This weekend, the mansion opens its doors to holiday shoppers for its annual holiday […]

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December 10, 2014

Quintessence Theatre Group Offers A Progressive Rendering Of A Classic With Its Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland, December 10-January 4

Quintessence Theatre Group Offers A Progressive Rendering Of A Classic With Its Alice's Adventures In Wonderland, December 10-January 4

Quintessence Theatre Group continues to offer progressive versions of classic literature when it repels down the rabbit hole to present Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland at Mt. Airy’s Sedgwick Theater, beginning tonight, December 10, and running through January 4, 2015. Quintessence is all about enlightening the classics through visceral, actor-focused text-driven productions. Though this […]

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December 8, 2014

Catch Philadanco Perform Its Annual Winter Series At The Kimmel Center For The Performing Arts This Weekend, December 12-14

Philadanco

Philadelphia’s beloved contemporary dance troupe Philadanco takes the stage for its annual winter performance series at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts this weekend, December 12-14. Launched by National Medal of the Arts-recipient Joan Myers Brown as a dance school in 1970, Philadanco has evolved into internationally acclaimed dance troupe, traveling the world with […]

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