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Philadelphia Events for Friday, December 28
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December 18, 2012

Philadelphia Museum Of Art Presents A Friday Night Film Series In Honor Of Dancing Around The Bride, On Display Through January 21

Any fan of the arts can tell you that chance collaborations lead to great things — from a group of four Liverpudlians making teenage girls scream through the 60s, to a frazzle-haired director helping girls of all ages swoon through 30 years of Johnny Depp movies. Currently on display at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, […]

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November 12, 2012

1812 Productions’ Dave And Aaron Go To Work Stars Two Masters Of Physical Comedy In A Wordless Vaudevillian Production, Opening November 29

The actors may be silent, but the audience won’t be able to keep quiet when 1812 Productions presents Dave and Aaron Go to Work, opening at Plays & Players Theatre on November 29. You just can’t help but laugh out loud at the antics that go on in this wordless comedy about two friends in […]

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December 20, 2012

Academy Of Natural Sciences Brings Back “All Star Week,” Featuring A Different Fun Exhibit Each Day From December 27-30

Discover why The Academy of Natural Sciences is the forerunner in innovative exhibits and exciting educational programs in biology with “All-Star Week,” December 27-30. Experience the academy’s MVPs during this four-day event as visitors are treated to their favorite attractions with live animal shows, museum specimens, craft making and storytelling. Check out the schedule: Dinosaur […]

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November 26, 2012

Arden Theatre Company Puts A New Spin On The Classic Cinderella Story, Starting November 28

The story of Cinderella gets a fresh spin when Arden Children’s Theatre presents this classic tale, starting on November 28. In this version, Cinderella is extremely feisty, the stepsisters are twins, the prince plays a larger role than usual and Mozart makes an appearance. When it comes to children’s fare, the Arden Theatre Company looks […]

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December 17, 2012

Catch Remnants Of Longwood Gardens’ Sensational Summer LIGHT Installation, Still On Display Through The Holidays

Longwood Gardens is one of the Philadelphia region’s most special attractions, a lush world of exotic flowers and plants, with each season bringing a different pleasure: spring magnolias and azaleas; summer roses and water lilies; fall foliage and chrysanthemums; and winter camellias, orchids and palms. This season is an extra-special time to visit Longwood Gardens, […]

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December 14, 2012

Cirque Éloize Brings A Spectacular Fusion Of Theatrical Circus Arts And Urban Dance To The Merriam Theater, December 26-30

Urban dance meets circus arts when Cirque Éloize bounds into the Merriam Theater with iD, December 26-30. Created within an imaginary futuristic city, it’s a high-energy mash-up of acrobats, break dancers, contortionists and a fearless stunt biker who perform against a kaleidoscope of eye-popping video projections drawn from science-fiction films, comic books and graffiti. Cirque […]

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October 15, 2012

Coming Attraction: The Franklin Institute Presents Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition, Showcasing 300 Items Retrieved From The Epic Shipwreck, On View Starting November 10

100 years ago, on April 15, 1912, the world’s largest ship of its time sank into the depths of the ocean after colliding with an iceberg, tragically claiming more than 1,500 lives and bringing to a halt the world’s unshakeable confidence in modern technology. The Franklin Institute is honoring the centennial anniversary of one of […]

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November 15, 2012

Longwood Gardens Christmas, A Twinkling Wonderland Bedecked With 500,000 Lights, Returns For The 2012 Holiday Season On November 22

No holiday in Philadelphia is complete without a visit to Longwood Gardens Christmas, where 500,000 twinkling lights, thousands of poinsettias, magnificent Christmas trees and spectacular fountain shows will transform the property into a brilliant winter wonderland. Longwood Gardens Christmas opens on Thursday, November 22 and will stay up through January 6. Horticultural highlights include topiaries […]

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November 15, 2012

Morris Arboretum’s Holiday Garden Railway, Featuring A Quarter Mile Of Meticulously Decorated Model Train Tracks, Returns Friday, November 23

Kick off the holiday season with a trip to Chestnut Hill’s Morris Arboretum where the young and the young at heart are sure to be wowed by the Holiday Garden Railway. With a quarter mile of model railroad track featuring seven loops and tunnels, 15 different rail lines, two cable cars and nine bridges, including […]

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October 4, 2012

Pennsylvania Academy Of The Fine Arts Honors The 100th Anniversary Of The Passing Of Renowned Philadelphia-Bred Architect Frank Furness With A Special Exhibition Of His Drawings

One part Civil War hero, one part architectural adventurer, 100 percent Philadelphian — Frank Furness provides the focus of the current exhibition at PAFA, Building a Masterpiece: Frank Furness’ Factory for Art, part of a citywide celebration of the 100th anniversary of his death. Locally-born Furness had to fight for more than just the preservation […]

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