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Philadelphia Events for Wednesday, January 16
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January 16, 2013

The Franklin Institute Kicks Off Its 2013 Target Community Night Series Tonight, Which Includes Free Evening Museum Admission Every Third Wednesday Of The Month, Beginning At 5 P.M.

Mark your calendars! Tonight from 5-8 p.m., the Franklin Institute kicks off its 2013 Target Community Nights series with a celebration of Benjamin Franklin’s 307th birthday. Target Community Night events occur at the Institute on the third Wednesday of each month and offer free museum admission and programming. Tonight’s Franklin-themed event is full of family-friendly […]

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January 16, 2013

The National Constitution Center Recognizes The Anniversary Of The 18th Amendment With Special Programming In Connection With American Spirits: The Rise And Fall Of Prohibition, Today, January 16

This may still be hard to swallow but exactly 94 years ago today, January 16, 1919, the United States ratified the 18th Amendment, which outlawed the manufacture, sale and transportation of intoxicating liquors. In less than the amount of characters allowed in a Tweet today (112 to be exact), the constitutional amendment began a 13-year […]

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December 21, 2012

Assistance Brings Ferociously Funny Office Politics To The Wilma Theater, Starting January 2

Being a lowly assistant to an onerous boss can be a real drag, or it can be the source of scathing wit, as happens with Assistance, an Off-Broadway hit that begins an uproarious one-month run at The Wilma Theater on January 2. This sharply written show makes keen observations of office politics as seen through […]

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January 8, 2013

Act II Playhouse Presents The Hilarious Why I’m Scared Of Dance By Jen Childs, January 15-27

If you’ve never seen a Jen Childs show — with her as writer, director, on stage or all of the above — you’ve never lived. Seriously: Jen, co-founder of 1812 Productions, is quite possibly the funniest woman in Philadelphia. Next up at Act II Playhouse: Why I’m Scared Of Dance By Jen Childs. It’s on […]

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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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January 8, 2013

Arden Theatre Presents Its First Play By Nobel Prize Winner Samuel Beckett, Endgame, Starting January 16

Arden Theatre makes its first foray into presenting the work of Nobel Prize winner Samuel Beckett by beginning at the end. Endgame, that is; a stellar example of theater of the absurd that is also one of Beckett’s most celebrated works. Opening on January 16, the one-act play presents four actors in an ambiguous setting. […]

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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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January 8, 2013

Deal Feed: Joan Shepp’s Annual Basement Sale Is Back With Savings Of Up To 70%, January 16-19

The latest trends are on sale, and we mean major sale, from Wednesday, January 16 to Saturday, January 19 at the Walnut Street shopping staple, Joan Shepp. The store’s annual basement sale is back and ready to supply your wardrobe with designer merchandise on the cheap. Joan Shepp provides Philadelphia with items from renowned brands […]

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January 15, 2013

Nicole Miller Philadelphia Presents Their Semi-Annual Sale, January 15-31

Shoppers, we have very good news. Women’s clothing designer, Nicole Miller, who has two shops in Philadelphia, is hosting a semi-annual sale. For the remainder of the month, that’s right, from January 15-31, stop by either the Manayunk location or the Bellevue location for major discounts. The sale includes clothing that is perfect for all […]

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January 23, 2013

Now Open: Beyond Swastika and Jim Crow: Jewish Refugee Scholars At Black Colleges, A New Exhibition Exploring The Early Civil Rights Movement At The National Museum Of American Jewish History, Through June 2

The National Museum of Jewish American History’s Beyond Swastika and Jim Crow: Jewish Refugee Scholars at Black Colleges exhibition is now open, through June 2. The highly anticipated exhibition shows how Jewish refugees and African-American students at historically Black colleges and universities supported one another and came together in search of freedom and opportunity. Beyond […]

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