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September 12, 2014

The 19th Annual Sippin’ By The River Delivers Unlimited Beverages, Live Entertainment And Fantastic River Views, Saturday, September 13

Sippin by the River

Now in its 19th year, Sippin’ by the River hits Cavanaugh’s River Deck on Saturday, September 13.(Image courtesy Sippin’ by the River)

Before you say goodbye to summer, spend Saturday, September 13 outside at Cavanaugh’s River Deck during the 19th Annual Sippin’ by the River event.

From 1 to 5 p.m., attendees can enjoy gorgeous Delaware River views while drinking regionally sourced wines, craft and specialty beers, and plenty of delicious, non-alcoholic beverages.

Guests must be 21 or over to attend this fundraiser for the Philadelphia/Delaware Valley Chapter of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA). Money raised will be used for research, education and support programs for people living with these chronic digestive disorders.

Tickets can be purchased in advance and include entrance to the event; unlimited samples of beer, wine and spirits; live music and entertainment; and much, much more.

Admission cost $50 each ($25 for designated drivers). If you don’t have a designated driver, note that Uber is offering a $20 credit to all Sippin’ attendees.

Sippin’ by the River will be held rain or shine.

It’s the perfect opportunity to enjoy some outdoor fun before you hibernate for the winter.

19th Annual Sippin’ by the River
When: Saturday, September 13, 1-5 p.m.
Where: Cavanaugh’s River Deck, 417 Columbus Boulevard
Cost: $50 per person; $25 for designated drivers
More info: www.sippinbytheriver.com

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September 11, 2014

Tonight Picks: Fringe Festival, Center City Restaurant Week, Free Beer And Cheese At Di Bruno Bros., Cirque Du Soleil And More

As the FringeArts space on Columbus Boulevard kicks into full gear for the Fringe Festival, its new restaurant La Peg continues to satisfy diners with French fare and drinks. (Photo by Kevin Monko courtesy FringeArts)

As the FringeArts space on Columbus Boulevard kicks into full gear for the Fringe Festival, its new restaurant La Peg continues to satisfy diners with French fare and drinks. (Photo by Kevin Monko courtesy FringeArts)

Start the weekend a night early at one of a number of events on tap for the evening.

Center City Restaurant Week and the Fringe Festival are both in full swing and providing Philadelphians with three-course dinner deals and after-dinner theater. Dinner and theater — check.

Di Bruno Bros. at The Franklin jump starts the weekend with its free beer and cheese happy hour tonight from 5 to 7 p.m. Yes, free.

Our top picks for tonight, below.

Center City Restaurant Week

Your dinner plans are set: Make your reservations at any one of the more than 100 restaurants participating in Center City Restaurant Week. Visit newcomers like Abe Fisher and Stella Rossa or head to an old standby like Zahav and El Vez. For those looking to stretch the restaurant week deals even further, check out our picks for BYOB spots participating in Restaurant Week.

When: Thursday, September 11
Where: Participating Restaurants
Cost: $35 plus tax, gratuity and alcohol

Fringe Festival

The Fringe Festival, the city’s premier performance festival — featuring works of theater, dance, visual arts, music and spoken-word at venues across the city — continues to wow audiences with progressive performances this evening. Click here for our guide to the festival, and click here for our neighborhood performance picks.

When: Thursday, September 11
Where: Participating Locations
Cost: Varies

StylePop at Dilworth Park

Get your alfresco shop on as Dilworth Park hosts the StylePop series, a weekly event that brings together clothing, jewelry and crafts from a variety of designers. The shopping event runs until 7 p.m. tonight.

When: Thursday, September 11, until 7 p.m.
Where: Dilworth Park, Broad and Market streets
Cost: Pay as you go

Cirque du Soleil’s Varekai

A marvelous spectacle of circus arts comes to town tonight as Cirque du Soleil presents its arena production Varekai at the Wells Fargo Center. Varekai (which translates as “wherever” in the Romany language of the gypsies) showcases both traditional circus stunts and more contemporary acts, including everything from Georgian dance and juggling to aerial hoops and Russian swings. Tickets start at $45 for general admission.

When: Thursday, September 11, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad Street
Cost: $45 and up

The Last Five Years at London Grill

London Grill gets in on the Fringe Festival action with Fringe Festival shows and a special menu throughout the run of the festival. Tonight, the Fairmount restaurant invites guests in for The Last Five Years at 7 p.m. Enjoy special menu items and 15 percent off of your final bill with your Fringe show ticket. Tickets are available online.

When: Thursday, September 11, 7 p.m.
Where: London Grill and Paris Bar, 2301 Fairmount Avenue
Cost: Pay as you go

No need to make dinner tonight — Center City Restaurant Week continues at more than 100 restaurants throughout the city. (Photo by N. Sheldon for Visit Philadelphia)

No need to make dinner tonight — Center City Restaurant Week continues at more than 100 restaurants throughout the city. (Photo by N. Sheldon for Visit Philadelphia)

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September 11, 2014

The Arden Theatre Company Launches Its Fall Season With The Uproarious Comedy La Bête, Starting Thursday, September 11

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The Arden Theatre Company launches its fall season with La Bête, September 11-October 12. (Photo by Kristy Giballa for The Arden Theatre Company)

If you think it’s hard to say a tongue twister, wait till you see La Bête, an uproarious comedy written entirely in rhymed iambic pentameter that opens the Arden Theatre Company’s new season, starting tonight, Thursday, September 11.

Set in the 17th century, the show marries high art and low comedy. It spins the tale of an acting troupe that finds itself in a quandary when forced to take on a street performer. The theater group’s playwright is snooty and highbrow, while the new guy is and over-the-top and more than a bit of a buffoon.

The story is intended as hearty spoof of Moliere, but you don’t need to know anything about that famous French playwright to appreciate all the antics that take place, or the wild and witty wordplay where puns and jokes fly fast and furious.

Directed by Emmanuelle Delpech, Philadelphia Magazine’s Best Theatre Artist of 2011, La Bête features a fabulous cast, to include several Arden favorites such as Alex Bechtel, Amanda Schoonover, and Scott Greer, who will no doubt have a field day in his larger than life lead role.

Tickets to the Arden’s season opener, starting at $36, are available online.

La Bête
When: September 11-October 12
Where: Arden Theater Company, 40 N. 2nd Street
Cost: $36-$50
More info: www.ardentheatre.org

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September 11, 2014

The Doylestown Arts Festival Returns With 160 Art Vendors, Music, Bike Races And More, This Weekend, September 13-14

Doylestown Arts Festival

This weekend, September 13 and 14, the Doylestown Arts Festival returns with shopping from 160 local art vendors, food, music and more. (Photo courtesy Doylestown Arts Festival)

This weekend, art fills the borough of Doylestown in Bucks County for the annual Doylestown Arts Festival, which brings work by more than 150 artists to the spotlight on September 13 and 14.

The countryside festival also promises numerous bike races, live music, shopping and plenty of festival fare.

For those planning on heading out to the festival, be sure to check out Visit Philly’s guide to the shops, attractions and restaurants of Doylestown.

The Festival

More than 160 vendors fill Doylestown from 10 a.m to 5 p.m. on both September 13 and 14, selling everything from fine art and jewelry to handmade glass and soap. Browse one-of-a-kind items for your home, yourself, friends or family, all created by artists from the local community.

The full list of participating artists, broken down by type of art, is available right here.

Four stages will put the spotlight on a variety of musical acts throughout the two-day festival. Music will fill the festival from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day. The full performance rundown is available here.

Since a festival isn’t complete without a variety of festival food, the Hamilton Street parking lot (between Oakland Avenue and State Street) hosts a food court full of treats like burgers, hot dogs, funnel cake, crab cakes, Philly pretzels, water ice, smoothies and more.

Bonus: There will be a free shuttle from festival parking lots to the festival grounds.

Take note: the festival is rain or shine.

Bike Races

The Thompson Criterium of Doylestown returns for its 12th year of intense cycling races. The race kicks off at 8:30 a.m. with the Cyclosportif 100K, a recreational ride through the surrounding area. Following the Cyclosportif, cheer on athletes during the women’s race (the first women’s race to take place during the Criterium!) at 10:30 a.m., the children’s race at noon and the men’s race at 1 p.m.

On Saturday, September 13, the annual UCI Road Race takes athletes from the festivities at the Doylestown Arts Festival to the borough of New Hope. More than 150 professional bicyclists will ride through the hills of Bucks County in hopes of taking home a prize. Click here to check out the race map.

Doylestown Arts Festival
When: September 13-14, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: State and Main streets, West Oakland and Hamilton streets, Doylestown
Cost: Free
More info: www.doylestownartsfestival.com

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September 11, 2014

Celebrate Philly’s Food, Wine, Beer, Music And Art At The Inaugural Harrah’s PhillyFest, Saturday, September 13

Harrah's Philadelphia Casino

Essentially five festivals in one, the first-ever Harrah’s PhillyFest brings together food, beer, wine, music and art for a day-long extravaganza. (Photo courtesy Harrah’s Philadelphia)

With concerts, fairs and festivals galore, Philadelphia’s jam-packed event schedule can verge on overwhelming. But on Saturday, September 13, Harrah’s Philadelphia makes it easy to enjoy five festivals all in one place at the inaugural Harrah’s PhillyFest.

From noon through 7 p.m., the expansive outdoor pavilion at Harrah’s Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack will be abuzz with the best in local food, wine, spirits, music and art.

Ticketholders will get to enjoy gourmet food tastings; live painting demonstrations; craft beer, wine and spirit tastings; gourmet food trucks; crafts from dozens of local artisans; live music, including a set from DJ Perry Angelozzi; and a special dining area presented by Tierra Columbiana Restaurant, Tierra Nightclub and Mixto Restaurant.

Once-in-a-lifetime experiences and rare items from Grandstand Sports & Memorabilia will be up for grabs in a silent auction.

Fans of food TV will delight in special appearances from “Hell’s Kitchen” contestant Chef Zach Womack, “Bar Rescue” star Chef Brian Duffy and Christina Pirello of “Christina Cooks”.

General admission to all five areas goes for just $40 ($25 for students and military with ID). Tickets are on sale now.

Harrah’s PhillyFest
When: Saturday, September 13, noon-7 p.m.
Where: Harrah’s Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack, 777 Harrah’s Boulevard, Chester
Cost: $40 per person ($25 for students and military with ID)
More info: www.harrahsphillyfest.com

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September 10, 2014

Roundup: Oktoberfests in Philadelphia 2014 — Where To Celebrate Oktoberfest In Philly At Festivals, Block Parties, Beer Gardens And More

Oktoberfest season – early September through mid-October – is a terrific time of year in Philadelphia; mark your calendars for giant block parties, festivals, outdoor beer gardens and more. (Photo by R. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia)

Oktoberfest season – early September through mid-October – is a terrific time of year in Philadelphia; mark your calendars for giant block parties, festivals, outdoor beer gardens and more.(Photo by R. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia)

The Summer of the Beer Garden was epic – so it’s comforting that, as it winds down, it leads us right into Oktoberfest season, during which Philadelphia’s beer gardens can shine just as bright.

And that time is upon us – it is officially Oktoberfest season in Philadelphia. Which means, over the next five-plus weeks, there are dozens of Oktoberfest celebrations coming to Philly.

Frankford Hall is bringing a block party to Frankford Ave in Fishtown; Brauhaus Schmitz is bringing a major festival to South Street (East); and Bloktoberfest is bringing another giant festival to South Street West. And those are just a few of the bigger celebrations coming our way.

So it’s time to break out your lederhosen and/or dirndl, raise a glass – or more appropriately – a stein, and party down Oktoberfest-style in Philly.

Prost!

Read on for our complete guide to Oktoberfest celebrations in Philadelphia. We’ve noted whether each Oktoberfest celebration is free — meaning no entry fee, but pay as you go — or ticketed.

Elmwood Park Zoo Oktoberfest

Sunday, September 14. Craft beer and zoo animals come together at the annual Oktoberfest at the Elmwood Park Zoo in Norristown. Enjoy unlimited beer samples from two dozen top breweries, including an exclusive festival-only Banana Wheat and Pumpkin beer from Shock Top, along with local food trucks and live entertainment. Guests can enjoy live music, giveaways and animal encounters including a giraffe feeding and hand-feeding of a giant bison from the feeding deck. Tickets are $40 for general admission ($15 for designated drivers) and $75 for VIP tickets ($25 for designated drivers). Ticketed | MORE INFO

Brauhaus Schmitz’s Oktoberfest

Saturday, September 20 and September 15-21. Brauhaus Schmitz is going all out for Oktoberfest with a week of German-inspired events all leading up to an incredible block party on South Street. The German beer hall will host a variety of German beer specials and giveaways throughout the week before its 6th annual Oktoberfest on the 700 block of South Street on September 20. Look for record-breaking consumption of pork products, 10 types of German beer, competitions, live music, dancing and much more. Free | MORE INFO

Midtown Village Fall Festival

Philadelphia gets a taste of Munich with Oktoberfest celebrations on main streets, at bars, restaurants and more, throughout September and October. (Photo by J. Fusco for Visit Philadelphia)

Mt. Airy Street Fare

Thursday, September 18. Germantown Avenue in Mt. Airy turns into a hub for mobile fare on September 18 from 6 to 10:30 p.m. in celebration of the second annual Street Fare, an evening of more than 40 food vendors, live music, shopping, craft beer and family-fun. Free | MORE INFO

Fall Into Art: ARToberfest at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Friday, September 19. On Friday, September 19, the Young Friends of the Philadelphia Museum of Art host Fall into Art: ARToberfest in the rarely-seen Vaulted Walkway, transforming the great hall into a stylish beer garden. For one evening only, the soaring arches will be set off by twinkly lights and the walkway will hold long tables to create a beer garden atmosphere beneath the museum’s steps. An Octoberfest-themed fete, the beers will be German (including Paulaner) and the fare will be, too, with pretzels, schnitzel, and other German eats from Starr Restaurants Catering. Tickets are required. Ticketed | MORE INFO

Spruce Street Harbor Park Fall Fest

September 19-21. Hit up Philadelphia’s lauded pop-up park on the Delaware River Waterfront for a celebration with fall-themed regional craft beers, food trucks, daily live music and kids-crafting activities from September 19-21. The beer selections at the floating Blue Anchor restaurant will represent a different mid-Atlantic area each day: Friday will showcase beers from New Jersey and Delaware, Saturday highlights beers from Pennsylvania and Sunday focuses on beers from Maryland. Add to that fall-themed food, a specialty cocktail of red sangria with cranberries and oranges, a full stage lineup throughout the weekend and family-friendly activities like face painting, jugglers, print making, flower crown workshops, and drawing classes, and you’ve got an event for the whole family. MORE INFO

Frankford Hall’s Oktoberfest

Saturday, September 20 and Select Dates from September 18-October 2. Fishtown’s popular beer garden Frankford Hall hosts one of the city’s largest Oktoberfest celebrations with a day-long block party on Frankford Avenue from Girard Avenue to Shackamaxon Street. Expect multiple beer tents housing a bounty of German beer, traditional eats including bauernwurst, bratwurst and Bavarian pretzels, live music, carnival games, German dancing and more. Beyond the block party, Frankford Hall continues to celebrate Oktoberfest with beer specials, games, competitions and more on select dates from September 18 through October 2. Free | MORE INFO

PHS Fall Festival at The Navy Yard with a Beer Garden

Saturday, September 20. Celebrate the start of autumn during the annual PHS Fall Festival at the Navy Yard. Enjoy a day of family-friendly fun including the PHS City Harvest Market featuring local produce; the PHS Kids Zone, where youngsters can participate in games, activities and crafts; a “Garden Giants” demonstration, where growers show off their oversized tomatoes, pumpkins and other gigantic goodies for a panel of judges; and the Marketplace, featuring plants, tools, garden accessories and home décor. This year’s festival also features an on-site beer garden with beverages from Yards Brewing Co. and coincides with Franklin Flea, featuring vintage and handmade items from local vendors. Free | MORE INFO

Brauhaus Schmitz puts on a street-closing block party in celebration of Oktoberfest 2014.  (Photo courtesy South Street Headhouse District)

Brauhaus Schmitz puts on a street-closing block party in celebration of Oktoberfest 2014. (Photo courtesy South Street Headhouse District)

Oktoberfest at Morgan’s Pier

Saturday, September 20. Before the waterfront beer garden closes for the season, Morgan’s Pier puts on an Oktoberfest party complete with special Oktoberfest drafts and a slew of traditional German fare. The folks behind the resto are slated to grill up sausages, serve traditional German potato salad and pretzels, too. Free | MORE INFO

Oktoberfest at Iron Hill Brewery

September 25-October 12. All ten Iron Hill Brewery locations raise a stein to Oktoberfest with a special German-inspired food menu and two special German brews — a Vienna Red Lager and an Oktoberfest. The special menu will be available from September 25 through October 12. Free | MORE INFO

Oktoberfest at Alla Spina

September 26-28. Alla Spina is getting into the Oktoberfest spirit with a weekend celebration featuring traditional German food, beer from Victory Brewing Company and special events. Test your strength during the Stein Hoisting competition on September 26 or enjoy a full day of beer, music and food during the Oktoberfest Street Festival on September 28. Free | MORE INFO

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September 10, 2014

Tonight Picks: Center City Restaurant Week, Fringe Festival, Free Food At Tuk Tuk Real, Battle Of The Burger At The Piazza And More

Barbuzzo

Tonight, Center City Restaurant Week continues to bring deals to more than 100 restaurants in the city, including Barbuzzo, pictured above. (Photo by N. Santos for Visit Philadelphia)

The city is full of dinner deals tonight as Center City Restaurant Week and Center City Restaurant Week alternatives fill more than 100 eateries.

Once again, more than 120 restaurants in Center City will offer three-course dinners for only $35 per person and three-course lunches for $20. Notable participating restaurants include newcomers like Abe Fisher, Entrée BYOB and Bank and Bourbon. Make your reservations — your dinner plans are set!

For some free food, hit up Tuk Tuk Real, the newest restaurant from Circles’ chef and owner Alex Boonphaya’s. Celebrate the new restaurant (which officially opens tomorrow) with free food and drinks at the South Street restaurant.

Also tonight, the Fringe Festival continues to entertain audiences with progressive shows on stages throughout the city — from spoken-word performances to dance.

Our top picks for tonight, below.

Center City Restaurant Week

Center City Restaurant Week continues to bring $35 three-course dinners to some of the hippest restaurants in Philadelphia. Visit any one of the more than 100 participating restaurants for dinner deals and delicious tastes. For those looking to save even further on restaurant week, check out our picks for BYOB spots participating in Center City Restaurant Week.

When: Wednesday, September 10
Where: Participating Restaurants
Cost: $35 plus tax, gratuity and alcohol

Fringe Festival

The Fringe Festival, the city’s premier performance festival — featuring works of theater, dance, visual arts, music and spoken-word at venues across the city — continues to wow audiences with progressive performances this evening. Click here for our guide to the festival, and click here for our neighborhood performance picks.

When: Wednesday, September 10
Where: Participating Locations
Cost: Varies

Battle of the Burger at The Piazza at Schmidt’s

Taste some of the city’s best burgers at Philadelphia Magazine’s Battle of the Burger. From 6 to 9 p.m., sample burgers from 20 of the city’s best burger restaurants and vote for your favorite. Participating restaurants include Rex 1516, Valanni, Taproom on 19th and Davio’s. Also enjoy beer from Amstel Light, games and music. Tickets are $60 at the door.

When: Wednesday, September 10, 6-9 p.m.
Where: The Piazza at Schmidt’s, 1050 N. Hancock Street
Cost: $60

Soft Opening at Tuk Tuk Real Restaurant

Circles’ Chef and owner Alex Boonphaya celebrates his latest restaurant, Tuk Tuk Real, with a soft opening tonight complete with free food and drinks. Visit the thai taqueria from 6 to 9 p.m. for plates that incorporate the flavors of both Mexico and Thailand like moo ping burritos. The restaurant officially opens its doors tomorrow, so head over tonight for an early taste.

When: Wednesday, September 10, 6-9 p.m.
Where: Tuk Tuk Real, 429 South Street
Cost: Free

Tonight, more than 20 restaurants battle it out for the title of the best burger in Philadelphia at the Battle of the Burger at the Piazza. (Photo by R. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia)

Tonight, more than 20 restaurants battle it out for the title of the best burger in Philadelphia at the Battle of the Burger at the Piazza. (Photo by R. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia)

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September 10, 2014

King Crimson Brings Its Distinctive Art Rock To The Kimmel Center For The Performing Art’s Verizon Hall, September 12 & 13

Kimmel Center

The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts hosts ’60s progressive rockers King Crimson this weekend, September 12-13. (Photo by G. Widman for Visit Philadelphia)

Progressive rock pioneers King Crimson bring their inimitable sound to the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts for a two-night stand, September 12-13.

A seminal band of the ’60s, King Crimson grew to fame by blending assorted musical genres, including acid rock, hard rock, classical, jazz, folk and electronica.

The group has seen many incarnations over the years but its passion for innovation, along with its lead guitarist Robert Fripp, remain strong.

The band’s debut album, The Court of the Crimson King helped launch the entire progressive art rock genre. If that tune happens to be on the playlist at the Kimmel, heads will doubt nod and smiles will appear throughout the audience, in appreciation of this soaring majestic song filled with intriguing metaphors suitable for the psychedelic trips that were common back when this late ’60s classic was first released.

Throughout its existence, King Crimson has seen numerous changes in its line-up, as well as an on-again, off-again touring schedule with their last go’round happening in 2008.

The current line-up features seven players, to include three drummers. The bill of fare will likely feature a fair amount of experimental improvisation, and even though the ’60s are long gone, odds are good the sound will venture off into dreamy head-trips.

Tickets for the two-night engagement are available online.

An Evening with King Crimson
When: September 12-13
Where: Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Verizon Hall, 300 S. Broad Street
Cost: $45-$150
More info: www.kimmelcenter.org

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September 10, 2014

Save The Date: Campus Philly’s CollegeFest Returns To The Benjamin Franklin Parkway With Music, Games, Free Museum Admission And More, September 27

Campus Philly's CollegeFest returns on September 27 with free museum admission, food trucks, music, giveaways and more. (Photo courtesy Campus Philly)

Campus Philly’s CollegeFest returns on September 27 with free museum admission, food trucks, music, giveaways and more. (Photo courtesy Campus Philly)

Calling all college students!

To welcome back the city’s students, Campus Philly once again will put on CollegeFest, a free festival largely held on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, on Saturday, September 27.

Upon arrival, students are asked to check in at the Campus Philly booth to pick up wristbands that get you free museum entry and free rides on the PHLASH bus — so be sure to bring your college ID.

Throughout the festival, find a variety of tents with giveaways and games in addition to four food trucks serving up everything from Asian fare to cheesy dishes. Also groove to live music provided by a variety of musicians.

Students are encouraged to learn how to get involved with the local community as a group of the city’s volunteer organizations fill the parkway.

With your CollegeFest wristband, head to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the African American Museum in Philadelphia, National Museum of American Jewish History, the Academy of Natural Sciences, Eastern State Penitentiary and The Franklin Institute for free access to their extensive collections.

Start the school year on the right foot with this free festival.

Campus Philly CollegeFest
When: Saturday, September 27, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Starts at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Cost: Free
More info: www.campusphilly.org

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September 10, 2014

Reminder: Cirque Du Soleil Brings Its Arena Extravaganza Varekai To The Wells Fargo Center For Seven Shows, September 10-14

Cirque du Soleil

Cirque du Soleil comes to Philadelphia this week with its stadium spectacular Varekai. (Photo by Martin Girard / shootstudio.ca; Costumes by Eiko Ishioka ©2014 Cirque du Soleil)

A marvelous spectacle of circus arts comes to town in a big way this week with the return of Cirque du Soleil to Philadelphia, bringing its arena production Varekai to the Wells Fargo Center, September 10-14.

From its humble beginnings as a group of 20 street performers in 1984, Cirque du Soleil is now one of the biggest names in entertainment with dynamic shows around the globe — there are currently 19 on view all across the world.

In Philadelphia, for seven performances only over five days — starting today, September 10Varekai takes Cirque’s big-top style into the massive Wells Fargo Center arena for an all out circus extravaganza.

A show of 12 acts featuring more than 50 artists and musicians from 18 different countries, Varekai (which translates as means “wherever” in the Romany language of the gypsies) showcases both traditional circus stunts and more contemporary acts, including everything from Georgian dance and juggling to aerial hoops and Russian swings.

Tickets to Varekai at the Wells Fargo Center are available online, so reserve today.

For a sneak peek at a few of the artists of Varekai, check out the video below.

Don’t miss the chance to experience the world of Cirque du Soleil in Philadelphia’s backyard.

Cirque du Soleil’s Varekai
When: September 10-14
Where: Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad Street
Cost: $45-$100, adults; $36-$81, children (12 & under); $40.50-$85.50, military, seniors, students
More info: www.cirquedusoleil.com
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