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October 24, 2014

Coming Attraction: The Barnes Foundation Presents William Glackens, The First Major Survey On The Philadelphia-Born Painter In More Than 40 Years, Opening Saturday, November 8

Any day of the year, a visit to The Barnes Foundation on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway involves an awe-inspiring permanent collection featuring 181 Renoirs, 69 Cézannes and 59 Matisses, along with works by Manet, Degas, Seurat, Prendergrast, Titian, Picasso and so much more. This fall and winter, in addition to the remarkable collection, visitors to […]

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October 24, 2014

The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre Presents An Innovative Take On Henry V, The Ultimate Underdog War Story, Through November 16

This fall, The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre puts a new spin on a classic underdog war story with an innovative staging of Henry V, on stage now through November 16. As directed by Barrymore Award-winning Aaron Cromie, this production makes the most of its youthful cast by situating the play as part of a final exam […]

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October 23, 2014

Family-Friendly Actvities And Amazing Carving Displays At Moravian Tile Works Pumpkinfest In Doylestown, Saturday, October 25

There are jack o’lanterns, and then there are jack o’lanterns. This Saturday, head to historic Doylestown for one of the region’s most popular annual fall events: Pumpkinfest. During this squash-centric celebration, an array of impressive carvers will create glowing works of art out of enormous pumpkins. We’re talking 100 to 300 pounders. By the end […]

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October 23, 2014

The Annual 215 Festival Spotlights Philadelphia’s Literary Scene On South Street This Weekend, October 23-26

Starting today, October 23 and running through Sunday, October 26, the 215 Festival returns to celebrate Philly’s literary scene with free readings, cocktail-fueled events and more. This year, the literary fest fills locations along South Street with a variety of events that celebrate the written word. The festivities kicks off tonight at 7 p.m. with […]

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October 23, 2014

Arden Theatre Company Presents An Exhilarating Production Of Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations This Fall, October 23-December 14

There are plenty of twists and turns when the Arden Theatre Company presents Great Expectations, running through December 14. Based on Charles Dickens’ classic coming of age novel, Great Expectations tells the tale of Pip, an orphan boy who finds his life irrevocably changed after one act of kindness. That seemingly small gesture sets off […]

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October 22, 2014

Coming Attraction: The National Constitution Center To Display One Of 12 Surviving Copies Of The Bill Of Rights In Constituting Liberty, Opening, Thursday, October 30

The first 10 amendments to the United States Constitution grant the freedoms of speech, of the press, the right to peaceably assemble and many other empowering privileges enjoyed by Americans. Soon, visitors to Philadelphia’s National Constitution Center will be able to not only learn about the founding documents, but also see the authentic document that […]

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October 21, 2014

Must-See Exhibition: The Philadelphia Museum Of Art Debuts The Sweeping Retrospective Paul Strand: Master Of Modern Photography, On View Now Through January 4, 2015

Nowadays, everyone is a photographer. Smartphone cameras and Instagram have enabled the general public to take on the photographic medium like never before, giving rise to a widespread contemporary appreciation for the craft. This fall, the Philadelphia Museum of Art gives photography fans the chance to cull tips from one of the greatest masters of […]

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October 20, 2014

Lantern Theater Company Presents A Four-Day Festival To Explore The Many Facets of Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia, October 23-26

Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia packs in in so many rich ideas and thoughts — ranging from science to sex – that there are entire study guides devoted to dissecting the acclaimed play’s themes and meanings. Now running on the St. Stephen’s Theater stage, Lantern Theater Company’s production of Stoppard’s masterpiece, Arcadia, serves as the season opener […]

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October 17, 2014

The Philly Mart Alfresco Artisan Market Opens At Venice Island Performing Arts Center And Recreation Park This Saturday, October 18

This weekend, the brand-new performing arts and recreation center in Manayunk — Venice Island — delivers on the promise of great amusement with Saturday’s debut of The Philly Mart, a new monthly open-air market. Venice Island Performing Arts and Recreation Center opened its grounds and doors to the public just last weekend, welcoming the public […]

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October 17, 2014

Reminder: DesignPhiladelphia Wraps Its 10th Anniversary Festival Today With A Closing Celebration At Crane Arts And More, Friday, October 17

Few events celebrate this city’s creative culture like the annual DesignPhiladelphia festival, which celebrated its 10th anniversary year this month. Today, Friday, October 17, marks the final day of the events, but it’s not too late to get in on the celebration of our city’s creative culture. There are still more than 20 exhibitions and […]

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