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December 29, 2014

Cirque De La Symphonie’s Acrobats, Aerialists And Jugglers Accompany The Philadelphia Orchestra At The Kimmel Center, January 3-4

Philadelphia Orchestra

Get ready to be amazed by fearless acrobats, gravity-defying aerialists and other exciting, circus-inspired acts! Back for the second year, Cirque de la Symphonie lands at The Kimmel Center to perform with The Philadelphia Orchestra on Saturday, January 3 and Sunday, January 4. As performers mesmerize the audience with daring feats, the orchestra, conducted by […]

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December 26, 2014

Reminder: The Philadelphia Museum Of Art Celebrates Holiday Week With Festive Programming, Gallery Tours And More, December 26-January 1

Reminder: The Philadelphia Museum Of Art Celebrates Holiday Week With Festive Programming, Gallery Tours And More, December 26-January 1

A photo posted by Philadelphia Museum of Art (@philamuseum) on Dec 12, 2014 at 11:04am PST The Philadelphia Museum of Art’s gorgeous Great Stair Hall welcomes merrymaking this week to celebrate the holiday season. (Photo by Peggy Woolsey) The marvelous Philadelphia Museum of Art draws visitors throughout the year with its incredible collections of fine […]

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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 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 15, 2014

Celebrate Holidays In Manayunk And The Winter Solstice With A Bonfire, Storytelling And More This Friday, December 19

Celebrate Holidays In Manayunk And The Winter Solstice With A Bonfire, Storytelling And More This Friday, December 19

This Sunday, December 21 marks the winter solstice, the first day of winter and the very shortest day of the year. Cultures around the world celebrate this astronomical event, and this year Manayunk joins in the reveling to kick off the solstice weekend with Manayunk Solstice Fire, an evening festival on Friday, December 19. Kicking […]

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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

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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