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November 13, 2014

Opening Alert: The Franklin Square Holiday Festival And Electrical Spectacle Holiday Light Show Kicks Off Today, Thursday, November 13

’Tis the season, Philadelphia, and the holiday lights will shine for the first time this year at Franklin Square tonight, Thursday, November 13. From 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. today, help celebrate the kickoff of the Franklin Square Holiday Festival, a major expansion of the annual holiday happenings at the historic park that includes not only […]

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November 12, 2014

The Pennsylvania Academy Of The Fine Arts Opens Its New Exhibit, Peter Blume: Nature And Metamorphosis This Friday, November 14

For the first time since 1976, the art world will look back at avant-garde artist Peter Blume, a key figure in the development of modernism in America, when the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) opens a sweeping retrospective exhibition of the artist’s work this Friday, November 14. After immigrating to the United States […]

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November 12, 2014

Franklin Flea Holiday Market Returns For A Six-Week Indoor Season At The Historic Strawbridge’s Building Every Saturday, November 15-December 20

Fulfilling holiday shopping dreams in Philadelphia will be easy as pie this season. In addition to the many new retail opportunities in Center City, the Philadelphia-centric Franklin Flea Holiday Market returns for six Saturday shopping days, November 15 through December 20. Following a fantastic alfresco summer season, now that the weather is growing chilly, the […]

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November 12, 2014

Reserve Your Spot For Yuletide Cheers & Beers, The Holiday Tippler’s Tour Running Every Thursday Through December 18

Where can you enjoy a pint, learn about history, and raise a glass alongside a Red Coat soldier? On the Yuletide Cheers & Beers holiday Tippler’s Tour! The Tippler’s Tour, a fun and interactive Philadelphia experience, takes groups of revelers on a stroll through history, complete with stops at local watering holes that are overflowing […]

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November 11, 2014

Opening Alert: The Rothman Institute Ice Rink At Dilworth Park To Welcome Skaters For The First Time This Friday, November 14

Heads up, skating enthusiasts: the Rothman Institute Ice Rink at Dilworth Park opens to the public this Friday, November 14 at noon. Following the opening of brand-new public space Dilworth Park, which transformed the west side of City Hall into a multi-use public plaza this fall, the expansive plaza will remain just as appealing to […]

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November 11, 2014

The Penn Museum Launches The Three-Concert Series Music for the Mystery of Silents With Relâche, Sunday, November 16

The Penn Museum is known for its world-class selection of ancient artifacts, but in its new series, the renowned museum examines a piece of history much closer to our time. Music for the Mystery of Silents, a three-concert music series, celebrates the silent film genre with musicians-in-residence Relâche performing live accompaniment to soundless cinema in […]

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November 11, 2014

The Top 12 Things We’re Most Excited About Doing This Holiday Season In Philadelphia

It’s official, folks. With Thanksgiving Day just a few short weeks away, it’s safe to say the holiday season has begun. Though holiday shopping and seasonal lights may not hit in earnest for a couple weeks, it’s definitely time to start making those lists (and checking them twice) so you don’t miss any of the […]

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November 10, 2014

The Newly Expanded Franklin Square Holiday Festival Kicks Off Its Season Thursday, November 13 With A Huge Light Show, Winter Beer Garden, Fire Pits, Live Music, Holiday Shopping And More

Though the days are now shorter, winter nights will be joyfully brighter this holiday season thanks to a brand-new holiday festival at Franklin Square debuting this Thursday, November 13. A major expansion of the annual holiday happenings at the historic park, the Franklin Square Holiday Festival includes not only the traditional on-site events Philadelphians have […]

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November 10, 2014

The Franklin Institute’s Adults-Only Event Science After Hours Returns Tomorrow, November 11, With A Night Of Guilty Pleasures

How about a little mid-week indulgence? The Franklin Institute’s adults-only Science After Hours event returns tomorrow, Tuesday, November 11 with an evening devoted to embracing and exploring a variety of guilty pleasures. Designed specifically with grown-ups in mind (read: no one under 21 allowed) the monthly adults-only events tap the deep resources of the museum […]

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November 10, 2014

The Fairmount Park Holiday Gingerbread House Display Returns To The Shops At Liberty Place With 12 Recreations Of Fairmount Park Sites, November 10-21

In the interest of spreading holiday spirit, 12 local chefs annually create gingerbread houses modeled after Fairmount Park historic sites for the Gingerbread House Display at The Shops at Liberty Place. The display opens today, November 10, with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 2 p.m., and will remain on view through Friday, November 21. Upon […]

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