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October 9, 2014

Venice Island Performing Arts And Recreation Center Opens With A Public Open House, Shows And Tours This Saturday, October 11

Looking for an island escape? After 10 years of planning and development Venice Island Performing Arts and Recreation Center in Manayunk opens its grounds and doors to the public this weekend, Saturday, October 11. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the brand-new arts and recreation center will welcome the public to explore the gleaming new […]

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October 9, 2014

The First-Ever Old City Fest Makes It Debut This Sunday, October 12 With 100 Vendors Showcasing The Neighborhood’s Art, Design, Shopping, Food, Music And More

This weekend, a brand-new neighborhood festival arrives in Old City to celebrate the modern-day appeal of this historic ’hood: Old City Fest debuts this Sunday, October 12. The first year for what Old City District, the event’s organizers, hopes will become an annual extravaganza, two streets in Old City will transform from quiet cobblestone thoroughfares […]

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October 9, 2014

Chocolate: The Exhibition, A Look At The Evolution Of Chocolate Throughout History, Opens At The Academy Of Natural Sciences On Saturday, October 11

Chocolate fans, rejoice! The sweet treat takes the spotlight at The Academy of Natural Sciences for its new exhibition, Chocolate: The Exhibition. Opening this Saturday, October 11, the exhibition brings guests on a journey through the evolution of chocolate, from something found on a rainforest tree to a commodified piece of candy. Throughout the exhibition, […]

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October 9, 2014

Unanimous Love For Philly: The Awesome New Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk Receives National And Local Praise

The highly anticipated Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk was three years in the making, but the grand new civic space made its splashy public debut last Thursday, October 2 — and everyone loves it. Super popular with runners, walkers, bikers and more, the boardwalk is an awesome over-the-water extension of the existing Schuylkill River Trail, extending the […]

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October 8, 2014

Halloween Happenings In Philadelphia: Our Guide To Scary Attractions, Family-Friendly Events, Parties And More

As Halloween approaches, the eerie side of the Philadelphia area shines through via ghost tours and creepy parties, in addition to family-friendly happenings, too. For serious thrill-seekers, several of the area’s haunted houses (think Terror Behind the Walls at Eastern State Penitentiary) have earned acclaim for their Hollywood-quality special effects, animatronics, pyrotechnics and teams of […]

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October 8, 2014

Bloktoberfest Takes Over South Street In Graduate Hospital This Saturday, October 11, With Four Blocks And Eight Hours Of Craft Brews, Food Trucks, Live Tunes And Much More

Ready for another weekend of fall festivalgoing? Good, because Bloktoberfest is back! The four-block, eight-hour blockbuster street festival returns to South Street this Saturday, October 11. The Graduate Hospital neighborhood’s sixth annual Bloktoberfest hits South Street from Broad Street west to 18th Street with massive amounts of beer, food, music and merrymaking all day long. […]

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October 8, 2014

Franklin Flea Hosts Its Final Open-Air Market Of The Season This Saturday, October 11 And Will Return With Its Indoor Holiday Market In November

Lovers of alfresco treasure hunting, take note: this weekend marks the return of Franklin Flea outdoor market — and it’s the last open-air Flea of the season. The finely curated Philadelphia-centric market returns Saturday, October 11 to set up shop outdoors in Society Hill for one more date this fall before taking an autumn hiatus. […]

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October 7, 2014

Deal Feed: Score Half Off Tickets To Friday Nights At The Barnes Foundation On October 10 And 17 With Code UWISHUNU50

Seeking cultural enrichment to pair with a Friday night cocktail? Look no further. Every Friday night through the end of the year, The Barnes Foundation keeps its doors open until well after sunset for after-dark art appreciation and cocktails. From 5 to 9 p.m., enjoy a drink, mix and mingle with likeminded art-lovers and check […]

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October 7, 2014

Our Guide To Viewing Fall Foliage In The Philadelphia Region — The Best Spots To See Colorful Changing Leaves In Philly

Though lush greens may still dominate Mother Nature’s color palette in the Philadelphia area, the fiery colors of fall will soon wash over the landscape. Across the region, the leaves have already begun to show signs of turning towards autumn’s colorful canvas of gorgeous yellows, oranges and reds. But while stunning, fall is fleeting. Head […]

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October 6, 2014

Roundup: Major Museum Exhibitions On View And Opening This Fall In Philadelphia And Beyond — The Top Fall Museum Exhibits In Philly

With a blockbuster lineup of landmark exhibitions on view and coming soon to the Philadelphia region’s museums in fall 2014, art lovers have even more reasons to explore the museum-filled city. Whether it’s the photographic realism in the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Paul Strand: Master of Modern Photography, the offbeat stylings showcased in David Lynch: […]

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