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March 3, 2014

PAFA After Dark Returns With A Block Party For A Philly-Centric Celebration, This Thursday, March 6

This Thursday, March 6, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts opens its doors for an after-hours art party as part of its recurring PAFA After Dark series. This month, the popular event offers up a Block Party, a celebration of the city of Brotherly Love’s favorite party plan, and calls upon the folks of [...]

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February 24, 2014

Head To The Kimmel Center For A Free Workshop Led By Jazz Residency Artist Josh Lawrence, This Thursday, February 27

Looking to get involved in the artistic process? You’re in luck. This Thursday, February 27 at 6 p.m., the SEI Innovation Studio at The Kimmel Center welcomes Jazz Residency Artist, Josh Lawrence, for a free performance and interactive workshop. With the help of other musicians and music-lovers, the workshop aims to create an imaginative piece [...]

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February 11, 2014

Skip The Blue Cross Broad Street Run Lottery And Register To Race Via Fairmount Park Conservancy Fundraising, Now Through April 14

What began in the 1980s as a dash up Broad Street is now the largest 10-mile race in all of America. This spring, the annual Blue Cross Broad Street Run returns to Philadelphia, making its way through town on Sunday, May 4. More than 23,000 people have already registered for a spot in the lottery [...]

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February 7, 2014

BalletX Debuts Two World Premiere Performances During Winter Series 2014, February 12-16

Get ready. BalletX, The Wilma Theater’s dynamic resident dance company, kicks off 2014 with Winter Series 2014, a compelling show that is set to consist of two world premieres, a company premiere and a company return. Unlike the classic ballet performances that are more frequently the subject of performing arts, BalletX’s contemporary ballet performances always [...]

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January 29, 2014

The Pennsylvania Academy Of The Fine Arts Presents Art In Action, TED-Style Presentations On Art As Social Practice On Saturday, February 8

Presented in part with the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts current marquee exhibition, Beyond the Paint: Philadelphia’s Mural Arts, PAFA welcomes four acclaimed art innovators in Art in Action, an afternoon talk about art as social practice on Saturday, February 8. Hear from Jane Golden, the executive director of Philadelphia’s Mural Arts program in [...]

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January 27, 2014

The Philadelphia Theatre Company Presents Potent Family Drama In Tribes At The Suzanne Roberts Theatre, Through February 23

The concept of being seen but not heard takes on multiple meanings in Tribes, a compelling family drama at the Philadelphia Theatre Company, through February 23. The story centers around Billy, a deaf man who lives silently among his loud argumentative family. They’re good at talking and hurling insults at one another, but not much [...]

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January 9, 2014

The Wilma Theater Debuts Cherokee, A World Premiere Play About A Camping Trip Gone Wrong, Through February 8

This winter, The Wilma Theater debuts a world premiere production, Cherokee, a comedic play about a friendly camping trip gone awry. Written by Lisa D’Amour, an Obie Award-winning playwright and Pulitzer Prize finalist, Cherokee is a follow up play to her popular work, Detroit. Cherokee tells the story of two couples who decide to escape [...]

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January 6, 2014

The Brand-New Jazz Orchestra Of Philadelphia Debuts In A Gala Concert With Appearances By Bill Cosby, Wynton Marsalis And More, Tuesday, January 7

Tomorrow night, January 7, the newly created Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia makes its grand premiere in an evening of live music from some of the most talented jazz musicians in the biz at its debut concert at The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. Emceed by the one and only Bill Cosby and led by [...]

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December 26, 2013

New Year’s Day In Philadelphia 2014: A Guide To The 114th Annual Mummers Parade, Where To Watch, What To Expect And More

Ready to strut, Philadelphia? The City of Brotherly Love’s New Year’s Day tradition returns for its 114th year on the first day of 2014. The annual Mummers Parade will start 2014 on quite the festive foot. With more than 10,000 lavishly costumed men and women dancing in the streets, the day-long affair resembles Mardi Gras [...]

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December 20, 2013

The 114th Annual Mummers Parade Returns To Broad Street To Strut On New Year’s Day, January 1, 2014; MummersFest Is Back, Too!

Get ready to don those dancing shoes, Philadelphia. On New Year’s Day, January 1, 2014, the 114th Annual Mummers Parade returns to strut, twirl and step along Broad Street in a rowdy, one-of-a-kind annual Philadelphia tradition. The only-in-Philly party brings more than 10,000 men and women, dressed in colorful and ornate costumes, into the streets [...]

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