March 27, 2012
The Arden Theatre Company has announced plans for a dramatic expansion in Old City. The Arden is renovating a 22,000 square foot building just three doors north into the Hamilton Family Arts Center. The space, which the Arden hopes to open a year from now, will be a home for the Arden Drama School, new [...]Read more»
March 22, 2012
The future Shake Shack coming to the corner of 20th and Sansom Streets this summer is welcoming spring with a newly installed living, breathing wall of green covering the plywood construction site. Shake Shack, a modern day “roadside” burger stand made famous in Manhattan’s Madison Square Park, is a pretty exciting culinary development. So any [...]Read more»
March 15, 2012
Today’s the day! Public ticketing is officially live for The Barnes Foundation, opening its brand new Philadelphia campus on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway May 19.
Tickets are bookable online by the day, in half-hour time slots. You can view the gallery’s calendar to check which time slots include guided tours, if you’re interested. Barnes Opening Week is set for May 19-28, culminating with 60 hours of round-the-clock free public access over Memorial Day weekend.
And that Saturday, May 26, is actually the first day that non-member tickets are available online.
Bonus: Public tickets on May 26, 27 & 28 are FREE!
Click here to find a date and a time, and to reserve your tickets.
This is an amazing opportunity to see the world’s largest collections of Impressionist, Post-Impressionist and early Modern paintings — including 181 Renoirs, 69 Cezannes, 59 Matisses, 46 Picassos and 7 Van Goghs — on its opening week. For free(!!).
We can’t wait.
For more info on the new Barnes location, check out our previous coverage.
The Barnes Foundation – Opening May 19, 2012
2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
March 12, 2012
The brand new Barnes Foundation campus on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway opens to the public on May 19. The design plans for the 93,000-square-foot building include a changing exhibition gallery, conservation lab, auditorium, library, gift shop and 50-seat café with a courtyard for outdoor dining. Now comes word that a special sculpture designed by Ellsworth Kelly, a stainless steel blade rising 40 feet, has been approved for the campus. It will stand at the head of a reflecting pool on the north side of the building, with the water reflecting it, much like the Washington Monument in D.C. We can’t wait to welcome the Barnes to its new home. [Barnes Foundation]
March 2, 2012
Graduate Hospital’s getting a new restaurant this April. SoWe Bar & Kitchen, serving modern bistro cuisine, craft beers and artisan wines, will replace the former Divan Turkish Kitchen on the corner of 22nd and Carpenter. SoWe, the name is short for Southwest Center City, will boast a comfortable rustic vibe with earth-toned walls, reclaimed wood [...]Read more»
February 27, 2012
Philadelphia’s pizza scene has been building steadily over these past few years. Sure, we’ve always had pizza mainstays like Tacconellis, Lorenzo’s and Stantucci’s, but it seems every time we turn around another pizza-centric spot is popping up. We just can’t get enough of the slices coming out of pizza ovens at Zavino, Barbuzzo, Nomad Pizza, [...]Read more»
February 23, 2012
XFINITY Live Philadelphia, the new dining and entertainment destination currently under construction on the former site of the Spectrum, is adding a 700-square-foot Mitchell & Ness retail store, inside the Philly MarketPlace. Philadelphia-based Mitchell & Ness Nostalgia Co. has developed a major following creating and selling authentic, vintage-inspired sports apparel for more than 100 years. [...]Read more»
February 23, 2012
We’re getting close to the opening of the brand new Barnes Foundation campus on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. So close that the first Member tickets to see The Barnes became available online earlier this month. And public ticketing will begin on March 15, just a few weeks away. But it’s not too late to become [...]Read more»
February 16, 2012
The Mural Arts Program has announced that the upcoming mural of The Roots will live at 6th and South Streets, in the same neighborhood where The Roots honed their skills performing publicly during their formative years. The mural’s design, which will tell the story of the band from past to present, is being created by a group of local artists, including Philly 360° Creative Ambassador Tatyana Fazlalizadeh, who are working alongside The Roots to shape the final product. The mural is expected to be completed by October. [Mural Arts]
February 16, 2012
It’s not hard to see why we’re excited about Frohman’s Wursthaus, the beer n’ brats concept from Jose Garces that made our list of the top 12 restaurant openings for 2012. 1) The name is an homage to one of the greatest movies of all time. 2) It’s location on 13th Street: cool space and Midtown Village is crushing it right now. 3) Beer n’ brats — duh. 4) Chef Jose Garces. Also duh. Put them all together and it sounds pretty amazing. Thus, our relief to hear there’s finally an opening date in sight. Frohman’s Wursthaus; Beer n’ Brats; Garces-style; Midtown Village; May 2012. Be there. [Eater Philly]