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September 30, 2014

October Is Mural Arts Month: Our Top Picks Of Events Celebrating The City Of Philadelphia’s Incredible Collection Of Murals All Month Long

In Philadelphia, buildings, rooftops, bridges and even parking garages serve as canvases for the more than 3,000 murals produced by the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, one of the largest public art programs in the country. Each October, celebrations of this wealth of public art fill the city for Mural Arts Month and art […]

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September 30, 2014

The Chestnut Hill Fall For The Arts Festival Takes Over Germantown Avenue This Sunday, October 5, With More Than 150 Art Vendors, Live Music, Alfresco Eats, Family Fun And Much More

Calling all shoppers! This Sunday, October 5 marks the annual Chestnut Hill Fall for the Arts Festival, a welcoming of autumn through local art vendors, food, music and more. The family-friendly festival celebrates its 30th year with a carefully curated collection of art, all of which is available for purchase, in addition to a public […]

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September 30, 2014

The Morris Arboretum Fall Festival Returns This Weekend, October 4-5, With Scarecrows, Apples And Family-Friendly Fun

Get a breath of fresh air this weekend in Chestnut Hill at the annual Morris Arboretum Fall Festival. The Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania is one of the region’s most beautiful homages to horticulture with its 92 acres of forest, gardens, sculptures and more; and there’s no better time of the year than […]

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September 30, 2014

The Revolutionary Germantown Festival Returns On Saturday, October 4 To More Than 15 Participating Venues With Reenactments, Tours, An Oktoberfest Celebration And More

The neighborhood of Historic Germantown consistently celebrates its past with ongoing tours and more, but the outpouring of historic pride is exceptional during the annual Revolutionary Germantown Festival, which is set for this Saturday, October 4 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The festivities will largely take place at Cliveden, but also span more than […]

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September 30, 2014

Coming Attraction: The Philadelphia Museum Of Art Presents The Major Retrospective Paul Strand: Master Of Modern Photography This Fall, Opening Tuesday, October 21

Dubbed Philadelphia’s own Parthenon, the Philadelphia Museum of Art cuts an impressive silhouette rising above the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, but its the museum’s collection of more than 227,000 objects that make it one of the city’s premier attractions and the third-largest art museum in the country. Of those holdings, the museum’s collection includes nearly 4,000 […]

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September 30, 2014

Head To Longwood Gardens For Its Pumpkin Playground, Which Features An 800-Pound Pumpkin, Open Through Friday, October 31

Have you ever seen an 800-pound (!!) pumpkin? Now’s your chance. Now that autumn has arrived, Longwood Gardens celebrates the season with a kid-centric pumpkin playground, which will be open through October 31. Head to Longwood Gardens to feast your eyes on some of the most impressive and prettiest pumpkins out there. Youngsters are invited […]

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September 30, 2014

World Cafe Live Celebrates Its Landmark 10th Anniversary With WXPN Presentations, Special Concerts, Events And More This October

More than a decade ago, a brainstorm hit a local entrepreneur and amateur musician Hal Real, and he decided adults really needed a great place to hear live music in Philadelphia. Turns out WXPN also needed new studios, especially for its nationally popular show, “World Cafe.” Mutual interests merged and in 2004, World Cafe Live […]

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September 29, 2014

Support Philadelphia’s Skateboarding Community At Street Level At Paine’s Park On Schuylkill Banks This Wednesday, October 1

Philadelphia’s skateboarding culture has deep roots, and Franklin’s Paine Skatepark Fund has an ambitious mission to capture the passion of the city’s skateboarding community and open an extensive series of skateparks throughout the Greater Philadelphia area. Last spring, Paine’s Park opened to the joy of Philadelphia’s skaters, and the mixed-use public space — with skateboarding […]

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September 29, 2014

The Franklin Institute Launches New Conversation Series Let’s Talk About Your Brain Tonight, Monday, September 29 With Help From A Former Philadelphia Eagle

Have you ever wondered what’s happening inside your noggin when you are injured, stressed or simply trying to make a decision? The Franklin Institute can help. In conjunction with its awesome new permanent exhibition, Your Brain, a brand-new after-hours series Let’s Talk About Your Brain: Conversations About Neuroscience and Society launches at The Franklin Institute […]

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September 29, 2014

Popular Theater Series A Play, A Pie And A Pint Brings New Plays, Pizza And Drinks, To Society Hill Playhouse, Starting October 2

Philadelphia-based production company Tiny Dynamite is devoted to staging contemporary theater in unconventional settings. This October, the company returns to the, appropriately, cozy Society Hill Playhouse to reprise its popular A Play, A Pie and A Pint series, with a four-week run starting Thursday, October 2. Each week brings in a new one-act play by […]

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