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July 22, 2014

This Week At The Oval: Our Top Picks For Events, Classes And Entertainment At The Pop-Up Park On The Parkway, July 23-27

Seeking fun in Philadelphia’s summer sun? The Oval has you covered like SPF 45. The pop-up park on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway is open Wednesday through Sunday through August 17, and has a full calendar of free daily educational programming, tons of free live entertainment, a daily lineup of food trucks and an awesome beer […]

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July 16, 2014

Our Complete Guide To The Oval, The Awesome Pop-Up Public Park On The Parkway Launching Its Summer Season July 16-August 17, With A Beer Garden, Food Trucks, Art Installation And More

The Benjamin Franklin Parkway is a Philadelphia cultural mecca — an epicenter of art museums, educational institutions and public spaces. This summer, there’s yet another reason to proceed to the Parkway: The Oval summer season has returned for 2014. After an awesome run in 2013, the open-air public space at Eakins Oval has once again […]

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July 15, 2014

The Oval To Host Awesome Fest’s Giant Pizza Party This Friday, July 18 With A Beer Garden, A Screening Of TMNT, And A Performance By Macaulay Culkin’s Band, The Pizza Underground

The Oval opens this Wednesday, July 16 and we’re pretty psyched about it. They have a bunch of great programming scheduled, including a bunch of outdoor movie screenings courtesy of The Awesome Fest. And coming up this Friday, July 18, is a pretty awesome-sounding event for The Oval’s opening weekend. Promoted as a giant Pizza […]

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July 10, 2014

Tonight Picks: Free Outdoor Movie Screenings, Pairings On The Parkway, Spruce Street Harbor Park, Free Beer And Cheese Happy Hour At Di Bruno Bros., Fairmount French Fling Bar Crawl And More

Inflatable movie screens pop up all over town this evening as numerous parks across the city play host to free outdoor movie screenings. The Schuylkill Banks screens Finding Nemo, Clark Park plays The Wizard of Oz as Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side Of the Moon plays over the speakers and Penn’s Landing hosts The Hunger […]

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July 9, 2014

Our Guide To Fairmount’s Bastille Day Festival Returning To Eastern State Penitentiary For Its 20th Year This Saturday, July 12

Liberté, égalité, fraternité! Mais oui, Philadelphia. Eastern State Penitentiary’s Bastille Day Festival returns this weekend, Saturday, July 12, to celebrate its 20th-anniversary year of celebrating French National Day, which commemorates the start of the French Revolution with the Storming of the Bastille. Once again, the Penitentiary teams-up with marvelous cabaret troupe The Bearded Ladies to […]

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July 8, 2014

Roundup: Our Guide To Bastille Day Festivals, Events And Dinners In And Around Philadelphia

Happy Bastille Day, Philadelphia. In celebration of the storming of the historic Bastille in Paris, an event that fueled the French Revolution, Philadelphia attractions, bars and restaurants host events perfect for raising a beret to the holiday during block parties, bar crawls, food and drink specials and much more. Bastille Day is officially Monday, July […]

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July 8, 2014

Coming Attraction: The Oval Returns For 2014 On Wednesday, July 16 With Site-Specific Art By Candy Coated, A Beer Garden, A Full Calendar Of Events And More

The Benjamin Franklin Parkway is a Philadelphia cultural mecca — an epicenter of art museums, educational institutions and public spaces. This summer, there’s yet another reason to proceed to the Parkway: The Oval returns for the summer of 2014. On the cusp of launching its second season, the open-air public space at Eakins Oval will […]

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July 3, 2014

July 4th In Philadelphia: Our Hour-By-Hour Guide To Independence Day Events And Celebrations On Friday, July 4, 2014 In Philly

Where’s the best place to celebrate July 4th? The place where it all began, of course. Right here in Philadelphia. Friday, July 4, 2014 brings a full day of festivities from historical commemorative ceremonies to a blowout concert on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Where to begin? We’ve got a rundown of all the events going […]

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July 2, 2014

Now On View: Frank Gehry’s Master Plan For The Philadelphia Museum Of Art Renovation And Expansion Unveiled In Making A Classic Modern, On View Through September 1

This summer, the Philadelphia Museum of Art pulls back the curtain on its grand plans for the future of one of our city’s cultural treasures. Like Philadelphia’s own Parthenon, the Philadelphia Museum of Art sits majestically on a rise at the end of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. The vast collections of this temple of art […]

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June 30, 2014

Grammy-Nominated Artist Dice Raw To Perform A Free Show At Eastern State Penitentiary, Tuesday, July 1

Now a must-see Philadelphia attraction, Eastern State Penitentiary has a dark, infamous history as one of the toughest prisons in the country. These days, this landmark offers the perfect backdrop for tours, events and — this week — an evening of discussion and music about a major incarceration issue facing America. In the United States, […]

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