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October 24, 2014

Coming Attraction: The Barnes Foundation Presents William Glackens, The First Major Survey On The Philadelphia-Born Painter In More Than 40 Years, Opening Saturday, November 8

Any day of the year, a visit to The Barnes Foundation on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway involves an awe-inspiring permanent collection featuring 181 Renoirs, 69 Cézannes and 59 Matisses, along with works by Manet, Degas, Seurat, Prendergrast, Titian, Picasso and so much more. This fall and winter, in addition to the remarkable collection, visitors to […]

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October 24, 2014

The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre Presents An Innovative Take On Henry V, The Ultimate Underdog War Story, Through November 16

This fall, The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre puts a new spin on a classic underdog war story with an innovative staging of Henry V, on stage now through November 16. As directed by Barrymore Award-winning Aaron Cromie, this production makes the most of its youthful cast by situating the play as part of a final exam […]

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October 24, 2014

Weekend Picks: Halloween Celebrations In East Passyunk, Manayunk, Rittenhouse And Old City, Head Of The Schuylkill Regatta, POST, Terror Behind The Walls, Oktoberfest At Dilworth Park And More

This pre-Halloween weekend means tons of tricks and treats are in the bag all throughout the region. Halloween arrives in neighborhoods including East Passyunk, Manayunk, Rittenhouse and South Street with family-friendly activities, costume contests, trick-or-treating and much more. Dilworth Park also wraps up its Oktoberfest celebrations with a beer-fueled bash on Saturday complete with music, […]

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October 24, 2014

A Guide To Day Of The Dead Celebrations In Philadelphia: Festivals And Special Events At Museums, Restaurants, Bars And Beyond

Gear up for a fiesta, Philadelphia! Day of the Dead, or Dia de los Muertos, arrives in Philadelphia with a slew of festive happenings. Officially, Day of the Dead begins on Thursday, October 31 with All Hallows’ Eve and runs through Sunday, November 2 when it ends with All Souls’ Day, but lucky for us, […]

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October 23, 2014

Tonight Picks: Philadelphia Film Festival Block Party, Ghost Tours And Halloween Happenings, Mega-Bad Movie Night, 215 Festival And More

As the weekend creeps up on us, the workweek starts its wrap up with a slew of cool events. Tonight, the Philadelphia Film Festival continues with screenings, yes, but also with a food truck block party on Sansom Street to celebrate the PFS Roxy Theater’s first year as a Philadelphia Film Festival venue. Over the […]

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October 23, 2014

Family-Friendly Actvities And Amazing Carving Displays At Moravian Tile Works Pumpkinfest In Doylestown, Saturday, October 25

There are jack o’lanterns, and then there are jack o’lanterns. This Saturday, head to historic Doylestown for one of the region’s most popular annual fall events: Pumpkinfest. During this squash-centric celebration, an array of impressive carvers will create glowing works of art out of enormous pumpkins. We’re talking 100 to 300 pounders. By the end […]

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October 23, 2014

Franklin Square Plays Host To An Afternoon Of Free Trick-Or-Treating This Saturday, October 25

Satisfy your sweet tooth at Franklin Square’s trick-or-treat trail, which brings free Halloween fun to the historic park this Saturday, October 25. From noon to 3 p.m., youngsters are invited out for some pre-Halloween trick-or-treating along the square’s trick-or-treat trail. Kids are encouraged to decorate a bag for candy gathering, pick up a trick-or-treat map […]

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October 23, 2014

The 2014 Thomas Eakins Head Of The Schuylkill Regatta Returns To Philadelphia This Weekend, Saturday And Sunday, October 25-26

This weekend, rowers from all over the world will flow to Philadelphia for the renowned Thomas Eakins Head of the Schuylkill Regatta, returning Saturday and Sunday, October 25 and 26. What began with just 160 rowers in 1971 is now one of the largest rowing competitions in the world — and it’s right here in […]

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October 23, 2014

The Annual 215 Festival Spotlights Philadelphia’s Literary Scene On South Street This Weekend, October 23-26

Starting today, October 23 and running through Sunday, October 26, the 215 Festival returns to celebrate Philly’s literary scene with free readings, cocktail-fueled events and more. This year, the literary fest fills locations along South Street with a variety of events that celebrate the written word. The festivities kicks off tonight at 7 p.m. with […]

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October 23, 2014

Arden Theatre Company Presents An Exhilarating Production Of Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations This Fall, October 23-December 14

There are plenty of twists and turns when the Arden Theatre Company presents Great Expectations, running through December 14. Based on Charles Dickens’ classic coming of age novel, Great Expectations tells the tale of Pip, an orphan boy who finds his life irrevocably changed after one act of kindness. That seemingly small gesture sets off […]

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