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October 2, 2014

Our Top Picks For First Friday In Philadelphia With Flamenco At The Barnes, BalletX At The PMA, The First Kid Hazo Exhibit, Fireside Storytelling And More This Friday, October 3

It’s time to celebrate the weekend, arts and urban nightlife as another First Friday arrives in neighborhoods throughout Philadelphia. With the equinox well behind us, autumn has officially arrived in Philadelphia and, with it, a whole new outpouring of fresh art exhibitions and events are cropping up all over town. Kick off October on this […]

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May 15, 2014

First Person Arts’ Grand Slam Season Finale Crowns The Top Storyteller In Town At Underground Arts This Friday, May 16

It’s story time, Philadelphia. The culmination of anecdotes and accounts told throughout the season, First Person Arts’ Grand Slam pits winners from First Person Arts’ monthly StorySlams against one another in a championship round. Set for this Friday, May 16 at Underground Arts in the Callowhill neighborhood, the event sees its competitors vying for the […]

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April 9, 2014

First Person Arts Brings Comedian Kevin Allison’s Storytelling Show RISK! To Underground Arts, Friday, April 11

Ready to take a chance on a good time? This Friday, April 11, First Person Arts welcomes New York City-based actor and comedian Kevin Allison back to town to host his hysterical live show, RISK!. If the name Kevin Allison sounds familiar, it’s probably because he’s well known from such television shows as MTV’s The […]

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February 13, 2014

Enjoy Valentine’s Day Comic Relief At First Person Arts’ Ex-Files StorySlam At Underground Arts, Friday, February 14

If hearts and chocolate aren’t your style, snag a ticket for the annual First Person Arts StorySlam: The Ex-Files, on Friday, February 14. Held for the first time at Underground Arts, the annual anti-Valentine’s Day storytelling competition asks audience members to step up and share real-life tales of breakups and heartbreaks. Competitors are drawn right […]

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February 5, 2014

Roundup: Our Picks For Valentine’s Day Celebrations, Events And Activities For Couples, Friends And Families In And Around Philadelphia

In the City of Brotherly Love, amorous feelings are is never far from mind. As Valentine’s Day approaches, though, the city’s affection for romance peaks with many, many events on or around Friday, February 14. Whether you’re a part of a contented couple, a blissful single or a loving family, there’s something happening in Philadelphia […]

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January 13, 2014

The Eighth Season Of First Person Arts StorySlams Launches With New Themes, Special Events, An Additional Location And Cash Prizes

Everyone has a story. In Philadelphia, First Person Arts provides a stage for anyone and everyone to tell his or her tale, with the ultimate mission of supporting memoir and documentary art in this city. Twice monthly, First Person Arts’ StorySlams offer up the opportunity to participate in an open-to-all storytelling competition. Guided by a […]

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November 13, 2013

Tonight Picks: The Food And Beer-Driven Taste Of Philly Event, GeoFest 2013 Kicks Off, Free Music At The Kimmel Center And More

Warm up at an indoor event across the city or with some comfort food at some of the Philly’s most popular restaurants as this evening’s temps stay close to freezing. From discounted lobster dinners to the start (and continuation) of numerous fall festivals, this evening brings its fair share of events to the Philadelphia region. […]

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November 5, 2013

A Guide To The 12th Annual First Person Arts Festival, Returning November 6-16 With Dynamic Storytelling From Sonia Sanchez, Toni Morrison, Martha Graham Cracker And More

Now in its 12th year, the First Person Arts Festival continues its unique celebration of documenting real life through storytelling. Internationally renowned artists join everyday people from both Philadelphia and across the country to take part in the annual event, sharing their tall tales and personal experiences on stages around town from November 6 to […]

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October 11, 2013

Save The Date: The First Person Arts Festival Returns November 6-16, Featuring More Live Performances In Storytelling, Dance And Theater

November is story time in Philadelphia. Now in its 12th year, the First Person Arts Festival, the only festival of its kind in the world, is a celebration of real life. Artists and everyday people from both Philadelphia and across the entire country take part in the annual event, First Person Arts’ flagship festival of […]

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October 4, 2013

Celebrate First Friday, October 4, In Neighborhoods Across Philadelphia With Art Openings, A Film Screening, StorySlams And S’mores

It’s time to celebrate the weekend, arts and urban nightlife as another First Friday arrives in neighborhoods throughout Philadelphia. As the city swings in to high gear for the busy fall season, First Friday ramps up its offerings, too. Celebrate the weekend with art-centric, beer-boasting or hands-on events all over town, from Old City and […]

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