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November 13, 2014

Tonight Picks: Opening Night For The Franklin Square Holiday Festival, Night Skies In The Observatory At The Franklin Institute, First Person Arts Festival And More

As mid-November rolls in, the holiday festivities start to fill the city. Tonight, Franklin Square’s Holiday Festival opens for the season with the first lighting of Electrical Spectacle: A Holiday Light Show and a peek at what’s to come this holiday season (food trucks! winter beer garden! holiday market!). Also tonight, The Franklin Institute hosts […]

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November 13, 2014

Last Chance: First Person Arts Festival, A Celebration Of Spoken Word, Wraps Up Its 13th Annual Festival On Saturday, November 15

The First Person Arts Festival, which puts the spotlight on local storytellers and storytelling, wraps up on Saturday, November 15, but not before treating the city to a final blast of shows, workshops and discussions all about the art of storytelling. Over the next few days, the festival celebrates the spoken word with events like […]

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November 12, 2014

Tonight Picks: Free Music At The Kimmel Center, Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival, First Person Arts Fest, Pay-What-You-Wish Wednesday, Game Of Thrones Quizzo And More

With such mild temperatures outside, getting out into the city to take advantage of after-work activities tonight should be a gimme. For those looking to get down to live tunes, the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts hosts free music tonight in Commonwealth Plaza as part of its monthly Sittin’ In event. Film buffs will […]

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October 31, 2014

A Guide To The 13th Annual First Person Arts Festival, Returning November 4-15 With Storytelling, Panels And A Food Event With Chefs Marcus Samuelsson And Jennifer Carroll

Now in its 13th 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 4 to […]

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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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November 7, 2012

A Beginner’s Guide To The First Person Arts Festival, Returning November 7-17 With 22 Events In 11 Genres At 3 Iconic Venues

The only event of its kind in the world, the 11th Annual First Person Arts Festival hits Philadelphia November 7-17 celebrating the power of storytelling to foster appreciation for our unique and shared experiences. This year’s festival is action-packed, with celebrity appearances (Janeane Garofalo! Chef Marcus Samuelsson!), brand new festival ticket packages and first-time-ever kids […]

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October 25, 2012

Save The Date: The 2012 First Person Arts Festival Lands In Philadelphia November 7-17

November is story time in Philadelphia. Celebrating 11 years of storytelling in Philadelphia, the First Person Arts Festival is back for 2012 from November 7-17. The only festival of its kind in the world, First Person Arts Fest is a celebration of memoir and documentary art, striving to foster appreciation for our unique and shared […]

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November 7, 2011

The 10th Annual First Person Festival Kicks Off Thursday, November 10 With A StorySlam And Soiree Featuring Triumph Beer, Live Jazz And More

The 10th anniversary First Person Festival of Memoir and Documentary Art is back November 10-20 with 11 days of performances at five venues. And it all kicks off this Thursday, November 10 with a fun-filled festival kick-off event at the Christ Church Neighborhood House. The evening starts with juicy tales from some of the city’s […]

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November 3, 2011

10th Annual First Person Arts Festival: Our Guide To Food-Related Events

The 10th annual First Person Festival of Memoir and Documentary Art returns November 10-20 with 11 days of performances at five venues. Several key events have a culinary angle, and you’ll want to be sure to check them out. Sadly, the Behind the Scenes tour of Reading Terminal Market with Rick Nichols is sold out, […]

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