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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

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 6, 2014

Roundup: A Guide To Commemorating Veterans Day In The Philadelphia Area, Tuesday, November 11

Independence Hall

With historic monuments, influential exhibitions, history-laden sights and major museums, Philadelphia commemorates the country’s past every day of the year. And on Veterans Day, which is this Tuesday, November 11, the city especially honors the Veterans and active military men and women who have served our country through special events, programs at museums, ceremonies and […]

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October 7, 2014

Columbus Day Weekend In Philadelphia: Our Guide To How To Spend The Long Weekend In Philly

Dilworth Park

In typical long weekend form, the Philadelphia area is full of happenings to fill your calendar this Columbus Day, which hits on Monday, October 13. From Bloktoberfest on South Street to Old City Fest in Old City and a County Fair-themed event at The Oval and the RiverCity Festival at Penn Treaty Park, the festivals […]

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October 3, 2014

The Franklin Institute Presents The East Coast Debut Of Body Worlds: Animal Inside Out, Opening Saturday, October 4; Plus, Sesame Street Presents: The Body Is Now Open

The Franklin Institute Presents The East Coast Debut Of Body Worlds: Animal Inside Out, Opening Saturday, October 4; Plus, Sesame Street Presents: The Body Is Now Open

Brace yourself. The uber-popular Body Worlds exhibition has returned to The Franklin Institute — this time, with animals. Opening this Saturday, October 4, Body Worlds: Animal Inside Out gives visitors a rare and unprecedented view of nature through the exhibition of more than 100 plastinated specimens including octopuses, goats, ostriches and even a giraffe. The […]

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September 24, 2014

Coming Attraction: Body Worlds: Animal Inside Out Debuts At The Franklin Institute On Saturday, October 4

Body Worlds: Animal Inside Out

Opening on Saturday, October 4, The Franklin Institute will soon host Body Worlds: Animal Inside Out, a traveling exhibition that teaches guests about the skeletons, muscles, organs and circulatory systems of various animals through actual looks at the preserved insides of 100 plastinated specimens. Plastination, which was invented by the creator of Body Worlds, replaces […]

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September 10, 2014

Save The Date: Campus Philly’s CollegeFest Returns To The Benjamin Franklin Parkway With Music, Games, Free Museum Admission And More, September 27

Save The Date: Campus Philly's CollegeFest Returns To The Benjamin Franklin Parkway With Music, Games, Free Museum Admission And More, September 27

Calling all college students! To welcome back the city’s students, Campus Philly once again will put on CollegeFest, a free festival largely held on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, on Saturday, September 27. Upon arrival, students are asked to check in at the Campus Philly booth to pick up wristbands that get you free museum entry […]

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August 20, 2014

Labor Day Weekend In Philadelphia: How To Spend The Long Holiday Weekend In Philly

Philadelphia Museum of Art

It’s hard to believe that Labor Day weekend is nearly here. Before the summer season winds down, a ton of events fill venues across Philadelphia for one last hurrah. Now’s the perfect time to get out there and prolong summer — whether that means hitting up a beer garden, attending a free outdoor concert, sipping […]

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July 16, 2014

Tonight Picks: The Oval’s Summer Season Kicks Off, Summer Concert At The Penn Museum, Free Admission To The Franklin Institute, Movie Screening At NMAJH, Opening Of Fergie’s Beer Garden And More

The Oval kicks off its month-long summer season with a grand kickoff tonight complete with an alfresco beer garden, fare from food trucks, backyard games, first views of an awesome art installation and more. This evening, The Oval, the popular pop-up park on Benjamin Franklin Parkway opens for summer 2014 and brings with it a […]

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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

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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June 16, 2014

Now Open: The Franklin Institute Debuts Two Temporary Blockbuster Summer Exhibitions, Plus A New Permanent Exhibit, Your Brain

Now Open: The Franklin Institute Debuts Two Temporary Blockbuster Summer Exhibitions, Plus A New Permanent Exhibit, Your Brain

Since 1824, The Franklin Institute has honored inventor and statesman Benjamin Franklin with remarkable exhibitions, programs and events made to live up to the Founding Father’s image. On Saturday, June 14, The Franklin Institute opened the doors to its brand-new 53,000-square-foot Nicholas and Athena Karabots Pavilion, the largest expansion ever in its more than 150-year […]

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