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November 19, 2014

Tonight Picks: Drinks With The Sphinx At The Penn Museum, Franklin Square Holiday Festival, Ice Skating At Dilworth Park, Dine Out Wash West And More

Wintry Wednesdays call for toasty visits to museums, comforting dinners and making the most of the holiday season (ice skating, anyone?). Tonight, two museums host after-hours events for post-work guests: The Penn Museum hosts Drinks With The Sphinx, an evening of flashlight tours, a cash bar, workshops, crafts and more while The Philadelphia Museum of […]

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November 17, 2014

The Penn Museum Continues Its P.M. @ Penn Museum After-Hours Series With Drinks With The Sphinx, This Wednesday, November 19

Spend a night with a 15-ton Egyptian sphinx, drink in hand, this Wednesday, November 19 at the Penn Museum, the University of Pennsylvania’s amazing trove of archaeological and anthropological art and artifacts. The latest installment of the museum’s regularly scheduled P.M. @ Penn Museum after-hours events, Drinks with the Sphinx runs this Wednesday evening from […]

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November 14, 2014

Coming Attraction: The Brand-New Museum Of The American Revolution To Open In Historic Philadelphia In Early 2017

This country’s revolutionary history never feels like its too far gone in Philadelphia, with the profusion of public attractions devoted to telling the many stories of our nation’s founding. In the coming years, Philadelphia will be home to yet another destination that will bring to life the events and people of the past when the […]

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November 12, 2014

The Pennsylvania Academy Of The Fine Arts Opens Its New Exhibit, Peter Blume: Nature And Metamorphosis This Friday, November 14

For the first time since 1976, the art world will look back at avant-garde artist Peter Blume, a key figure in the development of modernism in America, when the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) opens a sweeping retrospective exhibition of the artist’s work this Friday, November 14. After immigrating to the United States […]

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November 11, 2014

The Penn Museum Launches The Three-Concert Series Music for the Mystery of Silents With Relâche, Sunday, November 16

The Penn Museum is known for its world-class selection of ancient artifacts, but in its new series, the renowned museum examines a piece of history much closer to our time. Music for the Mystery of Silents, a three-concert music series, celebrates the silent film genre with musicians-in-residence Relâche performing live accompaniment to soundless cinema in […]

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November 10, 2014

The Franklin Institute’s Adults-Only Event Science After Hours Returns Tomorrow, November 11, With A Night Of Guilty Pleasures

How about a little mid-week indulgence? The Franklin Institute’s adults-only Science After Hours event returns tomorrow, Tuesday, November 11 with an evening devoted to embracing and exploring a variety of guilty pleasures. Designed specifically with grown-ups in mind (read: no one under 21 allowed) the monthly adults-only events tap the deep resources of the museum […]

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November 7, 2014

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

Philadelphia-born painter William Glackens (1870-1938) remains regarded as one of the most important American artists of the 20th century, yet a comprehensive survey of his immense body of work had not been shown since 1966. Now, The Barnes Foundation on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway has remedied that habit of sparse Glackens showings with a sweeping […]

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November 6, 2014

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

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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November 4, 2014

The Barnes Foundation Celebrates First Friday And Its New William Glackens Exhibition With A Vaudevillian Party On Friday, November 7

The Barnes Foundation hosts a two-in-one vaudevillian bash this Friday, November 7 as it celebrates First Friday and the grand opening of its William Glackens exhibition. Guests of the vaudeville-themed First Friday celebrations will receive first access to the exhibition, which officially opens on Saturday, November 8. The exhibition is the first comprehensive survey of […]

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November 3, 2014

Interstellar Premieres At The Franklin Institute’s IMAX Theater Tomorrow, Tuesday, November 4, A Day Before Its Nationwide Release

At The Franklin Institute, cool views of outer space are never out of reach with permanent features like the Fels Planetarium and events like Night Skies in the Joel N. Bloom Observatory. This week, though, audiences can check out a major Hollywood version of what deep space might look like with the premiere of Interstellar, […]

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