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October 2, 2014

Pennsylvania Academy Of The Fine Arts Opens The Two-Part Exhibit Eiko: A Body in Places Friday, October 3 With A Free Performance Inside 30th Street Station

This month, the hustle of commuters at Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station should pause in favor of the arts. Last spring, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts installed pop artist KAWS’ massive sculpture PASSING THROUGH at Amtrak’s 30th Street Station. Now, PAFA follows up its successful installation with four different dates of live performance art […]

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October 2, 2014

Game Changer: The Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk Officially Opens To The Public Today, October 2 (!!) And It’s Spectacular

Today’s the day, Philadelphia. The Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk officially opens for business at noon today. The latest addition to the Schuylkill River watefront, the Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk opens today with a ribbon-cutting ceremony led by Mayor Nutter. The boardwalk is an awesome over-the-water trail that extends the Schuylkill River Trail from Locust Street to the […]

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September 30, 2014

Coming Attraction: The Philadelphia Museum Of Art Presents The Major Retrospective Paul Strand: Master Of Modern Photography This Fall, Opening Tuesday, October 21

Dubbed Philadelphia’s own Parthenon, the Philadelphia Museum of Art cuts an impressive silhouette rising above the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, but its the museum’s collection of more than 227,000 objects that make it one of the city’s premier attractions and the third-largest art museum in the country. Of those holdings, the museum’s collection includes nearly 4,000 […]

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September 26, 2014

The Oval Returns! The Benjamin Franklin Parkway’s Awesome Pop-Up Park Hosts Two Festival Weekends This Fall, October 3-5 And 10-12

If, like us, you already miss the alfresco good times of The Oval, then heads up: The Oval returns in October with two weekends of family-friendly festivities. The pop-up open-air public space put the “park” back in the Benjamin Franklin Parkway as a month-long summertime installation, transforming an island of asphalt and surrounding lawns at […]

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September 24, 2014

Last And Final Chance: Spruce Street Harbor Park At Penn’s Landing Closes For The Season With A Weekend-Long Festival, September 26-28

It’s really happening. After an excellent extension through September, alas, Spruce Street Harbor Park ends its season at Penn’s Landing this Sunday, September 28. But not without a party. This weekend, September 26-28, the park wraps up with a huge closing-weekend bash, highlighted by a free Bardo Pond, Spacin’ and Needle Points concert on Saturday, […]

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September 18, 2014

Now Open: Treasures of the Athenaeum: 200 Years of Collecting, On View Through Saturday, November 15

Founded in 1814, the Athenaeum of Philadelphia is one of the city’s most impressive places. This remarkable institution is committed to collecting historical artifacts and antiquities, as well as disseminating useful knowledge to the public. In honor of its 200th anniversary, the historic museum presents its newest exhibit, Treasures of the Athenaeum: 200 Years of […]

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September 15, 2014

The La Salle University Art Museum Presents Hung Liu: Prints And Tapestries, Opening This Wednesday, September 17

Spanish philosopher George Santayana famously wrote, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” With its latest exhibit, the La Salle University Art Museum helps ensure that the future is bright. From Wednesday, September 17 through Friday, December 5, the Germantown-area museum presents Hung Liu: Prints and Tapestries. The mixed media exhibit […]

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September 9, 2014

9-To-5: The Musical Brings A Blockbuster Comedy To The Stage At Walnut Street Theater, Opening September 10

An iconic movie of the ’80s gets a new life, and a lot more songs, when Walnut Street Theatre presents 9 to 5: The Musical to kick start its 206th season, opening tomorrow, September 10. The movie version of 9 to 5 starred Dolly Parton, and while she’s not in this cast, her presence is […]

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September 8, 2014

The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre Puts An Innovative Spin On A Classic With iHamlet During The Year Of The Bard And The Fringe Festival, Through September 14

Rhymed couplets have been all the rage in 2014, as the Free Library of Philadelphia, The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre and other arts organizations have joined together to present the Year of the Bard: Shakespeare at 450, a celebration of the famed playwright. Improving upon the master may be a challenge, but an innovative take on […]

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September 5, 2014

Our Picks For First Friday In Philadelphia With The Fringe Festival Kickoff, A Frankford Avenue Bash, French Cabaret At The Barnes And More, Friday, September 5

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. Launch the weekend with art-centric, diva-boasting or free-to-see events all over town, from the 2014 Fringe […]

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