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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

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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October 3, 2014

Uniqlo Is Now Open On Chestnut Street! Celebrate This Weekend At The Uniqlo Philly Love Fest In Fairmount Park With DJ Questlove, Saturday, October 4

Just in time for the fall shopping season, Uniqlo opens its first Center City Philadelphia store on Chestnut Street with great fanfare and an entire weekend of celebratory happenings. (Photo by @greenwithoutenvy) Yes! The shopping just keeps getting better in the City of Brotherly Love. Today, Friday, October 3, marks the grand opening of a […]

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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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