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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 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

Tonight Picks: Philadelphia Museum Of Art Contemporary Craft Show, First Person Arts Festival, Philadelphia Improv Festival, First Thursday At North Bowl, Wired Fest At The Electric Factory And More

Celebrate the almost end of the workweek with a variety of fun after-work events in neighborhoods across the city. Today is the first day of the Philadelphia Museum of Art Contemporary Craft Show, which brings cool handmade items to the Convention Center for art-lovers’ shopping delight. Also tonight, two arts festivals continue to celebrate the […]

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November 4, 2014

The Philadelphia Improv Festival Brings Major Laughs To The City Of Brotherly Love From Today, November 4 Through Saturday, November 8

All week long, from November 4 through 8, the Philadelphia Improv Festival celebrates the city’s great comedy scene with 45 shows over a five night run at the Figment Theater at the Asian Arts Building. The Philadelphia Improv Festival is presented as part of Philadelphia Comedy Month (November) and promises a wide range of comics […]

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November 4, 2014

Azuka Theatre Presents A Clever Mind-Bending Sci-Fi Story With The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence, November 5-23

A plot with many transformations is anything but elementary in Azuka Theatre’s new production, The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence, running November 5 through 23. This sci-fi time-traveling play, a 2014 Pulitzer Prize-finalist by Madeleine George, offers up many intriguing twists and turns, not to mention a love triangle that repeats through time. The […]

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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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October 29, 2014

Celebrate Day Of The Dead At The Penn Museum With Traditional Performances, Crafts, Food And More, Saturday, November 1

As part of its World Culture Series, The Penn Museum teams up with the Mexican Cultural Center and the Mexican Consulate in Philadelphia to bring Day of the Dead to the spotlight through a variety of family-friendly activities on Saturday, November 1 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Day of the Dead is a traditionally […]

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October 6, 2014

The Outfest Block Party Returns To The Gayborhood This Sunday, October 12 With Performances, Shopping, Eats And Drinks, Outdoor Dance Parties And More

Ready for a bash? Spanning more than 10-square blocks of the Gayborhood, Philadelphia’s enormous Outfest returns for its 24th year this Sunday, October 12 from noon to 7 p.m. Outfest, which is one of the largest National Coming Out Day Festivals in the world, brings a full-blown festival and multi-street block party to the Gayborhood. […]

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September 23, 2014

The Philadelphia Orchestra Debuts Its 2014-2015 Season With Season Begins At The Kimmel Center, This Weekend, September 26-28

The Philadelphia Orchestra launches its 2014-2015 season this weekend, September 26-28, with Season Begins, a show featuring Lang Lang, an accomplished classical pianist and graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music. One of the classical music world’s most popular musicians, Lang Lang will take the Verizon Hall stage with the Orchestra’s popular conductor, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, […]

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September 12, 2014

Deal Feed: 19 Discount Ticket Offers Available At Philadelphia Theaters For The Upcoming Fall Season And Beyond

Good news, theater-lovers: The fall performing arts scene is starting up for the 2014-2015 season. Catching a show at any one of the city’s great performance venues — from The Kimmel Center to the Academy of Music — has never been easier (or cheaper!) thanks to a number of ticket discounts, free performances and insider […]

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