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October 31, 2013

Reminder: This Weekend, Opera Philadelphia Debuts Its Opera In The City Series With The American Premiere Of Svadba–Wedding

This weekend, the debut of Opera Philadelphia’s envelope-pushing Opera in the City series takes over the new FringeArts space on Columbus Boulevard. The brand-new series calls upon immersive elements to change the opera-goers experience and also brings fully staged operas to unanticipated spaces in neighborhoods across the city. Opera in the City opens with the [...]

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September 30, 2013

The 30th Street Craft Market Returns To The Porch At 30th Street Station With Handmade Items From More Than 30 Vendors, Saturday, October 5

Are you ready to get your shop on? On Saturday, October 5, the Porch at 30th Street Station welcomes the 30th Street Craft Market as it arrives at the bustling train station with an abundance of handmade items, food trucks and live music provided by the West Philadelphia Orchestra. Browse handmade jewelry, screen prints, stationery, [...]

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August 5, 2013

Opera Philadelphia Launches Opera In The City Series This Fall With The American Premiere Of Svadba–Wedding, An A Capella Opera

Our city’s incredible opera company, Opera Philadelphia, continues to push the boundaries of the genre — first, with an overhaul of its look and mission, and now, with the introduction of a progressive new series this fall. In addition to a full season of opera on the Avenue of the Arts starting this September, Opera [...]

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May 13, 2013

Drink Up! The Annual Wheat Beer Fest Returns To The South Philadelphia Tap Room, Saturday, May 18

Listen up, wheat beer lovers. The South Philadelphia Tap Room’s all-time favorite event, the Wheat Beer Fest, is back for its eighth year of brew-fueled goodness. On Saturday, May 18 from noon to 8 p.m., more than 30 wheat beers flow for just $3 a piece. Available beers include Wheaties from Philadelphia Brewing Company and [...]

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February 14, 2013

Visit Philly’s With Love Proposal Contest Winner Popped The Question Today, Valentine’s Day, And She Said “Yes!”

Visit Philly’s With Love, Philadelphia XOXO Proposal contest came full circle today. Winner Jeremy Kaplan of Fairmount won the opportunity to team up with Visit Philly to pop the question on Valentine’s Day to girlfriend, Emily Schrag, also of Fairmount. Their relationship first originated in the City of Brotherly Love at a West Philadelphia Orchestra [...]

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December 13, 2012

Philadelphia Museum Of Art To Host A Festive Friday Night, December 14: West Philadelphia Orchestra Hanukkah Concert, First Person Arts Holiday StorySlam And Seasonal Treats

The majestic Philadelphia Museum of Art is a wonderful place to bring family and friends throughout the holiday season, with festive programs, gallery tours, sing-alongs, delicious treats and more. The already gorgeous Great Stair Hall is even more resplendent for the holiday season, with lit evergreen trees and golden lights. This friday evening, December 14 [...]

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December 6, 2012

Roundup: Where To Celebrate Hanukkah 2012 In And Around Philadelphia

Hanukkah 2012 is quickly approaching and the city is more than prepared with a plethora of Hanukkah celebrations planned at restaurants and museums around the city. The eight-day long holiday, December 8-16, is the perfect excuse to celebrate with friends and family over and over again. To help you do that, we’ve compiled a list [...]

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February 14, 2011

Zahav To Host A Klezmer Carnival, March 17: Live Music, Eastern European Food, Cold Vodka And More

In the spirit of early spring festivities — Mardi Gras, St. Patrick’s Day, Purim — Zahav will host a Klezmer Carnival, March 17 beginning at 6 p.m. The lively cultural celebration will feature klezmer music from the West Philadelphia Orchestra, a host of Chef Solomonov’s inspired takes on Eastern European delicacies and plenty of icy [...]

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February 5, 2009

The West Philadelphia Orchestra’s Balkan Dance Parties

Post by Anna K. Burke Photos by JJ Tiziou The weather has been quite brisk lately, and on these cold winter nights, I can’t think of a better way to warm up then to dance the night away to some hot Balkan music. Every second Thursday of the month The West Philadelphia Orchestra plays from [...]

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August 22, 2008

West Philadelphia Orchestra and Leana Song at the North Star: Tomorrow Night

Walking into Tritone that hot summer night when I finally got with it and checked out the West Philadelphia Orchestra for the first time, the first thing I felt was the sweat. You could feel it hanging in the air as bodies moved every which way to the sounds of Gregg Mervine’s 14-piece Balkanic music [...]

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