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April 25, 2014

University City District’s Pop-Up Parklets Return For 2014, Turning Parking Spots Into Five Activated Public Spaces

When it comes to public space, Philadelphia delivers. From the city’s famous squares and parks to temporary spaces like the coming-soon Spruce Street Harbor Park, there are plenty of places to rest and enjoy the cityscape. But how about a park no bigger than a couple parking spaces? In 2011, University City District (UCD) introduced […]

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January 30, 2014

Celebrate The 202nd Birthday Of Charles Dickens With Performances, Music And More With The Friends Of Clark Park On Sunday, February 2

Celebrate the 202nd birthday of Charles Dickens, one of England’s renowned writers, with the friends of Clark Park. Clark Park, which is home to a large statue of the famous novelist, is celebrating Dickens’ birthday with readings, stories, song and eats on Sunday, February 2 at 2 p.m. The festivities will take place inside of […]

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November 4, 2013

The First-Ever DanceAfrica Philadelphia Festival Presents Four Days Of Dance, Music, Visual Art, Shopping And Wellness, November 6-9

Get ready for a dynamic cultural experience as West Philadelphia’s Community Education Center (CEC) presents the first-ever DanceAfrica Philadelphia festival over the course of four lively days, November 6-9. A highly anticipated Philadelphia interpretation of the long-running Brooklyn Academy of Music annual festival, Philadelphia is the sixth major city to present this sensational African dance […]

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September 18, 2013

Discover The Powelton Neighborhood Of Philadelphia On Hidden City’s Powelton Walking Tour, Saturday, September 21

Explore the secret treasures of the Powelton neighborhood of Philadelphia on a Hidden City tour of the area. The Hidden City group may sound familiar after a month-long festival earlier this year known as the Hidden City Festival. The festival brought explorers around the city to architectural wonders and corresponding art installations for more than […]

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January 29, 2013

Parsons Dance Brings A Popular Masterpiece Plus Two Premiers To The Annenberg Center For The Performing Arts, February 27 Through March 2

Some people attend a Parsons Dance show just to see Caught; and who can blame them? The piece, which appears on the program when Parsons plays the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts beginning February 27, is a striking work that creates the fabulous illusion of a dancer soaring through space. It’s done with blazing […]

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December 14, 2012

Christmas Caroling In Clark Park Set For This Sunday, December 16

Come all ye carolers for a holiday singalong around the Christmas Tree in one of Philadelphia’s favorite parks, located in the off-the-beaten-path part of West Philly which locals know and love for its community vibe, quaint cafes and charming city blocks. And as far as the caroling goes, don’t knock it ’til you try it […]

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December 4, 2012

Penn Museum To Celebrate Its 125th Anniversary Thursday, December 6 With A 12-Hour Open House: Free Admission And Treats, Gallery Talks, Flashlight Tours And More

Happy 125th Birthday, Penn Museum! One of Philadelphia’s most treasured institutions is celebrating a century and a quarter this Thursday, December 6, with an all-day open house — including free admission for all. If you enjoy adding obscure tricks to your life toolbox, it might be time to consider adding mummy preservation to the list. […]

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December 4, 2012

All-Male Gender-Bending “Les Ballets Trockadero De Monte Carlo” Present A Comedic Ballet At The Annenberg Center, December 13-15

The Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo is a travesty of the highest order. That’s by design: the company, which pirouettes into the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts starting Thursday, December 13, specializes in satirizing dance, especially classical ballet. The parody is apparent from the moment the performers take the stage. It’s an all-male […]

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November 29, 2012

Penn Museum To Celebrate The Diversity Of The Holidays With The 17th Annual “Peace Around The World” Event This Sunday, December 2

One of Philadelphia’s most beloved homes to anthropological artifacts from around the world, The Penn Museum, is the perfect place to go to revel in the tremendous diversity of holiday celebrations. On Sunday, December 2, just in time for the holiday season, the museum will host an afternoon of family-friendly activities centered around international holiday […]

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November 7, 2012

Italy’s Spellbound Dance Company Makes Its Philadelphia Debut At The Annenberg Center, November 15-17

Spellbound Dance Company has charmed audiences all over the world and now it’s ready to take on the U.S. in its first North American tour. One of the stops is Philadelphia’s Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Thursday, November 15 through Saturday, November 17. Both powerful and sleek, this Italian-based company’s dancers have been compared […]

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