“Future of Music” with ?uestlove As part of the third annual Philly Tech Week, there will be quick-hit demo presentations on the future of music business focused on new technologies, digital literacy, and intellectual property and copyright issues. The Roots drummer Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson (aka DJ ?uestlove) and Bruce Warren of WXPN will take part [...]
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Philly Science Festival Astronomy Night Grab a blanket and prepare to tour the cosmos. Professional and amateur astronomers will bring out their telescopes to show locals the wonders of the night sky. More than 20 venues in and around Philadelphia — from universities to community centers, wildlife refuges to cemeteries — will host star parties. [...]
Vivaldi’s Ring of Mystery at Kimmel Center The Philadelphia Orchestra celebrates Vivaldi, Venice and violins in this compelling mystery set in the early 1700s about an orphan girl, Katarina, who is in search of her roots. A central clue to the story is a missing Stradivarius violin that the Duke of Cremona has brought [...]
“Good People” playing at Walnut Street Theatre “Good People” takes you to Southie, a Boston neighborhood where a night on the town means a few rounds of bingo, where this month’s paycheck covers last month’s bills, and where Margie Walsh has just been let go from yet another job. Facing eviction and scrambling to catch [...]
Moonshine and Valentines at the National Constitution Center Channel your inner Roxie Hart or Billy Flynn at our edgy yet glamorous Valentine’s Day extravaganza, featuring live music by the Boilermaker Jazz Band and cabaret performances from the musical “Chicago” by award-winning Philadelphia actors. Strike a pose on the red carpet before exploring the must-see exhibition “American Spirits: [...]
30th Street Craft Market at 30th Street Station This Valentine show will highlight 30 local artists and craftspeople in America’s third-busiest railway station. The list of vendors features some of Philly’s finest makers of lovely local gifts like jewelry, hand-knits, prints, cards, glassware, ceramics and more. The market will be inside 30th Street Station. Presented [...]
Chinese New Year Celebration at Penn Museum Ring in the Chinese Year of the Snake and learn more about how the lunar new year is celebrated throughout Asia at this annual daylong extravaganza. Bring the whole family and celebrate the new year with a wide variety of music and dance performances, martial and healing arts [...]
The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Presents: “Strange Humors” Led by the trailblazing Alvin Ailey and a group of young African-American modern dancers since its first performance in 1958, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater has forever changed the perception of American — and modern — dance. The troop, touring for the first time under new [...]
The Annual Space 1026 Auction The annual art auction allows Space 1026 to continue its 15-year-old mission. At its core, Space 1026 is a member-run gallery and collective studio space located in Center City Philadelphia. It plays an important role in the Philadelphia art community, serving as a collaborative and supportive venue for varied gallery [...]
The Bathtub Beer Fest Held in conjunction with the National Constitution Center’s new exhibit, “American Spirits: the Rise and Fall of Prohibition,” join the Bathtub Beer Fest for a unique, sudsy evening that harkens back to America’s darkest, driest chapter: Prohibition. There will be flappers and gangsters and plenty of beer served straight from the [...]
Day Of The Dead Celebration at Penn Museum You’re invited to celebrate Mexican culture and the tradition of Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) with the Penn Museum! Bring the whole family to enjoy this afternoon filled with music, storytelling, arts and crafts, and other fun activities. Marvel at a traditional Mexican Day [...]
Rittenhouse Row Halloween Festival Join Rittenhouse Row for Halloween this year and enjoy a children’s costume contest with prizes, a mini brunch buffet and fun Halloween-themed activities from Rittenhouse Row member businesses during the 2012 Halloween Celebration. Guests are asked to bring a book to donate to The Gift of Life House and to grab [...]
21st annual Philadelphia Film Festival As one of Philadelphia’s most important cultural events, the festival is eagerly anticipated by its enthusiastic and devoted audiences, including students, film lovers and arts supporters. Critically acclaimed by industry professionals, the festival aims to promote domestic and international films that might not otherwise be seen in Philadelphia. The two-week [...]
Blocktoberfest Bloktoberfest, an all-ages, free-to-attend celebration of beer, food, music and Philly will be returning for its fourth year on Saturday, Oct. 13, from noon to 8 p.m., taking over four blocks of South Street between Broad Street and 18th Street. In partnership with the South of South Neighborhood Association, South Street West Business Association [...]
Campus Philly College Day 2012 The welcome-back festival for new and returning Philadelphia-area college students features community engagement through free museum admission, live music, food, recreation and art. College Day 2012 elements include live music provided by Radio 104.5; art for sale at the art village presented by InLiquid Art + Design; the Involvement Fair [...]
Standard Tap’s Annual Sausage Fest It’s the best of times, it’s the wurst of times… Enjoy plates of sausage — all flavors, shapes and sizes — paired with some of the area’s tastiest Oktoberfest beers! When Standard Tap opened its doors in December 1999, our goal was simple: to create a neighborhood tavern that featured [...]
Night Skies in the Observatory Hosted by Derrick Pitts, chief astronomer at The Franklin Institute, the Joel N. Bloom Observatory is open late to the public and offers five different telescopes for you to view celestial objects in the sky, including stars, planets, nebulae, and if conditions are right, a galaxy or two. The evening [...]
City Tap House: Crabfest 2012 Ticket price includes all-you-can-eat Maryland blue crabs and live music by TJ Kong and The Atomic Bomb!$3 Brooklyn and Narragansett cans and $5 White Peach Sangria all day! For more information and to purchase tickets, contact Jessica at firstname.lastname@example.org. 3925 Walnut St. Saturday, Aug. 18, 1-4 p.m. Cost: $35 www.citytaphouse.com From [...]
23rd annual Pennsylvania Dutch Festival Celebrate the traditions, foods and crafts of the Pennsylvania Dutch at the 23rd annual Pennsylvania Dutch Festival. The three-day festival will take place at Reading Terminal Market’s Center Court seating area and will feature handmade crafts and traditional foods. On Saturday the festival will also be out on Arch Street. [...]
The Philadelphia Zoo Summer Ale Festival The Philadelphia Zoo invites you to Summer Ale Festival 2012 as we raise a glass to our favorite summer seasonal beers and sample local bites. Celebrate regional craft beers and local foods while strolling through beautiful gardens, home to 1,300 rare and endangered species from around the world. Summer [...]
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