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Jan 9 2006

Philadelphia Celebrates Black History 365 Days A Year

Events Really Heat Up In February, Giving Tourists Another Reason To Stay Overnight

Philadelphia celebrates African American history 365 days a year, but things really heat up in February when the region’s museums, arts and cultural organizations and historic sites pull out all the stops for Black History Month. The 2006 celebration will be especially festive as the African American Museum in Philadelphia kicks off its 30th anniversary year and opera star Denyce Graves performs in the East Coast premiere of Margaret Garner. Here are just a few of the month’s highlights:

Performing Arts:

  • Internationally renowned mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves stars in the East Coast premiere of Margaret Garner, the Opera
Dec 28 2005

Grace Kelly's Wedding Dress In Philly For 50th Anniversary Show

Three Fashion Exhibits & Tax-Free Clothing Shopping Make For A Great Spring Weekend

In celebration of the 50th wedding anniversary of Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier of Monaco, the Philadelphia Museum of Art will display Fit for a Princess: Grace Kelly’s Wedding Dress, featuring the bride’s dress, shoes, headpiece, veil and prayer book, April 1 through May 21, 2006. The installation of the Philadelphia native’s wedding accoutrements is one of three spring shows in the region that reflect changing tastes in fashion.

In addition to the Grace Kelly display, the Philadelphia Museum of Art is featuring an exhibition that details the evolution of women’s garments from the 1750s to the 1830s. Closing

Nov 28 2005

A Very Philly New Year

Ring In 2006 In Philadelphia and Its Countryside™

Nobody does New Year’s like Philadelphia. Just ask the thousands of people watching the Mummers strut up Broad Street on the first day of every year. Add the spectacular New Year’s Eve fireworks on Penn’s Landing, a first-rate meal, a dose of rock and roll and a luxurious hotel package for a New Year’s weekend to remember. The following are just a few of the many options for revelers:

Weekend Hotel Packages:

  • Celebrate 2006 in high style with the Four Seasons Hotel’s "New Year’s Eve for Two on Logan Square." Overnight packages include admission to the hotel’s annual black-tie gala,

Tagged: Holidays
Nov 18 2005

Philadelphia's Famed BYOB Restaurants Celebrate New Year's Eve

BYOC (Bring Your Own Champagne) — And Save a Bundle

Philadelphia region diners have a secret for ringing in the New Year in style and without breaking the bank: Dine at a cozy BYOB restaurant. Short for “bring your own bottle,” BYOBs are an integral part of the region’s booming dining scene. Every other night of the year, patrons sip self-selected chardonnays and cabernets. But on December 31, they’ll be toting champagne to their favorite neighborhood BYOBs. Typically petite and run by chef-owners, these bar-free bistros range from classic French to tropical vegetarian, with a heavy concentration on Italian and contemporary American cuisines. Here’s a look at what’s happening on


Tagged: BYOBs
Nov 16 2005

What's Happening In Gay Travel In Philadelphia For 2006?

Dance Parties, Drag Shows, Film Festivals And Pride Parades Make Philly Fabulous

Gay travelers to Philadelphia eager to get their "history straight" and “nightlife gay” will find an eclectic mix of fun and fabulous happenings throughout the year. Dance parties, drag shows, pride parades and cultural events are among the offerings for gay travelers in 2006-2007. And with the Philadelphia Freedom Hotel Package, sleeping over in Philadelphia is more fun than ever. For the most updated event information and to book a hotel package, visit

Ongoing Events Make Philly Fabulous Year-Round:

  • Sequins, high heels and divas abound at the Thursday Night Drag Show at Bob & Barbara's. This Philadelphia

Tagged: LGBT