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Through May 5, 2013
PERMENANT COLLECTION. Inspired by events at Philadelphia’s Barnes Foundation, this gripping play at the Interact Theatre Company explores the controversy that arises when a suburban museum’s newly appointed Executive Director puts forward a proposal to change the permanent collection. The show is a part of Interact’s 25th anniversary season. (215) 568-8079, interacttheatre.org
Through May 12, 2013
STARGIRL. In this world
GORUCK CHALLENGE. For those adventure seekers who wish to recreate the experience of participating in urban military combat, this 15- to 20-mile overnight challenge sends teams across the city to navigate a course while wearing backpacks stuffed with bricks. The challenges are led by Green Berets, and a portion of every entry fee benefits the Green Beret Foundation. goruck.com
BLUE CROSS BROAD STREET RUN. The largest and one of the fastest 10-mile runs in the nation goes from North Philadelphia down the length of Broad Street to The Navy Yard to raise money for
Philadelphians love their festivals. Whether it’s local artisans and craftspeople sharing their wares in West Philadelphia, a traditional Yoruba-style street fair on South Street, a craft beer party on East Passyunk Avenue or a re-enactment of the storming of the Bastille in Fairmount, there’s always a reason to celebrate in the authentically Philly neighborhoods outside of Center City. The following are some mark-the-calendar happenings for 2013:
Fishtown & Northern Liberties:
- Lining the cobblestone street with artists of all stripes and genres, the Trenton Avenue Arts Festival includes the storied Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby, a quirky competition for the most
The perfect girls’ getaway awaits mothers, daughters and granddaughters in the Philadelphia region this fall—From Philadelphia To Monaco: Grace Kelly, An American Icon, on view at the James A. Michener Art Museum from October 28, 2013 through January 26, 2014.
Grace Kelly may be the closest America has ever come to having a princess, and her too-short life captivates people as much today as it did when she hit the silver screen and later married the prince of Monaco. The Bucks County museum will be the first American venue to host the comprehensive exhibition, which illustrates the fairytale—Philadelphia girl...
Philadelphians love their festivals. Whether it’s local artisans and craftspeople sharing their wares on Penn’s Landing, a celebration of the fall season in Midtown Village, a traditional Yoruba-style street fair on South Street or a craft beer party on East Passyunk Avenue, there’s always a reason to celebrate in neighborhoods in and around Center City. The following are some mark-the-calendar happenings for 2013:
Benjamin Franklin Parkway:
- For the third year running, the Philadelphia Science Festival will unleash 10 days of exploratory exhibitions, lectures, debates and hands-on activities on campuses, museums and other venues around the city, culminating
Art lovers, garden enthusiasts, film connoisseurs and sports fans keep coming back year after year for festivals, athletic events, art shows, parades and cultural events in Philadelphia. Here’s what’s going on in the region in 2013*.
- Thousands of decorative strutters kick off the New Year by marching up Broad Street in the festive day-long Mummers Parade that ends with the Fancy Brigade Finale at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. January 1, 2013. phillymummers.com
- The region gets revved up in the 2013, thanks to the Philadelphia Auto Show. The Pennsylvania Convention Center transforms into a car lover’s dream, with 700
Some spectacular art installations and displays are lighting up the night skies of Philadelphia this fall: The Association for Public Art will illuminate the Benjamin Franklin Parkway with the first-of-its-kind Open Air, a towering visual extravaganza that combines public art with interactive mobile technology; PECO will embark on the third year of its high-in-the-sky Art in the Air digital art initiative; and Longwood Gardens will wind down the run of its wow-the-crowds light installation by Bruce Munro. Elsewhere in the region, the ground and sky are aglow all year round thanks to luminary displays of dazzling varieties. Here’s how to...
Only in Philadelphia this fall, Prohibition, Titanic, Maya and Dead Sea Scrolls join such recent additions as the Barnes Foundation and the renovated Rodin Museum, making the region a must-see, must-do. A new Kimpton hotel even gives visitors a new way to stay—right on Independence Mall. Here’s a peek at what’s awesome this autumn in Philadelphia and The Countryside®:
- The 100-year-old Lafayette Building, located on Independence Mall, recently found new life as a Kimpton-owned Hotel Monaco. The 10-story, four-star hotel houses 268 rooms; a bevy of luxury suites; 120-seat Red Owl Tavern, serving modern American fare and
As if making an international name for itself in the 19th and 20th centuries with an underdog championship boxer movie character, dueling cheesesteak purveyors, the Mummers and, well, a cracked bell didn’t make Philadelphia quirky enough, it seems the 21st century will continue to propagate that fun-loving mystique with strange and wonderful annual events held every month of the year. Here’s a look at the city’s quirky side:
- Setting the standard for quirky events, the Mummers Parade kicks off every New Year with more than 15,000 men, women and children spending thousands of dollars on
Greater Philadelphia pairs its annual fall events and Halloween haunts with big-name and curiously quirky exhibits—ranging from Rembrandt and Wyeth art showings to events centered around creepy crawlers, mummies and Jim Henson Company™ puppets. Plus a new month-long exhibit takes landlubbers to the sea. Here’s a look at what’s making Philadelphia and The Countryside® an exhibit town this fall:
- To mark the 100th anniversary of the publication of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island, which included illustrations by Chester County artist N.C. Wyeth, the Brandywine River Museum will display all 16 paintings—the first time they will be
Philadelphia offers three new reasons to visit this fall, with the openings of venues where people can take in public works, wood art and a rock concert. These newest spots join other recently debuted attractions, including the Race Street Pier on the Delaware River Waterfront, the National Museum of American Jewish History and The President’s House: Freedom and Slavery in the Making of a New Nation. Here’s what’s opening this fall in Philadelphia:
- The city’s newest open-air space and its latest piece of public art debuts at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts’ (PAFA) Party on the Plaza on
Journalists are taking notice of Philadelphia as a hot urban destination, as evidenced by the many accolades bestowed on the city in September and October 2008. Here’s a look at what some national magazines and a Web site had to say:
- Business Facilities chose Philadelphia as one of seven destinations for its “Editors’ Location Picks 2008” list featured in the September issue of the publication. Editors were particularly impressed that the region “has a ‘CEO Council for Growth’ that was so determined to create a high-powered entity to market the region it raised $16 million four years ago to establish
Hotels throughout the Philadelphia region are offering packages to promote popular attractions and special exhibitions running through the fall and winter seasons. Here are some of the packages now in season, bookable at visitphilly.com and elsewhere:
Package Name: Philadelphia Orchestra Hotel Package
Hotel: The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia
The Deal: One-night stay for one or two, plus a premium seat (or two) to a Philadelphia Orchestra performance, a drink during the performance and a $50 hotel food and beverage credit, which may be redeemed at 10 Arts Bistro & Lounge by Eric Ripert
Available: Orchestra performances are limited to Friday, October 19
After a summer that brought to Philadelphia the opening of the Barnes Foundation, the re-opening of the Rodin Museum and the debut of the With Art Philadelphia™ campaign to show off the region’s vast and varied arts scene, the city is gearing up for an October to remember—thanks to an impressive array of blockbuster shows, sky-high displays, behind-the-scenes tours and larger-than-life mural debuts. Here’s a look at why art lovers will swoon for Philly this fall:
Public Art Aplenty:
- Open Air: The Association for Public Art lights up the Benjamin Franklin Parkway with artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer’s towering just-for-Philadelphia visual
Philadelphia’s Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15) promises to deliver more fun and more culture than ever before, thanks to annual favorites and new cultural treasures. The anticipated Open Air Exhibition, a massive interactive public arts display by artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, literally lights up the celebration along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, while on the Avenue of the Arts, The Philadelphia Orchestra brings West Side Story to the Kimmel Center. Penn’s Landing’s Mexican Independence Day Festival and the Puerto Rican Day Parade on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway always draw thousands of people eager to celebrate, and the Philadelphia Phillies’ Latino Family...
Fashion and design are in season this fall in Philadelphia, and the city is welcoming the cooler months with events, exhibitions and openings tailored to inspire winter wardrobes and new home looks. It all kicks off on September 12 with the second annual Philadelphia Collection, a two-week celebration of all things stylish. The focus then moves to design, with special exhibits, events, open houses and openings, including the buzzed-about move of the Calderwood Gallery to North Broad Street and the first design show house in Chestnut Hill since 1997. Here’s a look at how residents and visitors can stay en...
Music lovers can tune up for fall in Philadelphia with music festivals that feature breakout artists, innovative rockers and under-the-radar trendsetters. Here’s a look at some of the city’s harmonious happenings:
- The free and first-time WHYY Connections Festival kicks off with the Hot Club of Philadelphia playing their gypsy-jazz, along with the screening of Ken Burns’ latest film Prohibition and a post-movie performance by Manu Chao. Listen in the following day for a diverse range of national and local indie-rock, hip-hop, roots-and-rockabilly artists, including Dr. Dog, The Baseball Project, Toy Soldiers, Kuf Knotz, Birdie Busch and others. September 2-3. Great
Halloween fans eager to start the bewitching season early can head to Philadelphia for the famous and feared Terror Behind the Walls at Eastern State Penitentiary, haunting even the bravest of the bunch beginning September 23, and for some costume inspiration at Mummies of the World: The Exhibition, running at The Franklin Institute now through late October. Thrill-seeking families, couples and friends continue their Halloween excursion with the hayrides, parties, festivals—and more haunted houses, of course—that transform one of the country’s most historic regions into a Halloween destination sure to scare, surprise and entertain. From devilish dance parties and peculiar...
Fashion and design are in season this fall in Philadelphia. The runways will be packed with two fashion-focused events that span two weeks: Philadelphia Fashion Week and the first-ever Philadelphia Collection 2010. Design fans will get their fill, too, thanks to the sixth annual DesignPhiladelphia, a celebration of everything from interior design to architecture to culinary arts and more. Best of all, many of these events run over the long Columbus Day weekend, October 8-11, making it easy for fashion and design fans to hit all the runway shows, exhibits, workshops, pop-up boutiques and trunk shows on their lists. Style-loving...
The Philadelphia region offers up the “Perfect 10” girlfriend getaway during the three-day Columbus Day weekend, which includes Sunday, 10/10/10. Here are 10 reasons to plan a trip and book a value-added hotel package today at visitphilly.com:
- Cleopatra: The ultimate “10,” the elusive Queen Cleo remains a mystery to most—archeologists are still searching for her body today. With 140 artifacts and multimedia features at The Franklin Institute, Cleopatra: The Search for the Last Queen of Egypt offers a unprecedented look into the dynamic pharaoh’s fascinating life, including her rule, the opposition to her throne and her legendary romances with