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Philadelphia has a particular penchant for the performing and visual arts. From the city’s authentic jazz clubs to the oldest art museum in the county to the storied Avenue of the Arts, the region’s creative side expresses itself through hundreds of music venues, art galleries and theaters.
Don’t miss these hotspots
- The National Constitution Center Explores Influences On What We Eat In What’s Cooking, Uncle Sam?, Opening Today, October 9
- Now Open: Joncarl Lachman’s New Restaurant Neuf, Which Specializes In Mediterranean And North African Flavors
- Long Weekend Picks, Columbus Day Edition: RiverCity Festival In Fishtown, Philly Photo Day, Old City Fest, OutFest In The Gayborhood And More
- Roundup: Our Top Picks Of Dynamic Dance Shows In Philadelphia This Fall
- Free Tickets Available Today, October 9, To See Philadelphia-Native Richard Gere At The National Constitution Center’s Liberty Medal Ceremony
- Tonight Picks: Chinatown Night Market, DesignPhiladelphia Kicks Off, The Philadelphia Collection, Terror Behind The Walls And More
- Last Chance: Awesome Interactive Light Display On City Hall Closes Tonight, Thursday, October 8
- The Top Beer Gardens To Visit This Fall 2015 In Philadelphia
- The Pennsylvania Guild Fine Crafts Fair Takes Over Rittenhouse Square This Weekend, October 9-11
- Save The Date: The Philadelphia Film Festival Hits Local Big Screens October 22-November 1
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More than 50 years of breathtaking performances
Captivating and inspiring, The Pennsylvania Ballet ranks as one of America’s foremost regional ballet companies. Each new season brings a combination of classical performances, world premieres and timeless traditions, including the beloved holiday performance of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker.View More
One of the world’s leading collections of French Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings
The Barnes Foundation on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway inspires discovery with the world’s largest collections of Impressionist, Post-Impressionist and early Modern paintings and African sculpture.View More
Grab a camera and take a picture in the city
Friday, October 9, 2015View More
Now in its sixth year, Philly Photo Day calls on all residents to capture and share their pictures depicting a day in the life of the city.
Sculpture mirrors Robert Indiana’s iconic LOVE statue
Through mid-January 2016View More
The bilingual version of one of Philadelphia’s best-known landmarks is on display on the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art for a limited time only.
Philadelphia’s city-wide celebration of design and innovation
October 8-16, 2015View More
Every fall, the city celebrates the historic role of design in the region while showcasing the innovation yet to come during DesignPhiladelphia.
Mural Arts Program presents groundbreaking outdoor exhibition in Philadelphia
October 2015View More
The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program is celebrating it’s 30th anniversary by turning the city into a canvas during a blockbuster outdoor exhibition featuring more than a dozen incredible artists from around the globe.
31st anniversary of one of Philly’s largest celebrations of Latino music and culture
September 13, 2015View More
The annual Feria del Barrio is one of Philadelphia’s largest celebrations of Latino music and culture, bringing together thousands of residents to celebrate 30 years of arts, education and community. The free, family-friendly day is filled with performances, crafts, games and other activities.
Contemporary performance space for live entertainment and film
The Prince Theater in Center City is a contemporary space for live entertainment and film screenings in Philadelphia.View More
A behind-the-scenes view of art in the making
October 3-4; 17-18, 2015View More
Ever wonder what an artist’s studio really looks like? Philadelphia Open Studio Tours allows everyone a chance to take a sneak peek inside the city’s most creative spaces. For two weekends in October, artists around the city open their studios to curious visitors, inviting them to talk, check out how they work and purchase artwork.
City-wide celebration of though-provoking progressive performing arts
September 3-19, 2015View More
For fans of new and experimental theater, the Fringe Festival presented by FringeArts features hundreds of must-see performances each September.
A universe of stellar performers entertains under summertime skies
The Mann Center for the Performing Arts, one of the nation’s largest outdoor amphitheaters, is a top summer destination for music lovers in Philadelphia.View More
Major works in the country’s most historic opera house
Philadelphia’s only producer of grand opera, the Opera Philadelphia is home to some of the industry’s brightest singers, composers, directors and conductors.View More
Radical 19th century prison designed to create social change
Eastern State Penitentiary set the standard for penal reform, with its soaring, castle-like Gothic architecture and its founders’ Quaker-inspired belief that solitary confinement could reform criminals.View More
Philadelphia’s most popular town square
Rittenhouse Square is as popular with residents as it is with visitors. In the picturesque, tree-lined streets surrounding the park, you will find charming townhomes, luxurious spas, amazing eateries, jewelry stores and the highest of high-end fashion boutiques.View More
April 25 & September 19View More
Go West! Craft Fest is an annual gathering of West Philly’s best artisans and craftspeople that allows shoppers to discover new creators of clothing, jewelry, housewares, knitwork and more.