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Ruth and Raymond G. Perelman Building

The Ruth and Raymond G. Perelman Building. Credit: G. Widman for GPTMC

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.

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  • The Roots Picnic

    A day of incredible music at Penn’s Landing

    The Roots Picnic

    June 4, 2016
    Now in its ninth year, the Roots Picnic is bigger and better than ever with a day of incredible and diverse music at the Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing.

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  • Koresh Dance Company

    Beautiful professional performances and dance education for all ages

    Viewers can catch the nationally recognized Koresh Dance Company at an array of annual performances in Philadelphia each year.

    Koresh Dance Company offers both breathtaking performance-viewing opportunities of its professional dance troupe, as well as interactive classes catered to all styles and levels at its School of Dance.

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  • Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame

    More than 100 bronze plaques pay tribute to legendary musicians whose origins are rooted in the area

    Legendary Philly hip-hop group The Roots are just one of more than 100 artists featured on Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame.

    Take a walk down Broad Street and view over 100 bronze plaques that pay tribute to legendary musicians whose origins are rooted in the area.

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  • The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre

    Vivid and emotional stories by William Shakespeare

    Always contemporary, always relevant, the Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre’s productions create the vitality of the play and reflect modern day hopes and fears.

    Always contemporary, always relevant, the Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre’s productions create the vitality of the play and reflect modern day hopes and fears.

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  • The Golden Age of King Midas
    at the Penn Museum

    Learn the legendary story of King Midas and his Golden Touch

    The Penn Museum hosts a brand new King Midas exhibit premiering this February.

    February 13 – November 27, 2016
    The Penn Museum hosts a premiere, nine-month exhibition featuring the legendary “Golden Touch” King Midas and more than 120 objects found at the tomb of his father.

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  • First Friday

    Monthly open house for galleries in Philadelphia

    On the first Friday evening of every month, the streets od Old City fill with art lovers of all kinds who wander among the neighborhood’s 40-plus galleries.

    Friday, February 5, 2016
    Want proof of Philadelphia’s happening art scene? On the first Friday evening of every month the streets fill with art lovers of all kinds who wander among the neighborhood’s 40-plus galleries, most of them open from 5 until 9 p.m.

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  • The 2016 Philadelphia Flower Show

    The world’s largest indoor flower show

    Elaborate displays fill the Pennsylvania Convention Center ever year at the world’s oldest and largest indoor flower show.

    March 5-13, 2016
    The annual PHS Philadelphia Flower Show at the Pennsylvania Convention Center is the world's oldest and largest indoor flower show.

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  • ComedySportz

    Philly’s longest-running comedy show

    ComedySportz is a totally improvised and interactive show with fans shouting out suggestions and even joining the players on the field.

    ComedySportz, Philadelphia’s longest-running comedy show, is improv comedy played as a sport, an interactive show with fans shouting out suggestions and even joining the “players” on the “field.”

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  • Opera Philadelphia

    Major works in the country’s most historic opera house

    Opera Philadelphia presents the East Coast Premiere of <em>Cold Mountain</em> from February 5-14, 2016.

    Philadelphia’s only producer of grand opera, the Opera Philadelphia is home to some of the industry’s brightest singers, composers, directors and conductors.

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  • The Fillmore Philadelphia

    A brand-new live music venue in a former metal factory in Fishtown

    The main hall at The Fillmore Philadelphia features two floors, great sightlines, top-notch production and sound and VIP service options.

    The Fillmore Philadelphia, the city’s newest entertainment space, offers three venues inside a converted 125-year-old former metal factory in Fishtown.

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  • The Rosenbach of the Free Library of Philadelphia

    A wonderland for lovers of books and antiques

    The Rosenbach of the Free Library of Philadelphia

    Tucked away among the elegant 19th-century town homes near Rittenhouse Square, The Rosenbach of the Free Library of Philadelphia houses one of the world’s great collections of manuscripts, literature and rare books.

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  • Pennsylvania Ballet

    More than 50 years of breathtaking performances

    Company Member Caralin Curcio in Jorma Elo’s Pulcinella.

    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.

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  • The Barnes Foundation

    One of the world’s leading collections of French Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings

    Gallery space at The Barnes Foundation, arranged as originally intended.

    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.

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  • AMOR on the Philadelphia Museum of Art Steps

    Sculpture mirrors Robert Indiana’s iconic LOVE sculpture

    Robert Indiana’s AMOR will top the Philadelphia Museum of Art steps through mid-January.

    Through Spring 2016
    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.

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  • Feria del Barrio

    31st anniversary of one of Philly’s largest celebrations of Latino music and culture

    The annual Feria del Barrio is one of Philadelphia’s largest celebrations of Latino music and culture.

    September 13, 2015
    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.

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