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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.
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A day of incredible music at Penn’s Landing
June 4, 2016View More
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.
Beautiful professional performances and dance education for all ages
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.View More
More than 100 bronze plaques pay tribute to legendary musicians whose origins are rooted in the area
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.View More
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.View More
Learn the legendary story of King Midas and his Golden Touch
February 13 – November 27, 2016View More
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.
Monthly open house for galleries in Philadelphia
Friday, February 5, 2016View More
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.
The world’s largest indoor flower show
March 5-13, 2016View More
The annual PHS Philadelphia Flower Show at the Pennsylvania Convention Center is the world's oldest and largest indoor flower show.
Philly’s longest-running comedy show
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.”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
A brand-new live music venue in a former metal factory in Fishtown
The Fillmore Philadelphia, the city’s newest entertainment space, offers three venues inside a converted 125-year-old former metal factory in Fishtown.View More
A wonderland for lovers of books and antiques
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.View More
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
Sculpture mirrors Robert Indiana’s iconic LOVE sculpture
Through Spring 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.
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.