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  • 2016 Fringe Festival

    City-wide celebration of though-provoking progressive performing arts

    September 9-24, 2016
    For fans of new and experimental theater, the Fringe Festival presented by FringeArts features hundreds of must-see performances each September.

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  • 2nd Street Festival

    Super-sized block party in Northern Liberties

    Every August, thousands pack a six-block stretch of North 2nd Street between Germantown Avenue and Spring Garden for a day of music, food, beer gardens, art, workshops and vendors of all kinds.

    August 7, 2016
    Every August, thousands pack a six-block stretch of North 2nd Street for a day of music, food, beer gardens, art, workshops and vendors of all kinds.

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  • 33rd Street Armory

    Versatile event space at Drexel University

    The 33rd Street Armory is a versatile event venue on Drexel University’s campus known to hosts concerts, food events and art gatherings.

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  • 40th Street Summer Series

    Free monthly outdoor concerts in University City

    Once a month every month this summer, talented musicians and performers perform an array of acts for attendees at the series of free outdoor concerts.

    University City District ups the cool factor to combat the summer heat with the return of the 40th Street Summer Series, free outdoor concerts on the last Saturdays of June, July, August and September.

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  • 700 Club

    Local bar by day, dance club by night

    Good music, good beer and good times abound at this bi-level spot, which looks like a club built inside a house (because that’s exactly what it is).

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  • Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts

    Premier performance space at the University of Pennsylvania

    As one of the nation’s premier urban performing arts centers on a university campus, Annenberg puts on all genres of cultural performance. Jazz, world music, dramatic touring theater and local Philadelphia artists make the venue a place toexplore “adventuresome perspectives on contemporary issues and timeless ideas.”

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  • Arts Garage

    A dynamic and multifaceted entertainment venue

    One of the city’s most unique event venues, the Arts Garage is many things to many people: gallery, under-the-radar bar, dance club, presentation space and marketplace. Its “plug and play” accessibility means it appeals to a wide range of performers and creators.

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  • Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll

    Most affordable festival returns to West Philadelphia

    Crowds pack the streets during the Baltimore Avenue  for cheap eats and entertainment.

    September 17, 2015
    The Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll is returning this year for an evening of live music and $1 deals.

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  • Bleu Martini

    Nightlife, restaurant, bar and club in Old City

    This restaurant, bar and club bathed in cobalt blue offers a VIP scene and an edgy DJ soundtrack.

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  • Brandywine Valley Harvest Festival

    Celebrate the 2015 vintage along the Brandywine Valley Wine Trail

    Paradocx Vineyard is one of six wineries and vineyards taking part in this year's Brandywine Valley Harvest Festival.

    October 4 to 5
    As summer turns to fall, it’s harvest time at the region’s wineries. Last year’s crop is already turning into wine and, once again, it’s time to celebrate the harvest in the Brandywine Valley.

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  • Brasil’s Nightclub

    Latin dance club in Old City

    This upstairs club gets packed on weekends with fleet-footed Latin dancers.

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  • Bside Lounge

    DJs, belly dancing, hookahs and more

    A night at the Bside Lounge might consist of a lot of things: guest DJs spinning Medina-flavored fusion along with house and techno music, belly dancers accompanied by live percussionists, or hookah nights.

    A night at the Bside Lounge, shared with Barra Italian Restaurant in Old City, might consist of a lot of things: guest DJs spinning Medina-flavored fusion along with house and techno music, belly dancers accompanied by live percussionists, or a hookah shared with friends.

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  • Calvary Center for Culture and Community

    The meeting place

    A true reflection of Cedar Park’s diverse population and collaborative energy, the Calvary Center plays host to faith-based gatherings, community groups, music, theater, radio and more.

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  • Campus Philly CollegeFest

    A day of discounts, giveaways, entertainment and free admission to museums

    College students return to Philly in grand fashion during Campus Philly CollegeFest on Saturday, September 27.

    September 12, 2015
    College students return to Philly in grand fashion during Campus Philly CollegeFest on Saturday, September 12.

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  • Caribbean Festival

    The sights and sounds of the Caribbean converge on Penn’s Landing

    The Caribbean Festival takes place at the Great Plaza at Penn's Landing.

    August 16
    Travel to the Islands without leaving Philadelphia for the annual Caribbean Festival at Penn’s Landing Great Plaza. This free festival of Caribbean traditions, music and food is a culturally rich celebration of 14 Caribbean Islands featuring a collage of sights, sounds, aromas and tastes.

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  • Center City Jazz Festival

    Day-long celebration of jazz in Philadelphia

    Center City Jazz Festival offers a day-long spring feast of hot riffs and cool jams from over 20 bands at five different venues, including TIME Restaurant.

    April 30, 2016
    Spend the day relaxing with live jazz during the fifth annual Center City Jazz Festival. Part of Jazz Appreciation Month, the day-long festival features 20 bands performing at five Center City venues.

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  • Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia

    Philadelphia’s best-known chamber orchestra

    Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia

    The celebrated ensemble has performed with such guest artists as Sylvia McNair, the Romeros Guitar Quartet and the late Luciano Pavarotti.

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  • Concerts in the Park – Rittenhouse Square Summer Concert Series

    The series celebrates 24 years in 2014

    Rock out in Rittenhouse Square during the 24th annual “Concerts in the Park” series, sponsored by Philadelphia Weekly. The free concert series attracts thousands with live music from reputable local and national bands spanning musical genres from jazz to rock, country to R&B.

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  • DiPinto Guitars

    Custom guitars for serious strummers

    Located a couple blocks from Fishtown’s main music drag, DiPinto Guitars began as a repair shop in 1995 before morphing into what it is today—a showroom for (sometimes bizarre) vintage guitars, as well as owner Chris DiPinto’s own creations.

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  • Dollar Days on the Avenue

    Explore Brewerytown and Girard Ave. for a steal

    Local Brewerytown businesses will be selling goodies for $1, $3 and $5 on four Thursdays this summer.

    Dollar Days on the Avenue finds businesses along the West Girard Avenue business corridor selling items for $1, $3 and $5 on four Thursday evenings throughout the summer.

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  • Doylestown Arts Festival

    Vendors, music and more

    Every September, along the streets of downtown Doylestown in Bucks County, exhibitors set up shop for a festival of handmade goods galore at the annual Doylestown Arts Festival.

    September 12-13, 2015
    Every September, along the streets of downtown Doylestown in Bucks County, exhibitors set up shop for a festival of handmade goods galore at the annual Doylestown Arts Festival.

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  • Dupree Gallery

    Fine art made accessible by visual artist James Dupree

    This Queen Village institution was founded by artist James Dupree, who’s lauded for his accessible approach to running what many call “the people’s gallery.”

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  • Electric Factory

    Supplying live music to Philadelphia for decades

    The two-decades-old Electric Factory occupies an actual former electric factory.

    One of the larger venues in Philadelphia, the Electric Factory draws national acts that attract crowds to the 2,600-person-capacity room. Standing room at stage level is typically all-ages, while a balcony with unbeatable views and a full bar accommodates the 21-plus crowd.

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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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  • Freedom Repertory Theatre

    A landmark of American theater history

    The “northern anchor” of Philadelphia’s Avenue of the Arts.

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  • Hard Rock Cafe Philadelphia

    Live music, New American cuisine and one-of-a-kind rock memorabilia

    Hard Rock Cafe is centrally located at Market and 11th streets.

    Hard Rock Cafe Philadelphia has it all: rocking live shows, tasty meals and historic rock and roll items that should amaze any music fan.

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  • International House

    Worldly perspective in West Philly

    Primarily a residential center for UPenn international student body, the “I-House” is also home to fascinating artistic and cultural programming, including film screenings, musical performances and speaker series.

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  • Jerry’s Bar

    A Northern Liberties gastropub with Jazz Brunch Sundays

    Formerly a relic in Northern Liberties, Jerry's Bar has been transformed into a raved-about gastropub.

    Formerly a corner-bar relic in Northern Liberties, Jerry’s Bar has been transformed into a raved-about gastropub serving house-smoked meats, bistro bar favorites and a stellar brunch.

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  • Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

    One-stop multi-culture on the Avenue of the Arts

    The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

    The brightest light on the Avenue of the Arts is the dazzling regional performing arts center, whose discreet brick exterior rises to a bold 150-foot glass vaulted rooftop for startling views of the city.

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  • Kung Fu Necktie

    Small space, big sound

    Think low lighting, inexpensive beer and one of the best-sounding small rooms in the city.

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