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Intriging interior artworks on display
This interiors gallery is almost as fun to say as it is to explore. Featuring the elegant arrangements of designer R.J. Thornburg and the amazing sculptural lighting designs of Warren Mulller, the artsy space is a gasp a minute.View More
Most affordable festival returns to West Philadelphia
September 17, 2015View More
The Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll is returning this year for an evening of live music and $1 deals.
Massive works inspired by Malcolm X from Philadelphia-born artist
Discover more than 40 works from Philadelphia-born artist Barbara Chase-Riboud on display at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.View More
Wigs are welcome at this day-long reenactment of the French Revolution
July 11View More
Grab a pitchfork and storm the walls! Whether you’re a revolutionary or a royalist, there’s something for you in this celebration of all things French at Bastille Day at the Eastern State Penitentiary.
Final project for famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright
Learn the remarkable story of Frank Lloyd Wright’s architecturally significant structure, the product of Rabbi Mortimer Cohen’s vision for a new kind of synagogue.View More
1914 by Albert Laessle
A favorite of children as well as many adults, Billy, the small bronze goat, has graced the square since 1919. Sculptor Albert Laessle was born and trained in Philadelphia, and his bronze Penguins resides at the Philadelphia Zoo.View More
Custom tattoo studio and gallery
Pulling double duty as a gallery and a tattoo parlor, Black Vulture’s four staffed artists are game for ink requests ranging from the traditional to the out-there.View More
Showcase of innovative and genre-defying cinema
July 30-August 2View More
Now in its fourth year, the BlackStar Film Festival is a four-day celebration showcasing artistically innovative and genre-defying films by and about the global black experience.
Celebrate the 50’s horror/sci-fi classic where it was filmed
July 10-12View More
Every July, cult film fans flock to the historic Colonial Theatre in Phoenixville for Blobfest, a three-day horror extravaganza.
A weeklong celebration of James Joyce’s Ulysses
June 9-16View More
Celebrate Leopold Bloom’s fictional journey through the streets of Dublin, as imagined in James Joyce’s novel, Ulysses, during the Rosenbach Museum’s Bloomsday celebration.
1984 by Isamu Noguchi
Ben Franklin is memorialized in Isamu Noguchi’s Bolt of Lightning, a giant steel sculpture representing Franklin’s famous kite-flying experiment.View More
A new craft beer haven
With an eight-tap bar, dartboard, foosball table and local art installations, this new craft beer haven entices both Fishtowners and visitors.View More
Art and nature come together in a scenic riverside setting
It’s hard to imagine a more bucolic place in which to explore art than the Brandywine River Museum of Art run by the Brandywine Conservancy on a nature preserve. As you stroll its galleries, remember that the very settings which inspired much of the art on view — rolling hills, snowy drifts, and, always, the river — surround you. For many, this landscape, at once rough and gentle, has become synonymous with Andrew Wyeth, whose work is exhibited here in abundance.View More
Celebrate the 2015 vintage along the Brandywine Valley Wine Trail
October 4 to 5View More
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.
The intersection of art and technology
Breadboard is a facility designed to push the boundaries of hands-on creative innovation in a state-of-the-art workshop environment.View More
Literary retreat on Fabric Row
Rare first-edition poetry tomes and brand-new graphic novels populate the wooden shelves of this Fabric Row shop. With creaky floors and a quiet atmosphere, it’s a great spot to discover a fondness for Edward Gorey or to rediscover that once-obsessed-over children’s book.View More
Award-winning entertainment just off the Delaware River
Since 1986, Bristol Riverside Theatre, Bucks County’s premier professional regional theater, has provided award-winning entertainment, including dramas, comedies, musicals and world premieres.
Housed in a renovated movie house, the 300-seat theater has brought some of the biggest names in theater to Bucks County, including Gregory Peck, Micki Grant and Adrian Pasdar.View More
A place for serious purpose and peaceful reflection
Philadelphia railroad barons put a line through and renamed dusty, rural Humphreyville, Bryn Mawr. The college was founded in 1885, and an image was reversed. Observers noted how “striking Gothic architecture and rolling landscape foster a sense both of serious purpose and of peaceful reflection.” Bryn Mawr’s collections are comprised of literature, women’s studies, the college, history, travel and exploration, art of the book, and art.View More
DJs, belly dancing, hookahs and more
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.View More
George Howe’s last major commission
Designed with Louis McAllister Jr., this simple modern structure was built as the offices and production plant for the Philadelphia Evening Bulletin newspaper.View More
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.View More
A day of discounts, giveaways, entertainment and free admission to museums
September 12, 2015View More
College students return to Philly in grand fashion during Campus Philly CollegeFest on Saturday, September 12.
The sights and sounds of the Caribbean converge on Penn’s Landing
August 16View More
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.
The largest Catholic church in Pennsylvania
Opened in 1864, the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter of Paul serves as the principal or Mother Church of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia as it houses the chair or “cathedra” of the Archbishop.View More
One of the oldest African-American literary events in the country
Through May 31View More
Now in its 31st year, the Celebration of Black Writing is one of the oldest African-American literary events in the country. Hosted by Art Sanctuary, the month-long celebration features events appealing to all ages, backgrounds and interests.
Frank Furness (1876)
Centennial Bank, restored by Drexel University, includes such typical Furness devices as squat columns, pointed windows, and decorative brick patterns.View More
Happiest hours all summer long
Through September 2, 2015View More
Happy hour is more joyful in the summer thanks to Center City District Sips, when over 90 bars and restaurants offer discounted drinks and appetizers every Wednesday evening.
Day-long celebration of jazz in Philadelphia
April 25View More
Spend the day relaxing with live jazz during the fourth annual Center City Jazz Festival. Part of Jazz Appreciation Month, the day-long festival features 16 bands performing at four Center City venues.
Preserving for researchers the venerable history of Jewry
More often than not, libraries are dispersed at the demise of their host institutions. When Dropsie College for Hebrew and Cognate Learning failed, its library became an exception. Thanks to the late philanthropist Walter Annenberg, the library founded by 19th century Philadelphian Moses Aaron Dropsie was kept intact in a new research facility. A few years later the collection joined the University of Pennsylvania.View More
Home of the Philadelphia chapter of the American Institute of Architects and the Community Design Collaborative
The Center for Architecture offers walking tours, exhibitions, lectures, kids workshops, films, book talks and other events on the topics of architecture, urban planning, and design.View More