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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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  • BlackStar Film Festival

    Showcase of innovative and genre-defying cinema

    The BlackStar Film Festival is a four-day celebration showcasing artistically innovative and genre-defying films by and about the global black experience.

    August 3-6, 2017
    Now in its sixth year, the BlackStar Film Festival is a four-day celebration showcasing artistically innovative and genre-defying films by and about the global black experience.

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  • Community Education Center

    Incubating artistry in West Philadelphia

    The Community Education Center is a non-profit serves as a support system for artists of all stripes, providing time, space and resources to Philly’s talented creative class.

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  • Drexel Park

    Spectacular skyline views from the west side

    Both Powelton residents and Drexel students flock to this 2.5-acre oasis for its walking paths, benches and open green space, where picnics, Frisbee games, reading and sunbathing are the main activities. And that view—it makes a typical day in the park visually stunning.

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  • Ed’s Buffalo Wings and Pizza

    Feed your craving for spicy wings and hot pizza

    Oversized slices and spicy wings offer inexpensive sustenance to overworked college students. For a spicy treat, the Tim and John slice comes topped with crispy chicken and Ed’s famous hot sauce, and the wings can be doused with a dozen seasonings, including the fiery Dragon Sauce.

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  • Ellen Powell Tiberino Memorial Museum of Contemporary Art

    A hidden art oasis dedicated to a Philadelphia artist

    A sculptural work of art by Ellen Tiberino.

    There’s nowhere quite like this visually arresting shrine to late Philly artist Tiberino, whose unique style of sculpture and mural is spread throughout the space.

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  • Food Trucks

    Mobile eats mania

    The corner of 33rd and Arch is a must-visit for lovers of street food. Frequent weekday trucks and carts here include SPOT Burger, the Mini Trini and Say Cheese.

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  • Green Line Cafe

    Joyous neighborhood java

    Outside at the Green Line Cafe in Powelton Village.

    Owned by an artist and her brother-in-law, all three Green Line locations serve only organic, free trade-certified coffee and locally sourced sodas and food.

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  • Lancaster Avenue Jazz and Arts Festival

    An annual celebration of music in Powelton Village

    Spend the day in West Philadelphia's Powelton Village during the 11th annual Lancaster Avenue Jazz and Arts Festival.

    July 15, 2017
    Spend the day in West Philadelphia’s Powelton Village during the 11th annual Lancaster Avenue Jazz and Arts Festival.

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  • Lemon Grass Thai Restaurant

    Reasonable prices and extraordinary flavors

    Imaginative Thai dishes alongside creative drinks and a reasonably priced lunch make this simply decorated restaurant a West Philly hotspot. Customers end their meals with fun ice cream flavors, including coconut, ginger, green tea and mango.

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  • New Angle Lounge

    Grab a drink at the triangle bar

    Built in the 1800s, this triangular bar’s clientele has evolved drastically. Today’s mixed crowd keeps in step with the eclectic drink specials.

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  • Philadanco

    Pattern is movement

    Dancers of Philadanco perform.

    With a mission to celebrate African-American traditions in dance, Philadanco galvanizes a rich cross-section of Philadelphia’s performing-arts community.

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  • Philadelphia Boys Choir and Chorale

    Guided by voices

    Performing since the ‘60s, the Philadelphia Boys Choir joins youths from a diversity of socio-economic backgrounds to come together over a shared passion for song.

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  • Photo West Gallery

    Picture perfect

    Photo West’s unconventional setting allows photographers of all disciplines to exhibit their work in an intimate, nearly salon-like setting.

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  • Reeds Coffee and Tea House

    Tea time with the community

    This is the cafe every neighborhood should have. Along with fair-trade coffee, 20 different teas, homemade lemonade, sandwiches and baked goods, Reed’s demonstrates its commitment to the community by being a go-to spot for meeting space, Wi-Fi and voter registration. Those who just want to kick back enjoy the TV and alfresco seating.

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  • Sabrina’s Café @ Powelton

    West Philly outpost for one of the city’s top brunch spots

    The highly addictive stuffed French toast at Sabrina's cafe.

    The wildly popular Sabrina’s Café planted a flag at Drexel University, bringing its daily brunch and dinner specials to a new audience. Regulars return frequently to chase that wow factor that Executive Chef Lance Silverman brings to every meal.

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  • Saunders Park

    Trees of life

    Owned and maintained by Penn’s adjacent Presbyterian Medical Center, Saunders Park is a dog-friendly revitalized green space anchoring the western side of Powelton Village.

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  • Savas Brick Oven Pizza

    Much more than just brick oven pizza

    The name can be deceiving; Savas Pizza serves much more than just pizza. Buttermilk pancakes at breakfast and full salmon and pasta dinners in the evening keep guests stuffed and happy.

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  • Second Friday

    Wander the streets of Powelton

    A play on the “First Friday” art event that takes over Old City each month, Powelton’s Second Friday is a regular community-building event that places the spotlight on a lineup local artists, restaurants and entertainers.

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  • Second Nature at the Philadelphia Zoo

    Art exhibition highlighting endangered species with unconventional materials

    Artists from around the world are getting creative for Second Nature at the Philadelphia Zoo.

    Through October 31, 2015
    The Philadelphia Zoo is getting a few rare additions in 2015. A dozen artists from around the world are creating ingenious and larger-than-life sculptures of endangered animals using recycled, reusued and repurposed materials for Second Nature: Junk Rethunk.

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  • Spencer ETA Burger

    Not your standard cheesburgers

    The Ultimate Spencer Burger, topped with turkey bacon, poached apples, roasted red pepper and cheddar.

    The burgers here come in beef, turkey and vegetarian form, but the flavors deviate wildly from your standard options.

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  • Summer Winter Community Garden

    A garden for all seasons

    Among the oldest operational community gardens in Philly, Summer Winter provides Powelton Village residents the unique opportunity to connect with community through the shared skills of growing and harvesting.

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