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A U.S. Army Band performance on the Delaware River before a fireworks show
Saturday July 2, 2016View More
Enjoy a patriotic concert followed by a massive, FREE fireworks show on the Delaware River waterfront on Saturday, July 2.
Setting the stage for comedy in Philadelphia
For nearly two decades, 1812 Productions has provided Philadelphia with a good laugh. The only all-comedy theater company in the city, 1812 is known for their uproarious performances of classic and original comedic productions.View More
Political world converges on Philadelphia in the summer of 2016
July 25-28, 2016View More
All eyes will be on Philadelphia in July 2016 as the city hosts the Democratic National Convention.
City-wide celebration of though-provoking progressive performing arts
September 7-23, 2017View More
For fans of new and experimental theater, the Fringe Festival presented by FringeArts features hundreds of must-see performances each September.
Super-sized block party in Northern Liberties
August 6, 2017View More
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.
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.View More
Free monthly outdoor concerts in University City
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.View More
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).View More
Massive workspace for local artists
A five-story, 75,000-square-foot complex hosting more than 100 artists in individual workspaces.View More
Enjoy a weekend of authentic Italian American culture in South Philadelphia
May 20-21, 2017View More
Celebrating more than a 100 years in operation, the Italian Market in South Philadelphia brings back its annual 9th Street Italian Market Festival, filled with food, live entertainment and more.
Mirrors Robert Indiana’s iconic LOVE sculpture
The bilingual version of one of Philadelphia’s best-known landmarks lives in Sister Cities Park on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.View More
Artifacts and items from a mysterious ancient culture on display at the Penn Museum
Through November 1, 2015View More
Dig into the history of a lost Panamanian society during Beneath the Surface: Life, Death and Gold in Ancient Panama at the Penn Museum. Explore the art and artifacts of the Coclé, a sophisticated ancient culture that laid undiscovered until the 20th century.
A legendary concert promoter takes center stage in a rockin’ new exhibition
Opens September 16, 2016View More
Explore the history of legendary concert promoter Bill Graham via over 200 objects, including photos, film footage, concert posters and rock memorabilia, at the National Museum of American Jewish History.
Philadelphia Museum of Art is the only place in the U.S. stop to view this once-in-a-lifetime exhibition
Through September 13, 2015View More
This groundbreaking special exhibition will showcase more than 80 works by Monet, Pissarro, Renoir, Sisley, Degas, Manet and others to trace Parisian art dealer Paul Durand-Ruel’s role in the development of impressionism.
Explore hundreds of original documents related to the iconic novel
Through May 15, 2016View More
Don’t be late for a whimsical celebration at The Rosenbach in celebration of the 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll’s timeless classic Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.
Discover the history of Grupo Antillano and their important contributions to the art of Cuba, the Caribbean and the African Diaspora
January 30 – March 27, 2016View More
Drapetomania at the African American Museum in Philadelphia seeks to recover the history of Grupo Antillano and their important contributions to the art of Cuba, the Caribbean and the African Diaspora.
From the campaign trail to Inauguration Day, learn about all aspects of a U.S. presidential election at this comprehensive exhibit
February 12 – December 31, 2016View More
From the campaign trail to Inauguration Day, Headed to the White House educates visitors on all aspects surrounding U.S. presidential elections through a variety of interactive mediums.
Unprecedented collection of Japanese artwork only on view in Philadelphia
Open through May 10View More
Explore the beautiful works and artistry of Japan’s most influential and enduring school of painters during an exclusive exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Pop Art’s emergence as an international movement is explored through a collection of 150 works of art
February 24 – May 15, 2016View More
Explore Pop Art’s emergence as an international movement through a collection of 150 works of art from 80 different artists.
Come face to face with life-like animatronic dinosaurs
Through April 23, 2017View More
Some very famous gigantic, life-like animatronic dinosaurs come to Philadelphia in fall 2016 when Jurassic World: The Exhibition makes its North American debut at The Franklin Institute in a groundbreaking, five-month exhibition.
Come face-to-face with a real Egyptian mummy and learn about the modern techniques utilized by present-day archaeologists
January 30 – August 28, 2016View More
Come face-to-face with an Egyptian mummy and learn how archaeologists use modern science and technology to uncover the ancient civilization of Egypt.
An exhibition of more than 30 incredible found-object works
June 24 – August 22, 2016View More
Nari Ward: Sun Splashed brings a collection of 30-plus contemporary sculpture and found-object works to The Barnes Foundation in a stunning temporary installation.
Most comprehensive exhibition of Mexican modern art in the U.S. in 70 years
October 25, 2016 – January 8, 2017View More
Paint the Revolution: Mexican Modernism, 1910-1950 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art spans four decades of modern art in Mexico and is the most comprehensive exhibition of Mexican modern art in the U.S. in 70 years.
View 50 works by Picasso in an exhibit highlighting pieces from World War I
February 21 – May 9, 2016View More
Explore the dramatic variance in the Picasso’s style during the period surrounding the World War I through 50 works of art.
An exhibition exploring the impact of imprisonment in the U.S.
Now openView More
Eastern State Penitentiary presents a three-year-long exhibition exploring the purpose and effectiveness of our country’s prison system.
See and interact with more than 40 robots from all over the world
Through April 2, 2017View More
See and interact with more than 40 robots at a new exhibition at The Franklin Institute.
Acclaimed art exhibition created entirely from LEGO®
Through October 4, 2015View More
An art exhibition unlike any you’ve ever seen, The Art of the Brick at The Franklin Institute features the world’s largest collection of art created entirely from the popular toy.
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.
Experience a unique, first-time look into the science and technology behind Finding Nemo, Toy Story and more
March 12 – September 5, 2016View More
Experience a unique, first-time look into the science and technology behind Pixar’s beloved animated movies.
Never-before-seen sketches on view for a limited time
April 10 – May 18View More
Two unfinished sketches by Paul Cézanne, discovered on the reverse sides of two existing Cézanne watercolors, will be on display at The Barnes Foundation from April 10 to May 18.