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  • Philadelphia Sculpture Gym

    Hammer time

    A true community workshop, PSG provides artisans with access to high-end equipment for metal-, wood- and casting-based projects.

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  • Philadelphia Sketch Club

    Fostering creativity and visual arts since 1860

    America's oldest club for artists, the Philadelphia Sketch Club offers workshops in drawing, painting and printmaking.

    The oldest continuing artist organization in the country, the Philadelphia Sketch Club has served as a meeting place for the creators and supporters of art since 1860.

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  • Philadelphia Theatre Company

    Presenting premieres of major works by contemporary playwrights

    Philadelphia Theatre Company at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre.

    Philadelphia Theatre Company (PTC) courts “open-minded theatergoers” who are interested in new American dramas by modern playwrights.

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  • Philadelphia Zoo Summer Ale Festival

    An evening of craft beer, food and fun at the zoo

    Sample more than 40 local beers at the Philadelphia Zoo Summer Ale Festival.

    Once-a-year, the Philadelphia Zoo opens its gates after-hours for an adults-only celebration featuring local beer, live music and delicious food.

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  • Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens

    Artist Isaiah Zagar’s masterpiece on South Street

    Isaiah Zagar's Magic Garden.

    Covering an indoor and outdoor space equivalent to half a city block, Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens glisten with creativity, urban renaissance and a hint of madness.

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  • PhilaMOCA

    Arts after death

    The Philadelphia Mausoleum of Contemporary Art is a gallery space and performance venue located in a former showroom for mausoleums and tombstones.

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  • Philbert

    1995 by Eric Berg (with painted tiles by Victoria Davila)

    Philbert at the Reading Terminal Market.

    Meeting at the pig may sound less dignified than meeting at the eagle, but Philbert, a 3-foot bronze piggy bank, has become a popular spot to wait for a friend. Philbert lives in the bustling Reading Terminal Market, where he invites shoppers to feed him coins for charity.

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  • Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art at Ursinus College

    Eclectic art exhibits, with a campus-wide sculpture collection

    Eclectic art exhibits, with a campus-wide sculpture collection

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  • Philly @ The Movies:
    Rocky at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

    Free screening of iconic film at its famous location

    July 1
    An annual summer tradition, grab a seat on the famous steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art for a free screening of the iconic Philadelphia-film Rocky during Philly @ The Movies.

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  • Philly By Segway Tour

    Glide around the city’s popular attractions

    Glide past popular city attractions during the Philly by Segway tour.

    Explore popular city attractions and neighborhoods with a Philadelphia by Segway tour. Choose from one- and two-hour rides and glide past attractions in Historic Philadelphia, Center City, South Philadelphia Italian Market, the Museum District and more.

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  • Philly Cheesesteak Tour

    Sightseeing tour highlighting the city’s signature sandwich

    Philly Cheesesteak Tour

    A delicious and informative sightseeing experience, the Philly Cheesesteak Tour takes guests on a two-hour bus ride through Center City and South Philadelphia to sample five different versions of the iconic sandwich, including a vegan version.

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  • Philly Photo Day

    Grab a camera and take a picture in the city

    Snap your best picture of the city during Philly Photo Day.

    Friday, October 9, 2015
    Now in its sixth year, Philly Photo Day calls on all residents to capture and share their pictures depicting a day in the life of the city.

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  • Philly Pops Christmas Spectacular

    More than 300 musicians help celebrate the holiday season

    Verizon Hall in the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts will be filled with the gorgeous sounds of the Philly Pops Christmas Spectacular.

    Through December 22, 2015 (select dates)
    Performing both delightful seasonal classics and glorious gospel music, the Philly Pops Christmas Spectacular is a marvelous way for the whole family to enjoy the holidays together.

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  • Philly POPS! On Independence 2015

    FREE patriotic concert in front of Independence Hall

    The Philly POPS! at Independence Hall.

    July 3
    The Philly Pops! return to celebrate America’s birthday with POPS! On Independence, a FREE patriotic concert at Independence Hall.

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  • PHLASH Downtown Loop

    See Philadelphia in a PHLASH

    See Philadelphia's most popular attractions aboard the PHLASH bus.

    The PHLASH is the quick, easy and inexpensive connection to key Philadelphia historic attractions and cultural institutions.

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  • Pho Ta

    One of the few Asian restaurants in the area that serves liquor, Pho Ta does its namesake soup well, but the huge menu’s got something for everybody (including vegetarians).

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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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  • Photography Tours of Philadelphia

    Capture the perfect image during a three-hour walking tour of the city

    Learn how to get the perfect photo of the city on Photography Tours of Philadelphia.

    Learn how to get the perfect photo of the city with Photography Tours of Philadelphia.

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  • PHS Fall Festival

    Celebrate the autumn harvest with a day of family fun at the Navy Yard

    Celebrate autumn during the PHS Fall Festival at the Navy Yard.

    The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society welcomes the fall season during the annual PHS Fall Festival at the Philadelphia Navy Yard.

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  • Pier 68

    A public fishing pier, picnic spot and nature oasis in Pennsport

    Pier 68 Park is the latest development of the Master Plan for the Central Delaware, which aims to to turn six-miles of the Central Delaware River waterfront into a fully developed public space.

    Now open
    Built as a place for passive recreation, Pier 68 is an angler’s delight with a dedicated space for casting lines and built in fish-cleaning stations. Native trees and plants provide shade in the picnic grove and a cutout in the pier surface allows visitors to watch the tide rise and fall.

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  • PIFA Street Fair

    A Ferris Wheel, performers, food and more on the Avenue of the Arts

    The 2011 PIFA Street Fair.

    The culminating event of the 15-day “Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA), the 2016 PIFA Street Fair is a day-long celebration in the center of Philadelphia.

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  • Pig Iron Theatre Company

    Exuberant dance, clown, theater ensemble

    Pig Iron Theatre Company's Welcome to Yuba City

    From shadow puppets to clowns to trans-art productions where the cast mimes not just the narrative but the props as well, their ensemble-driven shows have won fans around the world.

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  • Pizza Brain

    The world’s first pizza museum

    Widely known as the world’s first pizza museum, this Fishtown destination features plenty of pizza-themed memorabilia and serves up tasty brick-oven pies

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  • Pizzeria Stella

    Stephen Starr’s Headhouse Square restaurant focuses on gourmet pies

    Pizzeria Stella

    Combining Philadelphia’s love of pizza and Stephen Starr restaurants, the restaurateur has opened Pizzeria Stella, a gourmet-minded, neighborhood pizza shop.

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  • Playing Angels

    1950 by Carl Milles

    From the Art Museum it’s just 1.5 miles to Carl Milles’s wonderful Playing Angels on Kelly Drive.

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  • Plays and Players Theater

    100 years of theater in Philadelphia

    Plays and Players Theater has been performing in Philadelphia for more than 100 years.

    For more than a century, Plays & Players has been devoted to bringing quality theater experiences to Philadelphia audiences.

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  • Please Touch Museum

    Where kids ages 1 – 7 are boss

    Ride on the restored 1908 carousel at the Please Touch Museum.

    The city’s award-winning children’s museum is fun-filled, totally hands-on and so delightful that adults are entertained, too. Each nook and cranny has a different theme — from the fantastic to the practical.

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  • Polish American Cultural Center

    Presenting the customs and spirit of Poland

    Presenting the customs and spirit of Poland

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  • POST – Philadelphia Open Studio Tours

    Local artists take you behind-the-scenes of their work

    POST logo

    Ever wonder what an artist’s studio really looks like? The 11th annual Philadelphia Open Studio Tours (POST) allows everyone a chance to see for themselves. For two weekends in October, artists around the city open their studios to curious visitors, inviting them to talk, check out how they work, and buy artwork if they’re interested.

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  • Pottsgrove Manor

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