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Lana Del Rey, Ben Franklin's birthday, and more things to do in Philadelphia Jan. 19 to 25

Noon to 8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch St., $10 online, $13 at the door, phillyhomeshow.com

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8 p.m. Saturday, Ardmore Music Hall, 23 E. Lancaster Ave., Ardmore. $20 in advance, $25 day of show, $30 reserved. 610-649-8389

8:30 p.m. Saturday, Ruba Club, 416 Green St., $25 to $35, 215-627-9831, pinkstallionevents.com

8 p.m. Sunday, Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St. $39.50-$125. 215-336-3600, wellsfargocenterphilly.com

5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, the Betsy Ross House, 239 Arch St., $50 for adults, $45 for students, seniors and military, 215-629-4026, historicphiladelphia.org

9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday, Donna’s Bar, 2732 E. Allegheny Ave. 215-426-7618

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, 1400 North American St., free, 215-232-5678, philaphotoarts.org

7 to 10 p.m. Friday, Barnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, $35, 215-278-7000, barnesfoundation.org

    Lana Del Rey, Ben Franklin's birthday, and more things to do in Philadelphia Jan. 19 to 25
    Rufus Wainwright with the Philly Pops Rufus Wainwright, one of the greatest vocalists and songwriters of his generation, will be joining the Pops to perform some of his most famous hits. The Philadelphia Gay Men's Chorus will also be performing prior to the show and during the finale.
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Philadelphia Auto Show: As sales dip, automakers will showcase technology

Where:
 The Pennsylvania Convention Center,
 1101 Arch St., Philadelphia.

    Philadelphia Auto Show: As sales dip, automakers will showcase technology
    Dropping from 17.5 million units in 2016 to 17.2 million in 2017 is not causing a panic among automakers. Technological advances mean buyers still have plenty of reasons to check out the Philadelphia Auto Show. - Scott Sturgis, Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News
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Washington Square West Civic Association shar...

    Becoming U.S. - Living in a City of Immigrants
    Ask anyone living in Philadelphia where they live and you're apt to get a unique response. Places like Fishtown, Strawberry Mansion, and Bella Vista are just a few of dozens of small neighborhoods that make up the larger city.
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21 hours ago

A happy opening night to cast and crew of PAS...

A happy opening night to cast and crew of PASSING STRANGE! Let's get ready to play all night. #WilmaPassingStrange #phillytheatre #philly

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24 hours ago

Stick to Your Job Pictured here is a poster ...

Stick to Your Job Pictured here is a poster which encouraged employees to “stick to your job,” which encouraged workers not to drift from job to job because their dedicated work was vital to the war effort. This poster was produced by the United States Department of Labor and, like many other propaganda posters, was distributed to American factories in order to encourage workers to maximize efficiency for the war effort. Want to learn more about our holdings related to World War I and more? Check out our Guide to World War One holdings: https://www.archives.gov/philadelphia/finding-aids/wwi-guide. Feel free to consult our online catalog (www.catalog.archives.gov) and make an appointment to view our holdings at the National Archives at Philadelphia by calling (215) 305-2044 or emailing philadelphia.archives@nara.gov. Also feel free to check out other National Archives resources related to World War I here: https://www.archives.gov/topics/wwi#event-/timeline/item/archduke-assassination. Today's post was written by Grace Schultz, Archives Technician at the National Archives at Philadelphia. Citation: Memorandum Regarding War Posters, with Attachments; File 2130-0; Box 16; Central Subject Files of the Naval Powder Factory; 5th Naval District; RG 181 - Naval Districts and Shore Establishments; National Archives at Philadelphia; (NAID: 66540631) (HMS ID: PH-6192).

    National Archives at Philadelphia
    Stick to Your Job Pictured here is a poster which encouraged employees to "stick to your job," which encouraged workers not to drift from job to job because their dedicated work was vital to the war...
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24 hours ago

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January 17, 1706

    Parkway Museums District
    On this day in 1706, our favorite founding father, Benjamin Franklin, was born! To honor Philadelphia's most celebrated adopted son, the City officially changed the name of the Fairmount Parkway to...
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25 hours ago

‘It helps us be more competitive’: The Meet Group opens Philly office in bid for talent

Currently, the company’s Philly office at 12th and Chestnut holds a team of 12. By year’s end, Cook expects that number to rise to 15 or more.

    'It helps us be more competitive': The Meet Group opens Philly office in bid for talent - Technical.ly Philly
    New Hope, Pa.-based The Meet Group , the social media conglomerate whose Bucks County HQ is about an hour's drive from City Hall, opened up a new 5,600-square-foot Center City office. Since 2016, and until Monday, the company kept a Philly outpost by way of a mid-sized office at WeWork's first location in Northern Liberties.
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26 hours ago

The Wilma Theater shared their event.

Guess who's coming back to the cafe?

    Live in the Cafe: Stew and ILL DOOTS
    Tony Award-winning creator of PASSING STRANGE Stew returns for another evening at the Wilma's Good Karma Cafe. Playing a selection of songs from his...
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Korean Bakery 'Paris Baguette' Debuts In Chinatown

There's a brand-new bakery in town. Called Paris Baguette, the fresh arrival is located at 923 Arch St. in Chinatown.

    Korean Bakery 'Paris Baguette' Debuts In Chinatown
    There's a brand-new bakery in town. Called Paris Baguette, the fresh arrival is located at 923 Arch St. in Chinatown. Despite its name, Paris Baguette hails from Korea, with more than 3,000 locations worldwide. Specializing in French-inspired cakes, pastries, sandwiches and signature coffee drinks, the global chain first began opening U.S.
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43 hours ago

Share your experience with #WilmaPassingStran...

Share your experience with #WilmaPassingStrange with a lyric postcard from the "manicured lawns" of Los Angeles.

    The Wilma Theater
    Share your experience with #WilmaPassingStrange with a lyric postcard from the "manicured lawns" of Los Angeles.
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46 hours ago

Fork, High Street on Market, and a popular Starbucks temporarily closed by health dept.

1001 Chestnut St.

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6802 Old York Rd.

315 N 52nd St.

5101 Germantown Ave.

615 S 56th St.

12319 Academy Rd

1500 Walnut St.

801 Cottman Ave.

306 Market St.

600 E Chelten Ave.

4690 Castor Ave.

625 W Girard Ave.

3231 Powelton Ave.

...AVE.; Franklin’s, 3521 BOWMAN ST.; South Street Pizzeria, 1410 SOUTH ST.; The Black Taxi, 745 N 25TH ST.; Kingsessing Food Market, 1550 S 55TH ST...

...Street Pizzeria, 1410 SOUTH ST.; The Black Taxi, 745 N 25TH ST.; Kingsessing Food Market, 1550 S 55TH ST...

    Fork, High Street on Market, and a popular Starbucks temporarily closed by health dept.
    Just two weeks into the New Year, there are a few familiar names on the list of 13 restaurants, markets and stores that were temporarily closed by Philadelphia Department of Public Health inspectors between Jan. 1 and Jan. 15.
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47 hours ago

18+ Fantastic Things To Do In Philadelphia This Week, January 16-21

Where:Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad Street

Where:African American Museum in Philadelphia, 701 Arch Street

Where:Verizon Hall, 300 S. Broad Street

Where:Good Good Comedy Theatre, 215 N. 11th Street

Where:Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch Street

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Where:Various locations including Butcher and Singer, 1500 Walnut Street

Where:Dilworth Park, 1 S. 15th Street

Where:Blue Cross RiverRink, 101 S. Columbus Boulevard

Where:Four points along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway including outside the Rodin Museum, 2151 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Where:FringeArts, 140 N. Columbus Boulevard

Where:The Franklin Institute, 222 N. 20th Street

Where:Mütter Museum, 19 S. 22nd Street

Where:Barnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Where:Various locations including National Mechanics, 22 S. 3rd Street

Where:Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad Street

    18+ Fantastic Things To Do In Philadelphia This Week, January 16-21
    Rothman Institute Ice Rink | Photo courtesy Center City District Center City Restaurant Week, the Eagles in the NFC Championship game, the Philly Home Show and more... It's looking like a delightfully delicious week here in Philadelphia. Center City District Restaurant Week is in full swing at more than 120 different eateries where you can spend a night out enjoying a three-course meal.
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2 days ago

How do you turn a pit orchestra into a onstag...

How do you turn a pit orchestra into a onstage rock band? Get the full behind-the-scenes story tonight, after the 6:30pm performance of #WilmaPassingStrange, join the Directors Gathering for a dialogue with Passing Strange's Music Director (and band leader) Amanda Morton.

    The Wilma Theater
    How do you turn a pit orchestra into a onstage rock band? Get the full behind-the-scenes story tonight, after the 6:30pm performance of #WilmaPassingStrange, join the Directors Gathering for a...
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2 days ago

Join us for Citizen Archivist Week of Service...

Join us for Citizen Archivist Week of Service! In the spirit of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, join us January 15-19, 2018 for a week-long citizen archivist challenge. Our goal is to tag or transcribe 2,018 pages in the National Archives Catalog during Citizen Archivist Week of Service. Can you help us meet this challenge? Get started by visiting the Citizen Archivist Dashboard beginning January 15. During that week, we’ll have a special expanded missions session and lots of featured records waiting to be transcribed. For our new volunteers, you’ll also find instructions on how to create an account and get started. You can help us unlock history by tagging and transcribing primary source documents in the National Archives Catalog. As you add tags or transcriptions to these records, those words are added to our Catalog – improving search results, and making our records more discoverable online. The added benefit is that we’re unlocking the sometimes difficult to read text for all to understand. We like to say that as we tag and transcribe, we are unlocking history. Transcribe and tag some of our holdings today, a handful of which are linked to below: The Indictment of Samuel Maccubbin involved in the Baltimore 'Riot' of 1861: https://catalog.archives.gov/id/278869 Deposition of John Snyder: https://catalog.archives.gov/id/18545806 Information provided by Lester Matz and John C. Childs filed in the U.S. Attorneys' Records on Spiro T. Agnew: https://catalog.archives.gov/id/279167 Complaint Against the Prince Edward County School Board of Virginia: https://catalog.archives.gov/id/279098 Fire Island National Seashore: A Proposal: https://catalog.archives.gov/id/40304849 History of Langley Air Field, Inception to March 1, 1935: https://catalog.archives.gov/id/66956741 John B. Gruelle's Patent Drawing and Oath for an Ornamental Design for a Doll: https://catalog.archives.gov/id/23902323

    Help Us Unlock History During Citizen Archivist Service Week!
    In the spirit of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, we're launching a week-long citizen archivist challenge from January 15-19. We invite you and your students to join us! Help us unlock history by tagging and transcribing primary source documents in the National Archives Catalog.
    http://education.blogs.archives.gov

2 days ago

Calculator Club: Calling for Coaches

1026 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19107

    Calculator Club: Calling for Coaches
    Calculator Club presented by Freire Charter School Foundation January 9, 16, 23 and 30, 2018 Freire Charter Middle School Center City 1026 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19107 Build meaningful connections with Freire 5th graders in the new program, Calculator Club, where math is friendly, fast-paced and fun.
    http://philadelphiapact.com

3 days ago

Join us for Citizen Archivist Week of Service...

Join us for Citizen Archivist Week of Service! In the spirit of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, join us January 15-19, 2018 for a week-long citizen archivist challenge. Our goal is to tag or transcribe 2,018 pages in the National Archives Catalog during Citizen Archivist Week of Service. Can you help us meet this challenge? Get started by visiting the Citizen Archivist Dashboard beginning January 15. During that week, we’ll have a special expanded missions session and lots of featured records waiting to be transcribed. For our new volunteers, you’ll also find instructions on how to create an account and get started. You can help us unlock history by tagging and transcribing primary source documents in the National Archives Catalog. As you add tags or transcriptions to these records, those words are added to our Catalog – improving search results, and making our records more discoverable online. The added benefit is that we’re unlocking the sometimes difficult to read text for all to understand. We like to say that as we tag and transcribe, we are unlocking history. Transcribe and tag some of our holdings today, a handful of which are linked to below: https://education.blogs.archives.gov/2018/01/10/citizen-archivist-service-week/

    Help Us Unlock History During Citizen Archivist Service Week!
    In the spirit of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, we're launching a week-long citizen archivist challenge from January 15-19. We invite you and your students to join us! Help us unlock history by tagging and transcribing primary source documents in the National Archives Catalog.
    http://education.blogs.archives.gov

3 days ago

“My story being done, . . . She swore, in fai...

“My story being done, . . . She swore, in faith ‘twas strange, ‘twas passing strange.” – OTHELLO, Act One, Scene 3 Take a deep dive into the world of PASSING STRANGE in Walter Bilderback's (Production Dramaturg and Literary Manager) Open Stages blog post. #WilmaPassingStrange is now playing through February 18.

    OPEN STAGE ONLINE: PASSING STRANGE
    by Walter Bilderback "My story being done, . . . She swore, in faith 'twas strange, 'twas passing strange." - Othello, Act One, Scene 3 Passing Strange is, first and foremost, a coming of age story. Although it shares some moments with Stew's real life, it is not autobiographical.
    http://blog.wilmatheater.org

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Washington Square West Civic Association upda...

Washington Square by John Sloan - Delaware Art Museum

    Washington Square West Civic Association
    Washington Square by John Sloan - Delaware Art Museum
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