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Center City District shared Discover Philadel...

    Discover Philadelphia
    Did you know Philadelphia's City Hall was the tallest habitable building in the world from 1894 to 1908? Although its height has since been eclipsed, it's still a must-see architectural gem. (📸:...
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1 hour ago

Why we do what we do. CultureWorks believes t...

Why we do what we do. CultureWorks believes that everyone should have unfettered access to the support they need to live a creative life. We work with established and start-up organizations to fully embrace the great depth, breadth, and complexity of cultural practice today. Get started with CW today! https://www.cultureworksphila.org/ #CultureWorking #WeGotYou #CulturalFlourshing #2018 #WhyILovePhilly

    CultureWorks Greater Philadelphia
    Why we do what we do. CultureWorks believes that everyone should have unfettered access to the support they need to live a creative life. We work with established and start-up organizations to fully...
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Center City District shared Pennsylvania Depa...

    Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT)
    PennDOT wants to improve conditions for walking and bicycling across Pennsylvania, with a focus on Pennsylvanians who walk and bicycle by necessity. 🚲 We want your input. TAKE OUR SURVEY visit ➡️...
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3 hours ago

“Known for their complex, ­improbable migrati...

“Known for their complex, ­improbable migrations, most monarchs embark on 2,000-mile journeys each fall, from breeding grounds as far north as Canada’s maritime provinces to the Sierra Madre mountains in central Mexico.” http://wapo.st/2rt5vON

    Monarch butterfly migration was off this year and researchers are worried
    Thanksgiving was right around the corner, and a sizable number of one of America's most famous migrants could be seen still sputtering south. Not across the Texas-Mexico border, where most monarch butterflies should be by that time of year.
    https://www.washingtonpost.com

4 hours ago

Philly Mayor Kenney: William Penn will not be bleeding green for the Super Bowl

City Hall and the Center City skyline looking west from the roof of 1234 Market Street. (Emma Lee/WHYY)

    Philly Mayor Kenney: William Penn will not be bleeding green for the Super Bowl
    Fresh Air opens the window on contemporary arts and issues with guests from worlds as diverse as literature and economics. Terry Gross hosts this multi-award-winning daily interview and features program. William Penn will not be bleeding green for the Super Bowl.
    https://whyy.org

5 hours ago

Mütter Museum of The College of Physicians of...

We're heading to the Philadelphia Museum of Art this week for Final Fridays: Weird Science! Join us for "Art or Surgery?" and view an assortment of objects from the Philadelphia Museum of Art and our own collection, then figure out whether they were used for art or surgery. 💉🖼️💀🎨

    Final Fridays: Weird Science
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5 hours ago

The Wilma Theater added an event.

The Portable Studio invites artists and audiences to create theater together in community spaces. Join us a the library to learn more at this Open House and Information Session, January 29th, 6:30pm. Professional theater artists will lead workshops around themes of grief in The Wilma Theater’s production of PASSING STRANGE, Monday evenings February 2-26th at the South Philly Branch of the Free Library. To learn more contact Lee Ann Etzold, Portable Studio Program Director at LEtzold@wilmatheater.org / 215.893-9456, x132. Click here to learn more about the library: https://libwww.freelibrary.org/locations/south-philadelphia-library

    Portable Studio: Open House & Information Session
    The Portable Studio invites artists and audiences to create theater together in community spaces. Join us a the library to learn more at this Open...
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5 hours ago

"it is a beautiful story of life that does co...

"it is a beautiful story of life that does come through; the story of everyday life and the everyday experiences we all have as human beings...After 20 years in the business this show has been the best part of my career so far." - Kris Coleman (The Narrator), from The Philadelphia Tribune #WilmaPassingStrange is now playing! Get your tickets to this electric coming-of-age musical today! --> https://goo.gl/37m3uo

    'Passing Strange' tells tale of rebellious young Black man
    The Wilma Theater, in association with Evamere Entertainment, presents Stew and Heidi Rodewald's Tony Award-winning musical, "Passing Strange," from now through Feb. 18. Music takes center stage in this production as a charismatic Narrator who tells the tale of the Youth, a rebellious young African-American man who journeys to Europe in search of something "real."
    http://www.phillytrib.com

5 hours ago

URBAN MEADOW (BodyVox): Keeping Philadelphia weird

[Prince Theater, 1412 Chestnut Street] January 18-21, 2018; nextmovedance.org

    URBAN MEADOW (BodyVox): Keeping Philadelphia weird
    The latest performance of the NextMove Dance season at the Prince Theater features BodyVox, a dance theater company based in Portland, Oregon. Comprised of twelve live pieces and two short films, URBAN MEADOW celebrates the company's 20 th Anniversary and commitment to producing a variety of work.
    http://phindie.com

5 hours ago

Center City District shared Philadelphia Busi...

    Rittenhouse Square property comes up for sale - Philadelphia Business Journal
    One of Sam Rappaport's legacy real estate holdings has come up for sale. The property, 2100 Chestnut St., is a two-story, mixed-use building that was built in 1929 as a parking garage. The last time it traded was in April 1992, according to Philadelphia property records.
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5 hours ago

Center City District shared Curbed Philly's p...

    Report: Philly's housing inventory dipped to all-time low at end of 2017
    At the end of 2017, there were 3,329 single-family homes for sale in Philly, making it the lowest level of housing inventories in the city's history. At the same time, house prices took a small dip from the last quarter, offering a bit of relief to homebuyers.
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5 hours ago

The Franklin Institute was live.

We’ve partnered with EarthCam to provide live streaming video from our roof 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. http://bit.ly/2rujtjp

    The Franklin Institute
    We've partnered with EarthCam to provide live streaming video from our roof 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. http://bit.ly/2rujtjp
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6 hours ago

Happy #NationalHandwritingDay! The holdings ...

Happy #NationalHandwritingDay! The holdings of the National Archives are brimming with hand-written records like this document, the Deposition of John Snyder. This document is the sworn statement of John Snyder regarding the events surrounding the assault of Garrik Hulsecamp by Ezikiel Teel. It comes from a criminal case file which consists of assault and battery charges brought against Ezekiel Teel for his alleged assault of a man by the name of Garrett Hulsecamp on his ship in October of 1790. You can learn more about this case, and see the handwriting up close, by visiting our online catalog: https://catalog.archives.gov/id/18545806. We know that last week’s Citizen Archivist Challenge is over, but that doesn’t mean you can’t continue the important work of unlocking history by transcribing and tagging our records! If you haven’t already, get started by visiting the Citizen Archivist Dashboard (https://www.archives.gov/citizen-archivist) to learn how to start and to find specific missions. Want to learn more about our holdings? You can check out 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. Today's post was written by Grace Schultz, Archives Technician at the National Archives at Philadelphia.

    National Archives at Philadelphia
    Happy #NationalHandwritingDay! The holdings of the National Archives are brimming with hand-written records like this document, the Deposition of John Snyder. This document is the sworn statement of...
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8 hours ago

The Massive Philadelphia Auto Show Drives Into Town, January 27-February 4

Plenty of parking will be available in garages around the Convention Center, too, and for those hopping on Indego bike share, there is a docking station at 1321 Arch Street.

Where:Philadelphia Auto Show, 1101 Arch Street

    The Massive Philadelphia Auto Show Drives Into Town, January 27-February 4
    Beep beep: The Philadelphia Auto Show is cruising into town January 27 to February 4! Taking place at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, the massive nine-day event offers attendees the chance to explore the automotive industry's latest creations and get a glimpse of more than 700 concept, classic, luxury and exotic cars.
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8 hours ago

Today's friendly reminder from our friends at...

Today's friendly reminder from our friends at Uwishunu: Don't miss Center City District Restaurant Week, continuing through Friday! #CCDRW

    15+ Spectacular Things to Do in Philadelphia This Week
    Photo by M. Edlow for Visit Philadelphia Center City District Restaurant Week, the Philadelphia Auto Show, Villanova basketball and more... The atmosphere is electric in Philly this week. (Might that have anything to do with the Eagles playoff win and forthcoming Super Bowl appearance?)
    https://www.uwishunu.com

8 hours ago

We're back! Congress has restored funding of ...

We're back! Congress has restored funding of appropriated activities and NARA is resuming normal operations. Please visit archives.gov for more information.

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10 hours ago

Open now through April 3, 2018, ‘3D Printing ...

Open now through April 3, 2018, ‘3D Printing the Future’ is a special limited gallery experience at The Franklin Institute highlighting how additive manufacturing is changing the world in which we live. http://bit.ly/fut3d

    The Franklin Institute
    Open now through April 3, 2018, '3D Printing the Future' is a special limited gallery experience at The Franklin Institute highlighting how additive manufacturing is changing the world in which we...
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10 hours ago

How does a collection of songs turn into a To...

How does a collection of songs turn into a Tony Award-winning musical? Read on to find out. #WilmaPassingStrange

    THE NAME IS STEW
    In 1997, Stew formed a band, The Negro Problem. Heidi Rodewald joined the group in 1999 and became Stew's frequent collaborator. Stew said in an interview with Spike Lee: "It started on a club stage in front of about 150 people playing songs. Public Theater, downtown New York, was interested.
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21 hours ago

Schuylkill Banks shared Reimagining the Civic...

Thanks to the Wolf Administration for helping to improve boating access at Bartram's Mile!

    Wolf Administration Celebrates Investments to Expand River Access at Bartram's Garden
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24 hours ago

Fans of our Bibliococktails series know we lo...

Fans of our Bibliococktails series know we love to mix great literature with great libations, so of course we'll be raising a glass of this rye whiskey, named after a famous Edgar Allan Poe take of terror: https://shop.artintheage.com/products/fortunatos-fate-release-party-admission

    The Rosenbach
    Fans of our Bibliococktails series know we love to mix great literature with great libations, so of course we'll be raising a glass of this rye whiskey, named after a famous Edgar Allan Poe take of...
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25 hours ago

William Way LGBT Community Center added an ev...

This group art show in the Center's lobby is a visual exploration of the leather/kink experience. Curators Heather Raquel Phillips, Ms. Philadelphia Leather 2017, and Amy Phillips, Mid Atlantic Leather Woman 2018, have brought together over 20 artists' work, including photography, drawing, video, sculpture, and more. The artist reception will be Sun., Feb. 11 from 2-4 pm.

    Black & Blue: Art Gallery Exhibit
    This group art show in the Center's lobby is a visual exploration of the leather/kink experience. Curators Heather Raquel Phillips, Ms. Philadelphia...
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25 hours ago

Philly restaurants getting ready for Super Bowl parties

1318 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

1320 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

1500 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102

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16 South Second Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19106

Rittenhouse Square: 1740 Sansom St., (215) 557- 9299

Italian Market: 1180 S. 10th St., (215) 463-0868

Fishtown - New: 431 E Girard Ave, (215) 425.1555

2400 S. 19th Street (cross street Ritner), Philadelphia, PA 19145

243 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

611 South 3rd Street, Philadelphia PA 19147

3939 Chestnut Street, 2nd Floor, Philadelphia PA 19104

1930 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103

1001 N 2nd Street, Philadelphia, Pa 19123

1823 E Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19148

    Philly restaurants getting ready for Super Bowl parties
    It didn't take long for Super Bowl-starved Eagles fans to start planning for February 4! In fact, some of the city's favorite places to watch the game already started getting calls before the end of the NFC Championship game.
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26 hours ago

#Templemade Check out this feature on #WilmaP...

#Templemade Check out this feature on #WilmaPassingStrange actors Temple University/ Temple Theaters student Savannah Jackson and professor Lindsay Smiling.

    Temple Theater has a Spotlight in the Wilma Theater's "Passing Strange"
    Owls are everywhere... even in a Tony Award-winning rock musical! The Wilma Theater is putting on the musical of a lifetime, Passing Strange, a story of a rebellious young black man as he journeys to Europe in search of something "real."
    http://templeupdate.com

26 hours ago

“Only six decades after Sputnik's launch into...

“Only six decades after Sputnik's launch into pristine skies, the orbit around Earth is now filled with nearly 18,000 objects tracked by the United States Strategic Command.” http://bit.ly/2rm8Pv1

    Pollution is endangering the future of astronomy
    OXON HILL, Md. - Even as technological advances allow astronomers to peer more deeply into the cosmos than ever before, new technologies also have the potential to create blinding pollution. Three sources of pollution - space debris, radio interference and light pollution - already are particularly worrisome. And the situation is getting worse.
    https://www.sciencenews.org

26 hours ago

William Way LGBT Community Center shared Love...

There's a sneak preview of Love, Simon at Ritz at the Bourse this Wed., Jan. 24 at 7:30 pm. We have a bunch of free passes for two if you want to swing by the Center and pick one up. (We'll post back when they're all gone.)

    Love, Simon
    This is about to get romantic af. See #LOVESIMON on March 16th.
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27 hours ago

Planning to attend our screening of NOSFERATU...

Planning to attend our screening of NOSFERATU in Greek Hall? Register for the VIP reception in the Wanamaker Atrium to enhance your experience with a champagne toast and reserved film seating. Proceeds from the event are applied toward the Rosenbach Fund. https://rosenbach.org/events/nosferatu/

    The Rosenbach
    Planning to attend our screening of NOSFERATU in Greek Hall? Register for the VIP reception in the Wanamaker Atrium to enhance your experience with a champagne toast and reserved film seating....
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27 hours ago

Beautifully restored Greek Hall, located on t...

Beautifully restored Greek Hall, located on the 3rd floor of the Wanamaker building, will be the venue of our NOSFERATU screening on January 31--an appropriately sumptuous location for what is sure to be an incredible experience. https://rosenbach.org/events/nosferatu/

    The Rosenbach
    Beautifully restored Greek Hall, located on the 3rd floor of the Wanamaker building, will be the venue of our NOSFERATU screening on January 31--an appropriately sumptuous location for what is sure...
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29 hours ago

The Wilma Theater added 2 new photos.

#WilmaPassingStrange actor Anthony Martinez-Briggs will be kicking off his red patent leather boots next Monday to play with his band ILL DOOTS in the Wilma's Good Karma Cafe. Join him and PASSING STRANGE creator Stew for an evening of music on January 29 at 7pm --> https://goo.gl/H7J6W9 Photos by Bill Hebert.

    The Wilma Theater
    The Wilma Theater, Philadelphia, PA. 5,809 likes · 359 talking about this · 11,425 were here. Visit our website! http://www.wilmatheater.org Follow us on twitter!...
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29 hours ago

Experience the more animated side of science ...

Experience the more animated side of science with The Franklin Institute’s channel on GIPHY. http://gph.is/2rja1PC

    The Franklin Institute
    Experience the more animated side of science with The Franklin Institute's channel on GIPHY. http://gph.is/2rja1PC
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30 hours ago

The Franklin Institute is live now.

Excited about the Eagles? Did you know that the Pennsylvania Game Commission provides live streaming looks at a pair of your favorite birds that are nesting not far from Philadelphia in Hanover, PA. http://bit.ly/2rxzVzi

    The Franklin Institute
    Excited about the Eagles? Did you know that the Pennsylvania Game Commission provides live streaming looks at a pair of your favorite birds that are nesting not far from Philadelphia in Hanover, PA....
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31 hours ago

15+ Spectacular Things To Do In Philadelphia This Week, January 22-28

Where:Dilworth Park, 1 S. 15th Street

Where:The Wilma Theater, 265 S. Broad Street

Where:Trocadero Theatre, 1003 Arch Street

Where:Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, 300 S. Broad Street

Where:Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch Street

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Where:Various locations including Amada, 217-219 Chestnut 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:La Peg at FringeArts, 140 N. Columbus Boulevard

Where:Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad Street

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

Where:Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Where:Penn Museum, 3260 South Street

Where:Art Star, 623 N. 2nd Street

    15+ Spectacular Things to Do in Philadelphia This Week
    Photo by M. Edlow for Visit Philadelphia Center City District Restaurant Week, the Philadelphia Auto Show, Villanova basketball and more... The atmosphere is electric in Philly this week. (Might that have anything to do with the Eagles playoff win and forthcoming Super Bowl appearance?)
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31 hours ago

Wednesday: see FRANKENSTEIN unfold before you...

Wednesday: see FRANKENSTEIN unfold before you eyes with a thrilling solo performance, brought to you by Going Dark Theatre! https://rosenbach.org/events/frankenstein-performed-by-going-dark-theatre/

    Frankenstein, performed by Going Dark Theatre
    "A Frankenstein with the Hollywood additions scraped off, one that began in the Arctic wastes, revealed the self-deluded nature of Victor's ambitions, and presented the Creature with horror and unalloyed sympathy. I cannot be the only person to leave the evening determined to reread Mary Shelley's masterpiece as soon as possible .
    https://rosenbach.org

32 hours ago

The Franklin Institute shared their event.

Join us at The Franklin Institute on Valentine’s Day for our popular Wine Lab workshop. http://bit.ly/2FRkepW

    Wine Lab at The Franklin Institute
    Spend Valentine's Day at The Franklin Institute with an evening dedicated to delving deep into the barrel of the science of wine. With The Giant Heart as...
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2 days ago

The Franklin Institute has gone green to show...

The Franklin Institute has gone green to show our support for the Philadelphia Eagles (and, if all goes according to plan, we’ll be sporting this stylish color through February 4). http://bit.ly/1P9OWGR #FlyEaglesFly

    The Franklin Institute
    The Franklin Institute has gone green to show our support for the Philadelphia Eagles (and, if all goes according to plan, we'll be sporting this stylish color through February 4)....
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2 days ago

"The story is related by the Narrator, a grow...

"The story is related by the Narrator, a grownup version of the misguided Youth, with a distinct sense of irony... and a kinetic, eclectic score that ranges from gospel to punk rock." - The Philadelphia Inquirer

    'Passing Strange' at the Wilma: Updated, rocking tale of Youth's quest for identity
    Stew and Heidi Rodewald's "Passing Strange" at the Wilma Theater tells an often-told tale: The self-glorifying, distinctly unheroic artist-hero questing for his identity through changes of scene, sexual encounters that stop short of love, and the supposedly redemptive act of creation.
    http://www.philly.com

2 days ago

Honored to be mentioned in this Q&A in The Ph...

Honored to be mentioned in this Q&A in The Philadelphia Inquirer with Bruce Katz and Jeremy Nowak on their book “The New Localism: How Cities Can Thrive in the Age of Populism.”

    How cities are leading the way to solving problems | Q&A
    Jeremy Nowak, a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at Drexel University's Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation, and Bruce Katz, the Centennial Scholar at the Brookings Institution, have coauthored a new book, "The New Localism: How Cities Can Thrive in the Age of Populism," published by Brookings Institution Press.
    http://www.philly.com

2 days ago

Who else is hoping to see some astronomical p...

Who else is hoping to see some astronomical play from the Philadelphia Eagles today? Good luck in the NFC Championship! http://bit.ly/1P9OWGR #FlyEaglesFly IMAGE: Official STS 51-A Crew Portrait | 1984 | American | NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration

    The Franklin Institute
    Who else is hoping to see some astronomical play from the Philadelphia Eagles today? Good luck in the NFC Championship! http://bit.ly/1P9OWGR #FlyEaglesFly IMAGE: Official STS 51-A Crew Portrait |...
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2 days ago

The Franklin Institute shared their event.

Whether you’re interested in guitar riffs or seismic rifts, our first Science After Hours event of 2018 is perfect for you. Join us for ‘Party Like a Rock Star' on January 23. http://bit.ly/1WaaTyi

    Science After Hours
    Science After Hours is an evening event series exclusively for adults ages 21+ featuring experiments, demonstrations, games, and innovative and engaging...
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