Art in the Open 2018

May 18, 2018 9:00 am

Art in the Open (AiO), presented through the PNC Arts Alive initiative, is a biennial citywide event that celebrates artists, their inspirations, and their relationships with the urban environment. The program, now entering its tenth year, was designed to shape community through art experiences that bridge the Philadelphia’s outdoor spaces, natural areas, and historic waterways for the enjoyment of the general public.

Join us from May 18 to 20, 2018 as a new group of up to 40 jury-selected artists and collaborative teams working in all media take to the Schuylkill River Trail, from the historic Fairmount Water Works to South Street, to develop artwork that will inspire new ways of seeing the river and the city it runs through. From dawn until dusk over the course of three days, visitors of all ages are invited to witness new works of art evolve while engaging with a vibrant community of artists–in some cases becoming part of the creative process. Artists’ working times will vary; most activity takes place between 9 am and 5 pm.

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Grow Your Benefits @ Greensgrow West

May 18, 2018 4:00 pm

Greensgrow and the Food Trust invite you to learn about gardening on a budget and how SNAP benefits can get you started. Get all the information you need to start using your SNAP benefits to buy seed starts, plant your own garden, and harvest fresh produce from your backyard!

Find out about Greensgrow’s SNAP Share program and the Philly Food Bucks program that connect you to great affordable local produce in Philadelphia. Did you know we accept SNAP/EBT Access Card at our farmstand and that you can receive Philly Food Buck coupons for every $5.00 spent?

We’re having free gardening workshops and cooking demonstrations, tours of our gardens and big farmstand full of local produce and lots of seed, herbs and veggie starts to inspire you. Our staff experts will be on hand to answer questions and give you tips on the best plants to grow for your space.

This event will be offered at Greensgrow Farms on May 19.

Times (Subject to Change):
5:00-5:30: Cooking demonstration, lead by Chef Hugo Campos, featuring a vegetable item that is available as a seed start and at the farmstand
6:00-6:30: Workshop on growing fruits and vegetables in raised beds, and how to maintain and care for your garden in any growing condition with Staff Expert, Ari Rosenberg


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Afternoon Lecture at the Penn Museum: Private Coffins from the Amarna Period

May 19, 2018 3:30 pm

Dr. Anders Bettum, Senior Curator at the Oslo Museum and Director of the Amarna Coffin Project, speaks at this program sponsored by the American Research Center in Egypt – Pennsylvania Chapter. Admission: $10 for the general public; $7 for Penn Museum members, Penn faculty and staff; $5 for students with ID; and FREE for ARCE-PA members and children under 12.

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Hand to Hand: A FringeArts Circus Festival

May 31, 2018 8:00 pm

FringeArts and Circadium School of Contemporary Circus present a new, multi-day festival of contemporary circus art. Featuring performances on the FringeArts stage and outside in the Haas Biergarten, Hand to Hand brings remarkable levels of artistry and ability together into one thrilling weekend of events, perfect for the whole family. Performances include aerials, acrobatics, juggling, and everything in between.

The internationally renowned, Montreal-based Barcode Circus Company will headline a daring line up of some of the region’s most boundary-pushing contemporary circus artists and up-and-coming innovators. The festival also includes free admission performances and an afternoon of family-friendly, outdoor workshops from the Philadelphia School of Circus Arts.

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Burger Brawl 2018

June 3, 2018 2:00 pm

The date is set for the 8th Annual PHILADELPHIA BURGER BRAWL.

The main event will be held on Sunday, June 6 at 3pm at XFINITY Live!

The Philadelphia Burger Brawl funds literacy programming through technology for Philadelphia Public Schools.

Come taste the creations from over 60 Philadelphia area restaurants!

We invite you to join us for this special day of fun and competition as we see who has what it takes to win this annual outdoor food challenge!

GA tickets include:
Enjoy unlimited samples from over 60 of the best burgers and tacos in Philadelphia and vote for your favorite. Sample burgers from restaurants like James, Twisted Tail, Parc, and Rouge and tacos from 1100 Social, Lolita, Loco Pez and more!!! All General Admission tickets include 1 free alcoholic drink.

VIP tickets include:
Enjoy early access at 1:00 pm, a first class open bar and taste unlimited samples of the 60 top restaurants. Mix and mingle with celebrity judges.

Plus, a special performance from Country Star Chase Rice!

VIP doors open 1pm. GA doors open 2pm.

Event is all ages and is RAIN OR SHINE.

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DIY Bug Balm

June 10, 2018 12:00 pm

Learn how to make your own non-toxic bug repellent with Nyambi Royster from Nyambi Naturals! This nourishing and aroma-therapeutic bug balm is just in time for outdoor gatherings and late summer nights. It’s a protective moisturizer that helps repel mosquitoes and flies while soothing your skin with natural ingredients; raw shea butter, local beeswax, homegrown herbs and botanical flowers. Everybody will make their own bug balm to take home along with the recipe!

A holistic style skincare brand, Nyambi Naturals has gained notoriety being compared to industry leaders such as Kiehl’s, L’Occitane and LUSH cosmetics. Recently, the brand has been added to the PHL Assembled exhibit at the Perelman Museum and a 2018 debut at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

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FringeA-Thon 2018

June 16, 2018 11:30 pm

FringeA-Thon isn’t just a fundraiser. It’s an enormous party that celebrates the power of dance to unite people of all ages and backgrounds. With Philly-favorite DJs spinning all day, an outrageous “dance mom” host, pop-up performances, dance demos, dance battles, games, giveaways, and many more surprises, FringeA-Thon is a day you’ll never forget.

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Summer Fest Live! 2018

July 21, 2018 3:00 pm

Summer Fest Live! Craft Beer Festival is here Saturday, July 21. Join us to try 175+ delicious summer brews! Tickets on sale now!

Come down and enjoy the tastes of summer with 175+ craft beers, live music all day long, food trucks, great contests and SO MUCH MORE!!

GA, VIP & Designated Driver tickets on sale now:

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Shakespeare in Clark Park presents Twelfth Night

July 25, 2018 7:00 pm

July 25-29, 2018
7 pm

Shipwrecked, stranded, and separated, twins Viola and Sebastian each fears the other  lost. Using her wits, Viola disguises herself as a page boy and stumbles into a  love triangle that upends the island of Illyria. Join Shakespeare in Clark Park for a glam rock exploration of the Bard’s classic romance featuring some of Philadelphia’s finest student musicians alongside professional actors in a land where music is the food of love. In this TWELFTH NIGHT, anything can happen!


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Upcoming Casting Calls in Philadelphia

August 14, 2018 1:00 pm

Send headshots, measurements, resume and preferred audition time to

We are seeking actors who have the ability to impersonate popular princess characters for our Philadelphia troupe. As a member of our team, you receive:


-Paid Performances

-Flexibility that allows you to choose gigs based on your schedule

-A fast-paced growth environment

-Networking and collaborating with the finest professional local actors and members of the performing arts community

-A community of other Princess impersonators to grow and develop with

-Heart-warming experience working with children

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