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Philadelphia Chamber Music Society

Reduced Admission

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The Philadelphia Chamber Music Society presents 60+ chamber music concerts by exceptional international and Philadelphia-based artists at the Kimmel Center and other center-city venues. We keep our prices low ($10-24), promote new music and music education, collaborate with regional cultural and educational institutions, and provide high quality customer service to our audiences.

 

The PCMS Unlimited Student Pass gives unlimited access to all PCMS concerts during the current season for a one-time flat fee of $30.

Reserve a ticket (yes, a real, actual ticket) in advance through our online reservation system. Whether you reserve months in advance or the day of the concert, if there’s a seat still available, it’s all yours. Pick up your ticket at our will-call desk before the concert. One ticket per cardholder.

If you have any questions, simply call our box office (215.569.8080) or email Patrick Burke, Box Office and Production Assistant, at pburke@pcmsconcerts.org.

 

Philadelphia History Museum

$5 Tickets

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The Philadelphia History Museum at the Atwater Kent was founded by City Ordinance in 1938 to coincide with the 150th anniversary of the signing of the United States Constitution in Philadelphia. Its 1826 was designed by John Haviland as the original home of the Franklin Institute. The Museum provides historical context for issues of contemporary urban life using its premier collection of over 100,000 objects, paintings, and photographs in exhibitions, programs, and electronic media. Exhibitions include: City Stories, an orientation gallery, offers a layered presentation of the city’s entire history from the 1680s to today; Made in Philadelphia—a changing gallery space focusing on the city’s significant role in craftsmanship and manufacturing; and Played in Philadelphia, is devoted to the city’s history across several cultural genres including theater, music, performing arts, film broadcast, electronic media, and professional and amateur sports.

 

National Museum of American Jewish History

Free Admission

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The National Museum of American Jewish History brings to life the 350-year history of Jews in America, tracing the stories of how Jewish immigrants became Jewish Americans. The exhibition includes 30 original films, 13 state-of-the-art interactive displays, and 1,200 documents and artifacts – including Sandy Koufax’s baseball glove, Stephen Spielberg’s first camera, and Irving Berlin’s piano. An open door for all, NMAJH invites visitors of all heritages to share and record their own stories and reflect on how their histories and identities shape and are shaped by the American experience.

 

The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

Free Admission

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The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University is America’s oldest natural history museum and a world leader in biodiversity and environmental research. For 200 years, the Academy has explored the remarkable diversity of our natural world, sharing these discoveries with the public through extraordinary collections, innovative exhibits, educational programming, and publications.

 

Fort Mifflin on the Delaware

Half Price Admission

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National Historic Landmark Fort Mifflin was the site of the largest bombardment of the Revolutionary War. Largely credited with the delay of the re-supply of the occupying British Army in Philadelphia in November, 1777, Fort Mifflin allowed General Washington valuable time to establish winter quarters in Valley Forge. Although ultimately defeated, the Fort never surrendered and the long and valiant defense was a credit to the young garrsion.

Fort Mifflin continued in the nation’s service – garrisoned for the War of 1812, a Federal prison during the Civil War and munitions depot in World War I and World War II – until decommissioning in 1954.

Visitors enjoy the riverfront location, authentic buildings dating from the 18th and 19th centuries and the protected wetlands. Picnic area, free parking.

Franklin Institute

$5.00 off Museum Admission

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The Franklin Institute has FUN down to a science! Explore three floors of interactive exhibits including The Giant Heart, Changing Earth and Sports Challenge, take a ride on the indoor SkyBike and see explosive, live science shows! Catch a film on the 5-story tall IMAX®, have a multi-sensory experience in the 3D Theater, or travel to faraway galaxies in the Planetarium. Fun for all ages! Temple Students save $5.00 off General Admission to the museum.

 

Historic Germantown

Free Admission

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HISTORIC GERMANTOWN IS A PARTNERSHIP of fifteen historical houses, destinations and museums in Northwest Philadelphia that have come together to protect, preserve and share some of Philadelphia’s most prized historical assets.

Few places in America are home to so many significant historic resources in such a concentrated area. Historic Germantown is recognized as the nation’s longest National Historic District that stretches along Germantown Avenue, formerly known as “The Great Road.”

Truly representative of the Philadelphia experience, HG member sites were situated on the front lines of our collective history, for example – an actual battleground of the revolution, an actual sanctuary from slavery – where everyday people risked their lives and livelihood in the name of freedom. The significance of these sites in American history is indisputable and, in many ways, unequalled.

Mural Arts Program

50% Off Tickets

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Take the official tour of the “Mural Capital of the World” year-round with one of our expert guides. All tours include details about interpretations of the murals, our mural-making techniques, and an early history of Mural Arts, which give a unique insight into Philadelphia history. All proceeds benefit Mural Arts Program initiatives.

Institute of Contemporary Art

Free Admission

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Since the 1960s, ICA has led the way in revealing the hottest trends in contemporary art with the first-ever museum shows of Andy Warhol, Laurie Anderson, Agnes Martin, Robert Indiana and other influential artists. ICA is free every day!

Philadelphia Museum of Art

$5 Tickets

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Everyone knows Rocky ran up the museum’s famous steps in the gritty 1976 movie. While you can now see the Rocky statue at the foot of those stairs, the museum is also known for its comprehensive art collections, including more than 225,000 works. These range from historical and cultural to contemporary and modern. Exhibitions range from single artist retrospectives to those that focus on specific time periods or cultures. And yes, you too can run up the steps to get there. Da. Da-da-daaaah!

Awbury Arboretum

Free Admission

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Located in the historic Germantown neighborhood of Northwest Philadelphia, Awbury Arboretum is a 55-acre public landscape and historic house. Awbury Arboretum is managed by the Awbury Arboretum Association.

Awbury hosts educational and service learning programs and offers volunteer opportunities in a variety of interest areas. Awbury Arboretum also hosts and partners with a number of institutional and private organizations with focus areas in watershed protection, urban agriculture, horticulture, and food systems education to creatively steward and interpret its site.

 

Athenaeum of Philadelphia

Free Admission

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On Philadelphia’s Washington Square, a building with National Historic Landmark status presides over rich collections focusing on the nation’s architectural and literary heritage. Welcoming scholars and curious visitor alike, the Athenaeum of Philadelphia is the country’s pre-eminent institution devoted to the tastes and intellectual pursuits of mid-19th century America. The Athenaeum’s precious collections are sheltered by a distinctive three-story brownstone building, designed in 1845 by the Scottish-born architect John Notman. Inside the building contains richly decorated interior spaces which contrast with the quiet brownstone of the exterior. Although begun as a membership library in 1814, the Athenaeum today welcomes visitors to its museum of furniture, paintings, sculpture and decorative arts, as well as to its gallery, research collections, and extensive lecture series.

1812 Productions

$10 Tickets

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1812 Productions specializes in comedy, staging plays and cabarets. They are committed to hiring local actors and making their shows accessible to local audiences. Their name hails not from the famous war or the overture, but from the address of the founders’ first apartment.

Artistic Director Jennifer Childs and Resident Artist Pete Pryor founded 1812 Productions in the spring of 1998 with a goal to entertain and educate audiences through comedy, and to support and hire local artists. 1812 Productions is a multiple Barrymore Award winning theatre company. Their education program, 1812 Outreach, has received multiple nominations and been awarded the Barrymore Award for Excellence in Theatre Education and Community Service. On April 20, 2005, 1812 Productions received an honorary citation from the City of Philadelphia for outstanding work and commitment to the Philadelphia arts community. Most recently, 1812 Productions received three Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Theatre for its 2007-2008 season. 1812 Productions, while continually on the search for a permanent home, continues to perform at various locations in Philadelphia.

Taller Puertorriqueno

$10 Tickets

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Taller Puertorriqueño was established in 1974 by Latino artists and activists in the North Kensington area of Philadelphia. They created a community based graphic arts workshop to provide cultural training alternatives to local youth. Throughout its history, our Workshop has been a vital resource to the barrio and to the region. It is now nationally recognized as a model organization that uses the arts as a vehicle for social change. Taller provides audiences and neighbors with safe facilities, creative outlets for youth, and education programs that underscore our rich Puerto Rican heritage. Our work presents a “first voice” account of our accomplishments as Latinos.

September 9, 2012 27th Annual Feria del Barrio A community-wide all afternoon Music, Dance and Art Extravaganza featuring local and guest artistic talent. A collaboration with HACE, Raíces Culturales Latinoamericanas and Congreso de Latinos Unidos./Feria con música, arte y diversión para toda la familia. From Lehigh to Somerset on 5th Street 12:30 – 6:00 p.m.

October 12, 2012 brings award winning dancer, Merián Soto, to present her new multi-dimensional work, “We Are”, a new development for the series of Branch Dances that include critically acclaimed staged works. Audiences will be free to wander about as they are asked to participate by slowing down and maintaining relative silence./Evento que concluye la serie presentando a la galardonada coreógrafa Merián Soto en este trabajo multi-dimensional, “Somos” 8:00 p.m.

InterAct Theatre Company

$10 tickets

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InterAct Theatre Company celebrates its 25 years of entertaining, innovative and provocative theatre. InterAct Theatre produces new and contemporary plays that explore the social, cultural and political issues of our time. InterAct uses the unique power and magic of the theatre to ask difficult questions about the world we live in, examining the forces that influence what we believe and why.

Astral Artists

Free Admission

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Founded in 1992, Astral Artists is a non-profit organization that plays a vital role in the discovery and development of the nation’s most gifted classical musicians. Selected from a nationwide pool of applicants at competitive annual auditions, Astral artists are provided with invaluable career development guidance; debuts in Philadelphia and New York City; numerous performance opportunities via Astral’s critically acclaimed concert series; collaborations with world-renowned musicians; auditions for major presenters, managers, and conductors; and world premières of compositions written for them and commissioned by Astral.

Astral reaches approximately 10,000 community members annually through concerts and extensive community engagement programming. Astral’s impressive list of alumni includes soprano Angela Meade, bass-baritone Eric Owens, pianist Simone Dinnerstein, and violinist Soovin Kim.

Mauckingbird Theatre Company

$10 Tickets

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Students receive an addition $5 off our already low student admission price of $15. Temple Student Tickets with PEX Passport coupon are $10.

About Mauckingbird Theatre Company

Mauckingbird Theatre Company is committed to producing professional gay-themed theatre, while also exploring classic literature and musical genres and providing affordable productions of infrequently produced works.

Azuka Theatre

Free Admission

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Since its founding in 1999, Azuka Theatre has created theater that strengthens the connection and shared humanity among its diverse audience by giving voice to the people whose stories go untold. Hailed as a ‘company to watch’ and a ‘major player on the Philadelphia alternative theater scene’ by The Philadelphia Weekly, Azuka Theatre has built a strong reputation for producing captivating stories from unexpected perspectives. Azuka now performs at The Off Broad Street Theater, 17th & Sansom.

The Print Center

10% off in the Gallery Store

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Founded in 1915, The Print Center is a nonprofit art gallery that exhibits and sells original, contemporary printmaking and photography. The Print Center has been supporting new artists, new processes and new collectors for nearly 100 years. Take part in one of the many opening receptions or sign up for one of our education programs. Don’t miss the longest running annual international competition for prints and photographs in the country. Browse through the largest selection of contemporary art in Philadelphia in The Print Center Gallery Store. Tuesday-Saturday, 11:00am-6:00pm. Always FREE Admission.

Theatre Exile

$5 Tickets

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Theatre Exile has proven to be a place where local artists can take their biggest risks. We match challenging scripts with Philadelphia’s top talent, continually bringing immediate and dangerous performances to our audiences. Theatre Exile approaches our craft with a no-nonsense, no-holds-barred approach to acting. The stories that Exile brings to our audiences demand that our actors live in a moment of truth, despite the peril and the violence that such honesty demands. Armed with our bare-knuckled acting style, Exile attacks great stories, digging deeper into our desires, promising to deliver the most dangerous and exhilarating theater you have ever seen.

“Just when you thought you were so downtown, so shockproof, so cool, along comes a show that really shocks. And it shocks purposefully.”
– Philadelphia Inquirer

The Philadelphia Orchestra

$25 Tickets

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$25 membership gives access to unlimited subscription concerts at www.philorch.org/ezseatu

About the Philadelphia Orchestra

Renowned for its distinctive sound, desired for its keen ability to capture the hearts and imaginations of audiences, and admired for an unrivaled legacy of “firsts” in music-making, The Philadelphia Orchestra remains one of the preeminent orchestras in the world.

Philadelphia Orchestra 2013-14 Cultural Passport Eligible Concerts

Philadelphia Theatre Company

$25 Tickets

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Philadelphia Theatre Company (PTC) produces, develops, and presents entertaining and imaginative contemporary theater focused on the American experience that ignites the intellect and touches the soul.

PTC is a leading regional theater company committed to balancing its Philadelphia roots with a national point of view that combines a taste for adventure with a dedication to new American plays and musicals. Sara Garonzik has been the company’s Producing Artistic Director since 1982 and Shira Beckerman joined her as Managing Director in 2011. Since the company’s inception, PTC has supported the work of a growing body of diverse dramatists who have participated in more than 130 world and Philadelphia premieres. More than 50% of PTC’s world premieres have moved on to New York and other major cities, helping to earn Philadelphia a national reputation as a hub for new play development.

Independence National HIstorical Park

Free Admission

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“We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal…”
Independence Hall echoes these words. Nearby the old cracked Bell proclaims liberty. The spirit of Franklin is alive in his adopted city. Become part of America’s journey in discovering its past.

Philadelphia's Magic Gardens

Free Admission

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Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens is a folk art environment, gallery space, and nonprofit organization that showcases the work of mosaicist Isaiah Zagar. Located at the site of Zagar’s largest public mosaic installation, the Magic Gardens includes a fully mosaiced indoor gallery and a massive outdoor labyrinthine mosaic sculpture. The installation, primarily consisting of found objects and contributions from the community, covers half a city block with myriads of tile, texture, and color. A walk through the labyrinth will reveal sculptures from Latin America and Asia, bicycle wheels from local South Street shop Via Bicycles, Zagar’s hand-made tiles, and mirrors of every shape and size.

Arden Theatre Company

$10 Student Rush ticket

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$10 Student Rush tickets are available 30 minutes before every performance.

About the Arden Theatre Company

We produce a wide range of stories in a variety of styles: classic and contemporary, intimate and epic, fiction and nonfiction, musical and dramatic. Producing the great playwrights allows us to measure ourselves against the masters of our craft, while sharing the voices of new writers gives us the opportunity to shape the future of American theatre. We embrace stories for audiences of all ages and bring the same artistic quality to all our work.

Shofuso Japanese House and Garden

Free admission

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Shofuso Japanese House and Garden is a traditional-style Japanese house and nationally-ranked garden in Philadelphia’s West Fairmount Park that reflects the history of Japanese culture in Philadelphia, from the 1876 Centennial Exposition to the installation of its contemporary paintings in 2007.

Shofuso was built in Japan in 1953 using traditional techniques and materials and exhibited in the courtyard at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. It was moved to Philadelphia in 1958, to the site of several previous Japanese structures dating to the 1876 Centennial Exposition. In 2007, internationally renowned artist Hiroshi Senju, inspired by our waterfall, donated 20 murals to Shofuso. A viewing garden with koi pond and island, a tea garden, and a courtyard garden comprise the 17th century-style Japanese walled and fenced garden of this historic site and museum.

Act II Playhouse

$10 tickets

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Act II Playhouse in downtown Ambler is committed to creating and programming world-class theatre in a venue whose intimacy draws audiences and actors into dynamic interaction. Act II produces new, classic, and contemporary plays and musicals that reflect the highest artistic standards.

Laurel Hill Cemetery

$5 off tour

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Admission is free. Students receive a $5 discount on public tours and programs.

About Laurel Hill Cemetery

Located in the East Falls section of Philadelphia, Laurel Hill Cemetery comprises more than 75 acres of land and is one of the few cemeteries in the nation designated as a National Historic Landmark. Since 1844, Laurel Hill had been the final resting place for thousands of including many of Philadelphia’s leading figures: Rittenhouse, Widener, Elkins and Strawbridge, General Meade and thirty-nine other Civil War-era generals, six Titanic passengers, and more. Laurel Hill’s natural beauty and serenity, complemented by the site’s breathtaking art, sculpture and architecture, continue to render it a bucolic retreat nestled within the city’s limits overlooking the Schuylkill River.

Rosenbach Museum & Library

$5 admission

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The Rosenbach Museum & Library was founded in 1954 through a testamentary gift by Dr. A.S.W. Rosenbach (1876-1952) and his brother, Philip (1863-1953). Renowned dealers in books, manuscripts, and fine art, the brothers played a central role in the development of private libraries that later became our nation’s most important public collections of rare books, such as the Folger and Huntington Libraries. The brothers’ own personal collection, now the core of the Rosenbach, features treasures the brothers were unable to part with, including the only surviving copy of Benjamin Franklin’s first Poor Richard Almanac and the manuscript of James Joyce’s Ulysses. The collection has since grown to include the papers of poet Marianne Moore, Bram Stoker’s notes for Dracula, and the drawings of Maurice Sendak, adding richness and relevance to the experience of visiting the Rosenbach.

Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Free admission

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Admission will be waived. Regular price is $8.00 a day for a non-member, $5.00 a day for a student.

HSP’s Hours are as follows:

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 12:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 12:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Thursday: 12:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Please note that entry to the library, photocopy service, and paging all end 45 minutes prior to closing time. Visit www.hsp.org for information on holiday and special event closings.

About the Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Founded in 1824 in Philadelphia, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania inspires people to create a better future through historical understanding. One of the oldest historical societies in the United States, it is home to some 600,000 printed items and more than 21 million manuscript and graphic items. Its unparalleled collections encompass more than 350 years of America’s history—from its 17th-century origins to the contributions of its most recent immigrants. The society’s remarkable holdings together with its educational programming make it one of the nation’s most important special collections libraries: a center of historical documentation and study, education, and engagement.

Painted Bride Art Center

25% Off tickets

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The Painted Bride Art Center is a multidisciplinary arts venue showcasing visual arts, theater, jazz, world music, and theater.

International House Philadelphia

Free admission to one film

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International House Philadelphia is a multicultural residential center, a source of distinctive programming, and the embodiment of an ideal. Founded over 100 years ago in 1910, International House Philadelphia is an independent, non-profit organization housing more than 400 students, scholars and interns from as many as 95 countries around the world. In addition, IHP offers a wide-variety of public programming such as film-screenings, art exhibits, lectures and cultural events.

Wilma Theater

$10 Tickets

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The Wilma Theater creates living, adventurous art. We engage artists and audiences in imaginative reflection on the complexities of contemporary life. We present bold, original, well-crafted productions that represent a range of voices, viewpoints, and styles.

Academy of Vocal Arts

$10 Tickets for Select Shows

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There is a limited number of $10 tickets available for select performances. Check online at www.avaopera.org for more details.

About the Academy of Vocal Arts

The Academy of Vocal Arts is the world’s only tuition-free program exclusively dedicated to training opera singers. Our intimate European-style theater is tucked inside a charming historic brownstone on Spruce Street, one block south of Rittenhouse Square. Approximately 25 resident artists between the ages of 20 and 30 come from all over the world to train and perform.

AVA operas are fully staged and costumed, many with full orchestra and sung in their original language with English supertitles. AVA presents operas and concerts in Center City as well as in Haverford, Warrington and at Rutgers/Camden.

Chemical Heritage Foundation

Free Admission

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Free admission to the Museum at CHF. Check in with museum staff for a free button when you visit!

About the Chemical Heritage Foundation

The Museum at CHF reveals chemistry’s untold stories. Trace scientific progress in the laboratory, factory, and home, and learn how chemistry shapes the modern world. Through May 2, 2014: Sensing Change. Pop your head inside a floating greenhouse for a worm’s-eye view of native plants. Follow shifting wind patterns across a digital map. These works and others in Sensing Change invite us to explore both daily shifts in our environment and long-term climate change.

EgoPo Classic Theater

$10 Ticket

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EgoPo offers $10 tickets for any 2013-14 production- a reduction of our Student tickets. The code TEMPLE can be used online at www.egopo.org, over the phone at 267-273-1414, and at the door.

About EgoPo Classic Theater

EgoPo is committed to re-imagining the great classics of theater and literature through bold and visionary stagings that fully envelop audiences in new, fantastical worlds. We cultivate audience’s appetite for, and appreciation of, profound, dramatic masterpieces by turning a night at the theater into a provocative, innovative and inspiring event.EgoPo produces yearlong Festivals that are centered around a theme.

ComedySportz Philadelphia

$10 ticket

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ComedySportz is Philadelphia’s longest-running comedy show! Every Saturday night two teams of improvisers compete for points and your laughs in a hilarious competition similar to TV’s “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” A referee governs the action and calls the fouls keeping the match fast, smart and funny. For times and tix: comedysportzphilly.com.

Inis Nua Theatre

$10 admission

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Translated from the Irish language, Inis Nua means “New Island.” Our mission is to produce contemporary, provocative plays from Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales which reflect those cultures’ new identities in today’s world. Inis Nua also seeks to cultivate and produce contemporary, provocative work from American playwrights who deal with the Irish-American, Welsh-American, Scottish-American and Anglo-American experience.

Our 12-13 Season:
A Slow Air
By David Harrower
October 2-21

My Romantic History
By D.C. Jackson
February 5-24

The Hand Of Gaul
By Jared Michael Delaney
World Premiere
April 9-28

Stenton

Free Tour

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Free tour admission, Tuesday through Saturday, 1-4pm.

About Stenton

Stenton is one of the earliest, best-preserved and most believable historic houses in Philadelphia. Its distinguished Georgian architecture, its outstanding collection, and its superb documentation combine to create one of the most authentic house museums in the region.

Built and owned c.1730 by James Logan, Secretary to Pennsylvania founder William Penn, Stenton is a house of learning, past and present. The learning continues today as the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania work to “preserve and maintain Stenton as an historic object lesson.” Through tours, educational programs and special events, Stenton continues gives visitors a sense of what life was like in the 18th Century.

Visit Stenton. Ben Franklin thought it was worth the trip.

Kun-Yang Lin / Dancers

25% Discount on Select Shows

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Twenty-Five Percent (25%) discount on standard ticket price for PEX Passport holders to Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers’ 2014 home season: Friday, March 21 evening and Saturday, March 22 (matinee and evening) performances.

Must purchase by March 10, 2014 by calling 267-687-3739 or e-mailing Tickets@kunyanglin.org

Founded by acclaimed dancer-choreographer (and Temple Dance Professor), Kun-Yang Lin, and featuring a number of Temple University dance graduates among its performers, Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers (KYL/D) has been “at the pinnacle of Philadelphia’s outstanding dance community” (The Inquirer) since relocating here from NYC in 2008, selling out every one of its home season performances. KYL/D’s singular artistry, a celebration of dance as the ultimate integration of body, mind and spirit, roils with contemporary energy and has been described as “deeply spiritual, remarkable” (Dance Magazine). KYL/D proudly represents Philadelphia on tours nationally and overseas, including recently in Indonesia, Taiwan, Korea and Singapore. KYL/D’s Mandala Project, hailed as “a masterwork of art, spirituality and stagecraft.” (The Inquirer), will be performed at this show along with a new (world premiere) piece inspired by Chinese Chess. RESERVE EARLY. THIS SHOW WILL SELL OUT.

The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre

$20 Tickets

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The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre, Philadelphia’s only all-Shakespeare theatre, produces two shows in repertory every spring. Throughout the year, The Theatre also provides the community with several programs for adults and students including a lecture series featuring world-renowned Shakespeare Scholars, Shakespeare School Tour which also tours in schools, Shakespeare acting classes, and a Classical Acting Academy providing early career actors with intense classical training culminating in a free summer Shakespeare play for the public.

Eastern State Penitentiary

50% off Admission for a Daytime Prison Tour

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Eastern State Penitentiary was once the most famous and expensive prison in the world, but stands today in ruin, a haunting world of crumbling cellblocks and empty guard towers. Known for its grand architecture and strict discipline, this was the world’s first true “penitentiary,” a prison designed to inspire penitence, or true regret, in the hearts of convicts.

Its vaulted, sky-lit cells once held many of America’s most notorious criminals, including bank robber Willie Sutton and Al Capone.

Tours today include the cellblocks, solitary punishment cells, Al Capone’s Cell, and Death Row.

Wagner Free Institute of Science

Free Admission

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Founded in 1855, the Wagner Free Institute of Science is a museum and educational institution that is nearly unchanged from the nineteenth century. The museum building, a National Historic Landmark completed in 1865, houses a natural history collection begun by William Wagner in the early nineteenth century and expanded by the pre-eminent scientist Joseph Leidy in the 1880s. The collection includes over 100,000 specimens, including skeletons, fossils, shells, minerals and mounted animals. The Museum is open to the public Tuesday-Friday, 9 AM to 4 PM, year-round. Evening and weekend programs are offered in the fall and spring.

Lantern Theater Company

$10 Tickets

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(1) $10 tickets with PEX Passport or current Temple ID. Offer not valid for Previews or Opening Nights.
(2) $10 Student Rush tickets available 10 minutes before show time with current Temple ID. Cash only, please. Entry not guaranteed if performance is sold out.

About Lantern Theater Company

Lantern Theater Company is committed to an authentic and intimate exploration of the human spirit in our choice of classics, modern, and original works. We create intimate theater that is smart, fun, engaging, and connected to our modern world. The 2013/14 season includes Jane Austen’s Emma and the accompanying Jane Austen Festival, a world premiere adaptation of Dylan Thomas’ epic poem A Child’s Christmas in Wales, Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, Athol Fugard’s new play The Train Driver, and The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis.

First Person Arts

Buy one get one free StorySlams at World Cafe Live

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Tickets are $10. Check storyslams.firstpersonarts.org for details on Slam times and dates.

About First Person Arts

First Person Arts is a Philadelphia nonprofit arts organization dedicated to transforming the drama of real life into memoir and documentary art. We believe that everyone has a story to tell and that storytelling connects us with each other and the world. One of First Person Arts’ most popular programs is the twice-monthly StorySlam. Winner of “Best in Philly,” StorySlams are monthly storytelling competitions. Each Slam’s theme elicits stories that come from the life experiences of Philly’s storytellers, who volunteer to tell a story at the start of each Slam.

Pasión y Arte Flamenco Company

$10 Off Admission

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$10 discount for any upcoming performances for 2013-2014.  Most notably this includes the 2nd Philadelphia Flamenco Festival, March 3-16, 2014, featuring the internationally celebrated Spanish Flamenco artists Israel Galvan, Pastora Galvan and Rosario Toledo.  This festival includes movie screenings, symposiums, master classes and performances.

 

About Pasión y Arte Flamenco Company

Pasion y Arte is an all-female flamenco dance company that treasures the traditions of classical flamenco while also seeking to expand the art form in new and modern ways. Pasion y Arte and its Artistic Director Elba Hevia y Vaca present new and commissioned works that draw upon mastery and respect for flamenco dance, cante and toque while experimentally incorporating elements of other dance forms, music genres, multimedia and narrative storytelling. In this manner, Pasion y Arte investigates the trajectory of modernization and change in 21st century flamenco, with a special emphasis on the empowerment of women.