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Philadelphia Calendar of Events for September

  

SEPTEMBER 2017

 

 

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Through September 2, 2017
OTHER DESERT CITIES. 
Brooke Wyeth’s award-winning play takes the Bucks County Playhouse stage to offer a new twist on the home-for-the-holidays theme. (215) 862-2121, bcptheater.org

Through September 3, 2017
SUBVERSION AND SURREALISM IN THE ART OF HONORÉ SHARRER.
 At the Pennsylvania 
Academy of Fine Arts
, the artist who came into her own in World War II and became a controversial figure in the 1950s receives her first critical reassessment as a bridge between surrealism and Pop Art. (215) 972-7600, pafa.org

Through September 10, 2017
STORYLAND: A TRIP TROUGH CHILDHOOD FAVORITES.
 This temporary exhibit at the Please Touch Museum pays tribute to classic children’s books such as The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter; Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin, Jr. and John
Archimbault; Abuela by Arthur Durros and Elisa Kleven and more. The interactive exhibit is in both English and Spanish. 
(215) 581-3181, pleasetouchmuseum.org

Through September 17, 2017
ANDREW WYETH: IN RETROSPECT.
 Visitors celebrate the 100th anniversary of Andrew Wyeth’s birth at the Brandywine River Museum of Art by viewing more than 100 of the artist’s works on canvas and paper. (610) 388-2700, brandywine.org

 

 

 

Through September 17, 2017
PHILAESTHETIC.
 Timed to coincide with the 40th anniversary of the African American Museum in Philadelphia (AAMP), this citywide celebration of the progression of the Black Arts Movement includes a two-gallery exhibition of select collection works by Benny Andrews, Barkley Hendricks, Alma Thomas and more at AAMP, plus live music, workshops and pop-up exhibits at the Clef Club and New Freedom Theatre, and a dance performance by Philadanco at the Dell. (215) 574-0380, aampmuseum.org

Through September 17, 2017
WILD: MICHAEL NICHOLS.
 Sixty-foot banners of a coastal redwood and a giant sequoia in the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Great Stair Hall announce the first major exhibition of this National Geographic photographer’s stunning nature work. (215) 763-8100, philamuseum.org

September 1, 2017
FIRST FRIDAY SALSA NIGHT IN THE PIAZZA.
 Siempre Salsa, an initiative to grow the audience for authentic salsa music in the Philadelphia region, comes to the Piazza at Schmidt’s Commons for a night of live music and free salsa dance lessons. (267) 246-0618, theschmidtscommons.com

September 1-September 31, 2017
SUPPER SESSIONS ON THE AVENUE.
 Every Tuesday in September, Mt. Airy USA and the restaurants and bars of downtown Mt. Airy set up alfresco dinner service—plus live music, local vendors, kids’ activities and visiting food trucks—
along the Belgian-blocked 7100 block of Germantown Avenue. (215) 844-6021, mtairyusa.org/supper-sessions/

September 2-3, 2017
BUDWEISER MADE IN AMERICA FESTIVAL. 
Jay Z returns—and headlines—in his sixth Labor Day weekend music festival on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, where yet another stellar lineup includes Solange, J. Cole, Migos and The Chainsmokers, to name a few. madeinamericafest.com

September 6-October 1, 2017
PARKS ON TAP.
 Philly’s roving beer garden (which also includes wine, games,
food and entertainment) enjoys its final hurrah at Mount Pleasant (September 6-10, 2017), Pretzel Park (September 13-17, 2017), Burholme Park (September 20-24, 2017) and Powers Park (September 27-October 1, 2017). (215) 422-3011, parksontap.com

September 7, 2017
MOVIE NIGHT: LA LA LAND. 
The Piazza at Schmidt’s Commons hosts
movie night featuring Oscar-winning La La Land; guests BYOC (chair). (267) 246-0618, theschmidtscommons.com

September 7-10, 2017
PHILADELPHIA HONEY FESTIVAL. 
The 8th annual Philadelphia Honey Festival with
hive demos, honey extractions, talks, tastings and fun for kids returns to three historic sites: Glen Foerd on the Delaware on September 7, Wyck Historic House on September 9 and Bartram’s Garden on September 10. phillyhoneyfest.com

September 7-23, 2017 
FRINGE FESTIVAL
. For two weeks of artistic pleasure, avant-garde performance meets street theater throughout the city. (215) 413-9006, fringearts.com

September 8, 2017-November 16, 2018
PARKWAY 100.
 The Benjamin Franklin Parkway kicks off a 14-month-long centennial of 100 scintillating exhibitions, events, community
conversations and promotions. parkwaymuseumsdistrictphiladelphia.org

September 9, 2017
PHILLY NAKED BIKE RIDE.
 Now in its ninth year, this two-wheeled, 10-mile, clothes-free, car-free, citywide ride expects to attract 3,000 participants—and more than a few onlookers. phillynakedbikeride.org

September 9, 2017
PHEONIXVILLE BLUES FESTIVAL. 
This eighth annual festival features a day full of food, kid-friendly activities and many local, talented blues musicians at Reeves Park. pvilleblues.org

September 9-10, 2017 
MUSHROOM FESTIVAL.
 Kennett Square, the “Mushroom Capital of the World,” puts the fun in fungi during a weekend of food, music, parades, contests and other activities that are all part of this annual festival. (610) 925-3300, mushroomfestival.org

September 9-December 10, 2017
PHILADELPHIA ASSEMBLED. 
The Philadelphia Museum of Art and artist Jeanne van Heeswijk worked with dozens of collaborators to stage a part-artistic, part-civic engagement pay-what-you-wish exhibition that examines Philadelphia’s future—from the Perelman Building. (215) 763-8100, philamuseum.org

September 9, 2017-February 4, 2018
A TIME TO BREAK SILENCE: PICTURES OF SOCIAL CHANGE.
 On view at the James A. Michener Art Museum, this photography exhibition recognizes the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s speech “Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence,” in which the civil rights leader called for military spending in Vietnam to be redirected to ending poverty. (215) 340-9800, michenerartmuseum.org

September 9, 2017-March 2018
“WHAT IN THE WORLD?” EARLY TELEVISION MEETS THE WORLD OF ARCHAEOLOGY, 1950-1966.
 The brand-new exhibition revisits the Penn Museum’s pioneering, mid-century television game show “What in the World?” through photographs, letters and video clips of the few surviving episodes. (215) 898-4000, penn.museum

September 10-September 19
CENTER CITY DISTRICT RESTAURANT WEEK. 
Select restaurants in the Center City District will offer signature three-course dinners for $35 per
person, and three-course lunches for $20 per guest. centercityphila.org

September 10-April 13, 2018
THE DAEDALUS QUARTET.
 A Philadelphia first: the Daedalus Quartet, Penn’s quartet-in-residence, performs the 16 masterpieces that of Beethoven’s string quartet cycle—in a single season. Various University of Pennsylvania locations. (215) 898-3900, annenbergcenter.org

September 11-October 29, 2017 
SCARECROW COMPETITION AND DISPLAY. 
Throughout Peddler’s Village, 150 larger-than-life scarecrow creations go on display during this annual event. (215) 794-4057, peddlersvillage.com

September 14, 2017
MOVIE NIGHT: HAIRSPRAY. 
The Piazza at Schmidt’s Commons hosts
movie night featuring John Water’s 2007 Hairspray. (267) 246-0618, theschmidtscommons.com

September 14, 2017
PHILLY POPS BALL. 
The Philly POPS holds its fifth annual POPS Ball at the Hyatt at the Bellevue, with dinner and dancing to the full 65-piece orchestra and guest vocalist Michael Andrew, led by Music Director Michael Krajewski. (215) 875-8004, phillypops.org

September 14-25, 2017
FESTIVAL O.
 The city’s musical profile hits a high note with Opera Philadelphia’s brand-new Festival O featuring glittering stars in more than 25 commissioned works, site-specific works and world premieres. Also included: The exclusive East Coast appearance of an internationally renowned production of Mozart’s The Magic Flute. (215) 732-8400, operaphila.org

September 15, 2017
FRIDAY NIGHT DANCE PARTY: SWEETBRIAR ROSE.
 The historic Headhouse Shambles goes country with an evening of dancing and singing, courtesy Sweetbriar Rose, free lessons from the Society Hill Dance Academy—and drinks and light fare from Bistro Romano. (215) 413-3713, southstreet.com

September 15, 2017
RUGGEDLY JEWISH: AN EVENING WITH BOB GARFIELD.
 The Philadelphia Theatre Company kicks off its 2017-2018 festival season with the world premiere and national tour launch of Bob Garfield’s hilarious, 90-minute, crazy quilt monologue. (215) 985-0420 philadelphiatheatrecompany.com

September 15-October 15, 2017
HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH.
 Philadelphia honors this national event with Feria del Barrio in El Centro de Oro, Mexican Independence Day Festival on Penn’s Landing, and the Puerto Rican Day Parade on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, among other civic occasions. phila.gov

September 15-November 19, 2017
MONUMENT LAB
. Eight-week citywide public art and history exhibition delves into what makes a monument in the 21st century. Mural Arts Philadelphia and curators Paul M. Farber, Ken Lum and A. Will Brown co-produce this series of temporary installations by local and international artists accompanied by interactive pop-up laboratories for creative conversations. (215) 685-0750, muralarts.org

September 16, 2017
N2N STREET FESTIVAL.
 This free, daylong community event brings West Philadelphia together for a food, impressive live entertainment—Questlove, Morris Day, Sheila E. PnB Rock and Skeet—plus a children’s zone with rides, games, prizes and face painting, and a senior tent with activities, resources and bingo. n2nfestival.splashthat.com

September 16, 2017
PHILLY AIDS THRIFT 12TH ANNIVERSARY BLOCK PARTY.
 This best-loved Queen Village thrift shop does up a dozen years at 5th and Bainbridge Streets with a celebrity dunk tank, moon bounce, games, food trucks, magicians, dancing, drinks and music by the West Philadelphia Orchestra. facebook.com/events/654772814718228/

September 16, 2017
PHILADELPHIA UNITED JAZZ FESTIVAL.
 The 5th annual festival returns to South Street with over 20 of Philly’s finest jazz bands. (609) 680-7670, philaunitedjazzfestival.com

September 16, 2017
OKTOBEARFEST.
 The Philadelphia Zoo serves unlimited samples of seasonal fall brews and ciders, fresh, local fare from the region’s hippest food trucks, live music, animals and a complimentary shuttle from 30th Street Station in this first-ever event. philadelphiazoo.org

September 16, 2017
PREMIERSHIP RUGBY. 
The big match between London Irish and Saracens plays out at Talen Energy Stadium in Chester, home of the Philadelphia Union. premiershiprugbyusa.com

September 16-17, 2017
ROCK ‘N’ ROLL PHILADELPHIA HALF MARATHON & 5K. 
Race participants who take on the 5K, 10K or half marathon can enjoy live bands, music and entertainment along the 13.1 mile course, which sets off and ends race at Eakins Oval. runrocknroll.com/philadelphia

September 21, 2017
MOVIE NIGHT: THE 5TH ELEMENT. 
The Piazza at Schmidt’s Commons shows the science fiction classic The 5th Element. Guests are advised to bring their own chair. (267) 246-0618, theschmidtscommons.com

September 22 & 23
PHILLY MUSIC AND ARTS FEST.
 World Cafe Live hosts aims to get Philadelphians to “support your scene” by hosting two days of local bands—Works Drug, Abi Reimold, Strand of Oaks and Steve Gunn—along with regional food trucks, local chefs, craft beer and spirits and visual arts. All proceeds go to local music education charities. phlmusicfest.com

September 22-November 11, 2017 (select nights)
TERROR BEHIND THE WALLS. 
Thrill seekers test their nerves at Eastern State Penitentiary, an abandoned prison that turns into the country’s largest Halloween haunted attraction. (215) 236-3300, easternstate.org

September 23, 2017
UPTOBERFEST OKTOBERFEST. 
For the second year in a row, UpToberfest Oktoberfest returns to Uptown Beer Garden for an afternoon of beer pouring, German fare and music. facebook.com/UptownBeerGarden/

September 23-24, 2017
NEW HOPE ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL. 
The 24th annual New Hope Arts & Crafts Festival returns to New Hope-Solebury High School for two days of art and craft demonstrations, live music, local food vendors and kid-friendly activities. newhopeartsandcrafts.com

September 23-24, 2017
PIAZZA POP-UP BEER GARDEN.
 The Schmidt’s Commons, Brew Crew Events and Home Brewed Events bring a Pop-Up Beer Garden in The Piazza at Schmidt’s Commons. (267) 246-0618, theschmidtscommons.com

September 24, 2017 
DOWNINGTOWN FALL FEST.
 Neighbors and visitors enjoy live music, a variety of food, craft vendors and the Victory Beer Garden with a festival that blocks off East Lancaster Avenue. 

(610) 269-1523, downingtownfallfest.com

September 24-25, 2017
REIMAGINING THE MERRIAM: A COMMUNITY CONVERSATION.
 The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts invites the local community to engage in conversation to discuss ways to best incorporate the Merriam into the Kimmel Center Cultural Campus. (215) 790-5800, kimmelcenter.org

September 28, 2017
MOVIE NIGHT: NEWSIES.
 The Piazza at Schmidt’s Commons hosts shows the 1992 musical film based on the New York City newsboy strike of 1899. (267) 246-0618, theschmidtscommons.com

September 30, 2017-January 15, 2018
DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD: A GRR-IFIC EXHIBIT. 
The award-winning PBS KIDS television series comes to life at the Please Touch Museum, where kids can sing, pretend and explore some of Daniel’s favorite places while learning Fred Rogers’ life lessons. (215) 581-3181, pleasetouchmuseum.org

September 30, 2017-January 15, 2018
TINY TITANS: DINOSAUR EGGS AND BABIES. 
The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University presents a display of rare, real dino eggs and nests from around the world. (215) 299-1000, ansp.org

September 30, 2017-January 21, 2018
A GRAND VISION: VIOLET OAKLEY AND THE AMERICAN RENAISSANCE. 
American Renaissance luminary Violet Oakley contributed to Pennsylvania’s and the nation’s artistic expressions over her 50-year career. On display at the Woodmere Art Museum, the first showcase of her work in three decades focuses on her public commissions: designs for her murals, stained glass and portraits displayed in civic buildings, churches and schools. (215) 247-0476, woodmereartmuseum.org

September 30, 2017-March 4, 2018
TERRACOTTA WARRIORS OF THE FIRST EMPEROR.
 The Franklin Institute hosts the East Coast debut of these legendary pre-210 B.C.E. burial statues, discovered by a Xi’an farmer in 1974. The exhibit recounts the craft and science taking place in the time and place of China’s First Emperor. (215) 448-1200, fi.edu

 

The Calendar of Events is organized as follows:

September 2017
October 2017
November 2017
December 2017
January 2018
February 2018
March 2018
April 2018
May 2018
June 2018
July 2018

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