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Curtis Institute of Music


1726 Locust St.

This internationally renowned institute has been training young musicians for careers as performing artists for over 70 years. Students present free public recitals every Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings during the school year. Special events and concerts are also presented both at the Institute and at other halls, such as the Kimmel Center.
Curtis Symphony Orchestra
The Curtis Alumni Recital Series
Curtis Opera Theatre

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Fergie’s Pub


1214 Sansom St.

Open 7 days. Kitchen open til midnight every night.
Nestled in the heart of Center City, Fergie’s Pub is home to all the best of a real Irish Pub: warm, friendly atmosphere and the best Guinness on tap in the city. Recently voted the Best Neighborhood Bar in Philadelphia, Fergie’s is the perfect place to unwind with friends. The traditional Irish menu includes favorites such as shepherd’s pie, fish and chips and burgers sure to please. Tuesday and Thursday nights showcase the local favorite Quizo game. A variety of live music can be seen here Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at no charge. Close proximity to the Convention Center and the Marriott.

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Howl at the Moon


258 S 15th St.

With amazing drinks, food and music, Howl at the Moon is truly the Dueling Piano Bar That Rocks! Howl’s entertainers perform nightly on pianos, guitars and more in a high energy show that never stops. From 80’s rock to today’s hits: you say it, they’ll play it. Planning an event? Howl at the Moon can host your next gathering no matter how big or small. Already have a venue lined up? Howl can bring the show to you with Howl 2 Go!

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Mandell Theater


at Drexel University, 33rd & Chestnut Sts

Mandell Theater is the primary venue for the College of Media Arts and Design’s Department of Performing Arts. It is a proscenium theater with a maximum seating capacity of 424 people and is handicap accessible. Samuel and Ida Mandell initiated its development for the enjoyment of students and the community. Mandell Theater houses productions by Drexel’s Theater, Dance and Music programs as well as conferences, lectures, professional symposia, and open houses. Events

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Mann Center for the Performing Arts


Fairmount Park

Shows under the stars, with the stars. There’s a great view of the skyline to the right of the stage, if it’s not too hazy on a summer night. The Philadelphia Orchestra, Pops, jazz and pop series.Get free lawn tickets to see the Philadelphia Orchestra perform on dates in June and July.

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Mummers Museum


1100 South 2nd Street (2nd and Washington)

1100 South 2nd Street (2nd and Washington). 215/336-3050. E-Mail.

Museum hours: October through April: Tuesday-Saturday 9:30am-4:30pm, Sunday noon-4:30pm; May through September: Tuesday 9:30am-9:30pm, Wednesday-Saturday 9:30am-4:30pm, Sunday noon-4:30pm. Closed Mondays, all Holidays, and Sundays in July and August. Adults $3.50, Child (under 12), Students, and Seniors (aarp) $2.50. Group rates and tour packages available. Parking is free (handicap accessible).
The Mummers Museum opened in 1976 and is dedicated to the Philadelphia celebration of New Years. If you’ve never seen a Mummers Parade, you’ll be fascinated. If you have seen the Mummers, this is a chance to see memorabilia from the long history of these amateur strutters. There are also lectures, children’s programs, and, of course, concerts. Consult their website for the schedule of programs throughout the year.

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Philadelphia Boys Choir & Chorale


The Embassy, 225 N. 32nd Street.

The list of conductors who have hailed the Philadelphia Boys Choir and Chorale is a continuosly growing list: Wolfgang Sawallisch, Ricardo Muti, Eugene Ormandy, Zubin Mehta, Dennis Russell Davies and Charles Dutoit — among others. With a standard schedule of about 40 concerts in the Delaware Valley, performances with the Opera Company of Philadelphia, and the occasional trip abroad, the choir is well-known and well-loved. (You might have seen them in the Pennsylvania Ballet’s annual Nutcracker production without even realizing that’s who was delighting you.)

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Philadelphia Chamber Music Society


135 S 18th Street

PCMS is the largest chamber music presenter in the U.S., and a resident company of the Kimmel Center. They present more than 60 annual concerts by leading international concert artists, including chamber music, recitalists, singers, jazz greats and special programs – at very affordable prices ($16-22 for all tickets). PCMS performs in eight halls throughout Center City Philadelphia. Season.

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Philadelphia Orchestra


Kimmel Center, 1300 S Broad St

Under the batons of Christoph Eschenbach and guests, this internationally acclaimed orchestra performs the full range of symphonic repertoire. Winner of three Grammies in 1998. Schedule.
Get free lawn tickets to see the Philadelphia Orchestra perform at the Mann Center on dates in June and July.

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Philly Pops

215/735-7506 or 800/932-6600 (DE and NJ)

Kimmel Center, Broad and Locust Sts

Peter Nero and the Pops have a terrific schedule of old favorites and holiday themes. Outdoors at the Mann Music Center for the summer, indoors at the Kimmel Center for the rest of the season. Schedule.

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Ironworks Building, 715 3rd St, Studio 208, Philadelphia, PA 19147

Some call it Philadelphia’s premier group for “downtown” new music. Others might say it’s Philadelphia’s only group for modern pieces. In any case, it’s the group that plays, and sometimes commissions, works by such contemporary composers as Philip Glass, Steve Reich, Fred Frith, Robert Ashley, Cynthia Folio, and Kitty Brazleton. They also have a new series at World Cafe Live. Events.

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Robin Hood Dell East


Box Office and outdoor stage, Ridge Avenue near 33rd St, (the edge of Fairmount Park) Philadelphia.

Box Office Hours: 10am-5pm (M-F) or TicketMaster.
There’s nothing cooler than sitting under the stars on a summer night and watching the O’Jays spin around onstage, or humming along to a Gospel show, or getting all warm to Ashford & Simpson. Unless you’d rather come for the Caribbean Festival.

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The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia


(formerly the Concerto Soloists Chamber Orchestra). Performance Location: Perelman Theater, The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Broad & Spruce Streets, Philadelphia. Office Address: 1520 Locust Street, 5th floor, Philadelphia, PA 19102

Tickets for all performances are available online through Tickets may be purchased in person at The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts Box Office. Phone orders may be placed at 215/893-1999 or 215/545-1739.
A Resident Company of The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. Concert schedule.

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The Kimmel Center


300 S Broad St.

Call Center open daily from 9am-8pm at 215/893-1999, or online anytime. Gift certificates available.
300 S Broad St. New home of the Philadelphia Orchestra, Philly Pops, many other resident companies. Verizon Hall seats 2,500; Perelman Hall seats 640. More than 3,900 public parking spaces within three blocks.

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Tin Angel


20 S. 2nd St, between Market & Chestnut Sts (above Serrano Restaurant)

Sun-Thurs, 5-10pm; Fri & Sat til 11:30pm. Admission varies by performer scheduled.
A unique musical venue featuring a wide variety of top-flight national and local attractions in an intimate cafe setting.

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