The Penn Museum hosts its fourth annual P.M. @ Penn Museum Summer Nights concert series, presented in the Museum's verdant outdoor Stoner Courtyard on the University of Pennsylvania’s idyllic campus. Just inside, guests can immerse themselves in the Museum's newest exhibition, "Black Bodies in Propaganda: The Art of the War Poster," before moving on to explore a world of art and artifacts, many obtained from archaeological and anthropological expeditions conducted by the Museum since its founding in 1887. Wandering its galleries, guests explore rare objects from the near and distant past, including those found in the Egypt (Sphinx) Gallery, home to a monumental granite sphinx circa 1200 BCE. Elsewhere, visitors marvel at intricate bronze and ivory carvings from West Africa's Kingdom of Benin, created between the 17th and 20th centuries, and intricately carved Maya stone stelae from pre-Columbian Mesoamerica. Changing exhibitions showcase travelling collections or draw from the Museum's vast collection of objects from every inhabited corner of the globe.
The Mann Center is a prepossessing structure from anywhere you sit in the semi-covered amphitheater—all huge, rough slabs of timber that evoke the setting for a barn dance held by elegant giants. Even the lawn section isn’t an ordinary lawn: from the top of the steep hill where the theater perches, audiences can see not only the performers lighting up the stage below but also the canopy of trees in surrounding Fairmount Park and the city skyline just beyond.
The production calendar for Philadelphia's Aqua String Band offers an outrageous mix of comedy and drama for the theatrically inclined.
It's certainly time you stopped reading about this theater with its amazing restaurant and finally came in for a bite.
Bask in the sun (or moon!) light when you dine on Aqua String Band's outdoor patio.
Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
Want something more than just a weekend out at the bars? Philadelphia's Ferko Joseph A Stringband offers the perfect theater to shake your weekend up.
Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.
Although it's home to The Philadelphia Orchestra and Pennsylvania Ballet, the Kimmel Center doesn't believe in elitism. On weekends and occasional weekdays, it opens its halls for its Free at the Kimmel series, which presents everything from organ music to Bollywood dancing. Visitors can also embark on free tours to see the center's architectural highlights, halls, and artworks.
During the past three decades, the Princeton Symphony Orchestra has grown from a community chamber orchestra into a professional-caliber ensemble. Today, it acts as a musical oasis for the community under the guidance of Rossen Milanov, who brings the experience he gained in his 11 years with the Philadelphia Orchestra and his brief tenure as an eccentric billionaire’s metronome. Since its founding, the orchestra has found a home at the historic Richardson Auditorium, a venue designed by the US Treasury’s supervising architect in the 1890s and renovated to acoustic excellence in the 1980s. The hall is so sonically pleasing, in fact, that six-time Grammy winner Buddy Graham named it among the likes of Carnegie Hall as one of the world’s greatest concert halls, according to the venue’s website.