Philadelphia Theatre Company Announces Cast for the Bridges of Madison County

Philadelphia Theatre Company Announces Cast for the Bridges of Madison County

Philadelphia Theatre Company announces the director and full cast for the Philadelphia premiere of Marsha Norman and Jason Robert Brown’s sweeping musical version of the best-selling novel, The Bridges of Madison County. The production is the second of the inaugural season under Producing Artistic Director Paige Price. For Bridges, Price has tapped Mark Martino to direct a cast rich with local theatre stars and Barrymore Award-winners, alongside actors with notable national and Broadway credits.

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Season Guide: Christmas Village in Philadelphia Presented by Bank of America Announces Theme Weekends, Special Events, New Decorations, Expanded Menus

Season Guide: Christmas Village in Philadelphia Presented by Bank of America Announces Theme Weekends, Special Events, New Decorations, Expanded Menus

Christmas Village in Philadelphia presented by Bank of America will once again return to the newly renovated LOVE Park for its 11th season (1500 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102). From Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 22, 2018) through Christmas Eve (Monday, December 24, 2018), Christmas Village will transform LOVE Park for the month into an authentic open-air German Christmas market, with holiday sights and sounds featuring thousands of twinkling lights, festive Christmas decorations, live music, children’s activities, and photos with Santa presented by ACME. Shoppers will find high-quality international and local gifts along with beautiful decorations and are invited to warm up with a glass of mulled wine or hot chocolate while enjoying the great variety of European food and drinks. Admission is free as always, with food, drink and shopping pay as you go. Spread the cheer by following @philachristmas on Instagram and Twitter, liking Christmas Village in Philadelphia on Facebook and visiting http://www.philachristmas.com/.

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"Historic Holidays Return to Old City" Festivities Begin on Small Business Saturday and Run Through the New Year

"Historic Holidays Return to Old City" Festivities Begin on Small Business Saturday and Run Through the New Year

Celebrate the season in America’s most historic square mile with Historic Holidays in Old City!

Festivities kick off on Small Business Saturday, November 24, with the launch of the brand new Old City Holiday Market, presented by Fezziwig’s Sweet Shoppe!  The pop-up Holiday Market, organized by local businesses and located at The Clay Studio’s parking lot (137-139 N. 2nd Street), will feature trees, wreaths, and other holiday greenery by Petit Jardin en Ville, one-of-a-kind gifts from some of Old City’s shops and galleries, and seasonal sips and bites from local restaurants!

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Philadelphia Christmas Bar Tinsel Brings Holiday Cheer to Center City in Former Jewelry Store - Bigger, Better, and More Holiday Bling!

Philadelphia Christmas Bar Tinsel Brings Holiday Cheer to Center City in Former Jewelry Store - Bigger, Better, and More Holiday Bling!

Teddy Sourias and Craft Concepts Group announce the season grand opening of Tinsel Christmas Pop-up Bar at 116 S. 12th Street, Philadelphia.  The mad elves from Tradesman's, BRU Craft & Wurst, Cinder Copper & Lace, U-Bahn, Uptown Beer Garden, Kontrol and Finn McCool's Ale House have spent months decking the halls to bring this holiday sensation back with an even bigger space, extended hours, more days, extra twinkle, added glitter, festive holiday tunes and more. New surprises include music playlist curated with help from Mr. Christmas himself, DJ Robert Drake from XPN, and a custom take-home Tinsel soup can with cocktail to benefit MANNA.  The holiday-themed cocktail and craft beer bar will grand open on Thursday, December 6, 2018 and run through New Year's Day.  Tinsel's hours will be Monday and Tuesday, from 5:00pm to 10:00pm, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 2:00pm to Midnight, Saturday Noon to Midnight, and Sunday Noon to 10:00pm. Tinsel will offer happy hour specials Monday through Friday 5:00pm to 6:00pm with $2 off select craft beer, Winter Wonderland cocktails and wine. During Happy Hour, professional "mall" Santas will enjoy their first drink for free when they "drop down the chimney" in full Santa attire and show credentials. Mall Santas in full attire will drink for half off all other times! Tinsel will end the season with a special New Year's Eve Party and New Year's Day Celebration. Details of New Year's Eve and other special events will be announced shortly. 

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Historic Holidays Return to Old City - Festivities Begin on Small Business Saturday and Run Through the New Year

Historic Holidays Return to Old City - Festivities Begin on Small Business Saturday and Run Through the New Year

Celebrate the season in America’s most historic square mile with Historic Holidays in Old City! Festivities kick off on Small Business Saturday, November 24, with the launch of the brand new Old City Holiday Market, presented by Fezziwig’s Sweet Shoppe!  The pop-up Holiday Market, organized by local businesses and located at The Clay Studio’s parking lot (137-139 N. 2nd Street), will feature trees, wreaths, and other holiday greenery by Petit Jardin en Ville, one-of-a-kind gifts from some of Old City’s shops and galleries, and seasonal sips and bites from local restaurants!

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Top Thanksgiving Eve Parties at New Spots in Philadelphia, Happy Hours and Special Kickstart Holiday Season

Top Thanksgiving Eve Parties at New Spots in Philadelphia, Happy Hours and Special Kickstart Holiday Season

Thanksgiving Eve in Philadelphia is one of the biggest nights of the year for bars and restaurants in the Delaware Valley. Celebrate the start of the long Thanksgiving holiday weekend with parties, happy hour and special events at four brand-new area hot spots, including Stats on 17th (111 S. 17th St.), Tradesman’s (1322 Chestnut St.), Kontrol (1320 Chestnut Street) and The Bercy in Ardmore (7 Lancaster Ave.). All locations will be hosting Thanksgiving Eve extravaganzas on the night of Wednesday, November 21, 2018. Slip out of the office early - and raise a glass with your friends, neighbors and family members. Details for each Thanksgiving Eve Party in Philadelphia and the Main Line are found below.

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Ardmore's Cricket Cringle Brings Outdoor Pop-Up Holiday Market to the Main Line with Shopping, Music, Food, and Family Fun

Ardmore's Cricket Cringle Brings Outdoor Pop-Up Holiday Market to the Main Line with Shopping, Music, Food, and Family Fun

Ardmore Initiative will kick-off the holidays with the return of the 5th Annual Cricket Cringle on Friday November 30 from 5:00pm to 9:00pm, and Saturday, December 1 from 10:00am to 4:00pm. The Main Line's festive open-air holiday market is a two-day pop-up festival that takes over Cricket Avenue at Lancaster, and features over 40 artists, makers, businesses and restaurants, plus complimentary tote bags, live music, performances, cookie decorating, Santa's arrival, free hot cocoa, live greenery, decorations and tons of holiday cheer. This year, vendors will include a mix of Downtown businesses, local artists and makers, new and long-time restaurants, and popular food trucks. Bring Santa's shopping list for everything from jewelry, housewares, clothing, greens, wreaths, toys and gifts for all ages. Food trucks and food vendors will feature seasonal food and drink menus, including holiday cocktails and seasonal craft beer. Cricket Cringle is free and open to the public. The event is rain or shine. Visit destinationardmore.com for the entertainment schedule and final list of vendors.

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Puyero Venezuelan Flavor Debuts New Holiday Additions with Hallacas for Sharing with the Family, Plus New Cooking Classes to Make Them at Home!

Puyero Venezuelan Flavor Debuts New Holiday Additions with Hallacas for Sharing with the Family, Plus New Cooking Classes to Make Them at Home!

Puyero Venezuelan Flavor (524 S 4th St) invites you to come and unwrap tasty new dishes just in the time for the Christmas season. Between November 13 and December 30, look for the addition of three varieties of hallacas (Venezuelan tamales beautifully wrapped in green plantain leaves) and Pan de jamón (Venezuelan Christmas bread). Additionally, Andres-style hot chocolate has now been added to the menu until the end of winter. hallacas are available individually or in larger quantities for holiday gatherings. On top of the holiday offerings to enjoy for dine-in, take-out or delivery, guests can take part in the Venezuelan tradition by learning how to make hallacas for themselves. Puyero will debut three Venezuelan Cooking Classes: Holiday Edition where guests will taste and make hallacas with owner Manuela Villasmil on November 14, November 28 and December 5, 2018. Each workshop is $30 per person, and class size will remain small to allow for individual attention. Tickets are on sale now at:
http://bit.ly/venezuelancookingholiday

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Philadelphia Theatre Company Invites Audiences Behind the Scenes for See and Be Scene Staged Reading Preview

Philadelphia Theatre Company Invites Audiences Behind the Scenes for See and Be Scene Staged Reading Preview

Philadelphia Theatre Company invites theatre lovers to See and Be Scene, a one-night only staged-reading showcase on Monday, November 26, 2018 at 7:00pm. Producing Artistic Director Paige Price has assembled some of the hottest talent in local theatre for an up-close-and-personal preview of potential work for the company’s 2019-2020 season. In an informal reading setting, actors will present scenes from eight plays and musicals.

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Multi-Platinum Recording Artist Daughtry Brings Cage to Rattle Tour to Philadelphia Region at Parx Casino

Multi-Platinum Recording Artist Daughtry Brings Cage to Rattle Tour to Philadelphia Region at Parx Casino

Parx Casino®, Pennsylvania’s #1 casino, welcomes rock n' roll hitmakers Daughty to the Xcite Center on Saturday, November 17, 2018. Led by frontman Chris Daughtry, the band's lineup features Josh Steely on lead, Josh Paul on bass, Brian Craddock on rhythm, Elvio Fernandes on keyboards, and Brandon Maclin on drums.  Daughtry is currently on tour to support their fifth studio album, Cage to Rattle, which was released this past summer. Tickets are $40 to $80 each, and include a physical CD copy of Cage to Rattle. Customers will receive an email with instructions on how to redeem their album. Doors open at 7:00pm, with the show starting at 8:00pm. For more information and tickets, visit www.parxcasino.com/xcitecenter.

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