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March 2018

  Happenings Inside
IN Center City

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If it's in, it's in Center City.
Learn from those in-the-know why Condé Nast Traveler named Philadelphia the Best Shopping City in America. There is nowhere else you can easily access the best shopping, dining, culture and parks in the region, except for Center City Philadelphia.

Meet our Style Ambassadors, like fitness instructor Kate DeGennaro, who live and work here in Philadelphia. Take a tour of their favorite places to shop, eat, drink and play. Find out about some of downtown Philadelphia’s best kept secrets. Take a tour with them and you’ll see that if it’s in, it’s in Center City.

For Kate’s style story and others, visit ShopCenterCityPhilly.com.


Through April 1
Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye

Arden Theatre Company
40 North 2nd Street

March 7
Norma Rae

PFS Roxy Theater
2023 Sansom Street

March 8-11, 16-18
Swan Lake

Pennsylvania Ballet
Academy of Music
240 South Broad Street

March 8
Lamont "U-God" Hawkins-
Raw: My Journey into the Wu-Tang

Free Library of Philadelphia
Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine Street

March 10
Macy's Family Fun Day

The African American Museum in Philadelphia
701 Arch Street

Opens March 13
Small Mouth Sounds

Philadelphia Theatre Company
Suzanne Roberts Theatre
480 South Broad Street

Opens March 15
The Tempest

Lantern Theater Company
923 Ludlow Street

March 15
Barnes Toddler Time

The Barnes Foundation
2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

March 16-18
Bernstein’s Age of Anxiety

The Philadelphia Orchestra
Kimmel Center
300 South Broad Street

March 17
Women in Science Day

The Franklin Institute
222 North 20th Street


Art + Wine = Fun!
On March 13, join The Market & Shops at Comcast Center for a Pinot's Palette Pop-Up! Former Philadelphia Eagle Tra Thomas and his wife Rosa will host a pop-up of their wine and paint store, Pinot's Palette. Guests will be able to make their very own painting while sampling local food from the Market and wines from Pinot’s Boutique! Tickets are $5 and include instruction and all materials. Must be 21 to attend. Workshops are at 5, 5:30, 6 and 6:30pm. Click here for tickets.
The Market and Shops at Comcast Center, 1701 JFK Boulevard, 215.496.1810, TheMarketandShopsatComcastCenter.com

Who will Represent Philadelphia for National History Day?
The National Constitution Center will host this year’s National History Day citywide competition for Philadelphia, March 14-15, 9am-1:15pm. Each year, thousands of middle and high school students and teachers across the United States participate in National History Day, a yearlong educational program that culminates in a national contest every June. Students compete in a local contest, the winners move on to a state competition, and those winners move on to the national competition in Washington, D.C. Along the way, every participant gains first-hand experience conducting historical research and producing a documentary, exhibit, essay, performance, or website.
National Constitution Center, 525 Arch Street, 215.409.6600, ConstitutionCenter.org

The Rosenbach Flash Focus Mini-Series: Gun Policy in the United States
In the wake of the recent Parkland school shooting and the passionate response of its student survivors, the divisive issue of gun legislation is heating up once again in American politics. Would new gun laws help to curb violent gun attacks? What are the "common sense" laws some policymakers advocate? What impact would various proposals have? Should there be any new legislation or regulations? On March 15, 6-7:30pm the Rosenbach will host a panel of experts to address the gun debate. Your questions and views are welcome; come prepared to talk!
The Rosenbach, 2008-2010 Delancey Place, 215.732.1600, Rosenbach.org

Take Transit
Philadelphia's great transit system and pedestrian-friendly streets make car-free travel, shopping and dining easy in Center City! Get information on routes, fares, schedules and more, at SEPTA.org or RidePATCO.org.


Know of any shopping, dining, happenings, or other inside information you think would be appropriate for IN Center City? Email us at: events@centercityphila.org

Brought to you by the
Center City District and Central Philadelphia Development Corporation