Opera on the Mall Tickets Available This Week
Free tickets to Opera Philadelphia’s Opera on the Mall broadcast of Puccini’s lavish Turandot will be available to the public starting on September 7 at 10am. On October 1, Opera Philadelphia’s season-opening performance of Puccini’s final masterpiece will be broadcast in high definition from the stage of the Academy of Music to three giant outdoor screens in the shadow of the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall.
Everyone who registers will be entered to win an Opera Philadelphia subscription for two to the spring 2017 Opera at the Academy series, featuring productions of Rossini’s Tancredi and Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro.
Opera on the Mall, Independence Mall, 215.732.8400, OperaOnTheMall.org
Kimmel Center Open House
The Kimmel Center kicks off their upcoming season with a splash on September 10! It's an open house, 10am-2pm, with free performances, dance lessons, behind-the-scenes tours, a panel discussion featuring some of Philadelphia’s top arts journalists, and more. Tickets will go on sale for more than 100 shows, available for purchase in-person with no ticket handling fees. For a full schedule of events, visit KimmelCenter.org.
Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street, 215.893.1999, KimmelCenter.org
"Hautman's blue-winged teal got the 29-cent."
For nearly 70 years, the beautiful artworks of the Federal Duck Stamp Contest have captivated collectors, artists, and families alike.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is hosting the Federal Duck Stamp Art Contest at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University on September 9 and 10. On those days, a display of the entries will be open to the public, and a panel of five judges will examine all the entries and select one artwork that will appear on the 2017-2018 Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp, also known as the Duck Stamp. Family activities will take place both days.
Along with the contest, the Academy is mounting Duck, Duck, Goose: The Federal Duck Stamp Story, an intimate exhibit of select stamp artwork alongside their matching taxidermy birds from the Academy’s collection through November 11.
The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, 215.299.1000, ANSP.org
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.