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Mid-November 2014   Happenings Inside
IN Center City
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PHLASH runs on weekends through November 23, 10am-6pm. Then, November 28-December 31, PHLASH will run seven days a week, 10am-6pm, with a new nightly Holiday Evening Loop from 6-10pm. This new special evening route is a 15-stop loop, connecting passengers with key holiday attractions, shopping destinations, and performance venues throughout Center City.

The fares remain the same, $2 for a single ride and $5 for an all-day pass which will be honored from 10am-10pm. Also, the Philadelphia Parking Authority will be offering discounted parking at 5 locations (enter the garage after 9am and leave before 11pm). For a complete schedule and list of stops, visit PhillyPHLASH.com.


November 19
PCMS presents Beth Levin, piano

Philadelphia Chamber Music Society
American Philosophical Society
427 Chestnut Street

November 19
Rang de Nila: Color Me Blue

The Gershman Y
Caplan Auditorium in Terra Hall
211 South Broad Street

November 20-23
Curtis Opera Theatre: Rossini and Puccini

The Curtis Institute of Music
Prince Music Theater
1412 Chestnut Street

November 21-22
Brahms and Stravinsky

The Philadelphia Orchestra
The Kimmel Center
Broad and Spruce Streets

November 22
Adam Savage & Jamie Hyneman:
Behind the Myths

The Kimmel Center
Merriam Theater
250 South Broad Street

November 26-February 1
Beauty and the Beast

Arden Theatre
40 North 2nd Street

November 28
Santa Express

Dilworth Park
West Side of City Hall

November 29-December 21
A Christmas Carol

Walnut Street Theatre
825 Walnut Street

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The Rothman Institute Ice Rink is open seven days a week! Enjoy daily open skating or brush up on your skills with four-week Learn-to-Skate lessons on Sundays! Plus, the Rothman Rink can be rented for parties and special events. The Rothman Institute Ice Rink at Dilworth Park is sponsored by Rothman Institute Orthopaedics, PNC Bank, Visit Philadelphia and WPVI-6abc. Hours, prices, rink rentals and group rates at DilworthPark.org/rothmanicerink/.


FrostFest is Coming to Sister Cities Park
Sister Cities Park will come alive with the sights and sounds of the holidays on Saturdays in December! Come celebrate the holiday season with music, family-friendly activities, free carriage rides around the park, ice carving demonstrations, a chance to see Santa Claus, and sweet treats from Logan Square Café. Bundle up and stop by for the fun on December 6, 13 and 20, 10am-2pm.
Sister Cities Park, 18th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, 215.440.5500, SisterCitiesPark.org

Buy a Pie, Feed a Family

MANNA’s Pie in the Sky event allows the MANNA community to come together to nourish neighbors battling life-threatening illnesses in the Greater Philadelphia area. Pies are made by MANNA volunteers. Choose from Holiday Pumpkin Pie, Apple Pie, Southern Pecan Pie, Sweet Potato Pie and crowd favorite, American Airlines Sky Pie (A homemade cheesecake is drizzled with lots of caramel and chocolate and topped with walnuts.). November 21 is the last day to buy your pie. Pies will be available for pick up on November 25-26. Get complete details at MANNAPies.org.

Holiday Beer Garden at Franklin Square
Warm up between Franklin Square light shows with hot chocolate, comfort foods, and a selection of sweet treats in the heated Ben’s Bites & Brews winter beer garden. Relax by the outdoor fire pits and enjoy a variety of local seasonal beers through December 31, 4-8 pm. Food and beverages are available daily, the beer garden is open Thursday-Sunday.
Franklin Square, 200 North 6th Street, 215.629.4026, HistoricPhiladelphia.org

Franklin Flea Returns to the Strawbridge’s Building
From 10am-5pm on Saturdays through December 20, the Franklin Flea will pop up for its second year in the former home of Strawbridge & Clothier. Shoppers can expect a finely tuned selection of around 50 vendors set up amid the antique chandeliers and marble columns of the historic space, selling everything from fine antiques and vintage clothing to handmade decorative arts and gourmet street food.
Franklin Flea, 801 Market Street, FranklinFlea.com

Patrick Michael Accessories Holiday Pop-Up

Local designer Patrick Michael’s mission statement is to save the environment, one accessory at a time. All of his products are handmade from reclaimed material from fabric mills all over the world. Each piece is carefully handcrafted in Philadelphia and will be available in The Shops at Liberty Place for your holiday shopping.
Patrick Michael Accessories, The Shops at Liberty Place, 1625 Chestnut Street, 267.225.0372, PatrickMichaelAccessories.com

Destination Maternity Grand Opening

On November 22, come out and see the brand new Destination Maternity, located right off the Rotunda at The Shops at Liberty Place. There will be gift giveaways to the first 50 moms-to-be (one per mom-to-be; while supplies last). All customers will have a chance to be styled by Destination Maternity's style director Olivia Capone. Sweet treats will be provided while you shop! 10% off all net sales from the Destination Maternity Grand Opening event will benefit The Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment at CHOP.
Destination Maternity, The Shops at Liberty Place, 1625 Chestnut Street, 215.567.1425, DestinationMaternity.com

PAFA’s Annual Print Sale on December 5
Browse a beautiful collection of etchings, lithographs, woodcuts, stamp prints, screen prints and more created by Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts students.
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 118-128 North Broad Street, 215.972.7600, PAFA.org

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