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Center City is the epicenter of arts and culture entertainment in Philadelphia. Along the Avenue of the Arts, decades-old theaters host an impressive lineup of performances, including shows from resident artists and traveling companies. Vibrant greenspaces, like Rittenhouse Square, offer a reprieve from the bustle of city excitement, and at Dilworth Park, visitors of all ages are welcome to enjoy free events, seasonal amenities and a stunning view of historic City Hall. One-of-a-kind museums, nightlife and luxury hotels are just some of the many other highlights to explore.

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Center City on Stage

CCD has partnered with several of Philadelphia’s nationally recognized performing arts organizations to offer exclusive promotional discounts on tickets during Center City on Stage. Take advantage of reduced ticket pricing from February 21 to March 6, 2024.

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Happenings & Events

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Barnes Foundation

  • PECO Free First Sunday Family Day | First Sunday of every month | 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.
    This event offers no-cost admission to the collection galleries as well as an array of family-friendly activities, including arts and crafts, musical performances, and interactive workshops.
  • First Friday! | First Friday of every month | 6-9 p.m.
    Enjoy an evening of art, live music, cocktails, and light fare at our monthly First Friday mixer. First Friday at the Barnes includes access to the collection galleries.

2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, 215.278.7000

A Community Art Gallery: Cascade Of Colors The Finale 
February 23 | 5 p.m. | Join us for a vibrant group art exhibition, featuring special presentations by displayed artists and live music by Aaron Harel. Don't miss this opportunity to support local artists and celebrate the power of art in our community.$10 admission includes hors d'oeuvres, refreshments, beer, and wine. After Party to follow. Visit eventbrite for tickets and more details. 
Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, 1201 Market Street, 215.625.2900 

The Fabric Workshop and Museum
The Fabric Workshop and Museum (FWM) is an internationally acclaimed contemporary art museum devoted both to the creation and presentation of innovative works of art. Below are some of their offerings.

  • Saturday Studio and Hands-On Screenprinting Tour | Saturdays | Explore the facilities and learn about the printing process, browse artist designs from archives, and make your own print to take home.
  • Sunday Behind-the-Scenes Collections Tour | Sundays | 1:30p.m.| Join this guided behind-the-scenes tour of the museums 7th floor archive where you will explore a variety of stored collection pieces and get a first-hand look at how the work is preserved. 

1214 Arch Street, 215.561.8888

Fashion District Philadelphia: Wonderspaces
Ongoing | Wonderspaces presents an evolving lineup of 16 extraordinary art installations and signature cocktails to experience with friends and family. This year-round, ever changing immersive art installation is located inside Fashion District Philadelphia.
901 Market Street, 267.534.7705

Lantern Theater Company: Flex Subscription Packages
Pay one low price and get your choice of two or three FlexPasses to use in any combination of shows during the 2023/24 season, including Faith HealerThe Comedy of Errors and Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol
923 Ludlow Street, 215.829.0395

The Notary Hotel: Jazz Nights at Sabroso + Sorbo  
February 29 and March 7 | 6 p.m. 
Twice monthly, enjoy an evening of live jazz performed by local musicians at Sabroso + Sorbo, the hotel's bar & restaurant.  
21 N. Juniper Street, Philadelphia, 215.496.3200 

Philadelphia Museum of Art

  • Friday Lounge Series | Fridays | 5:00–8:45 p.m.| Enjoy evening access to the museum’s galleries every Friday night. Stop by the Friday Lounge to get a glass of wine or a cocktail and enjoy the live music. Admission is pay what you wish, with discounted parking at the museum’s parking garage after 5 p.m.
  • Pay What You Wish Admission | First Sunday of each month | 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. | Pay whatever amount you’d like for general admission to the museum. This does not include ticketed exhibitions and special programs. 

2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, 215.763.8100

Rumble Boxing: Black History Month Celebration Classes!
February 24 | All classes will celebrate  Black History Month1520 Walnut Street, 215.315.3548

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Walnut Street Theatre: Walnut $30 Under 40 
Ongoing | As a member of Walnut Street Theatre's (WST) $30 Under 40 program, you’ll get a full evening of entertainment for only $30! You can buy tickets for $30 tickets for you and a friend to every Walnut Street Theatre show. Plus, you’ll be invited to exclusive post-show parties on select nights where you’ll enjoy meeting the artists while mingling with other $30 Under 40 members. And the best part... It's free and easy to join!
825 Walnut Street, 215.574.3550