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March 2016

The Science Behind Pixar at The Franklin Institute

March 12 - September 5

Since the release of Toy Story in 1995, Pixar has created over a dozen visually-stunning, emotionally-poignant animated films. Solidifying itself as the leader of innovation and creativity in the CGI-animation market, the company’s works have achieved international critical acclaim and financial success. The stories that Pixar tells often leave audiences with a lingering sense of wonder of how imaginary characters could resonate so well with personal realities. We all know that great writers create that; they have the daunting task…

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June 2016

Through Indian Eyes: Native American Cinema

June 1 - 9

Films tell stories, tales and experiences from around the world. Mainstream movies, though, often misinterpret or underrepresent Native Americans, leaving their voices as only whispers in the industry. International House Philadelphia, a nonprofit organization with a well-known film program, will defy popular portrayals and offer a compelling series that tells the stories of Native Americans from their point of view. Through Indian Eyes: Native American Cinema is a series that will feature seven films created by Native tribespeople. The compilation…

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Odunde Festival

June 12

Africa is coming to the streets of one of Philly’s oldest neighborhoods. The annual Odunde festival, which celebrates the coming of another year for African-American people around the world, is a Philadelphia tradition that dates back to 1975. Today, the 12-block party is the largest African celebration on the east coast, and attracts guests from around the world.   The festival begins with a all-inclusive spiritual procession to the Schuylkill River, where offerings of fruits and flowers are made to…

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Manayunk Arts Festival

June 25 - 26

The Manayunk Arts Festival is one of the largest outdoor arts gatherings in the Delaware Valley. Nearly 200,000 people converge on historic Main Street for two days of arts, crafts, food, music, and more. 300 vendors from all over the country will sell handmade items, which will range from several different forms of art—fiber glass and ceramics, photography, wood and sculpture, painting and drawing, jewelry, and mixed media. Unique handmade items such as scarves, woodwork, botanical collages, and more. Since…

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July 2016

Wawa Hoagie Day

July 2

The first Wawa Hoagie Day in 1992 was commemorated with a 500-foot hoagie at City Hall, and then-mayor Ed Rendell dubbed the hoagie the “Official Sandwich of Philadelphia.” The Philadelphia sandwich tradition is honored in spectacular with free hoagies at Independence Mall, courtesy of Wawa. Head to the lawn outside the Independence Visitor Center, grab yourself a hoagie stacked with meat or veggies and cheese and toppings, and relax in the grass as a variety of musicians and groups provide…

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Independence Day in Philly: Party on the Parkway

July 4

Philadelphia is one of the best places to celebrate the 4th of July because of its rich historical roots. But once you’ve soaked in all the history, head to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway from 20th Street to Eakins Oval to celebrate America’s Birthday. The day-long event on the Parkway is a massive block party packed with local food trucks, interactive games, live entertainment, and more. Check out the family-friendly activities as well as performances from national and local talents on…

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Steve Gunn Record Release Show

July 7

Brooklyn-based guitarist, songwriter, and producer Steve Gunn will release his new album Eyes On The Lines at a special show courtesy of WXPN. Gunn, known for his membership in GHQ and collaborations with Michael Chapman and Jack Rose, continues his guitar-heavy roots with this new solo effort. While still embracing the alternative, underground sound that has defined his past endeavors, Gunn maintains a welcoming, pop rock sound that all music lovers can enjoy. Themes like travel, landscapes, expanse, and adventure…

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Bryan Ferry at the Kimmel Center

July 21

Bryan Ferry, known as the frontman of the 1970s experimental rock band Roxy Music, will stop by Philadelphia to celebrate his “Avonmore” tour. The show’s unique setlist will combine both Roxy Music and solo hits, including songs from Ferry’s critically-acclaimed release Avonmore. Don’t miss your chance to see one music’s most innovative artists as he celebrates his 14th album. Ferry, a singer-songwriter from England, helped define the glam rock movement of the 1970s while with Roxy Music. The group produced…

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2016 Democratic Convention in Philadelphia

July 25 @ 8:00 am - July 28 @ 5:00 pm

All eyes will be on Philadelphia in July 2016 because our city is hosting the 2016 Democratic Convention.  It will be held July 25–28, 2016, at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. Some events will also take place at the Convention Center. All week delegates will announce their nominations for President and Vice President of the United States. Landing the 2016 Democratic Convention in Philadelphia, was no easy competition and took a lot of resources and time. For over a year, Philadelphia…

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August 2016

Closing of Lost Egypt at The Franklin Institute

August 28

Lost Egypt, one of the Franklin Institute’s premier exhibits, will close on August 28th. Don’t miss this showcase that includes an impressive collection of art and artifacts from ancient Egypt, as well as a quest for knowledge and discovery. The family-friendly area also features a recreation of an Egyptian tomb, a real mummy, and interactive components. Visitors can enter a re-created archaeological dig site, catch a theatrical presentation, and learn about Egyptian art, technology, language, and culture. The Franklin Institute…

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