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September 2015

The Wrath of the Gods

September 12 @ 8:00 am - December 6 @ 5:00 pm

This fall, with The Wrath of the Gods exhibition, The Philadelphia Museum of Art takes you on a journey through the mythological artwork of Renaissance Europe that inspired its beloved Peter Paul Rubens masterpiece, Prometheus Bound. Prometheus Bound depicts the punishment of Prometheus, who in Greek mythology stole fire from the gods on Mount Olympus to give to humanity. In the myth, Zeus, king of the Olympian gods, punishes Prometheus by chaining him to a rock forever, where an eagle…

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December 2015

The Philly POPS Christmas Spectacular

December 5 - 22

One of the best ways to celebrate the magic of winter is to enjoy Philadelphia’s favorite holiday music tradition. Internationally-acclaimed conductor David Charles Abell leads the spectacular ensemble for his third year, and will present an all-new lineup of Christmas classics. Vocalist Lisa Vroman, known for playing the role of Christine in Broadway’s The Phantom of the Opera, will join the show with organist Peter Richard Conter, who has been featured on Good morning America and NPR, to bring some…

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The Ugly Sweater Run

December 19

Ugly sweater parties are a Christmas tradition for many, and Philly is ready to take that festive fun to the next level with a themed race through the city. You can run or walk through a winter wonderland of holiday inflatables and music and along the 3.1-mile route through Philly streets and parks. Enjoy hot chocolate at stations on the course, or grab some Samuel Adams or hot toddies after you’ve finished. You can also check out photo stations, games,…

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Philadelphia Boutique Hotel for the Holidays

December 25

Stay at The Independent Hotel this holiday season and enjoy the convenience of our residential neighborhood, the fantastic restaurants in walking distance as well as the all the delightful holiday activities that take place in Philadelphia. Check out the newly opened ice skating rink at Dilworth Plaza, the Christmas Village in Love Park, or the Macy’s Christmas Light Show – a classic Philadelphia holiday experience.  Or get tickets to see The Pennsylvania Ballet Presents George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker from December 7-29th…

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New Year’s Eve in Philly

December 31, 2015 @ 8:00 am - January 1, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

Philadelphia Boutique Hotel for NYE Stay at The Independent Hotel this New Year’s Eve and enjoy the convenience of our residential neighborhood in center city Philadelphia, the fantastic restaurants in walking distance as well as the all the great New Year’s Eve activities that take place in Philadelphia. Parties abound and fireworks happen on New Year’s Eve, of course, but in Philadelphia the real celebration is saved for New Year’s Day with the legendary Mummer’s Day Parade. At The Independent…

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January 2016

Once at the Kimmel Center

January 15, 2016 - January 17, 2016

Once is the winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and is the stage adaption of the film by the same name, which won an Academy Award for Best Original Song for “Falling Slowly.” And this Broadway hit is coming to Philly. An impressive cast of actors play their own instruments on a minimally-designed stage and showcase the famous music and lyrics of Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová. Once tells the story of a Dublin street musician, known only…

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Chris Young at Electric Factory

January 22, 2016

Head to the Electric Factory on January 22nd for a night of chart-topping country music. Chris Young will take the stage at the Philly venue for an evening of ballads and hits from his new, fourth album, A.M. Chris Young, a native of Tennessee, won the television program Nashville Star in 2006. Since then, the classic baritone has gone on to produce six Number One songs, been nominated for a Grammy, and become a well-known live performer and country artist.…

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Winterfest Live! 2016 – The Great Philadelphia Winter Beer Festival

January 30, 2016

Spend your Saturday sipping beer and relaxing with friends at Winterfest Live 2016. This all-day event will feature over 150 beers to sample, music, activities, prizes, all available to enjoy in different beer gardens. Over 75 breweries will be on-site to offer a variety of winter-warmup lagers, porters, stouts, and everything in between. You’ll be provided a custom stein, and will have access to a variety of activities. The Victory Beer Hall will feature local PA beers, a live band,…

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July 2016

2016 Democratic Convention in Philadelphia

July 25, 2016 @ 8:00 am - July 28, 2016 @ 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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