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March 2019

Pennsylvania Horticultural Society: Philadelphia Flower Show 2019

March 2 - March 10

This year marks the astonishing 190th Annual Philadelphia Flower Show. To say this is a historic tradition would be an understatement. This year’s show will have a focus on paying tribute to the impact that flowers have on the human experience. Exhibits on display will include sweeping indoor landscapes, artful flower arrangements, and exhibits focused on things like fragrance and color. Considered a must for flower enthusiasts, this event attracts a quarter million visitors each year. Book here to stay…

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RENT The Musical at The Kimmel Center

March 5 - March 10
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RENT is one of the most influential and most-produced Broadway musicals in history. The original rock musical came on the scene by an up-and-coming composer named Jonathan Larson in 1996. It’s powerful message and creative design made waves around the world, and it’s since won Tony Awards and a Pulitzer Prize. This brilliant 20th anniversary touring production of RENT The Musical will come through Philadelphia this March, and we cant recommend it enough. Book here to stay with the Independent…

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Gisele at PA Ballet

March 7 - March 17

Giselle is one of the greatest stories of heartbreak and redemption in the world of ballet. This season, the Pennsylvania Ballet will premiere tis restaging of the classic story by Angel Corella. The narrative follows a young woman who muse reconcile vengeful ambitions and eath to maintain her one true love. It’s one of the oldest and most consistently performed stories in ballet, and it’s been called hauntingly romantic. If you’re a ballet fan or novice, there’s sure to be…

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April 2019

Philadelphia Wine Week

April 1 - April 7
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Philly Wine Week will feature eight days of fun events that are curated to intrigue your taste buds, and expose you to a wide range of world-class varietals. The series of get-togethers will take place at some of the most wine-centric restaurants and bars around Philadelphia. The tastings and presentations are suitable for both seasoned aficionados and newcomers to the wien game. You can see a list of all the participating vendors on the Philly Wine Week site, and contact…

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All-Stravinsky Program World Premiere at PA Ballet

April 4
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The Pennsylvania Ballet will honor the music of the iconic Russian composer Igor Stravinsky for one night this spring. They will perform four different works set to his music, and the scores chosen were written in both the 20th and 21st centuries. The first will be George Balanchine's Apollo, which tells the story of the young Greek God. There will also be Balanchine’s Stravinsky Violin Concerto, and the premiere of Jerome Robbins’ The Cage. This last one looks at a…

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Philadelphia Cherry Blossom Festival

April 14
Shofuso Japanese House and Garden, Lansdowne Dr & Horticultural Dr,
Philadelphia, PA 19131
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Ohanami is a centuries-old Japanese tradition that celebrates the return of spring with parties and festivals underneath the country’s newly blossoming cherry blossom trees. Now, a project from the Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia brings the fun and immersive tradition right here to Philadelphia. The Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival celebrates the bloom of cherry blossom trees, as well as Japanese music, art, food, and traditional performances. The website bills it as an opportunity to visit Japan without leaving Philadelphia.…

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May 2019

South 9th Street Italian Market

May 18 - May 19

The South 9th Street Italian Market will return this May, and we could not be more excited. This event is unlike any other, as the nation’s oldest outdoor market hosts Philadelphia’s largest block party. The website says that Everyone Is Italian on May 18th and 19th, when the festival takes place. When you come to the South 9th Street Italian Market Festival, you can enjoy a wide variety of events, including live musical entertainment, arts and crafts workshops and vendors,…

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June 2019

Philly Pride 2019

June 7 - June 9
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Philadelphia will welcome back one of its most historic and meaningful traditions in Philly Pride Presents The LGBT Pride Parade and Festival this June. Honoring the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots and the beginning of the modern age of LGBT rights activism, this promises to be a memorable and meaningful series of events. Start off at the Philly Pride Parade Kick-Off Party on June 7th, where live entertainment and food will aid a festive night out in the City…

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August 2019

BlackStar Film Festival

August 1 - August 4

This four-day festival, dubbed "the Black Sundance" by Ebony magazine, celebrates independent cinema and showcases films by black, brown and indigenous artists. BlackStar screens more than 60 films at multiple theaters in University City and hosts events citywide. Spend the night with us while you're in town for the festival - click here to reserve your stay. Learn more about BlackStar Film Festival here. When August 1-4, 2019 Where Multiple locations

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Philly Free Streets

August 3 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Now in its fourth year, Philly Free Streets is an annual event in which the city shuts down a four-mile stretch of city streets between Center City and North Philadelphia to make way for pedestrians. The event, inspired by street closures during the 2015 Papal Visit, highlights Philly's walkability and encourages active transportation options. Spend the night with us after a day of walking, biking and more - click here to reserve your stay. Learn more about Philly Free Streets…

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