Nightlife & the Arts in Philadelphia

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Nightlife & the Arts in Philadelphia

Nightlife Overview
Name Category Location
 
32°
A self-described "luxe lounge" in Old City, the place has Euro-pretensions...
Dance Clubs Philadelphia
 
The Abbaye
This neighborhood bar serves five kinds of Belgian beer and a...
Bars Philadelphia
 
Academy of Music
Modeled after Milan's La Scala opera house and completed in 1857...
Concerts Philadelphia
 
The Adrienne
The main stage, once home to the prestigious Wilma Theater, now...
Theater Philadelphia
 
Annenberg Center
The performing-arts complex on the University of Pennsylvania...
Concerts Philadelphia
 
Arden Theatre Company
The Arden, formed in 1988, is known for premiering new works...
Theater Philadelphia
 
AVA Opera Theatre
The resident artists at the Academy of Vocal Arts, a four-year...
Opera Philadelphia
 
Bar Ferdinand
Continuing in the neighborhood's delightful Latino-influenced...
Bars Philadelphia
 
The Bike Stop
A multi-floored space, down a side alley, the Bike Stop caters...
Bars Philadelphia
 
Bryn Mawr Film Institute
A sprawling center of all things cinematic in the heart of Philly's...
Film, Festivals Philadelphia
 
Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia
Directed by Ignat Solzhenitsyn, this prestigious group—formerly...
Music Philadelphia
 
Chris' Jazz Café
This intimate hangout off the Avenue of the Arts showcases top...
Music Clubs Philadelphia
 
Comedy Sportz
Anything goes during this once-a-week night of improvisational...
Comedy Clubs Philadelphia
 
Curtis Institute of Music
The gifted students at this world-renowned music conservatory...
Music Philadelphia
 
Dance Celebration/Next Move Series
Modern dance takes the stage at this Annenberg Center series...
Dance Philadelphia
 
Electric Factory
Named in honor of the original Electric Factory, which opened...
Music Clubs Philadelphia
 
Fluid
This small dance club atop the Latest Dish restaurant is nearly...
Dance Clubs Philadelphia
 
Forrest Theatre
The Forrest is the place to catch Broadway blockbusters in Philadelphia...
Theater Philadelphia
 
Frankford Hall
One of restaurateur Stephen Starr's latest venues is a well-laid-out...
Brewpubs / Beer Gardens Philadelphia
 
Freedom Theatre
The oldest and most active African-American theater in Pennsylvania...
Theater Philadelphia
 
Independence Visitor Center
The Independence Visitor Center is open daily 8:30 to 5, and...
Tickets Philadelphia
 
International House
I-House on the University of Pennsylvania campus presents an...
Film Philadelphia
 
Johnny Brenda's
A funky, cozy joint and the epitome of the burgeoning Fishtown...
Bars Philadelphia
 
Keswick Theatre
This 1,250-seat former vaudeville house with fine acoustics hosts...
Concerts Philadelphia
 
The Khyber
This joint recently reinveted itself, becoming the place to go...
Bars Philadelphia
 
Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
This striking complex evokes Philadelphia's traditional redbrick...
Concerts Philadelphia
 
Kung Fu Necktie
Yet another of the hip venues that has opened in the last couple...
Music Clubs Philadelphia
 
Laff House
This 250-seat club offers an open-mike night on Wednesday and...
Comedy Clubs Philadelphia
 
Mann Center for the Performing Arts
Pops, jazz, contemporary music, Broadway theater, opera, dance...
Concerts Philadelphia
 
Memphis Taproom
Another local favorite, the Taproom offers more than 10 beers...
Bars Philadelphia
 
Merriam Theater
Built in 1918 as the Shubert, the ornate 1,688-seat theater has...
Theater Philadelphia
 
North Bowl
For an evening of 10 pins, Galaga, booze, and crunchy tater tots...
Bars Philadelphia
 
North Star Bar & Restaurant
Deceptively good-sized, the North Star lights up the Art Museum...
Music Clubs Philadelphia
 
North Third
A casual bar and lounge with varied entertainment from Thursday...
Bars Philadelphia
 
Northern Liberties Neighborhood Association
The Northern Liberties Neighborhood Association has information...
Bars Philadelphia
 
Opera Company of Philadelphia
The company stages five or six productions a year between October...
Opera Philadelphia
 
Painted Bride Art Center
By day it's a contemporary art gallery showing bold, challenging...
Concerts Philadelphia
 
Pennsylvania Ballet
Artistic director Roy Kaiser leads the company through a season...
Dance Philadelphia
 
Peter Nero and the Philly Pops
Grammy-winning pianist and conductor Peter Nero leads an orchestra...
Music Philadelphia
 
Philadelphia Chamber Music Society
From October to May, the society presents more than 60 concerts...
Concerts Philadelphia
 
Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz & Performing Arts
Dedicated solely to jazz, including its history and instruction...
Music Philadelphia
 
Philadelphia Dance Company
This modern dance troupe, also known as Philadanco, is recognized...
Dance Philadelphia
 
Philadelphia Festival of World Cinema
This two-week extravaganza in October is filled with screenings...
Film, Festivals Philadelphia
 
Philadelphia Folk Festival
First held in 1962, the oldest continuously running folk festival...
Festivals Philadelphia
 
Philadelphia Live Arts Festival & Philly Fringe
The Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe are two...
Theater Philadelphia
 
Philadelphia Orchestra
Considered one of the world's best symphony orchestras, the Philadelphia...
Concerts, Music Philadelphia
 
Philadelphia Theatre Company
Philadelphia and world premieres of works by contemporary American...
Theater Philadelphia
 
Prince Music Theater
Formerly known as the American Music Theater Festival, this organization...
Theater Philadelphia
 
Pure Nightclub
A former speakeasy, this gay-friendly after-hours joint still...
Dance Clubs Philadelphia
 
Q Fest
Organized by Theatre of Living Arts Video founder Raymond Murray...
Film, Festivals Philadelphia
 
Q Lounge & Kitchen
The venue formerly known as Bump got a major overhaul recently...
Bars Philadelphia
 
Rave Motion Pictures University City 6
Looking for wireless Internet and a frothy cappuccino along with...
Film, Festivals Philadelphia
 
Ritz Five, Ritz at the Bourse, and Ritz East
These are the finest movie theaters in town for independent and...
Film Philadelphia
 
Roots Picnic
A one-day free-for-all on the Festival Pier of the Delaware waterfront...
Festivals Philadelphia
 
The Roxy
Philly's classic film repertory house offers a unique mix of...
Film Philadelphia
 
Savoy Company
The oldest Gilbert and Sullivan company in the country stages...
Opera Philadelphia
 
Sisters Nightclub
The most popular lesbian spot in the Gayborhood and a destination...
Bars Philadelphia
 
Society Hill Playhouse
For more than 40 years, this small off-Broadway–style theater...
Theater Philadelphia
 
Standard Tap
With its dimly lighted interior, cherrywood bar, and jukebox—not...
Bars Philadelphia
 
Susquehanna Bank Center
Formerly known as the E-Centre, the Tweeter Center, across the...
Concerts Philadelphia
 
Theatre of Living Arts
The TLA, a former independent movie house, is a South Street...
Music Clubs Philadelphia
 
TicketMaster
TicketMaster sells tickets to rock concerts and other performing-arts...
Tickets Philadelphia
 
Tin Angel Acoustic Café
Local and national musicians hold forth at a 105-seat acoustic...
Music Clubs Philadelphia
 
Tritone
For those seeking some offbeat adventure, this joint, in a refurbished...
Dance Clubs Philadelphia
 
Trocadero
This spacious rock-and-roll club in Chinatown occupies a former...
Music Clubs Philadelphia
 
United Artist Riverview Plaza
Showing first-run commercial releases, this renovated cinema...
Film Philadelphia
 
United Artists Main Street 6 Theatre
Manayunk has this multiplex to complement its shopping and dining...
Film Philadelphia
 
UpStages
Tickets for a wide variety of cultural events can be purchased...
Tickets Philadelphia
 
Walnut Street Theatre
Founded in 1809, this is the oldest English-language theater...
Theater Philadelphia
 
Warmdaddy's
This rustic, down-home blues club and restaurant serves up live...
Music Clubs Philadelphia
 
Wells Fargo Center
Rock concerts are often staged in this enormous sports facility...
Concerts Philadelphia
 
Wilma Theater
Under artistic director Blanka Zizka, the Wilma has gained favorable...
Theater Philadelphia
 
Woody's
Philadelphia's most popular gay bar is spread over two levels...
Bars Philadelphia
 
World Cafe Live
A musical flagship in West Philly, the building also houses WXPN-FM...
Music Clubs Philadelphia
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