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Oct. 4-6, Monster Jam. These twelve-feet-tall, ten-thousand-pound monster trucks will bring you to your feet as they race and rip up a custom-designed track full of obstacles to soar over or smash through!
Nov. 9-10, Philly Bike Expo - an all-embracing two- day festival of everything bicycle.
Nov. 7-10, Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show. This premier show and sale of contemporary crafts will include 195 of the finest and most dynamic craft artists in the U.S. Guest artists from Lithuania will also be featured.
Park at PATCO and take the train to 8th and Market. Walk west to 11th street, turn right and it's one block to the center.
PHILADELPHIA - From exclusive boutiques at Liberty Place and Rittenhouse Row to Old City’s galleries and antique shops, the city offers all a shopper could ask for. Jewelers Row, The Gallery, Chestnut and Market Streets are all just a short stroll from a PATCO station. Visit www.centercityphila.org for a complete listing of Center City restaurants, shops and events.
Zip to the stadiums on PATCO and SEPTA. Loads of free parking at PATCO stations. Discount roundtrip SEPTA transfers are only $3.10 from vending machines located at all NJ stations. Exit PATCO at 12th & 13th and Locust St. station and follow signs in the concourse to the Broad St. Line South. Go teams! Go PATCO!
PHILLIES - Take PATCO to a ball game at Citizens Bank Park and catch the last games of summer. Sept. 2-4, Nationals; Sept. 6-8, Braves; Sept. 10-12, Padres; Sept. 16-18, Marlins; Sept. 20-22, Mets. Most games start at 7:05 p.m.
FLYERS - Home games at the Wells Fargo Center. Preseason games: Sept. 16, Capitals; Sept. 17, Rangers; Sept. 24, Devils. Regular season games: Oct. 2, Maple Leafs; Oct. 8, Panthers; Oct. 11, Coyotes; Oct. 15, Canucks; Oct. 17, Penguins; Oct. 24, Rangers; Oct. 29, Ducks; Nov. 1, Capitals; Nov. 7, Devils; Nov. 9, Oilers; Nov. 19, Senators; Nov. 21, Sabres; Nov. 23, Islanders; Nov. 29, Jets. Most games start at 7:00 p.m.
SOUL INDOOR FOOTBALL - Fast-action arena football rocks the Wells Fargo Center. Games start at 7:05 p.m. June 1, Arizona; June 8, New Orleans; June 22, Iowa; July 6, Chicago; July 12, Utah.
ROCK 'n' ROLL PHILADELPHIA HALF MARATHON - Sept. 15. The annual 13.1 mile half marathon starts on the Ben Franklin Parkway at 22nd Street.
EAGLES - With a new coach and a new season, the birds are set to soar. Do the same - fly to Lincoln Financial Field on PATCO. Sept. 15, Chargers (1:00 p.m.); Sept. 19, Chiefs (8:25 p.m.); Oct. 20, Cowboys (1:00 p.m.); Oct. 27, Giants (1:00 p.m.); Nov. 17, Redskins (1:00 p.m.)
ARDEN THEATRE - Sept. 26-Nov. 3, Parade. Based on a true story about a Jewish facto- ry manager named Leo Frank who was accused of murdering a young girl in 1913 Atlanta, Georgia. Oct. 24- Dec. 22, Stick Fly - a raucous of-the-moment portrait of an affluent African-American family.
Information: (215) 922-1122 or www.ardentheatre.org
OPERA COMPANY OF PHILADELPHIA - Sept. 27, 29, Oct. 2, 4, 6, Nabucco. This beloved biblical tale has a slight twist: while the classical story unfolds on stage, 19th century opera goers join the modern day audience. The result? An exhilarating opera-within-an-opera.
Information: (215) 928-2110 or www.operaphilly.com
PHILADELPHIA THEATRE COMPANY - at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre, 480 S. Broad Street. Oct. 11-Nov. 10, 4000 Miles. 21-year-old Leo unexpectedly arrives on the doorstep of his feisty 91 year-old grandmother's West Village apartment, after a grueling cross-country bike trip. Over the course of a month, these unlikely roommates infuriate and bewilder one another and discover the fragile line between growing up and growing old through humor, heartache, and love. Nov. 29-Dec. 29, Nerds - a hilarious musical journey from the floppy disc era to the iPhone phenomenon.
Information: (215) 985-0420 or www.phillytheatreco.com
WALNUT STREET THEATRE - Sept. 3-Oct. 30, In the Heights, the Tony Award-winning Best Musical about chasing your dreams and finding your true home. Nov. 29-Dec. 29, Sophie Tucker: The Last Of The Red Hot Mamas. Spend an intimate evening with America's Queen of the double entendre. Naughty? Yes, in a fun-loving way that's never graphic or obscene.
Information: (215) 574-3550 or www.walnutstreettheatre.org
WILMA THEATER - Oct. 9-Nov. 10, The Convert. Set in 1895 amid the colonial scramble for Southern Africa, the play follows a young girl who escapes a forced marriage arrangement and discovers Christianity.
Information: (215) 546-7824 or www.wilmatheater.org
LANTERN THEATER COMPANY - at St. Stephen's Theater, 10th & Ludlow Streets. Sept. 19-Oct. 27, Emma. Jane Austen's beloved novel comes to life in a sparkling adaptation that celebrates her most maddening, endearing heroine.
Information: (215) 829-0395 or www.lanterntheater.org
INTERACTIVE THEATER COMPANY - at the Adrienne Theater, 2030 Sansom Street. Oct. 18-Nov. 10, We Are Proud to Present. An ensemble of actors comes together to create a play about an obscure 20th century genocide, and an amicable workshop unravels into a storm of competing egos and conflicting agendas.
Information: (215) 568-8079 or www.interacttheatre.org
Music & Dance
PENNSYLVANIA BALLET - at the Academy of Music. Oct. 17-27, Jewels. Be dazzled by George Balanchine's full-length masterpiece. Jewels unfolds in three distinct sections - Emeralds, Rubies, and Diamonds - each with its own music and mood.
THE PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA - at the Kimmel Center. Renowned for its distinctive sound, desired for its keen ability to capture the hearts and imaginations of audiences, and admired for an unrivaled legacy of “firsts” in music-making, The Philadelphia Orchestra remains one of the preeminent orchestras in the world. The 2013-14 season begins Sept. 25.
THE KIMMEL CENTER - The Avenue of the Arts' spectacular showplace offers excit- ing shows and FREE events at several venues: Commonwealth Plaza, Verizon Hall, Perelman Theater, Innovation Studio, Merriam Theater, and the Academy of Music.
A sample of events includes: Sept. 28, Astral Artists: Aurora Astralis, music by some of Australia's most gifted composers, including Grammy Award winner Osvaldo Golijov; Oct. 29-Nov. 10, Once - the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician who's about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs;
AVENUE OF THE ARTS - South Broad Street offers globally renowned music, dance and theater at Commonwealth Plaza, Verizon Hall, Perelman Theater, Innovation Studio, Merriam Theater, the Academy of Music and other nearby venues.
ACADEMY OF NATURAL SCIENCE - 19th Street and the Parkway. The museum features dinosaurs, mummies and wildlife specimens. Through Sept. 29, Glow: Living Lights. Oct. 12-March 30, Dinosaurs Unearthed - more than a dozen realistic, full-bodied dinosaurs, as well as skeletons, fossil casts of skulls, claws, horns and real specimens!
THE PHILADELPHIA HISTORY MUSEUM AT THE ATWATER KENT MUSEUM - 15 South 7th Street. Explore more than 300 years of the city's rich past - everything from William Penn's utopian plans to the collective dreams of millions of Philadelphia sports fans. The Museum's engaging exhibitions feature treasured objects, hands-on experiences and multimedia presentations showing you what makes Philadelphia, well, Philadelphia.
"FIRST FRIDAY" IN OLD CITY - Between Front & Third, and Market & Vine, Old City’s quaint streets fill with art lovers of all kinds the first Friday of the month. Wander casually among art galleries and shops until 9 p.m.
THE FRANKLIN INSTITUTE - 20th Street and the Parkway. Visit one of the best hands-on science museums in the United States. Discover amazing exhibits, the Fels Planetarium, the Giant Heart and an IMAX Theater. Through Oct. 6, SPY: The Secret World of Espionage. Learn the importance of intelligence gathering and discover how real men and women can change the world every day - one secret at a time. Now playing at the IMAX: Space Junk, Pacific Rim and Flight of the Butterflies.
PENNSYLVANIA ACADEMY OF THE FINE ARTS - Broad & Cherry Streets. Through Oct.13, Jennifer Bartlett: History of the Universe - Works 1970-2011. Sept. 28-Jan. 5, Hidden Treasures Unveiled: Watercolors - a group of watercolors from the Museum's extensive collection that have remained little-known to the public.
PHILADELPHIA MUSEUM OF ART - Parkway at 26th Street. Oct. 14-Jan. 5, Léger: Modern Art and the Metropolis, a core group of the artist's exceptional paintings on the theme of the city, along with film projections, theater designs, architectural models, and print and advertising designs by the artist and his contemporaries.
The Museum's main building will be open until 8:45 p.m. every Wednesday for Pay-What-You-Wish Wednesday Nights.
INDEPENDENCE SEAPORT MUSEUM - Penn's Landing. Through Feb. 17, Oh, Sugar!: The Magical Transformation From Cane To Candy focuses on Philadelphia's candy manufacturing history, tracing the magical transformation sugar takes from cane to candy.
NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AMERICAN JEWISH HISTORY - 101 S. Independence Mall East. Just steps from Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell, the National Museum of American Jewish History is the only museum dedicated to chronicling the American Jewish experience. Exhibitions, rare artifacts and interactive displays mark the contributions, hardships and successes of American Jews through every phase of the country's history and invite all people to remark on the characteristics that make humans similar instead of different.
BARNES MUSEUM - 20th Street and the Parkway. In rooms reflective of the intimate layout and unique character of the original Merion galleries, the renowned art collection is accessible to the public as never before. The collection includes works by European and American masters of impressionism, post-impressionist and early modern art.
THE AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM IN PHILADELPHIA - 701 Arch Street. The museum features displays about politics, religion, family life, the Civil Rights movement, arts and entertainment, sports, medicine, archi- tecture, law and technology of African Americans.
THE RODIN MUSEUM - 22nd Street and the Parkway. In the galleries or along the garden paths, this tranquil oasis is one of the world’s great places in which to experience the work of celebrated French sculptor Auguste Rodin.
*From PATCO's 8th & Market station, hop on the PHLASH trolley (after May 1) or SEPTA’s 38 bus.
Information and events listed in JOYRIDES are subject to change and/ or cancellation.