April 25th, 2017 by Brynn Monaghan, Communications Manager
We checked the forecast for this weekend and it looks like it’s going to be a good one! So plan to head outside with your friends and explore the arts and culture scene in Philadelphia. And to get the most out of your adventure, become a member of our Open Arts community by signing up here using sign-up code: social1617. As a member, you’ll get to see tons of cool stuff for almost half the price or FREE!
Final Fridays: Draft Night
Friday, April 28 | 5 p.m. at Philadelphia Museum of Art | $14 for Open Arts members
Since the NFL Draft is in the house, we invite you to hold your own draft (of beer) and try your hand at sketching in the galleries.
April Twilight in the Gardens
Friday, April 28 | 7 p.m. at Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens | $15 for Open Arts members
The 2017 Twilight in the Gardens season off with a bang with “Creative Sparks: An Evening of Art and Music with CCW, SpArc, and Outside Sound.” Music collaborative Outside Sound will perform two sets of original compositions. Activity tables include Zine-Making and Screen Printing with Center for Creative Works (CCW) and SpArc Philadelphia! Come hang out picnic-style and enjoy this musical experience on your cozy blanket with snacks, or just bring a 6-pack and explore! Twilight also offers the opportunity to hear more about our visionary art environment with special tours of the seldom-seen mosaic basement.
The Marriage of Figaro
Friday, April 28 to Sunday, May 7 | Academy of Music | Free for Open Arts members
Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Text by Lorenzo da Ponte. Performed in Italian with English supertitles Opera at the Academy. Hilarity of complication regarded as one of the greatest operas ever written, Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro (Le nozze di Figaro) is a screwball comedy complete with disguises, surprises, and compromises. From the opening notes to the final curtain, Mozart’s score delivers a tangled love story with great farce and satire.
Wanderlust Walking Tour: Michelle Ortiz
Saturday, April 29 | 10 a.m. at The Barnes Foundation | $10 for Open Arts members
Artist and muralist Michelle Ortiz focuses on people and communities whose histories are often lost or co-opted. Join Ortiz for a walking tour through South Philly’s Italian Market. Learn about the contributions immigrant communities have made to our city, and meet vendors who will share their immigrant experiences and family histories. Meet at the northwest corner of 9th and Washington.
April 11th, 2017 by Brynn Monaghan, Communications Manager
This nice weather screams, “ROAD TRIP!” And lucky for you, Zipcar is offering students $10 of driving credit (1 hour of driving) by using promo code: CampusPhillySpring (Expires 4/30/17) and will be valid for 2 weeks after redemption. Not a Zipcar member yet? Join now and cash in on that driving credit! Below you’ll find our picks for road trip destinations.
Clover Market: Bryn Mawr | Sunday, April 23rd | Free
Featuring a rotating lineup of over 100 vendors, food trucks, lots of shopping & restaurant options all around town. Check out their schedule here.
Take a hike! No seriously, check out the three top hiking destinations withing 10 miles of Philly.
Night Market Philadelphia | May-October | Pay as you go
Philly’s favorite street food festival is back … and they’re hitting up every corner of the city.
From the hills of Roxborough all the way down to Washington Ave., plus a one-of-a-kind collaboration with Wawa Welcome America, they’ll be satisfying hangry stomachs throughout the city this #NightMkt season.
First up on the agenda? The Great Northeast! Mark your calendars for:
Night Market Burholme | Thursday, May 11, 6-10 p.m. | Cottman & Rising Sun
From Homer to Hopper: Experiment and Ingenuity in American Art | Now until May 21
This exhibition is worth the drive to the Brandywine River Museum of Art! It features fifty-four superb paintings by Edward Hopper, Winslow Homer, Georgia O’Keeffe, Horace Pippin, and many others who revolutionized picture-making in the United States.
Longwood Gardens for their Spring Blooms | Now until May 26
With dogwoods, magnolias, wisterias, azaleas, foam-flowers, and more than 240,000 tulips, Spring Blooms creates a symphony of color. Breathe in the fresh air and relish the beauty of spring! Book your trip today.
In addition to giving you something, Zipcar is giving back! They currently have a wrapped vehicle with United By Blue – each hour the vehicle is reserved a $1 will be donated back to them. Now that’s a nice ride!
Whatever path you choose to drive down, we want to know about it! Share your road trip adventures on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter and tag @CampusPhilly #ZipTrip.
March 31st, 2017 by Brynn Monaghan, Communications Manager
1. Open Arts College Night: Pennsylvania Ballet
Don’t miss your last chance, to register for our final College Night hosted by the Ballet. Take advantage of $10 tickets to Romance on Friday, April 7th. Tell your friends and enjoy an evening at the Ballet!
P.S. What’s your ideal Friday evening in Philadelphia? Tell us and you could win free tickets to the Ballet!
2. Opening Exhibit at the Penn Museum
Grab your exclusive $5 tickets to opening day, Saturday, April 8th, of Cultures at the Crossfire: Stories from Syria and Iraq at the Penn Museum. This offer is only for Open Arts members. When registering, make sure to select student tickets and use discount code: OPENARTS$5.
March 16th, 2017 by Brynn Monaghan, Communications Manager
Catch a movie, grab a free Rita’s Italian Ice, race a SEPTA bus, apply to internships from the comfort of your bed (or wherever you have internet access) and much more!
Movie Mondays @ The Trocadero | 21+ event
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)
When: Monday, March 20 at 6:30 p.m.
Where: The Trocadero, 1003 Arch St., Philadelphia 19107
Details: 21+ event. Doors open at 6:30, film starts at 8, arrive before 7pm and enjoy a free beer. $3 gets you in and goes towards a snack or drink at the bar.
Race the SEPTA Route 21 Bus at Rush Hour Through Center City
When: Wednesday, March 22nd, 5:30 PM (prepare and line up), 5:41 PM Start
Where: Starting at 40th and Chestnut, we’ll race the 5:41 p.m. bus for 3.1 miles going east through Center City Philadelphia. The race will end at 2nd and Chestnut.
Ask Debora(h) Squared Facebook Live Event
Campus Philly’s going LIVE on Campus Philly’s Facebook to let you know what it takes to launch in Philly. Learn interview tips, what employers want to see and how to stand out as an intern from an established CEO and a recent grad. Have a question? Submit it to Brynn at firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, March 20 at 5 p.m.
When: Tuesday, March 21 starting at 12:30 p.m.
Young Involved Philadelphia Idea Forum
Get involved with YIP by learning more about their plans for the year, and helping them brainstorm events in line with YIP’s 2017 goals. During meetings, share bright ideas and get up close and personal with the behind the scenes work that makes YIP programming happen.
When: Wednesday, March 22 from 6-8 p.m.
Where: Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1300 Locust St., Philadelphia 19107
Kat Webster from Bioware, Lauren Brown from EA Games, Harley Dwortz from Rooster Teeth Productions and Melissa Soest from BioWare will discuss their creative process, careers and how they are affecting change in the industry. The panel will be followed by Q&A with the audience and a reception with the panelists.
When: Thursday, March 23 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Where: Moore College of Art & Design, 20th and the Pkwy, Philadelphia 19103
Online Job + Internship Week
Throughout the week hundreds of employers will be logging on to find candidates like you to join and grow with their team. With tools provided by Campus Philly leading up to the event, you’ll be prepared to start planning your summer in Philadelphia.
When: Monday, March 27 – Friday, March 31
Where: Anywhere you have internet access!
March 7th, 2017 by Brynn Monaghan, Communications Manager
Our Open Arts program is your key to unlocking the door to Philly’s arts and culture scene. March brings us openings at the Painted Bride Art Center, the National Constitution Center and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. As an Open Arts member, you have access to free or heavily discounted tickets to these awesome events. Not a member? Learn more about joining here and use promo code “social1617” to sign up!
March 1-25 | The Painted Bride Art Center, 230 Vine Street | Student Price: Free
Soul Inspiration is a visual art exhibition to honor six African American figures who inspired a generation of human and civil rights workers in Philadelphia, and the nation: William Still, James Forten, Richard Allen, Cecil B. Moore, Rev. Leon Sullivan and Paul L Robeson.
New Exhibit: Powers of the President
March 1 – May 17 | National Constitution Center, 525 Arch Street | Student Price: $13
This exhibit explores the nature of executive power under the Constitution, and how various presidents have exercised it over time. Discover both key actions by well-known presidents as well as the constitutional legacies of lesser known “forgotten presidents,” and the impact that they all have had while holding our nation’s highest office.
American Watercolor in the Age of Homer and Sargent
March 1 – May 14 | Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway | Student Price: $19
From the passion of a small group of painters in the 1860s to the flowering of modernism in the early twentieth century, this survey charts the artistic revolution that occurred during the lifetimes of Winslow Homer and John Singer Sargent, the two most influential American watercolorists.
American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition
March 6 – July 16 | National Constitution Center, 525 Arch Street | Student Price $13
This is just a small sample of all the fantastic events listed on our Open Arts site. You can see more upcoming events here. If you want to meet the Campus Philly crew, come out to our Open Arts College Night at the Pennsylvania Ballet on Friday, April 7— you can’t beat $10 student tickets!
March 3rd, 2017 by Brynn Monaghan, Communications Manager
Take it easy this weekend, hang with your friends, get some brunch, and check out some awesome events throughout the city!
First Friday in Philly
Fri., March 3 | Various locations
Get First Friday inspiration from Uwishunu’s “Top Events For First Friday In Philadelphia This March.”
Cover Girls: An Exhibition of Women Book Cover Designers
Fri., March 3 | 6-9 p.m. | Bluecadet, 1526 Frankford Ave. | Free with registration
In honor of Women’s History month in March, AIGA Philadelphia is celebrating six inspiring women book cover designers with a special exhibition.
Philadelphia Drawing Marathon
Fri., March 3 | 1-9 p.m. | Fleisher Art Memorial, 719 Catharine St. | Free with registration
Open to all interested art students – bring your own paints, pencils and gear, we’ll provide easels, models, and snacks.
Final Weekend at Blue Cross RiverRink’s Winterfest!
Final Day is Sun., March 5 | 101 S. Columbus Blvd. | Prices vary
Hurry! Take a final lap around the RiverRink or kick back and relax one last time in The Lodge.
Just Dance: Lady Gaga Cardio Pop Workout
Sat., March 4 | 2:30-4 p.m. | Philly Dance Fitness, 1170 S. Broad St. | $25
90-minute, nonstop cardio dance workshop featuring hits from “Applause” to “Poker Face.” No prior dance experience required. Prizes for the best Gaga-inspired outfit.
First Sunday = Free or Pay-What-You-Wish at PAFA, PMA & The Barnes
Sun., March 5
The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts offers free admission on Sundays during the its World War I exhibition. Sunday guests can explore the regular collection and special exhibits for no cost at all.
The Barnes offers free admission and programs on the first Sunday of every month. Visitors are welcome to attend talks, performances, and hands-on activities throughout the day. Tickets are limited and cannot be reserved in advance; they are available on site starting at 9 am.
March 1st, 2017 by Brynn Monaghan, Communications Manager
We’ve been on a wild weather rollercoaster we like to call “Sprinter.” Although our current forecast is uncertain, we know one thing is for certain– summer 2017 is coming! Below we’ve listed fun upcoming events, and the perfect event to help you lock down that summer gig in Philly (hint, hint: Online Job + Internship Week!).
2017 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show: “Holland: Flowering the World.”
March 11-19 | Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch St. | Students get in for $22
On Monday, March 20, Academy of Natural Sciences offers Pay-What-You-Wish Admission for Founders Day!
Campus Philly’s Online Job + Internship Week
March 27-31 | All Online! Apply wherever you have Wi-Fi! | FREE
Summer is the perfect time to enjoy everything Philadelphia has to offer! During Campus Philly’s Online Job and Internship Week, you’ll find hundreds of reasons to stay in the region. Throughout the week hundreds of employers will be logging on to find candidates like you to join and grow with their team. With tools provided by Campus Philly leading up to the event, you’ll be prepared to start planning your summer in Philadelphia. Create your FREE profile at campusphilly.org/launch.
RSVP to our Facebook event to receive career tips and advice from college students. Bonus: a special Facebook Live video on Tuesday, March 21! Send any questions you have about landing that summertime internship to Brynn@campusphilly.org. We will answer them LIVE on the 21st.
Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival of Greater Philadelphia
April 1-9 | Horticultural and Lansdowne Drives, Philadelphia 19131 | Prices vary
This week-long festival celebrates both traditional and contemporary Japan with a variety of events, including demonstrations of martial arts, ikebana flower arranging, as well as live musical and dance performances. The main event, Sakura Sunday is held at the Horticulture Center in Fairmount Park and features two stages of performers, arts & crafts, Little Akiba, tours of Shofuso, and much much more.
Open Arts College Night: Pennsylvania Ballet
April 7 | Merriam Theater, 250 S Broad St, Philadelphia 19102
Open Arts members will have exclusive access to $10 tickets. Bring a friend and enjoy the Pennsylvania Ballet’s Romance. Not an Open Arts member yet? Sign up today with promo code: social1617.
Student Leader Network’s Vernon Park Service Trip
April 8 | Vernon Park, 5804 Greene Street Philadelphia 19144
This spring the Student Leader Network takes our third trip into Germantown as we help Friends of Vernon Park spruce up their grounds and learn about the community from elders at Center in the Park.
Looking for more? Always check our events calendar. We hand pick events just for you!
February 28th, 2017 by Dan Jacob
This week get out and celebrate finales, grand openings, free admissions and a neighborhood’s twist on Restaurant Week!
Black History Month Finale
Today marks the last day of Black History Month. Throughout the month, there have been many events at various locations, it’s not too late to partake in the festivities. Black History Untold wraps up their month-long event tonight at WHYY Studios, and workshops such as A Taste of African Heritage at the Parkway Central Library
Museum galore this Sunday
This Sunday at The Barnes Foundation will be completely free as part of their Free First Sunday! Every first Sunday of each month traverse the galleries and check out the Person of the Crowd: The Contemporary Art of Flânerie exhibit, all for free!
If, the Barnes wasn’t enough to satisfy your art craving, the Philadelphia Museum of Art kicks off their Pay-What-You-Wish Sundays this week. Every first Sunday of each month, visitors will be able to pay as much as they wish to enjoy exhibits like American Watercolor.
Spring is in the air, with Franklin Square officially opening March 1st . Franklin Square is a great spot to hangout and enjoy the great weather with food, drinks, mini-golf and more.
East Passyunk Restaurant Week
And you thought restaurant week was over. This week reserve your table at a number of restaurants participating in East Passyunk Restaurant Week . For just $15, $25, or $35 experience a 3 course meal on a range of diverse foods!
February 23rd, 2017 by Brynn Monaghan, Communications Manager
Friday’s Forecast: 70 degrees and 100% chance of free pizza and great events.
Free Friday at SliCE Pizza!
What? SliCE gives away free pizza no purchase req’d, 1 per person.
Where? At all 4 locations
When? Friday, Feb 24 from 11am-1pm
“Person of the Crowd” Opening Party
What? Come decked out in your best 1920s garb, check out the exhibition, and look for the strolling performers.
Where? The Barnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
When? Friday, February 24 starting at 6pm
Deal: FREE for college students with valid student ID (walk-up only)
International House Carnival Celebration
What? This vibrant festival includes Brazilian and Caribbean cuisine and beverages, Brazilian and Caribbean dance music, samba dance performances by the Greater Philadelphia Caribbean Cultural Organization Masqueraders, and an evening of drumming in the Caribbean tradition by One Nation Ensemble.
Where? International House, 3701 Chestnut Street
When? Friday, February 24 starting at 7 pm
Where? International House, 3701 Chestnut Street
Deal:$10 general public; $5 for members and free for International House residents
What? Craft love notes, dance to your own silent disco in the galleries (head phones on) and enjoy live music at the last Art After 5 Friday in February.
When? Friday, February 24, 2017 from 5 pm – 8:45 pm
Deal: $14 for students with valid ID
February 22nd, 2017 by Brynn Monaghan, Communications Manager
Break out your top hats and beaded dresses! We have your Friday night plans for you– “Person of the Crowd” opening party at The Barnes Foundation! Come decked out in your best 1920s garb, check out the exhibition, and look for the strolling performers.
It’s our Deal of the Day because it’s FREE for college students with valid student ID (walk-up only)! You can Charleston your way through the doors starting at 6pm. See you there!