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Check out some of the upcoming happenings SEPTA can take you to.

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Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest

Blue Cross RiverRink

Experience a riverfront winter wonderland at the Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest. Glide around an enormous ice skating rink, snap a photo next to the festive holiday tree and warm up with a hot beverage next to a fire pit or inside a cozy cabin. Entry into Winterfest is free. Ice skating, cabins and firepits can be reserved in advance. Get there on SEPTA. Hop the Market-Frankford Line to 2nd Street or Bus Routes 12, 21, 25, 42, 17, or 33. 

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Let's Go Sixers! 🏀

Wells Fargo Center

The Philadelphia 76ers take on the Magic this Monday and Wednesday. Skip traffic and parking - SEPTA IS THE WAY TO GO! Hop the Broad Street Line to NRG Station (last stop). 

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Transit Tuesday ☕️


Celebrate Transit Tuesday with SEPTA and Dunkin'. Flash your SEPTA Key card to receive a MEDIUM Hot or Iced Coffee for only $1 (+ appl. tax) every Tuesday at any participating Greater Philadelphia-area Dunkin' location. To find your nearest Dunkin' click here. Offer valid on Tuesdays only. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Participation may vary. Limited-time offer. 

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A Soldier’s Play

The Forrest Theatre

The Forrest Theatre stage welcomes A Soldier's Play from 1/24 thru 2/5. Get there on SEPTA. Take the Market-Frankford Line to 11th Street or hop Routes 42, 21, or 12.

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Arden Theatre

Clyde's is on stage at the Arden Theatre Company frim 1/26 thru 3/5. So easy to get here on SEPTA. Hop the Market-Frankford Line to 2nd Street or Routes 5, 17, 33, 48 or 57.  Before you go - check out this Perk - it will save you $10!

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Black History Month

African American Museum

February is your last chance to catch the museum’s powerful Vision & Spirit: African American Art exhibition. The collection features more than 100 works from 48 artists and explores the many meanings behind African American resilience. Of course, you don’t want to miss AAMP’s core permanent exhibit Audacious Freedom: African Americans in Philadelphia 1776 – 1876, allowing trailblazers like Octavius Catto and Richard Allen to tell their stories through the use of technology, photographs, videos and artifact. Get here on SEPTA. It's a short walk from the 8th Street stop on the Market-Frankford Line or hop Routes 47 or 48.

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Philadelphia Orchestra - Yannick Leads Schumann and Dawson

Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

Catch Philadelphia Orchestra - Yannick Leads Schumann and Dawson at the Kimmel Center on Thursday and Friday! Get there on SEPTA! Hop Routes 4, 12, 27, 32 or the Broad Street Line to Walnut-Locust. Get up to $10 off tickets with this Perk!

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WinTOUR Scavanger Hunt

Fairmount Park

Bundle up, gather a team and keep your eyes peeled as you explore 2,050 acres of trails, landmarks, natural lands and public art inside Fairmount Park this winter. This free, six-week scavenger hunt kicks off 1/7 with an exploration of the area surrounding the Philadelphia Museum of Art and Kelly Drive - and it ends 2/26. Return to a different area of the park each week to participate in the next adventure. To get started, follow the instructions on the official website. Plan your trip here.

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Waiting for Lefty

Quintessence Theatre

Grab your picket sign and get ready to march at Quintessence Theatre! Later banned in Boston and New Haven, the first performance of Waiting for Lefty by the Group Theatre started a riot. The mysterious disappearance of Lefty, the head of the strike committee, during a union meeting prompts a series of flashbacks that reveal the intensely personal reasons behind a group of taxi workers’ rallying call to action. With the fight for living wages and safe, equitable workplaces continuing to cause political debates, Clifford Odets’ iconic collage of the American working class illustrates the power of individual protest and the right to reform. Catch it now thru 2/12! Get there on SEPTA! Route 23 gets you there and it's a short walk from Sedgwick Station.

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Restaurant Week

Northern Liberties

Get a taste of NoLibs during Northern Liberties Restaurant Week. Enjoy two tasty weeks of discounted dining at some of the area’s hottest restaurants, including neighborhood stalwarts like El Camino Real and Standard Tap in addition to newcomers like the brand-new, plant-based Nourish Cafe and upscale sports bar The Winston. In all, nearly two dozen establishments are participating in the promotion, offering $10 and $15 lunch deals in addition to $15, $25 and $40 three-course dinner menus. Use the Plan Your Trip tool to get started!

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Keswick Theatre

Make your way to the Keswick Theatre to catch Shangela on 2/3 in her Fully Lit Tour. Doors open at 7PM. Don't miss it! Catch SEPTA there! Hop the Lansdale/Doylestown Line or Warminster Line to Glenside Station, or Bus Routes 22 or 77.

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First Friday

Old City

Old City’s thriving local arts scene gets special recognition on the first Friday of every month. First Friday attendees can check out art exhibits, shop special sales, enjoy food and drink deals, hear live music and more at different locations citywide. To get here on SEPTA - take the Market-Frankford Line to 2nd Street Station or 5th Street/Independence Hall Station. You can also take Bus Routes 5, 9, 17, 21, 33, 42, 44, 48 or 57. 

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7th Annual Bob Marley Birthday Celebration

Ardmore Music Hall

Head over to Ardmore Music Hall on 2/3 and jam out at the Bob Marley Birthday Celebration with Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad. Doors open at 6:45PM. Get there on SEPTA! Hop the Paoli/Thorndale Line to Ardmore or Routes 44, 103 or 106. 

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Wanda Sykes

Miller Theater

Catch Wanda Sykes at the Miller Theater this Friday and Saturday. Get there on SEPTA. Hop Routes 4, 12, 27, 32 or the Broad Street Line to Walnut-Locust. Get discounted tickets with this Perk!

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Temple Basketball

The Liacouras Center

The Temple Owls battle Houston this Saturday at the Liacouras Center. To get there, hop the SEPTA Broad Street Line to Cecil B. Moore or Regional Rail to Temple University.

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Penn Basketball

The Palestra

The Penn Quakers take on Colombia this Friday and Cornell on Saturday The Palestra. Your best bet there is SEPTA. Hop Regional Rail to 30th Street or Penn Medicine Station, Trolley or Market-Frankford Line to 33rd Street or Routes 21, 31, 40, 42 or 49.

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Philadelphia Wings

Wells Fargo Center

The Philadelphia Wings are back at the Wells Fargo Center on Saturday, 2/4 at 8PM! Going? Skip the parking hassles [and the prices] and hop the Broad Street Line [to NRG Station] there.

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Splintered Sunlight

Ardmore Music Hall

Splintered Sunlight has been delighting audiences for over 25 years with their unique take on the music of the Grateful Dead and the Jerry Garcia Band. You can catch them at Ardmore Music Hall on 2/4! Doors open at 6:45PM. Get there on SEPTA! Hop the Paoli/Thorndale Line to Ardmore or Routes 44, 103 or 106. 

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Leaders and Legends of Philadelphia

Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse

An outdoor exhibition honoring African American leaders returns to Fairmount Park from 2/4 thru 2/28. The Leaders and Legends outdoor gallery highlights the accomplishments of artists, activists, educators, public servants and athletes. After checking out the exhibit, which features prompts to visit other Philadelphia landmarks, families can head to the playground and playhouse for more fun, including a trip or two down that famous wooden slide. So easy to get here on SEPTA Route 3.

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Freeze out

Founders Philly Freeze Out


This pay-as-you-go, all-ages event on Saturday features live music, ice carving demonstrations every hour, a winter market, hands-on activities, and food and drink specials at bars and restaurants throughout Manayunk. Hungry? Buy tickets to the Chowder Crawl to warm up with chowder samples at more than 10 locations in the neighborhood. Pro tip: Free trolleys run up and down Main Street throughout the event, so save your steps and hop on and off at your convenience. Hop the Manayunk/Norristown Line to Manayunk Station or Routes 9, 27, 35 or 61.

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Winter Jawn 2023

Xfinity Live!

Alt 104.5’s annual winter party returns to XFINITY Live! for a chilly afternoon of chill vibes this Saturday. This year’s lineup includes sets from All Time Low, lovelytheband, Dayglow and more. The event is free, but you need to download tickets to attend. After the concert, take the short walk over to Live Casino! for a free, 21-plus afterparty featuring an acoustic set from Dayglow. Best way there is SEPTA! Ride the Broad Street Line to NRG Station - last stop!

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Superhero Skate

Rothman Orthopaedics Ice Rink at Dilworth Park

Hit the ice with your favorite superheroes for this special skating session in the shadow of City Hall. In addition to meet-and-greets with costumed crusaders, the kiddos can enjoy free face painting, capes and take-home crafts while supplies last. Tickets are required. Get here on SEPTA! Hop the Market-Frankford Line, the Broad Street Line to City Hall, Bus Routes 2, 17, 33, 38, 44, 48, 124 or 125 or Regional Rail to Suburban Station.  

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PECO Free First Sunday Family Day

Barnes Foundation

The first Sunday of the month means free admission to the Barnes Foundation. The museum’s PECO Free First Sunday Family Day features daylong free admission and several percussion performances from the Sistahs Laying Down Hands Collective. Registration is required and opens on Thursday at 10AM. Get here on SEPTA Routes 2, 7, 32, 33, 38, 48, or 49.

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Rothman Orthopaedics Ice Rink

Dilworth Park

It’s a winter wonderland in the shadow of City Hall. Now thru 2/26, glide around the Rothman Orthopaedics Ice Rink, snap a selfie in the festive wintergarden, warm up with a hot beverage inside the Rothman Orthopaedics Cabin and grab some seasonal snacks — all set against a very festive backdrop. Reservations are encouraged for timed, 90-minute skating sessions. Get here on SEPTA! Hop the Market-Frankford Line, the Broad Street Line to City Hall, Bus Routes 2, 17, 33, 38, 44, 48, 124 or 125 or Regional Rail to Suburban Station.  

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Franklin Square

Franklin Square celebrates the winter season with free nightly light shows inspired by Benjamin Franklin’s legendary kite and key experiment - from 11/16 thru 2/26. Free light shows — set to a soundtrack of seasonal tunes —  illuminate the square every 30 minutes from 5 p.m. until close. Before or after the show, grab a burger or beverage fireside from the on-site Square Burger, play a round of festive Chilly Philly Mini Golf or hop aboard the classic Parx Liberty Carousel. Get there on SEPTA: it's a short walk from 5th Street/Independence Hall Station on the Market-Frankford Line!

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Last of the Red Hot Lovers

Walnut Street Theater

See Last of the Red Hot Lovers at the Walnut Street Theater now thru 2/5. Get there on SEPTA. Take Regional Rail to Jefferson Station or Bus Routes 9, 12, 21, 38, 42, 47, 47M, or 61.

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Philadelphia Auto Show

Pennsylvania Convention Center

The automotive industry’s latest creations are on display over more than half a million square feet at the Pennsylvania Convention Center during the annual Philadelphia Auto Show, returning this year and running from 1/28 thru 2/5. Get an up-close look at hundreds of classic, luxury and exotic cars — and even climb behind the wheel of some. Take SEPTA to the show. The Convention Center is a short walk from Jefferson Station (we're running more trains). You can ride the Market-Frankford Line to 11th, the Broad Street Line to City Hall or hop Routes 23, 45, 48 or 61.

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