Local Happenings

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

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The Color Purple

Theatre Horizon

The Color Purple, based on Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize Award- and National Book Award-winning novel, opens at Theatre Horizon in Norristown on Thursday and runs on select dates for just over five weeks. The moving musical — which won a Grammy Award for best musical theater album in 2017 — follows the life of 14-year-old African-American girl Celie, her sister Nettie and their family living in rural Georgia in the early 1900s. Get there on SEPTA. Take the Manayunk/Norristown Line or Norristown High Speed Line to Norristown Transportation Center. From there, it's a 3 minute walk to Theatre Horizon. Check out this Perk for 15% off tickets! 

20181108 00:00 20181217 00:00 America/New_York The Color Purple <p><em><a href="http://www.theatrehorizon.org/shows/thecolorpurple.php" rel="noopener" target="_blank">The Color Purple</a></em>, based on Alice Walker&#39;s Pulitzer Prize Award- and National Book Award-winning novel, opens at Theatre Horizon in Norristown on Thursday and runs on select dates for just over five weeks. The moving musical &mdash; which won a Grammy Award for best musical theater album in 2017 &mdash; follows the life of 14-year-old African-American girl Celie, her sister Nettie and their family living in rural Georgia in the early 1900s. Get there on SEPTA. Take the Manayunk/Norristown Line or Norristown High Speed Line to Norristown Transportation Center. From there, it&#39;s a 3 minute walk to Theatre Horizon. Check out&nbsp;<a href="https://iseptaphilly.com/perk/243">this Perk</a>&nbsp;for 15% off tickets!&nbsp;</p> 401 DeKalb Street, Norristown, PA, USA Plan Your Trip


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Franklin Square Holiday Festival and Electrical Spectacle Light Show

Franklin Square

Festive lights, winter treats and holiday cheer fill historic Franklin Square for its all-ages (and completely free!) holiday festival and light show. The main feature is the Electrical Spectacle light show, which utilizes thousands of twinkling lights and a dynamic holiday soundtrack. The seasonal outdoor attraction rounds out the ongoing festivities with a winter beer garden, seasonal eats from SquareBurger, Lightning Bolt Holiday Express train rides around the square and a handful of other fun-filled events. Runs 11/15 through 12/31. Get here on SEPTA. Short walk from the 5th Street/Independence Hall stop on the Market-Frankford Line or ride Bus Routes 47 or 47M.

20181115 00:00 20190101 00:00 America/New_York Franklin Square Holiday Festival and Electrical Spectacle Light Show <p>Festive lights, winter treats and holiday cheer fill historic <a class="trackingoutbound" href="http://historicphiladelphia.org/franklin-square/upcoming-events/">Franklin Square</a> for its all-ages (and completely free!) holiday festival and light show. The main feature is the Electrical Spectacle light show, which utilizes thousands of twinkling lights and a dynamic holiday soundtrack. The seasonal outdoor attraction rounds out the ongoing festivities with a winter beer garden, seasonal eats from SquareBurger, Lightning Bolt Holiday Express train rides around the square and a handful of other fun-filled events. Runs 11/15 through 12/31. Get here on SEPTA. Short walk from the 5th Street/Independence Hall stop on the Market-Frankford Line or ride Bus Routes 47 or 47M.</p> 200 6th St, Philadelphia, PA 19102 Plan Your Trip


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Rothman Orthopaedics Ice Rink

Dilworth Park

Those looking to ice skate in the heart of Philadelphia can pack up their cold-weather gear and head to the Rothman Orthopaedics Ice Rink at Dilworth Park. Beginning Friday, 11/9, skaters of all levels and ages are invited to cruise around the rink while taking in skyline views just outside of City Hall. This Perk gets you $1 off admission! Afterward, check out the spectacular Dilworth Park Wintergarden or warm up in the Rothman Institute Cabin, offering a variety of eats and the ultimate post-ice-skating treat — hot chocolate. So easy to get here on SEPTA. Hop the Market-Frankford Line or Trolley Routes 10, 11, 13, 34 & 36 to 15th Street, the Broad Street Line to City Hall, Bus Routes 2, 17, 33, 38, 44, 48, 124 or 125 or Regional Rail to Suburban Station.  

20181109 00:00 20190225 00:00 America/New_York Rothman Orthopaedics Ice Rink <p>Those looking to ice skate in the heart of Philadelphia can pack up their cold-weather gear and head to the <a href="https://centercityphila.org/parks/dilworth-park/winter/rothman-rink" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Rothman Orthopaedics Ice Rink</a><a href="http://centercityphila.org/parks/dilworth-park/winter/rothman-rink">&nbsp;</a><a class="trackingoutbound" href="http://www.ccdparks.org/dilworth-park/rothmanicerink">at Dilworth Park</a>. Beginning Friday, 11/9, skaters of all levels and ages are invited to cruise around the rink while taking in skyline views just outside of City Hall. This <a href="http://www.iseptaphilly.com/perk/143">Perk</a> gets you $1 off admission! Afterward, check out the spectacular Dilworth Park Wintergarden or warm up in the Rothman Institute Cabin, offering a variety of eats and the ultimate post-ice-skating treat &mdash; hot chocolate. So easy to get here on SEPTA. Hop the Market-Frankford Line or Trolley Routes 10, 11, 13, 34 &amp; 36 to 15th Street, the Broad Street Line to City Hall, Bus Routes 2, 17, 33, 38, 44, 48, 124 or 125 or Regional Rail to Suburban Station.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> 1 S 15th St, Philadelphia, PA 19102 Plan Your Trip


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PHILADANCO: Choreographers on the Move

Kimmel Center

Celebrated local dance troupe PHILADANCO puts on this brand-new show featuring works by two of the group’s resident choreographers with performances from Friday through Sunday. The pieces focus on the choreographers’ growth throughout their time at PHILADANCO.Get here on SEPTA. Hop Routes 4, 12, 27, 32 or the Broad Street Line to Walnut-Locust. And check out this Perk for 10% off tickets! 

20181116 00:00 20181120 00:00 America/New_York PHILADANCO: Choreographers on the Move <p>Celebrated local dance troupe&nbsp;<a href="https://www.visitphilly.com/things-to-do/attractions/philadanco/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">PHILADANCO</a>&nbsp;puts on this brand-new&nbsp;<a href="https://www.kimmelcenter.org/events-and-tickets/201819/kcp/philadanco-winter/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">show</a>&nbsp;featuring works by two of the group&rsquo;s resident choreographers with performances from Friday through Sunday. The pieces focus on the choreographers&rsquo; growth throughout their time at PHILADANCO.Get here on SEPTA. Hop Routes 4, 12, 27, 32 or the Broad Street Line to Walnut-Locust. And check out this <a href="https://iseptaphilly.com/perk/198">Perk</a>&nbsp;for 10% off tickets!&nbsp;</p> Kimmel Center, South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA, USA Plan Your Trip


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Clark Park Farmers Market

Clark Park

Clark Park is home to one of the largest and most well-populated farmer's markets in Philadelphia, and boasts over a dozen vendors manning tables piled high with organic fruits, heirloom vegetables, milk, eggs, cheeses, meats and more. Sweet pastries and breads fresh from Amish ovens line the walkways, and the smells of honey, cut flowers, dried herbs, and chocolates perfume the park. And it's open year-round on Saturdays from 10a to 2p. Get there on SEPTA. Routes 13, 30 & 34 drop you right there!

Did you know Clark Park is also home to a seasonal Thursday market? The Thursday edition of the market hosts different vendors than the year-round Saturday edition and has its own gems; this smaller version of the market is perfect for when you need to restock mid-week.

20170513 00:00 20190514 00:00 America/New_York Clark Park Farmers Market <div id="stcpDiv"> <p><a href="http://thefoodtrust.org/farmers-markets/market/clark-park">Clark Park is home to one of the largest and most well-populated farmer&#39;s markets</a> in Philadelphia, and boasts over a dozen vendors manning tables piled high with organic fruits, heirloom vegetables, milk, eggs, cheeses, meats and more. Sweet pastries and breads fresh from Amish ovens line the walkways, and the smells of honey, cut flowers, dried herbs, and chocolates perfume the park.<strong> </strong>And it&#39;s open year-round on Saturdays from 10a to 2p. Get there on SEPTA. Routes 13, 30 &amp; 34 drop you right there!</p> <p>Did you know Clark Park is also home to a <a href="http://thefoodtrust.org/farmers-markets/market/clark-park-1">seasonal Thursday market</a>? The Thursday edition of the market hosts different vendors than the <a href="http://thefoodtrust.org/farmers-markets/market/clark-park">year-round Saturday edition</a> and has its own gems; this smaller version of the market is perfect for when you need to restock mid-week.</p> </div> 4300 Baltimore Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


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Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market

Dilworth Park

The Made In Philadelphia Holiday Market returns to Dilworth Park beginning on Saturday with more than 40 vendors selling their wares — gifts, food and more — in festive tents topped with Herrnhut Stars. Need a ride? Get there on SEPTA!  Hop the Market-Frankford Line or Trolley Routes 10, 11, 13, 34 & 36 to 15th Street, the Broad Street Line to City Hall, Bus Routes 2, 17, 33, 38, 44, 48, 124 or 125 or Regional Rail to Suburban Station.

20181117 00:00 20190102 00:00 America/New_York Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market <p>The&nbsp;<a href="https://centercityphila.org/parks/dilworth-park/winter/market" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Made In Philadelphia Holiday Market</a>&nbsp;returns to&nbsp;<a href="https://iseptaphilly.com/destination/dilworthpark?center=39.95263902962235,-75.16467940000001&amp;zoom=17">Dilworth</a><a href="https://www.visitphilly.com/things-to-do/attractions/dilworth-park-at-city-hall/" rel="noopener" target="_blank"> Park</a>&nbsp;beginning on Saturday with more than 40 vendors selling their wares &mdash; gifts, food and more &mdash; in festive tents topped with Herrnhut Stars. Need a ride? Get there on SEPTA!&nbsp; Hop the Market-Frankford Line or Trolley Routes 10, 11, 13, 34 &amp; 36 to 15th Street, the Broad Street Line to City Hall, Bus Routes 2, 17, 33, 38, 44, 48, 124 or 125 or Regional Rail to Suburban Station.</p> 1 South 15th Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


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Headhouse Farmers Market

Headhouse Square

On Sunday stop by the Headhouse Farmers Market for fresh produce, baked goods, local meats, cheeses and wines. It's so easy to get here on SEPTA. Hop Route 12, 40, 47 or 57. 

20171105 00:00 20181231 00:00 America/New_York Headhouse Farmers Market <p>On Sunday stop by the <a href="http://thefoodtrust.org/farmers-markets/market/headhouse">Headhouse Farmers Market</a> for fresh produce, baked goods, local meats, cheeses and wines. It&#39;s so easy to get here on SEPTA. Hop Route 12, 40, 47 or 57.&nbsp;</p> 500 South 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


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Vikings: Beyond the Legend

The Franklin Institute

Vikings: Beyond the Legend is the latest exhibition at The Franklin Institute until February 17.  This exhibit brings people from the Viking period to life with a wealth of unique objects, multimedia productions and interactive elements revealing the captivating story of the explorers who set sail from Scandinavia centuries ago. Get there on SEPTA. Short walk from Suburban, 15th, City Hall and 19th Street Stations. Or hop Routes 7, 33, 38 or 48. Don't forget to check out this Perk before going! 

20181013 00:00 20190218 00:00 America/New_York Vikings: Beyond the Legend <p><a href="https://www.fi.edu/exhibit/vikings-beyond-legend">Vikings: Beyond the Legend</a>&nbsp;is the latest exhibition at The Franklin Institute until February 17.&nbsp; This exhibit brings people from the Viking period to life with a wealth of unique objects, multimedia productions and interactive elements revealing the captivating story of the explorers who set sail from Scandinavia centuries ago.&nbsp;Get there on SEPTA. Short walk from Suburban, 15th, City Hall and 19th Street Stations. Or hop Routes 7, 33, 38 or 48. Don&#39;t forget to check out this <a href="https://iseptaphilly.com/perk/240">Perk</a> before going!&nbsp;</p> 222 North 20th Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


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The Ardmore Music Hall

Ardmore

The Ardmore Music Hall has established itself as a premier landing spot for many renowned, local and national touring musical acts. Due to its geographic location on the Main Line, close proximity to Center City, and an upcoming calendar full of a diverse range of artists, AMH draws from virtually every demographic group in the greater Philadelphia area. For a list of upcoming events click here; there are live musical acts in the house this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights! Going? Hop SEPTA's Paoli/Thorndale Line to Ardmore Station and you're there! Check out this Perk before you go!

20180604 00:00 20190604 00:00 America/New_York The Ardmore Music Hall <p><a href="https://www.ardmoremusic.com/about/">The Ardmore Music Hall</a> has established itself as a premier landing spot for many renowned, local and national touring musical acts. Due to its geographic location on the Main Line, close proximity to Center City, and an upcoming calendar full of a diverse range of artists, AMH draws from virtually every demographic group in the greater Philadelphia area. For a list of upcoming events click <a href="https://www.ardmoremusic.com/calendar/">here</a>; there are live musical acts in the house this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights!&nbsp;Going? Hop SEPTA&#39;s&nbsp;Paoli/Thorndale Line to Ardmore Station and you&#39;re there! Check out <a href="https://iseptaphilly.com/perk/245">this Perk</a> before you go!</p> The Ardmore Music Hall, Lancaster Avenue, Ardmore, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


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A Doll's House, Part 2

Arden Theatre

Lucas Hnath’s A Doll’s House, Part 2 is great theater — there’s no argument about it — so catch it at the Arden Theatre Company now thru 12/9. 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!

20181107 00:00 20181210 00:00 America/New_York A Doll's House, Part 2 <p><a href="https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C1CHBF_enUS813US813&amp;q=Lucas+Hnath&amp;stick=H4sIAAAAAAAAAOPgE-LVT9c3NEw2N6kqqTI2UeLSz9U3KEpJMSyo0JLOTrbSL8lITSxJLdIvyEmstAIR5UWZ6RklAAPwb2Q6AAAA&amp;sa=X&amp;ved=2ahUKEwio2u-lxMLeAhUOTN8KHSqFDIEQmxMoATAbegQIBxAK">Lucas </a>Hnath&rsquo;s <em>A Doll&rsquo;s House,&nbsp;Part 2&nbsp;</em>is great theater &mdash; there&rsquo;s no argument about it &mdash; so catch it at the <a href="http://ardentheatre.org">Arden Theatre Company</a> now thru 12/9. So easy to get here on SEPTA. Hop the Market-Frankford Line to 2nd Street or Routes 5, 17, 33, 48 or 57.&nbsp; Before you go - check out this&nbsp;<a href="http://www.iseptaphilly.com/perk/34">Perk</a>&nbsp;- it will save you $10!</p> 40 North 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA, USA Plan Your Trip


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Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Experience

Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts

Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Experience – A Parody by Dan and Jeff takes on the ultimate challenge of condensing all seven Harry Potter books (and a real life game of Quidditch) into 70 hilarious minutes. A Critics’ Pick by the Daily HeraldNew York TimesNew York MagazineTime Out LondonWashington Post and Boston Globe, the show won the prestigious 2012 Olivier Award nomination for Best Entertainment & Family Show, playing to sold-out houses worldwide. This fantastically funny show features all your favorite characters, a special appearance from a fire-breathing dragon, endless costumes, brilliant songs, ridiculous props, and a generous helping of Hogwarts magic! See it at the Annenberg Center for Performing Arts in University City 11/20 thru 11/25! So easy to get here on SEPTA. Hop Trolley Routes 10, 11, 13, 34 or 36 to 36th Street Station, the Market-Frankford Line to 34th Street Station or Routes 21. 30 or 42. Check out this Perk for 10% off tickets!!

20181120 00:00 20181126 00:00 America/New_York Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Experience <p><a href="https://www.annenbergcenter.org/event/potted-potter">Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Experience &ndash; A Parody by Dan and&nbsp;Jeff</a> takes on the ultimate challenge of condensing all seven Harry Potter&nbsp;books (and a real life game of Quidditch) into 70 hilarious minutes. A&nbsp;Critics&rsquo; Pick by the&nbsp;<em>Daily Herald</em>,&nbsp;<em>New York Times</em>,&nbsp;<em>New York Magazine</em>,&nbsp;<em>Time&nbsp;</em><em>Out London</em>,&nbsp;<em>Washington Post</em>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<em>Boston Globe</em>, the show won the&nbsp;prestigious 2012 Olivier Award nomination for Best Entertainment &amp; Family&nbsp;Show, playing to sold-out houses worldwide. This fantastically funny show&nbsp;features all your favorite characters, a special appearance from a&nbsp;fire-breathing dragon, endless costumes, brilliant songs, ridiculous props, and&nbsp;a generous helping of Hogwarts magic!&nbsp;See it at the <a href="https://www.annenbergcenter.org/">Annenberg Center for Performing Arts</a>&nbsp;in University City <strong>11/20 thru 11/25</strong>! So easy to get here on SEPTA. Hop Trolley Routes 10, 11, 13, 34 or 36 to 36th Street Station, the Market-Frankford Line to 34th Street Station or Routes 21. 30 or 42. Check out this <a href="http://iseptaphilly.com/perk/197">Perk</a> for 10% off tickets!!</p> 3680 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


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Small Business Saturday

Various

Hundreds of small businesses around Philadelphia will celebrate Small Business Saturday on 11/24! From discounts, to events, to freebies, to snacks and sips, there's something for everyone! Check out these specials from a diverse cross-section of businesses along the city and region's top commercial corridors and neighborhoods - including East Passyunk, South Street, Fabric Row, Queen Village, South Philadelphia, Old City, Society Hill, Center City and more! Don't waste time looking for parking - leave the driving to SEPTA!

20181124 00:00 20181125 00:00 America/New_York Small Business Saturday <p>Hundreds of small businesses around Philadelphia will celebrate Small Business Saturday on 11/24! From discounts, to events, to freebies, to snacks and sips, there&#39;s something for everyone! Check out <a href="http://s3.amazonaws.com/assets.iseptaphilly.com-ss/app/public/ckeditor_assets/attachments/1627/kory_aversa.pdf">these specials</a> from a diverse cross-section of businesses along the city and region&#39;s top commercial corridors and neighborhoods - including East Passyunk, South Street, Fabric Row, Queen Village, South Philadelphia, Old City, Society Hill, Center City and more! Don&#39;t waste time looking for parking - leave the driving to SEPTA!</p>


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Save the Date: Cricket Cringle

Ardmore

Ardmore Initiative presents the 5th Anniversary of Cricket Cringle - a holiday pop-up, open-air market on Friday, 11/30 & Saturday, 12/1. This two-day festival will transform Cricket Avenue at Lancaster into a holiday wonderland with white tents, decorations, live entertainment, restaurants, hot beverages, live wreathes and 40+ vendors. On Friday night, look for Santa Claus to arrive by fire truck. On Saturday, The Bercy will give away free hot cocoa and sponsor kids' cookie decorating. SEPTA is the best way there! Hop the Paoli/Thorndale Line to Ardmore Station, or Bus Routes 44, 105, or 106. 

20181130 00:00 20181202 00:00 America/New_York Save the Date: Cricket Cringle <p><a href="http://www.DestinationArdmore.com">Ardmore Initiative</a> presents the 5th Anniversary of Cricket Cringle - a holiday pop-up, open-air market on Friday, 11/30 &amp; Saturday, 12/1. This two-day festival will transform Cricket Avenue at Lancaster into a holiday wonderland with white tents, decorations, live entertainment, restaurants, hot beverages, live wreathes and 40+ vendors. On Friday night, look for Santa Claus to arrive by fire truck. On Saturday, The Bercy will give away free hot cocoa and sponsor kids&#39; cookie decorating. SEPTA is the best way there! Hop the Paoli/Thorndale Line to Ardmore Station, or Bus Routes 44, 105, or 106.&nbsp;</p> Cricket Avenue, Ardmore, PA, United States Plan Your Trip