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Dec
19
Fri
Costumes of Downton Abbey at Winterthur Museum
Dec 19 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

thumbnailCostumes of Downton Abbey is an original exhibition of exquisite designs from the award-winning television series. Forty historically inspired costumes from the television show are displayed and supplemented by photographs and vignettes inspired by the fictional program and by real life at Winterthur so visitors have the chance to step into and experience the world of Downton Abbey® and the contrasting world of Winterthur founder Henry Francis du Pont and his contemporaries in the first half of the 20th century. The line between the fictional world of Downton Abbey and the real world can become blurred as we get close to the characters week after week. Costumes of Downton Abbey gives us the opportunity of a behind-the-scenes look at their costumes and reminds us that we are looking at costumes and not actual historic garments. They are, of course, historically inspired. In real life, costumes often look different from how they appear on screen. Television cameras have a way of changing their color and even texture. Similar to how actors are slathered with cosmetics to appear natural on screen, costumes are often embellished with details and texture to achieve more light or movement. Part of the pleasure in viewing them up close is seeing evidence of use and construction. The intimate look that Costumes of Downton Abbey affords us reveals the vintage fragments such as lace, pleating, and beading that costumers incorporated into new fabric. Such additions are not uncommon and are meant to both add authenticity and enhance the costumes for dramatic effect on screen. For example, one costume featured in the exhibition is that of the character of Mrs. Hughes, who wore a heavily beaded and appliquéd, black-on-black patterned dress—which would be an unlikely work dress in real life. Seeing the various costumes of the fictional characters who wore them on the show makes us think of their real-life counterparts and the roles that they played, the lifestyles they lived, and how their dress reflected their activities and responsibilities. The costumes therefore set the stage for one of the most interesting aspects of the exhibition—the contrast and comparison between the fictional but historically accurate British country estate in the period drama and the real-life American version of the same era—Winterthur. Supplementing the costumes are photographs and vignettes inspired by the television show and by life at Winterthur, that illuminate the similarities and differences in the etiquette, traditions, activities, and environments of each. Whether you are a costume aficionado, fashionista, historian, avid Downton Abbey fan, or dedicated Member, you will truly enjoy this one-of-a-kind exhibition and immerse yourself in a world apart *Nonmembers are required to have timed tickets for the exhibition. Nonmembers can purchase tickets online or call 800.448.3883. Included with general admission. Members free. General admission tickets include admission to the gardens and grounds, all museum galleries and special exhibitions including Costumes of Downton Abbey, and a 30-minute garden tram tour (weather permitting). 

Folk Dance Lessons
Dec 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

Come to Folk Dance on Fridays and make new friends and get some exercise while learning ethnic folk dances from Israel, Greece, France, Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia and more. Beautiful music and congenial company. No prior experience and no partner needed. Wear comfortable clothing.
We dance weekly year-round except for cancellations announced in advance in case of weather, holidays, etc. Instruction is by Bill Wadlinger, with occasional guest teachers–and occasional live music. Tons of free parking behind the church. Come and try it out. Cost is $7. Your first visit is free. 

Teen Center Open Friday nights
Dec 19 @ 6:30 pm – Dec 19 @ 9:30 pm

Teen Center Open Friday nights

The Teen Center located directly across from the Chestnut Hill East Train station is open every Friday night from 7:30 to 10:30 pm for 12-15 year olds. The Teen Center is now open for High School Students on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month from 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm. The Center is staffed by a young adult who has his/her clearances. Special Events include: Games, Movies, Drumming, Nintendo Wii, Live music and Open Mic nights. Some Fridays are just TGIF nights to hang with friends. There is free access to the Teen Center with a $25 yearly membership. All teens are admitted with a $5 guest fee charge.

Dec
20
Sat
Brunch on the River
Dec 20 all-day

Every Saturday & Sunday from noon to 3pm enjoy a brand new BrunchMenu at Morgan’s Pier with relaxing views of the Delaware River.
For all of their menus and a full list of events visit MorgansPier.com 

Costumes of Downton Abbey at Winterthur Museum
Dec 20 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

thumbnailCostumes of Downton Abbey is an original exhibition of exquisite designs from the award-winning television series. Forty historically inspired costumes from the television show are displayed and supplemented by photographs and vignettes inspired by the fictional program and by real life at Winterthur so visitors have the chance to step into and experience the world of Downton Abbey® and the contrasting world of Winterthur founder Henry Francis du Pont and his contemporaries in the first half of the 20th century. The line between the fictional world of Downton Abbey and the real world can become blurred as we get close to the characters week after week. Costumes of Downton Abbey gives us the opportunity of a behind-the-scenes look at their costumes and reminds us that we are looking at costumes and not actual historic garments. They are, of course, historically inspired. In real life, costumes often look different from how they appear on screen. Television cameras have a way of changing their color and even texture. Similar to how actors are slathered with cosmetics to appear natural on screen, costumes are often embellished with details and texture to achieve more light or movement. Part of the pleasure in viewing them up close is seeing evidence of use and construction. The intimate look that Costumes of Downton Abbey affords us reveals the vintage fragments such as lace, pleating, and beading that costumers incorporated into new fabric. Such additions are not uncommon and are meant to both add authenticity and enhance the costumes for dramatic effect on screen. For example, one costume featured in the exhibition is that of the character of Mrs. Hughes, who wore a heavily beaded and appliquéd, black-on-black patterned dress—which would be an unlikely work dress in real life. Seeing the various costumes of the fictional characters who wore them on the show makes us think of their real-life counterparts and the roles that they played, the lifestyles they lived, and how their dress reflected their activities and responsibilities. The costumes therefore set the stage for one of the most interesting aspects of the exhibition—the contrast and comparison between the fictional but historically accurate British country estate in the period drama and the real-life American version of the same era—Winterthur. Supplementing the costumes are photographs and vignettes inspired by the television show and by life at Winterthur, that illuminate the similarities and differences in the etiquette, traditions, activities, and environments of each. Whether you are a costume aficionado, fashionista, historian, avid Downton Abbey fan, or dedicated Member, you will truly enjoy this one-of-a-kind exhibition and immerse yourself in a world apart *Nonmembers are required to have timed tickets for the exhibition. Nonmembers can purchase tickets online or call 800.448.3883. Included with general admission. Members free. General admission tickets include admission to the gardens and grounds, all museum galleries and special exhibitions including Costumes of Downton Abbey, and a 30-minute garden tram tour (weather permitting). 

Franklin Flea’s Vintage Holiday Market
Dec 20 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

ff_holidaymarket_ig3The Franklin Flea is back at the beautiful space formerly known as Strawbridge’s for their Vintage Holiday Market. Shop great vintage and handmade gifts, and always great food.

Visiting Franklin Flea this November and December comes with the added bonus of checking out Century 21, their new neighbor next door.

Zoo Noel
Dec 20 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

FarmerSantaPhiladelphia Zoo Noel transforms into a winter wonderland as Santa travels to exotic places around the globe for a holiday celebration! Embark on a scavenger hunt around the Zoo, encountering unique scenes of Mr. Claus exploring the world. Drop by the Treehouse to take pictures with Santa himself, then relax with a sweet drink from the Hot Chocolate Bar. Crafts and activities will take place throughout the afternoon.
Tickets: Included in admission 

Gingerbread House Decorating Classes
Dec 20 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Grab your kids, your friends or your sweetie and celebrate the season with gingerbread fun in Bredenbeck’s new cafe. You’ll be provided with assembled gingerbread houses and all the fixings to decorate them, plus refreshments and assistance from helpful instructors.

6″ House for $45 includes:

Admission for one + 6″ gingerbread house, royal icing and plenty of goodies to create your own masterpiece.

12″ House for $65 includes:

Admission for two + 12″ gingerbread house, royal icing and plenty of goodies to create your own masterpiece.

ComedySportz
Dec 20 @ 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm

ComedySportz is improv comedy, played as a sport.

ComedySportz is Philadelphia’s leading improv comedy show. Since 1993 ComedySportz has been entertaining fans with the fastest and funniest form of improv comedy ever seen. Two teams of improvisers vie for points in a hilarious competition by playing a series of improv games, similar to what yo may have seen on TVs Whose Line Is It Anyway? A referee governs the action, calling fouls and keeping the match moving at a blistering pace. The audience is always a part of the interactive show, and audience volunteers sometimes even wind up on stage!

Because everything is improvised, it’s never the same show twice. And it’s clean–appropriate for all ages. Every ComedySportz match is a unique and unforgettable event–laughs guaranteed! Come see why so many people come back to see us again and again.

Shows run 1 hour, 30 minutes with intermission. All seats are general admission. The box office opens 45 minutes prior to showtime. We recommend you arrive at least 15 minutes prior to showtime to get the best seats. Ticket sales are cash or check-only at the theater
Show Times:

Two shows, every Saturday

7:30 pm and 10:00 pm

Where:

The Adrienne

2030 Sansom Street

(between Walnut & Chestnut and 20th & 21st)

Price:

$15 regular
$12 for students and seniors with valid ID 

Dec
21
Sun
Brunch on the River
Dec 21 all-day

Every Saturday & Sunday from noon to 3pm enjoy a brand new BrunchMenu at Morgan’s Pier with relaxing views of the Delaware River.
For all of their menus and a full list of events visit MorgansPier.com 

Costumes of Downton Abbey at Winterthur Museum
Dec 21 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

thumbnailCostumes of Downton Abbey is an original exhibition of exquisite designs from the award-winning television series. Forty historically inspired costumes from the television show are displayed and supplemented by photographs and vignettes inspired by the fictional program and by real life at Winterthur so visitors have the chance to step into and experience the world of Downton Abbey® and the contrasting world of Winterthur founder Henry Francis du Pont and his contemporaries in the first half of the 20th century. The line between the fictional world of Downton Abbey and the real world can become blurred as we get close to the characters week after week. Costumes of Downton Abbey gives us the opportunity of a behind-the-scenes look at their costumes and reminds us that we are looking at costumes and not actual historic garments. They are, of course, historically inspired. In real life, costumes often look different from how they appear on screen. Television cameras have a way of changing their color and even texture. Similar to how actors are slathered with cosmetics to appear natural on screen, costumes are often embellished with details and texture to achieve more light or movement. Part of the pleasure in viewing them up close is seeing evidence of use and construction. The intimate look that Costumes of Downton Abbey affords us reveals the vintage fragments such as lace, pleating, and beading that costumers incorporated into new fabric. Such additions are not uncommon and are meant to both add authenticity and enhance the costumes for dramatic effect on screen. For example, one costume featured in the exhibition is that of the character of Mrs. Hughes, who wore a heavily beaded and appliquéd, black-on-black patterned dress—which would be an unlikely work dress in real life. Seeing the various costumes of the fictional characters who wore them on the show makes us think of their real-life counterparts and the roles that they played, the lifestyles they lived, and how their dress reflected their activities and responsibilities. The costumes therefore set the stage for one of the most interesting aspects of the exhibition—the contrast and comparison between the fictional but historically accurate British country estate in the period drama and the real-life American version of the same era—Winterthur. Supplementing the costumes are photographs and vignettes inspired by the television show and by life at Winterthur, that illuminate the similarities and differences in the etiquette, traditions, activities, and environments of each. Whether you are a costume aficionado, fashionista, historian, avid Downton Abbey fan, or dedicated Member, you will truly enjoy this one-of-a-kind exhibition and immerse yourself in a world apart *Nonmembers are required to have timed tickets for the exhibition. Nonmembers can purchase tickets online or call 800.448.3883. Included with general admission. Members free. General admission tickets include admission to the gardens and grounds, all museum galleries and special exhibitions including Costumes of Downton Abbey, and a 30-minute garden tram tour (weather permitting). 

Drinking Liberally
Dec 21 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Discuss politics with other liberals over coffee/tea. InFusion Coffee & Tea strives to be a community coffee shop where neighbors and other locals meet and friendships flourish. All of its products (including some delicious pastries) are local and organic. 

Dec
23
Tue
Costumes of Downton Abbey at Winterthur Museum
Dec 23 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

thumbnailCostumes of Downton Abbey is an original exhibition of exquisite designs from the award-winning television series. Forty historically inspired costumes from the television show are displayed and supplemented by photographs and vignettes inspired by the fictional program and by real life at Winterthur so visitors have the chance to step into and experience the world of Downton Abbey® and the contrasting world of Winterthur founder Henry Francis du Pont and his contemporaries in the first half of the 20th century. The line between the fictional world of Downton Abbey and the real world can become blurred as we get close to the characters week after week. Costumes of Downton Abbey gives us the opportunity of a behind-the-scenes look at their costumes and reminds us that we are looking at costumes and not actual historic garments. They are, of course, historically inspired. In real life, costumes often look different from how they appear on screen. Television cameras have a way of changing their color and even texture. Similar to how actors are slathered with cosmetics to appear natural on screen, costumes are often embellished with details and texture to achieve more light or movement. Part of the pleasure in viewing them up close is seeing evidence of use and construction. The intimate look that Costumes of Downton Abbey affords us reveals the vintage fragments such as lace, pleating, and beading that costumers incorporated into new fabric. Such additions are not uncommon and are meant to both add authenticity and enhance the costumes for dramatic effect on screen. For example, one costume featured in the exhibition is that of the character of Mrs. Hughes, who wore a heavily beaded and appliquéd, black-on-black patterned dress—which would be an unlikely work dress in real life. Seeing the various costumes of the fictional characters who wore them on the show makes us think of their real-life counterparts and the roles that they played, the lifestyles they lived, and how their dress reflected their activities and responsibilities. The costumes therefore set the stage for one of the most interesting aspects of the exhibition—the contrast and comparison between the fictional but historically accurate British country estate in the period drama and the real-life American version of the same era—Winterthur. Supplementing the costumes are photographs and vignettes inspired by the television show and by life at Winterthur, that illuminate the similarities and differences in the etiquette, traditions, activities, and environments of each. Whether you are a costume aficionado, fashionista, historian, avid Downton Abbey fan, or dedicated Member, you will truly enjoy this one-of-a-kind exhibition and immerse yourself in a world apart *Nonmembers are required to have timed tickets for the exhibition. Nonmembers can purchase tickets online or call 800.448.3883. Included with general admission. Members free. General admission tickets include admission to the gardens and grounds, all museum galleries and special exhibitions including Costumes of Downton Abbey, and a 30-minute garden tram tour (weather permitting). 

Dec
24
Wed
Costumes of Downton Abbey at Winterthur Museum
Dec 24 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

thumbnailCostumes of Downton Abbey is an original exhibition of exquisite designs from the award-winning television series. Forty historically inspired costumes from the television show are displayed and supplemented by photographs and vignettes inspired by the fictional program and by real life at Winterthur so visitors have the chance to step into and experience the world of Downton Abbey® and the contrasting world of Winterthur founder Henry Francis du Pont and his contemporaries in the first half of the 20th century. The line between the fictional world of Downton Abbey and the real world can become blurred as we get close to the characters week after week. Costumes of Downton Abbey gives us the opportunity of a behind-the-scenes look at their costumes and reminds us that we are looking at costumes and not actual historic garments. They are, of course, historically inspired. In real life, costumes often look different from how they appear on screen. Television cameras have a way of changing their color and even texture. Similar to how actors are slathered with cosmetics to appear natural on screen, costumes are often embellished with details and texture to achieve more light or movement. Part of the pleasure in viewing them up close is seeing evidence of use and construction. The intimate look that Costumes of Downton Abbey affords us reveals the vintage fragments such as lace, pleating, and beading that costumers incorporated into new fabric. Such additions are not uncommon and are meant to both add authenticity and enhance the costumes for dramatic effect on screen. For example, one costume featured in the exhibition is that of the character of Mrs. Hughes, who wore a heavily beaded and appliquéd, black-on-black patterned dress—which would be an unlikely work dress in real life. Seeing the various costumes of the fictional characters who wore them on the show makes us think of their real-life counterparts and the roles that they played, the lifestyles they lived, and how their dress reflected their activities and responsibilities. The costumes therefore set the stage for one of the most interesting aspects of the exhibition—the contrast and comparison between the fictional but historically accurate British country estate in the period drama and the real-life American version of the same era—Winterthur. Supplementing the costumes are photographs and vignettes inspired by the television show and by life at Winterthur, that illuminate the similarities and differences in the etiquette, traditions, activities, and environments of each. Whether you are a costume aficionado, fashionista, historian, avid Downton Abbey fan, or dedicated Member, you will truly enjoy this one-of-a-kind exhibition and immerse yourself in a world apart *Nonmembers are required to have timed tickets for the exhibition. Nonmembers can purchase tickets online or call 800.448.3883. Included with general admission. Members free. General admission tickets include admission to the gardens and grounds, all museum galleries and special exhibitions including Costumes of Downton Abbey, and a 30-minute garden tram tour (weather permitting). 

Dec
25
Thu
Costumes of Downton Abbey at Winterthur Museum
Dec 25 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

thumbnailCostumes of Downton Abbey is an original exhibition of exquisite designs from the award-winning television series. Forty historically inspired costumes from the television show are displayed and supplemented by photographs and vignettes inspired by the fictional program and by real life at Winterthur so visitors have the chance to step into and experience the world of Downton Abbey® and the contrasting world of Winterthur founder Henry Francis du Pont and his contemporaries in the first half of the 20th century. The line between the fictional world of Downton Abbey and the real world can become blurred as we get close to the characters week after week. Costumes of Downton Abbey gives us the opportunity of a behind-the-scenes look at their costumes and reminds us that we are looking at costumes and not actual historic garments. They are, of course, historically inspired. In real life, costumes often look different from how they appear on screen. Television cameras have a way of changing their color and even texture. Similar to how actors are slathered with cosmetics to appear natural on screen, costumes are often embellished with details and texture to achieve more light or movement. Part of the pleasure in viewing them up close is seeing evidence of use and construction. The intimate look that Costumes of Downton Abbey affords us reveals the vintage fragments such as lace, pleating, and beading that costumers incorporated into new fabric. Such additions are not uncommon and are meant to both add authenticity and enhance the costumes for dramatic effect on screen. For example, one costume featured in the exhibition is that of the character of Mrs. Hughes, who wore a heavily beaded and appliquéd, black-on-black patterned dress—which would be an unlikely work dress in real life. Seeing the various costumes of the fictional characters who wore them on the show makes us think of their real-life counterparts and the roles that they played, the lifestyles they lived, and how their dress reflected their activities and responsibilities. The costumes therefore set the stage for one of the most interesting aspects of the exhibition—the contrast and comparison between the fictional but historically accurate British country estate in the period drama and the real-life American version of the same era—Winterthur. Supplementing the costumes are photographs and vignettes inspired by the television show and by life at Winterthur, that illuminate the similarities and differences in the etiquette, traditions, activities, and environments of each. Whether you are a costume aficionado, fashionista, historian, avid Downton Abbey fan, or dedicated Member, you will truly enjoy this one-of-a-kind exhibition and immerse yourself in a world apart *Nonmembers are required to have timed tickets for the exhibition. Nonmembers can purchase tickets online or call 800.448.3883. Included with general admission. Members free. General admission tickets include admission to the gardens and grounds, all museum galleries and special exhibitions including Costumes of Downton Abbey, and a 30-minute garden tram tour (weather permitting). 

Throwback Thursday’s
Dec 25 @ 6:30 pm – Dec 25 @ 10:00 pm

Come listen to some of the best musicians and singers from our area perform live covers of old school and throwback hits, while you enjoy delicious Southern Cooking that Warmdaddy’s is so famous for.  It’s going to be a great night out, and we even have a special throwback drink surprise special!!! 

Dec
26
Fri
Costumes of Downton Abbey at Winterthur Museum
Dec 26 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

thumbnailCostumes of Downton Abbey is an original exhibition of exquisite designs from the award-winning television series. Forty historically inspired costumes from the television show are displayed and supplemented by photographs and vignettes inspired by the fictional program and by real life at Winterthur so visitors have the chance to step into and experience the world of Downton Abbey® and the contrasting world of Winterthur founder Henry Francis du Pont and his contemporaries in the first half of the 20th century. The line between the fictional world of Downton Abbey and the real world can become blurred as we get close to the characters week after week. Costumes of Downton Abbey gives us the opportunity of a behind-the-scenes look at their costumes and reminds us that we are looking at costumes and not actual historic garments. They are, of course, historically inspired. In real life, costumes often look different from how they appear on screen. Television cameras have a way of changing their color and even texture. Similar to how actors are slathered with cosmetics to appear natural on screen, costumes are often embellished with details and texture to achieve more light or movement. Part of the pleasure in viewing them up close is seeing evidence of use and construction. The intimate look that Costumes of Downton Abbey affords us reveals the vintage fragments such as lace, pleating, and beading that costumers incorporated into new fabric. Such additions are not uncommon and are meant to both add authenticity and enhance the costumes for dramatic effect on screen. For example, one costume featured in the exhibition is that of the character of Mrs. Hughes, who wore a heavily beaded and appliquéd, black-on-black patterned dress—which would be an unlikely work dress in real life. Seeing the various costumes of the fictional characters who wore them on the show makes us think of their real-life counterparts and the roles that they played, the lifestyles they lived, and how their dress reflected their activities and responsibilities. The costumes therefore set the stage for one of the most interesting aspects of the exhibition—the contrast and comparison between the fictional but historically accurate British country estate in the period drama and the real-life American version of the same era—Winterthur. Supplementing the costumes are photographs and vignettes inspired by the television show and by life at Winterthur, that illuminate the similarities and differences in the etiquette, traditions, activities, and environments of each. Whether you are a costume aficionado, fashionista, historian, avid Downton Abbey fan, or dedicated Member, you will truly enjoy this one-of-a-kind exhibition and immerse yourself in a world apart *Nonmembers are required to have timed tickets for the exhibition. Nonmembers can purchase tickets online or call 800.448.3883. Included with general admission. Members free. General admission tickets include admission to the gardens and grounds, all museum galleries and special exhibitions including Costumes of Downton Abbey, and a 30-minute garden tram tour (weather permitting). 

Folk Dance Lessons
Dec 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

Come to Folk Dance on Fridays and make new friends and get some exercise while learning ethnic folk dances from Israel, Greece, France, Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia and more. Beautiful music and congenial company. No prior experience and no partner needed. Wear comfortable clothing.
We dance weekly year-round except for cancellations announced in advance in case of weather, holidays, etc. Instruction is by Bill Wadlinger, with occasional guest teachers–and occasional live music. Tons of free parking behind the church. Come and try it out. Cost is $7. Your first visit is free. 

Fourth Friday Art on South
Dec 26 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Fourth Fridays are monthly gallery receptions organized by Arts on South held on the “fourth friday” of the month. All galleries offer professional exhibitions and public receptions. The events have ranged from traditional exhibition to youth led art activities to community paintings and beyond!

Vending Opportunities! For info:
http://www.phillymagicgardens.org/news/artsonsouth#What’s Fourth Friday 

Fourth Fridays on South Street
Dec 26 @ 5:00 pm – Dec 26 @ 8:00 pm

Save the date!  Every 4th Friday of the month, businesses along 4th Street and throughout the SSHD host events and specials. Be on the lookout for all participating 4th Friday businesses by checking out our Facebook page and website for updates on Fourth Friday!

Want to be a part of Fourth Fridays?

Email krystal@southstreet.com 

Teen Center Open Friday nights
Dec 26 @ 6:30 pm – Dec 26 @ 9:30 pm

Teen Center Open Friday nights

The Teen Center located directly across from the Chestnut Hill East Train station is open every Friday night from 7:30 to 10:30 pm for 12-15 year olds. The Teen Center is now open for High School Students on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month from 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm. The Center is staffed by a young adult who has his/her clearances. Special Events include: Games, Movies, Drumming, Nintendo Wii, Live music and Open Mic nights. Some Fridays are just TGIF nights to hang with friends. There is free access to the Teen Center with a $25 yearly membership. All teens are admitted with a $5 guest fee charge.

Dec
27
Sat
Brunch on the River
Dec 27 all-day

Every Saturday & Sunday from noon to 3pm enjoy a brand new BrunchMenu at Morgan’s Pier with relaxing views of the Delaware River.
For all of their menus and a full list of events visit MorgansPier.com 

Costumes of Downton Abbey at Winterthur Museum
Dec 27 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

thumbnailCostumes of Downton Abbey is an original exhibition of exquisite designs from the award-winning television series. Forty historically inspired costumes from the television show are displayed and supplemented by photographs and vignettes inspired by the fictional program and by real life at Winterthur so visitors have the chance to step into and experience the world of Downton Abbey® and the contrasting world of Winterthur founder Henry Francis du Pont and his contemporaries in the first half of the 20th century. The line between the fictional world of Downton Abbey and the real world can become blurred as we get close to the characters week after week. Costumes of Downton Abbey gives us the opportunity of a behind-the-scenes look at their costumes and reminds us that we are looking at costumes and not actual historic garments. They are, of course, historically inspired. In real life, costumes often look different from how they appear on screen. Television cameras have a way of changing their color and even texture. Similar to how actors are slathered with cosmetics to appear natural on screen, costumes are often embellished with details and texture to achieve more light or movement. Part of the pleasure in viewing them up close is seeing evidence of use and construction. The intimate look that Costumes of Downton Abbey affords us reveals the vintage fragments such as lace, pleating, and beading that costumers incorporated into new fabric. Such additions are not uncommon and are meant to both add authenticity and enhance the costumes for dramatic effect on screen. For example, one costume featured in the exhibition is that of the character of Mrs. Hughes, who wore a heavily beaded and appliquéd, black-on-black patterned dress—which would be an unlikely work dress in real life. Seeing the various costumes of the fictional characters who wore them on the show makes us think of their real-life counterparts and the roles that they played, the lifestyles they lived, and how their dress reflected their activities and responsibilities. The costumes therefore set the stage for one of the most interesting aspects of the exhibition—the contrast and comparison between the fictional but historically accurate British country estate in the period drama and the real-life American version of the same era—Winterthur. Supplementing the costumes are photographs and vignettes inspired by the television show and by life at Winterthur, that illuminate the similarities and differences in the etiquette, traditions, activities, and environments of each. Whether you are a costume aficionado, fashionista, historian, avid Downton Abbey fan, or dedicated Member, you will truly enjoy this one-of-a-kind exhibition and immerse yourself in a world apart *Nonmembers are required to have timed tickets for the exhibition. Nonmembers can purchase tickets online or call 800.448.3883. Included with general admission. Members free. General admission tickets include admission to the gardens and grounds, all museum galleries and special exhibitions including Costumes of Downton Abbey, and a 30-minute garden tram tour (weather permitting). 

ComedySportz
Dec 27 @ 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm

ComedySportz is improv comedy, played as a sport.

ComedySportz is Philadelphia’s leading improv comedy show. Since 1993 ComedySportz has been entertaining fans with the fastest and funniest form of improv comedy ever seen. Two teams of improvisers vie for points in a hilarious competition by playing a series of improv games, similar to what yo may have seen on TVs Whose Line Is It Anyway? A referee governs the action, calling fouls and keeping the match moving at a blistering pace. The audience is always a part of the interactive show, and audience volunteers sometimes even wind up on stage!

Because everything is improvised, it’s never the same show twice. And it’s clean–appropriate for all ages. Every ComedySportz match is a unique and unforgettable event–laughs guaranteed! Come see why so many people come back to see us again and again.

Shows run 1 hour, 30 minutes with intermission. All seats are general admission. The box office opens 45 minutes prior to showtime. We recommend you arrive at least 15 minutes prior to showtime to get the best seats. Ticket sales are cash or check-only at the theater
Show Times:

Two shows, every Saturday

7:30 pm and 10:00 pm

Where:

The Adrienne

2030 Sansom Street

(between Walnut & Chestnut and 20th & 21st)

Price:

$15 regular
$12 for students and seniors with valid ID 

Dec
28
Sun
Brunch on the River
Dec 28 all-day

Every Saturday & Sunday from noon to 3pm enjoy a brand new BrunchMenu at Morgan’s Pier with relaxing views of the Delaware River.
For all of their menus and a full list of events visit MorgansPier.com 

Costumes of Downton Abbey at Winterthur Museum
Dec 28 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

thumbnailCostumes of Downton Abbey is an original exhibition of exquisite designs from the award-winning television series. Forty historically inspired costumes from the television show are displayed and supplemented by photographs and vignettes inspired by the fictional program and by real life at Winterthur so visitors have the chance to step into and experience the world of Downton Abbey® and the contrasting world of Winterthur founder Henry Francis du Pont and his contemporaries in the first half of the 20th century. The line between the fictional world of Downton Abbey and the real world can become blurred as we get close to the characters week after week. Costumes of Downton Abbey gives us the opportunity of a behind-the-scenes look at their costumes and reminds us that we are looking at costumes and not actual historic garments. They are, of course, historically inspired. In real life, costumes often look different from how they appear on screen. Television cameras have a way of changing their color and even texture. Similar to how actors are slathered with cosmetics to appear natural on screen, costumes are often embellished with details and texture to achieve more light or movement. Part of the pleasure in viewing them up close is seeing evidence of use and construction. The intimate look that Costumes of Downton Abbey affords us reveals the vintage fragments such as lace, pleating, and beading that costumers incorporated into new fabric. Such additions are not uncommon and are meant to both add authenticity and enhance the costumes for dramatic effect on screen. For example, one costume featured in the exhibition is that of the character of Mrs. Hughes, who wore a heavily beaded and appliquéd, black-on-black patterned dress—which would be an unlikely work dress in real life. Seeing the various costumes of the fictional characters who wore them on the show makes us think of their real-life counterparts and the roles that they played, the lifestyles they lived, and how their dress reflected their activities and responsibilities. The costumes therefore set the stage for one of the most interesting aspects of the exhibition—the contrast and comparison between the fictional but historically accurate British country estate in the period drama and the real-life American version of the same era—Winterthur. Supplementing the costumes are photographs and vignettes inspired by the television show and by life at Winterthur, that illuminate the similarities and differences in the etiquette, traditions, activities, and environments of each. Whether you are a costume aficionado, fashionista, historian, avid Downton Abbey fan, or dedicated Member, you will truly enjoy this one-of-a-kind exhibition and immerse yourself in a world apart *Nonmembers are required to have timed tickets for the exhibition. Nonmembers can purchase tickets online or call 800.448.3883. Included with general admission. Members free. General admission tickets include admission to the gardens and grounds, all museum galleries and special exhibitions including Costumes of Downton Abbey, and a 30-minute garden tram tour (weather permitting). 

Drinking Liberally
Dec 28 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Discuss politics with other liberals over coffee/tea. InFusion Coffee & Tea strives to be a community coffee shop where neighbors and other locals meet and friendships flourish. All of its products (including some delicious pastries) are local and organic. 

Dec
30
Tue
Costumes of Downton Abbey at Winterthur Museum
Dec 30 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

thumbnailCostumes of Downton Abbey is an original exhibition of exquisite designs from the award-winning television series. Forty historically inspired costumes from the television show are displayed and supplemented by photographs and vignettes inspired by the fictional program and by real life at Winterthur so visitors have the chance to step into and experience the world of Downton Abbey® and the contrasting world of Winterthur founder Henry Francis du Pont and his contemporaries in the first half of the 20th century. The line between the fictional world of Downton Abbey and the real world can become blurred as we get close to the characters week after week. Costumes of Downton Abbey gives us the opportunity of a behind-the-scenes look at their costumes and reminds us that we are looking at costumes and not actual historic garments. They are, of course, historically inspired. In real life, costumes often look different from how they appear on screen. Television cameras have a way of changing their color and even texture. Similar to how actors are slathered with cosmetics to appear natural on screen, costumes are often embellished with details and texture to achieve more light or movement. Part of the pleasure in viewing them up close is seeing evidence of use and construction. The intimate look that Costumes of Downton Abbey affords us reveals the vintage fragments such as lace, pleating, and beading that costumers incorporated into new fabric. Such additions are not uncommon and are meant to both add authenticity and enhance the costumes for dramatic effect on screen. For example, one costume featured in the exhibition is that of the character of Mrs. Hughes, who wore a heavily beaded and appliquéd, black-on-black patterned dress—which would be an unlikely work dress in real life. Seeing the various costumes of the fictional characters who wore them on the show makes us think of their real-life counterparts and the roles that they played, the lifestyles they lived, and how their dress reflected their activities and responsibilities. The costumes therefore set the stage for one of the most interesting aspects of the exhibition—the contrast and comparison between the fictional but historically accurate British country estate in the period drama and the real-life American version of the same era—Winterthur. Supplementing the costumes are photographs and vignettes inspired by the television show and by life at Winterthur, that illuminate the similarities and differences in the etiquette, traditions, activities, and environments of each. Whether you are a costume aficionado, fashionista, historian, avid Downton Abbey fan, or dedicated Member, you will truly enjoy this one-of-a-kind exhibition and immerse yourself in a world apart *Nonmembers are required to have timed tickets for the exhibition. Nonmembers can purchase tickets online or call 800.448.3883. Included with general admission. Members free. General admission tickets include admission to the gardens and grounds, all museum galleries and special exhibitions including Costumes of Downton Abbey, and a 30-minute garden tram tour (weather permitting). 

Dec
31
Wed
Costumes of Downton Abbey at Winterthur Museum
Dec 31 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

thumbnailCostumes of Downton Abbey is an original exhibition of exquisite designs from the award-winning television series. Forty historically inspired costumes from the television show are displayed and supplemented by photographs and vignettes inspired by the fictional program and by real life at Winterthur so visitors have the chance to step into and experience the world of Downton Abbey® and the contrasting world of Winterthur founder Henry Francis du Pont and his contemporaries in the first half of the 20th century. The line between the fictional world of Downton Abbey and the real world can become blurred as we get close to the characters week after week. Costumes of Downton Abbey gives us the opportunity of a behind-the-scenes look at their costumes and reminds us that we are looking at costumes and not actual historic garments. They are, of course, historically inspired. In real life, costumes often look different from how they appear on screen. Television cameras have a way of changing their color and even texture. Similar to how actors are slathered with cosmetics to appear natural on screen, costumes are often embellished with details and texture to achieve more light or movement. Part of the pleasure in viewing them up close is seeing evidence of use and construction. The intimate look that Costumes of Downton Abbey affords us reveals the vintage fragments such as lace, pleating, and beading that costumers incorporated into new fabric. Such additions are not uncommon and are meant to both add authenticity and enhance the costumes for dramatic effect on screen. For example, one costume featured in the exhibition is that of the character of Mrs. Hughes, who wore a heavily beaded and appliquéd, black-on-black patterned dress—which would be an unlikely work dress in real life. Seeing the various costumes of the fictional characters who wore them on the show makes us think of their real-life counterparts and the roles that they played, the lifestyles they lived, and how their dress reflected their activities and responsibilities. The costumes therefore set the stage for one of the most interesting aspects of the exhibition—the contrast and comparison between the fictional but historically accurate British country estate in the period drama and the real-life American version of the same era—Winterthur. Supplementing the costumes are photographs and vignettes inspired by the television show and by life at Winterthur, that illuminate the similarities and differences in the etiquette, traditions, activities, and environments of each. Whether you are a costume aficionado, fashionista, historian, avid Downton Abbey fan, or dedicated Member, you will truly enjoy this one-of-a-kind exhibition and immerse yourself in a world apart *Nonmembers are required to have timed tickets for the exhibition. Nonmembers can purchase tickets online or call 800.448.3883. Included with general admission. Members free. General admission tickets include admission to the gardens and grounds, all museum galleries and special exhibitions including Costumes of Downton Abbey, and a 30-minute garden tram tour (weather permitting). 

New Year’s Eve Fireworks on the Delaware River Waterfront
Dec 31 @ 6:00 pm – Jan 1 @ 12:00 am

Philadelphia’s main attraction on New Year’s Eve draws thousan581744607517046372-nye-fireworks-from-matt-stanley-retouched.fullds of people to the Delaware River Waterfront each year. Conveniently located within a short walk of Old City, Society Hill and South Street, Penn’s Landing becomes a festive party with revelers of all ages delighting in a breathtaking fireworks display.