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Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts

The 2011 PIFA street fair on Broad Street. (Credit: Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts)

PIFA Street Fair Takes Over Avenue Of The Arts Saturday

Festival director Jay Wahl says he’s aiming for interaction with art and artists on an intimate scale.



Top Upcoming Food Events In Philadelphia

From annual community events to more exclusive affairs, here are your best Philadelphia food events to look into this season.


(Credit: Randall E. Scott)

A Guide To The 2013 Philadelphia International Festival Of The Arts (PIFA)

This year, one of Philadelphia’s most anticipated biennial events returns to the Avenue of the Arts, and the theme is “If You Had a Time Machine.”


(Credit: Randall E. Scott)

Top Circus Experiences In Philadelphia

If the lure of the big top leaves you breathless, then the circus life might be for you. Check out these top circus experiences in the Philadelphia area for kids and the young at heart.


(David Hutchman stars in "President Ulysses S. Grant and the Great Centennial Banana Mystery."   Credit: Mike DeNardo)

History-Based Presidential Detective Story Gets Previews At Kimmel Center

President U.S. Grant is welcoming people to the nation’s centennial at Memorial Hall in 1876 when he slips on a banana. But since the banana is new to America, he doesn’t recognize the fruit, and launches a historical quest to identify it.



PIFA – Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts

Learn more about the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts.


(Credit: Jay Lloyd)

Top Ways To Take Advantage Of The Last Of Winter In Philadelphia

March and early April often feature blizzards and bouts of frigid temperatures. In other words, there is still time to go out and experience winter in the Philadelphia area.


(Kimmel Center CEO Anne Ewers, at lectern, announces the theme of this year's PIFA.  Credit: Steve Tawa)

2013 Philly Arts Fest Will Be Smaller, Slightly Longer Than 2011’s

Kimmel Center president and chief executive Anne Ewers says the theme this year is, “If you had a time machine, where would you go?”


(Credit: Randall E. Scott)

Officials Reveal Plans For Philadelphia International Festival Of The Arts

Officials at the Kimmel Center have revealed some of their plans for the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts scheduled for next spring.


(Ed Cambron, Exec. Dir. PIFA, Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

PIFA Announces ‘Time Machine’ Theme For 2013

Ed Cambron, executive director of the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts, says next year’s PIFA Festival will take place March 28th through April 27th.


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Decendents Of Famous African Americans Sit On Panel Discussion At AAMP

Jean Claude Baker, the adopted son of Josephine Baker, will join Peter Cook, a descendant of architect Julian Abele, and others will join in a panel discussion at the African American Museum of Philadelphia.


PIFA 2011

Guide To The Philadelphia International Festival Of The Arts (PIFA) 2011

This spring, enjoy Paris right here in Philadelphia with the Parisian-themed Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts.


The replica Eiffel Tower in the Kimmel Center is part of PIFA, a festical expected to pump as much as $30-million into the local economy. (Credit: Karin Phillips)

Crunching the Tourism Numbers

Event promoters are fond of saying their events will pump a certain amount of money into the economy. That’s not just guesswork.


Expect a lot of rubber-necking on South Broad Street at Spruce as passersby take in the new Cube (by KYW's Karin Phillips)

City-Wide Arts Festival Kicks Off Thursday

Organizers for the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts are using social media to get the word out about the three-week-long festival.