The Kimmel Center is opening their doors this Tuesday evening for couples who are potentially interested in walking down the isle at the gorgeous performing arts venue. There will be tours, Q & A sessions, plus a chance to discuss culinary options with Garces Events. Tuesday, September 15th, 6 pm, free, Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street
The 19th annual Fringe Festival kicks off tonight and will run through September 19th with over 100 performances from international theater troupes and local art-scene movers and shakers alike. If that sounds a little overwhelming, you're totally right. We take a stab at making your Fringe decision-making a little easier with a guide to the "curated shows" (the folks—many from outside Philly—who are getting paid to perform) and the "independents" (intrepid Philly artists who sign up to take part on their own dime.) Check out those guides here and here, respectively. And get to know some of our favorite players in this year's festival in our photographic slideshow, here.
We named Our Night Out the best gay night out in Philly. Find out why this Tuesday as the LGBT social networking event takes over the Uptown Beer Garden to support the AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania. Tuesday, September 15th, 6 pm, $5, Mellon Bank Center, 1735 Market Street
Radio 104.5 presents Of Monsters and Men this Tuesday evening at the Mann Center's Skyline Stage for one night only to celebrate their upcoming album Beneath the Skin. They'll be joined by Oh Land as they rock out to their signature indie and alternative styles. Tuesday, November 15th, 7 pm, $35, Mann Center's Skyline Stage, 5201 Parkside Avenue
Longwood Gardens has teamed up with People's Light to create a unique immersive theatre production called Lost in the Meadow. Guests will follow actor-travelers throughout the Meadow Garden and, using headphones, will be able to listen in on conversations across the massive space. Through September 19th, 6 pm, $45, Longwood Gardens, 1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square
It's the first Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll of the season this Thursday. There will dozens of businesses offering dollar deals along Baltimore Avenue, ranging from beer and bites to memberships and ticket offers. Thursday, September 17th, 5:30 pm, pay as you go, Baltimore Avenue between 43rd and 51st Streets
Join guest vocalist Michael Andrew this Thursday at the Third Annual Pops Ball. This black-tie event to support the Philly Pops will feature swing music, two dance floors, dinner, and a reception. Thursday, September 17th, 6 pm, $250-25,000, Hyatt at the Bellevue, 200 South Broad Street
Forget the fat lady singing: This long-awaited partnership between Opera Philadelphia and The Bearded Ladies takes everything that you think you know about opera and turns it on its head. From Campbell's Soup games to nudity, this sure isn't your grandmother's Verdi. Through September 20th, 8 pm, $30, 1526 North American Street
It is billed as one of the largest foodie events in the city: The Mt. Airy Street Fare festival is this Thursday evening, and features dozens of your favorite food trucks and vendors. There will be live music and entertainment throughout this family-friendly stroll. Thursday, September 17th, 6 pm, pay as you go, Germantown Avenue between Sedgwick Street and Mt. Airy Avenue
It is the best of both worlds: Food and the performing arts. This year's Philly Feastival is Thursday at FringeArts, and features dozens of the city's most esteemed restaurateurs, including Stephen Starr, Michael Solomonov, and Audrey Claire. You'll also be amazed by a variety of artists who perform throughout the venue. Thursday, September 17th, 7 pm, $300, FringeArts, 140 North Columbus Boulevard
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