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Appreciate art for free this fall

Bring the kiddies to the Kimmel Center for PNC Grow Up Great. Credit: Jim Roese Bring the kiddies to the Kimmel Center for PNC Grow Up Great.
Credit: Jim Roese

With holiday shopping lurking around the corner, you’re probably gripping that wallet a little tighter. But you don't have to be a high roller to get your culture fix this fall. We’ve got a few autumnal events for you to enjoy — for absolutely free.

Campus Philly College Day
Students, come out and explore one of our world-class museums without having to worry about writing a paper on it. This day-long festival along the Ben Franklin Parkway will feature local DJs the Choice Tasters Selectors, who'll be spinning beats while you chow down on free food on the Art Museum steps. Then head off, student ID in hand, to Eastern State Penitentiary, the National Constitution Center, the National Museum of American Jewish History or one of our other cultural hotspots.
Sept. 28, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
215-988-1707
www.campusphilly.org

Pennsylvania Ballet
The legendary ballet company gives back to the city with a “best-of” performance from the past 50 years in a complimentary matinee at the Academy of Music. WHYY will be on hand to film the showcase for a future PBS special.
Oct. 20, 3-4 p.m.
240 S. Broad St.
215-893-1999
www.paballet.org

PNC Grow Up Great
This could be your last chance to instill musical appreciation in the youth for something other than twerking. Watch your children experience the smooth sounds of jazz in this interactive concert at the Kimmel Center’s Commonwealth Plaza. Percussionist Tony Miceli and vocalist Joanna Pascale will teach the little ones how to play instruments, sing along and dance to the rhythm.
Oct. 5, 11 a.m.
300 S. Broad St.
215-893-1999
www.pncgrowupgreat.com

 
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