Their are lots of great events this month in Philadelphia. If you love crafts definitely check out both the Sugarloaf Crafts Festival and the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show. They will both be jam packed with local and national artisans selling everything from fine art, to furniture, to photography and home goods. Treat yourself or stock up on unique holiday gifts. Also this month make sure to check in on the 11th annual First Person Arts Festival. These events have really been picking up steam and are highly exciting and entertaining performances.
November 2-4, 2012
More than 250 local artisan will have their wares on display at this festival. Treat yourself to a beautiful piece or pick up some holiday gifts. Their will be a wide array of high and low end offerings from sculpture, glass, jewelry, clothing, furniture, home accessories, fine art and photography.
Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA
November 2, 2012
Enjoy one of the years last temperate First Friday's. Pretty soon it will be to cold to gallery hop all over town.
Locations City Wide
November 4, 2012
Help fight cancer at the National Brain Tumor Society's Race for Hope.
Eakins Oval at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
November 8-11, 2012
Craft artist nationwide gather at the Pennsylvania Convention Center to sell their creations. Whether you are on the market for handmade fabrics, jewelry or home goods or just looking for inspiration this is the place to be.
November 7-17, 2012
Presented by HBO, this festival brings quality Asian American Cinema to Philadelphia.
The Ibrahim Theatre at the University of Pennsylvania's International House
November 8-17, 2012
First Person Arts puts on riveting cabaret style storytelling shows monthly but their annual festival will combine memoir reading, film screenings and workshops. If you haven't yet experienced the hilarity and heartbreak of First Person Arts, i highly suggest you check out this festival.
Locations City Wide
November 17- April 7, 2012
The Female Gaze: Women Artists Making Their World
This show pays homage to the role of women in art. It be at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and then will go on tour nationwide. The works are organized thematically with sections dedicated to self portraiture, politics and spirituality.
Just thinking about it gives me muscle spasms.
Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Through November 18, 2012
Autumn's Colors: Longwood gardens transform from it's flowery Spring and Summer look to a Autumnal stunner and features live entertainment and a garden railway.
November 22, 2012
Thanksgiving Day Parade
Philly puts on one hell of a Thanksgiving Day Parade. Check it out in person on the Ben Franklin Parkway or tune into channel 6abc to get in the holiday spirit.
Ben Franklin Parkway