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Things To Do In Philadelphia In November

By Molly Gavin

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

Sugarloaf Crafts Festival

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

First Friday

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

Race for Hope

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

Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show

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.

Pennsylvania Convention Center


November 7-17, 2012

5th Annual Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival

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 Festival

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.

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts


November 18th

The Philadelphia Marathon

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.

Longwood Gardens


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


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