5 Ways to Curb Social Media Use During the Holidays

Overuse can lead to negative feelings, especially this time of year.



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The holidays are fast upon us. This time of year brings time spent with family, a host of parties and shopping for gifts. For many, it is a joyous time to reconnect with loved ones. But for some, holidays can stir up unwanted feelings of angst, depression and anxiety, which can trigger feelings of low self-esteem and shame, especially when comparisons are drawn to others. A deluge of social media posts from friends and family can often exacerbate this.         

Holiday-related anxiety can stem from family conflicts, divorce, complicated blended family dynamics and recent deaths of loved ones. Disappointments around major life events such as unexpected job loss, financial struggles and other sensitive topics can also lead to stress.

When we feel badly about ourselves, our social media habits can heighten these feelings. Spending hours on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat or Twitter, where there are posts of people enjoying their holiday season, vacations, or celebrating momentous occasions, can elicit feelings of envy and shame. When this happens, it’s important to set realistic expectations.

5 tips to curb social media use during the holidays:

  1. Gain a realistic perspective of social media. Social media is meant to showcase achievements and highlights, not real, everyday life. No matter how wonderful a person’s life might appear, life has its downs for everyone.
  2. Cultivate mindfulness regarding social media habits. Determine an appropriate time to check in. Checking the morning of a particularly challenging day may not be wise, especially if it will trigger negative feelings.
  3. Tune into your emotions. If you think seeing posts of friends and family having fun and engaging in holiday activities will upset you, hold off on going on social media until you’re in a better emotional place.
  4. Consider joining online support groups. For some, pulling back from social media is an unrealistic goal. Consider broadening your virtual relationships to include support groups and professionals that offer advice and support.
  5. Make plans to see a trusted friend or family member. Having positive relationships is crucial for mental health. Make an effort to maintain important relationships through phone and text communications, and whenever possible, meet in person. Those are far more intimate and private options than social media.    
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Cost: $0-20

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View map »


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Cost: $20-$36

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View map »


Telephone: 121-592-21122
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Cost: Free with Museum admission

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More information

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Cost: See website for more information

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Cost: Daytime: Adult $35 Child (3-11) $30, Evening: Adult $20 Child (3-11) $15

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Cost: varies

Where:
Linvilla Orchards
137 W Knowlton Rd
Media, PA  19063
View map »

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Cost: $6.95 Adults, $5.95 children

Where:
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137 W Knowlton Rd
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Cost: free

Where:
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View map »


Telephone: 610-604-9604
Contact Name: Andrea DiFabio
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Cost: Free

Where:
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160 N Gulph Rd.
King of Prussia , PA  19406
View map »


Website »

More information

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Cost: $20-$36

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Long before the grand Benjamin Franklin Parkway was built, the Academy of Natural Sciences was drawing tourists to the site with the first dinosaur skeleton ever displayed. As Philadelphia...

Cost: $15.95 and up

Where:
The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel Universi
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA  19103
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Telephone: 215-299-1043
Contact Name: Carolyn Belardo
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In 1917 John G. Johnson, the most famous lawyer of his day, left his astonishing trove of European art to the city of Philadelphia. One hundred years later, we’re taking a new look at one of...

Cost: $0-20

Where:
Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA  19130
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Sponsor: Philadelphia Museum of Art
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Be dazzled by Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites most opulent artifacts with Gilded: Objects of Luxury. See Bohemian gold-enameled glassware, sterling silver tableware, mercury glass, Count...

Cost: See website for more information

Where:
Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts
427 North New Street
Bethlehem, PA  18018
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Telephone: 610-882-0450
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For a limited time only, the Museum will present a newly discovered 235-year-old, seven-foot panoramic painting that offers an invaluable glimpse into the Revolutionary War, a time before the...

Cost: Free with Museum admission

Where:
Museum of the American Revolution
101 S. 3rd St.
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Telephone: 215-253-6731
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Take a journey inside one of the most significant archaeological discoveries in history. Silent, steadfast, and secret, an army of more than 8,000 terracotta figures stood guard over the tomb of...

Cost: Daytime: Adult $35 Child (3-11) $30, Evening: Adult $20 Child (3-11) $15

Where:
The Franklin Institute
222 North 20th Street
Philadelphia, PA  19103
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Join us Friday, January 12, as we celebrate the opening of the Professional Artist Members Exhibition, on view in our award-winning galleries January 12 to February 15, 2018. The juried exhibition...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Main Line Art Center
746 Panmure Rd
Haverford, PA  19041
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January 1st- 31st. Artist reception Friday, January 5th at 6 PM - 9 PM Inspired by the visual vocabularies of urban design and decay, graphic design and illustrative tattoo art, Martin allows...

Cost: free

Where:
Black Moth Gallery
18 E Lancaster Ave
Ardmore, PA  19003
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Sponsor: Black Moth Gallery
Telephone: (610) 642-1500
Contact Name: Steve Martin
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Join experts for a debate on one of the most-watched Supreme Court cases this term – Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission – involving free speech, religious...

Cost: $18

Where:
National Constitution Center
525 Arch St.
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Sponsor: National Constitution Center
Telephone: 215-409-600

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A Doll's House By Henrik Ibsen Directed by Terrence J. Nolen  On the Arcadia Stage JANUARY 11 – FEBRUARY 25, 2018    Nora and Torvald are living their dream...

Cost: Adults: Starting at $37 Teens: $15 Kids: $15

Where:
Arden Theatre Company
40 N 2nd St.
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Sponsor: Arden Theatre Company
Telephone: (215)922-1122
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Musical Adventure Boogie Woogie Radio Hour Opens January 11 “The show must go on” is a motto all people familiar with theatre are a custom to, however, this January 11 to the 28 the...

Cost: $20

Where:
HEDGEROW THEATRE
64 ROSE VALLEY RD
ROSE VALLEY, PA  19086
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A new show from Philly’s favorite comedy couple, Tony Braithwaite & Jen Childs! A glorious grab bag of sketches and songs, including routines from Burns & Allen, Nichols & May,...

Cost: $29-43

Where:
Act II Playhouse
56 E. Butler Avenue
Ambler, PA  19002
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Rolling Stone Magazine Says: "Yes believe the hype! This show lives up to it!" Kiss The Sky-The Jimi Hendrix Re-Experience and Heavy Cream-Cream Tribute star in an epic night of guitar...

Cost: $25 - $50

Where:
Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center
226 North High Street
West Chester, PA  19380
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Telephone: 610-356-2787
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Greta Grenade (winner of Philadelphia’s Burlesque Battle Royale Season 6) and Lexa Lucious are teaming up to bring you RADICAL SELF LOVE: a burlesque celebration of just that: self-love....

Cost: $5

Where:
Tabu
200 S. 12th Street
Philadelphia, PA  19107
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Telephone: 323-401-6664
Contact Name: Greta Grenade
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For over 100 years, Linvilla Orchards has been offering its neighbors the finest field-fresh produce. Now customers have the opportunity to stock up and enjoy an abundance of vegetables at a 50%...

Cost: varies

Where:
Linvilla Orchards
137 W Knowlton Rd
Media, PA  19063
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Community Arts Center’s annual Abstraction exhibition featuring compositions by the CAC Abstract Workshop runs through January 27th in the Duke Gallery at 414 Plush Mill Road, Wallingford,...

Cost: free

Where:
Community Arts Center
414 Plush Mill Road
Wallingford, PA  19086
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Telephone: 610-604-9604
Contact Name: Andrea DiFabio
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Linvilla Orchard’s ‘Fore! The Planet’ is a highly interactive and playful museum exhibit created by the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia! This exhibition pairs...

Cost: $6.95 Adults, $5.95 children

Where:
Linvilla Orchards
137 W Knowlton Rd
Media, PA  19063
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Donate your gently used winter coats to Greater Philadelphia area families in need.  Drop off locations: Simon Concierge located in the expansion corridor behind Tiffany & Co....

Cost: Free

Where:
King of Prussia Mall
160 N Gulph Rd.
King of Prussia , PA  19406
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Long before the grand Benjamin Franklin Parkway was built, the Academy of Natural Sciences was drawing tourists to the site with the first dinosaur skeleton ever displayed. As Philadelphia...

Cost: $15.95 and up

Where:
The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel Universi
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA  19103
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Telephone: 215-299-1043
Contact Name: Carolyn Belardo
Website »

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In 1917 John G. Johnson, the most famous lawyer of his day, left his astonishing trove of European art to the city of Philadelphia. One hundred years later, we’re taking a new look at one of...

Cost: $0-20

Where:
Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA  19130
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Sponsor: Philadelphia Museum of Art
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Tickets on sale now! November 22 - January 28  On the F. Otto Haas Stage Ever since J.M. Barrie's story first appeared in 1904, countless versions have been produced on stage and in...

Cost: $20-$36

Where:
Arden Theatre Company
40 N. 2nd Street
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Telephone: 121-592-21122
Website »

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For a limited time only, the Museum will present a newly discovered 235-year-old, seven-foot panoramic painting that offers an invaluable glimpse into the Revolutionary War, a time before the...

Cost: Free with Museum admission

Where:
Museum of the American Revolution
101 S. 3rd St.
Philadelphia, PA  19106
View map »


Telephone: 215-253-6731
Website »

More information

Be dazzled by Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites most opulent artifacts with Gilded: Objects of Luxury. See Bohemian gold-enameled glassware, sterling silver tableware, mercury glass, Count...

Cost: See website for more information

Where:
Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts
427 North New Street
Bethlehem, PA  18018
View map »


Telephone: 610-882-0450
Website »

More information

Take a journey inside one of the most significant archaeological discoveries in history. Silent, steadfast, and secret, an army of more than 8,000 terracotta figures stood guard over the tomb of...

Cost: Daytime: Adult $35 Child (3-11) $30, Evening: Adult $20 Child (3-11) $15

Where:
The Franklin Institute
222 North 20th Street
Philadelphia, PA  19103
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Join us Friday, January 12, as we celebrate the opening of the Professional Artist Members Exhibition, on view in our award-winning galleries January 12 to February 15, 2018. The juried exhibition...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Main Line Art Center
746 Panmure Rd
Haverford, PA  19041
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Philadelphia’s dinosaur museum is open late tonight with pay-as you-wish admission, a beer garden with food in Dinosaur Hall, live animal presentations, and fun hands-on activities. From...

Cost: Suggested Donation $10

Where:
The Academy of Natural Sciences
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA  19103
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January 1st- 31st. Artist reception Friday, January 5th at 6 PM - 9 PM Inspired by the visual vocabularies of urban design and decay, graphic design and illustrative tattoo art, Martin allows...

Cost: free

Where:
Black Moth Gallery
18 E Lancaster Ave
Ardmore, PA  19003
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Sponsor: Black Moth Gallery
Telephone: (610) 642-1500
Contact Name: Steve Martin
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Terror Behind the Walls partners with Center City District for Zombie Skate at Rothman Ice Rink. You can skate with zombies, spin the prize wheel to win Terror Behind the Walls swag, and enjoy...

Cost: $5 admission, $10 skate rental

Where:
Dilworth Park
1 S 15th St.
Philadelphia, PA  19102
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Sponsor: Terror Behind the Walls
Telephone: 215-236-3300
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A Doll's House By Henrik Ibsen Directed by Terrence J. Nolen  On the Arcadia Stage JANUARY 11 – FEBRUARY 25, 2018    Nora and Torvald are living their dream...

Cost: Adults: Starting at $37 Teens: $15 Kids: $15

Where:
Arden Theatre Company
40 N 2nd St.
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Sponsor: Arden Theatre Company
Telephone: (215)922-1122
Website »

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Musical Adventure Boogie Woogie Radio Hour Opens January 11 “The show must go on” is a motto all people familiar with theatre are a custom to, however, this January 11 to the 28 the...

Cost: $20

Where:
HEDGEROW THEATRE
64 ROSE VALLEY RD
ROSE VALLEY, PA  19086
View map »

More information

A new show from Philly’s favorite comedy couple, Tony Braithwaite & Jen Childs! A glorious grab bag of sketches and songs, including routines from Burns & Allen, Nichols & May,...

Cost: $29-43

Where:
Act II Playhouse
56 E. Butler Avenue
Ambler, PA  19002
View map »

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Broken Arrow performs the music of Neil Young, featuring both the rockin' electric Crazy Horse tunes and the more acoustic, pedal steel driven country rock material. The band delivers these...

Cost: $12 Advance / $15 Day of Show / $22 Reserved

Where:
The Ardmore Music Hall
23 East Lancaster Avenue
Ardmore, PA  19003
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Sponsor: The Ardmore Music Hall
Telephone: 610-649-8389
Contact Name: The Ardmore Music Hall
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Greta Grenade (winner of Philadelphia’s Burlesque Battle Royale Season 6) and Lexa Lucious are teaming up to bring you RADICAL SELF LOVE: a burlesque celebration of just that: self-love....

Cost: $5

Where:
Tabu
200 S. 12th Street
Philadelphia, PA  19107
View map »


Telephone: 323-401-6664
Contact Name: Greta Grenade
Website »

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For over 100 years, Linvilla Orchards has been offering its neighbors the finest field-fresh produce. Now customers have the opportunity to stock up and enjoy an abundance of vegetables at a 50%...

Cost: varies

Where:
Linvilla Orchards
137 W Knowlton Rd
Media, PA  19063
View map »

More information

Linvilla Orchard’s ‘Fore! The Planet’ is a highly interactive and playful museum exhibit created by the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia! This exhibition pairs...

Cost: $6.95 Adults, $5.95 children

Where:
Linvilla Orchards
137 W Knowlton Rd
Media, PA  19063
View map »

More information

Community Arts Center’s annual Abstraction exhibition featuring compositions by the CAC Abstract Workshop runs through January 27th in the Duke Gallery at 414 Plush Mill Road, Wallingford,...

Cost: free

Where:
Community Arts Center
414 Plush Mill Road
Wallingford, PA  19086
View map »


Telephone: 610-604-9604
Contact Name: Andrea DiFabio
Website »

More information

Donate your gently used winter coats to Greater Philadelphia area families in need.  Drop off locations: Simon Concierge located in the expansion corridor behind Tiffany & Co....

Cost: Free

Where:
King of Prussia Mall
160 N Gulph Rd.
King of Prussia , PA  19406
View map »


Website »

More information

In 1917 John G. Johnson, the most famous lawyer of his day, left his astonishing trove of European art to the city of Philadelphia. One hundred years later, we’re taking a new look at one of...

Cost: $0-20

Where:
Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA  19130
View map »


Sponsor: Philadelphia Museum of Art
Website »

More information

Tickets on sale now! November 22 - January 28  On the F. Otto Haas Stage Ever since J.M. Barrie's story first appeared in 1904, countless versions have been produced on stage and in...

Cost: $20-$36

Where:
Arden Theatre Company
40 N. 2nd Street
Philadelphia, PA  19106
View map »


Telephone: 121-592-21122
Website »

More information

Long before the grand Benjamin Franklin Parkway was built, the Academy of Natural Sciences was drawing tourists to the site with the first dinosaur skeleton ever displayed. As Philadelphia...

Cost: $15.95 and up

Where:
The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel Universi
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA  19103
View map »


Telephone: 215-299-1043
Contact Name: Carolyn Belardo
Website »

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This month Judi will do something a little different. She will be serving breakfast and brunch ideas for those chilly winter mornings. Call (610) 876-7116 to register 

Cost: Free

Where:
Linvilla Orchards
137 W Knowlton Rd
Media, PA  19063
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Suppose your nose was where your elbows goes... Would you call them smell-bows? Johnny Shortcake would! The Johnny Shortcake Show is a magical journey that feels like a funky dance party, featuring...

Cost: $10

Where:
SEI Innovation Studio
300 S. Broad St.
Inside Kimmel Center (2 levels below ground floor)
Philadelphia, PA  19102
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For a limited time only, the Museum will present a newly discovered 235-year-old, seven-foot panoramic painting that offers an invaluable glimpse into the Revolutionary War, a time before the...

Cost: Free with Museum admission

Where:
Museum of the American Revolution
101 S. 3rd St.
Philadelphia, PA  19106
View map »


Telephone: 215-253-6731
Website »

More information

Be dazzled by Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites most opulent artifacts with Gilded: Objects of Luxury. See Bohemian gold-enameled glassware, sterling silver tableware, mercury glass, Count...

Cost: See website for more information

Where:
Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts
427 North New Street
Bethlehem, PA  18018
View map »


Telephone: 610-882-0450
Website »

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January 6th, 7th, 13th, 14th, 20th, 21st, 27th, 28th In addition to our regular tastings - Penns Woods is teaming up with local cheese  and a local honey artisans  to bring...

Cost: $28

Where:
Penns Woods Winery
124 Beaver Valley Rd
Chadds Ford, PA  19317
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Sponsor: Penns Woods Winery
Telephone: 610-459-0808
Contact Name: Gabriella Patone
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Special Kids Camp Expo Saturday, January 27 (snow date 2/3) 1:00-4:00 PM Valley Forge Educational Services 1777 N. Valley Road, Malvern, PA 19083 Explore a variety of summer camps,...

Cost: Free and Open to the Public

Where:
Valley Forge Educational Services, Activities Cent
1777 North Valley Road
Driveway A
Malvern, PA  19355
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Sponsor: Valley Forge Educational Services
Telephone: 610.296.6725 x116
Contact Name: Juliann Jaffe
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On select Saturdays between January and June 2018, the American Helicopter Museum & Education Center is hosting special science programs. These programs start at 2:00 P.M. and run for approximately...

Cost: Free with paid museum admission

Where:
American Helicopter Museum
1220 American Blvd.
West Chester, PA  19380
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Sponsor: American Helicopter Museum
Telephone: 610-436-9600
Contact Name: Paul Kahan
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Take a journey inside one of the most significant archaeological discoveries in history. Silent, steadfast, and secret, an army of more than 8,000 terracotta figures stood guard over the tomb of...

Cost: Daytime: Adult $35 Child (3-11) $30, Evening: Adult $20 Child (3-11) $15

Where:
The Franklin Institute
222 North 20th Street
Philadelphia, PA  19103
View map »

More information

Join us Friday, January 12, as we celebrate the opening of the Professional Artist Members Exhibition, on view in our award-winning galleries January 12 to February 15, 2018. The juried exhibition...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Main Line Art Center
746 Panmure Rd
Haverford, PA  19041
View map »

More information

January 1st- 31st. Artist reception Friday, January 5th at 6 PM - 9 PM Inspired by the visual vocabularies of urban design and decay, graphic design and illustrative tattoo art, Martin allows...

Cost: free

Where:
Black Moth Gallery
18 E Lancaster Ave
Ardmore, PA  19003
View map »


Sponsor: Black Moth Gallery
Telephone: (610) 642-1500
Contact Name: Steve Martin
Website »

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A Doll's House By Henrik Ibsen Directed by Terrence J. Nolen  On the Arcadia Stage JANUARY 11 – FEBRUARY 25, 2018    Nora and Torvald are living their dream...

Cost: Adults: Starting at $37 Teens: $15 Kids: $15

Where:
Arden Theatre Company
40 N 2nd St.
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Sponsor: Arden Theatre Company
Telephone: (215)922-1122
Website »

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A MIGHTY HANDFUL ~ Music of The Russian Five TATYANA RASHKOVSKY, mezzo-soprano KATARZYNA SALWINSKI, piano ROLLIN WILBER, piano 'The Russian Five' were a group of...

Cost: $27/general; $22/seniors; $10/student

Where:
Ivy Hall
6331 Lancaster Avenue
Philadelphia, PA  19151
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Sponsor: Fine Art Music Company
Telephone: 215-803-9725
Contact Name: Rollin Wilber
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Musical Adventure Boogie Woogie Radio Hour Opens January 11 “The show must go on” is a motto all people familiar with theatre are a custom to, however, this January 11 to the 28 the...

Cost: $20

Where:
HEDGEROW THEATRE
64 ROSE VALLEY RD
ROSE VALLEY, PA  19086
View map »

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Broken Arrow performs the music of Neil Young, featuring both the rockin' electric Crazy Horse tunes and the more acoustic, pedal steel driven country rock material. The band delivers these...

Cost: $12 Advance / $15 Day of Show / $22 Reserved

Where:
The Ardmore Music Hall
23 East Lancaster Avenue
Ardmore, PA  19003
View map »


Sponsor: The Ardmore Music Hall
Telephone: 610-649-8389
Contact Name: The Ardmore Music Hall
Website »

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A new show from Philly’s favorite comedy couple, Tony Braithwaite & Jen Childs! A glorious grab bag of sketches and songs, including routines from Burns & Allen, Nichols & May,...

Cost: $29-43

Where:
Act II Playhouse
56 E. Butler Avenue
Ambler, PA  19002
View map »

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Splintered Sunlight formed in 1992. "Splintered" quickly became the most popular Grateful Dead Tribute band in the Philadelphia area gaining praise from Dead Heads and Non Heads alike....

Cost: $9 Advance / $13 Day of Show / $22 Reserved

Where:
The Ardmore Music Hall
23 East Lancaster Avenue
Ardmore, PA  19003
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Sponsor: The Ardmore Music Hall
Telephone: 610-649-8389
Contact Name: The Ardmore Music Hall
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This January, ’70s soul crooners The O’Jays, will bring their favorite hits to Philadelphia. The Rock & Roll Hall of Famers will entertain fans with their famous “Philly...

Cost: $69-$89

Where:
SugarHouse Casino
1001 N Delaware Ave
Philadelphia, PA  19125
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