More from PIFA

I don’t know about you, but I miss PIFA and all of the amazing events that took place. I have a few more photos from this wonderful month of Paris in Philly. What was your favorite part of PIFA?

La Place en Fleurs at 15th and Market
SEPTA monthly pas with PIFA theme
Bonjour from the PIFA Cube

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Paris ’til Sunday

The last weekend of PIFA is here. Can you believe it went by so quickly? But you know there’s going to be a great line up. You will be able to enjoy the innovation and collaboration of PIFA artists the entire weekend, especially in AAMP’s Paris ’til Sunday event from April 29 – May 1. As part of its 35th Anniversary, AAMP returns to its roots, composing a weekend of legendary and emerging jazz artists tied into this year’s PIFA theme. Continue reading “Paris ’til Sunday”

A Fair to Remember

Photo courtesy of PIFA.

A giant Ferris wheel, street performers, a public garden, over 40 food vendors, two stages with memorable musical performances and a trampoline, as you have never seen it before, all have one thing in common – the PIFA Street Fair.

From 11 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. on April 30, Broad Street (from Chestnut to Lombard Streets) will be closed to traffic in order to recreate the wonders of a Parisian street fair.

Whether you decide to spend all day in the last days of Paris, or only go for a few hours it will be the place to see and be seen. It is the perfect opportunity to enjoy the wonders of Paris at a fraction of the price it takes to fly there – Free. Continue reading “A Fair to Remember”

PIFA Easter Egg Hunt

It’s that time of year again when the Easter bunny visits children (of all ages) around the world, showers them with chocolate and leaves his eggs for all to find.

Despite what you may think, the Easter Bunny is not a modern invention and has his roots in ancient folklore of many cultures. In many cultures the rabbit or hare is associated with the moon and/ or fertility lore, since the rabbit and hare were seen as the most fertile animals. In correlation with spring, the represent new life and beginnings. Continue reading “PIFA Easter Egg Hunt”

Moving with AUTO

There are only 11 days left for the magic of PIFA. Have you joined the moment yet? PIFA is not just about passively experiencing a journey through the world of Paris of the Belle Epoque as seen through the eyes of Philly; it’s also about what you can contribute to adventure. Nowhere will you notice this more than in the movement installation AUTO, directed by Kate Watson-Wallace. With a moving vehicle as the center piece in the landscape of the Falls Center Parking Garage, audience members will become active participants as they move and are moved through a series of … Continue reading Moving with AUTO

One night with Les Nubians

“Music is every moment of our lives” Hélène Faussart – Les Nubians “Our music is a bridge where people can meet, dance, love and create…” Célia Faussart – Les Nubians Yes, you read right. You only get one night (4/21) with the inventive and glamorous Afropean sounds of Les Nubians. This French/ Cameroonian, Grammy® Nominated sister duo is known for their distinctive and unique sound that embodies the vibrations of Miriam Makeba, Ella Fitzgerald, Doudou N’diaye Rose, Fela Kuti, Edith Piaf, The Fugees, and Soul II Soul. Part of the acclaimed Red Hot & Riot Collective, Les Nubians blaze the … Continue reading One night with Les Nubians

Free to be

What does it mean to be free? You might include the freedom of expression and ability to pursue aspects of life that make you happy and allow you to contribute to society. At times, when you enjoy such a concept of freedom it can be easy to forget many people have had to fight and struggle so that we can live the lives we do.

The fact is that not all aspects of history are documented and told to the masses. Leaving stories untold can often lead to a one-sided view of history. However, there are people dedicated to learning about and telling those untold stories. During the rest of PIFA (we’re in the seventh day of the takeover) and through September 4, 2011, the African American Museum in Philadelphia will explore the unique experiences of African Americans who lived and created art in Paris. Continue reading “Free to be”

PIFA chef welcome

Guest chef, Eric Brujan. Photo courtesy of PIFA

In Philadelphia, we love food and one of the exciting new developments over the past few years is the City of Brotherly Love’s graduation from being known for just cheese steaks and soft pretzels (the best in the nation) to a credible source of fine dining and talented chefs.

During PIFA attention turns to inspiration from Paris and a tribute to the City of Lights wouldn’t be complete without a dedication to a part of culture that delights all of our five senses – food. PIFA’s Culinary Component will highlight the culinary collaboration, creativity and innovation that is scheduled to heat up PIFA from April 13 – May 1. Continue reading “PIFA chef welcome”