- Theatrical performance comes to PMG
May 31, 2013
7:00PM-10:00PM$10 Admission (door sales only)Drinks will be sold during eventLance Pawling presents:A Merkin Dream Theater
On Friday, May 31st, Lance Pawling will be emceeing A Merkin Dream Theater, a cabaret soiree at Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens. A cavalcade of stars, freaks and geeks will explore the theme of fantasy in the magical space provided by Isaiah Zagar’s mosaics. The event will feature such local luminaries as Alejandro Morales, Messapotamia Lefae, Miss Mary Wanna, Rough RydeHer, Phraulein Philth, and Wurli (with his Ragtag Vintage Orchestra).
Lance Pawling, appearing as Alaya Richmin, has been hosting various events at PMG for years and looks forward to bringing collaborators from Philadelphia’s art and music scenes to an event that promises something for everyone. The audience will be whisked away on a two-hour drag and burlesque adventure, featuring live music, sketch comedy, interplanetary misadventures, and freegan puppets. Libations will be available with drink tickets.
This fall, Lance will be directing another show as part of the Philadelphia Fringe Festival at PMG. Stay tuned for more details!
- Special Walking Tour on Memorial Day
May 27, 2013
Spend your Memorial Day exploring the alleyways along South Street to view Isaiah Zagar's glittering creations! Led by a trained Philadelphia's Magic Gardens interpreter, you'll learn detailed information about Zagar's technique along with the personal and community stories depicted in his large, shimmering murals. Walking tour price includes admission to PMG. Call 215.733.0390 to reserve your spot today!
Walking Tour prices
$6/Children 6 - 12
$3/Children 5 and under
- May Edition of Twilight in the Gardens!
May 24, 2013
7:00PM - 10:00PM$10/Person, $8/Students (with ID), Seniors & MembersTwilight in the Gardens is held every fourth Friday of the month from April-October at Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens. Each one of these special evenings feature a unique array of arts experiences paired with a live musical performance. These one-of-a-kind events also give visitors the chance to learn more about PMG through fun, casual mini-tours of the space and to view the temporary exhibitions hanging in our galleries. All Twilight in the Gardens evenings are BYOBB (Bring Your Own Booze and Blanket) but drinks will also be available with drink tickets. Reservations are not required - just show up and have a good time!May's Twilight in the Gardens explores how stories, cultures and teachings have been passed down through the ages. Our musical guest, The Bailey Hounds, will fill the gardens with grit, wisdom, melancholia and melody with their self-dubbed style "cemetery blues.” The Bailey Hound’s music embodies the spirit of the Appalachian Mountains where stories have been passed down through music and dance for generations. Our featured artist, Katharyn Coleman, will teach guests the history of passing down stories through prayer flags, a tradition than originated in south Asia over a thousand years ago. Participants are invited to record their own story by creating a prayer flag to take home. Narragansett brewing company will be sponsoring this event with their delicious brews.Check out our Twilight in the Gardens page for more information!
- NEW! Message StationFeeling inspired while visiting the Magic Gardens? Leave us a note at the new Message Station to tell us what you think. Each month we'll pick our favorite note to include in our e-newsletter and on social media. Stop in to our back gallery during your visit to make your voice heard!
In order to preserve Philadelphia's Magic Gardens we ask that you place your notes and drawings only in bottles at the Message Station and not in any other part of the space.
- PMG Date Night Tours!Thursday, June 13 & Thursday, August 8
Looking for that unique first-date spot to wow your beau-to-be? Tired of the same old dinner and a movie, and ready to spice up your relationship? Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens has the date night for you! Come visit PMG for a special tour catered for couples, complete with complimentary wine and lit by romantic candlelight!
Guests will learn about the love story between founding artist Isaiah Zagar and his wife Julia, and explore our glittering labyrinth to discover the many hidden symbols of love (and sex!) hidden around the gardens. Couples will also get to view our galleries and special mosaicked basement, which is not open to the general public!
Tours will take place on Thursday, June 13, and Thursday, August 8, at 6:00PM and are approximately an hour long. Tickets includes wine. Reservations are required – please call 215-733-0390 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot today!
- CALL FOR ARTISTS
PMG’s public program, ART/GAGE: Celebrate Philly Creativity, will curate engaging artistic and performance-based experiences in the upcoming South Street edition of the Night Market festival on August 15, 2013. This will offer thousands of people new opportunities to enGAGE with ART.
PMG is looking for organizations, individuals, and/or artists groups to create temporary art installations or activities as part of the South Street Night Market. Installations can take the form of sculpture, film, light or sound and are encouraged to be interactive, eye/ear catching, and non-obstructive to pedestrian traffic or vendor spaces. Artists will interpret themes based on South Street history.
Click here for our Call for Artists Application!
Find more information on ART/GAGE on our Public Events Page.
- PMG Closing at 3:30PM on Saturday May 18