September 3-5: Art Museum exterior tour | Bicycle Coalition volunteer night | Little Nonna’s restaurant opens | Fringe Festival kicks off

TOUR: Parthenon on the Parkway

Tuesday, September 3, 2:30 p.m., Philadelphia Museum of Art, west entrance. Join the Park House Guides for a tour of the PMA’s East Terrace. The tour will explore the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s magnificent architecture and outdoor sculpture. Tour goers will learn about the building’s fascinating history and the wealth of details that adorn the iconic Philadelphia landmark. Free after admission.

VOLUNTEER: Volunteer night with the Bicycle Coalition

Wednesday, September 4, 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. 1500 Walnut Street, 2nd floor conference room, Philadelphia, PA. The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia will host a volunteer night this Wednesday. Depending on the needs of the month, the volunteer night might include anything from event and outreach training to envelope stuffing or data collection training. Fall bike counts are coming up, and often draw eager volunteers. Interested helpers must attend at least one volunteer night in order to help with bike counts. The Bike Co asks that attendees register for the volunteer night so the coalition knows how much pizza to order. Free.

TASTE: Little Nonna’s Italian-American eatery opens in Midtown Village

Wednesday, September 4. 11:45 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.1234 Locust Street, Philadelphia PA. Marcie Turney and Valerie Safran, owners of Barbuzzo, Lolita, Jamonera, Grocery, Open House and Verde open yet another restaurant this week. Little Nonna’s, what Uwishunu calls an “uber-charming casual Italian-American eatery,” opens Wednesday. The restaurant is Turney and Safran’s spin on a traditional “red sauce” restaurant, which combines traditional Italian classics with creative flair, expert techniques and fresh ingredients. Pay as you go. 

EXPERIENCE: 2013 Fringe Festival Kicks Off

Thursday, September 5, Times & locations vary, Philadelphia, PA. The 17-year-old Philadelphia Fringe Festival kicks off its 2013 season on Thursday. For 18 days the Fringe Festival will bring unique, often wacky performances by artists from across the globe to locations throughout Philly – from traditional venues to street corners, cars, galleries, cabarets and restaurants. The festival features hundreds of dancers, theater, visual arts, music and spoken-word performances. For more information visit or check out this calendar. Prices vary. 

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