The second Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts runs from Thursday through April 27.
The theme of this year's festival is "If You Had a Time Machine." More than 50 events and performances from local, national and international artists are exploring questions related to time travel. Many are looking at historic events in a new way or dreaming about what the future will look like.
The event culminates April 27 with a five-block stretch of Broad Street closed to traffic and transformed into a daylong street fair with food vendors, a Ferris wheel, live music and street performers.