Bastille Day

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Grab your torch and pitchforks! This week marks the anniversary of the storming of the Bastille in France, and Eastern State Penitentiary is commemorating the occasion with their annual reenactment of the historic coup. The event is free to the public, though prepare to come dressed in your peasantry best (or worst). For the bourgeoisie, tickets are available online for table seating and refreshments. The event culminates with Marie Antoinette being dragged to the guillotine as she shouts, “Let them eat Tastykake!” prompting a shower of 3,000 Tastykakes to rain from the walls down to the rebels below. Following the performance, local Fairmount restaurants will offer French cuisine, and there will be special discount pricing to tour the Penitentiary. Vive la France! -Marissa Marzano

4:30pm. Free. Eastern State Penitentiary, 2027 Fairmount Ave. easternstate.org/bastille-day

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WHEN
Saturday, July 14, 2012
Recurring: ONCE

TIME & PRICE
4:30pm. Free.

WHERE
Eastern State Pennitentiary , 2027 Fairmount Ave., Philadelphia, PA
One time only on 07/14/2012. .

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