Love baguettes and berets? Chanel and Chagall? How about ballet, French jazz, mimes and Babar? All that and more will be center stage next week, as Philadelphia goes French for three weeks (April 7 to May 1) with the launch of the first Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA), offering a slate of programming featuring French artists from the City of Light and beyond. Opening Night Gala Experience The Philadelphia Orchestra and the Pennsylvania Ballet, on stage together in a newly choreographed performance of Stravinsky’s Pulcinella. Dinner by Wolfgang Puck in honor of Chef Georges Perrier, featuring a pre-dessert performance by Grounded Aerial. April 7, Verizon Hall, Kimmel Center 6:00PM Cocktails 7:00PM Performance 8:30PM Gala Dinner 10:00PM Grounded Aerial Performance PLUS the first lighting of the Eiffel Tower Click here for ticket information. The full slate of PIFA programming, including food and fashion events can be accessed via www.pifa.org and at the Kimmel Center Box Office. Tickets to individual performances and events can be purchased on the PIFA website, in person at the Kimmel Center Box Office, or by phone at 215-546-PIFA. Tickets are priced by individual presenting organizations, ranging from FREE to the public to $125. For the most up to date information, contact PIFA at (215) 790-5800 or visit www.pifa.org. You can follow PIFA on Twitter @PIFAphilly or on Facebook to stay up on the latest happenings! *DISCLOSURE: This is a sponsored post. Stay tuned as Chester County Moms explores the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts through May 1st.