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Calendar: February 3-10

Wednesday February 3rd, 2016 10:15:38 PM By PW Staff
Wednesday, February 3 AUTHOR Telling It the Way It Was with Arlene Alda Fulbright Scholar, author, professional clarinetist and all around virtuoso Arlene Alda, takes you on a historical adventure to one of New York City’s most famous boroughs: The Bronx. Oral histories are presented from... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

Philly Weekly's 2016 Hipster Honeys

Wednesday February 3rd, 2016 08:53:27 PM By Timaree Schmit (interviews) and Jason Melcher (photography)
Last year we introduced you to 14 of Philly’s most swoon-worthy Hipster Hunks. We showcased sexy bespeckled baristas, handsome DJs who play music you’ve never heard of and beguiling boylesquers with ironic facial hair. It was an opportunity to parody the Sexy Singles issues of another... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

Valentine’s Day 2016 in Philly

Wednesday February 3rd, 2016 10:21:42 PM By Abigail Durey
Love and Lust in the 19th Century Enjoy a night that is equal parts love and lust as you learn about how speed dating worked in the 19th century and how men let women know they were interested in them. Thurs., Feb. 11, 6:30pm and 8:15pm. Laurel Hill Cemetery, 3822 Ridge Ave.... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

Super Bowl 50 Watch Parties

Wednesday February 3rd, 2016 10:26:47 PM By Noe Garcia
Irish Pub Can you predict the Super Bowl winner? If you do, Irish Pub will give you 20 percent off your check after the game! Not to mention $3.50 Bud Lights, $5 Goose Islands and $12 pitchers. 6pm. Irish Pub, 1123 Walnut St. or 2007 Walnut St. irishpubphilly.com   Brauhaus Schmitz It’s... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

Weekend Picks: Snowball; Tarantulas; WinterFest & more

Friday January 29th, 2016 08:22:53 PM By Anastasia Barbalios
Friday, January 29 PARTY Black Tie Tailgate Dine and dance among the coolest and newest cars in the world as you get an inside look at the 2016 Philadelphia Auto Show before anyone else. All proceeds benefit the Division of Neurology at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. 7pm. $225.... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

Calendar: Jan. 27-Feb. 3

Tuesday January 26th, 2016 08:33:34 PM By PW Staff
Wednesday, January 27 TALK In Treatment Regina Kunzel, author and professor at Princeton University will discuss the experiences that sexual- and gender-variant people have when coming face to face with psychiatry and psychoanalysis in the U.S. Kunzel will also discuss how psychiatric scrutiny and... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

Weekend Picks: Hawk Krall; Demo Day & more

Friday January 22nd, 2016 09:36:36 PM By Anastasia Barbalios
Friday, January 22 EXHIBIT Hawk Krall: The New Philadelphia Local illustrator—and longtime PW contributor—Hawk Krall’s intricate work shines a light on the grittier side of Philadelphia. His imaginative street scenes celebrate the intersection of old and new in an... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

Ben Dibble bunnies up to Harvey at the Walnut Street Theatre

Wednesday January 20th, 2016 07:52:15 PM By A.D. Amorosi
In the 1950 film Harvey, James Stewart plays a charming, doddering drunk named Elwood P. Dowd who has vivid and very (sur)real visions of a giant invisible rabbit named Harvey. With tons of money behind him, the character is viewed with tentative respect, despite the fact that his sister Veta... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

Calendar: January 20-27

Wednesday January 20th, 2016 07:40:06 PM By PW Staff
Wednesday, January 20 EXHIBIT La Maladie The Mütter Museum has always been a hub for displaying the splendor, mysteries and eccentricities of the human body. Their latest art showing, La Maladie, does just that by presenting the human figure at its most maligned. The exhibit showcases... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

NYE Shapeshifters Party 2016 at Ruba Club

Friday January 15th, 2016 07:39:41 PM By Matthew Brenner
Take a look back at the NYE Shapeshifters Party 2016 at Ruba Club. Video footage: Matthew Brenner.   [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

PW's Weekend Picks: Hair o' the Dog; Big Philly Beerfest & more!

Friday January 15th, 2016 06:41:18 PM By Anastasia Barbalios
Friday, January 15 PERFORMANCE Mommie Queerest The Bearded Ladies’ latest production is a camp opera tribute to the 1981 cult classic Mommie Dearest, starring Joan Crawford. A sold-out hit in 2015, the play returns for round two with new songs and special guest PA legislator Brian Sims,... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

The Style File: What to wear to Restaurant Week

Wednesday January 13th, 2016 04:54:10 PM By Ian Michael Crumm
Get ready to look your best while enjoying the best food. Philadelphia Center City District’s Restaurant Week is back. And bigger. than. Ever. The city-wide event starts this Sunday, Jan. 17 and goes through Friday, Jan. 22, and then comes back the following week Sunday, Jan. 24 to Friday,... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

Calendar: January 13-20

Wednesday January 13th, 2016 04:31:59 PM By PW Staff
Wednesday, January 13 DANCE Dance Affiliates: Les Ballets Jazz De Montreal One of Canada’s most popular dance companies heads to town with three Philadelphia premieres: “Rouge,” choreographed by Rodrigo Pederneiras of Brazil’s Grupo Corpo; “Kosmos” by Andonis... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

PW's Weekend Picks: Lovesick Wedding Expo; Eat Your Beats & more

Friday January 8th, 2016 07:33:02 PM By Anastasia Barbalios
Friday, January 8 DANCE Art After 5: Koresh Dance Company Experience the hard-hitting marches and eloquent duets created by Artistic Director Roni Koresh and his company (pictured) among the exquisite work housed at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. 5pm. Free with admission. Philadelphia Museum of... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

Calendar: January 6-13

Wednesday January 6th, 2016 05:15:23 PM By PW Staff
Wednesday, January 6 EXHIBIT Mannequin Nonprofit South Philly art gallery Da Vinci Art Alliance brings a touch of morbid reality to the New Year with Mannequin, featuring the work of 30 local photographers and their interpretations on the idea of the mannequin and its role as a fashion centerpiece.... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

PW's New Year's Weekend Picks

Thursday December 31st, 2015 04:50:34 PM By Anastasia Barbalios
Thursday December 31: Last minute NYE New Year’s Eve in Hollywood Ring in the New Year with the Cescaphe Group and Diner en Blanc at the historic Water Works. The party will take you on a cinematic journey through the Golden Age of Hollywood, with themed rooms, live entertainment,... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

Calendar: Dec. 30-Jan. 6

Wednesday December 30th, 2015 05:33:23 PM By PW Staff
Wednesday, December 30 EXHIBIT Mind Illuminated Philly artist and neuroscientist Greg Dunn presents “Mind Illuminated,” an exhibit created in collaboration with Dr. Brian Edwards, an artist and applied physicist at the University of Pennsylvania. Through paintings, silk scrolls and... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

PW's Holiday Weekend Picks

Thursday December 24th, 2015 05:39:06 PM By Anastasia Barbalios
Friday, December 25 EVENT Being __ at Christmas On a day when most of the city is closed for Christmas, the National Museum of American Jewish History presents a day of comedy, storytelling, arts and crafts and music. Listen to music from Emmy Award-winning Alex & the Kaleidoscope; get your... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

Calendar: December 23-30

Wednesday December 23rd, 2015 05:50:51 PM By PW Staff
Wednesday, December 23 STAGE The Three Maries Musical comedy based on Queen Marie of Romania’s visit to the City of Brotherly Love in 1926. Narrated from a Mummer’s clubhouse on Dock Street, the show highlights Philly’s sights and sounds, and features Mummers-themed costumes and... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

Taryn Zychal turns your trash into crafty wonders

Wednesday December 23rd, 2015 06:03:30 PM By Jacqueline Rupp
If you see Taryn Zychal digging around city trash cans, don’t worry, she’s on a mission: to save broken umbrellas from their bleak landfill fate. Her Philly fashion label, Recycling Zychal, converts these broken ‘brellas into wearable accessories, from doggie jackets to hoodie... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]


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