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Shop local: Couples’ mug sets at The Little Apple

Thursday July 30th, 2015 01:08:57 PM By Sheena Lester
No, Manayunk’s quaint The Little Apple doesn’t have anything to do with iPad Minis; it’s an adorable indie boutique chock full of adorable housewares and gift ideas, all with an antique twist. From bath and bar items to toys and tchotchkes, TLA’s got an array of delights to... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

Shop local: Adeline bathing suit at Toile

Thursday July 30th, 2015 01:04:56 PM By Sheena Lester
Shopping at Bianca Rachele’s funky Fishtown boutique is a doubly-dope experience: Not only are there ultra-fab outfits and assessories galore, but the clothes are mostly made to measure—like this ridiculously cute crimson and black one-piece swimsuit just begging to be fawned over.... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

It's Center City Restaurant Week in Philly—what are you in the mood to try?

Wednesday July 29th, 2015 12:53:10 AM By Brian Freedman
With Center City Restaurant Week once again upon us—it runs Aug. 2–7, takes a day off, and then resumes August 9–14—the time has come for the annual summertime ritual of determining which fine establishments we’ll be trying out for the first time. Along with that comes... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

Calendar: July 29-August 5

Tuesday July 28th, 2015 08:17:54 PM By Philly Weekly Staff
Wednesday, July 29 STAGE Shakespeare in Clark Park Free Shakespeare performances in Clark Park return this week with The Winter’s Tale, the classic tale of longtime friends, Leontes and Polixenes, rulers of Sicilia and Bohemia, driven apart by power and jealousy. Directed by Kittson... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

Shop local: The Jasmin handlet at Ritual Ritual

Thursday July 30th, 2015 01:00:36 PM By Sheena Lester
We are so feeling this whole body jewelry trend that’s dominated the season, from long, tight-coiled chain loops that stretch from necklines to hiplines all the way up to these fantastic handlet creations by Sticks Stones Style visionary (and Drexel grad) Lindsay Fiegleman. Crafted stateside... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

Weekend Picks: 40th Street Summer Fest; Mercury Fur; and more

Friday July 24th, 2015 05:00:00 PM By Philly Weekly Staff
Friday, July 24 STAGE Mercury Fur by Philip Ridley The Philadelphia premiere of the controversial play set in a post-apocalyptic London ravaged by terror, gangs, violence and drugs in the form of butterflies. Two brothers become butterfly dealers and determine just how far they’ll go to... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

Calendar: July 22-29

Tuesday July 21st, 2015 07:52:47 PM By Philly Weekly Staff
Wednesday, July 22 MUSIC Penn Museum Summer Nights: Farah Siraj Farah performs her original compositions, fusing influences of Middle Eastern music, flamenco, jazz, bossa and pop, with lyrics in Arabic, Spanish and English. 5pm. $10. Penn Museum, 3260 South St. 215.898.4000. penn.museum SCREEN ... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

Weekend Picks: Lancaster Ave Jazz & Arts Fest; SmörgåsBeer’d; and more

Friday July 17th, 2015 06:12:53 PM By Philly Weekly Staff
Friday, July 17 EXHIBIT Gerard Gaskin: “Legendary: Inside the Ballroom Scene” Photographer Gerard Gaskin’s work celebrates the culture of house balls—the fabulous and often secret underground parties of minority gay and transgender men and women. The photographs on... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

Swimming through Philly, one public pool at a time

Wednesday July 15th, 2015 06:01:45 PM By Timaree Schmit
It took her almost two years, but Mica Root biked to and swam in every single one of the city’s public pools. That’s no small feat, considering that there are 75 of them—more than any other city in the nation. Not per capita, mind you, but total. A former travel writer and current... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

AC's swim clubs for grownups make daylife more like nightlife

Wednesday July 15th, 2015 06:01:23 PM By Lorenda Knisel
Philadelphians have a long history of trekking to the Jersey shore to enjoy the therapeutic benefits of the ocean and salt air. And Atlantic City, of course, offers a different kind of stress-reduction therapy: some of the best nightlife in the northeastern United States. So perhaps it was... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

Calendar: July 15-22

Tuesday July 14th, 2015 08:10:03 PM By Philly Weekly Staff
Wednesday, July 15 OUTDOORS Opening Day at The Oval The Oval on the Parkway opens for another summer full of music, activities and fun. On opening day, enjoy a brew as you view the newly modeled beer garden by local designer Brian Dragon, along with food trucks—including Delicias, Sum Pig,... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

Drug-free “breakfast raves” come to Philly, mixing yoga & DJs

Tuesday July 14th, 2015 08:21:54 PM By Lorenda Knisel
You know you’ve done it: rush off to work feeling groggy, improperly fed and without the proper energy or mindset to face a day of work with all of the challenges that lie ahead. What if you could shake up your morning routine in a fun way that leaves you energized and focused? In major... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

PW's Weekend Picks: Acro-Cats; Bearded Ladies; and more

Friday July 10th, 2015 05:50:28 PM By PW Staff
Friday, July 10 PERFORMANCE PHS Pop Up with Bearded Ladies Cabaret Somehow, the Bearded Ladies convinced the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society to welcome them into their pop-up gardens for some impromptu performances, lovingly titled Bitter Homes & Gardens: A Botanical Hoe-Down. Catch the... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

Liberty & injustice as the NAACP convenes in Philly

Wednesday July 8th, 2015 03:56:06 PM By Nia Ngina Meeks
Credit Franklin, Jefferson, Madison and the crew for that popular protest chant, “No justice, no peace.” After all, they built that notion into the irresistible mandate they presented to their progeny and the world, the one calling for America to form “a more perfect union.”... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

Calendar: July 8-15

Tuesday July 7th, 2015 08:19:49 PM By PW Staff
Wednesday, July 8 CONCERT SERIES Summer Nights at the Penn Museum Penn Museum’s “Summer Nights” concert series, which brings a wide array of local and international musicians to the University City institution’s lush Stoner Courtyard, is, in a word, sweet. The courtyard... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

PW's Fourth of July Weekend Picks

Thursday July 2nd, 2015 03:41:45 PM By PW Staff
Friday, July 3 OUTDOORS Liberty Block Party The biggest Philly block features delicious street eats, live music and family-friendly entertainment in celebration of America’s birthday. 1pm. Free. Liberty Block Party, Fifth St. between Market and Chestnut. welcomeamerica.com (Photo by Devon... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

Coffee, booze & liberty: because only some drugs are American

Tuesday June 30th, 2015 07:52:41 PM By Timaree Schmit
Ostensibly, the Fourth of July is about freedom. Realistically, we recognize that the freedom Americans seized in 1776 was fairly narrow in scope and didn’t apply equally to all of us. While our nation has been a standard-bearer for personal liberties in many ways, we have a lot of arbitrary... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

Calendar: July 1-8

Tuesday June 30th, 2015 07:37:15 PM By PW Staff
Wednesday, July 1 MUSIC Penn Museum Summer Nights: Rivers The Americana folk band heads to the Penn Museum’s summer music series for an evening of three-piece harmonies and mesmerizing guitar. Sip on summer cocktails while snacking on regionally-themed treats in the lush garden. 5pm. $10.... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

PW's Weekend Picks: 40th Street Summer Series; Tall Ships; and more

Friday June 26th, 2015 04:22:00 PM By PW Staff
Friday, June 26 EXHIBIT Tall Ships Challenge Step aboard more than a dozen of the tallest ships in the world at the largest sailing event in the United States. Along with historical reenactments, live music, youth sailing sessions and a craft beer garden, you’ll also get a chance to see... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

Calendar: June 24-July 1

Tuesday June 23rd, 2015 07:53:10 PM By PW Staff
Wednesday, June 24 EXHIBIT Discovering the Impressionists Manet, Degas, Pissaro, Renoir, Monet, Sisley, Delacroix, Corot, Monet, Cassat, Rousseau. Some names, right? In 2015, they’re world-renowned—iconic painters now regarded as absolute masters of the medium. But that wasn’t... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]


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