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PW's Weekend Picks: Science Fest; GayBINGO; and more

Friday April 24th, 2015 03:26:09 PM By PW Staff
Friday, April 24 Philadelphia Science Festival Now that Philly Tech Week has established Philadelphia for several years running as the city that lets you play gargantuan games of Pong and Tetris on the side of a skyscraper, how do we top that? The Philadelphia Science Festival has an answer:... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

Calendar: April 22-29

Tuesday April 21st, 2015 09:42:05 PM By PW Staff
Wednesday, April 22 TALK Pussy Power Pow Wow Women have been marginalized, oppressed and silenced for centuries. Women who have experienced the difficulty of being female in America are invited to share their experiences in a safe, welcoming environment. 6pm. Free. Arch Enemy Arts, 109 Arch St.... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

PW's Weekend Picks: Philly Tech Week; Comedy-Gasm; and more

Friday April 17th, 2015 06:20:42 PM By PW Staff
Friday, April 17 PHILLY TECH WEEK Philly Startup Crawl Tech and beer go together like Philly and pretzels, apparently. This first-time Tech Week event is a chance to visit a dozen of the city’s best tech companies and enjoy some suds while you do it. You’ll learn about... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

Calendar: April 15-22

Tuesday April 14th, 2015 08:43:20 PM By PW Staff
Wednesday, April 15 PARTY PromTrash Zsa Zsa Your prom was nothing like this—but it should have been. Don your finest and funniest formal wear and compete to become Miss Prom Trash. Contestants will be joined by aging amputee and heiress Zsa Zsa Gabor, late comedy queen Joan Rivers and... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

PW's Weekend Picks: Philly Farm & Food Fest; Manayunk StrEAT Festival; and more

Friday April 10th, 2015 04:46:48 PM By PW Staff
Friday, April 10 PARTY Philadelphia Invitational Furniture Show Preview At tonight’s preview party, shop from an array of the finest furniture and furnishings in the country. Sample fine food, indulge in limited-edition beverages, including fine white oak barrel whiskeys and more, all to... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

Calendar: April 8-15

Tuesday April 7th, 2015 10:10:57 PM By PW Staff
Wednesday, April 8 FOOD Caribbean Cuisine Week Indulge in food, beverages and music from the Caribbean, and eat knowing that your indulgence will help economically disadvantaged athletes from Trinidad, Jamaica, the Bahamas and Grenada get to the 2015 Penn Relays. Participating restaurants include... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

PW's Weekend Picks: Jesus Christ Superstar; Hot Chocolate Run; and more

Friday April 3rd, 2015 05:17:05 PM By PW Staff
Friday, April 3 STAGE Jesus Christ Superstar The landmark 1970s rock opera features music by the iconic Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice, one of the few to win an Oscar, Golden Globe, Tony and Grammy award. Big, bold, expansive and nothing short of legendary, the Philly performance... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

From brunch to bunny hop: Easter & Passover in the city

Tuesday March 31st, 2015 09:29:06 PM By PW Staff
There’s a city full of ways to celebrate renewal of the spirit. Though Americans’ popular conception of Easter is as a Christian holiday, its roots lie equally in non-religious celebrations of the coming of spring. On both levels, it’s a time to celebrate renewal of the spirit.... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

Calendar: April 1-8

Tuesday March 31st, 2015 08:04:19 PM By PW Staff
Wednesday, April 1 AUTHOR Frank Bruni While thousands of parents and students across the nation anxiously await Ivy League acceptance letters, award-winning New York Times journalist and bestselling author Frank Bruni suggests they all calm down: Your alma matter can’t define you, he says,... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

Roni Koresh's "Aftershock" led to some unexpected truths

Wednesday March 25th, 2015 04:56:00 PM By Bill Chenevert
Almost every spring, Roni Koresh brings something new and fresh to the Suzanne Roberts Theatre stage, courtesy of his powerful, accomplished team of dancers at Koresh Dance Company. Hearing a little about Aftershock, the world premiere that debuts this week, I knew it would have something to do... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

Calendar: March 25-April 1

Tuesday March 24th, 2015 08:42:10 PM By PW Staff
Wednesday, March 25 STAGE The Taming of the Shrew Shakespeare’s classic comedy explores the battle of the sexes and the quirky ups and downs of courtship. The Lantern Theater Company production is directed by Charles McMahon. 7pm. $10-$29. Through May 3. St. Stephen’s Theater, 923... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

PW's Weekend Picks: Fairmount Food Crawl; Philly Wine Week; and more

Friday March 20th, 2015 04:44:14 PM By PW Staff
Friday, March 20 SHOPPING Sugarloaf Crafts Festival Featuring handcrafted wares from more than 250 vendors, including items for the wardrobe, home and garden. Artists were hand-picked for the quality of their material and excellence of their craftsmanship. Artisanal food and children’s... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

Know a kid? Give 'em Mo'ne Davis's new book about her life

Wednesday March 18th, 2015 07:50:19 PM
How do you solve a problem like Mo’ne? Answer number one: Point Breeze dynamo Mo’ne Davis, the curveball-pitching heroine of last year’s Little League World Series, is only a problem to dim-witted Neanderthals who still believe “throw like a girl” is an insult. Two: If... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

PW's 2015 Philly Spring Guide

Wednesday March 18th, 2015 07:52:23 PM By PW Staff
Okay—no more snowstorms! It's time to get out, get down and get busy. Here's PW's big annual guide to more than 150 awesome happenings all around Philadelphia this season. In this issue: Know a kid? Give 'em Mo'ne Davis's new book about her life Get out! 30 fresh-air happenings in Philly... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

Superheroes, mustaches, feminists & Lego: 13 more Philly spring things

Wednesday March 18th, 2015 06:06:17 PM By PW Staff
New Black Cinematography: Films of Bradford Young Middle of Nowhere made Ava DuVernay the first black woman to win Best Director at the Sundance Film Festival, exploring themes of guilt and desire. Young served as cinematographer for the 2012 drama, as well as for her 2013 short film,... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

Get out! 30 fresh-air happenings in Philly this spring

Wednesday March 18th, 2015 05:51:57 PM By PW Staff
Soccer Shots Spring Training Philly’s fastest growing youth soccer program will amass prominent instructors at City Hall for fun-filled soccer sessions. Thurs., March 19-Thurs., May 21. 9:30am. $120 for 10 sessions. Dilworth Park, Broad and Market streets.... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

Philly food fests, bourbon battles & lots more spring flavor

Wednesday March 18th, 2015 05:55:05 PM By PW Staff
Fairmount Food Crawl Taste your way through 14 of Fairmount’s best bars, restaurants and one whole pig. Sat., March 21, 12pm. $5-10. Fairmount Neighborhood, 23rd St. and Fairmount Ave. fairmountcdc.org Philly Wine Week Almost 40 participating bars and... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

Spring theater in Philly: 10 shows to thrill & delight

Wednesday March 18th, 2015 05:52:59 PM By Bill Chenevert
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past five years, you’ve probably noticed that Philly’s stage opportunities are ripe and bountiful. From Broadway Philadelphia bringing major-name productions to Broad Street and the Dance Celebration Series at the Annenberg to the... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

Hear great music every single week all spring

Wednesday March 18th, 2015 05:52:31 PM By Bill Chenevert
The new albums and Philly shows we're waiting for Ah, it’s never been sweeter to hear those three, heartfelt little words: So long, winter! Days are longer, temperatures are rising, and we no longer have to wear our sleeping bag winter jacks. Before you know it, we’ll be in shorts... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

Kate Mulgrew, Toni Morrison & Freeman Dyson top Philly's literary season

Wednesday March 18th, 2015 06:08:35 PM By PW Staff
13th Annual One Book, One Philadelphia Grand Finale with author Christina Baker Kline and musician Udi Bar-David. Thurs., March 19. Free Library of Philadelphia, Central Library, 1901 Vine St. freelibrary.org ... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]


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