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Weekend Picks: Twilight in the Gardens; Kevin Hart; and more

Friday August 28th, 2015 06:51:22 PM By Philly Weekly Staff
Friday, August 28 OUTDOORS Twilight in the Gardens Bring your own drinks and blankets to enjoy a performance by My Son Bison and make your own fiber art piece with the help of Stefanie Fuoco. Also enjoy an Instagram hunt and a guided tour of the amazing gardens. 7pm. $15. Philly Magic Gardens,... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

Shop local: Chicken tchotchkes at A Part of Me

Wednesday August 26th, 2015 06:19:49 PM By Sheena Lester
Vintage stores win, period, ‘cause, hey, what’s not to love? Nothing beats discovering hidden gems amid their racks of ultra-affordable, often one-of-a-kind wardrobe additions for both sexes and shelves of rare, quirky collectibles and objet d’art. A Part of Me, the... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

Shop local: Blithe and Bonny products at Verde

Wednesday August 26th, 2015 06:16:00 PM By Sheena Lester
One step into this Gayborhood staple is akin to a literal trip to bountiful, as it’s absolutely abundant in amazing items to wear, beautify and simply add joy in spades—but there’s something incredibly special about the Blithe and Bonny products among Verde’s body-and-bath... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

Eating cheap in Philly on a college student's budget

Wednesday August 26th, 2015 03:45:17 PM By Brian Freedman
Once upon a time, my college diet consisted of the usual sorts of off-campus goodies: pizza and stromboli, bad General Tso’s chicken and oil-glistening fried rice, massive heartburn-inducing burritos about as authentically Mexican as neon green guacamole-in-a-bag. That was off in State... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

10 things every Philly college student should do before graduating

Wednesday August 26th, 2015 03:09:13 PM By Timaree Schmit
Congrats, college students—you’ve just moved to Philadelphia, prompting hometown folks to offer helpful advice like: “Be careful!” Our city is an odd little gem: small enough to navigate easily but big enough that you can avoid that person you drunkenly made out with your... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

Invisible River festival brings green, artsy fun to the Schuylkill banks

Wednesday August 26th, 2015 02:59:40 PM By Stephen H. Segal
The Schuylkill River is a central piece of Philadelphia’s geography, a huge curving reality that’s greatly responsible for the way many of our neighborhoods are shaped. Yet most of us have very little relationship with it; it’s just a barrier to cross, a vista to drive past, a... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

Philly fantasy author's "Updraft" conjures a sky city of winged teen angst

Tuesday August 25th, 2015 08:13:45 PM By Stephen H. Segal
Imagine a city like Venice—but rather than gondolas quietly gliding down watery canals between blocks of buildings, instead, all the merchants, craft workers and nobles must strap on wings to traverse the open sky far above the clouds, soaring like birds between colossal towers made of bone.... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

Calendar: Aug. 26-Sept. 2

Tuesday August 25th, 2015 08:02:20 PM By Philly Weekly Staff
Wednesday, August 26 MUSIC P.M. @ Penn Museum: Red Hot Ramblers Step back into the Roaring ’20s with this authentic jazz ensemble as the Ramblers perform the rhythms and melodies that made the age special. 5pm. $10. Penn Museum, 3260 South St. 215.898.4000. penn.museum COMEDY Stand Up At... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

Shop local: Flower of Life ring at Mushmina Boutique

Wednesday August 26th, 2015 06:10:05 PM By Sheena Lester
Sarah Lewis calls her Tribe Jewelry designs “fashion talismans for modern tribal culture,” an apt description for the gorgeous assortment of wearable art she’s been producing in Philly, Thailand and India. That global aesthetic is apparent in her stunning gem-filled necklaces,... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

Get your body painted free at the Philly Naked Bike Ride

Wednesday August 26th, 2015 02:56:52 PM By Lorenda Knisel
The streets of Philadelphia will soon be awash in a cavalcade of thousands of nude and near-nude bodies—many adorned with glitter, body paint and scanty costumes as they cross town en masse, traversing 10 miles on artfully decorated bikes, unicycles, roller skates, their own two feet and... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

Weekend Picks: Duck Dash; Crayfish Party; Star Wars Day; and more

Friday August 21st, 2015 03:00:00 PM By Philly Weekly Staff
Friday, August 21 FOOD Crayfish Party Send your taste buds on a one-way trip to Sweden as you sample a buffet of crayfish, meatballs, dill potatoes, salads and more. Enjoy the delicious eats while dining in the museum’s brand new courtyard overlooking FDR Park. 6:30pm. $50-$60. American... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

Shop local: Spragwerks Butcher Earrings at Delicious Boutique

Thursday August 20th, 2015 02:37:03 PM By Sheena Lester
Ever hear that “it pays to advertise?” Well, the audacious babe who’d sport Spragwerks’ super-cute meat cleaver earrings is definitely worth having on your friends list—or, at the very least, not among your enemies. Not that she’s potentially violent, mind... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

Five places to experience the artsy side of Philly nightlife

Wednesday August 19th, 2015 04:23:48 PM By Stephen H. Segal
The monthly MergeArts event at Coda One of the coolest new ongoing culture parties to debut in the city this year, MergeArts presents a monthly live show of music, style and visual art. Curated by the group’s director, Frederick Calalang, each event brings together cutting-edge musical acts,... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

Shop local: Cereal Killer spoon at Aoki Boutique

Thursday August 20th, 2015 02:39:02 PM By Sheena Lester
Some things are simply sacrosanct in a civilized home, whether you live alone or not: Roach-free cabinets, a month’s supply of toilet paper and the proper spoon with which to eat oversized bowls of everyone’s favorite eat-me-anytime fix: Cold cereal. An ice-cold quart of milk and a... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

Calendar: August 19-26

Tuesday August 18th, 2015 07:36:56 PM By Philly Weekly Staff
Wednesday, August 19 MUSIC P.M. @ Penn Museum: Undercover Go back in time with your favorite hits from the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Eagles, Elvis Presley and more by a local cover band. Price of admission includes a guided tour of the museum between sets. 5pm. $10. Penn Museum, 3260 South St.... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

Weekend Picks: Sour Fest; Awkward Sex and the City; and more

Friday August 14th, 2015 05:23:51 PM By Philly Weekly Staff
Friday, August 14 COMEDY Tongue & Groove: WHO Enjoy a night of hilarious, unscripted theater inspired by the anonymous answers of audience members. Improvisational comedic ensemble Tongue & Groove’s latest performance has the audience anonymously submit responses to the question,... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

Calendar: August 12-19

Wednesday August 12th, 2015 03:05:03 PM By Philly Weekly Staff
Wednesday, August 12 MUSIC Trinidelphia Penn Museum’s summer music series continues with Trinidelphia’s fusion of Trinidadian Soca and Calypso with jazz, reggae, salsa and Top 40 hits. 5pm. $10. Penn Museum, 3260 South St. 215.898.4000. penn.museum STAGE Heathers: The Musical At... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

Weekend Picks: Kindred the Family Reunion; Bug Fest; and more

Friday August 7th, 2015 03:36:25 PM By Philly Weekly Staff
Friday, August 7 BENEFIT Philly Naked Bike Ride Fundraiser Help raise money for the body paint that will be used at this year’s annual Naked Bike Ride. Participate in a silent auction of photos from the event, and enjoy live body-painting and refreshments while supporting the race and... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

Introducing Philly Weekly's 2015 "Hipster Hunks"

Wednesday August 5th, 2015 03:52:01 PM By Timaree Schmit (interviews) and Jason Melcher (photography)
For years now, we’ve been watching with a potent mélange of curiosity, nerd-scorn and reluctant arousal as our friends at the Philadelphia Daily News have celebrated each summer by publishing their annual photo spread of the city’s so-called Sexy Singles. It’s not the... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

Calendar: August 5-12

Tuesday August 4th, 2015 08:47:22 PM By Philly Weekly Staff
Wednesday, August 5 MUSIC P.M. @ Penn Museum: West Philadelphia Orchestra The West Philadelphia-born and -raised orchestra is sure to get the crowd movin’ and groovin’. Dance along to funky rhythms brought to you by some of Philly’s finest musicians. 5pm. $10. Penn Museum, 3260... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]


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