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Calendar: Jan. 28-Feb. 4

Tuesday January 27th, 2015 09:47:39 PM By PW Staff
Wednesday, Jan. 28 GAMES The Big Quiz Thing Fans of Jeopardy, masters of trivia, put your knowledge of minutiae to the ultimate test at World Cafe Live’s Big Quiz Thing. Bring along your smartest friends and answer questions about pop culture, music, history, art and sports to win bragging... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

PW's Weekend Picks: John Oliver; Snowball; and more

Friday January 23rd, 2015 05:37:40 PM By PW Staff
Friday, Jan. 23 COMEDY John Oliver Take a heap of absurdist-addled audacity, mix in some oversized intelligence and a few sprinkles of spastic sarcasm, and you’ve got the spot-on recipe for satirist/occasional actor John Oliver. This week’s your opportunity to watch the man in... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

Calendar: January 21-28

Tuesday January 20th, 2015 10:45:26 PM By PW Staff
Wednesday, Jan. 21 EXHIBIT Caryn Babaian: Nature in Chalk Biology professor/artist Caryn Babaian’s dramatic drawings focus on the rich complexity and beauty of living systems within the natural world. She incorporates traditional Hindu and Buddhist mandalas and other spiritual symbols in her... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

PW's Weekend Picks: Rosie Herrera Dance; PennApps; and more

Friday January 16th, 2015 06:54:12 PM By PW Staff
Friday, Jan. 16 DANCE Rosie Herrera Dance Theatre There’s something about Rosie Herrera: her sincerity, warmth and the way that she approaches performance with open-hearted creativity. Her specialties, as well as the artistic allegiances she’s built within her dance company, are... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

Calendar: January 14-21

Tuesday January 13th, 2015 10:22:02 PM By PW Staff
Wednesday, Jan. 14 STAGE A Life in the Theatre David Mamet’s play-within-a-play is a behind-the-scenes comedy about the relationship between a seasoned actor and a promising newcomer who are forced to share a dressing room—and the spotlight. Through Feb. 1. $36.50. Walnut Street... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

PW's Weekend Picks: Big Philly Beerfest; GayBINGO! and more

Friday January 9th, 2015 08:40:29 PM By PW Staff
Friday, January 9 DRINK The Big Philly Beerfest Help raise money for homeless pets in the community by sampling more than 300 beers of all colors, styles and taste over two nights. Join local restaurants, brewpubs, home-brewing clubs, animal welfare groups and thousands of craft-beer fans for... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

What the art museum's big African-American show represents

Wednesday January 7th, 2015 03:58:15 AM By Sheena Lester
The Philadelphia Museum of Art showcases its collection of African-American art like never before. Nearly 116 years ago, the Philadelphia Museum of Art added to its tony collection a work that was monumental not only for its mastery of skill, passion and purpose but also for the historic nature... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

Calendar: January 7-14

Tuesday January 6th, 2015 08:13:23 PM By PW Staff
Wednesday, January 7 STAGE Body of An American In 1993, Paul Watson photographed a dead American soldier being dragged through the streets of Mogadishu. As he shot the picture, Watson says, he heard the soldier say: “If you do this, I will own you forever.” Playwright Dan... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

PW's Weekend Picks: Frozen; Cirque de la Symphonie; and more

Friday January 2nd, 2015 10:58:04 PM By PW Staff
Friday, January 2 PERFORMANCE Disney on Ice: Frozen Mickey and Minnie Mouse serve as hosts of this magical musical extravaganza that’s chock full of everything you—yeah, yeah, and your kids—love about the film. Join Anna, Elsa, Olaf, Kristoff and his loyal reindeer Sven, on a... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

Calendar: December 31 - January 7

Tuesday December 30th, 2014 09:56:45 PM By PW Staff
Wednesday, December 31 Very Last-Minute New Year’s Christmas was on a Thursday, your work schedule is all weird, life is crazy in the first place, and you’ve just now really realized that it’s too late to make those hot plans for New Year’s revelry that you’d been... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

PW's Weekend Picks: Stomp; Christmas with the Calamari Sisters; and more

Friday December 26th, 2014 06:03:39 PM By PW
Friday, December 26 DRINK Boxing Day Beer Festival Pour out some generosity: For its Boxing Day Beer Festival, one of Philly’s last drink events of 2014 and a kiss on the forehead of England’s traditional day-after-Christmas holiday, Memphis Taproom is also hosting a food drive... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

Calendar: December 24-31

Tuesday December 23rd, 2014 07:08:44 PM By PW Staff
Wednesday, December 24 SHOW Moo Shu Jew Show Christmas Eve is a night of many traditions: stylish sweaters, caroling and leaving out cookies for Santa. But for Jews, it famously means one thing: Chinese food. For the past six years, Philadelphia’s members of the tribe have enjoyed this Dec.... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

PW's Weekend Picks: Rasputin's Room; GayBINGO and more

Friday December 19th, 2014 09:54:33 PM By PW Staff
Friday, December 19 PERFORMANCE Lil Steph: Rasputin’s Room Holiday Soiree Philadelphia’s all-classic burlesque show Rasputin’s Room celebrates the holidays with sultry dance, uproarious comedy and performances by Lil Steph, Rachel Fogletto, Dottie Dynamo, Lulu Lollipop, Brandi... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

Five Philly Kickstarters you should look at while you still can

Wednesday December 17th, 2014 06:28:46 PM By Stephen H. Segal
'The Mantle' heads up PW's first monthly crowdfunding spotlight 1. The Mantle Three times, local photographer Avi Loren Fox saw people walking around wearing some sort of makeshift hood-scarf around their head and shoulders—and each time, she inquired only to learn it was a one-off garment... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

New Year’s Eve isn’t just dance parties—it’s bowling, yoga and ghost tours, too

Tuesday December 16th, 2014 10:06:33 PM By PW Staff
NYE at XFINITY Live! Seven parties under one roof, unlimited premium drinks, multiple DJs and live performances by Lima Bean Riot and Split Decision: Xfinity Live! has every angle covered. Head down to the stadiums to bask in the revelry, and watch the ball drop on Xfinity’s 32-foot LED video... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

Calendar: December 17-24

Tuesday December 16th, 2014 09:57:44 PM By PW Staff
Wednesday, December 17 PERFORMANCE The Dumpsta Players Present: Dynasty Realness Relive the catfights and shoulder pads of ‘80s soap Dynasty with the Dumpsta Players’ last show of the year. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Sara Weaver Fund. 11pm. $1.99. Bob and... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

PW's Weekend Picks: Running of the Santas, Go West! Craft Fest and more

Friday December 12th, 2014 07:37:22 PM By PW Staff
Friday, December 12 EXHIBIT Wait for the Moon Arch Enemy Arts’ latest exhibit features 20 hand-picked artists who were each assigned a Grimm’s fairy tale to interpret. The imaginative pieces include works from Naoto Hattori (Little Briar Rose), Kelly McKernan (Rapunzel), Ransom... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

Calendar: Dec. 10-17

Tuesday December 9th, 2014 10:43:27 PM By PW Staff
Wednesday, December 10 COMEDY Bianca Del Rio Philadelphia’s seen its handful of big-deal drag queens wander through, either on tour or at Voyeur or Tabu. But this one’s got to be one of the biggest visits in some time. Bianca Del Rio, the season-six winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race,... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

PW's Weekend Picks: Pinups for Pitbulls; Latkepalooza and more

Friday December 5th, 2014 07:16:03 PM By PW Staff
Friday, December 5 EXHIBIT The Feminine Mystique Gallery Collective showcases the work of Ellen Tiberino, Caryn Kunkle, Ashley Tester and Irina Mitchell—four local artists whose work incorporates interpretations of their own personae. Tonight, they discuss the inspirations behind their... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

PW's Holiday Guide 2014

Wednesday December 3rd, 2014 05:43:22 PM By PW Staff
We’ve got dozens of ways to make the season bright: Festive celebrations! Xmas eve dinners! A shop-local gift guide—and more! In this issue: Get festive: 50 holiday happenings in Philadelphia Shop local: 10 Philly gift ideas from baubles to beers to books Why cook Christmas Eve?... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]


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