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

Friday December 19th, 2014 09:54:33 PM
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
'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
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
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
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
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
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
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.]

Timaree's Body: a smiling Stepford gift guide

Wednesday December 3rd, 2014 05:39:15 PM
It’s that time of year! You know, when we as a society pretend decorating evergreens in December is a Christian idea, act like Hanukkah is the major Jewish holiday since it happens near Christmas, and continue to have, at best, a cursory understanding of Kwanzaa. More importantly, we... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

Shop local: 10 Philly gift ideas from baubles to beers to books

Wednesday December 3rd, 2014 05:32:20 PM
‘Four things to wear...’Ugly Phillies and Eagles sweaters with matching hats. Let’s face it: Ugly sweaters are awesome, and these vintage-style abominations, found at Shibe Vintage Sports (137 S. 13th Street), look like your nana tried to knit an 8-bit video game. Available in... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

Get festive: 50 holiday happenings in Philadelphia

Wednesday December 3rd, 2014 05:18:06 PM
Through Dec. 21 Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol The granddaddy of all holiday tales, at the granddaddy of American theaters. Various times & dates. $14-$16. Walnut Street Theatre, 825 Walnut St. 215.574.3550. walnutstreettheatre.org Through Dec. 28 The Christmas Village in... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

Calendar: December 3-10

Tuesday December 2nd, 2014 11:20:07 PM
Wednesday, December 3 EXHIBIT PETA: Naked Ambition In celebration of the 25th anniversary of PETA’s anti-fur campaign—which features celebrities stripped down to their birthday suits with the slogan “I’d Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur”—galleries in Philadelphia... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

PW's Weekend Picks

Friday November 28th, 2014 09:33:59 PM
Friday, November 28 SHOPPING 2014 Philadelphia Tibetan Bazaar The Tibetan Association of Philadelphia hosts two days of shopping for a variety of items, including textiles, jewelry and hand-crafted items. Enjoy Tibetan food, cultural shows from the Drepung Gomang Monks and a slide show by... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

Later, Sean Buffington: The outgoing UArt's leader on what's next

Wednesday November 26th, 2014 04:11:30 PM
Serving at the helm of University of the Arts is a wonderful job to score in a town with a creative culture as bustling as Philadelphia’s. No one knows that more than Sean Buffington, UArts’ affable outgoing president, one of the youngest gay college presidents in academia. This fall,... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

Calendar: Nov. 26 - Dec. 3

Tuesday November 25th, 2014 10:51:02 PM
Wednesday, November 26 COMEDY Old Jews Telling Jokes Is Bubbe still kvetching about how you still haven’t found a nice Jewish boy? Change the subject, and schlep her to Peter Gethers and Daniel Okrent’s hilarious show. Don’t know the difference between a sukkah and a shiva?... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

Seeking authenticity? Let Team Sunshine in

Wednesday November 26th, 2014 04:02:06 PM
Alex Torra, director of Team Sunshine Performance Corporation’s upcoming The Sincerity Project, has an intriguing way of thinking about theater. For starters, this troupe’s production at FringeArts is what Team Sunshine’s dramaturge has deemed an “anti-play.” And... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

PW's Weekend Picks: PhilCon; Turkey Day Tailgate; and more

Friday November 21st, 2014 10:00:09 PM
Friday, November 21 CONVENTION PhilCon 2014 Filk, frack and Frankenstein! The Philadelphia Science Fiction Society returns to the spotlight as Philcon, the city’s annual sci-fi, horror and fantasy convention, celebrates its 78th anniversary this year. From Doctor Who and Star Trek to the... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

Calendar: November 19-26

Tuesday November 18th, 2014 10:42:09 PM
Wednesday, November 19 DANCE Rang De Nila: Color Me Blue Classical Indian dancers Ishrat Hoque, Pranita Jain and Dina Denis perform an enactment of Indian artist Siona Benjamin’s paintings, set to Indian/jazz/hip-hop/Bollywood music. The dancers will each take on characters featured in... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

Kúlú Mélé, Philly’s premier African dance corps, turns 45

Wednesday November 19th, 2014 05:43:31 PM
“I’ve been doing my homework,” jokes Dorothy Wilkie, the artistic director of Kúlú Mélé. “Dancing has taken me around the world, and it’s been a wonderful journey. I wouldn’t want it any other way.” Guinea twice, Ghana, Senegal,... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

PW's Weekend Picks

Friday November 14th, 2014 05:31:10 PM
Friday, November 14 WORKSHOP My Brother’s Keeper Hackathon A diverse group of youth participants take part in a three-day initiative that will provide them with the necessary resources to become world-class computer programmers. Teams will focus on education, restorative justice, food and... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]


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