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Calendar: September 17-24

Tuesday September 16th, 2014 10:02:16 PM
Wed., September 17 FOOD & DRINK Yards Beef and Beer Cruise Enjoy a beef and beer buffet and open bar featuring Yards’ brews while cruising the Delaware on the Spirit of Philadelphia. WMMR’s Jacky BamBam will be spinning the rock hits. 6:30pm. $56.90. Spirit of Philadelphia, 401 S.... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

PW's Weekend Picks

Friday September 12th, 2014 05:26:27 PM
Friday, September 12 PERFORMANCE Cirque Du Soleil: Varekai A young man navigates a magical forest populated with fantastical creatures. 7:30pm. $36-$145. Through Sept. 14. Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S Broad St. 215.336.3600. wellsfargocenterphilly.com EVENT Making Our Way Home This community... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

PW's Fall Guide 2014

Wednesday September 10th, 2014 05:37:43 PM
Autumn in Philly: three months worth of awesome. It’s a piano superstar at the Orchestra; it’s hard-hitting rock at the Troc; it’s a zombie prom full of love and brains; it’s a new mix of spices on your favorite table. Here’s an advance look at all the excitement... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

Philly sports season preview: the big & small of fall 2014

Wednesday September 10th, 2014 05:30:02 PM
It’s fall. And just like every other season of the seasonal year, there are sports to be played by professionals, watched by carnivores and analyzed to death by fucking everyone. Before you spend all week analyzing the three hours of football you watched the previous Sunday, consider the... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

What's new in Philly restaurants for fall 2014?

Wednesday September 10th, 2014 05:18:09 PM
It’s never really a bad time to take advantage of all that our region’s restaurants have to offer, but early autumn always seems to make for a particularly great time to do so: Late-summer produce is still generally available, but the cooler nights and less-than-scorching sun mean that... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

Ghosts, crusaders & aliens on fall's new-book shelf

Wednesday September 10th, 2014 05:05:53 PM
From the bizarre-but-true history of the city’s weirdest museum to a book of young-adult fantasy adventures whose protagonists span the full range of human diversity, it’s an exceptionally imaginative fall for new books by Philadelphia- and Pennsylvania-area authors. Philly’s... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

Fall theatre in Philly: flamenco, football & more

Wednesday September 10th, 2014 04:58:48 PM
Sept. 17-Oct. 12 Le Bête Comedic actor Scott Greer ably plays the title character, the Beast. ardentheatre.org Sept. 20-27 The Disappearing Quarterback Ex-Eagle Mike Boryla returns with his his one-man show. playsandplayers.org Sept. 24-27 King Lear The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’s... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

The Barrymore Awards aren’t ballyhoo

Wednesday September 10th, 2014 04:36:34 PM
“For me, what makes Philadelphia an exceedingly unique theater town is the connectivity and the cross-pollination of the artists that live and work here,” says Charlie DelMarcelle, an actor nominated for two pretty big Barrymore Awards: Outstanding Leading Actor in a Play and... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

Arts & smarts: 50 things to do in Philly this fall

Wednesday September 10th, 2014 04:42:52 PM
1. Sept. 10 The Art and Design of Sports Uniforms Mitchell and Ness founder Peter Capolino lectures on his two joint passions, sports and style, focusing on when M&N clothed the Eagles. fleisher.org 2. Sept. 11 Sis Hansen & Friends of the Northwestern The guys from Discovery Channel’s... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

Calendar: September 10-17

Tuesday September 9th, 2014 10:04:08 PM
Wed., September 10 TALK Lilly Ledbetter An advocate for equal pay for women and minorities, Lilly Ledbetter discusses her memoir, Grace and Grit: My Fight for Equal Pay and Fairness at Goodyear and Beyond. Emmy-Award winning journalist Lu Ann Cahn hosts. Noon. $80-$200. Le Méridien, 1421... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

Chris Sembrot explores the benefits of "Friends"

Wednesday September 3rd, 2014 03:56:56 PM
“Do you like me?” Philadelphia-based freelance photographer Chris Sembrot asks modelmaking sculptor Drew Leshko, his words recorded by the video camera focused on Leshko’s face. “No,” Leshko, answers. The two men dissolve into friendly laughter. The artists are... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

Philly Fringe Festival 2014 gets underway

Wednesday September 3rd, 2014 04:30:05 PM
Five absolute must-sees... It’s the life-sustaining heart of the year for those who live in the city for the sake of its pure creative vitality: the annual Fringe Festival, which brings together amazing stage productions from a host of world-class artists—alongside the very finest... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

Calendar: September 3-10

Tuesday September 2nd, 2014 10:05:51 PM
Wednesday, September 3 FRINGE Intimate Exchanges Life is full of uncertainties and “what ifs.” We’re condemned to contemplate whether every single action sets in motion a unique and uncontrollable end product, if our lives are indeed the sum product of every decision we’ve... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

PW's Labor Day Weekend Picks

Friday August 29th, 2014 05:23:50 PM
Friday, August 29 COMICS Katie Skelly & Meghan Turbitt If you only see two lady comic-book artists present their work for your enjoyment this week, be sure to make it Meghan Turbitt and Katie Skelly. The New York City-based duo—who create very-cool print and web comics independent... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

Philly college students, for god's sake, get off campus

Wednesday August 27th, 2014 03:34:37 PM
Sharing a dorm room may mean less personal space, but luckily, for new college freshmen in Philadelphia, there’s no shortage of areas in which to expand their interests. One’s college experience shouldn’t just be limited to their campus—the world’s much bigger than... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

Mauckingbird Theatre's "Mix" not to be missed

Wednesday August 27th, 2014 02:45:25 PM
In lieu of a full stage production for Mauckingbird Theatre Company’s late-summer program in their seventh season, Peter Reynolds, his partner, Brandon McShaffrey, and their third amigo, Lindsay Mauck, have decided to present A Mauckingbird Mix, for which they’re directing a couple... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

Calendar: Aug. 27-Sept. 3

Tuesday August 26th, 2014 09:43:40 PM
Wednesday, August 27 STAGE Reconciled Written, directed and produced by Carshena Eunice Baker, the play is set in a town comprised of nosy neighbors, overbearing mother-in-laws, a busybody preacher’s wife and a son with a secret. 7pm. $20-$25. Walking Fish Theater. 2509 Frankford Ave.... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

Calendar: August 20-27

Wednesday August 20th, 2014 05:04:02 PM
Wednesday, August 20 MUSIC PW’s Concerts in the Park Rittenhouse Square transforms into a free outdoor concert this week featuring Pablo Batista and the Mambo Syndicate, Worldtown Sound System and DJ Cash Money. Bring three canned goods to donate to Philabundance and receive entrance to a... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

How a persecuted dance genius bound Ukraine to Philly

Wednesday August 20th, 2014 03:41:42 PM
October 1977, Philadelphia: They stood outside the Locust Street Theatre in their Sunday best, men in suits with Ukrainian flag pins on their lapels, women in wool coats over dresses and colorful embroidered blouses. Young and old, they had come with chants on their lips and signs painted in... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]

PW's Weekend Picks: Finding Fela, Franklin Flea and more!

Friday August 15th, 2014 04:47:34 PM
Friday, August 15 SCREEN Finding Fela Award-winning director Alex Gibney is known for his heavy-hitting documentaries—Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room, Taxi to the Dark Side, Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson, We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks and nearly two dozen... [This is a summary only. To read the full article, click the headline above.]


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