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January 9, 2013

Teuscher Chocolates Of Switzerland Declared Best Chocolate In The World By National Geographic

Teuscher Chocolates, whose Philly outpost is one of only ten in the U.S., has been declared the Best Chocolate in the World by National Geographic who, just over a year ago, gave us some dessert love by naming Capogiro the #1 ice cream spot in the world. Dolf Teuscher founded his chocolate house 70 years ago, and today the company flies its handmade confections weekly to its kitchens around the world. Teuscher’s specialty is its champagne truffles, a blend of cream, butter and chocolate with champagne cream center. For more on Philly-made chocolate, see our roundup. [Nat Geo]

January 9, 2013

Over And Out: Signing Off After Two Fantastic Years At The Helm Of Uwishunu

It’s been a whirlwind two years, and certainly bittersweet to be hanging up my hat as Editor of Uwishunu.com later today. I’m honored to be joining the esteemed company of alumni Uwishunu editors Eric Smith and Brennen Lukas. I could wax on about the best moments I’ve had running this fantastic website, but I thought […]

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January 9, 2013

Brian Sanders’ JUNK To Host “Snowball,” Saturday, January 19: Winter-Inspired Food And Drinks, Live Dance, Local Artwork, Indoor Snowball Fight And More

Brian Sanders’ dance company JUNK will once again thrill audiences with the return of “Snowball,” a winter benefit at the University of The Arts on Saturday, January 19. The one-night fundraiser transforms Hamilton Hall into a festive winter wonderland, including an indoor snowball fight, suggested winter white attire (awards will be given for the most […]

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January 8, 2013

Old City Named One Of America’s Top 12 ArtPlaces For 2013

Cool news: a new report released this week by ArtPlace, a collaboration of leading national foundations and federal agencies committed to accelerating “creative placemaking,” identifies Old City as one of America’s Top 12 ArtPlaces. What’s an ArtPlace, you ask? A community exceptionally successful in combining the arts, artists and venues for creativity and expression with […]

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January 8, 2013

Act II Playhouse Presents The Hilarious Why I’m Scared Of Dance By Jen Childs, January 15-27

If you’ve never seen a Jen Childs show — with her as writer, director, on stage or all of the above — you’ve never lived. Seriously: Jen, co-founder of 1812 Productions, is quite possibly the funniest woman in Philadelphia. Next up at Act II Playhouse: Why I’m Scared Of Dance By Jen Childs. It’s on […]

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January 7, 2013

Philadelphia’s Skyline Is Going Yellow For Saturday’s Lemon Ball, Alex’s Lemonade Stand’s Seventh Annual Fundraiser

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer will host the Seventh Annual Lemon Ball this Saturday, January 12 at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown. The Lemon Ball is an evening of cocktails, dinner, raffle, silent and live auctions and entertainment bringing together supporters of the Foundation’s mission – a cure for all kids with cancer. The […]

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January 7, 2013

Coming Attraction: PAFA To Build A New “Works On Paper” Gallery Inside Its Frank Furness-Designed Historic Landmark Building

Today in design news: the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) has announced that, thanks to a $250,000 grant from the Richard C. von Hess Foundation, the institution is planning to build a brand new Works on Paper Gallery in the Furness-designed Historic Landmark Building on the Avenue of the Arts. More than 9,500 […]

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January 4, 2013

Save The Date: Center City Restaurant Week Is Back, January 20-25 And January 27-February 1

Bummed about the winter weather? Here’s something to look forward to. Save the date: Center City District Restaurant Week returns later this month, running from January 20-25 and January 27-February 1. Once again more than 120 restaurants in Center City will offer three-course dinners for only $35 per person and a three-course lunch for $20. […]

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January 4, 2013

Weekend Picks: First Friday, Last Chance To See Longwood Gardens Christmas, Sonic Youth’s Lee Ranaldo At The Philadelphia Museum Of Art, Snow Bar At Chaddsford Winery Opens And More

Still recovering from New Year’s? Ready to get up and at ‘em again this weekend? Looking for something fun to do that’s indoors? We’ve got plenty of events and activities to satisfy those conditions, and, more below: Friday, January 4   First Friday in Manayunk, Kennett Square, Old City, Northern Liberties, on Frankford Avenue, Mt. Airy and Chestnut Hill First Friday at the […]

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January 4, 2013

The Free Library Celebrates The 200th Publication Anniversary Of Pride And Prejudice With A Day-Long Celebration On January 28

January 28, 2013 marks the 200th publication anniversary of Jane Austen’s iconic novel Pride and Prejudice. In honor of the special occasion, the Free Library is hosting “Pride and Prejudice at 200,” a day-long celebration of the novel at the Parkway Central Library, neighborhood libraries around the city and online at freelibrary.org. See below for […]

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