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April 1, 2014

Oyster House On Sansom Streets Hosts Its Fifth Annual Oyster Shucking Contest This Saturday, April 5

On you mark, get set, shuck! Now in its fifth year, Oyster House’s annual shucking contest returns this Saturday, April 5 at 2 p.m., throwing professionals and amateurs behind the raw bar in a timed showdown to determine whose skills reign supreme. For just $5, bivalve lovers can cheer on their favorite shuckers and reap [...]

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April 1, 2014

East Passyunk Avenue Celebrates Easter With Its Annual Free Easter Egg Hunt And Kid-Friendly Brunch Deals, This Saturday, April 5

This Saturday, April 5, East Passyunk gets into the Easter spirit with its annual Easter Egg Hunt for children up to the age of 10 to enjoy. Beginning at 11 a.m., families are invited to head to the lawn of the South Philadelphia Older Adult Center to decorate bags for egg collection. Following the bag [...]

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March 31, 2014

TreePhilly Returns To Give Free Trees To City Residents, This Weekend, April 5 And 6, And Next Weekend, April 12 And 13

Led by Philadelphia Parks and Recreation with the help of Wells Fargo and the Fairmount Park Conservancy, TreePhilly returns for its third year of free tree giveaways at various public locations throughout the city. This weekend, April 5 and 6, and next weekend, April 12 and 13, homeowners are invited to visit any one of [...]

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March 31, 2014

The Fairmount Arts Crawl Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary This Weekend With More Than 50 Artists, Street Vendors And Live Music On Sunday, April 6

A true sign of springtime, the Fairmount Arts Crawl returns this weekend, Sunday, April 6, for an afternoon-long festival celebrating local artists and the Fairmount neighborhood. The first of more than 20 early-spring festivals on tap for the coming weeks, the Arts Crawl highlights talented local artists via pop-up galleries in more than two dozen [...]

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March 31, 2014

Taste Of The Nation Philadelphia Returns With A Feel-Good Culinary Event At The Hotel Monaco, Sunday, April 27; Get 10% Off Tickets From Uwishunu!

’Tis the season to eat and drink for a great cause, Philadelphia. The feel-good culinary event, Taste of the Nation returns to the Hotel Monaco for its second year with an evening of small-plate samplings from an array of the city’s top chefs and bartenders, all while raising money to combat childhood hunger through the [...]

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March 31, 2014

PHAIR Open-Air Market Opens For The Spring Season At The Headhouse Square Shambles This Saturday, April 5

After a successful first year in 2013, PHAIR open-air market returns to Philly with artisan vendors and local food to boot. This year, the market sets up shop at the Headhouse Square Shambles or the 2nd Street Plaza, which are conveniently next to each other, on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. PHAIR promises [...]

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March 31, 2014

Mt. Airy Introduces Brunch Sessions, Three-Course Prix-Fixe Brunch Menus, This Weekend, April 5 And 6

Heads up, brunchers, the restaurants of Mt. Airy are about to put a new spin on everyone’s favorite weekend meal. This weekend, April 5 and 6, guests are invited out for Brunch Sessions, three-course brunch feasts at seven Mt. Airy restaurants — from Indian fare and Latin American cuisine to American eats and Southern food. [...]

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March 28, 2014

Weekend Picks: Closing Weekend Of Philly Wine Week, K-Pop Dance Party And Fashion Show At The Philadelphia Museum of Art, Fourth Friday On Fabric Row, Chili Cookoff In Fishtown And More

Raise a glass to the final weekend of Philly Wine Week, a debut event that took the city by storm with dozens of events every day of the festival. The wine-centric event ends on Sunday, March 30, but not before treating the city to game nights, tasting events, wine dinners, happy hours and a closing [...]

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March 27, 2014

Oscar-Winning Director Jonathan Demme Auctions His Personal Art Collection, Saturday, March 29 and Sunday, March 30

Art aficionados and cinephiles alike are sure to take note of Material Culture’s latest auction. The 60,000-square-foot cultural space, housed in the former train garage of the Atwater Kent Radio Factory, hosts Direct from the Eye: The Jonathan Demme Collection of Self-Taught Art, on Saturday, March 29 and Sunday, March 30. The expansive auction will [...]

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March 27, 2014

Nearly Lear Turns A Shakespeare Tragedy Into A Lighthearted Tale Fit For Kids, At The Painted Bride Art Center, March 28 And 29

If you think that Shakespeare’s King Lear — with its plot lines of jealousy, deceit and violence — is unfit viewing for kids, then you haven’t seen Nearly Lear, an imaginative interpretation of the bard’s great tragedy appearing at the Painted Bride Art Center, March 29 and 30. Presented by PA Performing Arts for Young [...]

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