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January 26, 2015

First Person Arts’ Ex-Files StorySlam At Underground Arts Provides Valentine’s Day Comic Relief, Saturday, February 14

First Person Arts’ Ex-Files StorySlam At Underground Arts Provides Valentine’s Day Comic Relief, Saturday, February 14

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, but if candlelit dinners and mushy sentiments don’t appeal, try snagging a ticket for the annual First Person Arts StorySlam: The Ex-Files, on Saturday, February 14 at Underground Arts. In what promises to be a hilarious night of self-deprecating humor, the annual anti-Valentine’s Day storytelling competition asks audience members to […]

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January 15, 2015

Celebrate Edgar Allan Poe’s 209th Birthday With Free Celebrations At The Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site And In Old City, January 17-18

Celebrate Edgar Allan Poe's 209th Birthday With Free Celebrations At The Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site And In Old City, January 17-18

Benjamin Franklin’s birthday isn’t the only literary anniversary on the calendar this weekend. Edgar Allan Poe wrote some of his most acclaimed literary pieces at his home at 7th and Spring Garden streets. Today, his former home is the Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site, which is hosting a full weekend of festivities in celebration […]

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December 10, 2014

The Punk Rock Flea Market Holiday Edition Returns With More Than 500 Vendors Selling Handmade, Vintage And Music Goods, December 13-14

Punk Rock Flea Market

Inject a little rock ’n’ roll into your holiday shopping this weekend at the Punk Rock Flea Market, a two-day long funky flea at the Punk Rock Flea Market-Dome on 9th Street between Spring Garden and Callowhill in the Callowhill neighborhood. Running on both Saturday, December 13 and Sunday, December 14, the R5 Productions-organized market […]

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November 19, 2014

Tonight Picks: Drinks With The Sphinx At The Penn Museum, Franklin Square Holiday Festival, Ice Skating At Dilworth Park, Dine Out Wash West And More

Dilworth Park Ice Rink

Wintry Wednesdays call for toasty visits to museums, comforting dinners and making the most of the holiday season (ice skating, anyone?). Tonight, two museums host after-hours events for post-work guests: The Penn Museum hosts Drinks With The Sphinx, an evening of flashlight tours, a cash bar, workshops, crafts and more while The Philadelphia Museum of […]

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November 12, 2014

The Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival Returns With Feature Films, Shorts, Documentaries, Discussions And More, November 12-16 And 21-22

The Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival Returns With Feature Films, Shorts, Documentaries, Discussions And More, November 12-16 And 21-22

Kicking off its 2014 festival today, the Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival returns to educate and expose the Philadelphia region to films by and about Asian Americans via screenings and events. Running November 12 through Sunday, November 16 and Saturday, November 22 to Sunday, November 22, the festival delves into Asian American film through screenings […]

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September 26, 2014

Asian Arts Initiative Pearl Street Block Party Brings An All-Day Neighborhood Arts Festival To Chinatown North, Saturday, September 27

Asian Arts Initiative

Once purely known as an industrial district, now the neighborhood just north of Chinatown — dubbed Chinatown North or Callowhill — hosts a burgeoning cultural scene, home to a wide range of artist collectives, galleries, non-profit organizations and other creative groups. One of the hearts of this developing ’hood is the Asian Arts Initiative and […]

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September 11, 2014

Tonight Picks: Fringe Festival, Center City Restaurant Week, Free Beer And Cheese At Di Bruno Bros., Cirque Du Soleil And More

Tonight Picks: Fringe Festival, Center City Restaurant Week, Free Beer And Cheese At Di Bruno Bros., Cirque Du Soleil And More

Start the weekend a night early at one of a number of events on tap for the evening. Center City Restaurant Week and the Fringe Festival are both in full swing and providing Philadelphians with three-course dinner deals and after-dinner theater. Dinner and theater — check. Di Bruno Bros. at The Franklin jump starts the […]

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July 29, 2014

The Trestle Inn Hosts Its First Dog Wash For PAWS With Summer Brews, Hot Dogs And A Drag Queen, Saturday, August 2

The Trestle Inn

The dog days of summer take on new meaning this weekend at The Trestle Inn, the updated go-go bar under the Reading Railroad tracks with undeniable hipster appeal. The spot may look like a typical dive from its exterior, but those who hang out in the groovy environs, get down with go-go dancers and pick […]

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July 11, 2014

The Trestle Inn Heats Up Callowhill With Go Go On The Block, A Weekly Outdoor Dance Party Every Friday All Summer Long

The Trestle Inn Heats Up Callowhill With Go Go On The Block, A Weekly Outdoor Dance Party Every Friday All Summer Long

Groove through the dog days of summer with a little help from The Trestle Inn, the updated go-go bar under the Reading Railroad tracks with undeniable hipster appeal. The spot may look like a typical dive from its exterior, but those who hang out in the groovy environs, get down with go-go dancers and pick […]

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July 7, 2014

Brewery Ommegang’s Hop Chef Philly Competition Returns With Food And Beer Pairings From Some Of The Top Local Chefs, Tomorrow, July 8

Brewery Ommegang's Hop Chef Philly Competition Returns With Food And Beer Pairings From Some Of The Top Local Chefs, Tomorrow, July 8

Tomorrow, July 8, Brewery Ommegang’s third-annual Hop Chef competition brings some of the city’s best chefs to Union Transfer for a night of friendly (and super tasty) competition. Beginning at 7 p.m., chefs including Jonathan and Justin Petruce of Petruce et al, Jeremy Nolen of Brauhaus Schmitz, Travis Masar of Sampan and Ben Puchowitz of […]

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