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July 31, 2014

Tonight Picks: Free Movie Screening At Paine’s Park, Special Events At The Oval, BlackStar Film Festival Kicks Off, Star Trek Into Darkness At The Mann And More

It’s the final night of The Mann Center’s summer movie series with The Philadelphia Orchestra. Treat yourself to an evening of film and music as The Philadelphia Orchestra provides the soundtrack for Star Trek Into Darkness. Lawn seats are just $14.50 and guests are encouraged to bring a picnic dinner and BYOB. Deal. While a […]

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July 31, 2014

Celebrate Jerry Garcia’s Birthday At North Bowl With A Pop-Up Beer Garden, Vendors, Grateful Dead Tunes And Drink Specials, Friday, August 1

On August 1, 2014, iconic musician Jerry Garcia would have been 72 years old. The late Grateful Dead frontman inspired a generation of hippie rockers, and continues to influence musicians across nearly every genre — from rock, folk, bluegrass, blues, reggae and country to improvisational jazz, psychedelia and space rock. This Friday, August 1, celebrate […]

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July 31, 2014

The Martha Graham Cracker Spectacular Celebrates The Cabaret’s 9th Anniversary, This Saturday, August 2 At Johnny Brenda’s

Celebrate nine years of the Martha Graham Cracker Cabaret with a one-of-a-kind performance celebration at Johnny Brenda’s, this Saturday, August 2. One of the city’s best-known and most-beloved drag queens, Martha Graham Cracker is a local legend played by Dito Van Reigersber, also of the awesome Pig Iron Theatre Company, a Philly-based company that presents […]

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July 31, 2014

Contest Alert: Enter The Made In America Weekend Giveaway Sweepstakes To Win A Pair Of Two-Day Passes To The Music Festival And A Two-Night Hotel Stay In Philadelphia

Are you ready to rock, Philadelphia? Jay Z’s epic Made in America Music Festival returns to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway for Labor Day Weekend 2014 on August 30 and 31, and we are psyched. This third year of the blockbuster urban music fest is going bicoastal, with simultaneous concerts here in Philadelphia and in Los […]

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July 30, 2014

Our Guide To The 2014 2nd Street Festival With Live Music, Pop-Up Beer Gardens, Great Food And More In Northern Liberties This Sunday, August 3, Noon-10 P.M.

Philadelphia’s summer festival season thrives this August, and annual Northern Liberties neighborhood extravaganza the 2nd Street Festival rocks on Sunday, August 3 from noon all the way until 10 p.m. Excellent entertainment is set to fill The Piazza at Schmidt’s and six blocks of 2nd Street, with a Philly-centric lineup of live bands, three stages, […]

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July 30, 2014

The Pennsylvania Academy Of The Fine Arts Hosts An Improvisational Violinist For A One-Night-Only Jazz Concert, Saturday, August 2

The performing arts make an appearance at one of Philadelphia’s great palaces of visual arts this weekend when improvisational violinist Diane Monroe visits the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts this Saturday, August 2. Home to vast trove of American art and treasures by such luminaries as Charles Willson Peale (founder of the Academy), Thomas […]

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July 29, 2014

This Week At The Oval: Our Top Picks For Events, Classes And Entertainment At The Pop-Up Park On The Parkway, July 30-August 3

Philadelphia’s pop-up park on the Parkway, The Oval, continues to host a full calendar of free events, making it a super desirable destination for summer fun. The expansive public space on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway is open Wednesday through Sunday through August 17, and invites one and all to enjoy daily educational programming, tons of […]

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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 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 29, 2014

Smooth Jazz Summer Nights, Free Friday Night Concerts, Return To Penn’s Landing For The Month, Fridays, August 1-29

Live music fills Penn’s Landing for its summertime series, Smooth Jazz Summer Nights, a free weekly series occurring every Friday night in August. The concerts put the spotlight on renowned jazz musicians from across the globe. Beginning this Friday, August 1, the free alfresco concerts kick off with a performance by David Benoit, a jazz […]

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July 28, 2014

Reminder: The Tony Award-Winning Musical Comedy The Book Of Mormon Opens At The Forrest Theatre Tomorrow, July 29

Who needs a trip to New York to see an amazing musical? The hottest tickets to top Broadway shows can be had right here in Philadelphia, thanks to the touring performances of the Kimmel Center-affiliated Broadway Philadelphia series. A bona fide Broadway hit, The Book of Mormon is still a tough ticket to score in […]

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