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July 22, 2014

This Week At The Oval: Our Top Picks For Events, Classes And Entertainment At The Pop-Up Park On The Parkway, July 23-27

Seeking fun in Philadelphia’s summer sun? The Oval has you covered like SPF 45. The pop-up park on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway is open Wednesday through Sunday through August 17, and has a full calendar of free daily educational programming, tons of free live entertainment, a daily lineup of food trucks and an awesome beer […]

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July 22, 2014

The Philadelphia Orchestra Takes The Stage To Perform Chart-Topping Beatles Songs And Music From Pixar Feature Films, July 23-26

The Philadelphia Orchestra raises a hat to popular culture as it performs special concerts this week at The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. On Wednesday, July 23 and Thursday, July 24, the Philadelphia Orchestra channels a certain hugely-successful 1960s boy band from across the pond as it performs Classical Mystery Tour with the Philadelphia […]

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July 21, 2014

Spruce Street Harbor Park Hosts A Free Pop-Up Concert With Purling Hiss & Chris Forsyth And The Solar Motel Band This Thursday, July 24

This summer, Spruce Street Harbor Park on the the Delaware River Waterfront has made an absolutely amazing addition to Philadelphia’s alfresco scene. Open daily from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m., Spruce Street Harbor Park has transformed an urban riverside into a lush oasis right at Spruce Street and Columbus Boulevard. For those who haven’t yet […]

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July 21, 2014

Festival Alert: The 2nd Street Festival Rocks Northern Liberties With Live Music, Pop-Up Beer Gardens, Great Food And More Sunday, August 3, Noon-10 P.M.

Philadelphia’s summer festival season keeps on rocking this August with the annual Northern Liberties neighborhood extravaganza, the 2nd Street Festival on Sunday, August 3. A blowout block party, North 2nd Street between Germantown Avenue and Green Street will be blocked off for the free festival from noon all the way until 10 p.m. Excellent entertainment […]

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July 17, 2014

The Bearded Ladies And Opera Philadelphia Reveal The Development Of ANDY: A Popera On Stage At The Wilma Theater Through July 27

What happens when an experimental cabaret troupe and an innovative opera company join forces? In Philadelphia, the result is a fabulously original pop-art opera. Earlier this year, The Bearded Ladies cabaret and Opera Philadelphia embarked on a year-long collaborative project to create a fully staged pop-art opera, or “popera,” inspired by the epic life of […]

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July 16, 2014

Our Complete Guide To The Oval, The Awesome Pop-Up Public Park On The Parkway Launching Its Summer Season July 16-August 17, With A Beer Garden, Food Trucks, Art Installation And More

The Benjamin Franklin Parkway is a Philadelphia cultural mecca — an epicenter of art museums, educational institutions and public spaces. This summer, there’s yet another reason to proceed to the Parkway: The Oval summer season has returned for 2014. After an awesome run in 2013, the open-air public space at Eakins Oval has once again […]

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July 16, 2014

Tony Award-Winning Broadway Show The Book Of Mormon Brings Satirical Humor And A Ticket Lottery To The Forrest Theatre, Starting July 29

A bona fide Broadway hit, The Book of Mormon nabbed nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical, in 2011 and is still a tough ticket to score in New York. In Philadelphia, advance word of mouth for The Book of Mormon’s local stop is so hot, the show is virtually assured of a successful run at […]

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July 15, 2014

Our Guide To The 2014 Lancaster Avenue Jazz And Arts Festival, Bringing Live Music, Crafts And Food Trucks To Powelton Village, Saturday, July 19

Ready to groove? The family-friendly Lancaster Avenue Jazz and Arts Festival at Saunders Park Greene is this Saturday, July 19, from noon to 7 p.m. Now in its eighth year, the Powelton Village neighborhood festival welcomes an excellent lineup of jazz artists, craft vendors and food trucks for the annual event at Saunders Park, a […]

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July 15, 2014

The Oval To Host Awesome Fest’s Giant Pizza Party This Friday, July 18 With A Beer Garden, A Screening Of TMNT, And A Performance By Macaulay Culkin’s Band, The Pizza Underground

The Oval opens this Wednesday, July 16 and we’re pretty psyched about it. They have a bunch of great programming scheduled, including a bunch of outdoor movie screenings courtesy of The Awesome Fest. And coming up this Friday, July 18, is a pretty awesome-sounding event for The Oval’s opening weekend. Promoted as a giant Pizza […]

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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

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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