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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 30, 2014

Tonight Picks: Center City Sips, Shakespeare In Clark Park, West Side Story At The Mann, Beer Garden Happenings, Pay-What-You-Wish Wednesday At The PMA And NMAJH And More

The sunny skies and humidity-free weather tonight make heading outside mandatory. Luckily, between beer garden happenings, Center City Sips, Shakespeare in the Park and more, there are plenty of alfresco events to supply outings for every taste. Wednesday night means Center City Sips, more than 80 bars open their doors for a citywide happy hour […]

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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 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 28, 2014

Our Guide To The BlackStar Film Festival, Returning To Philly For Its 3rd-Year Of Screenings, Events, Discussions And More, July 31-August 3

Beginning this Thursday, July 31, the BlackStar Film Festival screens more than 40 films about the global black experience and films by people of African descent. Running through Sunday, August 3, the festival has been hailed as “the black Sundance” by Ebony magazine and aims to bring forward oft-overlooked films. This year’s theme “Music is […]

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July 28, 2014

The Beer Camp Across America Festival Makes Its Mid-Atlantic Stop At Penn Treaty Park With More Than 80 Regional Breweries, This Saturday, August 2

Philadelphia’s excellent craft brew scene is celebrated on deep draft lists, with huge beer festivals and by all beer lovers in the City of Brotherly Love. So it’s no surprise, then, that Sierra Nevada Brewing Company’s epic beer-fueled tour — Beer Camp Across America — makes its mid-Atlantic stop right here in Philadelphia. Part of […]

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July 25, 2014

Save The Date: Philadelphia’s 2014 Fringe Festival Arrives With Hundreds Of Shows September 5-21 And Its Annual Culinary Bash, Feastival, Thursday, September 18

Every fall, Philadelphia’s arts scene steps up its game from consistently amazing to truly phenomenal with the advent of the annual Fringe Festival, now in its 18th year of bringing progressive performers from near and far to Philadelphia stages and places. The Philadelphia Fringe Festival returns September 5-21, with 17 days filled with hundreds of […]

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July 25, 2014

University City District’s 40th Street Summer Series Continues With Raphael Xavier And Bobby Zankel & The Warriors Plus The Avalon String Band, Saturday, July 26

Few things make a better pairing than summer and live music. While some of this summer’s concerts require purchasing a ticket purchase and planning ahead, many are free and open to the public, making for the perfect option for last-minute diversions. On the west side of the Schuylkill River, University City District ups the cool […]

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