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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 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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July 24, 2014

Tonight Picks: Free Concert At Spruce Street Harbor Park, Free Movie Screenings Across The City, University City Dining Days, Pairings On The Parkway And More

Gear up for the weekend at a ton of outdoor (and indoor) happenings all over the city. Thursday nights mean free movie screenings all around the city — Ride Along at Penn’s Landing, Zoolander at the Schuylkill Banks and Jingle Bell Rocks! at Clark Park. Tonight, a special event arrives at Spruce Street Harbor Park, […]

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July 22, 2014

Our Picks For Where To Dine Alfresco During University City Dining Days, Running Through Sunday, July 27

It’s no secret that dining and drinking alfresco is one of the major perks of summertime. University City Dining Days invites diners to take it outside at many of the restaurants participating in the 10-day dinner deal event. Whether you’re looking to dine on an elevated patio (City Tap House!) or dine along street level […]

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July 22, 2014

Chef Kevin Sbraga Serves Up A Classic Lowcountry Boil Feast At The Fat Ham, Tuesday, August 5

Spread out the newspapers: This August, The Fat Ham will hold a Lowcountry Boil dinner. While Top Chef alum Keven Sbraga’s University City eatery typically interprets a broad swath of Southern country cooking, this family-style feast zeroes in on the traditional summer cuisine from coastal South Carolina and Georgia. The Southern version of a New […]

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July 17, 2014

Save The Date: The BlackStar Film Festival Returns With A Variety Of Films About And By People Of African Descent, July 31-August 3

The highly-anticipated BlackStar Film Festival returns for year three at the end of this month, from Thursday, July 31 through Sunday, August 3. Hailed as “the black Sundance” by Ebony magazine, the film festival puts the spotlight on films about the global black experience and films by people of African descent. Throughout the festival, films […]

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July 14, 2014

Reminder: University City Dining Days Return With Three-Course Dinner Deals At More Than 20 Restaurants, July 17-27

Get ready to feast, Philadelphia. University City Dining Days return for its 10th-year of seriously delicious eats. From July 17 through 27, more than two dozen University City restaurants open their door to deal-seekers and serve up three-course meals. Depending on the restaurant, meals ring in at $15, $25 or $35 price points. Visit chef […]

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June 25, 2014

Tonight Picks: Center City Sips, Summer Concert Series At The Penn Museum And Pastorius Park In Chestnut Hill, Pay-What-You-Wish Wednesday At The PMA And NMAJH And More

It’s Wednesday night, and that means the return of a slew of weekly summer events like Center City Sips, pay-what-you-wish Wednesday at two museums, the Penn Museum’s summer concert series and more. Raise a discounted cocktail to Wednesday as Center City Sips returns with awesome deals at more than 80 bars throughout Center City, Midtown […]

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June 23, 2014

University City District’s 40th Street Summer Series Returns In 2014 With Free Monthly Outdoor Concerts, Starting This Saturday, June 28

Music fans have little occasion to miss out on hot concerts with the scores of free tunes on tap throughout the summer. On the west side of the Schuylkill River, University City District ups the cool factor to combat the summer heat with the return of the 40th Street Summer Series, free outdoor concerts on […]

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June 23, 2014

Love, Us Spotlights A Number Of Local And National Performers For A Show Of Love-Promoting Performances This Wednesday, June 25

Love takes the stage at the fifth-annual Love, Us. The annual event spotlights a variety of performers that all promote universal and self-love through their work. This Wednesday, June 25 at 7:30 p.m., Love, Us takes the stage at the Rotunda at Penn with artists of all sort in tow. The show starts with a […]

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