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December 1, 2014

Now Open: Chef Jose Garces Opens Nacional 56, An Underground Bar And Lounge Beneath Rosa Blanca In Washington Square West

Rosa Blanca

Celebrity chef Jose Garces has always had a knack for reinventing Philly’s dining scene, and with his latest offering, the just-opened Nacional 56 lounge, he’s done it again. After all, the only thing missing from his eminently accessible and high-spirited Rosa Blanca Diner was the dancing. A joint production between Garces Group and Pena Productions […]

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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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October 31, 2014

The Walnut Street Theatre Opens A Delightful Family-Friendly Production Of Mary Poppins, Starting Tuesday, November 4

Mary Poppins

Colorful characters and catchy songs abound when Mary Poppins whisks her way into Walnut Street Theatre, beginning this Tuesday, November 4 and continuing all the way through January 4, 2015. Based on the popular Walt Disney film, Mary Poppins tells the tale of a nanny who magically appears at a household on Cherry Tree Lane […]

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October 8, 2014

Franklin Flea Hosts Its Final Open-Air Market Of The Season This Saturday, October 11 And Will Return With Its Indoor Holiday Market In November

Franklin Flea

Lovers of alfresco treasure hunting, take note: this weekend marks the return of Franklin Flea outdoor market — and it’s the last open-air Flea of the season. The finely curated Philadelphia-centric market returns Saturday, October 11 to set up shop outdoors in Society Hill for one more date this fall before taking an autumn hiatus. […]

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September 29, 2014

Cheu Noodle Bar Hosts Its Ramen Rumble Chef Showdown With Vernick Versus Elmi Tonight, Monday, September 29, 6 P.M.

Cheu Noodle Bar

Food fight! Tonight, Cheu Noodle Bar pits two of Philadelphia’s top chefs against one another for another edition of its noodle-soup face-off: A Ramen Rumble. Since opening in last year, Cheu owners Shawn Darragh and chef Ben Puchowitz have welcomed crowds of noodle-lovers to their compact Washington Square West dining room. With a smartly edited […]

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September 25, 2014

Festival Alert: The Midtown Village Fall Festival Arrives On 13th Street Saturday, October 4 With Seven Blocks Of Food, Shopping, Live Music, A Beer Garden And More

Festival Alert: The Midtown Village Fall Festival Arrives On 13th Street Saturday, October 4 With Seven Blocks Of Food, Shopping, Live Music, A Beer Garden And More

This fall, the streets, parks and public spaces of Philadelphia host dozens and dozens of fall festivals, but few match the all-out revelry of the Midtown Village Fall Festival. Returning for its ninth year of Midtown merrymaking on Saturday, October 4 from noon to 8 p.m., the fest welcomes tens of thousands to live it […]

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September 18, 2014

Now Open: Treasures of the Athenaeum: 200 Years of Collecting, On View Through Saturday, November 15

Now Open: Treasures of the Athenaeum: 200 Years of Collecting, On View Through Saturday, November 15

Founded in 1814, the Athenaeum of Philadelphia is one of the city’s most impressive places. This remarkable institution is committed to collecting historical artifacts and antiquities, as well as disseminating useful knowledge to the public. In honor of its 200th anniversary, the historic museum presents its newest exhibit, Treasures of the Athenaeum: 200 Years of […]

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September 9, 2014

9-To-5: The Musical Brings A Blockbuster Comedy To The Stage At Walnut Street Theater, Opening September 10

9-To-5: The Musical Brings A Blockbuster Comedy To The Stage At Walnut Street Theater, Opening September 10

An iconic movie of the ’80s gets a new life, and a lot more songs, when Walnut Street Theatre presents 9 to 5: The Musical to kick start its 206th season, opening tomorrow, September 10. The movie version of 9 to 5 starred Dolly Parton, and while she’s not in this cast, her presence is […]

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September 2, 2014

Learn To Cook Like A Pro During Classes In Chef Marc Vetri’s Brand New Demonstration Kitchen Above His Eponymous Restaurant

Vetri

If you haven’t been to Vetri yet, now’s the time. And if you have — it’s time to go back to experience the restaurant in a whole new way. This renowned Washington Square West fine-dining spot recently renovated its second floor, and the results are simply stunning. On one side of the stairs, an elegant […]

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August 20, 2014

Savor Summer At Varga Bar’s Fourth Annual Crab Boil, This Weekend, August 22-24

Savor Summer At Varga Bar's Fourth Annual Crab Boil, This Weekend, August 22-24

Savor summer (as Labor Day quickly approaches!) at Varga Bar this weekend as Washington Square West neighborhood favorite hosts its annual Crab Boil feast. This weekend, pounds and pounds of crab fills the special board at the well-loved resto as its Crab Boil satisfies seafood lovers all weekend long. From August 22 through August 24, […]

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