Tuesday, March 31, 2015

POSTED: Tuesday, March 31, 2015, 3:00 AM
Actors Jussie Smollett and Bryshere Gray attend Fox's "Empire" ATAS Academy Event at The Theatre at The Ace Hotel on March 12, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Angela Weiss/Getty Images)

Hopefully making you forget today is a Tuesday.

For a primetime affair: Meet two of the stars of FOX’s “Empire,” Jussie Smollet (Jamal Lyon) and Philly native Yazz the Greatest — born Bryshere Gray — (Hakeem Lyon) at FYE Broad Street (100 S. Broad St.) at 4 p.m. To score a wristband, you’ve got to purchase an “Empire” Season 1 soundtrack at FYE.

For singles: Forget Tinder. This is how it’s done IRL. Solo folks ages 24 to 39 can meet dozens of folks at this 7 p.m. speed date night at the Victoria Freehouse (10 S. Front St.)

POSTED: Monday, March 30, 2015, 5:10 PM
Iron Hill Brewery in Chestnut Hill (8400 Germantown Ave.) MICHAEL S. WIRTZ / Staff Photographer

There’s no fooling around in April when it comes to beer events in the city.

Between festivals and special-themed boozy nights, you’re sure to discover at least a handful of new brews at these "hop-enings."

When it’s 4/4 on the calendar, the Grey Lodge (6235 Frankford Ave.) celebrates Quad Day. Starting at 11 a.m., head to the Northeast Philly pub and enjoy four punch-packing quads. Beers for the night include: Free Will Black Friday Quad, Otter Creek 20th Anniversary, Stone Stochasticity Project Quadrotriticale, and Weyerbacher Quad.

POSTED: Monday, March 30, 2015, 2:10 PM
Amir ElSaffar and Two Rivers Ensemble are set to perform during this year's Philadelphia Jazz Appreciation Month. (Photo courtesy the Kimmel Center)

Philadelphia is alive with the sound of jazz this April. Celebrating Philly’s prominence as a jazz culture hub, the entire month is dedicated to the genre with not just performances, but art, discussions, films and more for Jazz Appreciation Month.

The festivities kick off at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 1 at City Hall (1401 JFK Blvd.), where Mayor Michael Nutter will make statements and pianist McCoy Tyner will be honored with a performance from the Philadelphia Clef Club Youth Jazz Ensemble.

Three Fridays in April, (Fridays April 3, 10 and 17) the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s (2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway) Art After 5 program is dedicated to three jazz artists with international influences. Starting at 5 p.m. each night, the lineup includes The Secret Trio, Denise King and Chris Aschman featuring John Swana. 

POSTED: Monday, March 30, 2015, 12:17 PM
Chef/owners Andrew Kochan (right) and Tim Lanza (left) of Marigold Kitchen (photo by Dallyn Pavey)

The first week of April isn’t playing around when it comes to food events.

If grand openings are your thing, Joe’s Steaks and Soda Shop is opening its new location in Fishtown. If you’re in love with oysters, Pennsylvania 6 will satisfy your shucking needs. Have kids? City Tap House Logan Square invites you and the little ones to their restaurant for a special brunch this weekend.  

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POSTED: Monday, March 30, 2015, 3:00 AM
Meet up with other board game fanatics tonight. (iStock Photo)

Be prepared for some great Instagrams.

For herstory: We know about the prominent men in Philadelphia history, but what about the women? Check out “The Women of Philadelphia: A Documentary,” at 6:30 p.m. at New Century Trust (1307 Locust St.) to learn about the ladies that shaped Philly.

For a culinary marathon: It’s a meaty Monday at World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) when eight courses of beef — braised, dry rub, slow roasted — paired with bourbon and beer is served starting at 7 p.m.

POSTED: Sunday, March 29, 2015, 3:00 AM
Sundays are for wine and fondue. (Hillary Petrozziello / Staff Photographer)

What a special day it is.

For Women’s History Month: Take an hour-long tour either at 11:30 a.m. or 2:30 p.m. at the National Museum of American Jewish History (101. S. Independence Mall East) to learn a bit about notable women in American Jewish history.

For a snack: Choose between cheese or chocolate fondue (or both if you’re feeling up to it) at Chaddsford Winery’s (632 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford) Wine and Fondue afternoon (the final one of the series). Make a reservation (call 610-388-6221) for between noon and 5 p.m. and dip and sip — you’ll be provided wines that pair perfectly with your fondue choice.

POSTED: Saturday, March 28, 2015, 3:00 AM
Kyle Fiedler, left, talks with Nat Lownes, right, his partner in the creation of a program to visualize starting lineups for all Major League Baseball teams using built in existing databases. ( MICHAEL BRYANT / Staff Photographer )

The sky’s the limit today.

For programmers: Designers and developers will have Baseball Hack Day to pitch, design, code and present websites and apps from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at CityCoHo (2401 Walnut St.).

For a pageant: Where else can you see men 55 years and older show off their talents and interview skills? Only at the Ocean City Music Pier (Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace) at 7 p.m. today. It’s the Mr. Mature America Pageant, everybody.

POSTED: Thursday, March 26, 2015, 1:24 PM
Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift attends SNL 40th Anniversary Celebration at Rockefeller Plaza on February 15, 2015 in New York City. (Larry Busacca / Getty Images)

For a company that seeks academic excellence, the Princeton Review sure did drop the ball on a fundamental aspect: accuracy.

The Princeton Review, which creates and administers the SAT practice test, found out the hard way that it had misquoted Reading native Taylor Swift and charged the singer with improper grammar when a fan brought the misquote to Ms. Swift's attention.

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