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POSTED: Thursday, August 1, 2013, 3:00 AM
(Shane Confectionery)

The Seaport Museum's highly anticipated exhibit, Oh Sugar! opens its sugar-coated doors on Friday, Aug. 16.

The exhibit, curated by Ryan and Eric Berley, chronicles the super-sweet love affair Philly always has had with delectable confections. From colonial sugar cane trade to candy manufacturing, the history of sweet stuff will be illustrated with more than 100 artifacts on display.

The Berley brothers are definitely the perfect duo to curate such an exhibit, since they are the masterminds behind the city's Shane Confectionery and The Franklin Fountain.

POSTED: Wednesday, July 31, 2013, 3:27 PM
(Photo by Jonifin Marvin)

Local favorite Dock Street Brewery will host a blockbuster movie night every Tuesday from August 6 through 27 starting at 8 p.m.

While you are watching the night's featured film, nosh on Dock Street's delicious pizza and cool off with their signature brews.

As if the movie nights don't sound enticing enough, film-goers will get $1 discounts on small pizzas and $2 discounts on large pizzas, plus Dock Street's beers will be $1 cheaper. Who says you can't enjoy good food, drinks and movies on a budget?

POSTED: Wednesday, July 31, 2013, 12:15 PM
Filed Under: Music & Nightlife
Singer Katy Perry arrives at the world premiere of "The Smurfs 2" at the Regency Village Theatre on Sunday, July 28, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Photo by (Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Pop star Katy Perry announced the official coming of her new album, Prism, earlier this week with banner-like golden trucks in Los Angeles and details on the record’s first single.

The singer has been through quite a bit since 2010’s Teenage Dreams: a divorce, multiple hair color changes and falling in love with John Mayer. So, it seems mighty appropriate that “Roar!” is the title of her first single. She’s rumored to have collaborated with artists like songstress Sia and producer Dr. Luke; also she’s considering taking musical influence from the ‘90s.

The album will be released on October 22

POSTED: Wednesday, July 31, 2013, 11:41 AM
Filed Under: Music & Nightlife
Of Montreal will play Philadelphia's Union Transfer.

Following the October 8 release of their new album, lousy with sylvianbriar, of Montreal will be heading out on a North American tour.

The tour makes a stop in Philadelphia at Union Transfer on Friday, October, 25. Tickets will go on sale Friday, August 2–you will be able to purchase them here.

10/18 - Athens, GA - 40 Watt Club
10/22 - Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle
10/23 - Washington, DC - U Street Music Hall
10/24 - Washington, DC - U Street Music Hall
10/25 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
10/26 - Cambridge, MA - Middle East
10/27 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
10/28 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg *
10/29 - Cleveland, OH - Beachland *
10/30 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall *
10/31 - Madison, WI - Majestic Theater *
11/01 - Minneapolis, MN - Cedar Cultural Center *
11/02 - Omaha, NE - Waiting Room *
11/03 - Denver, CO - Marquis Theater *
11/04 - Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge *
11/05 - Boise, ID - Korah Shrine *
11/06 - Seattle, WA - Neomos *
11/07 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom *
11/08 - San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall *
11/09 - San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall *
11/10 - Los Angeles, CA - Echoplex *
11/11 - Los Angeles, CA - Largo at the Coronet *
11/12 - Tucson, AZ - Club Congress *
11/14 - Dallas, TX - Trees *
11/15 - Austin, TX - Mohawk *
11/16 - New Orleans, LA - Howlin' Wolf *
11/17 - Atlanta, GA - Terminal West *

POSTED: Tuesday, July 30, 2013, 11:28 AM
Filed Under: Music & Nightlife

Justin Timberlake’s latest single “Take Back the Night” finally has a funky new music video to go with.

According to press release for the vid, it ”harkens back to the days when nightlife ruled (New York) and beckons everyone within earshot that the night holds endless possibilities,” and we couldn’t agree more

The song is off of The 20/20 Experience Pt. 2, which is due out September 30. Justin Timberlake and Jay Z come to Philadelphia’s Citizens Bank Park as a part of the Legends of Summer tour on August 13.

POSTED: Tuesday, July 30, 2013, 10:28 AM
Filed Under: Music & Nightlife
J. Cole will make a tour stop in Philadelphia at the Mann Center.

Roc Nation rising star, J. Cole heads to the Mann Center on Wednesday, September 25 with special guest Wale for the What Dreams May Come tour.

The Grammy-nominated rapper tours in support of his new LP Born Sinner. The tour also includes stops that are part of the Rock the Bells tour.

Cole recently received criticism for including offensive lyrics about autism inn Drake’s song “Jodeci Freestyle.”

POSTED: Tuesday, July 30, 2013, 3:00 AM
Filed Under: Music & Nightlife
Vocal and guitarist Ezra Koening and drummer Chris Tomson, of the U.S. band Vampire Weekend perform during their concert at the Optimus Alive music festival in Lisbon, Friday, July 12, 2013. (AP Photo (Francisco Seco)

Rock out to the likes of Vampire Weekend, The Avett Brothers and Pretty Lights at the 2013 Virgin Mobile FreeFest on Saturday, September 21 at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland.

The powerhouse music festival will also include sets from MGMT, Kaskade, Icona Pop, Chvrches, Robin Thicke, City and Colour and much more.

Since FreeFest's admission is as the name says–free of charge–remember to quickly score your tickets when they go "on sale" at noon EDT on Friday, August 9. Virgin Mobile customers, past Virgin Mobile FreeFest attendees, Virgin Mobile Facebook friends and Twitter followers can get pre-sale tickets a day earlier on Thursday, August 8.

POSTED: Tuesday, July 30, 2013, 3:00 AM
Filed Under: Music & Nightlife
Joe Goddard of Hot Chip.

Hot Chip are a British indie-electronic band that gained international recognition when they first punctured the surface of dance floors with infectious hits like “Over and Over”, “Ready for the Floor” and “Shake a Fist.”

The band hasn’t released an album since 2012, but they’ve been hot on the tour circle and peaking with multiple media outlets about plans for their next big record. Until then, the members are dabbling in side projects and spinning a DJ set on any given evening.

This Wednesday, at The Dolphin Tavern, vocalist, synth-player and percussionist Joe Goddard–better known from Hot Chip as Ulysses–will be spinning a very special DJ set for Philadelphia along with funk, disco resident, Greg D.

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