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POSTED: Monday, January 14, 2013, 4:57 PM
Author: Blaire Monroe, Philly.com

About twelve years ago, comedy troupe Improv Everywhere started the now annual No Pants Subway ride in New York City. It wasn’t long before Philadelphia, and a few other cities, joined in on the event. On Sunday, January 13th , Philadelphia’s own Urban Playground brought the No Pants Subway Ride to our city, and we decided to go along for the ride.

Philadelphians are no strangers to bizarre events like this. We’ve become adjusted to seeing hundreds of naked bike riders flood the streets for the Naked Bike ride, and watched as thousands of runners are annually doused in vibrantly colored dust during Philadelphia’s Color Run. However, the No Pants Subway Ride has certainly raised more than a few eyebrows.

POSTED: Monday, January 14, 2013, 4:43 PM

Philly welcomed back the Lovesick Expo for its third year on Sunday, for the annual event which looks to defy the mainstream wedding industry. Held at World Cafe Live, the event featured on-site vendors including local businesses like Little Baby's Ice Cream, Sugartown Industries, Birchtree Catering, Bettie Page Clothing, and dozens more!

The Lovesick Expo features an elite array of local talent, unique wedding ideas, hand-crafted and eco-friendly goods, all appealing to indie-minded couples. This allows soon-to-be-weds to experience the full-spectrum of options available to them, especially those beyond the expected. Unlike traditional expos, Lovesick is proud to be an earth-friendly, guy-friendly, and same-sex-couple-friendly event! Lovesick focuses on the couple looking for something different as they head down the aisle. And that might mean there is no aisle.

Founded by Tom Wright and Jon Holmes, Lovesick also showcases onā€site beauty and fashion makeovers, neo-burlesque performances, amazing live music, incredible giveaways, and a cash bar for those of legal drinking age. Also held in NYC and Boston, each city's expo is different, but all are a blast!

POSTED: Monday, January 14, 2013, 4:37 PM

The third annual Shining Star Awards benefiting the March of Dimes Foundation was held at the Westin Hotel Friday night.

The annual event, which honors six special children, highlights the organization's mission to improve the health of babies by focusing on the causes of prematurity, infant mortality and birth defects. The awards were presented by players from the Phillies, Eagles, Flyers, 76ers and Union. 

POSTED: Monday, January 14, 2013, 3:55 PM

About twelve years ago, comedy troupe Improv Everywhere started the now annual No Pants Subway ride in New York City. It wasn’t long before Philadelphia, and a few other cities, joined in on the event.

On Sunday, January 13th , Philadelphia’s own Urban Playground brought the No Pants Subway Ride to our city, and we decided to go along for the ride.

Philadelphians are no strangers to bizarre events like this. We’ve become adjusted to seeing hundreds of naked bike riders flood the streets for the Naked Bike ride, and watched as thousands of runners are annually doused in vibrantly colored dust during Philadelphia’s Color Run. However, the No Pants Subway Ride has certainly raised more than a few eyebrows.

POSTED: Monday, January 14, 2013, 1:36 PM

Indique Boutique founder and creative director Erica Dotson hosted a meet and greet at the new South Street spot. (AL FOR / Philly.com)

POSTED: Monday, January 14, 2013, 1:16 PM

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer (ALSF) hosted its Seventh Annual Lemon Ball Saturday, Jan. 12 at the Philadelphia Marriott on Market Street.

Filled with cocktails, dinner, silent and live auctions, and a raffle provided by Govberg Jewelers, the event brought together supporters of the Foundation’s mission – to find a cure for all kids with cancer.

Liz and Jay Scott, the parents of the late Alex Scott, co-chaired the gala with Mary Stengel Austen and Peter Austen. Stengel Austen, a longtime friend and supporter of Alex, serves on the Board of Directors for the Foundation and is the current President/CEO of Tierney.

POSTED: Friday, January 11, 2013, 5:22 PM

The Trocadero played host to a wild party this past Thursday, January 10th when five local DJs competed for a chance to represent Philly and gain notoriety in the Red Bull Thre3style DJ contest. DJs Bo Bliz, DJ PHSH, Suga Shay, Gianni Lee, and DJ Royale battled to see who's the best party rocker at the Red Bull Thre3style Philadelphia qualifier round.

Competing DJs were given 15 minutes to pump up the crowd and win over the judges for a chance to move on to the next round.

Congrats to DJ PHSH, who took first place. Runners up were DJ Royale and Shuga Shay. 

POSTED: Wednesday, January 9, 2013, 5:40 PM

Actor Mark Wahlberg was in town Tuesday night for the premiere of his new film, "Broken City," at the Prince Theater. He was presented with the honorary citizen of Philadelphia award by Mayor Michael Nutter. Photos by staff photographer Colin Kerrigan.

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