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POSTED: Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 10:11 AM

The Made on American Street: A BBQ Rib Competition, hosted by the Philadelphia Homebrew Club, invited local BBQ experts and private brewers to share their craft with the public and participate in a healthy competition on Sunday, October 19, 2014.

While the event was well organized, involving both professional judges as well as a vote by the public, the main draw was the block party atmosphere, which lacked any pretense and felt like a labor of love. It spoke for itself, as the event had a strong community showing appreciative of exceptional food and brews.

POSTED: Monday, October 20, 2014, 1:28 PM
The Harry Potter Conference is an annual non-profit event held to appreciate and explore the impact of JK Rowling's Harry Potter book series. This year Chestnut Hill hosted a magical string of celebratory events on Friday October 17 and Saturday October 18, including a Quidditch match and a block party on Germantown Ave.
POSTED: Monday, October 20, 2014, 12:30 PM
This week, Tim Blackwell stopped by "Sideshow 5: Live Street Art Jam" at Tattooed Mom, "Workout!" at Silk City Bar and Lounge and "Friends & Fam," at Kung Fu Necktie.
POSTED: Monday, October 20, 2014, 11:37 AM

The 2014 inaugural Forbes Under 30 Summit took place in Philadelphia, and kicked off Sunday, October 19th, with a live music celebration that featured performances by Afrojack, Wiz Khalifa, LP, and OCD: Moosh and Twist.

There were many notable speakers, including the city’s own Mayor Nutter, who endorsed Philadelphia’s conducive environment for young professionals and entrepreneurs.

The event was held at a venue that rings true with the targeted demographics of the summit – the Piazza at Schmidt’s – where many of Philadelphia’s own young professionals reside.
POSTED: Monday, October 13, 2014, 3:59 PM

The annual Columbus Day Parade held on South Broad Street, Philadelphia on October 12, 2014. 

While Philadelphia has not changed the name of the Columbus Day Parade, possibly due to the nature of the debatable historic holiday, it still remains a liveyl tradition in this city. It's the South Philadelphia community's opportunity to bring local organizations together, ranging from school bands and JROTC programs, to well-established groups that frequent all major Philadelphia parades. Both participants and observers were welcome to partake in the atmosphere of South Broad Street being closed and turned into a public space, with the procession ending at the Marconi plaza, where many enjoyed offerings from the local Italian eateries.

POSTED: Monday, October 13, 2014, 1:57 PM

The 24th Annual Outfest Block Party was held on Sunday, Oct. 12. The cool, crisp weather welcomed thousands of people, some even bravely sporting summer-like attire. Over the years the block party has grown from a humble one block gathering on Pine Street near Giovanni's Room to 9 full blocks in the Gayborhood surrounding 13th and Locust.

Each intersection of Outfest had a stage or live entertainment. The main stage was located at 13th and Locust Streets where there was a belly dancing contest, the gayest dog contest (with actual dogs), the very popular drag wars and an appearance by Frannie Price, the original founder of the celebration, as well as the executive director of the Philadelphia Gay Pride Parade.

At 13th and Spruce folks could enjoy family fun games and ride a mechanical bull. 12th and Spruce was where the EDM music was pumping and a few club kids took to the streets to shake their groove. At 12th and Locust there was a karaoke stage and in between the two intersections, ICandy had a strippers stage. Around the corner UBar, and other drinking establishments on Camac Street, were overflowing with men in their chaps, jeans and muscle shirts. Down the street at Woody's the windows were were wide open, and the younger crowd socialized on the patio smoking and cruising the crowd to see who might catch their eye. Outside guests were seated at tables in the street enjoying a bite to eat and a few beers.

POSTED: Monday, October 13, 2014, 11:30 AM
This past week, photographer Tim Blackwell made stops at "Mean Love" at Johnny Brenda's on Tuesday, "Hot-N-Fun" at Medusa Lounge and house music DJ Juan Maclean & vocalist/former LCD Soundsystem member Nancy Whang at The Dolphin Tavern on Saturday.
POSTED: Monday, October 6, 2014, 1:28 PM

Uniqlo celebrated the opening of their new store at 1608 Chestnut Street with a big party in Fairmount Park at Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse featuring The Roots drummer and Philly native Questlove on Saturday, October 4, 2014.

Families enjoyed playing on the swing-sets, seesaws, slides and other fun playground equipment. There was also face painting, arts and crafts and a little boat boat pond for families. Traditional Japanese Taeko drummers and Philadelphia bucket drummers also entertained the crowd.

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