Monday, November 24, 2014
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POSTED: Monday, November 24, 2014, 12:40 PM
A young parade watcher tries to catch confetti during the Thanksgiving day parade. November 28, 2013 ( RON TARVER / Staff Photographer )

What would Thanksgiving be without the traditional Thanksgiving Day Parade? Before you gorge in the year’s best meal, hit the parade route on Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, Nov 27, grab those hand warmers and take in the sights from 8:30 a.m. until noon.

The Route
The parade begins at 20th Street and JFK Boulevard towards 16th Street where it then turns left and then left again on Arch Street, followed by yet another left onto the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, where it continues toward the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Thanksgiving Day Zone
Throughout the entirety of the parade, The Oval (at Eakins Oval on the Parkway) will welcome performers, live animals from the Philadelphia Zoo, a kids’ zone featuring activities from the Franklin Institute, and A.C. Moore, photo booth, Dunkin’ Donuts samples and more. 

POSTED: Monday, November 24, 2014, 10:28 AM
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Yes, Thanksgiving is this week, but that doesn't mean that’s the only food event people are talking about. Check out these 5 food events that don’t involve a turkey. 

Yee-haw, Philadelphia! Put on your cowboy hats and sharpen your spurs with Pub & Kitchen (1946 Lombard St.) on TuesdayNov. 25 as they host their sixth annual Country Delight night. Folks can enjoy live country jams, drink specials, and BBQ and fried chicken menu items. The shindig starts at 7 p.m.

Thanksgiving Eve is known as one of the biggest drinking days of the year and Dos Segundos (931 N. 2nd St.) wants you to celebrate the pre-turkey festivities with them on Wednesday, Nov. 26 during their '80s throwback party. Guest can enjoy an '80s themed drink and food menu with items like “Where’s the Beef?” burritos, “Your Mom” tacos, and Ecto-Cooler mixed drinks. The party starts at 8 p.m.

POSTED: Monday, November 24, 2014, 3:00 AM
The winning gingerbread houses from this year's Peddler's Village Gingerbread House Competition will be on display today through January. (Photo courtesy Peddler's Village)

What a sweet Monday we’ve got going on here.

For traditions: An exhibit filled with nostalgic Christmas items, like model trains and old-school toys, are on display at the Carroll Gallery in the Carriage House at the Physick Estate (1048 Washington St., Cape May, N.J.) is on display from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today.

For a sweet display: See winners and contestants of this year’s Gingerbread House Competition at Peddler’s Village (Routes 202 and 263, Lahaska, Pa.). The display is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

POSTED: Sunday, November 23, 2014, 3:00 AM
Comedian W. Kamau Bell performs stand up tonight at Underground Arts. (Photo by Matthias Clamer)

What will you Instagram later today?

For a tailgate: Get ready for tonight’s Eagles game with a tailgate beginning at 8 a.m. at Lincoln Financial Field (1020 Pattison Ave.), Lot N. The fully catered affair features turkey day favorites like turkey, gravy, stuffing and mashed potatoes and also an open bar(!) with Do Good Brewing, Guinness Blonde Lagers, Tito’s Handmade Vodka screwdrivers and Spodee-spiked hot apple cider.

For a class: It’s not too late to brush up on your pie-making skills. Learn how to make dough and whip up your own delicious dessert at a 1 p.m. class at the Burlington County Community Agricultural Center (500 Centerton Rd., Moorestown, N.J.).

POSTED: Thursday, November 20, 2014, 5:05 PM
Singer Lance Bass attends Crackle's Summer Premieres Event celebrating the launch of 'Sequestered' And 'Cleaners' at 1 OAK on August 14, 2014 in West Hollywood, California. (Getty Images)

QOTA Under the Trees

Queer on the Avenue, a monthly LGBT networking event on East Passyunk Avenue, returns Thursday November 20th at Urban Jungle (1528 E. Passyunk Ave.). This annual installment is QOTA’s most popular, with attendees gathering under the festive and fabulous holiday decorations of this urban garden. Complementary light bites and beverages from Sailor Jerry and Pennsylvania Buckingham Valley Vineyards will be provided. MANNA will be there sampling pies and taking orders.

Pies sold by MANNA provide Thanksgiving dinners for families in need at the holidays. Doors at 6:00pm. No cover.

POSTED: Thursday, November 20, 2014, 4:08 PM
Avery Sparrow connects a left jab on Hassan Wasswau on the second installment of Tuesday Night Fights on Sept. 16 (photo by Darryl Cobb courtesy of Joe Hand Promotions)

Your Tuesday just got better.

On Tuesday, Nov. 25 Joe Hand Promotions and D and D Management Team present the third installment of Parx Casino's Tuesday Night Fights at the 2300 Arena (2300 Swanson St.) that will highlight both professional and up-and-coming boxers from specifically the Delaware Valley, as well as various states across America.

Beginning at 7 p.m., the card will feature five professional fights in several divisions: super middleweight, super bantamweight, featherweight, and welterweight.

POSTED: Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 12:24 PM
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 23: Rappers Method Man (L) and Redman perform onstage at the 2009 VH1 Hip Hop Honors at the Brooklyn Academy of Music on September 23, 2009 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

What we’re seeing this week!

Thursday, November 20: The New Pornographers

The New Pornographers are a Canadian supergroup of sorts, whose members span the famous-amongst-indie-circles (Neko Case, Dan Bejar) — and the relatively unknown (Kathryn Calder of Immaculate Machine; Todd Fancey of Limblifter) — but who come together despite this to create beautiful, pristine pop. Since 2000, they’ve released six records which run the gamut from straight-up brilliant to still-good-but-not-great — and luckily, land squarely on the side of brilliant with their 2014 offering Brill Bruisers. And while this alone is reason to go see them live — perhaps even more compelling is the fact that experiencing the Pornographers in their full glory is an adventure like none other. These are joyous, life-affirming songs, and watching AC Newman bounce up and down, and Case belt out lyrics like a Siren goddess, and Blaine Thurier pound on his keyboard — only maximizes their impact. And while managing so many personalities and egos is inevitably tough (note I didn’t mention Bejar above — the last time I saw the Pornogs, he skulked in the corner and drank), the Pornographers have clearly unlocked the secret to fruitful collaboration. Go see them, and join in the celebration.

POSTED: Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 10:30 AM
Davio's Thanksgiving Day dinner (photo by Felicia Perretti courtesy of Davio's)

If you’re not a fan of firing up the bird on Thanksgiving, many restaurants located in Philadelphia are offering special holiday platters featuring signature turkey platters with a wide range of sides. Here’s a list of restaurants to choose from. Reservations are recommended.

If you don’t see your restaurant listed, send us a message.

10 Arts Bistro & Lounge (10 S. Broad St.) – Located at the Ritz-Carlton, 10 Arts offers guests a four-course meal including fish or meat with traditional family-style sides and dessert. Cost is $110 for adults and $55 for children.

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