Sunday, March 1, 2015

POSTED: Sunday, March 1, 2015, 3:00 AM
A cappella group The Exhange perform at The Sing Off!: Live Tour at Best Buy Theater on February 19, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images)

It’s not Halloween, but we’re in the mood for some treats. 

For a competition: Proceeds from the Pink Invitational gymnastics meet benefit breast cancer awareness. See high-flying routines at the Pennsylvania Convention Center (1101 Arch St.) starting at 8 a.m. 

For brunch: The first Jazz Brunch of the season at Sugarhouse Casino (1001 N. Delaware Ave.), serving tunes with your omelets, French toast and eggs Benedict, runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today.

POSTED: Saturday, February 28, 2015, 3:00 AM
"The Magic Message presents Danny Krivit" at The Dolphin Tavern on Friday September 12, 2014. ( Tim Blackwell / )

Surprise! It’s actually the last day of February.

For a morning stretch: The sounds of the animals will mask the straining sounds your kids might emit during yoga at the Brandywine Zoo (1001 N. Park Dr., Wilmington). Appropriate for ages two to seven, the class begins at 9 a.m.

For culture: Irish step dancers will put on a show during the Garden State Discovery Museum’s (2040 Springdale Rd., Cherry Hill) Irish Festival. Also throughout the day, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., young musicians will play traditional tunes.

POSTED: Friday, February 27, 2015, 4:55 PM
Tim Patton and Christina Burris gather around some kegs at their new St. Benjamin Brewing Co. on 5th Street near Cecil B. Moore Avenue in North Philadelphia. The three-barrel nanobrewry is opening up just in time for Philly Beer Week. (David Maialetti/Staff)

The month of March hosts one of the most overrated drinking days of the year: St. Patrick’s Day.

For one thing, the Irish holiday isn’t the only drinking event worth mentioning. This month includes beer festivals, charity events, boozy brunches and more.

Raise a glass to these events.

POSTED: Friday, February 27, 2015, 2:45 PM
"The Gender Weave Project" features work by Moore College of Art and Design students. (Photo by Lydia Nobles)

Ladies, March is all about you. Women’s History Month is chock full of events showcasing the raddest women around (that would be all of you!). 

Students from Moore College of Art and Design — the country’s only women’s visual arts college — will exhibit work at the Mt. Airy Art Garage (11 W. Mt. Airy Ave.) that explores gender identity. “The Gender Weave Project” opens with a reception on Friday, Feb. 27 at 6 p.m. and runs until Sunday, March 29. Exhibiting artists and other guests will speak at an International Women’s Day panel on Sunday, March 8 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The National Constitution Center (525 Arch St.) tips their hats to women in history with a new interactive program “Decoding the Lyrics: Bad Romance – Women’s Suffrage,” using pop songs to lead visitors through that chapter in herstory, playing at 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. from Sunday, March 1 through Tuesday, March 31. Other activities include a Women’s History self-guided tour and giant women’s history game board.

POSTED: Friday, February 27, 2015, 3:00 AM
"Friends and Fam" with music by DJ Matthew Law, hosted by The Bul Bey, featuring a performance by Mic Stewart at Kung Fu Necktie on Saturday January 17, 2015. ( Tim Blackwell / )

When you’re lonely, look here.

For an award-winning film: The lives of female soldiers in Israel, from day dreamers in HR to an ambitious senior officer, are documented in the dark comedy “Zero Motivation,” winner of the Best Narrative Feature award at the Tribeca Film Festival, opening today at Ritz at the Bourse (400 Ranstead St.). Take your pick between a few show times: 1:30 p.m., 4 p.m., 7:10 p.m. and 9:40 p.m.

For a tasting: Saucony Creek Brewing will bring crafts for sampling at Sarah’s Place (1216 N. 29th St.) starting at 6 p.m.

POSTED: Thursday, February 26, 2015, 3:51 PM
Attend the LGBT party at this year's Flower Show and more Gay to do Picks. (Photo by HughE Dillon)

Into the Woods

In this larger-than-life drag iteration of Into the Woods, Philadelphia's favorite drag queens perform and bring life to some favorite fairytale characters from the hit musical and recent film. This special added performance on Thursday, Feb. 26 at Voyeur Nightclub will be the last chance to see this spectacle that has already performed twice to packed houses. Starring Mimi Imfurst, Aeryanah Von Moi, Steve Cisowski, and many other local performers from the LGBT community.

Doors at 8:00pm. Showtime at 9:00pm. For tickets.

POSTED: Thursday, February 26, 2015, 12:33 PM
Take advantage of the last weekend of Winterfest on the riverfront. (Photo by Matt Stanley courtesy DRWC)

Drop what you’re doing and get into the weekend spirit. Good times await.

The inaugural Philly Video Music Festival debuts on Thursday, Feb. 26 with a showcase of locally directed music videos at 7 p.m. and continues throughout the weekend with information sessions on the history of the music video, retro video dance party, Weird Al and They Might Be Giants-themed burlesque, and more. It all goes down at PhilaMOCA (531 N. 12th St.) through Sunday, March 1.

The time has come to say farewell to Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest (101 S. Columbus Blvd.). Closing weekend is now upon us but not without a bit of entertainment. In addition to the space’s signature entertainment and features, on Friday, Feb. 27, chill out with happy hour from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and then get down to DJ JT at 9 p.m. Entertainers, the Adventure Aquarium, face painting and Philly Circus will keep things lively from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 28 and Sunday, March 1. Winterfest will be open from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 26, 1 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 27, 11 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 28 and 1 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 1.

POSTED: Wednesday, February 25, 2015, 3:48 PM
Kids can dress up as princesses or pirates this Saturday at the Please Touch Museum. (Photo courtesy Please Touch Museum)

The dead of winter serves as the perfect time to get out the costumes for the Please Touch Museum’s (4231 Avenue of the Republic) Pirates and Princesses Day. During museum hours, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 28, the museum will welcome royalty and plunderers for a day of themed activities.

Get crafty: Throughout the day, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., kids can top off their outfits with crown- and pirate-hat-decorating activities. 

Sit back and relax: Instead of searching for buried treasure, these good-guy pirates are on the lookout for knowledge. Tucker’s Tales Puppets present “The Bookaneers” in the Playhouse at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. 

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