Saturday, March 28, 2015

POSTED: Saturday, March 28, 2015, 3:00 AM
Kyle Fiedler, left, talks with Nat Lownes, right, his partner in the creation of a program to visualize starting lineups for all Major League Baseball teams using built in existing databases. ( MICHAEL BRYANT / Staff Photographer )

The sky’s the limit today.

For programmers: Designers and developers will have Baseball Hack Day to pitch, design, code and present websites and apps from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at CityCoHo (2401 Walnut St.).

For a pageant: Where else can you see men 55 years and older show off their talents and interview skills? Only at the Ocean City Music Pier (Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace) at 7 p.m. today. It’s the Mr. Mature America Pageant, everybody.

POSTED: Friday, March 27, 2015, 1:50 PM
Burlesque performer HoneyTree EvilEye. (Photo by Jason Melcher)

March Stimulus: 3rd Annual Spring Fling

Spring fever is in the air. Stimulus is bringing in spring the right way with a fling on Friday, March 27 at Voyeur Nightclub (1221 St. James Street). Featuring DJ Deluxx and DJ Jovi on the main floor, the night promises to be the perfect foray into warmer weather.

Doors at 10:00pm. $10 before 1:30am.

POSTED: Friday, March 27, 2015, 3:00 AM
The African Children's Choir performs tonight. (Photo courtesy Starvox Booking)

Make your plans special.

For shoppers: Head into local boutique Moon + Arrow (754 S. 4th St.) for a vintage wear trunk show, photobooth opportunities, snacks and cocktails from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

For culture: The African Children’s Choir, comprised of children ages 7 to 10, comes to Zellerbach Theatre (3680 Walnut St.) for a 7:30 p.m. performance of children’s, traditional, spiritual and contemporary songs. 

POSTED: Thursday, March 26, 2015, 12:24 PM
The second annual East Coast Beard and Mustache Championship took place on Saturday, March 30, 2013 at the TLA on South Street. (Colin Kerrigan /

The last weekend in March is upon us. Any reason to celebrate, right?

Nobody puts Baby in the corner. The two-week run of “Dirty Dancing” continues this weekend at the Academy of Music (Broad and Locust Streets) at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 26, 8 p.m. on Friday, March 27, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 28 and 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 29

The latest work from Koresh Dance Company, “Aftershock,” uses artistic director Ronen Koresh’s emigration from Israel to the United States as inspiration for a choreographic representation of building a new life in a foreign land. You’ve got two chances to see it: Thursday, March 26 at 7:30 p.m. and Friday, March 27 at 8 p.m. Another performance is slated for Saturday, March 28 at Koresh Kouture: a High Fashion Performance, Silent Auction and Gala, running from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. All of this weekend’s Koresh entertainment is held at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre (480 S. Broad St.).

POSTED: Thursday, March 26, 2015, 3:00 AM
Jack Forbes Wilson as Liberace. (Photo by Michael Brosilow courtesy of the Walnut Street Theatre)

Nothing thirsty about this Thursday.

For an author talk: New York Times bestselling writer Emily Spivack comes to the Kelly Writer’s House (3805 Locust Walk) to discuss Worn Stories, a collection of personal narratives concerning nostalgia and clothing and what lead her to the project. Catch her at 5 p.m.   

For a satire: Stanley Kubrick’s “Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb” plays at 7 p.m. at the Bryn Mawr Film Institute (824 W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr).

POSTED: Tuesday, March 24, 2015, 2:27 PM
The egg hunters were off and running at Cherry Hill West High School in 2012. (Tom Gralish/Staff Photographer)

The closest thing to searching for buried treasure is taking it to the fields and woods for an Easter egg hunt. Here are some picks that your kids (and a few for you too!) will be sure to enjoy.

Saturday, March 28
Pickering Manor North Field (26 N. Lincoln Ave., Newtown): 3,500 candy-filled eggs will be up for grabs starting at 9 a.m. Hunts broken down by age, including an adult and grandparents hunt. (Rain date Saturday, April 4.) 

West Laurel Hill Cemetery (215 Belmont Ave., Bala Cynwyd): Chocolate and prize-filled eggs will be hidden on cemetery grounds for the 10 a.m. hunt. Music, raffles, photos with the Bunny, magic and caricatures are also planned. 

POSTED: Monday, March 23, 2015, 1:26 PM
Local actors UArts students and alumni prepare a scene during rehearsals for "The Total Bent" which will be performed on March 28 as part of the Polyphone Festival. (Courtesy photo)

As if things weren’t thrifty enough with Five Dollar Comedy Week (through Sunday, March 29), you’re in for another performance score with the Polyphone Festival, University of the Arts’ five-day festival of five musicals for only $5.

Pairing UArts students and alumni with local and national theater professionals, the festival brings both new and classic material to the Merriam Theater (250 S. Broad St.) stage for five 7:30 p.m. performances — one a night — from Tuesday, March 24 through Saturday, March 28

First up on Tuesday, March 24, is the story of how a pie to the face became the impetus for Anita Bryant’s destiny for gay rights championing in the musical “Pied!

POSTED: Friday, March 20, 2015, 3:58 PM
Caitlin Feeney and Andrew Jeffrey Wright perform Pluppets at The Bit Show (photo courtesy of Kate Banford)

If you thought $5 could only get you a Citywide Special, think again.

Five Dollar Comedy Week returns to Philadelphia on Monday, March 23 through Sunday, March 29 and includes 30 shows. The series will take place at the Plays & Players Theater (1714 Delancey St.).

Shake off those winter blues with some of these comic skits and workshops.

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