Friday, February 27, 2015

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: Thursday, February 26, 2015, 3:00 AM
Dinosaurs prance across the screening of The Lost World: Jurassic Park as the Academy's Jason Poole, Paul Callomon, and Dan Corti provide dommentary for Mega Bad Movie Night. ( RON TARVER / Staff Photographer )

What are you doing later?

For a competition: Student-created breakfast meals will be judged at the Free Library of Philadelphia’s Culinary Literacy Center (1901 Vine St.) for the Culinary Voice competition, in which the winning dish will be served at all Philadelphia school district cafeterias. The live-cooking competition and reception begins at 12:30 p.m. 

For a free lecture: Flex your mussels at this 6 p.m. talk at the Wagner Free Institute of Science (1700 W. Montgomery Ave.) about the roles that mussels play in freshwater aquatic ecosystems.

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. 

POSTED: Wednesday, February 25, 2015, 12:58 PM
The Flyers Wives Carnival returns to the Wells Fargo Center (3601 Broad St.) on Sunday, March 1 (photo courtesy of the Philadelphia Flyers)

The Flyers Wives Carnival returns on Sunday, March 1 at the Wells Fargo Center (3601 Broad St.) for an afternoon full of hockey pride and action. Beginning at 1:30 p.m., there’s no short supply of interaction here.

Flyers fans will have the chance to partake in a wide range of hockey-themed games, photo ops with current and alumni players, take a shot at the goal, and more.

Flyers Alumni, Bob Kelly, Brian Propp, Joe Watson, Dave Schultz, Todd Fedoruk, Robert Esche, Bernie Parent and the entire roster of the 2014/2015 Philadelphia Flyers will be in attendance.

POSTED: Wednesday, February 25, 2015, 10:58 AM
Sleater-Kinney Band Photo. Janet Weiss (left), Carrie Brownstein (center) and Corin Tucker (right).

In honor of Women’s History Month this March, this week’s picks are all awesome ladies.

Friday, February 27: Screaming Females

Jersey punk trio Screaming Females actually feature just one screaming female: Marissa Paternoster, one of the most bad-ass lady rockers we’ve had the pleasure of seeing live a dozen times. So far, the allure has yet to wear off. As front woman/shred master for Screaming Females, Paternoster boasts killer pipes, killer shreds, and some of the most awesomely punishing melodies New Jersey has ever produced. A DIY band who started off playing house shows in New Brunswick, NJ (near the Rutgers U campus), Screaming Females signed to Don Giovanni Records in 2009, and have been raging ever since. We first fell in love with them back in 2009, opening for Jay Reatard (RIP), where they totally shredded face then danced in the wreckage. This Friday, they celebrate the release of their sixth LP, the lean, taut, and very rocking Rose Mountain — in the most punk way we can think of: a sweaty basement show at the First Unitarian Church. Bring a 40, and get ready to get wild.

POSTED: Wednesday, February 25, 2015, 3:00 AM
A concertgoer uses the orchestra's LiveNote app during the concert. (Jeff Fusco/Philadelphia Orchestra)

It’s all fun and games until someone gets bored.

For lunch with a side of smarts: The most balanced meals include some education. Bring your lunch to the Carriage House (1048 Washington St.) to talk top-rated presidents starting at noon.

For a community talk: As a part of the Philadelphia Art Alliance’s (251 S. 18th St.) latest exhibit “Beyond The Wall,” Marsha Levick, Esq., Deputy Director and Chief Counsel of the Juvenile Law Center, David Rudovsky, civil rights and criminal defense attorneys and Mural Arts Guild’s Jessie Krimes and Russell Craig will speak about the juvenile justice system starting at 6 p.m.

POSTED: Tuesday, February 24, 2015, 1:57 PM
Guests look over the Robertson's Flowers & Events display inspired by the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery's exhibit "Dancing the Dream," at the Philadelphia Flower Show's private preview for members of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, Feb. 28, 2014 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. ( TOM GRALISH / Staff Photographer )

Since 1829, the Philadelphia Flower Show has been wowing crowds with displays of horticultural goodness. Once more, the show returns to the Pennsylvania Convention Center (1101 Arch St.) from Saturday, Feb. 28 through Sunday, March 8. With over a week of acres of gardens, floral exhibits and displays attractions and events honoring the movies — especially Disney ones — don’t get lost in a pollen-fueled daze.

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