Friday, February 27, 2015

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 / Philly.com )

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: 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, 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.

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