Friday, July 31, 2015

A guide to the 2nd Street Festival

Friday, July 31, 2015, 1:54 PM
Clear your calendars for Sunday, Aug. 2: Northern Liberties’ grandest block party deserves your full attention. Running along North 2nd Street between Germantown Avenue and Green Street, the annual 2nd Street Festival will return with a day full of NoLibs love. Highlighting local businesses,... Read more

Monthly buzz: Beer events happening in August

Friday, July 31, 2015, 11:46 AM
Do you need a reason to enjoy a cold one? From beer-pairing dinners to seasonal watermelon beer releases, here are some great drinking events going on in the city. Treat yourself and your pup to suds on Saturday, Aug. 1 during the Trestle Inn’s (339 N. 11th St.) second Annual “At the... Read more

Weekend event picks: Acana Festival, Jazz Age on the Delaware & more

Thursday, July 30, 2015, 1:31 PM
Bid adieu to July with a host of events to keep you cool despite Philly feeling like the tropics. For the past 10 years, local performers and theater pros have put on free productions of Shakespeare classics en plein air in Clark Park (43rd Street and Baltimore Avenue). This year, Shakespeare in Clark... Read more

10 events to look forward to in August

Thursday, July 30, 2015, 11:02 AM
The last full month of summer starts on Saturday, Aug. 1. Don’t let autumn sneak up on you without enjoying what this month has in store. Here are 10 events to look forward to this August: Jazz Age on the Delaware Saturday, Aug. 1 Glen Foerd Mansion (5001 Grant Ave.) For a roaring time: Don... Read more

Our weekly concert picks: July 29–August 4

Wednesday, July 29, 2015, 10:49 AM
Late summer indulgences. Friday, July 31: St. James & The Apostles St. James & The Apostles write acid- and sweat-tinged, blues-rock pounders with pummeling organ and howling, emphatic vocals. The project of cousins Jeff Castner, Mike Kiker, and Jamie Mahon, St. James & The Apostles... Read more

What to see, do at the Blackstar Film Festival

Tuesday, July 28, 2015, 4:19 PM
For the fourth summer, the city’s only festival focusing on films and cinematic work by and for people of African descent, Blackstar Film Festival, returns with four days of films, panels and parties. Ditch the blockbusters and hit West Philly to see one of over 60 selected films between Thursday... Read more

7 lunch deals offered in Old City

Tuesday, July 28, 2015, 11:52 AM
Old City is not only packed with history, it’s full of great restaurants, too. When the clock strikes noon and your stomach is craving a meal, dining establishments scattered through the neighborhood offer food specials, making lunch affordable and easy to choose. Here are seven lunchtime deals:... Read more

Flavor up your week with these 5 food events: Bourbon, Restaurant Week, festivals

Monday, July 27, 2015, 5:06 PM
This week in food events, we have to wait until Thursday, but that’s fine with us. Get some quality bourbon tastes from the Twisted Tail; learn how to make beer with the folks from Home Brewed Events; and enjoy meal deals during Center City Restaurant Week. End July on a savory note with these... Read more

Party in PHS Pop-Up Gardens in August

Monday, July 27, 2015, 11:52 AM
Anyone who spends summers in the city knows a simple fact: Pop-up beer gardens are a thing. This year, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society decided to up their game by transforming two vacant spaces into hip and happening beer gardens — with an entertainment calendar to match. At the South... Read more

This week in Philly: July 27-Aug. 2

Monday, July 27, 2015, 3:00 AM
A few ways to spend your week in (and out of) Philly. Monday, July 27 For the past few weeks, the Good Humor ice cream truck has been making the rounds throughout the city handing out free ice cream. This week, the Good Humor team—a.k.a. the Joy Squad—will be popping up along the Ben... Read more
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