Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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POSTED: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 4:37 PM
Filed Under: Music & Nightlife
The Classical Mystery Tour, a tribute to the Beatles.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Beatles epic arrival into the music world. On Wednesday, July 23 and Thursday, July 24, at the Kimmel Center's Verizon Hall, the Philadelphia Orchestra is teaming up with the traveling “Classical Mystery Tour” for a symphony show all about Liverpool’s most exciting export.

From their earliest sounds all the way through their solo careers, the Orchestra will perform more than two-dozen songs in the style that they were originally recorded.

Classical Mystery Tour features Jim Owen (John Lennon) on rhythm guitar, piano, and vocals; Tony Kishman (Paul McCartney) on bass guitar, piano, and vocals; David John (George Harrison) on lead guitar and vocals; and Chris Camilleri (Ringo Starr) on drums and vocals. Martin Herman, who transcribed the musical scores note-for-note from Beatles recordings, will conduct with The Philadelphia Orchestra.

POSTED: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 12:36 PM
Filed Under: Music & Nightlife
Recording artist Ed Sheeran performs onstage during "The Night That Changed America: A GRAMMY Salute To The Beatles" at the Los Angeles Convention Center on January 27, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter (Getty Images for NARAS)

Ed Sheeran is one of pop music’s hottest rising stars. The 23-year-old British singer-songwriter just made his SNL debut over the weekend, and now he’s just announced his first ever-headlining arena tour that will bring him to Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center on Monday, September 8.

Pre-sale tickets go on sale April 22, and general admission will become available on April 25.

Check out his Pharrell-produced single “Sing” from his forthcoming album x, available June 23.

POSTED: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 12:18 PM
"NSFW" premieres Tuesday at Milkboy.

Working in an office certainly has its perks: free coffee and sticky notes in every color of the rainbow; juicy water cooler gossip; feelings of hard work and accomplishment. And in the case of Ronny Bobrovsky—a fresh-faced worker with a passion for cinematography—other hard things too (and we’re not talking scheduling conflicts). A new hire at American Internet, an online porn distribution company, Bobrovsky must navigate the peaks and umm, “valleys” of the porn biz in NSFW, a new web series premiering this Tuesday, April 15, at Milkboy Philly.

Written and produced by Philadelphia duo Robert Yula (Shopping in the Afterlife) and Marc Cantone (The City and Horses), NSFW features a standout cast, including many of the city’s top improv performers, including Joe Sabatino, Eoin O'Shea, Joel Sumner, Matt Nelson, Jessica Ross, and Tabitha Allen. The all-local crew also features director Edward Matthias, known for his work on 2008 award-winning documentary Pressure Cooker.

The cast and crew will premiereed the series during a free screening party Tuesday night at Milkboy Philly; it will be immediately followed by a dance party with DJ Uncle Carls (because sometimes, the best way to deal with porn-y awkwardness is to dance it out). Check out the trailer below—despite the name, we promise it’s ok to watch at your desk.

POSTED: Monday, April 14, 2014, 3:44 PM
Singing your favorite tunes in the shower (or mirror) can get boring at times. Whether you’re the next Bon Jovi, or just want to have some fun, we have picked out some great local spots for you to get in touch with your karaoke soul.
POSTED: Friday, April 11, 2014, 9:57 AM
The "StrEAT Food Festival" will serve as the kick-off to Manayunk's Restaurant Week.

You worked hard all week, so it would be a shame if we let you waste your precious weekend. Here we give you a snapshot of a few of the weekend’s best events.

I’m a sucker for outdoor markets and lucky for me (and you, if you share the same sentiment as I), there are quite a few this weekend. Arcadia University in Glenside, PA is holding their spring flea market on Saturday, April 12 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., load up on your antique and vintage goods at Phila Flea Market all day on Saturday, April 12, kicking off at 9 a.m. at Headhouse Square and Clover Market makes its 2014 debut on Sunday, April 13 in Chestnut Hill from 10 a.m. through 5 p.m.

Manayunk’s 4th annual StrEAT Food Festival not only launches the district’s restaurant week, but also brings the best food trucks, vendors and farm stands to Manayunk’s Main Street on Saturday, April 12 starting at 11 a.m. Another food festival worth noting takes place on Sunday, April 13 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. The Philly Farm and Food Fest highlights local farmers and locally grown products from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.

POSTED: Friday, April 11, 2014, 3:00 AM

Now that we’re fully immersed in the spring season, it’s time to embrace the outdoors with our four-legged friends, because here at, we believe in finding fun things to do regardless of your species.

Philadelphia boasts fifteen off-leash dog parks throughout the city. Schuylkill River Park has a renovated dog run with separate areas for dogs according to size. Numerous pet-centric events are also set in the park like last Sunday’s “Pup Rally” to help kick off the Philly baseball season. We should also mention that you’ll find biodegradable poop bags as well.

Columbus Square Park’s free fenced in dog park allows pups (a maximum of three per owner) to run wild in South Philly. The park also features tree stumps for your pooch to play on.

POSTED: Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 3:28 PM
Feature and short films are screened in Aviator Park as a part of Film al Fresco, a film series highlighting local independent filmmakers. (Photo via The Galleries at Moore)

The Galleries at Moore College of Art & Design present the second annual "Film al Fresco," an outdoor summer film series featuring work from local independent filmmakers where viewers will watch winning submissions from narrative and documentary genres.

The free screenings, slated to begin at dusk (approximately 8 p.m.), will be held in Aviator Park—on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway—and include delicious eats from local food trucks.

Even if the weather is less than cooperative, the show will go on in Moore’s Stewart Auditorium.

POSTED: Monday, March 24, 2014, 2:55 PM
It's the ultimate bar game and it happens to be all over the city of Philadelphia. Here are some of our favorite local spots to play quizzo!
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