Wednesday, July 29, 2015

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

The 2nd annual Crabbie's Week returns for seven days of specials

Friday, July 24, 2015, 12:57 PM
Last year, Scotland’s alcoholic ginger beer, Crabbie’s hosted a weeklong event featuring various product samples and giveaways. Now, it’s time to celebrate the spiced beverage as the 2nd annual Crabbie’s Week in Philadelphia takes place beginning Monday, July 27 through Sunday... Read more

15 local shops offering frosty treats

Tuesday, July 21, 2015, 4:10 PM
The blistering heat is getting to us all. Face it, you deserve a reward for dealing with this weather – and a frosty treat would be the perfect fit! Here are 15 local companies offering refreshing sweets, and a few participating in events this week. Little Baby’s Ice Cream (4903 Catherine... Read more

Pop-up park The Oval returns with all-ages entertainment

Wednesday, July 8, 2015, 3:29 PM
The Fairmount Park Conservancy and Philadelphia Parks and Recreation bring back their sweet summer pop-up treat: The Oval (2451 Benjamin Franklin Parkway). Returning on Thursday, July 16, the park has six weeks’ worth — through Sunday Aug. 23 — of activities for families and beer... Read more

7 chill water parks in Pa. and N.J.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015, 12:57 PM
When it gets too hot for proper brain function, a quick, cool thrill is all you need. You don’t need to venture too far to find an oasis suitable for a summertime adventure. For more Things to Do, check out our calendar for the most up-to-date happenings. Read more

Guide to public and private swimming pools in Philadelphia

Friday, June 26, 2015, 3:28 PM
Is the heat getting to you already? Well, I have great news, Philadelphia is jam-packed with pools. From private swim clubs to public pools in every neighborhood, jumping into a body of water shouldn’t be so hard. Grab your bathing suit and check these pools out. Private Pools Members only... Read more
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