Sunday, March 29, 2015

POSTED: Sunday, March 29, 2015, 3:00 AM
Sundays are for wine and fondue. (Hillary Petrozziello / Staff Photographer)

What a special day it is.

For Women’s History Month: Take an hour-long tour either at 11:30 a.m. or 2:30 p.m. at the National Museum of American Jewish History (101. S. Independence Mall East) to learn a bit about notable women in American Jewish history.

For a snack: Choose between cheese or chocolate fondue (or both if you’re feeling up to it) at Chaddsford Winery’s (632 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford) Wine and Fondue afternoon (the final one of the series). Make a reservation (call 610-388-6221) for between noon and 5 p.m. and dip and sip — you’ll be provided wines that pair perfectly with your fondue choice.

POSTED: Saturday, March 28, 2015, 3:00 AM
Kyle Fiedler, left, talks with Nat Lownes, right, his partner in the creation of a program to visualize starting lineups for all Major League Baseball teams using built in existing databases. ( MICHAEL BRYANT / Staff Photographer )

The sky’s the limit today.

For programmers: Designers and developers will have Baseball Hack Day to pitch, design, code and present websites and apps from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at CityCoHo (2401 Walnut St.).

For a pageant: Where else can you see men 55 years and older show off their talents and interview skills? Only at the Ocean City Music Pier (Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace) at 7 p.m. today. It’s the Mr. Mature America Pageant, everybody.

POSTED: Friday, March 27, 2015, 1:50 PM
Burlesque performer HoneyTree EvilEye. (Photo by Jason Melcher)

March Stimulus: 3rd Annual Spring Fling

Spring fever is in the air. Stimulus is bringing in spring the right way with a fling on Friday, March 27 at Voyeur Nightclub (1221 St. James Street). Featuring DJ Deluxx and DJ Jovi on the main floor, the night promises to be the perfect foray into warmer weather.

Doors at 10:00pm. $10 before 1:30am.

POSTED: Friday, March 27, 2015, 3:00 AM
The African Children's Choir performs tonight. (Photo courtesy Starvox Booking)

Make your plans special.

For shoppers: Head into local boutique Moon + Arrow (754 S. 4th St.) for a vintage wear trunk show, photobooth opportunities, snacks and cocktails from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

For culture: The African Children’s Choir, comprised of children ages 7 to 10, comes to Zellerbach Theatre (3680 Walnut St.) for a 7:30 p.m. performance of children’s, traditional, spiritual and contemporary songs. 

POSTED: Thursday, March 26, 2015, 12:24 PM
The second annual East Coast Beard and Mustache Championship took place on Saturday, March 30, 2013 at the TLA on South Street. (Colin Kerrigan /

The last weekend in March is upon us. Any reason to celebrate, right?

Nobody puts Baby in the corner. The two-week run of “Dirty Dancing” continues this weekend at the Academy of Music (Broad and Locust Streets) at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 26, 8 p.m. on Friday, March 27, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 28 and 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 29

The latest work from Koresh Dance Company, “Aftershock,” uses artistic director Ronen Koresh’s emigration from Israel to the United States as inspiration for a choreographic representation of building a new life in a foreign land. You’ve got two chances to see it: Thursday, March 26 at 7:30 p.m. and Friday, March 27 at 8 p.m. Another performance is slated for Saturday, March 28 at Koresh Kouture: a High Fashion Performance, Silent Auction and Gala, running from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. All of this weekend’s Koresh entertainment is held at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre (480 S. Broad St.).

POSTED: Thursday, March 26, 2015, 3:00 AM
Jack Forbes Wilson as Liberace. (Photo by Michael Brosilow courtesy of the Walnut Street Theatre)

Nothing thirsty about this Thursday.

For an author talk: New York Times bestselling writer Emily Spivack comes to the Kelly Writer’s House (3805 Locust Walk) to discuss Worn Stories, a collection of personal narratives concerning nostalgia and clothing and what lead her to the project. Catch her at 5 p.m.   

For a satire: Stanley Kubrick’s “Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb” plays at 7 p.m. at the Bryn Mawr Film Institute (824 W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr).

POSTED: Wednesday, March 25, 2015, 2:08 PM
Ian Merrill Peakes as Macbeth (center) battles Jahzeer Terrell (left), Terence MacSweeny, and Sean Bradley in Arden Theatre Company's production of "Macbeth." (Mark Garvin)

Take your pick: There’s a wide selection of Shakespearean greats onstage all around the city within the coming weeks.

For one more show only, Friday, March 27 at 10 a.m., children and their parents can get a bite-sized dose of Shakespeare in “Romeo and Juliet” at Widener University’s Alumni Auditorium (off of East 14th St., Chester).

A bloody power trip for the ages, “Macbeth” takes audiences on a passionate thrill ride through Sunday, April 19 at the Arden Theatre (40 N. 2nd St.). Shows begin at 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.

POSTED: Wednesday, March 25, 2015, 11:22 AM
The War On Drugs perform as Dead Greg at Johnny Brenda's on September 12, 2014. ((Colin Kerrigan /

Thursday, March 26: Title Fight

Title Fight hail from Kingston, PA, a small town near Wilkes Barre — where they originally formed as an emo-y punk act (think: hardcore vocals and song titles like “No One Stays at the Top Forever.”) Since then, they’ve evolved into a more complex and nuanced rock band, whose evolution likely mirrors the tastes of their first fans (because no one stays emo forever either). Formed in 2003 by twin bros Ned and Ben Russin, plus Jamie Rhoden — with Shane Moran hopping aboard soon after — the band’s first break came after a tour with New Found Glory in 2009; they released their debut record, Shed, 2 years later. Subsequent tours followed; their fan base grew; and these days they’re comfortably settled on ANTI- Records (Dr. Dog, Man Man), who released their new, shoegaze-y record Hyperview last month. Wait, did I say comfortably settled? I take it back. What makes Title Fight so impressive is their constant evolution — and while we dig Hyperview’s reverb and dreamy soundscapes, we have no doubt their next record will bring something different yet. For now though, we’re happy to wade in their vibes, if only temporarily.

7:30 at Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden St., sold out.

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