Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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POSTED: Tuesday, September 2, 2014, 3:00 AM
Kids play with X-Rays during the opening of the new healthcare-related exhibit for children at Cooper at the Garden State Discovery Museum June 13, 2104. The exhibit was created in collaboration with Children's Regional Hospital. (Tom Gralish/Staff Photographer)

At least it’s a short work week, right?

For future doctors: The recently remodeled Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper exhibit at the Garden State Discovery Museum features an x-ray body puzzle, ambulance and more hands on qualities that’ll prepare the future life-savers of the world. The Cherry Hill, N.J. museum is open from 9:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.

For an open house: Still on the fence about that dance class you’ve been debating on taking? Stop into Merge Dance Studio in Manayunk from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. to see their space, learn about classes and finally take the plunge and sign up for one.

POSTED: Monday, September 1, 2014, 3:00 AM
Today is the last day to check out "Circus! Science Under the Big Top" at the Franklin Institute. (Photo by Darryl W. Moran)

Happy Labor Day!

For museum entertainment: The National Constitution Center on Independence Mall is open today from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and they’re giving visitors a peek back into the past by letting families try on Revolutionary War-era clothing and teaching through stories about Ben Franklin, Betsy Ross and more.

For more: Head over to Logan Square where the Franklin Institute prepares to say goodbye to one of their exhibits “Circus! Science Under the Big Top.” Don’t say you missed it — get there between 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.

POSTED: Sunday, August 31, 2014, 3:00 AM
Artist N.C. Wyeth's studio, a short drive from the Brandywine River Museum of Art. Plans call for trails and programs guiding visitors to the historic properties owned by the conservancy. (Ron Tarver / Staff Photographer)

Chill out today.

For an athletic ending: Do some sun salutations on Race Street Pier for the last time this season at 9:30 a.m. This is the last time you’ll be able to attend this free yoga session on the waterfront until next year. 

For an artistic tour: See the studio where N.C. Wyeth created thousands of works of art during this tour of his former studio. Buy your tickets online or at the Brandywine River Museum in Chadds Ford, Pa. The one-hour tour departs at various times today: 10 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 12:45 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3:15 p.m.

POSTED: Saturday, August 30, 2014, 3:00 AM
NASHVILLE, TN - MAY 17: Comedian Demetri Martin performs at the Bud Light Presents Wild West Comedy Festival featuring Demetri Martin at Third Man Records on May 17, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Davis (Getty Images for Bud Light)

Like a bouquet of flowers from a loved one, only not.

For an old fashioned fair: You know the kind — vendors, games, music, food, folk dancing. It all happens during the Arden Fair from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today at the Arden Guild Hall in Wilmington, De.

For another: Day two of Long’s Park Art and Craft Festival, featuring over 200 jewelry, art and sculpture vendors, runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Lancaster Pa.’s Long’s Park Amphitheater.

POSTED: Friday, August 29, 2014, 3:17 PM
Local improv group Bad Kitten will perform at Philly Improv Theater every Wednesday in September. (Photo by Lindsay Docherty courtesy of the photographer)

Philly Improv Theater, one of the city’s go-to spots for top comedy training and performances, has recently paired up with independent improv group Bad Kitten for the inaugural season in its Launch Pad series — a way for local funnymen and women to get hands-on direction from PHIT’s staff through a two-month residency.

The Bad Kitten players (Sam Abrams, Neil Bardhan, Ryan Birchmeier, Megan Elizabeth, Steve Holland, Daniel Reed and Lauren Rivera), who’ve all taken classes at PHIT, have been paired with director Raja Rajanathan and coach Alex J. Gross and will work with the two to put on some seriously hilarious performances throughout September.

Clear your calendars on Wednesdays Sept. 3, 10, 17 and 24 at 7:30 p.m. as the troupe brings its unique characters and physical comedy to the Adrienne Theatre at 2030 Sansom St.   

POSTED: Friday, August 29, 2014, 2:02 PM
Saturnia with DJ Shearn at The Trestle Inn on June 22, 2013. ( TIM BLACKWELL / Philly.com )

The summer may be winding down, so we might as well end it on a high note. Skip Made in America and hit the dance floor this Labor Day Weekend. 

DJs Sonny James, lil'dave, Phillee Blunt, Skipmode, Panek and Matthew Law are back in Fishtown for BODYROCK at Kung Fu Necktie at 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29 with special guest OP! Get hyped on these drink specials until midnight: $4 Stoli drinks, $4 Sailor Jerry drinks, 2 for $3 Genesee 12 oz cans.

'Twas the night before Made in America and all through Philly (well, more specifically Lit Ultrabar on North 2nd), DJs (like Enferno, Bonics, Mijo, Teknartist, Buster Radio & Eddie Sanchez) were spinning and things were bound to get silly. The festival pre-party begins at 10 p.m.

POSTED: Friday, August 29, 2014, 1:09 PM

With September quickly sneaking up, with cooler weather on the horizon, you won’t have to worry about the atrocious heat making your sweat drop into your drink (or food).

Here are our picks for outdoor eating and drinking in the Philadelphia region.

POSTED: Friday, August 29, 2014, 3:00 AM
"The Spiritual Journey of the Mystical Heroine" opens today at Philadelphia's Magic Gardens. (Photo via Philadelphia's Magic Gardens)

Today’s got drama, art and movies. All the good stuff.

For a dramatic end: Beach season is winding down and the folks in Ocean City are greeting the fall with well…a fall. At 11 a.m. on the 9th Street Beach, contestants will perform their best dramatic descent, fall, or “plop” into the sand for a chance to be crowned the King or Queen of Plop. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m.

For a new exhibit: Opening today is a new body of work from artist Rochelle Marcus Dinkin at Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens. “The Spiritual Journey of the Mystical Heroine,” is comprised of paintings and mixed media works showing narratives concerning birth, death, resurrection, sexuality and life struggles. Check it out on South Street between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.

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