Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Events to look forward to in July

Wednesday, July 1, 2015, 2:54 PM
Throughout July, spend some time away from the beach and check out the hottest events Philly has in store. Wawa Welcome America Saturday, June 27 – Saturday, July 4 Various Locations The eight-day festival celebrates our Independence and patriotism with various forms of entertainment featuring... Read more

July First Friday picks: Art, tours, beer & more

Wednesday, July 1, 2015, 12:27 PM
With all the hubbub this Saturday — we’re looking at you 4th of July — one might easily forget that this Friday has some significance as well. First Friday, July 3, is so totally on. Philly handbags and accessories retailer NKHenry are hosting a pop-up trunk show at event space Soiree... Read more

Our weekly concert picks: July 1–July 7

Wednesday, July 1, 2015, 10:56 AM
What we’re doing 4th of July weekend! Thursday, July 2: Swirlies A swirlie is a horrible prank where someone sticks your head in a toilet, then flushes. Swirlies are a Boston guitar band who craft dreamy melodies that appear to swirl around you, toilet water-like (except lovely and not gross)... Read more

Barbecues, festivals & more local 4th of July events

Tuesday, June 30, 2015, 2:06 PM
Other than the Wawa Welcome America events marking the big day (read: Independence Day Parade, Party on the Parkway, 4th of July Jam and fireworks), there are so many other ways to celebrate our country’s birthday. Nothing like a few carnival rides to make you feel free. A community fair taking... Read more

Gay To Do: 50th LGBT anniversary

Tuesday, June 30, 2015, 12:20 PM
On July 4, 1965, a small group of activists gathered for the first organized LGBT civil-rights demonstrations in front of Independence Hall. This week, our city is celebrating the 50th anniversary of these peaceful protests with parties, panels, and exhibits. We have gathered the best official and... Read more

Where to see 4th of July parades and fireworks

Monday, June 29, 2015, 2:57 PM
Feelings of patriotism are only enhanced with Independence Day parades and fireworks shows. See when and where your town is holding them. PENNSYLVANIA Wednesday, July 1 Philadelphia: Get more bang for your buck — literally — after the Phillies’ game. Approximately 15 minutes after... Read more

Flavor up your week with these 5 food events: Crabs, hoagies, BBQ

Monday, June 29, 2015, 10:56 AM
From craft beer parties on rooftops to a three-day BBQ, this week is full of great food events. German bierhall Brauhaus Schmitz (718 South St.) celebrates six years of business on Monday, June 29 with a sneak peek of Whetstone, the Brauhaus team's latest restaurant. Beginning at 7 p.m., guests can... Read more

This week in Philly: June 29-July 5

Monday, June 29, 2015, 3:00 AM
A few ways to spend your week in (and out of) Philly. Monday, June 29 Master tailors Nino Corvato, Joe Centofanti, and Checchino Fonticoli are the subject of this documentary on the preservation and proliferation of Italian style and craftsmanship. Men of the Cloth gets its Philadelphia premiere... 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

Greater Philadelphia Expo Center hosts Too Many Games festival

Thursday, June 25, 2015, 5:42 PM
If you couldn’t get enough of Wizard World’s Comic Con, the Too Many Games expo arrives at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center (100 Station Ave.) on Friday, June 26 through Sunday, June 27. The three-day festival is an ideal weekend pick for anyone interested in gaming. From game consoles... Read more
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