Saturday, February 28, 2015

POSTED: Wednesday, February 25, 2015, 12:58 PM
The Flyers Wives Carnival returns to the Wells Fargo Center (3601 Broad St.) on Sunday, March 1 (photo courtesy of the Philadelphia Flyers)

The Flyers Wives Carnival returns on Sunday, March 1 at the Wells Fargo Center (3601 Broad St.) for an afternoon full of hockey pride and action. Beginning at 1:30 p.m., there’s no short supply of interaction here.

Flyers fans will have the chance to partake in a wide range of hockey-themed games, photo ops with current and alumni players, take a shot at the goal, and more.

Flyers Alumni, Bob Kelly, Brian Propp, Joe Watson, Dave Schultz, Todd Fedoruk, Robert Esche, Bernie Parent and the entire roster of the 2014/2015 Philadelphia Flyers will be in attendance.

POSTED: Wednesday, February 25, 2015, 10:58 AM
Sleater-Kinney Band Photo. Janet Weiss (left), Carrie Brownstein (center) and Corin Tucker (right).

In honor of Women’s History Month this March, this week’s picks are all awesome ladies.

Friday, February 27: Screaming Females

Jersey punk trio Screaming Females actually feature just one screaming female: Marissa Paternoster, one of the most bad-ass lady rockers we’ve had the pleasure of seeing live a dozen times. So far, the allure has yet to wear off. As front woman/shred master for Screaming Females, Paternoster boasts killer pipes, killer shreds, and some of the most awesomely punishing melodies New Jersey has ever produced. A DIY band who started off playing house shows in New Brunswick, NJ (near the Rutgers U campus), Screaming Females signed to Don Giovanni Records in 2009, and have been raging ever since. We first fell in love with them back in 2009, opening for Jay Reatard (RIP), where they totally shredded face then danced in the wreckage. This Friday, they celebrate the release of their sixth LP, the lean, taut, and very rocking Rose Mountain — in the most punk way we can think of: a sweaty basement show at the First Unitarian Church. Bring a 40, and get ready to get wild.

POSTED: Wednesday, February 25, 2015, 3:00 AM
A concertgoer uses the orchestra's LiveNote app during the concert. (Jeff Fusco/Philadelphia Orchestra)

It’s all fun and games until someone gets bored.

For lunch with a side of smarts: The most balanced meals include some education. Bring your lunch to the Carriage House (1048 Washington St.) to talk top-rated presidents starting at noon.

For a community talk: As a part of the Philadelphia Art Alliance’s (251 S. 18th St.) latest exhibit “Beyond The Wall,” Marsha Levick, Esq., Deputy Director and Chief Counsel of the Juvenile Law Center, David Rudovsky, civil rights and criminal defense attorneys and Mural Arts Guild’s Jessie Krimes and Russell Craig will speak about the juvenile justice system starting at 6 p.m.

POSTED: Tuesday, February 24, 2015, 1:57 PM
Guests look over the Robertson's Flowers & Events display inspired by the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery's exhibit "Dancing the Dream," at the Philadelphia Flower Show's private preview for members of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, Feb. 28, 2014 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. ( TOM GRALISH / Staff Photographer )

Since 1829, the Philadelphia Flower Show has been wowing crowds with displays of horticultural goodness. Once more, the show returns to the Pennsylvania Convention Center (1101 Arch St.) from Saturday, Feb. 28 through Sunday, March 8. With over a week of acres of gardens, floral exhibits and displays attractions and events honoring the movies — especially Disney ones — don’t get lost in a pollen-fueled daze.


Entrance Garden: Channeling the movies of the '20s, visitors will walk through an Art Deco theater adorned with flowers. The garden will also see palm trees, chandeliers, blossoms, moss, jewels, hostas, lilies and roses. More info.

POSTED: Tuesday, February 24, 2015, 3:00 AM
George Anastasia, author. (Photo by Andy Ritchie)

Take a time out for great events.

For Zen: Find your center with gratitude exercises and guided mindfulness (and snacks) during this meetup, led by a psychology expert and wellness coach, held at Baked Sunless Tanning (815 S. 4th St.), starting at 7 p.m.

For intellectual conversation: Read up on four pieces centering on race and police action before this 7 p.m. discussion at the Gershman Y (401 S. Broad St.).   

POSTED: Monday, February 23, 2015, 5:19 PM
A modest and elegant corrective Wing smooths out the Franklin Institute’s architecture, adding blockbuster space. The new Nicholas and Athena Karabots Pavilion (left) with the “Shimmer Wall.” TOM GRALISH / Staff Photographer

Nestled inside Center City Philadelphia is Logan Square. Logan Square is home to many parks, places of business and museums that enlighten our mind. Whether you’re into relaxing outside or spending time exploring local landmarks, this neighborhood is a wonderful place to visit.

Feed your brain

The Franklin Institute (22 N 20th St.)

POSTED: Monday, February 23, 2015, 1:43 PM
PhilaMOCA will host a number of events paying homage to the music video. (Photo via Facebook)

Just because MTV has all but shunned the art form, music videos are still alive and well. Philly pays tribute to the audio-visual medium this week with the first-ever Philly Video Music Festival at PhilaMOCA (531 N. 12th St.) from Thursday, Feb. 26 through Sunday, March 1.

The festival kicks off with a showcase of locally directed music videos — in a variety of musical genres, aesthetic styles and production levels — selected by a panel of local tastemakers. See their choices and listen to a discussion concerning each selection on Thursday, Feb. 26. Doors open at 7 p.m. with the first screening following half an hour later.

Like history class, only way more interesting, the history of the music video (from the beginning of time through 1993) is outlined by entertainment writer, VJ and music video historian Stephen Pitalo on Friday, Feb. 27. Starting at 7:30 p.m., Pitalo will traverse the history of the music video, beginning with early jazz films through the golden age of MTV to the Seattle sound of the '90s. Expect excerpts from interviews with video directors, photos and music vids themselves.

POSTED: Monday, February 23, 2015, 10:51 AM
Luke Palladino at the bar of Palladino's. (Michael Klein /

Welcome the last week of February with some great food specials. From artisanal cheese classes, to chili cook-offs, you’re sure to find at least one day appealing.  

Running until Saturday, Feb. 28, 20 restaurants celebrate East Passyunk Restaurant Week by offering three-course prix fixe menus priced from $15-30. Participating locations include: Townsend, Bing Bing, Palladino’s, Bigantessa, and more. Make your reservations before it’s too late.

Spend some cheddar this Monday. Cheese expert and author of Mastering Cheese, Max McCalman, visits Fork Restaurant (306 Market St.) for a special dinner pairing on Monday, Feb. 23. The night will feature hors d’oeuvres, wine, pasta, and of course … cheese. Guests will get the 101 on cheese and wine. The class and dinner run at $85 per person and it starts at 6 p.m. Call 215-625-9425 for reservations.

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