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POSTED: Monday, April 14, 2014, 3:44 PM
Singing your favorite tunes in the shower (or mirror) can get boring at times. Whether you’re the next Bon Jovi, or just want to have some fun, we have picked out some great local spots for you to get in touch with your karaoke soul.
POSTED: Friday, April 11, 2014, 9:57 AM
The "StrEAT Food Festival" will serve as the kick-off to Manayunk's Restaurant Week.

You worked hard all week, so it would be a shame if we let you waste your precious weekend. Here we give you a snapshot of a few of the weekend’s best events.

I’m a sucker for outdoor markets and lucky for me (and you, if you share the same sentiment as I), there are quite a few this weekend. Arcadia University in Glenside, PA is holding their spring flea market on Saturday, April 12 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., load up on your antique and vintage goods at Phila Flea Market all day on Saturday, April 12, kicking off at 9 a.m. at Headhouse Square and Clover Market makes its 2014 debut on Sunday, April 13 in Chestnut Hill from 10 a.m. through 5 p.m.

Manayunk’s 4th annual StrEAT Food Festival not only launches the district’s restaurant week, but also brings the best food trucks, vendors and farm stands to Manayunk’s Main Street on Saturday, April 12 starting at 11 a.m. Another food festival worth noting takes place on Sunday, April 13 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. The Philly Farm and Food Fest highlights local farmers and locally grown products from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.

POSTED: Friday, April 11, 2014, 3:00 AM

Now that we’re fully immersed in the spring season, it’s time to embrace the outdoors with our four-legged friends, because here at, we believe in finding fun things to do regardless of your species.

Philadelphia boasts fifteen off-leash dog parks throughout the city. Schuylkill River Park has a renovated dog run with separate areas for dogs according to size. Numerous pet-centric events are also set in the park like last Sunday’s “Pup Rally” to help kick off the Philly baseball season. We should also mention that you’ll find biodegradable poop bags as well.

Columbus Square Park’s free fenced in dog park allows pups (a maximum of three per owner) to run wild in South Philly. The park also features tree stumps for your pooch to play on.

POSTED: Thursday, April 10, 2014, 11:57 AM
NYC Opera items up for sale this weekend at Mid-Century Furniture Warehouse in Kensington. (Photos via Facebook)

Mid-Century Furniture Warehouse in Kensington has acquired quite the collection of odds and ends from the recently shut down NYC Opera. This weekend they will be hosting a tag sale in their back warehouse along 2nd Street.

They have a wide variety of items taken from productions like The Barber of Seville, La Boheme, Carmen, Don Giovanni, Hansel and Gretel, Madame Butterfly, Le Nozze di Figaro (Marriage of Figaro), La Rondine, Tosca, La Traviata and many more.

They will have over 100 wigs of all types, hats, fabrics, vintage luggage, glassware and other housewares, stage furniture, jewelry, backdrops, stage props, steamers, sewing supplies and much more.

POSTED: Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 3:28 PM
Feature and short films are screened in Aviator Park as a part of Film al Fresco, a film series highlighting local independent filmmakers. (Photo via The Galleries at Moore)

The Galleries at Moore College of Art & Design present the second annual "Film al Fresco," an outdoor summer film series featuring work from local independent filmmakers where viewers will watch winning submissions from narrative and documentary genres.

The free screenings, slated to begin at dusk (approximately 8 p.m.), will be held in Aviator Park—on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway—and include delicious eats from local food trucks.

Even if the weather is less than cooperative, the show will go on in Moore’s Stewart Auditorium.

POSTED: Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 12:11 PM
Musician Dylan Baldi of Cloud Nothings performs onstage during day 3 of the 2013 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival at The Empire Polo Club on April 14, 2013 in Indio, California. (Photo by Jason Kempin (Getty Images for Coachella)

Live music picks this week in Philadelphia!

Thursday, April 10: Cloud Nothings

When I first heard Cloud Nothings’ 2011 self-titled debut, I knew it was something special. There was an honesty; a rawness to it that I could relate to; it reminded me of the punk and emo jamz I used to listen to religiously in high school, driving around the suburbs, screaming the lyrics out my car window as if they could save me. It was real, it was raw, and it felt right. Yet had anyone suggested to me that three years later, the band would become one of the best punk/grunge bands making music currently…I probably wouldn’t have believed it (because who can count on punks for consistency?) Instead, the Cleveland, OH trio—and its antisocial, endlessly creative front man Dylan Baldi—soldiered on, becoming darker and more compelling with each record. They’re now touring behind their third LP, Here and Nowhere Else, and will play Union Transfer this Thursday. Honestly, I love this band, and after reading this in-depth profile of Baldi—who comes off as a spoiled brat—I was worried their music would fall flat. But it’s still as bone-crushing as ever…and actually maybe a little brattiness is a tiny piece of what punk is all about. Either way, I’m on board.

POSTED: Tuesday, April 8, 2014, 6:12 PM
Filed Under: Music & Nightlife
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 13: Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith perform at the Songwriters Hall of Fame 44th Annual Induction and Awards Dinner at the New York Marriott Marquis on June 13, 2013 in New York City. The band announced their North American tour on April 8. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Songwriters Hall Of Fame)

Aerosmith announced their North American tour, "Let Rock Rule," the way any self-respecting, legendary rock band would: by tagging up the West Coast with their logo.

Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators will accompany Aerosmith on the tour which kicks off in New York on Thursday, July 10.

"Let Rock Rule" makes a stop in Atlantic City at Boardwalk Hall on Sunday, August 31.

POSTED: Tuesday, April 8, 2014, 3:16 PM
Filed Under: Music & Nightlife
Tegan Quin (L) and Sara Quin of Tegan and Sara perform at Y100's Pre-Show at the Jingle Ball Village on the plaza at the BB&T Center on December 20, 2013 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Larry Marano (Getty Images for Clear Channel)

Singer-songwriting sister duo Tegan and Sara have just joined the lineup for Yuengling’s new Summer Concert Series in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania at SteelStacks venue.

Just last month, the summer long music festival announced that the inaugural showcase would feature Modest Mouse on May 21. Tegan and Sara will be the headliners show number two on Jun. 23.

Tickets go on sale Wednesday, Apr. 9 at 10 a.m. 

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