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Archive: April, 2013

POSTED: Friday, April 26, 2013, 3:48 PM
Beach Fossils

Have you recovered from last week's Making Time yet? Neither have we.

In less than two weeks, MT is bringing to Philadelphia yet another stellar line-up of live acts; this time it all just happens to fall on the eve of Cinco de Mayo: Making Tiempo.

On Saturday, May 4th, at Voyeur Night club, enjoying live performances by Little Boots, Tiger & Woods and Beach Fossils.

POSTED: Friday, April 26, 2013, 10:37 AM

This Saturday, April 27, the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA) returns to Broad Street with six blocks of art, food, entertainment and vendors all day between Chestnut and South streets.

This time-traveling themed event kicks off at 11 a.m. with a number of activities for people of all ages to enjoy! Here are a few of our must-see picks. Visit their official website for more information.

POSTED: Thursday, April 25, 2013, 9:53 AM

Tune up your bikes, break out the body paint and get down to your unmentionables–it's time to get ready for the 5th annual Philly Naked Bike Ride!

Early this A.M., it was announced via e-mail that this year's ride will take place on Sunday, August 25th.

The Naked Bike Ride is a phenomenon that has spread to many cities around the world with the purpose of promoting cycling advocacy, raising awareness about fuel consumption and promoting positive body image.

POSTED: Wednesday, April 24, 2013, 11:39 AM
Pattern is Movement play PhilaMOCA on Tuesday, April 30th

Get out there and get crazy!

Wednesday, April 24: Sparks at the Troc

We’re referring, of course, to the legendary new wave band, formed in 1968 by brothers Ron and Russell Mael—and NOT to the sugary, orange malt liquor of the same name, which was cool for roughly 1/20 of the time only, and whose “reinvention” (aka, caffeine removal) paled in comparison to the band’s myriad changes. Between 1968 and now, Sparks recreated themselves countless times, transforming from the goofballs behind glammy hit “This Town Ain’t Big Enough for the Both of Us” to the electro-pop masters behind “When I’m With You” and “Cool Places” to the long-concept auteurs behind 2009’s The Seduction of Ingmar Berman. They ruled because they were witty and quirky, and never let their act get stale; even now in their 60s, they continue to forge ahead, touring for the very first time as a duo while most from their generation choose to swaddle themselves with large backing bands. Live, the brothers are known for their divergent stage show: Russell wails, flails, and flirts, while Ron remains stoic, sedentary and scowl-y. They may be old, but they still bring it—UNLIKE the sugar-y, orange malt.

POSTED: Tuesday, April 23, 2013, 4:31 PM

PHAIR, the Philadelphia Open Air Market, a new weekly outdoor market, opens to the public at 23rd & Arch streets in Center City on Saturday, May 18th and goes until November 23, 2013–rain or shine.

This exciting new venue, for artists and makers in the region, brings a European-style open air market to the vibrant city. PHAIR will bring a uniqueness to the art and vintage loving crowds, while expanding on the ever-popular food trucks and farmers markets that adorn streets and neighborhoods throughout Philadelphia.

These markets will feature up to 100+ vendors with many rotating vendors each week. Vendors will include anything from art, clothing, vintage, jewelry, photography, crafts, handmade items, food and more.

POSTED: Monday, April 22, 2013, 1:32 PM

Ah, Spring. The time of year when you can finally start comfortably walking everywhere in the city. When everyone welcomes back First Friday (come on, you didn't go in the Winter), dining outside, touting tourist friends around town, long bike rides, and rummaging for rare comics at flea markets.

In addition to all those little perks, there are a ton of awesome events going on through out the city this Spring that geeks of all ages can enjoy. From symphonies playing the music of James Bond to museum exhibitions about actual spies, free comic books at local shops to giant comic book conventions, there's plenty to do.

POSTED: Thursday, April 18, 2013, 3:02 PM
Filed Under: Music & Nightlife

Philly's 3rd annual Tech Week is kicking off in a big way–we mean it. The Cira Centre, which colorfully lights up the city's skyline each and every night, is going to be transformed into one of the largest video game screens in the world.

Dr. Frank Lee, a Drexel university Gaming Professor, came up with the brilliant idea while cruising down 76. We almost want to knock ourselves on the head for not seeing that building's video game potential sooner! On Friday, April 19th and April 24th at 8 PM he will be hosting a classic Pong tournament on the north side of the 437-foot building.

If you're not one of the 100 lucky people who made the tournament cut, the public can view the game from the Philadelphia Art Museum steps.

POSTED: Thursday, April 18, 2013, 10:28 AM

We weren't kidding when we said The Dolphin is one of the best places to dance in Philly.

This Saturday, let your senses be treated to the sweet sounds of Neon Indian's front-man Alan Palomo. The fuzzy-indiepop musician is slated to play a plethora of classic disco, funk and 80s alongside our favorite Broadzilla DJs.

Neon Indian trecently released a remix EP that includes edits by Twin Shadow, Actress and more. You can take a listen to "Halogen (Boyd Rice Remix)" below.

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