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POSTED: Friday, May 31, 2013, 5:07 PM

The fine arts are getting painted over with some punk rock edge tonight at Ruba Club for The Pancakes & Booze Art Show. The art exhibit started in Los Angeles and has made its way to Philly for the very first time.

This is definitely not your average show. More than 50 local underground artists are showcasing their work from 8 pm to 2 am. A live art battle will entice the crowd and local vendors such as Wear Liberty and Wise Owl will be showcasing their work.

Where do pancakes come in, you ask? As if the rocked out art fest wasn’t enough, there will be an all-you-can-eat pancake bar that you can nosh on as you’re checking out the best underground art in the city. IHOP has never been this awesome.

POSTED: Friday, May 31, 2013, 11:42 AM

If you are a connoisseur of the arts (or at least want to be), don't miss InLiquid’s 14th Annual Art for the Cash Poor running from Friday, June 7th to Sunday, June 9th at The Crane Arts Building.

More than 50 local artists will showcase and sell their work at affordable prices–everything will be less than $200.

InLiquid, a Philadelphia-based non-profit organization passionate about the city’s art scene provides a gateway for burgeoning local artists to share their work to the public.

POSTED: Friday, May 31, 2013, 10:04 AM

It’s Saturday morning and you’re making your way to the 6th annual Roots Picnic at Festival Pier. The excitement you feel anticipating acts like Macklemore, Naughty By Nature, Grimes and Gaslamp Killer – It’s going to be an awesome day!

When the day’s festivities start to wind down, you might still be feeling the urge to go out and party late into the evening.

If an after-party is on your agenda for Saturday, here are the places you’ll want to check out after The Roots Picnic.

POSTED: Thursday, May 30, 2013, 11:56 AM
Filed Under: Music & Nightlife
Photo by Shadowscene

The weather is quite literally on the verge of summer; and pretty soon it's going to transform into that unbearable Philadelphia heat that we all know and love. Cooling off in the AC is fine, but what fun is that?

Grab your cutest suit, a bottle of sunscreen and a fuzzy towel because Locals Only is back at North Shore Beach Club!

Each and every Monday, from 12-7 p.m., starting June 3, you can soak up the sun, lounge in or around the pool and listen to the smooth musical stylings of DJs Jay Yo and Ed Blammo. It's $10 for non-members for North Shore members.

POSTED: Thursday, June 20, 2013, 10:23 AM
Filed Under: Backstage

Why, this car is automatic
It's systematic
It's hydromatic
 Why, it's greased lightning!
 (Greased Lightning lyrics)

 Remember your first car?  The car that drove you to your first date? The car you fell in love with?  In Grease, now playing at Walnut Street Theatre, Kenickie shares his first car experience with the T-Birds.

That’s right; a car is driven on stage each night as the guys perform a high energy dance and sing of the ways Greased Lightnin’ will change their lives forever. 

POSTED: Wednesday, May 29, 2013, 2:25 PM
Filed Under: Music & Nightlife
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis will be performing at the 6th annual Roots Picnic on Saturday, June 1st.

What we’re checking out this week!

Wednesday, May 29: The Uncluded at World Café Live

The Uncluded are Kimya Dawson (The Moldy Peaches) and Aesop Rock—an unlikely pair who together craft quirky, genre-bending nugs that sound on paper like they shouldn’t work, but strangely do. Spurred by a mutual respect, as well as a mutual sense of loss, the pair joined forces more than a year back to record their debut record, Hokey Fright, which explores big questions like Mortality and Pain with a childlike sense of curiosity. Perhaps not surprising coming from Dawson, who’s long displayed an affinity for playfulness (consider her 2008 record Alphabutt)—but certainly a new direction for Aesop Rock, who tells Pitchfork, “I found myself writing about shit I had just never written about. Maybe it's just because of how Kimya writes, where it's just very honest and very straight." Stream the record for free right here—then check out the oddly sweet vid for “Delicate Cycle” (featuring Yo La Tengo’s James McNew).

POSTED: Wednesday, May 29, 2013, 11:48 AM
Kurt Vile performs with The Violators during the second weekend of the 2013 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Club on Sunday, April 21, 2013 in Indio, Calif. . (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

The free summer concert series, hosted by City Hall Presents, kicks off this evening with a show by Alô Brasil.

This Philadelphia-based Brazilian band are well-known for their performances around the city. The show kicks off at 5:30 pm tonight at the City Hall Courtyard. 

If you can't make the show tonight, there will be free concerts all summer long every Wednesday night; except for one Friday evening in June. Some of the performances include Kurt Vile, Norwegian Arms, Cheers Elephant and many more.

POSTED: Wednesday, May 29, 2013, 10:54 AM

Philly Beer Week 2013 - running May 31 to June 9 - has hundreds of great events, from tastings to bar crawls to a library exhibit.

Here are seven events that you cannot miss, starting with May 31's Opening Tap.

Details about Philly Beer Week is here,

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