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Archive: August, 2013

POSTED: Friday, August 30, 2013, 2:19 PM
Filed Under: Music & Nightlife

If you’re not spending your holiday weekend rocking out at the Made in America Festival, you’ll certainly want to hit up a few of these awesome Philly parties.

POSTED: Thursday, August 29, 2013, 1:09 PM

Every year Making Time hosts the ultimate holiday weekend parties at Bamboo Bar.

With summer coming to a close, MT will be throwing their epic annual Labor Day Weekend RAD-B-Q. The party name says it all. Dave P, Sammy Slice, Dave Pak, Mike Z, the Rock Tits DJs and the Broadzilla DJs will rock your Sunday late into the evening starting off with FREE Heineken and Tecates and $5 ½ Fishbowls from 7 – 9 pm.

Oh, those Fishbowls.

POSTED: Wednesday, August 28, 2013, 1:11 PM
Filed Under: Music & Nightlife

Three free shows, and one epic festival, and your fave 20-something slacker—all to make you feel better about your summer coming to a close

Wednesday, August 28: Kurt Vile

This year—for the first time in history—Philadelphia will celebrate “Kurt Vile Day” on August 28, with a special ceremony at City Hall in which Mayer Nutter will bestow a prestigious Liberty Bell Award upon our fave Fishtowner, then invite the city to watch him jam out (for free!) in the courtyard. It’s crazy to think it’s been 5 years since KV’s first solo record (and launchpoint into fame)—it still feels like just yesterday that he was but a mysterious longhair, setting up shop on a stool (a stool!) weeknights at JB’s, hair covering his face as he strummed his guitar. These days, he’s practically a rock legend, who earned not one but TWO “Best New Music” designations from Pitchfork, in addition to his own mural on Front Street in Fishtown.  It couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy, and we’ve loved watching Vile gracefully transition from seated crooner to confident shredder. His latest LP, Wakin on a Pretty Daze, is a free-wheeling collection of tunes that seems practically made for summer barbeques and afternoon drives—from the Springsteen-esque “KV Crimes” to the gorgeous title track. We’re psyched to experience it live this Wednesday!

POSTED: Tuesday, August 27, 2013, 3:20 PM
(Photo schuylkillbanks.org)

The Schuylkill Banks Movie Nights have been extended due to inclement weather. The free outdoor film screening events will now continue until the second week of September.

For these final three weeks, the outdoor movie fest will bring such cult classics to the masses as 10 Things I Hate About You (August 29, Walnut Street Bridge), Moonrise Kingdom (September 5, Walnut Street Bridge), and Rocky (September 12, Paine’s Park).

So bring your coziest blanket, some good company and your favorite movie theatre munchies for this free, outdoor movie fest!

POSTED: Wednesday, August 21, 2013, 5:02 PM
Hezekiah Walker performs during McDonald's Gospelfest 2013 at the Prudential Center on Saturday, May 11, 2013 in Newark, NJ. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

Philly's largest free gospel festival will hit the Penn's Landing stage on Saturday, August 24.

A powerful lineup of performers will deliver heavenly sets that range from contemporary gospel hits to classical choral hymns. The likes of Hezekiah Walker, Kurt Carr, Tye Tribbett and Erica Campbell of Mary Mary will be in the spotlight along with many other artists.

Local gospel radio station Praise 103.9 will host a New Artists Showcase that will celebrate burgeoning, up-and-coming gospel acts. Camden Sophisticated Sisters Dance Team will also give a stellar performance with their signature steps.

POSTED: Wednesday, August 21, 2013, 11:20 AM
The Dead Milkmen with perform on Saturday at Liberty Lands Park.

The summer’s winding down, but you still have a few more chances to rage.

Wednesday, August 21: JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound

Free at Morgan’s Pier! There are just two free shows left at the Pier this summer, and we’re fairly certain you don’t wanna miss either. This Wednesday, Chicago rock’n soul group JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound ride into Philly, bringing their self-described “soul music by children of the post-punk era” to life. Front man JC Brooks cut his teeth doing musical theater, where his killer pipes (no one does falsetto like Brooks does falsetto) and impassioned, James Brown-inspired dance moves made him an instant sensation. Add a full backing band, funky R&B grooves, and surprisingly sweet+ soulful lyrics, and you have all the ingredients for a laidback summer evening—relaxing o’er the water, cool drink in hand. That is, if you can resist the urge to get up and dance!

POSTED: Wednesday, August 21, 2013, 11:03 AM
The 2012 Feastival (Photo: (Yoni Nimrod)

Nosh on the best eats in town and support the local arts scene at this year’s Philly Feastival on Thursday, September 12.

Culinary stars Michael Solomonov, Audrey Claire Taichman and Stephen Starr are co-hosting this gourmet extravaganza at Pier 9 on the Delaware River Waterfront. More than 75 of Philly’s finest chefs and vendors will show off their culinary chops and provide the most mouth-watering edibles in the city. Featured restaurants include El Vez, Federal Donuts, Talula's Garden and Zahav.

Not to mention, a plethora of libations will be available to perfectly complement your gourmet bites.

POSTED: Tuesday, August 20, 2013, 12:57 PM

In its fifth year the Philly Wing King competition is going harder than ever before.

BigBite Philly hosts Philadelphia’s premier cooking competition where is all comes down to who is the best.

Over twenty cooks will compete for the trophy over whose signature BBQ recipes are supreme. Guests will be treated to free Narragansett beer (while it lasts), a dunk tank, music provided by DJ Ultraviolet and, of course, some delicious eats.

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