2 hours ago

Weekend Phillyfun Picks: Dec. 9-11

1242 Lombard Street

1020 South Street

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1220 American Boulevard

3400 W. Girard Ave

40 N 2nd St

155 Village Dr.

211 S. Columbus Blvd

1 South 15th Street

    Weekend Phillyfun Picks: Dec. 9-11 - PhillyFun4Kids
    Santa Fest Saturday Dec. 10 American Helicopter Museum 1220 American Boulevard West Chester PA It's the annual Santa Fest taking place at the American Helicopter Museum this Saturday Dec. 10th. Watch Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive by helicopter at 11am to greet families, hear childrens' wish lists, and have photo opps with kids.
    http://www.phillyfun4kids.com

18 hours ago

Introducing Codename: Bacchus

For the second time in 2016, myself and a few select readers had the pleasure of pouring over 40 submitted packets for the latest PHIT Sketch House team – and for the second time in 2016, putting together this team proved to be a challenging process given the sheer amount of talent present in Philadelphia. Despite the difficult process of narrowing 40 great packets down to a six-person writing team, Director Kathryn Amrhein has assembled a formidable collection of strong, varied writers that will be taking the to the PHIT stage in May 2017.

    Introducing Codename: Bacchus
    For the second time in 2016, myself and a few select readers had the pleasure of pouring over 40 submitted packets for the latest PHIT Sketch House team - and for the second time in 2016, putting together this team proved to be a challenging process given the sheer amount of talent present in Philadelphia.
    http://phitcomedy.com

21 hours ago

The Philadelphian’s 13-Step Guide to the Best Holiday Ever

For a certain Tom Waits-ian segment of the population, there’s no better place to ride out Christmas than at Philly’s favorite dive, Dirty Franks. And we can guarantee you won’t be doing it alone. 347 South 13th Street, Midtown Village.

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...for them, just so they don’t get blue. How’s that for Christmas spirit? 1501 East Passyunk Avenue, East Passyunk...

Not only is American Sardine Bar open, with normal service and a late-night happy hour (11 p.m. to 1 a.m.); manager Joe Shotkus has instructed the staff to “Griswold the f***” out of the outdoor patio, so we’re guessing you can expect quite a light display. 1800 Federal Street, Point Breeze.

Dedicated drinkers know that if you’re looking for a place to imbibe during the holidays, the Khyber Pass Pub should be at the top of your list. The crew isn’t doing anything special for the day, but they’re open, and that’s special enough all on its own. 56 South 2nd Street, Old City.

Franklin Square’s Electrical Spectacle Holiday Light Show balances bulbs (more than 50,000 of them, dancing to a soundtrack by the Philly POPS) with booze (a winter beer garden each weekend, and plenty of fire pits) and shopping. 6th and Race streets, Philly.

...movie-set charm—and a hefty dose of kitsch. Then make your way to the 2700 block of Smedley Street, where every single house teams up to create a wonderland of lights and inflatables...

This Article Sponsored by: Featuring over 200 premium spirits from around the world, Philadelphia magazine’s Whiskey & Fine Spirits Festival turned its new location, 801 Market Street, a Garces Events More >>

    The Philadelphian's 13-Step Guide to the Best Holiday Ever
    Sure, there are some people who've been listening to Christmas music since October. For the rest of us, the holidays signal endless to-do lists, the death march of mall traffic, awkward office parties, and forced time with extended family. But with a bit of planning and know-how, navigating the holidays can be a breeze-and maybe even, gasp, fun.
    http://www.phillymag.com

43 hours ago

Tonight Picks: Historic Holiday Nights In Old City, Thirsty Thursday At Art Bar And More

Kimmel Center, 300 S. Broad Street

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Franklin Square, 200 N. 6th Street

Blue Cross RiverRink, 101 S. Columbus Boulevard

Various Old City locations including High Street on Market, 308 Market Street

Christ Church, 20 N. American Street

Join a cheery band of carolers who will make their way down the 6300 block of Germantown Avenue singing seasonal tunes as they go. Afterward, the 6300 Germantown Business Alliance will distribute food...

Johnson House Historic Site, 6306 Germantown Avenue

L'Etage, 624 S. 6th Street

Sonesta Philadelphia, 1800 Market Street

    Tonight Picks: Historic Holiday Nights In Old City, Thirsty Thursday At Art Bar And More
    Tonight, check out happy hours, holiday shopping events and live performances all across Philadelphia. It's week two for Old City's Historic Holiday Nights promotion, which allows holiday shopping to continue a little later than normal as retailers in the district extended their hours (and offer sales!) to all guests.
    http://www.uwishunu.com

44 hours ago

Where To Celebrate Hanukkah 2016 In And Around Philadelphia

Where:Gershman Y, 401 S. Broad Street, third floor

Where:Rittenhouse Square, 18th and Walnut streets

...treats are available via pre-order only (20 minis for $18), with pickup at the 1632 Sansom Street or 701 N. Seventh Street stores only...

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Where:Ocean Harbor Restaurant, 1023 Race Street

...pre-order only (20 minis for $18), with pickup at the 1632 Sansom Street or 701 N. Seventh Street stores only...

    Where To Celebrate Hanukkah 2016 In And Around Philadelphia
    Photo courtesy Friends of Rittenhouse Square Celebrate the Festival of Lights in Philly at museums, attractions and beyond... Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights, began at sundown on Saturday, December 24, 2016 and and will end the evening of Sunday, January 1, 2017.
    http://www.uwishunu.com

2 days ago

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2 days ago

ALL’S WELL THAT ENDS WELL (PAC): A mingled web well woven

[Broad Street Ministry, 315 S. Broad Street] November 30-December 17, 2016; philartistscollective.org.

2 days ago

Theater in sketch: ALL’S WELL THAT ENDS WELL (PAC)

...THAT ENDS WELL for Philadelphia Artists’ Collective. Read the Phindie review here. [Broad Street Ministry, 315 S. Broad Street] November 30-December 17, 2016; philartistscollective.org...

    Theater in sketch: ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL (PAC)
    Helena can heal an ailing king, outwit any man, travel across countries, and defy death itself. But she can't make Bertram love her. In this rarely-produced late play of William Shakespeare, the comedy seems bittersweet, and the laughter melancholic. In love, and in life, there are no truly happy endings.
    http://phindie.com

2 days ago

Weekly Entertainment Guide - Winter's Glow

...three of Parsons' signature works including "Caught," part of the NextMove at Prince Theater series, 1412 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia. Special events include a Student Discovery Series and Master Class on Friday, December 9...

...Shakespeare's rarely produced late play, is onstage at Broad Street Ministries through December 17, 315 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia. Dan Hodge directs the revenge tragedy with a cast that includes Damon Bonetti as...

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...10, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., with tastings, hands-on activities, talks, and demonstrations, 137-139 North Second Street, Old City, Philadelphia. Free and open to the public. Pictured: Dish by Ron Philbeck.  Craft...

...in pottery, hand-blown glass, jewelry, wearable art, and much more, by 30 local artists, 4226 Spruce Street, Philadelphia.  Art Within Reach Holiday Sale takes place December 9-10, the annual show featuring...

...Mendelssohn Brass and Michael Stairs on organ, St. Paul's Episcopal Church of Chestnut Hill, 22 E. Chestnut Hill Avenue, Philadelphia.  Tempesta di Mare's Chamber Players perform Winter: A Cozy Noel, depictions from 17th...

...Noels by Michel Corrette, Friday, December 9, 8 p.m., Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill, 8855 Germantown Avenue, and Saturday, December 10, 8 p.m., Arch Street Meeting House, 320 Arch Street, Philadelphia...

...Hill, 8855 Germantown Avenue, and Saturday, December 10, 8 p.m., Arch Street Meeting House, 320 Arch Street, Philadelphia.  Philadelphia Voices of Pride, Philly's only LGBTQ and Ally choir, hosts "Winter's...

...of tap dance alive in Philadelphia, Saturday, December 10, 8 p.m., Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral, 19 South 38th Street, Philadelphia...

    Weekly Entertainment Guide - Winter's Glow
    Looking for something to do this holiday season? Robin Bloom shares her picks. Holiday Happenings Pennsylvania Ballet presents George Balanchine's "The Nutcracker" The Pennsylvania Ballet performs the annual holiday spectacular, George Balanchine's The Nutcracker, December 9-31, featuring the Philadelphia Boys Choir and the Pennsylvania Ballet Orchestra at the Academy of Music, Broad Street, Philadelphia.
    http://www.newsworks.org

2 days ago

It’s Pilot Season! Rocket Comedy Network Podcasts are Live!

The Rocket Podcast Network has launched its pilot podcast episodes!

    It's Pilot Season! Rocket Comedy Network Podcasts are Live!
    The Rocket Podcast Network has launched its pilot podcast episodes! "I'm very excited that you can now listen to these eight great podcasts on iTunes, Google Play, or your favorite podcatcher app," said Rocket Comedy Network Podcast Coordinator Hunter Steffes.
    http://phitcomedy.com

2 days ago

Tonight Picks: Grand Opening Of El Corazόn Cultural Center, Happy Hour At Dilworth Park And More

Kimmel Center, 300 S. Broad Street

Tavern on Camac, 243 S. Camac Street

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Franklin Square, 200 N. 6th Street

Blue Cross RiverRink, 101 S. Columbus Boulevard

El Corazόn Cultural Center, 2600 N. 5th Street

Dilworth Park, 1 S. 15th Street

Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad Street

Where:Penn Museum, 3260 South Street

    Tonight Picks: Grand Opening Of El Corazόn Cultural Center, Happy Hour At Dilworth Park And More
    Photo by J. Fusco for Visit Philadelphia The top things to do in Philly tonight, December 7... The holiday hustle and bustle is palpable throughout Philadelphia this evening. Tonight from 5 to 7 p.m., Rothman Cabin celebrates the season with an Ugly Sweater happy hour at Dilworth Park.
    http://www.uwishunu.com

2 days ago

PECO: It Wasn’t an Explosion at Substation That Sent Foam Into Streets

Everyone else passing by had the same idea. The intersection of Pine and Juniper streets was an instant party; people were taking photos of the foam, then turning their...

...it quickly became apparent the foam was a fire suppressant from the PECO substation at Juniper and Waverly streets. Early news reports labeled the foam the result of an “explosion” at the plant...

    PECO: It Wasn't an Explosion at Substation That Sent Foam Into Streets
    Fire-suppressant foam covered Center City streets over the weekend after a transformer shut down at a PECO substation. It was not hazardous. It was an instant Philadelphia gathering. On Saturday, I was in a car heading down Pine Street. We were rushing to get home.
    http://www.phillymag.com

2 days ago

Nine Places To See The Nutcracker In Philadelphia This Holiday Season

Where:Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad Street

Where:Merriam Theater, 250 S. Broad Street

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Where:Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, 3680 Walnut Street

    Nine Places To See The Nutcracker In Philadelphia This Holiday Season
    The more Nutcracker shows, the merrier... No festive season would be complete without catching a performance (or nine) of the quintessential holiday ballet... Set to Tchaikovsky's timeless score, productions of The Nutcracker in the Philadelphia area deliver jazzed-up tap adaptations, high-def film screenings, intimate storytellings and grand-scale stagings.
    http://www.uwishunu.com

3 days ago

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3 days ago

Where to Celebrate Christmas in Philly

Where: 412 S. 13th St.;  215-723-2647

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Where: 433 Chestnut St.; 215-923-2267

Where: 623 S. Sixth St.; 215-925-8000

    Where to Celebrate Christmas in Philly
    A night on the town for Christmas might not be traditional, but in Philadelphia it's a whole lot of fun. This year we've got midnight movies, French feasts and dinners inspired by classic holiday films. Pizza of the Seven Fishes at Slice What: If seven courses from the sea seems like a ...
    https://www.zagat.com

3 days ago

Cheryl Harper (Art History BA, MA) curates "Underground Nights: When Warhol's Exploding Plastic Inevitable Met the Y" at the Gershman Y in Philadelphia

The show is a look back at Warhol and the Velvets activities in Philadelphia from 1965-1969. There is an Velvet Underground tribute concert on December 15th, for which you must obtain a ticket.  The show runs through January 4 at the Gershman Y,  401 S. Broad St.

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2001 North 13th Street

    Cheryl Harper (Art History BA, MA) curates "Underground Nights: When Warhol's Exploding Plastic Inevitable Met the Y" at the Gershman Y in Philadelphia
    The show is a look back at Warhol and the Velvets activities in Philadelphia from 1965-1969. There is an Velvet Underground tribute concert on December 15th, for which you must obtain a ticket. &
    https://tyler.temple.edu

3 days ago

Center City report finds $1 billion in retail demand

SLS International recently  proposed a new Hyde Hotel on South Broad Street at Pine, just down the street from another SLS hotel currently under construction at Broad and Spruce. These are…

SLS International recently  proposed a new Hyde Hotel on South Broad Street at Pine, just down the street from another SLS hotel currently under construction at Broad and Spruce. These are…

Zoning board approves 80 apartments and retail at 12th and Chestnut

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9/26 Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority is offering Purchase and Development of 800-30 Vine Street

150 N. 6th Street

    Center City report finds $1 billion in retail demand
    Tourism is Growing, Convention Visits Are Not: CCD reports that 41 million domestic tourists visited the Philadelphia region in 2015, with the majority coming from the Mid-Atlantic region. This accords with the findings of CBRE's report, which described the city's tourism market as attracting more domestic visitors than foreign.
    http://planphilly.com

4 days ago

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4 days ago

14 Terrific Theater And Dance Shows On Philly Stages This December

Broad Street Ministry, 315 S. Broad Street

Plays & Players Theatre, 1714 Delancey Place

Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad Street

302 S. Hicks Street

Philadelphia Arts Bank, 601 S. Broad Street

Merriam Theater, 250 S. Broad Street

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Walnut Street Theatre, 825 Walnut Street

Neighborhood House, 20 N. American Street

Curio Theatre Company, 4740 Baltimore Avenue

1515 Brandywine Street

Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, 3680 Walnut Street

2040 Christian Street

    14 Terrific Theater And Dance Shows On Philly Stages This December
    Photo courtesy the Kimmel Center There's tons of shows to see in Philly this holiday season... The weather outside is frightful, but the performances in Philadelphia this month are so delightful. From timeless classics to inventive re-imaginings, you'll find holiday shows for every Santa and Elf, and a host of non-festive productions to please even the most hard-hearted Scrooge.
    http://www.uwishunu.com

4 days ago

Mainstage Musical Improv Show to Debut in 2017

We’re excited to announce that our new Musical Improv ensemble has been cast and will begin performing early in 2017 on first and third Fridays of the month. The show will be directed by Dave Sucharski. Dave, who has an MFA in Musical Theatre from the University of Central Florida, is an improv coach, director, performer, and current member of PHIT Improv House Team Channel 77. He was formerly on The Future and Trash Island at PHIT, and has worked as an actor, director and musician around the country. Kevin Mucchetti will be the Musical Director and accompanist for this show.

    Mainstage Musical Improv Show to Debut in 2017
    We're excited to announce that our new Musical Improv ensemble has been cast and will begin performing early in 2017 on first and third Fridays of the month. The show will be directed by Dave Sucharski.
    http://phitcomedy.com

4 days ago

PECO: Center City foam caused by offline transformer, no explosion

Officials say there was no explosion or fire, but a transformer near 13th and Lombard streets went offline Saturday afternoon and caused an emergency shutdown.

    PECO: Foam caused by offline transformer, no explosion
    Live Broadcast WATCH NOW PECO says an issue with one of their transformers at a substation in Center City caused a massive amount of foam to cover an entire city block. Officials say there was no explosion or fire, but a transformer near 13th and Lombard streets went offline Saturday afternoon and caused an emergency shutdown.
    http://6abc.com

4 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

PPD 3rd Police District PSA 1 Community Meeting

PPD 3rd Police District PSA 1 Community Meeting
Wed, Dec 7, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Charles Santore Library, South 7th Street, Philadelphia, PA

4 days ago

What Triggered Foam Flood in Center City?

Despite residents in the area hearing "popping" sounds there was no explosion Saturday afternoon at the PECO substation along S. Juniper Street near Lombard Street, said PECO spokesman Ben Armstrong Monday. Foam Floods Center City Street

    What Triggered Foam Flood in Center City?
    A tripped transformer is being blamed for a foamy mess that billowed out of a Center City Philadelphia substation over the weekend and onto streets and yards. Despite residents in the area hearing "popping" sounds there was no explosion Saturday afternoon at the PECO substation along S.
    http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com

4 days ago

18+ Awesome Things To Do In Philly This Week, December 5-11

Tavern on Camac, 243 S. Camac Street

The Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad Street

Where:Kimmel Center, 300 S. Broad Street

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Franklin Square, 200 N. 6th Street

Blue Cross RiverRink, 101 S. Columbus Boulevard

Venice Island Performing Arts & Recreation Center, 7 Lock Street

El Corazόn Cultural Center, 2600 N. 5th Street

Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad Street

Various Old City locations including High Street on Market, 308 Market Street

Join a cheery band of carolers who will make their way down the 6300 block of Germantown Avenue singing seasonal tunes as they go. Afterward, the 6300 Germantown Business Alliance will distribute food...

Johnson House Historic Site, 6306 Germantown Avenue

L'Etage, 624 S. 6th Street

Singing Fountain, S. 11th Street & East Passyunk Avenue

Where:Sky Philadelphia, 1717 Arch Street

Where:Independence Seaport Museum, 211 S. Columbus Boulevard

Where:Bok, 1901 S. 9th Street

Where:M Restaurant, 231 S. 8th Street

Where:Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA), 118-128 N. Broad Street

    20 Fantastic Things To Do In Philly This Week
    As we near December's holidays, more and more festive events pop up across Philadelphia. This week, one of the city's beloved holiday traditions starts up - the Pennsylvania Ballet debuts this year's performance of The Nutcracker this Friday night. The classic Christmas story unfolds on the stage of the Academy of Music throughout the month of December.
    http://www.uwishunu.com

4 days ago

VIDEO SKETCH WITH JON PLESTER

Video sketches have become an important part of the comedy world. SNL regularly features digital shorts and shows like Inside Amy Schumer and Key and Peele, from Comedy Central, are comprised of video sketches. Over the past few months PHIT’s digital sketch team, The Worst Generation, have been premiering their sketches online. Jon Plester (1816, Music Show) cast the team in the spring of this year and is their director. He has experience in video production and studied Film and Media Arts at Temple University.

    VIDEO SKETCH WITH JON PLESTER
    Video sketches have become an important part of the comedy world. SNL regularly features digital shorts and shows like Inside Amy Schumer and Key and Peele, from Comedy Central, are comprised of video sketches. Over the past few months PHIT's digital sketch team, The Worst Generation, have been premiering their sketches online.
    http://phitcomedy.com

5 days ago

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6 days ago

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6 days ago

Foam fills Center City street after PECO substation explosion

Several calls were made to police after 1 p.m. Saturday, reporting explosions inside a building around the 400 block of South Juniper Street.

    Foam fills Center City street after PECO substation explosion
    Firefighters responded to a hazmat situation in Center City Philadelphia, where a massive amount of foam covered an entire city block after it leaked from a PECO substation. Several calls were made to police after 1 p.m. Saturday reporting explosions inside a building around the 400 block of South Juniper Street.
    http://6abc.com

6 days ago

Foam covers Center City street after explosion at PECO substation

Several calls were made to police after 1 p.m. Saturday reporting explosions inside a building around the 400 block of South Juniper Street.

    Foam covers Center City street after explosion at PECO substation
    Firefighters are on the scene of a hazmat situation in Center City Philadelphia, where a massive amount of foam covered an entire city block after it leaked from a PECO substation. Several calls were made to police after 1 p.m. Saturday reporting explosions inside a building around the 400 block of South Juniper Street.
    http://6abc.com

6 days ago

Foam covers Center City street after hazmat situation

Several calls were made to police after 1 p.m. Saturday reporting explosions inside a building around the 400 block of South Juniper Street.

    Foam covers Center City street after hazmat situation
    Firefighters are on the scene of a hazmat situation in Center City Philadelphia. Several calls were made to police after 1 p.m. Saturday reporting explosions inside a building around the 400 block of South Juniper Street. Crews arrived to the find the fire suppression system had released a large amount of foam.
    http://6abc.com

6 days ago

Foam Fills Center City Street After Explosion Leaves Thousands Without Power

...p.m. for reports of explosion sounds coming from the PECO sub station on the 400 block of South Juniper Street near Lombard. When crews arrived to the scene, they determined the transformer blew and the...

    Foam Fills Center City Street After Explosion Leaves Thousands Without Power
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - A Hazmat situation in Center City has left the street white with foam and has left thousands without power. Authorities say several 911 calls were received around 1 p.m. for reports of explosion sounds coming from the PECO sub station on the 400 block of South Juniper Street near Lombard.
    http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com

6 days ago

Problems at PECO substation at Juniper and Lombard knocked out electricity for 3k people and created a bubble blizzard

Problems at PECO substation at Juniper and Lombard knocked out electricity for 3k people and created a bubble blizzard

    Problems at PECO substation at Juniper and Lombard knocked out electricity for 3k people and created a bubble blizzard
    Billy Penn is a mobile platform for a better Philly -- the easiest way to find and follow local and breaking news in Philadelphia.
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