Feb 08

Philly Theatre Week: Variety, ease of access … and the best of what's onstage

...The Simpsons. Frank Ferrante in “An Evening with Groucho” (Feb. 14-18, Bucks County Playhouse, 70 S. Main St., New Hope, Pa.; $30) is one very funny man playing another. Time Stands Still (through...

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A bunch of full-run plays are opening their doors to Philly Theatre Week, including Cold Harbor (through Feb. 11, EgoPo Classic Theatre, Christ Church Neighborhood House, 20 N. American St.; $25), the first of a sweeping trilogy by U.S. master playwright John Guare.

...joining in: Sensitive Guys (through Feb. 11; InterAct Theatre Company, Proscenium Theatre at the Drake, 302 S. Hicks St.; $25 and up), on gender dynamics between, and even within, people; The Humans (through Feb...

...gender dynamics between, and even within, people; The Humans (through Feb. 13, Walnut Street Theatre, 825 Walnut St.; $30), concerning a family Thanksgiving like no other; Passing Strange (through Feb. 18; Wilma Theater...

...30), concerning a family Thanksgiving like no other; Passing Strange (through Feb. 18; Wilma Theater, 265 S. Broad St.; $10 and up), an electrifying musical about Youth making his/her/its way, with full...

...his/her/its way, with full rock band; Copenhagen (through Feb. 18; Lantern Theater Company, 923 Ludlow St.; $30), Michael Frayn’s taut drama about war, science, and human unpredictability; and A Doll...

...science, and human unpredictability; and A Doll’s House (through March 4; Arden Theatre Company, 40 N. Second St.; $30), a stunning rendition of Henrik Ibsen’s play about a woman and freedom. But...

...could we not mention Musical Thrones (Feb. 9-10, Philadelphia Theatre Company, Suzanne Roberts Theatre, 480 S. Broad St.; $30), a musical parody of Game of Thrones? How could we not!? Artists giving concerts...

...concerts include Philly-based jazz singer Laurin Talese (8 p.m., Feb. 9, Kimmel Center, 300 S. Broad St.; $30), Branford Marsalis (8 p.m., Feb. 16, Kimmel Center, 300 S. Broad St.; $30...

...the reunited comedy/music bunch Jawbone Junction (6 p.m., Feb. 11; World Café Live, 3025 Walnut St.; $30). The Kimmel is throwing another sweet Sittin’ In killer jam, combining jazz, hip-hop...

Cabarets include Bawdy and Soul (7:30 p.m., Feb. 9; L’Etage, 624 S. Sixth St.; $15), a sexy survey from Cleopatra to Monroe; and An Interactive Bilingual Cabaret performed by La Fábrica (8 p.m., Feb. 17; Tartarepería 18.64, 1204 N. Front St.).

Cabarets include Bawdy and Soul (7:30 p.m., Feb. 9; L’Etage, 624 S. Sixth St.; $15), a sexy survey from Cleopatra to Monroe; and An Interactive Bilingual Cabaret performed by La Fábrica (8 p.m., Feb. 17; Tartarepería 18.64, 1204 N. Front St.).

A big, beautiful DJ-driven dance is the ultimate in do-it-yourself, interactive dance for the joy of dancing. So go interact at Dance Explosion (9 p.m., Feb. 17; Maas Building, 1325 N. Randolph St.; free with RSVP).

...drinks. From 5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. each night, Cibo Ristorante Italiano (227 Walnut St.) offers Dining with Broadway Tunes. Food is 15 percent off for Philly Theatre Week-goers...

...complete with free food and beer (6 p.m., Feb. 12; Fergie’s Pub, upstairs, 1214 Sansom St.; free). And you cannot beat this: On Feb. 13, The New City Stage Company does...

...entrée at intermission, and dessert afterward, all free (6:30 p.m., Adrienne Theatre, 2030 Sansom St.). Tiny Dynamite goes boom with A Play, A Pie and a Pint’s One Night...

...Love & Relationships, complete with a beer and a slice (Feb. 14-16, Philadelphia Brewing Company, 2440 Frankford Ave.; $15...

...Rd., Swarthmore, Pa.; $30). Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play (through Feb. 18; Villanova Theatre, 800 E. Lancaster Ave., Villanova, Pa.; $15) involves postapocalyptic survivors and an episode of The Simpsons. Frank Ferrante in...

...p.m., Feb. 11; Theatre in the X and Iron Age Theatre, Community Education Center, 3500 Lancaster Ave.; $15), combines oral histories and music of the movement...

...Reading by Students (2:30 p.m. Feb. 10, Room 108, Free Library Parkway Central, 1901 Vine St.; 2:30 p.m., Feb. 17, Community Room, William Penn House, 1919 Chestnut St.; free...

...Central, 1901 Vine St.; 2:30 p.m., Feb. 17, Community Room, William Penn House, 1919 Chestnut St.; free with RSVP to jean.haskell205@gmail.com) offers readings from Studs Terkel’s oral...

...Daze (2:30 p.m., Feb. 17; Klein Theatre at the Church of the Advocate, 2121 Gratz St.; $15) is a play about North Philly viewpoints. And watch for the Renegade Company, doing...

...A Love Story in Verse and Prose (Feb. 9-16; Art Church of West Philadelphia, 5219 Webster St.; free with RSVP), in which the actors of The Word Players weave Shakespeare passages into...

    Philly Theatre Week: Variety, ease of access ... and the best of what's onstage - Philly
    It's Philly Theatre Week, a celebration (Feb. 8-18) of all you can do onstage, from traditional plays and musicals (plenty of those) to song, dance, film, panels, cabaret, comedy, from the big theaters to the bars and back. It's all about accessibility, inclusion, and variety.
    http://www.philly.com

Feb 05

Handy if you have a medical marijuana ID card — a list of Philly area doc approved to prescribe

209 Gay St, Phoenixville

596 Main St., Schwenksville

103 S. Main St, Hartfield

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2346 Trenton Rd., Levittown

2807 Bristol Pike, Bensalem

Steiner Medical Center, 1200 Valley Forge Rd., Phoenixville

313 Paoli Pike, Malvern,

414 Paoli Pike, Malvern

833 Chestnut St., Villanova

232 Manor Ave., Millersville

1970 N. Broad St., Lansdale

400 Huntingdon Pike, Rockledge

301 East City Ave, Bala Cynwyd

555 East City Ave, Bala Cynwyd

225 East City Ave., Bala Cynwyd

535 Pennsylvania Ave., Fort Washington

Park Plaza, 3900 Ford Rd.

230 W. Washington Square

3900 Woodland Ave.

407 S. 10th St.

10745 Haldeman Ave.

2001 Oakmont St.

1331 E. Wyoming Ave.

1800 Lombard St.

2230 S. Broad St.

1700 N. Broad St

4190 City Ave.

135 S. 19th St.

1200 Callowhill St.

601 Walnut St.

924 Chestnut St.

5700 N. Broad St.

1142 Hamilton St.

732 S. 8th St.

1805 S. Broad St.

6613 Chew Ave

9140 Academy Rd.

111 South 11th St.

227 N. Broad St.

10800 Bustleton Ave

2701 Holme Ave.

8400 Roosevelt Blvd

29 N. Felton St.

925 Chestnut St.

7439 Frankford Ave.

9432 Roosevelt Blvd.

2558 N. Front St.

1020 Sansom St.

7131 Rising Sun Ave.

9815 Roosevelt Blvd.

131 N. 4th St.

515 West Chelten Ave.

123 Chestnut St.

328 W. Godfrey Ave.

207 N Broad St.

7215 Rising Sun Ave.

1632 Pine St.

5151 Walnut St.

6062 Ridge Ave.

3300 Henry Ave.

7694 Central Ave.,

1909 E. Washington Lane

8945 Ridge Ave.

3152 Princeton Ave.

2716 E. Allegheny Ave.

2925 East Thompson St.

901 E. Passyunk Ave.

132 Chestnut St.

1817 S. 2nd St.

    List of medical marijuana docs in Philly region; Updated Feb. 5, 2018 - Philly
    This is an updated list of physicians in the Philadelphia region who have been approved as of February 5, 2018, to recommend medical marijuana by the state Department of Health. The latest additions are marked with an asterisk (*). The complete registry is expected to be updated regularly as more doctors take the continuing education course and become registered.
    http://www.philly.com

Feb 02

Where to Watch Super Bowl LII: Places for Everyone

133 South Main Street, Marlboro

250 S. Main Street, Newark

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1310 Drury Street, Philadelphia

1526 Packer Avenue, South Philadelphia

1100 Pattison Avenue, Philadelphia

16 South Second Street, Philadelphia

1612 South Street, Philadelphia

1318 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia

611 South 3rd Street, Philadelphia

119 S. 39th Street, Philadelphia

41-43 Morris Street, Morristown

    Where to Watch Super Bowl LII: Places for Everyone
    The debate between watching the Super Bowl from the comfort of your couch or enjoying the game with a fun crowd at the bar is always a tough one. So we've tried to make your decision a little easier.
    https://www.nbcphiladelphia.com

Feb 02

FYI's Annual Valentine's Day special

247 Bridge St, Phoenixville, PA 19460

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130 S 18th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

433 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106

108 S 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

1306 Frankford Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19125

8431 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19118

250 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19102

208 S. 45th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

9 W. Girard Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19123

45 N. 3rd St. Philadelphia, PA 19122

4151 Main St. Philadelphia, PA 19127

    FYI Philly: Valentine's Day eats and treats for your sweet
    This weekend's FYI Philly is our annual Valentine's Special. And we are feeling the love -- from fresh-cut flowers to food, from the traditional box of chocolates to ideas that are definitely outside the box. FEELING THE LOVE Jeannette Reyes takes us inside The Love, a collaboration between Stephen Starr and Aimee Olexy that just opened in Rittenhouse Square.
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Feb 01

Bacon-Themed Cafe Opens Up In Phoenixville

“Bacon Me Crazy” is located at 119 Main Street in Phoenixville.

    Bacon-Themed Cafe Opens Up In Phoenixville
    PHOENIXVILLE, Pa. (CBS) - You can't buy happiness, but you get bacon with pretty much anything you order at "Bacon Me Crazy" in Phoenixville. Bacon Me Crazy Chef Justin Wyatt whips up candied bacon, pancake battered-bacon, bacon cinnamon rolls, bacon-wrapped mozzarella sticks, bacon burgers, bacon cheesesteaks, bacon mac and cheese, bacon blue fries and, of course, stacks of bacon.
    http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com

Jan 29

See Inside Punk Rocker Patti Smith’s Lavish Home

...rock legend Patti Smith has hit the market in Brooklyn. The Clinton Hill townhouse at 160 Hall St. was dilapidated when Smith and her then-boyfriend, iconic photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, moved in back...

    See Inside Punk Rocker Patti Smith's Lavish Home
    The former home of poet and punk rock legend Patti Smith has hit the market in Brooklyn. The Clinton Hill townhouse at 160 Hall St. was dilapidated when Smith and her then-boyfriend, iconic photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, moved in back in 1967, according to Smith's memoir "Just Kids," the New York Post reported.
    https://www.nbcphiladelphia.com

Jan 25

Does Phoenixville have the best police blotter in the world?

...16/2017 at 11:17AM, police responded to a disturbance inside a home in the 100 block of Marshall Street. Two roommates were arguing over which one should buy their weed for the weekend and...

On 12/16/2017 at 1:18PM, a resident in the 500 block of Main Street reported that his neighbor’s fenced in dog barks at him every time he walks...

On 11/04/2017 at 5:42AM, police responded to a residence in the 300 block of Brower Street for a report of family members having an argument about the television show Law and...

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...reported that there was a duck sitting in the middle of the street in the 300 block of North Street. The duck was alive but not moving and the caller believed it was frozen to...

    Does Phoenixville have the best police blotter in the world?
    Every week people question whether the Phoenixville Police Department's incident blotters - which are posted to the department's Facebook page - are real or not. They're that good - and bizarre. Take this entry from Nov. 3: "...at 5:45 p.m., police responded to the unit block of E.
    http://www.philly.com

Jan 23

FYI Philly - So much good food this week you'll burst!

47 S Main St

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201 North 17th Street

#3 Laurel: French

1617 East Passyunk Avenue

1408 South 12th Street

1623 East Passyunk Avenue

1615 East Passyunk Avenue

1046 Tasker Street

1537 South 11th Street

1911 East Passyunk Avenue

1837 East Passyunk Avenue

1535 South 11th Street

1838 East Passyunk Avenue

1927 East Passyunk Avenue

1520 East Passyunk Avenue

1646 East Passyunk Avenue

401 E City Ave

59 West Lancaster Ave

205 Race St

1510 Sansom St

740 S. 4th Street

431 N. 62nd Street

469 W. Pike Street

    WATCH: FYI Philly, Jan. 20 - Where the foodies go to eat!
    This weekend on FYI Philly, we visit the neighborhood that has become a foodie's paradise... home to an astounding 13 of Philadelphia Magazine's picks for 50 best restaurants. Sushi is really on a roll; we sample the options in the city and the suburbs.
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Jan 15

Tractor Trailer Crashes Into Home in Pilesgrove

State Police say the tractor trailer was traveling on the 300 block of Lincoln Road in Pilesgrove Township around 2:45 p.m. when it was involved in a crash with another vehicle. The impact caused the tractor trailer to crash into the porch of a nearby home.

    Tractor Trailer Crashes Into Home in Pilesgrove
    A tractor trailer struck a home in Salem County, New Jersey Monday.
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Jan 15

Large flatbed truck slams into house in Salem County, N.J.

The crash happened just after 2:30 p.m. along the 300 block of Lincoln Road.

    Large flatbed truck slams into NJ house
    Live Broadcast WATCH NOW BREAKING NEWS Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan dies WATCH LIVE BREAKING NEWS Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan dies State Police and emergency crews are on the scene of a large flatbed truck that slammed into a house in Pilesgrove, New Jersey. The crash happened just after 2:30 p.m.
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Jan 12

FYI Philly - This week is food, fitness, fashion and more - Fabulous!

201 Main Street

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3601 Market St

1121 Walnut St

1708 Lombard St

1306 Chestnut St

212 S 12th St

631 N 2nd St

30 S 15th St

925 Canal Street, Building #4, Door 16

1528 Frankford Ave

205 Race Street

1808 Spring Garden St

31 S. 2nd St.

1001 Spruce Street

1526 Sansom Street

102 S. 21st Street

5955 N. 5th Street

1315 Walnut Street, Suite #1403

1014 Pine St

    FYI Philly finds food, fashion, fitness... fabulous!
    It's a New Year and, in this weekend's FYI, we celebrate all things new in food, fitness, fashion and more. FYI Philly is on 6abc Saturday night at 7 and Sunday at midnight. Ducis Rodgers and Jeannette Reyes take us to some new destinations on Philadelphia's ever-expanding restaurant scene.
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Jan 09

Literature Department, Free Library of Philad...

Monday Poets | Philadelphia Poet Laureate Tue, January 9, 2018 6:30 P.M. Add to your calendar Literature Department at Parkway Central Library This event has been rescheduled from Monday and is taking place Tuesday, January 9! Room 108, 1st Floor, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. An evening of poetry with the 2018-2019 Philadelphia Poet Laureate and current Youth Poet Laureate Husnaa Hashim. The new Philadelphia Poet Laureate will be announced at this Monday Poets program, and this poetry reading will be the first official event of the two-year tenure! The Youth Philadelphia Poet Laureate, Husnaa Hashim, is a 17-year-old performance poet from West Philadelphia by way of Silver Spring, Maryland. She has been writing for more than 7 years and was first published at the age of 10. Husnaa has competed with the Philly Youth Poetry Movement at the Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Slam Festival, placed first in the Free Library’s Teen Poetry Slam, and received recognitions including a National American Voices Medal awarded at Carnegie Hall, 1 Gold Key, 2 Silver Keys, and more than 10 Honorable Mentions from the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Husnaa’s work has appeared in RookieMag, KidSpirit Online, New Moon Girls Media, the Kenyon Young Writers Anthology, and the “Voices of the East Coast” Anthology, among others. In September 2017, she was named Philadelphia’s Youth Poet Laureate. Now housed at the Free Library, the Philadelphia Poet Laureate program celebrates poetry’s vital civic role in our city and the power of poetry to create community.

    Monday Poets Philadelphia Poet Laureate
    Monday Poets | Philadelphia Poet Laureate Tue, January 9, 2018 6:30 P.M. Add to your calendar Literature Department at Parkway Central Library This...
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Dec 30

The Key’s Year-End Mania: Sarah Hughes’ five places in Los Angeles that are basically Philly

247 S Main St, facebook.com/The-Smell-142946471699

    The Key's Year-End Mania: Sarah Hughes' five places in Los Angeles that are basically Philly - The Key
    Year-End Mania is the Key's annual survey of the things below the surface that made 2017 incredible. Today, Key contributing writer Sarah Hughes shares how Los Angeles began to remind her of Philly this year. It's official, folks - I am ... Continued
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Dec 27

Your last chance to catch Philly holiday favorites and other things to do, Dec. 29-Jan. 1

Friday through Dec. 31, 70 S. Main Street, New Hope, $40 to $75, 215-862-2121, bcptheater.org

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10 a.m.-8 p.m., through Dec. 31, 1300 Market St.

Through Dec. 31, 200 N. Sixth St.; historicphiladelphia.org

Through Dec. 30, The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, 215-299-1000, ansp.org 

12 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 31, Laurel Hill Cemetery, 3822 Ridge Ave., free admission ($5 donation recommended), 215-228-8200, laurelhillcemetery.org

8:30 p.m. Saturday at Boot & Saddle, 1131 S Broad Street. $20. bootandsaddlephilly.com

    Your last chance to catch Philly holiday favorites and other things to do, Dec. 29-Jan. 1
    Comcast Holiday Spectacular The video wall at the Comcast Center lights up with the Comcast Holiday Spectacular, a 15-minute show blending sing-alongs, the Pennsylvania Ballet's The Nutcracker, and a sleigh ride through the Pennsylvania countryside. Featuring one of the largest high-resolution video displays in the world, the festive display starts at the top of the hour daily.
    http://www.philly.com

Dec 25

How Craig LaBan reviewed Philly's restaurants in 2017

100 S. Main St., Doylestown; 215-348-0222; slatebleu.com

712 Main St., Harleysville; 267-932-8407; thebutcherandbarkeep.com

249 Bridge St., Phoenixville; 610-933-1355; on Facebook.

The industrial chic Old City BYOB previously known as 26 North changed names and chefs but didn’t lose its culinary ambitions. Benjamin Moore, the longtime...

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135 S. 18th St., Philadelphia; 215-825-7030; akitchenandbar.com

705 S. Fourth St.; 267-858-9232; ambraphilly.com

1416 Frankford Ave.; 267-758-2269; cheufishtown.com

261 S. 21st St.; 215-546-4232; fridaysaturdaysunday.com

8609 Germantown Ave.; 267-335-3912; micarestaurant.com

Penn’s View Hotel, 14 N. Front St.; 215-922-7800; panoramaristorante.com

2218 Walnut St.; 267-519-0329; resipsaphilly.com

780 S. Second St.; 267-909-9002; royalsushiandizakaya.com

Cira Centre South, 2929 Walnut St.; 215-867-8067; walnutstreetcafe.com

1408 S. 12th St.; palizzisocial.com

743 S. Eighth St.; 215-922-1349; angelinasbyob.com

2537 E. Somerset St.; 267-639-5041; thebestseafood.com

1709 E. Passyunk Ave.; 215-515-7900; barcelonawinebar.com

401 E. City Ave., Bala Cynwyd; 610-227-1507; b2bluefin.com

1805-7 Washington Ave.; 215-546-2233; chicksphilly.com

10865 Bustleton Ave.; 215-677-4323 or 267-481-1971; georgianbread.business.site

1525 Sansom St.; 215-330-2800; harpcrown.com

701 N. Third St.; 215-922-2621; jaxonbyob.com

642 Lancaster Ave., Berwyn; 610-240-7908; lacabrabrewing.com

2053 S. Beechwood St.; 267-761-5194

208 S. 13th St.; 215-999-1020; maison208.com

1526 Sansom St.; 215-454-6939; roostersoupcompany.com

990 Spring Garden St.; 215-995-6792; roypitzbarrelhouse.com

2201 Spruce St.; 215-732-5818

2401 Walnut St.; 215-333-3331; 24philly.com

26 N. Third St.; 267-239-5900; wisterbyob.com

The Study hotel, 20 S. 33rd St.; 215-398-1874; thestudyatuniversitycity.com

1920 Chestnut St.; 267-519-2001; vedaphilly.com

    How Craig LaBan reviewed Philly's restaurants in 2017
    Philadelphia's best chefs turned back time in 2017, embracing some old favorites, with nods to tradition, and then making them relevant again. That's how Joey Baldino turned a century-old private Italian hideaway called the Palizzi Social Club into the hottest table in town - even with the added challenge of needing to find a member to host.
    http://www.philly.com

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