Arts & Entertainment

Playwright debuts first Philly show

An award-winning local playwright will make his Philly theater debut in a new show at the Drake this week.  Dan Kitrosser now calls South Philadelphia home after attending school and working in New York City....

Summer Sidewalk Sale and Stroll on East Passyunk Ave.

East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District , home to more than 160 independently-owned businesses in South Philadelphia, is hosting Second Saturday Summer Sidewalk Sale and Stroll, an all-day affair of shopping locally-made, Philadelphia-themed, and vintage finds...

New gallery opens at Magic Gardens Sept. 9

We’re on the Move: Paintings by Ashanté Kindle & Khari Turner opens in the galleries at Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens, 1020 South St., on Sept. 9. The display of experimental paintings will be on view...

Rittenhouse Fine Arts Show returns in September

The Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Show will celebrate its 95th year on Sept. 16-18, securing its distinction as the oldest outdoor fine art show in the country. The show will host 145 artists from...

Dine “under the shambles”

It’s not too late to dine under the shambles this summer. Every Thursday through Sunday, the South Street Headhouse District closes the southbound lane of 2nd Street between Lombard and Pine to make room for...

A musical tribute to Steve Weiss

They bang the drum in memory of Steve Weiss. In August, percussionists from around the world will gather in Philadelphia for a three-day festival and pay homage to Steve Weiss, who helped grow the local...

BeWILDerment to open at Da Vinci AA

The Da Vinci Art Alliance at 704 Catharine St. will celebrate the opening of BeWILDerment by artists Phyllis Anderson, Sarah Bloom and Sadie Francis on July 27. The trio of artists with contrasting styles came...

Sweet success for South Philly band Miss Cantaloupe

A crossroads at a coffee shop planted the seed for Miss Cantaloupe. The five-piece local band, hailing mostly from South Philly, can thank its continued success to a gutsy venture dreamed up by lead vocalist...

Telling stories of the Jewish experience

Jesse Bernstein is ready for the big stage. The East Passyunk resident will take over as artistic director of Theatre Ariel, Philadelphia’s only professional theater company dedicated to telling stories of the Jewish experience.  Bernstein becomes...

Fresh Artists puts students in the spotlight

It was a picture-perfect weekend for aspiring artists at the Philadelphia Flower Show. As FDR Park in South Philadelphia was filled with flowers and horticulture enthusiasts, many young artists had a chance to showcase their...
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