Last night was the opening night of the 25th annual Philadelphia Film Festival at the AKA Washington Square. Revered filmmaker, M. Night Shyamalan, known for movies like “The Sixth Sense” and “Unbreakable,” was honored with their first Lumiere Award. After the party, guests attended the opening night film, “La La Land.” Were you there? Check out our photos from HughE Dillon.
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Entrepreneurs Kate Butler and Snowe Saxman discuss the book, “Women Who Ignite.”
Kate Butler decided to ignite her life after an unknown heart condition at 27 years old made her realize the regrets she had for not doing the things she wanted to do. After heart surgery, Butler had a new perspective and drive. Butler took her professional life to a new level when she began writing her first book, “More than Mud”, and opening Kate Butler Books and Kate Butler Coaching companies. Butler has now published her fifth book, “Women Who Ignite”, which was a collaborative project...
Weckerly’s crams every Halloween treat into a special ice cream sandwich
What’s better than a bag full of chocolatey Halloween candy? An ice cream sandwich inspired by one, that’s what. The staff at Weckerly’s Ice Cream have scared up a special edition ice cream sandwich called Veil of Shadows just in time for spooking season that pulls together elements from all of your favorite fun-sized candy bars. It features caramel ice cream and marshmallow fluff placed between two pieces of dark chocolate filled with pretzel bits, crisped rice and peanuts. Wrapped in festive...
Hot Plate: Roman Benedict at Bufad
Bufad on Spring Garden is mainly known for their wood-fired pizza, but recently they’ve expanded their menu to include brunch as well. Located on the northern stretch of 13th Street, the restaurant is off the beaten path for Center City folks but well worth the hike for a new brunch experience. The menu infuses Italian favorites and comfort food seamlessly — with their Cannoli French Toast, for example. But being the eggs benedict connoisseur that I am, I had to try the Roman Benedict, which...
Light it up blue for Autism Speaks Walk
On Oct. 22, the Autism Speaks Walk will return to Philadelphia for the seventh annual walk at Citizens Bank Park from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. with registration beginning at 8:30 a.m. You must be registered to walk in this event but they do not charge a registration fee, which allows each individual to make their own personal donations. This walk is rain or shine and is about 1.25 miles long. The Autism Speaks Walk is the world’s largest fundraising event to support the autism community to improve...
The Found Footage Festival comes to Good Good Comedy
Do you remember all of the lame exercise videos that celebrities released in the 1980s? How about that cringe-worthy training video that you had to watch at your new job before you were allowed to sell hamburgers to suburbanites? You may have thought that this content was lost to the ages. Thanks to a pair of video collectors, however, these and other videos have been resurrected in the Found Footage Festival. For the past 12 years, longtime friends Nick Prueher ("The Colbert Report," "Late...
PHOTOS: The Famous Grouse sets a new world record at Dilworth Park
On Tuesday, Oct. 18, The Famous Grouse, a brand of Scotch whisky, took to Philadelphia’s Dilworth Park yesterday to break a Guinness World record for the Longest Practice Putting Green. It measured 104 feet, 2 inches. Former Eagles player, Hollis Thomas was present as well as Chef Mando Palomino of the TV show “Hell’s Kitchen.” Were you there? Check out our photos by HughE Dillon.
What to see during the Philadelphia Film Festival's first week
Sorry, everyone, but reports of cinema’s death have been greatly exaggerated. If Hollywood is hurting, indies and art house fare are thriving. Feel free to gorge on the good stuff at the Philadelphia Film Festival, which runs from Oct. 20 through Oct. 30, and offers early looks at the Ryan Gosling-Emma Stone musical “La La Land” (even we haven’t seen it yet) and the Amy Adams-headlining alien drama “Arrival” (ditto). Here’s what we have seen:
Bernie Sanders is making an appearance at the Free Library of Philadelphia
Bernie Sanders may not be the 2016 Democratic nominee for president but he has definitely captured the hearts and minds of many Americans. On Nov. 28, he will be making an appearance at the Free Library of Philadelphia to discuss his book, “Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In.” Joining him will be Amy Goodman of independent news program “Democracy Now.” If you’d like to attend, tickets go on sale on Oct. 19 at noon. There will be no public book signing or photo op. For more information,...
PHOTOS: 2nd Annual Philly Fights Cancer Event
On Saturday, Oct. 15, nearly 1300 came out to support the 2nd Annual Philly Fights Cancer event at Legacy Youth Tennis. Jennifer Hudson, Lionel Richie and Tig Notaro performed. Over $3 million was raised to support translational research and clinical trials at Penn Medicine’s Abramson Cancer Center. Were you there? Check out our photos by HughE Dillon.
The Philly Bike Expo returns for its seventh year
Seven years ago the Philly Bike Expo started out as a small grassroots cycling event with only a short list of exhibitors at the 23rd Street Armory. The cycling event has now grown to become the largest gathering of bicycle frame builders in the north east. The seventh annual Philly Bike Expo will take place at the Pennsylvania Convention Center on Nov. 5 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Nov. 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This year the Philly Bike Expo is trying to steer into the direction of an active...
10th annual PAWS Mutt Strut is taking over the Navy Yard this weekend
The Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) hopes to make Philadelphia a no-kill city—but until that day PAWS continues to raise funds and awareness for homeless animals here in Philadelphia. The 10th annual PAWS Mutt Strut will take place on Saturday, Oct. 22 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Navy Yard. The Mutt Strut is held each year as a way to support all the lifesaving efforts provided by PAWS and as a fun event for all the PAWS supporters said Melissa Levy, executive director of PAWS.