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Your complete guide to New York's summer music festivals

Sometimes, it’s the little things that make life great — music festivals are no exception. These festivals all tout great headliners, but they’ve also got their own, individual perks that make them unique. BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival June-August, Prospect Park...

Monday, April 10, 2017 - 7:31pm

A Notorious B.I.G.-themed yoga class will pay tribute to the late icon

THEATER“Side Show”This 1997 Broadway musical tells a story too weird to be fiction: that of the British-born conjoined twins Daisy and Violet Hilton, who went from the circus sideshow to Hollywood over the course of their singular career. Its original Broadway run garnered four Tony nominations but...

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 12:20pm

'Rocky' Film Screening, Toy 2016, German American Weekend and more to do in Philly

HOLIDAYHistoric Holiday NightsThursdays through December 22, 5-8 p.m.All over Old CityPay as you goEvery Thursday now through December 22, more than 45 restaurants, retailers and boutiques in Old City get in on the holiday spirit with a special evening of extended hours, discounts and food specials...

Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 3:30pm

Get ready for the Fifth Annual Boxers’ Trail 5K this weekend

On Sat., Sept. 10, runners and walkers are invited to participate in the fifth annual Boxers’ Trail 5K, which takes place in East Fairmount Park. This is where Philly boxing legend Joe Frazier used to train and the trail is scenic and beautiful — complete with cliffs and greenery.The Boxers’ Trail...

Friday, September 9, 2016 - 10:12pm

Help create art in the sand on Boston beaches this weekend

This weekend, you can be a part of temporary art on Boston beaches.San Francisco-based artist Andres Amador creates elaborate artworks along shorelines. He uses tiny rakes on the sand, creating large-scale geometric designs you have to see from above to appreciate their scale.Amador started...

Friday, August 12, 2016 - 2:28am

Celebrate spring with beautiful cheery blossoms

OUTDOORSShofuso Japanese House and Garden 2016 SeasonThursday through Oct. 1Shofuso Japanese House and GardenLansdowne Drive and Horticultural DriveFrom $5, Japanesehouse.orgThe Shofuso Japanese House and Garden is now open for its regular six months out of the year, beginning with viewing the...

Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 3:00pm

At Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby, there are secrets, but not too many

Sitting against a wall in John Spetrino’s collaborative arts workshop is a hulking metal beast powered by the dismembered pieces of old bicycles and constructed from old car parts.You may have seen it in the annual Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby and thought “How did he build that?”If you ask,...

Monday, May 11, 2015 - 6:14pm

It’s a renaissance for Philly’s rivers

You would have sworn it was a weekend day. But it wasn’t.The path along the east bank of the Schuylkill River on a work day last week was nonetheless crowded with walkers, bikers, dog owners and in one case, a young lady who was rushing the season, catching some sun in a bikini.That path is...

Sunday, April 19, 2015 - 4:48pm

Erotic food that guarantees the most wondrous foodgasms

If you're anything like me, you think about eating far more often than you think about sex. But these two sensual acts aren't really in competition; they go hand in hand (or should I say mouth to mouth?) and can work exquisitely in concert.Certain foods can become erotic to you because you ate them...

Saturday, March 14, 2015 - 12:11am

Go ahead pair red wine and fish

When it comes to wine, break rules — not bottles. The old saw about having red wine with meat and white wine with fish is just asking to be shattered, but without shredding a wallet.There are some guidelines that will make red go better with fish and they are easy. If you are simply poaching filets...

Friday, March 6, 2015 - 3:51am

What to do in Philly this weekend

DANCEPhiladancoFriday through SundayKimmel Center300 S. Broad St.$29-$46, 215-893-1999www.kimmelcenter.orgThe Philadelphia Dance Company returns with four pieces: Daniel Ezralow “Pulse,” Elisa Monte’s “White Dragon,” Ray Mercer’s “Guess Who's Coming to Dinner” and an as-yet-untitled new work by...

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 10:21pm

Pittsburgh: A secret winter wonderland

’Tis the season for Christmassy fun, but with all the cash you’re spending on presents, that extravagant vacation is going to have to wait.But that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a winter getaway. Pittsburgh decks itself out for the holidays, making for a relatively inexpensive vacation just a short...

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 4:49am

R&B makes a comeback at 2014 PhillyHip-Hop Awards

Rising R&B singer Milton is no longer a shy guy. He’s set to be a featured performer at the 2014 Philly Hip-Hop Awards, Saturday at TLA on South Street .“I haven’t performed in a while,” says Milton, who goes by just his first name (his last is McCauley). “I don’t want to give out too much.”...

Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 10:38pm

GALLERY: A closer look at the new Star Wars trailer

And of course, here's the trailer itself, in all its glory:Follow Ned Ehrbar on Twitter: @nedrick

Saturday, November 29, 2014 - 1:47am

5 Thanksgiving drinks made with five ingredients

How to make a liquid Apple-Pie-Nog:Melt 1/2 cup vanilla ice cream and mix in an equal amount of apple juice in a glass.Add one pinch of ground cinnamon and one pinch of allspice.Add apple brandy to your liking.Serve dusted with cinnamon.How to make Double Chocoloate Hot Chocolate:Gently heat 3...

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 7:36pm

3 sales apps to help you on Cyber Monday

Most stores keep their Cyber Monday deals close to the chest, not revealing them till they’ve gotten you out of the house for the Black Friday weekend. But why not wait and do it all from your PJs on your phone or tablet? Here are three apps that will best serve your holiday buying:TGI Cyber...

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 7:30pm

What to do in Philly this weekend

THEATER‘Kiss Me, Kate’Through Dec. 13Adrienne Theater2030 Sansom St.$30-, 800-838-3006kiss-me-kate.brownpapertickets.comRenaissance Music Theater Company presents Cole Porter’s 1948 Broadway classic, a cleverly conceived adaptation of Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew” — clever in that it’s...

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 11:28pm

Metro’s kind of free weekend: Super Sábado, marathon reading, and adorable animals!

As we gear up to celebrate the holidays here at Metro, we begin to ask ourselves one thing: why put off until later what you can do right now? Celebrating is fun; why wait until Thanksgiving to do it? Celebrate the official mid-November mark with us this weekend. Or, if that’s not legit enough, a...

Friday, November 14, 2014 - 3:05pm

SuicideGirls hit the road with tantalizing Blackheart Burlesque

The Suicide Girls, the Internet's 13-year-strong bastion of nerdy sexy cool, is hitting the road again with this fall's Blackheart Burlesque, a tantalizing revue of pop culture channeled through the site's tattooed, punk esthetic. And if that's not reason enough to go, supporting the Girls puts you...

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 10:39pm

10 Things to do in Philly this weekend

THEATER‘War of the Worlds’Thursday through SundayBlack Box Theater, URBN Center Annex3401 Filbert St.$10-$15cooptheater.westphal.drexel.eduThis performance re-creates Orson Welles’ notorious 1938 radio theater adaptation of “War of the Worlds.” Welles’ innovative conceit — presenting the alien...

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 9:38pm