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'The Curious Incident' explores adolescence and angst with a sense of compassion

Tony-winning play “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” isn’t your typical coming-of-age story. That’s because its lead, 15-year-old Christopher, isn’t your typical teenage boy. A highly intelligent, self-declared sleuth seeking justice for his neighbor’s slain pooch, Christopher’s...

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 4:54pm

Shane Confectionery explores candy medicine

It’s the height of flu season in Philadelphia, and the celebrated Shane confectionery in Old City thought it would be fun to explore the concept of candy medicine to cure your ills. Hence the special event: “A Spoonful of Sugar: Candy Medicine Talk & Taste.”The history of the relationship...

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 4:31pm

10th annual Roots Picnic lineup announced

2017 has some bright spots and one of them is definitely the 10th Annual Roots Picnic at Philly’s Festival Pier.The all-day outdoor music festival was founded by legendary hip-hop band The Roots back in 2007, and has featured some of music’s biggest names over the years."Ten years ago this started...

Monday, February 20, 2017 - 12:42pm

'Signed, Sealed, Delivered,' we're yours, Stevie Wonder

The election has been a bit rough on people with swirling controversies, awkward questions from kids and one hot mic too many. But sometimes, the universe gives and keeps you from breaking.We’re pretty sure that’s what happened for Philadelphia, the city hosting a free Stevie Wonder concert on...

Friday, November 4, 2016 - 6:51am

Yasss Queen! NYC’s hottest drag cabaret Lucky Cheng's returns

There's been a serious void in our dinner-and-drag options sinceLucky Cheng’sclosed in Times Square. Thankfully, the bachelorette party staple has found a new home in Hell's Kitchen.The show has come back kicking on the third floor of West Side nightlife hubStage 48, which also housesCantina...

Friday, June 10, 2016 - 1:29am

Free Subway breakfast sandwiches every day in May

You may have heard that breakfast is important — in a new study,middle schoolers who skipped it were more likely to be obese than those who ate two.While scientists unravel that bit of caloric mystery, Subway isjumping onboard with free 6-inch breakfast sandwiches during the entire month of May...

Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 8:27pm

Vegan Dottie’s Donuts opens in West Philly

Attention vegans, doughnut lovers and all of those who overlap! Dottie’s Donuts, the company behind the vegan treats served in cafes across Philadelphia, has opened a store in West Philly, CBS3 reported.Located on 4529 Springfield Ave., the pastry makers opened a storefront right next to their...

Friday, March 18, 2016 - 11:06pm

Doogie Horner is ready to show his 'Delicate' side

Doogie Horner has several sides of his artistic personality, each with its own fan base.He was a humorous graphic designer for Philadelphia’s Quirk Books, where he wrote and illustrated the pie-chart tome Everything Explained Through Flowcharts: All of Life’s Mysteries Unraveled, Including Tips for...

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 1:37am

What to see at the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts

When the first Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA) was announced back in 2010, it seemed a bit curious that the event would take place every other year — festivals are, after all, usually annual affairs. But after getting a look at the ambitious undertaking that plopped a Ferris...

Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 11:59pm

Coffee in a can

On March 1, La Colombe craft coffee roasters CEO and co-founder of Todd Carmichael introduced the Draft Latte in a can. This new coffee cocktail blends cold-pressed espresso, nutrient-rich milk and only two grams of cane sugar. It's available for purchase at LaColombe.com, as well as in La Colombe...

Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 8:12pm

Don Quixote is 'the perfect ballet for everyone'

Growing up in Madrid, Angel Corella was just one of countless students subjected to reading “Don Quixote” at a young, uninterested age.“It’s almost trauma for all the kids because it’s such a long book,” Corella, now the Pennsylvania Ballet ’s artistic director, recalled last week during a break...

Friday, March 4, 2016 - 11:09pm

Society Hill Playhouse will say goodbye with a live radio play

“It’s been a great ride but all things come to an end, don’t they?” says Deen Kogan, the theatrical impresario and artistic director of the nearly 57-year-old Society Hill Playhouse.That ending is coming next month — Kogan has sold her Eighth Street theater to local developers/realtors the Toll...

Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 11:51pm

[UPDATE] 'Hamilton' issues gender-blind casting call for lead roles

UPDATE: Alas, it seems the gender-blind casting call for the roles of Aaron Burr and George Washington was a mistake. On Friday, Telsey + Company casting told Buzzfeed News: "We are so excited to find unique and outstanding people for all roles in Hamilton all around America but unfortunately, this...

Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 10:07pm

Snuggle up with a pint of beer at Bar Hygge

With its historical homes and family friendly nature, Fairmount embodies the Danish idea of hygge (pronounced who-guh). Roughly translating to coziness or the creation of a warm atmosphere, this idea was the jumping off point for an inviting new bar, restaurant and brewery on Fairmount Avenue.After...

Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 10:30pm

Double Knot ties together unique concepts in Midtown Village

When word first spread about chef Michael Schulson taking over the space adjacent to his flagship, Sampan, we thought it was going to be a combination Japanese eatery and coffee shop. Not the most traditional combo but certainly not unheard of.When Schulson and company opened Double Knot (120 S....

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 4:14am

Raphael Xavier on dancing through others

After a 2007 spinal injury forced him to temporarily step away from dancing, Raphael Xavier began to delve into more autobiographical themes. His piece “Black Canvas” looked back over his three decades of hip-hop dance, from schoolyard show-off to respected choreographer, as his adult self-narrated...

Monday, February 8, 2016 - 6:30pm

5 Valentine’s Day reservations to make in Philadelphia now

Technically, you have a bit of time to make Valentine’s Day plans. (Gentle, and hopefully unnecessary, reminder: The big day is February 14.) However, if a romantic dinner in the city is on your agenda, you’ll want to make reservations now. Here are some of your best bets, from fine dining to finer...

Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 4:30pm

Dennis Rodman coming to Wing Bowl to carry on 'politically incorrect' tradition

The annual local grotesqueriederisively –or affectionately depending on your perspective – knownas Wing Bowl has a new draw this year: Former NBA player, and friend of North Korea, Dennis Rodman!Sportsradio 94WIP, which organizes the event, announced the special guest on Thursday morning.Speaking...

Friday, January 29, 2016 - 4:41am

PHOTOS: No Pants Subway Ride Philly 2016

No pants in Philly today.On Sunday, Philly participated in the annual No Pants Subway Ride. The event, created by Improv Everywhere, started 15 years ago as a prank with seven guys riding the subway without wearing pants. Since then, it has become an internationally celebrated event.RELATED:All you...

Sunday, January 10, 2016 - 7:24pm

All you need to know about this Sunday’s No Pants Subway Ride

Once again it’s time to bare your Sunday best as the annual No Pants Subway Ride is scheduled to take place in cities across America and the world this weekend.The event is staged by Improv Everywhere every January in New York City, where in 2002 it “started as a small prank with seven guys and has...

Friday, January 8, 2016 - 12:05pm