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Black History Monthly celebrates its one year anniversary at Helium

One of Philadelphia’s monthly comedy showcases is celebrating a key anniversary in one of the most important months of the year. Black History Monthly is a diversity-focused show that is held every second Friday at Philly Improv Theater in Rittenhouse Square. February 2018 marks the show...

Friday, February 16, 2018 - 10:03am

15 fun things to do in Philly this weekend

THEATER Authentic Vaudeville & Burlesque Feb. 16, 7 p.m. The Trocadero Theatre 1003 Arch St. thetroc.com $20 A quirky mix of entertainment forms, Drew Nugent leads this lineup of jazz, schtick and burlesque theater—tinged with humor. It’s a raucous good time...

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 8:05am

An all-dessert dinner?

It’s impossible not to fall in love with Parc, Starr’s French bistro on Rittenhouse Square. While the menu is full of savory options that delight diners, people often find themselves so stuffed after a decadent meal, that they don’t have room for dessert. On Tuesday, Feb. 20,...

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 6:16pm

M. Night Shyamalan loves the cocktails at Jane G’s

With all the Super Bowl excitement, we had to push back some fun celebrity sightings in Philadelphia, including that of famed movie director, M. Night Shyamalan, dining at Jane G’s in Center City. Owned by Jane Guo, and located at 1930 Chestnut St., the restaurant has been a hot spot for...

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 3:57pm

Celebrate Singles Awareness Day in Philly

All of the lovebirds had their fun on Valentine’s Day, with the hand holding, pet names and professionally-shot marriage proposals, but on Thursday, Feb. 15, singles around the world celebrate the solo life with Singles Awareness Day (S.A.D.). No need to be “sad” about your single...

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 12:39pm

Mad Rex hosts beer launch party

If you’re looking for something fun to do the day after Valentine’s Day, head over to Mad Rex on Thursday, Feb. 15 for their Mad Rex IPA Launch Party, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Free to enter (but 21+), attendees will enjoy free samples, $4 Mad Rex IPA drafts, DJ entertainment, a beer pong...

Monday, February 12, 2018 - 6:18pm

Eat Like an Insider: Michael Johnigean of Mad Rex

Any visit to Fishtown’s Mad Rex is an unforgettable one. With its post-apocalyptic theme, impeccable menu of nutritious yet decadent eats and virtual reality lounge, there’s plenty to taste, sip and experience. Mad Rex partner Michael Johnigean has always had a passion for healthy food...

Monday, February 12, 2018 - 5:12pm

Pink peppercorn shortbread recipe

INGREDIENTS -​3 sticks or 1 ½ cups sweet unsalted butter -1 cup granulated sugar -3 cups all-purpose flour -1 teaspoon kosher salt -1 vanilla bean -1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract -1/3 cup pink peppercorns, lightly crushed (do not use a spice grinder) -Crystal sugar (clear decorating...

Monday, February 12, 2018 - 2:35pm

Where to eat Valentine’s Day dinner in Philadelphia

No idea where to eat Valentine’s Day dinner in Philadelphia this year? Not a problem! Whether you’re looking for the lush backdrop of a high-end steakhouse or the cozy comfort of southern cuisine, the city of brotherly love has plenty of options for you to choose from. Here are a few...

Monday, February 12, 2018 - 12:29pm

Do Valentine’s Day on a budget with these baked goods

Can’t afford to buy your baby a diamond ring or any bling for that matter? Perhaps you just started dating and don’t want to disappoint your newfound love on Valentine’s Day. No matter what your situation, a baked good is a great solution. “Not everyone wants (or can afford...

Friday, February 9, 2018 - 5:34pm

This new Philly club has a ball pit

With the excitement leading up to the Super Bowl and then all of the partying after the Philadelphia Eagles won, other news got placed on the backburner, including the opening of a Philly dance club that has a ball pit. Yes, you heard us right — a ball pit for grownups! (Here’s to...

Friday, February 9, 2018 - 4:21pm

The best Valentine’s Day date ideas in Philly

With all the Super Bowl excitement, you may have forgotten that Valentine’s Day is next week! Haven’t thought of how you’re celebrating with your boo? No need to worry. We’ve put together a list of the best Valentine’s Day date ideas for you and your lovebug. From ice...

Friday, February 9, 2018 - 12:40pm

'Unicorn' set to dazzle L'Etage for Valentine's Day

A colorful dance theater show is set to have its official debut performance on one of the most beautiful stages in Philadelphia. On Feb. 14-15, “Unicorn” will grace the stage of L’Etage in the Queen Village neighborhood of South Philadelphia. Workshopped as two separate...

Friday, February 9, 2018 - 11:36am

Erotic cookie decorating class?

Looking to titillate your sweet tooth? Cake Life Bake Shop in Fishtown is hosting an Erotic Cookie Decorating Class on Sunday, Feb. 11 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Led by Cake Life co-owner Lily Fischer and executive cake chef, Becca Craig, the evening will be sweet and spicy. According to Fischer, all...

Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 2:00pm

Black Thought offers inspiring words about the Eagles Super Bowl victory

It shouldn’t surprise you that Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter, co-founder of legendary Philadelphia band, The Roots, is a huge Philadelphia Eagles fan. Like the rest of the city, he was elated to see his hometown team earn their first Super Bowl win this past Sunday. He offered...

Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 11:09am

15 fun things to do in Philly this weekend

FOOD & DRINK Shake Shack Custard Giveaway Feb. 8 Shake Shack Various locations shakeshack.com Free While supplies last, grab a free vanilla frozen custard—infused with green coloring, of course—to celebrate the Philadelphia Eagles’ Super Bowl triumph. Notably...

Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 9:36am

4 can’t miss events at Philly Theatre Week

Today, Philly Theatre Week makes its debut with over 268 performances in the Philadelphia region, between now and Feb. 18. The 10-day celebration aims to highlight the diversity of Philadelphia’s theatre scene and make it more accessible to new audiences. “Philly Theatre Week is a 10-...

Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 9:18am

Carson Wentz and more Philadelphia Eagles got dinner at this Philly restaurant last night

Carson Wentz, Trey Burton, Chris Maragos and Jordan Hicks of the Philadelphia Eagles all dined together at a Center City restaurant last night with their significant others. The group picked Ocean Prime, a luxury seafood and steakhouse located at 124 S. 15th St., known for its impeccable...

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 3:12pm

Where to eat for the Super Bowl parade

Philadelphia is going to be jam-packed with Eagles fans and excitement for our first ever Super Bowl parade on Thursday. With festivities kicking off at 11 a.m. at Broad & Pattison and ending with a ceremony at 1 p.m. at the Art Museum, there’s plenty of time before, during and after the...

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 1:09pm

WTF is a ‘No Touch’ Valentine’s Day Dinner?

If you’re lucky enough to have a boo on Valentine’s Day, the last thing you’d want to do is go to a “no touch” Valentine’s Day dinner, right? Wrong! The whole part about no touching actually refers to use of your smartphone and for couples dining at SOMO in...

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 4:04pm