Madeline Presland

Check out the 'Stranger Things' dance party this Saturday

Get ready to dress to the nines (or, rather, the 11’s) and dance all night in an alternate dimension. Nerdy dance party experts Riot Nerd are back with an event fit for the show’s hardcore fans and dance enthusiasts alike. The "Upside Down ‘Stranger Things’ Dance Party...

Wednesday, October 4, 2017, 4:13 PM

Magic at the Ballet

The Pennsylvania Ballet debuts a show fit for all the princesses in Philadelphia. After last year’s successful “Cinderella run, Artistic Director Angel Corella knew that bringing fairytale to the would be the perfect way to enchant the audience this Fall. “The Sleeping Beauty...

Tuesday, September 12, 2017, 1:30 PM

Philadelphia Open Studio Tours give art lovers a new way to explore different mediums

Philadelphia Open Studio Tours began with 13 artists in 1999. The event series has grown so much that the city has been split into quadrants, each with its own day dedicated to tours. Art lovers can visit participating artists that intrigue them. Or, artist Gina Michaels points out that this is a...

Friday, September 8, 2017, 3:40 PM

Head to Laurel Hill Cemetery this Friday for spooky fun

Get spooky at Laurel Hill Cemetery with the continuation of their "Cinema at the Cemetery" series. Their next screening on Aug. 18. features “A House on Haunted Hill.” The classic 1959 film stars Vincent Price as an eccentric mansion dweller who invites guests for a scary good...

Monday, August 14, 2017, 10:42 AM

Here's where to celebrate National Book Lovers Day

If you’re a fiction fanatic, non-fiction fan or anything inbetween, celebrate National Book Lovers Day on August 9 in Philly! The city has many independent bookstores for every kind of bibliophile. Whether you want to take a tour of rare books or seek something a little off the beaten bath,...

Tuesday, August 8, 2017, 12:56 PM

5 things to do at the Peach Festival at Linvilla Orchards

The Peach Festival at Linvilla Orchards has more than just peaches. Despite its name, you can find more than just the stone fruit perfect for shortcakes, pies and savory delights. The event has been going strong since the 1980s, and for good reason: fruit, entertainment and more. Whether you’...

Monday, August 7, 2017, 3:18 PM

The 2nd Street Festival returns for its 9th year

The best block parties have 11 things: food, shopping, live music and eight beer gardens. Whether you're a Northern Liberties native or newbie, the annual 2nd Street Festival is a highlight of the summer that balances neighborhood spirit and mass appeal. Grab some snacks from food vendors...

Wednesday, August 2, 2017, 10:47 AM

Chef team teaches Philly kids about eating from the garden

Many foodie adults would pay to cook in the kitchen of North Broad’s Italian food hotspot Osteria. Now imagine being a kid with a golden ticket to learn from some of the best chefs in the city. Osteria teamed up with the charity organization Vetri Community Partnership (which is led by...

Thursday, July 20, 2017, 5:31 PM

Mixed reactions from civil liberty advocates to PA's new police body camera law

Legislation that seems like a victory in the fight to end police brutality may act as more of a roadblock, critics say. Gov. Tom Wolf signed Senate Bill 560 earlier this month, which says footage collected from police body cameras is exempt from the Right to Know Law and which clarifies privacy...

Thursday, July 20, 2017, 5:00 AM

2017 Ladybug Festival: Performances you can't miss

Put on your best red and black outfit for the Ladybug Festival on Thursday and Friday! The free festival is dedicated to celebrating local women in music and bringing another music event to the area in addition to the popular Firefly Festival. Individual concerts will be happening at several...

Tuesday, July 18, 2017, 2:03 PM

Inside Look: This Fairmount home was built for fun

Checklist for homes that have what all Philadelphians want: size, convenience, neighborhood aesthetic, parking… and a ball pit? A home for sale in Fairmount manages to have it all, and more. The four bedroom, 3.5 bathroom house has enough space for a growing family or an at-home business....

Wednesday, July 12, 2017, 5:26 AM

The Manayunk Arts Festival returns June 24

The largest art festival in the tristate is happening this weekend as Main Street in Manayunk becomes an avenue for buying and selling art. Whether you’re in the market for home decor or something fun to wear, the Manayunk Arts Festival is coming up and is the place to get everything and...

Thursday, June 15, 2017, 4:56 PM

The 6 best deals at the Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll

A street fair where everything costs $1? Yes, please. Sample some of the best sips and bites along Baltimore Avenue in West Philly, and score some other awesome deals as well. Whether you’re looking to snack your way through the fair or get something to treat yourself later, here are six...

Monday, June 12, 2017, 11:12 AM

Sharing a childhood of abuse onstage to help others understand

Walking onstage to perform a one-man show isn’t easy. Acting out your own trauma is almost unheard of. Michael Broussard, 52, takes the stage in a plaid shirt. He begins his show, “Ask a Sex Abuse Survivor,” by talking about a happy childhood he doesn’t remember. The memory...

Thursday, June 8, 2017, 3:07 PM

Urban cowboys are the inspiration for an art exhibition coming to the Barnes

People riding horses in the middle of traffic is always a surprise. But in some parts of the city, it’s just a way of life. Artist Mohamed Bourouissa brings this to a larger audience with his new art exhibition at the Barnes Foundation. Bourouissa is an Algerian artist who resides in...

Thursday, June 8, 2017, 1:45 PM

4 must-see museum exhibits for summer 2017

Philly deserves its stellar reputation for having some of the best museums in the country. Whether you want to entertain some visitors or play tourist in your own city, here are four exhibits to put on your to-do list. Getting wild at the Art Museum See decades of nature through...

Tuesday, June 6, 2017, 12:57 PM

Plastic bag taxes and bans? Not in Pennsylvania, some lawmakers say

Philadelphia may not be allowed to ban or tax its urban tumbleweed. The Philadelphia City Council has in the past tried to gain support for legislation that aims to limit the use and litter of plastic bags in Philadelphia. Attempts to enact both a ban and a 5-cent fee per bag were made in 2015,...

Tuesday, June 6, 2017, 5:00 AM

Strawberry picking tips ahead of the 9th Annual Strawberry Festival

Whether you want to grow them yourself, make jam or just eat them by the handful, strawberry season is approaching. You won’t find that perfect flavor in the grocery store, however. Here are tips on where to find the freshest strawberries near Philly and how to pick the patch. Start at...

Monday, June 5, 2017, 11:17 AM

4 Philly music festivals you can't miss this summer

Whether you want to see your West Philly neighbors play or check out some epic acts, there's an impressive range of festivals happening this season. Here are four essential festivals to catch between Memorial Day and Labor Day. It’s a family affair The Queen of R&B herself...

Friday, June 2, 2017, 3:38 PM

Deadheads rejoice!

Although Amir Bar-Lev’s newest film will be available to stream on Amazon, you should take the chance to live (or relive) a part of the Grateful Dead experience this week. Screenings of “Long Strange Trip: The Untold Story of the Grateful Dead are being held in 50 cities on May 25,...

Monday, May 22, 2017, 11:09 AM