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A Geek's Guide to Summer in Philly

Summertime is here, and with plenty of vacation and wonderful weather in store, what is there for the city’s geeks to do before September rolls around? We have combed the city and its surrounding areas in order to compile a list of special events, local hangouts and blockbuster movies that...

Tuesday, May 15, 2018, 10:22 AM

Where to celebrate May the Fourth in Philly

May the Fourth be with you! With only mere weeks to go until the latest chapter in the Star Wars universe, "Solo," makes its debut in theaters, a number of venues throughout the city are marking “Star Wars Day” with a galaxy’s worth of special offerings, events, and...

Friday, May 4, 2018, 6:40 AM

8 Comedy shows you can’t miss this spring

Even though winter managed to get in a few last minute punches, spring is on its way to the Philadelphia area! Put an end to your cabin fever, throw on the light jacket that has been collecting dust in your closet since Halloween, and head out into the city and its surrounding areas for a good...

Monday, March 12, 2018, 5:22 AM

7 indie bookstores to check out in Philadelphia

With several more weeks of winter to go before the annual spring thaw, why not curl up by the fire (or space heater) with a great book? Thankfully, an array of terrific independent bookstores in the city can help make this pastime a reality for you—and at a fraction of the price charged by...

Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 8:20 AM

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, 10:00 AM

'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, 11:36 AM

8 can’t-miss shows this February in Philly

At this point in the season, the chilly weather has likely resulted in cabin fever, not to mention the annual winter blues. But do not despair. In the worlds of comedy, music, burlesque, and film, theaters in and around Philadelphia are full of life, just waiting to warm your heart with laughter...

Friday, February 2, 2018, 1:13 PM

Stand-up comedy finds a new home at the Drake

It’s no secret that the Philadelphia comedy community is thriving. Local comedians and even their nationally-known counterparts are constantly taking the stages of the city’s numerous clubs, theaters, and other venues (even bars) to hone their craft in front of appreciative—yet...

Monday, January 22, 2018, 3:13 PM

Comedian Mike Brooks to record his debut album at The Grape Room

One of Philadelphia’s most beloved comedians will be recording his first ever comedy album right here in Philadelphia—and you are welcome to be in the audience. Michael Brooks, a two-time Philly’s Phunniest finalist at Helium and the 2015 winner of the annual WMGK John DeBella...

Thursday, January 18, 2018, 11:24 AM

South Street Cinema: What to expect for 2018

Anyone walking down South Street will inevitably notice the multitude of shuttered storefronts that line the destination. While neighborhoods like East Passyunk and Fishtown seemed to have lured some businesses—and their patrons—away from the strip, other hopefuls know that there is...

Tuesday, January 2, 2018, 11:45 AM

Comedian Hannah Trav brings deeply personal show to PHIT

When we are in need for a good laugh in order to escape reality, we turn to stand-up comedians. A great stand-up comedian is a magician of sorts: with little more than a microphone, they can have an entire room full of people erupting into side-splitting laughter. But what happens when the...

Friday, December 29, 2017, 5:35 AM

'Make Up or Break Up' is the ultimate comedy test for local couples

One of the hottest TV game shows of the 1970s and 1980s was The Newlywed Game. On each episode, real-life couples would appear and test exactly how well they knew each other. While the game show may be long gone these days, a  live, local offering is available for viewing every month of the...

Monday, December 25, 2017, 3:06 PM

‘Let's Start a Cult’ turns audiences into followers

Comedy shows have the power to do all kinds of things. They can—hopefully—make you laugh. They can make you think. They can even make you an integral part in starting a cult. At least one comedy show can, that is. “Let’s Start a Cult” is one of the most popular...

Tuesday, December 19, 2017, 5:00 AM

'Turn Up The Trans*Mission' returns to Tattooed Mom

It is no secret that, even in 2017, trans* citizens still struggle with everything from finding work to even expressing themselves creatively. One show, however, is packing its lineup with a fantastic array of the area’s best trans* performers while, at the same time, offering them and...

Thursday, December 14, 2017, 4:10 PM

'Good Morning, New Miami' takes a hilarious look at climate change

Climate change is indeed a real—and of course very bleak—issue facing the world today. Thankfully, there is a unique comedy show in Philadelphia that not only confronts the issue head-on, but also helps its audiences laugh at a time when it is needed most. "Good Morning, New...

Monday, December 11, 2017, 12:09 PM

This comedy show offers free admission if you bring a parking ticket

No one enjoys getting parking tickets. They are costly reminders of just how confusing parking signage in Philadelphia can be. A new monthly comedy show, however, hopes to help ease the pain of parking tickets—by using them as admission. The comedy showcase "No Parking" had its...

Friday, November 17, 2017, 11:07 AM

Geekadelphia closes its doors

One of the staples in Philadelphia’s geek culture will be taking a much-deserved break at the end of 2017. After ten successful years, the Geekadelphia blog will be going on an indefinite hiatus starting January 1, 2018. Since its first post on November 29, 2007, Geekadelphia has helped keep...

Wednesday, November 1, 2017, 8:10 AM

10 can't-miss comedy shows in Philly for November

With November now here, there are countless end-of-the-year stressors. Visiting family! Holiday shopping! Securing opening night tickets for "Star Wars Episode VIII!" While nothing can really alleviate these annual spikes in your blood pressure, local and national comedians will once...

Tuesday, October 31, 2017, 11:00 AM

7 of the most haunted places in Philadelphia

One of Philadelphia’s most famous aspects is its rich history. A key factor in the formation—and once the capital—of our country, the city does its best to preserve its colonial era buildings for all future generations to enjoy. But just because current and future generations are...

Friday, October 20, 2017, 12:24 PM

Hackoween brings famous comedians, living and dead, to Philadelphia

What happens when you mix standup comedy with Halloween? You get Hackoween — an ongoing annual show at Good Good Comedy Theater in Chinatown. The premise behind Hackoween is simple: members of the Philadelphia comedy community choose a famous comedian, living or dead, whom they admire and...

Friday, October 20, 2017, 11:58 AM