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Drexel gets a dorm for foodies

Step onto any college campus and you’ll find rows of fraternity and sorority houses. Some universities may have honors dorms or housing dedicated to college athletes. But just off campus at Drexel University, for the first time, there will be student housing designed for the food-obsessed.Good Food...

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 3:31am

Philly Pops take on Carole King’s tapestry of hits

Carole King’s iconic album “Tapestry” gave us the hits “I Feel the Earth Move,” “It’s Too Late” and “So Far Away.”But she also co-wrote the Little Eva early ‘60s pop hit, “The Loco-Motion.”Suffice to say, if you’re not deep into the works of King, you’ll be in for a few pleasant surprises at the...

Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 6:30pm

Are these Philly musicians the next breakout stars?

You’ve heard it time and time again: Philly is killing the music game right now. But there’s more to the current landscape than The War on Drugs, Meek Mill and Kurt Vile (no hard feelings, guys — we love you lots). And we understand that it gets a little overwhelming to keep up with every new crop...

Friday, January 29, 2016 - 2:23am

Try out for 'The Voice' in Philly

Prep your pipes, aspiring singing superstars: NBC’s “The Voice” is hosting open call auditions in Philly next month.Auditions for the hit reality show will be held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center at 11th and Arch streets (in Hall G) on Saturday and Sunday, February 20 and 21. You have to be...

Friday, January 29, 2016 - 1:40am

20 gorgeous landscapes that will make you love winter

Like it or not, winter seems to have finally arrived. And while that might be a cause for grumbling and daydreaming about warmer locales, you have to admit that winter isn’t all bad. In fact, snow-covered mountains and icy lakes make for some of the most captivating scenery on the planet. Don’t...

Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 2:53am

Muse, Outer Spaces and more things to see this weekend

THEATER‘Exit Strategy’Friday through Feb. 28Suzanne Roberts Theatre480 S. Broad St.From $24, www.philadelphiatheatrecompany.com“Exit Strategy” takes place in the midst of a Chicago school shutdown crisis. Known as a political playwright, Ike Holter portrays students and teachers fighting for their...

Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 1:58am

Hungry Pigeon lands in Queen Village

Walk into Hungry Pigeon, a Queen Village newcomer from chefs Scott Schroeder and Pat O’Malley, and you might feel a wave of deja vu. Early morning, you’ll find familiar pour-overs curated by the folks from Ultimo Coffee. The bar is staffed with people who’ve poured you a drink at American Sardine...

Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 1:36am

Peek inside the minds of Disney and Dali in 'Architects of the Imagination'

Walt Disney and Salvador Dali never completed their animated short film “Destino,” but the friendship they formed working on it in the 1940s lasted the rest of their lives.That intersection between two of the 20th century’s most innovative and influential artists is explored in the new “Disney and...

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - 1:46am

Buying a fixer-upper in Mt. Airy

Almost every home on Diane Pellegrini’s block is over a century old. That architecture, the quaintness, is what drew Pellegrini and her fiancé to Mt. Airy from Scranton almost three years ago, when the couple did what any relocating homebuyers would do: Picked a neighborhood, saw some properties...

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - 12:00am

The Smithereens are still going strong after 35 years

It’s a family affair for the Smithereens,especially whenmembers of the rockin’ Davies family are concerned. Smithereens drummer Dennis Diken was the man behind the skins when Ray Davies of the Kinks joined brother Dave Davies on stage for the first time in nearly 20 years in London last month.Diken...

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 6:40pm

Walter Robinson turns erotic selfies into art

The thing that Walter Robinson finds most exciting about Moore College’s exhibition of his work is the fact that it’s taking place at a women’s art college.“I’m anticipating being accused of sexism,” he says with an air of bemusement rather than defensiveness. “A lot of the material is about...

Saturday, January 23, 2016 - 4:01am

Warm up at one of these Philadelphia bars with fireplaces

Heading out of the house to shovel the drive might take a bit of motivation, but buckling up those galoshesand heading to the bar, well, that’s just snow day fun. Here are five great bars with fireplaces that are sure to keep you warm this weekend.The DandelionStephen Starr’s picture perfect take...

Saturday, January 23, 2016 - 12:08am

5 snow day cocktails to make at home

A cold, snowy, stuck-indoors night is the best excuse to snuggle up with a warm cocktail. Here are five cocktail recipes perfect for sharing with your fellow house-bound buddies, or heating up as a treat for yourself — so get to the store and stock up on these ingredients right now.RELATED:Why you...

Friday, January 22, 2016 - 6:30pm

What to expect at the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts

Remember that 21-foot-tall Eiffel Tower covered in 6,000 light bulbs in the Kimmel Center a few years back? Set designer and 2015 MacArthur Genius Award winner Mimi Lien designed the installation as part of the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts, and she’s coming back to wow us again...

Friday, January 22, 2016 - 1:08am

10 new skills you can learn while traveling

If your 2016 resolutions include learning something new, these hotels and destinations can help. From teaching you how to take better photos to butcher a whole hog, these classes will engage you, help make the most of your vacation, and send you home with a brandnew skill —so that's one resolution...

Friday, January 22, 2016 - 12:06am

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis make an ‘Unruly Mess’

​With their Grammy-winning 2012 debut album, "The Heist," the Seattle hip-hop duoMacklemoreandRyan Lewis spun gold (and platinum sales) from their contagious mix of boldly honest lyricism and inventively soulful music. Macklemore's witty, open tales dedicated to gay marriage, addiction and the...

Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 5:30pm

Secret Cinema, a Dolphin dance party, and more things to do in Philly

COMEDYMark NormandThursday throughSundayHelium Comedy Club2031 Sansom St.From $26www.heliumcomedy.comComedian Mark Normand has a goofy, observational style that works well with audiences of Conan and John Oliver, with whom he’s worked. He was also named a “Comic to Watch” by Comedy Central in 2011...

Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 1:00am

InterAct opens its season with the risky '#therevolution'

In a typical season, InterAct Theatre Company dedicates at least half of its productions to new work, a risktaking strategy that has come to be one of the company’s defining factors. But after 18 years at the Adrienne, InterAct is moving this season to its new home at the Drake and decided to play...

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 10:33pm

Upping the steaks at Urban Farmer

When the Four Seasons hotel shut its doors a little over a year ago, it took a not-so-little piece of Philadelphia dining history with it. For more than 30 years, the Fountain restaurant was the place to see and be seen, with a steady stream of politicians, socialites and all-around famous...

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 10:16pm

Don’t miss out on these big concerts coming to Philly in 2016

As much as we love anintimate show at Boot & Saddle or Johnny Brenda’s, there’s something to be said for a full house dancing in their seats at a stadium show. Here are 13 concertsto put on your calendar in 2016.1. Macklemore and Ryan LewisThe Saturday, Jan. 23, show is sold out, but you can...

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 12:36am