SugarHouse Casino Debuts New Fishtown Hops Beer Garden

by Matt Kelchner What better way to celebrate the summer solstice than by opening a brand new beer garden? SugarHouse Casino unveiled their new outdoor dining and drinking destination Wednesday evening with a small preview party before it officially opens today. Located directly along the riverwalk and behind the casino itself, Fishtown Hops offers some of the best waterfront views in the city. Pair that … Continue reading SugarHouse Casino Debuts New Fishtown Hops Beer Garden

Sigur Ros at the Mann Center, 6/16

by Matt Kelchner Touting a new, slimmer lineup of just three members, Icelandic post-rock masters Sigur Ros proved this past Friday night that they can be every bit as awe-inspiring as they were with 5+ ensembles. As threatening storms held off, the skies made way for a perfect summer evening at the Mann Center. You couldn’t have asked for a better setting to take in … Continue reading Sigur Ros at the Mann Center, 6/16

Recap: The Philadelphia Restaurant Fest

by Geno Thackara It’s really not fair. Dozens of restaurants, pubs, bars, sandwich shops and barbecue joints with wares to sample, almost as many wineries and craft brewers on top of that, plus a generous helping of desserts? The smorgasbord on offer at the Philadelphia Restaurant Festival was simply an embarrassment of riches. No, I’m not complaining about any of that, just the fact that … Continue reading Recap: The Philadelphia Restaurant Fest

Fun Home Comes Home to Pennsylvania

by Brenda Hillegas Cartoonist Alison Bechdel’s childhood home on Maple Avenue exists in Beech Creek, Pennsylvania. It’s also a main setting in the musical Fun Home, which is based on her 2006 graphic memoir FUN HOME: A Family Tragicomic. From now until June 18th, you can catch it here in Philadelphia. Alison and her father don’t always see eye to eye, yet as she grows up, she … Continue reading Fun Home Comes Home to Pennsylvania

Crops in the Farm

by Stephen Pagano As the 2017 Philadelphia Phillies possess one of the worst records in Major League Baseball, my friend Pat and I decided to take the one-hour trip and check out their Triple A affiliate, the first place Lehigh Valley IronPigs, in Allentown, PA. The IronPigs play Minor League Baseball in Coca Cola Park. It’s a beautiful stadium that opened in March 2008 and … Continue reading Crops in the Farm

The 5th Annual Rock the Block Festival at Stogie Joe’s

by Lou Pinto Yesterday was hot day, but that didn’t deter about 300 people from showing up for the 5th annual Rock the Block Festival at Stogie Joe’s. Stogie’s has been host to this event since 2013, held to raise funds for the Coach Wags Memorial Foundation. Founded in 2010, the CWMF was established and named in memorial after Coach John “Wags” Wagner. Coach Wags … Continue reading The 5th Annual Rock the Block Festival at Stogie Joe’s

La Festa 2017 Presented by Filitalia International

-Joei DeCarlo Food, friends and festivities are the best words to describe La Festa Della Repubblica, better know as La Festa. The festival is sponsored by Filitalia International & Foundation and has occurred on the first Sunday of June for the past seven years. Filitalia International & Foundation works to strengthen Italian heritage with language lessons, academic scholarships, The Columbus Day Parade and, of course, … Continue reading La Festa 2017 Presented by Filitalia International

The League’s Philly Launch Party

-Moriah Kelley Dating- or maybe I should say attempting to date- can be the worst. I am going out on a limb and saying that singles (which I am) are tired of swiping right and left, analyzing endless bios, scrutinize pictures, and trying to decipher if what the potential date is telling us really is true. Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a team … Continue reading The League’s Philly Launch Party

Motown the Musical “Hits” Philadelphia

-Brenda Hillegas (photo courtesy of Joan Marcus for the Kimmel Center) Last night, I found myself falling down a Wikipedia rabbit hole. Berry Gordy, Hitsville U.S.A., Diana Ross, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson. I clicked and clicked some more. Around midnight I think I went too far (did you know Ashlee Simpson is married to one of Diana’s sons? Or that Berry Gordy’s son and grandson … Continue reading Motown the Musical “Hits” Philadelphia

NonCOMM Day 3

-Matt Kelchner Acts old and new graced both stages at World Cafe Live Friday night for the final night of this year’s NON-COMMvention. Hosted by local radio stalwart WXPN, the music industry focused event celebrated it’s 17th year with performances from some of the latest newcomers as well as seasoned veterans. The temperatures may have been scorching, but that didn’t stop us from being blown … Continue reading NonCOMM Day 3