Savor Borgata Weekend: Day Two

-Brenda Hillegas There are five fine dining restaurants in Atlantic City’s Borgata hotel and casino. Each one highlights a different cuisine, so no matter what your taste buds prefer, there’s something there for you. Chef Michael Shulson’s Izakaya (Japanese), Chef Michael Symon’s Angeline (Italian), Chef Bobby Flay’s steakhouse, Old Homestead Steakhouse from brothers Greg and Marc Sherry, and Chef Wolfgang Puck’s American Grill. The Savor … Continue reading Savor Borgata Weekend: Day Two

Savor Borgata Weekend: Day One

-Brenda Hillegas It’s been a crazy few weeks as we just released the October issue of Philadelphia RowHome Magazine and then immediately put last minute touches on our annual black tie gala which took place last Wednesday. I needed some downtime before getting to work on our January 2020 annual Food issue. So, when I got the invite to attend the Borgata’s annual Savor Borgata … Continue reading Savor Borgata Weekend: Day One

Tiny Beautiful Things at Arden Theatre is big and beautiful.

-Brenda Hillegas Feature photo: Bailey Roper, Akeem Davis, Emilie Krause, and Joilet Harris. Photo by Wide Eyed Studios Here’s a thought or two for you. Advice columns. If you were to send in a letter to one, seeking advice obviously, would you prefer to not know who is giving you advice? Or are you looking for a name and credentials? Does it matter? Does knowing … Continue reading Tiny Beautiful Things at Arden Theatre is big and beautiful.

PhillyCAM Awards 2019 Winners

Content courtesy of PhillyCAM; photos by Brianna Spause Local non-profit PhillyCAM– which just turned 10- is a community media center that trains Philadelphians in broadcast production and airs original content on Philadelphia’s public access television and WPPM 106.5 FM. This past Sunday, the third annual CAMMY Awards (held on national Community Media Day at Lightbox Film Center) celebrated producers whose television and radio content brings together … Continue reading PhillyCAM Awards 2019 Winners

Come From Away celebrates the real people and stories in Gander, Newfoundland during 9/11/01.

-Brenda Hillegas Cover photo by Matthew Murphy Somewhere…in the middle of nowhere… The lyrics to the songs of Come From Away have been in my head since the first time I saw the musical, just this past May. At that point, the show’s first North American tour had been announced and I already knew it would be coming to Philadelphia as part of the Kimmel … Continue reading Come From Away celebrates the real people and stories in Gander, Newfoundland during 9/11/01.

RENT returns to Philadelphia this weekend only. Catch the last few shows!

-Brenda Hillegas Cover photo: The company of RENT, photo by Amy Boyle Eight. Times. Sure, I’ve seen movies that many times or more. Even some television shows. But a musical? Surprisingly, I’m in the minority for the number of times someone has seen RENT. Meaning…there are people who have seen the show way more than that. “RENTheads” are out there. They are dedicated, hardcore fans … Continue reading RENT returns to Philadelphia this weekend only. Catch the last few shows!

Celebrating the 25th Annual Barrymore Awards at the Bok Building

-Brenda Hillegas Twenty-five years is a long time to celebrate something. It’s a number worthy of recognition. When it comes to Philadelphia theatre’s scene, though, and everything Theatre Philadelphia has done to help our city’s arts culture strive, every year is deserving of a celebration. That’s why we have the Barrymore Awards. The awards and ceremony, nationally recognized, honors the local artists and theatre companies … Continue reading Celebrating the 25th Annual Barrymore Awards at the Bok Building

Go to The Glow! Thousands of pumpkins, lit up and on display in Fairmount Park until November 3rd.

-Brenda Hillegas Whether you’re looking for a festive family outing, a date night, something different to do with your friends, or new inspirations for your instagram- Jack’s Pumpkin Glow is the place to be. This event is only in four cities throughout the US (Chicago, DC, and Nashville are also on the list) and features thousands of hand-carved pumpkins. Jack’s Pumpkin Glow is literally a … Continue reading Go to The Glow! Thousands of pumpkins, lit up and on display in Fairmount Park until November 3rd.

Spend the evening with Meteor Shower at Walnut Street Theatre

Feature photo: Jessica Bedford, Greg Wood, Susan Riley Stevens, and Jake Blouch. By Mark Garvin -Brenda Hillegas Meteor showers can be a beautiful event to witness. Steve Martin’s Meteor Shower is also beautiful…and strange, hilarious, unbelievable, and honest. Martin’s one-act play takes the audience through the ups and downs of marriage. The high points and the bliss, the low points and the apologies, saying what … Continue reading Spend the evening with Meteor Shower at Walnut Street Theatre

The Philadelphia Burger Brawl- Stuff Your Face for a Good Cause!

-Brenda Hillegas First off. I’m sorry. I’m sorry for posting a review of this event rather than a preview. Trust me, you’ll be sorry too once you hear about the great time I had yesterday at the 9th annual Philadelphia Burger Brawl presented by Jim Beam. This year, the massive food competition moved to a new space- Marine Parade Ground at Navy Yard- to allow … Continue reading The Philadelphia Burger Brawl- Stuff Your Face for a Good Cause!