Archive for November 7th, 2012

This Evening: Ready Or Not

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

>>> Nas and Ms. Lauryn Hill will both be taking the stage at the Electric Factory tonight, both still trying to maintain their respective greatest of all time (or at least in the conversation) titles, and doing a good job of it. >>> Scotland’s heavily-accented The Twilight Sad play at Johnny Brenda’s tonight, behind this […]

And With Philadelphia’s First Snow Of The Season, Christmas Music Will Soon Be Unavoidable On The Radio

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

We all know how it works. Earlier and earlier every year, the Christmas Music officially takes over many of the local airwaves, playing the same six songs, in constant rotation, over and over again. For what it’s worth, internet-radio group iRadioPhilly, has already launched Mistletoe, an all Chrimbo-tunes channel. And on your terrestrial radio, B101, […]

Bartram’s Mile, A Plan To Create Eight New Acres Of Parks, Is Looking For Help From The Public

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

The plan for Batram’s Mile, a joint mission between Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, the Schuylkill River Development Corporation, and the John Bartram Association, is to take eight acres of vacant, public owned land around Bartram’s Garden, and turn it into park land. This Saturday, the people behind Batram’s Mile are holding a design workshop and […]

Stay Out Of The Snow, And Bring The Kiddies To The Barnes For A Showing Of The Indian In The Cupboard

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

At 4PM today, while the area is getting rained/snowed/sleeted/grossed on, you can bring your kids to Cinémathèque Internationale of Philadelphia and the Barnes Foundation‘s screening of Frank Oz‘s 1995 classic, The Indian In The Cupboard. Admission is free, and while the kiddies can enjoy the film and its story of life lessons and friendship, parents […]

If You Are Searching Craigslist For Part-Time Work And Odd Jobs, Why Not Apply To Be The Eagles’ Head Coach

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

Honestly, if you send your resumé in, what is the worst thing that could happen? Oh right, they could hire you.

Garbage And Art Are A Match Made In Kickstarter Heaven

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

Billy Dufala, a man of many ideas we have loved over the past few years, is on a new mission. Much of that mission involves, as always, making art and having fun, but still, Billy is also focused on “educating people about sustainability issues and the waste stream.” Taking those three things and mashing them […]

The Sold-Out Philadelphia Marathon Will Welcome Three Thousand People Who Couldn’t Run In The NYC Marathon

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

The Philadelphia Marathon, whose tagline “The Best Time of Your Life” rivals Sleepy’s when it comes to double meanings, has been sold-out since last month. But with the fallout from Hurricane Sandy cancelling the New York City marathon, Mayor Nutter has opened up 3,000 extra slots for runners who were registered for the NYC marathon […]

Captain Freeshit: Win A Pair Of Tickets To See Paul Banks At The Troc This Saturday!

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

Interpol, who are releasing a tenth anniversary edition of their first record this year, are taking a little break. As they do, the band’s front-man Paul Banks is playing shows in support of his first album under his real name, but his second solo album (after releasing Julian Plenti is … Skyscraper under the name […]

Snowbama 2012, Or: The 1,000 Years Of Darkness Starts Now

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

Well, the President was re-elected, and it looks like we will never feel the warmth of the sun again: By the end of the day today, many people in our area could be buried under two to four inches of snow. Why are we getting hit by snow? Because some states legalized pot, some legalized […]

The First Person Arts Festival Begins Tomorrow, And Here Is Your Festival Preview

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

Starting tonight, this year’s First Person Arts Festival kicks off, hosting comedy, poetry, story slams, and more over the next eleven days. There’s a whole bunch of great stuff going on, and you can check out the full schedule here, and meet us after the jump for some of the festival’s stand-out events.