Archive for November 30th, 2012

This Weekend: Remember, Remember, The First (Weekend) Of December

Friday, November 30th, 2012

FRIDAY: >>> Guitars? Title Fight, Tigers Jaw, Pianos Become The Teeth, and Single Mothers got tons of guitars — loud ones too — at a sold out Union Transfer. >>> Are you part of that small sliver of venn diagaram that are fans of both pro wrestling and art? Then PhilaMOCA is the place to […]

Film Sweat: Hitch

Friday, November 30th, 2012

RECOMMENDED: Congrats Hitchcock, you win by default. A whopping two films hit local theaters this week. You are one: The Sacha Gervasi directed, Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren starring biopic of one of film’s earliest and most well known auteurs that comes to screens at the Ritz Five and Rave Ritz Center. The other is […]

The City of Philadelphia Launches The L&I App, And They Want You To Fiddle Around With It

Friday, November 30th, 2012

Users of the Philly 311 app might already be aware of this, but the app’s newest update includes the new Department of Licenses and Inspections App, where you can report issues and access L&I property records such as permits, licenses, violations, and appeals. L&I Commish Carlton Williams said, “We at L&I know that by partnering […]

R.I.P.: Ed Schwartz, Former City Councilman

Friday, November 30th, 2012

Ed Schwartz, who served on city council for one term from 1984-1988, and then spent time with the Office of Housing and Community Development, the Philadelphia Tax Reform Commission, and founded the Institute for the Study of Civic Values, passed away yesterday from a suspected heart attack. Council President Darrell Clarke said: Councilman Schwartz was […]

New York Times Art Critic Ken Johnson Has A Way With Words

Friday, November 30th, 2012

When New York Times art critic Ken Johnson penned his review of an LA art show featuring the work of African-American artists from the 1960s-80s, or his preview of an all-female art show at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, we bet he had no clue that he would shortly be the focus of […]

Did You Know There Are Salsa Classes Every Night In Philly? There Are Salsa Classes Every Night In Philly!

Friday, November 30th, 2012

Over the last few years, there’s been an underground movement growing in this city. Singles or couples abscond for an hour or two to sweaty clubs with pulsating music and emerge exhausted but exhilarated. What is this scandalous pastime? It isn’t fightclub. It’s salsa dancing. For a while now we’ve been aware that salsa lessons […]

Captain Freeshit: Win Tickets To See El Vez The Mexican Elvis At World Café Live Next Tuesday!

Friday, November 30th, 2012

We’ve got a good one for you today. Next Tuesday, MexMas comes to the World Café Live as El Vez, the Mexican Elvis, brings his Elvettes, his live band, and his many costumes to Philly. El Vez has described himself as Elvis Presley meets Che Guevara, in that he covers Elvis’ songs and augments them […]