Mayfair: Eclipse Viewing, Comedy, Concerts And Christmas In August Happening This Week

Mayfair: Eclipse Viewing, Comedy, Concerts And Christmas In August Happening This Week

The 2017 Eclipse Watch and Pinhole Viewer Craft– Monday, Aug. 21, noon. The Mayfair Arts Initiative and Mayfair CDC will co-host a crafting event for folks to construct their own “viewer” for the eclipse. Especially helpful for those people who didn’t get special “eclipse” glasses. Lincoln High School near Vista Street and Rowland Avenue.  Christmas in August– Tuesday, […]

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Education: Five Classes To Try In Philadelphia Today

Education: Five Classes To Try In Philadelphia Today

With all the negative attention education in Philadelphia receives, the community forgets about the different opportunities laced throughout the city. While there are endless programs serving the area’s youth, there are an abundance of classes and workshops available to all ages and skill levels. From arts education to STEM concepts, Philadelphia is a hub for […]

 

Entertainment: Local Comedian Takes The Web By Storm

Entertainment: Local Comedian Takes The Web By Storm

Viral videos seem to be one of the largest vehicles of entertainment today and for Timothy McGuire of The Philly Offensive, it’s how he gets his brand out there. Born in Tacony, McGuire grew up in a working class Irish family. Always the jokester, he looked up to edgy comedic legends such as Howard Stern. […]

 

Rittenhouse Square: Five Things You Should Know About The Philly Improv Theater

Rittenhouse Square: Five Things You Should Know About The Philly Improv Theater

Philadelphia is an undisputed creative hub and the city’s arts and entertainment scene is often synonymous with music, art and film. But tucked away in the Adrienne Theater on Sansom Street, players in the Philly Improv Theater (above) are helping revive a neglected art form and making comedy a part of the conversation. As founder […]

 

Germantown: Pushing the Envelope

Germantown: Pushing the Envelope

Nicholas Gillette watched as fellow acrobats from the Almanac Dance Circus Theatre rehearsed complicated maneuvers a few feet behind him. “Steer whole heartedly into that,” he said. The “that” that Gillette is referring to is the love that he and his team have for live performance arts. The five-member ensemble infuses acrobatics, storytelling and physicality into their […]

 

Arts and Entertainment: Spoken Word, Comedy and Storytelling Communities Band Together For a Cause

Arts and Entertainment: Spoken Word, Comedy and Storytelling Communities Band Together For a Cause

“I don’t know half of you but I love all of you,” said MJ Harris – a rapper, teacher, storyteller, poet, actor and cancer patient – setting the tone for the first Inter Genre Story Slam. In an act of widespread solidarity, members of the comedy, poetry and storytelling communities converged on Sunday for a […]

 

Arts and Entertainment: Five Places You Need To Know

Arts and Entertainment: Five Places You Need To Know

There’s a bounty of things to do in Philadelphia for entertainment. Often, some of the best spots are kept under the radar of non-Philadelphians or people who are unfamiliar with what lies beyond their neighborhood lines. Sometimes you just never make it to the joint down the street where you envision a particularly wonderful evening. […]

 By Steven Mitchell and Raymond Boyd

Northeast: Comedy Cabaret Benefits Both Veteran and New Comedians

Northeast: Comedy Cabaret Benefits Both Veteran and New Comedians

The Comedy Cabaret has been serving up laughs in the Northeast since the ’80s and helping aspiring comics get their feet wet. The club, located inside the Ramada Inn at 11580 Roosevelt Blvd., features shows every Friday and Saturday night, but what makes this place so special is its Wednesday open mic night. Veteran comedian Patrick O’Donnelll of Wilmington, […]

 By Autumn Kelly, Priscilla Ward and Jillian Mallon

Fairmount: Laughs on Fairmount Offers Practice for Comedians

Fairmount: Laughs on Fairmount Offers Practice for Comedians

When Carolyn Busa and Mary Radzinski met at a comedy open mike night at the Urban Saloon on 21st and Fairmount, they knew it was the ideal spot for their own comedic undertakings. In March 2011, the two comedians launched their own open mike night called Laughs on Fairmount. Tucked away in the back of the […]

 By Corey Woods and Imani Nieves

Haddington: Local Rec Center Hosts Comedy Fundraiser

Haddington: Local Rec Center Hosts Comedy Fundraiser

For one evening it was not the sound of squeaking sneakers or dribbling basketballs, but laughter which filled the Shepard Recreation Center gym. Friday night, community members staged a comedy fundraiser at the recreation center, located at 5700 Haverford Ave. in the Haddington section of West Philadelphia. The three-hour event featured four local comedians and […]