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April 15th, 2013 by Yara Jishi

Earth Month: 3 Eco-Events

Most people celebrate Earth Day (coming up on April 22nd), but what people don’t usually know is that celebrations and raising awareness occur all month (even all year). Thanks to the Philadelphia Horticultural Society, Philly doesn’t fall short of events and workshops. Check out these great three programs for this week:

1. PECO Green Roof Tour

When: Tue, April 16, from 5:00 pm- 6:00 pm Where: PECO Building 2301 Market St., Philadelphia Price: $10

Learn more about green roof technology from PECO’s 45,000 square-foot roof that features an awesome view of the city! Click here to register and learn more.

2. Straw Bale Gardening

When: Wed, April 17, 2013 6:00 pm- 7:30 pm Where: Salvation Army Kroc Center, 4200 Wissahickon Ave.,Philadelphia Price: Free

The weather is finally starting to warm up, and what better way to celebrate spring than with a hands-on workshop on gardening with straw bales? Learn how to properly prepare everything and maintain an organic garden using straw. Click here to register.

3. Walk: Early Spring Bulbs

When: Thu, April 18, 2013 5:30 pm- 7:30 pm Where: Chanticleer 786 Church Road, Wayne Price: $23

Want to really experience the spring weather and check out beautiful flowers? There’s no better way than to make it out to the suburbs and enjoy a beautiful walk with horticulturist Eric Hsu, as he focuses on spring-blooming bulbs. Click here to register.

Happy Earth Month!



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April 13th, 2013 by Yara Jishi

Top 5 Philly Events

Squeeze in a few of these fun events before finals start taking over! Here are our top 5 for the week:

1. Giant Outdoor Vintage Flea Market

When: Saturday, April 13th, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Where: 1400 Callowhill St. (across from the Inquirer building) Philadelphia, PA 19130 Price: FREE!

Enjoy being outside while shopping from over 100 vendors- featuring awesome antiques, collectibles, jewelery, clothing, accessories, great food, and more!

2.  Philly Fest 2013 

When: Saturday, April 13th at 7:00 pm Where: TLA, 334 South St Philadelphia, PA 19147 Price: $20

Trying to squeeze in a few concerts before the end of the semester? Check out Philly Fest 2013, one of the most popular hip-hop concerts! Including Young Savage and more.

3. Eastern State Penitentiary Searchlight Series

When: Tuesday, April 16th, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm Where: Eastern State Penitentiary, 2027 Fairmount Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19130, Price: FREE!

ESP is partnering with nationally recognized penologists and museum educators to present a discussion on crime, justice and the American prison system. These events run every Tuesday, for free! Check it out this week.

4. Philadanco’s Presents The Big Bang

When: Saturday, April 20th at 2:30 pm OR 7:30 pm Where: Perelman Theater, 260 S. Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA 19102 Price: Starting at $25

Philadanco celebrates The Big Bang, 13 billion years ago. The show will explore concepts of memory, motion, and momentum- reviving Time/Space (1971), one of the first large-scale ballets they ever performed.

5.  MeltKraft

When: Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m Where: Reading Terminal Market, 51 N. 12th Street, Philadelphia, PA Price: Starting at $6

Love grilled cheese? MeltKraft opened in Reading Terminal Market a couple of months ago, and they have the coolest variations of grilled cheese sandwiches- like their Valley Shepherd “Valley Thunder” cheddar, Bubbe’s brisket and baked macaroni & our cheese. Yum!


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April 9th, 2013 by Yara Jishi

Maurice Sendak: A Legacy

When: Anytime between now and May 26th! Where: Rosenbach Museum and Library, 2008-2010 Delancey Place, Philadelphia Price: $5 for students w/ ID

May 8th 2013 will mark the one year passing of legend Maurice Sendak, and the Rosenbach Museum and Library has been featuring an awesome exhibit in his honor. Whether you know him because of Where the Wild Things Are, In the Night Kitchen, The Nutshell Library, or Outside Over There, Sendak has made a mark on so many of our childhoods.

I recently made it over to the exhibit a week ago, and it was fantastic. I got a chance to see original color artwork from all his books listed above, preliminary sketches, newspaper clippings, other inspirations, and rare sketches from unpublished editions.

So what was the coolest part of the exhibit? One of the main highlights was a mural that Sendak originally painted in a private home. This mural is now restored in the museum. They even have an interactive screen/headphone section that explains the process of restoration.

Overall, it was awesome. Make sure to check it out between now and May 26th! Especially now that the weather’s getting better, you can walk a few blocks over and enjoy lunch at Marathon (just like I did!)

Have fun!


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April 8th, 2013 by Yara Jishi

Top 5 Philly Events

Here are our top 5 events of the week:

1. Philadelphia Job Fair

When: Monday, April 8th, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm Where: Crowne Plaza Philadelphia West, 4010 City Ave. Philadelphia Price: FREE

Looking for a summer job? Meet with tons of employers hiring around Philadelphia. Attendance is free! Register online here.

2. Operation Get In Shape

When: Monday, April 8th, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Where: Tabor Children’s Services, 57 E. Armat Street, Philadelphia Price: $10 in advance, $15 at the door

Tabor Children’s Services is offering an evening of cardio blast fitness. Work out with other members of the local community and awesome fitness instructors to help raise money for abused and neglected children. Save money by preregistering- call Donnique at (215) 842-4800, extension 424.

3. Aziz Ansari at the Kimmel Center

When: Wednesday, April 10th at 7:00 pm Where: Merriam Theater, 250 S. Broad St. Philadelphia Price: Varies, starting at $35

Star of NBC’s show Parks and Recreation Aziz Ansari will be in Philadelphia this Wednesday night!


When: Friday, April 12th, times vary Where: Perelman Theater, 300 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia Price: $15

This event is inspired by Ray Tomlinson, who sent the first email from one computer to another in 1971. DJ Dan Deacon uses this moment to create an evening where the audience is just as involved as he is! Using smartphone technology, Deacon and the audience will create an awesome musical experience.

5. Philly Farm and Food Festival

When: Sunday, April 14th at 11:00 am Where: Philadelphia Convention Center Annex, Hall G Price: $15

This event brings together regional farmers, unique food producers, sustainable  businesses and organizations for a fun day of sampling, shopping, and learning about this regions diverse food system.

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When: Wednesday, April 24th at 5:00 pm Where: Quorum, University City Science Center, 3711 Market Street, Philadelphia Price: FREE!

When I think of science, my mind drifts back to the 10th grade where I was barely making it in chemistry class. Now that I’m an English major, the field of science seems even more foreign.

What doesn’t come to mind immediately, though, are the tons of job opportunities in the field of science and technology that don’t revolve completely around science. I Love My Science Job will aim to provide a  360˚ view of the diverse job opportunities within those fields. If you attend, you’ll get to hear from successful entrepreneurs, journalists, public relations professionals, and researchers who all have the field of science in common.

After a series of lightning talks, a lively Q&A session will follow. You’ll then have the opportunity to engage with the speakers on a one-on-one level.

Reservations are mandatory, and registration is open.


Campus Philly also selected a couple of other cool events part of the science festival you can attend and receive 10% off tickets by entering the discount code: CAMPUSPHILLYLOVESSCIENCE . Take a look and get your tickets now


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New Jersey’s art scene has a great deal to offer, and you may find that venturing out of the city this spring and indulging in something new is not only fun, but also refreshing. We’ve made it easy for you, and compiled a top 5 list of cool art scenes to check out this spring:

1. Grounds for Sculpture

Address: 18 Fairgrounds Rd  Hamilton Township, NJ 08619, (609) 586-0616

If you’ve been wanting to indulge in the New Jersey art scene, this has to be at the top of your list. This awesome 42-acre sculpture park in Hamilton has a vast sculpture collection, rotating gallery exhibitions, gorgeous vistas, and a famous restaurant. It was also recently named Favorite Art Museum in the 5th annual People’s Choice Awards!

2. New Jersey Performing Arts Center

Address & Contact: 1 Center St  Newark, NJ 07102, (973) 642-8989

The New Jersey Performing Arts Center in downtown Newark is actually one of the largest performing centers in the entire United States. On April 25th, boxing legend Mike Tyson and director Spike Lee will bring The Undisputed Truth for one night only, so check out their website for more information as soon as possible.

3.  Paper Mill Playhouse

Address & Contact: 22 Brookside Drive, Millburn NJ 07041, (973) 376-4343

Paper Mill recently won an award for Favorite Theater to See a Musical.  Ken Ludwig’s Lend me a Tenor is being featured until March 10th, and other upcoming shows include Thoroughly Modern Millie and A Little Mermaid! Check out their website for more details.

4. Arts Council of Princeton

Address & Contact: 102 Witherspoon St  Princeton, NJ 08542, (609) 924-8777

The Arts Council of Princeton is a nonprofit organization that supports visual, performance and literary arts. They constantly have awesome exhibits being featured, so check the website ahead of time and plan a trip to check it out.

5.  Opera New Jersey

Address & Contact: 14 Washington Rd  Princeton Junction, NJ 08540, (609) 799-7700

Opera New Jersey recently won the People’s Choice Award for favorite opera company, and after attending one of their operas, you’ll find out why! Log on to their website to check out upcoming events and more.


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The Cinedelphia Film Festival is on its way, taking place from April 4th to the 27th! The exciting program has tons to offer- from screenings, musics, talks and more. While there’s a lot to choose from,  I’m recommending you check out The Burglars, a screening taking place on April 12th from 7:30 to 10:00 pm.

The film is based off of noir-novelist David Goodis, who besides spending a portion of his time in New York City and Los Angeles, was born and raised in Philadelphia. French director Henri Verneuil made a second adaptation of Goodis’ novel The Burglar, aka Le Casse. Verneuil’s version stars Omar Sharif and Jean-Paul Belmondo, where a police inspector pursues a gang of burglars who are out to get a cache of emeralds. This euro-crime film is famous for its car chase scene through the streets of Athens.

Whether you’re a film buff or not, the festival will be a ton of fun, and this is a great way to jump right in. Check out an outline of the details below, along with website info and how to get tickets. Enjoy the show!


When: April 12th 7:30 to 10:00 p.m

Where: International House, 3701 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19104

Tickets: Click here, $7 for students with ID


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March 25th, 2013 by Yara Jishi

Top 5 Philly Events!

Check out our awesome top 5 for this week:

1.  “24 Hour Love”

When: Monday, April 1st at 7:00 p.m Where: International House 3701 Chestnut St. Philadelphia, PA 19104 Price: $25

Rittenhouse Entertainment in association with Don B. Welch Productions are presenting a feature film this coming Monday. Tickets are only $25 and include a meet and greet with Don B. Welch immediately following the screening!

2. Vox Populi hosts Slumberland Records

When: Thursday, April 4th at 10:00 p.m Where: 319 N. 11th St.  Philadelphia, PA 19107 Price: $8

Check out some great new music this week. These bands come from the UK, California, and also right here in Philadelphia. Tickets are only 8 bucks! Doors open at 10, and the show starts at 10:30.

3. They Might Be Giants

When: Friday, April 5th at 7:00 p.m Where: Theater of the Living Arts, 334 South St. Philadelphia, PA 19147 Price: $27

They Might Be Giants, an American alternative rock band, will be performing at Philly’s beloved TLA Friday night.

4. Service Leaders Summit

When: Saturday, April 6th at 9:30 am-4:00 pm Where: Drexel University Main Building, Main Auditorium, 3141 Chestnut St. Philadelphia, PA 19104 Price: $10

This event brings together college students, faculty, non-profit professionals and community organizers in an open forum to share ideas about building a better Philadelphia. This year’s theme? Serving Inner-City Youth!  Check it out.

5. Pizzeria Stella

When: Anytime! Where: 2nd & Lombard Price: Pizza starting at $11

We all love Stephen Starr, but we also know his restaurants are a bit pricey. To top off this weeks events, I’m recommending Pizzeria Stella. It has awesome food, and is super reasonably priced for Starr quality!


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There are always a great deal of performances to check out around Philadelphia, but you should mark your calendars for the culmination of Bryn Mawr College’s 2012-2013 Performing Arts Series, which aims to create a space where the value of the arts is recognized and celebrated.

This Friday, March 22nd, Sheetal Gandhi, a 21st century California woman hailing from India, explores the meaning of her heritage  in a one-woman show titled “Bahu-Beti-Biwi” (“Daughter-in-law, Daughter, Wife”). The performance is said to be a journey across time and space, where Gandhi transcends generations and environments in a non-linear fashion. A mix of contemporary and traditional movements, the music, costumes and props all function in honor of characters inspired by women in her life.

This is not only a great continuation of the celebration of Women’s History that took place earlier this month, but also a fun way to get out of the city and visit other schools on the Main Line. Use this as an opportunity to get a better feel for Bryn Mawr and their awesome performing arts scene! After enjoying the show, you can head over to nearby Suburban Square for a late snack. Check out an outline of the details below:

When: Friday, March 22nd at 8 pm

Where: Bryn Mawr College, Goodhart Hall, 101 N. Merion Avenue, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

Price: Tri Co Students (Bryn Mawr, Haverford, and Swarthmore are free). Other students, $10 if you show ID.

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March 11th, 2013 by Yara Jishi

Top 5 Events

Check out our great list of top 5 events this week:

1. “Today” – A Student Written, Directed, and Produced Theatrical Presentation

When: Sunday, March 17th at 7:30 pm Where: New Covenant Church of Philadelphia, 7500 Germantown Ave.
Philadelphia, PA Price: FREE

This film depicts students and teachers on a journey to save their school and themselves from hardships of depression, addiction, and disagreement. For free, you’ll be able to watch this awesome production and support young people in our Philly community.

2. Braking Cycles Documentary Screening

When: Monday, March 18th at 6:30 pm Where: Temple University, 3500 N. Broad St. Philadelphia, PA 1912 Price: $12

Braking Cycles, a short documentary, follows the stories of three women in the Gearing Up program along  with the value of the bicycle and community created through their involvement with Gearing Up. Head over to Temple University on Monday to check it out!

3. No Bicycle Parking: Photography by Raphael Xavier

When: Thursday, March 21st, 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm Where: Painted Bride Art Center, 230 Vine St. Philadelphia, PA 19106 Price: FREE!

Raphael Xavier will be showcasing images from his documentary project “No Bicycle Parking”. His photos have been taken over a ten year period, featuring over 400 photos of abandoned and stripped bikes from cities around the world. He will be at the gallery the night of this event collecting personal stories for his upcoming book, too!

4. Amy Schumer

When: Friday, March 22nd at 8:00 pm Where: Keswick Theater, 291 N. Keswick Ave.  Glenside, PA 19038 Price: Varies

Comedian Amy Schumer will be performing this Friday in Glenside. Amy is the creator, star and writer of “Inside Amy,” her Comedy Central television show which will premiere next year.

5. World Water Day 5k

When: Saturday, March 23rd at 9:00 am Where: Martin Luther King Drive (Start near the Philadelphia Art Museum) Price: $20 student special

Coming up on Saturday, March 23rd is the 4th Philadelphia “World Water Day” 5 K Run/Walk-A-Thon! This walk was first started by Keiyo Soy Ministries (KSM), an organization focused on the need for clean water, sanitation, and hygiene education in the northern Kenya. If you participate, you’ll be able to demonstrate your concern and willingness to fight for clean water and sanitation in other parts of the world.


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