Archive for the ‘Deals & Discounts’ Category

February 23rd, 2017 by Brynn Monaghan, Communications Manager

Philly To-Do: TGI…Final Friday in February!

Friday’s Forecast: 70 degrees and 100% chance of  free pizza and great events.

Free Friday at SliCE Pizza! 

What?
SliCE gives away free pizza no purchase req’d, 1 per person. 
Where?
At all 4 locations
When?
Friday, Feb 24 from 11am-1pm


“Person of the Crowd” Opening Party
What? Come decked out in your best 1920s garb, check out the exhibition, and look for the strolling performers.
Where? The Barnes Foundation,  2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
When? Friday, February 24 starting at 6pm
Deal: FREE for college students with valid student ID (walk-up only)


International House Carnival Celebration
What? This vibrant festival includes Brazilian and Caribbean cuisine and beverages, Brazilian and Caribbean dance music, samba dance performances by the Greater Philadelphia Caribbean Cultural Organization Masqueraders, and an evening of drumming in the Caribbean tradition by One Nation Ensemble.
Where? International House, 3701 Chestnut Street
When? Friday, February 24 starting at 7 pm
Where? International House, 3701 Chestnut Street
Deal:$10 general public; $5 for members and free for International House residents


Final Fridays: Lonely Hearts Club at the Philadelphia Museum of Art 
What?  Craft love notes, dance to your own silent disco in the galleries (head phones on) and enjoy live music at the last Art After 5 Friday in February.
Where? Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
When? Friday, February 24, 2017 from 5 pm – 8:45 pm
Deal: $14 for students with valid ID

 

 

February 22nd, 2017 by Brynn Monaghan, Communications Manager

Deal of the Day: “Person of the Crowd” Opening Party

Break out your top hats and beaded dresses! We have your Friday night plans for you– “Person of the Crowd” opening party at The Barnes Foundation! Come decked out in your best 1920s garb, check out the exhibition, and look for the strolling performers.



It’s our Deal of the Day because it’s FREE for college students with valid student ID (walk-up only)! You can Charleston your way through the doors starting at 6pm. See you there! 

February 20th, 2017 by Lindsay Allen

Philly To-Do: Intern Lindsay’s Picks

My main reason for coming to school in Philly was the unlimited access I would have to events and happenings around the city. I am always looking for ways to spruce up my week and get off campus, and here are my picks for this upcoming week.

    My favorite part about this city is that there is never a dull moment, one adventure leads to another. Share your adventures, tag @CampusPhilly on Twitter or Instagram!

February 20th, 2017 by Brynn Monaghan, Communications Manager

Deal of the Day: Free Student Ticket to Center for Architecture & Design Event

Get your FREE student ticket [$20 discount!] to the Center for Architecture and Design’s March 8 lecture featuring Theaster Gates at the BOK.

The Event:
Center for Architecture and Design in honoring Theaster Gates, winner of the 2017 Edmund N. Bacon Prize for his career spent developing properties which engage local communities with their neighbors and neighborhoods through culture and art. Gates, a Chicago-based artist and founder of the Rebuild Foundation, has spearheaded the creation of nearly a dozen community and culture centers, each with a specific focus – from African American cinema to small, community-based creative manufacturing companies.

Also honored at this ceremony will be the winners of the 2017 Better Philadelphia Challenge. This year’s urban design challenge asked students to develop plans to transform the abandoned City Branch rail tunnel under Pennsylvania Avenue into a recreational trail and cultural destination. This year’s competition was produced in partnership with The Rail Park.

The ceremony will be followed by a coffee + dessert reception. FREE valet parking will be available.

The Ticket:
All you have to do is use the code “EB17CP”  (Redeemable ONLY on the regular $20 ticket” at the site: http://www.philadelphiacfa.org/events/2017-edmund-n-bacon-awards-talk-honoring-theaster-gates

 

 

February 14th, 2017 by Brynn Monaghan, Communications Manager

Philly To-Do: Tuesday’s College Night Skate at Rothman Rink

Tuesday nights this winterCollege Night at Rothman Rink! What does that mean for you? College students pay $2 for admission (skate rental not included) for an evening of fun with friends! This cool event will be happening every Tuesday until February 21st.


Between doing a gazillion laps around the rink and stopping by the Center City hot spots listed below, you’ll definitely be nice and toasty! Enjoy food and drink from the Rothman Rink cabin or warm your bones with a frothy cappuccino from the neighboring La Colombe. For of age skaters, check out cozy classics, Oscar’s and Good Dog.

Rothman Rink Cabin
Just steps from the north side of the Rothman Ice Rink, the new Rothman Cabin features Cuban burgers, French fries, hot chocolate, coffee, and much more! Skaters will be able to leave the ice without removing their skates to warm up and get food and drink.

La Colombe | 1414 S Penn Square
Get a coffee “for here” and take a seat in their cafe. If you’re into people watching, put this place on your list.

Max Brenner | 1500 Walnut St. 
If you’re all about chocolate, go here.

Good Dog Bar | 224 S. 15th St.| 21+
Sometimes after a long day, you need to sit yourself down in a cozy booth and eat a good burger. Dog lovers, you’ll get your fill of dog decor at this place!

Oscar’s Tavern | 1524 Sansom St. | 21+
Two things: Bar food & Bill Murray. The retro paper placemats, the jukebox and the dimly lit atmosphere will place you in the best time warp ever.

February 13th, 2017 by Brynn Monaghan, Communications Manager

Intern-view: A Sit Down With Anthony Tidd, Curator of Sittin’ In

By Dan Jacob, Campus Philly Editorial Intern

This Wednesday, February 15, you have a FREE chance to be part of  a live show, jam session, dance party that features the hottest talent on the scene! Join the Kimmel Center for the 5th Annviersary Sittin’ In hosted by the founder Anothony Tidd and featuring some of Sittin’ In’s favorite regulars.

Last week, we were lucky enough to land an interview with  the man behind the show, Anthony Tidd. Below learn more about Wednesday’s event and why you should go!


Before we jump into Sittin’ In, I wanted to know about you. Could you start off by telling us a little bit about yourself and your journey to Philadelphia?

Anthony: I am originally from London, I came to Philly 16 years ago, I’m a bass player, I’ve performed all over the world for various artists, I’m the Creative Music Program Director at The Kimmel Center, and the curator of Sittin In’.

So, what is Sittin’ In and how did it come about?

Anthony:  Years ago, I was just getting settled in at The Kimmel, from my experience in Philly there were no venues or very few. At the time, a well-known jam session had just ended. At The Kimmel Center, we were dealing with trying to bring in new artists that wouldn’t traditionally go there, it was a monthly series that included a jam session, that was primarily geared towards people into jazz and soul, which wasn’t being represented well. We started off with a group jam session; it featured James Poyser of The Roots, Matt Cappy, a very well-known trumpet player in Philly, also drummer Steven Mckie. The first one was a great success, eventually, it built up a nice following, of musicians and artists.

One thing that caught my attention about Sittin In’ was that the lineup is pretty eclectic, ranging from vocalists to MCs. Was that by design or did that kind of just happen?

Anthony: It was by design, the thing that makes Sittin In’ different is that it is curated by me. I tour a lot so I know a lot people, I bring out people, the other thing is; I specifically go on scouting runs in New York or D.C. So, over the years we’ve had a very eclectic lineup you’re right, we’ve done folk, jazz, hip hop, electro, Brazilian, salsa (etc.).

You’re obviously an experienced musician whose worked with talent at many levels throughout the world. Is there anything unique about the Philly music scene?

Anthony: Well, I don’t know about unique- it is just respectable all over the world. Many, many, musicians have come out, either lived in Philadelphia or came from Philly. Philly also- up until the last ten years had a very very strong jazz club and dancing culture. The other thing Philly is known for, it’s another one of those regions- like Detroit or Chicago, its recording history- take Gamble and Huff, it’s always been a very musical city.

This is the 5th Anniversary of Sittin’ In. What do you think has been the catalyst for its success?

Anthony: Honestly, I think -Philadelphia, Philadelphia has always had a great and very appreciative audience, it’s known for that around the world. Record companies would always send their acts to Philly. So, because of that appreciation for music, there’s hunger for people to get out and experience talent, I think that was part of it. Sittin In, looks like another event I was involved in- Back to Basics, another jam session, I was involved in Black louie by the Roots, about 12 years ago, so you know it’s been a continued tradition, Sittin In’ is the latest one to follow in tradition.

Right, so it’s a continuation of a tradition, with you doing your best part to keep that going.

Anthony: Right. Every year, there’s a new generation of musicians, but I think the difference is about Sittin In- it’s split between a serious event and a concert series, serious artists perform but it also features impromptu features and performances.

Campus Philly’s goal this month is to get students to be more involved with the all the things happening in Philadelphia, what would be your elevator pitch to get students to come out to Sittin’ In?

Anthony: I would just say Sittin In’ is great because it’s for everybody, music, cultures, the best DJs in the city, great live music, creative live music, for over 5 years we’ve built a reputation for putting on the best show, and lastly it’s free. You can’t go wrong there.

What artists have influenced your musical career?

Anthony: Influences, well I started in London, but my great American influences are partially contemporary- Steve Coleman, saxophonist- for over 22 years, he’s been a great influence my life.  And The Roots, they are part of the reason I moved to the states.

[Anthony has written about Steve Coleman’s influence on him for Philly.com definitely worth the read]

Do you have any tips for students looking to get more involved in Philadelphia’s musical community?

Anthony: Tips..yes- my tip is : If you want to be part of the music scene, find a great musician, you know? I would usually recommend an older musician. When I was 18, I was playing with musicians who were 30-45, get in with someone like that and follow them around-  it requires, navigation, they’ve done it all before. In terms of their craft, if it’s a great musician, mirror them. Also, get out and explore, don’t just sit and rehearse all day. Well do that, but also explore.

And last, but not least, what have you been listening to lately?

Anthony: That’s a really hard question. So much going on, it’s hard to say, most people I’m used to were written and recorded 50 years ago, some contemporary artists, so one thing- a lot of Afrobeats, but I’ve been checking out more of that kind of thing, I’ve also been checking out A Tribe Called Quest’s new album. I’m actually a collector of vinyl, so a lot of old school music.

Oh wait, I forgot to ask: Do you know of any artists on the rise in Philly?

Anthony: The artist on the rise, well she couldn’t, make it this time- Lee Mo, and also one Chartel Findlater, Laurin Talese, young singers who have different stuff on the scene. Those two will be at the show.

Great! Well it was great talking to you, thank you so much for your time!

 Sittin’ In is this Wednesday February 15th 8:00pm @ The Kimmel Center and is free to attend! Get your tickets here

P.S. Anthony’s birthday is also February 15th be sure to send him well wishes!

February 10th, 2017 by Brynn Monaghan, Communications Manager

Philly To-Do: Weekend Edition

Well, that snow storm was a bust! Lucky for you that means that the sidewalks will be clear for all your weekend adventures. Below we’re giving you some inspiration to get off campus and out into the Philadelphia streets.

–For one night only! Grab a FREE cake shake at P’unk Burger!

–Whether you have one sweetheart or a whole crew of Galentines, you’re bound to find a Valentine’s event to hit up.

— From traditional Mexican to spaghetti and meatballs,  discover international flavors locally! If you’re feeling generous, check out Philly spots who donate to good causes. 

— Round up your roommates and plan a Philly field trip to South Street or Center City.

— Check out the many ways you can celebrate Black History Month in Philadelphia.

Whatever you do this weekend, remember that there’s no right or wrong way to create memories in this great city! If you want to share your adventures, tag @CampusPhilly on Twitter or Instagram.


February 8th, 2017 by Brynn Monaghan, Communications Manager

Deal of the Day: FREE Cake Shakes at P’unk Burger

P’unk Burger, at 1823 East Passyunk, will celebrate their second birthday by giving away FREE cake shakes on Friday, February 10, 2017, from 5:00pm to 7:00pm.

In 2015, on Valentine’s Weekend, Marlo and Jason Dilks (also owners of SliCE) opened East Passyunk’s organic burger, fries and shake BYO. Thousands of burgers later, the couple celebrate their second year in business by partnering with Sweet Box Cupcakes (339 S. 13th Street) for a free boozy (21+) or non-alcholic shake giveaway!

Customers will enjoy a free limited edition Yard’s Chocolate Love Stout milkshake featuring signature cupcakes from Sweet Box with Yard’s stout baked inside. The shake will be free Friday, but you can also purchase one during through Tuesday, February 14, 2017.

“We love the decadent flavor profiles and top quality product that Gretchen at Sweet Box offers,” said Marlo Dilks. “After partnering on a shake last year, we wanted to work together again. This new collaboration brings together all of our families favorite flavors – with chocolate, fudge, sea salt, caramel, vanilla, and locally made stout.”
P’unk Burger will also offer a alcohol-free “Birthday Cake Shake” option with buttercream, candy pieces and cake batter ice cream.

Shakes are one per person, from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. Dine-in only. During the celebration, all organic build-your-own beef burgers will be $5.00 each and fries will be discounted to $1.00.  All other items are one dollar off during the party.

In addition to the Friday giveaway, P’unk Burger will also have other specials for Valentine’s Weekend, including special burgers and fries.

“Valentine’s Weekend holds a special place in our hearts,” said Marlo Dilks. “We opened our first SliCE the day after Valentine’s Day. We opened the day after to have one more day to ourselves before our business and family started. So many years later, we opened P’unk Burger that same Valentine’s weekend. We are so thankful to have amazing support from the community. This is our way of saying thanks. Come celebrate with us!”

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February 7th, 2017 by Brynn Monaghan, Communications Manager

Philly To-Do: Valentine’s Day in the City of Brotherly Love + Sisterly Affection

Whether you have one sweetheart or a whole crew of Galentines, you’re bound to find Valentine’s inspiration from our picks below!

Free Valentine’s Love Stout Cake Shake Giveaway
P’unk Burger, 1823 Passyunk Ave. | Friday, February 10 from 5-7 p.m.
Kick-off Valentine’s weekend with a free treat – Yard’s Love Stout Chocolate Caramel Sea Salt Milkshake (21+) or alcohol-free “Birthday Cake Shake” option! Also, that night, enjoy $5 build-your-own organic beef burgers and $1 off all other items.

This special limited edition anniversary and Valentine’s milkshake will also be available during regular hours from February 10 through Tuesday, February 14, 2017.


Salsa Caliente: Valentine’s Day Edition
The Painted Bride Art Center, 230 Vine St. | Saturday, Feb. 11  at 8 p.m.
FREE for Open Arts Members
Learn salsa basics from expert instructor, Maestro Flaco, and then try out your new moves to the sounds of El Combo Melaza during this romantic evening of live music. Salsa Caliente invites dancers of any skill level or walk of life to enjoy the live energy of Latin music together.


Books Through Bars Valentines Weekend Packathon
4722 Baltimore Ave. | Saturday, February 11 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Books Through Bars sends free books to people who are incarcerated in PA, NJ, MD, VA, NY, and WV. This Valentine’s Day weekend, come spread a different kind of love – help us send packages to all the incarcerated folks waiting for books!

Volunteers will be reading letters, matching people’s requests with books from our library, and/or wrapping up the books into packages. You can drop in at any time, there will be Packathon hosts to show you what to do if you are new!


Sweetheart Skate at Rothman Rink 
Dilworth Park, Sunday, February 12 from 4 to 8 p.m. 
Buy-one-get-one-free admission, and lots of love-themed fun at the Rothman Rink! Come skate to love songs new and old, and remember this special evening with a complimentary rose and keepsake photo from the photo booth. Inside the Rothman Cabin, there will be Make-and-take Valentines. There will be specialty Champagne and Chambord drinks, small packages of Brûlée’s chocolate truffles and heart-shaped red and white macarons available for purchase. SEPTA is asking “Did you find love on Septa?” Stop by the Septa table and share your love story.


AMÉLIE at the Barnes Foundations
2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway | Monday, February 13 at 8 p.m.
$7 for Open Arts Members
Directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet, 2001. 122 min. Fitting the flânerie theme of our spring exhibition, this film brings one of cinema’s most lovable wanderers to the screen. The title character is a lonely waitress with an active imagination who gives herself over to chance as she roams the city bringing happiness to others.


7th Annual Ex-Files StorySlams 
Punch Line Philly, 33 E Laurel St. | Tuesday, February 14 at 7 p.m. | $14
Storytellers take to the stage with their true tales of love lost, ranging from the sweet to the sad, the hilarious to the ridiculous. Ten storytellers will be selected from audience volunteers to tell personal stories on the theme “Ex-Files.” Bring your ex. Bring your bestie. Bring your date. Bring your story. With your host Chris Lundy. Featuring DJ Prof.


Sweetheart Skate at Blue Cross RiverRink 
101 S. Columbus Blvd. | Tuesday, February 14 from 7-11 p.m. | $25
The $25 ticket includes ice skating, skate rental, chocolates, flowers, photo booth, and a DJ taking your special requests. Purchase tickets by clicking the “Tickets” button above. Dunkin Donuts will be on-site providing complimentary heart-shaped donuts while supplies last.


Sex on the Reef at the Wagner Insitute
1700 W. Montgomery Ave. | Thursday, Feb. 16 at 6 p.m. | Free!
If soft moonlight reflecting on warm ocean water sounds romantic to you, you’re not alone—this scene is also ideal for coral reproduction. Once a year, entire reefs release reproductive matter into the ocean in a matter of hours. While scientists believe this synchronized spawning is driven by lunar cycles and water temperature, many aspects of coral love lives remain a mystery. Dr. Alison Sweeney of the University of Pennsylvania straddles the worlds of physics and biology in her quest to understand light-related biological phenomena. She will share her insights into the sex lives of coral at a special Valentine’s-themed Weeknights at the Wagner.

 


 

February 6th, 2017 by Brynn Monaghan, Communications Manager

Philly To-Do: Tuesday’s College Night Skate at Rothman Rink

Tuesday nights this winterCollege Night at Rothman Rink! What does that mean for you? College students pay $2 for admission (skate rental not included) for an evening of fun with friends! This cool event will be happening every Tuesday until February 21st.


Between doing a gazillion laps around the rink and stopping by the Center City hot spots listed below, you’ll definitely be nice and toasty! Enjoy food and drink from the Rothman Rink cabin or warm your bones with a frothy cappuccino from the neighboring La Colombe. For of age skaters, check out cozy classics, Oscar’s and Good Dog.

Rothman Rink Cabin
Just steps from the north side of the Rothman Ice Rink, the new Rothman Cabin features Cuban burgers, French fries, hot chocolate, coffee, and much more! Skaters will be able to leave the ice without removing their skates to warm up and get food and drink.

La Colombe | 1414 S Penn Square
Get a coffee “for here” and take a seat in their cafe. If you’re into people watching, put this place on your list.

Max Brenner | 1500 Walnut St. 
If you’re all about chocolate, go here.

Good Dog Bar | 224 S. 15th St.| 21+
Sometimes after a long day, you need to sit yourself down in a cozy booth and eat a good burger. Dog lovers, you’ll get your fill of dog decor at this place!

Oscar’s Tavern | 1524 Sansom St. | 21+
Two things: Bar food & Bill Murray. The retro paper placemats, the jukebox and the dimly lit atmosphere will place you in the best time warp ever.