Archive for the ‘Entertainment’ Category

May 1st, 2017 by Brynn Monaghan, Communications Manager

Philly To-Do: First Week of May

How many days of school do you have left? If you aren’t already, you’ll soon be counting them down on your fingers. While you’re wrapping a busy school year, May events are just getting started. Check out our picks for the first week of May and get a head start on enjoying Philly summer-style.

Monday Movie Night @ The Trocadero: La La Land
Monday, May 1 from 6:30 – 11 p.m. | 1003 Arch Street | 21+

Doors open at 6:30, film starts at 8. Arrive before 7 p.m. or come dressed to the door dressed as a character form the film and give us a song and dance number at the door and you will receive a free drink! $3 gets you in and goes towards a snack or drink at the bar.


Spring Training at Dilworth Park 
Tuesday, May 2 – Thursday, May 4 | City Hall

From Yoga to City Fit Girls Running Club, get your FREE fitness on right next to Philadelphia’s City Hall! Full schedule here.


Philly Tech Week Block Party
Thursday, May 4 from 4 – 8 p.m. | Schmidt’s Commons, 1001 N. 2nd Street

Some of the best companies in Philadelphia are partnering to present a star-studded cast of the most exciting outdoor and party games for the PTW 2017 Block Party! Plus over 50 of the city’s greatest game developers will be presenting the best video games of the century for EVERYONE to play! RSVP for FREE access to drink specials, discounts, and more!


Philadelphia Art Book Fair
Friday, May 5 – Saturday, May 6 | Twelve 27, 1227 N. 4th Street

The annual Philadelphia Art Book Fair which showcases a wide range of exhibitors, from large and small photography and art book publishers to individual artists and institutions, local, national and international. Free and open to the public, the Book Fair will feature book signings and a host of published works to peruse, review and add to your collection.


South Street Spring Festival
Saturday, May 6 from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. | South Street between Front & 8th Streets

South Street kicks off Philly’s summer festival season with a totally free, all day, all-ages celebration of the city’s best sights, sounds, tastes and sips. HIGHLIGHTS: 40 bands rocking three stages and seven performance areas,  30+ restaurants/bars serving outside, dozens of artists selling their handmade wares, Free Comic Book Day, Maifest and Philly’s largest Maypole + more!


Clover Market: Collingswood
Sunday, May 7  from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. | 735 N. Atlantic Ave, Collingswood, NJ 

Featuring a rotating lineup  of over 100 vendors, food trucks, hands-on kids’ crafts, abundant retail & restaurant options all around town, meet and greets with local animal rescues and more. Family and dog-friendly and free admission.

This is just a sample of what’s going on this week! For more events, check out our up-to-date calendar, Facebook events page and Arts & Culture picks for May 1-7 for more ways to explore and experience Philadelphia.

 

April 27th, 2017 by Brynn Monaghan, Communications Manager

Philly To-Do: Take a Hike!

What immediately comes to mind when you think of Philly? We bet it’s not the nearby trails you can hike or bike on or weekend street closures for pedestrian activities. Yeah, we have all that! That’s why we’re going to give you a different, greener view of the area surrounding Philadelphia.

And lucky for you, getting there will be a breeze! Zipcar is offering students $10 of driving credit (1 hour of driving) by using promo code: CampusPhillySpring  (Expires 5/15/17) and will be valid for 2 weeks after redemption. Not a Zipcar member yet? Join now and cash in on that driving credit!

Weekends on Kelly Drive
From April through October, MLK Drive, which runs through Fairmount Park, is closed off to cars every Saturday and Sunday from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. so that runners, cyclists and pedestrians can use the lanes freely. Read more here.


Field Guide: 8 Hikes Near Philadelphia With Waterfalls and Gorgeous Views
As a Northeastern PA native, I am partial to Ricketts Glen State Park! Who doesn’t love a good waterfall? This summer,  I am definitely checking out the other 7 spots.


Under-the-Radar Bike Trails Around Philly
Katie Monroe, founder of the Facebook group Women Bike PHL, spills on her favorite less-crowded bike trails around town.


The top three hiking destinations within 10 miles of Philly
On a nice weekend, you’ll probably find some of Campus Philly’s staff hiking or biking along the Wissahickon.


Free Saturday Public Boating at Bartram’s Garden 
Every Saturday from 11am–3pm (in season), the public can explore the Schuylkill River by rowboat or kayak from the Bartram’s Garden Community Boathouse. Our 2017 season runs from April 22 to October 28.


In addition to giving you something, Zipcar is giving back! They currently have a wrapped vehicle with United By Blue – each hour the vehicle is reserved a $1 will be donated back to them. Now that’s a nice ride!

Whatever path you choose to drive down, we want to know about it! Share your road trip adventures on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter and tag @CampusPhilly #ZipTrip.

 

 

April 25th, 2017 by Brynn Monaghan, Communications Manager

Philly To-Do: Arts & Culture Events

We checked the forecast for this weekend and it looks like it’s going to be a good one! So plan to head outside with your friends and explore the arts and culture scene in Philadelphia. And to get the most out of your adventure, become a member of our Open Arts community by signing up here using sign-up code: social1617. As a member, you’ll get to see tons of cool stuff for almost half the price or FREE!

Final Fridays: Draft Night

Friday, April 28 | 5 p.m. at Philadelphia Museum of Art | $14 for Open Arts members 

Since the NFL Draft is in the house, we invite you to hold your own draft (of beer) and try your hand at sketching in the galleries.


April Twilight in the Gardens
Friday, April 28 | 7 p.m. at 
Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens | $15 for Open Arts members 

The 2017 Twilight in the Gardens season off with a bang with “Creative Sparks: An Evening of Art and Music with CCW, SpArc, and Outside Sound.” Music collaborative Outside Sound will perform two sets of original compositions. Activity tables include Zine-Making and Screen Printing with Center for Creative Works (CCW) and SpArc Philadelphia! Come hang out picnic-style and enjoy this musical experience on your cozy blanket with snacks, or just bring a 6-pack and explore! Twilight also offers the opportunity to hear more about our visionary art environment with special tours of the seldom-seen mosaic basement.


The Marriage of Figaro
Friday, April 28 to Sunday, May 7 | Academy of Music | Free for Open Arts members 

Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Text by Lorenzo da Ponte. Performed in Italian with English supertitles Opera at the Academy. Hilarity of complication regarded as one of the greatest operas ever written, Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro (Le nozze di Figaro) is a screwball comedy complete with disguises, surprises, and compromises. From the opening notes to the final curtain, Mozart’s score delivers a tangled love story with great farce and satire.


Wanderlust Walking Tour: Michelle Ortiz
Saturday, April 29 | 10 a.m. at The Barnes Foundation | $10 for Open Arts members

Artist and muralist Michelle Ortiz focuses on people and communities whose histories are often lost or co-opted. Join Ortiz for a walking tour through South Philly’s Italian Market. Learn about the contributions immigrant communities have made to our city, and meet vendors who will share their immigrant experiences and family histories. Meet at the northwest corner of 9th and Washington.


New events are posted regularly on Open Arts, so be sure to check back. In addition to our Arts calendar, you can reference our curated events calendar for fun things to do.

April 24th, 2017 by Brynn Monaghan, Communications Manager

Philly To-Do: End of April Picks

From closing the book on your first year of college to throwing your caps in the air, May is a milestone month. The build up to such a monumental time should be a fun one, so here are our end of April event picks.

Philadelphia Science Festival 
Now until Saturday, April 29 | Citywide 

A nine-day, community-wide celebration of science that takes place annually in April. Featuring lectures, debates, hands-on activities, special exhibitions and a variety of other informal science education experiences for all ages, the Festival aims to provide opportunities for all Philadelphians to positively engage with and build a community around science, engineering, and technology.


Citywide Star Party
Friday, April 28 | 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 pm | Various locations 

Look towards the sky with dozens of telescopes and local astronomers at 24 locations across the region for one night only. Join your friends and neighbors to gaze at the stars, contemplate the universe, and discuss the cosmos – right in your own back yard! All Citywide Star Party locations are FREE. 


Philly Tech Week
April 28-May 6 | Citywide

Philly Tech Week 2017 is a week-long celebration of technology and innovation happening throughout the Greater Philadelphia region. There’s something for everyone!


Philadelphia Science Festival Carnival
Saturday, April 29 | 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. | Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing

A free, fun-filled event that takes over the Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing. This all-ages affair brings a slew of activities, hands-on experiments, live performances, educator opportunities and explosive visuals for a day of scientific fun. Last year’s carnival featured “Sumo Robot” matches, animals from the Philadelphia Zoo and more.


Fairmount Avenue Arts Crawl
Sunday, April 30 | 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. | Fairmount Ave.

Check out this free indoor/outdoor festival for art lovers of all mediums, which transforms the Art Museum Area of Philadelphia into an eclectic showcase of local artists and performers in its streets, restaurants, businesses, shops and bars. The event features emerging and ground-breaking artists in a range of media including painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture, and mixed-media. The festival includes more than 40 exhibits in all!


Flavors on the Avenue: A Street Festival 
Sunday, April 30 | 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. | East Passyunk Ave.

The brand-new street festival will feature five blocks of street food, seasonal sips, craft beer, live music, sidewalk sales and free family fun on five blocks – from Broad to Dickinson streets. 

Twenty-seven award-winning restaurants and bars will bring their signature cuisine outside under the blue skies.  Craft beer and wine will pour from the festival beer tent – and select restaurants will also offer seasonal cocktails, beer and wines for the crowds.

This is just a sample of what’s going on this week! For more events, check out our up-to-date calendar and Arts & Culture picks for April 28-30 for more ways to explore and experience Philadelphia.

 

April 21st, 2017 by Brynn Monaghan, Communications Manager

Philly To-Do: The Weekend!

And the weekend is here! We’ve all made it through this busy week and now it’s time to unwind and enjoy the spring happenings in Philadelphia. Check ’em out below.

Science After Hours: Prom | Friday, April 21 |  7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Franklin Institute, 271 N. 21st St.
Kick off the Philadelphia Science Festival with a prom! Part of The Franklin Institute’s popular Science After Hours event series, join us for the ultimate scientific soiree, where the punch will be spiked and the science will shine brightly like a sequined gown. This event is 21+.

Flea Market on Broad | Saturday, April 22 | 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
Broad Street (between Snyder Ave. and Jackson St.)
The sidewalk of Broad Street, between Snyder Ave. and Jackson St., will be taken over by 55-plus vendors selling various knickknacks.

Record Store Day 2017 | Saturday, April 22 | All day  | Citywide
Record collectors, this is the most important day to support your local record store! Check out: 
Creep Records, Repo Records, Long In The Tooth and Philadelphia Record Exchange.

Clover Market | Saturday, April 22 | 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
914 Baltimore Pike, Glen Mills 

Find unique jewelry, interesting antiques, artwork, home décor, handmade goods and other one-of-a-kind knickknacks. In addition, there will be food, drink and live music!

Free Yoga on Race Street Pier | Saturday & Sunday | 9:30 a.m.
Race St & N. Columbus Blvd

Get in your morning stretch in right under the Ben Franklin Bridge. The waterfront view will not disappoint!

Waffles & Wedges’ Second Birthday Block Party | Sunday, April 23 | 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
1511 Pine St.
The celebration will be full of freebies, including samples from Bassetts Ice Cream, Blue Mountain Winery and Mood Lounge Bar. Be on the lookout for raffles and giveaways, too. As for the signature loaded waffles from Waffles & Wedges, mini “Party Crasher” waffles will be $2 each (limit of two per person) from the Waffles food truck. The Liege waffle is topped with vanilla icing and rainbow jimmies.

April 19th, 2017 by Lindsay Allen

Philly Field Trip: Sunday Funday

Sundays usually consist of one thing for me—homework. However, this past Sunday I was feeling adventurous, so I switched up my routine. I  decided to take full advantage of the perfect weather, so I spent most the day jumping from one thing to another.

My running buddy!

I kicked off my morning with a volunteer orientation at an animal rescue in Northern Liberties, Saved Me Adoption Center. I’ve been missing my family’s pups more than anything and I thought this would help. Once I arrived, I let them know I was a runner, and I was paired with the perfect running partner– a dog who loved to sprint! We ventured around Northern Liberties and Fishtown, and I got to know the neighborhood.  I had an afternoon Phillies game to catch, so I was only able to spend time with one dog. I am itching to go back and run with my furry friends!

So back to campus I went. I grabbed whatever red I owned and flew out the door to Citizens Bank Park. My friend and I  took our seats in the nosebleeds, but we quickly realized my friend’s relative was at the game and had two tickets for us to join her in the suite. Score! On our way to our upgraded seats, we grabbed Chickie’s & Pete’s crab fries. A snack in hand + a great view= us having a ball– pun intended!– at our FIRST Phillies game.

After the game, we needed a post-game pick me up so we headed to Fairmount‘s OCF Coffee House. Refueled, we headed to our last stop of the day– dinner and  grocery shopping at the mega Whole Foods at 2101 Hamilton St.

Whew! I got tired just recapping my busy Sunday. As the school year starts winding down, and the final papers and studying start piling up, it’s important to get out and enjoy the fantastic city we live in!

April 14th, 2017 by Brynn Monaghan, Communications Manager

Philly To-Do: Phila Science Festival + Philly Tech Week

Tis the season for hanging outside, road trips and festivals! And following our Geek’s Guide to Philadelphia event at Seer Interactive, we’re especially excited for Philadelphia Science Festival and Philly Tech Week! Below see our picks for both upcoming weeks.

Philadelphia Science Festival | April 21-29 | Citywide
About: The Philadelphia Science Festival is a nine-day, community-wide celebration of science that takes place annually in April. Featuring lectures, debates, hands-on activities, special exhibitions and a variety of other informal science education experiences for all ages, the Festival aims to provide opportunities for all Philadelphians to positively engage with and build a community around science, engineering, and technology.

Philadelphia Science Festival events to look out for:

Science After Hours: Prom
When: Friday, April 21 from 7-10 p.m. 
Where:
Franklin Institute, 271 N. 21st St. 
Kick off the Philadelphia Science Festival with a prom! Part of The Franklin Institute’s popular Science After Hours event series, join us for the ultimate scientific soiree, where the punch will be spiked and the science will shine brightly like a sequined gown. This event is 21+.

Geek Out Game Show!
When: Wednesday, April 25 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Where: Franklin Institute, 222 North 20th Street
Are you a science whiz with a competitive streak? Several lucky contestants will put their knowledge to the test in a series of wild and weird science challenges with the hope of being crowned the champion. Sip on a drink from the cash bar as you watch contestants tackle one crazy competition after another—and experience how outrageous science can be!

Science Carnival at Penn’s Landing
When: Sunday, April 29 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Penn’s Landing, 101 S. Columbus Blvd.
The 2017 Philadelphia Science Festival culminates in a super-charged, super-fun celebration of science! This FREE event is unlike any other – with dynamic demonstrations, engaging experiments, geeky games, and electrifying entertainment for the whole family. You’ve never experienced science like this!


Philly Tech Week | April 28-May 6 | Citywide
Philly Tech Week 2017 is a week-long celebration of technology and innovation happening throughout the Greater Philadelphia region. There’s something for everyone!

Philly Tech Week events to look out for:

#PTW17 Innovation Crawl
When: Friday, April 28 from 5-10 p.m.
See all the Innovation that Philadelphia’s tech scene has to offer. One stop at a time. Here’s who’s participating: Technically Media HQ – 601 Walnut St, Suite 1200 West; Benjamin’s Desk – 1608 Walnut St; CultureWorks – 1315 Walnut St, Suite 320; MakeOffices – 2001 Market St; PhillyCAM – 699 Ranstead St; PHL Next Stage Space Med @ Schuylkill Yards- 3001 Market St; The Yard – 21 S 11th St; WeWork – 1900 Market St

College Pathways into Tech
When:
Wednesday, May 3 from 6-8 p.m.
Where: 
Benjamin’s Desk, 1701 Walnut St.
There’s more to technology than coding and there are more technology majors than Computer Science. Which major do you choose to create video games? What do you study to work with computer hardware? Is there a degree program for learning about big data? Hear from college faculty about the variety of ways students can study and, ultimately, work in technology.

Philly Tech Week Block Party!
When:
Thursday, May 4 from 4-8 p.m.
Over 60 of the city’s greatest game developers will be presenting the best video games of the century for EVERYONE to play! Join Philadelphia game devs, street vendors, artists, and local businesses as we turn Schmidt Commons (The Piazza) into a playground for people of all ages. RSVP for FREE access to drink specials, discounts, and more! And don’t forget to tell your friends on our FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE!

 

 

April 11th, 2017 by Brynn Monaghan, Communications Manager

Philly To-Do: Spring Road Trip

This nice weather screams, “ROAD TRIP!” And lucky for you, Zipcar is offering students $10 of driving credit (1 hour of driving) by using promo code: CampusPhillySpring  (Expires 4/30/17) and will be valid for 2 weeks after redemption. Not a Zipcar member yet? Join now and cash in on that driving credit! Below you’ll find our picks for road trip destinations.


Clover Market: Bryn Mawr
| Sunday, April 23rd | Free
Featuring a rotating lineup of over 100 vendors, food trucks, lots of shopping & restaurant options all around town. Check out their schedule here.


Take a hike! No seriously, check out the three top hiking destinations withing 10 miles of Philly. 


Night Market Philadelphia | May-October | Pay as you go
Philly’s favorite street food festival is back … and they’re hitting up every corner of the city.

From the hills of Roxborough all the way down to Washington Ave., plus a one-of-a-kind collaboration with Wawa Welcome America, they’ll be satisfying hangry stomachs throughout the city this #NightMkt season.

First up on the agenda? The Great Northeast! Mark your calendars for:
Night Market Burholme | Thursday, May 11, 6-10 p.m. | Cottman & Rising Sun


From Homer to Hopper: Experiment and Ingenuity in American Art | Now until May 21
This exhibition is worth the drive to the Brandywine River Museum of Art! It features fifty-four superb paintings by Edward Hopper, Winslow Homer, Georgia O’Keeffe, Horace Pippin, and many others who revolutionized picture-making in the United States.


Longwood Gardens for their Spring Blooms | Now until May 26
With dogwoods, magnolias, wisterias, azaleas, foam-flowers, and more than 240,000 tulips, Spring Blooms creates a symphony of color. Breathe in the fresh air and relish the beauty of spring! Book your trip today.


In addition to giving you something, Zipcar is giving back! They currently have a wrapped vehicle with United By Blue – each hour the vehicle is reserved a $1 will be donated back to them. Now that’s a nice ride!

Whatever path you choose to drive down, we want to know about it! Share your road trip adventures on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter and tag @CampusPhilly #ZipTrip.

 

 

April 4th, 2017 by Brynn Monaghan, Communications Manager

Philly To-Do: April Events

Warmer days are (hopefully) here to stay! Starting now until the fall, it seems like Philadelphia is hosting an event every other day, and we’re not complaining! Here’s what’s on our radar.

Spring Training at Dilworth Park
April 4- May 25 | Dilworth Park, next to City Hall

Yoga, running club, boot camp, oh my! Dilworth Park will be hosting free outdoor activities starting today, April 4! Check out the class schedule here.


Opening Exhibit at the Penn Museum
Saturday, April 8 | Penn Museum, 3260 South Street
Grab your exclusive $5 tickets to opening day, Saturday, April 8th, of Cultures at the Crossfire: Stories from Syria and Iraq at the Penn Museum. This offer is only for Open Arts members. When registering, make sure to select student tickets and use discount code: OPENARTS$5.


Sakura Sunday in Fairmount Park
Sunday, April 9 | Fairmount Park Horticulture Center, 100 N. Horticultural Dr. | $10-$15

One of our favorite spring events! Get your fill of cherry blossoms at Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival’s signature event, Sakura Sunday. The daylong event features live music, performances, fashion shows and more.


Manayunk StrEAT Food Festival
Sunday, April 9 | Main Street, Manayunk
Along historic Main Street, grab everything from savory BBQ to sweet desserts from over 50 of Philadelphia’s best food trucks and gourmet food vendors! There will also be live music for people of all ages to enjoy at Green Lane, Cotton Street, and Shurs Lane.


Clover Market in Chestnut Hill
Sunday, April 9 | 25 W. Highland Ave, Chestnut Hill PA.
The Clover Market returns for it’s 8th season kicking off in downtown Chestnut Hill.Featuring over 100 vendors, food trucks, abundant retail & restaurant options all around town, meet and greets with local animal rescues and more. Family and dog-friendly and free admission.


Geek’s Guide to Philadelphia
Tuesday, April 11 | Seer Interactive, 1033 N 2nd St.
Get your start within Philly’s unique science and tech community at Geek’s Guide! This event features tips from community leaders plus an exclusive preview of the upcoming Philadelphia Science Festival and Philly Tech Week events. Register for FREE.


Philadelphia Diversity Career Fair
Tuesday, April 18 | Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch St. 
Employers and prospective employees from all backgrounds and communities will come together in one venue for Philadelphia’s premiere diverse and multicultural career event


Philadelphia Science Festival
April 21-29 | Various locations
With 175 exhibitors and a huge outdoor carnival, this nine-day festival includes a ton of interactive activities that show the role that science plays in everyday life


Penn Relays
April 27-29 | Franklin Field, 235 S 33rd St. 

High school, college and even professional track stars compete during the Penn Relays, the oldest collegiate meet in the nation.


18th Annual Philly Black Pride
April 27-May 1 | Various locations
A fantastic opportunity for Black LGBTQ+ communities & allies to celebrate, network & build awareness. With a diverse array of events implemented collaboratively, this celebration brings together an average of 3,500-5,000 Black LGBTQ+ people & counting!


Philadelphia Tech Week
April 28-May 6 | Various locations
A week-long celebration of technology and innovation happening throughout the Greater Philadelphia region. There’s something for everyone!

 

March 31st, 2017 by Brynn Monaghan, Communications Manager

Deal of the Day: One Weekend, Two Exclusive Deals


1. Open Arts College Night: Pennsylvania Ballet 

Don’t miss your last chance, to register for our final College Night hosted by the Ballet. Take advantage of $10 tickets to Romance on Friday, April 7th. Tell your friends and enjoy an evening at the Ballet!

P.S. What’s your ideal Friday evening in Philadelphia? Tell us and you could win free tickets to the Ballet!



2. Opening Exhibit at the Penn Museum

Grab your exclusive $5 tickets to opening day, Saturday, April 8th, of Cultures at the Crossfire: Stories from Syria and Iraq at the Penn Museum. This offer is only for Open Arts members. When registering, make sure to select student tickets and use discount code: OPENARTS$5.