March 16th, 2017 by Brynn Monaghan, Communications Manager
Catch a movie, grab a free Rita’s Italian Ice, race a SEPTA bus, apply to internships from the comfort of your bed (or wherever you have internet access) and much more!
Movie Mondays @ The Trocadero | 21+ event
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)
When: Monday, March 20 at 6:30 p.m.
Where: The Trocadero, 1003 Arch St., Philadelphia 19107
Details: 21+ event. Doors open at 6:30, film starts at 8, arrive before 7pm and enjoy a free beer. $3 gets you in and goes towards a snack or drink at the bar.
Race the SEPTA Route 21 Bus at Rush Hour Through Center City
When: Wednesday, March 22nd, 5:30 PM (prepare and line up), 5:41 PM Start
Where: Starting at 40th and Chestnut, we’ll race the 5:41 p.m. bus for 3.1 miles going east through Center City Philadelphia. The race will end at 2nd and Chestnut.
Ask Debora(h) Squared Facebook Live Event
Campus Philly’s going LIVE on Campus Philly’s Facebook to let you know what it takes to launch in Philly. Learn interview tips, what employers want to see and how to stand out as an intern from an established CEO and a recent grad. Have a question? Submit it to Brynn at email@example.com by Monday, March 20 at 5 p.m.
When: Tuesday, March 21 starting at 12:30 p.m.
Young Involved Philadelphia Idea Forum
Get involved with YIP by learning more about their plans for the year, and helping them brainstorm events in line with YIP’s 2017 goals. During meetings, share bright ideas and get up close and personal with the behind the scenes work that makes YIP programming happen.
When: Wednesday, March 22 from 6-8 p.m.
Where: Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1300 Locust St., Philadelphia 19107
Kat Webster from Bioware, Lauren Brown from EA Games, Harley Dwortz from Rooster Teeth Productions and Melissa Soest from BioWare will discuss their creative process, careers and how they are affecting change in the industry. The panel will be followed by Q&A with the audience and a reception with the panelists.
When: Thursday, March 23 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Where: Moore College of Art & Design, 20th and the Pkwy, Philadelphia 19103
Online Job + Internship Week
Throughout the week hundreds of employers will be logging on to find candidates like you to join and grow with their team. With tools provided by Campus Philly leading up to the event, you’ll be prepared to start planning your summer in Philadelphia.
When: Monday, March 27 – Friday, March 31
Where: Anywhere you have internet access!
March 7th, 2017 by Brynn Monaghan, Communications Manager
Our Open Arts program is your key to unlocking the door to Philly’s arts and culture scene. March brings us openings at the Painted Bride Art Center, the National Constitution Center and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. As an Open Arts member, you have access to free or heavily discounted tickets to these awesome events. Not a member? Learn more about joining here and use promo code “social1617” to sign up!
March 1-25 | The Painted Bride Art Center, 230 Vine Street | Student Price: Free
Soul Inspiration is a visual art exhibition to honor six African American figures who inspired a generation of human and civil rights workers in Philadelphia, and the nation: William Still, James Forten, Richard Allen, Cecil B. Moore, Rev. Leon Sullivan and Paul L Robeson.
New Exhibit: Powers of the President
March 1 – May 17 | National Constitution Center, 525 Arch Street | Student Price: $13
This exhibit explores the nature of executive power under the Constitution, and how various presidents have exercised it over time. Discover both key actions by well-known presidents as well as the constitutional legacies of lesser known “forgotten presidents,” and the impact that they all have had while holding our nation’s highest office.
American Watercolor in the Age of Homer and Sargent
March 1 – May 14 | Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway | Student Price: $19
From the passion of a small group of painters in the 1860s to the flowering of modernism in the early twentieth century, this survey charts the artistic revolution that occurred during the lifetimes of Winslow Homer and John Singer Sargent, the two most influential American watercolorists.
American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition
March 6 – July 16 | National Constitution Center, 525 Arch Street | Student Price $13
This is just a small sample of all the fantastic events listed on our Open Arts site. You can see more upcoming events here. If you want to meet the Campus Philly crew, come out to our Open Arts College Night at the Pennsylvania Ballet on Friday, April 7— you can’t beat $10 student tickets!
March 3rd, 2017 by Brynn Monaghan, Communications Manager
Take it easy this weekend, hang with your friends, get some brunch, and check out some awesome events throughout the city!
First Friday in Philly
Fri., March 3 | Various locations
Get First Friday inspiration from Uwishunu’s “Top Events For First Friday In Philadelphia This March.”
Cover Girls: An Exhibition of Women Book Cover Designers
Fri., March 3 | 6-9 p.m. | Bluecadet, 1526 Frankford Ave. | Free with registration
In honor of Women’s History month in March, AIGA Philadelphia is celebrating six inspiring women book cover designers with a special exhibition.
Philadelphia Drawing Marathon
Fri., March 3 | 1-9 p.m. | Fleisher Art Memorial, 719 Catharine St. | Free with registration
Open to all interested art students – bring your own paints, pencils and gear, we’ll provide easels, models, and snacks.
Final Weekend at Blue Cross RiverRink’s Winterfest!
Final Day is Sun., March 5 | 101 S. Columbus Blvd. | Prices vary
Hurry! Take a final lap around the RiverRink or kick back and relax one last time in The Lodge.
Just Dance: Lady Gaga Cardio Pop Workout
Sat., March 4 | 2:30-4 p.m. | Philly Dance Fitness, 1170 S. Broad St. | $25
90-minute, nonstop cardio dance workshop featuring hits from “Applause” to “Poker Face.” No prior dance experience required. Prizes for the best Gaga-inspired outfit.
First Sunday = Free or Pay-What-You-Wish at PAFA, PMA & The Barnes
Sun., March 5
The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts offers free admission on Sundays during the its World War I exhibition. Sunday guests can explore the regular collection and special exhibits for no cost at all.
The Barnes offers free admission and programs on the first Sunday of every month. Visitors are welcome to attend talks, performances, and hands-on activities throughout the day. Tickets are limited and cannot be reserved in advance; they are available on site starting at 9 am.
March 1st, 2017 by Brynn Monaghan, Communications Manager
We’ve been on a wild weather rollercoaster we like to call “Sprinter.” Although our current forecast is uncertain, we know one thing is for certain– summer 2017 is coming! Below we’ve listed fun upcoming events, and the perfect event to help you lock down that summer gig in Philly (hint, hint: Online Job + Internship Week!).
2017 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show: “Holland: Flowering the World.”
March 11-19 | Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch St. | Students get in for $22
On Monday, March 20, Academy of Natural Sciences offers Pay-What-You-Wish Admission for Founders Day!
Campus Philly’s Online Job + Internship Week
March 27-31 | All Online! Apply wherever you have Wi-Fi! | FREE
Summer is the perfect time to enjoy everything Philadelphia has to offer! During Campus Philly’s Online Job and Internship Week, you’ll find hundreds of reasons to stay in the region. Throughout the week hundreds of employers will be logging on to find candidates like you to join and grow with their team. With tools provided by Campus Philly leading up to the event, you’ll be prepared to start planning your summer in Philadelphia. Create your FREE profile at campusphilly.org/launch.
RSVP to our Facebook event to receive career tips and advice from college students. Bonus: a special Facebook Live video on Tuesday, March 21! Send any questions you have about landing that summertime internship to Brynn@campusphilly.org. We will answer them LIVE on the 21st.
Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival of Greater Philadelphia
April 1-9 | Horticultural and Lansdowne Drives, Philadelphia 19131 | Prices vary
This week-long festival celebrates both traditional and contemporary Japan with a variety of events, including demonstrations of martial arts, ikebana flower arranging, as well as live musical and dance performances. The main event, Sakura Sunday is held at the Horticulture Center in Fairmount Park and features two stages of performers, arts & crafts, Little Akiba, tours of Shofuso, and much much more.
Open Arts College Night: Pennsylvania Ballet
April 7 | Merriam Theater, 250 S Broad St, Philadelphia 19102
Open Arts members will have exclusive access to $10 tickets. Bring a friend and enjoy the Pennsylvania Ballet’s Romance. Not an Open Arts member yet? Sign up today with promo code: social1617.
Student Leader Network’s Vernon Park Service Trip
April 8 | Vernon Park, 5804 Greene Street Philadelphia 19144
This spring the Student Leader Network takes our third trip into Germantown as we help Friends of Vernon Park spruce up their grounds and learn about the community from elders at Center in the Park.
Looking for more? Always check our events calendar. We hand pick events just for you!
February 23rd, 2017 by Brynn Monaghan, Communications Manager
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
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.
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
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
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.
- Wednesday, February 22 | Pay What You Wish admission at the Philadelphia Museum of Art followed by Dhyana Yoga.
- Person of the Crowd: Opening Party at the Barnes Foundation | Saturday, February 24– flash back to the 1920s and enjoy an evening checking out the new exhibition and strolling performers.
- Enjoy the Rothman Rink and America’s Garden Capital Maze at Dilworth Park one last time before its gone for this season! P.S. Tomorrow, Tuesday, February 21, is the final College Night of the season!
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 14th, 2017 by Brynn Monaghan, Communications Manager
Tuesday nights this winter = College 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.
February 13th, 2017 by Brynn Monaghan, Communications Manager
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 8th, 2017 by Brynn Monaghan, Communications Manager
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.
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!”