Philly Weekend Links: 4/6/2012

Another great weekend in Philadelphia. The Phillies conclude their first series of the 2012 season, plus great picks for celebrating Easter and Passover. Have a great weekend, Philly!


  • Phillies vs. Pittsburgh Pirates, 4/7-8: It’s that time again! The Philadelphia Phillies have once again taken the field, and Doc was back to himself last night in the home opener- giving up only 2 hits over 8 innings. Of course, the Phillies will be in Pittsburgh for the remainder of the series, but there’s plenty of amazing places around town to watch the game this weekend. Drinker’s in West Philly offer dollar dogs during the game, Cavanaugh’s in Rittenhouse has got 12 flat screens throughout, and don’t forget, the newly opened Xfinity Live!, featuring a 32 foot HD screen. Visit for more great sports bars in Philly.
  • 81st Annual Easter Promenade and Parade, Sunday April 8: Celebrate a Philadelphia tradition with the 81st Easter Promenade and Parade in the South Street/Headhouse Square neighborhood. The parade starts at 1pm rain or shine and will feature live music, Mummers, and of course, the Easter Bunny. Afterwards, stick around for the costume contest, photo ops, Easter Treats, crafts, activities and more! Check out for the full scoop.
  • Passover Dinner in Philadelphia, April 6-13: Passover officially begins Friday, April 6 at sundown. And several Philly restaurants are offering creative menus to celebrate the occasion. La Castagne in Rittenhouse is serving up what they’re calling “Jewish-Italian fusion”, and Zahav in Society Hill has got a special menu featuring their modern Israeli style, just to name a few. has got a full round up of where to celebrate Passover in Philadelphia.

Philly Weekend Links: 3/16/2012 Saint Patrick’s Day Edition

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day, Philadelphia! Did you know that Philadelphia is home to the 2nd largest Irish population in the US? A city with such a rich history has plenty of great events happening this weekend! Here’s whats happening in Philly this Saint Patrick’s Day weekend:

  • Donnybrook Rugby Cup: USA vs. Ireland, Saturday March 17: The USA Tomahawks will be taking on the Ireland Wolfhounds in intense rugby action at Quick Stadium at Widener University. Plus the match will be followed with a performance by Celtic rock band Blackthorn at Harrah’s Chester. Tickets for the rugby match are $7 at the gate, and a joint ticket for both the match and the concert are $15. Visit to learn more.
  • Laurel Hill Cemetery St. Patrick’s Day Tour, Saturday March 17: Take a tour of historic Laurel Hill cemetery, celebrating the lives of some of the regions most famous Irish residents. The event will wrap up with a reception of beer and Irish food. So raise a glass to those who’ve passed! has more details about the event.
  • Live Music at New Deck Tavern, Saturday March 17: New Deck is just one of many bars and pubs in Philadelphia featuring live Irish music, but the West Philly tavern gets a special shut out for its authentic Irish tap system- imported from Cork county Ireland. Plus New Deck will be serving up traditional Irish food like shepherd’s pie and bangers and mash. Visit New Deck’s website for more info.



Philly Weekend Links: 3/9/2012: Almost St. Patrick’s Day Edition

It’s almost St. Patrick’s Day and Philadelphia is celebrating with street festivals, free cocktails, open houses and our annual St. Patrick’s Day parade. Plus it looks like the weather will be pretty nice this weekend, so be sure to join in on the festivities!

  • 242nd Philadelphia St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Sunday March 11th at 11am: The country’s second oldest St.  Patrick’s Day Parade returns to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. The event will feature over 20,000 performers, including dancers, marching bands, floats and much more! Uwishunu has got the full scoop on the best places to watch the parade, as well as a listing of events.  Click here.
  • St. Practice Day Festival at Fado, Saturday March 10, 11am-7pm: There are those among us who celebrate St. Patrick’s Day all March long. Fado in Center City West will be gearing up for the holiday with a St. Practice Day outdoor street festival, featuring live music, dancers, traditional Irish food and drink. Fado will open it’s doors at 7 am ($5 cover until 9am, $10 after that). Visit Fado’s Website for more info
  • “Persona” Opening Reception,  Friday March 9, 4-9pm: Arcadia boutique in Northern Liberties is hosting a trunk show this Friday, featuring the work of Ukrainian born artist Anastasia Alexandrin. Food, music and (free) cocktails will be provided! Plus all attendees receive 15% off all merchandise in the store. Visit Arcadia Boutique’s website to learn more!
  • 2 Open Houses in Center City, Passyunk Square, Sunday March 11 10-4pm: After the St. Patrick’s Day parade festivities are over, stop by one of our two open houses at 1133 Titan St and 1317 Rodman St. Thes beautiful homes each feature amazing outdoor space, and are located in two of Philly’s hottest neighborhoods! Click the link to view a video of 1317 Rodman Street.


Philly Weekend Links: 3/2/2012

  • 2012 Philadelphia International Flower Show, March 4-12:  This Saturday, the Philadelphia International Flower show brings a little Hawaii to the city of Brotherly Love! This years show, titled “Islands of Aloha”, will showcase the plant life and culture of Hawaii, with over 10 acres of exhibits. For more info and tickets, visit the Philadelphia Flower Show’s website.
  • Chestnut Hill Restaurant Month:  Kicking off Yesterday, Chestnut Hill’s Restaurant Month will be running all of March, offering tasty deals at 23 different restaurants. Visit Chestnut Hill’s website for a full list of participating restaurants.
  • The Sixers’ Wilt Chamberlain Night, Friday March 2, 8pm: Our red-hot Philadelphia 76ers will be hosting Wilt Chamberlain night, in honor of the Hall of Famer’s (and Philadelphia native’s) 100 point game. Wilt “The Stilt” set the record 50 years ago this very day, as a member of the Philadelphia Warriors. The Sixers will be commemorating the event with a giveaway, and a halftime presentation during their game tonight against the Golden State Warriors. Visit the Sixer’s website for ticket info. 


Philly Weekend Links: 2/24/2012

Another great weekend in Philadelphia! We’ve got some rain tonight, but it looks like the weather the rest of the weekend will be more agreeable (and considering the week we’ve had, who are we to complain?). Have a great weekend, Philly!

  • “Valentine to the Market” Reading Terminal Market Fundraiser, Saturday, February 25 8-11pm: Show your support for the country’s oldest farmers market, this Saturday by attending “Valentine to the Market”. The black tie optional event will feature two live entertainment on two stages, two open bars serving beer and wine (including a specialty beer from the Philadelphia Brewing Company) and of course, food! Tickets start at $125. Visit Philly Homegrown’s blog to learn more.
  • 16th Annual Israeli Film Festival, February 25-April 1: Kicking off this Saturday in University City is the 16th annual Israeli Film Festival. The month-long festival will be screening documentaries, comedies and dramas showcasing life in Israel. Screenings will take place throughout Philly and the surrounding suburbs. Visit the Film Festival’s website for a full schedule. 
  • Young Friend’s of the Philadelphia Museum of Art Winter Gala, Saturday February 25, 8pm:  Join the Young Friend’s of the Philadelphia Museum of Art for drinks, appetizers and late night access to Van Gogh Up Close. Admission (starting at $125) includes open bar and food is provided by Stephen Starr. Click here to learn more.



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Philly Weekend Links: 2/17/2012 President’s Day Edition


  • From Asbury Park to the Promise Land: The Life and Music of Bruce Springsteen, at the  National Constitution Center, February 17 – September 3: With over 150 artifacts from the Bosse’s career, The Life and Music of Bruce Springsteen exhibit officially opens today at the National Constitution center. The exhibit spans Springsteen’s entire career- from hand written lyrics, to his Oscar for the song “Streets of Philadelphia” and beyond. Check out the Constitution Center’s Website
  • Extended Hours and Special Events at the Franklin Institute, Friday-Monday:  With the extended weekend, The Franklin Institute will be hosting a series of special, family friendly events. If you’re in town this weekend, it’s a great opportunity to visit the museum! Franklin Institute’s Website
  • Movie Night at Nomad Pizza, Sunday 2/19 at 8pm: Pizza and a movie- what could be better? The recently opened Philly location of Nomad Pizza (7th street, between Lombard and South) will be hosting a movie night this Sunday, with a screening of the classic musical Grease. Wine, pizza and a movie- Check out Nomad’s website to learn more.



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Philly Weekend Links: 2/10/2012

What does getting a tattoo, carving some ice and eating brunch with go-go dancers all have in common? It’s what you’re doing this weekend, Philly!


  • Past to Present: Tattoo Paintings Exhibit at the Independence Seaport Museum, 2/9 – 5/20:  In the US, the tattoo all started with sailors. So it’s only fitting that the Independence Seaport Museum is hosting a three month exhibit focusing on the history of the tattoos From it’s rough beginnings on the high seas, to it’s modern day mainstream acceptance. Visit the Independence Seaport Museum website for more info.
  • Oppa 1 Year Anniversary, 2/10-2/11: Celebrate the one year anniversary of Midtown Village’s popular modern Greek restaurant with $1 drink and food specials this Friday and Saturday. A portion of this weekend’s proceeds will go towards the Support Center for Child Advocates. Visit uwishunu to learn more.
  • Saturday Morning Cartoon Brunch at the Trestle Inn, 2/11: Recently reopened this past October, The loft District’s Trestle Inn has transformed itself from a down and dirty strip club to a retro go go bar. With the addition of craft beers, good food and one of a kind ambience, Trestle Inn will complete it’s transformation from grimy to trendy by adding a Saturday morning brunch. Stop by tomorrow morning for some good food, strong cocktails and (as the name implies) some classic Saturday morning cartoons projected on the wall. It sounds like a brunch experience unlike anything else you’d find in Philly. Visit the Trestle Inn’s website for more
  • Manayunk on Ice, Friday, 2/10 through Sunday 2/12: The annual, ice carving event returns to Manayunk this Friday. The jam packed schedule will feature several ice sculpting competitions, food and drinks from local restaurants, a huge bon fire Friday evening to get things started and a whole lot more! Visit for the full schedule.





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