February First Friday!

You will LOVE these First Friday events for the month of February! Check out the participating locations below! Xhale Lounge453 E Girard Enjoy a cigar – 18 and over only VapeO2411 E Girard Major Vape Shop Sale 11 am – 10 pmBuy any 2 bottles, get one for $15Select mods/kits 30% off Select juice 50%[…]

Cities around the World Unite through Music!

On Wednesday, June 21st, Philadelphia will be participating in Make Music Day, an “all day, open access, free ‘do it yourself’ festival.” The festival is curated by the Make Music Alliance and spans 750 cities in 120 countries. This is a fortuitous opportunity for artists of all skill levels and experience to showcase their talent[…]

Rust Belt Rising Almanac Book Release

Philadelphia Publisher Explores Urban Renewal With Release of Contemporary Almanac

Philadelphia Publisher, Nic Esposito, Explores Urban Renewal With Release of Contemporary Almanac

Taken from Clair Margheim (Head & The Hand Press) – The Head & The Hand Press will celebrate the renewal and growth occurring in Rust Belt cities with a book release party and a Free Library of Philadelphia discussion panel of the publication, The Rust Belt Rising Almanac. The Almanac is a collection of stories and snapshots about growth, change and loss in America’s Rust Belt cities – from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh, and Cleveland to Detroit.

Neighbors, friends and those in the Philadelphia surrounding area are invited to the Frankford Avenue First Friday on June 7 to stop in participating shops, where the almanac will be showcased, for a celebration of literature and renewal, sponsored by New Kensington Community Development Corporation. The night will also include a reading by Almanac contributor Jeffrey Ziga of Little Baby’s Ice Cream atop their parklet, along with an Almanac inspired ice cream flavor. The celebration will continue into the evening with a dance party at the Philadelphia Sculpture Gym’s beautifully renovated warehouse workspace.

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OF MYTHIC PROPORTIONS: An AWARD-WINNING STORYTELLING PERFORMANCE PROGRAM FROM HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS IN KENSINGTON

Walking Fish Theatre
(Philadelphia) B. Someday Productions of Kensington/Fishtown, in partnership with Mariana Bracetti Academy High School will present the culmination of a semester’s work with the students at a Public Performance on Tuesday, May 21, 2013. There will be two performances: 4:00pm and 6:00pm. The performance, entitled “Of Mythic Proportions” was created from the 9th-12th grade student’s personal stories about growing up in Kensington and how violence has become a part of their lives. The students will perform their work at The Walking Fish Theatre, 2509 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19125 for the community and the general public. In addition to the performance, there will be a short discussion raised by the topics in the stories, with a chance for the audience to interact with the performers. Following the workshop will be a reception with refreshments. The cost is free. […]