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Octoberfest on Dilworth Park — Noon-6pm Saturdays Oct 18th and 25th

This fall festival will fill newly opened Dilworth Park with a series of all ages fun activities & games, plus a 21+ beer garden hosted by ROSA BLANCA CAFÉ. A variety of vendors, interactive art installations, DJs & live music will spice up the party. The Franklin Institute will be on hand with Live Science Demonstrations; Mural Arts Program staff will provide fun art activities, Zipcar will host face painting and balloons; and there will be games like cornhole, ring toss, and giant connect four.
October 18
1 pm: Dave P. (Making Time)
3 pm: Drgn King
4 pm: Norwegian Arms
5 pm: Philadelphia School of Circus Arts
Mural Arts offers pumpkin painting, print-making on mural cloth with make-your-own mini-murals, other art activities.

October 25
1 pm: Illstyle
2 pm: DJ Statik & Mathew Law of The illvibe Collective
5 pm: Son Little
Mural Arts offers face painting, pumpkin painting and button making.

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Paolo Nutini Live @ Trocadero – Saturday 9/20

Paolo Nutini is performing live this Saturday 9/20 at The Trocadero Theatre. Get your tickets HERE.

Already a phenomenon worldwide, his new LP Caustic Love debuted at No. 1 in the UK earlier this year and has remained in the Top 10 for over 15 weeks.  It was first released in the U.S. on September 16 and Paolo is currently on his North American tour Sept 15 – Oct 7, including performances on Jimmy Kimmel Live and The TODAY show on Sept 17.  His music is raw and powerful and some say he reminds them of a male Amy Winehouse.

Check out the short film for “Iron Sky” released this month:

Watch the Abbey Road live session for it:

Trombone Shorty @ TLA | Saturday August 30th

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Ave w/ Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires are coming to South St. this Saturday night August 30th!


Born and raised in New Orleans, and since well travelled and critically acclaimed, the high energy and exciting jazz, funk, rap fusion artist Trombone Shorty and his band have been across the map on worldwide tours, broadcast through media airwaves, and featured on top television shows and series — rightfully including HBO’s Tremé — his home neighborhood in the Crescent City.

Health Fair at MLK Rec Center Saturday 3/15

When: Saturday March 15th at 12 noon – 4 pm

Where: MLK Recreation Center, 2101 Cecil B. Moore Ave.

Open enrollment for Obamacare is ending March 31st,  so Project HOME’s St. Elizabeth’s Community and Wellness Center is sponsoring a Health and Wellness Fair to help you, your family members, and/or someone you know get covered with an affordable healthcare plan.

Representatives will help provide information, answer questions, and find the right plan that suits you and/or your family’s needs.

Can’t make it on Saturday? Get help applying for health care by calling the Pennsylvania Health Access Network 1-877-570-3642. Or you can meet with someone at Project HOME’s St. Elizabeth’s Community and Wellness Center 1845 N. 23rd St (at Berks).

Any further questions or to volunteer, contact Lark Allen:

Phone: 215-235-3110 x5641 or

Beano at The Blockley!

The first time I heard Beano perform was at a show at The Blockley for Musiq Soulchild. We know how these shows can be: venue starts to fill with antsy patrons, there is no sign of the person we all came here to see, and we have to sit through opening act after opening act (songs we know and songs we don’t know).

However, when Beano took the stage squeals projected from the audience. Teenage girls were wiggling their way through the slightest gap in the crowd to get closer to the stage to see Beano.

He smiled, he laughed, and he was having fun.

He performed a cover of Bruno Mars’ “Locked Out of Heaven” with vocal chops that can undoubtedly compete with Grammy-nominated Mars. As he was performing, I glanced around the space and realized that everyone was having fun. The crowd didn’t mind waiting just a little bit longer for Musiq Soulchild if it meant that Beano can continue his infectious set.

Now, he will be headlining at The Blockley this Thursday, July 25th. Appropriately, the show is being put on by Dreams to Reality Music. So expect a fun night that will inspire you to pursue your dreams. It’s always pleasant to see Philly artist come full circle.

Beano at The Blockley Promo

Dreams To Reality presents Beano
Where: The Blockley 3801 Chestnut St.
Time: Doors open at 8pm, show starts at 9pm
*Ticket $10 in and $12 the day of the show


Flygirrl and gL Productions presents…Philly Loves GURU

Every time I hear sophisticated jazz and smooth wordplay I long for a time when rap groups like A Tribe Called Quest and De La Soul dominated radio airwaves. It’s a hip-hop that make my older cousins wish they could transport me back in time to East Coast circa 1990. You’ve heard it before: “the Golden Age” of hip-hop.

Well, next Thursday night at Johnny Brenda’s Flygirrl and gL Productions are going to recreate that atmosphere.  Continuing the “Philly Loves…” series, after the success of last February’s tribute to J Dilla, one of hip-hop’s most influential record producers DJ Pete Rock will be taking the stage to honor the late emcee, GURU.

One half of the hip-hop duo Gang Starr, GURU (Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal) has been repeatedly cited as one of the top MCs of all time. And although the 2011 Grammy Awards failed to recognize him in the annual tribute to musicians who had died that past year, there is no doubt that he has secured a place in music history.

Expect a night of throwback tunes, stunning art, and affordable drinks (plus, part of all the proceeds will be benefitting The American Cancer Society). And don’t forget to make space on your phone to document some some lasting memories.




I’ll see you there.





Flygirrl + gL Productions present


A One Night Only Tribute by
The Legendary DJ PETE ROCK
with DJ’s Mike Nyce + Mr. Sonny James

Visuals by VisualEyz
Live Art by Ameerah K. Art + Chuck Styles (Pieces to be auctioned off)

Thursday 7/25
Johnny Brenda’s (1201 Frankford Ave)
9p – 2a
$17 advanced, $20 day of show
A part of all proceeds benefit The American Cancer Society

Tickets available at

Sound Select Celebrates the Fans That Care


Free shows are hard to come by, but Red Bull is introducing a new way for fans to engage with music artists. If you’ve been wondering why some of your concert-crazy friends saturate their Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter with #SoundSelect, it’s because Red Bull is rewarding “the fans that care”. By that, they are referring the people that go out and show support for their local music scene. Sound Select will be curating shows throughout the month of July that feature up-and-coming local artists opening for an A-list headliner.

Sound Select is coming to Philly and they are bringing Azelia Banks as the headliner, featuring local artists Mike Taylor and Khari Mateen for an exciting show at the Starlight Ballroom on July 26, 2013 at 10 pm.

So how do you get your free ticket?

Well, you have to request one at and sync your social network accounts with Sound Select. Then, just snap some shots of you out-and-about, enjoying Philly’s musical atmosphere and showing support for local venues and artists. Then, on July 12th, you will receive an e-mail that will grant you admission to the show. There are only 7 days left before tickets are sent out for the Philly show, so cue up your Instagram next time you head to a club with live music and get going! Philly always has a way of surprising the people that show love, so I’m sure this will be an event worth attending.


More info after the jump.

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