Art Star at the Art Museum Tonight: Free Classes With Philly’s Coolest Crafters


Learn the basics of cross-stitch tonight; make ironic cross-stitch sampler wall tomorrow.| Photo via Chez Sucre Chez.

Well, this is cool: Tonight at the Art Museum, you can join the girls behind Art Star, NoLibs’s beloved art/craft/gift boutique, and the cream of Philly’s creative crop for a night of varied crafting lessons. And we’re not talking low-level tie-dye here. This is the stuff that takes off on Etsy and makes everyone dream of quitting their day jobs and taking up the art of collage.

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10 Philly Fitness Activities You Have to Try Before Summer Ends

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Yoga at Race Street Pier

I’m sorry to burst your summer-lovin’ bubble, but sadly we’ve only got about a month left of this wonderful warm weather and all the good stuff that comes along with it: beach trips, hot summer runs, ice cream trucks everywhere you look.

If you’ve spent the majority of your summer swinging on a hammock, eating water ice and enjoying the weather, that is completely acceptable (and I am totally green with envy), but it’s officially time to abandon the hammock and get moving: We’ve got 10 outdoor activities best enjoyed in warmer weather that we think you absolutely shouldn’t miss. Happy sweating, folks!

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140 Miles in Instagram Photos: Inaugural Challenge Atlantic City Triathlon

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This past Sunday, over a thousand amazing athletes competed in the first-ever Challenge Atlantic City Triathlon. They also might be a little bit insane, because this triathlon covered a whopping 140 miles. INSANE, right? The Ironman-distance race kicked off with a 2.4-mile swim, followed by a 112-mile bike ride, and ended with a 26.2-mile run. If your jaw is on the floor in amazement, I’m totally with you: It’s kind of unbelievable. But this race is real, and there are a bunch of very impressive Instagram photos to prove it.

Feast your eyes on these 10 shots of folks totally rocking the Challenge Atlantic City Triathlon (and a few sign-holders cheering them on), below.

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10 Amazing Instagram Shots from Yesterday’s Yoga on the Steps

Yoga on the steps

Yesterday morning, the yogis of Philadelphia gathered on the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art for a day of warrior poses, backbends and, of course, savasanas, all in support of the nonprofit Living Beyond Breast Cancer. And if our Instagram feed is any indication, this year’s event was a total blast: Here are 10 Yoga on the Steps shots that will make you wish this awesome annual event were an everyday thing.

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Without Walls Launch Party at KOP Tonight

If you’ve been dying to get your hands on some of Urban Outfitters’ Without Walls fitness goods, today is your lucky day: A few weeks ago we noticed that Urban Outfitters had very quietly begun carrying its Without Walls brand at its King of Prussia shop, and tonight they’re throwing an official launch party to celebrate. The shindig, complete with DJ Sammy Slice, free Sly Fox beer, Sip-N-Glo juice, food and swag bags, kicks off at Urban Outfitters KOP location tonight at 6 p.m. And don’t worry about RSVPing, just head over to the Urban at KOP ready to shop. And dance. And then shop some more.

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A Viewer’s Guide to The 2014 Penn Relays



The Schedule

• Thursday, April 24th, 10 a.m. to 10:55 p.m.
Expect to see: high school girls, college women and nighttime distance races.

• Friday, April 25th, 9 a.m. to 7:25 p.m.
Expect to see: middle school boys and girls, high school boys and girls, college men and women, Special Olympics and Olympic Development events.

• Saturday, April 27th, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Expect to see: high school boys, college men and women, Olympic Development events and USA vs. the World races.

Check out a detailed schedule here.

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To Do: 2nd Annual Cook-Wissahickon 5K



If you’re planning out your weekend workout schedule, you might want to add the 2nd Annual Cook-Wissahickon 5K to the list. The timed 5K, happening this Saturday, starts and finishes at the Cook-Wissahickon school in the Roxborough/Manayunk area. Participants can choose to either run the 5K or, if running a 5K sounds like absolute torture, walk a shorter 1.5-mile course. Both the run and the walk will be done on an open course through the neighborhood, so if you aren’t from the area, it’s a great chance to soak up some new scenery during your weekend workout.

All proceeds from the 5K will benefit Cook-Wissahickon Elementary school. You can find more information and register here.

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To Do: Sweat at Sly Fox Brewery’s Foxtrot 5K

Photo via Foxtrot 5K

Post-race party info via Foxtrot 5K

Is there any better race than one that ends at a beer brewery? I’d argue the answer is no. If you agree, you will love Sly Fox Brewing Company’s Foxtrot 5K. The charity race, benefiting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Foundation, starts and ends at the popular Pottstown brewery. And boy, does it have a great ending: After sweating their faces off during the timed 5K, runners are invited to hang out at a day-long post-race party hosted by the brewery, complete with six food trucks, live music, and tons of beer on tap. Now, that’s my kind of race!

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To Do: Philly Farm and Food Fest



Time to gather up all the recyclable bags you can find, because the Philly Farm and Food Fest is coming up and, believe me, you are going to want to buy everything in sight. Please excuse me while I squeal with excitement.

The annual fundraising event, hosted by Fair Food Philly and the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture, will be taking over the Convention Center on April 13th. The Fest is a food-lovers dream, with over 150 local farms and businesses posting up shop for the day, basically creating the dreamiest farmers’ market imaginable.

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