Confession: I Hate Spring in Philadelphia

Photo illustration | Alyse Moyer. Photos | background, M. Fischetti for Visit Philadelphia; Peep, PhotosJC / Shutterstock.com, person in jacket, leedsn/ Shutterstock.com

Photo illustration | Alyse Moyer. Photos | background, M. Fischetti for Visit Philadelphia; Peep, PhotosJC / Shutterstock.com, person in jacket, leedsn/ Shutterstock.com

I woke up on Friday morning with a distinct, creeping sense of dread. The kind of dread that makes you afraid to open your eyes, that brings you to the bargaining table with gods long forgotten.

Some of this could be attributed to the dog sleeping on my head. It was the smelly dog, and I had to decide whether to wash my hair or Febreze it like a dodgy futon before heading into work. I knew what I would choose, and it wasn’t a choice that inspired much hope for the day or the decade.

But, smelly dogs aside, it was also the first day of spring.

I know how I’m supposed to feel about spring.  Read more »

The Edit: 10 Killer Spring Coats to Wear This Week

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As much as the 50-degree temps seem like sunbathing weather (ya know, compared to snowpocalypse), it’s not quite time to ditch your coat. But that doesn’t mean you need to bundle up. Spring offers tons of fresh outerwear that looks seasonally appropriate (think: airy watercolors and punchy pineapple prints) while still keeping you warm as the seasons transition. Here, 10 gorgeous picks you can wear this week. So long, cocoon coats. Read more »

What to Eat This Week: 5 Dinners to Get You Excited for Warm Weather

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Every year, it feels like winter will never end, but surprise: spring is right around the corner! And boy, are we excited for warm weather. If you’ve been chowing down on stews and squash-everything all winter long, it’s time to switch it up and get ready for spring: Here, five dinners — from tacos to grilled skewers to salads bursting with spring veggies — that will get you excited for all the delicious warm-weather meals to come.  Read more »

13 Reasons We’re So Stinkin’ Excited for Warm Weather in Philly

Yoga on the Pier at Race Street Pier | Photo by Matt Stanley

Yoga on the Pier at Race Street Pier | Photo by Matt Stanley

Newsflash: We’ve only got nine more days of winter, people! Spring is a comin’ — on March 20th, to be exact — and I, for one, could not be more excited for the warm weather it’ll bring with it. Just about every single day of this dreadful season we call winter, I say to anyone who will listen, “If we lived somewhere warm, we could be doing [insert fun outdoor activity here] right now. Ughhh, winter!” And I’m sure I’m not alone.

But with spring headed our way, soon we’ll all be able to start checking things off the long list of activities we’ve been talking about wanting to do for months, from hiking in the Wissahickon to playing frisbee down the Shore to picnicking anywhere we can lay a blanket down.

Below, 13 reasons we here in Be Well Philly Land are so freakin’ excited for warm weather in Philly.  Read more »

7 Things to Do in Philly this Weekend: The Spring Festival Edition



7 Philadelphia Charity Events in May

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Promo photo for Renegade Company’s Star Wars-themed fundraiser. Details below.

Apparently, there’s something about spring that makes the city feel extra philanthropic. Throughout the month of May Philly will see all kinds of charity events — from those supporting the local arts and disease research to poverty. Because soirees of this kind require a little planning ahead, Ticket has rounded up seven of the season’s not-to-be-missed charity events that’ll fit any giving budget.

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5 Things to Do in Philly This Weekend: Mummers Mardi Gras, Korean Art at PMA, and More

Weekend Roundup

Friday, May 11

See the new exhibit Collage at the Latvian Society (starting at 9 a.m.) with works by artists from around the country. The event continues through the weekend.

Watch the documentary Brother Outsider about out civil rights hero Bayard Rustin with a performance by A Voice 4 All People (6 p.m.) at the African-American Museum of Philadelphia.

Courtesy of Tony Enos

Come to the cabaret (7:30 p.m.) at the Mt. Airy Garage with performances by Michael Richard Kelly and the Tamer Tewfik Trio.

Tony Enos performs live (9 p.m.) at South Philly Bar & Grill to benefit the Beacon Light Fund.

Camp Tabu is back (9 p.m.) with a night of humor starring Chip Chantry, Latice, Aaron Hertzog, Mike Logan, T.J. Hurley and Natalie with tag-team hosts Alejandro Morales and R. Eric Thomas.

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