Philebrity founder Joey Sweeney’s new music video is about as literal as it comes. In “Records and Coffee,” he putzes around the city buying records and drinking coffee. He slaps his knee when he sings about knees (we actually have a GIF of that above), and you better believe he goes down when he sings “falling down heart broken.” The one thing we can’t figure out, though, is the weird CGI bird around 1:40. Wha?!
5 Things to Do in Philly This Weekend
Zombie crawls, farm fests, fleas and jazz.
We rank this weekend's new movie releases.
Interview: Christina Perri
The Bensalem singer-songwriter can't wait to see her "big-ass South Philly family."
6 Easter Weekend Festivities in Philly
Where to find (or avoid) the Easter Bunny.
We round up five of the weekend’s guaranteed-good-time events, including Farm Fest at The Oval, the Center City Jazz Festival, Franklin Flea, and more.
Looking for more Easter-centric events? We’ve roundup up some of those, too. Find 6 of our top picks here.
UPDATE [4/18/2014, 11:41 a.m.]: Wow, y’all must like wine as much as I do. Those tickets went fast. Congrats to reader Veronica. Sorry to the rest of you, but, remember, you can still get tickets at a discounted rate with the promo code “TICKET15.”
Philadelphia magazine’s Wine + Food Festival kicks off at the swanky Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum on May 10th with an afternoon of Philly-centric nibbles, and samplings of over 600 vinos from around the globe, and Ticket‘s been given a pair of, er, tickets to give away to our lush-y readers.
Our weekly round-up of new releases, ranked for your viewing pleasure, by their indispensability and watchability. Yes, we made up that word.
Bensalem-bred singer-songwriter Christina Perri comes back home this weekend to perform songs from her new album, Head Or Heart, at the Electric Factory. Ticket gabbed with the “Human” songstress about everything from growing up in the Philly burbs, her 70 (!) tattoos, and how she can’t wait to get home to see her “big ass South Philly Italian family.”
That’s right; get your ’80′s fix for just ten bucks. Tomorrow, Friday, April 18th, Harrah’s Atlantic City, Harrah’s Philadelphia, and Showboat Atlantic City will host a flash sale, reducing tickets for summer shows to just $9.99.
Perhaps the biggest name in the lineup is Billy Idol, who’s starting off his U.S./European Summer tour at House of Blues in Atlantic City on May 31st. That could mean shouting all the words to “White Wedding” along with Billy for less than the cost of a Best of Billy Idol CD.
Also on sale are tickets for Neon Trees, My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish, and I’m in Therapy, Nick DiPaolo and Robert Kelly, Paul Reiser, and Lisa Marie Presley. The promotion is only available for one day and while tickets last, so buy early. You can purchase House of Blues Tickets here.
Where can you find (or avoid) the Easter Bunny this year? Here, we round up some of the city’s best Easter weekend to-dos:
Philly Rabbit Run 5K: Shake it Off for Parkinson’s hosts a 5k walk/run/hop at the Philadelphia Zoo. Great for families or anyone who wants a little pre-ham exercise. Saturday, 4/19, 7 a.m., Philadelphia Zoo, 3400 West Girard Avenue.
Camden Children’s Garden Brunch with Bunny: Hop across the river for a festive brunch at Camden’s Children’s Garden, catered by the Tortilla Press. In attendance will be the Easter Bunny, available for pictures and to share in activities like the Garden Carousel, an egg hunt, and arts and crafts. Saturday, April 19th, 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.-2 p.m., $25, Camden Children’s Garden, 3 Riverside Drive.
Easter at the Bellevue featuring the Easter Bunny: Springs fluffiest guest of honor makes the rounds at the Bellevue Hotel, where kids can pose with the hopper. Be sure to post your picks with #BellevueBunny. Oh, and come back for Easter brunch the next day. Saturday, April 19th, noon-2 p.m., Bellevue Philadelphia, Broad and Walnut streets.
Stenton Easter Egg Hunt: Historic Stenton opens up its grounds to young scavengers at its annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday. Also scheduled are activities like natural-egg dyeing, arts and crafts, and games. Saturday, April 19th, 1 – 3 p.m., free, Stenton, 4601 North 18th Street.
South Street Headhouse District 83rd Annual Easter Promenade: Easter fun and Philly history come together in this longstanding spring festival. Kids can partake in Easter festivities like costume contests, a bunny hop, traditional treats, and live music from the Philadelphia Freedom Band. Sunday, April 20th, 12:30 -2 p.m., free, Passayunk and South streets.
Sister City Parks Plant Pop-Up: Sister City Parks celebrates Easter and the long-awaited spring with a pop-up plant and produce shop from Greensgrow Farms. It’s the perfect way to prep and stock up for Easter dinner. The kids can get their hands dirty, too, with a planting exercise designed for miniature green thumbs. Sunday, April 20th, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Sister Cities Park, 18th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Netflix released a new Orange is the New Black trailer today that features new prisoners, frightened former nuns, and all kinds of other things that have us on the edge of our seats for its June 6 premiere. Check it out below.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 doesn’t open in the U.S. until May 2, but an early release in the U.K. has fans abuzz — not because of the film’s, but because a mysterious post-credits scene features a sequence from the upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past.
Sad news about 30-year art critic Edward J. Sozanski from The Inquirer:
Edward J. Sozanski, 77, art critic for The Inquirer who, over the course of three decades, became a major figure in describing and documenting the city’s cultural transformation from regional by-way to national mainstage, died suddenly Tuesday in Gladwyne of as-yet-undetermined causes.
Whether writing about America’s first sculptor, William Rush, or art from Korea’s Joseon Dynasty or the way John Cage’s musical “scores” looked on the page, Mr. Sozanski always sought to directly engage the art and to provide his readers with an utterly independent critical judgment.
And despite his substantial stature and influence as a critic, his focus always remained on the integrity of the art; he was not distracted by institutional marketing efforts or by the city’s cultural boosterism.
Find the rest of Sozanki’s obituary here.