10 Things to Do in Philly This Weekend, March 27-March 29, 2015



WATCH THIS: Bucks County’s Justin Guarini as Lil’ Sweet in Diet Dr. Pepper Commercial

Little Sweet Header

Here’s your Friday afternoon giggle: Bucks County’s own Justin Guarini donned some leather-licious maroon pants, a shiny silver jacket, and a long head of curls (a la Prince, anyone?) to serenade an office in a Diet Dr. Pepper commercial, and we just love it.

You can check out the entire ad below, and don’t forget to see Guarini, the American Idol alumni, return to Bucks County this summer to play Bobby in Company at Bucks County Playhouse.

A New On-Demand Classical Musical Service, Living the Classical Life, Has Philly Connections

Isabel Leonard and Zsolt Bognár.

Isabel Leonard and Zsolt Bognár.

It’s a new streaming, free, on-demand program called Living the Classical Life, and it features world-class artists talking about their craft. What makes it quite interesting to us here at Ticket is that there are so many connections to Philadelphia in the series, and serves as a testament that the City of Brotherly Love is a mecca for classical musical fans. Read more »

PHOTOS: Last Night, There Was An On-Stage Proposal During Dirty Dancing at the Academy of Music

Nobody puts Baby in the corner, especially when you’re going to propose to her!

Malik Murray knew that his girlfriend Alissa F. Chase loved the movie Dirty Dancing, and he knew she would have to see the live stage version playing here in Philly at the Academy of Music. What Chase didn’t know was that Murray flew in from Los Angeles and was waiting back stage at the Thursday evening performance. At the end of the show, Murray took to the stage and popped the big question. Chase, of course, said “yes.”

Murray and Chase first met when they were students at Penn State, but they soon drifted apart when Murray took a job in Los Angeles. They rekindled in 2012 after a brunch at Northern Liberties Green Eggs Cafe, and have maintained a long-distance relationship since then.

Below are more photos from the special moment. For information on Dirty Dancing playing through April 5, click here.



Tomorrow is Philadelphia Flag Day, and You Can Celebrate on the Art Museum Steps

From the Philadelphia Museum of Art

From the Philadelphia Museum of Art

We’re willing to bet that you don’t have Philadelphia Flag Day programmed into your iCalendar, but all that might change. Tomorrow, Friday, March 27, is the high-flying holiday, and there’s a free program on the Art Museum steps where you can show your Philly pride.

2015 actually is the 120th anniversary of the Philadelphia City flag, the first city flag in the nation, and to celebrate, the Partners for Civic Pride will be offering free historic Philadelphia flags while supplies last at the event.

The Flag Day celebration starts at noon on the Philadelphia Museum of Art‘s steps, and attendees are encouraged to bring a lunch, wear yellow and blue (the colors of the flag), and play Philly music while the flag is raised above the museum. You can share your Philadelphia Flag Day posts on social media using hashtag #phillyflag.

WATCH THIS: Take a Virtual Tour of Borgata’s New Festival Park, and See What Performers Are Lined Up

Via Shutterstock.

Via Shutterstock.

Atlantic City’s Borgata will be introducing a unique new venue this summer for entertainment: the Festival Park, a 4,500-capacity space that will host performers, dance music parties, and food festivals. The space, which is set to open on June 13 with a concert featuring The Hooters, G. Love and Special Sauce, Southside Johnny and The Asbury Jukes, will be the newest addition to the hotel resort and one of the more exciting features for the Jersey shore this summer. Below you can watch a virtual tour of what the space will look like when it opens:

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WATCH THIS: Jimmy Fallon Nails Mitt Romney on The Tonight Show

Fallon as Romney

If you need a morning chuckle, this clip from The Tonight Show will surely give you one, even if your laugh is of the fake Mitt Romney type.

Last evening, Jimmy Fallon was joined by former Presidential candidate Mitt Romney for a sketch lovingly called “Mitt in the Mirror.” They joked about Clinton, Obama, and even Zayn Malik leaving One Direction.

Check out the full clip here:

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