Well, this is what happens when the Philadelphia region is expected to have temperatures in the 70’s: you can’t really ice skate!
Tonight’s Blue Cross RiverRink preview party has been postponed due to the warm weather making the rink unsuitable for skating. The festivities have been rescheduled for tomorrow evening, November 25, starting at 8PM.
Ticket holders should receive an email from Ticketfly with further details.
For more information on the party, click here.
Finally…your kids might stop singing “Do You Want To Build a Snowman” and replace it with “Do You Want To Visit Shrek.”
That’s what the folks at Cherry Hill Mall hope will happen as they get ready to reveal a one-of-a-kind holiday experience titled Adventure To Santa. DreamWorks, the animation team behind Shrek, is launching the interactive multimedia attraction that will open this Black Friday at the South Jersey mall, making it one of only eight shopping centers in the entire country that offer the experience. Unlike the traditional Santa visit, this one incorporates music, video, and everyone’s favorite characters from the Shrek enterprise, including Fiona, Donkey, and the title character himself. Read more »
Queen Bee’s newest music video for her single 7/11 hit YouTube over the weekend, and, for lack of better words, it’s pretty much three minutes and 36 seconds of the pop star getting down while in her panties.
The track, which comes off the Beyonce Platinum Edition album, is what we’d come to expect from the singer…but the video is a whole other story. The title of the song references the popular drinking game 7/11 doubles (if you’ve never heard of it, here’s a tutorial on how to play). Fans on Beyonce’s YouTube page have mixed feelings on the video: some have called it the “Best music video I’ve seen in a really looong time,” while others think the video shows how Beyonce is “down the drain, flushable with everyone else.”
We’ll let you be the judge!
Being stuck with the family over a long holiday weekend can be one of those cruel tortures that test the tenuous nature of your familial relations. Why not ease the burden with the sweet escapism of a good flick? If you’re interested — and we’re betting you are, poor devil — here are some good possibilities.
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Film icon Al Pacino will join the Philadelphia Orchestra in January for its 158th Academy of Music Anniversary Concert and Ball. He’ll be joined by Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin and special guest, 18-year-old emerging violinist Simone Porter, for this evening that doubles as a celebration of the Academy of Music itself.
But here’s the real question: We all know Pacino’s talented … but what can he offer the Orchestra?
“In the tradition of blending great acting with great orchestral music, Pacino will join Nézet-Séguin and The Philadelphia Orchestra, sharing a favorite monologue and more,” reads a press release sent out today.
Makes more sense. Pacino definitely seems excited about it. He shares this sentiment:
“It’s a singular honor for me to perform on the stage of the Academy of Music, in the very place where Rachmaninoff conducted The Philadelphia Orchestra and where this legendary ensemble gave the United States premiere of The Rite of Spring,” Pacino says. “I could not be more thrilled to become part of the legacy of the historic Academy of Music and The Philadelphia Orchestra.”
The event takes place on Saturday, January 24, 2015. Tickets and more information can be found here.
Looking for a night of LOLs to get a head start on those oncoming winter blues? Peek your head inside Adrienne Theater (2030 Sansom Street), where Philadelphia Improv Theater (PHIT) offers an affordable outlet to guffaw till your heart’s content. Choose from an array of House Teams comprising some of Philly’s most talented jokesters, each holding the power to give your abdominals a bit of a workout. Rock solid abs and a hell of a good time? It’s a win win!
Dr. Sleepover: The large cast will make you feel like you’re sleeping over with the world’s most hilarious (and non-douchey) fraternity. It’s a slumber party without the slumber, reverberating energy capable of powering a small battery-operated bunny. Dr. Sleepover was the 2014 runner up for Best Improv Group and Best New Act in Philadelphia.
When to See Them: December 6th and 13th, 9 p.m., and December 20th, 10:30 p.m.
Dog Mountain: Whip-smart sketches written and preformed by five hilarious dudes who, if duty calls, aren't afraid to put on a dress.
When to see them: November 20th and 21st at 9 p.m.
Outside Voices: This rowdy bunch is directed by Philly Improv legend, Caitlin Weigel. Weigel is an award-winning PHIT performer and instructor, kind of like the Yoda of Philadelphia comedy. “Hard to pass up, it is.” The team’s nine performers share an onstage chemistry known to captivate each other, and more importantly the crowd they are preforming for.
When to See Them: November 22nd and December 13th and 20th at 9 p.m.
The Flat Earth: Pay no attention to the name—their performances are anything but flat. Utilizing a wide variety of props and costumes in various and obscure settings, the cast of The Flat Earth will hold you captive in their own little hilarious and bizarre worlds till the curtains close. You may not want to leave.
When to See Them: December 11th and 12th, and December 18th and 19th at 9 p.m.
Big Baby: Big Baby, birthed in 2013, hit the nail on the head with their quirky exploration of the daily grind of Philadelphia living. They would also like people to know, “They enjoy the finer things in life, like extended nap and being cooed at by strangers.”
When to See Them: November 22nd at 9 p.m., December 6th and 13th at 10:30 p.m., and December 20th at 9 p.m.
The Future: Travel through time with an ensemble of seasoned performers mixed and a handful of newbies. This variety pack brings the crowd one thought provoking performance after another, each carefully crafted with intelligence and wit.
When to See Them: November 22nd and December 6th at 9 p.m., December 13th at 10:30 p.m.
In typical David Lynch fashion the, the PAFA-trained auteur is keeping mostly mum about the return of Twin Peaks in 2016. (“I’m not talking about Twin Peaks now. Not until 2016.”) He did, however drop a few nuggets in an interview with Agenda magazine. Here’s what we’ve got:
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Wyomissing native Taylor Swift will be getting a special award at this Sunday’s American Music Awards—the first ever Dick Clark Award for Excellence.
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Cut Video found three grandmothers in Washington (where marijuana is legal) who had never smoked pot before and persuaded them to do it on camera. What results, naturally, is hilarious. And they get blasted—smoking from a bong, a vaporizer, and sipping on marijuana-infused tea.
Check out the video above for unforgettable quotes like, “I could go iron for days now,” and “I’d do it again … if I could get this bag of chips open.”