Ladies and gentlemen of the performing arts, now is your time to shine where everyone will see you. And you don’t even have to flyer to make sure of it!
In what seems to be an annual sort of thing, native Bradley Cooper will be back in town next month filming another movie.
But wait, here’s the part where you get excited. There’s an open call for “background actors”! (That’s you!) According to Philly.com, “the casting call is open to men and women, ages 20-65, all ethnicities.” Directors are especially looking for “men 30-60 of Southeast Asian/Indian descent.” (Waddup, Masala.)
Get your butts over to the warehouse at 6900 Lindbergh Blvd. this Saturday between 11:30 and 3:30PM, don’t blow it—SERIOUSLY, DON’T BLOW IT—and soon enough, you’ll be trading Locust Walk for the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
The third annual Philly Naked Bike Ride is comin’ your way this Sunday, September 4th, at dusk. So consult with your local Orthodox Jew to figure out what exact time that is, get as naked as you feel comfortable, and head on over to…TBA.
Basically, this whole thing sounds super shady, but they’ve done it twice before with turnouts in the thousands, so that’s gotta count for something, right? People ride to promote fuel consumption awareness, to save the environment, to have a say about body image, and most likely, to have a good ol’ drunken time. (Stop being pseudo-hippies with all these nonsense causes, and just embrace the truth.)
Check out the FAQs about the ride here and stay tuned for announcements on the exact time and location (also available on Facebook). Also, pictures from past years here.
If you’re moving in early, but NSO isn’t exactly your cup of tea, check out the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival, and most importantly, the Philly Fringe, “an unfiltered festival, where a platform is provided for new and established artists to present their work free of a selection process.”
Bla bla bla. Translation: A bunch of people who pronounce it “thee-ate-er,” but a sure way to avoid the frat scene between September 2nd and the 17th.
If you’re overwhelmed by all the shows and options on the site, we’ve obviously scoped out some of the (tangentially) Penn-related performances. So check ‘em out after the jump. Read the rest of this entry »
Sick of being picked last for teams, a group of Penngineers have created a robot that will earn them a spot in MLB history. Because, as our mother always told us, if you can’t beat ‘em, you should build a robot that can.
In honor of the citywide Philadelphia Science Festival (running April 15-28) and the Phillies’ Science Day at the Ballpark, a robot from the General Robotics, Automation, Sensing and Perception (GRASP) Lab will be throwing the first pitch at Wednesday’s game against the Brewers.
Step aside, Mark DeRosa: there’s a new Penn player in town.
Everyone loves to hate those really intense, take-themselves-too-seriously, horrible monster movies, right?
If you’re not feelin’ the Thursday night downtowns comin’ atcha the weekend of Fling, the Academy of Natural Sciences has a solution for you: Mega-Bad Movie Night!
Following the success of last year’s “awesomely awful” movie screening, the museum you would have otherwise never ventured to is turning the event into an annual tradition. This year it brings you Mega Piranha, with running commentary from experts on the film’s scientific booboos and overall badness.
This all-you-can-drink nerdfest will run you about $15, but should be the perfect way to impress that hipster in your writing seminar. Check out the trailer after the jump!
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We know, we know. We’re still trying to make Foursquare happen. But it’s seriously getting cooler! Here’s a list of all the deals you can get right here around University City. If nothing else, you can show these to your friends as proof Foursquare is not just about badges… shiny, beautiful badges.
We don’t know when/how/why venues change their deals, but we’ll try to keep you updated with what you can get for your checkins.
If you want to see all of Philly’s specials, go to the Businesses page and make sure your location is Philadelphia. Every refresh will get you different stuff! Read the rest of this entry »
Alas, all good things must come to an end, and Summer Street is no exception. We’ve had tons of fun bringing you the scoop on summer’s releases, openings, and happening events, and we hope you’ve enjoyed reading the issues week after week. Pick up the last Summer Pennsylvanian of 2010, on news stands today, and savor the summer flavor.
This week, we have two film reviews: a contemplation on the future of gay issues in mainstream cinema, and a musing on the winning components of a good action flick (spoiler – a hot headliner does not for a masterpiece make). We also have a report on a brand new restaurant in Queen Village; read the article to discover what happens when you take a kitchen genius out of ritzy Rittenhouse. We also have a special online-only summer playlist: 25 of the best songs from this summer. And, of course, we’ve given you the run-down on the weekend’s festivities. Take a good look, because after this you’re going to have to start planning your own weekends.
But of course, Street as you know and love it will be back every Thursday inside the DP. Get excited, because we’re ready to bust out of the broadsheet.
Everybody’s favorite gelato joint got a mention in the food section of The New York Times! Thing it, the article wasn’t so much about how great their dairy treats are – instead, it focused on how exorbitantly priced artisanal ice creams have gotten. Even though we agree, nothing’s going to cause us to start picking Ben and Jerry’s over the occasional $5 small.
Attention broke-ass fools and barbecue enthusiasts: according to Citypaper’s Meal Ticket blog, Doug Paletta, a Penn PhD candidate, has won free lunch at the incomparably delicious Percy Street BBQ for a whole year. As we see it, you’ve got only one choice: find a course he TAs for, enroll immediately, finagle your way into his recitation, and get as flirtatious and forthright as possible. Your stomach and tastebuds will thank you later (although your burnt out post-Kant brain might not).
[Image via City Paper]
Twhat’s up, tweeple!? We know hip internet folk love when we use e-lingo, especially when we’re talking about e-trendz. And nothing says e-trend like Twitter sensation Follow Friday!
For those of you who are so two thousand and late, #FF is when users suggest people to follow on Twitter for a variety of reasons (generally, attractiveness and/or the ability to link to pictures of cute animals). UTB would love to share with you our favorite Penn, Philly, or Penn-in-Philly accounts. We think you should get @ them (and us) after the jump!
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