Filly FridayJune 7, 2013 at 6:13 pm

Filly Friday

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Image c/o Britt Miller at http://www.brittmillerart.com/

If you’re in Philly then you’re probably soaked right now, be it from the torrential downpour or the Life-Post-Don-Memo-and-Lee’s tears. It’s First Friday, if you’re into that, but maybe take the night off. For tomorrow…

Saturday: It’s something called Prison Food Weekend at Eastern State Penetentiary, which doesn’t sound very appealing. But it’s Ladyfest at the Rotunda, and we’re all either a lady or the son of a lady, so what’s not to like?

Sunday:  The LGBTQA Pride Parade, because, duh.

And for you retail junkies the Brooklyn Flea, known for its higher-priced “curated” vintage goods, is setting up shop in the Piazza at Schmidt’s for summer Sundays. While it may be a patronizing hat-tip to a city with its own sizeable vintage stock, it’s also a great place to find something unexpected.

Filly FridayMay 24, 2013 at 11:04 pm

Filly Friday

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Image c/o Britt Miller at http://www.brittmillerart.com/

Many of you have been whisked away to more financially prestigious/technologically advanced/family-oriented climes, but for those of you still in the 215, here’s some Memorial Day Weekend picks.

Saturday: If the rain holds off, check out the Phair, a weekly flea market down by the art museum. That night head to Rodin Field, where the Brooklyn Qawwali Party are kicking off the 40th Street Summer series

Sunday: During the day, grill something. What are you, some kinda pinko? But at night, rock out to the  Philadelphia Battle of the  Bands at World Cafe Live.

Monday: The Philadelphia Museum of Art will be open on Memorial Day, (which it usually isn’t,) and military personnel and their families get in for free. For an equally humbling, worldly and tasteful experience you can always head down the shoreas is the tradition for many Philly locals.

Filly FridayApril 26, 2013 at 9:27 pm

Filly Friday

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Image c/o Britt Miller at http://www.brittmillerart.com/

Whoops, looks like the Friday part of this post has already escaped us. We hope you spent it in the sunshine. As for the rest of your weekend, we know finals are coming up. But if you need a study break, we have one recommendation, and one only: 

Saturday: The Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts culminates in a giant street fair that shuts down Broad Street from Chestnut to South. There will be live performances, fresh food, freebies, one million photo ops, and a ferris wheel (!!!) in front of City Hall. Best of all, it’s free. Plus this year’s theme is time travel, so if you take notes you might be able to get a sneaky extension on that take-home exam.

Filly FridayApril 19, 2013 at 4:00 pm

Filly Friday

Image c/o Britt Miller at http://www.brittmillerart.com/

Image c/o Britt Miller at http://www.brittmillerart.com/

It’s the weekend, it’s TIME TO SHIII-II-IIINE, capture the future, together, etc. Aside from the extravaganzapalooza happening at our very own Penn Park, there’s lots of other great stuff in your city this weekend.

Friday: There’s a beer garden at The Porch at 30th Street Station right now! Until 8 PM! Get on it! Especially if you got boxed out of Time 2 Shine registration, yo. #realtalk

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Filly FridayApril 5, 2013 at 5:33 pm

Filly Friday

Image c/o Britt Miller at http://www.brittmillerart.com/

Image c/o Britt Miller at http://www.brittmillerart.com/

Good lord, it is a beautiful day! Spring in Philadelphia means festivals, baseball, water ice and a quick and terrifying change in temperature and humidity. Ahh, humidity. Smell it in the air.

Friday: It’s the First Friday of the month, meaning free art gallery openings all over town (with free wine.) Get thee to Old City!

Saturday: Le Viet, a South Philly pho joint, is turning 3 years old. This Saturday, for the low low price of $3.33, you can score a delicious steamy bowl of Pho to celebrate from 11 AM to 3 PM.

And if you’re suuuuper into South Asian celebrations after you’re done with Holi, head over to Drexel’s main auditorium, where the Raga Samay Festival will be putting on 24 hours of North Indian music.

Sunday: If you are really fast at shucking oysters and love aphrodisiacs, you should try your hand at this shucking contest.

Filly FridayMarch 29, 2013 at 4:08 pm

Filly Friday

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Image c/o Britt Miller at http://www.brittmillerart.com/

Another weekend, another set of wondrous and wacky Philly happenings!

Friday: There’s a pretty interesting looking talk about human rights and AIDS in China going on over at A-Space.

Saturday: The East Coast Beard and Mustache Championship at the Blockley is bound to be some good people-watching. And even if you’re not that into facial hair, trust us, it’ll grow on ya.

Sunday, after the jump!

Filly FridayMarch 22, 2013 at 5:47 pm

Filly Friday

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Image c/o Britt Miller at http://www.brittmillerart.com/

Now that it’s Spring (statistically speaking,) we must all lift the iron curtain of hibernation and leave our cozy Rosengarten carrels for the light of a SEPTA stop. Go off campus, baby!

Friday:  Head over to World Café Live (so close!) to see Freshly Ground, an Afrobeat funk band that’ll make you want to get up off of that thang. Tickets max out at $18, so the beat won’t break ya bank.

To Saturday and Sunday!

Filly FridayMarch 15, 2013 at 4:29 pm

Filly Friday

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The weekend is here, and with temperatures still a lil’ chillier than our brain-clocks would prefer, here are some mostly indoor ideas for your metropolitan weekend.

Friday: Eastern State Penetentiary is free today. It’s a historic/haunted prison, so take that chick from your history honors seminar. You can squeal and hold each other in the darkness.

At The Rotunda tonight, there’s a free concert by musicians that the New York Times calls ”deft and boomy, ragged and precise.” What does that mean? Whatever! Free concert!

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Filly FridayFebruary 22, 2013 at 6:32 pm

Filly Friday

Philly_Skyline_AH5_FinalHey, it’s your weekly reminder that you live in Philadelphia! Midterms are stressful, but hanging around other stressed people can be like getting sneezed on  when you’re already sick. Here are some reasons to leave the bubble:

Friday:

Philly Fashion Week comes but once a year, and if you don’t spend it smizing and accessorizing then you’re wasting your time.

Or, go see comedian-slash-angry-old-man Lewis Black grace the the Academy of Music with his shouty take on current events. It’s tonight, but tix are available, and he has, like, totally touched Jon Stewart!

Saturday and Sunday, after the jump.

Filly FridayFebruary 15, 2013 at 5:39 pm

Filly Friday

Philly_Skyline_AH5_FinalWelcome to UTB’s first Filly Friday post, a feature designed to get you out on the town this weekend! Obviously there’s lots of great stuff happing on campus, as usual, but sometimes you need to get away.

Tonight:

Throat Singing at the Rotunda: The Rotunda isn’t technically OFF off campus, but it’s a real live West Philly institution, and this event will take you pretty far outside the Penn comfort-bubble. Throat singing, kind of like human-bagpiping, is weird and wonderful. This event is one of the Rotunda’s most popular each year, and it’s pay-what-you-wish!

Saturday:

PaleopaloozaDo you love dinosaurs so much that you want to marry them, and sometimes wish that you were covered in scales and had a walnut-brain so that you could understand what they WENT through? Then you’ll love this Academy of Natural Sciences event, which includes robotic trilobite races and a bunch of lectures from famous Paleontologists. Miss Frizzle would be proud.

Northern Liberties’ Winter Music Festival : Yeah yeah, hipster scum, etc. But  How often can you say that you actually get to see real Philly-based live music? We’re not going to pretend we know who Brick + Mortar are, or how Ruby The Hatchet got their name, but with World Cafe-based radio station WXPN as a sponsor it’s guaranteed to be worthwhile. Protip: This event is 21+.

Sunday, after the jump!