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The Power of the Familiar Sometimes all you need is the right angle to see that people are just people. By Stephen H. Segal // firstname.lastname@example.org
aure and Natasha met while working at a restaurant in Center City. Laure, a Bryn Mawr grad, was a line cook finishing up her master’s degree at PAFA. Natasha, a South Africa native, was a manager. She pined over Laure for six months, but her crush seemed in vain: “I was too busy on the line,” Laure recalls, “to notice anything but the next ticket.” Finally, a chef friend hooked them up, and they fell very much in love, very quickly. Two more graduate degrees, two moves and one long fight for Natasha’s green card later, they decided it was time—time to make their intentions to form a family very clear to one another, their family and their friends. They were living in the city, and they would have liked to have had their big day here. Then they discovered the picturesque landscape of the Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton, N.J., and realized that going to New Jersey—the nearest state that offer same-sex civil unions—would
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allow them to have their legal ceremony and their spiritual ceremony all together in one, big family party.
You know, just like everybody else. Just like they could in Pennsylvania, if they were straight—but nope. Because never even mind using the word “marriage,” Pennsylvania hasn’t even been able to offer LGBT couples the same basic, nonreligious civil rights that straight people enjoy. We decided to put Laure’s and Amanda’s wedding photo on the cover of this week’s PW—which explores the horizon of same-sex marriage in America on the eve of the annual Equality Forum, the world’s largest LGBT civil-rights summit—for the same reason they sought out the amazing Philly-based Love Me Do Photography to shoot their wedding in the first place: because two people falling in love and vowing to spend the rest of their lives together is one of the most transcendently beautiful moments they’ll experience in their lives. That’s true if one wears a black tux and the other wears a white dress. As the photo ought to make clear, it’s also true if they’re both brides in gowns.
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Team Sunshine members Makoto Hirano (left) and Benjamin Camp in JapanAmerica Wonderwave.
WHAT’S HAPPENING — BEFORE IT HAPPENS ... PERFORMANCE
JapanAmerica Wonderwave A little over two years ago, on March 11, 2011, a 9.0-magnitude earthquake hit the Pacific coast of Japan, bringing with it plenty of death, misery, destruction and nuclear fallout. The energy released from the earth’s crust led to tsunami waves 133 feet high, which devastated the northern city of Miyako, the waters barreling six miles inland. There was a meltdown at the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant, resulting in at least three nuclear explosions due to a cooling system failure. The Japanese National Police Agency reported more than 15,000 deaths (though some estimates of those killed are as high as 19,000), 129,225 collapsed buildings and an estimated economic cost of $235 billion. It was a horrible time. And recent reports suggest there could be more to come. But, well—lemonade from lemons, right? That’s the point of JapanAmerica Wonderwave, a so-called “disaster response mixtape” presented by Team Sunshine Performance Corporation. Team Sunshine is made up of Philly-based artists Alex Torra, Makoto Hirano and Benjamin Camp (Camp and Hirano star; Torra directs), and their current production is meant to tell the story of two friends trying to understand the Japanese tragedy from the United States in a comedic, minimalist style. The two performers tell their story, according to its press info, by placing “themselves inside and outside of tragic situations, delicately enacting images of natural disasters, heroically voyaging to a post-tsunami Japan, and wildly dancing to the music that they listen to in times of desperation” while employing an overture of American and Asian pop. And while the music plays, they find themselves asking about the emotions present when breaking up with a boyfriend or girlfriend, as compared to the universal human and infrastructural damage inflicted by a tsunami thousands of miles away. This incarnation of Team Sunshine’s Wonderwave is part three in as many years; it’s always been a work in progress. The first, in 2011, was presented by the Asian Arts Initiative, the second co-commissioned by the Commotion Festival in 2012, and the latest is an independent staging. / RANDY LOBASSO Thurs., May 2-Sun., May 12. Various times. $10-$60. With anonymous bodies and Christopher Sean Powell. Christ Church Neighborhood House, 20 N. American St. neighborhood-house.com
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Less than a year after frontman Fred Durst told rock music mag Kerrang! that Limp Bizkit is over, the band is touring again and has a new album, Stampede of the Disco Elephants, set to drop this summer. 8pm. $30. Theatre of the Living Arts, 334 South St. 215.922.1011. tlaphilly.com M U SIC
The Philadelphia Jewish Music Festival The Gershman Y’s Jewish Music Festival brings Philly nine days of music performances spanning blues, cabaret, klezmer and more. Check out individual shows or buy an all-access pass that gets you reserved seating to all of the
events. Through May 9. $25-$100. Gershman Y, 401 S. Broad St. gershmany.org TOUR
Ben Franklin Parkway Walking Tour
A walk down the Parkway from City Hall on a clear, sunny afternoon or balmy night is always rewarding; there are many works of art dotting its sides, drawing your attention and respect. On this walking tour, volunteers from the Preservation Alliance will explain the history of these architectural wonders, as well as the urban renewal project that spawned the Parkway back in 1917. 6pm. $8-$10. Fairmount Park Welcome Center, 1599 JFK Blvd. 215.546.1146. preservationalliance.com
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Koresh Spring Festival
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Over the next two weekends, Koresh Dance Company has invited 27 esteemed dance troupes and choreographers from around the Philadelphia area to share the stage at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre for a total of 11 different performances. The theme of this year’s festival, “Come Together,” seems perfectly befitting given that it seeks to introduce locals to the wide spectrum of talent this city’s dance community has to offer. Tonight, audiences are in for an exceptional showcase featuring four critically acclaimed troupes and an eclectic mix of genres—from the collaborative contemporary ballet of Carbon Dance Theatre to Rennie Harris PureMovement’s fresh take on hip-hop dance theater. And then there’s Brian Sanders’ JUNK, whose innovative choreography bridges the gap between traditional dance and physical theater through the use of found objects, jaw-dropping aerobatic fetes and five of the most gorgeous specimen you’ve likely ever seen. Last but not least, Koresh’s technically superb dancers will offer a glimpse of the company’s vast repertoire of work, a fusion of modern dance, jazz and ballet. Not only will this likely be the only opportunity you get to see these troupes in action on one bill, but it’ll most certainly be the only time you get to see all four perform for less than $40. The tickets practically sell themselves, folks. / NICOLE FINKBINER
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Up All Night with Carol Miller
Learn about radio legend Carol Miller’s rise to success in a male-dominated radio industry. Miller will read from Up All Night, the story of her life as one of the nation’s top DJs. 7pm. $7. Gershman Y, 401 S. Broad St. 215.545.4400. gershmany.org E VENT
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The University of the Arts and Temple University team up to produce a concert featuring some of Philly’s best homegrown talent. Mo Lowda, Ill Doots, Seismic Thrust and Cute Girl from English headline this day-long event that will help you kick off summer right. 2pm. $3-$5. Broad St. Ministry, 315 S. Broad St. broadstreetministry.org M U SI C
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This cocktail party and auction will benefit the Philadelphia Children’s Alliance and the work it does for sexually abused children in Philadelphia. Each attendee is asked to bring a teddy bear to donate to the organization. Every child who receives services from the Children’s Alliance is offered the opportunity to select a teddy bear upon leaving the center. This small token has been found to help begin the healing process for the city’s most vulnerable children. 5:30pm. $85. Crystal Tea Room, 100 Penn Square East. bearaffair.org
town at this silent auction benefiting The Ladybug Project. Mosey around an indoor/ outdoor garden and art exhibit at the Philadelphia Magic Gardens while contributing to a good cause. 5:30pm. $25-$30. Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens, 1020-1022 South St. 850.320.3237. theladybugproject.com
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PHILLYNOW Friday, May 3
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Philadelphia Kidney Action Day Your mother was right, you know, cautioning you—no, make that forcing, often with only a pointed glance—to fill that drinking glass with water after hours of play, instead of soda or whatever colorized flavor of sugar water sat chilling on your fridge’s top shelf. All that haranguing (and subsequent eyerolling) pays off on days like today, dubbed Kidney Action Day, for which the American Kidney Fund has planned a slew of free events in cities where kidney disease rates exceed the nation’s average. This year, Philadelphia joins that dubious roster, and the city kicks off AKF’s Kidney Action Day series tour with funfilled festivities for the entire family slated to help attendees assess their risk for kidney disease, with an emphasis on prevention. Organized with the aid of the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, Kidney Action Day activities include health screenings, interactive fitness presentations, cooking demos—and samples of the delicious, healthy results—as well as entertainment and kids’ games, all geared toward maintaining optimal wellness. And Kidney Action Day festivities are slated to take place in Chicago, Washington D.C., Atlanta and elsewhere over the rest of the season and the year, so if you’ve got family or friends in those locales, tell ‘em to plan to attend, too—and to trade those cans of sky blue-hued pseudo-beverage in for some good ol’ H2O. / KENYA BEVERLY 10am. Free. City of Philadelphia Municipal Services Building Plaza, 1401 John F. Kennedy Blvd. kidneyfundorg.com
S TAGE album. 8:30pm. $8-$10. With Tiny Cities. The Trocadero Theatre, 1003 Arch St. 215.922.6888. thetroc.com P E R FO R MAN CE
The Proposition Tent
This temporary laboratory and social space set up in a vacant lot on North 11th Street stages propositions on a variety of themes by four kinds of participants: a local artist, an international artist, a local business or nonprofit, and a thinker/writer. Combining ideas from different minds, this is an art show that pushes limits. 7pm. Free. North 11th and Carton sts. fringearts.com Grandchildren
Grandchildren Album Release Party
Grandchildren began as Aleks Martray’s solo project, but evolved into a sixpiece pop orchestra with dueling drums and an instrument-swapping horn section. Don’t miss tonight’s performance, which also features New Hope, Pa.’s Lawsuits and Laser Background, Andy Molholt’s psych pop project. 9:15pm. $10. With the Lawsuits, Laser Background + DJ POW POW (Man Man’s Chris Powell). Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 N. Frankford Ave. 215.739.9684. johnnybrendas.com
creating an abstract piece that is still accessible and identifiable. Through June 15. Projects Gallery, 629 N. Second St. 267.303.9652. projectsgallery.com S TAG E
When the Rain Stops Falling
Spanning the years from 1959 to 2039 and weaving events from London to Australia, playwright Andrew Bovell’s When the Rain Stops Falling is an intimate saga about families growing apart and coming back together. Through May 18. $18-$20. Allens Lane Art Center, 601 W. Allens Lane. 215.248.0546. allenslane.org
Frank Hyder: The Frontier
Hyder’s work focuses on human faces displayed as oversized portraits and carvings on panels that can be manipulated by the viewer. Hyder also depicts schools of fish in his work, in which the colorful fish blend into one another,
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The Gantry + Magazines
New York indie rockers the Gantry bring their high-energy, danceable tunes to the Troc. Tonight, they’re joined by Magazines, who will be celebrating the release of their debut
Metropolitan Gallery 250 presents The Sidework Series
It’s so common, it’s almost cliche—the struggling artist, tending bars or waiting tables for money, working on their art when time allows. This exhibit gives emerging artists a chance to show their work at Metropolitan Gallery 250, Metropolitan Bakery’s nonprofit community art gallery. Through May 26. Free. Metropolitan Gallery 250, 250 S. 18th St. 215.545.6655. facebook.com/ metropolitangallery250
The earnest, critical and interactive rock musical will bring its pacifistic, frizzy mop to the Blueberry Capital of the World as a window into the hippie culture of the ‘60s. Armpit hair and leather headbands are not required, but heavily encouraged. Through May 11. $23.50-$28.50. Eagle Theatre, 2 Vine St., Hammonton, N.J. 609.704.5012. theeagletheatre.com S PORTS
International Barefoot Running Day Forego those shoe prisons and let toe hair feel the breeze amid wonderful greenery at this international celebration of sub-ankle nakedness. There are routes through the fields for the hardened and callused expert and the fleshy, pink beginner. Sun., May 5, 10am. Free. Black Rock Sanctuary, 953 Black Rock Rd., Phoenixville. 610.344.6000. thebarefootrunners.org CONVENTION
Halloween, Horror, Haunted House & Hearse Convention
A concentrated amount of macabre will seep out of some indomitable chasm and take root for three days in the Expo Center. Gigantic props from haunted houses across the country set the mood as magicians attempt to confound your feeble brain into attending classes that will teach you how to properly apply horror makeup and scare others. May 3-5. Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, 100 Station Ave., Oaks. halloweenshow.com
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Discover the steamier side of alchemy as Joel Klein, historian of early-modern alchemy, speaks about the portrayal of sex in alchemical texts. View centuriesold graphic depictions of hermaphrodites, and learn what these texts mean to modern alchemy. 5pm. Free. Chemical Heritage Foundation, 315 Chestnut St. chemheritage.org
Amanda McCutchon: Recent Paintings
Amanda McCutchon’s portraits show both the intimate and the mundane—people at work, people laughing, people sitting on stoops. Whatever the atmosphere, each subject seems to be mid-conversation, both offering and concealing their stories from the viewer. Through May 31. Gallery 50, 50 E. Commerce St. Bridgeton, N.J. gallery50.org
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An Open Book: An Evening with Justin Furstenfeld Blue October’s a lot of things to a lot of people—even sometimes their savior. Furstenfeld, as lead singer and primary songwriter for the arty Houston-based post-grunge emo outfit, has been a poster boy for salvation despite drug use and mental instability. Through decades of songwriting, touring, break-ups and make-ups, drugs, self-abuse and yes, even some mental health breakdowns, Furstenfeld’s been writing about it unapologetically. And in April 2009, he put out Crazy Making: The Words and Lyrics of Justin Furstenfeld, a companion book to illuminate lyrics, expand on the meaning of songs and let the world see just how fucked up he really was. Calling on influences as far and wide as Elliott Smith and Peter Gabriel, Michael Stipe, U2 and, naturally, the Cure and the Smiths, Furstenfeld’s led Blue October through six big records. And these records, with Crazy Making, will serve as a template in which he’ll communicate to, in all likelihood, an adoring audience all the good and all the bad. He’s sober now, focusing on keeping the darkness away and staying a loving father and husband. But Crazy Making plainly lays bare a past that’s riddled with drugs and mental fits (Furstenfeld’s struggled from anxiety and bipolar episodes), and he’s not afraid to mine the years of writing he’s done to document the best and worst of times. In fact, part of the appeal of this night is that you can ask him anything you want during a Q&A session, and he’ll give you the most honest answer he can muster. / BILL CHENEVERT 8:30pm. $30. With Ashleigh Stone. Theatre of Living Arts, 334 South St. 215.922.1011. tlaphilly.com
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A jack of all trades, Kaplansky has managed to become a clinical psychologist, open her own private practice and eventually sell it, all in between her on-and-off-again folksinging career. She’s remained close with her onetime singing partner, Shawn Colvin, making guest appearances on her albums, as well as letting the “Sunny Came Home” star produce her debut. Always championed for strong harmonies, Kaplansky shows she’s still got it on her new record, Reunion. 7:30pm. $22. Tin Angel, 20 S. Second St. 215.928.0770. tinangel.com DA NC E
Performance Garage Dance Marathon
Lace up your shoes and stretch out those tights for this all-night dance marathon and community block party to support the Performance Garage, a space that supports the local dance and art community. Their goal is to reach $32,000 through a dance marathon, where sponsors support each hour you keep your feet moving and body shaking. 11am. $25-$100. Performance Garage, 1515 Brandywine St. 215.569.4060. facebook.com/ performancegaragephillydancemarathon
Penny Beene brings us Stewart Permutt’s tale of a gossiping, quintessential English country lady who is faced with serious surprise and tragedy amidst an otherwise ordinary life. The play deals with England’s two faces, multicultural city life and traditional country life, two sides that would rather pretend the other didn’t exist. 7:30pm. $20$25. Through May 12. Skybox at the Adrienne, 2030 Sansom St. 215.567.2848. facebook.com/ feverdreamrep E V EN T
South Street Headhouse District Spring Festival
Celebrate the beginning of the festival season with … a festival! This all-ages event offers food, music, shopping, art, cocktails and kids’ activities. Noon. Free. South St. between Second and Eighth sts. southstreet.com
new album, One More Relevation, with local rockers Bueno and the Goods and Acres of Diamonds. 8:30pm. $8-$10. With Bueno and the Goods and Acres of Diamonds. The Trocadero, 1003 Arch St. 215.922.6888. thetroc.com
an actual laser field, use voice-altering technologies, see through walls, and create a spy disguise. Through Oct. 6. The Franklin Institute, 222 N. 20th St. fi.edu
Pie in the Sky Kite and Food Truck Festival
Artists Against Hunger Exhibition
A diverse group of artists have donated works to be shown and subsequently sold off in this exhibit. Money gathered from sales will go directly to The Food Trust, a group working with neighborhoods, schools, policy makers, grocers and farmers to help improve people’s health by making healthy food available to them. 1pm. Free. Through May 5. DaVinci Art Alliance, 704 Catharine St. 215.829.0466. davinciartalliance.org E XHIB IT
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Tinmouth Record Release Show
Merging genres and styles, Tinmouth offers honest lamentation with a playful air. Tonight, the three-piece celebrate their
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The Philadelphia German Brass Band provides backing music to a nice afternoon at Penn Treaty Park, complete with face painting, food and, of course, the kite contest. All proceeds go to the park for the new playground they’re planning. Noon. Free. Penn Treaty Park, 1199 N. Delaware Ave. penntreatypark.org
6th Annual March of the Sombreros
Northern Liberties does Cinco de Mayo in this bar/restaurant crawl to celebrate everyone’s other favorite drinking holiday. All attendees get to take advantage of the plethora of drink specials, and most importantly, receive a free sombrero. 7pm. Free. The Piazza at Schmidts, 1050 N. Hancock St. philly2night.com
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Warship Olympia Tattoo Convention May 10th - 12th Independence Seaport Museum 211 S Columbus Blvd. Philadelphia, PA 19106 Show Info : 1 (800) 541-8239 “Come down and get an authentic Acetate tattoo on a historical warship. We will be doing Assembly line acetate stencils in the same fashion as they were done in the 1900-1970’s. It is the perfect compliment to getting a tattoo on a real live floating museum warship from 1890. Don’t miss it!!”
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Enjoy family-friendly music and theatre performances, as well as a host of fun and interactive activities in the FUN ZONE on the Outdoor Plaza including crafts, face painting, jugglers and more. Tickets only $10!
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Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium’s ‘Onion de Mayo’ Why celebrate Cinco de Mayo getting sloshed with a bunch of frat dudes in sombreros when you can enjoy a uniquely theatrical fiesta with the Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium? For their annual fundraiser/performance, the troupe will once again be celebrating a publication that shares their appreciation for the absurd: The Onion, “America’s Finest News Source.” Comprised of brand new material all ripped straight from the pages of the weekly satirical paper, the 70-minute production stars a cast of some of Philly’s favorite veteran talents and IRC regulars, as well as a few new faces. As for some of the absurdist literary gems they’ll be bringing to life, audiences can expect sublime renditions of “Well Folks, It Appears Someone Down There is Shining a Laser Pointer Into the Cockpit and We’re About to Crash” and “In My Professional Medical Opinion, Pick At It,” amongst others. This year marks IRC’s seventh season of presenting rarely produced absurdist works from authors around the globe, using clowning, physical comedy and other vaudevillian elements to create accessible, yet wildly entertaining experiences for theater goers of all ages. Proceeds from the one-night-only show will support the upcoming revival of their critically acclaimed production, Franz Kafka’s The Castle in September. To meet the overwhelming demand, a third show has just been added. So if you don’t already have a ticket, you’re going to want to get on that fast. / N.F.
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Touring behind a mixtape might sound kind of excessive, but welcome to 2013, where there is officially no difference between that and a proper release. King Los, Bad Boy’s new up-and-comer from Baltimore knows this, so he has decided to celebrate his latest by embarking on a 16-city tour. 8:30pm. $15-$17. With C4. The Blockley, 3801 Chestnut St. 215.222.1234. theblockley.com
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Black Francis may have been too controlling to let Kim Deal write any songs for the Pixies after their debut, but she got her revenge when her side project, the Breeders, released their second album in 1993. Coupled with a strong lead single, “Cannonball,” Last Splash propelled Deal into superstardom, letting her escape the cult-hero status of her old band. 8pm. With the Tweens. The Trocadero, 1003 Arch St. 215.922.6888. thetroc.com
King Los & Hi-Rez
Monday, May 6
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A couple moves back to Alabama, set on eating organically, just like their grandparents did. They find, however, that due to changes in the food system, things aren’t going to be easy. Fair Food Philly will be at the screening, offering product tastings and selling local crops. 7pm. Free. The Rotunda, 4014 Walnut St. 215.573.3234 therotunda.org
Flesh and Blood Acclaimed Pennsylvania-born playwright Michael Hollinger presents a comedy where time jumps back and forth, secrets and truth flow like water, and the questions are begged, “What do we owe our parents,” and “What do we owe our children.” 7pm. $10. Theatre Exile’s Studio X, 1340 S. 13th St. 215.218.4022. theatreexile.org
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happy hour With Joe conklin
hosted by special guest emcee, big daddy graham! local favorite cork opens the show followed by tu rae & headliner Jeff pirrami!
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Philadelphia Artist Doll and Teddy Bear Show
Tuesday, May 7
Saturday • May 4, 2013 9:00a.m. - 4:00p.m. (8am access for group of 5 adults & free admission for 10 adults)
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Largest gathering of 125 artists selling one-of-a-kind, signed hand-made dolls & teddy bears Doll, bear & collectable prizes Free artist autographed purchases Free “Buddy Bear” to all under 12 Free doll & teddy bear magazines Free meeting room for clubs Free refreshments all day Leading artists book signing/sale Pick Best Exhibit Award winners
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This band is mostly Michael Benjamin Lerner, a soft-spoken and slightly nerdy Seattle-ite whose father is a legendary voice artist (think video game Star Fox) and a DJ outta Washington. Lerner’s a musically versatile dude in that he likes to record and conceive his records alone, on demos, using mostly guitar and drums. He was a drummer before he was a guitarist but, without a question, his records are big guitar records. And when it gets going, he channels T Rex and Big Star, and the sound just feels huge. On his critically lauded sophomore LP, 12 Desperate Straight Lines, Lerner continued a trend of working with Death Cab for Cutie’s Chris Walla. But on his spring-released third, Dormarion, Lerner tried something new: The Merge-signee hooked up with Spoon’s drummer, a producer in his own right, Jim Eno, in Austin, Texas. The end result is really fun. As a multi-instrumentalist, Lerner had a little apprehension about collaborating with a drummer and producer he’d never worked with before, but it seems like his instincts paid off. This show’ll channel a lil’ bit of that Spoon indie rock catharsis, but you’ll also get a little Weezer sheen, mixed with a touch of Harlem Shakes ecstasy and even a little like our own locals, the ethereal Swimmers. Even on “Ghost and Creatures,” he hints at a little piano spaceyness you hear in M83 and Sun Airway. Lerner will definitely be accompanied by a full band tonight, as Telekinesis records wouldn’t translate live without an on-stage blowout. / B.C. 9:15pm. $12. With Deep Sea Diver. Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 N. Frankford. johnnybrendas.com
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The Future of Marriage for Same-Sex Couples
As director of the ACLU’s LGBT and AIDS project, James Esseks oversees cases involving discrimination against the LGBT community. Esseks is currently serving as co-counsel on Windsor v. United States, the case attempting to overturn DOMA. Tonight, Esseks discusses this topical, important case and other pressing matters within the LGBT community. 6:30pm. Free. Moore College of
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There is always room for Seattle-based, scummy garage rock tripping on low-quality ‘shrooms. “Puppet on a String” is straight out of a low budget, but solid psychedelic horror movie. All of the teenage characters may die, but the songs live on to maim another day. 8pm. $10. Kung Fu Necktie, 1250 N. Front St.215.491.4919. kungfunecktie.com
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What a Terrific Find! Finds from the Collections!
Alex Pezzati, the senior archivist at the Penn Museum, is excited to show you some of the most interesting artifacts in the collection. Old photos and anecdotes will add seasoning to this already delicious bowl of historical wonder. 6pm. Free. Penn Museum, 3260 South St. 215.898.4000. penn.museum
The Palma Violets are geared toward pubs and pints raised high in inebriated ecstasy. Rounds will be bought, and beer will be spilt, but grandiose, blaring harmonies will rule all. 9pm. $12. Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 N. Frankford Ave. johnnybrendas.com Compiled by Michael Brady, Nicole Bonaccorso and Anthony Trivelli.
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Let’s Talk About Marriage LGBT
Equality Forum is the world’s largest annual LGBT civil rights summit, featuring discussions on topics ranging from politics to art and from youth culture to business. This year, its religious colloquy brings together several of the nation’s leading clergy to talk about same-sex weddings—and the spiritual needs that follow. PW spoke with the Very Rev. Gary Hall, dean of the National Cathedral, ahead of his Philly visit.
By Randy LoBasso | email@example.com
he Very Rev. Gary Hall has been the dean of the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., since the beginning of the year, and he’s already made some big changes. Most notably: America’s national church now allows same-sex marriages. It’s a decision that’s sent shockwaves through some communities but has, as far as we can see, not led to the Rapture. (Yet.) Hall will be participating in this week’s Religious Colloquy at the Equality Forum; PW spoke with him about his recent moves as dean, and what it means for the United States and the Episcopal Church. You recently decided to take the issue of gay marriage on, head-on, at the National Cathedral. What led you to that decision? There’s my own track record on the issue and then there’s the cathedral’s process. I’ve been a proponent of same-sex marriage at least 20 years. I worked in the ’90s on this stuff at AllSaints Church in Pasadena, California, a progres-
sive church in that part of Los Angeles. Los Angeles has a very large gay and lesbian population, it had an AIDS service center. I got to know a lot of gay and lesbian people well, personally, which I hadn’t before. And during my time there, that parish decided to do same-sex blessings. We aren’t talking about marriage yet. So, I’ve been involved in same-sex blessing and a couple of same sex marriages, really, over the last 20 years. But I had a book of essays about it. On the public side, it’s that in 2012, thanks to all this activity that I and others did, the Episcopal Church authorized a liturgy, a ritual for same-sex blessings. And in the areas where marriage was legal, nine states plus the District, it could be locally adapted for marriage. The cathedral is an Episcopal cathedral, it’s part of the Episcopal diocese of Washington. So samesex marriage has been legal in Washington for a while. Maryland just passed a referendum in November saying same-sex marriage is legal now. So all parts of our diocese were where
same-sex marriage was legal. The bishop and I met and said we’re going to start allowing same-sex marriage everywhere, in that diocese in January, and the cathedral would also do it. It was part of a long process in the Episcopal Church. We’ve had controversies over openly gay bishops and all that kind of stuff. We worked through those. Our denomination has come to a place that’s made it possible. And at our general convention in 2015, we’ll probably take up the marriage question. It was a pretty easy decision. What surprised me was how much reaction to it there was. The national cathedral is an Episcopal institution that is also perceived as a nonsectarian nondenominational church for the country. We actually got a lot of response—overwhelmingly positive, but some negative . . . I think it’s just the issue of equality. Personally, I’m committed to it because I believe in the equality of all people. It’s not just a church issue but a people issue.
Even so, as recently as the last decade, there was a huge religious argument against gay marriage, and it took form at the ballot box in 2004 especially. When you’re talking to other Christians, besides what you just said about Jesus paying more attention to divorce than anything else, is there another persuasive argument you make? Well, first of all, you’re right about the ballot box, but I think one of the things we learned during the civil rights movement is that the majority is not entitled to deny rights to the minority. That’s why we have courts, to stop the majority from trying to disenfranchise people it disagrees with. Even if everyone in America was against gay marriage, that still doesn’t necessarily mean that’s the right thing for us to do. So, I think it’s important that our system does try to allow minorities to have some rights that the ballot box can’t decide. Another thing I would say, in terms of Christians, is that the Bible doesn’t have one unified understanding of marriage. A lot of the Christian right people want to say, well, marriage is be-
tween one man and one woman, and that’s the way it is in the Bible. Well, if you read the Bible, it really isn’t that way. There’s polygamy in the earliest books of the Bible. Abraham had two wives, and there were several polygamist relationships in the Bible. Then, there was what we called levirate marriage where if a man died, his brother would take over not only his children, but marry his widow. The idea of marriage has evolved over time in the Bible, and then I would say that the evolution of marriage has evolved over time in the Bible. Even heterosexual marriage is something that you would see very differently a thousand years ago than we do now. The woman in our church used to have to promise to obey her husband. And in fact, when the bride is given away by her father, that’s a vestige as actually transferring the bride as property to the groom. Nobody now would say—except a crazy person—that a woman has to obey a man, and no one would say that a woman is a man’s property. But we were saying that as recently as a couple hundred years ago in the church. The other thing I would say to Christians is that marriage is fundamentally a secular institution. The church didn’t start doing weddings until about 1000 A.D., and so it’s not like—marriage is not a big issue in the scriptures. It’s a big issue for us culturally. I can’t point to anything in the Bible [to say] gay marriage is a good thing. But I can point to certain things in the Bible that suggest that it’s within our ability as the church to redefine how we understand marriage. Because we’ve been doing that since the very beginning. So this sounds like the logical next step in the evolution of marriage. Have you ever thought of giving a TED talk on this? I just think that people who are trying to say that marriage has always been this one way since the beginning are just demonstrably wrong. I think that marriage is something that the church has said is really a useful resource for people to live their family and sexual lives faithfully with another person, and I think that if that’s good enough for me as a straight man and my wife as a straight woman, then I also believe it’s good for a same-sex couple. I have come to know a lot of same-sex couples pretty well, and their marriages have all the same joys and stresses of straight marriages. And speaking of that, have you been able to conduct any same-sex weddings at the Cathedral yet? Not yet. We have a long leadup time because our building has the tours and special services we have there . . . we have to plan weddings there way in advance. We have pretty strict guidelines—you have to have some connection with the Cathedral. We’re trying to enforce the same policies; we’re trying to be neither more strict or lenient for same-sex couples than we are for straight couples. It will probably be about six to eight months before we do one. n Equality Forum’s National Religious Colloquy: Thurs., May 2. 7pm. Free. UArts Connelly Auditorium, 211 S. Broad St. PLUS: Read more participant Q&As online at philadelphiaweekly.com.
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You mentioned meeting people in California in the LGBT community. When you hear the conversation coming from Washington, it seems like when lawmakers have that same experience—when they actually, consciously meet gay people face to face— they, too, begin getting on board. How important have you found the exposure to the LGBT community to be in your own life and in Washington? It’s huge. Before I went to work in Los Angeles, I had gay friends and everything, but I didn’t really know a lot of gay people intimately. It never occurred to me to be for samesex marriage. I just had never addressed any of those issues personally. And so it was really coming to know out gay and lesbian people, being their priest, being at their weddings. There were an awful lot of people dying of AIDS in those days, and going to AIDS funerals, I saw the way these couples loved and supported each other. That just really changed me. I think it is relational. You know, the Episcopal Church in 1973 decided to allow re-marriage after divorce. There’s a lot more scriptural arguments against divorce than homosexuality. Jesus, very clearly, prohibits divorce in three of the four gospels. But everybody knew divorced people. I think it’s the same thing with the gay issue. It’s like Rob Portman: You can feel one way abstractly about homosexuality. But when you actually know gay people and bisexual and transgender people—and you know they’re human beings, just like you are if you’re a straight person—I think it does change things. I think it’s just increasing, the people coming out over the last 30 years, straight people having to deal with the fact that people they know and love are gay, including their own children sometimes, has really been the thing that has moved it forward more than any argument. There is an intellectual, scientific side to this thing, but often I think what’s been persuasive with this stuff is the relational part. I think that’s exactly right.
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10 Reasons to Get Out This Week Four days full of art, policy, parties and more. 14th Annual Gay and Lesbian Art Exhibit
Curated by Tukufu Zuberi
African Presence on the Delaware River
Tukufu Zuberi presents his world premiere exhibit bringing the history of the African presence on the Delaware River to life.
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NEW HOPE CELEBRATES
Vuth Lyno, this year’s featured artist, is a force gaining momentum out of Phnom Penh, Cambodia. He is one of the founding six members of Stiev Selapak, (Art Rebels) a supportive art collective formed in 2007, which has opened the Sa Sa Art Projects, a communal art space/gallery designed to interact with its community in Cambodia. Lyno has also curated an LGBT art exhibition at Cambodian Pride 2010. Lyno’s Thoamada, which will be on display, exposes the broad similarities between queer and straight culture, showing the normal, habitual nature in all of us. Lyno will discuss his work at UArts on Thursday; his work will be displayed all week. Weekdays, 9am-10pm. Weekends, 11am-7pm. Free. William Way LGBT Community Center, 1315 Spruce St. 215.732.2220. http://www.waygay.org/
National Transgender Panel In the U.S., there is no federal law protecting transgendered individuals from discrimination; states like Texas, Florida and Louisiana have no laws shielding them from workplace or housing discrimination. A panel featuring Ryan Sallans, a national speaker advocating for increased rights, and Dana Beyer, the executive director of Gender Rights Maryland, will discuss transgender civil rights on Thursday. Thurs., May 2. 8:30pm. Free. UArts Connelly Auditorium, 211 S. Broad St. Shakespeare R + J Romeo and Juliet heads to an all-male boarding school, sinking its teeth into the Bible with relish. Four young men will discover Shakespeare and their sexuality while inhabiting the legendary characters in this modified classic that manages to pick up pointed criticism about religion in the rewrite. Peter Reynolds will direct this youthful lust-fest over a two-day period. An oversized paper fan will be given to attendees attempting to cool down their desires. May 3-4. 8pm. $15/adults; $10/students and seniors. UArts Caplan Theatre, 211 S. Broad St.
Drag Show & Party Nothing screams equality like a good drag show. A bunch of men and women will get their collective undergarments in a twist before raising hell at Tabu, a fun lounge and sports club in Midtown known for its big, gay heart. Fri., May 3. 8pm. $5. Tabu, 200 S. 12th St. 215.964.9675
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National Legal Panel There are court cases being decided by the Supreme Court with huge implications for the LGBT community in the U.S. right now. Many people are waiting for the Defense of Marriage Act to be struck down, relieving an unfair tax burden on those wishing to be married. And while this does not mark the end of the struggle in any regard, it is definitely worth discussion on what it means and what comes next. A panel made up of people well versed in the letter of the law will discuss these implications and future hurdles set before the LGBT community. Sat., May 4. 1pm. Free. UArts Connelly Auditorium, 211 S. Broad St. 15th Annual James Wheeler National Youth Panel James Wheeler was a gay high school student in Lebanon, Pa., who showed an affinity for poetry and painting. In 1997, he commit-
ted suicide due to the relentless harassment of his peers. This panel is dedicated to his memory. Three of the youngest elected gay officials in the U.S. will talk of their experiences, showing change and growth can occur. Katherine Miller, the last West Point cadet discharged under “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” will moderate the panel. Sat., May 4, 2:30pm. Free. UArts Board Room, 211 S. Broad St.
Providing Opportunites for LGBT-Owned Businesses in Corporate America Representatives from the Independence Business Alliance, the LGBT Chamber of Commerce for the Philadelphia area, and Exelon, one of the largest energy providers in the country, will lead a discussion on how to use the Supplier Diversity Initiative, which help promotes LGBT businesses for more opportunities with large, corporate companies. Sat., May 4. 1pm. UArts Terra Hall, 211 S. Broad St.
Featured Nation: Cuba LGBT rights in Cuba have changed dramatically over the past 50 years. During the ‘60s and ‘70s, the sentiment of the general population in Cuba toward the queer community averaged to a basic antagonism that managed to flare in the ‘80s and beyond. People were deported, harassed and arrested by police, all because of their sexual orientation. And yet now, as of 2012, Cuba has its first transgendered public official in the form of Adela Hernandez. But the country still does not recognize same-sex marriages or civil unions of any kind. A three-person panel will analyze the current LGBT civil rights situation in Cuba, which includes Ada Bello, a Cuban native who helped found the Philadelphia chapter of the Daughters of Bilitis. Sat., May 4. 2:30pm. Free. UArts Connelly Auditorium, 211 S. Broad St. SundayOUT! at The Piazza Talented DJs, gifted singers and frenetic dancers will lead the way at the all-out Cinco De Mayo celebration taking place at the Piazza at Schmidt’s in NoLibs. Numerous food vendors on site will sate your base need for sustenance so you can enjoy the more flighty choices surrounding you. The Fuego Dance Company, out of Delaware County, has performed for the mercurial Tyra Banks, so you know they can handle anything once they get started with their sultry salsa dance moves. Osher Sabag, the classically trained vocalist drag queen from Tel Aviv, will also be making an appearance. Sun., May 5. Noon. $10. Piazza at Schmidt’s, North 2nd Street and Germantown Avenue. SundayOUT! Tea Dance Tea dances sprung out of English tea rituals in the late 1800s and involved formal dancing, food and, uh, tea. If you take out all the unnecessary posturing, you have the tea dances we all, of course, enjoy. Sisters Nightclub will be hosting the most auspicious of tea dances, featuring a cavalcade of well drinks, a plethora of stroboscopic lamps and a multitudinous array of gyration-based music. Kerli, of “Fizz Superstar” (sort of like “American Idol”) fame, will bring her fantastic, Estonian self to Sisters for a very special meet and greet, so bring your copy of Love is Dead and try not to turn into a blubbering mess. Sun., May 5. 6pm. / MICHAEL BRADY
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Six to Remember
City Hall wasn’t always so LGBT-friendly. In 1975, a lesbian activist group called the Dyketactics got kicked out of the building—literally—and helped set the stage for the gay-rights progress that followed. By Tara Murtha | firstname.lastname@example.org
n City Council chambers, four stories high inside City Hall, the atmosphere was jubilant as several dozen advocates, activists and citizens heard testimony for Councilman James Kenney’s historic LGBT equality bill. Kenney beamed proudly as Philadelphia, long regarded as one of the nation’s most progressive cities for gay citizens, now proposed to further expand those rights and significantly extend the rights of transgender residents. The LGBT equality bill—which passed Council last Monday, and is expected to be signed by Mayor Nutter—will establish equality-healthcare tax credits for LGBT-friendly businesses; it’s the first program of its kind. (Currently, Kenney’s office points out, only 42 percent of city businesses offer spouse-equivalent healthcare to employees, and only 10 percent offer transgender-related healthcare. On that front, we’re lagging behind corporate America: Fortune 500 companies offer 89 percent and 42 percent, respectively.) The bill will also change the language used on city forms to read “mother/parent 1” and “father/parent 2,” and it adds gender identity to district health centers’ non-discrimination provision. Audience members hugged one another in anticipation of the hearing. “I know for folks in this room, it’s been a long time,” Kenney said, “but in a relatively short period of time, we have accelerated forward.” A couple looked at each other and smiled. Progress wasn’t always this smooth. This latest success for local gay and lesbian rights builds directly on the work of a largely forgotten group of 1970s radical feminist lesbian activists. When those young women came to City Hall 37 years ago, it wasn’t a celebration— it was a beatdown. Kenney’s LGBT equality bill is directly built on their refusal to remain silent. Sherrie Cohen remembers the 1970s as an exciting, euphoric time. “We had a wealth of activity in the lesbian community,” she says. “We had public dances and parties, we had a feminist bookstore, the Hera [feminist newspaper], women playing music, feminist households, collectives of women living together that often worked together.”
The Dyketactics protest at City Hall on Dec. 4, 1975. (Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia, PA)
Cohen is a longtime activist born into a well-regarded Philadelphia political family. Her father, the late David Cohen, was a longtime city councilman known for progressive leadership that was often at odds with a majority of his coworkers. Sherrie’s brother is state Rep. Mark Cohen, most recently in the news for his support of a medical marijuana bill. In 2006, Sherrie Cohen ran for an at-large Council seat—eventually pulling out, citing financial reasons. But in the 1970s, Cohen was still working for change from a radical space outside the system. Specifically, in 1975, LGBT activists in Philadelphia were trying to get City Council Bill 1275 passed. The bill would have added “sexual orientation” to the Human Rights Code, which in turn would have outlawed discriminating against LGBT people for em-
ployment and housing. Despite activists’ efforts, it became clear that Bill 1275 was going to be left to die in committee. In response, the Gay Activist Alliance organized a protest. “A group of us who were friends, young lesbian feminists in our early 20s, heard there was going to be this silent vigil at City Council the next day to mourn the death of Bill 1275,” Cohen recalls. “We decided, no—we were going to be silent no longer as a community.” This loose collective of feminist lesbian direct-action activists called themselves the Dyketactics, named after an underground film by Barbara Hammerstein. They declared their goal was to “electrify the imaginations of the gay and women’s communities.” Preparing to protest the suppression of Bill 1275, they made up a banner the night before the
City Council meeting, reading: “You will never have the comfort of our silence again.” The Dyketactics went to bed ready to make a statement; they didn’t know they would make history. As Dyketactics protestor and poet Barbara Ruth would later recall in an essay published in Philly activist Tommi Avicolli Mecca’s 2009 anthology Smash the Church, Smash the State: “We never discussed [the possibility of ] being met with violence.” The next morning, Dyketactics arrived in City Hall, where Council members were waiting, as were the Council’s sergeant-at-arms and the Civil Disobedience Unit—a police unit established in the 1960s to deal with protesters at a time when the city averaged more than one a day. Riot police, basically. According to Ruth’s account, local publicschool fourth-graders, eighth-graders and
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high school seniors had been bused in on a field trip that day to watch Philadelphia government in action. They got more than they bargained for. During the opening prayer, the Dyketactics raised clenched fists into the air. When the bill was killed, some Dyketactics defiantly tonguekissed. Others chanted: “Free 1275!” “Things blew up quickly,” writes Ruth. “The [Civil Disobedience] squad . . . pushed past the gay men to attack the dykes.” “We were beaten up by the police,” recalls former Dyketactics member Paola Bacchetta by phone from her office at University of California, Berkeley, where she’s now an associate professor of gender and women’s studies. A blur of male authorities dragged Ruth to the doorway by her long hair. “People were forced to walk over me as cops herded them out the door,” she writes. “I was kicked in the breasts, belly and vulva.” “Without provocation, they came toward each of us, beat us up and dragged us out of the room,” Bacchetta writes in an essay in the same book. “I remember seeing a number of policemen attacking [Ruth], who was seated not far from me.” Avicolli Mecca was there that day, as well. “I remember the guards targeting [members of Dyketactics specifically] . . . and wondering why,” he says, “because they certainly weren’t louder or doing anything anyone else wasn’t doing.” Bacchetta tried to pull officers off of Ruth, but she was dragged into another room. Other women were dragged out, down the steps, and tossed onto the Dilworth Plaza like rag dolls. “We were screaming ‘Stop, stop! We’ll get up, we’ll walk, don’t do that,’” Cohen remembers. “But they were determined, and they did it all the way down the four flights.” Six of the women beat up that day—the Dyketactics 6, as they became known—filed a federal lawsuit against the city of Philadelphia, the police department and City Council’s sergeant-at-arms for use of excessive force. It was the first time an American police department had ever been sued for excessive force by a gay activist group. A highly publicized trial took place in September 1976. As Bacchetta recalls it, she felt as if she and her friends, not the officers who’d attacked them, were on trial. Cohen agrees: “When the police officers got up to testify, they were [asked] to talk about the fact they were married, how many children they had, all the good volunteer work they [did]. And we were asked, and even witnesses were asked, ‘Are you lesbian?’ And that was [meant as] an indictment, and yes, of course we were. It was said in a way that was meant to diminish our humanity.” In the end, the same culture of discrimination and homophobia that motivated the
authorities to attack female activists in front of schoolchildren in Council chambers also prevented justice in the courtroom, as the authorities were found not guilty. Still: The case was a landmark moment in the history of the gay rights struggle. So why has it been largely forgotten? “There are very few sources on it,” says Bacchetta, noting it’s not just the brutality in City Hall and the subsequent trial that have been forgotten, but the overall contribution of radical feminist lesbians of the era. “The way that history has been written, most of what went on got written out of it . . . People of color were completely written out of that period, which was absolutely amazing and also horrifying. It got written up as [being driven by] spunky, cute, mainly white gay men and a few lesbians hanging around.” “Dyketactics is one example,” agrees Avicolli Mecca, “but there were [also] the Radical Lesbians in Philadelphia, which preceded and co-existed with Dyketactics, which was very influential. They also totally disappeared from history.” Echoing Bacchetta’s perspective, Cohen quotes Barney Frank’s famous observation about gays and lesbians in public office—“If you’re not at the table, you’re probably on the menu”—remarking that the same thing applies to history. “If you’re not the group writing the history,” she says, “you may get written out of it.” After the trial, the Dyketactics continued radical protests around Philadelphia. In June 1976, the Liberation News Service reported that Dyketactics members took action when the Philadelphia High School for Girls canceled their prom to avoid letting two lesbian students bring female dates. They took shifts standing outside passing out fliers and talking with students about sexuality. By the time the city’s first gay-rights ordinance was passed in 1982—thanks to a concerted effort by LGBT activists, and thanks to a relatively progressive shift in city politics, including Bill Green’s succession to Frank Rizzo in the mayoralty—the Dyketactics had mostly gone their separate ways. But Scott Wilds, an activist who worked on the successful gayrights campaign, directly credits Dyketactics for having set the stage. As he wrote in a letter to the Philadelphia Inquirer, responding to an article that glossed over the hard-fought history: “The memory of an earlier effort that culminated in the police ‘removal’ from Council chambers of members of the radical group Dyketactics,” wrote Wilds, “made our low-key lobbying efforts in 1982 seem positively conservative.” n
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Berman remembers trying so hard to hide his true self for years; it’s exhausting to even think about how much energy he and so many other adolescents devoted to not being found out. “You and I should’ve been able to kiss a boy when we were 14 years old,” he declares. In fact, he was 20 by the time he got his first gay kiss. This, perhaps, is why Berman’s own writing has lately focused primarily on young-adult fiction. He sees great potential in the gay fairy tale: “The fairy tale is something that we all grew up with. They’re both romantic and instructive—you learn to be a good person reading fairy tales. And where are the fairy tales for 15-year-old gay kids?” Good question. That age is a prime time for a young queer kid, before you meet all your jaded brethren, when everything’s still so pure: desire, hope, romance, ambition. If only we could transport our mental selves back to those clean moments of optimism, right? That’s what Berman tries to do with every piece of fiction in this genre. “The best way to describe young-adult fiction is the fiction of firsts: first date, first kiss, first job.” Those firsts are super-powerful, he says—“and that’s always why they’re so much fun to write. If you think about the first time you kissed a boy, it was amazing, and it’s what I love about writing.” ■ Steve Berman’s Wilde Stories 2013: The Year’s Best Gay Speculative Fiction is due from Lethe Press in June. For more perspectives on LGBT youth issues: Equality Forum’s 15th Annual James Wheeler National Youth Panel features Katherine Miller, Daniel Hernandez Jr., Alex Morse and John Campbell. Sat., May 4. 2:30pm. Free. UArts Board Room, 211 S. Broad St.
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hile my aversion to vegetables isn’t nearly as strong as it was six months ago—when I first started this column— developing more than just a mild appreciation for them remains an uphill battle. But now that spring has finally sprung, I think it’s time to try to embrace all that allegedly delicious green stuff Mother Nature has to offer. With a seasonal menu boasting only the finest, sustainably sourced ingredients out there, the Farm and Fisherman on 11th and Pine streets seemed like a good place to turn. Having no clue it was a white tablecloth kinda joint, I arrived at the quaint farm-to-table BYO dressed for an actual farm and was immediately greeted by the Jolly Green Giant. Actually, it was owner and executive chef Josh Lawler. Josh, who opened the restaurant with his wife and fellow chef Colleen about a year ago, was still undecided about exactly what type of salad we’d be making. Judging by how many times he asked for my input, I’m guessing he wasn’t very familiar with the column. Rather than trying to explain my life-long aversion to vegetables, I simply noted that the feature was called Forking Stupid for a reason. Eventually, he decided on a slightly altered version of the restaurant’s spring salad, which piles a bunch of veggies and greens on top of three different base dressings. As Josh explained, what makes this particular salad unique is that it’s crafted to ensure that every bite is different than the last. I didn’t really understand what that meant or how it was possible, but I was intrigued. Perhaps even more intriguing was the variety of peculiar-looking plants waiting for me on the counter. Only able to identify the asparagus and baby beets, I needed Josh to explain the rest. Turns out, the mushy red stuff was cooked beets (not chunks of jellied cranberries), the swirly green things were fiddlehead ferns (not dead caterpillars), and the things that looked like baby carrots were, in fact, baby carrots. While Josh stressed that this salad, like any salad, can be tailored however you desire, he did offer two main pieces of advice: Use fresh vegetables, and don’t over-dress your greens. Since his shipment of pine nuts hadn’t come in yet, Josh opted to make the buttery dressing with pistachios, noting that pretty much any nut butter will do, whether homemade or store-bought. (If you decide to use peanut butter, be sure to stir in a tablespoon of olive oil to lighten the consistency. Personally, I think Josh’s pistachio butter could give Skippy, Jif and Peter Pan a run for their money.) When you factor in our other two base dressings—beet puree and fromage blanc (aka soft cheese)—you get a perfect balance between creamy and tart. Creating an umbrella of flavor, we coated the greens with Josh’s homemade lemon vinaigrette—a mix of lemon juice, Dijon mustard and honey. “We use it on everything here,” he says. This answered my next question about what people can do with all the vinaigrette they’ll have left over. With our veggies separated and spread out on three different platters, Josh then lightly drizzled vinaigrette on top of each, followed by a sprinkling of salt and pepper. I ask: Why not just mix everything up in a bowl? Because, Josh eloquently explains, “Then you’re just making, like, a big pile of poo.” And why settle for a pile of poo when you can have a work of art? As if he were painting a canvas, Josh meticulously spread our base dressings onto the bottom of the plate, creating three separate pools of flavor. Having yet to make a valuable contribution to the dish, I
Assembly line: Nicole learns the art of plating at the Farm and Fisherman. (Photo by Ashley Catharine Smith)
insist he let me assemble the salad and complete the masterpiece. Apparently, I got a little too carried away and was just sort of tossing them onto the plate. “You’re being very whimsical,” Josh chuckled as he proceeded to rearrange every vegetable I laid out. His methods made sense once I actually dug into the salad. For better or worse, every bite did indeed pack a different punch. In fact, it was sorta like playing Russian roulette with your taste buds. Given how light each of the dressings was, I was surprised how well they were able to mask all the earthiness of the greens. The only exception being the baby carrots, which tasted like chunks of dirt regardless of what you paired them with. While it was nice to try a salad of the fancier variety, at the end of the day, all I really need is a bowl of lettuce, a few strips of grilled chicken (I prefer McDonald’s) and a packet of Newman’s Own creamy Caeser, and I’m content. And I usually pick out the vegetables. Find all the recipes Nicole has learned from Philly chefs so far online at forkingstupid.com.
ust in time for spring, Hop Sing Laundromat unveiled eight new cocktails last week, in addition to rolling out a staggering selection of additions to the famously high-end well. Here are my highlights and recommendations: The “Cuban Missile Crisis” is a classic Hop Sing concoction: Deceptively simple, daringly iconoclastic and smart. At first glance, it may seem a bit unusual: Jameson Gold Reserve Irish whiskey and El Dorado 21 Year Old rum. Why, two recent drinking companions wondered aloud before tasting it, combine whiskey and rum like this? The first sip, however, made the logic behind it deliciously clear, the interaction between the two excellent spirits an in situ study of the influence of oak aging. It is a seriously exciting drink. On the other end of the spectrum is the “Philly Colada,” a dangerously easy-to-drink warm-weather classic, here composed of the remarkable Don Q Gran Anejo rum, El Dorado 151-proof rum, coconut liqueur, cream, mint and vivid seams of fresh lime and pineapple juice. I found myself fantasizing of a poolside two sips into it. Other standouts include the “Broad Street Boxer,” perfect as a final drink of the evening with its Jameson Gold Reserve, Meletti chocolate liqueur, cream, coffee and a throat-tickling hit of Thai chili; the refreshing, bracing “Cold Water Army,” like a Vesper minus the gin and with a base of beautiful Cold River potato vodka; and the “Cry To Me,” a daring gathering of Laird’s Applejack Bonded, Laird’s 7 and a half year apple brandy, Barenjager honey liqueur, green Chartreuse and Angostura bitters. It’s a multilayered revelation that offers an intriguingly different flavor profile with each sip, and is easily one of the most complex cocktails in town right now. As far as specific spirits, the excellent Double Cross vodka, from the Slovak Republic and distilled seven times, is smooth enough to sip even room-temp. Also of note are Dulce Vida organic 100-proof reposado tequila, Smooth Ambler Old Scout bourbon, Laphroaig Quarter Cask, and much more. In other words, there’s a lot of exploring to do this spring at Hop Sing Laundromat. Best to get to work as soon as possible. / BRIAN FREEDMAN
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y adoration for John Medeski and his group, Medeski, Martin & Wood, goes way back to the summer of 2001, between my high school graduation and first year of college. We lived two hours north of New York City. Our environs were idyllic, nestled in the Hudson River Valley and surrounded by the forests of the Catskills. About a mile from us was a place called Greig Farm, a pick-your-own-produce place. They had a handful of fields and a couple cute little shops on the swath of a half-dozen acres, and that summer, Greig Farm allowed something called Gathering of the Vibes, a camping-style, multi-day music festival, to take place on their grounds. The Gathering still happens, in a seemingly endless run of annual gatherings, but a little further up north near Albany. I was 18, a doe-eyed teen who hadn’t heard of MMW until I walked right up to the lip of the stage—it had been raining, and lots of folks retreated to their tents or to their nearby homes—and watched, enraptured, as these three dudes stunned me with grooves, improvisation, tempo changes and virtuoso control of their instruments. They didn’t use vocals or lyrics and did all of their mesmerizing with a keyboard, a standup or electric bass and a drum kit. I purchased Shack-Man, their 1996 release brimming with classics like “Bubblehouse” and “Night Marchers,” as soon as their set was over. I’d brought a boombox (and batteries) to the campgrounds for the weekend and popped it in as soon as I got back to my tent. I was floored. It was one of the most genuine experiences of getting wowed by a band, live, that you’d never heard before, then immediately wanting to listen to everything they’d ever recorded. I listened, stoned, as the rain came down, pledging allegiance to MMW. Then, in college, I was randomly assigned into a room of four freshmen, three of whom were the biggest weedheads I’d ever met. The Hun School grad—we’ll call him Bob—was the ringleader. His obsession with Marley, Steel Pulse and Peter Tosh extended to his insatiable thirst for getting high. He came home one day with a sixfoot acrylic bong, and we listened to MMW’s Combustication (1998) on repeat. It’s a really trippy experimental jazz record that deftly employs some quirky samples, and it gets downright weird. In the way that Shack-Man had so much funk and bounce, and could potentially win arguments as a straight-up party LP, Combustication was an ideal stoner album. Then in 2000, they put out their acid jazz record, The Dropper (subtle, right?), which was even more perplexingly hypnotic than Combustication. After that, MMW stopped putting out truly inspired LPs, even though 2002’s Uninvisible wasn’t a throwaway; it just seemed like the trio of Shack-Man, Combustication and The Dropper were the most stunning trio of experimental jazz records ever. They’ve put out some collections and live and acoustic-type compilations since, but nothing like those gems. For Wednesday’s “An Evening with John Medeski,” he’s bringing only a piano to dazzle the downstairs room at World Cafe Live, where he’ll simply revel in his wideranging, classically trained skill set. So what if there’s no moogs, synths or Wurlitzers. Oh, the places he’ll go—and take us. (Bill Chenevert) Wed., May 1, 8pm. $20-$30. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St. 215.222.1400. philly.worldcafelive.com
hen XXX, Danny Brown’s second album, dropped in 2011, it was clear that this was something different. Here was a guy with a wild mane, missing his two front teeth and sporting a Frank Zappa T-shirt, tearing up every bar with a voice all his own. Brown confesses on “XXX” that the record is his last chance at success, how the then-30-year-old rapper had been trying to break into the game for so long that he became dependent on various prescription drugs, which would likely bring him to his death. And that was just the first track. On “Radio Song,” the album’s lead single, he explains, “That’s why these wack rappers, they never last long/don’t care about music, just radio songs.” There was a freshness (and humor, particularly the cunnilingus anthem “I Will”) in Brown’s work that doesn’t come around often, and, rightfully, people were quick to catch on. XXX is without a doubt, a modern classic, and his upcoming follow-up Old, due in August, is one of the year’s most anticipated releases. PW spoke to Brown over the phone last week midway though his national tour. PW: So, you’re the best rapper alive right now. What does that feel like? Danny Brown: To be honest, I used to tell myself that all the time. (Laughs) I don’t know. I don’t really think that. I think Kendrick [Lamar] is, so. Is it scary? You’ve been doing this for years, but you got popular pretty quickly. I don’t feel like I’m popular. I still go to 7/11, don’t nobody say nothing to me. I still walk around and do normal shit. People don’t fuck with me, you know? So, I don’t really feel like that. You said in interviews that you’re “Internet popular.” Yeah, I can say that. But just in the normal, regular world, I don’t really have that much problems. I just be chillin’. What’s your new album like? When I make albums, I just wanna be as unpredictable as possible. ‘Cause I just hate something that’s just ... normal, you know? I don’t want it to be nothing that’s in the middle, I want people to either love it or hate it. That’s how I feel about it. I love it. But I know there’s gonna be a some people that are gonna hate it, and there’s gonna be people that love it. I don’t do shit that’s on the fence.
Oh, Danny boy: Rap star Danny Brown brings his antics to the TLA next week.
One last thing: Do you think more fans have been going down because of your music? Nah, I wouldn’t say that. Lil Wayne was talking that shit way before me too. I just put the comedy into it, that’s all. It’s like treading the line with the sex and shit, treading the line between creepy and perverted. I don’t want to be the old creepy, perverted guy. I keep the comedy in it, just to make it funny. Postscript: Later that night, in Minneapolis, a woman gave Brown head onstage, tales of which lit up Twitter. So it turns out Danny’s music has inspired his fans to perform oral sex after all. Wed., May 8. 8pm. $15. With Kitty, Twurkaholics. Theatre of Living Arts, 334 South St. 215.922.1011. tlaphilly.com
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ack in 1992, during the height of the AIDS pandemic, the Gay and Lesbian Latino AIDS Education Initiative (GALAEI) launched SexoLatex, the first-ever federally-funded arts campaign to address HIV prevention through sex-positive imagery. Hung inside gay bars and sex clubs across the Philly region, its three posters sought to explore the untapped eroticism of latex and make gay sex sexy again, capturing gorgeous Latino men with latex condoms, swimming caps and gloves. “That time was full of fear,” says Peter Lien, the photographer behind the images. “In 1993, there was no effective therapy against HIV. I went to 18 funerals that year.” But almost as quickly as the posters went up, they were torn down, sparking controversy nationwide. So much, that the staff at the printing company walked off the job, and the campaign became the subject of a sexual harassment lawsuit. Now, 21 years later, these provocative images now grace the walls inside the John J. Wilcox Jr. Archives Gallery at William Way Community Center, providing some muchneeded visual stimulation to go along with the black latex gloves practically dripping from every inch of the ceiling. More importantly, they serve as an introduction to a new, ongoing social movement about sex-positivity and community health: SEXO. Conceived by a group of local artists, activists and friends, in conjunction with GALAEI’s PleasureRush! project, SEXO essentially seeks to continue the dialogue about sexual wellness and community health that the SexoLatex campaign started, but broadening the scope of the conversation to reflect the sexual realities of today. “It’s far more inclusive of all genders and representations within the LGBT community,” says Elicia Gonzales, GALAEI executive director and one of the project’s coordinators. Creating a three-dimensional open forum along the gallery’s right wall, visitors are presented with four different questions and invited to voice their own opinions, adding to an ever-growing collection of Post-It notes. With the topic of sexual health in the LGBT community having long been focused predominantly on people’s physical well-being, these prompts steer the conversation out of the bedroom and doctor’s office and into the mental, emotional and cultural spheres. Some of the varied and thought-provok-
Get wet: This 1992 poster was part of SexoLatex, the first federally funded HIV-prevention campaign using sex-positive imagery.
ing topics currently open for discussion on SexoLatex.com: Why aren’t there online lesbian hook-up websites? Are rapists who wear condoms practicing safe sex? What if Hillary Clinton had been blown? “The hope is that people take in these messages and do whatever they want with them,” Gonzales explains. Or, as SEXO’s mission statement puts it: “Instead of shoving a bunch of activist rhetoric down your throats—telling you what should be important to you—we’re taking a different approach: asking questions about what sex means to you.” This archival exhibition is just the first of many initiatives that the project has in store. In addition to a street art campaign and various community engagement events, later this year, SEXO will host another exhibit featuring a diverse collection of works from local artists, all inspired in some way by the original campaign. As for why he and the fellow coordinators felt compelled to revive SEXO now, Lien stresses that there’s really several motivations. First and foremost, he says, “We’re just generally not talking enough about sex.” Through June 15. William Way Community Center, 1315 Spruce St. 215.732.2220. waygay.org
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don’t think it was the wisest idea not to talk about the shooting. I get that we’re all done with this particular story, that everybody here has already had an opinion on what happened for decades, and that nobody is ever probably going to be proven right. The trial of Mumia Abu-Jamal alone would probably take up the length of an HBO mini-series, so maybe it’s better not to even go there in the first place. But it just seems like a weird thing to omit, considering the subject. Stephen Vittoria’s Long Distance Revolutionary: A Journey with Mumia Abu-Jamal is more a snapshot of a time and a place, about attitudes and oppression. It’s also a hagiography of a voice—and what a voice it is! Speaking as somebody only familiar with him from T-shirts and graffiti slogans up until now, Mumia Abu-Jamal’s radio reports were a revelation—front-line journalism from an urban disaster delivered in both crisp, precise diction and bebop slang. He’s a captivating orator, eloquent and incisive. We won’t get into the December 1981 killing of Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulkner because the movie doesn’t seem to want to, either. This film spends two hours talking about how its subject is currently on Death Row (Abu-Jamal’s sentence was amended to life imprisonment without possibility of parole shortly after the film was completed), but then zips over the actual incident so quickly that if I hadn’t been watching it at home on a screener, I would’ve assumed I missed something while in the bathroom. So we just don’t go there, which I guess is probably better for the blood pressure of all involved. Long Distance Revolutionary is more interested in the power of education and erudition. Vittoria’s movie is chockablock with oratory, explication and the power of words. Everybody you could imagine and then some are invited to chime in, whether that be Dick Gregory, Alice Walker, Angela Davis, Ruby Dee or NPR executives. This is a long, wordy two hours, kids. All are welcome, and it is wonderful to listen to. We begin with a young, inquisitive child named Wesley Cook, beaten and booted by cops during a George Wallace rally in
Having his say: Imprisoned journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal in a scene from Stephen Vittoria’s documentary, Long Distance Revolutionary: A Journey with Mumia Abu-Jamal.
Philadelphia. He laughs and notes that kick to the face is what sent him spinning into the Black Panther Party. Cook takes a Swahili name and as a teenager is already writing urgent columns from the front lines of protests. He’s practically born a brilliant journalist. The movie tries to make a case that the FBI’s blatantly illegal COINTELPRO program, created to disrupt grassroots political movements, had been targeting Abu-Jamal since an early age. This is not so much unreasonable or paranoid as it is outlandish that the feds would have their shit together enough to arrange any sort of remotely credible conspiracy involving the inner cities they’d be so much happier to ignore. I just don’t buy it—but then again, I never buy into conspiracy theories regarding the federal government because they all seem to assume a degree of competence of which I just assume our elected officials are not capable. In any case, Abu-Jamal torpedoed his own journalistic career, becoming so singularly obsessed with MOVE that he wound up driving a cab at night just to make ends meet. (OK, so maybe he was a little prophetic about what was going to happen with MOVE, but freelance editors don’t want to hear that.) And then there was that one night in that cab … Oh yeah, we’re not going to talk about it.
Long Distance Revolutionary ends up being a movie about the liberating power of words that bend over backwards to paste flashy images on top of sentences that already speak for themselves. You don’t need a chorus of pissed-off young female performance artists shouting Frederick Douglass with bad poetry-slam hand motions to sell me on Douglass’ words. He’s Frederick Douglass—you had me at hello. Similarly fall all the weird re-enactments and on-screen graphic effects annotating Abu-Jamal’s phone calls from prison. These are stark and evocative enough on their own; we don’t need people scribbling what he just said all over the screen in an artsy-fartsy font. The editing here is shortattention-span theater. I appreciate Long Distance Revolutionary for introducing me to the work of a journalist whose vital contributions remain buried due to notoriety. But there’s a big gaping hole in the center of the picture.
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ARTIST GALLERY SPACE for Rent- very inexpensive. 3000sf for $250 for 4 days. 1 day set up, 2 day show, 1 day breakdown. Located at the Papermill in Kensington this gallery features vast amount of wall and floor space as well as 16ft high ceilings. Fantastic industrial look. Works well for group or collaborative shows. Info at: www.papermillarts.com Contact Karyn 215.687.8391
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REAL ESTATE CONDOS FOR RENT INDEPENDENCE PLACE: SPACIOUS 1BDRM, HIGH FL, PARK VIEW Spacious closets, 928sq ft. Balcony, AC, WD, Free internet. $1650. July 215-635-6253
REAL ESTATE FOR SALE UP STATE NY COUNTRYSIDE SPRING LAND SALE $5,000 Off Each Lot. 6 AC w/Trout Stream: $29,995. 3 AC / So. Tier: $15,995. 5.7 AC On the River: $39,995. Beautiful & All Guaranteed Buildable. Financing Available... Offers End 5/15/13... Call Now: 1-800-229-7843 www.landandcamps.com
REAL ESTATE FOR SALE/RENT 3000 BLK.So.CARLISLE ST 3bedrms., bath, mod. kt, LR, Full bsmt, Deck. 215-651-0498
fitler sqUare 2520 naudain st. $575,000 ColDwell Banker PreferreD
EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY All real estate advertised in this newspaper is subject to federal, state and localfair housing laws, which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation, or discriminationbased on race; color; religion;sex; disability; familial; (presence of children);national origin; age (Pennsylvania and New Jersey); martial status or sexual orientation(Pennsylvania and New Jersey), or source of Income (Philadelphia only) in the sale, rentalor ﬁnancing or insuring of housing. This paper will not knowingly accept any advertisingfor real estate which violates these laws. The law requires that all dwellings advertised beavailable on an equal opportunity basis. If you believe you have been discriminated againstin connection with the sale, rent, ﬁnancing or insuring of housing or commercial property,call HUD at 1-888-799-2085 ONE BEDROOM 2ND & MARKET- Modern 1BR in the H e a r t O f O l d C i ty, H W f l o o rs, C/A , D/W, W/D, High ceilings. AVAIL JUNE! $1075. MSRE, 215-925-RENT(7368), www. MichaelSingerRealEstate.com BROAD & REED VIC: 4th fl 1BR. WD in Bsmt. Heat/Water incl. $795/mo. Joe, 609-217-1198 HUNTINGDON PARK: SPACIOUS 1BR w/BSMT $555/mo, Water INCLD. Nate, 215-715-0878 OLD CITY (28 Strawberry/2nd fl0 1 B R, 1 BA , a p p rox 9 0 0 S F, c a r p e te d , exposed brick, WD, DW, GD, Gas heat. $1100/mo+. 215-627-4414 THE CHATHAM- 135 S.20TH (20TH & WALNUT). Spacious Studios & 1BRs in High rise, Doorman bldg w/Mag Western/ Southern exposure, view of Ritt Sq, HWF, Laundry on site, High floor. Prof Managed. AVAIL NOW! ALL UTILS INCL. FROM $1,285. MSRE, 215-925-RENT(7368), www. MichaelSingerRealEstate.com
BROOMALL PA. BEAUTIFUL STONE TUDOR, LG. DRIVEWAY,2CAR GARAGE, 4BDRMS.,3.5BATHS, 2FIREPLACES, HDWD.FLRS/CARPETS. C/A, ON 2 ACRES. $3,500/MO.+. 610-304-0087.
THE ROOSEVELT (2220 Walnut Street) - Beautifully renovated apts. in the RITTENHOUSE SQUARE AREA of Philadelphia. STUDIO’S starting at only $765/mo. and ONE BEDROOMS starting at only $965/mo. Call 215640-8880 for an appointment.
1 930 BA I N B R I D G E ST R E E T Studio Apt. HwFlrs, available Now! $795 215883-0542
15XX SO.BROAD ST. LG. 2BDRM.,CARPET/ HDWD.FLRS., BRIGHT, GREAT LOC. N E A R T R A N S . $ 1 1 0 0/ M O. + . 61 0 304-0087/
THE IMPERIAL: BROAD & SPRUCEStudios & One Bedrooms in High rise, Elevator bldg, HW floors, A/C, Laundry. AVAIL MAY/JUNE! GAS/HOT WATER INCL. FROM $745. MSRE, 215-925-RENT(7368), www.MichaelSingerRealEstate.com
LOFTS 1238 CALLOWHILL, 605: $1,600/ M O 1BA/1BA lof t, wide open space, soaring factory ceilings, hardwood fl o o rs, fi re p l a ce, n ew g ra n i te a n d stainless kitchen, w/d, c/a, CALL RYAN MCCANN PRU FOX & ROACH 215-6276005/215-558-2118
ONE BEDROOM 1149 S 12TH ST, 2ND & 3RD FL: $925/ EACH Two available 1BD/1BA units, both with wonderful kitchen with breakfast bar and shelves, pets are restricted, CALL PAUL C H I N P RU FOX & ROAC H 215-627-6005/215-440-2049 1500 BROWN, B: $895/MO 1BD/1BA, open living and dining room, nice kitchen with dishwasher, c/a, CALL RYAN MCCANN PRU FOX & ROACH 215627-6005/215-558-2118 16XX S. 2ND ST. lg. 1bedrm.apt. $800/ mo.+utils. Call John 215-551-9956.
23RD & PINE- Bright & Beautiful 2BR across from Fitler Square park, HW floors, High ceilings, Laundry. AVAIL JUNE! HEAT/HOT WATER INCL. $1635/ mo. MSRE, 215-925-RENT(7368), www. MichaelSingerRealEstate.com 3832 BARING, 3: $1,400/MO 3-story, 2BD/1BA, newly renovated, high ceilings, hardwood flooring, granite & stainless kitchen, w/d, dishwasher, c/a, CALL NATE NANESS PRU FOX & ROACH 215627-6005/215-440-2098 9TH & SPRING GARDEN 2BDRM. A PTS. $ 1 1 0 0/ M o. + u t i l s. & $ 1 20 0/ MO.UTILS. CALL 610-304-0087. ART MUSEUM AREA: 2BD, 2BATH, C /A , W/ W W D, b a s e m e n t/s to ra g e. $1125+ 610-649-3836 RITTENHOUSE SQ. AREA (2013 Walnut St.) 2BRs or 1 lg bedroom/Office, 1 bath, WD, DW, CA, Gas heat, Carpeted. $1349/ mo+. 215-627-4414 SOCIETY HILL: Beautiful 2BR, FAMILY ATMOSPHERE, AC, Closets, Heat/ Water Incl. No pets. May 15th. $1200 (610)299-5920
HOUSE FOR RENT 1301 PENNINGTON: $1,350/MO 3BD/1.5BA, completely rehabbed, refinished hardwood floors, granite & stainless tile kitchen, garden, finished basement, 1-car garage, c/a, CALL STUART COHEN PRU FOX & ROACH 215-627-6005/215-275-0800 7TH & FITZWATER- Adorable 2BR House, HW floors, WD in Bsmnt, Outdoor Patio, Dog friendly. AVAIL NOW! $1485. MSRE, 215-925-RENT(7368), www.MichaelSingerRealEstate.com DICKINSON SQ VIC (4th/Tasker): Modern Cozy 2BR, Gorg kit w/Granite, CA, HWflrs, WD, DW, Fin bsmt, Huge backyard. $1150+. 267-254-1914 QUEEN VILLAGE: 6th & Carpenter Vic 2BR 2BA w/Yard, WD, DW, CA. $1600+. email@example.com 215-922-3910 RITTENHOUSE SQ: 1941 WAVERLY ST 2BR house w/Great yard. WD, DW. Quiet Street. $1750. firstname.lastname@example.org 215-922-3910 S.PHILLY (Camac & Tasker) Adorable 2BR house, HW flrs, ceiling fans, outdoor space. $1150+. PMG 215-5457007 x108 SOUTH PHILA.TOWNHOUSE, 3BEDRMS. BRAND NEW! HDWD, NEW APPLS. BEAUTIFUL. $850/MO. 215-292-2176.
ROOM FOR RENT 124 LOMBARD the HEART OF CENTER CITY, SOCIETY HILL, HEAD HOUSE SQ. “TOKIO B&B” STUDIOS. TOURIST ALSO WELCOME! WALK to HISTORIC LOCATIONS, RESTAURANTS, PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION. REASONABLE DAILY rates STARTING at $65. SPECIAL WEEKLY Rates $300-$500. SPECIAL MONTHLY Rates $800-$1500. Website http://sushi.madamesaito.com MADAME SAITO 215-922-2515 13TH & SPRUCE- Parker Hotel CC. Fully Furn’d Rms, no sec. deposit. Utils & housekeeping incld. WK: $165-$203; Day: $40-$56. 215-735-2300.
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OFFICE SPACE 25XX S.BROAD ST. 1200sq. ft.,store front, heat/water incl. $1100/mo. Roe 215-463-2394.
VACATION RENTAL OCEAN CITY, MARYLAND. Best selection of affordable rentals. Full/ partial weeks. Call for FREE brochure. Open daily. Holiday Real Estate. 1-800638-2102 Online reservations: www. holidayoc.com
SUMMER RENTALS BRIGANTINE-PETS OK-5/24-5/28 $600. 5/28-6/16 $1200. July/Aug.$1350/wK. WWW.BrigB.com 856-217-0025. SUNNY A.C/VENTNOR 1st flr, furnished, 3BD. 2.5 BA, immaculately clean beach b l k . a p t . C l o s e to t ra n s p o r ta t i o n , boardwalk, for yearly or seasonal rental. 215.495.2068
ARTISTS STUDIO SPACE ARTIST STUDIOS FOR RENT- $65-$325 for 100-500sf. Open & private studios i n b ea u t i f u l 5 sto r y wa re h o u se i n Kensington. Exposed beams & bricks with lots of natural light. Utilities & wifi included. Info at: www.papermillarts. com Contact Karyn 215.687.8391
qUeen Village 852 independence Court $659,900 PrUDential, fox, & roaCH art MUseUM/fairMoUnt 832 n. Bucknell st. $359,900 PrUDential, fox, & roaCH qUeen Village 201 queen st. #2 $550,000 PrUDential, fox, & roaCH qUeen Village 702 s. 3rd st. $639,900 PrUDential, fox, & roaCH qUeen Village 521 fitzwater st. $610,000 PrUDential, fox, & roaCH qUeen Village 216 Montrose st. $325,000 PrUDential, fox, & roaCH qUeen Village 326 queen st. #4 $194,900 PrUDential, fox, & roaCH fitler sqUare 212 s. 24th st. 214 $635,000 PrUDential, fox, & roaCH art MUseUM area 2927 Cambridge st. $279,900 PrUDential, fox, & roaCH
graDUate HosPital 2027 Pemberton st. $549,900 PlUMer & assoCiates
Bella Vista 746 s. Darien st. $459,900 PrUDential, fox, & roaCH
qUeen Village 314-20 Catharine st. 303b $419,900 PlUMer & assoCiates
qUeen Village 308 Pemberton st. $425,000 PrUDential, fox, & roaCH
12:00-2:00PM PassyUnk sqUare 1202 reed st. $724,900 ColDwell Banker PreferreD olD City 114 quarry st. #1b $239,000 ColDwell Banker PreferreD elkins Park 7824 spring ave. $175,000 ColDwell Banker PreferreD
12:00-4:00PM Bella Vista 1233-45 Bainbridge st. Units B, C, D, H $339k-399,900k ColDwell Banker PreferreD
12:00-5:00PM aVenUe of tHe arts 400-440 s. Broad st. #1202 $820,000 ColDwell Banker PreferreD
1:00-2:30PM qUeen Village 1020 s. randolph st. $324,900 ColDwell Banker PreferreD art MUseUM area 936 n. 30th st. $350,000 ColDwell Banker PreferreD PennsPort 1620 s. 4th st. $380,000 solo real estate
qUeen Village 416 Bainbridge st. $565,000 PrUDential, fox, & roaCH qUeen Village 418 Bainbridge st. $535,000 PrUDential, fox, & roaCH wasHington sqUare west 838-40 lombard st. $1,695,000 PrUDential, fox, & roaCH Bella Vista 608 s. Delhi st. $375,000 PrUDential, fox, & roaCH nortHern liBerties 615 Poplar st. $600,000 PrUDential, fox, & roaCH nortHern liBerties 970 n. randolph st. $369,900 PrUDential, fox, & roaCH PassyUnk sqUare 732 annin st. $314,900 PrUDential, fox, & roaCH PassyUnk sqUare 1923 s. alder st. $250,000 PrUDential, fox, & roaCH soCiety Hill 110 lombard st. $699,900 PlUMer & assoCiates
1:30-3:30PM soCiety Hill 326 spruce st. $2,295,000 PlUMer & assoCiates
2:00-3:00PM qUeen Village 104-106 fitzwater st. $675,000 PlUMer & assoCiates
soCiety Hill 108 lombard st. $825,000 PrUDential, fox, & roaCH
graDUate HosPital 2059 kater st. $369,000 ColDwell Banker PreferreD
art MUseUM area 1639 francis st. $429,900 PrUDential, fox, & roaCH
Mayfair 4024 sheffield st. $149,900 ColDwell Banker PreferreD
nortHern liBerties 974 n. leithgow st. $650,000 PrUDential, fox, & roaCH
qUeen Village 110 fitzwater st. $444,900 PrUDential, fox, & roaCH
PassyUnk sqUare 710 Medina st. $339,000 PrUDential, fox, & roaCH
qUeen Village 10 Catharine st. $749,900 PrUDential, fox, & roaCH
soCiety Hill 609 lombard st. r $369,900 PrUDential, fox, & roaCH
PassyUnk sqUare 812 Mcclellan st. $209,900 PrUDential, fox, & roaCH
art MUseUM/fairMoUnt 832 n. Bucknell st. $359,900 PrUDential, fox, & roaCH
nortHern liBerties 553 n. lawrence st. $349,900 PrUDential, fox, & roaCH
3:00-4:00PM qUeen Village 924 s. 2nd st. $329,900 PrUDential, fox, & roaCH qUeen Village 1004 e. Moyamensing ave. $279,900 PrUDential, fox, & roaCH
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Saturday Appointments Available RITTENHOUSE SQUARE/FITLER SQUARE THE CHATHAM: 20TH & WALNUT – Spacious Studios & One Bedrooms in High rise,
Doorman bldg w/ Magnificent Western & Southern Exposure, View of Rittenhouse Square, HW floors, Laundry on site, Professionally managed.
ALL UTILS INCL. FROM $1,285
21ST & WALNUT – Studio in Great location, High ceilings, HW floors, Laundry on premises. AVAILABLE NOW! HEAT/HOT WATER INCL. $825 22ND & SPRUCE – Studio in Brownstone bldg., HW floors, High ceilings, Great location. AVAILABLE NOW! HEAT/HOT WATER INCL. $1,055 21ST & LOCUST- Adorable Studio in Brownstone bldg. w/HW floors, Laundry on premise. AVAILABLE NOW! HEAT/HOT WATER INCL. $775 23RD & PINE- Bright & Beautiful Two Bedroom across from Fitler Square park, HW floors, HEAT/HOT WATER INCL. $1,635 High ceilings, Laundry. AVAILABLE JUNE! WASHINGTON SQUARE WEST/BELLA VISTA AREA/OLD CITY THE IMPERIAL: BROAD & SPRUCE – Studios & One Bedrooms in High rise, Elevator bldg, HW floors, A/C, Laundry.
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11TH & PINE – Quaint One Bedroom, Elevator building, Eat-in kitchen, HW floors, HEAT/HOT WATER INCL. $1,025 Laundry on premises. AVAILABLE JUNE! 7TH & FITZWATER – Adorable Two Bedroom House, HW floors, WD in Basement, $1,485 Outdoor Patio, Dog friendly. AVAILABLE NOW! 2ND & MARKET – Modern One Bedroom in the Heart of Old City, HW floors, C/A, $1,075 D/W, W/D, High ceilings. AVAILABLE JULY!
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SPRUCE & 13TH Fab 1BR’s, HW floors, Laundry SPRUCE & 12TH Large Studio, HW floors, AC, Deck, Laundry
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WALNUT & 23RD Fab 1BR’s, HW floors, AC, Built-in closets, Laundry. $770-995 Ex-large Studio w/Deck,laundry Parking. HW, Laundry AC ST. JAMES & 22ND Walnut & 23rd 1 & 2Bd's, hardwood, WALNUT Locust & 20TH&1BR, Laundry $575-1000 21st W/W, Studios & 1Bd's, laundry, heat incl. Studio, HW fl oors, Closets galore. WALNUT Pine & 23RD $850-950 & 21st 1Bd's, hardwood, heat incl., yard SPRUCE & 16TH Great1 Studio, HW floors,heat Laundry $700-1000 Pine & 22nd & 2Bd, hardwood, incl. LOCUST & 22ND Large Laundry. BEST $750-1100 Lombard & 23rd1BR, 1 &2Bd, bi-level, A/C DEAL ON SQUARE! WALNUT Chestnut & 23RD &Extra HW floors. Greatlocation deal. $875-1000 20thlarge Ultra2BR, mod 1Bd's, C/A, great
QUEEN VILLAGE Locust & 21st Studios & 1Bd's, laundry, heat incl.
$775-$825 $1200 $800 $775 $750 $850 $1250
Walnut & 23rd 1 &12Bd's, hardwood, laundry $875-1700 Lombard & 19th Newly renov, mod studio, & 2Bd's
$800-850 $875-$1100 Broad & Spruce 1Bd's, W/D, C/A,1Bd's, heat hardwood, incl. CHRISTIAN & 5TH Ren 1 &Mod 2BR’s, HW oors, Laundry $850-950 Pine &fl21st heat incl., yard $850-995 Lombard & 9th & 2Bd, w/d, hardwood, laundry $700-1000 New1Bd Studio & Lg 1BR, HW oors, WD, CAheat $695-$1300 BAINBRIDGE & 5TH Pine & 22nd 1 &fl2Bd, hardwood, incl. $750-1100 Lombard 1 &2Bd, bi-level, $995-1100 A/C Pine 9th1BR 2Bd's, h/w floors, W/D & 23rd bilevel, Pvt entrance, Yard $875 CHRISTIAN && 2ND $875-1000 Chestnut & 20th Ultra mod 1Bd's, C/A, great location 2BR house, Fireplace, AC, Laundry, $1200 CHRISTIAN & 3RD $995 Spruce & 12th 2Bd, 1-1/2 bath, bi-level, laundry Yard $875-1700 Lombard & 19th Newly renov, mod studio, 1 & 2Bd's
ART MUSEUM Lombard & 9th 1Bd & 2Bd, w/d, hardwood, laundry
$995-1350 Spruce & 16th Old World,Broad 1 & 2Bd's, hardwood & Spruce Mod 1Bd's, W/D, C/A, heat incl.
AreaGreat Ultra 1BR Mod 1Loft & 3Bd's, W/D, Deck, Parking BROWN &Art27TH w/Parking. CA, WD, DW. W/D $950-1750 Pine & 9th 2Bd's, h/w floors, $825-1375 City Fab ultra modHW 1 &Spruce deck 12th 2Bd, 1-1/2 bath, bi-level, laundry PARRISHOld & 26TH Great 1BR, fl2Bd's, oors,&w/ Yard. $1950 University City 3Bd, 2 bath, totally renovated Spruce & 16th Old World, 1 & 2Bd's, hardwood SPRING GARDEN & 19TH Quaint Studio’s, W/W, Laundry.
Art Area Ultra ModStudio 1 & 3Bd's, W/D, Deck,$700 Parking Spring Garden Collonade-Extremely Nice Old City Fab ultra mod 1 & 2Bd's, deck $600-675 Q.V. 3rd & Bambridge 1University & 2Bd's, W/W, C/A2 bath, totally renovated City 3Bd,
$800-850 $850-995 $995-1100 $995 $995-1350 $950-1750 $825-1375 $1950 $700 $600-675 $375 $625 $600 $700 $600
$1125 $950 From $565
PARKVIEW APT:Garden N.3rd St. New Studio, ultra-mod Beautiful Spring & 19th Heatlarge incl. 2BR, Nice$375 Springhardwood, Garden Collonade-Extremely Studio Q.V.C/A, 3rd W/D & Bambridge 1 & 2Bd's, W/W,$625 C/A $2150-$2200 AmenitiesFairmount galore. Roofdeck. PARKING. & 18th Mod 1Bd, Spring Garden & 19th Studio, hardwood, Heat incl.
$600 Mt. Vernon & 21st Gret Studio, Yard, Fairmount & Laundry 18th Mod 1Bd, C/A, W/D
$700 $645-$1100 Wallace 20thSt) 1Bd, parquet floors, yard Mt. & 21stCA, Gret Studio, Yard, Laundry GREEN LANE (off &Main Great 1 &Vernon 2BR apts, Parking. Wallace & 20th 1Bd, parquet floors, yard Aspen & 26th 1Bd, W/W, laundry
Aspen & 26th 1Bd, W/W, laundry MANY MORE APARTMENTS AVAILABLE!
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cEntER citY luXuRY REntAls EAst siDE Old City/sOCiety hill
Spacious 1 bedroom studio
200-220 Locust street
with balcony, gallery kitchen, wood floors, and courtyard view, 778 sf $1550
1 bedroom, wood floors,
1 bedroom, panoramic southern
updated kitchen and bath, 700 sf
views, 778 sf
sOCiety hill tOWeRs
1 bedroom, with Delaware River views from all rooms, floor-toceiling windows, and lots of natural light, 700 sf
aVenue OF the aRts
walk-in closet, brand new kitchen and bath, balcony, Washington $1,800 Square views, 843 sf
1420 Locust street Junior 1 bedroom, high floor, city views to the west, 624 sf $1,450
1 bedroom, spacious, has 1.5 baths, washer/dryer, south east views 875 sf
1 bedroom, floor-to-ceiling
CenteR City One 1326 spruce street
windows, river views, 775 sf $1,650
Studio, seperate area for kitchen,
balcony, lots of closet space, 494 sf $1,275
210 W. rItteNhouse sQ.
indePendenCe PlaCe 233-241 s. 6th street Spacious 1 Bedroom, balcony,
2 bedroom, 2 baths, split floor plan, balcony, skyline view, $2,200 washer/dryer, 1209 sf
new wood floors, marble baths, stainless steel appliances, 1037 sf $3,250
2 bedroom, 2 baths, excellent
Penthouse, 3BR, 3BA, wrap
7 N. coLuMBus BLvd.
closet space, high floor, lots of
around balcony, newly renovated
2 bedroom, 2.5 baths,
light, w/d, 1318 sf
space, 820 sf
kitchen, panoramic river and city views, 2575 sf
updated kitchen, fireplace, 1 car $2,150 parking,1658 sf
3 bedroom, 3.5 baths, tri-level, hOPKinsOn hOuse 604-36 s. WAshINGtoN sQ. Studio with alcove, Washington Square views, 600 sf
fireplace, balcony, master suite, $2,650 jetted tub, 2229 sf
Rittenhouse Sq from the living room, dining room, and bedroom, wood floors, washer/dryer, 1200 sf $4,500
Studio on a high floor, partial view of Rittenhouse Square, 573 sf $1,400
135 s. 19th street 1 bedroom, lots of natural light
133 s 18th stReet 2 bedroom, 1.5 baths, exposed
129 s 18th stReet Spacious 1 bedroom, renovated, wood floors, 800 sf
partial Rittenhouse Square view, 609 sf
the WellingtOn 135 s.19th street 601 sf professional office space
313 s. 18th stReet Studio, updated kitchen and $850
bath, W/D, 325 sf
810 sf professional office space $1,850
1420 Locust st
Prime ground floor space, perfect for bank/restaurant/retail, Triple net $5,250
225 s. 18th street
kitchen with wood cabinetry, updated bathroom, 549 sf $1,550
beams, renovated kitchen and bath, wood floors, w/d, 1011 sf $2,300
226 W. rItteNhouse sQ.
Junior 1 bedroom, high floor,
Generous 1 bedroom, 1.5 baths,
washer/dryer, excellent closet
WanaMaKeR hOuse 2020 WALNut street Studio, large bay window, open
Renovated 1 bedroom, custom
2 bedroom, 2 baths, fully
Studio, wood floors, marble bathroom, 506 sf
from two exposures, generous
Custom spacious 1 bedroom
Tri-level 3 bedroom, 3 baths,
living space, kitchen has excellent
with den, 1.5 baths, washer/dryer,
deck fireplace, one car parking included, 2229 sf $2,700
cabinet and counter space, 800 sf
cherry hardwood floors, 1506 sf
250 s. 18th street Prime ground floor corner retail/ office space on Rittenhouse Square, 1857 sf, Triple net $4,500
1521 Locust street Entire floor office space, 3500 sf $17.50 psf
wEâ€™RE All ARounD town indePendenCe PlaCe 3 bedroom, 3 bath, wrap around balcony, newly renovated kitchen, panoramic river and city views, 2575 sf
1830 RittenhOuse 1 bedroom with den, 1 bath, fully renovated, brand new kitchen and bath, hardwood floors, 10ft ceilings, 778 sf
Allan Domb Real Estate
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WASHINGTON SQ. WEST $300,000 Magniﬁcent 1BD/1BA home with cherry hardwood ﬂooring, wide open living space with wall of windows, and extra nook for an ofﬁce with wood beam ceiling, located in an elegantly restored building on a wide, tree lined block.
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NEW LISTINGS University City
13th & Spruce
13th & Pine Huge 1BR apt, includes heat. Close to everything.
$950+ 22nd & Spruce
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425 n. pReSton St (west phila) Bi- level, Lg 4 Brs., 2 Baths call Ellen 215-922-3600 ext. 211 125 e. Allen (Fishtown-Riverside) 2 Brs., Den, new kitchen,PARKING, w&d, a/c’s.full bst. 1910 nAUdAIn St 2 Brs., 2 Baths, Den, balcony, patio, c/a, w&d, UPENN, HUP, Children’s 822 BAInBRIdge 3 Brs, 1.5 Baths, hrd. Flrs, lg. kitchen, w&d, full bst, large garden , a/c’s
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3BD/2BA home offering a dramatic 3-story stairway with steel risers, ﬁnished lower level, and cedar deck with jaw dropping views of the Center City skyline, beautifully designed with Brazilian cherry wood ﬂoors and master bedroom suite with cathedral ceilings, 3 skylights, and glass doors that lead to deck.
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Rare opportunity in a fantastic location! You can spruce up this current 3BD/1BA home or rebuild a new home; features wide open yard, nice layout, and lovely details.
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East Passyunk Vicinity - REducEd 600 Federal Street Total Renovations. Garage Potential. Deck. 3 Bedrooms. 2 Full Baths. 3 Floors. $309,000. REstauRant with aPts. south PhiladElPhia 2750 Wharton Street Corner. All equipment included. 2 Apts. $229,000. aPaRtmEnt Buildings 2207 N 33rd Street 6 Apts. Face Fairmount Park. $179,000. 1803 W. Erie Avenue 5 Apts. Separate Utilities. $129,000. 1701 S 19th Street 3 Apts. Corner. $149,000.
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OPEN HOUSE - SUN. 5/5 1-2:30PM 1620 S. 4TH ST. PENNSPORT $380,000
Grand Townhse, completely renov in 2007, overlooks Dickinson Square. 4 Brs, 2.5 Baths, 1st ﬂ w/ hardwood ﬂrs, Liv/Din combo w. 10’ clgs, recessed lighting, & crown mldg, 3rd ﬂ master suite
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Bright, beautiful Colonial Townhouse in Historic Society Hill. This home offers 3 bedrooms, home ofﬁce, craft room, 2 full bathrooms, and tastefully ﬁnished media room in basement with built-in bookshelves. Rental parking in nearby lot is transferable to new owner.
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1 Bedroom condo in a classic brownstone building with a deeded parking space! This 3rd ﬂoor unit features living room with hardwood ﬂoors, open kitchen, separate bedroom that leads out to a private 11 x 10 deck. The building’s basement is home to a common laundry area and a private/secure storage space.
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2716 Cambridge St Very Nice 2BR/1BA home on a Double lot with 2 CAR Parking, Orig HW Floors and Huge Rear patio! $274,900 2731 Cambridge St 3 Story 4BR Row home, Original HW Floors, huge Back yard Area with private parking $299,000 936 N 30th St Large 3BR/2.5BA Rehabbed home, Large decked rear city Garden OPEN HOUSE 5/5 FROM 1-2:30 $350,000 713 N 20th St Unit B 3BR/3BA, Yard, 1800 Sq Ft, Parking, High End Finishes $350,000 888 N Beechwood St 3BR/1BA Beautiful home with gorgeous original details + tasteful upgrades and attached Garage $385,000 2835-37 W Girard Ave Investor Special! 2 Bldgs Mixed use over 7000 Sq feet. (4) 2BR/2BA Apts, (2) Commercial $450,000 821 N Beechwood St 4BR/2.5BA Pristine Gem. Updated systems & Modern upgrades meet historic charm in great location $375,000 841 Corinthian St 3BR/2.5BA, Kitchen Completely Renovated, SS, Granite, 10 Yr tax Abate approved $474,000 742 N 24th St Spacious & Bright 3BR complete with Garage & 3 Outdoor spaces $585,000
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Point Breeze – 2429-39 Wharton PRICE REDUCED $300,000, Warehouse on Entire square city block with frontage on 4 sides (1.24 acres) $2,200,000
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RITTENHOUSE SQUARE / FITLER SQUARE / AVENUE OF THE ARTS 2520 Naudain St 3 Story, 3B/2BA, Garden, Exp Brick, Tree Lined St OPEN HOUSE 5/5 12-1:00 $575,000 624 S 27th St 4BR/3BR with Garage, Gourmet Kitchen, Deck, Patio, Fireplace $639,900 23 S 23rd St #4L Spacious (2300 Sq Ft) Condo offers 2+ BR 2+ BA, Wood Fl, Fireplace, Custom kitch, 2 Balconies, Parking $784,500 400-440 S Broad St # 1202 Symphony House Luxury 2BR/2BA condo with Lux. Resort amenities, 5 Yr Tax Abate & 1 Yr developer Warranty Includes One Inside Parking Space OPEN HOUSE FRI-SUN 12:00-5:00 $820,000 250 S 17th St #1100 Exceptional 3BR plus Den, 2.5BA condo located just off Rittenhouse Sq, perfect, Stunning Finishes $1,400,000 OLD CITY / LOFT DISTRICT / CHINATOWN
West Phila – 53 N 54th St 3 Bedroom and 1 Bath West Phila - 5842 Windsor Investment Property: REDUCED, Short Sale Brewerytown - 2605 W Oxford St This is an Excellent Opportunity for any investor or developer West Phila – 5624 Rodman St Located on a cozy and quiet block, This home with solid bones has been kept clean by tenant who will Vacate prior to settlement North Phila – 1345 W Sedgley Ave Near public Transportation, Priced to Sell, tenant occupied, Renovated in recent years, Decent size rooms and E I Kitchen, Small yard West Phila – 3220 N Etting St 3BR/1BA home Totally Rehabbed, 1.5 Years ago Northeast Phila – 1517 Rosalie St 3BR/1BA house on a small block, Full Finished West Phila – 7 N 50th St 6BR/3BA Single home. Complete Shell North Central – 1905 W Norris St 3 Story Brick town home , Vacant, Need of a total renovation, Being Sold In As Is Condition
$22,000 $29,900 $29,995 $34,900 $60,000 $67,500 $67,000 $64,900 $75,000
Belmont – 1122-26 N State St Excellent development opportunity for investors and future landlords, 3 Continuous Lots $79,995 West Mayfair – 6204 Crafton St 19149 $85,900 Southwest Phila – 1120 S Divinity St Functioning Duplex, Investors Special! $99,000 Cobbs Creek – 727 S Cecil St 3BR/1.5BA Beautiful well kept home W/ newly updated kitchen, Large front porch $99,999 Holmesberg – 8020 Erdrick St 4 Bedroom and 1 Bath Home $109,000 Mill Creek – 923 N 48th St 5BR/2BA Unique Home with 2 Car Driveway Parking, Great Value $109,900 Lawndale – 6111 Bingham St Well Maintained 3BR Twin Home, Move In Condition, Upgraded Kitch, Newer Carpets, big Backyard, full Basement $111,900 Olney – 5515 N Lawrence Duplex in Olney – Vacant- Each unit 1BR/1BA REDUCED! $120,000 West Oak Lane – 3BR/2.5BA Totally Renovated home, HW Flrs, cherry wood Kitch, Fenced Backyard, Fin Basement $125,900 Southwest Phila – 6803 Finch Place 3BR/2.5BA, Ready for Rehab by a motivated Seller $134,900 Fishtown – 2014 E Susquehanna 2BR/1BA HW ﬂoors, Open Kitchen , All Updated $139,900 Mayfair – 4024 Shefﬁeld St Fully Rehabbed Gem! 3BR, Yard, Garage, Finished basement & Hw Floors $149,900 North Phila – 2656 N 16th St Great new Investment Property! The building has 2 gorgeous apts with all new energy efﬁcient appliances Tenants already in the apt until next year $155,000 Point Breeze – 2066 Fernon St Great Rehab for 1st time buyers. All new from basement to Roof, This is one to see! $159,000 Bridgeburg – 2537 Casimir St Unique Opportunity, 3BR/1.5BA, Finished Basement, Large Rear Deck REDUCED! $177,000 Port Richmond – 2519 E Clearﬁeld Rare Corner Property in Port Richmond with Many Upgrades $179,900 Elkins Park – 7824 Spring Ave Move In Ready! Commuter’s Dream! Plenty of Storage and a rear deck! Stops from Regional Rail Station OPEN HOUSE 5/5 FROM 12-2 $175,000 Port Richmond – 2519 E Clearﬁeld Rare Corner property in Port Richmond with Many Upgrades $179,900 West Phila – 4049 Baring St REDUCED! 5BR/2.5BA, Orig woodwork, Future Money earner, Needs TLC $185,000 North Phila – 1541 N Franklin St Huge 3 Story, 8BR/3BA, Close to Temple $199,900 Olde Kensington – 2048 N Hancock St Spacious, Well Maintained 4BR/1.5BA home featuring Updated/Granite eat- in Kitchen $195,000 West Mt Airy – 118 W Sharpnack St 4BR/2/5BAContemporary New construction home, Full Finished Basement, Roof top Deck $298,900 Fishtown – 1208 Day St charming 2BR/1.5BA Steps from Girard Ave, H/W Flrs throughout, Roof Deck, SS Appliances $214,000 Manayunk – 107 Vassar St Don’t miss this Charming 3BR/1.5BA home ina super location, huge yard, Great layout, H/W ﬂoors tons of Closet space! $223,000 Frankford – 4720 Oakland St 3 Story, 5 BR/2 Full Bath 2 half bath, High End marble and granite throughout, Completely Renovated $260,000 Manayunk – 4635 Mansion St Beautiful Victorian 3BR/1BA row home, Lots of Architectural details, Large landscaped garden $279,000 North Phila – 3253 N 16th St This Triplex offers great opportunity for owner occupant or savvy investor, Great shape Feels brand new $289,900 Fishtown – 2362 E Norris St Large Well Maintained home with many new Upgrades $315,000 Fishtown – 2364 E Norris St Meticulously Renovated Property with Taste & Style $325,000 Center City East – 1027-31 Arch St #409 Beautiful 2BR/2BA Bi-Level condo in the heart of Center City $349,900 Fishtown – 1124 E Oxford St 4BR/3BA Custom Built, Large yard, Master Suite, Oversized bath, HW Flrs thru out $395,900 Kensington – 2770-80 Jasper St Huge Warehouse $375,000 Brewerytown – 3110 W Master St Contemporary townhome in scenic & secure gated community $375,000 North Phila – 5205 N Broad St One of a Kind, Cash Cow right on Broad St Semi Detached Twin offering 5 Separate units, All rehabbed with 2 Car Parking $400,000 Wynneﬁeld 2429 N 52nd St Amazing Large Wynneﬁeld home full amenities and New world Charm, This Home is over 3500 Sq ft $479,000 Roxborough – 3904-06 Henry Ave 3 Story Stone Colonial, Large side Lot, Master Suite, 5BR/3BA, 13 Month Warranty $544,900
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-546-2700 3313-25 Race St T2 Rarely Available Luxurious Tri-Level residence with Parking in Old City Available for Rent $3,300 429 N 13th St Spacious Light Filled Loft $225,000 114 Quarry St #1B Fantastic 1BR W/ orig Hw ﬂoors ,Exp brick, beams, Upgraded Kitchen, Warehouse-Style windows OPEN HOUSE 5/5 FROM 12-2:00 $239,000 11-15 N 2nd St #206 1BR/1BA Condo, 15 Ft Ceilings with Exp Rustic Beams, Working ﬁreplace, Huge Windows $259,900 SOCIETY HILL / WASHINGTON SQUARE WEST 220 Locust St #7D Updated 1BR/1BA corner unit at Society Hill Towers with amazing River Views 1028-30 Pine St #4 Bright & Spacious 1BR, HW Flrs, C/A Granite, SS, Washer Dryer lg Courtyard, Low Condo fees 509 Delancey St Elegant 4BR, 3200 Sq Ft home on one of the picturesque Streets in Phila 520 Delancey St 1820 Confectioners mansion with 3 Fireplaces, Original Pine ﬂoors, 3BR/3BA, Garden 513 Delancey St Gorgeous Rehabbed Murray Development Home in one of Center City’s Premier Blocks
$299,000 $325,000 $1,140,000 $1,249,000 $1,375,000
QUEEN VILLAGE/ BELLA VISTA / GRADUATE HOSPITAL / SOUTH PHILA. 636 Earp St 2BR/1BA Well Maintained home in Italian Market area $184,900 1535 Montrose St Charming small 2BR/1BA, Gs Fireplace, Nice size yard, Updated $210,000 829 Kimball St 3 Story, 4BR home adjacent to the shops of the Italian market, On a quiet family Street $314,800 1020 S Randolph St Unique rehabbed 3BR/2BA Queen Village Multi-level home with all the city living has to offer OPEN HOUSE 5/5 FROM 1-2:30 $324,900 708 Saint Albans Recently Renovated, Great Value in Bella Vista with Roof Deck and Easy Walk to restaurants, transit and Much More! $309,900 2059 Kater St 2 Story, 2 BR, Garden, Deck, 2 FP’s, Exp Brick, New Mechanicals OPEN HOUSE 5/5 FROM 1:30-2:30 $369,900 1241 S 6th St Corner Triplex with Garage $399,000 2017 Carpenter St Fully Rehabbed 3BR/3.5BA home, Deluxe Kitchen, Lrg rear Garden, Tax Abate applied $524,900 1202 Reed St Custom Renovation 4BR/4.5BA In-Law Suite, 2 Decks OPEN HOUSE 5/5 12-2 NORTHERN LIBERTIES / NORTH PHILADELPHIA 1019-25 N 4th St #D Spac 900+ condo, Granite, Stainless Kitch, New Bath, hi Ceilings, Wood Fl, Loft W/D Courtyard 705 Brown St A 2BR/2BA Condo in a gated community 5 years young new construction ﬁnished basement 1130 N 4th St Spacious 3 Story Townhome offers 3BR/2+ Bath , Garage, patio, FP, CA, eat in Kitchen, Den 414 Olive St Unique Double Carriage house 2BR, Den Custom Goumet Kit, Wood Flors, Garden FP, Exp Stone, Brick Beams
$241,500 $399,000 $449,900 $449,000
UNIVERSITY CITY/ WEST PHILADELPHIA 144 N 52nd St Estate Sale! Large Home in West Phila, Property to be sold “as is where is” 5123 Locust St 4BR/1.5BA, Turn of the century twin on nice residential block in Univ City, Much Original Detail 600 S 49th St #2B Attractive, Well designed 2nd ﬂoor 2BR/2BA condo in the Cedar Park Area of Univ City 1122 S 48th St Stand-Alone 6BR/2BA Victorian with exqusite details: Orig stained glass, woodwork Floors
$25,000 $209,500 $265,000 $439,750
NEW CONSTRUCTION Art Museum – 916 N 30th St New Construction – 3BR – Art Museum Area! Garage! Gourmet Kitchen, Rear Yard, Tax Abatement! $474,900 Bella Vista – 1233-35 Bainbridge St Units B, C, D, H 2BR Condos, Atrium, Heated Garage, Elevator OPEN HOUSE 5/4 AND 5/5 FROM 12-4:00 $339K-$399,9K COMMERCIAL INVESTMENT Kensington – 2810 D St Investment Opportunity! Huge 3 Story Commercial property for Sale! $34,900 Mayfair – 3137 Longshore Ave gem in Mayfair, Tree Lined St $144,900 Wissinoming – 6408 Hegerman Garage with 18FT Ceilings, Over 2000 Sq Ft $157,900 Wash Sq/Jewelers Row- 126 S 7th St recently Renovated Store, Prime Location Between Walnut and Sansom. Operated as Jewelry Store for Many Years $199,000 Fishtown – 2666-72 Coral St REDUCED! Restaurant with Lot and Apartment Building $699,000 Kensington – 2223 N Front St 2 Blocks from York/Dauphin El Stop, Retail Store, BYO Banquet Hall, Commercial Garage for 6-10 Cars $850,000
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CENTER CITY LUXURY SALES EAST SIdE 220 W. Washington square Entire floor home with 3 bedrooms and 3
baths, 360 degree views including Washington Square, chef’s kitchen, large formal living and dining rooms, lavish master suite, 3720 sf
abbott square 530 S 2nd Street 1 bedroom, 1.5 baths, bi-level, great closetspace, balcony, excellent condition, 989 sf
$289,900 1 bedroom, 1.5 baths, balcony, large kitchen,separate dining area, 842 sf $249,900
3 bedrooms Penthouse, 2.5 baths, wrap
around balcony, panoramic river and city views, newly renovated kitchen, open floor plan with generous entertaining space, 2575 sf
$1,595,000 Bi-level penthouse with 2 bedrooms and 2.5 baths, two kitchens, impeccably finished
throughout, amazing river and city views, $1,800,000 4403 sf
the lippincott 227 S 6th Street 2 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, custom lighting,
Bulthaup kitchen, designer bathrooms, wood floors, 270 degree city views, valet parking for one car, 1662 sf $1,095,000
built-in Bose sound system, 11 ft ceilings, built-in bar, gas fireplace, Joanne Hudson kitchen, cobblestone travertine floors, custom $1,600,000 closets, washer/dryer, 2189 sf 3 bedrooms plus den, 2.5 baths, dramatic Washington Square views, chef’s kitchen, open floor plan, high end finishes and details $1,695,000 throughout, 2716 sf
the bank building 421 CheStnut Street
center city one 1326 SPruCe Street
the ayer 210 WeSt WaShington Sq. 2 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, balcony, open
Raw space with high ceilings and exposed
brick that can be built into a custom homes, 2017 sf $575,000 2 bedrooms plus den, 2.5 baths, wood floors, custom open kitchen, designer baths, 2117 sf $799,000 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, brand new and furnished, high barrel ceilings, exposed brick and ductwork, generous entertaining space, custom finsihes throughout, 2101 sf $895,000 2 bedrooms plus den, 2.5 baths, open floor plan, overlooks Independence Mall, custom finishes throughout, 2025 sf $1,100,000 Incredible opportunity to build your dream home in 3,068 sf of unfinished space overlooking Independence Hall, hotel amenities from the adjoining Omni Hotel available
2 bedrooms, 2 baths, magnificent views,
lots of natural light, floor-to-ceiling windows, $775,000 balcony, 1387 sf
lent closet space, juliet balcony, washer/dryer, 1209 sf $350,000 OPEN SUN. 5/5 12 - 12:30PM
penn’s landing square 130 SPruCe Street Bi-level 2 bedrooms with den, 2 baths, fully
renovated kitchen and bathrooms, fireplace, built-ins, roof top deck, washer/dryer, 1 car $499,900 parking included, 1650 sf
pier 5 7 n. ColumbuS blvd 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, Ben Franklin Bridge
views, large entertaining space with separate $325,000 dining area, deck, 2229 sf
society hill toWers 200-220 loCuSt St. 1 bedroom, wood floors, floor to ceiling
windows with bridge and city views, 700 sf
2 bedrooms, 1 bath wood floors, river views, W/D, 1133 sf $399,000
1 bedroom, completely renovated with designer kitchen and bath, wood floors, 975 sf
2 bedrooms, 2 baths, furnished, floor-toceiling windows, hardwood floors, custom closets, panoramic city views, private balcony, high floor, 1 car parking, washer/dryer, 1408 sf
1830 rittenhouse square 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, wood floors, lots of natural light, eat-in kitchen, marble bath, beautiful original building details, 1136 sf
parc rittenhouse 225 S. 18th St.
1 bedroom, wood floors, balcony, marble bath, excellent closet space, 765 sf $389,900
Five story townhome with magnificent updates while remaining true to its original details, chef’s kitchen, lavish master suite, garage, elevator, outdoor deck, 6160 sf $3,600,000
2 bedrooms, 1 bath, pristine condition, wood
2031 delancey place
academy house 1420 loCuSt Street
Custom 3 bedroom, 2.5 baths home, updated kitchen and baths, built-in bar, generous closet space, hardwood floors, $750,000 terrace, 1590 sf
the barclay 237 S. 18th St.
$539,900 Brand new, 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, all rooms overlook Rittenhouse Square, luxurious master suite, two sets of Juliet balconies, 1709 sf.
rittenhouse plaza 1901 Walnut Street 1 bedroom plus den, 1.5 baths, can easily
2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, wood floors, open kitchen, corner unit with lots of light, $610,000 1050 sf Custom 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom home with high ceilings, original 1929 herringbone hardwood floors, 10ft ceilings, city views, renovated kitchen, washer/dryer, 1840 sf
lanesborough 1601 loCuSt St.
floors, city skyline and pool club views, 829 sf
Entire floor custom home with 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths, chef’s kitchen, amazing entertaining space, high end finishes $2,575,000 throughout, 3422 sf
murano 2101 market Street 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, contemporary styled, 9ft ceilings, excellent closet space, bamboo wood floors, private terrace, stainless steel appliances, 1 car parking, washer/dryer, 1254 sf $589,900
be converted to 2 bedrooms/2.5 baths, gourmet kitchen, generous living space, 270 degree city views $550,000
rittenhouse savoy 1810 rittenhouSe Square 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, open renovated kit., new baths, wood fls, penthouse floor, 1146 sf OPEN SUN 5/5. 12:45 - 1:15PM $469,900
Wanamaker house 2020 Walnut Street 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, eat-in-kitchen, large bay windows with city views, 1198 sf $595,000
the WarWick 1701 loCuSt Street 2 bedrooms plus den, 3 baths, wood floors, open gourmet kitchen, marble bathrooms, great closets, 1614 sf $895,000
WE’RE ALL ARoUNd ToWN parc rittenhouse
Brand new, 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, all rooms overlook Rittenhouse Square, luxurious master suite, two sets ofJuliet balconies, 1709 sf
2 bedrooms plus den, 3 baths, wood floors, open gourmet kitchen, marble bathrooms, great closets, 1614 sf
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independence place 233-241 S 6th Street
2 bedrooms, 2 baths, split floor plan, excel-
220 W. rittenhouse square