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It does matter KERITH GABRIEL
erhaps itâ€™s because Iâ€™ve seen, read and know enough about the importance of voting that the idea of someone not registering to vote goes beyond my realm of belief. But I know people who refuse to register. The idea that whatâ€™s going to happen will happen and that their vote doesnâ€™t matter is what they choose to stand on. My one friend tells me itâ€™s not that he wouldnâ€™t vote and even noted he â€œvoted for Obamaâ€? during his ďŹ rst term, but that nothing changed in his life. I couldâ€™ve judged my friend, scoffed at his ideology as completely asinine, or as a way of thought I simply canâ€™t get on board with, but then I remembered something. I used to hold the same belief. I, myself, didnâ€™t register to vote until after George W. Bushâ€™s second term in large part because I really didnâ€™t think my vote mattered. I was in my 20s, didnâ€™t know much about politics beyond city government and frankly didnâ€™t care. For me, I actually used to hate Election Day, because of those stupid â€œI VOTED TODAYâ€? stickers, people would happily put on and strut around just because they stood in line to get behind a curtain and push a few buttons. Dorks, Iâ€™d say. And then Hurricane Katrina happened. And I watched as Americans were being called refugees, trapped in horriďŹ c third world conditions in what is supposed to be the greatest nation on the planet I watched the snailâ€™s response from federal government to help those affected in New Orleans and Mississippi. I watched Bush stumble over his words, I watched the inexperience of former FEMA Director Michael Brown on national television and wondered how someone this moronic could be in charge of disaster relief for the entire country. And then I realized this man was appointed. The President who appointed him was elected. At that moment. It really sunk in that there are people who only care about the upper crust and in moments of disaster or despair the rest of us become a part of a dystopian belief. To this day, no one will ever be able to convince me that the slow response
to Katrina was nothing more than a hard look at who was affected, which was comprised primarily of people from lower socioeconomic areas of Louisiana and Mississippi â€“ whom our federal government treated like Rick Grimes in â€œThe Walking Dead.â€? That moment in history had an effect on me like you wouldnâ€™t believe and I think for some of us it takes moments like that. It takes a catastrophic event or radical change in the way youâ€™re used to living life to realize that taking the time to appoint the right people to advocate for you matters. I think in the years since Katrina, there have been a number of â€œholy shitâ€? moments in this American life that I hope forced everyone to make sure theyâ€™re now registered to vote. Itâ€™s a tumultuous time right now. Our nation has shown a clear divide between not just party lines but ethics. Remember, we all just watched as a woman ruined her reputation to stand for what she believed was right, recall one of the worst events in her life and watched as it changed nothing. Christine Blasey Ford is a successful white woman with a great job, family and reputation so thereâ€™s no card that can be pulled to say sheâ€™s disadvantaged. A nation watched as she served as a look inside the mind of career politicians and their view on women. In the end, Brett Kavanaugh was proven innocent and whether he was or not only Kavanaugh will have to live with that, but after a week that was, nothing changed. The irony of a woman in Sen. Susan Collins serving as the swing vote was rich. The President mocking Blasey Fordâ€™s testimony in front of his constituents and publicly apologizing to Kavanaugh tells you all you need to know about the role of the woman in the eyes of some in power. I hope that served as a Katrina moment for people like my friend who thinks his vote doesnâ€™t matter. Itâ€™s not about saying you voted, itâ€™s not about getting some sticker and posting on social media that you took the time to stand in line. Do it for those disenfranchised, for those who unbeknownst to them live in region of our country where voter suppression tactics are alive and well and who have a good reason why getting to the polls just isnâ€™t in the cards. Stand in line, get behind that curtain and press a button for who you believe will give you, your family and friends and those around you the best possible future. Thatâ€™s why itâ€™s worth it.Q TWITTER: @SPRTSWTR
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Thatâ€™s the number of coats given to students across the Philadelphia region since 2008 courtesy of a program called Driving Away the Cold. The initiative, spearheaded by members of about 180 area car dealerships through the CARing for Kids Foundation, distributed roughly 8,500 coats directly to kids from the School District of Philadelphia. Additionally, according to a release, 21,500 coats were given away during this latest drive to additional children across Philadelphia. Q
Have you given much thought to what costume you are going to wear this Halloween? Even though it is not on the mainstream costume market just yet, Flyers mascot Gritty will most certainly be making his Halloween debut with some creative DIY action. But if your crafting skills could use some work, we checked out some local costume shops that have a few popular costume trends to pick up this year. Q
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Some say the effective pregnancy prevention becomes more pressing as abortion access is made more daunting by local laws and in the aftermath of the latest Supreme Court nomination.
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mericans with uteruses are increasingly looking into long-term birth control methods. Contraceptive access has become fraught since the 2016 election. In 2017, the Trump Administration reversed the mandate that contraceptives must be covered by employerprovided insurance. Meanwhile, federal funds are being diverted from clinics that provide contraceptives and STI treatment in favor of religiously-backed clinics that only offer fertility-tracking family planning methods. The need for effective pregnancy prevention becomes more pressing as abortion access is made more daunting by local laws. With the installation of Brett Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court, many women fear the right to access abortion will be further curtailed. This situation has made a lot of folks who can get pregnant worried. But how to wade through the long list of options? What are the risks of various birth control methods and
how well do they really work? How can you ďŹ gure out the right option for you? Preventing pregnancy is about thwarting some step in the sequence of an ovum joining a sperm and implanting in the uterus. Some methods aim to keep sperm from getting near an egg (barrier methods, spermicides, surgical sterilization, abstinence), others prevent the follicle from developing into an egg and being released in the ďŹ rst place (hormonal methods), and some make implantation impossible (non-hormonal IUDs). They each have advantages, side effects and differing levels of effectiveness. Depending on your body, lifestyle, and future plans, there is a lot to consider.
Abstinence/ Fertility Awareness/Natural Family Planning (NFP): NFP are methods of tracking fertility over the menstrual cycle and avoiding sexual activity during ovulation. They require very speciďŹ c education to be useful, as well as daily charting and strict adherence. Abstinence is refraining from sexual intercourse entirely. Advantages: The only method that is free of costs and one of the very few that doesnâ€™t require a doctorâ€™s visit. There are no known side effects. Effectiveness: Total sexual abstinence is 100 percent effective, but NFP has a failure rate of 1 in 4 over the course of a year. Barrier Methods: Condoms, cervical caps, and diaphragms are examples of methods that keep sperm from getting into the uterus.
Cervical caps and diaphragms require doctorâ€™s visits, ďŹ ttings, some training to use and need to be replaced periodically. Advantages: Condoms are low in cost, easily accessible, and provide some protection from sexually transmitted infections. Effectiveness: With consistent and correct use, condoms are 98 percent effective, but with average storage and use the rate goes down to 82 percent. Diaphragms and cervical caps are best when used with spermicides and range from 70-92 percent effective, depending on correct usage.
Permanent Sterilization: These are surgical methods to permanently prevent eggs from reaching the uterus or sperm from being released during ejaculation. The Essure (springs) device will be discontinued as of the end of this year, leaving tubal ligation (female) and vasectomy (male) as the only permanent methods. While there are medical eligibility criteria for tubal ligation, there is no minimum age or number of children required, despite what some doctors have told patients seeking this procedure. There is minor risk of ectopic pregnancy after tubal ligation. Advantages: Vasectomy is performed in the doctorâ€™s ofďŹ ce with a speedy recovery period and is, to some degree, potentially reversible. There is no possible user error and minimal side effects after the recovery period for either procedure. Effectiveness: Both are 99 percent effective.
Non-hormonal intrauterine device (IUD) One of the longest lasting non-permanent options, the copper IUD (also known as Paragard) is FDA approved to work for for a decade. It requires a doctorâ€™s visit for insertion and removal. Thereâ€™s a big up-front price tag but, given the duration of its effectiveness, it is ultimately the most cost-efďŹ cient method. Users may experience increased cramping and heavier periods. There is a very small risk of the device being expelled from the uterus, especially among those under 25, and a small potential for uterine perforation - but modern IUDs are far safer than the versions used decades ago. Getting an IUD can be painful and many users experience cramping for weeks after insertion of their ďŹ rst device, especially if they have never given birth. Talk to your doctor about minimizing the pain of insertion by taking painkillers and medications to soften the cervix in advance. Advantages: Great long-term option for those who canâ€™t or donâ€™t want to use hormonal methods. Aside from insertion and removal, thereâ€™s no further action required, leaving almost no possibility of user error. Fertility is not affected and will return when device is removed. This method is suggested by physicians for populations that have a hard time remembering to take pills, adolescents, folks with cognitive impairments, or who have very limited access to doctors.
Effectiveness: Has been shown to be 99 percent effective for up to 12 years.
Hormonal Methods This comprises the largest category of options. These work by preventing an egg from ever being developed, and by changing the uterine lining. Methods include pills, patches, rings, injections, and hormonal IUDs. This category also includes emergency contraception, which is not the same as an abortion. Pills come in a variety of combinations and levels of hormones and they must be taken at the same time every day to work correctly. Patches and rings require less work and can be removed at any time and fertility will return to normal soon after. Injections require minimal labor and last for three months, but canâ€™t be removed early. Hormonal IUDs carry almost no risk of user error, can last for ďŹ ve years and are very cost efďŹ cient. Hormones carry a range of potential side effects; some are positive (reductions in acne, cramps and bleeding) and others are not so great (headaches, weight gain, risk of blood clots, and depression). These side effects - and general experience on hormones - vary dramatically from person to person. Early versions of these methods had much higher doses of hormones and were associated with more severe side effects and increased cancer risk. Todayâ€™s versions user much lower doses, and for those women who donâ€™t smoke, the overall risk of cancer is not affected. The risk of breast cancer is raised minimally for long-term users, but balanced out by reduced likelihood of endometrial, ovarian and colorectal cancers. Because the hormones are localized in hormonal IUDs and rings - as opposed to going through the whole system, like pills do - the side effects are usually lesser. Gynecologists point out that the health risks posed by any hormonal method is much smaller than that of a pregnancy carried to term. Make sure you know how your hormonal contraceptives interact with other products; some medications like antibiotics can make them less effective. Advantages: Does not require participation from partners, non-permanent, relatively affordable and accessible. Some side effects are desirable, including: reduced acne and menstrual bleeding. Effectiveness: Pills, patches and rings carry the largest risk of user error and are around 91 percent effective. Injections are around 94 percent effective. Rods that are implanted in the arm and devices inserted in the uterus (IUD) are about 99 percent effective. When making these decisions research all the options, consult your doctor and do not be afraid to ask questions and advocate for yourself. Remember that only total abstinence and condoms provide any protection from sexually transmitted infections. Q TWITTER: @TIMAREE_LEIGH
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Elite runner Harold Preston says in the obstacle course racing world, age is just a number. As one of the country's best at age 46, he serves as living proof.
Setting the pace Harold Preston is quietly crushing the field â€“ and perception â€“ of what an elite extreme racer looks like BY KERITH GABRIEL
o call Harold Preston a proud individual is vastly understating Harold Preston. Without even having to ask, the North Philly native will tell you all about his glory days as a track and ďŹ eld athlete, how he was given the nickname â€œBeep, Beepâ€? after the famous Roadrunner character from old Wile E. Coyote cartoons, how at age 10 he raced young men 10 years his senior and left them in the dust. Preston captained the Olney High School track team that won the city championship in 1990 upsetting favorites, Overbrook, and calls the moment â€œone of the greatest accomplishments of my life.â€? But nearly 30 years later, Preston, 46, has moved onto a new love: obstacle course racing. Applying the same pas-
sion as he did in high school, Preston has become one of the elite Spartan Racers not just in his age group, but overall -an honor that found him qualify for the Obstacle Course Racing World Championships in London later this month. Mind you, it was only just three years prior when Preston ďŹ rst discovered the sport that would serve as the next chapter in his athletic career. â€œI was watching a [Spartan Race] on TV and then read about them in magazines and was like â€˜I think I can do that,â€™â€? Preston told Philadelphia Weekly. â€œSo I tried my ďŹ rst race [in Boston] and I beat like half the ďŹ eld. After that, I was hooked. I kept training harder and [followed] what a lot of the elite athletes in the event were doing and I noticed they all had really great endurance. Iâ€™m strong but knew that if I got my endurance up, Iâ€™d be deadly.â€?
The OCR World Championships accepts only the best competitors from over 20 different OCR events from around the world. After a Top 10 ďŹ nish during a summer Spartan Race in Washington, D.C., Preston qualiďŹ ed for his ďŹ rst World Championship, almost three years to the month after he ran his ďŹ rst ever event. â€œMy ďŹ rst race was a Spartan Race in November 2015 [in Boston], I beat half the ďŹ eld,â€? Preston said. â€œIt was the ďŹ rst time I knew I wanted to do this and do it at a high level. I always wanted to try to get to the world championships, but I didnâ€™t qualify in the ďŹ rst two years. This was the ďŹ rst time Iâ€™ve qualiďŹ ed for the OCR event [after doing] a Spartan Race in Washington, D.C. [earlier this year].â€? And while Preston has never been to one, heâ€™s well aware that the OCR Worlds will present itself as a different beast -- almost entirely. â€œThe [OCR] is a lot harder than a Spartan Race,â€? he said. â€œItâ€™s actually shorter in terms of distance, itâ€™s only about two miles long, itâ€™s just that the obstacles are way more strenuous. A Spartan really requires more endurance. But to qualify for the OCR, you have to be in the Top 20-30 in Spartan, Tough Mudder, [etc.] so they essentially take the top obstacle endurance racers in the world for the OCR.â€? While itâ€™s grown in popularity over the last few years, the sport of competitive racing hasnâ€™t exactly been one teeming with diversity. A 2012 published theses from City College of New York entitled, Who Participates in Extreme Obstacle Course Races and Why, examined the sportâ€™s demographics, who races in them and to whom organizers cater their marketing. The report, noted that the founder of Tough Mudder once said that â€œwhite collar urban professionalsâ€? are a key demographic. Additionally, the sheer cost to enter races sets it apart. For example, a season pass for the 2019 Spartan Race season is over $1,000. To enter the Sprint Division for a single race? Participants are looking at well over $100, a price point one could argue is designed to service a select kind of clientele. Preston, who has a great, well-paying career, says he didnâ€™t take cost into account, but he did take a notice during a few of his races he couldnâ€™t ďŹ nd a wealth of faces that looked like his. â€œWhen I ďŹ rst started in doing these there were like no minorities [at my races] at all. Literally, I saw none,â€? he said. â€œBut since the commercialization of these races, itâ€™s becoming a lot more popular with people of color, which is great to see the growing level of diversity [at events]. I competed in the United States Championship in Vermont over the summer and there were only ďŹ ve Blacks in the whole race, including me.â€? Preston hopes that through his passion for it, he can inspire the diverse group of people young and old from his old stomping ground just behind the old Joe Frazierâ€™s Gym to get interested, and ideally, involved. Where you come from or how old you are has no effect on potential success, if you just consider giving it a try. Preston hopes he serves as living proof. â€œIâ€™d like to show people from the neighborhood that if they trained they could do this too,â€? he said. â€œItâ€™s a good outlet and preparing for races has forced me to take a closer look at the things I put in my body, how I train and how I protect myself. Age has nothing to do with it in this sport, as long as you are ďŹ t, you can compete with anyone.â€? Q TWITTER: @SPRTSWTR
PREPARE LIKE A CHAMP North Philly native Harold Preston will compete in the upcoming Obstacle Course Racing World Championships on Oct. 19-21. Hereâ€™s what the 46-year-old has done to become one of the worldâ€™s best in the niche sport. Training and preparation: Preston stays fit by trail running anywhere from 2-3 miles a day -- rain or shine. He also works out 3-4 times a week with a healthy mix of traditional dumbbell exercises and body weight calisthenics. Preston says: â€œThis isnâ€™t a sport like a basketball or a football where thereâ€™s a lot of wear and tear, some of the best obstacle racers in the world are in their 40s.â€?
Diet and Nutrition: Breakfast, lunch and dinner are planned meals for Preston, ones he said consist of beans (his favorite are lima beans), juiced fruits and vegetables and a whole lot of tuna. Preston says: â€œThe number one thing is diet, as you get older you really have to watch what you eat, but Iâ€™ll tell you something, age has really nothing to do with it.â€?
On growing up in Philadelphia: The area where Preston grew up, he claims, was commonly referred to as â€œThe Badlands,â€? but if you were a resident, according to Preston, it was anything but. Preston says: â€œIt was Philly in the 1980s and 90s, there was a whole lot of bad going on all over the place. Itâ€™s how you perceive it. My neighborhood was fine, we all knew each other and the guys I hung out with were athletes like myself so we always had something going.â€?
On getting started in OCR: Strength has nothing to do with success in obstacle course racing, according to Preston. Being a good obstacle course racer comes down to endurance. Being an elite one? You have to have both. Preston says: â€œIâ€™m a pretty strong guy, but I noticed that the guys who were really good at this could sustain their run at a high level after going through an obstacle. It takes a mix of both to compete at a high level. Iâ€™d say to anyone interested in doing it or for those that are doing to get to that next level is to train like an athlete. Plan your activities daily and most importantly, watch what you eat.â€? Q -- KERITH GABRIEL | @SPRTSWTR
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The creators of Philly Fashion Week clothes out 13th season BY ANDREA CANTOR
Fern Mallis, credited with the success of New Yorkâ€™s Fashion Week, has aided in providing pointers in how to make Phillyâ€™s iteration a continued success.
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Local fashion house Zayaâ€™s Wardrobe was just one of a handful of local designers at this yearâ€™s Fashion Week.
ecognizing a hole in the Philly fashion scene, Kevin Parker and Kerry Scott, the founders of Philadelphia Fashion Week, did what any good designer would do. They gave it an alteration. Before PFWâ€™s inception, Parker was a University of Arts dance major turned fashion model. Walking the runways, Parker was introduced through mutual friends to Scott, an emerging designer. The two quickly began collaborating on fashion production, and as Parker said, â€œHistory was made.â€? â€œWe decided to create Philadelphia Fashion Week, because we saw there were so many talented designers and so many talented models here,â€? said Parker. â€œBut everybody felt like they had to move away in order to succeed; every major city had a fashion week except Philly, so we decided to step out and do it on our own and really make it something amazing.â€? But for the fashion week to be â€œsomething amazing,â€? the duo decided it had to be inclusive. They planned that the bi-annual PFW would showcase affordable, readyto-wear designs on models of varying body types. â€œWe pride ourselves on making sure our events are very diverse and our designers are very inclusive to size and to different shapes of models,â€? Parker explained. â€œWe make sure that inclusion is one of the bigger things that people take away from our events as well.â€? The week of fashion and glitz in the City of Brotherly Love would not only be welcoming to different
models and consumers, but also to designers. â€œIt was a great mix of emerging designers and established for a majority of the shows. I think that is the great thing about it, for people to walk away with inspirations, walk away with new connections and walk away with opportunities,â€? said Parker. Five years into their project, the pioneers reached out for additional guidance. The help would take the form of none other than Fern Mallis. Mallis is widely credited for turning New York Fashion Week into the globally recognized fashion show it is today. â€œShe loved our concept, she loves what we've been doing and she's decided to be our mentor,â€? Parker recalled. â€œShe decided to come down every season, February and September, to mentor our designers and critique their collections.â€? Analyzing this seasonâ€™s collections, Scott said the biggest trends were silks, sequins and high slits. The North Philly fashionistas did not have much time to watch and enjoy the runways. Spending most of their time orchestrating the event, the two are also already planning the Spring edition of fashion week, leaving â€œno time to breathe,â€? according to Parker. But even with the chaos, Parker and Scott do it for the fashion. â€œIt's just a mood-changer, number one,â€? said Scott. â€œIt brings you light, it brings you happiness. It makes you feel good, it takes your mind off of things. It's a conďŹ dent booster. Fashion, clothes is a part of our lives, every life.â€? Q TWITTER: @ANDREAJCANTOR
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OTHER TRICKS AND TREATS Thrill seekers, festive drinkers and candy eaters, PW has got your Halloween adventures covered with these local events. Terror Behind the Walls You have now been checked into the Infirmary. The only question is, will you ever check out? For those who love the chills and thrills, there is no better place to get that adrenaline pumping than Terror Behind the Walls at Eastern State Penitentiary. With the new attraction Infirmary, you can opt in for a more immersive experience (or less!) where you will be pulled away from your group down passage halls of maniacal surgeons, orderlies, dentists and nurses. Terror Behind the Wall will also have many of their other horrifying attractions at the historic prison. | Running through Nov. 10. Times and prices vary. 2027 Fairmount Ave. easternstate.org/halloween/ IMAGE COURTESY: CARPE DIEM PHILADELPHIA
A pair of upcoming Halloween performances of the Rocky Horror Picture Show mark the 21st for Philadelphia-based production house, Transylvanian Nipple Productions.
Two decades of â€˜Absolute Pleasureâ€™
Local â€˜Rocky Horrorâ€™shadow cast celebrates 21 years of shows, year No. 5 at Ritz at the Bourse
BY ANDREA CANTOR
ive yourself over to absolute pleasureâ€? this Halloween with Transylvanian Nipple Productions (TNP), Phillyâ€™s Own â€œRocky Horrorâ€? shadow cast. TNPâ€™s upcoming Halloween shows on Oct. 19 and Oct. 26 of the 1975 musical comedy â€œRocky Horror Picture Show,â€? will mark the local groupâ€™s ďŹ fth year of performance at Landmark Ritz at the Bourse. But while the Halloween show will be a special anniversary occasion, TNP has been doing the â€œTime Warpâ€? since 1997. TNP started when its leaders, Erica and Nick Frank-N-Furter (stage names) and a group of friends lost their â€œâ€˜Rocky virginityâ€? at the Harwin Theater in New Jersey. After undergoing the â€œVirgin SacriďŹ ce,â€? a set of games that act as a rite of passage for â€œRockyâ€? shadow cast newbies, and watching the actors perform along with
Fright Factory Want a good fright? Get your spooks on with three new attractions at Fright Factory. Dare to go into the Industrial Nightmare, Southside Sanatorium and Fright Factory Unholy? From the butcherâ€™s room to the asylum, giant spiders and a very unholy chapel, prepare for a journey of horror, screams and goosebumps. | $20-$35. Running through Oct. 31 (select dates). Fright Factory, 2200 S. Swanson St. frightfactory.tv
Ghost Tours of Philadelphia Ghost Tours of Philadelphia will have two special tours in honor of Halloween: Ghosts of the Mansion Tour and Ghost Tour of the Haunted USS Olympia. For the Ghosts of the Mansion Tour, venture to Society Hill and step into the haunted Powell House. Use EMF meters to detect some of the 70 years of reported, but unexplained, occurrences. During the Ghost Tour of the Haunted USS Olympia, jump onto the ghost ship that was commissioned in 1895. Ghost Tours will lead you through the creepy nooks and crannies of three decks, including the area where ghost â€œGunnerâ€? Johnson most notoriously appears. Ghosts of the Mansion Tour: Oct. 13, 20, 26, 27 and Nov. 3. $12-$20. Signers' Garden, 5th and Chestnut streets. ghosttour.net/hauntedphiladelphia Ghost Tour of the Haunted USS Olympia: Oct. 26-27. $19. S. Columbus Blvd. and Spruce St. ghosttour.net/hauntedphiladelphia
Boo at the Zoo â€œLions and tigers and bears, oh my!â€? Come for the annal Boo at the Zoo, the Philadelphia Zoo that is, and get into the Halloween spirit with the animal kingdom. Bring your little cubs and joeys for a trick-or-treat safari, the not-so-scary Extinction Graveyard and festive fall offerings available for purchase. Dress up in costume for some added family fun. | Oct. 13, 14, 20, 21, 27 and 28. 10am-4pm. Prices vary, special price of $10 for children ages 2-11. Philadelphia Zoo, 3400 W. Girard Ave. phillyzoo.pivvit.com/purchase-tickets
Dance Yourself Clean (Halloween Edition) Itâ€™s Halloween at Underground Arts. Celebrate with a night of music and dancing. Party your way into the early hours and enjoy the festive ambiance. | Oct. 26. 9pm-3am. $8-$15.Underground Arts, 1200 Callowhill St. undergroundarts.org/event/1770390-danceyourself-clean-philadelphia/
Boos & Brews Halloween Bar Crawl Haunted houses not your thing? No worries, letâ€™s just drink instead! Drink your way, with a complimentary 16-oz color-changing cup, through Halloween at fiveplus venues, including: Club Raven, Concourse, Howl at the Moon and Down Nightclub. Enjoy drink and food specials, and come dressed ready to win the costume contest. Never know when to hop to the next bar? You will be given an LED bracelet that indicates when itâ€™s time to head on over to the next party. | Oct. 27. 1-10pm. Prices vary. Check in at Raven Lounge, 1718 Sansom St. eventbrite.com/e/official-halloweenbar-crawl
The Devilâ€™s Crawl The adult edition of trick-or-treating! No cover charges and drink specials at 50 plus locations. Enter costume contests galore, The night will end with an official after party at Gardendale Social Club, which includes a free first drink when you show your wristband. | Oct. 27. 7pm-2am. $6.66-$19.95. Locations vary. devilscrawl.com/philadelphia
Halloween Horcrux Hunt The Dark Lord is on the rise in Philly! Find the seven hidden horcruxes in Old City and report back to the Ministry of Magic before itâ€™s too late! Costumes and cosplay are more than welcomed, they are encouraged!
The scavenger hunt begins at Victoria Freehouse and will continue throughout the neighborhood. | Oct. 27. 2-5pm. $25-$35. Victoria Freehouse, 10 S. Front St. brownpapertickets.com/event/3601333
Fall Family Day: Halloween Picnic and Parade A Halloween picnic and parade is just one of the many treats in store for Halloween activities at Laurel Hill Cemetery. All are welcome, even the little ghouls and goblins, to the cemetery for a pumpkin patch, readings from the Storybook Fairy, crafts and hay rides. Fill up on festive goodies or bring your own picnic. Recommended for families with children ages 4-12, let the little ones come in costume and enjoy an afternoon of G-rated spook. | Oct. 28. 1-3pm. $5. Laurel Hill Cemetery, 3822 Ridge Ave. thelaurelhillcemetery.org
Halloween Roller Skating Party at The Fillmore Philadelphia Roll out for Halloween, literally! Come early for a Family Skate and trick-or-treating, and stay late for Adult Skate. For that good evening fun, throw on a costume and skate to DJ KB and DJ Oskar Zoara. | Oct. 28. 4-8pm: Family Skate and trick-or-treating, Free. 9-1am: Adult Skate, $13. The Fillmore, 29 E. Allen St. concerts1. livenation.com/event/0200553CEEF0DDB7
Halloween Cat Party Halloween and cats are the peanut butter and jelly of the underworld. Celebrate the festivities with the iconic felines, and enjoy food, bingo and booze. Come dressed in a costume, perhaps a witch to pair with your kitty, and win prizes. All ticket proceeds go back to Le Cat Cafe and Green Street Rescue. | Oct. 31. 7-9pm. $25. Le Cat Cafe, 2713 W. Girard Ave. lecatcafe.org/ Q
the LGBT+ afďŹ rming ďŹ lm about self-expression, Erica knew that they â€œgot bit by that â€˜Rockyâ€™ bug.â€? â€œWe just fell in love with the culture of the show and the energy and the glam,â€? said Erica, who uses a pseudonym to preserve the mystique of the show. â€œIt's bawdy, crazy, not something you are typically going to ďŹ nd in Northeast Philadelphia. We were absolutely in love.â€? Shadowing the screened movie was the Transducer Players, a â€œRocky Horrorâ€? cast that has included local drag star Brittany Lynn. Lynn, who has also performed with the TLA shadow cast, soon became a major inďŹ‚uence on Erica and Nick and would later be an occasional collaborator with the pair. Back at home in Philly, the â€œRockyâ€? reborn high schoolers asked themselves: "Why can't we start a cast? There's no other cast out [in Philly]." After doing their homework on the craft of shadow casting, the group began to perform around the city. Always known as the quiet kid, Erica would embrace her alter ego and don the role of Magenta, Frank-N-Furterâ€™s outspoken servant. â€œWhen I was a kid, I had stage fright, was shy and very self-conscious about myself,â€? explained Erica. â€œâ€˜Rocky Horrorâ€™ absolutely let me break out of my shell. It allowed me to attack all of those fears and insecurities, and just be someone else for an hour and half.â€? Erica explained that her own personal growth speaks to the movieâ€™s larger cult classic following. â€œThe main message is â€˜Don't dream it, be it,â€™â€? said Erica. â€œWe have something inside of us, we have dreams, we have aspirations, we have feelings that we want to release. We don't want â€Ś you to be subdued and hold everything inside and restrict yourself.â€? Erica was not the only one in the group to gain a personal connection to â€œRocky Horror.â€? After 21 years of mimicking the movieâ€™s lines and actions, TNP still has a number of original actors from the high school days. The unpaid actors have their own day jobs, but they still work hard year-round in recreating the movie that has given them so much joy. â€œWe can be a little crazy, out of character for a bit, and be superstars,â€? said Erica. â€œWe aren't doing anything amazing, but we are doing something that we love to do and people love to come and see.â€? Erica also believes the unique structure of the ďŹ lm has led to its lasting fandom over the years. First created as a stage production, the movie maintains similar pacing that allows for clapping, laughing and other types of audience reaction. â€œThe way the movie is portrayed, it has these strange pauses that allow audience participation,â€? Erica described. â€œYou are just taken so aback by these characters and their choices that you have to comment, and comment loudly, and scream and yell and throw thingsâ€? Filling in the movieâ€™s pauses, audiences of shadow casts have developed an evolving set of â€œcall backs,â€? or presubscribed sayings, that they shout out during the ďŹ lm-performance. Erica explained the Philly shadow cast performances have cultivated an array of city-speciďŹ c call backs that audiences use as fun ďŹ ller. â€œI think if you hear it out of context, it doesn't make sense,â€? said Erica. â€œBut when you're in the moment, they're quite funny.â€? The cast has also incorporated Philly into its production, including a trivia video â€œOde to Rocky,â€? which plays on the ďŹ ctional Philly boxer Rocky Balboa and â€œRocky Horrorâ€™sâ€? Rocky, iconic for his gold short shorts. In addition to the ďŹ fth year anniversary shows at the Bourse, the TNP players will also have a special event at the Keswick Theater in Glenside, PA on Oct. 30. After the screening with shadow cast, of course, Barry Bostwick, who played Brad Majors in the original ďŹ lm, will have a live Q&A session with the audience. The Halloween performances at the Bourse will just be â€œbigger and brighter.â€? The two shows will include more â€œVirgin SacriďŹ ceâ€? games, prizes and costume contests. â€œWe're keeping â€˜Rocky Horrorâ€™ alive,â€? Erica claimed of the â€˜70s ďŹ lm. â€œWe hope our children will think 'hey, our parents were kind of cool,' and we get to continue to pass on the torch.â€? Rocky Horror Picture Show | Oct. 19, 26. 11:30, pre-show festivities. Midnight performance. $10.25, general admission. $3, prop bag. Landmark Ritz at the Bourse, 400 Ranstead St. transylvanians.org Q TWITTER: @ANDREAJCANTOR
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networking event hosted by Love City Brewing and Ladies Get Paid where theyâ€™ll also be accepting business clothes donations for Career Wardrobe, both for men and women. Way to go, ladies. Weâ€™re lucky to have you. | 530pm. Free. 1023 Hamilton St. Love City Brewing Company. eventbrite.com/e/ladies
Little Rebel Beer Garden
This is one pop up beer garden weâ€™re pretty sure the Little Rebel herself would be plenty happy to endorse. The actual beer garden, featuring a curated list of local brews, is open and operating until 8pm. Thereâ€™s also food, provided by some of Phillyâ€™s best food trucks, and a whole heaping helping of history to boot. Donâ€™t miss this one â€“ itâ€™s the last of the season. | 5pm-10pm. Free. 239 Arch St. The Betsy Ross House. blackbaudhosting.com/
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FirstGlance Film Festival
or two decades, the FirstGlance Film Festival has been pushing underrepresented and unrepresented ďŹ lmmakers to the cultural and physical forefront with the kind of fervor and commitment usually reserved for loved ones and your go-to dish from the local delivery spot. What started as a rented projector and a bunch of tvs crammed into a 90s basement turned into a long-running, hyper-local festival that has, ďŹ nally, after all these years, come of legal age (we do feel itâ€™s important to note that our pitch to the festival followed a similar storyline, but unfortunately - for them - they couldnâ€™t quite grasp the ethereal beauty of a sentient ďŹ lm festival born from the passing of a particularly malevolent comet on the exact day and hour of Herr Trumpâ€™s inauguration). Showcasing some of Phillyâ€™s ďŹ nest and least well known ďŹ lmmakers, FirstGlance is your chance to not just do it for the culture, but ďŹ nd out how that culture actually looks and sounds and feels (even if the robots running the festival do fear real truth and lack the necessary conviction to see a vision as dark and brutally sexual as ours through to fruition). Q FirstGlance Film Festival | Oct. 12. 5-730pm. 230 Vine St. Painted Bride Art Center. firstglancefilms.com
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Seriously, what else do you want to know? Look at the name. Weâ€™re pretty sure youâ€™re already either in or out. No judgment. Just sayinâ€™. There are details, of course. DJ Tessitora will be there. So will all the glitter and go-go boots within a 10-mile radius. Plus, a portion of proceeds from their Yaaas Queen cocktail goes to Equality Philadelphia. And really, who doesnâ€™t like partying for a cause? | 9pm-2am. Prices vary. 16 S. 2nd St. Infusion Lounge Philly. eventbrite.com/e/big-gayglitter
CCI Fall Career Networking Event We like to break up all the Big Gay parties and weird drinking-based events with a random career fair or networking opportunity, just to keep from slipping even further into our own sodden self-delusions. It makes us feel better. So do us a favor and check out Drexelâ€™s Fall networking event for its College of Computing and Informatics, then make sure to leave a space in your will for us. Shitâ€™s lucrative. Youâ€™re welcome. | 5pm-7pm. Free. 3141 Chestnut St. Drexel University Creese Student Center. eventbrite.com/e/drexel-cci
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Gorillaz: The Now Now Tour
Touring in support of their latest album, The Now Now, Gorillaz â€“ comprised of ďŹ ctional members 2-D, Murdoc Niccals, Noodle and Russel Hobbs â€“ will be headlining an evening of hip hop, rock, funk, dub, indie and just about every other musical genre at the Wells Fargo Center. We havenâ€™t heard the new album but maybe theyâ€™ll play â€œClint Eastwoodâ€? a few times? | 730pm. Prices vary. 3601 S. Broad St. Wells Fargo Center. ev15. evenue.net/
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12 SPOOKY
True Tales from the Tomb
Weâ€™re will into October so you know that means the spook levelâ€™s about to hop up a whole heap of notches. The coolest part about this event at Laurel Hill Cemetery? These ghost stories arenâ€™t made up. Sit back and try to relax as performers regale you with true tales of death, scandal and torment (yours potentially included). | 7pm. $25 for non-members. 3822 Ridge Ave. Laurel Hill Cemetery. blackbaudhosting.com/
Itâ€™s almost Halloween, so you know what that means. The most terrifying experience of the yearâ€”Maroon 5 in concert. Just kidding. Mostly. Seriously though, whatâ€™s with the uproar over this blandly attractive indie-pop crew playing the Super Bowl halftime show? Were there better options? Sure. But whatâ€™s better; a halftime show you love, or a halftime
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the cheesesteak eating contest. Just to be on the safe side. | 1pm. $14.95. 2300 S. Swanson St. 2300 Arena. upcomingevents.com/e/ philly-cheesesteak
5th Annual Philadelphia Alternative Taxidermy Competition
Join Kristie Pagliaro Matt of Cloven Hoof Taxidermy for whatâ€™s sure to be the weirdest night of your October. And thatâ€™s really saying something too because, ya know, Halloween. But anyway. The competitionâ€™s open to all skill and weirdness levels so gather up a dead pet or three and let your freak ďŹ‚ag ďŹ‚yâ€” itâ€™s about to get stuffy. And stiff. | 7pm. $13. 416 Green St. Ruba Club. brownpapertickets.com/
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Ja Rule w/ Method Man & Redman
Where would we be without Ja? Nowhere good, thatâ€™s for sure. Seriously, Ja Rule, the early 2000s hip-hop head, known for such seminal hits as â€œPut it on Meâ€? and â€œDown Ass Chickâ€?, is throwing it all the way back to 20-aught-two when he hits the stage with none other than â€œHow Highâ€? stars Method Man and Redman at North Seventh for whatâ€™s sure to be a wet and wild Friday night. Actually, come to think of it, those last two mightâ€™ve been in a band as well. | 630pm. $45. 421 N 7th St. North Seventh. ticketmaster.com/ja-rule
show you and four million of your best/worst friends get to roast on the Twitter machine? | 8pm. Prices vary. 3601 S. Broad St. Wells Fargo Center. ev15.evenue.net/
Candlelight Ghost Tours Ok, so, nowhere near as scary as an amorphous sea of prepubescent girls screaming in frustrated unison as Adam Levine gyrates and gesticulates from one end of the stage to the other, but candlelight ghost tours still sound pretty spook-tastic. No decorations. No hype. Just you, a few candles and real, no longer live ghosts. At least thatâ€™s what the website says. | 7pm. $20. 6400 Hog Island Rd. Fort MifďŹ‚in. fortmifflin.ticketleap.com/candlelight
the hands of Mr. Jason Voorhees. | 12pm. $10.25. 400 Ranstead St. Ritz at the Bourse. landmarktheatres.com/halloween
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13 SOCIAL
debauchery on South Street. This year, beer proceeds will go to a variety of neighborhood initiatives addressing education, green space and public safety. | 12pm. Prices vary. South St between Broad & 18th. Bloktoberfest. bloktoberfest.ticketleap.com/
John Carpenterâ€™s classic slasher ďŹ‚ick comes back to brutalize us all as we take one more spin around the big orange ball in the middle of the universe. In fact, ss long as that big orange ball goes on burning, we can be certain of a few things; politicians lie, taxes suck and some silly blonde girl will go off on her own and die in the stupidest way possible at
Conshohocken Beer Festival
Itâ€™s beers, itâ€™s brats, itâ€™s 50 local breweries plying their wares to hungry, hopeful customers such as yourself. Sure, 50 bucks isnâ€™t cheap, but once youâ€™re in and holding fast to your complimentary cup, itâ€™s all down-gullet from there. Sip and saunter and make sure youâ€™re nice to your designated driverâ€”theyâ€™re suffering for your sins. | 1pm. $50. East 11th and Harry St, Conshohocken, PA. A. A. Garthwaite Stadium. morethanthecurve. com/conshohocken-beerfestival/
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14 KIDS
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Midnight Madness: Halloween
No, thatâ€™s not a typo; this really is a craft market with the word â€œcraftâ€? twice in the title. Titular tensions aside, this oneâ€™s all about the kiddies. The minnows, if you will. The guppies. The pups. Did you know thatâ€™s what baby sharks are called? Well you do now. Anyway, head to Adventure Aquarium with the aforementioned pups and check out handcrafted works from over 30 of Phillyâ€™s best local artisans. | 930am. Prices vary. 1 Riverside Dr, Camden, NJ. Adventure Aquarium. adventureaquarium.com/Sharks-and-Crafts
Bloktoberfest 2018: Ten Year Anniversary Beer. Food. Music. Philly. Thatâ€™s actually Bloktoberfestâ€™s motto. Or is it mission? Do festivals have missions? Either way, Bloktoberfest is set to celebrate a decade of bringing beer and food and, yep, you guessed it, music to Philly for one weekend day of delicious
Philly Cheesesteak & Food Fest
If itâ€™s in Philadelphia and it involves cheesesteaks you can bet your best pair of Eagles undies weâ€™re gonna be writing about it. So head on down to 2300 Arena on Saturday afternoon for some cheesesteaks, carnival attractions, a craft beer garden and a whole lot more. Oh and maybe bring a backup pair of Foles-face undies if youâ€™re gonna take part in
Grab the kids - no, we donâ€™t mean baby goats, but weâ€™re glad youâ€™re paying attention - and throw on your favorite costumeâ€”itâ€™s a trick-or-treat safari so scary, it just had to rhyme. Just kidding. But kids do get in for just $10, so thereâ€™s that. And really, what better way to spend a Sunday than saving some cash and tuckering out the kids, human or otherwise? | 10am. Prices vary. 3400 W. Girard Ave. The Philadelphia Zoo. phillyzoo.pivvit.com/
Kali Uchis: In Your Dreams Tour
Karly-Marina Loaiza, aka Kali Uchis, debuted in 2012 with her unheralded mixtape â€œDrunken Babble.â€? From there, the Colombian-American singer and songwriter has dazzled with more hits of the non-mixtape variety. Her ďŹ rst studio offering, â€œIsolation,â€? hit studios earlier this year. | 830pm. Prices vary. 334 South St. Theatre of Living Arts. jambase.com/kali-uchis
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If you could go back in time, would you rather, we dunno, kill Hitler or play table games? No judgement, weâ€™re just genuinely curious. At least part of the Doctor Who fanclub will get to live out their fantasies on Sunday as they enjoy 54,000 square feet of pop culture references and nosebleed-inducing nostalgia. Ok, that last partâ€™s probably not true, but people do weird stuff when they get excited. | 10am. $15. 100 Station Ave, Oaks, PA. Greater Philadelphia Expo Center. retrocons.com/tickets/
Pickledelphia Pickle Festival
â€œYou know the dill.â€? God, we really wish weâ€™d come up with that. Weâ€™re tempted to claim it as our own, a few Philly pickle bros probably wouldnâ€™t make much of a fuss, but we shouldnâ€™t. Still, we should all go check out the Pickledelphia Pickle Festival, if for no other reason than to discover whatever other punniful word play these master smiths might be able to muster. #riseandbrine #pickpickpickledelphia | 1pm. Prices vary. 1050 N Hancock St. The Piazza at Schmidtâ€™s Commons. ticketbud.com/pickledelphia
Puppies make everything better. Well, not everything. If you were at, say, a funeral â€Ś well. Wait a minute. Thatâ€™s probably a little â€Ś you know what? No. We were right from the get-go. Puppies do make everything better. Well, most things better. A lot of things better. Like yoga. Or a day at the beach. And yeah, probably a funeral too. At least a little. | 130pm. $20-$25. 1204 Frankford Ave. Morris Animal Shelter. eventbrite.com/puppy-yoga
Florence and the Machine Do you think Florence - thatâ€™s her real name, right? - got peeved when Taylor Swift followed her hit, â€œShake it Out,â€? with the perceived persecution anthem â€œShake it Off,â€? an eerily similar named, but much less noteworthy song? This stuff keeps us up at night. Just like Florence and the Machine will if you go see them in concert! But in a good way. Or something. | 7pm. Prices vary. 3601 S. Broad St. Wells Fargo Center. ev15.evenue.net/
MONDAY, OCTOBER 15 THEATER
WWE Monday Night RAW â€œLo, what light through yonder window breaks? Tisâ€™ .... tisâ€™ â€Ś tisâ€™ a ravenous pack of raving lunatics in stadium-style seating screaming at grappling men in tights!â€? You know what youâ€™re getting out of this make believe â€œsporting event,â€? so weâ€™ll save you the gritty and homoerotic - details. | 730pm. Prices vary. 3601 S. Broad St. Wells Fargo Center. ev15. evenue.net/
And now, for something completely different. This deďŹ nitely falls under the â€œMake Philly Great Againâ€? category. Wait. Thatâ€™s not a thing already, right? Ok cool. DonorPerfect and AFP Womenâ€™s Impact Initiative are joining forces to help teach you heathens how to inspire change in others. But who are you kidding. Maybe start with yourself? | 130pm. Prices vary. 1101 Arch St. Pennsylvania Convention Center. donorperfect.com/
Center City Fit: Zumba
Dance your way to a six-pack and some sweet, sweet cheeks while revelling in the cool concrete of Dilworth Park with Center City Fitâ€™s Zumba class. Did you know Zumba was created by a Colombian dancer and choreographer? Us either. It doesnâ€™t matter, but we just felt you should know. | 6pm. Free. 1 S. 15th St. Dilworth Park. centercityphila.org/ parks
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16 MUSIC
Terror, Harms Way, Backtrack
Whoâ€™s ready for a moshing good time? Seriously, donâ€™t show up at this show if youâ€™re not prepared to dance like mad and protect yourself in the process. Thereâ€™s bound to be some stagedives, some ďŹ st ďŹ ghts and at least one dude in a sleeveless jean jacket with a bunch of patches sewed on. Say hi to him for us. He owes us money. | 6pm. $20-$22. 421 N. 7th St. Voltage Lounge. ticketfly.com/
Classic Essentials: Young Frankenstein
â€œPut. Ze candle. Back.â€? Good times. Seriously, if you canâ€™t get a few laughs out of Gene Wilder and Peter Boyle singing along to â€œPuttinâ€™ on the Ritzâ€? then thereâ€™s something wrong with you. Donâ€™t be alarmed, but is there any chance your name is Abby Normal? | 7pm. $10.25. 214 Walnut St. Ritz Five. landmarktheatres.com/young-frankenstein
Did you know that Doja Catâ€™s hit single, â€œMoooo!â€? was written by some person who goes by the name Cheesefoot? We swear. Itâ€™s right there on her Wikipedia page. And if thereâ€™s one thing we know about Wikipedia â€Ś just kidding. Seriously though, do you think Doja Cat meant for her name to be such a close approximation to a combo of â€œdogeâ€? and â€œcatâ€??. | 8pm. Prices vary. 29 E. Allen St. The Fillmore. concerts1.livenation.com/
CAFE: Know Before You Go
CAFE stands for Cultural Accessibility Forum & Exchange. â€œKnow Before You Goâ€? alludes to videos which were written, ďŹ lmed and edited by members of the Students at Museums in Philly (STAMP) Teen Council. Put them together and what do you get? An effort to create more safe spaces and setting every user up for a successful cultural experience. | 430pm. Free. 1501 Cherry St. Art-Reach. eventbrite.com/e/cafe
The First Gay American Novel
Sponsored by the Program in Womenâ€™s History and presented in partnership with the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Dr. Don James Brown, assistant professor of
The Pack A.D.
Once More, With Pheeling
Weâ€™re hoping that at least a handful of you heathens are Buffy the Vampire Slayer buffs, and are thus already aware of the episode â€œOnce More, With Feelingâ€?, which was the only musical episode of the showâ€™s seven-season run. This live performance of that episode is sure to leave you wondering just what the hell you thought you were doing before, because it sure as heck wasnâ€™t living. | 10pm. Prices vary. 2030 Sansom St. Philly Improv Theater. eventbrite.com/e/once-more
This one is near and dear to our hearts. If youâ€™ve never heard anything by the gruesome twosome that is The Pack A.D. - Becky Black and Maya Miller - then youâ€™re in for one hell of an ear-splitting treat. Go back and listen to their ďŹ rst full-length EP, â€œFuneral Mixtape,â€? and work your way forward. Then go to their show. You can thank us later. | 8pm. $12. 1250 N. Front St. Kung Fu Necktie. ticketfly.com/
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18 LEARN
19th-Century American Literature at the University of Tulsa, makes the case that Maine-based writer Sarah Orne Jewettâ€™s â€œA Marsh Islandâ€? was the ďŹ rst LGBT novel in the Americas. | 530pm. Free. 1314 Locust St. Library Company of Philadelphia. eventbrite.com/e/the-first-gay
listen to the music and youâ€™re like, â€œHow did Pharrell and legendary producer Rick Rubin and long-dead Salvador Dali produce a white boy child?â€? And there are no answers. | 9pm. Prices vary. 29 E. Allen St. The Fillmore. concerts1.livenation.com/event
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17
Really Funny Comedians (Who Happen to Be Women)
Itâ€™s Always Creative in Artladelphia Episode 012
There are many funny women. Let us count the ways. Sarah Silverman. Amy Schumer (weâ€™ll leave the joke-stealing issue out of this). Kristen Wiig. Kristen Schaal. Tina Fey. Amy Poehler. Ellie Kemper. Aubrey Plaza. The list goes on. There are also many unfunny women. Itâ€™s almost like, regardless of gender, some people are funny, and some people arenâ€™t. How strange. | 8pm. $15. 33 E. Laurel St. Punch Line. concerts1. livenation.com/
Art, Art, Artladelphia. Ok, it doesnâ€™t have quite the same ring as Flip, Flip, Flipadelphia, but itâ€™s close. And anything that steals its name from â€œItâ€™s Always Sunny in Philadelphiaâ€? is a-ok in our book. Touted as a â€œperfect blend of visual arts, music performances and audience engagement,â€? Episode 012 is apparently the only in the series wherein artists cosplay as other artists! Because thatâ€™s something we all want! | 7pm. First 20 free, $5 thereafter. 253 N. 3rd St. Philly Art Collective. eventbrite.com/e/artladelphia
BROCKHAMPTON BROCKHAMPTON consider themselves to be a boy band. Which, if you really think about it, makes a ton of sense. Theyâ€™re boys (some of them). Theyâ€™re in a band (sort of). It all dovetails pretty beautifully. But then you
give you a hint: it involves Michael Cera and an unplanned pregnancy. â€œBut,â€? we hear you asking, â€œwho the hell would have sex with Michael Cera?â€? You gotta remember though, kidsâ€”movie magic can make just about anything happen. | 6pm. $16. 1026 Spring Garden St. Union Transfer. utphilly. com/ajj-kimya-dawson/
AJJ/Kimya Dawson/Rozwell Kid
Pop quiz, hot shot. What sickly sweet, early 2000s indie hipster ďŹ lm did Kimya Dawson provide the soundtrack for? Weâ€™ll
Nikki Glaser had something of a meteoric rise, and then a hard plateau. Her Comedy Central series didnâ€™t stick around for too long, managing just one season before getting the axe. But sheâ€™s also been a hit as a guest on shows like â€œAt Midnightâ€? and â€œChelsea,â€? not to mention sheâ€™s hilarious as a one-woman stand up act. See? More funny women. | 8pm. $25. 33 E. Laurel St. Punch Line. punchlinephilly.com/
Door 19: Skeletons in our Closet
What a cool name. Honestly, this might be the coolest name for an event anyone at Philly Weekly has ever seen. Iâ€™m checking with our editors and theyâ€™re refusing to conďŹ rm, but thatâ€™s okâ€” itâ€™s true. The event itself sounds fun - an â€œevening soireeâ€? of spooky stories and eerie objects, put on in partnership with Eight Oaks Craft Distillery - but boy howdy, thatâ€™s one hell of a name. | 6pm. Prices vary. 1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy. The Academy of Natural Sciences. ansp.org/programs
Artbreak at AAMP
The African American Museum in Philadelphia is taking an ArtBreak, and weâ€™re all invited to join. Every third Thursday, AAMP curatorial staff guide visitors through special exhibition galleries. The current exhibition is â€œCotton: The Soft, Dangerous Beauty of the Past.â€? Just donâ€™t show up lateâ€”thereâ€™s only room for 20. | 1230pm. Free. 701 Arch St. The African American Museum in Philadelphia. aampmuseum. org/cal
2nd Annual Big Emerge Fundraise
Ok, so, this oneâ€™s a little on the pricey side. But itâ€™s for a good cause - maybe the best cause? - so weâ€™re down to promote it. Emerge is a group which identiďŹ es and trains women to run for and hold political ofďŹ ce. Theyâ€™re trying to change the face of PA politics by infusing it with more compassion and a focus on communityâ€”need we say more? | 630pm. Prices vary. 29 E. Allen St. The Fillmore. pa.emergeamerica.org/ Q
Quickies writings by my dad revealing he had several casual encounters with men over the course of their marriage. Do I tell him I know? We are close, but sex isnâ€™t something we usually discuss. What should I do with this information, if anything? â€“ A Deeply Upsetting Lie That Scalds
was involved with a straight man who enjoys cross-dressing and taking explicit photos. The problem is that the props he uses belong to his three children, all under age 12. For example, he dressed up as a slutty schoolgirl and wore his daughterâ€™s backpack. He dressed up as a slutty cowgirl and posed with his sonâ€™s stuffed horse. He even had the horse eating his â€œcarrot.â€? I told him he should not use his childrenâ€™s things as props. He believes that his children will never see the photos, so no harm will come of it. Iâ€™m horriďŹ ed at the thought of these kids (perhaps as adults) stumbling over these pictures. He posts them on Instagram and Facebook, so they arenâ€™t private and he canâ€™t control where they go. Itâ€™s one of the reasons I ended the relationship. Is there anything I can say to him? â€“ Canceled DeďŹ nitely Promising Relationship Over Photo Sessions You told him what heâ€™s doing is wrong, you explained the enormous risk heâ€™s running, and you dumped him, CDPROPS. You could take one last run at it and try to explain that his children ďŹ nding these photos isnâ€™t one of those â€œlow-risk, high-consequence events,â€? i.e., something thatâ€™s unlikely to happen but would be utterly disastrous if it did. (Think of the super volcano that is Yellowstone National Park erupting or a deranged, racist billionaire somehow managing to win a US presidential election.) Nope, if heâ€™s posting these photos online, at least one of his children will stumble over themâ€”or one of their friends will. (â€œHey, isnâ€™t this your dad? And your backpack?â€?) Your ex needs to knock this shit off, and will most likely need the help of a mental-health pro in order to do so. My parents were married for almost 40 yearsâ€”and on paper, things seemed ďŹ ne. They rarely fought and were an example of a strong, monogamous marriage until the day my mother died. Recently, I found
When you say their relationship seemed ďŹ ne â€œon paper,â€? ADULTS, what you mean is their relationship was decent and loving. Well, now you know it wasnâ€™t perfectâ€”but no relationship is. Your mother is dead (Iâ€™m sorry for your loss), and either she made peace with this fact about her husband long ago or she never knew about it. Either way, no good will come from confronting your father about the handful of dicks he sucked decades ago.
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Iâ€™m a 47-year-old virgin straight man. What advice can you give me on losing my virginity? â€“ Wanting And Hoping There are lots of 40-year-old-and-up women out there who are virginsâ€”they write in, tooâ€”so putting â€œmiddle-aged virgin seeks sameâ€? in your personal ad wouldnâ€™t be a bad idea. Find someone in your same situation, WAH, and treat her with kindness, gentleness, and patienceâ€”the same as you would like to be treated. If I write you a letter asking for advice and donâ€™t want it published, even anonymously, will you answer? â€“ Keeping It ConďŹ dential, â€™Kay? While I canâ€™t respond to every letter I receive, KICK, I do sometimes respond privately. Just one request: If you send a letter that you donâ€™t want published, please mention that at the start. I will frequently read an extremely long letterâ€”so long that I start making notes or contacting experts before I ďŹ nish reading itâ€”only to discover â€œplease donâ€™t publish thisâ€? at the bottom. If a letter isnâ€™t for publication, please mention that at the beginning. I promise that doing so increases your chances of getting a private response. Q
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3 BED/4 BATH | 3,500 SQ FT | $606,000
4 BED/3.1 BATH | 3,637 SQ FT | $575,000
19 Daylesford Blvd, Berwyn
317 S Bryn Mawr Ave, Bryn Mawr
19 Snowden Rd, Bala Cynwyd 5 BED/2.1 BATH | 1,940 SQ FT | $450,000
1211 Mirabeau Ln, Gladwyne
7 BED/8.3 BATH | 15,317 SQ FT | $3,950,000
1320 Monk Rd, Gladwyne
5 BED/8.2 BATH | 9,923 SQ FT | $3,850,000
4 BED/2.1 BATH | 3,287 SQ FT | $545,000
605 San Marino Ave, Bryn Mawr 4 BED/1.1 BATH | 2,052 SQ FT | $475,000
xxx West Chester Pike, Havertown LOT | $400,000
150 Stoneway Ln, Bala Cynwyd 3 BED/1.1 BATH | 1,320 SQ FT | $274,999
1124 Youngsford Rd, Gladwyne
5 BED/4.3 BATH | 6,144 SQ FT | $1,595,000
533 N. Spring Mill Road, Villanova 5 BED/4.1 BATH | 5,667 SQ FT | $1,375,000
191 Presidential Blvd, Unit# 824-25, Bala Cynwyd 2 BED/2 BATH | 2,100 SQ FT $369,000 1750 Oakwood Ter, Unit#1A, Penn Valley 2 BED/2 BATH | 1,299 SQ FT $249,000
1:30-2:30 119 Beck QV, $489,000
737 W Allens Ln, Philadelphia 7 BED/4.3 BATH | 7,332 SQ FT $1,750,000 1420 Locust St, Unit#16D/B, Philadelphia 1 BED/2.1 BATH | 1,386 SQ FT $449,000 501 Kingsley Court, Unit#LOT 1, Philadelphia 4 BED/2.1 BATH | 2,400 SQ FT $493,801 4523 Baker St, Philadelphia 4 BED/2.1 BATH | 2,240 SQ FT $325,000 2248 N Carlisle St, Philadelphia 5 BED/2 BATH | 1,606 SQ FT $239,000 3900 Ford Rd, Unit#6G, Philadelphia 2 BED/2 BATH | 1,328 SQ FT $194,500
1901 JOHN F KENNEDY BLVD, PHILDELPHIA
Unit#2521/2 | 3 BED/3 BATH | 1,906 SQ FT | $950,000 Unit#1409 | 2 BED/1 BATH | 1,140 SQ FT | $439,000 Unit#1911 | STUDIO/1 BATH | 522 SQ FT | $199,000 Unit#2911 | STUDIO/1 BATH | 522 SQ FT $189,000 Unit#1412 | STUDIO/1 BATH | 475 SQ FT | $187,000 Unit#2816 | STUDIO/1 BATH | 517 SQ FT | $185,000 Unit#710 | STUDIO/1 BATH | 475 SQ FT | $175,000
1:00-2:30 309 Queen QV, $725,000
1655 Oakwood Dr, Unit#N103, Penn Valley 1 BED/1 BATH | 858 SQ FT $159,000
Sunday 10/14 12:00-1:00 201 Queen QV, $1,300,000
1:30-2:30 115 Pemberton QV, $675,000
309 Queen QV, $725,000 636 Addison Society Hill, $949,900 306 Queen QV, $665,000
12:00-2:00 2619 Almond Fishtown, $264,900 119 Beck QV, $489,000
JUST REDUCED 5860 Woodbine Ave, Philadelphia 6 BED/4.1 BATH | 3,725 SQ FT $689,000 2317 N 50th St, Philadelphia 5 BED/3.2 BATH | 4,059 SQ FT $499,000 1141 S Dorrance St, Philadelphia 3 BED/1 BATH | 1,102 SQ FT | $164,900 1901 John F. Kennedy Blvd, Philadelphia UNIT #1819 | 1 BED/1 BATH | 606 SQ FT | $275,000
1461 Lanes End, Villanova
5 BED/4.3 BATH | 7,322 SQ FT | $2,150,000
210-20 S. 25th Street, Unit 1403, Philadelphia 2 BED/2.1 BATH | 1,227 SQ FT $1,650,000
Rittenhouse Square â€˘ Rooftop Pool â€˘ Fitness Centerâ€˘ Valet Parking â€˘ 24 Hr Security 24 Hr Maintenance
5 BED/4.1 BATH | 3,356 SQ FT | $925,000
3 BED/2.2 BATH | 3,413 SQ FT | $575,000
CENTER CITY PHILA.
1346 S Front Pennsport, $399,000 12:00-1:30 1728 S 2nd Pennsport, $1450-2200
323 Wilder Pennsport, $329,900
The Damon Michels Team
1422 S Orianna Pennsport, $299,000
636 Addison Society Hill, $949,900 830 S Front QV, $725,000
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3126 Dickinson Street - Grays Ferry
115 PEMBERTON ST QUEEN VILLAGE $675,000
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This fully renovated home features an open floor plan with light hardwood floors, recessed lighting, and a beautiful eat-in kitchen with a large dining space. The kitchen includes stainless steel appliances and quartz countertops. This home offers a finished basement and security cameras. 3 Bedrooms & 2.5 Baths
This renovated 4 BR home features finished dark hardwood floors and a spacious eat-in kitchen with custom wood cabinets and a thermador oven. The living room bay window allows for plenty of natural light. The home offers 2 outdoor spaces: A backyard patio and a roof deck with views of Pennâ€™s Landing
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Meet the North Philly native Setting the pace; quietly crushing the field and perception of what an elite extreme obstacle course racer look...
Published on Oct 10, 2018
Meet the North Philly native Setting the pace; quietly crushing the field and perception of what an elite extreme obstacle course racer look...