South Street Spring Festival Announces Restaurants, Philly Taco Eating Contest and Maifest

South Street Spring Festival Announces Restaurants, Philly Taco Eating Contest and Maifest

South Street Headhouse District serves up the best tastes and sips of the city during South Street Spring Festival, on Saturday, May 7, 2016, from 11:00am to 8:00pm. Philadelphia’s largest annual spring block party announces 30+ restaurants, bars, bakeries and food trucks that will fill the 12 blocks of South Street and surrounding streets. Brauhaus Schmitz will return with Maifest on the 700 block with with German beers, dancers, music, food, flower crowns and even a Maypole. The giant all-ages outdoor party will also include a new Philly Taco eating contest featuring a Jim’s Steaks cheesesteak wrapped in a giant slice of Lorenzo & Sons pizza. South Street Spring Festival is free and open to the public. Rain or shine. For the full schedule and roster of events, visit www.southstreet.com and follow @officialsouthst #SouthStFest on Twitter.

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Theatre Exile Presents Pulitzer Prize Winner Ayad Akhtar's The Invisible Hand

Theatre Exile Presents Pulitzer Prize Winner Ayad Akhtar's The Invisible Hand

Theatre Exile presents an explosive ending to their 19th season with a timely political thriller The Invisible Hand by Pulitzer Prize winner Ayad Akhtar. Nick, an American banker in Pakistan, is imprisoned and must trade shares when his $10M ransom can't be met. The global tale examines how society, money and power shape the good and evil within. Previews begin on Thursday, May 12, 2016 and press opening night is Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 8:00pm. The show runs for a total of 21 performances through Sunday, June 5, 2016. Tickets are on sale now for $10.00 to $40.00 at www.theatreexile.org or by phone (215) 218-4022.

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Waffles & Wedges in Rittenhouse Celebrates 1st Birthday with Free Block Party

Waffles & Wedges in Rittenhouse Celebrates 1st Birthday with Free Block Party

Waffles & Wedges (1511 Pine Street) celebrates one year in business with a special 1st Birthday Block Party on Sunday, April 24, 2016, from 1pm to 5pm. Owners Andrea Capecci and Laura Judy will close down the street next to the Rittenhouse eatery for an outdoor celebration featuring food specials, menu additions, free beer tastings, live music, food trucks and more. Admission is free. Food is pay-as-you-go. Drinks are free. 21 and up to drink.  For more information, visit www.waffleswedges.com, or follow @waffleswedges on Twitter.

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Media Alert: Clean Air Council's 35th Run for Clean Air Presented by Toyota Hybrids 4/16

Media Alert: Clean Air Council's 35th Run for Clean Air Presented by Toyota Hybrids 4/16

Clean Air Council celebrates Earth Day with the 35th “Run for Clean Air Presented by Toyota Hybrids” on Saturday, April 16, 2016 outside the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Click below for full press information. Event is open to the public. 

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Inis Nua Theatre Presents American Premiere of The Radicalisation of Bradley Manning

Inis Nua Theatre Presents American Premiere of The Radicalisation of Bradley Manning

Inis Nua Theatre Company moves to The Proscenium Theatre at its new home The Drake (at 203 South Hicks Street) to present The Radicalisation of Bradley Manning by Tim Price. The American premiere of this Welsh play revives some not-so-long-ago American history to tell the story of the young Army intelligence analyst who leaked the largest amount of classified documents in U.S. history. 
The Radicalisation of Bradley Manning opens on Friday, April 29 at 8:00 pm, with previews on Wednesday, April 27 and Thursday, April 28 at 7:00 pm. The Radicalisation of Bradley Manning runs for a total of 16 performances, through May 15, 2016. All shows are at the Proscenium Theatre at The Drake, 203 South Hicks Street. South Hicks Street is right next to The Drake apartment building at 1512 Spruce Street. 

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