Clean Air Council’s 10th Annual Greenfest Philly returns to South Street Headhouse District (2nd and South Streets) on Sunday, September 13, 2015 from 10:00am to 4:00pm. The tri-state region’s largest environmental festival is bigger than ever with live music, free demos, an outdoor beer garden, organic food and drinks, handmade and green shopping, MOM’s Organic Market Kids’ Corner, a twenty-five foot rock wall, and even edible bugs. Admission is free. Festival “Green Cards” are also on sale at www.greenfestphilly.org for $35 that includes food and drink discounts, a free t-shirt, and eco-friendly swag. For more information, visit the website, call 215-567-4004, and follow @greenfestphilly on Twitter.Read More
Philly Phaithful welcomes Pope Francis with the release of the new “Philavatican” shirt as part of The Philadelphia Experience collection. The playful tribute to his holiness proclaims, “I turned water ice into wine at the Philavatican 2015.” Other new city-inspired apparel includes “The Great Topping Debate” sure to ignite a jimmies vs. sprinkles war and “Born & Braised” a shirt that honors the city’s iconic pork sandwiches with a not-so-subtle wink to Philadelphia’s son Will Smith. One customer who purchases a shirt from The Philadelphia Experience in August will win free donuts and an exclusive experience at Federal Donuts. A portion of proceeds from sales this month will benefit Broad Street Ministries. All new designs and contest information are available at www.phillyphaithful.com.Read More
Fresh off of four Barrymore Award nominations, Philadelphia Artists’ Collective returns with The Captive by Edouard Bourdet, from September 1 through 20, 2015, during the 2015 Philadelphia Fringe Festival. This well-mannered tragedy will tackle issues of sex, domesticity and class manners. Deeply controversial in its time, productions of this 1926 play were censored, and its producers and actors jailed.The Captive will be produced inside Society Hill’s Physick House at 321 S. 4th Street. The historic townhouse in fact will be the perfect co-conspirator as the secrets and heated private moments unfold. The PAC co-founder Dan Hodge directs the talented cast led by well-known Rachel Brodeur and newcomer Chase Byrd.
The Captive starts previews on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 and opens on Thursday, September 3, 2015. The show runs for a total of 14 performances through Sunday, September 20, 2015. All shows are at 8:00pm. Tickets are on sale for $25 (or $20 with student identification or under 25) by calling (215) 413-1318 or visiting www.fringearts.com/event/the-captive.Read More
BRAT Productions, Philadelphia’s go-to source for rock 'n roll and theater hybrid performance events, kicks off their 20th season by producing The Lid during the 2015 Fringe Festival. This world premiere theatrical rock opera, written by emerging Philadelphia singer songwriter Pat Finnerty, features 14 originally penned British invasion songs. What’s underneath the lid? Will it change our mundane existence or be more of the same old same old? Find out on Friday September 4, 2015 at 9:00pm (featuring a special after party set by Philadelphia favorite Black Landlord); Saturday, September 5, 2015 at 11:00pm and Sunday, September 6, 2015 at 8:00pm. All performances will be held at the Underground Arts, 1200 Callowhill St, Philadelphia, PA. Tickets are on sale now for $20, or $15 for students and 25 and under, at www.fringearts.org (FringeArts members save 30%).Read More
Hailed or hated? Dominant or sub? Good or evil? Ideologies clash as Theatre Exile presents its 2015-2016 season with three plays that call into question where the moral center lies. Every action has a consequence when boundaries are crossed in the struggle for the upper hand. Explore the gray area of the human condition in the world premiere of Rizzo by Bruce Graham, and the Philadelphia premieres of Smoke by Kim Davies and The Invisible Hand by Ayad Akhtar.Read More