Birds on a Wire Presents In the Clearing During Philadelphia Fringe Festival

Birds on a Wire Presents In the Clearing During Philadelphia Fringe Festival

Birds on a Wire Dance Theatre, Philly’s collaborative dance company dedicated to emerging, female artists returns to the Philadelphia Fringe Festival with In the Clearing.  This contemporary, full-length dance work, directed by Artistic Director Melissa Cameron, embarks on a journey through a fairy-tale forest to uncover the best and worst of humanity.  What do the dancers discover in these woods?  Beauty and nature?  Threats and danger?  Pack a picnic basket in this BYOB (Bring Your Own picnic Blanket) adventure at Christ Church Neighborhood House on Friday, September 9 at 8:00m or Saturday, September 10 at 1pm and 6pm to discover what is In the Clearing. 

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Revolution Taco Owners Form 33rd Street Hospitality Catering

Revolution Taco Owners Form 33rd Street Hospitality Catering

33rd Street Hospitality owners Carolyn Nguyen, Michael Sultan and Alan Krawitz announce the formation of 33rd Street Hospitality Catering. Hot on the heels of the launch of their first brick-and-mortar restaurant Revolution Taco, and following the debut of new summer menus for food trucks Say Cheese Philadelphia, Street Food Philly and Taco Mondo, the trio will expand and formalize catering for private and corporate events, dinners and parties. The trio brings 25 years of combined experience in the kitchen and hospitality industry. Operations will center out of the corporation's commissary kitchen in East Falls at Sherman Mills.

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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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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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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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Taproom on 19th and Philly Mobile Food Truck Association Present New Brews and Bites Spring Block Party

Taproom on 19th and Philly Mobile Food Truck Association Present New Brews and Bites Spring Block Party

Taproom on 19th (2400 S. 19th) and the Philly Mobile Food Truck Association celebrate the return of spring with the debut of “Tappin’ The Trucks, Brews n’ Bites Block Party” on Saturday, April 16, 2016, from Noon to 7:00pm. Five food trucks, five local brewers and a local distiller will pop-up outside of Taproom for an afternoon of brews, bites and live tunes.The taps will be flowing with all craft drafts specially priced at $5.00. All food and drink will be pay-as-you-go, cash only. Children and pets are welcome. 21 and over to drink (with identification).

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Chef Luke Palladino Hosts Easter Brunch at Palladino's, LP Steak and Luke Palladino Seasonal Italian Cooking

Chef Luke Palladino Hosts Easter Brunch at Palladino's, LP Steak and Luke Palladino Seasonal Italian Cooking

From the Main Line to the Jersey shore to the top 10 foodie street in America, Chef Luke Palladino announces special Easter Sunday offerings at LP Steak, Palladino’s on Passyunk and Luke Palladino Seasonal Italian Cooking. A pioneer of South Jersey’s farm-to-table movement, Palladino will serve up inventive seasonal selections that showcase the early flavors of spring. On top of seasonal specials, look for family recipes, long-time signature dishes and other crowd pleasers. Other special happenings for Easter Sunday will include cocktail specials and additions, extended hours, and the debut of an Easter Sunday Brunch Buffet at LP Steak. Menus, specials, hours and other details are outlined below for each property. For more about brunch or any of the three restaurants, visit www.lukepalladino.com.

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Society Hill Playhouse to Host Final Curtain Call with Liberty City Radio Theatre

Society Hill Playhouse to Host Final Curtain Call with Liberty City Radio Theatre

Society Hill Playhouse (507 S. 8th Street) will host its final curtain call with the world premiere of Liberty City Radio Theatre, on Friday, March 4 and Saturday, March 5, 2016. Crime noir, romance, screwball comedy and farce – all fuel-injected with laughs in an all-new original show. Ticket reservations are available at the Society Hill Box office by calling 215-923-0210. Ticket prices are $15 in advance and $20 at the door.  Doors open at 7:00pm for pre-show music and cocktails, and the show begins at 8:00pm.

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South Street Spring Festival Returns to Philadelphia on Saturday May 7, 2016 with 12 Blocks of Food, Music and Fun

South Street Spring Festival Returns to Philadelphia on Saturday May 7, 2016 with 12 Blocks of Food, Music and Fun

South Street Headhouse District announces the return of South Street Spring Festival on Saturday, May 7, 2016, from 11:00AM to 8:00PM. Rock your way into the summer season with a giant, all-ages outdoor block party that will take over the street from South (between Front and 8th) and run along Headhouse Plaza (between South and Pine). Last year, over 58,000+ people came out to enjoy the music, food and fun in the sun. Mark your calendars as the city’s largest block party is back!

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Celebrate Valentine's Day and Weekend in Philadelphia with Heart-Shaped Pizza, Sunday Brunch, Special Cocktails and More

Love is in the food in Philadelphia this Valentine's Weekend! Aversa PR clients present 11 unique menus, parties and events to celebrate Valentine's Day and Weekend for 2016. 

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1) SliCE
Rittenhouse (1740 Sansom Street, 215-557-9299)
South Philadelphia (1180 S. 10th Street, 215-463-0868)
Washington Township (137 Egg Harbor Road, 856-302-5099)


HEART-SHAPED PIZZA-GRAMS AND CONTEST

This Valentine’s Day, love is in the pizza!  Say “be mine” with a specially delivered heart-shaped pizza-gram from SliCE.  Customize your pie with his/her favorite toppings or select one of SliCE’s signature pie combinations.  As a bonus, SliCE will surprise one lucky pizza-gram delivery recipient with a Passyunk-made silver LOVE necklace from Sermania Jewelry (1719 East Passyunk). Sermania’s made-on-Passyunk collection pays homage to Philadelphia’s famous LOVE statue. The winner will be drawn at random based on delivery orders on Sunday, February 14, 2016. Heart-shaped pies are the same price as a traditional pies and are available at all three SliCE locations. Heart-shaped pies are also available for dine-in and take-out, but the jewelry contest is valid on delivery only.

For more information about SliCE or to place an order, call the location directly, visit www.slicepa.com, follow @slicepa on Twitter and like “SliCE” on Facebook.

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2) The Little Lion
243 Chestnut Street (3rd and Chestnut)
(267) 273-0688

3 COURSES AND CHAMPAGNE COCKTAIL PAIRING

The Little Lion in Old City celebrates its first Valentine’s Weekend with a special three course, three champagne cocktail pairing for $45.00 per person. Selections include menu favorites as well as some special new dishes. The standard a la carte menu is also available.

1st Course: (Select one)
(Paired with Lemon Fizz: lemon shrub, mint, champagne)


Macaroni & Cheese: stewed tomato
Farmers Cheese: grilled bread, local honey
Oysters: raw, fried, or grilled: peach mignonette, house cocktail
Charred Brussels Sprouts: lardons, sherry vinegar
Kale Caesar: cornbread croutons, grana padano, baby kale, roasted garlic caesar

2nd Course: (Select one)
(Paired with Raspberry Crush: raspberry shrub, sparkling pinot noir, apricot brandy)

Prime Rib: truffle mash, whiskey jus, crispy onions
Kale Pesto Pasta: orecchiette, farmers cheese, cauliflower “steak”, crispy kale chips, roasted tomato
Shrimp & Grits:  tasso ham gravy, sharp cheddar grits, gulf coast shrimp
Blackened Catfish: crawfish cream sauce, succotash, broken rice grits
Fried Chicken: jalapeno cheddar cream cheese hot cake, local honey, sour slaw

3rd Course: (Select one)
(Paired with Blood Orange: blood orange shrub, blood orange vodka, orange juice, champagne)

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cornbread Pudding: Chantilly cream, powdered sugar, chocolate sauce
Chocolate Mud Jar: chocolate pudding, cookie crumble, Chantilly cream
Blueberry Cobbler: brown butter gelato
Lemon Custard Crème Brulee: burnt sugar crust

3) Palladino’s on Passyunk
1934 East Passyunk
(267) 928-4339

VALENTINE'S WEEKEND ADDITIONS
(Friday, February 12, 2016 to Sunday, February 14, 2016)

Wine and Cocktails:
Segura Viudas Rose Cava. $11
12 Mile Limit - rye whiskey, brandy, white rum, house made grenadine, lemon juice. $12

Antipasti:
Scallop Crudo - fennel soubise, blood orange, golden caviar. $19

Pasta:
Capellini Lobster Bolognese "In Brodo" - chilies, garlic roasted tomatoes, tarragon, sunchoke gremolata. $32

Main Plate:
Filet Mignon & King Crab - grilled filet, butter poached king crab, red pepper marmellata zabaglione. $59

Dolci:
White Chocolate Mousse - passion fruit composta . $11
Chocolate-Caramel Torta - flaked sea salt, blood orange crema. $12

VALENTINE'S SUNDAY BRUNCH ADDITIONS

Main Plates:
Maine Lobster Poached Eggs - red pepper - prosecco hollandaise, sweet potato latkes. $32
Filet & King Crab Omelet - stracchino cheese, fine herbs, roasted tomato hollandaise. $35

Dolci:
White Chocolate Mousse - passion fruit composta . $11
Chocolate-Caramel Torta - flaked sea salt, blood orange crema. $12

The standard a la carte menu will also be available. For reservations, visit Open Table or call (267) 928-4339.

4) LP Steak
1160 First Avenue, King of Prussia
Valley Forge Casino Resort
610-768-5003

THREE COURSE WITH PROSECCO MENU

Enjoy a romantic experience designed by Chef Luke Palladino with three-courses and a complimentary glass of prosecco for $85.00 per person. Available Friday, February 12 to Sunday, February 14, 2016. The standard a la carte menu will also be available.


Appetizer Course: (Select one)

KOBE BEEF TARTARE -
parmesan potato skins • black truffle hollandaise

SMOKED SCALLOPS
fine herb crème fraiche & caviar

SEARED FOIE GRAS
amarena cherries • brioche toast

Main: (Select one)
STRIPED BASS BOUILLABAISSE
with shrimp • clams fennel • & saffron in papillote

VEAL TENDERLOIN
white puree • maitake mushroom bordelaise sauce

FILET MIGNON
truffle madeira sauce

8OZ. KOBE RIBEYE
supplement $45

Dessert: (Select one)
CHOCOLATE CHAMBORD CAKE
raspberry glaze, raspberry infused dark chocolate mousse • devil’s food cake

GRAND MARNIER & DARK CHOCOLATE TRUFFLES

Special Cocktails:

“ROSE MALLOW”
absolut hibiscus | cherry liqueur
orange & lime juice

“TRUTH SERUM”
glenfiddich | luxardo maraschino
patron café incendio | lime
orange & jerry thomas bitters

5) Valley Tavern
1160 First Avenue, King of Prussia
Valley Forge Casino Resort
610-768-5004

Valley Tavern offers a casual, last-minute and tasty option for couples with three-courses (with a complimentary glass of champagne) for $70 per couple on Saturday, February 13, 2016 and Sunday, February 14, 2016.

Course 1: (Select one)
Caprese Salad
Classic Caesar

Course 2: (Select one)
Grilled Filet Mignon with Roast Portobello Sauce Béarnaise
Stuffed Flounder with Crab Imperial Limoncello Sauce

Course 3:
Impossible Flan

6)  The Vault
1160 First Avenue, King of Prussia
Valley Forge Casino Resort
610-768-5004 - is this right?

STEEL CITY STUDS REVUE
Friday, February 12, 2016
8:00pm to 9:30pm

This action packed Magic Mike style male strip show consists of six gorgeous male strippers in a 90-minute choreographed male revue. Tickets are $25.00 on Ticketmaster or www.vfcasino.com.

CUPID IS STUPID ANTI-VALENTINE'S PARTY
Friday, February 12, 2016
Starts 9:30pm

Who needs a Valentine when you can boycott Valentine's Day at The Vault. On Friday, February 12th, from 9:30pm to 2:00am, celebrate the single life at the best anti-Valentine's Day party of the season. The party is free when you RSVP ahead of time at upcomingevents.com. RSVP includes one complimentary drink or beer, a light food buffet, Fireball and JD McGillicuddy’s drink specials from 11:00pm to 1:00am, beats from DJ Reed Streets, prizes and giveaways, and tons of singles to mix and mingle with.

 

7) P’unk Burger
1823 East Passyunk Avenue
(215) 468-7865

FREE SHAKE GIVEAWAY PLUS ADDITIONS

Last year, on Valentine's Weekend, Marlo and Jason Dilks (also owners of SliCE) opened East Passyunk's organic burger, fries and shake BYO. One year later, the couple celebrate their first year in business by partnering with Sweet Box Cupcakes (339 S. 13th Street) for a free shake giveaway! Kick-off the weekend from 5:00pm to 7:00pm on Friday, February 12, 2016 with a free boozy Red Velvet Raspberry Spodee cake shake, or a birthday cake shake. On Saturday, February 13 and Sunday, February 14, 2016, enjoy special shake features (like Little Baby’s Box of Chocolate), the new Alpine burger and other surprises for young couples and families.

 

8) Me N Mo Meatballs and More
214 South Street
267-928-3262

FOUR COURSE DINNER

South Street’s romantic Me N Mo will feature a four-course dinner for two for $75 per couple, or $85 per couple with glass of champagne. Tax and gratuity not included. Valid February 9, 2016 through February 14, 2016.

Course 1: (Select one)  
Lobster bisque
Shrimp cocktail
Beef Carpaccio

Course 2: (Select one)
Lobster ravioli in a blush sauce
Pappardella in a wild boar ragu
Bowtie pasta w broccoli rabe and four cheese

Course 3: (Select one)
Branzino, served with old fashioned mashed potatoes and sautéed escarole
Rack of lamb in a Barolo red wine reduction, hints of rosemary, served with Yukon gold potatoes, broccoli rabe
Pork osso buco oven baked, served over carrots and potatoes in a tantalizing broth

Course 4: (Select one)
Dark chocolate covered strawberries
Tiramisu
Limoncello, mascarpone cake

9) Taproom on 19th
2400 S. 19th Street (19th and Ritner)
(267) 687-7817

MENU ADDITIONS

Taproom on 19th is the perfect spot for those who want to celebrate but don’t want the hassle of reservations. In addition to the regular menu, enjoy special features including Filet Medallions with Sauteed Mushrooms and Port Wine Reduction for $18.00, Sauteed Striped Bass with Crispy Potatoes and Asparagus Puree for $16.00. Look for other specials over the weekend, and don’t forget to pair with the extensive selection of craft beers. No reservations required.

10) ELA
627 S 3rd Street
(267) 687-8512

Ela offers three great options to celebrate Valentine’s Weekend - Prix Fixe Dinners, Valentine’s To-Go and Valentine’s Sunday Brunch.

Valentine’s Day Prix Fixe Menu will be offered from Friday, February 12 to Sunday, February 14, 2016. Four courses for $65 per person with optional wine pairing, or six courses for $100 per per person with bottle of sparkling wine included.

A special Valentine’s to-go option is also available - three courses for two for $100 with a complimentary bottle of sparkling wine. Chef will prepare your meal and all you have to do is reheat and hide the evidence!

Enjoy a special two-course prix fixe brunch menu for $25.00 per person (with a Mimosa or Bloody Mary included) from 10:30am to 2:30pm on Valentine’s Sunday.

All menus are available at elaphilly.com.

11) Society Hill Dance Academy
409 S. 2nd Street
(215) 574-3574

DANCES OF LOVE

Society Hill Dance Academy presents their 12th year of “Dances of Love.” Pair your Valentine’s Day dinner on Sunday, February 14, 2016 in South Street Headhouse District with a special one-hour lesson in Rumba or Tango. Times are 5:00pm, 6:00pm, 7:00pm, 8:00pm and 9:00pm. Cost is $40.00 per person. Space is limited, call (215) 574-3574 to reserve.