Sofitel Philadelphia at Rittenhouse Square, part of AccorHotels, will celebrate June as Gay Pride Month with a series of new events and initiatives, including turning the hotel lobby into the Pride Month “LGBTQ Hall of Flags.” For the first time ever, Sofitel will fly a giant Philadelphia Pride Flag on the outside of the hotel. Inside, look for the flag to be joined by six individual LGBTQ flags flying high above the lobby to celebrate the diversity of the hotel’s community.Read More
The Florida Keys & Key West tourism council has launched a major travel marketing blitz in Philadelphia that is to feature a Keys food and libation competition judged by native son Pat Croce and Keys chef Bobby Stoky.Read More
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.
From global phenomenon to highly sought-after “secret,” Dîner en Blanc returns to Philadelphia this summer for an unforgettable evening of elegance, beauty and magic. On Thursday, August 21, 2014, 3,400 guests will celebrate and re-purpose a highly-visible public space by enjoying a night filled with food, wine, fashion, culture and music. This très chic picnic, now celebrating its 26th year internationally, is part mystery tour, part pop-up feast and part je ne sais quoi.
The wait list to secure an official invitation is now open at philadelphia.dînerenblanc.info. As of today, 5,000+ new individuals have added their name to the wait list. The total number of interested parties for the 2014 event grows to 16,000+ people when you add past attendees and those that signed up for the wait list prior to May.
Adding your name to the wait list does not guarantee a spot to Dîner Blanc Philadelphia. It does ensure that wait list members will be notified when slots for the event go on sale in mid-July. Each invitation includes registration for two people. Past registered members of Dîner en Blanc do not have to add their name to the wait list, as they will automatically receive notice of registration going on sale.
For more information, follow Dîner en Blanc Philadelphia on Facebook and on Twitter (@debphl).
East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District (EPABID) hosts the largest and most festive Second Saturday of the year on Saturday, December 14, 2013, starting at 9:00am and running into the evening. Holiday Second Saturday highlights will include the finale of the shopping spree contest, pet photos with Santa, music by the Joe King Trio, Holiday Crafty Balboa, Nice Things Handmade ornament show, Traveling Wares Holiday shopping, free food and drink samples, and tons of holiday sales. For the most up-to-date information about Holiday Second Saturday, follow @epassyunkave on Twitter or RSVP to the event invite on the East Passyunk Avenue Facebook page. Holiday Second Saturday is part of the on-going “Deck the Ave” campaign on East Passyunk. For more information on the larger campaign, visit www.visiteastpassyunk.com/eventsRead More
East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District (EPABID) is revving up for the 8th Annual Car Show and Street Festival on Sunday, July 28, 2013, from Noon to 5:00pm, on EPA between Broad and Dickinson streets.Read More