5 Great Places to Take Wedding Photos in Philadelphia

Philadelphia offers so many great places to say "I Do".  The city of Philadelphia is easy to get to, offers reasonable prices,  and has plenty of places to house and entertain out of town guests. It's no wonder, then, that so many brides and grooms decide to have their big day right here in the [...]

(Blood) Thirsty For More? iTunes and Global DVD Release Dates Announced for Locally-Shot Film Starring Ice-T

  Fans of vampire horror-action movies have something new to sink their teeth into. Speakeasy Pictures and Impulse-FX have announced the Feb 21 iTunes pre-sale and the March 7  Blu-ray/DVD combo pack and Digital HD release of the the period action thriller Bloodrunners. The latest feature written by writer-director Dan Lantz centers on a turf [...]

Local Authors Pen ‘Pretty Little World’–a Modern Twist on Communal Living in the City of Brotherly Love

In Pretty Little World, authors and real-life friends and former Philadelphia neighbors, Elizabeth LaBan and Melissa DePino present a snapshot of three modern families with a sentimental yearning for community. The three families can't imagine life without one another--until one family outgrows their tiny row house. In a bid to stay together, a crazy idea [...]

Pick 3 Weekend Events: February 17-19

Happy President's Day Weekend! Between basking in the post-Valentine's Day joy, the start of celebrating Mardi Gras, and the thrill of 3 days off, this weekend is bound to be a great one!   Mummers Mardi Gras Parade February 18th 11am-6pm - Main Street Manayunk  The Mummers aren't only for enjoying on New Years Day, [...]

Pick 3 Weekend Events: February 10-12

February is the month of love, and where better to celebrate that then in the City of Brotherly Love!? Valentine's Day lands on a pretty boring Tuesday this year but that just means that we have two weekends to make dates to celebrate it!  Have a fun love-filled weekend Philly! Philadelphia Tattoo Arts Convention February [...]

Amber Wanner: CEO and Matchmaker Extraordinaire

The Philly Happening Women Series is a reoccurring feature that highlights inspirational female personalities, entrepreneurs, and women making a difference in the City of Brotherly Love! Amber Wanner had a knack for finding people jobs, so why not find them love, too?    Amber Wanner worked at a tech recruiting company while earning her B.S. [...]

“A Franklin for All Seasons and All Reasons”: Robling Portrays Founding Father with Intelligence and Passion

"When I talk to students—I emphasize that as soon as is possible for you, work at something you love. Many of us spend a lot of years not doing that. Eventually I was able to make a living doing what I love doing. It really makes a difference."~ Bill Robling, historic interpreter of Benjamin Franklin, [...]

4 Reasons to Love Restaurant Week

Restaurant week in Philadelphia happens twice a year, and thank goodness for that!  Philly is filled with amazing chefs, BYOB's galore, and of course food lovers so we all look forward to restaurant week which runs January 22-27 and January 29-February 3.   You can visit any participating restaurant for a 3-course dinner for $35 [...]

The Meaning of Michelle: Book Signing for Essay Collection About the First Lady

Book signing for Michelle Obama Essay Collection Tues. Jan. 17 at Free Library of Philadelphia   Michelle Obama is not only the first African American First Lady, she has challenged American traditional notions about what it means to be beautiful. Obama has set new standards for what it means to be strong, fashion-conscious, healthy, a caretaker [...]

Single in the City: The Year in Review

    It's hard to believe that I started the Single in the City column one year ago. Single in the city, which is a reoccuring column in Philly Happening that appears on Wednesdays, chronicles me, a single thirty-something, new to Philadelphia, searching for friendship, love, and my place in this vibrant city. So much [...]