Philly Band CRUISR gets the crowd on its feet at The Fillmore

CRUISR is an indie pop band that started almost five years ago in the Philadelphia apartment of Andy States. What began as a side project with his friend from Bucks County, Jon Van Dine, turned into a variety of two to three song EPs released in the past three years: All Over, Go For It, [...]

Pick 3 Weekend Events: January 27-29

It looks like the sun might join us this weekend so why not celebrate by heading out for some fun!? It's the Chinese New Year, the Auto Show is in town and you can still enjoy restaurant week on Sunday! Philadelphia Auto Show January 28-February 5 - Pennsylvania Convention Center The Philly Auto Show rolls [...]

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. [...]

Pick 3 Weekend Events: January 20-22

Though the weather has been relatively mild so far this winter, everyone needs a coat.  Whether your coat comes from a little too much food or a little too much beer, this weekend has you covered!  Enjoy the start to restaurant week throughout the city! Bon Appetite! Ambler Restaurant Week January 16-23 - Ambler, PA [...]

“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 [...]

Pick 3 Weekend Events: January 13-15

Enjoying the winter wonderland Philly?  Since the temperature is low we'll give you some weekend fun you can have while staying warm and cozy as well as some great outdoor activity for the snow lovers! Cirque Eloize: Saloon January 13-14 - The Kimmel Center Cirque Éloize’s Saloon takes us all the back to the Wild [...]

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 [...]