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Red Bull Canvas Cooler Project Lands At Arch Enemy Arts In Old City - Thursday, September 24

  • Posted By: James Claiborne
  • September 24, 2014
    • Red Bull Canvas Cooler
      • Red Bull Canvas Cooler
      • Photo Credit: Courtesy of Red Bull

Red Bull is back at it again. This week, the Red Bull Curates: The Canvas Cooler Project lands in Philadelphia for the first time. This innovative project presents 30 talented, emerging local artists who each will transform a blank, canvas-wrapped Red Bull cooler into a piece of inspiration art in their own signature style.

All of the Canvas Cooler Artist are hand-selected and curated by the Arts Fund, which is a national charity that raises funds for art. The Philadelphia event includes fresh lineup of local talents including notorious prankster street artist Kid Hazo, popular instagram sketcher Dessie Jackson, neo-pop painter Thomas Buildmore, and Philly 360°'s own Stacey "Flygirrl" Wilson

On Thursday, September 25 Red Bull will reveal the finished coolers to the public during a one-night-only gallery exhibit at Arch Enemy Arts in Old City. During the event, two artists will be selected by a panel of judges to display and sell their work during Art Basel Week at Scope Art Fair in Miami Beach later this winter.

The event is free and open to the public. So, stop through Arch Enemy, grab a Red Bull and support these phenomenal Philly talents. 


Red Bull Canvas Cooler 
When: Thursday, September 25, 8 - 11 p.m. 
Where:   Arch Enemy Arts, 109-111 Arch Street
Cost: Free, 21+
More Info: RSVP at http://redbull.com/canvascooler


Wiz Khalifa, OCD: Moosh & Twist, LP & Afrojack Headline The Forbes Under 30 Music Festival At The Piazza - Sunday, October 19

  • Posted By: James Claiborne
  • September 23, 2014
    • Wiz Khalifa
      • Wiz Khalifa
      • Photo Credit: M. Edlow for Visit Philadelphia / Philly 360°

Breaking: Just today, Forbes announced that music all-stars Afrojack, Wiz Khalifa, LP and OCD: Moosh & Twist will all headline the Forbes Under 30 Music Festival

Held at The Piazza in Northern Liberties, the music festival will kick off the Forbes Under 30 Summit which will take place in Philadelphia from October 19-22 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center and other venues across the city. The buzz-worthy summit will bring together some of the country's leading young entrepreneurs and thought leaders for three days of panels, TED-style presentations and Shark Tank-style pitch contests. And, of course, no Philly event is complete without the music. 

Want in on the concert? Then take action with Global Poverty Project today! 

To maximize the impact of the music festival, Forbes has partnered with The Global Poverty Project, a nonprofit that fights to end extreme poverty by 2030. Starting today, music lovers and do-gooders can take action at globalcitizen.org/nights and then use points earned for a chance to win free tickets to the October 19 concert.  

From tweeting, to signing a petition or watching an informative video, fans will learn more about the key issues address by The Global Poverty Project while getting one step closer to landing free festival tickets.

You can check out more details on the show's dope lineup of artists below. 

    • Moosh & Twist OCD
      • Moosh & Twist OCD
      • Photo Credit: Courtesy of OCD

Forbes Under 30 Music Festival Lineup: 

Afrojack

Named by Forbes as one of the highest-paid DJ in the business, Afrojack recently dropped his debut studio project, Forget The World, which includes appearances by music heavyweights like Snoop Dogg, Sting and Jared Leto. Afrojack will close out the evening with an unforgettable set of music. 

Wiz Khalifa

LP, a singer/songwriter who has lent her fierce songwriting skills to megastars like Rihanna, will take to the Forbes Under 30 stage, showcasing her undeniable music and soaring vocals. LP's latest project Forever For Now features hits like “Tokyo Sunrise” and “Into the Wild.”

LP

LP, as singer/songwriter who has lent her fierce songwriting skills to megastars like Rihanna, will take to the Forbes Under 30 stage, showcasing her own undeniable music and soaring vocals. LP's latest project Forever For Now features hits like “Tokyo Sunrise” and “Into the Wild.”

OCD: Moosh and Twist

Philly, stand up! Our city's own native hip-hop group OCD: Moosh and Twist will open the festival with an electrifying performance. The group, comprised of 20-year-olds DeQuincy “Moosh” Coleman McRae and Oliver “Twist” Feighan, boasts over 100,000 mixtape downloads and 7 million YouTube views.

You can get more details on the Forbes' Under 30 Summit by visiting www.forbesunder30.com, or by following @ForbesUnder30, #Under30Summit and #GoingtoPhilly on Twitter.


Forbes Under 30 Musical Festival
When: Sunday, October 19, Doors 3:30 p.m. 
Where: The Piazza, 1001 N 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19123
Cost: Free, but ticketed. 
More Info: Visit www.globalcitizen.org/nights#actions to enter for a chance to win tickets. 


What’s Good In My ‘Hood: Jake Weaver, Northern Liberties

  • Posted By: Jared Michael Lowe
  • September 23, 2014
    • Jake Weaver
      • Jake Weaver
      • Photo Credit: J. Lowe for Philly 360

Each month, we showcase a different person from a happening neighborhood in Philly. This month we’ll like to introduce you to graphic artist and nightlife connoisseur, Jake Weaver of Northern Liberties, also affectionately referred to as NoLibs by locals. 

A man of many talents, Jake describes himself as “an artist/musician who refuses to adhere to the conventional idea of being an "adult." Rightly so, a gamer, skater, graphic artists, and event host, Jake has called No Libs his home for over six years, hosting and DJ’ing events at popular haunts such as The Barbary and Kung Fu Necktie.

Considered as one of Philly’s most successful up-and-coming neighborhoods, Northern Liberties features a throng of international restaurants, eclectic pubs and trendy boutiques — all while maintaining an authentic artistic vibe. A short cab ride from Center City, the neighborhood lies north of Old City and west of the Delaware River.

Find out about Jake’s hood below! 


Philly 360° Q&A with NoLibs resident Jake Weaver. 

    • Jake Weaver
      • Jake Weaver
      • Photo Credit: J. Lowe for Philly 360

How do you describe Northern Liberties?

A hodgepodge of what Philly was, is, and will become.

Favorite spots in your hood?

I love the entire area, but I go through phases. Currently, I'd say PYT for their ridiculous burgers and Standard Tap for its solid brunch menu. As far as shopping goes, you can find me at Exit Skate Shop on once a month buying kicks. If I'm trying to splurge, I'll go to Sole Control in the Piazza. Since I live so close to the Piazza, I can’t not go into Jinxed. They have some really cool furniture along with a lot of random 2nd hand items you don't necessarily realize you need until you stumble upon them.

What he likes about his ‘hood?

It’s very accessible.  I can pretty much walk 4 blocks in any direction and find what I'm looking for. The El is only a short walk away.

What should people know about his ‘hood?

It’s more than just a party destination, there are so many places to chill and just be here. You can grab coffee in a café or sit in a bar and meet a stranger from a different walk of life from yours and talk for hours. It’s unpretentious and laid back; in essence, it’s what Philly is all about.

Jake's NoLibs Itinerary: 

The Barbary, 951 Frankford Avenue | Live Music, Entertainment, Drinks, Nightlife
Kung Fu Necktie, 1250 N. Front Street | Live Music, Entertainment, Drinks, Nightlife 
PYT,  The Piazza - 1050 N. Hancock St | Burgers, Late Night Eats, Drinks 
Standard Tap, 901 N. 2nd Street | Beer, Drinks, Brunch, Dining 
The Piazza, 1001 N. 2nd Street | Shopping, Dining, Drinks, Nightlife, Entertainment 
Exit Skate Shop, 825 N. 2nd Street | Shopping, Sneakers, Skater Gear
Sole Patrol, 1050 N. Hancock Street | Sneaker Consignment, Shopping, Vintage Footwear
Jinxed, 1050 N. Hancock Street | Vintage, Furniture, Shopping, Home Goods


Watch the below Visit Philadelphia Neighborhoods video for more great places to visit in Northern Liberties.

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The Philadelphia Collection Continues With Three More Days of Philly Style - Through Wednesday, September 24

  • Posted By: Philly 360
  • September 22, 2014
    • In September, Music, Art and Fashion Take Over In Style
      • In September, Music, Art and Fashion Take Over In Style
      • Photo Credit: Courtesy of Philly Fashion Week

Last week, our city welcomed the return of The Philadelphia Collection, which kicked off on September 17 with trunk shows, designer sales, and exclusive fashion shows.  

Missed out on the fashionable action? Don't worry, there are three more days of fabulous Philly style for you to take advantage of. Below, you can take a look at our top picks for the close out of The Philadelphia Collection 2014. 

So, on your mark, get ready — and shop! 


The Philadelphia Collection
When: September 17- 24
Where: Various Locations
Cost: See website for details.
More Info: Click here.

    • Fabulous Fashion
      • Fabulous Fashion
      • Photo Credit: Photo by M. Edlow for GPTMC

Monday, September 22

Fall Fashions…Locally Made | Time: 3-7 p.m. 

Be among the first to view and purchase the latest fall dresses, jackets and accessories designed and fabricated right here in Philadelphia. Come, sip delicious cocktails and discover some hidden gems in our talent filled city.

Where: Urban Princess Boutique, 620 S. 4th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147


Tuesday, September 23rd

Philadelphia Fashion Incubator Shopping Soiree at The Market & Shops at Comcast Center | Time: 11 a.m. - 7p.m. 

Join the Philadelphia Fashion Incubator designers for a one-day-only shopping soiree at The Market & Shops at Comcast Center. Meet the 2014 Designers-In-Residence in person, and treat yourself to major fashion steals, light bites, tunes, and sips.

Where: 1701 JFK Blvd #300, Philadelphia, PA 19103

 

Imbue & Cayetano Legacy Collection Trunk Show at The Bronzed Bee | 6-9 p.m. 

Come see the Cayetano Legacy Collection statement jewelry trunk show. Local company Imbue machine-washable clothing trunk show will be offering-20% off. Bronzed Bee airbrush tanning studio is also offering 20% off packages. 

Guests will enjoy freshed baked mini cupcakes from special guest Courtney Lapresi of Master Chef along with light fare and bubbly will they shop and get style tips from Imbue & CLC representatives. 

Where: 406 S. 20th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19146

 

Rittenhouse Row Fall Fashion Crawl | Time: 6-8 p.m. 

A roving event highlighting the best of fall fashion and mixology in Rittenhouse.

Where: Rittenhouse Row, All around Rittenhouse Row, Philadelphia, PA 19102 to 19103


Fashion Under The Shambles | 6 p.m. 

A visually tantalizing evening showcasing the best of local Philly men and women fashion with an exciting collaboration between some of the most innovative & creative boutiques, and salons in the South Street Headhouse District. 

Master of Ceremonies is America's Next Top Model Finalist Cory Wade Hindorff. 
Cash Bar, Complimentary Hors D’oeuvres, Rain or Shine, Fashionable Attire Required
RSVP only, VIP Tickets available for $25 at SouthStFashion.Eventbrite.com

Where: 200 Pine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106


Wednesday, September 24

Sweet Octavia Accessories Trunk Show | Time: 6-8 p.m. 

Preview of exclusive, handmade, one-of-a-kind wallets, clutches, cuffs, cross body bags, clothing and MORE. All while enjoying spa treatments & sampling wine selections.

Where: 7175 Ogontz Avenue, Suite C, Philadelphia, PA 19138


And, in honor of all things Philly style, we present one of our Philadelphia faves, Project Runway winner Dom Steater.  Watch our video now! 


Philly 360° Exclusive: BlackStar Film Festival 2014

  • Posted By: Philly 360
  • September 18, 2014
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      • Photo Credit: Stratagem for Philly 360°
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Earlier this summer, Philly welcomed the return of another exclusively-Philadelphia experience, BlackStar Film Festival.

For the third year in a row, BlackStar exploded back on the scene to shine an international spotlight on films, and filmmakers, that are broadening the definition and reach of black cinema here in the US, and around the globe. 

Founded in 2012 by Philly 360°'s only film ambassador Maori Holmes, BlackStar once again took over International House in University City with dozens of film screenings, workshops, panel discussion, mixers and more. From new school film luminaries like Kahlil Joseph, Terence Nance and Arthur Jafa to notable Philly performers, including soul singer Bilal and warrior poet Ursula Rucker, BlackStar attracts some of the top black creatives from around the country. And, Philly definitely came out to show these artists plenty of love! 

For BlackStar 2014, Philly 360° went behind the scene and talked with some of the key players about what makes this film festival, which was hailed as "The Black Sundance" by Ebony Magazine, a must-hit black cinematic experience.  

You can check out our video below.  

Watch our behind-the-scenes exclusive with the BlackStar Film Festival! 


Philly 360° Rewind: 2014 Made In America Festival & Weekend

  • Posted By: Sarah Janiszewski
  • September 17, 2014
    • Made In America 2014
      • Made In America 2014
      • Photo Credit: M. Edlow for Philly 360° / Visit Philadelphia

Jay Z's now signature music festival Budweiser Made in America (MIA) returned to Philadelphia for a third year, and once again, MIA brought a dope two-day experience for festival attendees over Labor Day weekend. 

The festival expanded this year for the first time with bi-coastal events taking place simultaneously in both Philly and in Los Angeles. Both events were packed with talent, although we were partial to the Philly side of things — especially since all of the performances had the city's art museum steps or the Philly skyline as the backdrops for the sets. Philadelphia also brought some only-in-Philly flavor to the festival, including some foodie must-hits within the festival, including Iron Chef Jose Garces' Distrito serving up some bites.

Festivalgoers in Philly and LA could also virtually connect from coast to coast via a screen that streamed what was happening at each festival location. (We peeped that Philly hip-hop artist Chill Moody got into a major rock, paper, scissors virtual battle with another concertgoer on the west coast.)

While we could see what was happening in LA, one thing was very clear — Philly definitely showed up for MIA on the east coast. From pre-MIA events happening leading up to the festival, to Philly talent touching the MIA stages. 


The MIA Weekend Rewind:

    • Made In America
      • Made In America
      • Photo Credit: M. Edlow for Philly 360° / Visit Philadelphia

DJ Aktive's Made in Philly event | Thursday, August 28

First up in the MIA activities was DJ Aktive's event. Aktive took a break from touring with Jennifer Hudson, Common and J. Cole to be in his hometown during MIA. Aktive hosted an event the Thursday night before MIA which was packed with an all-Philly lineup of talent. The event featured talent like DJ Sat-One, Asia Sparks, Aaron Camper, GoGo Morrow and more.

DJ Aktive also took over the Philly 360 Instagram Thursday through Sunday capturing every moment of the pre-parties and festival.

Adam Blackstone and Darrell Robinson's PhillyMade event | Friday, August 29

The following night, sought after musical directors and musicians Adam Blackstone and Darrell Robinson (aka Lil Darrell) were in town to perform during Pharrell's MIA set — so the duo teamed up to throw a pre-MIA event in their hometown that was packed and stacked with some of Philly's finest. Not to mention, performances by Chill Moody, Aaron Camper and others kept the PhillyMade theme going. And, Common brought the entire house down when he hopped on the mic and took over the party. (Look out for full recaps of both pre-MIA events from us.) 

Made in America Festival: Day 1 | Saturday, August 30

The wait was finally over, and the doors were open! MIA officially kicked off in Philly with perfect end of summer weather, and The Parkway filled in with music lovers dressed in their best festival wear, mostly American flag inspired looks. This year, some of our highlights included a packed performance by Philly's own Moosh & Twist, Chromeo's energetic set, J. Cole dropping some of his hits and inspiring some poignant moments through a socially conscious song, Steve Aoki showering the crowd with champagne and headliner Kanye West's show-stopping performance which moved back and forth between his massive list of hits and thought-provoking monologues.

Insider fact: Did you know that DJ Aktive was Yeezy's tour DJ? Aktive continued to take over our Instagram and brought some backstage exclusives, including Ye's trailer backstage and photos from his viewing area with Mrs. West aka Kim Kardashian. Check out our Instagram for all of the pics. 

Made in America Festival: Day 2 | Saturday, August 30

On Day 2, even rain and a momentary thunderstorm evacuation couldn't stop the party from happening. The festival hit the pause button for about an hour and kicked back up in full gear like it never skipped a beat after festivalgoers were able to come back into the event. Some of our top moments included Spoon kicking off the restart of the festival once the gates were reopened. Pharrell gave us a lot of moments onstage, including his speech on female empowerment — and we spotted Philly musicians/musical directors Adam Blackstone and Lil Darrell rocking out with him onstage. And, Tiesto also kicked the festival up to another level with his high-energy set. 

We're still in recovery mode from this epic non-stop party that took over Philly. We touched on a few moments, but take a look through our visual gallery to see everything that went down during Made in America in Philadelphia. 

Also stay tuned for our official recap videos for Made In Philly and PhillyMade.  


Check out the Philly 360° Made In America visual gallery below.  

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Can't Miss Fashion: The Philadelphia Collection Returns - September 17-24

  • Posted By: Jared Michael Lowe
  • September 9, 2014
    • The City Festival at The Piazza
      • The City Festival at The Piazza
      • Photo Credit: D. McDowell for GPTMC/Philly 360°

Ready to bring the fashion again, Philly? Heading into its fifth year, The Philadelphia Collection will take place once again throughout the city from September 17-24. 

As more retailers are flocking to Philly (we see you Uniqlo and Century 21), the fashion-themed weeklong event is an initiative to help place the city of Brotherly love on the national fashion scope. With countless trunk shows, designer sales, and exclusive fashion shows, The Philadelphia Collection includes signature events like Phashion Phest, and Macy’s Fashion Show featuring the Philadelphia Fashion Incubator.

Below, you can take a look at the major happenings of the Philadelphia Collection 2014. Be sure to mark your calendars and get ready for another fun week of shopping, sipping, and preening into fall fashion’s hottest trends.


The Philadelphia Collection
When: September 17- 24
Where: Various Locations
Cost: See website for details.
More Info: Click here.

 

Philly 360° Guide: The Philadelphia Collection 2014

    • Behind the scenes with Dom Streater
      • Behind the scenes with Dom Streater
      • Photo Credit: D. King for Philly 360/Visit Philadelphia

Wednesday, September 17


Macy’s Fall Fashion Show | Time: 1 p.m. 

Join us for a Macy's Fall Fashion Show followed by a sneak preview of the Philadelphia Fashion Incubator Designers in Residence Spring 2015 collections!

Where: Macy's, 1300 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107


Phashion Phest | Time: 6 p.m. 

21st annual showcase of fashion and beauty, open-bar cocktail reception, student designer showcase, salon trends and high-energy fashion show

Where: The Shops at Liberty Place: 1625 Chestnut Street

http://www.phashionphest.com/


Thursday, September 18


StylePOP | Time: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. 

StylePOP is a fashion pop-up market held at Dilworth Park at City Hall.

Where: Dilworth Park at City Hall, Philadelphia, PA 19107


LAGOS “Arm Party” | Time: 5-7 p.m. 

Join us to wardrobe your "arm" and adorn with LAGOS bracelets! Stack them up, and create your individual look for Fall 2014! Join us for wine/champagne, and a “special raffle” drawing! Stop by to join the fun! 5:00- 7:00pm

Where: LAGOS the Store, 1735 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103


TechStyles: Fashion Meets Technology | Time: 6-9 p.m. 

A panel and interactive discussion held at NexFab, bringing together Philadelphia based makers and creators to engage and educate attendees on how technology is integrated into fashion.

Moderator: Sabir M. Peele, Men's Style Pro

Panelists include: Dom Streater, Fashion and Textile Designer Jason Browne, Founder of SPOR Christine Zapata, NextFab Dave Beaker, Beacon and Lively

RSVP today to: 

Where: Next Fab, 2025 Washington Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19146


Boyds Made-To-Measure Event | Time: 9:30 a.m. - 8 p.m. Wednesday, til 6 p.m. Thursday-Saturday

Join top executives from the world's best designers for 4 days to help you design your perfect suit, sport-coat or pant. Exclusive savings for this event only!!

Where: Boyds Philadelphia, 1818 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103

    • Shopping: Philly 360° Style!
      • Shopping: Philly 360° Style!
      • Photo Credit: M.Kennedy for GPTMC

Friday, September 19


United By Blue One Year Anniversary Party | Time: 6-9 p.m. 

United By Blue is celebrating the one year anniversary of its flagship store. Join this sustainable, Philly based company for complimentary cocktails, snacks, and entertainment.

Where: United By Blue Coffeehouse and Clothier, 144 N. 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106


FBH Presents Philly Fashion Week Ready to Wear Runway Show | Time: 7-10 p.m. 

Fashion purveyors and industry movers and shakers take part in PFW's premiere ready to wear fashion show, featuring 10 national & international fashion designers. Doors open at 7p, show starts at 8p. Tickets can be purchased online through the PFW website.

Where: Crane Arts Building: 1400 North American Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122


Saturday, September 20


AN EXQUISITE BRUNCH: Fashion, Food & Photography at the NINObrand Atelier | Time: Noon - 3 p.m. 

We're pleased to invite you to an al fresco celebration of only-in-Philadelphia art, food and fashion. Guests are encouraged to wear favorite NINObrand styles and become part of our photo chronicles, and enjoy the mindful organic fare of SCJRealFood. RSVP by 9/18 to .

Where: 333 S. 20th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103


Sunday, September 21

 

Eagles Watch Party/Line Release | Time: 12-4 p.m. 

Philly Phaithful and Broad Street Broad will host an Eagles/NFL watch party at No. Libs Showroom and release new items from their Fall collection for fashion-forward sports fans.

Where: 737 N. 4th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123


Monday, September 22


Fall Fashions…Locally Made | Time: 3-7 p.m. 

Be among the first to view and purchase the latest fall dresses, jackets and accessories designed and fabricated right here in Philadelphia. Come, sip delicious cocktails and discover some hidden gems in our talent filled city.

Where: Urban Princess Boutique, 620 S. 4th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147


Tuesday, September 23rd


Philadelphia Fashion Incubator Shopping Soiree at The Market & Shops at Comcast Center | Time: 11 a.m. - 7p.m. 

Join the Philadelphia Fashion Incubator designers for a one-day-only shopping soiree at The Market & Shops at Comcast Center. Meet the 2014 Designers-In-Residence in person, and treat yourself to major fashion steals, light bites, tunes, and sips.

Where: 1701 JFK Blvd #300, Philadelphia, PA 19103


Rittenhouse Row Fall Fashion Crawl | Time: 6-8 p.m. 

A roving event highlighting the best of fall fashion and mixology in Rittenhouse.

Where: Rittenhouse Row, All around Rittenhouse Row, Philadelphia, PA 19102 to 19103


Must-Hit: PAFA’s ‘Spiritual Strivings: A Celebration of African American Works on Paper’ - Now through October 12

  • Posted By: Jared Michael Lowe
  • September 5, 2014
    • PAFA
      • PAFA
      • Photo Credit: Visit Philadelphia

In keeping with its mission of promoting transformative art, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (PAFA) has opened two exhibitions of African American Art spanning two centuries. Inspired by W.E.B. Du Bois’ essay “Of Our Spiritual Strivings” in The Souls of Black Folk, ‘Spiritual Strivings: A Celebration of African American Works on Paper’ features more than 90 pieces from the Kelley Collection and artist Eldzier Cortor.

With more than 70 pieces, the “Kelly Collection” – in the Hamilton building – features artwork over the span of the 20th century, with emphasis on the rich evolution of African American art. The exhibition consists of drawings, etchings, lithographs, watercolors, pastels, acrylics, gouaches, linoleum, and color screen prints from widely acclaimed artists such as, Jacob Lawrence, Romare Bearden, Alma Thomas, and Philly’s own Dox Thrash, Paul Keene and Henry Ossawa Tanner.

On display in the Historic Landmark building, the “Eldzier Cortor” exhibition, aptly named after the successful printmaker and painter, consists of 53 objects, including original plates and test proofs, from the years between 1950 and 2000. The installation is curated to take museum-goers on a journey into Cotor’s working methods and showcase how the artist used printmaking as a means to explore motifs in constant change.

Both exhibitions are currently on view. The “Kelley Collection” runs through October 12 meanwhile the “Eldzier Cortor” exhibition s runs through August 31.

‘Spiritual Strivings’ is included in the museum’s admission, which costs $15 for adults; $12 for students and seniors; and is free for children under 12, PAFA members and military personnel.


PAFA Presents Spiritual Strivings: A Celebration of African American Works on Paper
When: Now through October 12
Where: Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, 128 N. Broad Street
Cost: Included with museum admission  
More info: www.pafa.org

 

Swing Into The Weekend With A French Cabaret Inspired First Friday At The Barnes - Friday, September 5

  • Posted By: James Claiborne
  • September 5, 2014
    • With Art Philadelphia Tour With Danny Simmons - Barnes Foundation
      • With Art Philadelphia Tour With Danny Simmons - Barnes Foundation
      • Photo Credit: L. Whitaker for GPTMC

This weekend, The Barnes Foundation returns with another fresh First Friday lineup.

Located along Philly's world famous Benjamin Franklin Parkway, The Barnes is best known for its impressive collection of art, which includes 181 Renoirs, 69 Cézannes (more than all the museums in Paris) and 59 Matisses, along with works by Manet, Van Gogh, Degas, and Picasso.

In addition to works by these well-known artists, the collection also includes an amazing selection of African Art, period furniture and antique brassware—all painstakingly curated over six decades ago by the museum's founder Dr. Albert C. Barnes.

For First Friday, The Barnes invites you to escape to Paris at a cabaret-inspired fête––a sensual feast for your eyes and ears! Dive into the Parisian and Golden Age listening to sounds of the Avalon Jazz Band featuring dances that recall classic jazz halls, flappers, and dandies dancing in a whirlwind to soulful rhymes and rhythms. Activities also include a short talk on the exhibition The World Is an Apple: The Still Lifes of Paul Cézanne

No Paris trip is complete without the French bistro experience. So, sip apéritifs, and savor mini baguette sandwiches, pommes frites, and macarons available for purchase in the The Barnes' main courtyard — or make an evening of it with an intimate dinner at the Garden Café.

With an uncomparable collection of art, and an amazing line-up of artists—First Friday at The Barnes Foundation is a must-hit event for the weekend.


FIRST FRIDAY! FRENCH CABARET
When: Friday, August 1, 6 - 9 p.m.
Where: The Barnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Cost: $25, members free, Use discount code PHILLY360 for a special $20 ticket. 
More Info: Click here


The September Must-Hit List: Sneaker Pimps With Cam'ron, The Philadelphia Collection, Seun Kuti + Rich Medina, Gizmo, STS, The Bearded Bunch, Fly School Circus Arts & More

  • Posted By: James Claiborne
  • September 4, 2014
    • The Bearded Bunch
      • The Bearded Bunch
      • Photo Credit: Darren Burton for Visit Philadelphia

Featured Events:

Sneaker Pimps Featuring Cam’ron — Sunday, September 7

Searching for your next pair of dope kicks? Well, look no further. On Sunday, Sneaker Pimps—the world’s largest sneaker show—comes through Philly with more than 1,500 rare, vintage, customized and celebrity-signed sneakers. The Philly edition of Sneaker Pimps includes a headlining performance by hip-hop great Cam’ron.


Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 + Rich Medina — Monday, September 8   

The son of afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti, Seun Kuti and his band Egypt 80 touch down in Philly alongside veteran turntablist Rich Medina to promote their latest project, A Long Way To The Beginning. The seven-track album, which boasts production creds by GRAMMY-winner Robert Glasper, reimagines Fela’s classic afrobeat sound for the modern ear. It all goes down on September 8 at Union Transfer. #bethere


Gizmo — Tuesday, September 9

Band member and musical director for notable acts like Meshell Ndegeocello, Lalah Hathaway and Bilal, 23-year-old Philly bassist Gizmo has stepped out into the limelight as a solo artist. After releasing his latest EP last year, the music phenom hit the road to share his feel-good, soulful sounds with music lovers across the nation. He hits World Cafe Live next week.


Artist For Artist — Thursday, September 11

Artist For Artist returns to The Fire with live performances by some of the hottest indie acts coming out of Philadelphia. The lineup for the next installment of the music series includes multi-talented vocalist, violinist and beat-boxer Brian Fitzy; poet-turned-emcee STS; up-and-coming rap star Young Gliss; and more. 


Snarky Puppy — Friday, September 12

With the release of their most recent live album, Family Dinner, Snarky Puppy has gone from an underground secret to one of the most respected bands in the game. Their formula is simple—fuse jazz and rock musicians with R&B/soul vocalists to produce a fresh sound that is all their own. Philly fans can catch Snarky Puppy at World Cafe Live.


The Philadelphia Collection — Wednesday, September 17-Wednesday, September 24

Philly fashionistas & style guys: Throw on your hottest stilettos and finest threads and step out in style for The Philadelphia Collection. This signature Philly event will shine an international spotlight on our city’s booming retail and design scenes with runway shows, style soirees, exclusive trunk sales and sophisticated after parties. #TPC2014


Day 26 — Monday, September 22

After a four-year hiatus, R&B power group Day 26, which was created by Diddy for MTV's 2007 hit show Making the Band 4, has reunited and is hitting the road to promote their new music. All five original band members—Robert, Will, Brian, Mike and Qwanell—drop in World Cafe Live to show their Philly fans some love.

    • Russell Simmons, Steve Rifkind & Tayyib Ali at Mitchell & Ness
      • Russell Simmons, Steve Rifkind & Tayyib Ali at Mitchell & Ness
      • Photo Credit: Stratagem for Philly 360°
    • Fly School Circus Arts
      • Fly School Circus Arts
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Philly 360° Spotlights:

The Bearded Bunch

Though it may seem as if a well-kempt beard is a new trend in men's style, the truth is that dapper dudes from Philly have been sporting their beards, with love, for years. We sat down with Kings Rule Together founder Curran J, and seven other stylish gents to chat about the “Philly beard.” Watch our video.


TourStar Music App

Philly-based music industry exec Brandon Pankey is adding another venture to his impressive list of credentials: creator and co-developer of the hot new music app, TourStar. Co-designed with artist engagement company GroundCtrl, TourStar takes users through a virtual Sims-like world where they can experience the ups and downs of touring and fame, and players can win real world prizes.


Mitchell & Ness Presents Russell Simmons

Music industry legends Russell Simmons and Steve Rifkind stopped by Mitchell & Ness to promote their latest venture, All Def Digital (ADD). In a candid discussion moderated by branding consultant Set Free, the two entertainment powerhouses introduced the room to Philly's first ADD artist, Tayyib Ali. Watch our video recap.


Fly School Circus Arts

Fly School Circus Arts helps people of all shapes, sizes and skill levels push the limits of their physical abilities through trapeze. Philly 360° followed along as lifestyle influencer Kharisma McIlwaine took to the sky and tackled her first lesson. Think you're up for the challenge? Watch our video.


Patrick Kelly: Runway of Love & Gerlan Jeans Loves Patrick Kelly - April 27 - November 30, 2014

Patrick Kelly: Runway of Love & Gerlan Jeans Loves Patrick Kelly When: April 27, 2014 - November 30, 2014 Where: Perelman Building, Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2525 Pennsylvania Avenue Cost: $20 General Admission | $14 Students More Info: www.philamuseum.org…

Up-Close Live Featuring Ju-Taun and T-Shaw

Pier Entertainment Presents: Up-Close Live When: Thursdays, September 18 - October 23, 7pm and 9 pm sets Where: Relish, 7152 Ogontz Avenue Cost: $10 More Info: Click here for details. Pier Entertainment returns with their dope live music series…

Forbes Under 30 Musical Festival - Sunday, October 19

Forbes Under 30 Musical Festival When: Sunday, October 19, Doors 3:30 p.m. Where: The Piazza, 1001 N 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19123 Cost: Free, but ticketed. More Info: Visit www.globalcitizen.org/nights#actions to enter for a chance to win tickets. Breaking:…