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Don’t Miss: Beyond Rittenhouse…A Curated Pop Up Shop - Through Sunday, November 16

  • Posted By: Jared Michael Lowe
  • November 10, 2014
    • Bus Stop Boutique
      • Bus Stop Boutique
      • Photo Credit: J. Fusco for Visit Philly

As Philly continue its ascent as one of the country’s hottest growing shopping destinations – last month brought Uniqlo, Nordstrom Rack and Timberland to the downtown area – the city is brimming with off the beat retailers in neighborhoods beyond Center City. 

Through November 16, shoppers from all over will have the chance to get a glimpse of the shopping experience from some of Philly’s beloved neighborhoods like Queen Village, Northern Liberties and Old City – all under one roof at Beyond Rittenhouse…A Curated Pop Up Shop of the City’s Hidden Gems at Metropolitan Gallery 250, located at S. 18th Street. 

The pop up shop is curated by Elena Brennan, owner of Bus Stop Boutique and features for other handpicked indie retailers including: her shop which features a collection of men’s and women’s shoes, sophisticated menswear pieces from Armour Philadelphia, the high meets low womenswear lux of Third Street  Habit and the edgy cool accessories from Ritual Ritual.

Some of the design brands featured from the shops will include LA-based Circle of Gentlemen, Isabel Marant, Joie, UNITED NUDE — as well as select items from Philly-based designers and artists such as Amber Noelle, Terese Sydonna and Danny Fox

The pop-up will be open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. for just 10 days, November 7-16. Both cash and credit cards will be accepted. For more information, see below. 

"Beyond Rittenhouse...A Curated Pop Up Shop of  the City's Hidden Gems"
When: Now through November 16, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: Metropolitan Gallery 250, 250 S. 18th Street
Cost: Pay as you go
More info:


The Beast Art Show, An Event For The Artrepreneur – Saturday, November 1

  • Posted By: Sarah Janiszewski
  • October 31, 2014
    • Kriss Mincey's The Beast Art Show
      • Kriss Mincey's The Beast Art Show

What do you get when an entrepreneur meets art? Philadelphia-based alternative R&B singer Kriss Mincey has the answer. She created and curated Unleash the Beast, a three-part series that is all about the artrepreneneur. 

With sounds by Wired 96.5, a performance by Kriss Mincey, a live interview by Sincerely Syreeta, visual and digital art by artists like Peopledelphia, this event is a must-hit for Saturday night. This is the final night of her Unleash the Beast series, so make sure you grab your tickets!

When: Saturday, November 1 | 6-10 p.m.
Where: Impact Hub Philly | 1227 N. 4th Street
Cost: $20
More Info: Click here

November Must-Hit List: Lauryn Hill, Stevie Wonder, Jill Scott, Usher, Ledisi & Exclusives With DJ Jazzy Jeff & Dom Streater

  • Posted By: James Claiborne
  • October 31, 2014
    • Ms. Lauryn Hill
      • Ms. Lauryn Hill
      • Photo Credit: Getty, Andrew H. Walker

 November Events: 

So You Think You Can Dance — Friday, November 7

Fox’s Emmy Award-winning show So You Think You Can Dance has captivated audiences and reinvigorated the country’s fascination with dance forms of all genres. You can watch season 11’s talented top 10 in Philadelphia for a live, one-night-only performance at the Merriam Theater.

Goapele — Saturday, November 8

Hailed as the “spiritual love child of Sade and D’Angelo” by Rolling Stone magazine, songstress Goapele is set to perform at World Cafe Live. Since the 2001 release of her debut project Closer, the Berklee-trained singer/songwriter has entertained fans around the world with her honest music and undeniably soulful sound. Get there in time for the opening performance by Philadelphia’s own R&B/pop/folk vocalist Jade Alston.

Usher: The UR Experience — Tuesday, November 11

Usher is hitting the road with his 27-city music tour, The UR Experience. The self-proclaimed “pop revolution” performer has been spotted hanging out at a few Philly hotspots lately, and he’s returning to perform at the Wells Fargo Center later this month. Usher’s show will feature his signature electrifying dance moves, beat-heavy club anthems and hard-hitting R&B classics from his 20-year discography of chart-topping tracks.

Sittin’ In — Wednesday, November 12

One Wednesday a month, the Kimmel Center opens its doors and stages to some of the city's hottest musicals talents for its popular music showcase, Sittin' In. Approaching its third year, this free concert/party/jam session mash-up is Philly’s go-to event for emerging talent, locally based touring musicians and the music lovers that can't get enough of their dope sounds. This month’s show features performances by the Venissa Santi Band and the Francois Zayas Quintet.

Ms. Lauryn Hill: Homecoming Concert Series — Saturday, November 15

Ms. Lauryn Hill’s 1998 debut album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, sold more than 12 million copies, earning the singer/songwriter five GRAMMYs and the respect of fans from around the world. Now, Hill is back on the road to connect with fans and perform reimagined versions of the hit songs we all love. Rapper Talib Kweli opens the Electric Factory show.

Stevie Wonder: Songs in the Key of Life Tour — Sunday, November 16

Undeniably one of the most significant albums in the history of American music, Stevie Wonder’s Songs in the Key of Life continues to shape and influence music worldwide. As part of his 11-city music tour, the legendary singer/songwriter gives fans a chance to relive the classic at the Wells Fargo Center.

Daley — Tuesday, November 18

The U.S. first got a taste of Daley’s soulful sounds after he collaborated with Philly’s own Marsha Ambrosius on the hit single Alone Together, which appeared on his six-track EP Alone Together. Since finding success in the states, Daley was nominated for two Soul Train Music Awards, collaborated with super producer Pharrell Williams and was featured on Nelly’s 2013 track Heaven.

    • DJ Jazzy Jeff & Dayne Jordan
      • DJ Jazzy Jeff & Dayne Jordan
      • Photo Credit: D. King for Visit Philadelphia

Philly 360° Spotlights:

20 Must-Hit Fall Concerts

It’s official—fall is here. While the weather is cooling down outside, things on the Philly music scene are only getting hotter and hotter. This season, Philly is packed with a steady flow of can’t-miss concerts, shows and festivals. The lineup of hit-making acts stopping through the city includes big names such as Common, Jill Scott, Ledisi, Ms. Lauryn Hill and Stevie Wonder. We pulled together a list of our top 20 picks.

DJ Jazzy Jeff & Dayne Jordan

With a discography that spans two decades and includes hits like the Philly anthem Summertime, hometown legend DJ Jazzy Jeff is legit music royalty. Philly 360° sat down with the busy, internationally touring DJ and his protégé, Philly hip-hop artist Dayne Jordan, for an exclusive, first-time-ever interview on their forthcoming project. Watch our video for a behind-the-scenes look at the duo at work in Jeff’s studio and for more details on their soon-to-be-released album.

Exclusive With Dom Streater

Project Runway winner and Philly native Dom Streater is on a winning streak, and the city has been cheering her on every step of the way. Philly 360° even hit the road to attend Dom’s New York Fashion Week debut. Check out our video for a sneak preview of Dom’s spring 2015 collection and her custom headphone collaboration with high-end audio brand Velodyne.

Jazz At The Annenberg

The Philadelphia fall arts season is in full swing and the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts is bringing a phenomenal lineup of internationally renowned jazz concerts our way. You’ll definitely want to catch these shows—from the moving lyrics of Philly’s own Ursula Rucker to such acclaimed musicians as Patti Austin, Arturo Sandoval and Branford Marsalis.

Check out our exclusive interviews with DJ Jazzy Jeff and his protege Dayne Jordan and Philly's hottest designer Dom Streater.  

Philly 360° Exclusive: Watch Philly Native Dom Streater's New York Fashion Week Takeover

  • Posted By: Jared Michael Lowe
  • October 9, 2014
    • Dom Streater Debuts Spring/Summer 2015 Collection
      • Dom Streater Debuts Spring/Summer 2015 Collection
      • Photo Credit: D. King for Visit Philadelphia / Philly 360

Project Runway winner and Philly native, Dom Streater is on a winning streak and the city has been cheering her on every step of the way.

During this past New York Fashion Week, Philly 360° hit the road to attend Dom’s spring/ summer 2015 collection runway show debut. Inspired by a mile-high view of the changing landscape during a recent cross–country voyage, Streater’s collection, “Elevated”,  featured psychedelic prints on long flowy maxi dresses, chambray cocktail dresses, and even a riff on aviation.

BTW, we definitely want those vintage-inspired flight attendant hats and bags.

Furthering her brand, Dom collaborated with high-end audio company Velodyne to design custom headphones using the prints from her spring/summer collection. You can get a sneak preview of  the Velodyne collab and Dom’s spring 2015 collection in our exclusive recap video below. Check it out! 

Watch our exclusive, all-access video of Dom Streater's 2015 spring/summer collection debut during New York Fashion Week.  


Eight Essential Retail Openings Coming To Philly This Fall

  • Posted By: Jared Michael Lowe
  • October 3, 2014
    • Eight Essential Retail Openings Coming To Philly This Fall
      • Eight Essential Retail Openings Coming To Philly This Fall
      • Photo Credit: R. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia

Fall is officially here. And as always, it's bringing with it a ton of new store openings. From the recent open of contemporary clothing store, VINCE, on 17th and Walnut Street, to the coming attraction of designer department stores like Uniqlo, which opens this week, Philly is buzzing with new retailers.

And if you’ve been following, the swell of retail activity over the past few years have been rapidly picking up the pace. Over the past year, stores such as Stuart Weitzman, Camper, Madewell, Theory, and Ulta have impacted the Center City shopping experience.

In essence,  Philly has had over 30 new stores of all sort that have opened, including nationwide chains, independent men’s and women’s boutiques, jewelry and shoe stores, and more. It also helps that Philly (along with the rest of PA) is tax-free when it comes to clothing; which is all the more reason to indulge shopping in the city.

So, to stock up on fall wardrobe essentials, we’ve compiled a few new spots that will open their doors this fall. Check them out below!

    • Philly 360° Shopping Guide
      • Philly 360° Shopping Guide

1. Uniqlo

Opening: October 3, 2014
Location: 1608 Chestnut Street

In addition to opening three stores (there’s one in King of Prussia Mall and another in Willow Grove Park Mall), Uniqlo, the international clothing retailer for high quality casual wear, will on Chestnut Street in Center City this fall. That means more options for crisp denim for the win!

2. Timberland

Opening: Opening this fall
Location: 17th and Walnut Street

We, Philadelphians have a special affinity for ‘timbs (affectionately shortened for Timberland boots). So it makes sense that a Philly Timberland flagship store will open in the heart of the city. Get ready to stock up on boots for the winter, when Timberland opens close to Stuart Weitzman on the 17th hundred block of Walnut Street.


3. Century 21

Opening: October 2014
Location: 8th and Market Street

For ages, the popular NY based designer discount store has served fashionistas well stocking up on exclusive finds from designers such as Dolce & Gabbana and Prada. Now, the Philadelphia Century 21 will be the chain’s ninth location in the country and the first outside the NY metropolitan area. What’s even better? The 100,000 sq. foot store will occupy the former Strawbridge’s location at 8th and Market East (just blocks away from the new Jefferson Station).

    • Timberland, opening in Philly fall 2014
      • Timberland, opening in Philly fall 2014
      • Photo Credit: Courtesy of


Opening: It’s already opened!
Location: 1701 Walnut Street

The contemporary clothing line known for its knitwear and a solid assortment of basics has already invaded center city and word has it, it’s a crowd pleaser. Stop by before all those cool knit sweaters are sold out!


5. Nordstrom Rack

Opening: October 24, 2014
Location: 1700 Chestnut Street

Inhabiting the home that was Daffy’s on 1700 Chestnut Street, Nordstrom Rack will make its debut toward the end of October. What’s there to get excited about? Similar to Century 21, there will be designer styles with deep discounts. Alas, Nordstrom also has a pretty impressive plus size collection that features fabulous steals from designers like Vince Camuto, Calvin Klein, and MICHAEL Michael Kors.

6. Goorin Brothers

Opening: It’s already opened!
Location: 1427 Walnut Street

Opening in the space that was once inhabited by Center City’s M.A.C. store, Goorin Brothers has recently set up shop. The 119 year old American hat haberdashery has opened near Broad and Walnut adding a rustic hipster vibe to the always trendy neighborhood.

    • Philly 360° Shopping Guide
      • Philly 360° Shopping Guide
      • Photo Credit: R. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia

7. Vans

Opening: Opening this fall
Location: 1708 Walnut Street

The beloved skater’s shoe paradise will make Philly its home this fall. Originally scheduled to open this spring and taking over the street level to Jacque Ferber’s furs, Vans plans to open sometime mid-fall. We can already see sneakerheads lined up for Vans’ latest line of tropical inspired kicks.

8. Michael Kors

Opening: November 13, 2014
Location: 1705 Walnut Street

Across the street from new Vans store, Michael Kors will be arriving to the center city district come November. Also, taking over another establishment (remember, Burberry was there for a minute), the store will be multileveled and will feature a lot of the label’s signature items. So, if you’re interested in stocking up on Kor’s envious MK logo wrapped goods, the Philly store will be here in no time.

October Must-Hit List: Wiz Khalifa, OCD: Moosh & Twist, Nas, Marsha Ambrosius, Aaron Camper & More

  • Posted By: James Claiborne
  • October 2, 2014
    • Nas at The Electric Factory
      • Nas at The Electric Factory
      • Photo Credit: L. Tellington for GPTMC

Must-Hit October Events: 

UNIQLO Philly Love Fest Featuring Questlove - Saturday, October 4

To celebrate the opening of its new downtown Philadelphia flagship store, international clothing retailer UNIQLO is throwing a huge, community-themed party at  Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse. The UNIQLO Philly Love Fest will present a Philadelphia/Tokyo culture collision through food, games, music and performances. In fact, Mr. Global Philly himself, Questlove, will spin a fresh-to-death playlist for his hometown fans. 

Nas is hitting the road for a U.S. tour. He’ll perform music from the project that launched his career, Time is Illmatic—widely embraced as one of the most influential albums in hip-hop. This highly anticipated tour coincides with the release of the legendary rapper’s Tribeca Film documentary, Nas: Time Is Illmatic. Philly hip-hop fans can catch him at The Keswick Theater.

DesignPhiladelphia — Thursday, October 9 - Friday, October 17

DesignPhiladelphia returns, taking over a host of Philly venues and creative spaces this October. Now in its 10th year, the festival has grown into one of the largest of its kind, presenting 120 exhibitions, open studio tours, talks and workshops, plus 400 of the city’s brightest creative professionals.

Art After 5: Afropop Dance Party — Friday, October 17

This month’s installment of the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s popular Friday night mixer, Art After 5, promises to be an unforgettable sonic journey, laced with the sweet rhythms of Afropop music. DJ Rahsaan starts the evening with the latest hits from Ghana and beyond, and multi-instrumentalist Kinobe—hailed as the new voice of Ugandan music—closes the night out with an intimate set of world music.

Forbes Under 30 Music Festival — Sunday, October 19

Music all-stars Afrojack, Wiz Khalifa, LP and OCD: Moosh & Twist land in Philly this month to headline the Forbes Under 30 Music Festival. Held at The Piazza in Northern Liberties, the festival kicks off Forbes’ Under 30 Summit, which will host 1,000 of the country’s leading young entrepreneurs for three days of panels, TED-style presentations and Shark Tank-style pitch contests.

Up-Close Live Featuring Aaron Camper — Thursday, October 23

After spending months on the road touring with industry heavyweights such as Justin Timberlake, Philly’s favorite music transplant, Aaron Camper, is back in town and performing at West Oak Lane soul food joint Relish. The next edition of Up-Close Live features two full sets of music by Camper and a live interview with Philly-based blogger and Ebony contributor Sincerely Syreeta.

Marsha Ambrosius — Thursday, October 23

Calling all the lovers: Still riding high off the release of her latest album Friends & Lovers, R&B songstress Marsha Ambrosius is set to hit The TLA on South Street for an incredible night of Philly soul. If you’re jonesin’ for Marsha’s killer vocals, sultry music and “keep-it-trill” commentary on life and love, we suggest you grab tickets now.

    • PhillyMade
      • PhillyMade
      • Photo Credit: M. Edlow for Visit Philadelphia / Philly 360°

Philly 360° Spotlights:

Rewind: PhillyMade

The night before MIA hit the Parkway with headliners Pharrell and Kanye West, a concert/party of epic proportions went down at Voltage Lounge. A BASSic Black Entertainment–X Kontraband 215 mashup, PhillyMade featured an incredible roster of talent including West Philly emcee Chill Moody, singer/songwriter Aaron Camper, Kontraband 215 front man Scoop, and hip-hop great Common. Watch our recap video.

What’s Good In My ‘Hood: Northern Liberties

Each month, Philly 360° showcases a creative from a trendy neighborhood in Philly. We recently linked up with graphic artist and nightlife connoisseur Jake Weaver of Northern Liberties—also referred to as “NoLibs” by locals. From vintage sneaker consignment shop Sole Patrol to his favorite burger joint PYT, Jake gives us an insider’s look at his ’hood. Get details here.

Style Guide: Shop “Heritage-Hipster” in Old City

For the next edition of the Philly° 360 Style Guide, we're focusing our attention on a special group of stylish gents that we've dubbed "The Heritage Hipster." You know the type—he’s uber stylish, wears great heritage brand jeans, loves vintage everything and is well-groomed in the most unassuming way. If that’s you, then we have a few OId City shops that you must check out. Find out more here.

Rewind: The 2014 BlackStar Film Festival

For the third year in a row, BlackStar Film Festival exploded on the scene to shine a spotlight on the films and filmmakers that are broadening the definition of black cinema around the globe. Philly 360° went behind the scenes to capture the people and movement that powered BlackStar 2014. Watch our video recap.

Questlove DJs The UNIQLO Philly Love Fest At Smith Memorial Park Playground This Weekend - Saturday, October 4

  • Posted By: James Claiborne
  • October 1, 2014
    • Questlove
      • Questlove
      • Photo Credit: M. Edlow for Visit Philadelphia / Philly 360°

Philly's shopping scene just keeps getting better, and better. Next up on our retail radar, UNIQLO!

The international clothing brand, adored for high-quality casualwear and great prices, will open on Chestnut Street in Center City this Friday — a big win for Philadelphia shoppers.

To celebrate the grand opening of its new Philadelphia flagship store, the global clothing retailer announced that it will host a community-themed festival at Smith Memorial Park Playground and Playhouse on Saturday, October 4.

The UNIQLO Philly Love Fest will coincide with the opening of the brand's first downtown Philly store at 1608 Chestnut Street. Capitalizing on the major buzz around the opening, UNIQLO's Philly Love Fest will present a culture collision of Philadelphia and Tokyo influences through food, games and performances.

In fact, Mr. Global Philly himself, Roots drummer and famed turntablists Questlove will even be making an appearance and spinning a set between 4:15 – 5:45 p.m.

Other UNIQLO Philly Love Fest highlights include runway shows featuring traditional Japanese Taiko drummers, Philadelphia bucket drummers and breakdancers; face painting in the traditional Japanese styles of Anime, Manga and Kabuki in Philly team colors; food trucks serving up good eats influenced by both cities; and carnival games where attendees play to win gift cards, food truck vouchers and other prizes. 

Guests will even have a chance to snap and share selfies at the UNIQLO social ‘Step and Repeat.' So, make sure you're wearing your flyest festival gear.

The ‘UNIQLO Philly Love Fest’ is free and open to the public. UNIQLO will even provide free transportation to and from the event via UNIQLO branded double-decker buses.

Customers can board the bus at the following stops:

— South 16th Street & Market Street (Pick Up Only)
— Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul, 1723 Race Street (Pick Up Only)
— Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy (Pick Up Only)
— Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse, 3500 Reservoir Dr (Pick Up & Drop Off)
— UNIQLO, 1608 Chestnut Street (Drop Off Only)

You can visit UNIQLO’s Facebook page at for more information and event details. 

UNIQLO Philly Love Fest featuring Questlove 
When: Saturday, October 4, 
Where:  Smith Memorial Park Playground, 3500 Reservoir Drive
Cost: FREE
More Info: Click here

Philly 360° Style Guide: Philadelphia Menswear Shops For The ‘Heritage Hipsters’ In Old City

  • Posted By: Philly 360
  • September 25, 2014
    • Philly 360° Mens Style
      • Philly 360° Mens Style
      • Photo Credit: Darren Burton for Visit Philadelphia

For our next edition of the Philly° 360 Style Guide, we're focusing our attention on a special group of stylish gents that we've dubbed "The Heritage Hipster." 

Okay, so let's just own it. We know that the word "hipster" can be a polarizing term, capable of causing intense feelings of love, or hate, when used. But, in this case we've got nothing but good things to say about these fashionable fellahs. You know the type — the uber stylish, heritage brand-wearing, vintage-loving, well-groomed in the most unassuming way type of guy. 

Philly has plenty of dope "Heritage-Hipster" style and shopping options. And, we absolutely love every bit of it.

If you're on the lookout for your next fab vintage or heritage find, then your next shopping destination has to be the popular Philly neighborhood of Old CityThis part of town is renown for good eats, great art galleries and some of the finest vintage/thrift shopping that Philadelphia has to offer. 

Check out our pick's for this week's menswear style guide, and stay tuned for a few more classic Philly looks, courtesy of Philly 360°. Also, make sure to check out our style guide for the 'Dapper Sophisticants' of Rittenhouse Square.

The ‘Heritage Hipsters’ Of Old City

    • Philly 360° Mens Style
      • Philly 360° Mens Style
      • Photo Credit: Darren Burton for Visit Philadelphia

The ‘Heritage Hipster’: Old City

The Shirt - Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction

At Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction, heritage, originality and time-honored craftsmanship are the order of the day for this rustic boutique. Pick up your hearty, hand-crafted Gitman Bros. button-down. You’ll be right up there with those that paved the way to the ‘Cradle of Liberty.’ (116 N. 3rd Street)

The Shoes - Briar Vintage

For an impeccable pair of shoes, join the generations of men who have gone for the classic Oxford style. Briar Vintage has quite a selection dating from the 1960s all the way back to the 1800s. Your style is guaranteed to be one for the ages after hitting this shop. (62 N. 3rd Street)

The Jeans - Charlie’s Jeans

‘Best of Philly 2011’ winner Charlie’s Jeans, offers the guys and girls a premium selection of denim. Find your own pair of perfectly sized dungarees to match that button-up and you’ll be the epitome of rustic charm. (1735 Chestnut Street)

The Accessory - Lost + Found

For a stand-out addition to your look, try on-trend, Old City boutique Lost + Found. This mother-daughter run style spot has long-lasting vintage belts for a fraction of the price. Look stylish without trying too hard or spending too much. (133 N. 3rd Street)

The Separates - Sugarcube

Go full, vintage-meets-timeless style at Sugarcube, a boutique that carries everything from small label to well-known classic. We suggest a clean cut, casual chic blazer from Rag & Bone. Rest assured, Sugarcube’s selection will consistently provide you solid wardrobe mainstays. (124 N. 3rd Street)

And, to complete this week's menswear guide, we leave you with our latest venture — The Bearded Bunch video collab with Kings Rule Together founder Curran J.

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

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.


Patrick Kelly: Runway of Love & Gerlan Jeans Loves Patrick Kelly - Through December 7

Patrick Kelly: Runway of Love & Gerlan Jeans Loves Patrick Kelly When: April 27, 2014 - December 7, 2014 Where: Perelman Building, Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2525 Pennsylvania Avenue Cost: $20 General Admission | $14 Students More Info:…

My Thoughts Wear Crowns Featuring American Queen TJD - Through December 31

My Thoughts Wear Crowns When: Opening reception, Saturday, November 15, 4 - 6 p.m.; Exhibit open through December 31, 2014 Where: Art Sanctuary, 628 S. 16th Street Cost: Free More Info: RSVP for the reception here, or view Art…

WDAS: 1st Annual Holiday Jam with Jill Scott, KEM, Ledisi, Joe and Faith Evans - Friday, November 28

WDAS: 1st Annual Holiday Jam with Jill Scott, KEM, Ledisi, Joe and Faith Evans When: Friday, November 28, 7 p.m. Where: The Liacouras Center, 1776 N Broad Street Cost: $50-100 More Info: Buy tickets here. Philly’s fave R&B/soul station…