Your guide to Philly's diverse creative scene, nightlife, music, food & more
With a voice that effortlessly moves between soulful R&B, acoustic folk, and even contemporary pop music, Malaysian singer/songwriter Yuna is on a fast track to the top. This once DIY indie artist boasts an already impressive list of collaborators, including mega-producer Pharrell, and songwriter R&B phenom Raphael Saadiq. Now, signed to Verve Records, Yuna's debut project with the label, Nocturnal, released in late 2013 to rave reviews.
This month, Yuna touches down in Philly, to bless fans, old and new, with an incredible night of her signature feel-good music. Opening performance by alternative/R&B singer/songwriter Jarell Perry.
Want to be there? We're giving away a pair of tickets to the show. Enter for a chance to win below. Click here for the official rules.
When: Tuesday, February 4, 8 p.m.
Where: World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut Street
More info: Buy tickets online here.
A new, dope exhibition is about to hit the Parkway again, and we're hooking you up with tickets to the opening night at The Barnes Foundation with the artist, Rich Medina and more.
Sought after British artist of Nigerian descent Yinka Shonibare will be exhibiting 15 pieces from his collection at The Barnes. The Yinka Shonibare MBE: Magic Ladders exhibition will be at The Barnes from January 24-April 21.
Don't miss the opening night of Magic Ladders on January 24. The night will be packed with live music and performance featuring DJ Rich Medina, Luigi Mazzocchi & The Pagode Project, and of course, special guest Shonibare. Find out how to enter for a chance to be there below.
Enter for a chance to go to the opening night of Yinka Shonibare’s Magic Ladders exhibition at The Barnes. You and a guest will get to party from 6-9 p.m. with Rich Medina, Luigi Mazzocchi and The Pagode Project.
To enter, follow us on Twitter and Tweet:
This contest runs through 12:00 p.m. on January 22, 2014. Click here to see the official rules.
Philadelphia Welcomes Yinka Shonibare Featuring Rich Medina & More
When: January 24, 6 - 9 p.m.
(6–7:30 p.m. Luigi Mazzocchi & The Pagode Project | 7:30–9 p.m. Rich Medina)
Where: The Barnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
Cost: $25 Open Night | $20 Members | $35 Artist Talk
More info: barnesfoundation.org
Starting next week, The 12th Annual First Person Arts Festival kicks off with over 20 events—all celebrating the power of the personal story. This year, First Person Arts has taken their festival events to new heights, presenting an incredible line-up that includes notable artists like Pulitzer Prize-winning author Toni Morrison, Philly-based breakdance pioneer Raphael Xavier, author of the newly released book (1)ne Drop Dr. Yaba Blay, Philly's own Poet Laureate Sonia Sanchez, author and civil rights activist Angela Davis, and many more.
With a lineup this serious, tickets are moving fast. But, don't worry—we're giving one reader a chance to win the Philly 360° Ticket Package, which includes tickets to three great festival events at one low price.
The Philly 360° Ticket Package includes:
Conversation & Song: Walking The Laureate Road - Wednesday, November 6, 7:30 p.m.
The Unofficial Guide To Audience Watching Performance - Wednesday, November 13, or Thursday, November 14, 8 p.m.
(1)ne Drop Project Live - Sunday, November 10, 5 p.m.
Enter for a chance to win below. Click here for the official rules.
Philly does it right when it comes to the arts. Get your best filters ready and snap pics of public art that you spot around Philly. Submit your pictures of murals; sculptures; street art; or paintings in museums, studios and galleries; and you could win a self-portrait painted by Ivben Taqiy and a two-night stay in Philly!
BTW - Ivben Taqiy is a Philadelphia artist who has a signature style that has allowed him to rise to the top of the art scene, including catching the eye of a lot of celebs who commission work from him.
HOW TO ENTER
1. Submit a photo of public art in the Philadelphia region via a tab on our Facebook page OR by tagging your photo on Instagram or Twitter with #Philly360ArtContest. You can submit as many different photos as you like.
2. Write a short caption about the art in the photo and add #Philly360ArtContest to your caption.
3. Then you and all of your friends can vote for your favorite photo. The contest closes on October 24, 2013.
One Grand-Prize Winner will get a self-portrait painted by Philadelphia-based artist Ivben Taqiy, plus a two-night stay at a luxury hotel in Philadelphia.
We’ll pick the winner based on originality, creativity, beauty and number of votes.
Enter here. #philly360artcontest
Riding high off the release of his sophomoric album Born Sinner, Roc Nation rising star J. Cole is bringing his What Dreams May Come Tour to Philly with Wale as special guest. We've got three - count 'em, three - pairs of tickets to give away! Want to be at the show? Enter for your chance to win here. Click here for the official rules.
The contest period has ended.
Wednesday, September 25
5201 Parkside Avenue
So, you've heard that the critically acclaimed musical FELA! is returning to Philly for another round of afrobeat dopeness. The BIG news is this time, Fela! The Musical will star none other than R&B superstar Michelle Williams of Destiny's Child.
And, we just got our hands on some tickets to the showings on Tuesday, March 12, and Wednesday, March 13. Enter for your chance to win here! Contest ends on Monday, March 11, at 5 p.m.
FELA! The Musical featuring Michelle Williams of Destiny's Child.
March 12 - 17
250 South Broad Street
Also, executive produced by an impressive list that includes Questlove, Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith, Jay-Z and the folks at Okayplayer, FELA! tells the true story of Fela Kuti,the revoluntary artist, who pioneered Afrobeat and then used it to ignite a nation. FELA! is a triumphant tale of courage, passion and love, featuring Fela Kuti's electrifying music and the visionary direction and choreography of Tony Award winner Bill T. Jones.
Get your tickets here.
Philly, are you ready to get insane in the membrane (insane in the brain)? Ok, not literally. But, we're hype to see the return of the platinum-selling legendary rap crew Cypress Hill. The hip-hop legends will be letting loose all of their West Coast flavor and chart-topping hits right on the the stage at The Troc. And we have a pair of tickets to their show.
For a chance to win a pair of tickets to see Cypress Hill, enter below through November 19. Click here for the official rules.
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You know we love to hook you up with tickets to shows, and we got our hands on a pair tickets to see NBC's The Voice winner Javier Colon on February 10 at the Keswick.
Want a chance to hear his smooth vocals up close? Enter for yout chance to win tickets below. Contest is running until February 8. Good luck!
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Lupe Fiasco brings his LASERS Tour to the Mann Center with special guest performers Big Sean, Miguel & Tinie Tempah. We got our hands on a pair of tickets, and we want to give you the chance to be there. Contest ends Friday, September 9.
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Sanctuary LIVE! Featuring Jacqueline Constance & Ganou When: Friday, April 18, 7 p.m. Where: Art Sanctuary, 628 S. 16th Street Cost: $10 More Info: RSVP online here. It’s about to go down at Art Sanctuary once again. This month,…
Philly Loves Def Jam When: Saturday, April 19, 9 p.m. Where: Johnny Brenda's, 1201 Frankford Avenue Cost: $10 before 11 p.m., $15 after More Info: Click here to RSVP online. It’s been 30 years since Def Jam landed on…
Black History & Culture Showcase When: Saturday, April 19 & Sunday, April 20. 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Where: Pennsylvania Convention Center, 12th & Arch Street Cost: FREE More Info: Click here for details. As the official birthplace of…