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Twitter Contest: Win Tickets To Yinka Shonibare's Exhibition Opening Night Party Featuring Rich Medina & More

  • Posted By: Philly 360
  • January 15, 2014
    • Rich Medina
      • Rich Medina
      • Photo Credit: M. Edlow for GPTMC

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. 

Twitter Contest

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: 

“Hey @Philly360 , I want to party with @richmedina & check out Yinka Shonibare’s new #MagicLadders exhibit at @the_barnes.”

This contest runs through 12:00 p.m. on January 22, 2014. Click here to see the official rules. 

    • Yinka Shonibare MBE
      • Yinka Shonibare MBE
      • Photo Credit: Courtesy of the artist

Exhibition Details

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:

Philly Fashion Week - February 21-23

  • Posted By: Philly 360
  • February 20, 2013
    • Philly Fashion Week
      • Philly Fashion Week
      • Photo Credit: Courtesy of Philly Fashion Week

Hey, all of you Philly-fashionistas and stylish guys - things are about to get haute!

Philly Fashion Week returns for another season of hot fashions from all around the world. We're talking about the world's top designers showcasing their latest collections, as Philly induldges on its passion for all things new and couture. So, pick out your best pumps, and put your best foot forward for this celebration of style, fashion and Philly! 

You can get more information here.  

Event Details

Philly Fashion Week 

February 21 - 23, 2013

Click here for times and location details. 

Black Friday Shopping In Philly

  • Posted By: Philly 360
  • November 24, 2011
    • Marsha Ambrosius
      • Marsha Ambrosius
      • Photo Credit: photo by D. King for GPTMC

Take a break from overly crowded malls and do some local shopping in Philadelphia this Black Friday. Some of our favorite boutiques are having some serious Black Friday sales. And, Philly is making it a little easier for you to get your jump start on holiday shopping.

Insider fact: The term “Black Friday” originated right here in Philly.


Black Friday Shopping

Arcadia Boutique

819 N. 2nd Street

Their annual “Black on Black” sale is back for Black Friday. They’ll be offering 30% off anything black and 15% off everything else. Hot cider (spiked or not) will be served all weekend.

Bus Stop Boutique

750 S. 4th Street

Look for two happenings at Bus Stop on Black Friday. Running all day long, the “Black on Black Sale” offers customers 20% off all Autumn/Winter “black” styles. That evening, from 5:30-9:00 p.m., take part in the latter event, a collaborative holiday shopping party with Three Sirens Boutique. Receive free styling tips and learn different ways to mix and match the same holiday fashions from party to party without looking like a rerun. Enjoy “Little Black Dress” wine and nibbles while you shop and swap styling suggestions.


EA Effect

1050 N. Hancock Street (Piazza at Schmidt's)

Suite 58

Unique, one of a kind, limited edition pieces. Jewelry and clothing from independent labels and affordable prices.  On Black Friday, EA Effect is offering up to 50% off of Amaresinh, Heartless Revival, Pearl in Crown, Independent Flavor and other local and independent designers. Shop locally, far from mainstream and close to cool.

Smak Parlour

219 Market Street

Enjoy a champagne shopping spree and storewide sale, as everything from sequin tops, adorable gifts, accessories, little black dresses to jackets and more will be discounted. There will also be a Special Sample Sale, a $20 rack of one-of-a-kind pieces. Plus, get a beautiful silver or gold rose ring with purchase of $50 or more.


Third Street Habit

153 N. 3rd Street

Enjoy a 40% discount on all Isabel Marant, Wednesday through Saturday! (The store is closed Thanksgiving Day.)

Manayunk White Friday

Canal View Park (Main & Cresson Streets)

Manayunk celebrates “White Friday” with the city’s first Christmas Tree lighting, caroling, Santa Claus and an outdoor bridal gown show by Nicole Miller.


Black Friday Insider Tips & Sips

SEPTA's Santa Express

For the first time in the 21-year history of SEPTA’s Santa Express, Philadelphia-area families can arrive at the Gallery at Market East on Black Friday, not just in style, but for free, thanks to Constellation Energy. On Santa Express trains, Santa’s helpers will spread goodwill by passing out goodie bags to children. The trains will be full of onboard fun, including magicians, face painters, costumed characters and, of course, Santa and the Mrs. Claus.


Liberte at the Sofitel

120 S. 17th Street

Take a shopping break on Black Friday with a special happy hour, noon - 7:00 p.m. including great cocktail, wine and beer specials.

Square 1682

121 S. 17th Street

From 5:00 - 7:00 p.m., you’re definitely going to need to take a load off from a day of hardcore shopping. Enjoy $7 signature cocktails, $5 wine(s) of the day and half-priced bar bites.


For more shopping spots and tips, check out uwishunu's post.

On The Reel: Video - Summer Makeovers With Fashionista Rakia Reynolds

  • Posted By: Philly 360
  • July 8, 2011
    • Rakia Reynolds
      • Rakia Reynolds

On The Reel:

Summer Makeovers With Fashionista Rakia Reynolds

Attention fashion fanatics looking for the hottest summer looks! Philly 360 Fashion Insider Rakia was spotted giving a few ladies some fresh summer makeovers.

Rakia took them all over Philly for their makeovers, including Salon Tenshi, Tenshi Beauty Bar, Shanu Designs, Bus Stop Boutique, Lost + Found, Third Street Habit and Franklin Square Boutique.

Watch all three segments to see the style transformations.

MIA with Ab-Soul - April 25, 2014

MIA w/ Ab–Soul When: Friday, April 25 Where: Tower Theater, 69th and Ludlow Streets Cost: $35 More Info: Bursting back on the scene since having her baby boy, MIA is headed out alongside Top Dawg Entertainment (TDE) artist,…

SpeakEasy: A Lil' Late Night Wordplay - April 25, 2014

SpeakEasy: A 'Lil Late Night Wordplay When: Friday, April 25, 11 p.m. - 2 a.m. Where: Warmdaddy's, 1401 S. Columbus Blvd. Cost: $10 More Info: More info online here. Don't miss it as Philly's hottest female poets and emcees…

Mike Epps - April 26, 2014

Mike Epps When: Saturday, April 26 Where: Tower Theater, 69th and Ludlow Streets Cost: $50 More Info: Funny man Mike Epps, (Friday After Next, The Hangover II) is hitting the Tower Theaterthis month for his “After Dark Tour,”…