Your guide to Philly's diverse creative scene, nightlife, music, food & more
The August 30 show is historic moment for the entertainer and the entire city — Hart's Lincoln Financial Field show marks the first time that a comedian will headline a show at an official NFL football stadium. #winning
But before Hart — a very vocal advocate for health and wellness — hits "The Linc" with his 45-city tour, he'll team up with Nike+ Run Club for a pop-up 5K run on Saturday, August 29. The race is offering free online registration and kicks off at 8:04 a.m. at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
So, come out and get your morning workout in with one of the funniest men is the business — Philly's own Kevin Hart.
Philly, we've got big news. Scratch that — we've got epic news.
This Sunday, August 30 fans can catch the rocker live at The Mann Center in Fairmount Park for another can't-miss concert under the Philadelphia summer sky.
The “American Woman” singer and four-time Grammy-winner is currently out on the road on a world tour in support of his latest project, Strut, which was hailed as one of the best albums of 2014 by Rolling Stone magazine.
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The giveaway will run through Thursday, August 27 at 5 p.m. and you can submit one entry per day per email address to increase your winning odds.
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Tonight, Art Sanctuary — Philly's premier black arts hub — presents its monthly third Friday open mic and music showcase, Sanctuary LIVE! This edition of the monthly jam features an intimate night of music with Philly's own indie soul-star, Jacqueline Constance.
An emerging artists on the local music scene, Jacqueline Constance is Philly-born singer/songwriter who's known for silky vocals, undeniable grooves and her penchant for creating dope beats with a loop pedal during her sets.
Effortlessly blending hip-hop, soul and jazz influences into her sound, Constance is a unique and fresh addition to the Philadelphia musical landscape. Armed with a mic, foot pedal and a small mixer this Philadelphia-born powerhouse turns breaths, beats and other vocal elements into an intricate background track for her live performances.
Born and raised in the Mt Airy section of Philadelphia, Jacqueline attended the legendary Creative and Performing Arts High School which also brought us such artists as the Roots, Boyz II Men, Jazmine Sullivan, to name a few. Constance has also performed at notable venues such as The Hard Rock Cafe, World Cafe Live and the Kimmel Center.
Sanctuary LIVE! is hosted by Philly-based poet Safa and kicks off with an open mic from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The open mic segment is backed by rising Philly jazz vocalist and pianist, V. Shayne Frederick — a pitch perfect addition to any musical setting.
In addition to the lush vocals from the incredible lineup of musicians, attendees will get a chance to check out Art Sanctuary's latest exhibit, My Son Matters, which includes over two dozen poignant photographs of black mothers and their sons.
Be sure to RSVP in advance, because you most definitely want to be front and center when these Philly talents step on stage. Wine and light fare included.
UPDATE: Please note, this show has been moved to September 20 at The TLA due to the upcoming Papal visit. All details below reflect the new, updated time and location.
Since the 2012 US release of her debut album Is Your Love Big Enough?, UK singer, songwriter Lianne La Havas has been living a charmed life.
Her 2012 album was named the iTunes Album of 2012 and upon hearing it megastars Stevie Wonder and Prince both reached out to connect with London's rising soul star — personally praising her feel-good, authentic sound.
More recently, the singer dropped her sophomoric project, Blood, in July of this year. The project has been widely acclaimed as an instant classic and includes La Havas' lead single, "Unstoppable." With the release of the project, Lianne takes to the road for an international tour that will take the honey-voiced, soul-laced recording artists to more than 40 cities across the US, Europe and Canada.
On September 20, La Havas hits the TLA on South Street for an incredibly beautiful, intimate night of music. Grab your tickets now because you won't want to miss her Philadelphia return.
Kevin Hart is bringing it home this month. On August 30, the native Philly funnyman and all-star entertainer will land in Philadelphia with the highest-grossing comedy show of all time, The What Now? Tour.
In early April, the self-proclaimed "hardest working comedian in show business" hit the road with this tour and is set to perform in 45 cities throughout the U.S. and Canada. A historic moment for the entertainer and Philadelphia, Hart's Lincoln Financial Field show marks the first time that a comedian will headline a show at an official NFL football stadium.
This year has been another landslide year for the Philadelphia-born talent. In 2015, Hart has released two movies, The Wedding Ringer and Get Hard, while on the road for with this four-month comedy tour. Next year, Kevin will star in Ride Along 2, the highly anticipated sequel to last year’s $100 million blockbuster hit.
Kevin admittedly gets his grind-hard work ethic from his Philly roots, and all of his work has more than paid off. Check out this video exclusive with Kevin and Ice Cube shopping Philly sportwear destination Mitchell & Ness.
As always — Kevin Hart's has got jokes for days.
A celebrated saxophonist, composer and band leader, Kamasi Washington has had an epic year, thus far. Along with releasing his gamechanging project, aptly titled The Epic, on the genre-defying label Brainfeeder in May, Washington was also featured on Kendrick Lamar's 2015 breakout album, To Pimp A Butterfly — both of which are being hailed as instant classics by fans and critics alike.
With over 172 minutes of music across three volumues, Kamasi Washington's latest project is an epic musical journey brought to life by Washington's itensely futuristic saxophone playing and a 32-piece orchestra and a 20-piece choir.
One listen to The Epic will have you feenin' for a live musical experience with Kamasi and his band. Luckily for us, Washington is set to perform at University City music hotspot, World Cafe Live on Thursday, August 27.
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After playing a previous surprise show in Washington D.C., Wonder hit the road and landed in Philly this afternoon to entertain his fan and drop some exciting news about his Songs in the Key of Life tour. Stevie's short set even included a surprise appearance by Philadelphia singer/songerwriter, Jazmine Sullivan, who sat in on a unforgettable version of Stevie's hit, Superstition.
Along with the pop up show, the legendary songwriter announced an extension for his current tour, which includes final run of shows to 20 North American cities including Philadelphia on Wednesday, October 7 at Wells Fargo Center.
Citibank pre-sale tickets are available on Tuesday, August 18 at Noon EST through Citi's Private Pass® Program in select cities. For complete pre-sale details, visit www.citiprivatepass.com. General tickets for select cities will be available beginning Friday, August 21 at 10AM EST at ComcastTIX.com, Wells Fargo Center Box Office or by phone.
Yes, the summer season seems to be flying by. But, don't fret — there's still no shortage of dope live entertainment rocking Philadelphia stages over the next few weeks.
From heavyweight music veterans like Jay Z, Beyonce, Chris Brown, Diana Ross and Beanie Sigel, to emerging Philly-based acts like Laurin Talese and Chill Moody — we've pulled together a list of all of the can't-miss shows that are going down in Philadelphia through late summer.
You can find all of the details on these shows below, and be sure to keep an eye on the Philly 360° events page for all of the city's hottest live music concerts, fashion events and creative happenings. Let's go!
Tuesday, 6 p.m. | Stratus Rooftop Lounge, 433 Chestnut Street | Free
Philly-based singer/songwriter Laurin Talese headlines a weekly night of jazz and cocktails at the Stratus Rooftop Lounge in Old City. So, if you're looking for your next favorite weekly jam with a great cocktails, a stellar view of the city and one of the best jazz artists that Philly has to offer — then this event is for you. MORE INFO
Tuesday, August 18 | The TLA, 334 South Street | $10
The cutting-edge musical initiative PHL Live Center Stage is back for the second year and they are kicking it off big at The TLA on South Street on Tuesday, August 18. Now partnering with Philly Fashion Week, this kick-off will feature fun, fashion and music by Philly’s own Chill Moody and Kid Felix. MORE INFO
Wednesday, August 19 | Underground Arts, 1200 Callowhill Street
This special edition of the Heineken Green Room includes a creative fusion of music and art featuring Maseo, an anchoring member of the legendary hip-hop group De La Soul, and international graffiti master, Tim Diet. MORE INFO
Thursday, August 20 | Underground Arts, 1200 Callowhill Street | $3 with RSVP
Joining Bilal on August 20 for the next edition of Red Bull Sound Select will be Son Little, a former collaborator of The Legendary Roots Crew and RJD2 and newcomer Kate Faust — a soulful singer/songwriter that has been making plenty of noise on the local music scene. MORE INFO
Friday, August 21 | Susquehanna Bank Center, 1 Harbour Boulevard, Camden, NJ | $25-$270
Set to be an epic night, “Loyal” singer Chris Brown is bringing his One Hell of a Nite Tour just across the bridge to the Susquehanna Bank Center on Friday, August 21. The 25-city tour, which is making its way to town just as concert-goers are getting all their last shows in for late summer, features a lively lineup of acts including Fetty Wap, Kid Ink, Omarion and Teyana Taylor. MORE INFO
Friday, August 21 | Pub Webb, 1527 Cecil B. Moore Avenue | $25
Peedi Crakk rose to fame during the State Property take over when a few dope emcees from Philadelphia found themselves signed to one of the hottest labels of the late 90s and 2000s–Roc-A-Fella Records under the guise of Jay-Z and Dame Dash. Crakk’s melodic flow and playful banter quickly put a spotlight on the North Philadelphia native as a standout star. Catch him at a special edition of the “I Heart the Arts” Variety Show at Pub Webb. MORE INFO
Saturday, August 22 | Dell Music Center, 2400 Strawberry Mansion Drive | $25-$55
The city's own celebrated actress and author, Sheryl Lee Ralph's brings her annual hit “Diva's Simply Singing” to The Dell on August 22. This year's program includes a phenomenal lineup of powerhouse diva-worthy vocalists, including Faith Evans, Meli'sa Morgan, Carol Riddick, Urban Guerilla Orchestra, Angela Winbush, Monifah, Matthew Schuler and Candace Benson. MORE INFO
Sunday, August 23 | Dell Music Center, 2400 Strawberry Mansion Drive | $25-$55
Legendary Philadelphia MC-turned-radio personality, Lady B returns with her classic old school jam, Lady B Basement Party. The jam hits The Dell on Sunday, August 23 with performances by Naughty By Nature, 112, Biz Markie, Kool Moe D, Force MDS, Stetsasonic, and Tuff Crew. MORE INFO
Tuesday, August 25 | World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut Street | $23-$33
When Alice Smith steps on stage, fans — new and old — pay attention, because they know a dope show is about to go down. Fresh off the release of her latest album She, Smith is hitting the road again, and her first stop is World Cafe Live in University City. MORE INFO
Saturday, September 5 | The TLA, 334 South Street | $27
Born Thebe Kgositsile, Earl Sweatshirt is a West Coast rapper and member of the Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All crew. Following in the footsteps of Eminem, Natas, and Esham, Earl would ultimately signed a deal with Columbia Records —enabling him to issue material on the major label through his own Tan Cressida imprint. Catch Earl on Saturday, September 25 at South Street music hub, The TLA. Tickets on sale now. MORE INFO
September 5 & 6 | Benjamin Franklin Parkway | $150
For the fourth consecutive year, Jay Z's Budweiser Made in America Festival will land in Philly with two days of nonstop musical performances by an epic lineup of artists, each handpicked by Jay. The big news? Bey's back.You can check out the full lineup, festival details and the official flyer here. MORE INFO
Wednesday, September 9 | The TLA, 334 South Street | $35
Buzz-worthy Philadelphia-bred rap veteran Beanie Sigel lands at The TLA on South Street in September for a rare performance in his hometown. Known for his effortless and flawless executive and lyrical prowess, this performance is not to be missed. MORE INFO
Sunday, September 20 | The Mann Center, 5201 Parkside Avenue | $49.50-$110
Due to demand, R&B/soul legend Diana Ross returns to The Mann with her In The Name of Love Tour in September. Ross' remarkable career spans almost five decades, making the classic soul diva one of the most iconic female singers of all time. MORE INFO
Sunday, September 20 | The TLA, 334 South Street | $28.50
Since the 2012 US release of her debut album Is Your Love Big Enough?, UK singer/songerwriter Lianne La Havas has been living a charmed life. Recently, the singer dropped a new project, Blood, which includes her highly-praised first single, "Unstoppable." On September 20, La Havas hits Union Transfer in Spring Garden for an incredibly beautiful, intimate night of music. Grab your tickets and don't miss her Philadelphia return. MORE INFO
Thursday, September, 24 | Electric Factory, 421 N 7th Street | $37.50-$40
Hailed as one of the hottest talents in hip-hop, GRAMMY-nominated rapper Wale performs at the Electric Factory on September 24. Earlier this year, Wale released his highly anticipated fourth studio album, which is widely looked at as his most eclectic, entertaining and personal album to date. MORE INFO
Red Bull Sound Select is back for another installment — this time around featuring native Philly soulster Bilal! This month’s showcase is curated by the University of Penn’s radio station WXPN and The Key. It’s all going down at the Underground Arts at 12th and Callowhill Streets.
Bilal’s fan base in Philadelphia has watched the soulful singer grow from the early days of Black Lily at the legendary 5 Spot to his latest effort In Another Life, released on eOne Music.
Showcasing his versatility as an artist and vocalist, Bilal's music has ventured across the genres, covering everything from soul to jazz to a little bit of rock. His appearance on Kendrick Lamar’s critically acclaimed project, To Pimp a Butterfly, was well-received. And, now fans welcome him back for a special appearance in his hometown.
Joining Bilal on August 20 will be Son Little, a former collaborator of The Legendary Roots Crew and RJD2 and newcomer Kate Faust — a soulful singer/songwriter that has been making plenty of noise on the local music scene.
This show is just $3 with an RSVP. But, definitely arrive early because an Sound Select RSVP does not guarantee admission. And you definitely dont want ot miss this soul-filled night with three of Philly’s hottest talents.
Style-wise, most major cities are melting pots. But when it comes to menswear, Philadelphia’s men’s fashion shops stand out from all of the rest.
At the one end of the spectrum are long-established — even historic — men’s clothiers like Boyd’s in the Philadelphia neighborhood of Rittenhouse. At the other resides youthful, independent, urban shops like Sugarcube, Armour and Totem, which all skew closer to vintage street style and local independent brands. Sure, there’s a little in-between, but even Philly’s menswear middle ground is made up of mix: sporty yet sophisticated, tailored yet tattooed.
Whether you’re looking to get dapper in Rittenhouse, or going for a grittier, retro-style inspired look on South Street — Philadelphia’s got you covered.
Read on for our list of Philadelphia’s top menswear shops.
1822 Chestnut Street — Seun Olubodun launched a line of Brit-inspired, bulldog-emblazoned T-shirts back in 2009. Today, his anti-ironic approach to modern preppy dressing also includes baseball caps, bulldog-motif ties and bow ties, dog-wear and needlepoint accessories, all sold from a rustically lounge-like, 2,600-square-foot walk-up, where the focus is predominantly on the guys, and the stock also includes non-D&W sunglasses, hats and phone cases. MORE INFO
1839 Chestnut Street — Today at his studio in Rittenhouse (with satellites in New York and Atlanta), the tattooed attorney Craig Arthur von Schroeder and team measure clients for affordable-yet-investment-worthy, bespoke-yet-modern suiting and topcoats made from lightweight summer wools, robust Harris tweeds, Loro Piana milled cashmere, Swiss tech fabric and limited-edition finds. Commonwealth Proper also offers a variety of fabric choices for custom dress shirts and a retail line of ready-to-wear ties, pocket squares, brass collar stays and a rough-and-tumble, all-seasons, made-in-Philly blazer. MORE INFO
1201 Chestnut Street — Founded more than a century ago as a sporting goods store, this indie operation turned into an international powerhouse after its former owner convinced the estates of Babe Ruth and his contemporaries to allow reproduction and sale of their uniform jerseys. Soon, MTV and the hip-hop generation caught on, and the shop’s pro baseball, basketball, football and ice hockey shirts were showing up in populst music videos and song lyrics. Today, having a jersey, snapback cap or warm-up jacket re-issued here is a sign of athletic dominance. In 2007, the company became a very cool subsidiary of Adidas. The flagship store still calls Philly home. MORE INFO
1509 Walnut Street — To say that Ubiq stocks new and vintage sneaks (Nike, Vans, Reebok, Converse, Adidas, Asics), along with endless T-shirts and hoodies, is to vastly undersell this streetwear merchant. Ubiq’s rambling old brownstone displays old-fashioned Daniel Wellington watches, sturdy Stance socks and preppy Head Porter Plus trousers and shirts that are displayed like wearable, collectable, limited-edition, often vintage-inspired works of art. Among them: the store’s own line of apparel and kicks.
704 South 4th Street — The fashion project of corporate world escapee David Grimes sophisticatedly peddles its independent-minded sartorial choices along Fabric Row. Among the rare and wonderful finds here are heritage pieces from Kennington, Goorin Bros. and Fine & Dandy; international representation in Pullin (France) and Maxwell Designs (Ghana); and work by emerging designers Arthinic and Philly’s own Terese Sydonna and Danny Fox. MORE INFO
1600 East Passyunk Avenue — Ben Sherman, Fred Perry, Scotch & Soda and Report Collection are among the fast-moving brands at this youthful retail closet, one of the anchors of South Philly’s trendy East Passyunk neighborhood. Owner Tom Longo stocks everything from brightly striped business socks to soft-washed Phillies T-shirts, bright bathing trunks to knitted neon beer cozies. MORE INFO
535 South Street — Classic, rustic, American. That’s Totem Brand in a few words. The store carries men’s clothing—Wolverine, Danner, Raleigh Denim, Rogue Territory, Billy Kirk, Taylor Stitch, 3Sixteen, Patagonia and Filson—plus GoPros, candles, soaps and incense that appeal to the outdoorsman in everyone. The USA-made or -manufactured promise means people feel good about their purchases. MORE INFO
1818 Chestnut Street — For the greater part of 75 years, the polished tiers of this Rittenhouse family business catered only to men, with a battalion of salesmen and dozens of tailors known for their take-charge, can-do philosophy. Today, there’s an equally polished women’s department, but men still avail themselves of power suits, shoes and refined sportswear from vaunted labels such as Trussini, Brioni, Armani Collezioni, Canali, Etro, Hickey Freeman, Paul Smith and Paul Smith. MORE INFO
1510 Sansom Street — Distinctive custom shirting—with tall, strong collars and French cuffs—is the hallmark of Charlie Morrotta’s men’s shop, a Philadelphia staple since 1983. Morrotta has each shirt made in one of two small factories (there’s one in Naples, Italy and another in the U.S.)—typically in less than three weeks. In-house tailors gladly and expertly perform alterations and adjustments on pieces purchased elsewhere and have become known for their same-day turnaround. MORE INFO
116 N 3rd Street — Brought to Philly by the (local) distillers of Root, Snap and other vintage-inspired spirits, this rustic boutique is all about giving props to creators of things and revivers of lost inventions, which makes for a lush, insightful and totally hip shopping experience. Founding owner Steve Grasse stocked the space with locally made art and furnishings, plus heartily constructed, casually on-point clothing for men and women. MORE INFO
124 N 3rd Street — This marvelously designed Old City repository of modern-yet-timeless men’s and women’s fashion is known for introducing about-to-hit designers. Current roster standouts include casual-chic separates from Rag & Bone and Portland’s Bridge & Burn, plus hard-wearing-yet-fashion-forward, small-batch, made-in-the-U.S.A. standbys from Asbury Park Clothing Co., Big Star, Feltraiger, Peters Mountain Works and Williamsburg Garment Company—all providing an all-American vibe with a subtly artsy edge. In short: It’s the perfect place for a guy to dress himself without the slightest risk of missing the mark. MORE INFO
Local Run with Kevin Hart When: Saturday, August 29, 8:04 a.m. Where: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Cost: Free with online registration. More Info: Click here. This weekend, native Philadelphia funny-man Kevin Hart brings it home…
Kevin Hart: WHAT NOW? Tour When: Sunday, August 30, 8 p.m. Where: Lincoln Financial Field, 1 Lincoln Financial Field Way, Philadelphia, PA 19147 Cost: $55-155 More Info: Buy tickets online here. Superstar entertainer, actor and native Philly funnyman Kevin…