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Philadelphia Wine Mixer Returns With Mel Alston, Jr., Sap Sounds, Sincerely Syreeta & More - Friday, February 7

  • Posted By: Monica Lyons
  • January 27, 2014
    • Philadelphia Wine Mixer
      • Philadelphia Wine Mixer

On Friday, February 7, the Philadelphia Wine Mixer comes back to the African American Museum in Philadelphia. Originating in April 2010, creator of the event and owner of Live in the Moment Marketing, Tyrone Dixon wanted to create a platform where Philadelphia's talent could unite and showcase their talents through the arts. His dream became a reality as professionals from all backgrounds came together to celebrate various forms of creativity under one roof.

Attendees will have the pleasure of listening to music by Mel Alston Jr. and Sap Sounds, as well as viewing a fashion showcase with limited VIP seating hosted by Sincerely Syreeta, which will include designers Mah Jing Wong, Marquette Collection and Christopher J. Brown displaying their lines. Photographer Ricky Codie will be showcasing his work as the art exhibitor. Guests will have the chance to view some of the brands that will be vending for the evening, including the lead vendor and popular British inspired line by Philly local Seun Olubodun of Duke & Winston.

The mixer will also hold an awards segment. The "Live in the Moment Award" will be presented to Curran Swint (stylist/designer/creator of Kings Rule Together), Iris Bonner (These Pink Lips artist) and John Barber (music production and manager).

Come commemorate this night of talent while rubbing elbows with some of Philadelphia's most artistic talent.


Event Details

Philadelphia Wine Mixer

When: Friday, February 7, 7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Where: African American Museum in Philadelphiat, 701 Arch Street

Cost: $15 General Admission | $30 Open Wine Bar | $60 VIP

More Info: Buy tickets online here.


Don't Miss The R&B Collective At Warmdaddy's Featuring Suzann Christine & More - Sunday, January 19

  • Posted By: Niesha Miller
  • January 18, 2014
    • The R&B Collective
      • The R&B Collective

Prepare for the ultimate R&B show this Sunday at Warmdaddy’s featuring Suzann ChristineTye JamesVinny JDomi JoMarcus White and Guinpcy Jean.

Presented by the Lyn Brown Music Group and J Allen Productions, the R&B Collective features a few the city’s brightest, up-and-coming singers and hip-hop artists.

It’s not too late to attend this amazing showcase, so plan a night indulging in soul food from one of the Philly’s finest restaurants, sprinkled with a slew of multi-talented artists.

Here’s a quick background on a few artists expected to hit the stage this weekend:

Suzann Christine

Merging pop and R&B styles into her music, this Philly-native has been singing since she was 5-years-old. This singer-songwriter has opened for Kindred the Family Soul, Melanie Fiona and Wale, just to name a few, and has collaborated Dreamchaser’s artist Lee Mazin. Check out her newest heartfelt single “Potential.”

Tye James

This New Jersey-native is favored for honest songwriting and soulful, yet pop-worthy voice. Genres rarely limit him since pretty much sounds amazing on anything.  Make sure you download his latest project, The NaivEP here, featuring the latest single ‘’Zombie” remix.

Domi Jo

Oozing exponential confidence, this former Ms. Nice Girl puts her heart and attitude into every song she releases. Prepare to hear more from this up-and-coming Philly songstress. Stream some of her tracks here.

Marcus White

Marcus has been composing and recording his own music since he was 16-years-old. Similar to his idols Phyllis Hyman, Mariah Carey and Eric Benet, this Philly-native aims to emotionally influence his fans through his tunes. He’s currently working on his debut album. Stream some of his music here.
 

Event Details

The R&B Collective
When: Sunday, January 19, 7 p.m.  
Where: Warmdaddy’s, 1400 S Christopher Columbus Boulevard
Cost: $15 in advance, $20 at the door
More Info: Click here to RSVP

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: barnesfoundation.org


The Barnes Presents Yinka Shonibare MBE: Magic Ladders - January 24 - April 24

  • Posted By: James Claiborne
  • January 6, 2014
    • Yinka Shonibare MBE. Pedagogy Boy/Boy, 2003.
      • Yinka Shonibare MBE. Pedagogy Boy/Boy, 2003.
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    • Yinka Shonibare MBE. Victorian Philanthropist’s Parlour
      • Yinka Shonibare MBE. Victorian Philanthropist’s Parlour
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    • Yinka Shonibare MBE. The Age of Enlightenment—Gabrielle Émilie Le Tonnelier de Breteuil, Marquise du Châtelet, 2008
      • Yinka Shonibare MBE. The Age of Enlightenment—Gabrielle Émilie Le Tonnelier de Breteuil, Marquise du Châtelet, 2008
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Another groundbreaking exhibit is about to land in Philly. On January 24, The Barnes Foundation will open Magic Ladders, featuring work by international art sensation Yinka Shonibare. A British artist of Nigerian descent, Shonibare's colorful and thought-provoking work has been shown all across the US and Europe, and explores European art and history through the lens of race, colonialization, slavery and commerce.

The exhibit includes approximately 15 of Shonibare's colorful and and imaginative creations, including paintings, photographs, a full-room installation, and his signature life-sized mannequins  dressed in the colorful Dutch wax fabrics produced in Europe but most closely associated with Africa. The collection will also include a newly commissioned piece entitled Magic Ladders

Through Shonibare's eye-catching work, The Barnes continues to explore the life and legacy of its founder, Dr. Albert Barnes—specifically his interest in collecting and displaying work made by African artists. By placing these works alongside paintings by Pablo Picasso and other well-known art masters, The Barnes became one of the first institutions to present African art work as fine art, and acknowledge its influence on the global art scene.  

Magic Ladders opens on January 24, with a night of live music and performance featuring DJ Rich Medina, Luigi Mazzocchi & The Pagode Project, and of course, special guest Shonibare. Just be sure sure to make your reservation in advance, because you definitely will want to be in the building when The Barnes opens this exhibit, and takes art on The Parkway to the next level.  


Event Details

Yinka Shonibare MBE: Magic Ladders Exhibition

When: January 24 - April 21

Where: The Barnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy

Cost: $22 General Admission | $10 Students

More Info: barnesfoundation.org


Philadelphia Welcomes Yinka With Rich Medina, Luigi Mazzocchi & The Pagode Project 

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 | $10 Students

More Info: barnesfoundation.org

 


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. 


Event: Who Do You Love...More? Featuring Chill Moody, Beano and Hank McCoy - Friday, February 7

  • Posted By: Ashley Coleman
  • January 3, 2014
    • Made in Philly: Beano
      • Made in Philly: Beano
      • Photo Credit: D. McDowell for GPTMC/Philly 360°
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Looks like R&B crooner Beano, hip-hop artist Chill Moody, and music producer Hank McCoy are at it again with their upcoming Valentine’s Day album Who Do You Love … More? On Friday, February 7, the trio will be putting on a concert to celebrate the premier of the new project at the Hard Rock Café in Philadelphia.

Following the success of their Who Do You Love project last year, which yielded fan favorites like “What’s for Breakfast” and "AGoodThing,” this is a show that I am sure many fans will be looking forward to. There will of course be performances by Chill Moody and Beano and we are sure there may be others that haven’t quite been announced yet.

The Who Do You Love … More? concert is formally brought to you by DCS and nicethings, LLC.  The VIP entry will include a meet & greet with the artists, early entry, appetizers and lots of other “nicethings.” Make sure you grab your tickets early!  

Event Details

DCS and nicethings, LLC Present: Who Do You Love … More?

When: Friday, February 7, Doors 8 p.m., Show 8:30 p.m.

Where: Hard Rock Café, 1115 Market Street

Cost: $20 General Admission, $35 VIP

More Info: Click here to purchase tickets. 


Save The Date: TEDx Returns To Philadelphia

  • Posted By: Niesha Miller
  • December 27, 2013
    • TEDx
      • TEDx

Passionate folks looking to be motivated and inspired should head to the returning TEDxPhiladelphia next spring at the Temple Performing Arts Center in North Philadelphia.

If you're familiar with the name TED (which stands for technology, entertainment and design) then you're familiar with its mission to spread ideas worth sharing, and the hundreds of TEDtalk conference videos from some of the world's greatest thinkers. Many people who have graced the nonprofit's podium include Bill Gates, Elizabeth Gilbert, Marc Ecko and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

What makes TEDxPhiladelphia an amazing opportunity is that you have the chance to nominate your favorite speakers to educate viewers in an interactive TED-like experience.

So if you’re looking to be engaged, grab your tickets and send your nominations here!


Event Details

TEDx Returns to Philadelphia

When: Friday, March 28, 2014

Where: Temple Performing Arts Center, 1837 N. Broad Street

More Info: tedxphiladelphia.org


Spiritual Rez At The Blockley – Saturday, December 28

  • Posted By: Niesha Miller
  • December 24, 2013
    • The Blockley
      • The Blockley

After you’re done with all the gift giving this week, treat yourself to a show at the Blockley before it closes forever at the end of the year.

The reggae-rock band Spiritual Rez will bring their big energy and fun spirit to fans who enjoy music that sound like the simultaneous meshings of Bob Marley and Matisyahu.

Watch the band perform songs from their 2010 project Nexus, and their upcoming album Apocalypse Whenever, that’s set to be released February 15, and features mastering from legendary engineer Howie Weinberg, who has worked with major acts Beastie Boys, Ramones, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Prince.

Secure your spot at this amazing show by grabbing your tickets here.

Event Details

Spiritual Rez At The Blockley

When: Saturday, December 28, 8 p.m.

Where: The Blockley, 3801 Chestnut Street

Cost: $10 - $13

More Info: theblockley.com


The Illadelph Xperiment - Friday, January 17

  • Posted By: Philly 360
  • December 24, 2013
    • The Illadelph Experiment
      • The Illadelph Experiment

Three floors, five live artists, 11 DJs, live art demos, hookah and a B-boy/girl battle? It's about to go down. Start off 2014 with one of the illest parties to hit Philly.

On January 17, Stacey "Flygirrl" Wilson brings back one of the hottest parties to ever hit Philly—The Illadelphia Xperiment. This MLK weekend party features three floors, all showcasing the best Philly's nightlife scene has to offer. The city's hottest DJs are slated to be in the building, including Kenny Meez, Ultraviolet, AfroDJiak, Mike Nyce, Cash Money, Aktive, Mr. Sonny James, Lee Jones, Lil Dave, PHSH and DJ Foxx Boogie will be onsite hosting a B-boy/girl battle.

And, as if that wasn't enough, visual artists Serena Saunders, Ameerah K. Art, Chuck Styles, Tone Casso and Nebulous Flair will be reppin' Philly with live painting and displayed art throughout the evening.  

We'll see you there. 

Event Details

The Illadelph Xperiment 

When: Friday, January 17, 10 p.m. - 3:30 a.m. 

Where: Trilogy Nightclub, 601 Spring Garden Street

Cost: $10 before 11 p.m., $20 after

More Info: Click here to RSVP. 


New Year's Eve Event Picks

  • Posted By: Monica Lyons
  • December 17, 2013
    • Let's Move It Philly! at Sigma Sound
      • Let's Move It Philly! at Sigma Sound
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Without plans this New Year's Eve? Don't worry, we have rounded up some of the hottest New Year's Eve events in Philly for you, all happening on December 31 and straight into 2014!

NYE Event Picks:

Noche De Estrellas: Night of the Stars

When: 9 p.m. - 3 a.m.

Where: Sigma Sound, 212 N 12th St

Cost: $60 General Admission - Buy tickets here

Sigma Sound Studios, an award-winning recording studio and one of the city's hottest venues, will be putting on a New Year's ball hosted by Philly hip-hop artist Chill Moody and Mia Mendez of Hot 107.9. The night will breathe a Latin ambiance in a theme described as being "Havana Nights' décor meets New Age Elegance."  Since Sigma Sound repeatedly strives to be a leading cultural core for the music and entertainment scene, be sure to expect some of the best entertainers present to bring full energy into the New Year, such as acts by DJ Royale and other special performances.

 

THE XIV {14th} WONDER

When: 8:30 p.m. - 2 a.m.

Where: The Crane Arts Building, 1400 N American St

Cost: $75 General Admission, VIP options vary - Buy tickets here

This event will take you to places you've only dreamed of going as an empty art gallery sets the stage for the greatest IMAX experience of your life. The Icebox Project Space, an innovative and contemporary exhibition space where a broad spectrum of artists are able to collaborate and push creative limits, will display their 100 ft. wide by 25 ft. tall IMAX video wall and show a live feed of the ball dropping, a backdrop of different global images and videos, as well as an interactive experience merging an incredible audio-visual light show. Features of this event include nine bar locations, ample lounge seating for general attendees, an elevated VIP setup with a personal waitress, hors d'oeuvres by Ms. Tootsies RBL & The Keven Parker Company, live entertainment by DJ Aktive, DJ Hollywood and DJ R to Da Izza, amazing dance floor, and much more!

 

Deep Blue NYE

When: 9 p.m. - 3 a.m.

Where: The Skybox Event Center, 2424 E York St

Cost: $100 General Admission, VIP options vary - Buy tickets here

You're invited to a mystical experience that will bring elements and emotions come to life through theater, dance and much more. Arche Dream for Human Kind, a young and talented perfoming arts group which performs dreams to personify important issues pertaining to our lives, will be perfoming their award winning Deep Blue. Attendees will encounter Day, Night, The Lizard, The Birds, Air and the Pheonix in a passionate show filled with mezmorizing costumes and fascinating illusions. Guests will also be free to roam through the Skybox's 6,500 square foot open space while enjoying hors d'oeuvres and open bar anbar from 9 p.m. to midnight. The night's music will be provided by DJ Ricky Lee, DJ Jeff Heart and Philadelphia's own DJ CasperImmerse your NYE in a dream-like night of wonder.


Vintage New Year's

When:  10 p.m. - 2 a.m.

Where: Independence Seaport Museum, 211 S Christopher Columbus Blvd

Cost: $100 General Admission - Buy tickets here

Mole Street is offering a special discounted price for all guests.  Simply enter the code "DEB" to receive $10.00 off your ticket price!

Put on those antique jewels and grandpa's old cap and have a blast in the past as you ring in the New Year at the first annual Vintage New Year's brought to you by Drink Philly and Mole Street. Tickets include a $20 credit to Uber and unlimited pours of craft beer and cocktails and hors d'oeuvres curated by Rolling Barrel Events, a company with a passion for showcasing regionally-sourced products. Groove to a live performance by The Sermon! followed by an epic dance party with DJ Adrian Hardy.  There will be significant prizes for the best dressed man, best dressed woman and even a "best hat of the night" competition judged by hat experts from the Hat Covet, who will be providing prizes in the form of, you guessed it - hats! The party will take place on the fourth floor of the Independence Seaport Museum with the best view of the waterfront fireworks in the city.


New Year's Eve at the Piazza

When: 9 p.m. - 2 a.m.

Where: The Piazza at Schmidts, Germantown Ave & N 2nd St

Cost: $85 General Admission, $150 VIP - Buy tickets here
        
Last year, this massive New Year's Eve event sold out with 3,000 attendees celebrating the year's end in a 20,000 square foot heated tent between the Piazza's hopping bars and restaurantsGeneral admission tickets include a five hour premium open bar and food buffets at PYTKings Oak and Gunners Run. VIP tickets include a five hour top shelf open bar, VIP open area, VIP bathrooms, and express entry into the event. Come ring in the New Year with laser light shows, dancers, a live performance by Element K, and five DJs! Ticket prices start out at a discounted rate but go up significantly as it gets closer to NYE, so you won't want to wait.


The 500 Club New Year's Eve 2014

When: 10 p.m. - 2 a.m.

Where:  Loews Hotel, 1200 Market St

Cost: $100 Pre-Sale General Admission, VIP options vary - Buy tickets here

The guys who brought the monthly party #DAYLOAD to Philadelphia are ringing in the New Year at this exclusive event! 3Nerds, a trio with the goal of "putting Philly back on the map as one of the top cities that has an amazing nightlife," will transform one of Philadelphia's most luxurious ballrooms into a swanky 1960's night club. Enjoy a four hour open bar, hors d'oeuvres, and dance the night away to the beats of DJ Montone and DJ Nemysis. Some ticket options include discounted hotel rates, which is great for those looking for a cheaper room or are without a DD.
 

Where To Stay

If you're looking to party all night, check out this hotel listing for places to stay. And, click here for the Philly Overnight Hotel Package.


The 7th Annual Villa Classic - Sunday, December 15

  • Posted By: Ashley Coleman
  • December 13, 2013
    • Villa Classic
      • Villa Classic

The 7th Annual Villa Classic present by Villa is happening this weekend! This Sunday, December 15, Philadelphia high school basketball players will take on New York High School players in an intense competition at Ben Franklin High School.

The Philly vs. New York format began three years ago. And ever since New York dominated the first year, Philadelphia schools have come out on top. This year’s game will give Philly the opportunity to go out for a three-peat, which we know is tough in any sport.

This exciting afternoon will feature both NBA prospects and D1 recruited players. So what’s the lineup you have to look forward to?

GAME 1: Ahmad Gilbert will lead Constitution High School against Jessie Govan and Wings Academy (NY).

GAME 2:  Imhotep’s Basil Thompson vs. Devonte Green, the younger brother of San Antonio Spurs Danny Green and Long Island Lutheran (NY).

GAME 3: Archbishop Carroll’s Derrick Jones, who ESPN ranked 18th in the junior class against Khadeem Carrington and Mike Williams from Bishop Loughlin, who have committed to Seton Hall and Rutgers, respectively.

GAME 4: Mike Watkins and Lou Myers from Philly’s Math, Civics & Sciences against Doudmy Saint Hilaire from South Shore (NY).

Come out and support these talented athletes! Tickets for the 7th Annual VILLA Classic are currently available at all Philadelphia VILLA locations for $20.


Event Details

The 7th Annual Villa Classic

When: Sunday, December 15, 2013, Doors 11 a.m.

Where: Ben Franklin High School, 550 N. Broad Street

Cost: $20

More Info: ruvilla.com


Philly Loves Def Jam - April 19, 2014

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…

DJ PHSH Presents Friends & Fam - April 19, 2014

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Center City Jazz Festival - April 19, 2014

Center City Jazz Festival When: Saturday, April 19, 1 - 7 p.m. Where: Various Locations Cost: $15 in advance, $20 at the door More Info: ccjazzfest.com Attention Philly jazz-heads: It's back! Following the success of the 2013 events, Center…