The Round Up

Philly Board of Education renews six charters

This article originally appeared on The Philadelphia Public School Notebook. — The Board of Education met for the final time in 2019 on Thursday, approving five-year renewals for six charter schools, and moving to resolve a health-care situation first raised...

24 Great Things To Do In Philly, December 16-22

Winter officially begins this week, and Philly celebrates the solstice with magical holiday attractions and events, exciting concerts and performances, treasure-filled pop-up markets and so much more. Seekers of holiday merriment can find it in spades at places like...

Philly Board of Education renews six charters

This article originally appeared on The Philadelphia Public School Notebook. — The Board of Education met for the final time in 2019 on Thursday, approving five-year renewals for six charter schools, and moving to resolve a health-care situation first raised...

Philly Board of Education renews six charters

This article originally appeared on The Philadelphia Public School Notebook. — The Board of Education met for the final time in 2019 on Thursday, approving five-year renewals for six charter schools, and moving to resolve a health-care situation first raised...

The Stars of “Little Women”

Laura Dern, Saoirse Ronan, Florence Pugh, and Eliza Scanlen discuss their new film, based on the book by Louisa May Alcott and directed by Greta Gerwig. Share this

Watch/Listen: House Judiciary votes on articles of impeachment

Follow our coverage: You can also listen to the hearings live on WHYY-FM by clicking on the blue play button on the top left of the page. The House Judiciary Committee is expected to approve articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Friday...

Contract dispute between Wilmington firefighters union and the city goes into arbitration

After three years of contract negotiations without an agreement, the dispute between the union representing firefighters in Wilmington and the city has moved into binding arbitration. The city said its proposed contract addresses short staffing, while the union argues...

Philadelphia officials are revving up for recreational marijuana

It may seem premature, but Philadelphia health and criminal justice officials are getting ready for legal weed. Gov. Tom Wolf expressed his support for recreational marijuana in September, and the next month, two state senators introduced a bill that would do the...

Yassmin Gramian, incoming PennDOT Secretary sees ‘bright future’ for Philadelphia

Pennsylvania’s acting transportation secretary, Yassmin Gramian, wishes she had more time at PennDOT with her former boss, outgoing transportation czar Leslie Richards. “I never met anybody like Secretary Richards,” said Gramian, PennDOT’s...

Economic investment, not arrests, will save Kensington from drug violence, say researchers who lived there

The sun had just set on a block in the heart of Kensington’s open-air drug market, where anthropologist Philippe Bourgois was recording an interview, when he heard a barrage of voices demanding that he drop to the ground. “I thought we were being...

Monarchs bring hoops and hope to Camden

In the heart of downtown Camden, the Philadelphia 76ers’ 125,000 square-foot practice facility looms large. But you can’t watch a game there. Two miles away at the Kroc Center in Cramer Hill, the Camden Monarchs are bringing semi-pro basketball to...

Why We Play

You know what they say — all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. And science seems to confirm that statement, with findings that play is as important for adults’ emotional health as it is for children’s development.But what exactly counts as...

Philly’s plastic bag ban is finally happening

Seventy year-old Sandra Calhoun says she cleans the sewers of the block where she lives in West Philly five times a week during the winter and two times a week in the summer. “I would say 95% of my cleaning is the cleaning of plastic bags. I am pulling plastic...

The Stars of “Little Women”

Laura Dern, Saoirse Ronan, Florence Pugh, and Eliza Scanlen discuss their new film, based on the book by Louisa May Alcott and directed by Greta Gerwig. Share this

Watch/Listen: House Judiciary votes on articles of impeachment

Follow our coverage: You can also listen to the hearings live on WHYY-FM by clicking on the blue play button on the top left of the page. The House Judiciary Committee is expected to approve articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Friday...

What’s Going On?

24 Brilliant Things To Do In Philadelphia, December 9-15

Philly ushers in another brilliant December week with holiday magic mixed in with can’t-miss events and performances. It’s prime time for visiting all the merry and bright holiday attractions the city has to offer. The sparkling light displays and...

Shcity Sounds

Rising Appalachia: “Expect equal measures of dance party to ballads.” (Thurs. at WCL)

We’ve always been big fans of “sister acts” here at PHILTHY and there’s none that we’re more excited about at the moment than World-Folk duo Rising Appalachia, led by sisters Chloe Smith and Leah Song.  The band have been making...

Get to Know Winnetka Bowling League, This Wed. at WCL (w/ Sasha Sloan)

Although we’re more than happy to finally have less-than-sweltering weather in Philthy in the Fall of 2019, we never get sick of mid-‘90s summertime jams… which our new friends in Winnetka Bowling League would seem to have in spades.  The band,...

Catch Up With the “calm and chill” Chastity Belt This Thursday (11/14), at The Church

Although Chastity Belt’s recently released self-titled LP isn’t exactly a “reunion album,” it does capture the spirit of the Seattle-based, Hardly-Art-signed, alt rock quartet after a brief hiatus, working on other projects and exploring...

How to Act Sustainably (Through Art)

Local environmental activist Ron Whyte, for Restored Spaces. Photo by Teishka Smith. At the intersection of public art, community space, and the environment, the Restored Spaces initiative uses art as a tool for conversation and learning. You may have seen their...

How to Ignite Change in Perspectives

Having fun with Legacy, by Walé Oyéjidé. Photo by Steve Weinik. Whether you lean in close to see the details or zoom out for the full panorama, perspective changes everything. Our murals can shift views on a neighborhood, help frame an issue of...

Art in Person

Artists in Conversation event planning and research meeting at the Free Library of Philadelphia. From left: Alina Josan, Starfire, and Ginger Rudolph. Photo by Steve Weinik. Our first Artists in Conversation event is this Wednesday, July 17, and we thought we’d...

Introducing the James Prigoff Archive

James Prigoff Archive, 1992 For five decades, James Prigoff has built a reputation as one of the world’s most respected photographers of public murals, graffiti, and spray can art. In an era when these types of artwork were largely dismissed and rarely...

How to Ignite Change in Places

The Electric Street © David Guinn. Photo by Steve Weinik. From skylines to flower boxes, portraits to abstract images, Mural Arts is always reflecting and igniting change in places. Projects bring communities closer together, create new connections, and inspire...

Eat Out Philly

The 8 Best Places for Clam Chowder in Philadelphia

Published in: EatPhiladelphia, PA - Clam Chowder is any of several chowder soups containing clams and broth. From High-end Steakhouses to Quaint spot with a handful of tables offering a chalkboard menu, we have you covered with the best places to get Clam Chowder in...

Where to Celebrate New Year's Eve in Philadelphia

Best Places to Celebrate New Year's Eve in PhillyMilkBoy, the Philadelphia-born brand encompassing live-music venues, bars, restaurants, and a recording studio, will be honoring the new year with a free party at their Chestnut Street location. Partygoers are invited...

Where to Celebrate Christmas and the New Year in Philadelphia

Cocoa + Crepes Weekend Pop-ups - a.kitchen + bar a.kitchen + bar is bringing back their beloved Cocoa and Crepes weekend sidewalk pop-ups to infuse a little Parisian flair into the Philadelphia holiday season. Every weekend in December, guests can warm up with a cup...

Philadelphia's Festive Holiday Cocktails

Craftsman Row Saloon - “Santa Bae Bae,” (vodka, amaro, cranberry, and rosemary). With holiday flavors of cranberry, rosemary, and amaro, Santa Bae Bae is the elegant answer to everyone’s holiday cocktail cravings.Porta - “Night Moves,”...

8 Craft Distilleries in Philadelphia

Philadelphia Area DistilleriesStateside Vodka Bar - Trendy vodka distillery & hip cocktail lounge with upmarket drinks & swanky decor. 1700 N Hancock St, Philadelphia, PA 19122 Philadelphia Distilling - Craft cocktails using house spirits & guided...

Where to Find The Citywide in Philadelphia

Published in: Bars & TavernsPhiladelphia, PA - In Philly, the “City Wide” is served at most dive bars, and consists of a shot of whiskey and a beer sold together at a discount price; usually a can of Paps Blue Ribbon and a shot of Jim Beam for $3-5....

The Best Cocktail Bars In Philadelphia

Published in: Bars & TavernsPhiladelphia, PA - Cocktail Bars typically serve an upscale mixed drink, a cocktail is pretty much anything that contains 2 or more ingredients with 1 being alcohol. Philadelphia has its fair share of great Cocktail Bars and Taverns,...

Most Festive Christmas Bars and Craft Beer Spots in Philadelphia

The Most Festive Restaurants And Bars In Philly Christmas at Craft Hall - December 4 - 22, step into a Winter Wonderland at Craft Hall this holiday season! Join us for festive decorations, lights, music, Santa, holiday-themed storytimes, and more. Kids and their...

Philadelphia Eagles vs New York Giants – NFL Week 14

That’s not to discredit the Dolphins or their quarterback, Ryan Fitzpatrick. Fitzpatrick channeled the Fitzmagic against the Eagles for the second straight year, this time to the tune of 365 yards passing and three touchdowns. DaVante Parker abused any Eagles...

12 Days of Christmas at Square 1682

Published in: LivingPhiladelphia, PA - Square 1682, is getting in the holiday spirit with The 12 Days of Christmas from December 14 through 25 featuring holiday movie favorites paired with themed cocktails and complimentary truffled popcorn. Read more ...

8 Craft Distilleries in Philadelphia

Philadelphia Area DistilleriesStateside Vodka Bar - Trendy vodka distillery & hip cocktail lounge with upmarket drinks & swanky decor. 1700 N Hancock St, Philadelphia, PA 19122 Philadelphia Distilling - Craft cocktails using house spirits & guided...

Where to Find The Citywide in Philadelphia

Published in: Bars & TavernsPhiladelphia, PA - In Philly, the “City Wide” is served at most dive bars, and consists of a shot of whiskey and a beer sold together at a discount price; usually a can of Paps Blue Ribbon and a shot of Jim Beam for $3-5....

The Best Cocktail Bars In Philadelphia

Published in: Bars & TavernsPhiladelphia, PA - Cocktail Bars typically serve an upscale mixed drink, a cocktail is pretty much anything that contains 2 or more ingredients with 1 being alcohol. Philadelphia has its fair share of great Cocktail Bars and Taverns,...