Eraserhood Weekend!

Star War The Last Jedi Movie Release Party

December 14 @ 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm UTC-5
The Institute549 N 12th St
Philadelphia, PA 19123 United States

Once again another great day to geek out, our movie release parties are like no other. Come eat, drink & watch some Classic Star Wars movies on our giant projection screen on the 2nd floor. Then at 9:30pm we treat the first 25 customers that came out for the event to a late night showing of Star Wars The Last Jedi.

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The Dear Hunter / The Family Crest / Vavá at Union Transfer – Philadelphia

December 14 @ 7:00 pm UTC-5
Union Transfer1026 Spring Garden St.
Philadelphia, PA 19123 United States

The Dear Hunter / The Family Crest / Vavá at Union Transfer UT Newsletter: http://ticketf.ly/1RqX4bJ Event Feed: http://on.fb.me/1Xjri0B The Dear Hunter It’s been almost a decade since Casey Crescenzo brought The Dear Hunter — both the band and the character of the same name — to life with his 2006 debut full-length, ‘Act I: The Lake South, The River North.’ Although it was evident from his stint as singer of The Receiving End Of Sirens, the record revealed Crescenzo’s incredibly…

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The Obsessives / Secret Mountain / Who Loves You

December 14 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm UTC-5
PhilaMOCA531 N 12th St
Philadelphia, PA 19123 United States

The Obsessives had quite the year, been a minute since a philly gig Secret Mountain new jerseys best Who Loves you two piece philly friends PhilaMoCA $7-10 no presale

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Justina Valentine at Underground Arts

December 15 @ 9:00 pm UTC-5
Underground Arts1200 Callowhill St.
Philadelphia, PA 19123 United States

Justina Valentine at Underground Arts Friday, December 15th, 2017 21+ | Doors: 8PM | Show: 9PM ◊ Justina Valentine ◊ http://www.JustinaMusic.com http://www.facebook.com/JustinaMusik http://www.instagram.com/JustinaValentine http://www.youtube.com/justmusic7 The eclectic, pop and soul infused sound of singer/ songwriter Justina Valentine has made the New Jersey entertainer a spotlighted artist via the online digital realm and a mainstay in the music world. The raspy voiced, red headed songstress’ undeniable talent has garnered recognition on some of the top online entertainment websites including MTV2, AOL, XXL,…

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Converge / Pile / Give at Union Transfer – Philadelphia 12/16

December 16 @ 7:30 pm UTC-5
Union Transfer1026 Spring Garden St
Philadelphia, PA 19123 United States

Converge w/ Pile & Give at Union Transfer UT Newsletter: http://ticketf.ly/1RqX4bJ Event Feed: http://on.fb.me/1Xjri0B Converge Five years since their last release, Converge return with The Dusk In Us: a brutal but beautiful album that shows the band’s artistic evolution while still capturing their classic sound. The ninth full-length from the Boston-based heavy-music innovators—vocalist Jacob Bannon, guitarist Kurt Ballou, bassist Nate Newton, and drummer Ben Koller—The Dusk In Us proves to be both dark and hopeful, abrasive and melodic, devastating and…

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Love & Saucers w/ artist David Huggins in attendance + art show

December 16 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm UTC-5
PhilaMOCA531 N 12th St
Philadelphia, PA 19123 United States

PhilaMOCA presents the Philly Premiere of the documentary Love and Saucers with subject David Huggins in attendance! Plus David’s first-ever Philadelphia art show! The strange story of David Huggins, a 72 year-old Hoboken man who claims to have had a lifetime of encounters with otherworldly beings – including an interspecies romance with an extra-terrestrial woman (with whom he lost his virginity to), and chronicled it all in surreal impressionist paintings, few of which have ever been seen. Filmed in an…

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Marah at Underground Arts

December 16 @ 9:00 pm UTC-5
Underground Arts1200 Callowhill St.
Philadelphia, PA 19123 United States

Marah at Underground Arts

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Beats and Shakes

December 16 @ 9:00 pm – 12:00 am UTC-5
The Institute549 N 12th St
Philadelphia, PA 19123 United States

You came, you liked, we’re doing it again. Join us on December 16th for an evening of boozy milkshakes and open format 90’s beats. We have 3 specialty boozy shakes available all night! Come listen to great tunes and spend time with friends. Our kitchen is open late so you can get your holiday grub on.

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Cinemaps: An Atlas of 35 Great Movies – Book Release w/ authors

December 17 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm UTC-5
PhilaMOCA531 N 12th St
Philadelphia, PA 19123 United States

PhilaMOCA and Quirk Books present A GUIDED TOUR TO CINEMAPS: AN ATLAS OF 35 GREAT MOVIES with authors Andrew DeGraff and A.D. Jameson in attendance! Hosted by Doogie Horner Celebrating the release of Quirk Books’ CINEMAPS: AN ATLAS OF 35 GREAT MOVIES! Acclaimed artist Andrew DeGraff has created beautiful hand-painted maps of all your favorite films, from King Kong and North by Northwest to The Princess Bride, Fargo, Pulp Fiction, even The Breakfast Club—with the routes of major characters charted…

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Local Horrors: New Films by Johnny Dickie and Jack Mulvanerty

Wednesday, December 13 at 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Since 2012, Johnny Dickie and Jack Mulvanerty have been making independent films all over PA, leaving a trail of fake blood wherever they go. From SLAUGHTER TALES (2012), CREEPS: A TALE OF MURDER AND MAYHEM (2013), CITY OF THE DREAM DEMONS (2014) till present day, the two continue to work on projects and experiment more and more with new genres and techniques. These three short films showcase the duo’s recent individual and collaborative efforts.

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Rail Park Construction Update, November 2017

Some recent photos from the construction site:

Support the Rail Park
As we reach the end of 2017, the Rail Park is really taking shape. In the New Year we will start work on the 13th Street bridge and will open the park in time for spring. Continuing contributions are closing the small, remaining gap, but you can still help the Center City District Foundation fully fund the project. Make this transformational park a reality by making a gift today.

Our Rail Park Benefactor Program offers a number of donor options, including naming

opportunities for park swings, benches, tiered seating and hanging planter boxes. Only a few remain!

Leave a lasting legacy by visiting supportccdf.org/railparkbenefactor.

You can also make a donation in any amount and designate it toward construction of the Rail Park at fundtherailpark.org


The Center City District (CCD), Central Philadelphia Development Corporation (CPDC) and Center City District Foundation (CCDF) work together to enhance the vitality and competitiveness of Philadelphia’s downtown. In 1991 the business leadership organization CPDC created the CCD business improvement district to deliver daily services with the goal of making Center City clean and safe. This helped transform Center City into a vibrant 24-hour downtown, attractive to businesses, residents, students, shoppers and tourists. In addition, the CCD is responsible for the management of Dilworth, Sister Cities, John F. Collins and Cret Parks, four extraordinary public spaces in the heart of Center City. CCDF, the charitable affiliate of the CCD, was launched in 2016 to support the next generation of public space improvements in Center City Philadelphia.
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Source: Rail Park Construction Update, November 2017