Hard to believe it’s been an entire year – some might even say it’s surreal. PhilaMOCA, following up on the macabre success of the 2012 ERASERHOOD FOREVER show – an artistic celebration of the work of David Lynch, is doing it all again! The opening reception this year is set for Friday, July 12 from 6-11:30 PM and, as before features performers, musicians, amusements, and, of course, art in the style of the work of David Lynch. All mediums are welcome (no hazardous materials). Please send digital files or photos of submissions to curator Chip Schwartz at [email protected]. Links are preferred for six or more entries. There is a $25 participation fee per selected piece of artwork. The deadline for submissions is June 28, 2013. Drop-offs of accepted art can be made at PhilaMOCA (531 N. 12th Street) on Monday, July 8 from Noon – 6:00 PM. Work must be ready to hang and prepared for installation. For questions or concerns, contact Chip Schwartz: [email protected]. Full event details coming soon!

(via News post – Electronica heaven at FHS, Quay Brothers at the Ruhrtriennale, Eraserhood year 2, opportunities and more! | theartblog)

Charli XCX

Little Daylight

Sat, June 1, 2013

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

Union Transfer

Philadelphia, PA


If you don’t know Charli XCX yet, give it five minutes. The teenage prodigy’s about to explode into 2012. Armed with a rampant imagination, a plethora of dark, emotive pop songs, and backed by a growing army of top producers and worldwide fans, Charli is not like your run-of-the-mill musician.

(via Union Transfer | Philadelphia Music Venue » Charli XCX – Tickets – Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA – June 1st, 2013)

4th Annual H.O.G Relay with Flying Dog Brewing
Public · By The Institute
    Today at 12:00pm until June 1 at 2:00am
As always we will be helping with the transporting of the “Hammer Of Glory” to the opening tap. To help with the tapping we will be doing a Flying Dog tap takeover 16 brews on tap and a firkin to be tapped with the Hammer when it arrives. Later that night we will have the “Sour Mash Bluegrass Band” playing as they always do on the 2nd floor for opening day of beer week. The Tap List is as follows.

1. Flying Dog In-Heat Wheat
2. Flying Dog Doggie Style Pale Ale
3. Flying Dog Double Dog Pale Ale
4. Flying Dog Horn Dog Barleywine
5. Flying Dog Gonzo Imperial Porter
6. Flying Dog Underdog Atlantic Lager
7. Flying Dog Old Scratch Lager
8. Flying Dog Snake Dog IPA
9. Flying Dog Citra IPA
10. Flying Dog Pumpernickle IPA
11. Flying Dog Dogtoberfest
12. Flying Dog Woody Creek Wit
13. Flying Dog Big Black Wit
14. Flying Dog Easy IPA
15. Flying Dog Pearl Necklace Oyster Stout
16. Flying Dog Natural Selection Ale

FIRKIN – Flying Dog Raging Bitch

(via 4th Annual H.O.G Relay with Flying Dog Brewing)

One of Philadelphia’s most intriguing buildings stands at a prominent intersection on the north side of the city, a Victorian beauty that once housed wealthy residents and later served as a hotel. The ten-story structure is now a monument of decay, covered in graffiti, many of its windows boarded up. Empty for over a decade, the Divine Lorraine Hotel is an enticing site for urban exploration.

(via Abandoned Philadelphia: The Divine Lorraine Hotel | WebUrbanist)