Head down the steps of the Wolf Building, on Callowhill at 12th Street, to a colorful hall that leads into a vast space with a stage, concrete pillars and a world of potential.

Underground Arts, a venue for theater productions, performance art, comedy, poetry, dance and music, has been quietly becoming more and more popular over the past few years, growing in size and steadily adding amenities.

(more at Underground Arts: Arts Alive In The Basement. « JUMP: The Philly Music Project)

Reel Good Time: Movie Night TONIGHT. 8PM-12AM. 

Make sure to stop by The Trestle Inn for a double showing of Halloween/The Fog, $1 popcorn & great drink specials!

$15 IPA pitchers, $12 Session pitchers and $5 Narragansett pounder + shot of bourbon.

(via The Trestle Inn)

I will say that I enjoy a stroll on the High Line — who doesn’t? There really can be no question that it is a spectacular amenity for New York, and that its very existence as a (quasi) public space is basically miraculous. But I must also admit that I find it’s very self-conscious design irritating (and already dating), and that its once raw industrial force has become unfortunately toy-like.

Not yet four years old, the High Line has already become another stop on the must-see list for out-of-towners, another chapter in the story of New York City’s transformation into Disney World. According to the park’s Web site, 3.7 million people visited the High Line in 2011, only half of them New Yorkers. It’s this overcrowding — not just of the High Line, but of the streets around it — that’s beginning to turn the tide of sentiment.

(via In the Shadows of the High Line – NYTimes.com)

[Now try to imagine Eraserhood transformed into Disneyhood…]

Developer Bart Blatstein’s Tower Investments plans an invitation-only “lavish launch party” to “unveil” its planned “unprecedented” $700 million resort and casino complex on the site of the former home of the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News,” N. Broad St. at Callowhill, on Oct. 24, to 150 Philly “movers and shakers” at Tendenza, the catering hall at Blatstein’s Piazza development at the old Schmidt’s Beer site near 2d and Girard. (Blatstein’s PR release originally said $1 billion but has amended the number lower.)

(full story at Blatstein plans ‘lavish’ launch for Philly casino plan)

afrofuturistaffair:

afrofuturistaffair:

The AfroFuturist Affair Charity & Costume Ball Presents: THE MUSEUM OF TIME!

In the spirit of Halloween and all things awesome about Autumn, the AfroFuturist Affair is throwing its annual Afrofuturist-themed COSTUME BALL! Last year’s Affair was legendary and this one promises to vibrate even more intensely as we emanate from our new venue @PhilaMOCA at 12th and Spring Garden in Philly, PA.

$10 admission donation includes refreshments gathered from the future and punch to put you out of this world…Advanced tickets can be purchased on EventBrite for a special discount rate until October 15th. The FB invite is here for up-to-date info on the event! Afrofuturist and Sci-fi Costumes are rabidly ENCOURAGED!!!

All proceeds from the MUSEUM OF TIME will be donated to The Futurist Fund community grant. More details about the scholarship fund, who it helps, and how you may donate, as well as application details, are available on the AfroFuturist Affair website.

We are absolutely geeked to announce that Black Sci-Fi.com and the Black Tribbles will be joining our elite group of sponsors for The Museum of Time!!!!  

Black Sci-Fi.com is the premier site for the latest on Sci-Fi, Sci-Fact and Fantasy entertainment, news, people, places, and events in the Black community.

The Black Tribbles are a quintet of Black Philly natives who host a Live radio broadcast every Thursday on G-Town radio, where they talk all things comic book, scifi, superheroes, and general nerdhood.

The Scifi gods hath smiled upon us with these sponsorships! We also thank all of our other sponsors for their gracious assistance and contributions to the Ball:

Sanctuary Wholistic Arts  – is a unique place to for personal contemplation and community engagement. Our integrative approach to curating the arts enlists all of the senses. We exhibit, represent and champion individuals and groups making dynamic statements in all areas of the arts.

Philadelphia Printworks – is a screen printing company based in Philadelphia. They print shirts that are socially aware and culturally pronounced.  Their goal is to cultivate and encourage a community engaged in activism. 

feyasterling inc. – feyasterling inc. creates custom fashion with a focus on entertainment and fetish. contact us today for stage and play garments of all kinds.

MythMedia:21 – is a production studio dedicated to developing projects that use the power of myth and media technologies to address critical inquiry and cultural concerns of the 21st century.

Text by Marissa Jane. Images by Grace Dickinson.

Channy Leaneagh of Polica (top image) humbly spoke to the audience last Wednesday, saying the band had “a special place in their hearts” for Union Transfer, where they had played one of their first-ever shows just a year ago. They had been the openers for Clap Your Hands Say Yeah in what was also the first show ever played at the year-old venue.

(via Polica with Gardens and Villa @ Union Transfer. « JUMP: The Philly Music Project)

Pushback against fundraiser for cop that punched woman – Philly.com

Pushback against fundraiser for cop that punched woman – Philly.com