The Blackbird Squadron Presents

LOVE MACHINES : An Art Car Sculpture Spectacular!

Join us on Valentine’s Day weekend to celebrate love of art and music @ Derby Ink Gardens. An all night EXPERIENCE with a massive landscape full of Sculpture and Live Art to excite your senses. Groove to the sounds of our world class DJs playing in Hi- Fidelity sound from the decks of a fleet of vehicles transformed into amazing pieces of art. Snuggle with your sweetie at the hookah lounge chill out corner and take in the sights of stunning aerial acrobatic performers, thrilling fire performances, and live painting.

You can almost TASTE the playa!

***With Proceeds Donated to The Freeform Art Grant Fund***

Derby Ink Gardens

802 Spring Garden St, Philadelphia,PA, 19123

(via Love Machines: Valentines 2013 Tickets – The Derby Ink Gardens on February 16 2013 in Philadelphia –

In light of George Baselitz recent remarks about “women painters” in GalleristNY and the unyielding response to New York Times critic Ken Johnson’s preview of the exhibition The Female Gaze: Women Artists Making Their World and Now Dig This!: Art and Black Los Angeles 1960-1980 it’s clear that prejudice is still alive and kicking.  So on Sunday, February 10, 4-6 p.m the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts will host a free Public Forum on Gender and Race in Contemporary Art.  PAFA’s forum brings together members of the art community and the public for a lively debate around the following questions: What role does identity politics play in the contemporary art world? How do gender and race play into the art we make, the art we collect and exhibit, and the way we talk about the merits of a work of art?

Details: Sunday, February 10, 4-6 p.m., Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in the Samuel M. V. Hamilton Building, located at 128 North Broad Street, Philadelphia.

(via NY ARTS MAGAZINE | nyartsmagazine 1.5 – Oh No He Didn’t: Race, Gender and Contemporary Art at PAFA – Oh No He Didn’t: Race, Ge)

Last month, we went on a mission to find our little home on the Internet.  Or, to be more precise, our server.

Admittedly, its location wasn’t exactly a secret — Technically Philly recently switched over to Callowhill-based data center Razor Servers – but we did venture through rows and rows of blinking servers to find ours.

Below, take a tour of Razor Servers’ data center.

(via Razor Servers: inside the Callowhill data center that hosts the Technically Philly server [PHOTOS] — Technically Philly)

Sebastian & Storey Present Plugged Inn: An Electric Cabaret
  • Who: Sebastian & Storey
    What: Plugged Inn: An Electric Cabaret
    When: Wednesday, February 6th & Thursday, February 7th 2013 at 7:00 PM
    Where: The Trestle Inn 339 North 11th Street Philadelphia, PA 19107
    Tickets: $5 at the door.

    Sebastian & Storey, a pair of 20-something year old Philadelphia artists, have teamed up to present Plugged Inn: An Electric Cabaret. Hosted by local actor and personality Michael Fisher, Plugged Inn takes a traditional cabaret and electrifies it. Sebastian & Storey (and special guest artists) mix electronic music, theatre, and dance, adding their individual points of view to create something a tad… different. Plugged Inn combines the energy of a concert, the intrigue of dance theatre, & the atmosphere of a house party, and will leave you wondering, “Where they do that at?” 

    Sebastian serves up high-energy electronic music, intense choreography and a bit of sexuality. His plot-driven song and dance numbers excite and tantalize.

    Ben Storey is one half of the lo-fi electropop duo Mixed Signals, along with Anne Marie Drolet. The band formed in Greensboro, North Carolina in 2009. After a year and a half of shows, an East Coast tour, and one long hiatus, they are back to blow up the Philly music scene. Their video game-inspired beats and lyrics about kittens, bike rides and whiskey will make you dance and giggle at the same time. Mario Party!

    Other acts include a set by local DJ Sharp Hall and juggling and acrobatics by Philadelphia’s own Cuttlefish Circus:

(via Sebastian & Storey Present Plugged Inn: An Electric Cabaret)

This is the preview of the movie from the guy who stood at Broad and Vine yesterday dressed up in a klan robe to make “a stance that the number of African-Americans killed has surpassed the number of victims in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars and African-Americans have killed more of their own people than the KKK.”

(via » Blog Archive » African-American Sixx King Stood In Traffic Wearing a Klan Robe Yesterday, Is Not Part Of The Klan)

Please join MLK365 and Chosen 300 on Wednesday, February 20th, 2013 at 5:30 pm to help serve meals to homeless individuals.

Chosen 300 Ministries seeks to bring people of different groups together, helping them to realize that despite our differences in race, ethnic group, denomination, social class, economic classes, or faiths, we can unify ourselves for the common good.

Chosen 300 has been a continued partner of MLK365/Global Citizen and has engaged volunteers throughout the year as part of the MLK365 Program and on the Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Day of Service.

(via MLK365 Chosen 300 Volunteer Day – Eventbrite)

February 12 presentation by the six casino license applicants!

Below is the schedule for the February 12  presentation by the six casino license applicants . The meeting is open to the public, but no public comment will be taken and no prior registration is needed.

The PGCB plans to stream the hearing live on its website, and to post video of the meeting in the days following.

Two hearings for public input on the proposals are scheduled for Thursday, April 11 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and on Friday, April 12 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. These sessions will also be held at the convention center. Those who wish to speak can register on the PGCB website beginning on March 4. The board will also begin accepting written public comment at that time from those unable to speak in person.

The hearing will be held in Room 103 A/B at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch Street.

Here is the meeting schedule:

9 a.m.: Opening remarks, followed by Market East Associates, proposing Casino Philadelphia at 8th and Market Street.

10 a.m.: Stadium Casino, proposing Live! Hotel and Casino at 900 Packer Avenue.

11 a.m.: PA Gaming Ventures, LLC, proposing Hollywood Casino Philadelphia at 700 Packer Avenue.

Noon: Lunch break

1 p.m.: PHL Local Gaming, LLC, proposing Casino Revolution at 3333 South Front Street.

2 p.m.: Wynn PA, Inc., proposing Wynn Philadelphia at 2001 Beach Street, and 2001 through 2005 Richmond Street.

3 p.m.: Tower Entertainment, LLC., proposing The Provence at 400 North Broad Street

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