PhilaMOCA is instituting a CALL FOR ART:  Seeking Sparks-related work from artists that either depicts the brothers Mael or was inspired by their work.  Submissions are due by Friday, September 22.  Submission fee per artwork is $25, no commission will be taken from sales.

PhilaMOCA is also instituting a CALL FOR MUSICIANS:  Local musicians with an admiration for the music of Sparks are encouraged to reach out and reserve their spot in the parade of live Sparks covers.  Deadline for application is Friday, September 22.


Streets Dept blog places three locations in The Eraserhood among the Top 15 Best Spots to Instagram from in Philly. [Of course, here at, we totally agree. We already knew how photogenic our neighborhood is!]

(via 15 Best Spots to Instagram from in Philly (In No Particular Order) « Streets Dept

The A LIST will be performing live improvised theater in order to raise funds for their new home, A and E Studio. The A LIST performs short-form improv – similar to the format of the incredibly popular “Whose Line Is It, Anyway?” However, The A LIST brings to the stage a unique brand of improv fueled by cinema and pop culture. An A LIST evening, however, is sure to offer more than just a show; there will be music, special guests, beverages, food, and fun – all included at one price! Thus, ensuring a wonderful addition to A and E Studio.

About A and E Studio: A and E Studio – which stands for ‘Arts and Exercise Studio’ – is a low-cost venue which provides fitness and performance options for artists and other persons with limited or otherwise inconsistent income. It will also serve as the primary home of The A LIST, which will allow them an unprecedented ability to build and design a more complete entertainment expereince on a regular basis than is otherwise possible at other venues. 

The A LIST hopes you can help them accomplish their goal of raising the funds to complete their performance space, all the while delighting audiences with thier high-energy performances which often leave audiences laughing but always leaves them entertained.

It will be a blockbuster event… in a black-box environment.

(via The A LIST presents: A Fistful of Dollars… Five Dollars,… – Eventbrite)