Sinead Cummings

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Sinead is the Events Listing Producer for PhillyVoice.com. A graduate of Temple University, she has always had a passion for finding unique and local events. While she is originally from Roxborough, she can be found in any corner of the city exploring and often carrying a book. Follow her on twitter @sineadpatrice.

sinead@phillyvoice.com

June 23, 2017

Art

Artists turn everyday objects into art for New Jersey exhibit

Toronto-based artists Ken Nicol and Lois Andison will have their work featured in an exhibit at New Jersey contemporary art center ArtYard through September. The exhibition "Ordinary Obsessions" will feature drawings, sculptures, installations and video works. Both artists looked at everyday objects for inspiration in creating thought-provoking work.

June 23, 2017

Food & Drink

Sip on Champagne, rosé, IPAs at Hawthornes' Block Party

Hawthornes Café's annual boozy block party was supposed to happen in May, but due to weather the event was pushed back. On Saturday, July 1, the free-to-attend event will finally happen. There will be plenty of hops – as always – but this year there will be sweet and bubbly selections, too. IPAs, Champagne and rosé will be available all day. Just remember to bring cash to the day drinking festival.

June 23, 2017

Fitness

Spa party includes pool workouts with Aqua Vida

Spa Riva, Fitness Alive Swim Academy and Aqua Vida are teaming up for a special event to kick off Fourth of July weekend. On Thursday, June 29, Spa Riva in Northern Liberties will host an evening open house with giveaways, wine, hors d'oeuvres and consultations. The event is free to attend. In the spa's pool, Swim Academy and Aqua Vida will host pop-up pool workouts throughout the evening.

June 23, 2017

Food & Drink

La Famiglia Ristorante to offer Nostalgia Menu again

La Famiglia Ristorante opened on Front Street in 1976, 41 years ago. Last year, the restaurant celebrated it's 40th anniversary by bringing back its original menu with its original prices. Guests could get a pricy dish like steak or veal for under $16. This summer, the restaurant will serve its nostalgia menu again. The deals will be available Mondays through Thursdays, from July 5 through Aug. 31. Reservations are required.

June 23, 2017

Food & Drink

Over 25 restaurants participating in University City Dining Days 2017

Almost time for University City Dining Days, the annual summer event where neighborhood restaurants offer three-course prix-fixe dinners. This year, the deals will run July 13-23. There are three price points: $15, $25 and $35. Popular restaurants like Distrito, White Dog Cafe, Baby Blues BBQ, City Tap House, Pattaya Grill, Han Dynasty and Sabrina's Cafe will be taking part in Dining Days. Below is the full list of participating restaurants.

June 22, 2017

Games

Think you know '00s classic 'A Knight's Tale'?

On the first Thursday of the month, the Philadelphia Film Society hosts Throwback Thursday Quizzo at the Prince Theater. The night begins by quizzing attendees on a popular movie from the past. After the game ends, the movie is screened while judges tally Quizzo scores. Winners receive prizes, as the end credits roll. July's movie pick is "A Knight's Tale," a movie that bends genres. It has action & adventure, romance, satire and even a musical element.

June 22, 2017

Food & Drink

Anglesea Night Market will return to North Wildwood for second year

The Anglesea Night Market will return to North Wildwood for a second summer. The food truck fest will take place on four Thursdays this summer: June 29, July 13, July 27 and Aug. 10.

June 22, 2017

Arts & Culture

Enjoy boardwalk activities at Philadelphia Museum of Art

Every month, the Philadelphia Museum of Art hosts a big themed party as part of its Final Fridays series. The next one is on Friday, June 30, and will have the theme "Down The Shore." To go with the theme there will be popsicles, mini golf and screen printing – all things commonly found on the boardwalk. Below is the schedule of events.

June 22, 2017

Shopping

Phoenixville's Bluebird Distilling to open tasting room in Liberty Place

Phoenixville's Bluebird Distilling will open a tasting room and retail shop at the Shops at Liberty Place on Friday, June 23. On the opening date, from noon to 7 p.m., the new brick and mortar space will offer complimentary whiskey and craft spirit tastings. After the opening, three-spirit tastings will be $5 and six-spirit tastings will be $8. If you like the booze and end up buying a bottle, your tasting will be reimbursed.

June 21, 2017

Fitness

Irish Pub Tour de Shore turns 30

On Sunday, July 30, the annual Irish Pub Tour de Shore will take place. 2017 marks the 30th anniversary of the fundraising event. Funds go to the Irish Pub Children's Foundation, which is dedicated to raising money for children in need, and the families of fallen police officers and fire fighters in the Greater Philadelphia and South Jersey area. Participants in the Tour de Shore cycle from the Irish Pub on Walnut Street to the original Irish Pub location in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The route, which takes participants over the Benjamin Franklin Bridge, is 65 miles.

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