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

February 24, 2017

Discussions

Pulitzer Prize winner coming to Free Library

Author Anthony Doerr will be at the Free Library of Philadelphia on Tuesday, April 11. Tickets to meet the award-winning author go on sale Friday, Feb. 24 at 10 a.m. "All the Light We Cannot See" is one of Doerr's best known books. The imaginative story earned him the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction and a spot on the New York Times bestseller list for two years.

February 24, 2017

Games

'A League of Their Own' fans invited to compete in trivia contest

On the first Thursday of the month, the Philadelphia Film Society hosts Throwback Thursday Quizzo at the Prince Theater. Teams play a few rounds of Quizzo with questions inspired by a popular film, then the movie is screened. At the end, trivia winners receive prizes. March's movie will be "A League of Their Own," in honor of Women's History Month. Real women on The All-American Girls Professional Ball League were the inspiration for the film.

February 23, 2017

Food & Drink

Pizza place to give away free slices of gourmet pizza

Fridays are already pretty great, but here's something to make the end of the workweek even better. SliCE has announced that in honor of the pizza place's 10th anniversary, it will be giving away free slices of pizza during lunch on Friday, Feb. 24. Nearby to Rittenhouse Square, Fishtown, and the Italian Market in Philadelphia. The deal will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at all four SliCE locations. One free slice is available per person.

February 23, 2017

Museums

Pet a shark at Independence Seaport Museum

The Independence Seaport Museum has launched a new series called River Alive! Nights where the 21-plus crowd can discover more about the Philadelphia waterfront. On March 9, the focus will be on Delaware River sharks. One highlight is attendees will have a chance to pet a chain dogfish shark.

February 23, 2017

Fitness

Restaurant offers yoga party with DJ, post-workout drinks

Hard Rock Cafe has an event for those who like to have fun with their exercise routines. On March 10, the chain restaurant will throw a yoga party.

February 23, 2017

Performances

Philadelphia Orchestra to perform on musical museum crawl

Composer Hannibal Lokumbe, a string quartet of Philadelphia Orchestra musicians and vocalist Tulivu-Donna Cumberbatch will perform on a musical museum crawl taking place Saturday, Feb. 25.

February 23, 2017

Food & Drink

Brauhaus Schmitz to sell traditional German doughnuts for National Fasnacht Day

Philly's German bierhall Brauhaus Schmitz will celebrate National Fasnacht Day on Feb. 28, beginning at noon. Traditional fasnachts will be sold by the half dozen until the restaurant runs out. Orders of the homemade doughnuts, which are fried and covered in sugar, will be $8. Dipping sauces like Nutella, molasses, bavarian cream and fruit jam will be available for $1.

February 22, 2017

Demonstrations

Discover candy and medicine's intertwined history

When Mary Poppins sang "A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down," she might have been on to something. In Shane Confectionery's collection of antique cookbooks, there are plenty of recipes for candy medicine. "Candy and medicine have a long and intertwined history, starting with pre-Roman digestive cures that used honey and herbs," said Laurel Burmeister, the old-fashioned candy shop's archivist. For those curious about the history, Shane will host a discussion on March 11.

February 20, 2017

Food & Drink

Sample American whiskeys, bourbons at convention

American ryes, bourbons, wheat whiskeys and single malts will be served at Citizens Bank Park's Hall of Fame Club on March 24 during the 2017 American Whiskey Convention. It's an event "by whiskey lovers, for whiskey lovers." Attendees will have an opportunity to sample more than 100 varieties of American whiskeys and bourbons.

February 20, 2017

Food & Drink

Annual Philly Chef Conference connects local food community

The 2017 Philly Chef Conference will return on March 5-6. Hosted by Drexel University’s Center for Hospitality and Sport Management, the event aims to connect Philly's food community. The first day of the conference is open to the public, while the second day is for hospitality and restaurant professionals only.

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