Stand Up for Transportation
A broad group of stakeholders will gather for a "Stand Up for Transportation" rally on April 9 at Dilworth Park. This event is being held in conjunction with National Transportation Infrastructure Day. It’s one of many events being planned across the country to highlight the economic impact of America's multi-modal transportation network and urge critical investment in our nation’s infrastructure. Former Governor Ed Rendell, who co-chairs Building America’s Future, will kick off the rally at 9am. U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster and PennDOT Acting Secretary Leslie Richards will also address the crowd. Other regional leaders and lawmakers will also participate.
Stand Up for Transportation, Dilworth Park, West side of City Hall, 15th and Market Streets, Thunderclap.it/en/projects/23576-stand-up-for-transportation
PAFA + muraLAB
In celebration of the recent partnership between the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) and Mural Arts, PAFA's Art in Process will be hosting a muraLAB mural painting! From 6-8pm on April 8, come and assist Mural Arts with work on pieces for their next big project! The Mural Arts Tour Office, now located in the Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building, will be kicking off their official 2015 tour season on April 11. Stop by the celebration to get a sneak peak of their upcoming tour lineup or register for their Scavenger Hunt event.
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Samuel MV Hamilton Building, 118 North Broad Street, 215.972.7600, PAFA.org
UArts Art Unleashed
The University of the Arts will hold its 6th annual Art Unleashed fundraising event April 10-14, noon-5pm. The event showcases the work of emerging and established artists in iconic Hamilton Hall on South Broad Street’s Avenue of the Arts. The show features the original work of students, faculty, alumni and staff with an exhibition and sale. Pieces include an impressive range of contemporary jewelry, ceramics, photography, crafts, furniture, painting, sculpture and illustration. Art Unleashed is an extraordinary opportunity for the public to acquire stunning, original pieces of art from across genres. Proceeds support student scholarships.
University of the Arts, Hamilton Hall, 320 South Broad Street, 215.717.6140, UArts.edu
Red Carpet Premiere of Sons of Ben: The Movie
On April 8, tickets go on sale for another kind of Philadelphia story – Sons of Ben: The Movie. The film follows Philadelphia’s most passionate soccer fans, the Sons of Ben, who stopped at nothing in their goal to help bring a Major League Soccer franchise to the City of Philadelphia. The Philadelphia premiere will be held June 10 at the Ritz Five Theater (214 Walnut Street). Guests are invited to the red carpet premiere and screening of the film. For more information, visit Facebook.com/SoBmovie or SonsOfBenMovie.com.
Nemo Tile Opens in Philadelphia
Since its modest beginnings in 1921 in Jamaica, Queens, Nemo Tile has offered an unmatched breadth of product. From the start, Nemo Tile has been a fixture in Manhattan architecture and now is known throughout the world. They’re opening a new showroom in Philadelphia. Nemo Tile provides visitors with unique design ideas and the understanding that high-end surface materials are no longer about high-end pricing.
Nemo Tile, 1520 Locust Street, 2nd floor, 215.558.3698, NemoTile.com
Relentless Fitness Opening on Chestnut Street
Celebrate the grand opening of the new Relentless Fitness, April 12, noon-5pm, at 722 Chestnut Street, the former location of The Next Page bookstore. Relentless Fitness is a gym for the entire family! They feature a Kid Program with gymnastics, tumbling, and fitness and an Adult Program for fitness and physical transformation.
Relentless Fitness, 722 Chestnut Street, 215.351.6260, philly.Relentless-Fitness.com
Special Deals on Local Theater
Three talented theater companies are offering special deals on upcoming performances:
• Inis Nua presents Penelope. This inspired take on Homer’s The Odyssey finds four absurd men holding vigil in an empty swimming pool, vying for the affection of Penelope, who has waited ten years for her husband Odysseus to return from the Trojan Wars. April 8-26, Prince Music Theatre, 1412 Chestnut Street, 215.454.9776. Save $3 with code: BBQ. inisnuatheatre.TicketLeap.com/penelope
• Theatre Exile performs Edward Albee’s classic, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Come see them at Plays and Players Theater, 1714 Delancey Place, April 16-May 17. Call 215.218.4022 for more information. Save 10% off tickets with code: CCD10. TheatreExile.org
• The Philadelphia Artists' Collective brings you pirates, barmaids, swashbucklers and sublime silliness in Thomas Heywood’s The Fair Maid of the West. Now through April 18 at Broad Street Ministry, 315 South Broad Street. Save $5 off general admission tickets with code: CCDSPECIAL. PhilArtistsCollective.org