Results tagged “Philadelphia”

The fusion of art and horticulture will be celebrated in “ARTiculture,” an extraordinary presentation of the 186th Philadelphia Flower Show, March 1 to 9. Produced by the Pennsylvania Horticulture Society, the Philadelphia show is the world's longest-running and largest indoor flower show. The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society is partnering with internationally renowned art museums, organizations and institutions for many of the ... [Read]

A new exhibition honoring centuries of gay history opened Sunday at the Library Company of Philadelphia. The exhibit, "That's So Gay: Outing Early America," focuses on individuals whose lives and works reveal a gay sensibility, such as writer Walt Whitman, sculptor Harriet Hosmer, temperance activist Frances Willard, President Abraham Lincoln, writer Herman Melville. The source material for the exhibit, ... [Read]

Philadelphia, which tied with Seattle for the the top spot on the Human Rights Campaign's Municipal Equality Index, has launched a new tourism campaign that continues its groundbreaking inclusion of LGBT welcoming messaging. In 2004, Philadelphia produced the first TV commercial by a U.S. destination specifically targeting the LGBT travel market. Coinciding with the new ad campaign, Philalephia's tourism officals ... [Read]

Philly cannot get enough of the gays

Posted by Troy Petenbrink
August 22, 2013 6:06 PM |
Ten years after launching the first TV commercial by a U.S. destination for the LGBT travel market, Philadelphia today released a new commercial to mark the anniversary and continue its effort to attract gay visitors. “Ten years ago, Philadelphia was proud to officially ‘come out’ as a gay-friendly destination when we invited LGBT travelers to visit,” said Meryl Levitz, president ... [Read]

Gay theater festival returns to Philadelphia for third year

By Troy Petenbrink
August 3, 2013 8:23 AM |
Philadelphia will host the third annual GayFest!, a festival of LGBT theater, Aug. 6 to 24, at various theaters throughout the city. Much expanded from previous years, the festival is coordinated by Quince Productions and is the only LGBT theater festival in Philadelphia. This year’s GayFest! will take place at three theaters: Plays & Players (Skinner Studio), Second Stage at the ... [Read]

Chart topping singer Neon Hitch will christen Philadelphia's new monthly gay dance party, SuperStar, this Saturday, Jan. 26. SuperStar is being hosted at Devotion nightclub (formerly Shampoo), located at 417 N. 8th Street in downtown Philadelphia. It will open at 9 p.m., feature Devotion Vodka during an open bar from 9 to 10 p.m., and will end at 3 a.m. ... [Read]

Home of the Liberty Bell and tasty cheesesteaks, The City of Brotherly Love's tourism officials on Thursday debuted a new personality quiz on Facebook that is designed to help LGBT visitors figure out which Philadelphia neighborhood best suits them as well as give them a chance to win a weekend stay in Philadelphia, including tickets to a Lady Gaga concert. A part ... [Read]

One look at my fluctuating waistline and you know I love my sweet treats. And when I find myself in Philadelphia, one temptation that I cannot resist is a cupcake from Philly Cupcake. I feel in love with Philly Cupcake way before I discovered that it is gay-owned and before it was joined by its sister biz, Philly Chocolate Lounge. Check ... [Read]

Mary Wilson was just a teenager when she signed with Motown Records and became an original member of one of the most important vocal groups in history, the Supremes. Over the nearly two decades, from 1961 to 1977, that the Supremes performed, Wilson was the only consistent member.  During that time, she made a point of keeping many of the dresses that ... [Read]

Halloween is a gay High Holy Day. LGBT travels have a plethora of opportunities to don costumes, seek a scare and party like a rock star zombie.  Here are Elsewhere's 2012 Halloween travel picks: Las Vegas - Sin City was practically made for Halloween. It is an excuse for every over the top bar, nightclub and entertainment to be even more over the ... [Read]

Philadelphia's Eastern State Penitentiary (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Philadelphia has lots of LGBT-friendly activities planned to help fill your autumn travel calendar: Restaurant Week: September 23 to 28 and September 30 to October 5During Restaurant Week, more than 100 of Center City’s finest restaurants are offering indulgent prix fixe menus that are both delectable and easy on the wallet with three-course ... [Read]

Rodin reopens in Philadelphia

Posted by Troy Petenbrink
July 13, 2012 5:44 PM |
"This museum is the perfect showcase for the work of [Auguste] Rodin," commented Beth Williams during yesterday's preview reception for the reopening of the Rodin Museum in Philadelphia, Pa. "It has been completely refurbished, so it is sparkling just like it was in 1929 with it first opened." Williams, who has worked as a guide in the Museum for more than a decade, believes that visitors ... [Read]

Just days before the opening of the Barnes Foundation’s Philadelphia campus on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia yesterday launched the city’s first-ever coordinated and sustained visual arts marketing campaign called With Art Philadelphia. According to a statement by the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation, the two-year, multi-million dollar campaign aims to leverage the energy of the Barnes Foundation opening in order to ... [Read]

The Philadelphia Museum of Art yesterday premiered a new exhibition of artwork by one of history's most intriguing artists: Vincent van Gogh. Van Gogh Up Close is described by the museum as a daring and innovative collection of works that broke with the past and dramatically altered the course of modern painting. Made between 1886 and 1890 in Paris, Arles, Saint-Rémy, and Auvers, the works ... [Read]

For the weekend of Jan. 27 to 29, Philadelphia's Sapphire Fund will present Sapphire Weekend, a series of events to raise money for LGBT charitable organizations. Sapphire Weekend will feature three signature events, beginning with the Winter Wonderland Ball taking place on Friday, Jan. 27, at Voyeur Nightclub. The night promises a red carpet, live entertainment and DJs, and is a semi-formal ... [Read]

Philly offers double flower power deal

Posted by Troy Petenbrink
December 21, 2011 2:38 PM |
The Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society are offering several ticket packages that combine the major exhibition Van Gogh Up Close (February 1 – May 6, 2012) and the Philadelphia International Flower Show (“Hawaii: Islands of Aloha”, March 4 – 11, 2012). Among the options are packaged discounted vouchers for Van Gogh Up Close and the Flower ... [Read]

For the end of the 2011 Equality Forum, a weeklong series of educational programming designed to advance national and international LGBT civil rights, Philadelphia will play host to the region's largest gay street festival. SundayOUT! at the Piazza will feature more than 150 artisans, food vendors and community organizations. Among the planned live entertainment will be recording artists KID AKIMBO and Jonathan Bascope. ... [Read]