Museum of Love’s Pat Mahoney and Dennis McNany play the Dolphin this Friday.
It’s no secret: Thanksgiving is a multi-day run of sheer gluttony. We don’t just stuff ourselves on the big day; we also manage to morph into capitalist zombies on Black Friday—plus we drink like maniacs before and after. The Wednesday night before Thanksgiving is notorious for being one of the biggest bar nights of the year, as home-for-the-holidays friends reunite at their old stomping grounds and get lit like candles before waking up and grazing like cows all day. Well, we thought we’d highlight some solid bets for things to do on the Friday night after Turkey (or Tofurkey) Day, both with your kinfolk or as far away from them as possible, that aren’t just about the neighborhood watering hole or shopping ‘til you’re damn near dead.
20th anniversary tribute to Nirvana’s In Utero and the Smashing Pumpkins’ Siamese Dreams at Milkboy
Hey, grunge heads: Are you pumped or what? Performed live, cover to cover, are two of the era’s most iconic and revered LPs. Doesn’t really matter who’s performing ‘em, does it? It could be your little brother’s stoner basement band—as long as they storm through track after track with frenzied angst, we’re sold.
8:30pm. $10. Milkboy, 1100 Chestnut St. milkboyphilly.com
The Machine’s tribute to the 40th anniversary of Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon at the Keswick
When I was in eighth grade, and my brother was a freshman at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY, he took me to see this show, and I will never, ever forget it. No, there’ll be zero original Floyd members, but it really doesn’t matter. Especially when you get a woman who can blow out that “Great Gig in the Sky” solo. And you just know they’ll have one.
8pm. $27.50-$32.50. Keswick Theatre, 291 N. Keswick Ave., Glenside. keswicktheatre.com.
MiMOSA at the TLA and Slayer at the Susquehanna Bank Center
Here, you’ve got a couple options for your raver cousin and your creepy goth uncle. The TLA show’ll be packed with teens, 20-somethings and sad old tweakers reliving their glorious past, but it’ll all be very pleasant and not-too-EDMy house and jungle trance-type stuff. Bet you know what that Slayer show will be like: incredibly loud, sinister and slightly disturbing death metal. Hey, we all have our thing.
MIMOSA: 9pm. $15. With Architekt, Thriftworks, Bogl + Yonas. Theatre of Living Arts, 334 South St. tlaphilly.com
Slayer: 7:30pm. $19.25-$59.50. With Gojira + 4arm. Susquehanna Bank Center, 1 Harbour Blvd., Camden, N.J. livenation.com
Christmas Light Show and Wanamaker Organ Concert at Macy’s
This is simply an institution, period. And while our beloved Macy’s will certainly be full of basics trying to buy piles of discounted fleece, tune them out, and look up. The Grand Court Organ, purchased in 1909 at the St. Louis World’s Fair, is the largest playable instrument in the world. Their cheerful holiday celebration goes off every two hours, starting at 10am; the last show’s at 8pm.
Bi-hourly. Free. Macy’s, 1300 Market St. visitmacysphiladelphia.com
Vivaldi’s Four Seasons performed by the Philadelphia Orchestra at the Kimmel Center
Perfect for a grandma and grandpa excursion or for young sophisticates who appreciate classical music. This suite from Vivaldi is easily his most famous and celebrated, depicting seasonality with extraordinary musicality. Get away from the slobs, and go upscale with this excellent short-run bet.
Through Sun., Dec. 1, various times. $51-$137. Kimmel Center, 1 S. Broad St. philorch.org
Museum of Love at the Dolphin
A new project from LCD Soundsystem’s Pat Mahoney and The Juan Maclean’s Dennis McNany (aka Jee Day), and we can’t wait to hear (and see) what it sounds like. The pair have a single called “Down South” and an debut album on the way, but regardless, the Dolphin’s one of the best places to drink and dance in South Philadelphia until you hurt the next day.
10pm. $5. The Dolphin, 1539 S. Broad St. dolphinphilly.com
Stephen Kellogg and Countdown to Ecstasy at World Cafe Live
Upstairs, you’ve got some folk from the former, one of Americana’s finest modern troubadours, and downstairs, you’ve got the chill times you’re lookin’ for in the cheese-rock prog jazz sounds of PA’s premiere Steely Dan tribute act. Drop off the staid in-laws with Kellogg, and take your uber-cool folks down the steps.
8pm and 9pm, respectively. $25 and $15-$18 respectively. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St. 215.222.1400. philly.worldcafelive.com
Circular Ruins at Johnny Brenda’s
This is the ideal free dance party for denizens of Northern Liberties and Fishtown, with DJ Robertson Pennsborn Freeman spinning R&B, garage and soul, all on vinyl. Craft drafts are in order to fuel your retro-rocked pool-shooting and hip-shimmying.
10pm. Free. With DJ Robertson Pennsborn Freeman. Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 N. Frankford Ave. johnnybrendas.com.
Body Rock at Kung Fu Necktie
If you’re looking to get sweaty, this is the spot. Every DJ in the mighty Illvibe Collective’s a polished professional well-versed in whipping up a funky, ecstatic dance-floor fervor. It’ll be packed, most likely, so get there early. Guaranteed you’ll be bumpin’ and grinding with your neighbors within minutes.
9pm. $5-$7. Kung Fu Necktie, 1250 N. Front St. kungfunecktie.com — BILL CHENEVERT
And the post-Thanksgiving sales continue…
Concrete Polish: Splurge on one of designer Angela Monaco’s stunning jewels before midnight and you’ll save 15 percent off. This deal can be redeemed online (code: TURKEYLOVE) or in-store. Either way, be sure to RSVP to the sale’s Facebook event page as you will then receive a special gift with your purchase in addition to free gift-wrapping. (716 N. Third St.)
South Moon Under: Shop online and take 20 percent off everything using the code CYBER20. You’ll also receive free shipping.
Adorn Boutique: Till midnight tonight, Sarah Lewis is offering 30 percent off her entire selection of jewelry. You can either stop by her tiny Fishtown treasure chest or shop online (code: cybermonday). (1314 Frankford Ave.)
Express: Save 40 percent on everything site-wide and receive free shipping.
Kembrel: Receive 40 percent off either in stores or online with the checkout code KEMCYBER. (1822 Chestnut St. & 1219 Locust St.)
Urban Outfitters: Today is the final day the retailer will be slashing prices on hundreds of items in stores and online. The deals vary.
Victoria’s Secret: Today only, receive two “Secret Rewards Cards” with any online purchase of $10 or more. Just enter the code MONDAY at checkout and the secret bonus reward will be added to your order once the code is applied.
Steve Madden: Get free shipping and 30 percent off site-wide with the code HOLIDAYS30.
Sephora: For a limited time, you can score a free mystery gift with any online purchase with the code UNDERWRAPS. This gift is a little black bag containing a secret assortment of their favorite holiday beauty items.
Art Star: Enter code CyberMon at checkout and save 15 percent off your total, excluding the cost of shipping.
Threadless.com: Tons of items site-wide are on sale today only including a selection of tees for $9.99 while over 200 prints and canvases are now 25 percent off. Spend $49 or more for free shipping.
Joan Shepp: Today is your last day to save 20 percent on any of Shepp’s designer coats. And while I would highly recommend going to her fabulous Rittenhouse boutique, you can shop online (code: COATS20). (1616 Walnut St.)
Paper Source: In addition to select sales on an array of holiday gifts, including 25 percent off custom stamps, online shoppers who spend over $75 will get free shipping today only using the code THANKS75 at checkout.
Charlotte Russe: In addition to taking 20-50 percent off everything sitewide, shoppers who spend $50 or more will receive $10 off their purchase and free shipping.
Macy’s: Enjoy various deals on items site-wide including an extra 25-40 percent off clearance items. At checkout, you’ll receive an additional 15 percent off your purchase using the promo code CYBER as well as free shipping if your order is $75 or more.
Personally, I think it’s disgusting that we devote an entire day to honor Christopher Columbus. But since there’s nothing we can really do about it, you might as well take advantage of the holiday sales. You know, just like how Columbus took advantage of the original inhabitors of this country.
H&M: Get 20 percent off one item of your choice using this coupon. If you subscribe to their emails, check your inbox for their Columbus Day email, then print out to receive an extra 50 percent off already reduced items.
Nicole Miller: Take 20 percent off pre-fall styles both online and in stores.
Urban Outfitters: Take an additional 30 percent off clearance items, which there’s quite a bit of both online and in-store since their “Drop It Like It’s Fall Sale” is going on now.
Express: Save 30 percent on all outerwear as well accessories for men and women.
Macy’s: Get 20-75 percent off storewide on regular priced items. Use your Macy’s card to score an additional 15 or 20 percent off or cut/print their “Wow! Pass” to receive an extra 15 percent off all sale and clearance items (see weekly ads).
New York & Company: Buy one get one 50 percent off on everything.
Victoria’s Secret: Receive a free cheekster panty with any PINK purchase.
Lord & Taylor: Save 30 percent on coats, 25 percent on sweaters and up to 30 percent off of women’s boots.
BCBGMAXAZRIA: Save 30 percent off sweaters, outerwear, leggings, boots and sweater dresses.
Michael’s: Print online coupon to save 50 percent off a regular-priced item.
Last Call by Neiman Marcus: Take up to an extra 40 percent off merch sitewide.
Amazon.com: Save an additional 30 percent on jewelry, 60 percent off select styles for women, men and kids, and up to 50 percent off select outerwear, denim, sweaters and more.
Puma: Save 30 percent on your entire purchase both online and in-store.
Kohl’s: Receive 15 percent off your purchase with coupon or online with code “BUYMORE15.”
As promised, here is your hand-dandy guide to some of this weekend’s most worthwhile Philadelphia Collection events.
Whatever you decide to go to, just keep in mind that come Monday, the Collection will really be kicking into full gear (i.e Phashion Phest, Rittenhouse Row Festival, Macy’s Fashion Show, ect.). In other words, take it easy on the free cocktails.
Check back on Monday to find out what the remaining days of the fashion and style extravaganza hold.
To celebrate the opening of their new all-female exhibition, Paradigm Gallery is joining forces with the Collection as well as several neighboring shops along Fabric Row to host a night of fashion, art and well, all things ladylike. For more details about the exhibit and the individual reception events, read this PW’s art feature this week. 5-9:30pm. Various locations along Fourth St. between South & Queen Sts.
Cultured Couture will be opening its Olde City gallery’s doors, giving locals a unique and equally awesome shopping experience: designer vintage clothing for ladies and gentlemen, fine art and eclectic home furnishings will all be available. 5pm. Cultured Couture, 240 Church St.
In addition to showcasing the stunning photographs of Justin-Julius Santos, there will be a trunk sale of men’s and women’s vintage designer fashion and mid-century/modern home décor. 7-10pm. Curated Goods, 421 Fairmount Ave.
No, it’s not an actual circus. The super chic, vintage inspired men’s clothing brand will be setting up shop at Art in the Age all this weekend and tonight, guests will have a chance to meet and mingle with the visionaries behind the brand (who one can only assume are all Don Draper lookalikes). Fri., 6-8pm. Sat., 11am-7pm. Sun., 12-6pm. Art in the Age, 116 N. Third St.
Join Rockers Closet as they showcase all sorts of amazing one-of-a-kind crafts and designs from a mix of local and international artists. All proceeds from the event will benefit Starr Garden. 1pm-dusk. Starr Garden, Sixth & Lombard Sts.
The tiny Rittenhouse gem, TownHome presents a special trunk show featuring the handcrafted beaded necklaces, earrings and “arm candy” from local designer Stephanie Newman’s line. Sky Jewels. Enjoy sweet treats and refreshments as you shop. 12-4pm. TownHome Jewlery & Boutique, 1616 Walnut St.
You can expect to be photographed quite a bit over the next week, so perhaps a facial in order. Meet one on one with one of L’Occitane’s skincare experts to find the perfect products for your skin and enjoy a free 20-minute mini-facial. Refreshments will be served and friends are welcomed but make sure to call and schedule an appointment to ensure there’s room. 12-5pm. L’Occitane, 1606 Walnut St.
Good news fellas: You can now officially shop new fall arrivals and classics from local clothing and accessory brand 611 at the iconic Rittenhouse boutique Joan Shepp. 10am-6pm. Joan Shepp, 1616 Walnut St.
If you’ve been thinking of a career in the fashion industry, this is one event you do not want to miss. A panel of industry vets will discuss what skills and tools are needed for fashion executives to get a competitive edge as well as where they think the future of the fashion industry is headed and what this will mean in terms of the type of jobs available. RSVP is required to email@example.com. 12-2pm. Macy’s Greek Hall, 1300 Market St.
OK, so this may be the coolest Collection event this year. Backstory: in the early 60s, Mods and Rockers were two polar opposite British youth subcultures. Not surprising, rockers had a tough look (motorcycles, leather jackets) while the mods had a more sophisticated look (riding scooters, suits). What you probably didn’t know is that the two groups actually had running public battles, causing a media frenzy about the British youth. To finally decide which subculture is truly the most stylish, Scissor Candy is hosting an all-day battle that includes a scooter vs. motorcycle showdown, mod makeovers/rocker redos, battling DJs and a mod/rocker fashion show. There will also be vendors, drinks, food and a “Sexy Sixties Pinup Show.” 12-6pm. ScissorCandy, 1750 N. Front St.
Peruse the unique vintage finds from a baker’s dozen of the best local vintage vendors in town while enjoying the usual drink specials. Considering arriving early so you can make a sweet-ass dream-catcher as part of the bar’s Craft Sunday. 1-7pm. Tattooed Mom, 530 South St.
Obviously, we here at PW Style are super stoked that this Thursday, Philly will finally be taking part in the one-night-only global fashion extravaganza better known as Fashion’s Night Out.
And you should be pretty stoked too.
Since being launched by Vogue in 2009, the annual event has spread from New York to over 500 cities across the country. And while it’s a shame that it’s taken Philadelphia this long to get on board, it shows just how quickly our local fashion and design scene is booming. In fact, there’s so many events going on—runway shows, trunk shows, presentations, panel discussions, sales, giveaways, ect.—that we have to break them up into two separate lists.
Over 20 stores and boutiques around town will be keeping their doors open late and all you have to do is show up. Sure, it would be nice if you do the local retail economy a solid and purchase a few things (especially since most shops will be offering free cocktails and food), but it’s more important that you at least come and see what they have to offer. Who knows, maybe you’ll discover your new fave indie designer or boutique?
If you really don’t care about fashion and just happened to still be reading this for some reason, try and stick to freeloading at the larger chain stores—chances are they’ll have more free shit anyway.
You can stay up-to-date on all the night’s festivities by following Fashion’s Night Out Philadelphia on Twitter (@FNOPhiladelphia). Also, check back tomorrow for the second roundup of events (note: our lists will be far easier to process than the other guides out there).
Kembrel: The Center City shop will be hosting a special FNO edition of their “Philadelphia Designer Trunk Show” series featuring the fall collections of Pretty Pretty Rebel, Duke & Winston, Kendra, ROCK’d by Abbe and bombom jewelry. As always, there will also be music, a selection of fine wine and hors d’oeuvres by DiBruno Bros. (6-11pm; 1822 Chestnut St.)
Jason Matthew Salon: Get an insider’s guide to the biggest fall hair trends, straight from the runways at New York Fashion Week. The event will include drinks, treats and tunes, not to mention free swag bags. The first 25 to arrive will score a gift certificate for a complimentary blow dry. Oh, and be sure to strike a pose on the red carpet outside so that you’ll have something to remember the night. (5-8pm; 1735 Chestnut St.)
South Moon Under: A DJ will be spinning throughout the evening as shoppers peruse their fall collections and indulge in cupcakes, cocktails and their signature champagne. You’ll also have a chance to win a $100 gift card. (6-9pm; 1730 Chestnut St.)
Egan Day: To celebrate their new fall jewelry collection, the boutique has invited renowned silhouette artist, Zachary Murray to come and create his unique, hand-cut paper portraits for guests. PS: Murray’s work has been featured at some pretty big fashion events, including one hosted by the likes of Marc Jacobs. (6-10pm; 260 S. 16th St.)
Macy’s Center City: Stop in anytime throughout the evening as the retailer has a slew of events lined up. First, stop by the grand court to shop the fall collections of the Philly Fashion Incubator’s inaugural team of “Designers-In-Residence.” Then make your way to the Juniors Department and meet Janel Parrish from the ABC Family series, Pretty Little Liars while enjoying mocktails, free sweets from a candy bar, live dance music and a photo op in front of a graffiti wall. Ladies can also get tips for their fall wardrobe from stylist Karima Renee of Skinny Girl Minority (Women’s, 2nd floor) and get their nails did courtesy of Nail Bar at Rittenhouse Square (Cosmetics, 1st floor). Finally, over in the Men’s Department fellas can get grooming and skincare tips from Optimal Sport Health Club, meet Chris Manzo and Greg Bennet of the Real Housewives of New Jersey and hang out with a few Eagles cheerleaders in the “Smirnoff Lounge.” (5-11pm; 1300 Market St.)
Kenneth Cole: check in on Foursquare and receive a complimentary tote as well as a chance to win a $1,000 gift card. (6-11pm @ 1422 Walnut St.)
Third Street Habit: The Old City boutique will be hosting a Mother Denim trunk show, equipped with a St. Germaine cocktail, Sangria Flora and free gifts courtesy of Velvet and Free People. Once you’ve found your perfect pair of jeans, Philadelphia magazine’s fashion editor, Emily Goulet will show you how to complete your outfit with the store’s new fall ready-to-wear styles. Finally, get your makeup touched up by local makeup artist Beke Beau. (6-10pm; 153 N. Third St.)
Tag Denim: Celebrate the store’s 10th anniversary while enjoying live music, wine, light snacks and of course, plenty of denim fashions. (6-11pm; 3358 Main St.)
Plage Tahiti: Meet the local founders of Adornia Fine Jewelry while eyeing key pieces from the brand’s debut assortment. Meanwhile, Plage Tahiti stylists will be showcasing ready-to-wear fall 2012 lines from some top American and European designers. There will also be a Halston Heritage trunk show. (6-10pm; 128 S. 17th St.)
Juicy Couture: Sample Juicy’s newest fragrance, “Viva la Juicy la Fleur” and enjoy special offers. (6-8pm @ 1701 Walnut St.)
For those of you who didn’t attend elementary school, Labor Day pays tribute to the contributions of American workers. So while everyone else in this city is on or around the Parkway, why not spend some time celebrating good ole American consumerism?
Oh, and be sure to be extra nice to any salespeople you come across. After all, they’re the ones stuck working on their own damn holiday.
Arcadia: Although their stores are closed for the holiday, online they’re taking 20 percent off EVERYTHING with the code LABORDAY20. (Ends Monday)
GAP: Find select styles now up to 40 percent off at all GAP locations as part of their “Red, Bright & Blue” event. (Ends Monday)
Steve Madden: Get 20 percent off all orders with code BOOT20 as well as free shipping on orders over $75. (Thru Tues/4)
KHOL’s: Get $10 KOHL’s Cash for every $50 you spend either online or in-store. There’s also various deals storewide including, 30-45 percent off select dress and casual shoes for the family. Enter code GB2P8LM online to save an additional 25 percent off. (Thru Tues/4)
7 for All Mankind: Receive up to 50 percent off denim, sportswear, footwear and accessories, plus free shipping on all orders. (Ends Monday)
Nine West: Get an extra 25 percent off select sale styles & free shipping over $50. Discount applies at checkout. (Ends Monday)
Old Navy: Save up to 75 percent off of clearance items both online and in-store.In stores, buy a regular-priced NFL apparel item and get $10 Supercash (up to $30) to be redeemed at a later date. (Ends Monday)
Bloomingdale’s: As part of the department store’s “Big Brown Bag Sale,” shoppers can save up to 40 percent both online and in stores with select home items and jewelry up to 50 percent off. (Ends Monday)
Urban Outfitters: Both in stores and online, prices have been slashed on a plethora of items, including a “2 for $24” deal on select basic women’s tees and tanks. (Ends Monday)
Claire’s: Clearance items now up to 75 percent off. There’s also a special “10 for $10” deal on select items storewide. (Ends Monday)
Nicole Miller: take 20 percent off sale styles with promo code LABOR20 (Ends Monday)
Adorn by Sarah Lewis: Receive 30 percent off EVERYTHING using the online checkout code: LABORDAY or mentioning this offer in store. (Thru Mon/3)
Macy’s: various deals on select items throughout the store including women’s dresses, shoes, handbags, jewelry, bedding, furniture and cookware. Online, you can also receive an extra 25 percent off clearance items. (Thru Mon/3)
Bath & Body Works: Take 20 percent off your online order with code: ADBBWAUG OR get 30 percent off $30 or more with code: F126497. (Thru Tues/4)
Three Sirens Boutique: All summer styles now 50 percent off including clothes, scarfs, hats, bags and jewelry. There will also be a $20 clearance been featuring additional markdowns. (Fri/31-Mon/3)
American Eagle: Receive 15 percent off everything with code: 86277041. (Thru Fri/31)
Omoi Zakka Shop: Peruse a whole bunch of new fall merch and take 15 percent off all 2013 planners in store only. For online shoppers, they’ll be offering free shipping throughout the weekend. (Thru Tue/4)
Target: Monday only, enjoy big savings on outdoor items like grills, grill accessories, heating and lighting. There’s also a few sales running through the weekend on patio furniture, bedding, bath and home décor. The best sale: buy one, get one 50 percent off all boots. (Thru Mon/3)
H&M: Print online Labor Day coupon to get 20 percent off an item of your choice. (Thru Mon/3)
ModCloth.com: The online retailer is bidding summer adieu by taking 70 percent off hundreds of amazing women’s fashions, accessories and home décor.
Lord & Taylor: Get 20 percent off regular-priced items and 25 percent off clearance items with code: LDAY) Use code: DAYPLUS for an additional 10 percent off the above discount. (Thru Tues/4)
Ikea: Let’s face it–when you go in Ikea, you’re in there for half the day. That’s why this weekend they’re going to make sure you get some food in ya, deducting your restaurant receipt total from any home furnishing purchase of $100 or more. (Sat/1-Mon/3)
Armani Exchange: get an extra 40 percent off all sale items as well as free shipping on orders $100 or more.
Last Call by Neiman Marcus: Enjoy an additional 50-60 percent off summer apparel and accessories Aug. 29-Sept. 3 OR an additional 30 percent off everything else (sales cannot be combined). (Thru Mon/3)
HBO Store: A special “buy more, save more” deal with code LABORDAY. (Fri/31-Tues/4)
Best Buy: Take 10-25 percent off all major appliances. (Monday only)
Franklin Mills: Several stores will be offering even bigger discounts (just look for a “Super Sale” sign in their window). Participating retailers include Banana Republic Factory Store, Old Navy Outlet, Last Call, Ann Taylor Factory Store and Kenneth Cole Company Store. (Thru Mon/3)