24 March 2011

Weekly Top Five - 24.Mar.11

In  High Fidelity, the characters compare their top fives in a variety of categories. Being big fans of both the film and novel, we here at the What bring you our Weekly Top Five, a feature focused on five fantastic things that you should become familiar with.

Where To Be This Month
April is a big month for the What, as we prepare to celebrate our first full year of bringing you colorful ideas for everyday life. As a part of that celebration, we want you to come and celebrate with us. During April, our awesome staff of writers will be out and about in Philadelphia at the following events, and we hope that you come join in the fun!

5. Glass Blowing - The majority of this list is populated with events connected to the Philadelphia Science Festival. The Science of Glass Blowing, a joint effort between Hudson Beach Glass and Philadelphia University, will be a live demonstration explaining the process of glass blowing. With mouth-blown glass being a great way to class up your apartment, the What will be in attendance to see how it's done. The event falls on April 16th, and begins at 6:30PM at Hudson Beach Glass in Old City.

4. Bingo at PYT - To longtime readers of the What, this is nothing new. We have been singing the praises of PYT and its weekly Bingo night for most of the last year. Held every Wednesday night from 8-10PM, buy in is free and prizes include beer, burgers, fries, shots, and swag. With themed nights, there is something for everyone at bingo. This coming Wednesday, fans of the epic It's Always Sunny episode featuring the dance-off can try their hand at Dance Your Ass Off Bingo. If you're looking for a trip down memory lane, there's A Night to Remember Bingo, which will feature a screening of Titanic. Finally, come celebrate the What's first birthday with Easter Bingo, complete with an Easter Egg Hunt.

3. Science Carnival - Back to the Philadelphia Science Festival for their signature event, a massive Science Carnival on Logan Circle. Zoo animals, the chemistry of Jello, robots, liquid nitrogen ice cream, mummification, a show called KABOOM! and much more will take up the space in front of the Franklin Institute beginning at 10AM on the 16th of April. Random acts of science will be happening all around you as you meander through what is sure to be an explosively fun carnival.

2. The Science of Beer - I know, I had you at beer. On April 23rd at 7PM Yards presents From Hops to Stein: the Science of Beer. Tickets are $20 to get you into an event that, among others, features the off-kilter science educators from the Franklin Institute teaming up with the brewers at Yards. From personal experience, there is never a dull moment when you combine the staff at the Franklin with a hearty batch of brew. See for yourself by joining us for this event on the 23rd!

1. Philadelphia: A Love Story - Each First Friday, art galleries open their doors to the public for free around Philadelphia. The majority of these galleries are in Old City, and this month, the Elfreth's Alley Museum is joining in the fun. Philadelphia: A Love Story is a gallery focused entirely on the City of Brotherly Love and its emerging artists. Artwork on display was created in and/or inspired by the great city of Philadelphia. All artists are local, and while many of them have displayed their work elsewhere, they are all making their Philadelphia gallery debut on Friday night, April 1st, from 5-9PM. As a bonus, a portion of the proceeds from all art sales will go toward the ongoing preservation and education efforts helmed by the Elfreth's Alley Association.

Philadelphia Science Festival
Bingo at PYT
Elfreth's Alley Museum Website & Blog 

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