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Phillyist On-Sale Alert: Tina Fey

Tickets just went on sale at 10 a.m. for Tina Fey's April 12 book signing at the Philadelphia Free Library. Get 'em while they're hot. Auditorium seating sold out during a pre-sale; all that's left is simulcast seating, and that will surely sell out fast. GO.

Frugal Fun Alert: Jan. 7 – 9, 2011

un around town, for $10 or less: Friday: Folky: Medea at Tin Angel (20 S. 2nd St.). 7:30 p.m., $10. New Music: Carousel with June Divided, Blue Romeo, and Jessi Teich at North Star Bar (2639 Poplar St.). 9 p.m., $9. Over the Top: Razorblade Skin with The Keefs, Workhorse III, and Juliets' Vice at M Room (15 W. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra

Image Credit: Luc De Leeuw Someone in Bucks County doesn't like pirates very much—an arsonist (or as a pirate would say "Arrrrrrsonsit") set a mascot pirate ship on fire at Palisades High School early this morning. Police are reviewing security film to see if they caught the criminals in the act. Show More Summary

Photoist

(Untitled) Photographed by: Chris Kasari Jefferson Hospital. 11th & Walnut. Philadelphia. Like to see your photo here? Submit it via the Phillyist Flickr Group!

Good Advice From a Bad Person

Dear Gabby, I am overwhelmed by the amount of information on the internet when I attempt to use it for "real life" stuff. For example—I want to be a teacher. I sit down with my buddy Google and ask him "what are my options to get certified...Show More Summary

Phillyist Interviews...Reggie Wu

Just a few short decades ago Philadelphia was a thriving east coast home for the 80's metal scene. Reggie Wu, a founding member of the Philly metal scene, was a guitarist for a band named Heavens Edge. Reggie became "Philly-famous," and was signed to a contract with Columbia records. Show More Summary

A Little Gypsy Punk For Your Thursday

Last week, a band by the name of Gogol Bordello came to town. If you haven't heard of them before, they're from New York, they play within a genre known as "Gypsy Punk," and they friggin' rock. With a penchant for very active stage shows, they are a frequently touring group that really strives to make sure their fans leave the venue happy every time. Show More Summary

Yo, Philly in the News

Image Credit: pwbaker Five area Acme stores will be closing up shop in the coming months. None in Philadelphia city limits look to be affected. [Philadelphia Inquirer] A John Carroll University basketball player who fell thirty feet inside a University of Pennsylvania fraternity house during a New Year's Eve party has died. Show More Summary

Not Without Our Krimpets

Image Credit: Flickr User Josh Yeager/ While it didn't send out national shock waves, Wednesday's news that Tastykake's financial troubles might prompt a move out of Philly, a merger, or other changes in corporate status created a bit of a stir in the snack cake-loving community. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra

Image Credit: David Weinberger Wondering why there was an increase in Philadelphia house fires this year? Mayor Nutter and Philadelphia fire department are blaming it on rolling brownouts. [CBS 3] Wilmington police are requesting assistance in locating a twenty-one-year-old mentally challenged man who disappeared on December 29th. Show More Summary

ArtIST: Katie VanVliet

Image Credit: Katie VanVliet, All Rights Reserved This week's ArtIST is Katie VanVliet, a Moore grad with a degree in Sculpture and Printmaking. She is a self-described "multi-tasker"—a veritable artist jack-of-all-trades, with a limb in a number of creative outlets, including a website, an Etsy shop, and her print shop, B.Y.O. Show More Summary

This Week In Philadelphia Theatre

Image Credit: alancleaver 2000 The trek to Norristown might be worth it to check out the Independent Voices Festival at the Center Theater this month. The festival features work from a wide range of area theater artists. Opening Amadeus - Rock me. Show More Summary

Photoist

New Year's Day 2011 Photographed by: Vincent J. Brown Center City Like to see your photo here? Submit it via the Phillyist Flickr Group!

Tune Up, Philly

Today we have another video from November's TEDxPhilly conference. Stanford Thompson, a Georgia native and incredibly accomplished young musician, is currently the director of the Philadelphia Youth Choir's Tune Up Philly program. The...Show More Summary

Yo Philly in the News

Photo by Flickr user Ann Laurie Valentine It's Wednesday morning and we're all still working. The winning MegaMillions tickets were bought in Idaho and Washington State. But if you played the LOST numbers, looks like you're taking home $150. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra

Image Credit: William Couch A concrete sidewalk running along the Linden Street Bridge in Allentown collapsed today. One construction worker was killed and another injured as a result. [CBS 3] Did you see a German Shepherd on Interstate 95 yesterday or this morning? Well, you weren't high (or, maybe you were)—the dog was real. Show More Summary

Phillies 5K for Charity

Photo by Flickr user pvsbond Registration is now open for the Phillies 5K for Charity. The 5K (3.1 mile) race will take place on Saturday, March 26, at 9 a.m. at Citizen's Bank Park. The entry fee is $30 ($32 if you include a $2 online...Show More Summary

Rendell to Colbert: America Is A Nation of Wusses

In response to the postponement of the Eagles/Vikings Sunday night game because of a little snow, Ed Rendell bemoaned Americans' turning into wusses. Now he has taken his grumble-fest on the road. Last night, he told the Colbert Nation that we need to grow a proverbial pair.

Photoist

The Remains of the Party Photographed by: Damon Landry Delaware Ave. Like to see your photo here? Submit it via the Phillyist Flickr Group!

The Brick Thief

There's something about Legos that brings the wonder of childhood flooding back into the forefront of one's mind. The multi-colored bricks, the limitless imaginative possibilities, the completely useless "tool" that came in every set to separate two bricks that were stuck together. Show More Summary

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