Philadelphia Antiques Show at the Pennsylvania Convention Center
Founded in 1962, The Philadelphia Antiques Show is one of the longest-running antique shows in the country. It premiered under the direction of its founder, Ali Brown, as the “University Hospital Antiques Show at the 33rd Street Armory in West Philadelphia.” The Show is now recognized as the finest and most prestigious show in the United States, offering diverse furnishings and decorative arts for both the period and modern American home. Since the beginning, the Show’s committee (now comprised of more than 200 dedicated volunteers) has worked tirelessly to organize, develop and produce one of the best — and largest — American antique shows in the world.
Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch St.
Cost: $20 for admission, $25 for guided tour
Philadelphia Book Festival reaches 54 different locations
This year the Philadelphia Book Festival will expand to include every library location in the city — 54 sites in all — and will feature author events in the Parkway Central Library’s Montgomery Auditorium every evening as well as special author appearances in every neighborhood library throughout the week. The beloved Book Festival now stretches into every Philadelphia community, ensuring that bookworms and literacy lovers from across the city can get in on the fun. Headlining authors who will appear throughout the week at Parkway Central include Rachel Maddow, Ken Kalfus, Baratunde Thurston and Cheryl Strayed. Direct, focused service is just one hallmark of the 21st century Free Library, and festivalgoers will see this firsthand at the seventh annual Philadelphia Book Festival, taking place during National Library Week.
Cost: author events free
Noodle Bar opens in Washington Square West
Cheu Noodle Bar was conceptualized by longtime friends Ben Puchowitz and
Shawn Darragh. Puchowitz has been manning the stoves at Matyson Restaurant for
over four years, and Darragh has extensive food and retail marketing experience.
The combination of their respective backgrounds, along with their obsession for
everything noodle, generated the idea behind their new venture. The menu will feature inventive spins on classic noodle dishes like pho, ramen and soba, enhanced by local ingredients.
Cheu Noodle Bar, 255 S. 10th St.
PIFA Street Fair on Broad Street
The Street Fair is the culminating event of the spectacular 31-day Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts. The Kimmel Center will close Broad Street April 27 for an all-out extravaganza, capturing the magic and mystery of this year’s PIFA theme, “If You Had a Time Machine.” Food vendors, artisans and exhibitors will fill the street while Philadelphians are captivated and entertained by a wide variety of unique street performers, musicians and family-friendly programming as the gates of time open up onto Broad Street. Highlights include street fair rides such as Ferris wheel and galleon, grassy gardens, dinosaur petting zoo, and Urban Koncept jungle gyms.
Broad Street from Chestnut to South streets
Saturday, April 27
Dining Out for Life benefits AIDS research
Well over 150 restaurants across the Delaware Valley will donate 33 percent of the night’s proceeds to benefit men, women and children with HIV/AIDS. Dining Out for Life was founded in Philadelphia by ActionAIDS, an organization that works with people living with HIV/AIDS to enhance their quality of life. This year, Dining Out for Life is celebrating its 23rd anniversary. Participating restaurants donate one-third of the cost of your meal to the fight against HIV/AIDS. Making a difference is as easy as going out to eat! Support Dining Out for Life by dining out at your favorite restaurant. Search for participating restaurants by location, cuisine type, meal served, or even for restaurants taking part in our special 20 percent off Tuesday promotion. Make your reservations soon, and remember to support these amazing restaurants throughout the year. They truly make a difference in your community! You can also volunteer as a Dining Out for Life Ambassador. Volunteers are key to the success of this event. Visit the Dining Out for Life website for more information. Thank you again for helping us make sure that no one faces AIDS alone. You are our hero.
Thursday, April 25