BarstoolU Philly Blackout – Nov. 15
Mad River – Manayunk, 4100 Main St.
BarstoolU is touring the country and will be stopping in Manayunk at Mad River. For those who don’t know about BarstoolU, it’s the world’s largest black-light party, or at least that’s what it considers itself. Either way, they’ll be bringing a ton of lasers, lights and pulsating music to Philly for college kids throughout the city to enjoy. If lights and lasers are your thing, then give it a shot. Dress in an all white outfit, pick up some glow sticks and cover yourself in glow-in-the-dark-paint. Tickets are on sale now for this 21-plus event and there are no refunds.
Holiday Art Star Craft Bazaar –
VIP party Friday 6 p.m.- 9 p.m.
Saturday 11 a.m.- 6 p.m.
Free / $25 VIP party
23rd Street Armory – 22 S. 23rd St.
More than 50 artists and craft vendors will fill the 23rd Street Armory for one of Philly’s most diverse craft fairs. Organized by Philadelphia’s Art Star Gallery and Boutique, the retail arts and craft fair will include everything from housewares and clothing to paper goods and sculptures. Expect handmade items in a variety of mediums. Not to mention Soy Café, Sweet Box Cupcakes and A Full Plate Café will be serving sweet treats during the entire event. On Friday night, a VIP preview party will be held featuring live music from Olive Juice. Shoppers who come to the VIP preview will not only get to enjoy refreshments and live music, but will get first dibs on items, which they can stuff into their free Art Star Craft Bazaar tote bags after goofing around in the photo booth. This is the perfect chance to pick up some quirky, unique items for that eclectic friend you have or for that person who’s a little bit trickier to buy presents for.
Comedy Philly Style – Nov. 16
Free Library of Philadelphia –
Parkway Central Library – 1901
Hosted by comedy veteran Rick Horner and featuring Suggestical Musical Improv, comedy sketch group Secret Pants and stand up from LaTice Mitchell-Klapa, Comedy Philly Style is being billed as “cutting edge comedy form Philly’s hottest stand-up comics, sketch and improv groups.” Hopefully they’re not just lying to get you there. Philly seems to have a pretty decent comedy scene, so head to the Parkway and enjoy a night of laughs, or tears, or anger if the show’s really that bad and if it is, at least it was free.
Sydney Scott can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.