<![CDATA[NBC 10 Philadelphia - Dining, shopping and nightlife]]>Copyright 2017http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/entertainment/the-scene http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/NBC10_40x125.png NBC 10 Philadelphia http://www.nbcphiladelphia.comen-usSat, 21 Jan 2017 08:37:46 -0500Sat, 21 Jan 2017 08:37:46 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Girl Scouts Celebrate 100th Anniversary With Cookies]]> Thu, 19 Jan 2017 12:55:38 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000018912935_1200x675_858280515770.jpg NBC10’s Rosemary Connors talks to Stephanie Capello and Adalyn Santamaria about the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts and the annual celebration of cookies.]]> <![CDATA['Brotherly Love' Concert Honoring Philly Musician]]> Wed, 18 Jan 2017 13:10:42 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000018892428_1200x675_857419331707.jpg Philly native Jeff Bradshaw had to slow down his music career as he battles diverticulitis. The Grammy MusiCares Brotherly Love Benefit Concert featuring Jill Scott and others on Friday, Jan. 20, will honor the trombonist.]]> <![CDATA['America's Got Talent' Wants to See Philly's Best Talent]]> Fri, 13 Jan 2017 14:59:05 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000018820880_1200x675_854284867788.jpg "America's Got Talent" is holding auditions in Philadelphia this weekend. Tracy Davidson speaks with Megan McAlduff about the event and what producers are looking for.]]> <![CDATA[PAWS and Lease Up Team Adoption Event]]> Thu, 12 Jan 2017 13:15:03 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000018800849_1200x675_853398595984.jpg NBC10 reporter Katy Zachry speaks to the community outreach and volunteer coordinator for PAWS about their upcoming event.]]> <![CDATA[Your State's Favorite Netflix Original Series Is ...]]> Wed, 11 Jan 2017 17:28:03 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Netflix-GettyImages-464215297.jpg

If you ever found yourself hunkering down under a blanket at home weathering some type of storm, be it physical or emotional, you've probably turned to Netflix for solace at some point.

According to Fortune, more than half of Americans use the streaming service for access to both movies and TV episodes, and in recent years, many subscribers have turned to Netflix originals for some fresh content.

So which binge-worthy series was most likely to be streaming in neighborhoods near you? Cable TV looked at state data from Google Trends in 2016 to identify the top Netflix original series for each state.

New York's favorite original Netflix series last year was "The Get Down," a show about a ragtag group of teenagers running wild in the streets of the Bronx in the 1970s, according to Cable TV's research. 

Streamers in New Jersey, along with Netflix bingers in 13 other states, preferred "Daredevil," while Connecticut viewers streamed "Bloodline" more than any other original series provided by the service.

Click here to see the full methodology and map by state. 



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<![CDATA[Baby Blue Penguin Chick 1st Born at NJ Aquarium]]> Tue, 10 Jan 2017 09:40:09 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/200*120/Blue+Penguin+Chick+Adventure+Aquarium.JPG

A baby blue penguin has been born at an aquarium in New Jersey.

Officials with Adventure Aquarium in Camden announced Monday that the first chick to be spawned from its little blue penguin colony hatched last month.

The aquarium says the chick was born inside a nesting box on Dec. 3 under the watchful eye of staff members.

Early gender tests have shown that the chick is female. A blood test will confirm the penguin's sex.

The progeny of Sheila and Goose has grown from 1.23 ounces to more than 2 pounds. That's about the same size as many of the adult penguins in the colony, which now consists of nine birds — three females and six males.

Native to Australia and New Zealand, little blue penguins are the world's smallest penguin species.



Photo Credit: Adventure Aquarium
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<![CDATA[Temple Tops List for New 'Babies' Seeking 'Sugar Daddies']]> Tue, 10 Jan 2017 18:58:36 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/202*120/Temple+Generic+Temple+University+Logo+Temple.JPG

Temple University has landed atop the list of colleges where more young women, or "sugar babies," are letting older men, or "sugar daddies," pay off their higher education bills.

The North Philadelphia public university increased its total number of "sugar babies" by 296 in 2016, the greatest total of new subscribers to SeekingArrangement.com’s Sugar Baby University site, said the site.

The new sign-ups bring Temple's total student body seeking money for tuition to 1,068, said Seeking Arrangement.

The site claims that the sugar daddies -- either men or women -- are benefactors who help young women not only pay tuition but also offer job and mentorship opportunities. Each sugar daddy can have up the 4 "babies" each with "no strings attached," says the site.

"Babies" can "find a mentor," "be pampered" and/or "date experienced men."

Seeking Arrangement CEO and founder Brandon Wade claims his site helps students leave college with less debt. Students earn on average $2,440 a month toward tuition, said the site.

"Students are tired of hearing politician’s hyperbole about what they might do to resolve the student debt crisis," said Wade.

New York University, Arizona State University, Georgia State University and Texas State University rounded out the site's Top 5 schools for new "babies."

"Every successful relationship is an arrangement between two parties," says Wade on the site. "In business, partners sign business agreements that outline their objectives and expectations. Likewise, romantic relationships can only work if two people agree on what they expect, and what they can give and receive from each other."

Temple University declined comment saying that Seeking Arrangement didn’t deserve any more publicity.

"We have no comment other than to marvel at how media outlets continue to give this company free advertising," said the university. [[238427591, C]]



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<![CDATA[Circus 'Saloon' Coming to Center City]]> Mon, 09 Jan 2017 13:58:28 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000018739316_1200x675_850747459571.jpg Cirque Eloize: Saloon will be performing at the Merriam Theater this weekend. Performer's Shena Tschofen and Jeremy Saint-Jean Picard explain what patrons can expect of the wild west-themed spectacle.]]> <![CDATA[U2 to Rock The Linc Again]]> Mon, 09 Jan 2017 12:29:07 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/AP_81333877674.jpg

Rock legends U2 will return to South Philadelphia this summer.

The Irish rockers will play Lincoln Financial Field on Sunday, June 18 as part of "The Joshua Tree Tour 2017," which will pay honor to 30th anniversary of the group’s landmark album in its entirety.

"It seems like we have come full circle from when The Joshua Tree songs were originally written, with global upheaval, extreme right wing politics and some fundamental human rights at risk," said guitarist The Edge. "To celebrate the album – as the songs seem so relevant and prescient of these times too - we decided to do these shows, it feels right for now. We’re looking forward to it."

Released in March 1987, The Joshua Tree went on to sell more than 25 million copies worldwide while spinning hits like "With or Without You" and "where the Streets Have No Name."

The Lumineers will open for Bono, The Edge and company in Philly. Tickets for the Philly concert – ranging from $35 to $280 – go on sale to the general public Tuesday, Jan. 17 at 10 a.m. The presale begins at 9 a.m. Wednesday with U2.com Redhill Group and Fan Club VIP members with other presales leading up to the general public sale.

U2 last played The Linc in 2011. [[238904721, C]]



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<![CDATA[Philly African American Museum, Citizens Bank Plan Family Fun for MLK Weekend]]> Fri, 06 Jan 2017 13:31:59 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/212*120/African+American+Museum+Philadelphia+AAMP.JPG The African American Museum in Philadelphia is teaming up with Citizens Bank to celebrate the life and legacy of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by bringing you a weekend of events. AAMP’s vice president of programming Ivan Henderson and president of Citizens Bank in Pennsylvania Dan Fitzpatrick tell us about their plans for you and your family.

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<![CDATA[The Philly POPS Want You to Sing With Them]]> Thu, 05 Jan 2017 13:09:02 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000018686856_1200x675_848309827671.jpg NBC10’s Tracy Davidson speaks to Karen Corbin and Jim Palmer about their search for new singers to join The Philly POPS Festival Chorus.]]> <![CDATA[Billy Joel Bringing Piano Back to Phillies Ballpark]]> Thu, 05 Jan 2017 12:23:06 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/214*120/GettyImages-459142338.jpg

The Piano Man is returning to Philadelphia to set a new mark at the home of the Phillies.

Billy Joel will play Citizens Bank Park on Sept. 9. The concert marks the fourth consecutive year the legendary "Piano Man" will play the South Philadelphia ballpark.

Live Nation joined the Phillies Thursday to make the announcement about Joel's sixth-overall concert at CBP following five sell outs.

"This will be the sixth time that legendary artist Billy Joel will take to the stage, where he will once again have the distinct honor of performing at Citizens Bank Park more often than any other entertainer," said Phillies executive vice president and COO Michael Stiles. [[238904721, C]]

Not only will Joel take the stage on Sept. 9 but he will do so with another accolade to add to his six Grammy Awards, Tony Award and Kennedy Center Honor as Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney proclaimed the date "Billy Joel Day" in the city of Brotherly Love.

Tickets (ranging from $54.50 to $129.50 before fees) go on sale to the general public on Friday, Jan. 13 at 10 a.m. while American Express Card members get first crack starting Monday at 10 a.m. followed by other presales for Live Nation and Phillies ticket holders in the days leading up to the general public sale date.



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<![CDATA[IHOP Brings Back 'All You Can Eat Pancakes' ]]> Thu, 05 Jan 2017 10:20:09 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/ihop+GettyImages-84259123.jpg

IHOP is bringing back its “all you can eat pancakes." 

The restaurant chain said the offer, which will be available at any time of day, will continue until Feb. 14. It started Wednesday. 

As part of the deal, customers can order either five “famous buttermilk pancakes” or a short stack of two pancakes with a combo plate of eggs, golden hash browns and a choice of breakfast meats. Once the initial serving is finished, customers can “keep a short stack of two buttermilk pancakes coming again and again until they have had… all they can eat,” the restaurant said.

“Since the moment we opened 57 years ago, our guests have been able to get the perfect breakfast any time of day,” Kirk Thompson, vice president of marketing for the International House of Pancakes, said in a statement. “And now, with the return of All You Can Eat pancakes, one of our most beloved traditions, it’s even easier for our guests and fellow breakfastarians to get their fill of our warm, delicious buttermilk pancakes, morning, noon and night through February 14 — and what better time to end this promotion than Valentine’s Day, when breakfastarians can celebrate their love of IHOP!” 

Pancake eaters can add toppings to their pancake stacks for an additional cost, according to IHOP. 

The offer is available for dine-in only and price and participation will vary, the company said. 

IHOP, which is based in California, has more than 1,600 restaurants across the country and in Canada and Mexico.

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<![CDATA[Girl Scouts Celebrate 100 Years With New S'mores Cookies]]> Tue, 03 Jan 2017 22:33:06 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/207*120/smores-cookie.jpg

Girl Scouts cookies fans can look forward to a new flavor that honors an old campfire classic: the s'more. 

In honor of the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scout Cookies, the company has added two s'mores-inspired treats. The ABC Bakers S'mores layers a creme icing and a chocolate coating over a graham cracker wafer. The Little Brownie Bakers version is a "crunchy graham sandwich with creamy chocolate and marshmallow-y filling."

The new flavor pays tribute to the Girl Scouts' history of getting girls outdoors, and of course, enjoying s'mores around the campfire, the organization said in a press release.

The Girl Scouts were one of the first to spread the recipe, publishing it under the name "Some More" in 1925 in a Girl Scout Leader magazine.  

During the six-week 2015-2016 cookie season, girls in the NYC area sold 1,107,524 individual boxes. All proceeds from the annual fundraiser remain within the five boroughs, with $0.65 per box going directly to the individual troop. 

Customers can use the Cookie Locator App to find the nearest booth sale. The upcoming cookie season is set to begin early this spring.



Photo Credit: Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas]]>
<![CDATA[Name Adventure Aquarium's Loggerhead Sea Turtle Hatchling]]> Tue, 03 Jan 2017 06:34:47 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Adventure+Aquarium+Loggerhead+Sea+Turtle+Hatchling.jpg

As hospitals around the Philadelphia region welcomed the first babies of 2017, the Adventure Aquarium in Camden, New Jersey welcomed its own new arrival: a baby loggerhead sea turtle.

The yet-to-be-named turtle hatched in August at the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores, said the Adventure Aquarium.

The Camden aquarium revealed the turtle as part of its "Baby New Year" initiative. The turtle will spend most of its year at the New Jersey Aquarium’s Sea Turtle Cove exhibit going through a "survival school" program before being released off the coast of North Carolina.

"The hatchling came to us weighing 86 grams and is now over 226 grams," said Nikki Grandinetti, curator of fish and invertebrates at Adventure Aquarium. "He loves jellies and shrimp. He’s also very active and investigates anything with his mouth."

Throughout the month of January, visitors can vote on the hatchling’s name – the finalists are Darwin, Griswold, Groot and Tina – by dropping spare change into a voting booth in the Main Lobby, said the aquarium.



Photo Credit: Adventure Aquarium]]>
<![CDATA[Ring in 2017 Along Philadelphia Waterfront]]> Fri, 30 Dec 2016 13:23:10 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/215*120/Delaware+River+Fireworks.JPG Philadelphia has started the New Year with fireworks on the Delaware River Waterfront every year since 1991 and 2017 will be no exception. Vice President of Communications and Programming for the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation Jodie Milkman visited NBC10 to tell us more about the fireworks displays and other activities planned to welcome 2017.

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<![CDATA[NBC10 Brings You New Year's Eve Fireworks]]> Fri, 30 Dec 2016 07:49:36 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000018602088_1200x675_844451907969.jpg While you make your New Year’s Eve plans keep in mind that NBC10 is giving you a front row seat to the fireworks display at Penn's Landing. NBC10’s Pamela Osborne is at the Blue Cross RiverRink with the details about how you can bring in 2017 with a blast.]]> <![CDATA[What to Do on New Year's Eve in Philly for $200?]]> Fri, 30 Dec 2016 06:47:13 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/new+years+crop.jpg Still trying to decide what you can do this New Year's Eve? There's plenty of options in Philly that won't cost you too much money. Here's a few options.]]> <![CDATA[Celebrate New Year's with Fireworks at SugarHouse Casino]]> Tue, 27 Dec 2016 14:45:31 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/214*120/fireworks+getty+23+dic.jpg SugarHouse Casino will once again be hosting a New Year's Party at Penn's Landing this Saturday night. And its prime waterfront spot will give you a great vantage point of the fireworks show.]]> <![CDATA[Celebrating New Year's, Philly-Style]]> Thu, 29 Dec 2016 14:38:00 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000018588448_1200x675_843594307991.jpg NBC10’s Tracy Davidson talks to Cara Schneider about Visit Philly’s upcoming New Year’s events including fireworks on the waterfront and on NBC10.]]> <![CDATA[Philly's Boathouse Row Goes Blue & White Glow for Hanukkah]]> Sat, 24 Dec 2016 15:35:38 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/boathouse2_lights.PNG

With Christmas Eve and the first night of Hanukkah falling on the same day, the city is taking full advantage of a Philadelphia landmark to celebrate both holidays at once.

Philadelphia began celebrating the holiday season by illuminating iconic Boathouse Row with a 'Happy Chanukah' message. Red and green lights have been glimmering since the middle of December, but with the beginning of Hanukkah on Saturday, the houses along Kelly Drive underwent a transformation "into one of the largest representations of the Menorah in the nation," said Mayor Jim Kenney's office.

From Christmas Eve (which coincidentally is also the first night of Hanukkah this year) until New Year's Eve, Boathouse Row will be lit in blue and white lights, with one house in the middle representing the shamash candle. Each night, starting from right to left, another house will be illuminated until all nine buildings are lit up, representing the nine candles of the Menorah.

For the first time this year, a "Happy Chanukah" sign adorned with bright white lights to celebrate the holiday was set up on the roof of the Vesper Boat Club. [[408153935, C]]

Boathouse Row expert Dotty Brown told the the Jewish Exponent she sees the idea of lighting up the Row for different holidays as a reflection of its changing history. 

"We're a community of lots of different kinds of people," Brown said. "So, the more you can reflect the cultures of the city, the better off we are, the more we understand each other and the more we accept each other."

On Dec. 29, Kenney will host an event at the Fairmount Fish Ladder on Martin Luther King Drive for the sixth night of Hanukkah at 6 p.m. Martin Luter King Drive traffic will be shut down between Eakins Oval and Sweet Briar Drive so that attendees can walk to the gathering spot across from Boathouse Row.

The decision was made "in the spirit of inclusiveness and to highlight the diversity of the City of Philadelphia," said Kenney's office. [[358989431, C]]


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<![CDATA[Hair O’ the Dog Raises Money for Sick Children]]> Thu, 22 Dec 2016 13:23:33 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/201*120/Hair+o+dog.JPG NBC10’s Tracy Davidson talks to Buffy Harakidas and Gabriella Michael about the Hair O’ the Dog black tie benefit.

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<![CDATA[Disney on Ice 'Follow Your Heart' Show]]> Thu, 22 Dec 2016 13:14:59 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000018493250_1200x675_839508547635.jpg NBC10’s Rosemary Connors speaks with Luis Douglas, a performer for Disney on Ice's "Follow Your Heart show at the Wells Fargo Center]]> <![CDATA[Top Philadelphia-Area School Christmas Choirs]]> Sat, 24 Dec 2016 19:21:27 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/211*120/Choir21.JPG

Children from around the Philadelphia region sang their hearts out this holiday season for a place in 101.1 More FM's Christmas Choir competition.

More FM unveiled the top choirs in the Kindergarten to 8th Grade and High School categories.

The North Penn High School Chamber singers from the Lansdale, Montgomery County school took home first place and got to perform with the Philly POPS after entering their rendition of "The Christmas Song." [[407835986, C]]

2nd Place: Council Rock High School North [[407841296, C]]

3rd Place: Council Rock High School South [[407837586, C]]

In the K-8th competition, Clearview Regional Middle School in Mullica Hill won for its rendition of "O Holy Night." [[407839126, C]]

2nd Place: Samuel S. Yellin School [[407840876, C]]

3rd Place: Tabernacle Elementary School [[407839626, C]]

The top choir in each category will get a cash prize up to $5,000, according to the radio station.

Happy holidays!

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<![CDATA[Arnold Schwarzenegger Talks 'New Celebrity Apprentice']]> Tue, 20 Dec 2016 13:06:40 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/490699672-Arnold-Schwarzenegger.jpg Movie star and former politician Arnold Schwarzenegger talked with NBC10 about taking over hosting duties for the popular reality show from President-elect Donald Trump.

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<![CDATA[Bucks County Playhouse Offers Holiday Gifts]]> Mon, 19 Dec 2016 14:41:01 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000018435518_1200x675_836725315701.jpg Bucks County Playhouse, a historic theater in New Hope, Pennsylvania, is offering holiday gifts to support their artists. Tony Award winner Alex Fraser talks about the playhouse, its history and some of the quirky gifts it’s offering.]]> <![CDATA[News Team Gags on Artichoke Dip Gone 'Terribly Wrong']]> Mon, 19 Dec 2016 13:46:02 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Global-News-Calgary-artichoke-dip-choke.jpg

Something went "terribly wrong" when one Canadian newscaster made artichoke dip to share with her team, and the noxious results are being seen across the world.

The team at Global News Calgary was sharing holiday recipes last week and traffic reporter Leslie Horton decided to make artichoke dip, according to a clip from the news agency posted to YouTube that's racked up more than 800,000 views since Friday.

The soggy, yellow dip that Horton whipped up gave her co-hosts the jitters, and when Horton passed it around she admitted, "I'm telling you right now, this did not work out."

Only two of her three colleagues were brave enough to find out first-hand.

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Meteorologist Jordan Witzel took a big bite and nearly turned green.

"At first I'm like, well, it's not that bad, but the vinegar..." he said.

"But there's no vinegar in there!" Horton replies, before Witzel cuts her off by retching the food into a napkin.

The Global News team took turns laughing and gagging as they wondered what possibly could have turned a holiday artichoke dip so foul. Turns out, Horton improvised a bit when she made the recipe, trading lemon for an orange she had in the house and spicing it with celery salt and oregano.

Anchor Amber Schinkel also took a bite and managed not to bad-mouth the bad-tasting dip, at least until she was asked what she thought of Horton's creation.

"It burns," she said, holding her throat.

That vinegar taste apparently came from Horton's use of pickled artichoke rather than the real thing, she tweeted as the video went viral. Horton took the "#CookingFail" in stride, telling her TV station, "My co-workers’ reactions were priceless" and saying it's a good reminder that the morning news team has its fails, just like their viewers do.

She even tweeted "The Ellen Show" Monday that she's happy to share the recipe, "if you're up for it."

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The video jumped as high as #21 on YouTube's trending video page Monday, with under a week until Christmas.

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Photo Credit: Global News Calgary / YouTube
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<![CDATA[May The Warmth Be With You: 'Star Wars' Night in Old City]]> Fri, 16 Dec 2016 15:07:36 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/GermanyStarWars-GettyImages-501697910.jpg

Who needs a warm coat and earmuffs when you have "The Force" on your side?

Star Wars enthusiasts will battle the cold weather Friday night as they wear their favorite Jedis and Sith Lord costumes for a Star Wars-themed gathering in Old City, Philadelphia.

Franklin Square Park, at 6th and Race streets, is hosting "Star Wars Night" where attendees can come in costumes, meet and greet people dressed as their favorite franchise character. The free public event will run from 5:30 to 7:30.

For the full 'Star Wars' experience -- and a chance to warm-up -- attendees can purchase tickets to a Jedi Training session that goes from 4 to 5 in the heated Franklin Square Pavilion. The $15 tickets include a VIP meet-and-greet with Sith Lords Darth Vader and Kylo Ren, followed by a Q&A session and a trivia game. 

Franklin Square hosts other special events throughout the holidays. Click here for the full list of events.



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<![CDATA[New Year's Eve Fireworks Along Penn's Landing]]> Sun, 01 Jan 2017 01:23:04 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/NYE+Philly.gif

The City of Philadelphia put on a New Year’s Eve spectacular.

Two fireworks displays ushered in 2017 along the Delaware River.

The SugarHouse New Year’s Eve Fireworks and the Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest New Year’s Eve parties on Ice brought a 6 p.m. family-friendly fireworks and a traditional midnight fireworks.


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<![CDATA[What's Your State's Favorite Holiday Movie?]]> Thu, 15 Dec 2016 21:29:32 -0500 View the listing. ]]> View the listing. ]]> http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/home_alone_050611.jpg

As the temperature drops, households around the country hunker down in front of their TVs, computers or smartphone screens for a time honored tradition: hot chocolate and little dose of nostalgia.

The holidays aren't complete without the quintessential seasonal flick — whether it’s a classic tearjerker like “It’s a Wonderful Life,” or a modern-day comedy like “Elf.”

And while each of us has our own holiday favorite, the state you live in might make you more likely to watch certain films, according a new report from CableTV.com.

The results are based on AMC's top 20 Christmas movies (voted on by viewers), which were then cross-referenced with Google Trends state data from the past decade to see which holiday favorites were most likely to pop up on TVs in different parts of the country.

"Elf," starring Will Ferrell, dwarfs the competition. Many households also tune in to "Home Alone." But beyond the widely popular titles, states’ seasonal favorites appear to say something about our regional differences.

In the southwest, states like California, Nevada and Arizona like to cozy up with Jack Skellington and Sally in Tim Burton’s stop-motion animation, “The Nightmare Before Christmas.”

Across the lower Midwest and some of the South, people enjoy quality time with the Griswolds in “National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation.” In the sunny southern regions, states prefer "Home Alone." 

Way up north in the ice and snow, New Englanders like to warm up with the classics like "Miracle on 34th Street," "White Christmas" and "It's a Wonderful life."

"There’s a marked preference for older festive fare that captures Christmases of long, long ago," Cabletv.com's Kaz Weida wrote.



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<![CDATA[Get Your Coffee and Kitty Fix at This Philly Café]]> Wed, 14 Dec 2016 20:13:07 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Kitty_Cafe_Full_Final_NBC_1280x720_833202243523.jpg There's a special place in Philly's Queen Village section that offers people the chance to get a pick-me-up over a cup of coffee and a cuddle with a kitten. Kawaii Kitty Café is a "cat café" connecting people with felines in need of adoption. Since the cafe opened in June 2016, more than 50 cats found new homes.]]> <![CDATA[Cancer Is Ugly! Ugly Sweater Party]]> Wed, 14 Dec 2016 15:23:47 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000018369422_1200x675_832938051850.jpg This weekend the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society is hosting an Ugly Sweater Party at City Tap House Saturday to raise awareness and money to fight cancer.]]> <![CDATA[Latkes, Pierogies & Cannolis for the Holidays]]> Sat, 24 Dec 2016 19:04:29 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/210*120/Termini+Brothers+Cannolis.JPG From latkes at Hymie's on the Main Line to pierogies at Czerw's in Port Richmond to the long lines in South Philly for Termini Brothers' popular cannoli, food was on the mind of shoppers on Christmas Eve and the day before the first night of Hanukkah.

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<![CDATA[Best Buy Workers Pitch in to Buy Kid a Wii U Console]]> Tue, 13 Dec 2016 12:50:45 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/best+buy+act+of+kindness.jpg

Heartwarming video of an employee at a Long Island electronics store giving a Nintendo console to a boy has gone viral.

The act of kindness was captured at the Valley Stream Best Buy earlier this month after store employees pitched in to buy a Wii U for the boy.

Workers noticed that the boy had been playing the console at the store for weeks. Employee Ken Fernandez gathered some of them together and they put money towards buying the gaming system for him, Best Buy confirmed.

A YouTube video that had amassed some 1.3 million views by Tuesday shows Fernandez giving the stunned boy the Wii U.

“On behalf of all of us here at Best Buy, we got you a Wii so you don’t have to come here every day and play,” Fernandez says in the video.

The disbelieving boy looks on as he sits at the Wii U playing station.

“For real, it’s just for you. It will be your Christmas present, an early Christmas present,” Fernandez says. “You don’t have to be here, you can go home and play.”

Fernandez later dropped off the console and a copy of Mario Kart, which cost around $300, at the boy’s home.



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<![CDATA[Immerse Yourself in 'The Nutcracker']]> Mon, 12 Dec 2016 12:35:56 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000018333839_1200x675_830961731728.jpg The Moscow Ballet brings "The Nutcracker" to Philadelphia. Lisa Collins Vidnovic and student dancer Juan Catellanos tell you what to expect.]]>