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July 2015



Out and About: July 13, 2015

Written by , Posted in Art, Arts & Entertainment, Nightlife

Michelle Avery Konczyk: Entropy


Fishtown’s The Art Dept. opened a new exhibit this past Friday with watercolor artist Konczyk. The artist refers to her work as her “journal in picture form,” representative of separate experiences. More information is available at
When: Wednesdays – Saturdays, 12 p.m. through 7 p.m.
Where: The Art Dept., 1638 E. Berks Street
Cost: Free
Summer Kaleidoscope at the Oval
Beginning this Wednesday, Fairmount Parks Conservancy and Philadelphia Parks and Recreation will host free, day-to-night activities throughout the rest of the summer. There are various events at the “quintessential meeting place on the Parkway,” from “Wellness Wednesdays” to “Arts & Culture Thursdays.” More information is available at
When: Starting Wednesday, July 15; various times
Where: Eakins Oval, Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Cost: Free
Low Country Boil
The second edition of Chef Kevin Sbraga’s brings summertime, Southern-style seafood to Philly at The Fat Ham in University City. This family-style meal will feature shrimp boil, clams with tasso, country bread and much more. More information can be found at
WhenWednesday, July 15 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: The Fat Ham, 3131 Walnut Street
Cost: $45, tickets available at Eventbrite
Chef Eli Kulp Benefit Dinner
On the day declared “Eli Kulp Day” last year by Mayor Nutter, the city’s top chefs will band together to raise money for Kulp, who was injured in the Amtrak derailment. Amis, Eclat Chocolate, Lacroix, Laurel, Vedge and many other A-list restaurants will chip in to to benefit the influential chef’s medical expenses. More information can be found at
WhenThursday, July 16 at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Fork, 306 Market Street
Cost: $200