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The second annual Philly F/M Festival culls hordes of independent films and live music, emphasizing the interplay of the two media. Thursday night hosts the event's kick-off party as Philadelphia Slick douses the crowd with waves of toe-tapping beats and games of Simon Says. The neighborhood's lights dim on Friday as the film screenings begin at 7 p.m. with Sound It Out, a phonetically precise documentary that chronicles the last vinyl record shop in Teesside, England. Meet Me on South Street, The Story of JC Dobbs (September 24 at 6:30 p.m.) delves into Philadelphia's artistic subculture and underground crocheting scene from the 1970s to 1996 through the lens of one of its signature and now defunct musical establishments.
Many people think of acting as a mystical gift, but Bernard Glincosky knows better. Like any skill, acting requires practice, and that’s where The Philadelphia Acting Studio comes in. At the studio, aspiring thespians bulk up their skills through a variety of classes taught by seasoned actors, producers, and directors. Himself a Hollywood veteran, Glincosky employs a stable of experienced instructors including acting teachers who have worked with the likes of Tom Cruise, Denzel Washington, Ron Pearlman, and Martin Scorcese. Classes are offered throughout the week, covering scene work, audition tactics, and how to cry on command when the maitre d' can’t find an empty table.
SugarHouse Casino buzzes with 24-hour play from 1,602 slot machines and 53 table games, such as ultimate Texas hold’em with payouts of up to $50,000. Between gaming rounds, live entertainment, from the PHL17 Phillies Post Game Show to swing dancing on Friday nights, reminds visitors that there are other images as beautiful as three cherries in a row. Multiple dining venues include an outdoor lounge and a 24-hour sandwich shop to keep players primed for their pursuits. For avid gamers, SugarHouse Casino’s Player’s Club rewards members with exclusive benefits, such as poker tables at which cards are dealt face up.
A distressed wood sign, like something from a sleepy Mexican border town, hangs outside Cantina Dos Segundos, a laid-back but occasionally loud spot that will transport you to a south-of-the-border siesta state. Strings of colored lights and star-shaped twinkly ornaments illuminate the exposed-brick walls and the rustic tables and chairs painted dark red, teal and yellow. To get a sense of the cocktails, try El Caliente (“the hot one”), a kicky concoction of Tequila, Triple Sex, lime juice and chile oil. Order food like a quesadilla appetizer filled with chicken or wild mushrooms, various incarnations of tacos, or entrées of a tortilla casserole or slow-cooked goat. Salsas come complimentary, in tame green and fiery red varieties.
In support of her high-decibel new album, Rihanna kicks off her hotly anticipated LOUD tour with emphatic gusto and a sizzling roster of special guests. Like an art show at a sundae bar, the LOUD tour floods the senses, enchanting audiences with lavishly designed sets, myriad costume changes, move-busting dancers, and Rihanna's songbook of Grammy magnets. Crooner Cee Lo Green augments the songful offerings with his own vocal talents, and Roc Nation rapper and rhythm scientist J. Cole further helps resuscitate ear drums traumatized by the outside world's blaring car horns and shrill howler monkeys.