Experience Bites, Drama, Access with Teen Arden!

Have you ever wanted to go behind the scenes of a real live play? Whether you’re interested in acting, stage managing, or just love theater, you should check out Teen Arden!

You can get a ticket to Teen Arden Bites, Drama, Access events for just $10—which is a CRAZY deal for everything you get: food (like pizza, tacos, Chinese food or chicken fingers) and a party before the show, a ticket to see the show, then more food and a talk-back with the actors after the performance. Arden Teen Council members help with planning Teen Arden events, and usually a few of them lead the post-show talk-back, so you know your voice will be heard and you’ll get to find out everything you’ve ever wanted to know about being in theater.

So far two dates have been set for Bites, Drama, Access this fall:

Parade: October 27th at 12:30pm (Show at 2pm)
Stickfly: December 13th at 6:30pm (Show at 8pm)

Teen Arden also holds workshops throughout the year just for high schoolers (grades 9-12). In the past, they’ve ranged from monologue workshops to modern dance to stage combat.

You can get more info and stay updated by checking out the Teen Arden Facebook page!






Take a Dive in Girls Rock Philly’s “Shark Tank”!

Photo courtesy of Girls Rock Philly.

Need a place to rock out after school? Join the all-girl jam sessions at Girls Rock Philly’s Shark Tank! Shark Tank is open to girls ages 13-17. The Girls Rock staff presents workshops throughout the year during Shark Tank, but it’s also a great space to just chill out, get some help with homework or write a new song.

And if you’re looking for some riot grrrl band mates and stage time, Shark Tank is where you should be. Shark Tank bands perform at Girls Rock Philly shows and other events all around the city, like Make Music Philly Day at the Free Library and a benefit concert for Ladyfest.

Don’t know how to play an instrument? That’s totally OK! Shark Tank also offers mini-music lessons for beginner musicians, and you’re free to test drive new instruments and figure out what you like.  Shark Tankers also work on sound recording, zine making, and screen printing—everything you need to launch your music career!

Shark Tank starts up for this school year on October 7th, 2013 and is open Mondays from 3:30-6:30pm. There’s no pre-registration required–just drop by! For more info, visit www.girlsrockphilly.org.

Travel to Museums via PHLASH for FREE in October!

The PHLASH bus. Photo by R. Kennedy for GPTMC.

The PHLASH Downtown Loop will be providing FREE rides to teens showing their STAMP Pass during the month of October!

Why use PHLASH?

  • It’s quick with service every 15 minutes (10am-6pm)
  • It’s easy with 19 stops in Center City Philadelphia
  • It’s great for getting to most STAMP museums

Please note that the PHLASH buses operate only on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in October. For more info and the full PHLASH route, click here.

Thanks to Independence Visitor Center Corporation for their support of STAMP!