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Rooftop soccer is coming to South Philly's Bok building

Rendering of a rooftop soccer pitch at Philly's Bok building.
Goalies better not get distracted by those epic views. Image courtesy of Urban Soccer Park

A New York-based soccer center wants to take Philly's soccer scene to new heights — the rooftop of the Bok building.

Driving the news: U90 Soccer Center, which runs a soccer complex with turf fields and event and retail space in Queens, is coming to the former vocational school-turned-creative hub in South Philly this fall.

Your guide to Philly's salsa scene

Dancers learn salsa in Philadelphia's Love Park.
Dancers learn salsa in Philadelphia's Love Park. Photo courtesy of Siempre Salsa Philly

Our friends at Axios Finish Line this week made the case for picking up new hobbies, even if you're bad at them. I happen to know a little something about that.

My fiancé and I started learning how to dance salsa a few months ago, something we've always talked about but finally took on to prepare for our wedding. And despite taking classes once a week, we're still ... exceptionally average.

Shane Savitsky
Jul 28, 2022 - Sports

Wrestlemania is coming to Philly in 2024

A view of Wrestlemania 31 in Santa Clara, California, in 2015. Photo: Don Feria/AP Images for WWE

Finally, Wrestlemania has come back to Philadelphia — well, in 2024, anyway.

Why it matters: It's the second major sporting ("sporting"?) event that Lincoln Financial Field has landed in as many months, alongside the World Cup.

Immersive play about solitary confinement coming to Philly

Four actors stand in lit-up squares during a performance of the play "The Box" in San Rafael, California, in 2021.
"The Box" production in San Rafael, California, in 2021. Photo courtesy of End of Isolation Tour

"The Box," an immersive play about solitary confinement in prisons, is coming to Eastern State Penitentiary next month.

Driving the news: The play's cast members — several of whom were formerly incarcerated — are touring across the country this summer, inviting audiences in 10 cities to imagine an end to the use of isolation as punishment.

Your guide to exploring vermouth

Two glasses of mezcal Negronis.
Mezcal Negronis made with Dumpster Juice vermouth. Photo: Alexa Mencia/Axios

I have a confession. I'm among the (tragic) many who haven't given vermouth much thought beyond its supporting role in cocktails. This weekend was the first time I tried vermouth neat — its main character moment!

Tim Heidecker talks Philly, nostalgia and coming home

Photo illustration of Tim Heidecker with Philadelphia and abstract shapes.
Photo illustration: Maura Losch. Photo: Sean Mathis/Getty Images for SXSW.

Tim Heidecker is coming home to Philly in two weeks' time — for one night only, anyway.

Why it matters: You probably know him (alongside Eric Wareheim) as part of the absurdist comedy duo Tim & Eric, who got their start after meeting at Temple in the '90s.

Pennsylvania funds three new state parks

A view of the river and lush trees in Lehigh Gorge State Park in the Poconos Mountains.
Pennsylvania's Lehigh Gorge State Park in the Poconos Mountains. Photo: Jumping Rocks/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

Pennsylvania's state park system is getting bigger.

Driving the news: Gov. Tom Wolf announced on Twitter Tuesday that the state's $42.3 billion budget deal will fund three new state parks.

Bruce Springsteen is officially coming back to Philly in 2023

Bruce Springsteen performing at Gilette Stadium in 2016. Photo: Keith Bedford/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Don't say we didn't warn you: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band are officially coming back to Philly next year for his first show in the city since 2016.

What's happening: The Boss will hit Wells Fargo Arena on March 16. Tickets go on sale via the venue's website on July 26, so set your reminders now.

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