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Date: 1/8/2010
Title: 27 Items (1-8-10) sponsored by HAIR O' THE DOG 2010

This has been an interesting week for me.  Had some great skiing conditions (http://www.windhammountain.com) only to somehow break my collarbone in a minor fall that apparently was not so minor.  Surgery on Tuesday…

I have not been talking about it lately but HAIR O' THE DOG is coming up.  Typically, this is one of the funnest nights of the year if you are looking for a night to dress up.  This year, the ticket is very economy friendly - only $75.  You can get a few dollars off with these discount codes:  ZWICKG gets them $5 off GA and ZWICKV $10 off VIP.  Let me know if you have any questions about the event.  http://www.hairothedog.com

I found this site this week. Not sure if it works but supposedly those circulars will stop showing up at your door (in Philly): http://webapps.phila.gov/li/UpdDocs/No_handbills.pdf

And lastly, real estate.  I found this summary of surveys from recent home buyers  and sellers.  For those thinking of selling in particular, check out http://realtytimes.com/rtpages/20100106_useful.htm.  As always, please contact me if you are thinking of buying or selling a home in 2010. - Mark



Come Blow Out 16 Candles on the 16th
Featuring Live Entertainment from  DON'T CALL ME FRANCIS & LeCOMPT
Saturday, January 16th - 9:00pm - 1:30am @ LOEWS PHILADELPHIA HOTEL Center City, Philadelphia
Benefitting this year's worthwhile charity: Adopt-A-Pig
DETAILS: 5 Hour Open Bar, Butlered & Buffet Hors D'oeuvres, Private VIP Area, After Party at Zee Bar
Special Ticket Prices for Philly2night visitors:
General Admission: $70
VIP*: $140


1) Naughty Bingo

Friday, Jan 15 :: 7 - 10pm
Urban Saloon (back room)

What the heck is Naughty Bingo??  In Naughty Bingo, we play traditional bingo but with some non-traditional enhancements.  Let’s just say that if you’re easily offended and don’t like to have fun, then Naughty Bingo is not for you!! There are some unique twists to the game that make it a little rowdy, a little raunchy, and a lot of fun!  Don’t be shy and prepare to scream, curse, and get a little wild!!  We guarantee some good, clean…ok, more like dirty…fun.  There will be many prizes given out all night long and many of them are of an, ummm, let’s say more “adult nature”.  Yes, some of them require batteries.  Think vibrating bunnies…
At each bingo event, there will be food and drink specials and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to charity.  If you have a charity that is special to you, drop us a note and we’ll try to include it. 



I am looking for a professional, non-smoker, female roommate to share a 2 bedroom / 1 bathroom row home in the Art Museum area.
The home is in a great location near Rembrant's and London Grill, close to bus lines, and just a short walk to center city. The monthly rent is $700 and all utilities are included in the rent (cable, gas, water, and electric).  email carimackay@gmail.com


3) The Ultimate Networking Event Live

at The Pyramid Club on Tuesday, January 12 at 6:00pm.

Cocktail Party
Tuesday, January 12 at 6:00pm - 9:00pm

To see more details and RSVP: http://www.facebook.com/n/?event.php&eid=225158242782&mid=18dd845G2b9613eeG4784f65G7



The ticket includes three-hour open bar and a food buffet, with half of the proceeds going to ALS foundation.
There will be a silent auction to provide more funds to the charity and possible appearances by local celebrities as well.  In addition, there will be live performances by local and recently signed recording artists and DJ Dru and DJ Naps who are often found working in Manayunk will be spinning throughout the night.

ALS For Philly Night L.I.F.E.
Friday, January 29th
McFadden’s at the Ball Park, 1 Citizens Bank Way, Philadelphia, PA 19148-5205 (215) 952-0300
Ticket - $50 includes:
3 hour open bar (includes well drinks, domestic beer and house wine)
3 hour food buffet


5) Zodiac B-Day Party

with Open Bar & Dancing - Sagittarius / Capricorn
January 15, 2010 9:00 PM
$10.00 per person

Mission Grill, 1835 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Its time for another Zodiac party. This month we are all celebrating with the Sagittarius' & Capricorns.

The party includes:  Private VIP room, OPEN BAR 9-10pm, Drink specials all night long, DJ start at 9pm. Drink Specials
Complimentary Open bar from 9pm-10pm (wine, beer, margaritas, sangrias)
10pm throughout the duration of our groups stay...
$3 Beers, $4 Select wines, $5 Margarita’s, $5 Sangria’s, $5 mixed drinks(well)

This is an amazing party that has drawn 40-50 people every month!!!
All are welcome. Sagittarius' & Capricorns...Please invite your friends and come celebrate!

Celebrate with the Sagittarius' & Capricorns, our friends with a Birthdays November 22 - December 21 or December 22 - January 21.
If you know any Sagittarius' & Capricorns, bring them to the party.
We have reserved the Vault Room at Mission Grille.  Will you join the party?



Sound Science Wednesdays 2010 @ RED SKY "A Night Of Straight Of Electro & Vocal House W/ DJ SAVVA"
What: Night of Mayhem

To see more details and RSVP, follow the link below:


7) King Britt This Friday Night LATE NIGHT PARTY!!!

Opening sets by the 4AM DJs: Dirty, Jay Yo, Shawn Ryan & Gentle Giant
Doors will open at 11PM. FREE ENTRY BEFORE 12. $10 after. Free PBR while supplies last.
Party goes till the lights go on. Drinks served till the last record is dropped.

Security does a light pat down at the door now. This has become kind of necessary because almost 20 bottles of liquor have been found flowing the last two 4AM parties at Samba. Honestly we think thats hilarious, but Samba doesnt seem to agree in the levity.
Also, Please dont give the security dudes a hard time about it (or anything else for that matter.) Theyre just doing their job.


8) Attention: Parents of high school juniors and seniors

At a location near you, come to a free financial aid seminar given by Andrea Lieberman, an expert with over 2 decades of experience. You will be educated on the most up to date information on sources of financial aid including grants, scholarships, loans and employment as well as learn about the cost of attendance, what is financial need, how the Expected Family Contribution is calculated and more.
Or, simply sign up for Andrea's service to coach you one-on-one through the entire financial aid process. All information available at www.finaidexpert.com.



The Farmers Market comes to the Piazza this winter!
The Farmer's Market at the Piazza at Schmidts
EVERY Saturday 10am to 2pm
Starting January 16th


10)  MIXER

Jan 13th
Philadelphia Shakers and Stirrers
Biz Networking Mixer -Networking for Professionals
6:00 - 8:00 pm;
Tavern 17, 220 S. 17th Street Phila, 212-227-6556


$0 to join and no dues until February 1.

Still need motivation? You’re right on time for the launch of commit 2010, our on-going effort designed to help you sustain a program of regular exercise. Through energizing clinics, engaging events and educational tips you ’ll get all the help you need to enjoy the life-long benefits of being fit. First tip: If your goal is weight loss, don ’t rely on just diet and cardio. For better results mix in strength training.

SPONSOR: PHILADELPHIA SPORTS CLUBS: http://www.mysportsclubs.com/regions/PSC.htm?WT.ac=Header_Image_PSC_Region



Since we still have a TON of calendars to give out, The OFFICIAL Green Legion party for this Sunday's game will be at McFadden's Ballpark where you will receive a FREE Green Legion MILLER LITE HAPPY HOUR from 6-8 PM!  Just say you are with The Green Legion when you get there and you will receive your wristband, free Girls of The Green Legion Calendar, and a table in front of you where 3 of our beautiful ladies will be signing autographs from about 7:30 PM until halftime including our Co-Miss Green Legion 2010, Jasmine!  Here are the beautiful ladies that will be there:



Join the Young Friends of the Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival for an evening of Drinks, Documentaries and Discussion on Monday, February 1, 2010 focusing on fascinating characters both on set and off of early Hollywood. Enjoy martinis and wines beginning at 6:00 pm in the Borowsky Art Gallery of the Gershman Y, 401 S. Broad Street (at Pine). The films will begin around 7:00 pm featuring Shadows in Paradise: Hitler's Exiles in Hollywood followed by The Brothers Warner. There will be a post-film discussion with special guest speaker Jonathan Friedman, Director of Holocaust and Genocide Studies and Professor of History at West Chester University. Price: $12 (buy in advance here)



Brunch at Max Brenner and a Philadelphia Orchestra concert at Verizon Hall for only $60!
Savor the delectable treats of brunch at Max Brenner on Sunday, January 10. From chocolate to pancakes enjoy the brunch menu and then head over to the Kimmel Center for the 2:00 PM Morales Plays Mozart concert featuring Principal Clarinet Ricardo Morales and conductor Bernard Labadie as they perform Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto.
Just $60 for brunch and a concert. Log in with promotion code MAX to take advantage of this special offer or call 215.893.1999.
Max Brenner is located at 1500 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA.
Upon purchase, a confirmation e-mail will be sent that contains a link to a Max Brenner confirmation PDF. Please print and present this confirmation to the host/hostess upon arrival. Brunch reservations are required--please call 215.344.8150.
Max Brenner Brunch Menu



A) IVERSON WEARS A COWBOY HAT: http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/phillygossip/Allen_Iverson_does_the_unthinkable_He_wore_a_Dallas_Cowboys_hat.html

B) Major crimes drop in Philadelphia since 2007: http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20100106_Major_crimes_drop_in_Philadelphia_since_2007.html

C) Philly gets new rules for chain restaurant menus: http://www.philly.com/philly/wires/ap/news/state/pennsylvania/20100102_ap_phillygetsnewrulesforchainrestaurantmenus.html


15) Venture into the Unknown: A Jennifer Rogers Experience

Thursday, January 21st
Catelli Restaurant in Voorhees, NJ

Guests are invited to explore the gifts of renowned psychic, medium and medical intuitive Jennifer Rogers, as they experience her amazing live readings and revealing sessions. 

Tickets are still available for $65 each and include coffee and sweet treats by Catelli. 
For more information or to purchase tickets, please email <inquiries@jenniferrogersmedium.com> or visit <www.jenniferrogersmedium.com>.



Jan 23rd


17) 2007 BMW 328i for sale
Beautiful and stylish ride - black exterior with black interior with 31,000 miles. I love this car but I'm moving to NYC so I can't take it with me. It's been taken care of well with all maintanance done at the dealership only over the last three years. I'm the only owner and it's a clean title. It has all the standard features of a pre-loaded BMW and includes all-wheel drive and steptronic (manual/auto) transmission. I have to add that it drives beautifully & I am really sad to have to part with it. Priced to sell at $24,000 -come test drive it, fall in love with it and its yours to have at month's end. Email ap5591@aol.com for more information. The car is located in the Manayunk/Roxborough area, and has been garage parked in my townhome for this entire time.


18) Live Music Schedule of Events At Hard Rock Café Philadelphia

1113-31 Market Street, 215-238-1000

January’s Live Music Program is a great mix of local performers, including South Philly legends The Discount Heroes of Connie’s Ric Rac fame, Katie Barbato’s band The Sleepwells, Boy Wonder of WXPN’s Philly Rising Open Mic, indie rockers Sounds from Atlantis and welcoming back The Parachuting Apostles, Alumni of the Paul Green School of Rock’s first All-Star Band.

For all Events, donations will be accepted at the door for Citizens for a No-Kill Philadelphia.  Also will be some fun giveaways for those of you who donate!

Friday, January 15th: The Discount Heroes with  The Sleepwells and Curtis Irie. Doors 9:30pm; Show at 10:00pm
Friday, January 22nd: Sounds from Atlantis with Eat Your Birthday Cake.  Doors 9:30pm; Show at 10:00pm
Friday, January 29th :Parachuting Apostles with Boy Wonder and Flamingo. Doors 9:30pm; Show at 10:00pm


Jan 13 - Jan 16:  Bob Marley from "Comedy Central Presents..."
Jan 19:  Tim Slagle from XM and Sirius Satellite Radio
Jan 20 - Jan 23:  Bert Kreischer from FX's "The X-Show" 
Jan 28 - Jan 30:  Brian Posehn from "The Sarah Silverman Show" 
Feb 3 - Feb 6:  Brad Williams from Comedy Central's "Mind of Mencia"
Feb 10 - Feb 13:  Shane Mauss and Iliza Shlesinger star in our co-headlining show series
Feb 14:  Special Valentine's Day Performance with Shane Mauss and Iliza Shlesinger at 8:00pm!
Feb 17 - Feb 20:  John Heffron from NBC's "Last Comic Standing"
Feb 25 - Feb 27:  JB Smoove from HBO's "Curb Your Enthusiasm"
Mar 3 - Mar 6:  Todd Glass from "The Sarah Silverman Program"
Mar 11 - Mar 13:  Maz Jobrani from the "Axis of Evil Comedy Tour"
Mar 17 - Mar 20:  Paul Mooney from Comedy Central's "Chappelle's Show"
*Every Tuesday is Open Mic Night at 8:00pm. Admission is free with a 2-item minimum purchase per person in the showroom.
*Interested in trying stand-up? Check out www.philadelphiacomedyacademy.com.Contact Information

Helium Comedy Club, 2031 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19103 
email: insiders@heliumcomedy.com
phone: 215.496.9001


20) Positano Coast celebrates their 5 Year Anniversary!

Positano Coast by Aldo Lamberti is celebrating their 5 year anniversary in a big way. The festivities began on January 1st and will last through the 17th, the actual anniversary of the restaurant opening.

Positano Coast will be offering multiple ways to celebrate. From the 1st through the 17th, join them every day for a different $5 special, including $5 Lemon Drops, $5 Desserts, $5 Flatbreads, $5 Cocktails and more!

Also for the first half of January, Positano Coast is offering a special 5 course prix fixe menu featuring Tuna Crudo, Grilled Tiger Prawns, Wild Boar Ragu, Braised Berkshire Pork Shoulder and Capogiro Gelato or Sorbet for $55 (for TWO guests to SHARE) plus tax and gratuity. Whether you order the special menu or order from the a la carte menu, every time you dine at Positano Coast between the 1st and the 17th, you can enter to win dinner for two for every month of the year in 2010!

The winner of this contest will be announced at the culmination of the anniversary celebration: The Big Anniversary Bash on Saturday, January 16th from 10 pm-2am! There will be no cover for this event, a live DJ and Happy Hour-Style specials. All are welcome to come and help celebrate!

Positano Coast is open seven days a week for lunch and dinner. Positano Coast brings the Amalfi Coast of Italy to Philadelphia. The restaurant hosts a fully-stocked wine bar and is home to Sopra Lounge, one of the city’s only open-air, second floor lounges. Additionally, Positano Coast features crudo, an Italian style sashimi, and their signature Lemon Drop cocktail. The restaurant provides guests with magnificent views of the city in a chic, tranquil setting. Positano Coast is located at 212 Walnut Street, 2nd Floor, Philadelphia, PA. For more information or to make reservations, contact 215.238.0499. Visit Positano Coast’s NEW website at positanocoast.net.



There is no enforcement of parking meters on major holidays (Christmas, New Year's, Thanksgiving, Easter, 4th of July, Labor Day and Memorial Day).




Two Weeks: January 17-22 & 24-29
Three-Course Lunch, $20* | Three-Course Dinner, $35*
Get menus and make reservations online:
Park for $9 or less at participating Philadelphia Parking Association and Philadelphia Parking Authority facilities from 5pm-1am with a voucher from participating restaurants.
*Tax, alcohol and gratuity not included. Lunch or dinner only.



Mon Coed 6v6 Indoor Soccer w/ Boards @ The Factory (Old Gold’s Gym in King of Prussia) Starts 1/11
Sunday Men's 7v7 Indoor Soccer @ Starfinder Starts 2/7 (6 Team Spots Left)
Monday Coed 8 vs. 8 Indoor Soccer @ Starfinder Starts 2/8 (5 team Spots Left)
Tuesday Coed 8v8 Indoor Soccer @ Starfinder Starts 2/9 (5 Team Spots Left)
Wednesday Men's 5v5 Soccer @ Starfinder Starts 2/10 (4 Team Spots Left)
Wednesday Coed 5v5 Soccer @ Starfinder starts 2/10 (7 Team Spots Left)


24) Black Tie Tailgate 2010 - Philadelphia's Premier Auto Show Event

Pennsylvania Convention Center - 1101 Arch Street Philadelphia, PA 19107  view map
Friday, Jan 29, 2010  7:00 PM
Dine and dance among the finest automobiles in the world. Includes top-shelf open bar, gourmet cuisine from Stephen STARR Events, live music and dancing. Get an inside view of the 2010 Philadelphia In... read more »


25) PAWS Adoption Events, Fundraisers, etc.

A) Wednesday, January 20
5-8 pm: Vegan Cocktails Philly
Drink specials and veggie-friendly edibles.
Proceeds benefit PAWS
Cantina Dos Segundos,931 N. 2nd Street,Philadelphia, www.cantinadossegundos.com
B) Thursday, January 21
7-10 pm: "Top Dogs on the Cat Walk"
Enjoy cocktails, hors d'oeuvres & dancing, plus a celebrity fashion show
Master of Ceremonies: Mike Jerrick, FOX 29 News
Tickets: $50 https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=10772350
Proceeds benefit PAWS' new spay/neuter facility
TRUST (formerly Fuel) 249 Arch Street, Philadelphia





27) YPN Event at Loews Hotel

Wednesday, January 13, 2010
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Program
Loews Philadelphia Hotel
Howe Room on the 33rd Floor
1200 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Join fellow YPN members and guests atop the Loews Philadelphia Hotel to meet Philadelphia's new District Attorney, Seth Williams. The view from the Loews' 33rd floor is the perfect setting for the topic of discussion- Mr. Williams' hopes and plans for Philadelphia and what he looks forward to accomplishing as Philadelphia's new DA.

YPN Member Individual: Free
YPN Non-Member Individual: $20.00


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