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Date: 3/19/2010
Title: 29 Items (3-19-10) sponsored by the International Great Beer Expo

Hope everyone is enjoying the nice weather and survived St. Patty’s Day.  Also hoping that Nova can pick up their game after the near debacle yesterday.  Good luck to Temple today…

I have not been to Body World2 yet but I just picked up my tickets.  Reminder that it is in town until April 18th.

For those looking for some good New Orleans music, check out this show on March 30th.  The brass band is always entertaining and then add some funk for the 2nd part of the bill.

Have you checked out Pandora yet?  if you have a smart phone of any kind, this is an awesome free service. .

And lastly, rates are still hovering at 5%.  Tax credit eligibility is April 30th….at that is up to $8000 for new buyers and $6500 for people in their homes for five years.  Always happy to talk real estate with you… - Mark

SPONSOR: International Great Beer Expo

rom the producers of the award-winning Philly Craft Beer Festival (voted one of the top 10 beer festivals in America) comes Philly's second annual International Great Beer Expo. A true international beer tasting event will feature an incredible variety of beers from some of the finest U.S. and international brewers. 50+ International Brewers/100+ Beers

SPONSOR: International Great Beer Expo


You Are Invited - Complimentary Open Bar Party

ONE at Rittenhouse - 121 S. 19th St - Philadelphia

Saturday, March 20th 2010. 9:00PM - 11:00PM.    Check-In Starts @ 8:00pm.


A) Roy Halladay is now a homeowner 

B) Dentist pleads to dumping medical waste at Shore


 April 10th

4) Positano Coast has a New Menu!

Positano Coast’s inspired Italian menu still features a lot of your favorite dishes like the Grilled Octopus, Sea Urchin Pasta, Crudo, Mussels, Gnocchi Gorgonzola, Salmon Limoncello and more, but they have added some more delicious menu items to keep you coming back for more. Don't miss the Grilled Artichoke Salad, Baked Cannelloni, Cioppino, Half Roasted Chicken, Pork Shoulder, Spicy Crabcake and their new Large Plates section including Sesame & Miso Crusted Tuna, Rib-Eye and Grilled Lamb! Positano Coast is Open 7 Days a Week for Lunch, Dinner & Cocktails. BYOB Sundays & Mondays. Valet Parking Available.  Positano Coast by Aldo Lamberti, 212 Walnut Street, 2nd Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19106, 215-238-0499


They made you greater. They made you wise. They made you a better you.

On April 17, 2010 Students Run Philly Style will host its first road race and celebration of youth and mentorship. More than 1,000 people will join in this celebration of youth and mentorship and we invite you to join us at gener8tionrun. Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown believes in the importance of this event and the health of our children so much that she has agreed to join us as an enthusiastic partner.


Meet members of the Philadelphia 76ers and Preview the 2010 Green Design Home Sheldon Crossing in Manayunk,  the first Platinum LEED certified residential community

 Thursday, April 1, 2010 from 6pm to 9 pm
At the Green Design Home
4711 Sheldon Street, Manayunk, PA
$25 donation includes valet parking

7) Pod Hosts All-You-Can-Eat Sushi for $25 Every Tuesday in March

The deal at Pod begins at 9 pm. $25 gets you all-you-can-eat sushi at Pod in University City on Tuesdays this month. And there are three tuesdays left in March: 16, 23, 30.  The deal starts at 9 pm and goes to 11 pm so make sure you get a reservation right at 9 pm — you’ll definitely want to get your full two-hours worth. For $25 per person, you’ll have your choice of a variety of Maki, Nigiri and Hand Rolls, all served with miso soup or a house salad.  Be sure to bring your appetite.

8) Haiti Fundraiser at XIX

March 27th from 6pm to 10pm

ESF will host a fundraiser at XIX Nineteen at the Bellevue Park Hyatt Hotel on March 27, 2010 from 6-10pm. This fundraiser is for our ESF Team Haiti Relief Efforts and that 100% of your support is exclusively used to support ESF Haiti. The $25 donation is exclusively for ESF Haiti Relief Efforts and includes a glass or red or white wine and light appetizers. Cash bar for additional beverages.


March 31st

10) Philadelphia Young Professionals Expo™ 

The American Pub at Centre Square
1500 Market Street. Centre Square Building. Philadelphia, PA 19102  

Wednesday, April 7, 2010
4:00 PM to 10:00 PM

The Philadelphia Young Professionals Expo™ is designed for Young Professionals to discover, learn and sample a variety of products, services and activities offered by companies and organizations in the Philadelphia and South Jersey area. Attendees will sample select liquor, beer, and treats and have an in-person experience with area products, all while interacting with sponsors & organizations. This year's expo will also feature a scavenger hunt that you can participate in to win great items.

The Young Professionals Expo is free to attend (if you RSVP, $10 charge otherwise), but guests are asked to help support a local charity. Guests, who donate, will receive extra drawing tickets, increasing your chances to win great prizes.

Who Should Attend

  • 'Young Professionals' between the ages of 21 and 39
  • People who Work or 'Play' in or around the Philadelphia & South Jersey area
  • All levels of employees, including entrepreneurs, office managers, sales reps, supervisors and those that may looking for a job (you can network with people there - this is NOT a job fair)


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11) Macy's Flower Show 2010
Spring will be in full bloom at Macy's from March 28 - April 11 as it transforms into an incredible floral wonderland filled with brilliant colors, textures and the sweet smell of spring for Macy's Flower Show 2010. This year's theme, "Spring is in the Air," ushers in spring with exotic floral displays and remarkable landscaped gardens from all over the world. From the hot air balloon centerpieces that will serve as the gateway for each floral fantasyland, to giant bugs, bi-planes and kites that will hover above the lavish indoor gardens, Macy's Flower Show will provide a lush escape for winter-weary spectators. Free to the public, Macy's Flower Show will be open during regular store hours and is made possible in part through partnerships with The Philadelphia Horticultural Society.  Macy's, 1300 Market Street, 212.494.4495

12) BYO at the Comcast Center

The Market & Shops at Comcast Center announces the launch of BYO Saturdays. Market patrons are invited to bring their own bottle of wine to pair with selections from market merchants, every week from 10am to 5pm. All guests will be presented with sturdy plastic wine glasses and a keepsake wine tote. Market Merchants participating in the BYO offering include Au Bon Pain, Di Bruno Bros., Jake and Max's Deli, La Scala's Pizza, Mexican Post, Mike's Steaks, Sook Hee Produce, Termini Bros., Tokyo Sushi and Under the C Seafood. The Market & Shops at Comcast Center, 1701 JFK Boulevard, themarketatcomcastcenter.com


The Philadelphia Phillies have launched the new Fightin’ Phils Fan Club in partnership with MLB. The new fan club is designed to give fans exclusive online access and in-park benefits. Fans who join the club will receive access to the following: MLB.com’s Gameday application, exclusive Members Only section of Phillies.com, message board, member e-newsletter, desktop wallpaper library, online sweepstakes, discounted tickets for behind-the-scenes tour of the Phillies’ ballpark, discounted tickets to the Fightin’ Phils Fan Club Night on July 23, and discounts at a restaurant at the ballpark throughout the year. The annual membership rate is $24.99. 


Delilah’s Gentleman’s Club, on March 24th, to partake in their annual Entertainer of the Year competition, one of the longest-running exotic-dance competitions around!  Delilah’s will proudly award over $12,000 in cash and prizes to the contestants, as well as the coveted title of “Entertainer of the Year,” and $7,000 to the most powerful, dynamic, creative, and talented dancer. The winner will also be featured in all of Delilah’s upcoming events.As an audience member, you will be stunned by bouts of unpredictable choreography, acrobatics, costumes, pole performances, lights, videos, and much more.  Luckily you won’t have the difficult task of judging these phenomenal women. Instead, Delilah’s has asked former Atlanta Falcon Aaron Beasley, PhillyChitChat blogger Hughe Dillon, comedian Tim Adams, Daily News’ gossip columnist Dan Gross, and mixed martial arts fighter Julio Rosario to be in charge of crowning a winner.  Begin the evening at 7 p.m. with a select open bar sponsored by Grey Goose Vodka and Corona Beer, and delicious hors d’oeuvres prepared by Delilah’s talented and award-winning culinary experts.


Arts & Culture: Seaport Museum Welcomes New Exhibit
Nicole Dinten discovers why the waterfront museum has a thing for Slinkies.


3 bedroom, 2.5 bath town home on 10TH & CHRISTIAN streets in the BELLA VISTA area of Philadelphia. Available May 1st. This town home was BUILT BRAND NEW IN 2008 and has a ROOF DECK with a gorgeous view of the city, an off-street, GATED PARKING SPACE in the back, and a FINISHED BASEMENT that could potentially be used as a 4th bedroom. It has 3 floors with two bedrooms on the second floor, and a large master bedroom suite on the third floor. It also has top of the line GE appliances, a security alarm system, and beautiful cherry HARD WOOD floors. Perfect for a family looking for a nice, safe place to call home, or for a few roommates looking for a place together. Monthly rent is $2,800 but is negotiable within reason. All utilities (electric, gas, water) are tenant's responsibility. Photos are available. Please contact mail@mrosen.com for more information or to schedule a showing.  http://philadelphia.craigslist.org/apa/1638360411.html

17) Support the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House with a Night at the Phillies!

Tickets are just $30 each (Terrace Level) and include a concession voucher and free McDonald’s Sandwich. Tickets are available for the following games:  

  • Friday, April 2nd at 7:05pm vs the Pittsburgh Pirates
  • Wednesday, May 5th at 7:05pm vs the St. Louis Cardinals (Ronald McDonald will be joining us for this game, and a Ronald McDonald House family will throw out the first pitch!)
  • Thursday, May 6th St at 1:05pm vs the St. Louis Cardinals
  • Wednesday, September 8th at 7:05pm vs the Florida Marlins

To purchase your tickets, please visit our website at: www.philarmh.org. Proceeds support the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House’s mission of providing temporary lodging and supportive services for families whose children are receiving critical medical care at local hospitals.  

18) TONY's "Trash & Treasures" Indoor Yard Sale

This 2-day event features second-hand clothing & shoes, furniture, CDs, jewelry, knick-knacks, vintage pieces, and more!  Hours are: Saturday, 3/27, 10:00 - 6:00; Sunday, 3/28, 11:00 - 5:00. 

At “Trash & Treasures” customers will find big fat bargains on a wide array of second-hand, vintage and used items.  Among these items you’ll find some designer women’s and men’s clothing (such as Dior, Versace, Halston, etc.), shoes (Charles Jourdan, Stuart Weitzman, YSL, etc.), handbags (Whiting & Davis, Gucci, etc.), hats/gloves/scarves, knick-knacks, books, CDs, DVDs, rugs, posters, artwork, glassware, dishes, housewares, and, as befits any yard sale, a whole lotta junk!  It’s cash and carry only at this unique yard sale. Prices will range from 25 to 25 – that means items will start as low as 25₵ and nothing will exceed $25.00!  All sales are final.  Because this “yard sale” is indoors, it will take place rain or shine. 

19) EUROCIRCLE: Cocktails in Old City @ HARU

Wednesday, March 31, in Philadelphia at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Haru Sushi - 241 Chestnut St (Upstairs Bar) Philadelphia PA

We've met some new Eurocircle members in the last few months, and we'd love to meet some more. If you know of an international who would be a nice addition to our circle, please bring them out, and introduce them to our members.

This month Haru in Old City has invited us back, and they'll be mixing a new version of the Eurotini all night.

Light hors d'oeuvres will be served.

$20 pp. If paid by 3/25, $25pp after.

PAYPAL Payment Link: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=7958867

20) HELIUM COMEDY CLUB : Norm Macdonald

April 29 - May 1

Thursday, April 29, 8pm - $25

Friday, April 30, 8pm & 10:30pm - $30

Saturday, May 1, 8pm & 10:30pm - $30

Click HERE to purchase tickets. 

21) Broad Street Run

May 2
A Philadelphia tradition, the 31st Annual Blue Cross Broad Street Run returns. More than 27,000 runners competed in 2009. The course runs through the varied neighborhoods of Philadelphia along Broad Street, finishing at the Philadelphia Navy Yard. For more information, visit www.broadstreetrun.com.

22) Children’s Crisis Treatment Center (CcTC)

CTC has just launched a new fundraising initiative called Team CcTC’s “Run for the Kids.” Team CcTC is open to runners and non-runners, with the culminating event being Philadelphia’s 31st Annual Broad Street Run on Sunday, May 2nd. If you are considering running the Broad Street Run on May 2nd (or would like to participate as a non-runner) please join Team CcTC and pledge your support!  Team members are invited to 4 Fun Runs preceding the race, a team pasta dinner, a Team CcTC dri-fit race shirt, and a post-race tent party. Team CcTC is led by honorary coach and former Olympic runner Kate Fonshell Taylor. To join Team CcTC, visit http://teamcctc.kintera.org or contact Stephanie at 215.496.0707 x1162.


Celebrate America's Best Beer-Drinking City at the official opening festival of Philly Beer Week.

Join beer fans from across the region and enjoy a diverse range of outstanding ales and lagers - including the Official Collaboration Ale of PBW - made by Philadelphia's finest breweries. This is one-of-a-kind event held at the birthplace of America, with special guests, the arrival of the Hammer of Glory and the ceremonial tapping of the first keg.

Enjoy unlimited samples of beer from more than 25 breweries. Beer-friendly food available for purchase.

This event is a fund-raiser for Philly Beer Week and will kick off 10 days of more than 500 beer-drinking events at the region's finest taverns, restaurants, breweries and other locations.

All of the events can be found at www.phillybeerweek.org


Now in its fourth year, the Free Library Festival is the Library's annual burst of books, music, and inspiration and is being held Saturday and Sunday April 17th and April 18th from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the

Parkway Central Library. The Festival weekend is packed with free programming for all ages, including talks by bestselling authors, poetry readings, musical performances, tours of the Library's special collections,

and programs and activities just for children. A fun, free way to spend the day, highlights of this year’s festival include:

  • Engaging conversations and book signings with:
    • Sapphire, author of Push, the basis for the award-winning film Precious
    • Kitty Kelley, acclaimed biographer and author of Oprah: A Biography, brings new insight into the life of talk show icon and media mogul Oprah Winfrey
    • Yann Martel, Booker award-winning author of The Life of Pi, will discuss his newest book, Beatrice and Virgil
    • Tina Campbell of the urban gospel duo Mary Mary will spread the message of empowerment through her book Be U: Be Honest, Be Beautiful, Be Intentional, Be Strong, Be You!
    • Jimmy Gownley, author of Amelia Rules: The Tweenage Guide to Not Being Unpopular
    • Plus Chelsea Handler, the bestselling author of Are You There Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea, stand-up comedian, and the host of Chelsea Lately will be onsite to sign her newest book Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang 
  • Poetry Discussions with poets such as Catie Rosemurgy, Sonia Sanchez, Edward Hirsch, and Michael Dickman
  • Inter-City StorySlam, during which storytellers from Philadelphia and D.C. will compete against each other by spinning tales set to the theme “All About My Mother.”
  • Storybook Parade hosted by 6abc's Tamala Edwards
  • Teddy Bear Picnic hosted by storybook bear friends the Berenstain Bears, Lars, and Corduroy

 Attached is the release and media alert detailing all the specifics of the event as well as a full event agenda.  You can also visit freelibrary.org/festival for a full schedule and description of author events. 


A) Some good jump rope (clean)

B) Erin Andrews Peeping Tom Video (not for work)

26)  YOUCIE Salsa and Sangria at the University City Arts League

Wednesday, March 24, 6:30-8:30pm
4226 Spruce Street

This is a special FREE preview of the UCAL 2010 spring dance programming. We'll learn new moves from Philadelphia-based dance teachers Kelly Ray, Lesley Mitchell, and Oliver Hannah. No experience necessary! We'll have sangria on hand to whet your whistle and get your feet moving. Wear comfortable clothes and prepare to be swept off your feet! (Water and light snacks will also be served.)

You must be 21 to participate in this event.
Please RSVP to youcie@universitycity.org

About the instructors: Kelly Ray and Lesley Mitchell are the cofounders of Dance Philadelphia. For more than a decade they have made an intensive study of Argentine Tango, and they visit Argentina yearly to immerse themselves in the tango culture of Buenos Aires. A native of West Philadelphia, Oliver Hannah has been teaching his "street salsa" style of dance for over three years. He placed 13th with the Philadelphia Pro Salsa Team in the 2007 World Salsa Championship! For more information about University City Arts League, the instructors, and class schedules, please visit http://ucartsleague.org



Naughty Bingo at Urban Saloon :: Fri, March 26

All Tickets will be sold at the door!

Click here to read about us in City Paper

When: Friday, March 26, 2010

Time: 7pm – 10:15pm :: Check-in will start at  7pm and the games will start at 8pm!!  Come out early, relax, and get good seats.  Urban Saloon has great food (seriously, it really does) so get some food and beverages before the games start!

Location: Urban Saloon (back room)

Address: 2120 Fairmount Avenue Philadelphia, Pa

Tickets: $15 cover at the door.  Your entry fee gets you 8 games of Bingo, contests, a free drink (domestic beer or house wine), facetime with the naughty bingo mistress, and some great entertainment!!

Drink and Food Specials: $3 Heineken and Heineken lights. $5 house wines. $6 mixed drink specials.  There will be food specials also.

Charity: A portion of the proceeds will support Children’s Hospital

28) Oyster Shucking Contest

Location: Oyster House: 1516 Sansom Street
Neighborhood: Center City (west of Broad St.)
Date: Mar 27th, 2010
Time: 2pm
Price: $5

The popular new raw bar and restaurant, Oyster House (215-567-7683) will host their first-ever Shucking Contest, featuring professional oyster shuckers from across Philadelphia competing for a $200 Grand Prize. An amateur shucking contest will follow the professionals, with guests hoping to earn a $100 Oyster House Gift Certificate. Admission to the shucking contest is $5 per person and includes all the varieties of the shucked oysters as well as access to Oyster House’s bar and a firkin of Dock Street’s West of Center Pale Ale, which will be on a pay-as-you-go basis. The professional shuckers, including competitors from Oyster House and others from renowned Philadelphia-area seafood houses, will be judged by local food writers Rick Nichols from Philadelphia Inquirer and Kirsten Henri from Grub Street Philadelphia on their speed and accuracy as they shuck their way through two dozen oysters, working in heats of three shuckers at a time. A one- second deduction will be made to each shucker’s overall time for each broken shell or ripped oyster. After a winner is crowned, amateur shuckers will face the same guidelines, working on one dozen oysters each for a chance to win a $100 Oyster House gift certificate. Onlookers can enjoy the fruits of the competitors labors; the oysters will be passed out to the crowd after each heat. www.oysterhousephilly.com

29) Four-Minute Dating for Single Professionals ~ 25-40 Years Old

Saturday, March 27, 2010 at 5:00 PM.
Price: $30.00 if purchased by 5 p.m. Friday, March 12

Are you single in the city? Would you like to meet other interesting, professional and fun singles while cutting through all the hoopla of the "first date" scene? Professionals in the City has the solution for you! Here's your opportunity to experience up to twenty first dates in only one evening of frolic and excitement.

During our Four Minute Dating Singles Party, you'll meet up to twenty intriguing members of the opposite sex within approximately one hour - spend four sweet minutes with each.

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