The fall weekends immediately after the summer are always packed with good events - makes losing summer a little bit easier to handle. Tomorrow is the Red Bull Flutag. I went a few years back and it is a fun event - not as good as the derby they did on the Manayunk Wall though many years back. Seeing from Camden is very difficult. If you watch it from the Ben Franklin Bridge, bring your binoculars. For those that have other interests, there is a beer fest at McFaddens at the ballpark. And Sunday is the Eagles home opener and the West Chester Restaurant Festival. And there are many other events going on this weekend - many of which I have highlighted below.
Philly sports: Hard to believe the Phillies actually have a chance to make the playoffs at this point. I did not allow myself to go to any games since the spring until we reached .500. We did that this week so I attended Thursday's game. Missed being in the stadium. Eagles....scared to see what Baltimore is going to do to us. Only chance we have is if Vick can learn to keep the ball out of the hands of other team (no fumbles or interceptions) which seems unlikely. BTW, Phillies home opener is April 5, 2013 against Kansas City after opening in Atlanta.
With 9/11 this past week, I saw this video of Harry Kalas back in 2001 and thought it was worth sharing.
For those who are not registered to vote yet, it is not too late to register.
And the only real estate mentions I will add this week is a friend is trying to sell his farm in Bucks County if interested....and this article on the city of Philadelphia and our housing authority says it all about what is wrong with Philadelphia. - Mark
1) The Dude Hates Cancer - Annual Charity Bowling Event
Saturday, September 15, 2012 - 2:30pm - 8:30pm
The Dude Hates Cancer, an annual charity bowling event to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
2) The Junior League of Philadelphia, Inc. Taste of Fall
Sunday, October 14, 2012 1-4 p.m.
Where: Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse, East Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, PA
The Third Annual Taste of Fall Cooking Competition and Exhibition will host over 400 attendees. We invite you to support us for this festive afternoon in the outdoors filled with food, wine, and beer tastings, activities, and live music. Enjoy items for sale from local farms, specialty food vendors, and select artists. Bring your children to enjoy a variety of activities in the children’s area. Take a stroll around Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse in East Fairmount Park, which will be stylishly transformed for these festivities. Proceeds will support our signature focus, Apple a Day™.
For over 100 years,The Junior League of Philadelphia, Inc. has been involved in programs that change lives. Whether it’s creating community gardens or educating children on the benefits of healthy food choices, the Junior League offers women an opportunity to make change happen. The Junior League is for all women who want to make a difference.
Each year, over 900 Junior League members volunteer their time, energy, and abilities to tackle urgent needs in the Philadelphia area. Our current community programming focuses on Healthy Living; through our Apple a Day™ initiative, we are helping local families gain access to healthy food and providing interactive education on nutrition and exercise.
For more information, visit our website https://www.jlphiladelphia.org/
3) Home Opener Pre-Game Tailgate Party – Sunday September 16th 2012
$30 Eagles Tailgate Party Package – Beer, Food, Face Paint, and the beautiful ladies of the Green Legion and McFadden’s!
The Green Legion and McFadden’s Ballpark present the Ultimate VIP Tailgate Party this football season. Enjoy a full buffet menu of food that will feature a subtle flavor from our visiting team’s town. We find it symbolic as we will plan on eating them alive upon arrival to the Linc!
Your Entry fee gets you admission into McFadden’s before and after the game, a fully catered tailgate with an extensive buffet, and all you can drink domestic beer. And it’s only $30!
* Live Entertainment exclusive to VIP tailgate clients!!
* Beer pong and Bag-O!!
* The Girls of The Green Legion 2013 at every tailgate!!
* The McFadden's Beer Tub Team at every tailgate!!
* A face paint and tattoo table at every tailgate!!
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
THERE’s MORE: Look for our “Quote of the Week” and attendees can enter to be our “McFadden’s Green Legionnaire Fan of the Week”! Each week we will pick one lucky fan! Show us how big of a Birds Fan you are. Winner receives prizes and special party privileges.
4) The Young Professionals Ball - Philly's Premier Event
Friday, September 14, 2012 @ Whisper
Tickets & Details » http://www.upcomingevents.com/philadelphia/young-professionals-ball/
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US Airways adds Phila. to Austin and San Antonio flights
6) Zarwin Baum Celebrity Casino Night Benefitting Easter Seals
We are pleased to invite you to Zarwin Baum Celebrity Casino Night Benefitting Easter Seals on Thursday, September 27 at the Law Offices of Zarwin Baum, 1818 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA, from 5:30pm to 8:30pm. Former professional athletes, current professional coaches, local TV personalities and more will join guests in a night of fun, casino games and prizes! Cocktails and heavy hor d’oeuvres by B*Smiths Catering. Stay updated on the excitement by becoming a Facebook Fan of the event!
Space is very limited. Tickets can be purchased online at: http://sepa.easterseals.com/site/Calendar?id=39006&view=Detail. Checks will also be accepted; please make payable to Easter Seals of Southeastern Pennsylvania and send c/o Stacey Kracher, Zarwin Baum, 1818 Market Street, 13th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19103. * 100% of all ticket sales will be donated to Easter Seals.
Please RSVP to Kelly Malloyat firstname.lastname@example.org or 215 569 2800. We look forward to seeing you there!
Easter Seals of Southeastern Pennsylvania servesPhiladelphia, Bucks,Chester,Delaware andMontgomeryCounties in an effort to maximize the independence of children and adults with disabilities.
7) EAGLES STUFF
A) EAGLES PUT NEW-AGE SPIN ON SEASON TICKETS
B) New gridiron grub at Eagles games
C) Unruly fans at the Linc will face ejection and an online course
8) Fall Main Line Restaurant Week!
Monday, September 24th through Sunday, September 30th
The highly anticipated Fall Main Line Restaurant Week returns! Enjoy discounted, prix fixe lunch and dinner menus at the region's finest restaurants!
Click here to make your lunch and dinner reservations for Main Line Restaurant Week!
9) BreastFest Philly --- www.breastfest.org --- Tyanna Barre O’Brien Breast Cancer Foundation
Looking for something fun to do that helps local women going through Breast Cancer treatment? Come out to BreastFest Philly on Saturday September 29th from 3-8pm at MadRiver Manayunk!! $40 = 5 hours of open bar, food, banks, games, and boobies!! Tickets on sale now at www.breastfest.org
Sunday, September 16 :: Fabulous music, food, and arts vendors of all kinds in charming Doylestown, PA
11) OBITUARY OF THE WEEK
13th Street Developer Tony Goldman Has Passed Away
12) MANAYUNK :: RIVERPALOOZA FALL 2012 FEATURING MR.GREENGENES
13) Fabulous Shoe Night
September 26, 7pm
Join us for Fabulous Shoe Night / Philadelphia at Square 1682-Hotel Palomar in Rittenhouse Square. Put on that fabulous pair of shoes you’ve been looking for a reason to wear and join some FUN women for a Girls Night Out with a Purpose! $25 includes complimentary hors d’oeuvres and drink specials. $15 of your admission cost goes directly to buying shoes for Philadelphia children in need through Shoes that Fit. http://www.shoesthatfit.com/
Please feel free to invite your girlfriends, sisters, mothers and co-workers!
Are you a business owner that is looking for some additional exposure? Email Renee about sponsorship opportunities! Renee@rootstrat.com
Sign up here: http://fabulousshoenight.com/events/fabulous-shoe-night-philadelphia-september-event/
14) VIDEO OF THE WEEK :: Wild Gorilla Encounter
15) Harvest Festival at Blue Mountain
Don’t miss the Mountain Harvest Festival at Blue Mountain. This festival is jam-packed with fun family events. Get lost in a custom-grown and -designed, four-acre Amazing Maize corn maze. Take a free hayride to pick pumpkins, and then paint them with the family. There will be jump amusements for the kids and plenty to eat and drink. And that’s just the beginning. There’s no better way for families to celebrate the spirit of Halloween. Click here to purchase tickets and save $2!
Corn Maze Adult ....................... $9
Corn Maze Youth ...................... $6
Pumpkin Patch Hayride ............. Free
The Mountain Harvest Festival is open on Saturdays and Sundays beginning Sept. 15.
Hours are from noon to 7 p.m. 1660 Blue Mountain Drive | Palmerton, PA 18071 Visit skibluemt.com or call 610-826-7700 for details.
16) Schuylkill Soiree
The Friends of Schuylkill Banks invite you to come and spend an evening enjoying the simplier things in life during a laid-back outdoor fete under the Walnut Street Bridge. Guests will enjoy complimentary food, drinks and sweets from several local sponsors, including Victory Brewing, Little Baby’s Ice Cream, Pitruco, the Dapper Dog, Penn Woods Winery, Pure Sweets and Magner’s Cider. Compete with strangers and friends in fun lawn games or bring a blanket and some chairs and simply watch as the sun sets over the river. Local swingabilly group Delco Nightingale will have you bopping your head and shaking your hips to their rockin’ swing tunes. Proceeds for the event will help FOSB continue to improve and maintain the river banks. -N.F.
5pm. $55. Schuylkill Banks, 2500 Walnut St. friendsofsb.org
Read more: http://www.philadelphiaweekly.com/arts-and-culture/Calendar-Sept-12-18-169338706.html?page=2&comments=1&showAll=#ixzz26N3hbdTQ
17) FDR PARK CONCERT
9/15/12 : Saturday
Lotus’ fourth full-length album finds the band moving in a decidedly more electronic direction, while staying true to their organic roots. The result is an album worthy of its self-titled status—the band’s singular sound and spirit runs through those 11 road-tested tracks, which are all streaming on their website. The guys got together in Indiana, but now the band is split between Denver and Philly. Their show here in their half-hometown this Saturday is truly going to be special: It’s at FDR Park, a splendid patch of grass that hasn’t hosted a big concert on its grounds since the Beastie Boys co-kicked it live there during 1994’s Lollapalooza. It’ll be great to see Lotus’ impressive and much-talked-about light show in the park. Fellow lightshow enthusiasts Ghostland Observatory are also on this expansive bill, so this thing will truly be a spectacle to behold. -Brian McManus
4pm. $39.50-$75. With Ghostland Observatory, Mimosa, Michal Menert + Sonic Spank. FDR Park, 1500 Pattison Ave. ticketmaster.
18) West Philadelphia R&B Fest
9/15/12 :: Saturday
At the 7th annual West Philly R&B Fest, live music will be playing, and food offerings from the area will be available to members of the city, regardless of neighborhood. To entertain the little ones, there will be a Kids Zone featuring a moon bounce and other fun activities. Also, West Philly will be bringing out its finest cars from the garage, as the second annual car show takes place. But this fest isn’t all fun and games: The Partnership CDC, which strives to bring affordable home-ownership, financial education and commercial corridor revitalization to the west and southwest parts of the city, will be providing free health screenings and information about neighborhood concerns and community resources. -Fiona Lockyer
12-6pm. Free. 4000 block of Market St.
19) Rock ’n’ Roll Half-Marathon
Sun., Sept. 16
Once known simply as the Philadelphia Distance Run, this annual 13-mile marathon regularly draws more than 20,000 runners from across the globe, raising millions of dollars for a total of 19 local charities. But while the course has been the site of five World Records over the years, the sidelines are where the real excitement’s at. At every mile along the route, spectators will find local cheerleading squads and dance teams shaking their pom-poms as part of the “Spirit on the Course” competition, as well as themed water stations and an eclectic mix of live music ranging from punk to jazz. That’s right—13 different stages, 13 different bands. Once participants have crossed the finish line, a post run concert will begin with headliner Haley Reinhart. On Friday and Saturday, the marathon will also sponsor a Health & Fitness expo at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. -N.F.
8am. Eakins Oval, between Kelly and Art Museum drives. runrocknroll.competitor.com
20) Phashion Phest Presents "Fashion Follies"
Philadelphians are in for a treat! The 19th annual Phashion Phest is set to take place in the Rotunda of The Shops at Liberty Place on September 19, 2012. "Fashion Follies" will kick off the way any fabulous event should, with a cocktail reception at 7 p.m., spanning both floors of Liberty Place. Guests will be able to bid on silent auction items and peruse fall trends from some of Philadelphia's top salons including Richel D'Ambra Spa & Salon, Salon l'Etoile and more, all while enjoying Skinny Girl cocktails and wine. Interactive cosmetic, skin care, and accessory presentations will be offered by top boutiques such as Aveda, Fire & Ice, and Nine West. The Art Institute of Philadelphia, Drexel and other local colleges and universities will proudly feature the work of some of their most talented student designers. The runway show will begin at 8:30 p.m. and will highlight fall trends from some of our favorite stores including Macy*s, Knit Wit, Ann Taylor LOFT, Zinman, and much more. This is an event you do not want to miss! Phashion Phest, September 19, 2012
21) McCrossen's Tavern | Monthly Pairings Dinner
Tuesday, Sept 18th. $40
22) Chima Networking & Social Event
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25 ::6-9PM
1ST SELECT DRINK & LIGHT APPS INCLUDED
FREE RAFFLE DRAWING
1/2 OFF SELECT DRINKS TILL 7PM
READINGS BY JEANANN "INTERNATIONAL PSYCHIC & MEDIUM"
DOZENS OF NEW CONTACTS
PORTION PROCEEDS GO TO SUSAN G KOMEN
Ticket in advance $10
Purchase at the door $15
CREDIT CARDS ARE NOW ACCEPTED AT THE DOOR THROUGH JS!
23) Free Library of Philadelphia's "Drinking with Dickens" - Monday, Sept. 17
As the Free Library of Philadelphia Continues its Year of Dickens 2012, “Drinking with Dickens” is the next in a series of events that takes place on Monday, Sept. 17 from 7-9 pm at the National Mechanics Bar and Restaurant, 22 South Third Street in Center City, Philadelphia. A cash bar will be available.
Drinks featured in the novels will be served. From A Christmas Carol is Negus, which is port with hot water, spiced and sugared; and Purl, which is ale mulled with gin and spices. Also featured will be Mint Juleps, Dickens’ favorite American drink, and Dickens’s personal punch recipe, which will be available on the Library’s website in a few days.
Throughout the evening, actors will recite drinking passages from the novels and Edward Pettit, the Library’s Dickens Ambassador, will lead the crowd in a Victorian drinking song or two. A toast will be raised to the memory of “Boz”, Dickens’s pseudonym for some years. All are welcome to come with a toast and join the fun!
24) Tickets On Sale Now for the 2012 Rittenhouse Row Fall Gathering
25) Sunday 'Bottomless Brunch' at Kings Oak in The Piazza
This AND EVERY Sunday @ King's Oak for $25
Announcing... Sunday 'Bottomless Brunch' at King's Oak! This and every Sunday, featuring Your Choice off the Brunch menu, Unlimited Mimosas, Bloody Mary's & Beer until 3:00PM, Weekly Guest DJ's, Celebrity Bartenders, Personal Masseuse, Tarot Card Readings & NFL Red Zone on 5 TV's. Plus other surprises!! the password is "group therapy" secretly tell friends - we will see you there.
26) PHS Fall Garden Festival- Sept. 22
Mexican Independence Day
September 16 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Great Plaza
28) CONSHY RESTAURAUNT WEEK :: 9/17 -9/23
29) Non-Profits Network for Good at Connecting Coffees
Attention area non-profits: Work Better Consulting offers Connecting Coffee, a free networking series for non-profit professionals where participants learn from peers at other agencies and exchange services and resources.
The next Connecting Coffee will be held Wed., Sept. 19, at 9 a.m. at the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce at 200 S. Broad St. The topic is "Working with families that have a cancer diagnosis: resources and tools" and a spokesperson from Gilda's Club Delaware Valley will speak. Non-profit professionals can learn more and RSVP online.
30) HurryDate Philadelphia Speed Dating - Men and Women Ages 23-33
Full Event Details: http://philadelphia.singlesevents.com/event/8106/
For over 10 years, HurryDate has been the most-fun speed dating company around. Check out one of their signature speed dating parties to embark upon tons of fast, fun dates in one night out. Mark your scorecard if you want to see each person again, and they’ll match you up. From there it’s up to you to decide if you want to go on a “”real”” date! This event is for Men and Women Ages 23-33 and takes place at Tavern on Broad in Philadelphia (in the Philadelphia area). It also includes First drink (domestic beer, house wine, or well) free! Plus half price appetizers and drinks.. Click the MORE INFO below for details, to sign up, or to search many other upcoming HurryDates.
31) Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll
September 20. Every Summer UCD hosts a series of outdoor street festivals. More than a dozen participating businesses set up shop on their stoops to offer $1 specials, as attendees walk the streets enjoying live music, street performances, and additional vendors.