With the rain/storm coming this weekend, it only reminded me how nice the weather has been this October. And after a packed October, this past weekend was the slowest in terms of events since the summer ended. I think there is a lull before Halloween. Too many events out there for Saturday night, so I did not include any. For those looking for a Friday (tonight) party, Philly2Night is having their annual Heaven or Hell party at Lucky Strikes. there is a costume party at Lucky Strikes by Philly2Night.
My first Philly homicide update in a while: As of 10/21/12, Philadelphia has 277 which is seven more than this time in 2011.
For those who either want to enjoy an upcoming beer festival at the convention center or want to volunteer to help pour beer for free admission, check out http://pabeerfest.com/.
A shout out to a friend and recipient of the list, Danny Cevallos, o who has turned his law degree in to a career as a blossoming TV legal expert. Here is is mentioned about his upcoming TV appearances in Philly.com. Here he is on TV interviewing. And for those that might need legal advice, here is a link to his law firm.
And since I did not give much in terms of opinions this week, here is my take on Lance Armstrong: The Oct. 10 USADA report notes that from 1999 to 2005, when Armstrong won a record seven consecutive victories at the Tour de France, 20 of the 21 cyclists who finished on the podium (i.e., first, second, or third place) during those years “have been directly tied to likely doping through admissions, sanctions, public investigations” or exceeding the threshold for hematocrit, which tends to indicate the use of EPO, a popular drug for endurance athletes.” Note: As a result of the widespread nature of TDF cycling drug use, there will be no winners named to replace. So.....he cheated.....but so did everyone else.....which verifies to me the actual competition was fair. Just my two cents. - Mark
1) The Ultimate Networking Event Live at Doc Magrogan's Oyster House
Tuesday, Oct 30, 2012 6:00 PM
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2) RENTAL :: NORTHERN LIBERTIES
Large One Bed for Rent in Northern Liberties. Great street, 2nd floor apt, good light,new hardwoods, available now....$875. Call Steve at 215-275-3365 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
A) Constitution Center’s Prohibition exhibit opens
B) Endless Steak Frites at Garces Trading Company
C) Where local and state taxes are highest: You don’t want to know (PA No. 10)
D) Study: Men better multi-taskers than women
E) These Philadelphia VIPs Donated Over $1.7 Million to Mitt Romney and Barack Obama Since 2011
4) 21st Annual Philadelphia Film Festival
The 21st Annual Philadelphia Film Festival, running from Oct.18-28, features over 100 films from around the world including the highly anticipated Cloud Atlas, Hyde Park on Hudsonand Fight. For more films, ticket information and up to date visiting talent, sign up for our e-newsletter or visit, www.filmadelphia.org/festival.
Ticketing website: http://filmadelphia.festivalgenius.com/2012/schedule/week
Festival Webpage: www.filmadelphia.org/festival
5) SAVE THE DATE ::An American Celtic Christmas offers a family friendly day to help get people into the Christmas spirit. (12/1/12)
American Paddy’s Productions is excited to announce ‘An American Celtic Christmas’ to be held on Saturday, December 1st at the Bensalem High School auditorium. The performance will take place at 3pm and will combine live music with traditional Irish, Hip-Hop and Celtic Rock Dance. Over 80 performers will take part in the show including Jamison Celtic Rock, Celtic Flame School of Irish Dance, Bucks County Dance Center, singer Kimberly Killen, and DJ Romeo.
Co-producer Frank Daly says, “The show has been in the works since early January. We wanted to take music and dance genres that historically would not mesh and create a performance that would leave attendants with hope, excitement, and a feeling of unity for families this Christmas Season. We really feel we have created something special here”.
An American Celtic Christmas will also help raise money for the OTN Ryan K Wilson Scholarship Fund which is awarded to a senior from Bensalem High School’s Media Communication program who went over and above in his or her work in the Owls Television Network, much like Ryan Wilson did for the program before he passed away. Co-producer CJ Mills says “Not only will a portion of the proceeds go to the Ryan Wilson Scholarship, all proceeds from the snack bar will be donated to The Owls Television Network’s Video Club to purchase equipment..”
An American Celtic Christmas will take place on Saturday, December 1st at the Bensalem High School Auditorium at 3pm. Tickets are available at www.AnAmericanCelticChristmas.com
Annie A-Bomb presents: THE PUSSY SHOW!
After the success of the June edition of this fabulous new show we decided to bring you PUSSY 2.0: The Halloween Edition! We have made a few changes and upgrades you won't want to miss! Including a new opener featuring Lelu's dancing girls which, of course, takes place in a Cathouse!
Come to any show in costume if you feel like dressing up since it's Halloween time!
Late show Saturday will feature a costume contest and Halloween party after the show!
This show features live music!
With Lelu Lenore, Louise La Tease, Randi Warhol and more!
Directed by Anna Frangiosa
Music Director Mike Corso
Scroll down ticket menu for show dates and times.
Advance tickets are 10-25$ depending on date and time.
Saturday- Early show $15, Halloween Party $25
Get your tickets in advance! Remaining tickets sold at the door have a 5$ additional surcharge.
7) EAGLES STAT OF THE WEEK
22.9 – The percentage of Eagles’ offensive drives that have ended in turnovers, according to Football Outsiders. That’s second-worst in the league to only the Kansas City Chiefs (28.8). And it’s worse than last year when the Eagles turned it over 18.2 percent of the time. From 2007-2011, there was not a single NFL team that gave the ball away at the rate the Eagles are giving it away this year. That’s a turnover every 4.4 possessions.
8) THE WEEK IN MARIJUANA
Pot site fights for legal rights
60 Minutes :: Medical Marijuana
9) Savor Borgata - An Evening With Borgata's Culinary Masters
Join Borgata's culinary masters at one of the year's most celebrated events. On Saturday, November 10th, Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa presents the 5th Annual SAVOR BORGATA, featuring the restaurants and chefs that made Borgata a leading East Coast culinary destination. Sip, savor, and celebrate with world-class chefs Wolfgang Puck (Wolfgang Puck American Grille), Bobby Flay (Bobby Flay Steak), Michael Mina (SEABLUE ), Michael Schulson (Izakaya), Stephen Kalt (Fornelletto), Geoffrey Zakarian (The Water Club), Ron Ross (Borgata Executive Chef), Thaddeus DuBois (Borgata Executive Pastry Chef), and restaurateurs Greg and Marc Sherry with Chef Romeo DiBona (Old Homestead Steak House). Taste an array of all the cuisine they do best, paired with some of the finest wines the country has to offer. Tickets are $125 General Admission / $195 Premium Access where you can receive early admittance to the event at 7:00 p.m., providing the opportunity for a more intimate experience with each chef.
10) Harvest Festival
Saturday, November 3rd, 1-4pm
Bartram's Garden, 54th and Lindbergh Blvd.
Come celebrate the one-year anniversary of the Community Farm and Food Resource Center at Bartram's Garden! The Urban Nutrition Initiative's Harvest Festival features tons of fun activities for the whole family: Garlic Planting, Cider Pressing, Cooking Demos, Food Preservation, Face Painting, Sack Races, Seed Saving, and much more!
Admission and food are free. Parents and kids welcome! Wear your favorite fruit or vegetable costume! Questions? Email us at email@example.com
11) Philadelphia Bike Expo
Sat., Oct. 27
The annual two-day Philadelphia Bike Expo returns this week with a slew of new exhibitors and workshops. In addition to a selection of craft beers, food from several award-winning local food trucks and the popular yearly “Fastest Mechanic Contest,” there will nonstop workshops and seminars both days, tackling everything from “Selecting the Right Gear for Bicycle Touring” to “Tubing Selection and Frame Design.” Tickets to the expo also cover your admission to Saturday’s two main off-site events: The 2012 Bicycle Fashion Showcase featuring the biggest trends in biking gear from Philadelphia University design students, and the Halloween-themed VikingCat race. -Nicole Finkbiner
Through Oct. 28. $8-$25. 23rd Street Armory, 22 S. 23rd St. phillybikeexpo.com
12) EAGLES - FALCONS TAILGATE (indoors if it rains)
Fried Chicken and Waffles, BBQ Pork, Cornbread, Sweet Cobbler Pie?!!? Seriously, what else do you need?! Just another great tailgate with our friends at McFadden's Ballpark and a little taste of the south along with it. CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP!! http://www.greenlegion.com/
13) JOBS: Philadelphia's Post Brothers expanding
14) VIDEO: Dancing Guy KILLS IT on a Bus in Jersey
15) Cuisine from the Collections
Saturday, October 27, 2012 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Seasonal or cocktail attire requested. Valet Parking at Parkway entrance.
Explore the Academy’s diverse collections of 18 million specimens through the wonderful world of food and drink.
Celebrate the Halloween season, the perfect time of year for exploring creepy, crawly, and edible delights. Dress-up for the occasion as your favorite critter or come in your fun cocktail attire.
Challenge your palate and tease your imagination. Try the exotic, if you dare, or play safe and stick with gourmet treats made from everyday edibles. It all tastes better with stimulating spirits!
Learn about the Academy's "library of life on earth" from real scientists. See specimens from malacology, ornthology, botany, entomology, ichthyolog,y and more.
16) Head of the Schuylkill Regatta
One of the major highlights of the rowing season, the Head of the Schuylkill Regatta is a 2.75-mile race attracting thousands of rowers and spectators from around the world. Plus, it makes for a picturesque fall day in Fairmount Park. October 27-28.
17) Fabulous Shoe Night Philadelphia- October Event
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, $7 specialty cocktails and $5 featured red, white or sparkling wines, $4 Yuengling or Miller Lite bottles. $15 of your admission cost goes directly to the Philadelphia Chapter of Dress for Success. Gently worn shoes are also being accepted for Dress for Success! *Looking for sponsors and raffle prizes! Please contact Renee if interested: firstname.lastname@example.org
18) PUMPKIN CHUNIN :: November 2 -4 Nassau, DE
19) Peddler’s Village Apple Festival
Peddler’s Village, Routes 202 & 263, Lahaska, PA 18931
Dates: Nov. 3 to 4
The entire family will love this fall festival happening out in gorgeous Bucks County. Enjoy artisans, vendors, family-friendly activities and of course, apple butter, cider, fritters, dumplings and caramel apples.
20) Mutt Strut registration is now open!
The 6th Annual PAWS Mutt Strut will be held Saturday, November 3 in Philadelphia's FDR Park. The Mutt Strut is a yearly tradition where dogs and the people who love them gather to raise funds and awareness for PAWS' lifesaving efforts. This year will feature a scenic walk, delicious food, plenty of activities for pets, a costume contest, kids' activities, cat and dog adoptions, and much more.
Registration is now open at www.pawsmuttstrut.org. Sign up today, build a team, set your fundraising goals, and earn great prizes as you raise money to help PAWS save more lives. Joinus for the biggest and best Mutt Strut yet!
21) LINDY AND SWING DANCING