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Date: 11/21/2012
Title: 22 Items (11-21-12)

It has been a few weeks since my last email. Some of you emailed me asking if I moved to Colorado or Washington and got lost in smoke.  Great idea of course but I will continue to reside in the great state of PA where you can not buy a beer and a bottle of vodka in the same location and it is nearly impossible to buy a bottle of vodka on a Sunday or any holiday while I visit both WA and CO regulary for ski trips.

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone.  Too many events tonight to list as it seems like every bar is having some kind of event but I did include a few below per request.  For those looking for some day drinking on Friday afternoon, I along with hundreds of others will be at McGillans in center city - come on out.  And for those that are interested in some beer on Saturday, Union Transfer is hosting a beer festival: http://www.winterbeerfest.com/ - I am planning to volunteer at the event - let me know if you would like to as well.  And there is also a beer festival at the Blockley on 12/1.

Definitely happy to have the election stuff over - the commercials and FB posts were too much for anyone to handle sanely.  It is quite amazing though that not one vote went Republican in 59 Philly voting areas, no?  I think lots of good analysis can be done within that article.....

Some quick Eagle thoughts....It is obvious Vick does not know how to audible at the line to cover a blitz and the Eagles do not try to help the awful offenseive line by keeping in extra blockers.....Why does Desean Jackson who is one of the best punt returners in the NFL not actually return punts?.....The Phillies have won more recently than the Eagles....and the lack of home grown talent on the team shows how bad our drafts have been in recent years....

Another weeek, another example of how our unions in Philly continue to hurt the city's growth and reputation.  You think this charity will run their event in Philly next year?  For those that missed Philly on 60 Minutes, this piece actually made the city look great.

And lastly....real estate has been going well for me.... Helped this Art Museum seller get a full price offer within 48 hours of listing the house with a quick settlement, which occured last week.  Happy to help you, your friends, or family buy/sell in Philly.  I know the market down here....promise. Continually looking for investors in on going projects....- Mark


A)  Craft Show with Local Artists

11/23/12 :: 4-9 Free admission

Handbags, photography, jewelry, Custom Lamps, Sculptured Clay, and Much more

B) Thanksgiving:  The Prime Rib, 1701  Locust Street, Philadelphia will be serving their regular menu and special Thanksgiving items. Roast Turkey with housemade stuffing, gravy and cranberry sauce is $35 for adults. (under 12 for $18).  Butternut squash soup, whipped sweet potatoes  and pumpkin pie will also be available. Serving from 2:00 until 8:00 pm.

The Prime Rib - Philadelphia
1701 Locust St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
P: 215-772-1701


This Thanksgiving at G is Not for Amateurs!

Don't miss the Biggest Thanksgiving Eve Party in the City this Year as G Lounge, Metrospect Events (Hair O' The Dog), and the 3 Nerds get together to throw a RAGER!

DJ Roxxy Cottontail, Montone and Nemysis spinning Top 40, Hip Hop and Electro

  • Beautiful Jewelz Dancers compelling the crowd to be a little naughty...
  • Give em' the Bird Wild Turkey Toast and Samples
  • 1 Hour Open Bar with Ticket Purchase

$30 Open Bar from 10-11pm with Ticket Purchase

10% Off Hair O' the Dog tickets with Bottle Service Purchase

Tomorrow We Eat, Tonight We DRINK


A) Broad Street Run Registration Will Move to Lottery System in 2013

B) Do Intelligent People Drink More Alcohol?

C)  America's Most and Least Attractive People- Philly #33 - Travel + Leisure

D)  Sperms' Length Linked to Men's Fertility

E) Art Commission grants final approval to Mormon Temple


4) BOOK REVIEW: Pete Townsend's Autobiography  (reminder, The Who are coming to Philly on 12/8)


A) WInter Registration Has Started!

 Winter registration is up and we have a bunch of new sports starting this year. We are premiering Women's 5 on 5 Basketball, Cornhole and Shufflebowl. Our Men's 5 on 5 is returning and due to it's popularity having received strong requests for a women's league, MSSC has listened and set one up for the Winter. Too cold to play outdoors in the Winter? The Bayou has gracefully let us use their upstairs room to start 2 new sports activities for the Winter. We will have shufflebowl, a classic bowling inspired arcade game and cornhole/baggo a favorite beach barbeque sport. We got the games for you if you got cabin fever from our outdoor football to some more relaxing games like cornhole.

B) $25 Winter Pick-Up Leagues: Hockey, Dodgeball, Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball

6) Thinkfest: Spend 2-Days With Philadelphia’s Most Innovative Minds  :: Nov 30 and Dec 1st


John Baldino, SPHR, has agreed to provide some HR and job-related tidbits.  John runs Humareso which, among other things, helps companies figure out how to grow while remaining compliant to employment law.  He’ll work to have information that is timely and helpful for those of you searching for a job through figuring out how to best run a business.  Here’s some information on preparing for a job interview.  Enjoy! http://www.youtern.com/thesavvyintern/index.php/2012/11/07/5-major-mistakes-made-before-the-job-interview/

8) Volunteer with the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Are you looking for a long term relationship? Have you always wanted to build familiarity and to make a difference consistently in volunteering?

You're in luck! The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, a nationally recognized non-profit hospital, is looking for college students to volunteer. CHOP requires regular shifts of at least 3 hours for 14 weeks, however they are offering unique opportunities for those interested working with children and/or in the healthcare industry.

For more info, visit CHOP's volunteer website. Some of the opportunities include:

Bedside Buddies- Read and play with the children and put them at ease in their rooms.

  • Hospital School Program- Tutor patients so they won't fall behind in their schoolwork.
  • Galaxy 51- Assist patients in programming and producing a television station.

9)  Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition at the Franklin Institute
Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition at the Franklin Institute honors the centennial anniversary of the infamous disaster by telling the real-life stories of 19 passengers aboard the fated vessel. Wander through painstaking recreations of parts of the ship and explore more than 300 real artifacts pulled from the wreckage. Opens November 10.


10)   COOK Masters Now Taking Applications

A three-month cooking school term taught by some of the best chefs in town – and it's free. Find out how to apply.

11) Thanksgiving Day Parade
Celebrate Turkey Day during the Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade, the oldest parade of its kind in the country. We’ve got the top spots to watch the parade's giant floats, massive balloons and performances before Santa himself ushers in the holiday season. November 22.


Thanksgiving Eve has long been considered the most traveled night-life of the year.  The producers of this event have put together nearly 20 successful Thanksgiving Eves between them since 1999 and have been collaborating on one mega event for the last 3 years.  Last year, the joint event took place at The Crystal Tea Room in Center City Philadelphia for the 2nd consecutive year and saw more than 2000 guests come through the door.  THIS YEAR WE WILL TAKE IT TO ANOTHER LEVEL.  

Last Call Promotions and Perl Media present... TAKE ME HOME TONIGHT 5   Featuring Global Superstar DJ SERGE DEVANT.  Opening set by DJ JONATHAN SILVA

The Crystal Tea Room   Wanamaker Building in Center City Philadelphia

Thanksgiving Eve, Wednesday November 21, 2012  :: 9pm - 3 am

Complimentary select open bar from 9 - 10

Bottle Service packages available and highly recommended, contact President@Lastcallpromotions.com

13) Reading Terminal Market Holiday Railroad

Reading Terminal Market's holiday railroad display returns, November 23-December 31. Kids and adults alike will delight in the 500-square-foot model railroad with almost a third of a mile of track. Twelve working train lines rumble through a multitude of miniature scenes, including Center City, a Christmas Village and a snow-covered countryside. Open Monday-Saturday, 10am-6pm and Sundays, 10am-5pm. Closed Christmas Day.
Reading Terminal Market, 12th and Arch Streets, 215.922.2317, ReadingTerminalMarket.org


15) The Annual Rittenhouse Square Holiday Tree Lighting  ::  11/28  :: 5PM

16) Sugarplum Fairy Appearance from Pennsylvania Ballet's George Balanchine's The Nutcracker™

November 29
Thursday, 11:00 am- 12:00pm
Please Touch Museum® hosts a festive meet and greet with a Sugarplum Fairy from Pennsylvania Ballet's George Balanchine's The Nutcracker™! The Sugarplum Fairy will demonstrate several ballet positions and read an excerpt from the holiday classic.  Founded in 1963 by Balanchine student and protégée Barbara Weisberger, Pennsylvania Ballet is one of the nation’s leading ballet companies.  For more information about the Sugar Plum Fairy Appearance please contact J. Quach at info@pleasetouchmuseum.org or call (215) 581-3181  



A) Neil Young & Crazy Horse at Wells Fargo  11/29

B) The Who 12/8

C) Carrie Underwood:

19) Comedy Benefit for Fox's Children's Fund at Valley Forge Casino

OUTFront Entertainment Presents an evening with Joe DeRosa! Proceeds from the evening will go fallen officer from Plymouth Township’s fallen officer Brad Fox’s Children’s Fund. http://www.officerbradfox.comAbout The Comedian:Joe DeRosa performs constantly, making appearances of all kinds. Recently he had guest roles on HBO’s Bored to Death and IFC’s Z-Rock and became a regular on The Opie and Anthony radio show and Fox New’s Redeye. Joe also taped a half-hour Comedy Central Presents special which aired in the winter of 2009 and his first-ever stand-up album ‘The Depression Auction’ was released on Comedy Central Records in June of 2010. This year, he made his directorial debut with the film Shooting Angels, which starred himself, Bill Burr, Robert Kelly and Colin Quinn. Joe is currently writing, directing and producing a series of web shorts for Atom.com, co-hosting the podcast ‘Uninformed’ with comedian and friend Bill Burr, and touring clubs around the country.Follow Joe on Twitter: @JoeDeRosaComedyCheck out his website: http://www.JoeDeRosaComedy.comFeautring: Maddog MatternIf Don Rickles and the Beastie Boys gave birth, that man-child would be Maddog Mattern. He is a free flowing, high energy, pop culture refrencing half hipster half meathead from Sin City. With warmth in his heart and a party in his voice, Mad Dog creates a heavily improvised crowd interactive show. Each night changes with the faces,the moods and the personalities of the crowd, making each show a one of a kind. Mad Dog has been a regular on several radio programs including ‘The Scott Ferrall Show’ and ‘The Miserable Men Show’ on Howard 101 on Sirius/Xm. And has been seen on Howard Stern on Demand TV. Currently he has a regular segment called ‘Dog in the Park’ on the podcast ‘The Comedy Point with Soul Joel.’

20)  #whyilovephilly party

WHEN: Friday November 30th   

WHERE: Trestle Inn, 339 N. 11th Street

TIME: 6:00 pm to  ??

Please join Young Involved Philadelphia, Indy Hall, and Philly Love Notes to celebrate what we love about our city at the next #whyilovephillyparty. There will be drink specials, a live local DJ, and a Philly Love Notes writing station.  Donations will support Mighty Writers, www.mightywriters.org.    

21) FRIENDS OF THE PHILLY FREE LIBRARY  :: Borrower’s Ball :: 12/1


22)  EuroCircle's Russian Night at The Golden Gates
Satueday, December 1, 2012 - 8:30 pm
Location: GOLDEN GATES - 1058 Rennard Street Philadelphia, PA 19116
Event info & RSVP: http://www.eurocircle.com/events/36291/

Tickets: $65pp (Dinner, show and dancing, tax and tip. Does not include drinks.), BYOB (bring your own vodka, mixers or wine)

Buy Tickets Here:  ttp://eurocircle.ticketleap.com/eurocircles-russian-night-at-golden-gates-121/

Back by popular demand, Eurocircle’s is hosting its 3rd night out at Golden Gates, the traditional Russian restaurant and night club. We will start the night with a traditional multi-course Russian dinner, that includes a variety of Russian delicacies. At some point time during dinner, the lights go out and the show begins with a lively European band.

We have reserved a table for 12 people, so please get your tickets early. Please bring a printed ticket with you to the event. We will not be able to reserve a seat for you unless you have purchased your ticket via Eurocircle in advance of the event.   RSVP here: http://anyvite.com/swae2odz4z

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