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Date: 12/14/2012
Title: 16 Items (12-14-12)

Looking for some people who can take off during the week for some skiing in NY or Vermont.....if you have the midweek flexibility, let me know.

For those looking for some bar crawl fun tomorrow, please consider joining me on my buddy Chris's holiday bar crawl.  Information Item #1.

For those that can not make the bar crawl, how about checking out the Smoke Out Prohibition 2012 event at the Liberty Bell - as the headline reads in the paper: At least 500 people plan to get high at the Liberty Bell

Was reading about Phila school closings....can you believe how much violence there is in these schools?

My friend Adam is raising money for Sandy victims through the sale of tshirts: JerseyStrong.  He even had an article written about their efforts.

1)  The 12 Pubs of Christmas Biennial Pub Crawl  (email or text me to catch up on the crawl)

When:   Saturday, December 15 from 3:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Where:  The Bards - Starting Point2013 Walnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19103

The rules:
  • Visit 12 Pubs in one night.
  • 1 Drink per pub minimum.
  • 30 minutes per pub visited.
  • 1 hr stop for dinner at the 7th Pub.
The Pubs:
1. The Bards Irish Bar
2. Irish Pub
3. The Dandelion
4. Con Murphy's
5. Tír na nÓg
6. The Happy Rooster
7. Nodding Head Brewery & Restaurant
8. Perch Pub
9. BAR
10. Fergie's Pub
11. Finn McCools: Ale House
12. Moriarty's Pub

2)  SAVE THE DATE:  JUNE 2nd : Philadelphia International Cycling Championship

On Sunday, June 2nd, 2013, Philadelphia turns into one big bike lane...It’s the 28th running of North Americas largest single day international pro cycling race. Philadelphia is in for an exciting day of racing as they watch cyclists vie for the lead position in the extremely competitive peloton. The cyclists will complete 7 laps of a 14.4-mile circuit through Philadelphia, which will include 7 climbs up the 17% grade Manayunk Wall. Other events include: 2000+ amateur cyclists in the 43 mile Bicycling Magazine Open - Cyclists from around the United States and over 25 nations compete. Riders in the Bicycling Open may elect to leverage their participation in the ride to raise money for their favorite charity through our Charity of Choice program.

3) Kelly exhibition is set for Barnes


A) Retail space attached to Phila. luxury condos for sale

B) Philadelphia listed in Lonely Planet's Top 10 US Destinations for 2013

C) Spirit Airlines’ Phila.-to-Dallas flights to arrive early April

D) First medical marijuana dispensary to open in N.J.

E) Phila. sets wheels in motion for bike-share program

F) Philadelphia Third Dirtiest City in America 

G) Hard Rock Cafe in Phila. expands, adds memorabilia: Slideshow

H) More International Flights coming to Philly?

I) Railroad tracks at 30th Street to get covered?

J) Philadelphia Third Dirtiest City in America


the Prime Rib located at  1701 Locust Street, 215.772.1701, www.theprimerib.com will open for lunch, their once a year thing where you can start your celebrating early!  11:30-2:00 Mon Dec.  10-thru Fri. Dec 14 and Mon Dec 17-thru Fri Dec 21. ( Regular hours Saturday and Sunday) .  There will be a special lunch menu and dinner menu will also be available

 6) Christmas Village  Through December 24

LOVE Park, 16th Street and JFK Boulevard : PhilaChristmas.com

646,000 Wired listeners are single! Are you one of them? Join Tingle, Philly’s Greatest Wingman, at Whisper on Friday, December 14th from 11pm-1am for the Tingle’s Singles Party! Win prizes with our crazy sexy contests and meet new people! We’ll have Rihanna tickets, Freestyle tickets and more! Plus, the girls from Sweet Revengewill be on-site sampling their wild strawberry sour mash!   http://wired965.com/nightlife

 8) Tryouts Saturday in Philly for new musical game show



Rolling Barrel is proud to announce our new client, Artisan Exchange, and the official launch of the region’s only true indoor market starting December 8th, 2012 and running every Saturday from 10am-2pm through April 27th, 2013 at the Matlack Industrial Park (208 Carter Drive) in West Chester, PA. 


With over 30 local artisans and farmers, this unique indoor market is your traditional farmer’s market with a twist.  The market will feature an amazing array of locally produced items ranging from coffee, to chocolates, to pasta, to small batch gelato — with many products being produced right on premise!  It's an amazing facility with a phenomenal mission.



The next Center City District Restaurant Week presented by TD Bank is coming up soon, January 20-25 & January 27- February 1. Participating restaurants offer three-course dinners for only $35 and three-course lunches for $20. Plus, some participants are offering their Restaurant Week menus on Saturday! For a complete list of restaurants, menus and easy online reservations through OpenTable, visit: CenterCityPhila.org/RestaurantWeek.


Savor for Sandy: All Proceeds Go To The Wish Upon A Hero Foundation                                                                       

Caesars Entertainment Chefs, Chris Scarduzio of Scarduzio’s Table 31 and Star Group are joining forces to raise money for a great cause!  Savor the flavorful styles of Atlantic City’s award-winning chefs while helping those affected by Hurricane Sandy.                                                                                               

Sunday, December 16, 2012  I  6PM to 11PM                               

Table 31 Restaurant at The Comcast Building, 1701 JFK Blvd., Philadelphia PA, 19103

General Admission: $100   VIP: $250 – Includes Event Admission & Patron Lounge   DO AC: $500 – Includes Event Admission, Patron Lounge & Hotel Stay at Caesars AC   HERO: $1,500 – Includes Event Admission, Patron Lounge, Hotel Stay at Caesars AC, Viking Cooking School Class with Chris Scarduzio on January 10, 2013

Make reservations at savorforsandy.eventbrite.com or savorsandy@jennacommunications.com and make a difference.  Valet parking available.

13) Fabulous Shoe Night Mistletoe & Martinis to benefit Dress for Success- December 18


14)15th Annual Reindeer Romp in Fairmount  (always a very fun night - mz)

DO NOT MISS OUT! That time of the year has come again - over 1,000 people are expected to attend once again! Be sure to come out with your family, friends, and co-workers for the 15th Annual Reindeer Romp in Fairmount on Thursday, December 20th 2012. $10 and a small toy gets you antlers and great drink specials while you ROMP around Fairmount for the Season’s Favorite Bar Crawl to Support CharityFeel The Warmth DRINK SPECIALS including $3 Sam Adams Beers will be flowing all night like usual! Hang out with hundreds of new and old friends. Get there early, stay late. Below, you will see a map of all the participating locations. Double click on the map to zoom in or use the controls in the upper left corner of the map. The blue icons are the starting points where you can get your antlers and drop off your toys/coats. The Red icons are other stops on the Romp. You are welcome to Romp to as many locations as you wish, in any order after you get your antlers. Click an icon for more information on that spot. Once again, THERE IS NO SPECIAL ROMP ‘BAR ORDER’!!! UpcomingEvents.com and Sam Adams remind you to please drink responsibly!


15) Cancer is Ugly! Ugly Sweater Party

2nd Annual Cancer is Ugly! Ugly Sweater Party is back on Thursday, December 20 (7:30 PM) at Yards Brewery. Break out your ugliest holiday sweater and enjoy the exclusive open bar and delicious hors d'oeuvres. For $40, your ticket will also include access to live music, raffle prizes, and bidding at the silent auction. Guests have the chance to win the grand prize as celebrity judges Jay McCarroll (Project Runway winner season 1) and founder of PhillyChitChat, HughE Dillon, determine which partygoer has the ugliest sweater. Keeping in with the holiday theme of giving, all proceeds from the Ugly Sweater Party will be donated to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Eastern Pennsylvania. Yards Brewing Company, 901 N. Delaware Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

16) Dave Matthews Band at Wells Fargo.  12/22/12  (sold out....check secondary markets or buy when you get there)














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