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Date: 2/7/2013
Title: 16 Items (2-7-13)

Big snow storm hitting NY/Vermont tomorrow (Friday) afternoon in to Saturday morning.  I am planning to head up for some skiing - can you join me?

For those now thinking Chip Kelly and Eagles football, this is a good video of our respected offense highlight Oregon's spread office.

That's all I got for today....off to the Flyers tonight for my second game of the season/week and then pack for the mountains. - Mark

 1)  16th Annual Philly Fur Ball Charity Event

Join Morris Animal Refuge for their 16th annual Fur Ball, “”All You Need is Love””, celebrating the era when flower power reigned and tie dye was the trend. On Saturday, February 16th, the University of the Arts will be time warped for this out of sight event. This year’s Fur Ball features an open bar with late 60’s inspired cocktails, gourmet cuisine by 12th Street Catering and a DJ playing groovy tunes from a decade that thrived on spreading love to all. The 2013 Fur Ball will also feature a grand silent auction and raffle prizes. All proceeds will go directly to Morris Animal Refuge to raise vital funds and awareness to the abandoned pets of Philadelphia.  “”Strawberry Fields”” (General Admission) tickets are $100 and include a 4 hour open bar (8pm - 12am). “”Yellow Submarine”” tickets are $150 and include a 5 hour open bar (7pm - 12pm), a reserved seat and a Morris gift. Tickets are on sale today and feature group and early bird discounts.ATTIRE: “”Groovy”” Cocktail Chic For additional information & sponsors, please visit www.PhillyFurBall.com or www.MorrisAnimalRefuge.org.


A)  Pornhub Super Bowl Commercial Rejected By CBS, Won't Air Despite SFW Content (VIDEO)

B)Philadelphia Eagles raise ticket prices, improving stadium

C) Diet Soda Mixers Get Us Drunker Than Regular Soda Mixers

 D) PA ranks 2nd in black homicide victims

E)  Bike Sharing coming to Philly 2014

F) Vetri opening a pizzeria near Barnes

G) Hops, Key to Flavor in Beer, May Prove Useful in New Drugs

H) Philly has the 9th worst traffic in the country

I) City says Yuengling owes $6.6 million in taxes

J) US challenges deal to merge Budweiser and Corona

K) Manayunk bar owners, neighbors meet over perennial problem

L) Engineering work soon to begin for 8-acre park atop I-95, Columbus Boulevard

M) N.J. prepares to remove 3 lights from Garden State Parkway

N) Mapping out plans for a greener Parkway

O) STUDY: Porn helps straight men support gay marriage


 Philadelphia Sports Network is the largest organization for recreational adult sports leagues in Center City. PSN's Leagues are a great way to meet new people and network, all while playing fun and competitive sports in convenient locations. Leagues include: Basketball, Bowling, Dodgeball, Flag Football, Floor Hockey, Kickball, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball and Dance Classes. Sign up with a group of friends/co-workers or by yourself and you'll be matched to a team. All participants receive league shirts, paid referees, bar sponsor specials and league winner prizes. Spring registration opens today.  267.519.3987  PhiladelphiaSportsNetwork.com

3) Philly Fashion Week February Events

On February 21, The PFW Accessories Party will run from 7-10pm. This red carpet event will feature live hair and make-up demos, along with items from accessories designers. Then, on February 22, it's the ready-to-wear runway show, with the couture runway show happening the following evening, both starting at 7pm. All three events will take place at the Crane Arts Building.
Philly Fashion Week @ the Crane Arts Building, 1400 North American Street, http://www.phillyfashionweek.org/


Show the Market How Much You Love It

Join Reading Terminal Market on February 23 for their Valentine to the Market party and fundraiser. From 7-11pm, enjoy dancing, food, drinks and live entertainment. Proceeds benefit the Reading Terminal Market Preservation Trust and will be used to preserve the Market and support nutrition education programming for Philadelphia youth. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit PartyTicketsOnline.com/valentine. Enter the coupon code INCCD when you purchase your tickets online to receive a free swag bag.
Reading Terminal Market, 12th and Arch Streets, 215.922.2317,

5) Chinese New Year with Chef Joe Poon

Join Chef Joe Poon in ringing in the Chinese Year of the Snake with a New Year's Eve celebration on February 9. This is one of only a few rare special event dinners with Chef Poon. For only $75, enjoy dinner, a complimentary champagne toast, a special gift from Chef Poon, traditional lucky money and the opportunity to join Chef Poon on the streets of Chinatown to watch the lion dancing, firecrackers and Chinese New Year excitement beginning at 11:30pm.
Joseph Poon Chef Kitchen, 1010 Cherry Street, JosephPoon.TicketLeap.com/Chinese-New-Year-Banquet-Menu

6) Final Four Tasting Tours on Sale

Talk mezze with Konstantinos Pitsillides, eat dumplings made by Jose Garces, stuff sausage with Jeremy Nolen and much more. 

Rittenhouse Square #2 - Zama, Lacroix, Il Pittore

Rittenhouse Square - Kanella, Talula's Garden, Chifa

South Street - Supper, Percy Street Barbecue, Brauhaus Schmitz

Fishtown - Kraftwork, Fette Sau, Frankford Hall Get your tickets now.


Saturday, February 9
820 Spring Garden Street
(9th and Spring Garden Sts)Philadelphia, PA 19123

Antiques, Collectibles, Vintage Furniture, Jewelry, Clothing & Accessories, Glassware, Pottery, Primitives & Much More!

Free Parking : Free Admission : ATM : Food Court : Handicap Accessible

Add your email to their mailing list - philafleamarkets@aol.com
For their complete Winter Indoor Market schedule visit

8) {Jrue Holiday} hosts Private Pre NBA All-Star Party w Teammates & Friends 2.9.13 // Bleu Martini (Olde City)

[RSVP PRIVATE EVENT] http://jrueholidayallstar2013.eventbrite.com/

Congrats are in order for Sixers point guard Jrue Holiday who will make his first All-Star Game appearance this season after being selected among the East reserves, And before the All Star break we are celebrating in Philly on Saturday February 9th after 76ers vs Bobcats game at // Bleu Martini located 24 S 2nd St Philadelphia, PA

w. Bleu Martini {Olde City}
w. 24 South 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA
w. Saturday February 9th {10pm-2am}
w. Late Night Food Menu

9) Broad Street Run 2013 Lottery to Open February 4th

Presented by Dock Street and University City District
Sunday, February 10, 1-3pm

Dock Street Brewery, 50th and Baltimore Avenue

Join us for this special event at West Philadelphia's exceptional brewery, Dock Street Brewing Co., the first microbrewery in the City of Brotherly Love and one of the first in the country. Here we'll celebrate the ultimate in "drinking local". West Philadelphia-based homebrewers will showcase their amazing talents as you experience great beer emerging from the basements, kitchens and garages of West Philadelphia. The $8 admission gets you in the door to experience all of these wonderful homebrews, light snacks from Dock Street, and voting privileges for the "People's Choice Award". Tickets are very limited, so act fast!


11)   Entrepreneurs' Forum Education Series - Outsourcing for Growing Businesses

Virtual Reality: Using Outsourcing & Virtual Business Models

 to Achieve Peak Performance

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

5:30 - 8:00PM

Register Here

12) Mardi Gras 2013 - Craft Beer Style!

On Tuesday, February 12th, the all-new Field House is hosting MARDI GRAS 2013 with live entertainment from Go Go Gadjet. Enjoy $3 Abita beers and $5 Hurricanes and SoCo and Lime Shots. Be a part of Philadelphia’s #1 Mardi Gras party and RSVP with Maura at mpease@publichouseusa.com. Party starts right after work so grab your co-workers and tell your friends and join Field House as we celebrate in true Fat Tuesday tradition!!

13)  Get in the Valentine's Day Spirit with a Ghost Tour!

Think your love is immortal? Check out some romances that live on after death this Valentine's Day with the fourth annual Valentine's Ghost Tour.

This is a unique opportunity to venture, by candlelight, through your favorite Society Hill mansions, the Powel House and Physick House, and the historic Old Pine Cemetary while storytellers from Ghost Tours Philadelphia tell tales of Philly's lovelorn shadows. 

Tours begin at the Powel House and end at the Physick House, lasting approximately 75 minutes.

It's not too late to buy your tickets online!

Love Never Dies Schedule:

Thursday, February 14th

7:00 pm and 8:00 pm

Friday, February 15th

7:00 pm and 8:00 pm

Saturday, February 16th

7:00 pm, 8:00 pm, and 9:00 pm

meet at 244 South 3rd Street Philadelphia, PA

 Tickets:  $20 per person (ages 13 and up only) Purchase tickets online here! or call 215-413-1997.

14) Philadelphia Tattoo Convention Feb 8-10th!

15) 6th Annual Ben FM Mile of the Meet

Sunday, FEB 14th

16) Vermont Ski / Snowboard Bus Weekend - Mt Snow!


Hit the slopes of Mt Snow with us on this amazing ski/party bus-trip weekend! One of the most fun weekends of the year. Bus it up to Vermont for skiing/boarding, hot tubs, poo... read more »   www.PhillyTrips.com

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