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Date: 3/15/2013
Title: 31 Items (3-15-13)

St. Patty's day weekend is here.  But if you are looking for the St. Patty's Day Parade, it was last weekend.  Makes sense, right?  But there is plenty of events this weekend, including the Erin Express.

I skipped the bus trip to Killington this weekend but there seems to be a storm coming in on Monday night and Tuesday.  Can anyone join me for a run p north to Vermont or NY for some mountain time?  Weather forecast here.  No snow accumulation predictions just yet but it seems to have potential.  I was up in NY at Windham this past week for a few days and they are fully open despite the warmer weather we have had.

Also made it to NYC last week for one of my favorite annual rituals, the Allman Brothers Band at the Beacon Theatre.  This weekend is their last two shows of the run which included 10 nights.  And speaking of music, Pink is playing the Wells Fargo on Sunday night - anyone planning to go?  Was thinking about heading over assuming I am in town.

I caught my first show in Philadelphia at the Merriam Theatre since I do not know when, Fela.  It was an entertaining musical - keep in mind I do not have much theatre experience.  For those that would like to see the show, you can save 30% at www.kimmelcenter.com with the promo code: Afro30.  On Wednesday, $20 tickets with the code 20fela.

For Phish fans out there, here is a recent interview with Trey: Part 1 and Part 2.

And lastly, I was forwarded this article about gun violence that I thought was worthy of sharing - ignore the part about voting to make it less political.

As always, I am happy to talk real estate with you anytime.  If you want to know the sales activity in a particular area, just shoot me your address and I will send over the info. - Mark

1) Preakness Horse Race Bus Trip - All Day Concert & Festival!

Pimlico Race Course - 5201 Park Heights Avenue Baltimore, MD 21215  view map

Saturday, May 18, 2013  8:00 AM 

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A great action-packed, fun day bus trip here everyone! Everything is included for one low price. Go to the 138th Preakness Stakes horse race just outside of Baltim... read more »

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The Prime Rib 1701 Locust Street 215-772-1701 www.theprimerib.com  is celebrating March Madness the entire month of March by offering 25% off all bottled wines (regardless of cost).

3) Philadelphia launches traffic safety campaign

Mayor Michael Nutter recently announced the launch of the City of Philadelphia’s Drive Right, Ride Right, Walk Right campaign to remind drivers, cyclists and pedestrians to keep safe as they move around the city. According to Nutter, a pedestrian is hit every four hours in Philadelphia and the economic cost of traffic accidents in the city exceeds $1 billion a year. Among the messages posted on buses, bus shelters and subway cars are: “The sign doesn’t say: sorta stop,” “It’s called a sidewalk not a sideride,” and “Objects in mirror only appear when looked at.”  According to Deputy Mayor for Transportation and Utilities Rina Cutler, “At the end of the day, this is about making sure everyone gets home safely.” The $125,000 campaign is funded by the PA Department of Transportation and will run through the spring.  Source: Roxborough Review; 2/27/2013


The Union League of Philadelphia Named #1 City Club in Country

Women wake up grumpier than men

SEPTA token phaseout, high-tech roll in

Franklin Square Opens For The 2013 Season On March 1; SquareBurger To Reopen March 23

British travel writer hard falls for Philadelphia  Source: The Telegraph (UK)

Vera Wang redesigns Philadelphia Eagles cheerleaders' uniforms  Source: Glamour

5) The Shamrock Celebration - Philly's Largest St Patrick's Day Festival!

THIS Saturday, March 16, 2013 @ The Piazza at Schmidts

Tickets & Details » http://www.upcomingevents.com/philadelphia/st-patricks-day-philly-the-piazza/


7) $29 -- Grammy-Winning Choir Debuts in Philly, Reg. $54

Called "simply glorious" by Gramophone Magazine, the Eric Whitacre Singers are performing at Kimmel Center with tickets for 45% off, starting at $29. The group won a Grammy for Best Choral Performance in 2012 for their debut album, "Light & Gold," and their second album, "Water Night," went straight to No. 1 on the iTunes classical chart.

The following seating levels are available for the Wednesday, March 20, show at 8 p.m.:
• Tier 2 and 3 … $29 (reg. $54)
• Tier 1, Orchestra and Orchestra Tier … $44 (reg. $84)
• Orchestra Box, Tier 1 Box and Conductor's Circle … $59 (reg. $114)

The program will include some of Whitacre's own works, Lauridsen and Bach as well as American classics.

 8) VIP Grand Opening Party at Cavanaugh's Headhouse Square

Friday, March 15, 2013 @ Cavanaugh's Headhouse Square

RSVP & Full Details » http://www.UpcomingEvents.com/event/13935/

Join us to celebrate the newest Cavanaugh's location - announcing the GRAND OPENING of Cavanaugh's Headhouse Square!! Complimentary open bar and menu sampling buffet from 7:00 - 9:00pm, Incredible Happy Hour specials before open bar, and giveaways. Upgrade to VIP Reserved Table Service! You MUST RSVP to attend.

9) JOB: Wind power provider Clean Currents opens Philly office, hiring sales reps

10) St. Patty's Day at Tavern On Broad

St. Patty's Day |Tavern on Broad

Saturday & Sunday, March 16th & 17th
For FREE entry say "i-g" at the door or
RSVP to info@i-gcreative.com

11) The Ultimate Networking Event Live at Mission Grill

Our Next Event is Live at Mission Grill, 19th and Arch St. in Philadelphia on Tues March 19th 6pm

Tuesday, March 19, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)


The Philadelphia Film Society (PFS), the producers of the annual Philadelphia Film
Festival will soon reopen the Roxy Theater on Sansom Street. It will operate as a first-run independent theater, screening festival-type films year round.

Using the all-or-nothing fundraising website Kickstarter, PFS seeks $40,000 in 28 days to help make necessary renovations to the Roxy, including new seating, floors, digital projection, screens and more. Please help support the makeover of this Rittenhouse establishment by making a pledge today.
Donation rewards include movie tickets, naming a seat, private screenings and more.

For more information or additional ways to help, please contact rcain@filmadelphia.org. We'll see you this spring for the opening of the new PFS Theater at the Roxy.
2021 Sansom Street

13) Philadelphia Eagles Bridal Garter Set


Fly School Circus Arts returns to the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA) with “Daringly High” outdoor flying trapeze lessons and performances. Adults and children (ages 6 and up) are invited to celebrate the empowerment, confidence and freedom found in doing the unexpected.  Flying trapeze lessons run daily from Thursday, March 28 through Saturday, April 27, 2013, at 9:00am, 11:30am, 4:30pm and 7:00pm. Outdoor rigging, reaching

25 feet in the air, will be set up in the University of the Arts empty parking lot between Spruce and Pine streets. Each two hour class is geared to the individual, the first time student or the seasoned returning flyer. Fly School will end the festival on a high note with performances on Thursday, April 25 and Friday, April 26, 2013, at 8:00pm. For “Daringly High” inspiration, Fly School time travelled to

1965 when model Jean Shrimpton helped change the face of women’s fashion and challenged female roles in society.  Class reservations are on sale now for $55 each at the Kimmel Center Box Office, by calling (215) 546-PIFA or by visiting www.pifa.org.  Performance tickets and pricing will be announced in April at www.flyschoolcircusarts.com and on Twitter at @flyschoolcircus.

15) Top Spring Festivals
Spring is right around the corner, which means spectacular festivals and events all season long. Get a sneak preview of science celebrations, fantastic foods and art exhibitions with our roundup of Top Spring Festivals in Philadelphia.

16) With Art Picks for March
March is for Philly art lovers with artistic displays, community art exhibitions and cinematic screenings at museums and galleries throughout the city. Check out our Top With Art Happenings in March for more.

17) Philadelphia Orchestra
The Philadelphia Orchestra is celebrating the beginning of their 2013-14 season, the second under Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin. Click here to browse the upcoming calendar of performances and purchase tickets.

18) Unearthing a Masterpiece: A Roman Mosaic from Lod
One of the world’s largest and best-preserved ancient floor mosaics ever excavated lands in Philadelphia during Unearthing A Masterpiece: A Roman Mosaic from Lod at the Penn Museum, the final stop in the mosaic's American tour before it heads on to its permanent home in Israel.

19) Barnes Foundation Tickets On Sale at the Independence Visitor Center
General admission tickets for the Barnes Foundation are now available for purchase at all Independence Visitor Center satellite locations. Visit PHLvisitorcenter.com and plan your visit to one of the world’s finest collections of early French Impressionist and Post-Impressionist artworks.

20) Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA)
March 28-April 27
The Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts returns in 2013 with the theme "If You Had a Time Machine..." New and innovative works will transport audiences through time, tracing the ideas of past visionaries, examining current cultural events and fast-forwarding to imagine the possibilities for what’s yet to come. Tickets for all shows are available now.


You can't drink all day if you don't start in the morning! Kick off your St. Patty's Day celebrations at McFadden's!!
This Saturday and Sunday join us for kegs and eggs! $10 gets you endless drafts and a breakfast buffet 9am-noon, plus, free cover all day into the sickest party in town... MCFADDENS!

Irish Dancers, Live Music, Radio broadcast and more! Don't miss the craziest St. Pat's party!

Click below to be added to the guest list, or to sign up for one of the exclusive open bar options!

There will be a FREE bus riding around the city all day and night. To schedule a pick up or drop off time please email Monica ASAP at Monicag.mcfaddens@gmail.com

St. Patty's Day Bar Crawl
Barcrawls.com brings you Philadelphia's official St. Patrick's Day Bar Crawl! Get bar crawling to the best and most popular Philadelphia bars and pubs, showcasing the coolest bartenders, music and St. Paddy's entertainment, with McFadden's as your first stop!

Join the top St. Paddy's Pub Crawl! Tickets on sale now: http://barcrawls.com/philadelphia

There will be a FREE bus riding around the city all day and night. To schedule a pick up or drop off time please email Monica ASAP at Monicag.mcfaddens@gmail.com

22)  How to Become 
an Information Sherpa

Apparently Dr. Joseph Nadan has invented a ton of stuff you and I either use every day or have at some point in our lives. That includes the EZ Pass, CD-ROM, and 16:9 HDTV, among other things. He’s giving a talk on World Cafe’s downstairs stage tonight called “How to Become an Innovation Sherpa”—or, in layman’s terms, how to use technology and synergy to your advantage in the business world. 

The theory he’ll be presenting is about how innovation plus science programs equal success, but technical success isn’t possible without using six Ps: passion, preparation, people, process, practice and performance. So, while technology is a part of our everyday lives, so are actual humans and all the things that made industry successful before we were all using our iPads to upload funny cat pictures. Sometimes we need a reminder.

And Dr. Nadan knows of which he speaks. In addition to his ability to invent, Nadan has worked at companies all over the spectrum, from AIG Technologies to Reuters, and he’s currently a professor at New York University’s Polytechnic Institute, as well as the senior editor of the International Journal of Innovation Science, a publication we’re still getting around to reading. He currently teaches classes like Information Technology Strategy and Leadership, and his resume puts just about everyone you know to shame.

Dr. Nadan’s free presentation is presented by two.one.five. magazine, the NYU Polytechnic MS-MOT Program and Technically Philly. / R.L.

6:30pm. Free. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St. 215.222.1400. philly.worldcafelive.com

23) Sugarloaf Crafts Festival
With more than 250 of the country’s best artisans, there’s something for everyone: pottery, jewelry, sculpture, fashion and home accessories. And if you’re interested in fine-tuning your own craft, there will be demonstrations by the artists themselves. March 15-17, 10am. $8-$10. The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, 100 Station Rd., Oaks. 800.210.9900. 

24) Bill O’Reilly and Dennis Miller
Television’s favorite conservatives are coming around in true form on their “Bolder and Fresher Tour.” Now’s your chance to hear the pair shit-talk liberals without the commercial breaks. Fri., March 15, 8pm. $55-$500. The Borgata Event Center, 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City, N.J. 609.317.1000. theborgata.com/entertain

25)Philly Mag to Host Discussion on Race at the Constitution Center

Following the publication of this month’s cover story “Being White in Philly,” Editor-in-Chief Tom McGrath will moderate a panel discussion called “Can We Talk About Race?” Monday evening at the National Constitution Center. Alongside Tom will be the story’s author, Bob Huber, and Dr. Walter Palmer, director of the Palmer Institute and lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania’s urban studies program. A town hall discussion will follow the panel, which begins at 6:30 p.m. The event is free, but reservations are recommended.

26) PHILLIES: Ready to paint Philadelphia red

The Philadelphia Phillies unveiled plans for the team’s annual “Paint the Town Red” week which will precede the start of the 2013 season.

27) Run-DMC (Saturday, 3/16)
Rap pioneers Run-DMC slip their Adidas back on to perform together in their first headlining concert since losing Jam Master Jay in 2002. The Rock & Roll Hall of Famers are taking Jay’s sons along with them when they perform their old-school classics this week. Sat., March 16, 8pm. $55-$145. The Borgata Event Center, 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City, N.J. 609.317.1000. theborgata.com/entertain


28) McGillans Sunday, 3/17, St Patty's Day

Sunday, March 17  

Opening at 10 a.m.  (1 hour early) 

Don't miss Philadelphia's best St. Patrick's Day Party at Philadelphia's oldest Irish pub! Green beer, Irish stout, Irish cocktails, Irish food & Big Green Crowd! $2 cover. 

29) A Real Estate "Spring Fling" Sponsored by Midlantic Abstract and Wells Fargo

Kick off Spring with a COMPLIMENTARY SELECT OPEN BAR FROM 6-7PM for Realtors, Real Estate Attorneys, and Financial Advisors Sponsored by Midlantic Abstract and Wells Fargo!

Wednesday, March 20
The Plough

Happy Hour Specials Include:
$4.50 House Red and White Wine
$3 Miller Lite
$3 Bud Light
$4 Stella Artois
$5 Small Bites

Kindly RSVP by emailing RSVP@JessicaScottLLC.com

30) Learn from Yahoo! at the Philadelphia Local Business Summit – Free To Attend

31) Philly's Premier Event - Food for Thought

Saturday, 3/23

tickets: https://www.achieveability.org/index.php?option=com_chronocontact&Itemid=164

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