More music for me this past week. Was able to catch part of the Elvis Costello show at the Meriam Theatre - realized I am not a fan of his music at all. Also saw Phil Lesh (Grateful Dead) and Friends at the Tower two nights - shows were very enjoyable - a mix of Dead songs and classic rock covers - set lists here. Also wanted to clarify something about the Phish shows I saw in AC and will see in NYC for new years - when Phish does their multishow run at a venue, they do not repeat any of the songs. So, when i saw 9 sets of music last week (roughly 13 hours of music) there are no repeats. Find me another band that does that and can sell out four nights at Madison Square Garden.
A quick story from my buddy Kevin who had a friend in town that had their iPhone stolen. The police were able to arrets the thieves through the FindMyIphone application. The thives did not turn off the phone and the police made an arrest.....so it can work....
Philly sports thoughts: It seems to me that Foles under throws his receivers quite often....and the Phillies are trying to get younger by signing 36 year old Byrd (who just had a career best season). Did you know Brian Dawkins is highlighted in an Eminem song?
Lastly, if you are interested in a real estate market update for your area, click this link. It is ready to go for the Rittenhouse Square area but you can select your local area in NJ or PA. As always, I am very happy to provide you any home sales data for you if you are curious about your home's value or prospective purchase. - Mark
1) FOR BIKERS: The invisible helmet
2) 2013 Food Fight! A Benefit for Fairmount CDC
Thursday, November 21, 2013, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Girard College, 2101 S. College Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19130
The Food Fight is an amazing event with tons of food, music & drinks inside the breath-taking Girard College campus. Food Fight attendees sample food from local Art Museum area restaurants and vote for their favorite dishes in various categories. Chefs will be on hand to present their dishes and get in the competitive spirit, hence the “fight!”
The Food Fight, formerly the Fairmount Fling, is the largest annual fundraiser for the Fairmount Community Development Corporation and proceeds go to benefit the neighborhood improvement projects, small business support, greening initiatives, and other community events. The night is complete with live music, raffle prizes, complimentary beer and wine, and featuring generous samples from over 25 area restaurants.
3) NEAT IDEA OF THE WEEK: 72 mile bike ride on Philadelphia border
4) VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Mayor Nutter interview in London
Bonus: Phil Lesh jamming in central park (pop up fashion)
A) Philadelphia Fails To Make List Of Trendy Spots For Millennials
B) Philadelphia’s Tourism Marketing Organization Gets New Name
C) Center City to get an 8 screen movie theatre?
D) A GQ City Guide: Philly, Without the Cheese
E) Philadelphia The 15 Hottest American Cities Of The Future (Business Insider)
G) Tipsy Turkeys: N.H. Farmer Feeds Thanksgiving Birds Beer for Flavor, Size
6) PHILLY 411: DO YOU KNOW THE BOUNDARIES OF PHILLY's CHINATOWN?
13th Street to the north, 9th to the East, Filbert to the south, and Spring Gardent to the north
7) Marathon info and street colsure information (this weekend)
8) BYOB and BYOfood BOWLING: Pep Bowl (1200 S Broad Street)
9) ZIP CAR MEMBERSHIP FOR $25
Join Zipcar now and your annual membership is only $25 (thanks, Ford), plus you’ll get $75 in free driving when you use promo code CampusPhilly13. Take some wheels out for an hour, a day, heck, even a week (international drivers welcome, too!). (have to tell them you are in college but I do not think they check - comes with a usage credit too. - MZ)
10) AC Whiskey Fest (this weekend)
11) Passyunk Square Electronic Recycling
Saturday, November 16, 10am-2pm
Acme Parking Lot, 10th & Reed
Recycle all of those outdated electronic items responsibly! They'll take anything with a plug, with the exception of large appliances like refrigerators, and will wipe all of the data too. The service is free but glass screened computer monitors and TVs (tube) have a $20 processing fee. For more info go to www.passyunk.org.
12) The Blue Cross River Rink opens on November 29th with a special 20th anniversary pop-up holiday village: Waterfront Winterfest! The grounds will feature a 500-person warming tent created from recycled shipping containers surrounded by a garden of pine trees, fire pits, and of course, the ice skating rink.
13) Pumpkin Dinner
Sunday, November 17th 8-10p: Hawthorne's 4th annual pumpkin dinner means four courses and six beers, including a maple-smoked center-cut pork chop w/ butternut squash puree, and Southern Tier's famous Pumking brew.
14) MONDAY NIGHT
A) BURLESQUE: Monday, November 18th: Gloriously tattooed/pierced pin-ups the SuicideGirls are bringing Star Wars- and superhero-themed burlesque to South Street's TLA. Tickets go for $32.50
B) Movie Monday at the Troc: Man of Steel
15) The Ultimate Networking Event Live at Manayunk Brewery
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EST) Philadelphia, PA
16) THE 2013 MARIAN ANDERSON AWARD GALA
A star-studded evening of popular music in tribute to the founder of Motown, the ground-breaking musician, producer and star-maker Berry Gordy. Hosted by Comedian and Actor Chris Tucker, with special appearances by Smokey Robinson, Kool and the Gang, Cody Wise and Philadelphia's own, Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff.
Celebrates its 15th Anniversary honoring this year's Award Recipient Berry Gordy and Award Founder, Gov. Edward G. Rendell.
Purchase Tickets: http://bit.ly/19vuuhM
17) WINTER BEERFEST
November 23rd 2013
At 23rd street Armory (22 S 23rd St Philadelphia, PA 19103)
Tickets on sale here
Join us on Saturday before Thanksgiving and give thanks for all the wonderful craft beers that have come into our lives over the last several years. We will have on tap more than 100 beers from around the world that will tickle your tongue and warm your belly with big bold flavors and spices from around the world. This is craft beer at it's finest. We have many spiced ales and once a year strong ales that breweries all over the country brew only once a year. We also have many of your favorites and soon to be favorites. We have double and tripple IPAs and Imperial stouts along with wheat beers, pilsners and pale ales we'll even have ciders too. Something for everyone to enjoy.
WinterBeerFest is a festival dedicated to bringing you the best beers available and we pride ourselves on bringing you the newest breweries to hit the Pennsylvania market. Some of the newcomers this year are: Carton Brewing co., 4 hands, Perennial Artisnal Ales, Three Heads Brewing, Naked Brewing, Le Brewery (From Normandy France) John Henry Brewing and many more . Click on the vendors link at the top of the page to see what we have in store for you. The admission price of $40.00. The ticket price gets you all the samples you want for the whole session. A limited number of tickets will be sold so get them while you can! Find our flyer and get $5 off admission.
We will have 4 ticket scaning stations and ID checkers to make the line go much faster this year. We will be letting people in the door early and then sounding as bell when the session begins, so that you don't miss out on any drinking time. If you are using your smart phone for ticket scanning, please have the square barcode ready to scan so we can keep the line moving.
There will be food trucks on location serving some of the tasties burgers and crabcakes the city has to offer. T-shirts, mugs, pint glasses and jewlery for sale too.Come join the fun!