Was hoping to get this out earlier today but it was one of those days when technology became my enemy. Everything seems to be better now though. :)
Happy new year to everyone. I spent my last four nights in NYC at MSG for Phish shows. Always fun to have NYC as a four day playground. Did make it back in time to celebrate Mummers Day. Spent some time on Broad Street, then McGillans (which ran out of beer?), and then down to Two Street (Bourbon Street style - see video). For those NFL fans out there, check out this video on a Phish song (Wilson) and the Seattle Seahawks - listen for it this weekend when watching the Seahawks game. And while on the topic of music, some sad news for me as this is one of my favorite bands - did you hear the Allman Brothers Band are disbanding? Article is here. For those looking for something to do Saturday night (1/11), there is a good New Orleans brass band playing in center city - let me know if you can make it.
Not having a great start to the ski season but did get in four days so far - all at Windham, NY - two post Christmas, two post new years. Did make it up for the last storm and had one of my best days skiing in NY ever. The snow was light and fluffy and the midweek crowds were nonexistent. We have two buses heading up to Stowe, VT over MLK weekend if anyone has the itch and wants to join in on some fun - might get some new snow next week up there too.
As a flyer, are you frustrated you do not have an AC power outlet at your seat? Well, Delta is changing that on their planes and I hope the indsutry follows.
Some good city news: There were 247 homicides in the city 2013, the lowest total since 1967
As always, please think about me if buying/selling a home in the greater Philly area. Been helping others since 2005.... - Mark
SPONSOR: The 20th Annual Hair O' The Dog
Get ready to step back into a time of flappers, pearls, zoot suits, whisky and vintage gin cocktails! On Saturday, January 18, Parx Casino proudly presents: The 20th Annual Hair O’ The Dog, Philadelphia’s Swankiest Black Tie Affair.Join Philly’s finest for a “”Gatsby-Inspired”” evening of excitement at the Sheraton Center City and “”Let the Good Times Roar.’ This highly anticipated affair will set an all-new precedent for the gala, with a DJ set and live performance by Havana Brown, a certified triple platinum artist best known for her debut smash hit, “”We Run the Night featuring Pitbull. In addition to Havana Brown, local star and winner of Philly Hot List’s best DJ award, DJ Perry Angelozzi, will be spinning along with Hair O’ The Dog founder, DJ aka Dan Cronin. Other live performances include local-sensation Jade Starling of Pretty Poison, who will perform her all-new hit, “”Insomniak””?, the band The Business and Bryen O’Boyle of Mr. Greenjeans. A portion of the proceeds from this year’s event will benefit the Claddagh Fund, founded by Ken Casey of the Dropkick Murphy’s, to help underfunded nonprofits make a greater impact in vulnerable communities.
SPONSOR: The 20th Annual Hair O' The Dog
1) THINK YOU CAN DANCE PHILLY AUDITIONS AND FREE TICKETS
2) HOW TO GET SALT OFF OF YOUR BOOTS
3) 8th Annual Lemon Ball (Jan 11th)
Alexandra Scott bravely battled cancer as a child, opening a lemonade stand to benefit other children with the disease, before succumbing to it herself. Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation has become a powerful force in childhood cancer fundraising, and its annual gala includes auctions, stories shared by survivors, food and dancing in the name of a great cause. 6:30pm. $275. Philadelphia Downtown Marriott, 1201 Market St. 610.649.3034. alexslemonade.org
A) Roxy Theater Re-Opens
B) Startups, apply for free legal help from Penn & Drexel
C) Innocent People Have Their Homes Seized in Philadelphia
D) What Happens to Your Body When You Have a Hangover
E) 10 Scientific New Year’s Hangover Cures
5) Center City District Restaurant Week
anuary 19-24 & 26-31, 2014, participating restaurants will offer three-course dinners for only $35 and three-course lunches for $20. The full list of restaurants is up at CenterCityPhila.org/RestaurantWeek.
6) HOME SHOWS
A) The Philadelphia Home Show, the region's premier building, design and landscaping event, starts soon-January 18-20 and 24-26, with popular design stars, spectacular design rooms and thousands of exciting products and services! Philadelphia Home Show, Pennsylvania Convention Center, 12th & Arch Streets, 855.856.7469,PhillyHomeShow.com
B) 2014 Greater Philadelphia Spring Home Show
The annual Spring Home Show features home improvement seminars, creative interior and exterior home designs and celebrity appearances. Step out of the cold and get your spring projects planned early. Fri., Jan. 10, 11am. $5-$10. Valley Forge Casino Resort, 1160 First Ave., King of Prussia. greaterphillyhomeshows-vf.com
7) GADGET OF THE WEEK
Alcohoot Turns Your Phone Into a Breathalyzer
8) Philadelphia Wings Back in Action this Month
9) January Food Truck Schedule at The Porch
Every Monday and Tuesday from 7:30am-2pm and every Wednesday and Friday from 11:30am-2:30pm, UCD hosts the city's finest food trucks at The Porch at 30th Street Station.
JANUARY | MONDAY : Undrgrnd Donuts
JANUARY | TUESDAY : The Tot Cart
JANUARY | WEDNESDAY: Spot Burger and Phoebes BBQ
JANUARY | FRIDAY: Dadz Grilled Cheez and SouperVan
10) Martin Luther King Day of Service
Monday, January 20, 2014
Join your neighbors for the 19th Annual Martin Luther King Day of Service.
If you are planning to volunteer in a project, click here to register. To learn more about the upcoming King Day of Service, contact us at (215) 851-1811 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
11) Len Sammon’s 29th Annual Motorsports Show
This weekend-long motorsports convention features an appearance by ESPN personality and former NASCAR champ Ricky Craven; other highlights include seminars, autograph sessions and memorabilia. Jan. 10-12. $5-$30. Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, 100 Station Ave., Oaks. aarn.com/motorsports2014.html
12) Academy of Music 157th Anniversary Celebration
Join Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin and The Philadelphia Orchestra in celebration of the Academy of Music’s 157th birthday.
14) FREE THEATRE
Free rehearsed readings in January!
Were you there when we read BOOTYCANDY? OUR CLASS? Vaclav Havel’s LEAVING? Sarah Ruhl’s IN THE NEXT ROOM? Here’s your chance to hear some of the hot contenders for next season and the future, read by some of Philadelphia’s finest actors as well as guests from New York and other cities.
You don’t know what you might discover when you come: it could be a potential world premiere, a classic, or anything in between. You could have a chance to meet the playwright! This year you’ll have a chance to experience some bold approaches to storytelling, questioning history, media attitudes to race and class, and even the nature of language itself, in dramatic and sometimes hysterical fashion.
And best of all, it’s free!
All readings start at 7:30pm on the following dates:
Monday, January 13, Monday, January 20, Monday, January 27, Monday, February 3 (and be on the alert for possible “pop-up” readings...like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for updates)
Seating is limited; for reservations, call the Wilma Box Office at 215-546-7824 or email email@example.com.
15) Ultimate Real Estate Networking Event - Jan 15
This event is sponsored by: Surety Title Corporation; Bolis Properties; Hillis Adjustment Agency; Customers Bank; Oak Mortgage; Henck Design; Keller Williams Real Estate-Media; New America Power; Gateskip; AND MANY MORE!
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15
PAGANO'S MARKET & BAR
1st Drink Included
Light Munchies Included
$5 Tickets in Advance or $10 at the Door - click HERE
Parking is available in the building's garage for $8 after 6pm (entrance off of 21st street).
***A portion of the night's proceeds will go to The American Association for Cancer Research.
***Sign up for Enterprise CarShare this night and receive $15 in driving credits, plus $5 will go to the charity.
Pagano's Market and Bar
2001 Market Street | Philadelphia, PA, 19103 | www.paganosmarketandbar.com
16) Lock and Key Singles Mix and Mingle Party
Join Lock and Key Events and Pre-Dating at our next Philly Lock and Key Event. It’s the interactive and FUN way to socialize, make new friends, meet your match....or just to have a great time! We are THE Lock And Key Events you’ve heard about! Grab a cocktail and get ready to Unlock Your Possibilities ™. Lock and Key Events transform a regular happy hour by adding the ULTIMATE ice breaker theme. It’s like no other party you have ever attended!!! With your lock or key, you now have a reason to talk to anyone and everyone you want! What a great way to unwind after a long work week...or kick off a night on the town!Admission only $22 (when you PREPAY w/ promo code SE5) and INCLUDES 1 DRINK & FREE APPETIZERS !!Please RSVP now to ensure you get a lock or key! Check-in begins at 7:00 PM and the Party starts at 7:30 PM. Call Renee (484) 432-7202 for more info or to register by phone.
17) LIBRARY EVENT
Join the Ravens for Poe's Birthday Bash
Thursday, January 16 from 6-8 PM at Cavanaugh's Headhouse Square
No Cover. Drink and food specials, games, and a short storytelling of The Tell-Tale Heart.
Don't miss out! Click here to RSVP.