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Savor the Shambles on Oct. 10th


Mark your calendars for Wednesday, October 10th from 7 pm until 10. Why, you ask? Because that’s the night that the South Street district will be hosting their first ever Savor the Shambles event. Ten dollars gets you into the event and gets you five tastes from the local restaurants stationed around the Shambles. Some of the cash goes to the conservation of Headhouse Square, so your dollars will be going to a good cause. I attended an event earlier in the summer at the Shambles, and it was a really good time. I imagine this one will be no different. Check out the full list of participating restaurants after the jump.

Via Foobooz

New Doggy Day Care in Philly


This Saturday, September 15th, dogs and their people are invited to attend the grand opening for the Central Bark Doggy Day Care. This event is designed to honor Philly PAWS volunteers and raise funds for new downtown adoption center. Festivities run from 4:00 to 8:00 pm. Dogs are invited to play in the Puppy Pirate Cove and there will be refreshments and socializing for the people. You can find the Central Bark Doggy Day Care at 2001 S. 29th St. (at McKean).

Indy Hall Grand Opening, Viddler Giveaway and BarDiver Pub Crawl

Independents’ Hall
, Philly’s fantastic and spacious coworking space located in the heart of Old City, opened for business a couple of weeks ago, and this Saturday they will be having their celebratory grand opening party. The guys at Viddler, the coolest and most social video-sharing site around heard about the party and decided to hold their upcoming prize giveaway at the event. Then word spread to folks who run They just released the Philly edition of their site and thought that the party and filming at Indy Hall would be a good time to celebrate their release as well.

It will be a convergence of cool and you should think very seriously about coming down and checking it all out. The grand opening reception will be from 5-7 pm. The filming of the giveaway will be from 6-6:30 pm and when that’s all done, folks will be heading to Sugar Mom’s, the first of four destinations in an Old City Bar Crawl.

First Person Story Slam Live Blog


The doors are open and the music is turned up. Ed Tettemer, Philadelphia ad man and this evening’s official host is working the crowd, ready for his cue. The potential storytellers are signing up, all nervously hoping that their name will be drawn out of the hat and they’ll get a chance to take the stage and tell their story tonight. The highest-scoring participant tonight will win the Golden Ticket, which gives them entry to November’s Grand Slam, where storytellers will battle it out to determine who is the Best Storyteller in Philadelphia. The Grand Slam will be held during the First Person Fest in November.

The rest of the updates will be posted after the jump, so extend the entry and keep refreshing in order to read the highs and lows from the tonight’s Trespassing-themed story slam.

Last Monday at the Troc


The last Monday of the month is rapidly approaching. If you’re looking to send July off with a bang, think about checking out Studio Curve Dominant’s last Monday party at the Troc Balcony. The festivities start at 9:30 pm and will feature L-Cast recording artist rapper/producer D-Sharp and former Tuff Crew members Wicked and DJ Black. They’ll be backed by the Curve Dominant Live Squad, Anam Owili-Eger on keyboards, Chris Bryan on drums, Adam Todaro on bass and the man behind Curve Dominant himself, Eric Vincent on electric guitar.

At the Trocadero, 1003 Arch Street. The show is free, but you must be, 21 or over to attend. Drink specials include $2 PBR’s and $3 Yuenglings.

Photo credit: Odhusky

Lawn Chair Drive-In Tonight!

It is gorgeous out tonight, and if you’re looking around, wondering how best to take advantage of the weather, you might want to check out the Lawn Chair Drive-In tonight at Liberty Lands Park (3rd and Poplar Streets).

The Fabulous World of Jules Verne (Czechoslovakia, 83 min. 1958). Karl Zeman’s half-live action, half-animated film based on Jules Verne’s adventure novels. Shown on film (actual film) Drive-In exhumes the rarely screened work of Karel Zeman, the co-founder of Czech animation and one of the pioneers of stop-motion. Along with colleague Hermina Tyrlova, Zeman won the Best Animation award at Cannes ’46. He’s best remembered for this phantasmagoric mashup of Jules Verne stories (specifically Facing the Flag and Mysterious Island), which has him pulling out all the stops, integrating human actors into stunningly designed backdrops and interacting with animated creatures.

Sounds pretty cool to me. Grab your chairs and go stake yourself out a spot!

40th Street Summer Series

For the 4th year in a row, the University City District (along with a host of other sponsors and supporters) is presenting the 40th Street Summer Series, with the dual intention of entertaining and increasing the visibility of the 40th Street corridor (my new favorite used bookstore, The Last Word, is located on that street). The festivals will be held on the 2nd Saturday of the month throughout the summer at the 40th Street Field. Each will focus on a different arts and cultural theme.

In addition to live music, there will also be dance floor and games (complete with prizes). This month the performers include the Subliminal Orphans, DJ Skeme Richards (breaks/funk), Doctor Ketchup (groove/jam band), Philadelphia Slick (hip hop/jazz/funk/rock/groove) and Walker Lundee (indie rock).

Festivities run from 2 until 5 and admission is free.

Opera in the Square and Rocky on the steps

The Sunoco Welcome America Festival starts today, and they are kicking things off tonight with Opera in the Square (Rittenhouse Square, that is) from 6:30-8:30 pm, followed by the screening of Rocky on the steps of the Art Museum at 9 pm. I’ve been to both events (although not in the same years) and always had a good time.

The Opera in the Square is a great people watching opportunity, as folks from all over the city come out for a chance to hear some free opera (I think most of the performers are students from the Curtis Institute).

One tip if you’re going to attend the Rocky screening–make sure to bring cushions, those steps get hard on the behind after the first half-hour.

For the full calendar of events (the festival runs through the 4th of July) click here.

First Person Arts Story Slam tonight

If you are looking for a way to get out of the heat tonight, make your way over to L’Etagee at 6th and Bainbridge and check out the First Person Arts Story Slam. The theme tonight is “Boiling Point” and Inquirer food writer Rick Nichols will be hosting. Story Slam is an opportunity for people to get up and tell their stories in front of a live audience. I’ll be there, along with fellow Philly blogger Scott. If you see us, come over and say hello.

Guitar Hero II Tournament

Gamervision will be hosting a Guitar Hero II tournament at the Kimmel Center on Saturday June 23rd starting at 11:30 AM, as part of the Summer Solstice Celebration. A spot in the tourney will cost three dollars and the event is for those 21 years of age or older. For those interested check out more info at Gamervision.

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