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Archive | November, 2010

Today in West Philly

Posted on 20 November 2010

Civic Life

West Philly Tree Planting • Various locations • 10 a.m.

UCGreen will be planting trees today. Write Winnie Harris at wharris [at] ucgreen.org or call 215-573-4684 for locations. Tools are provided and no experience is necessary. Free t-shirt for volunteers.

Arts and Music

• Luis Bravo’s Forever Tango Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts (3680 Walnut St.) • 2 and 8 p.m. • Tickets: $38-$58.

For tango lovers, or even tango likers. This show features all the extravagance that is tango and Argentina.

Aloe BlaccWorld Cafe Live (3025 Walnut St.)  • Doors open at 10 p.m. • Tickets: $17 (21 and over).

A first-generation Panamanian, Blacc credits its soulful sound to a range of influences both musical and non-musical – from Ralph Waldo Emerson to Marvin Gaye. Here’s a taste…


Food and Drink

Metamorphisis for Mariposa Co-opDock Street Brewing Co. (701 S. 50th St.) • 2-5 p.m.

The brewery will be hosting a party for Mariposa to help fund the co-op’s move into a new space. A raffle will be held at 3:30 p.m. The raffle tickets are sold out. The event will also feature live music.

Clark Park Farmer’s Market • 43rd Street between Baltimore Ave. and Chester Ave. • 10-2 p.m.

Kids

Reading to DogsLucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library • 125 S. 52nd St. • 2 p.m. • Free

Certified therapy dogs Dandie, Gus & Milo return to the library to listen to kids read stories. For more information, please call the Children’s Department at 215-685-7422.


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Foiled robberies at 47th and Baltimore

Posted on 19 November 2010

A teenage would-be robber was twice chased off by potential victims earlier this week near 47th and Baltimore, the Metro reports. A 38-year-old man told police that a young man approached him at about 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday armed with a knife and demanded money. After being punch in the face, the victim responded by brandishing Mace.

About 10 minutes later a woman reported that a young man approached her near 46th and Hazel and demanded money and her cell phone. She refused. The man fled after saying, “You’re lucky you’re a f—— female.”

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Plant a tree

Posted on 19 November 2010

UC Green will be out doing what they do best tomorrow – planting bare root trees and generally greening things up. They need help. Planting will run from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at various locations. All tools, gloves and lunch will be provided. There’s also a UC Green t-shirt in it for you. For more information write Winnie Harris at wharris [at] ucgreen.org or call 215-573-4684.

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Annenberg Center showing some West Philly love

Posted on 18 November 2010

If you have ever had a tinge of regret after hearing about a show at the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts that you would love to see but couldn’t afford, then you should read on.

The West Philly Rush Hour program makes a limited number of $10 tickets available two hours before every show (except the Dance Celebration performances) to West Philadelphians. The tickets will be available at the Center’s box office two hours before each show for one hour. So, for example, if a show starts 8 p.m., then tickets will be on sale from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tickets are available on a first come-first serve basis and they only can be purchased in person. There is a two-ticket maximum. Seating will be located throughout the venue, subject to management discretion.

To get the tickets you must show proof of residency (valid driver’s license or non-driver’s license photo ID) in one of the following zip codes: 19104, 19131, 19139, 19142, 19143, 19151 and 19153.

The program does not currently offer tickets for the Dance Celebration performances, but will offer $5 tickets for Philadelphia International Children’s Festival events in April.

Here’s the Center’s schedule.

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Today in West Philly

Posted on 18 November 2010

Civic Life

Garden Court Community Association general meeting • 7 p.m. • Community College of Philadelphia West Regional Center (4725 Chestnut St.)

The main item on the agenda is a discussion about “aging in place” – how to assist senior members of the community to stay in their homes. Several guest speakers will be on hand to talk about everything from housing plans to simple repair and maintenance assistance.

Arts and Music

• Luis Bravo’s Forever Tango Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts (3680 Walnut St.) • 7:30 p.m. • Tickets: $38-$58.

For tango lovers, or even tango likers. This show features all the extravagance that is tango and Argentina.

Flat Mary Road/Charles Latham/Sour MashGreen Line Cafe (4426 Locust St.) • 7 p.m. • Cover: $5-$10 sliding scale • All ages.

Camerata Philadelphia • University City Series at West Catholic Conservatory Recital Hall and Auditorium (4501 Chestnut St.) • 8 p.m. • Tickets: $20 general admission, $10 students/seniors.

The orchestra will perform Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Quintet in E-flat for Horn & Strings, K. 407, Dmitri Shostakovich Chamber Symphony in C minor, Op. 110a, Franz Joseph Haydn Cello Concerto No. 2 in D Major, Op. 101, Hob. VIIb:2.

Food and Drink

Malt Enthusiast Lew BrysonPennsylvania Breweries update book signing • Dock Street Brewery (701 South 50th St.) • 7 p.m. • Free

The beer and whiskey man will be signing updated copies of his literary beer tour of the Commonwealth. Dock Street and Four Worlds Bakery will also debut a new bread, Dock Street Beer Bread, which will be available for tasting during the signing.

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“I’m not a nugget!”

Posted on 16 November 2010

Diners and pedestrians at the McDonald’s at 40th and Walnut Streets felt the wrath of PETA first-hand at lunchtime today when a pink stretch Hummer limo unloaded a small chanting, dancing troupe of little people dressed as chickens (and one had a mustache) at the restaurant to protest suppliers’ treatment of chickens.

Each of the four performers chanted, “Cluck you McDonald’s, I’m not a nugget” while other protesters held up signs. One even did a robot dance to the loud music coming from a boom box sitting on the sidewalk. Similar protests have been done in New York, including one at a McDonald’s on Times Square.

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