PHILLY CHIT CHATTER APRIL 16, 2009 – Weekend Picks

When I get press releases I put them on the PhillyChitChat calendar, some don’t quite fit there and some events need to be highlighted. There is so much to do this weekend I am having trouble making up my mind, but here are my picks:

Chef Jose Garces’ wine bar and restaurant inspired by the extraordinary tastes of Spain’s Basque region, Tinto (114 South 20th Street, 215-665-9150), now offers guests live flamenco guitar performances by musician Cristian Puig. Every Friday night, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Puig plays live in Tinto’s intimate bar area.


New Parks Commissioner, New Parks Handbook to Highlight PHS’ 10th Annual Spring Into Your Park Cleanup on Saturday To learn more and to see the full list of participating parks, go to
Huge Celebrity Event: The Philadelphia Library Book Festival, celebrity authors including Christine Chenoworth will be signing their books. Bring a camera:

Celebrity Mural Tour with Pierre Robert, WMMR Call 215-685-0754 for reservations. 10AM – 1PM Tixs $45 Meet at the White Dog Cafe.

Don’t miss John Legend perform live at the Mann Center on August 5th! Tickets go onsale this Saturday (4/18) at 10AM.

And for a little skin action check out: Mr. Gay Philadelphia 2009 – Pure Nightclub 9PM

As the Philadelphia Flyers, 76ers, and Phantoms begin their run into the Playoffs, the Philadelphia Wings look to become the fourth Philly team to make the postseason this year. The Wings travel to Rochester, NY for the final regular season game against the Knight hawks this Saturday, April 18 at 7:30 p.m. The winner will earn the final spot in the National Lacrosse League’s Playoffs. The game can be viewed on the NLL Network at
For V.I.P. & Group Packages Call (215) 389-9543 www.WachoviaCenter.comSUNDAY
Memorial Mass for the Victims of the Italian Earthquake will be held at Sts. Peter & Paul Cathedral at 5PM on Sunday.

Also DancingWith The Philadelphia Stars
Sickle Cell Diesase Benefit Starting 5PM – 10PM at the Crystal Tea Room
bid for items in the SILENT AUCTION including a very rare Color Purple Original Cast Signed Poster and Oprah Winfrey . I donated it and got it personally signed when Oprah rang the bell at Nasdaq in 2007. I will also include the photo of her signing the poster. There are only TWO in existence, that I know of. I will be keeping the other one.