Whenever I get to the Philly Chit Chat Chatter I want to do some chattering but I am short on time as I prepare to go to NYC to cover the Tribeca Film Festival. I just finished my schedule and my time there is packed with celeb red carpet events, movie location shooting, hanging out at celeb restaurants and photographing Madonna. Oh and of course seeing my friends, I have a whole bunch in this biz in NYC and I really miss them a lot, but I wouldn’t trade Philly for NYC ever again.

Let Them Eat Cake – A City of Hope Fundraiser took place last week. I will be writing more about it next week.

There are a couple things going on this weekend that you should be aware of tonight:
The most updated information for the Arthur Ashe Youth Tennis and Education Benefit for Children coming up Friday, April 24th. I’m not sure if I mentioned this before but the event features a special performance by the Bacon Brothers! The Bacon Brothers are performing between 8:30 – 9 pm.
Cashman & Assoc. are handling the press/pr. Here are the Cashman Girls, last night, sans Nicole Cashman who had to leave to attend another Cashman event, at CHIMA Philadelphia hmm hmmm steak.

Another Cashman event coming up: Sunday, May 17, 2009, the Morgan and Smokey Brown Foundation (MSBF) will host its 1st Annual Spring Fling. Port Richmond and the entire Philadelphia region are invited to an evening of food, fun and friends to support MSBF’s dedication to children and its goal of furthering the pursuit of higher education. The Spring Fling will take place from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Cescaphe Ballroom (923 North Second Street). Tixs $200 or $300 couple, so get together with a friend and economize. Info

Furia Rubel Communications is behind the PR for this fun event:
The National Kidney Foundation Serving the Delaware Valley will offer its 3rd Annual High Heels Kick Out Kidney Disease Fashion Event. The Foundation teamed up with The Shops at Liberty Place in Philadelphia to host an exclusive night of fun, shopping, networking and education at its facility. Each event attendee will receive a jam-packed goodie bag and will have a chance to win the High Heels lock and key raffle. Tickets are for sale – $75 for general admission or $35 for students. For more information regarding the Foundation or High Heels Kick Out Kidney Disease, contact Kimberly Hamm at (215) 923-8611 or visit How much fun is it to go to an event in a closed mall, very manaquin I think.
On Wednesday, April 22, more than 150 people gathered at the new Union Trust Steakhouse, 717 Chestnut Street, for a LGBT Happy Hour hosted by the restaurant’s publicity agency, Vlahos Public Relations; Mark Segal of the “Philadelphia Gay News;” and the Independence Business Alliance, Philly’s LGBT chamber of commerce. Vlahos said the idea for the event came when the owners of the restaurant asked him if he wanted to do a happy hour for his friends. He told them “I’ll do one better. I want to do a happy hour for my community.” Guests enjoyed Union Trust’s signature cocktail – the Loosey Goosey – and appetizers, under the soaring 65-foot-ceilings. The place was so packed that this was the best advantage point for me to shoot from. Then I worked my way through the crowd and for once really got to chat with people as it was too crowded to bother to take photos. When Karen Cornell’s photos show up on Philly Edge I will link them to this site. There’s even a shot of me in there. 717 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19106 (215) 925-6000
Remember to check the PhillyChitChat Calendar for upcoming events. Plus check me out on Twitter – iPhillyChitChat and on my FB page Philly ChitChat this weekend as I cover the Tribeca Film Festival in NYC.

Earlier this week I caught the workers as Macy’s dismantle their flower show. I tried to stop them but it was too late, they had dismantled and tossed out the flamingos everyone wanted.
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Last week I did the rounds of the bars. Denim was busy, the PPA was giving the Valet trouble for double parking. BTW when did Walnut Street become Old City. Then over to Strongbox offensive line, Todd Herremans was locked in the box, Doug Kamemer stopped by, Dana Spain and crew had left the Donors are Heros along with DA candidate Brian Grady. Orlando Magic basketball team ate at Paradiso tonight at 7:30. I ran into Anne-Marie Green supporting the Phila Library Festival last week. She’s such a nice person.