RANDOM TIDBITS Upcoming Events,Swarovski Crystal & Gossip

Events Coming Up:


Actor Kevin Bacon makes an appearance in Philadelphia for the Kimmel Center 10th Anniversary special event, Clips and Conversation with Kevin Bacon, on Wednesday, February 15, 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Perelman Theater. Noted Philadelphia film critic Carrie Rickey hosts Clips and Conversation with Kevin Bacon, and will reflect on the Philadelphia native’s film and theater career with a montage of movie clips and a candid discussion with the actor.
$20 – 7:30PM Tixs


Tonight: Channeling Your Inner Sport: Athlete to Executive; 5:30PM – 7:30PM
WHO: Zarwin, Baum, DeVito, Kaplan, Schaer & Toddy, P.C.; Center City Proprietors; Comcast Network’s Arthur Fennell; Peter A. Luukko, President & Chief Operating Officer, Comcast-Spectacor and Chairman, Global Spectrum; Don Saleski, Executive Vice President at PRN Professional Receivable Network; John S. Spagnola, Managing Director at The PFM Group; Reginald W. Wilkes, Vice President, Senior Financial Advisor, The Wilkes Group
Cost: Free for guests of Zarwin, Baum, DeVito, Kaplan, Schaer, Toddy, P.C.

RSVP by Noon:
The Greater Philadelphia Outdoor Sportshow returns to the EXPO Center at Oaks February 16-19! Find gear for hunting, fishing, boating and camping from hundreds of exhibitors. Strengthen your technique by attending on-going seminars from renowned fishing and hunting experts. INFO:

Saturday Night: 8PM
Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter, co-founder and lead MC of the legendary group, the Roots, will host “Let’s Move it Philly!” a charity concert party to raise funds for Black Thought’s GrassROOTS Community Foundation. “Let’s Move It!” Philadelphia is the first step in a 13 city initiative that will address childhood obesity in the African American community. Guests will party to the sounds of Rich Medina, DJ Diamond Kuts, Nikki Jean, Money Making Jam Boys, Questlove, and Black Thought of the LEGENDARY Roots Crew.
3/4/12 – The Bellevue Gets Engaged 1PM $50Link
Sip signature cocktails and enjoy hors d’oeuvres while meeting with Philadelphia’s most elite merchants in the bridal industry.

The other day I covered the Brad Lidge signing at the Shops of Liberty Place. A pix appeared in my philly mag column here. What was interesting is right after you had your item signed, the Man Cave (Sporting Cave) had folks right there authenticating your newly signed item. That was pretty cool.

Speaking of Shops at Liberty Place, at 16th & Market. There’s a Swarovski Crystal Store there. I noticed in the old Democratic office building on the 1500 Block of Walnut, they’re going to open another store there in the Spring. It’s across from Tiffany’s & Co.

Valentine to the Market Gala Fundraiser is 2/25/12

Show your love for the Reading Terminal Market! Join us for an evening of dancing, food & drink, and entertainment to celebrate the Market?s 120th birthday. Proceeds benefit the Reading Terminal Market Preservation Fund and will be used to preserve and enhance the historic Reading Terminal Market for future generations. For tickets and more information please visit
LinkLinkOn Valentine’s Day, Judge Minhart married several Philadelphia couples in the Reading Terminal Market’s Center Court seating area.
In the evening Mike and I headed over to Il-Portico, 1519 Walnut Street for a V-Day dinner. I hadn’t been there for about 4 years, and forgot how charming it was with it’s luxurious decorations. I love the chairs. Reminds me of my Italian mom’s living room.
I had the caprese salad and lamb. Delicious. Mike had the Veal Shank which he loved. It was an amazing deal with a price fixed menu at $100 for two for a three course dinner. There’s a popular dance club on the 3rd floor, Club Adesso, who has quite a following on Saturday nights. Look for it to be open on other nights with specials like Latin night, Jazz night, GLBT & Baby Boomer night (You know I’ve been fighting for a night like that. I wanna hear some early Madonna, Bee Gees and music that reminds me of Memories of Margate.)
We ran into our friends Chip & Henry. They’re coming up on their 20th Anniversary together. They’re married in about 2 states.
George & Garden Logan. They’re having a baby in June. Congratulations. They’re the 2nd pregnancy I heard about today. This morning on Good Day Philly

Congratulations to Good Day Philadelphia’s co-anchor Sheinelle Jones (hubby Uche Ojeh) announced that she was having twins this summer. They have a son Kayin, 2