THE MAIL BAG – Random Useful Interesting Info & Events

I get a lot of mail, and a lot of
requests for me to post the press releases of parties, trunk shows,
announcements, jewelery sales etc.  I never really made it a practice as I
get so many requests, but I do try and put as many as possible on Twitter with
a link. I’ll continue to do that, but sometimes if I think something is really
interesting, I’ll post something everyday at 3PM for you to check out.
(sometimes i’ll include a random photo, not today I don’t have time.)
 They will be listed once, well
unless they’re advertisers or people who have hired me in the past 30 days or in
the future 30 days, I’ll list those events ad nauseam.
If they’re celebrity appearances, I
will also list them in the right margin under celebrity appearances.
It’s Not Too Late to make plans for
Brewery Ommegang Hop Chef Competition
Today, Tuesday, July 10 7:00p
at World Café Live (Upstairs), Philadelphia, PA

Music to my ears a lunchtime concert

Mark Stinger Band Brings the Blues to Center City District Lunchtime
Concert Series Presented by TD Bank! Noon Tomorrow, July 11!
Tomorrow’s midday
concert in the Center City District Lunchtime Concert Series Presented by TD
features the great blues sounds of the Mark Stinger Band! Every
Wednesday, these lunchtime concerts offer 90 minutes of music, from noon to
1:30 p.m.
Bellevue, 200 South Broad Street
PERFORMER:  Mark Stinger Band
GENRE: Blues
RAIN LOCATION: Reading Terminal Market, 12th & Filbert Streets 
Then after work: It’s SIPS
 The 18th edition of Philadelphia’s QFest
 kicks off this Thursday, July 12 at 7:15p.m. with the Philadelphia
premiere of Elliot Loves (7:15pm Ritz East 1), the story of
Dominican-American Elliot Ayende at two stages of his life: as a 9-year-old who
is sidekick and confidant to his barely-keeping-it-together single mom; and as
a 21-year-old looking for love in New York City. A TLA Releasing film, Elliot
is a comedy-drama that shows you can survive anything life throws
at you. Director Terracino, actor Quentin Araujo and actress Elena Goode will
be in town with the film. 
After Party is at TABLE 31 with
Philly’s own Amber Rose in attendance.

Pick of the Festival:

 Tennessee Queer (Monday, July 16 at 8:15 p.m. and Tuesday, July 17, 6:00 p.m.) follows “out and proud”
Jason (Christian Walker) on

A Perfect Ending – USA  2012, 114 min 7/21 & 7/22


For more information, visit
This is the last week to purchase
tickets for
on August 8th to benefit
SeniorLAW Center and
the Philadelphia Bar Foundation.

This year, a portion of every ticket sold for Phila. Bar Association Night at
the Phillies will benefit SeniorLAW Center and Philadelphia Bar Foundation. 
Watch Phillies baseball, enjoy
Citizens Bank Park and  support 2 great causes!
Phillies vs. Atlanta Braves
When: Wednesday August 8th @ 7:05 PM
Where: Citizens Bank Park
Tickets are only $30 and can only be
ordered by online by following this link:

Click here to buy Phillies tickets

or call the Phillies Sales Office at (215) 463-5000 and ask for
tickets for tickets for Bar Association Night

Tickets must be ordered by July 16th! 

Coming Up 

Anthony Chad and Rah’sh of Restoration Clothing are presenting their
2012 collection(s) at the James Oliver Gallery 723 Chestnut St. 4th
Floor Philadelphia, PA 19106 in support of the Love Is Louder Movement,
Friday July 20th 2012. Doors will open at 7pm. . Visit
to learn more about this Jed Foundation Project

(P.S. IT’s a four floor walk up, but well worth it for those who are in better shape than moi.)
Saturday, July 21st
Annual Event Developed By
Multicultural Affairs Congress Celebrates City’s Diversity  –
Now in its 6th year, Philadelphia’s Global Fusion Festival
was born out of the need for an annual event to attract multicultural tourists
to the City, while showcasing Philadelphia’s diversity. Taking place on Saturday,
July 21st,
expect more than 30,000 people to pack the Great Plaza at Penn’s
Landing for what has become Philadelphia’s largest one-day festival. 
for an updated list of performers, vendors and sponsors. 
Like us on Facebook at, follow us on Twitter
@GlobalFusnFstvl and on Instagram @GlobalFusionFestival, for exclusive updates.
Use the hashtag #GFF2012
I don’t
even want to think about September, but:
and the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation (DRWC)
are pleased to
announce the headlining performers and initial program schedule for the 2012 WHYY Connections Festival. This exciting
festival, which attracted a crowd of more than 12,000 attendees in 2011, has
grown to include four days of programming, numerous events and two concerts.
regular updates on the WHYY Connections Festival, visit or follow the
festival’s social media pages – on Facebook at and on
Twitter at @WHYYConnectionsFest