Rick Astley, Someone Said Hi to Sarah Silverman at Airport, Chef Mike Stollenwerk, Maria Papadakis Gets Married

Philly Gossip: Rick Astley, Someone Said Hi to Sarah Silverman at Airport, Chef Mike Stollenwerk, Maria Papadakis Gets Married


Good Monday MLK Day. Ugh staying up last night killed my getting out and covering events today.

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I’m getting ready to go to Florida for my friend Maria Papadakis’ and Chris Konopka wedding, and planning sightseeing side trips and well I overslept. So bummed. Here’s a bit of fun that I saw this weekend and some things that are coming up you might enjoy.

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Derek Heidel said hi to Sarah Silverman at the airport, and she looked none to happy despite what she told Molly Eichel.
She’s in town tonight to play at Keswick Theater with Todd Glass.

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Our buddy Chef Mike Stollenwerk is in People Magazine this week. Oprah’s on the Cover.

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It’s about Chef’s losing weight, and no one has been more successful than Chef Stollenwerk .
Check out the article in Philly Mag last year.



Even though Mayor Kenney has declared Friday night you’re allowed to sit where ever you want in Rittenhouse Square


I believe the Sittenhouse Lunch Time Sit-on is still happening cause who’d want to waste such a great title.
TShirts will definitely follow
“I took part in the Sittenhouse Lunch Time Sit-On”


You get a billboard, you get a billboardRick
and you get a billboard.
Alisa Martino Frederico and Ian Michael Crumm are your personal shoppers at King of Prussia Mall.


Clayton Christensen, who authored The Innovator’s Dilemma and more recently, How will You Measure Your Life? and Competing Against Luck: The Story of Innovation and Customer Choice, broke down his theory of disruptive innovation for dozens of Philadelphians during Competing Against Luck at the Prince Theater. (Biz Journal) – If you’re in biz, and are looking for networking opportunities, the Arts + Business thought leader breakfast is for you. The next one is

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Register now for Own It with Sallie Krawcheck!


Never gonna give you up, never gonna let you down – Rick Astley is coming to the Electric Factory on Feb 11
I am such a fan, I’ll be there. Hope to see you there too.

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Friday night Mike and I headed to The Merriam Theater to see Cirque Eloize Saloon,
which played in Philly for the first time. It was enjoyable. Mike loved it. It was 90 minutes of Gunsmoke, wasn’t sure of a plot but the singing
dancing and overall show was great. Next up at the Merriam is this weekends
Mo Willem’s Elephant and Piggie,  on 1/21/17 which looks to be a lot of family fun.

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Friday night I also stopped by the William Way LGBT Community Center to check out Hidden History Exposed by Tracy Buchholz and Jason Giordano (l) exhibit (The show runs through February 24th. Please stop in and take a look.)
Also pictured is the legendary Isaiah Zagar, Philadelphia glass mosaic artist and new on the scene, taking in the scene one person at a time – Rob Lawless, a 25-year-old Northern Liberties resident guy on a mission to meet 10,000 people. He’s up to 650 right now. Hit him up, meet him and he’ll write a piece about you. I told him I’d like to be #723 if possible cause that’s my favorite number. (Rob’s Facebook with lots of great stories of regular folks)

Welcome to my new advertiser LLS The 2017 Red & White Ball Mercedes-Benz
For $100 buy a raffle ticket for a chance at a new Mercedes-Benz, sounds good.

My sister Crista was in town over the weekend to attend her childhood besties wedding shower and bacherlorette party fun. They went to
Urban Axes in Kensington and had a blast. I highly recommend it. I gave it a try, and I must return for lots of practice. BTW they have
instructors that are on the court with you through out your session, giving you help, as well as keeping score for the tournaments that your
group will participate in.
The Octavius Catto memorial statue is ready for installation.
New York artist Branly Cadet unveiled his design for a memorial statue in honor of Octavius V. Catto, an African-American scholar, athlete and activist whose slaying occurred during a heated election. Check out this article at Philly Trib on the historic statue.

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. – Martin Luther King