Thursday: Speed Read 2012
Dr. Seuss is undoubtedly one of the most celebrated authors in all of history. His stories provide life-long lessons to all of us through complex and interesting rhymes. It’s honestly hard enough to read through a Dr. Seuss book at normal speaking speed. So, imagine the fun when local celebrities are tasked with speed reading a Dr. Seuss book…all in the name of charity, of course. Watch Lu Ann Cahn, Reporter, NBC 10; Anne Ewers, CEO, The Kimmel Center; Lynn Doyle, Host, “It’s Your Call”, Comcast; Fran Dunphy, Coach, Temple Men’s Basketball; Kristen Graham, Inquirer Education Reporter and Pulitzer prize winner
Terrence Howard, Actor; Timothy Jimenez, Reporter, KYW News Radio; David Morse, Actor
Kathy O’Connell, Host, WXPN Kids Corner; Alice Ozma, author, “The Reading Promise”; Jane Pepper, Director, PNC and Former President, PA Horticultural Society; and Alicia Vitarelli, Anchor, 6 ABC read as fast as they can to help raise money for new books for kids in need.
If you subscribe to the mantra, “Dance like no one is watching,” then this mutlimedia event is right up your alley. Six dancers take to a parking lot of all places and combine movement to the sounds and images of nature. This performance spectacle, a sensory enchantment under the night sky, promises to rekindle the audience’s connection to nature. A free event, audiences explore the performance areas at their own pace, to allow their senses to be transported into a completely different environment. SoMoS aims to bring the audience en masse into an experience akin to a dream, a reverie on nature and our physical connection to it.
Bloktoberfest, an all-ages, free-to-attend celebration of beer, food, music, and Philly will be returning for its fourth year on Saturday, October 13th, 2012, from noon to 8pm, taking over four blocks of South Street between Broad Street and 18th Street. In partnership with the South of South Neighborhood Association, South Street West Business Association, and Bella Vista Beer Distributors, Bloktoberfest will once again showcase a wide selection of beer by craft breweries from around the country, food from neighborhood vendors and food trucks, and multiple stages of live music featuring nationally recognized and emerging local acts. The event is not for profit, with beer proceeds directed back into a variety of local charities and programs.
Sunday: Cheesesteak Challenge
In honor of the third anniversary of Square 1682 and Hotel Palomar Philadelphia, the restaurant and hotel invite you to participate in their Third Annual Cheesesteak Challenge: High Steaks! Block Party on Sunday, October 14th, 2012 from 2:00 to 5:00 pm. To pay homage to Philadelphia’s signature dish, Square’s Chef Guillermo Tellez has recruited a total of 12 top area chefs and Kimpton Executive Chefs to share their own rendition of the iconic sandwich.
This year’s lineup includes:
- Chef Daniel Stern (R2L)
- Chef Nick Farina (Verdad Restaurant & Tequila Bar, Bryn Mawr)
- Chef David Boyle (Davio’s)
- Chef Wayne Whiteside (Aksum Mediterranean Kitchen, University City)
- Chef de Cuisine Natalie Maranski (Chifa)
- Chef John Brandt-Lee (Avalon, West Chester)
- Chef Thomas Dunklin (B&O American Brasserie, Baltimore, MD)
- Joe Hunt, (Alfa)
- Chef de Cuisine Caitlin Mateo (Square 1682)
- Executive Chef Guillermo Tellez (Square 1682 and Red Owl Tavern)
Tickets are just $25 and include all you can eat cheesesteak tastings and two beers.