HughE Dillon, philly.com
The 2014 Annual Geek Awards were held on Saturday August 16, 2014 at The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University.
Geeks from the Philadelphia region, who are some of the most innovative and forward-thinking, put away their pocket protectors, microscopes and game goggles to attend the yearly event at the appropriately scientific museum. One attendee told me that her childhood vacations were spent inside the walls of the museum and it shaped her career path as a wildlife biologist.
The evening began with a cocktail party and guests were able to wander throughout the museum. The Academy pulled out all the stops and their guides mingled and entertained the guests with live snakes, lizards, a hedgehog and a jungle nymph. After 90 minutes of munching on treats from 12th Street Catering, and enjoying Yards Beer, the guests excitedly entered the auditorium for the 2-hour awards ceremony.
Tim Blackwell, philly.comThis past week, photographer Tim Blackwell made stops at "Duke & Winston T-Shirt Collab Launch Party", "Heineken Green Room featuring Roc Marciano" at Silky City Bar & Lounge on Wednesday and "The 3rd Annual Phsh Tank Block Party" at Kung Fu Necktie on Saturday.
Photos: Philly After Dark at Ubiq, The Barbary, City Tap House, The Trestle Inn and Saint Lazarus Bar
Tim Blackwell, philly.comThis past week, photographer Tim Blackwell made stops at "99: Saint Lazarus Bar's 1st Birthday" where The Saint celebrated its first anniversary on Wednesday, "Little Big Things"at The Trestle Inn on Friday, "Welcome to Filadelphia: Fila x Ubiq x Packer Spaghetti Sneaker Launch" on Saturday, "Shakedown" featuring Wolf + Lamb, Corduroy Mavericks and Maggs Bruchez at The Barbary on Saturday night and "Sundae Rooftop Party" featuring DJs Lee Jones, Francisco Collazo, Sonny James, Dav, Sylo, Del and Venus 7 at City Tap House on Sunday
Curt HudsonHot. Hot. Hot. The 2014 Daily News Sexy Singles party at Sugarhouse Casino was the place to be Thursday night. The styles were hot. The music was jumping. The Sexy Singles were in the house!
OBEY artist Shepard Fairey was busy in town this week.
The Philadelphia Mural Arts Program teamed up with the renowned artist to do three murals in Philadelphia – one of which he started in Fishtown on Monday named “Lotus Diamond.”
Thursday he signed bottles, designed with his signature style, of Hennessy V.S Limited Edition at Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and was the guest of honor at two parties. The events were all well attended, DJ Hollywood kept the vibes high during the cocktail hour and popular Philly-born DJ Cosmo Baker. At one point Fairey took over the tables and continued the party before returning to his VIP area where he met with fans and posed for photos.
Tim Blackwell, philly.comThis past week, photographer Tim Blackwell made stops at Boot & Saddle for the Mr. MFN eXquire show on Thursday, "The Bounce" with Emynd, Bo Bliz and special guest DJ Excel at The Barbary on Friday and "The 2nd Street Festival Shakedown" at North Bowl on Sunday.
HughE Dillon, philly.com
On Sunday the 9th Annual East Passyunk Car Show and Street Festival roared into town as a over 9,000 people enjoy over 100 classic cars, hot rods, choppers, muscle and retro cars. There was also vendors, a family fun area and a food truck area with the longest lines at the beer and lemonade tables.
Everyone enjoyed a super sunny Sunday, strolling the avenue, getting up close and personal with the sparkling clean cars. Trophies were awarded at the end of the day in dozens of categories: "Top 50," The "Best Engine," "Best 50’s Custom" and "Best Retro Cars." I learned a retro car is a more current model year, but designed like a car that was made in the classic era. I saw a blue Chevy Truck that looked like it was made in the 1950s but was really made in 2006. After purchasing the models, the owner may add his own touches, such as paint, vintage wheels or even a vintage interior, that would normally be found on an older model car. Many of the owners told me they enjoyed participating in this show–the display area was spacious and the organizers were friendly.
The only complaint: next year they would like to see two more blocks added to the festival are, as some of their friends couldn’t register because the application spots filled up quickly for the popular event.