Tim Blackwell, philly.comThis past week photographer Tim Blackwell made stops at "Workout!" at Silk City Bar and Lounge with DJs Lowbeezy and Bo Bliz on Friday and "Friends and Fam" with music by DJ Matthew Law, hosted by The Bul Bey, featuring a performance by Mic Stewart at Kung Fu Necktie on Saturday.
HughE Dillon, philly.com
The Annual Hair O’ The Dog Gala took place at the Crystal Tea Room in Philadelphia's John Wanamaker Building on Saturday, January 17, 2015.
It began in 1995 by business partners Dan Cronin and Robert Molinaro (Chorus Communications), as a get together for friends who were unable to celebrate together on New Year’s Eve. Over time the event has grown in size and they've added a charity component. This year a portion of the proceeds benefited the Philadelphia Chapter of UNICO, which provides clothing to the homeless.
Over a thousand party goers, ranging from their mid-twenties to late sixties, dressed elegantly in black tie attire, gowns, and cocktail dresses (which showed lots of cleavage) took over the entire 9th floor in the Finley Catering event space.
Tim Blackwell, philly.comThis past week photographer Tim Blackwell made stops at the opening night of "Truewave" featuring DJs MVP INTL, G Buck, Fredric Fresh, JXL Beats and Jack Deezl at The Dolphin Tavern on Thursday and "Souled Out" funk night with special guest Skeme Richards at The Trestle Inn on Friday.
Tim Blackwell, philly.comThis past week, photographer Tim Blackwell made stops at the New Year's Eve party at Saint Lazarus Bar with DJ Brendan Bring'em on Thursday, "The Bounce" with DJs Emynd, Bo Bliz and host Chris Vance First Friday at The Barbary on Saturday and the last day of the Paul Strand Exhibit at the Philadelphia Museum of Art on Sunday.
HughE Dillon, philly.com
Wednesday night throngs of people celebrated then end of 2014 in Philadelphia. I checked out three of the hottest parties, where guests wore their New Year's Eve best, enjoyed open bars and delicious bites followed by champagne toasts at midnight.
Hey NYE Philly took over the Piazza in Northern Liberties, where more than 1,000 people partied under a heated tent that covered nearly every cobblestone in the courtyard. Guests were dancing all night, sitting with friends at large picnic tables or lounging on luxe white sofas in a private bottle service area.
The second party I hit was Bang Bang NYE at the Loews Hotel produced by the Three Nerds. There were two parties going on at this event. One in the main Millennium Hall where the Gypsy Wisdom band serenaded the crowd, many enjoyed table side seating in a relaxed atmosphere. This party was for friends and lovers who wanted to hear the band, enjoy each others company in a non chaotic scene. In the Commonwealth Hall was hosting a dance party with three DJs who kept the floor packed all night. It was dark, it was loud and it was very festive.