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POSTED: Thursday, October 30, 2014, 1:19 PM

Jose and Beatriz Garces hosted their third annual Garces Family Foundation Gala at the Kimmel Center.

Through their foundation, the Iron Chef and the dentist provide access to health care and education for immigrant families in and around Philadelphia.

Nearly 700 guests attended the event, which included a reception and dinner, followed by a party, where guests sampled food and danced to the Hip Philly Band. 

POSTED: Monday, October 27, 2014, 11:58 AM
This past week, Philly After Dark photographer TIm Blackwell made stops at "DJs at Dilworth Park" on Thursday, "Another FIlthy Deck Show" at Tattooed Mom on Friday and "Strong And Independent Album Launch feat. King Britt & "Time is Illmatic" Screening" at Philadelphia Sound Stages on Saturday.
POSTED: Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 1:51 PM

Young entrepreneurs and investors gathered at the Trocadero Tuesday night for food, dance and drinking as part of the inaugural Forbes Under 30 Summit.

The summit is intended to bring the together the energy of young and intelligent leaders in different fields to make connections in a way that impacts the way business is conducted in the nation. Forbes chose to hold the event in Philadelphia because it is the fastest growing city for millennials with an entrepreneurial mindset.

After a day that started with jogging followed by lectures, presentations, panel discussions, networking, Under 30 Summit attendees lined up along Arch Street to enter a party at The Trocadero.

POSTED: Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 10:11 AM

The Made on American Street: A BBQ Rib Competition, hosted by the Philadelphia Homebrew Club, invited local BBQ experts and private brewers to share their craft with the public and participate in a healthy competition on Sunday, October 19, 2014.

While the event was well organized, involving both professional judges as well as a vote by the public, the main draw was the block party atmosphere, which lacked any pretense and felt like a labor of love. It spoke for itself, as the event had a strong community showing appreciative of exceptional food and brews.

POSTED: Monday, October 20, 2014, 1:28 PM
The Harry Potter Conference is an annual non-profit event held to appreciate and explore the impact of JK Rowling's Harry Potter book series. This year Chestnut Hill hosted a magical string of celebratory events on Friday October 17 and Saturday October 18, including a Quidditch match and a block party on Germantown Ave.
POSTED: Monday, October 20, 2014, 12:30 PM
This week, Tim Blackwell stopped by "Sideshow 5: Live Street Art Jam" at Tattooed Mom, "Workout!" at Silk City Bar and Lounge and "Friends & Fam," at Kung Fu Necktie.
POSTED: Monday, October 20, 2014, 11:37 AM

The 2014 inaugural Forbes Under 30 Summit took place in Philadelphia, and kicked off Sunday, October 19th, with a live music celebration that featured performances by Afrojack, Wiz Khalifa, LP, and OCD: Moosh and Twist.

There were many notable speakers, including the city’s own Mayor Nutter, who endorsed Philadelphia’s conducive environment for young professionals and entrepreneurs.

The event was held at a venue that rings true with the targeted demographics of the summit – the Piazza at Schmidt’s – where many of Philadelphia’s own young professionals reside.
POSTED: Monday, October 13, 2014, 3:59 PM

The annual Columbus Day Parade held on South Broad Street, Philadelphia on October 12, 2014. 

While Philadelphia has not changed the name of the Columbus Day Parade, possibly due to the nature of the debatable historic holiday, it still remains a liveyl tradition in this city. It's the South Philadelphia community's opportunity to bring local organizations together, ranging from school bands and JROTC programs, to well-established groups that frequent all major Philadelphia parades. Both participants and observers were welcome to partake in the atmosphere of South Broad Street being closed and turned into a public space, with the procession ending at the Marconi plaza, where many enjoyed offerings from the local Italian eateries.

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