Tuesday, July 7, 2015

POSTED: Monday, July 6, 2015, 4:10 PM
Amanda Simpson, Executive Director of the U.S. Army Office of Energy, and Jennifer Watkins at the 50th Anniversary LGBT VIP Party at Stratus Lounge, Hotel Monaco in Philadelphia PA on July 4, 2015. ( Hughe Dillon / Philly.com )

This past weekend Philadelphia celebrated the National LGBT 50th Anniversary of the first protests in Philadelphia on the road to LGBT equality rights.

Four original marchers were recognized at the annual Celebration of Freedom Ceremony in front of Independence Hall by Mayor Michael Nutter.

The big event was followed by a brunch at Constitution Center and a VIP cocktail party at Stratus Lounge at Hotel Monaco to celebrate with hero Jim Obergefell, who was a plaintiff in Obergefell v. Hodges (the historic Supreme Court decision on June 26, 2015 declaring the constitutional right to nationwide same-sex marriage).

POSTED: Monday, July 6, 2015, 3:12 PM

For this week's edition of Philly After Dark, photographer Tim Blackwell made stops at The Bounce at The Barbary on Friday and Reef the Lost Cauze at Voltage Lounge on Sunday.

POSTED: Monday, June 29, 2015, 2:24 PM

For this edition of Philly After Dark, photographer Tim Blackwell made stops at Marathon Grill for the midweek party "Summer Classiq" with DJ Royale, The Glass Factory for the Philadelphia premiere of "Shake the Dust" presented by the non-profit organization CineSPEAK, and Silk City for this month's special guest DJ Rich Medina.

POSTED: Friday, June 26, 2015, 1:31 PM
Brian Nagele (middle) and friends attend The Playground's VIP party in Atlantic City, New Jersey on Thursday June 25, 2015. (A.D. Amorosi / Philly.com)

After months of speculation as to what it would look, sound and taste like, developer Bart Blatstein’s The Playground at Atlantic City's Caesars Atlantic City Hotel and Casino opened its first floor, T Street, on Thursday for a private party filled with Jersey politicos, Philly industry and media VIPs, and more.

Don't worry, folks, the Playground gets its public debut today, Friday, June 26. 

"Welcome to the Playground," Blatstein, the Tower Investments CEO, said during Thursday evening's early reveal. "I'm so proud of this project. Atlantic City is like home to me. I hope this is part of its rebirth."

POSTED: Tuesday, June 23, 2015, 1:51 PM

The 11th annual Chefs’ Dinner for PAWS (Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society) was held last night at Lincoln Financial Field in South Philly and attracted nearly 700 guests, who enjoyed a one-of-a-kind evening of food and excitement.

Sixty of the city’s best chefs created three-course meals and wine pairings table side for 12 guests each in an intimate setting elaborately decorated with balloons and gorgeous flowers.

Seafood seemed to be the popular dish, with pork belly coming in at second. Following dinner, guests were ushered to a downstairs room, where they enjoyed coffee, drinks and desserts by Potito’s Bakery, Palladino’s, Classic Cakes, Seasons 52, and Dol Cice Gelato Company.

POSTED: Monday, June 22, 2015, 2:56 PM

For this edition of Philly After Dark, photographer Tim Blackwell made stops at Johnny Brenda's where hip hop artist Black Milk was backed by live band Nat Turner in support of his "Play Like Hell" tour, Arch Enemy Arts with two new collections, The AEA "Summer Reading List" and "Lost Cause," and Kung Fu Necktie for "Friends and Fam" with DJ Matthew Law, hosted by The Bul Bey and special guest DJ Foxx Boogie.

POSTED: Monday, June 22, 2015, 2:01 PM

Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Connor Barwin hosted his second annual Make The World Better (MTWB) benefit concert at a sold-out Union Transfer on Saturday night.

The evening featured performances by Mac Demarco, Parquet Courts, Marian Hill and The Suffers, as well as a pre-concert BBQ for VIP ticket holders with Eagles players Jason Kelce, Vinny Curry, Beau Allen, among others.

Overall the night was a success raising over $300,000 for the revitalization project of Smith Playground in South Philadelphia.

POSTED: Monday, June 15, 2015, 4:44 PM

The Barnes Foundation held their popular Young Professionals Night at the Barnes Museum on Friday, June 12, 2015 with hundreds of art lovers and scenesters who enjoyed the various exhibits, including the current “The Order of Things” exhibition. Attendees mixed and mingled to the sounds of DJ Ben Arsenal, De Tierra Caliente and Elikeh, as well as world dance music by DJ Ben Arsenal. Despite the very warm temperatures, guests enjoyed the patio, where there was a dance floor and seating areas.

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