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POSTED: Monday, March 17, 2014, 6:27 PM

The National Museum of American Jewish History held its annual Masquerade Ball in celebration of Purim on Saturday, March 15, 2014. Over 300 people from the Young Friends of NMAJH, Moishe House Philadelphia and Hillel’s Jewish Graduate Student Network dressed up in their best costumes to honor the Jewish holiday. Guests danced and took part in a costume contest during the celebration. 

Guests enjoyed light bites and an open bar in the NMAJH Ballroom, which overlooks Independence Mall. They also experienced the new exhibition entitled Chasing Dreams: Baseball and Becoming American, which explores baseball and the fans, players and characters that helped shape the American pastime.  There was also a costume party, with a winner in the women's and men's category, as well as best dress couple.

POSTED: Monday, March 17, 2014, 1:53 PM
This week, photographer Tim Blackwell stopped at "Friends and Fam," at Kung Fu Necktie, "Wax On," at Saint Lazarus Bar and "Little Big Things," at The Trestle Inn.
POSTED: Monday, March 17, 2014, 12:47 PM

Bi at Sundown, the new bi-weekly Sunday night party produced by Bruce Yelk and George Lopez, kicked off last night at Lit Ultrabar in Northern Liberties.

Resident DJ Robbie Tronco spun for the first two hours before LA-based The Perry Twins arrived to spin for the rest of the night. Doors opened at 7:04PM, as the sun set, and guests were treated to a one hour open bar, before drink specials and go-go dancers kicked in during the 8 o'clock hour.

The next Bi at Sundown dance party is March 30, with Miami DJ Tracy Young, who's mixed for Madonna quite a few times.

POSTED: Thursday, March 13, 2014, 1:38 PM

The Philadelphia Union Foundation held its 2nd Annual Cocktails & Cleats Celebration at Vie on Wednesday, March 13, 2014. The evening began with a cocktail reception and a delicious spread of seafood and pasta. The team posed for photos with fans on the red carpet before dinner. The master of ceremonies was Amy Fadool, Emmy award-winning sports anchor for Comcast SportsNet. The event honored Bob Kozlowski and Walter Bahr. Kozlowski has a long history of service in the soccer community as an employee of the Philadelphia Department of Recreation and he also volunteers as a coach to youth teams in his free time. Bahr is a legend in the soccer world and among the most successful coaches in the history of Penn State.

The foundation’s mission is to empower children and encourage education, fitness and healthy eating. They offer after-school activities, safe fields to play soccer at, and nutritional information to promote healthy lifestyles for young people.

POSTED: Monday, March 10, 2014, 6:02 PM

Brewer’s Plate, an annual event featuring delicious beer and food pairings, took place at the Kimmel Center on Sunday, March 9, 2014. Guests enjoyed dishes cooked up by top-notch Philadelphia restaurants including Alla Spina, Varga Bar, White Dog Cafe, and desserts from Night Bakery, Caporgiro and Franklin Fountain.

The party kicked off with a VIP event featuring a contest that pinned seven of Jose Garces' restaurants against each other. “Sausage Showdown: The Best of the Wurst,” was a battle for the best tasting and most inventive sausage and beer combination, which was judged by Jose Garces, Ann Karlan, Brent Celek, Marc Summers, Bill Covaleski and Sheena Parveen. All of the proceeds from the event benefited Fair Food, a local non-profit dedicated to promoting Philadelphia’s healthy and sustainable local food system.

POSTED: Monday, March 10, 2014, 4:47 PM
This week, photographer Tim Blackwell stopped at "Thursdays at Silk City,” "Art Show, Etc..." at Locust Moon, "The Bounce," at The Barbary, Grayson Sky Presents: Dessie Jackson at National Real Estate Gallery and "Totally!" at Saint Lazarus Bar.
POSTED: Monday, March 3, 2014, 7:14 PM
Friends of CHOP hosted Cheers for CHOP, a benefit for the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment and the Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care, at the Valley Forge Casino Resort on Saturday, March 1, 2014. The evening included a buffet and spirits served from a carved ice bar overlooking the dance floor. DJ Bizz, Fusion from CTO SoHo and Rob Base entertained the crowd until midnight. There was a very lively auction, featuring a trip to Tuscany and front row seats and a meet-and-greet with Billy Joel.
POSTED: Monday, March 3, 2014, 3:27 PM

Nearly 300 glamorous, blinged-out guests enjoyed the 3rd annual Philadelphia Red Carpet Party at The Ritz-Carlton on Sunday night.

Fashionistas Kristin Detterline, of Philadelphia Style Magazine, and Jimmy Contreras awarded a best-dressed lady, best-dressed gentleman and best-dressed couple with lavish prizes. Chef Nathan Lingle served guests customized s’mores with vanilla bean marshmallows and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. After party-goers walked the red carpet, they enjoyed champagne bottle service while watching the Oscars live on large screens.

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