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POSTED: Monday, November 17, 2014, 1:44 PM
State of Young Philly, a series of events geared towards young professionals in the Philadelphia area, holds events until Saturday, Nov. 22. (Photo by Matt Stanley courtesy of Young Involved Philadelphia)

Young Philadelphians are invited to mix and mingle with peers, elected officials and other prominent leaders in a week of discussions and panels during the State of Young Philly, a yearly event designed to inspire the young professionals in the area.

The weeklong event, which started Friday, Nov. 14, continues until Saturday, Nov. 22 with a full calendar of events across the city.

Using your education about education, join West Philadelphia Alliance for Children and Tree House Books at Fado Irish Pub (1500 Locust St.) for P.O.P. Quizzo, where teams and individuals are tested on their knowledge of the Philadelphia school system and children’s literature on Monday, Nov. 17. Your ticket to the 8 p.m. event includes a free drink or appetizer — quizzo away!

POSTED: Monday, November 17, 2014, 11:29 AM
Taste various chili bowls during Taproom on 19th's Chili Cookoff (photo by Lauren Mame Thomas)

When life gives you 5 great food events, you try to make it to all of them.

Beginning on Saturday, Nov. 15, National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness week has been acknowledged by numerous locations throughout Philadelphia and its surrounding regions. On Monday, Nov. 17, the Bethesda Project, an organization that provides shelter, care and programs to help chronically homeless men and women, will hold Sweet & Savory: Battle Against Hunger event at the International House (3701 Chestnut St.)

Tashan is Hindi for "style," and the food served here is full of it. On Tuesday, Nov. 18 through Thursday, Nov. 20 the Indian restaurant (777 S. Broad St.) is celebrating its 3rd anniversary by offering all visitors a special 3-course $25 prix fixe dinner (menu to be announced). Dinner begins at 5 p.m. and reservations are recommended.

POSTED: Monday, November 17, 2014, 3:00 AM
Theatre Exile's "Red Speedo" continues its run tonight at Studio X. (Photo by Paola Nogueras)

Wake up and smell the events.

For royalty: A new collection of work from artist American Queen TJD, also known as Tiffany Davis, shares inspiring messages through words, sayings, queens, crowns and colors in “My Thoughts Wear Crowns.” Check it out from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at Art Sanctuary (628 S. 16th St.).

For an author visit: Penn professor Carla Diana talks about her new children’s book “LEO the Maker Prince,” a lighthearted story about a robot who 3D prints objects that the book’s man character draws. So, a kids’ story about 3D printing, essentially. Check out the discussion at the University of Penn Bookstore (3601 Walnut St.) at 6 p.m.  

POSTED: Sunday, November 16, 2014, 3:00 AM
Wine tasting...for dummies? Do it today at Crossing Vineyards. (iStock Photo)

Give yourself some time to recharge before hitting the real world tomorrow.

For shoppers: Today is the last day to check out the Beyond Rittenhouse Pop-up shop at Metropolitan Gallery 250 (250 S. 18th St.) featuring a selection of goods from local boutiques Amour Philadelphia, Bus Stop Boutique, Ritual Ritual and Third Street Habit. The shop’s hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

For Mel Brooks fans: Music, dancing and the biggest Broadway flop scheme come to the Shannondell Performing Arts Theater (10000 Shannondell Blvd., Audobon, Pa.) for closing night of “The Producers.” Curtains are at 2 p.m.

POSTED: Saturday, November 15, 2014, 3:00 AM
Have a "Downton Abbey" inspired tea today. (iSock Photo)

It’s only natural to feel overwhelmed at all the options.

For hands-on types: Earn brownie points with Mother Nature and show one of the near 100 participating spaces your greenest thumbs during Love Your Park Fall Service Day, taking place at various times all throughout the city.

For a classy affair: Put on your best English aristocrat face for a private motorcoach ride to and from the Winterthur Museum to see the “Costumes of Downton Abbey” exhibit followed by a tea service at Panorama Ristorante (14 N. Front St.). The day starts at 8: 30 a.m. and ends 3:30 p.m. at Panorama.

POSTED: Friday, November 14, 2014, 4:32 PM
Watch as dogs perform their tricks at the 2014 National Dog Show. (Photo courtesy of Vizion Group PR)

The saying “it’s raining cats and dogs” should be renamed “it’s raining just dogs” from Saturday, Nov. 15 through Sunday, Nov. 16 as the Kennel Club of Philadelphia hosts the 2014 National Dog Show at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center (100 Station Ave.) in Oaks, Pennsylvania. Throughout the two-day span, guests of all ages can witness incredible maneuvers, shows, and entertainment from more than 160 breeds of dogs in all sizes. Saturday show hours are 8 a.m. through 6 p.m. and Sunday’s show hours are 8:30 a.m. through 5 p.m. Here is what’s happening throughout these two days so you’re not chasing your own tail while at the show.

Breed Judging for all individually enlisted dogs will be hosted throughout the weekend. Breed judging will determine the seven finalists for the 2014 Best in Show winner. Seven groups of breeds are included in the judging. Some dogs in the group are listed below.

Terrier Group - smooth fox terrier, Norfolk terrier, Welsh terrier.

POSTED: Friday, November 14, 2014, 11:45 AM
For six Saturdays starting Nov. 15, the Franklin Flea sets up shop in the historic Strawbridge's Building for its holiday market. (Photo via Franklin Flea)

Don’t wait until Black Friday to start your holiday shopping — the Franklin Flea is giving you the opportunity to put a solid dent in Santa’s list starting Saturday, Nov. 15.

The curated vintage, antique and handmade market returns to the historic Strawbridge’s Building (8th and Market Streets) — right next to the all-new Century 21 — for six Saturdays: Nov. 15, 22, 29, Dec. 6, 13 and 20, continuing the shopping tradition established last year at the storied space.

Among the nearly 50 vendors slated to offer their goods from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day of the holiday market include vintage and upcycled offerings, handmade items, clothing and jewelry and food and beverage.

POSTED: Friday, November 14, 2014, 3:00 AM
A rendering of the Rothman Institute Ice Rink at City Hall's Dilworth Park. (Center City District)

The weather may be cooler, but the events are hot.

For a grand opening: The Rothman Ice Rink at Dilworth Park (Broad and Market Streets) welcomes skaters to the ice starting at noon today with free admission and skate rental (while skate supplies last). Open until 11 p.m. today, the rink will operate seven days a week until Feb. 22.

For an artful Friday: The Philadelphia Museum of Art’s (26th Street and the Parkway) continues their Art After 5 series with a performance from the Ted Rosenthal Trio, a tour through the museum’s armor and other art collections starting at 5 p.m.

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