Monday, April 20, 2009

Salsa and Crayons

Tuesday, April 21, 2009
700 Club, 700 N. 2nd St. (Fairmount Ave.) Philly, PA 19123

I've always been a fan of attending the kick-off, first-ever events (because they have the buzz and you get the cachet of being there for the birth). The 1st StorySlam was legendary. "Jazz music" and "Creative types encouraged to attend" proclaims the white-on-red poster advertisement for the 1st ever Philebrity Salon. I assume creative types will infer the starting time (none given, probably after dinner). It sounds promising, might attract some interesting characters.

VizThink Philly #1
Wednesday, April 22, 2009, 6:30 - 8PM
Free Library of Philadelphia (Independence Branch), 18 S. 7th St., Philly, PA 19106

As someone who communicates better through written words, I'm interested in this. At the 1st VizThink Philly event, participants will spend an hour doing "a visual mind spill, where you will spill out images onto paper and share them with your neighbors." No experience necessary, just bring crayons/markers. Limited seats, pre-registration required.

The Art Criticism Junto
Thursday, April 23, 2009, Food/drink 6PM, Discussion begins 7PM
P'unk Avenue, 1168 E. Passyunk Avenue, Philly, PA 19147

What do you think about the state of art discourse in our fine Philly? The Junto, a club for mutual improvement, is discussing art criticism this month. All-star list of panelists: Sid Sachs, Roberta Fallon & Libby Rosof of Artblog, Katie Murken, Andrew Suggs.

Latin Dance Network Opening Party at Club Adesso
Thursday, April 23, 2009, 9PM
Club Adesso (above Il Portico), 1519 Walnut St. Philly, PA 19102
$10 cover

I've been to Salsa club grand-openings. The live performances by Philly's top Salsa dance will astound you (much better than DWTS' shlock - though DWTS is getting better). Philly has a decent salsa scene, the social dancing at clubs like Brasil's in Old City is pretty good, and this grand opening will probably draw the best dancers in the tri-state area, for one amazing long night of performances and dancing. If you think you can't dance (but want to be entertained), go anyway.

(Photo credit: Creative Commons photo by Ananth BS)

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