Monday, May 4, 2009

Fight Club and Networking

Comic Vs. Audience Comedy Show
Monday, May 4, 2009, 8PM
The Shubin Theatre, 407 Bainbridge St. Philly, PA 19147

Recession Friendly. Cheap Date. Laughter is always healthy.

Five Stand-up Comedians:
Johnny Goodtimes, Tommy Papa, Jack Martin, Kerri Lendo, Andy Nolan.

Jazz Trio Hat Trick
Tuesday, May 5, 2009, 8PM
Play and Players, 1714 Delancey Street. Philly, PA 19103

Provocative Philly music promoter Bowerbird presents three experimental jazz trios. Don't go expecting Smooth Jazz.

Headline act:
Fabrizio Spera (Percussion) - Alberto Braida (Piano) - Jack Wright (Saxophone)

Local opening acts:
Mike Szekely (Percussion) - Matt Mitchell (Piano) - Matt Engle (Bass)
Larry Toft (Trombone) - Dawn Webster (Trumpet) - David Fishkin (Saxophone)

Chuck Palahniuk at FLP Lecture
Friday, May 8, 2009, 7:30PM
Central Library, 1901 Vine St. Philly, PA 19103
FREE (Info: 215-567-4341)

Chuck Palahniuk, the best-selling author of "Fight Club", "Choke", "Haunted", and "Lullaby", will be speaking at the Free Library of Philadelphia. If you like great writers and/or Chuck's books, I highly recommend rescheduling your commitment(s) and waiting in line (yes - waiting: the line will probably start forming around 5PM) for this rare opportunity.

Mambo Night at the Kimmel Center
Friday, May 8, 2009, 8PM
Kimmel Center, 260 S. Broad St. (on the Avenue of the Arts), Philly, PA 19102
FREE to $64

FREE: 6:30PM and approx 10pm, Johnny Cruz Latin Ensemble performs in the plaza. Always a good turnout. Wear your soft-soled shoes!
$26 - $64: 8:00PM, Conga Kings and Tiempo Libre perfom at Verizon Hall
$33: Concert + Forte Young Professionals Post-Party

From the Kimmel's copy: "Don't even think about staying in your seat!" Enough said.

Objectified Documentary Screening
Monday, May 11, 2009, Two showings: 6:30PM and 9:00PM
Drexel University, Bossone Auditorium, 3141 Chestnut Street, Philly, PA 19014
$20 (tickets)

I love industrial design. I wanted to be an architect but I never learned how to see/draw. This documentary is all about how some of those shiny, happy objects go from a gleam in a designer's eye to your hands. I know that $20 for a film screening qualifies as a unqualified splurge, but what price to be inspired by some of the creative geniuses (Jonathan Ive of Apple [iMac, iPhone, iEverything!]) and Karim Rashid (made Tar-get cooler) who make our daily lives a little more fun. Director Gary Hustwit will be in attendance.

YPN's Success in the City
Monday, May 11, 2009, 6:00PM
The Down Town Club, Public Ledger Building, 6th & Chestnut Street, 11th floor, Philly, PA 19106
$20 (Pre-registration required by May 10)

I've only been to a few but YPN events are a great opportunity to meet Philly-based entrepreneurs and young professionals. This event promises to be interesting, with a panel of regional experts discussing on "what the plans are to make Philly a more sustainable place to live, work, and play".

Credit: Photo by AlexRan

1 comment:

  1. I saw Chuck when he last swung through Philly and found him totally inspiring. If you like him, or not, he is a great storyteller and strives to connect other storytellers. His site actually offers a virtual writing workshop that allows writers to comment on his and other writers developing work. So glad you posted it to the blog. You have an incredible pulse on the city. I love the events you are suggesting and find your lust for the "un-obvious" Philly adventures both exciting and endearing. Great to have you on board!!


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