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Humpday Hootenanny for all ages

Contact: Michelle Pauls


Are you feeling rundown? Does the current economic crisis have you in a tailspin? Having trouble keeping up the payments on that Mini Cooper?

Don't fret. Relief is just moments away at the Walking Fish Theatre's new "Hump Day Hootenanny"!

Yes, for a small donation of your time, you can perform a song or three in front of other like-minded people looking for cheap entertainment, free from the noises and the smells of the typical open mics at the local bar.

All you need to do is come to the Walking Fish Theatre at 2509 Frankford Ave on Wednesday, March 25th at 7:00pm. Bring your acoustic guitar or any other acoustic instruments, sign the sign up sheet, have your songs prepared (covers or originals, it doesn't matter), and play to an attentive audience. And that's pretty much it. Be sure to enjoy the available refreshments and donate to the Walking Fish Theatre's building fund.

Where? Walking Fish Theatre, which is conveniently located at 2509 Frankford Ave in beautiful Kensington. Visit for directions and more information. The phone number is 215-427-WALK.

When? Wednesday March 25th at 7pm. And then the last Wednesday of every month until June.

Why? Because people have talent and would like a place to play that does not require them to play over the Eagles, Phillies, or Flyers game.

Who can attend? Everybody, this is open to all ages and all skill levels.

What can I bring? Any instrument as long as it does not require amplification. So leave your new "Road Worn" Telecaster and Vox AC30 at home. And, no drum kits. Hand percussion is fine. So are keyboards

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Spinal Tap to reunite on tour without wigs


"This is Spinal Tap" — are leaving their wigs and costumes in their closets for the "Unwigged and Unplugged" tour..

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Fishtown Shad Fest Seeks Sponsors!

The Fishtown Shad Fest Seeks Sponsors!
The Shad fest will celebrate the rich history of the Fishtown area and the Delaware River. Scheduled for Saturday April 25th 2009 at Penn Treaty Park the festival will have activities for the whole family. Funded in part by the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission's Take Me to the River program and organized and hosted by the FISHTOWN AREA BUSINESS ASSOCIATION the activities will include-

* LIVE LOCAL MUSIC- Hoots and Hellmouth are headlining, more TBA
* KAYAKING and BOATING- Free kayaking by the PA Environmental Council
* KIDS ACTIVITIES- A MoonBounce, Walking Fish Theatre Programming and MORE
* ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION- by the PA Horticultural Society, PA Environmental Council, Bike Coalition and more
* VALET BIKE PARKING by the Neighborhood Bike Works
* ARTS AND CRAFTS VENDORS- Down the vendor form Here
* SHAD RUN 5K - by the Fishtown Beer Runners- Register Here


Contact Mary FABA Secretary at 215 203-0995 for any questions.

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Fishtown Shad Fest Is Coming

Mark it down, April 25, 2009 at Penn Treaty Park, will be the first Shad Festival. The Shad Fest is sponsored by the Fishtown Area Business Alliance and the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society with proceeds to benefit the Friends of Penn Treaty Park.

The festival will showcase local creative and entrepreneurial talents and will feature the historical important Shad Fish. A cooking contest will be held, live local music, and arts and craft vendors will be on hand to have something for everybody.

The Fishtown Beer Runners are organizing the Shad Run 5K. To register

For more information about the Shad Fest visit the website

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Just wanted to say thank you to everyone who came out last night. I am humbled and flattered to have so many generous and kind neighbors. I apologize that I didn't get a lot of time to spend with everyone and hope to see everyone soon. Once again, thanx.

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Happy hour at JB's

Join me after work tonight at Johny Brenda's for some beer and whatever comes next. Need to kick off the weekend right.

Who's with me?

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Attention Metallica Fans

Saturday night at JB's there's a an all female cover band called Misstallica playing.
I heard them on MMR this morning, playing Creeping Death, and they rocked!
They are very young, and some are still enrolled in the "School of Rock"...but I thought it was great.
Just a heads up.

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Quizzo at Paddy's Well

Sorry...I haven't been on here....
I host the quizzo at Paddy's well on Frankford and Norris!
9PM tonight.....
Beer Specials
Food Specials

Make sure you know what Perseids and Leonids are when you come in for an extra point!
Chugging beers gets you points too!
check this out as well...

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free classical concerts

I have found some free concerts if you like classical music. The ones at the two churches are lunchtime concerts. At Holy Trinity they give you coffee and treats. They do ask for a free will offering but if you don't have it, that's ok.

Saint Mark's Church
1625 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Church of the Holy Trinity Rittenhouse Square This doesn't have the current schedule yet but the concerts are on.
The Curtis Institute of Music | 1726 Locust Street | Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-893-5252 |

Donna Marie

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Anybody for Quizzo at Atlantis tonight?

Judy and I want to do Quizzo tomorrow night.
Anybody up for a team for the first time in awhile?