Birds on a Wire Presents In the Clearing During Philadelphia Fringe Festival

Birds on a Wire Presents In the Clearing During Philadelphia Fringe Festival

Birds on a Wire Dance Theatre, Philly’s collaborative dance company dedicated to emerging, female artists returns to the Philadelphia Fringe Festival with In the Clearing.  This contemporary, full-length dance work, directed by Artistic Director Melissa Cameron, embarks on a journey through a fairy-tale forest to uncover the best and worst of humanity.  What do the dancers discover in these woods?  Beauty and nature?  Threats and danger?  Pack a picnic basket in this BYOB (Bring Your Own picnic Blanket) adventure at Christ Church Neighborhood House on Friday, September 9 at 8:00m or Saturday, September 10 at 1pm and 6pm to discover what is In the Clearing. 

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South Philly SausageFest Returns to West Passyunk Avenue

South Philly SausageFest Returns to West Passyunk Avenue

Newbold Community Development Corporation fires up the grills again for the 2nd Annual South Philly SausageFest on Saturday, September 10, 2016 from 12:00pm to 8:00pm. South Philadelphia’s annual sausage-themed food fest takes place along West Passyunk Avenue (between South Broad and 15th streets). Look for sausage and sausage-inspired dishes cooked up in a variety of traditional and unique styles - including vegan - from ten restaurants and eateries that are part of the upcoming food scene on the other side of Broad Street. Festivities also include craft beer from seven breweries, live music, vendors and family fun. The event, sponsored by AFC Urgent Care, will be a fundraiser for the Newbold CDC’s Street Cleaning Program. Admission is free with food and drink pay-as-you-go. Advance beer tickets and other information is available at www.southphillysausagefest.com.

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Uptown Beer Garden Hosts End-of-Summer BBQ Week with Half Acre Beer Company

Uptown Beer Garden Hosts End-of-Summer BBQ Week with Half Acre Beer Company

Uptown Beer Garden (1735 JFK Blvd.) embraces the dog days of summer with new events that celebrate two of our favorite things: BBQ and BEER! Half Acre BBQ Week is underway and runs through Saturday, August 27th, featuring a slate of killer grill specials, plus Chicago’s Half Acre Brewing Co. will be taking over the taps on one of our two bars. For only five bucks a pop, enjoy some world-class core and seasonal beers, as well as some extreme rarities. 

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The Piazza at Schmidt's Commons Celebrates New Chapter with Ultimate Summer Cookout

The Piazza at Schmidt's Commons Celebrates New Chapter with Ultimate Summer Cookout

The Piazza at Schmidt’s Commons (1001 N 2nd St) celebrates a new chapter with The Ultimate Summer Cookout in Northern Liberties on Sunday, August 21, 2016 from 12:00pm to 5:00pm. Get ready for the grand finale of summer with a brand new, all-day, backyard party featuring summer eats and sips, live music, DJs, sand pits, lawn games, hand-made shopping, end-of-summer sales and more. Plus, look for surprises in the water and up in the air with a slip n slide, water slide and zip line. All ages are welcome for this family friendly event. Twenty-one and up to drink, with identification only. Admission is free, with food and drink pay as you go. Rain or shine. For information, call 267-246-0618 or visit www.theschmidtscommons.com.

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Philadelphia Public Relations Agency Hiring for PR Coordinator, Event Assistant, Interns

Philadelphia public relations agency Aversa PR & Events is expanding! Join our fast-growing Philadelphia PR and social media firm as we work with the top events, neighborhoods, restaurants, stores and non-profits in the Philadelphia region (and beyond). Please see individual postings for requirements and application information.

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SPECIAL EVENT AND PROJECTS ASSISTANT

Aversa PR & Events seeks a special event and projects assistant to help with a seasonal event planning project that begins immediately and concludes in early November.

Project involves working with several large nonprofits on a health event that benefits children in the region. Interest in nonprofits, health and event management is preferred.

Schedule is flexible and will involve approximately two days a week of work (one full day, one half day, approximately 12-14 hours a week) - with the days of the week falling in between Monday through Friday, 9am-6pm. Candidate must be available on October 28 and 29, 2016 for set-up and execution of event. Position is based out of office in Center City.

Position involves administrative work, client meetings, organizing volunteers, managing project timeline, coordinating vendors, light design work in Word, supervising volunteer projects, making outreach calls to schools and community organizations, and other duties as assigned.

Candidate should be highly dependable, super organized, have attention to detail, ability to work in professional office setting of the client, good communication skills, and can-do attitude.

This opportunity has the potential to be extended into other season work and continued event planning projects year-round.

Please submit cover letter and resume to hr@aversapr.com. No phone calls please. Please make sure to put "Special Event and Projects Assistant" in Subject.

PR AND SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATOR

Aversa PR & Events seeks an ultra-organized, creative and driven multi-tasker to assist with food, theater, culture, arts and neighborhood client accounts. We work with small business owners, entrepreneurs and nonprofit leaders that expect the best from us - including smart and creative results, on a budget, in a timely manner, with measurable results. We're seeking a proven professional with the following skills: press release and blog writing, event planning, social media account management, pitching, office assistance, media shoot logistics, intern management, photo shoots/photography, strategy and brainstorming.  

Successful candidates will exhibit attention to detail, be excellent communicators, work well under pressure, have a sense of humor, be a team player, pitch in for overall agency activities and be able to generate award-winning messaging on the fly. This position can range from 20 to 40 hours per week, and we are open to discussing options. Dependable transportation at all times is a must as clients require store visits, photo shoots, meetings and event support. Our office is based out of South Philadelphia. P

lease submit a formal cover letter, resume, list of social media samples/handles and salary range to hr@aversapr.com. Applications will be considered incomplete without all three elements. No phone calls please. If you have applied in the past feel free to apply again for this new position.

For more information about us and our company, visit www.aversapr.com or follow us on Twitter at @koryaversa @aversapr @phillylovesfun

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PR AND SOCIAL MEDIA INTERN

Aversa PR & Events seeks a motivated, mature and responsible intern to assist with our award-winning, unique and fun clients. You’ll gain experience in working to promote everything from theatre to cupcakes to circus arts and everything in between. Qualified candidates will have an understanding and some experience with social media, public relations and event planning. We seek someone that is creative, driven and detail-oriented with a good sense of humor. Excellent communications skills and a strong knowledge of social media are a must! Our agency works with small businesses, arts, hospitality and nonprofit clients and has the most interesting portfolio in the region. You will gain a great deal of knowledge and practical professional experience and enjoy some fun perks from those with whom we work. This internship can be full time or part time, but at least 12-15 hours per week. Start and end dates are flexible.

The successful candidate will have the following qualities/experience:

Strong written and verbal communications skills
Social media knowledge and presence
Attention to detail
Ability and desire to take initiative
Sense of humor
Willingness to learn
Flexibility
Ability to juggle multiple projects at once and meet deadlines
Interest in and ability to attend and represent Aversa PR at events

Please submit resume, cover letter and social media handles/samples to hr@aversapr.com. Complete applications only. For more about us, visit www.aversapr.com

PHOTO AND SOCIAL MEDIA INTERN

Aversa PR & Events seeks a motivated, mature and responsible intern to assist with our award-winning, unique and fun clients. You’ll gain experience in working to promote everything from theatre to cupcakes to circus arts and everything in between. Qualified candidates will have an understanding and some experience with social media, public relations and event planning.

We seek someone that is creative, driven and detail-oriented with a good sense of humor. Excellent communications skills and a strong knowledge of social media are a must! Our agency works with small businesses, arts, hospitality and nonprofit clients and has the most interesting portfolio in the region.

You will gain a great deal of knowledge and practical professional experience and enjoy some fun perks from those with whom we work.

This Photography and Social Media Internship is new and the successful candidate should have their own camera and equipment. Specific responsibilities for this position include working with our staff on developing imagery and photography libraries for our clients, taking photos of food, festivals and fun around Philadelphia, working with staff to identify the difference of photography for various social media platforms, and working with our team on execution of photos on social media.

Please submit resume, cover letter and social media handles/photo samples to hr@aversapr.com. Complete applications only. For more about us, visit www.aversapr.com

Win Tickets to Sold-Out Diner en Blanc Philadelphia's 5th Edition

Philadelphia's best kept secret will soon be revealed -- and we want you to be there for the surprise!  Enter to win registration for two to the sold-out Diner en Blanc Philadelphia. Not only are we giving you the last opportunity to attend "the" party of the year, but we're doing all the work for you! Your table, chairs, linens and even your meal is included - oui, oui!

Now celebrating five years in the city of brotherly love,  Diner en Blanc will pop-up in Philadelphia on Thursday, August 18, 2016 at a location revealed only minutes before.  Join 5,000 other guests dressed in white for a fairytale evening of food, fashion, dancing, music and magic.  This once-in-a-lifetime event annually celebrates dinner as an artform as guests dine in a unique, unexpected and re-purposed public space.

Aversa PR, the official public relations firm for Diner en Blanc Philadelphia, presents a final chance to win free access for this très chic picnic and Best of Philly winner.  Click here to enter and you could win free registration for two people, plus winner will also have their table, linens, chairs and a catered meal provided. Must be 21 and older to enter.

All contestants agree by entering that they will abide by the rules and guidelines of Diner en Blanc Philadelphia. All guests must wear white to the event.

One winner will be selected by 2pm on Thursday, August 11, 2016.  The winner will be notified directly and has 24 hours to confirm by email, or an alternate winner will be selected. Once the winner has confirmed, they will be sent the free code for a registration. It is the responsibility of the winner to register themselves using the code.

Entering is simple and free. Please visit our contact page and fill out your contact information.  Good luck and merci beaucoup! 

Theatre Exile World Premieres Tommy and Me by Award-Winning Sports Writer Ray Didinger

Theatre Exile World Premieres Tommy and Me by Award-Winning Sports Writer Ray Didinger

After a sold-out world premiere reading in May 2015, Barrymore Award-winning Theatre Exile plans to bring you a full-scale production of Tommy and Me by Ray Didinger. This autobiographical play recounts a seminal time in Ray Didinger's life as he helps his boyhood hero, Tommy McDonald, reach his goal of induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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Celebrate DNC History in the Making at Walnut Club's Women Making History Awards

Celebrate DNC History in the Making at Walnut Club's Women Making History Awards

The first annual Women Making History Celebration and Awards Ceremony takes place on Sunday, July 24, 2016, from 11:00am to 2:00pm at Water Works (640 Water Works Drive, Philadelphia). The event will bring together some of the most accomplished women in all aspects of business, media, arts, and politics to champion each other’s achievements. Attendees can mix and mingle with award winners, guests from across the country as well as those in legislation who are making history in our country’s capital. This non-partisan event is open to the public. Tickets are $100-175 and include an open bar, a raw bar, endless food and live entertainment. Proceeds from the event benefit Vision 2020: Equality in Sight. In Philadelphia during the year 2020, the organization plans to convene the largest gathering of women leaders in U.S. history. For tickets and details, visit www.WomenMakingHistory.us

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DNC Deals: Revolution Taco and Weckerly's Debut Ice Cream Sandwich for Hillary Clinton

DNC Deal, Revolution Taco, Weckerly's Ice Cream, Hillary Ice Cream, Hillary Clinton

Revolution Taco throws their name onto the ballot for Philadelphia's best DNC-themed food during the upcoming convention with an ice cream sandwich partnership with Weckerly's Ice Cream. 

Coalition building is the hallmark of any good political convention. With the Democratic National Convention taking over Philadelphia this month, two unlikely names will collaborate for the greater good of the delegates during the hottest time of the year. Cool down? Like a little heat? This choice offers a politically correct alternative for everyone! 

As a nod to the DNC, and the Democratic nominee, Revolution Taco (2015 Walnut St) and Weckerly's Ice Cream will partner on the Donkey Kick, the ultimate ice cream sandwich with a spicy kick inspired by Hillary Clinton's love of chocolate, brownies and heat! 

The Donkey Kick will feature Revolution Taco's homemade salted chocolate fudge brownies (from Chef Michael Sultan), surrounded by chipotle cinnamon spiced chocolate ice cream, sandwiched between two house-made cinnamon cookies. The special summer treat will go on sale at Revolution Taco starting Friday July 22, 2016 through Sunday, July 31, 2016 - or while supplies last. The Donkey Kick will be $5.00 when you mention #DNCDeals

This will mark the first time Revolution Taco has collaborated with another local business - but it certainly won't be the last! Watch for other collaborations coming later this election, er fall, season. #DNCDeals