Mural Arts Love Letter Love Train
Mural Arts celebrates the five-year anniversary of its landmark Love Letter project and marriage equality in Pennsylvania with the final iteration of Love Train on Sunday, February 8, 2015 from noon to 3 p.m. Jump on for a privately chartered, slow-speed, guided tour of the 50 rooftop murals along the Market-Frankford SEPTA line in West Philadelphia, painted by artist Stephen Powers and ICY Signs. The Honorable Daniel J. Anders, Philadelphia’s first openly gay male judge, will wed one same-sex couple aboard the train during the Love Letter tour. A sparkling catered dessert reception will follow at Loews Philadelphia Hotel. Love Train 2015 is a one-of-a-kind, can’t-miss ride. Book your tickets now to witness a landmark moment in Philadelphia’s LGBTQ history! Visit: muralarts.org or call 215.925.3633, ext. 16. Tickets: $35 per person, $60 per couple Space is limited and tickets are nontransferable. Check in at 11:30 a.m. Tour leaves promptly at noon.
Simon’s Soiree – An Event for the Heart
On Saturday, February 7, Simon’s Fund will host over 450 attendees for the sixth annual Simon’s Soiree. The premiere sold out event will raise over $200,000 to bring awareness about the warning signs and conditions that can lead to sudden cardiac arrest and death in children. Guests will be treated to cocktails, dinner and auction items benefiting Simon’s Fund. Award winning sportscaster Michael Barkann will serve as Master of Ceremonies. The Protect This Heart Award will be presented to Dr. Frank Marchlinski and to NCAA basketball star Allan Chaney; for more information or to donate visit: www.simonsfund.org.
Shop for CHOP
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia announces Shop for CHOP, a regional program to benefit the Friends of CHOP. Shop for CHOP will occur on February 5 through 7 at 19 independent retailers throughout the greater Philadelphia region who will donate up to 20 percent of proceeds to the Friends of CHOP. Shop for CHOP is a preview for Cheers for CHOP, the 1,000-person fundraiser for the Friends of CHOP that will be held on February 28 at The Valley Forge Casino Resort with a special performance by Salt-N-Pepa. Shop for CHOP is intended to raise funds for the hospital while directing Cheers attendees and the public, towards an edited collection of the region’s best independent retailers for cocktail attire and accessories.
Participating retailers include:
Atelier, 1921 Walnut Street, Philadelphia
Barbara Ellick, 705 Montgomery Avenue, Narberth
Bedazzled, 218 South Newtown Street Road, Newtown Square
Ella’s Grove, 876 West Lancaster Avenue, Bryn Mawr
First Impressions, 470 Germantown Pike, Lafayette Hill
Gabrielle, 200 Monument Road, Bala Cynwyd
Henry A. Davidsen, 1701 Spruce Street, Second floor, Philadelphia
Hope Chest, 1937 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia
Joan Shepp, 1811 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia
Julie’s Bottega, 156 Montgomery Avenue, Bala Cynwyd
Knit Wit, 905 West Lancaster Avenue, Bryn Mawr
Knit Wit, 1729 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia
Puttin’ On The Ritz, 470 Germantown Pike, Lafayette Hill
Rowen, 105 North Narberth Avenue, Narberth
Sheridan Square, 360 Montgomery Avenue, Merion Station
Skirt, 931 West Lancaster Avenue, Bryn Mawr
Sophy Curson, 122 South 19th Street, Philadelphia
Third Street Habit, 153 North Third Street, Philadelphia
Wayne Edwards Workshop, 1710 Sansom Street, Second floor, Philadelphia (Feb 10-17)
Annual Nest Tweetheart Social
On Friday, February 13, join the annual Nest Tweetheart Social benefiting PAWS, a pre-Valentine’s party for families from 4:00 to 6:30p.m. The guests will be treated to hors d’oeuvres from Private Chef Chris Gouty, a candy bar and photo booth. Children will make “love potion” jars to take home, snack on heart shaped Rice Krispy treats, dance in the upstairs party room and meet loveable animals available for adoption through PAWS (who will be held in a private room). A silent auction will benefit PAWS. Wine and beer will be served for adults. Guests are requested to bring any of the following items to donate to PAWS: bleach, laundry detergent, paper towels, heavy duty trash bags, clay cat litter, Kong brand dog toys, canned dog, cat and kitten food (no dry food please), cat and kitten toys, fleece blankets, new or used dog crates and carriers of all sizes. TICKETS: $35 per family; $30 for basic and green Nest members. Nest purple members can attend at no charge, but a donation for PAWS is requested. Tickets are available at www.nestphilly.com. Discounted parking is available at the EZ Park lots at 1309 Locust Street and 1213-1219 Walnut Street.