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I Scream, You Scream!: The Ice Cream Post

Photo by Jessica Merz on Flickr (CC BY-ND 2.0)

As February winds to a close, it’s time to plan for the most wonderful time of the year: ice cream season. Unlike the winter months, where the only advantage to eating ice cream is that it is delicious (which is really the main draw, let’s be real), springtime seems perfectly suited to the frozen delicacy. Not too hot, so it doesn’t melt all over you, and not too cold, so it doesn’t make your teeth hurt. Ice cream is the best. To celebrate the glory that is ice cream, here is a list of events all across the USA to get your sweet tooth satisfied. BOO-YUM!

Friday, March 2 | Deadly Dessert | Philadelphia, PA

ICE CRIME! This dinner theater production in Philly needs you to solve a mystery surrounding Len & Terry’s Ice Cream. “But wait,” you say, “I want to eat ice cream, not just talk about it! YOU TRICKED ME.” No, I did not. This is DINNER THEATER, and Bistro Romano, as part of its full menu, has a fine selection of gelato and sorbetto to satisfy that craving. This is an all-immersive ice cream experience. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on February 24, 2012 in Food

 

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BPT’s Music Picks for this Week: Marc Ribot’s Ceramic Dog & Mary Gauthier

We’re ticketing a couple great shows of some truly unique performers this coming weekend and I wanted to give you all a heads up so that, if you’re in the area, you can check out something a little out of the ordinary.

The first of these unique performers is Marc Ribot. Ribot is an American guitarist and composer that is probably best known for the work he’s done for other performers. It’s a pretty impressive and eclectic list: Tom Waits, John Zorn, Wilson Pickett, Elvis Costello, Foetus, Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, The Black Keys, Elton John, Madeline Peyroux, Marianne Faithful and more. He’s probably best known for his work with Tom Waits since he was a key factor in helping Tom develop his new musical direction on the ground breaking 1985 album Rain Dogs. This was some of his earliest session work and he would continue to offer a unique sound to all the artists that he worked with henceforth. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on November 16, 2011 in Music

 

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Hot Tickets: New York

Every Friday at noon, EST, Brown Paper Tickets posts upcoming events happening in the New York area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike.

TONIGHT, November 11 | 11-11-11 | Who better to spend 11/11/11 with than No. 11 Productions? An evening of wine, hors d’oeuvres and cabaret performances as they celebrate their fourth year as a company! Includes an open bar (wine and beer), a silent auction, song, dance, comedy, puppetry, and highlights from No.11 Productions’ hit interactive musical comedy, THE OREGON TRAIL: QUEST FOR THE WEST!

Saturday, November 12 | Zero Film Festival: Zero Film Festival, everyone’s favorite artisan hand-crafted, ultra creative festival for self-financed filmmakers, has returned to their home in Brooklyn! Get a day pass for come and go entry. Doors open at 2 p.m. with complimentary PBR until the first feature at 3 pm — then films, music and fun go until late!

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Posted by on November 11, 2011 in Hot Tickets, New York

 

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Halloween In Your ‘Hood This Weekend!

Halloween is upon us! It’s on a Monday this year so there’s a bunch of events going on this weekend. Although, if you’re a true lover of Halloween, you’ll be out on Halloween proper.

Halloween has its roots in the Celtic festival of Samhain which means roughly, the end of summer. It’s also the name of Glenn Danzig‘s band after The Misfits, for all you lovers of horror-rock out there (see video below). Samhain usually lasted several days and had elements of other festivals’ for the dead. People and their livestock would walk between two bonfires as a cleansing ritual and cast the bones of slaughtered livestock into the flames. The first day of Samhain was October 31st and many of the traditions associated with Halloween come from both the secular Gaelic celebration of Samhain and the Catholic holiday All Saints Day. For example, trick-or-treating bears similarities to the medieval practice of souling, where peasants would go door to door on Hallowmas (November 1), receiving food in return for prayers for the dead on All Souls’ Day (November 2). Similar practices for the souls of the dead were found as far south as Italy. In Mexican tradition, the Day of the Dead or Dia De Los Muertos (November 1) also shares similarities to Samhain and All Saints Day. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on October 28, 2011 in Seasonal

 

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BPT’s Featured Non-Profit: BrooklynSpeaks

Do you love New York? Me too!

A few weekends ago, I was fortunate enough to visit the Big Apple for the New York Worlds Maker Faire. Everything about the city was exciting; from dodging people at Grand Central Station, to strolling through the neighborhoods at  midnight. I loved listening to the variety of languages being spoken on the subways and savoring different culinary flavors on every block. Being surrounded by so much energy and life was revitalizing, to say the least. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on September 30, 2011 in Non-Profit

 

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Hot Tickets: New York

Every Friday at noon, EST, Brown Paper Tickets posts upcoming events happening in the New York area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike.

TONIGHT! AZTEC TWO-STEP 40th Anniversary Tour ~ CD Release Party! Aztec Two-Step’s debut album was named one of the top five classic folk albums by Real Simple magazine in ’07, joining work by Bob Dylan, Judy Collins, Tom Rush and Phil Ochs; also “…surpassing Simon and Garfunkel for exquisite harmonies, musicianship and emotion.” Their music was a staple of progressive FM and college radio, helping to bring the music of the 1960s into the ’70s. Aztec Two-Step continues to impress audiences with their shimmering, intricately textured twin guitar sound, as well as their intelligent songwriting ~vintage & brand new~ and their inspiring harmonies. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on September 23, 2011 in Hot Tickets, New York

 

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