What’s Worth Seeing in November: Usher, Bob Dylan, Jerry Seinfeld, the PMA Craft Show and More

Corrina Burns | Photo by Jauhien Sasnou

Corrina Burns | Photo by Jauhien Sasnou

The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence
November 5-23
Off-Broad Street Theater
Time and time again, we’ve heard that there’s a dearth of roles for actresses of a certain age. “But I think that might be changing,” says Corinna Burns, the female lead in Azuka Theatre’s The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence, a 2014 Pulitzer Prize finalist. Last season, the 42-year-old Swarthmore grad was cast in just one show. This season? “I have five shows,” she says, including Revolution Shakespeare’s just-wrapped Macbeth and a Fringe play that won accolades from the New York Times. “I feel very lucky. It’s an embarrassment of riches.”

More November must-dos after the jump

Bobby Flay Customer Ordered $3,750 Wine, Says He Thought It Cost $37.50

Photo by Victor Fiorillo

Photo by Victor Fiorillo

It’s easy to drop a lot of money at the Borgata, and not just at the blackjack table. The Borgata’s restaurants, which feature celebrity chefs like Bobby Flay and Wolfgang Puck, flaunt prices as high as many of their customers. But one recent diner seems to have been a bit more shocked than most when he got the check. Read more »

What’s Worth Seeing in October: Neil Young, Thurston Moore, Midtown Village Fall Festival, and More

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Neil Young

Neil Young
October 8th and 9th
Academy of Music
The gritty Canadian singer and guitarist has always had a huge Philadelphia fan base, and his shows here are the stuff of legend. He performed a solo set and one with Crosby, Stills and Nash at Live Aid, he headlined a special 2008 concert to commemorate the end of the Spectrum, and his 2007 Tower shows were memorialized by filmmaker Jonathan Demme in the documentary Neil Young Trunk Show. If you don’t catch at least one of his two performances here this month, you’ll be missing out.

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Borgata Room $100,000 on Priceline

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As with most weekend nights during the summer, Atlantic City’s Borgata was sold out on Saturday, at least as far as the hotel’s reservation department was concerned. But Priceline was willing to hook you up with a standard king with a walk-in shower at the Borgata on Saturday night for $100,018.28, as seen in the above screenshot. We tried it several times, and we were getting the same results via Kayak. Read more »

Lawsuit over Fake Chips at Borgata Poker Tournament Thrown Out

A lawsuit over fake poker chips at a Borgata poker tournament in Atlantic City has been dismissed by a state court. Lawyers say they’ll appeal.

The lawsuit stems from an odd incident surrounding the Borgata Winter Poker Open tournament earlier this year. A gambler staying at nearby Harrah’s had snuck counterfeit chips into the tournament, and thought Borgata officials were on to him. So, police say, he flushed them down the toilet. His scam was discovered when pipes in Harrah’s began to leak from being clogged with $2.7 million in fake poker chips. (In a subplot to this already-weird tale, alleged chip counterfeiter Christian Lusardi has is also accused of possessing 37,000 bootleg DVDs.)

The tournament was canceled, and earlier this year gamblers sued. Yesterday, a judge dismissed it.

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2014 Savor Borgata Culinary Series

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Believe it or not, Atlantic City has been host to one of the East Coast’s most diverse, inventive and unique dining experiences in the country—the Savor Borgata Culinary Series. From now to the end of July, the casino hotel and spa will throw ticketed events with our country’s biggest celebrity and Iron chefs.

You can go the Bobby Flay Kentucky Bourbon Dinner on June 23rd or be wowed by Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian’s Culinary Demonstration (it’s only $25).

Those are just some ideas, but click through to see the full schedule.

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