13 Killer (And Doable!) Halloween Looks from Philly Makeup Artists

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We asked, and Philly makeup mavens responded in droves: We present the 13 most ghoulish, gory, and gorgeous Halloween looks that our city talent has to offer. Whether you’re looking for some doable costume inspiration or merely want to ogle at their insane, untouchable skills, this post features the best of the best in Philly makeup artistry. Give the looks a try and their creators a follow, because makeup this good doesn’t just happen. Happy (almost) #ShoppistHalloween! Read more »

CONTEST: Enter To Win a “G Philly Comes OUT at Borgata” Weekend

From AlanCumming.com

From AlanCumming.com

We’re so excited to be hosting our first co-branded event with Atlantic City’s Borgata on November 14, where we’ll be throwing a cocktail mixer at 28 West before a special evening with Alan Cumming at the resort’s Music box venue. Not only is everyone invited, but we teamed up with Borgata to offer one lucky G Philly reader a chance to get the weekend for free.

The winner will get the following prize package:

  • Overnight stay in a Classic Room at Borgata on Saturday, November 14th
  • 2 tickets to “Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs” in The Music Box on Saturday, November 14th
  • Access for 2 to The Fitness Center at Spa Toccare

The winner must be 21 or older and possess valid ID and credit card. How do you enter? Simply sign up below between now and November 2nd. The winner will be notified. Good luck!


GIVEAWAY: Win Tickets to the Wine + Food Festival [UPDATED]

UPDATE [4/18/2014, 11:41 a.m.]: Wow, y’all must like wine as much as I do. Those tickets went fast. Congrats to reader Veronica. Sorry to the rest of you, but, remember, you can still get tickets at a discounted rate with the promo code “TICKET15.”

Does that look good right about now or what?!

Does that look good right about now or what?!

Philadelphia magazine’s Wine + Food Festival kicks off at the swanky Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum on May 10th with an afternoon of Philly-centric nibbles, and samplings of over 600 vinos from around the globe, and Ticket‘s been given a pair of, er, tickets to give away to our lush-y readers.

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GIVEAWAY: Win Tickets to See Karmin at TLA [CONTEST CLOSED]


We’re celebrating our first week of Ticket by giving away — well look at that — tickets to see Karmin at the TLA on Fri., Jan. 31. The pop duo — consisting of peppy vocalist Amy Heidemann and pianist Nick Noonan —  is currently on a tour to promote their first full-length album, Pulses, due out on March 25.  The group became famous via a string of amazing cover videos on YouTube, where Heidemann flawlessly imitated everyone from Nicki Minaj to Chris Brown to Lady Gaga. In 2011, they signed with Epic Records, and put out their most popular single, “Brokenhearted.” Most recently they’ve released “Acapella” and “I Want it All,” both from the upcoming album.

Contest details after the jump

Why Are a Bunch of Philadelphia Chefs Heading to Cooperstown?

If you follow local chefs on Twitter you may have asked yourself the same question poised in this post’s headline. George Sabatinio (Stateside), Scott Schroeder (SPTR and American Sardine Bar), Nic Elmi (Rittenhouse Tavern) and Joe Cicala (Le Virtu) are all heading to Ommegang Brewery in Cooperstown to prepare for Hop Chef, a chef competition that uses Ommegang beers. While they’re in Cooperstown they’ll meet the brewers and taste all the Ommegang beers to come up with recipes. On the ride up they’re using the hashtag #HopChef and are doing an excellent job of ribbing each other.

More on the Hop Chef Competition »

Handmade Hot Sauce Contest At Tattooed Mom

To start off a summer season full of crazy events that could end very badly the crew at Tattooed Mom is holding their first annual “Hotter Than Hell” Handmade Hot Sauce Contest. The competition, on Tuesday June 12th from 5 to 9 p.m., will feature 20 contestants vying for the ultimate title. The panel of judges for the competition includes Jen Zavala of Interstate Draft House, Collin Thompson of Barcade, Tony Baris the South Street tattoo artist and self-proclaimed hot sauce junkie, and Chubb Rock of Tattooed Mom.

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Free Stuff (For A Price): The Foobooz Barrio Pop-Up Contest

Remember a couple weeks back when we told you that this guy (Wheeler del Torro) was going to be coming to Philly to do a one-night-only pop-up of his Afro-Cuban concept, Barrio? Yeah, well the date for that thing is coming right up (Saturday, March 31), and we now have some additional details about tickets, prices, the rather unusual “questionnaire” that potential guests have to fill out before being granted entry–and a way for you to go for free.

That’s right, folks. It’s time for another Foobooz contest.

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