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WXPN to Host Inaugural 5K Race with Dance Party at World Cafe Live

workinonit2Get your calendars ready: The University of Pennsylvania’s radio station WXPN is hosting an inaugural 5K run this fall, with a post-race dance party at World Cafe Live.

It’s happening on October 5th over at Penn Park. The timed race benefits the station’s Musicians On Call program, which places volunteer musicians in hospitals and healthcare facilities across the region to bring music, room to room, to patients. Those same performers will be out on race day, performing acoustic sets along the course, providing a pretty neat soundtrack as you run.

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7 Shows to See in Philly This Week: Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Ben Folds, Lady Gaga and More

You know what the doctor says: A little music every day keeps the blahs away. To help, we round up a concert for every day of this week. 



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LIFT Philadelphia’s upLIFTing Leadership Award Celebration

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Last night, 300 people came out, hell or high water, to support LIFT Philadelphia’s “upLIFTing Leadership Award” celebration at World Live Café. LIFT is an organization that helps people get out of poverty.The national organization with locations in five U.S. cities was co-founded when Kirsten Lodal, then a student at Yale, saw that there wasn’t a single organization that took care of the needs of people in poverty, and that as a result the impoverished often had to go to several different organizations to get the help they needed. Today, Lodal’s vision is realized as LIFT, a national nonprofit working to “lift” people out of poverty for good.

Last night Drexel University’s president John Fry was presented with the “upLIFTing Leadership Award” for his visionary leadership and commitment to civic engagement. Fry told the guests that LIFT was the perfect partner for Drexel, as he attempts to instill similar values — that they must help others to achieve success — in his students.

Jill Aschkenasy, a Haverford resident and founder of Our Closet, a pop-up shop for free clothing, was presented with the “upLIFTing Community Award” for her innovative approach to providing struggling community members access to free, high-quality clothing during times of crisis.

The recipient of the “upLIFTing Commitment Award” went to LIFT member Tyrone, who has benefitted over the years from LIFT services to help him get back on his feet again.

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To Do: Vegan Beer Dinner and Live Music at World Cafe Live

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It’s not often I get to write about a music venue—I leave that to our pals over at Ticket—so I’m jumping at the opportunity.

Philly’s World Cafe Live is hosting its first-ever, 100-percent-meat-free meal next month, where even the beer is vegan.

The Vegan Beer Dinner, to take place on Monday, April 28th, will include four courses (menu TBA) and five beers, along with live music from jazz singer Sara Street. From the event’s website:

“All food items will be 100% vegan, and all beers will be styles made without animal product, and coming from breweries who do not use any animal products in their fining process(no isinglass, gelatin, bone char, etc).  Confirmed beers include: Southern Tier Gemini, Founders Imperial Stout and Lancaster Hop Buggy.”

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Band of Brewers Is Set for Sunday, March 2nd

bob_adLast year Philly Beer Scene hosted Band of Brewers with six local breweries putting together bands to rock World Cafe Live in a battle-of-the-bands type of event. And this year it promises to be even bigger.

Curt Decker of Nodding Head Brewery will serve as emcee and each band will have the opportunity to perform three songs on stage. A panel of celebrity judges will pick a winner. The audience will also get to choose a fan favorite. A part of proceeds will go to the charity of choice of the winning band.

Each brewery will be also be represented by at least one of their draft beers.

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