To Do Tuesday: Dogs, Souls, Cocktails and Ben Franklin

Hey it’s Tuesday. January is really whipping by. I was expecting a nice slow roll through the first month of the year, but not the case it’s busy, busy, busy. Let check out some fun, philanthropic, quirky events happening around town you might be interested in attending starting with something tonight:

An organization that I support – No Dog Gets Left Behind is having a cocktail benefit tonight at the Pyramid Club. 6 pm to 9PM $25 Info here

What do you #BelieveIn?
A. The future
B. Education for all
C. The next generation

Join us at Green Soul (1410 Mount Vernon Street, Philadelphia, Pa 19130) Thursday, January 17th 5:30-7:30pm to support local teens to build a school in Nepal! 100% of proceeds from the #BelieveIn event will be donated to buildOn, an international non-profit organization that builds elementary schools around the world and provides service-learning opportunities to students and educators.

$50 tickets include Nepalese inspired cuisine and cocktails. 7pm performance by Seraiah Nicole.

Celebration! Benjamin Franklin 2019
2019 Celebration:Friday, January 18 Liberty and Justice for All, Reforming America’s Criminal Justice System – Purchase tickets HERE.

Market to Table: Chef Tour and Dinner Featuring Joncarl Lachman in Philadelphia Tickets HERE

Learn how to shop for ingredients and prepare a meal like one of Philly’s best chefs! This new, intimate monthly afterhours dinner series will highlight how the Market can provide everything that you need to make a chef caliber meal at home. During the tour the chef will show you how to choose the best ingredients for your meal and where they chose to source them from within the Market. Next, they will walk you through a step-by-step demonstration on how to make one of the courses on the evening’s menu using the ingredients that were just purchased. Finally, you will be experiencing gustatory bliss as you enjoy a one-of-a-kind multi-course, seasonal dinner prepared in the open kitchen.

Check back on Wednesday for more Philly Chit Chat…


Pat Nogar Hosts Her Annual 12 Days of Christmas Party

Pat Nogar Hosts Her Annual Annual Twelve Days of Christmas Ladies Tea

Pat and David Nogar

Pat Nogar, host of Living Well with Pat Nogar, held her Annual Twelve Days of Christmas Ladies Tea. This year’s theme was “Harlem In The 50’s” and the ladies dressed for the occasion.

Pat decorated 10 trees which were scattered all over their lovely home
Pat discusses the lore and legend of Harlem in the 1950s
Kathleen Kenneally!

Pat with her Red Velvet Cake, the highlight of the dessert tableBrian and Tiffany Arey with Marie Fritz

Kim Picci and Natanya DiBona

Doreen McGettigan Zoya Egan

Pianist  V. Shayne Frederick tickled the ivory
Karen Ebbert, Pat Nogar and Thanuja Hamilton

Thank you for a wonderful evening of good will and cheer!!

Del Friscoes

Del Friscoes

Replica Creative

Replica Creative


Photos: Sheryl Lee Ralph, star of CBS’ FAM, “Watch Party”

Sheryl Lee Ralph, star of CBS’ FAM, “Watch Party” Last Night

Senator Vincent Hughes and his lovely wife Sheryl Lee Ralph were joined by friends and family to watch the pilot of her new show “Fam” as in family, at teh CBS3Philly studio last night.

In the new half-hour comedy, newly engaged couple Clem (Nina Dobrev) and Nick (Tone Bell)—both of whom are close with Nick’s parents, played by Brian Stokes Mitchell, and Sheryl Lee Ralph—find themselves struggling to help raise Clem’s wild-child younger sister.

Sheryl Lee Ralph, an actress, author, and now podcaster — Diva Defined with Sheryl Lee Ralph premiered Thursday, Jan. 10, the same day as her new CBS sitcom, Fam
Ralph married State Sen. Vincent Hughes, a Democrat whose district includes parts of Philadelphia and Montgomery Counties, in July 2005 and her one of her bridesmaids was Philly’s other lovely diva Patti LaBelle. (
Listen to Sheryl’s new podcast as she will be giving away $500 during each new airing. 
And that looks says it all – Sheryl Lee Ralph has a hit on her hands. I found the storyline to be fresh and funny. Two Thumbs up, set your recorders to CBS 930PM on Thursday nights, better yet watch it live and laugh all night long. Have a great weekend, stay safe, wear your seatbelt and I’ll see you back here Sunday for HughE Around Town and a little PhillyChitChat. – HughE