This week, Kristen catches up with Melissa Walter (co-owner of Love City Brewing), Erin Wallace (owner of the Devil’s Den), and Shawn Dulee (co-owner of Naked Brewing Company) who, along with other Pink Boots Society members are hosting the 1st Annual Bold Women & Beer Festival. This women-centered beer festival (the first of its kind in PA) is happening Saturday, May 4th at Love City Brewing, featuring more than 30 breweries, as well as food trucks and live music by four female-fronted bands. Tickets, which include a tasting glass and all you can drink, are $45 per person. Designated driver tickets are also available for $10. All profits from the event will go to a scholarship fund run by the Pink Boots Society, an organization that aims to assist and educate women in the beer industry. Buy tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bold-women-beer-festival-tickets-58375932987
Then, Debby Derricks, the Director of Development at the Veterans Multi-Service Center stops by the studio to talk about the 4th-Annual VMC Veterans Fashion Show - Rewrite the Runway. It’s Friday, May 3rd at the 23rd St. Armory beginning at 6pm. Veterans will be strutting down the runway wearing fashions from the VMC’s thrift store. Rewrite the Runway raises funds and increases awareness for the VMC’s ongoing mission of providing services, programs, and opportunity and advancement to Veterans of the United States military and their families. In addition to the runway fashion show, there will be a silent auction, catering by Harvest, open bar, and a DJ. Oh, and a few close friends of BEN-FM will be hosting - WMGK’s John DeBella and XTU’s Mark Razz! Buy discounted $75 tickets and find more information here: https://app.etapestry.com/onlineforms/ThePhiladelphiaVeteransMulti-/Rewritetherunway.html
Finally, Deborah Cassidy, the Director of Sales, Marketing, & Family Services at West Laurel Hill returns to BEN Around Philly to talk about this year’s 7th Annual Bow Ties, Big Hats & Bourbon Kentucky Derby Fundraiser. Easily the best derby party in the area, the event will feature live viewing of the 145th Kentucky Derby race on 4 TV’s, a betting board, cigar lounge, live music, fashion illustrations by Denise Fike, a fashion contest with prizes, open bar and buffet and horse-drawn carriage rides through the historic grounds of West Laurel Hill (187 acres - 225 Belmont Avenue, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004). General Admission Tickets ($75) and VIP Tickets ($100) available. 4:00 VIP Check-in, 5pm General Admission to 7:30 p.m. Proceeds from the event benefit Gateway HorseWorks, a 501(c)(3) public charity which offers transformative Equine Assisted Psychotherapy Services to children, adults, and families in a healing, farm-based environment.
The very next day… Sunday, May 5th, West Laurel Hill will be hosting the Pennsylvania Ballet, offering two exclusive, one-day-only performances of scenes from Giselle and Romeo & Juliet on the historic grounds of West Laurel Hill. There will be a 12:30pm performance of a scene from Giselle and a 5:00pm performance of a scene from Romeo & Juliet. Performances will be followed by meet-and-greet receptions with the Angel and dancers of each performance along with light fare and drinks. Proceeds from the event benefit The Friends of Laurel Hill Cemetery. Tickets for Giselle $100, Tickets for Romeo and Juliet $125.
Find more information and purchase tickets for both events here: westlaurelhill.com/