The 9th annual Philly Bierfest at the German Society of Pennsylvania happens on leap day this year, February 29th from 2-5:30pm. Marnie Old returns to BEN Around Philly to talk about the best beer (or bier – German spelling) event out there! Sample imports from Germany and discover the many types of German style beers like pilsners and lagers… sure, but also Dunkels and Weizens, Kölsches and Altbiers, Maibocks and Doppelbocks, Schwarzbiers and Rauchbiers, plus Zwickels and Zoigls and Goses! Marnie is a nationally renowned sommelier and writer who helps to host this event along with three non profit organizations: the Brewers of Pennsylvania, the German Society of Pennsylvania, and Philly Roller Derby. Eat authentic German food and enjoy VIP seminars, roller derby arm wrestling, bands and music(Polkadelphia), and Beerlesque! Get your tickets while you can at PhillyBierfest.com.
Then, Kristen catches up with Deborah Norville, two time Emmy Award winner, reporter, writer, entrepreneur, and longtime co-anchor of Inside Edition. Deborah has the scoop on the 92nd Academy Awards and the predictions on who will win what at the ceremony on Sunday night. Watch on CBS, Sunday, February 9th, beginning at 9pm. Catch Deborah Norville on Inside Edition weekday evenings at 7pm on CBS.
Once again, First Person Arts returns to BEN Around Philly to talk about their upcoming Ex Files Story Slam(s) on Valentine’s Day at Underground Arts. Tanesha Ford, Marketing Director for First Person Arts and local Philly comedian Alyssa Al-Dookhi join Kristen in the studio to talk about this 10th Annual Ex Files Story Slam, with two shows Friday, February 14th at 7pm and 9pm. Alyssa will will be hosting, along with John Deary. The two co-host a game show the last Saturday of every month called Makeup or Breakup, at Good Good Comedy (next show February 29th). First Person Arts Story Slams allow 10 random audience members to share their stories, based on that month’s theme, in a competition for Best Storyteller each month. Winners from each show get a $100 grand prize and a chance to compete in the GrandSlam in May. This Valentine’s Day, arrive prepared with a story about your ex (or exes), or simply listen to the 10 stories as an audience member and participate as an audience judge. The Ex Files Story Slam is super popular and both shows will SELL OUT. Get your tickets ($15) for either the 7pm or 9pm show (or both, as they’ll be completely different) at FirstPersonArts.org.