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Tonight: Goodbye Drinks (Again!), and Fishtown Eats Kensington

Posted August 13th, 2009

>>>Some of our staff members have an absolutely crazy love for margaritas, hence their appreciation for (and insistence upon) El Camino Real for goodbye drinks. Tonight, we say farewell to information manager and copywriter Josh McIlvain, with whom I’ve worked closely on this blog (buy his books!). You have Josh to thank for the Fringe poems, which were his idea, and for the Festival Guide, which he shepherded through the publication process (or blame him if you find any typos, whichever). We’re seeing off three of our interns too: Alexandra Nielsen, Sophie Ozenbaugh, and Geoff Weathersby (pictured right, with crowbar in hand at the new office digs back in May, prying metal studs out of a wall). They have all decided to continue their education, and not to enter the draft this year.

>>>Then around 7:00ish, we’re hopping on the bandwagon and heading up to the opening party for the Pork Chop gallery. Featuring work by Jen Procacci (who totally hooks us up by distributing our Festival Guides thanks Jen!), five bucks gets you in, and over the endless beer, aerial performance, and solid music, you can argue about whether 1536 N. American Street is in Fishtown or not. Is the name Kensington really so bad?

–Nicholas Gilewicz

Photo by Alice Hershey.