WEEKEND PICKS
Philly Weekend Roundup: November 29- December 1 2013

Friday, November 29th

3925 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Crizzly and Figure, two major icons in today's bass scene will be hitting Philly this weekend for their All Black Everything Tour. They decided to band together for one of the most bass-dropping, dub-stepping, and mind-blowing tour to hit the states. Get out your glow sticks for an epic show this Saturday.

520 N Columbus Blvd. Philadelphia, PA , Philadelphia, PA 19123

The only 18 to enter and 21 to drink party in the city, make your way to Blurr Nightclub for a crazy night. DJ Dre Day, DJ XL, and DJ Kezmatick will be spinning tracks from 9 to 2am. There will be $3.25 Three Olive Drinks & $2.25 drink specials from 9-11 pm. Call 215-922-3020 to get on the VIP reduced admission list.

THE SCENE
Where To Shop On Black Friday!

The official kick off to the holiday season is just a few days away- BLACK FRIDAY! The only way to shop for yourself and for gifts is through bargain shopping. Trust us, the crowds and rush may be overwhelming, but the great deals make it oh so worth it ! Work off those Thanksgiving Dinner calories with these NYC Black Friday deals in stores or stay cozy at home with some great online deals.

Visit the MAC Times Square location on Friday, November 29th or log in online to score a dark silver lipstick and nail polish duo only available on Black Friday. MAC employees will be showing the new line Taste Temptation from 12-4am.

SHOP THE LOOK
Amy Matto has your Dress to Impress this Holiday Season!
CULINARY OCCASIONS
Black Friday Food Dining Deals!

Everybody might be talking about Thanksgiving now, but we know that the minute the turkey is done and the football's turned on, there will only be one thing on people's minds. We're talking, of course, about Black Friday, and brace yourself, folks, because like winter, it is coming.

Black Friday might be a little brutal when it comes to battling the shopping masses, but it doesn't have to be all stress! We've got the hook up on places offering Black Friday food and drink deals, so you can treat yourself after a day as a retail warrior.

Head to the Upper West Side for a Black Friday brunch at A.G. Kitchen, served from 11:30am to 4pm. Dishes include Brunchy takes on Executive Chef Alex Garcia’s signature Latin American-inspired fare, such as the Shrimp and Lobster Ceviche, the Torta with Smoked Salmon, Cream Cheese, and Caper Sour Cream, and the Huevos Garcia, Chipotle Chicken with Scrambled Eggs, Crispy Corn Tortilla and Black Beans. They'll also be serving signature drinks, like the Peach Bellini or the spicy A.G. Fiery Bloody Mary.

DAILY BITES
Black Friday Dining Specials

Black Friday specials shouldn't only apply to holiday presents. Amidst your shopping frenzy, take a break to refuel at one of these great spots:

Bill's Food & Drink: The newly opened eatery will be hosting a special lunch preview for shoppers in Midtown from 11:30am-5pm, along with an abbreviated dinner menu. Regular lunch service does not begin until December 3rd, so it's your chance to snag some before it gets too crowded.

Bill's Food & Drink is located at 57 E. 54th St.

Spice Market: Take a walking and shopping break and try the specially created Holiday Bento Box for $34, which includes six savory dishes along with two sweet dishes, such as butternut squash soup and a five spice duck confit spring roll. The bento box will be available from 12-4pm.

IN THE BOOTH
AN21 & Max Vangeli Rock Pacha NYC

Arriving at Pacha NYC on Black Friday, the energy was evident before even walking through the doors. The venue was filled with partygoers all ready to dance off their Thanksgiving dinners and leftovers, at the prestigious New York City spot. Awaiting up and coming house DJ duo AN21 & Max Vangeli to headline the Black Friday event.

AN21(born Antoine Joseffson), the brother of Swedish House Mafia member Steve Angello, has been working alongside Max Vangeli for the past year caught up with us before getting into the booth at Pacha to tell us a little bit more about themselves and their upcoming projects. Vangeli, named one of the "Top 5 DJs to watch in 2011" by the Top 100 DJ poll on DJMag.com, and AN21 have taken over clubs worldwide with remixes of Swedish House Mafia's Save the World as well as Pendulum's The Island. Both anticipating the gig, they gave the crowd one of the best sets in which I have seen them, if not the best. Feeling the vibes of the club rocking to the music, AN21 even attempted (and succeeded!) in crowd-surfing throughout Pacha's main floor! Definitely a night for the record books, as per usual, at Pacha NYC.

LIFESTYLE
What the Hell Happened Over Thanksgiving Break?

Ah, Thanksgiving. The time of year where families reunite, turkeys are consumed in copius amounts, gluttony ensues... and fellow Americans pepper spray each other to get a moderate discount on an Xbox 360. Well, at least this year. One can always rely on national holidays to ring in interesting headlines. So, in case you were in a tryptophan-induced coma for the past 4 days, here's a roundup of what happened in the interim:

DAILY POP
Some Sweet Black Friday Music Deals

The annual celebration of violent consumerism...er...Black Friday is only two days away! Whether you're going to be surfing through crowds in the streets of Manhattan or shopping from the comfort of home on the heels of your Turkey-induced coma, there's no shortage of sweet deals for the music obsessed.

As they typically do year-round, Amazon has some excellent savings this week. Ranging from $5 digital CDs to deeply discounted box-sets, there is a ton of cheap tuneage to sift through. Amazon's "lightning deals" are changing by the hour, so be sure to check the site frequently!

THE SAMPLER
Black Friday Sale Spectacular: LA

Madison: Take your pick of shopping locales – Madison is offering 30% off all regular priced clothing at any of their seven LA locations. Make sure you put this sale at the top of your list; it’s one day (Friday) only. Filled with holiday spirit? Nothing says “happy holidays” like the perfect party dress!
Madison, 9745 West 3rd Street (at South Woods Avenue); 310-273-8899

THE SAMPLER
Black Friday Sale Spectacular

Ernest Sewn: The New York designed and manufactured brand has become a local favorite for quality, live-in denim. Deriving their name from the mission to create a “product sewn in earnest,” how can help but fall in love. Enjoy 25% off storewide, but if it were up to us, we would stop in between 5 – 7pm for a Happy Hour pick-me-up!
Earnest Sewn, 821 Washington Street (at Gansevoort Street); 212-242-3414

AllSaints: Shop the Meatpacking District location for a chance at a less-crowded store (read: less competition) and deals on fall/winter apparel. A huge selection of women’s, men’s, and accessories are 25% all day long. Even better news – if you can’t make it to the store, shop the same discounts online all weekend long!
AllSaints, 415 West 13th Street (between 9th & Washington Avenues); 646-862-1832