Big Night: Foodapalooza IV, 'Battle of the Burbs' & More

Get Out and take our Friday night photo challenge.

Forget about the Super Bowl for now and concentrate on tonight. There's lots of food and music going down in town. 

If you can hit just three out of these five events, take a photo or two of each and we'll feature them here on Patch next week.

Foodapalooza IV is finally here... The is tonight at 6 p.m. at the Haverford Estates. There will be food and wine by A La Maison; A Taste of Olive; Carlino's Market; DiBruno Brothers; Firinji; Haverford Estates; Mediterranean Grill; McCloskey's Tavern; McShea's; Melt Down Grilled Cheese; MilkBoy Coffee; New Hope Premium Fountain; WholeFoods Market ... and more. There will also be a wine tasting by Majestic Wine & Spirits, and a beer tasting by soon-to-open (on Ardmore Avenue) Tired Hands Brew Cafe. 

  • Where:  (731 Old Buck Lane, Haverford) 
  • When: 6-8:30 p.m. Friday
  • Cost: The donation at the entrance is $30 (kids 5 and under are admitted free).

Check back with the Ardmore Patch later this weekend for a photo gallery of the event.

Run of the Mill. Calliope Music hosts this Appalachian string band (fiddle, banjo, guitar, string bass and vocals) right inside the cozy confines of their Lancaster Avenue store. The folks at Calliope promise a "fun, foot stomping, hand clapping evening."

  • Where: , 4 E Lancaster Ave., Ardmore 
  • When: 6:30 p.m. Friday
  • Cost: Free

Battle of the Burbs. Moved from Saturday to Friday night, eight high school musical acts will be finalists, performing at MilkBoy Coffee in Ardmore for this teen music competition. The event is co-sponsored by the Youth Advisory Council (YAC) of the Coalition for Youth of Lower Merion and Narberth, Milkboy and Harcum Music School. (YAC is a consortium of 30 students from eight public and private high schools, including Agnes Irwin, Baldwin, Barrack Hebrew Academy, Friends' Central, The Haverford School, Harriton High, Lower Merion High School and The Shipley School.

Emceeing will be Andy Blackman Hurwitz, an entertainment lawyer and founder of Ropeadope and Baby Loves Music record companies, who is working with students at Lower Merion and Harriton to create a high school record label. The judges include: Sharon Little, a singer-songwriter on CBS Records; Jamie Lokoff, a Milkboy partner; and Pete Anderson, a recording executive.

In conjunction with the concert, YAC students will be raising funds for Girls Rock Philly, a music and mentoring organization dedicatedto empowering girls through music.

  • Where: , 2 E Lancaster Ave., Ardmore
  • When: 7 p.m. Friday
  • Cost: $5

Quilts at Janice Martin Couture. Ruth P. Lazarus has been a dedicated quilter for over 25 years, inspired by helping to create the Newton, Mass. Bicentennial quilt. "Her beautiful pieces incorporate traditional and contemporary designs using cotton, silk, wool, international textiles and antique quilt ‘blocks.’" say the folks at Janice Martin Couture

  • Where: , 41 Cricket Terrace, Ardmore
  • When: 4-6 p.m. Friday
  • Cost: Free

Unframed & Uncorked Art Sale. Grab a glass of wine from Barefoot Wine and Bubbly and browse through photographs, paintings, drawings, glass arts, jewelry, ceramics and more at the Main Line Art Center (just in front of the Haverford Estates, conveniently enough...). The Unframed and Uncorked Art Sale is an opportunity for the community to support and purchase art from local artists. 

  • Where: , 746 Panmure Rd, Haverford
  • When: 6-9 p.m. Friday
  • Cost: Free (unless you buy some art; if you think you might, bring your checkbook or cash, as many of the artists will not be able to accept credit cards).

Happy Friday, everyone.


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