What’s Coming up for ToiTime


Another Blogiversary has come upon us. I couldn’t be more happy, more proud and more delighted to love what I do. Writing is my form of expression. Helping others through writing is pure joy. Thank you to all of my followers. I promise to be better, more consistent, and keep things going!

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Thank you all for all the love and support throughout these 4 years!

May Observances:

  • Date Your Mate Month
  • Foster Care Month
  • Gifts from the Garden Month
  • Lupus Awareness Month
  • National Barbecue Month
  • National Bike Month
  • National Blood Pressure Month
  • National Hamburger Month
  • National Photograph Month
  • National Recommitment Month
  • National Salad Month
  • Older Americans Month


It’s my birthday month! I am a twin so technically I came into this world with a permanaent dance partner. I love Tierra so much. Although I do my own 10 day celebration, Toibration, I still link up with my twin and make sure her day is awesome from the time she wakes up until she sleeps! It’s what twins do!!!!


Events Coming Up:

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Last year’s Broad Street Run

Broad Street Run is Sunday May 5, 2019 aka Cinco de Mayo

I will be running this year again. I did great last year and will be running this race, my pace my race!

Azuka Theatre

Azuka Theatre presents the world premiere of Boycott Esther by Philadelphia playwright Emily Acker. In an urgent response to the #metoo movement, Acker’s new work chronicles the aftermath of a young woman’s career once her boss, a Hollywood mogul, becomes enmeshed in a workplace sexual misconduct scandal. In a world where information is spread and opinions are formed in the click of a mouse, this hilarious drama begs the pressing question, what is our collective capacity for forgiveness? Boycott Esther is directed by Azuka Artistic Associate Maura Krause and stars Alison Ormsby (Esther), Alexandra Espinoza (Mary) and Steven Rishard (Barry Bloom). This new work runs from May 1 to May 19, with opening night set for Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 7:00pm. Azuka continues its pay-what-you-decide model for this show where audiences are invited to experience the art on stage and pay based on the value of their experience after. For reservations, visit azukatheatre.org. Boycott Esther runs 90 minutes with no intermission and is recommended for audiences 13+.

Wilma Theatre

The premiere of Dionysus Was Such A Nice Man caps off an impressive debut season for Tarker, whose madcap political comedy Thunderbodies received its world premiere at Soho Rep in New York in September 2018, a production listed on The New York Times’ Unforgettable Theater Moments of 2018.  When a family of shepherds in the suburbs of Corinth learns their adopted son Oedipus has ascended the throne of Thebes, they plan a bender to end all benders. But who’s on cleanup after the party’s over? Equal parts irreverent comedy and emotional journey into family dysfunction, Dionysus Was Such A Nice Man  examines with horror and humor the lasting effects of personal trauma. 



I will also be taking a small vacation towards the end of the month. Blogs will continue to go!  Of course I will blog the where, the how, and the why. I am super excited.

Right Way Home Care

Curio Theatre Company

Curio Theatre Company closes its season out with a classic work by William Shakespeare and a trial of a new ticketing initiative. The 2018-2019 will close with a new production of William Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale. This story of forgiveness, folly, and redemption will start previews April 24. It will open Saturday, April 27 at 8 p.m. Industry Night is Monday April 29 at 8 p.m. There is a matinee Saturday, May 11 at 2 p.m. With this show, Curio wanted to look at ways to provide quality theatre programming at a fraction of a cost to the community. The company has introduced CuriosiTix: PLAY It Forward. With this initiative, Curio hopes to welcome new audience members that may have shied away from theatre previously due to financial constraints thereby creating a patron base that represents the evolving neighborhood of West Philadelphia. Tickets are available online at www.curiotheatre.org or by phone at 215-921-8243. All shows are performed at Curio’s home theatre at the Calvary Center for Culture and Community, 4740 Baltimore Avenue. 

Bucks County Food and Wine Fest

Inaugural Bucks County Food & Wine Festival on Friday, May 17, 2019 and Saturday, May 18, 2019. Local chefs, restaurants and breweries, plus acclaimed West Coast and international wineries, will celebrate a weekend filled with delicious food, fine wine and local brews. Look for a special guest appearance by world-renowned chef, restaurateur, and judge on The Food Network’s hit TV show Chopped, Marc Murphy. Experience the wonderful cuisine that represents the best of Bucks County and the surrounding area. Don’t miss everything from tastings, judging, wine seminars and even celebrity chef cook-offs. Participating restaurants include Parxgrill, Oliveto, Liberty Bell Gastropub, Nectar, Logan Inn, King George II Inn, Harvest Seasonal Grill & Wine Bar, The Common PHL and many others. The Friday night kick-off Liberty Bell Burgers & Brews is $50 per person. Tickets for Saturday’s main Festival are $75 per person. Weekend passes are $110 per person. Tickets are on sale now at www.parxcasino.com/foodwinefestival/. 

Philly Beer Week

Philly Loves Beer announces the return of Philly Beer Week XII between May 31 and June 9, 2019 at hundreds of venues around the region. Raise a pint and celebrate Philadelphia as “America’s Best Beer-Drinking City™” with ten days of non-stop festivals, dinners, tours, pub crawls, brewer nights, educational workshops and charity events. Look for a record breaking 2,000 beer-soaked activities presented by hundreds of breweries, bottle shops, restaurants, bars, craft-centric businesses and neighborhood organizations. There will be a little something for everyone, as events are designed for the beer novice to the beer aficionado. Pair exclusive and rare ales with craft cuisine in some of the city’s best dining rooms. Philly Beer Week kicks off on Friday, May 31st with the all-day Hammer of Glory Relay that ends at Opening Tap at 2300 Arena. This annual kick-off party moves to an exciting new venue with a 65+ breweries and cideries all under one roof. Opening Tap will also offer the first pour of the 9th Annual European Collaboration Beer, Duveldelphia. This exclusive 6.8% hoppy blonde was brewed in Belgium at the famed 148 year-old family-owned brewery, Duvel Moortgat, with local PA brewery winners, La Cabra Brewing. On top of Duveldelphia, look for this year’s special edition of Brotherly Suds X, a collaboration beer from local breweries Tröegs, Victory, Yards, Sly Fox, Stoudts, Iron Hill and Flying Fish. For a full roster of events, plus Opening Tap tickets, visit www.phillylovesbeer.org.

I have a lot of Philly spots to attend this month, as they come up, I will blog them so stay tuned.




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