Where will you be for lunch on Friday, May 9? Consider taking yourself…or perhaps your whole company…out to lunch at the Arts & Business Council Awards 2008: Taking it to the Streets. It promises to be the best meal in town.

Taking it to the Streets is happening at the Pennsylvania Convention Center starting at 12 noon (if you want to network, be there at 11:30). Watch entertaining performances by Philadelphia based hip hop dance company Illstyle & Peace Productions and international award-winning juggler Anthony Gatto, witness an awe-inspiring feat of movement by a dancer in the latest Cirque du Soleil touring show, “KOOZA,” and top it off by listening to the soul-stirring a cappella harmonies and African percussions of Voices of Africa.

Plus you’ll get to see for yourself what happens when the worlds of business and the arts collide through arts/business partnerships that enrich and enliven our region.

The prestigious Avatar Award for Artistic Excellence will be given to Lisa Scottoline, the first female attorney to write in a new genre– mystery thrillers with a legal twist– and an author who has brought the streets of Philadelphia to life for more than 20 million readers worldwide. In addition to her novels, every Sunday you can check out column, “Chick Wit” in The Philadelphia Inquirer.

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See you on May 9.