SCENE + HEARD: Shows Today at Expo: Day 2 By Staff Saturday, March 16, 2013 10:41 AM Bernie Williams ‘Plays’ at Revolution Bernie Williams, former outfielder for the New York Yankees will be making a guest appearance at Revolution Booth #223 today from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. Starting at 1 pm, the Yankee great will play a 30-minute guitar set. He’ll then sign autographs til 3 pm, so stop by and meet the multi-talented Williams. John Varvatos at REM Meet John Varvatos, designer and ABC’s “Fashion Star” mentor at 11 am. Stop by the REM Eyewear Booth # 1453. Win an iPad Mini at Zyloware Start the weekend off right, as Zyloware offers you the chance to win an Apple iPad Mini. Come by Zyloware’s Booth #1353 to check out their products, promotions and show specials on many Zyloware brands. Celebrate the 90-year anniversary of Zyloware in business as a family-owned and operated, independent, privately held company. Brand portfolio includes: Sophia Loren, Stetson, Stetson Off Road, Randy Jackson, Daisy Fuentes, Gloria Vanderbilt, Gloria by Gloria Vanderbilt, Invincilites, Via Spiga, Project Runway, Etched and MaxStudio.com. Block BG Reception Block Buying Group is having a press conference and reception to mark their 30th anniversary. So stop by the North Hall Lounge from 5:00 to 6:30 pm tonite and raise a glass to help celebrate their milestone. Power Hour With Gerber Live From Vision Expo Gary Gerber, OD, Chief Dream Officer at The Power Practice and host of “The Power Hour,” will broadcast live from Vision Expo East this afternoon from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the Medical & Scientific Theater. During the live Vision Expo show, “The Power Hour” discussion will focus on what can be done to reduce the influx of private practices that are closing their doors. Also joining the show will be Bob Schultz, president and CEO of Vision One Credit Union, and Howard Purcell, OD, FAAO, vice president of customer development for Essilor of America. Together, they will discuss their respective company’s commitments to ensuring practices continue to operate profitably while helping to reduce the number of doors that are closing. Stop by or tune in to learn strategies and options for profitability at any stage of practice. Gift Card Giveaway at Eastern States Eyewear Visit Booth #1222 everyday before 11 am and participate in Eastern States Eyewear’s Silver Anniversary Promotion. In celebration of their 75th anniversary, they will be rewarding purchases with AMEX gift cards. In addition, all customers placing orders before 11 am will be rewarded with an additional gift card. Russel Simmons@McGee Look who’s stopping by the McGee Group’s Booth #653! Meet Russel Simmons, the mogul behind Def Jam and the Argyleculture brand, today from 1:30 to 2:30 pm. Tura Manicura By appointment only at the Tura Brand Booth #643, come enjoy cappuccino and biscotti. And while you’re there have a “Tura Manicura.” Stop by from 3:00 to 5:00 pm to try on Tura’s vintage eyewear and have your photo taken. Introducing Anne Klein at Altair This spring season, Anne Klein Eyewear debuts an entirely new optical and sunglass collection. Celebrate the launch of Anne Klein with Altair at Booth #1737 at 2:00 pm. Stop by for cocktails, show specials, gifts and more. Caffeinate Your Job Search at the Career Café Need a little pick-me-up after a night in the Big Apple? Swing by the Local Eye Site Career Café where they’ll be serving delicious, premium roast coffee—free of charge—while you search for eyecare jobs on their Job Search Kiosk. Even if you’re not searching for a job, you’re welcome to stop by Booth #2757 on Level 3 for some coffee and conversation.