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FOP Lodge 5, 11630 Caroline Road, will host a doo wop festival on Sunday, Oct. 9, from 1-5 p.m., rain or shine. The event will feature an indoor dance party, some of the area’s top vocal groups and oldies radio disc jockeys. General admission is $30 and includes food, draft beer and soda. Tickets are available weekdays at the FOP front desk from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Proceeds benefit the FOP survivors fund. Call 215-629-3602. ••
Legendary saxophonist Kenny G is set to perform at Rivers Casino on Saturday, Dec. 10, at 8 p.m. Over his four-decade career, Kenny G has developed into one of the most prolific instrumental musicians of the modern era. Having sold more than 75 million albums globally, to go along with 17 Grammy nominations and over 1.5 billion global, he is one of the best-selling artists of all time. He has worked with artists such as Frank Sinatra, Aretha Franklin, Kanye West and Katy Perry.
Following the closure of the original Kalaya Thai Kitchen in Bella Vista, chef and owner Chutatip “Nok” Suntaranon will be moving toward opening its new establishment in Fishtown. Set to be located at 4 W. Palmer Street, the announcement comes as Suntaranon holds various send-off gatherings, including a...
Singer, songwriter, producer and actress Debbie Gibson is set to perform at Rivers Casino on Sat., Dec. 3, at 8 p.m. Over the course of her 35 years in show business, Gibson has found success in many different forms of entertainment. She has released 10 studio albums, the first two of which being certified platinum, and five compilation albums, selling more than 16 million records worldwide. She has also put together a successful theater career, at one point starring in 17 musicals in 17 years.
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Bethesda United Methodist Church, 2820 E. Venango St. (near Richmond Street), will host a Penny Party on Sept. 24. Doors open at 11 a.m. The event, featuring raffle baskets, starts at 1 p.m. The cost is $7 and includes tea, coffee and dessert. Hot dogs, hoagies and soda will be...
Rivers Casino recently announced that celebrity cook and South Philly native Steve Martorano will be opening an Italian steakhouse at the casino. Named “Martorano’s Prime,” it will be the restaurant’s second location following its opening at Rivers Pittsburgh in 2021, which was named “Best New Restaurant 2022” by Casino Player Magazine. It will also be Martorano’s first restaurant in his hometown.
Mayor Jim Kenney recently signed an executive order banning guns and other deadly weapons from recreation facilities throughout the city, including rec center buildings, courts, fields, playgrounds and pools. The ban comes amid a noticeable rise in gun violence at city parks and other recreational facilities. Most recently, Philadelphia Parks...
Renowned saxophonist and composer Boney James is set to perform at Rivers Casino on Wednesday, Nov. 23, at 8 p.m. Over the course of his 30-year career, James has sold more than 3 million records, earning four RIAA Gold Records in the process. He’s won a Soul Train Music Award for Best Jazz Album in addition to being nominated for four Grammy Awards, including for Best Pop Instrumental Album with his 2013 album The Beat, and two NAACP awards.
2nd Street Festival organizers recently announced that the fall edition of the Northern Liberties Night Market will be taking place on Thursday, Sept. 22, from 5 to 10 p.m. Being held on 2nd Street between Laurel Street and Fairmount Avenue, the event will feature over 60 food trucks, mobile vendors, restaurants, bars and merchants. Live entertainment will also be provided.
Fishtown District held a public meeting over Zoom on Wednesday, Sept. 21, regarding various public parking issues. Hosted by Marc Collazzo, the executive director of Fishtown District, the meeting featured a run-through of findings from recent parking studies conducted by the Philadelphia Parking Authority as well as input from residents. It was the second of three such meetings to be held in as many weeks, and the first time the topic has been addressed in this format since December 2021.
Pennbrook Partners recently announced that Kirkbride Arts & Apartments, located at the intersection of Thompson and Buckius streets in Bridesburg, will be having its grand opening on Saturday, Sept. 24, from 3 to 8 p.m. Constructed on the site that was previously home to the All Saints Catholic Church until...
One year after opening its flagship location in Northern Liberties, Bagels and Co. recently announced it will be opening six new locations over the course of the next few months throughout the city. Operated by Glu Hospitality, the company’s first new shop in Fishtown at 1317 Frankford Ave. is set...
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American Paradigm Schools recently named Steven Bilski as the new principal and CEO of Memphis Street Academy in Port Richmond. Bilski, who has worked at MSA for nearly a decade, will be taking over despite the School District of Philadelphia’s decision to invoke a surrender clause on the school in June that will likely force its closure following the upcoming school year.