Auto conference at Live!
Dealer Synergy, an automotive industry firm, will be hosting its 14th annual training and entertainment conference at Live! Casino & Hotel, 9th Street and Packer Avenue, through Jan. 13.
The workshop will feature speakers such as auto dealership owners, sales associates and technology experts.
Register at https://internetsales20group.com/ or 856-546-2440.
MLK events at Museum of American Revolution
During Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, pay tribute to the life, service and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the Museum of the American Revolution from Saturday, Jan. 15 to Monday, Jan. 17, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Theatrical performances, discovery carts and more will examine protest and patriotism in early America and explore the continuing struggle for equality for all.
All Martin Luther King Jr. weekend activities are included with regular Museum admission. Tickets to the Museum can be purchased by calling 215-253-6731, at amrevmuseum.org or at the front desk. Save $2 per adult ticket by purchasing online. The Museum is now open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with enhanced health and safety protocols. Revolution Place discovery center will be open Saturday to Monday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Theatre Exile opens new play in February
Theatre Exile at 1430 S. 13th St. will present The Motherf**ker with the Hat by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis from Feb. 3-27 with Theatre Exile’s new theater limited-capacity audience of 60 guests, reduced from the usual 125-seat capacity.
After his release from prison, Jackie moves in with his childhood sweetheart Veronica as he tries to start his life anew. He’s working to overcome his addictions with the help of his sponsor, Ralph D, but is soon confronted by familiar demons when he discovers another man’s hat in his apartment. For more information, visit https://theatreexile.org/shows/the-mfer-with-the-hat/ or call 215-218-4022.
More illegals coming to PA
Lou Barletta, a Republican candidate for governor, is complaining about adult illegal immigrants secretly being brought to Pennsylvania.
Barletta said a charter flight landed in Harrisburg on Monday, and buses carried the illegals to the former Moshannon Valley Correctional Facility, near Philipsburg, which is now being used as a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention center.
Gov. Tom Wolf and state attorney General Josh Shapiro, a Democratic candidate for governor, have dismissed Barletta’s complaints as a federal issue.
Barletta said the Biden administration is flying illegals to Pennsylvania and other states to clear the overflowing detention centers near the southern border.
Flower show tickets available
The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society announced that tickets are on sale for the Philadelphia Flower Show.
The theme is In Full Bloom. The show will take place at Franklin Delano Roosevelt Park, 1500 Pattison Ave., from Saturday, June 11, through Sunday, June 19.
For tickets, go to PHSonline.org/the-flower-show.
Apply for scholarship
The deadline is March 1 to apply for the Children’s Scholarship Fund Philadelphia.
Scholarships are available to income-eligible kids in kindergarten through eighth grade. They are awarded by random lottery.
Apply at CSFPhiladelphia.org.
North alums awarding grants
The Northeast Catholic Alumni Association awards tuition grants to the sons, daughters, grandsons and granddaughters of its members.
The checks are awarded to students who meet criteria, and the monies are sent to the Catholic school that they are choosing to attend. Aid is sent to Catholic elementary and high schools and universities in the Philadelphia, Camden and Trenton dioceses.
Grants are given to 32 students annually for their four years in high school or college and three years in elementary school.
Students can apply for a grant if their father or grandfather attended Northeast Catholic and is a dues-paying member of the alumni association. Applications are accepted until Jan 31, 2022.
Call 215-543-1051 or email email@example.com.
Monster Jam at the Linc
Monster Jam returns to Lincoln Financial Field on Saturday, April 16.
The show starts at 7 p.m., with a pit party for fans going from 2:30 to 5:30.
At the pit party, fans can see the massive 12,000-pound trucks up close, meet their favorite drivers and crews, and take pictures.
Tickets are available at www.ticketmaster.com.
Activities at Academy of Natural Sciences
The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, is hosting several current and upcoming exhibits.
Hidden Works of Nature: The Microscopic World in the Library & Archives will be on exhibit on the following Fridays, hourly from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Jan. 21, Feb. 4 and 18 and March 4 and 18.
Permian Monsters: Life Before the Dinosaurs goes through Jan. 17.
A junior scientist workshop, What’s So Amazing About a Diatom?, will take place on Saturday, Jan. 22, from 10 a.m. to noon. The workshop is geared to kids in third to fifth grades. Register at https://bit.ly/3E9nVEZ.
The presentation Invisible Worlds and the Cycle of Life is scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 30, at 2 p.m.
A junior scientist workshop, How Do Plants Communicate?, is set for Saturday, Feb. 12, from 10 a.m. to noon. The workshop is for kids in third to fifth grades. Register at https://bit.ly/3Da6brG.
The discussion Growing Art from Science will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 23, at 6:30 p.m. Register at https://bit.ly/3rRiQOe.
A junior scientist workshop titled Water Bugs, geared to kids in third to fifth grades, is scheduled for Saturday, March 19, from 10 a.m. to noon. Register at https://bit.ly/3pbrMLq.
Extreme Deep: Mission to the Abyss will run from April 2 to July 24.
Invisible World of Water runs through May 1.
Sea Change is running indefinitely.
Ocean Bound will run from Aug. 20 to Jan. 15, 2023.
Water exhibit opens
The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, is presenting Invisible World of Water, on view through May 1 and free with general admission.
The exhibit coincides with “Water Year,” an initiative of the Academy of Natural Sciences and Drexel University aimed to increase public attention of the resource.
For more information, visit ansp.org.
The Kimmel Cultural Campus has returned to live Broadway programming.
Here is the schedule through next summer: Pretty Woman: The Musical (through Jan. 16, Academy of Music); Hadestown (Feb. 9-20, Academy of Music); Beautiful – The Carole King Musical (Feb. 22-27, Academy of Music); Rent: 25th Anniversary Farewell Tour (March 4-6, Merriam Theater); Oklahoma! (March 8-20, Forrest Theatre); Waitress (March 29 to April 3, Academy of Music); Hairspray (May 16-22, Merriam Theater); To Kill A Mockingbird (July 12-24, Academy of Music); and Dear Evan Hansen (Aug. 16-28, Forrest Theatre).
For more information, call 215-893-1955 or visit kimmelcenter.org.
The Bristol Cultural and Historical Foundation is sponsoring a cruise to Charleston and Bermuda, June 2-12, 2022, on the Celebrity Summit, sailing from Cape Liberty, in North Jersey. Rates range from $1,577 to $2,387 per person, double occupancy.
Meanwhile, a fully escorted Holy Lands & Aegean Majesty cruise will sail Oct. 6-17, 2023, featuring 10 ports-of-call. Rates, including airfare, range from $4,198 to $7,998 per person, double occupancy.
Call 215-788-9408 for information and reservations.