Around Town

Phriends’ Murder Mystery coming to Counter Culture

Starting Oct. 28, Counter Culture at 514 South St. will host an interactive murder mystery show. Phriends is acted out by iconic characters Ross, Rachel, Chandler, Monica, Phoebe and Joey, who take a trip down to Philadelphia for the opening of “Fairmount Perk,” a cafe chain started by Gunther. However, the fun doesn’t last too long as drama stirs up between the friends and some unexpected guests make an appearance. During the show, there will also be a scavenger hunt that can be played through an app on your smartphone.

General admission tickets are on sale for $35 and VIP tickets are on sale for $75 at

Evans to host senior fair Saturday at new Point Breeze office

Congressman Dwight Evans (D-3rd dist.) will host an outdoor senior health and wellness fair and open house on Oct. 29 from 10 a.m. to noon at his second district office, 1310 Point Breeze Ave.

“The senior health and wellness fair will include services and resources, blood pressure and glucose readings, a senior food pantry and more,” Evans said. “I’m also pleased to open a second office to make services more accessible to more neighborhoods.

“This is in addition to my existing office in Northwest Philadelphia, mobile offices for several months of the year and cooperative arrangements throughout the district where the offices of several state representatives and senators and city councilmembers help people access federal services closer to home. My office also provides information on many federal services online at”

Residents can learn more and pre-register for this free event at or call 215-254-3139.

PL130 opens new exhibition

PL130 Gallery at PhotoLounge will open an exhibition called Projected Exposures, which will run through Nov. 12.

Projected Exposures will highlight 13 Member Moments of inspiring interviews and beautiful photographs that show each photographer’s point of view.

The show invites viewers to delve into the work by also reading the full artist interviews and providing feedback and reactions. The goal of Projected Exposures is not only to encourage the exhibiting photographer’s, but to help viewers develop their own critical eye.

Open house will be held on Nov. 4 from 6-9 p.m. at PhotoLounge, 130 S. 17th St.

Conto fighting on Saturday

On Saturday night, Oct. 29, undefeated South Philadelphia heavyweight Sonny Conto (10-0, 8 KOs) takes on Pittsburgh’s James Bryant (6-1, 4 KOs) in the six-round main event in the headlining bout of a Joe Hand Promotions card at the 2300 Arena, 2300 S. Swanson St.

Tickets at $55, $75, $100 and $150 are on sale at

Bryce Mills (9-1, 4 KOs) of Liverpool, New York, will look for his fourth consecutive victory when he takes on Larry Fryers (11-5-1, 4 KOs) of Yonkers, New York, via Clones, Ireland, in a six-round junior welterweight bout.

Devin Gantt (1-0, 1 KO) of Sicklerville, New Jersey, will see action in a four-round featherweight bout.

Other bouts will pit Tariq Green against Everlon Still (2-2, 1 KO) in a four-round super middleweight contest; Carlos Marrero fighting Tyree Arnold (1-4) in a four-round junior welterweight fight; Shane Slocumb making his pro debut in a heavyweight fight against Johnathan Wiles (0-1); James White taking on John Pratt in a battle of pro debuting light heavyweights;; and Tyler Zwicharowksi (1-0, 1 KO) taking on an opponent to be named in a four-round middleweight fight. ••

Walk to end Alzheimer’s

The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s — Philadelphia is taking place on Nov. 12 at Citizens Bank Park. More than 6 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease — a leading cause of death in the United States. Additionally, more than 11 million family members and friends provide care to people living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. In the tri-state area alone, there are more than 489,000 people living with the disease and 809,000 caregivers. The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. To register and receive the latest updates on this year’s walk, visit ••

Learn proper grammar

Holy Family University, 9801 Frankford Ave., will host Who’s or Whose on First? Grammar Usage for Everyday on Wednesday, Oct. 26, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The event is free and will take place at the ETC building, Room 308, 9801 Frankford Ave. Register at, 267-341-3305 or••

Sports Hall of Fame on Nov. 3

The Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame’s 2022 Class will be Inducted on Nov. 3 at 5:30 p.m. at Live! Casino & Hotel, 9th Street and Packer Avenue. Inductees will be the Blue Horizon, the 1983 NBA-champion 76ers, Adele Boyd, Art McNally, Charles T. Cooper, David Akers, Ed Bolden, Fredia Gibbs, Howard Eskin, Jimmy Rollins, Keith Allen, Nikki Franke, Phil Martelli, Ray Kelly, Reds Bagnell, Rollie Massimino and Susan Francia. For more information, visit ••

Support Wreaths Across America

Wreaths Across America is organizing an event at Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery, 4268 Richmond St., on Saturday, Dec. 17, at noon.

The group will place fresh, decorated balsam wreaths on every grave and memorial.

Wreaths may be sponsored for $15 apiece at The location ID is PAMHRC. The group ID is PA0529P. The deadline is Nov. 21. Checks can be mailed to Wreaths Across America, P.O. Box 249, Columbia Falls, ME 04623.

For more information, call Gary Roman at 215-749-0756. ••

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.

Sea Change is running indefinitely.

The River Feeds Back, going through Oct. 30, is an immersive sound installation created by artists Annea Lockwood and Liz Phillips. The exhibit brings visitors into the deep sonic environment of the Schuylkill River watershed through recordings and a layered sound map that captures glimpses of the river system including the life of aquatic insects, eels, fish and swirling currents.

Ocean Bound will run through Jan. 15, 2023.

South Phila. HS class of ‘68 reunion

The South Philadelphia High School Class of 1968 will hold its 55th reunion on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2023, from noon to 4 p.m. at the Waterfall Room, 2015 S. Water St. Tickets cost $60 and include buffet dinner and open bar. For tickets and more information, call Arleen Liberi [609-922-2419], Maria Leati [856-287-3734] or Stephen Michielli [267-252-2740]. ••

Upcoming cruise

The Bristol Cultural and Historical Foundation is sponsoring a fully escorted Holy Lands & Aegean Majesty cruise that 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. ••

Cruise the Mediterranean

Norwegian Cruise Line will host a Mediterranean cruise from Rome to Venice on Oct. 10-19, 2023. The trip is all inclusive with round-trip airfare, a beverage package, all meals, three specialty dinners, taxes, transfers and all gratuities. The cost for a balcony sea view cabin is $3,511 per person. For more information, contact Fillmore Travel’s Kevin Fries at 215-498-8294 or