Community Calendar

January 6

The 3rd Annual Bowie Bash – From 6-9 p.m. at the National Liberty Museum, 321 Chestnut St., live music and Bowie covers by Johnny Showcase and Rumi Kitchen, specialty cocktails from Tattooed Mom and a raffle for fun Bowie-inspired prizes. A pop-up gallery features local artists celebrating David Bowie’s legacy in the creative freedom he inspired. Artwork on display will be for sale, with a portion of the proceeds donated to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Tickets are $25, $40 for VIP package, which includes an hour early entry into the museum exhibitions, a complimentary drink voucher and free entry into a raffle for a David Bowie-themed prize basket.

January 7-8

LoMo Christmas Tree Cycle – At South Philadelphia High School at Broad and Snyder. The Lower Moyamensing Civic Association is hosting a pair of tree recycling days. Residents can drop off their Christmas trees on Jan. 7 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. or Jan. 8 from noon to 3 p.m. There is a suggested donation of $5.

January 8

Toy train show – The Train Collectors Association Atlantic Division will hold its Winter Train Show and Sale 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Penns Landing Caterers (Sheet Metal Workers Union Hall), 1301 S. Columbus Blvd. There will be 140 tables with vintage toy trains and repair parts for sale, test track, operating toy train layouts, kids activities and door prizes. Admission is $5 per attendee or per family of two adults and all children 12 and under. Food is available, free parking. For more information, visit, or call Bob at 610-872-3309.

January 10 

Courage Under Fire: A Conversation with Former Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund – from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the National Liberty Museum, former United States Capitol Police Chief Steven A. Sund will share his personal account about the events leading up to Jan. 6. Tickets: Members (the Council and NLM) $20; general public $35; students $5.

January 14

Comedian Brian Regan – At the Miller Theatre, 250 S. Broad St. Considered one of the best stand-ups in the country by critics, fans and fellow comedians, Brian Regan’s 30-city tour stops in Philadelphia. Tickets:

January 21

Neumann-Goretti Softball Beef & Beer – From 7-11 p.m. at the high school, 1736 S. 10th St. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door. Proceeds support the high school softball team. Email

January 21

Imagined Futures Exhibition – From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the National Liberty Museum. A pay-as-you-wish admission event with engaging activities suitable for all ages, including sketching challenges, seek-and-finds, sand art stations and your own chance to write a message to your future self.

February 9 

The Future of True Love – From 6-9 p.m. at the National Liberty Museum. Celebrate love in all its forms, from romance to self-care, in an evening dedicated to this eternal pursuit of happiness, as inspired by exhibitions Imagined Futures and truth*. Singles, couples, “situationships” and all others are invited for signature cocktails, interactive experiences, presentations that dive into the depths of the search for love and more. $15 for general admission, $10 for members.

February 10

The Jersey Tenors – At 8 p.m. at the Event Center at Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia, 900 Packer Ave, the opera/rock mash-up sensation. Sing along to explosive mashups blending opera classics with rock n’ roll greats like Queen, Elton John and Bon Jovi. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at

February 11

Stray Cat Relief Bingo Night – at EOM at 144 Moore St. from 7-11 p.m.

Ten games of bingo. Tickets are $40 ($50 at the door) and a table of eight is $280. Light food, soda, water and snacks will be served. Raffle prizes, door prizes and BYO bottles and snacks. Email or Venmo @straycatrelief to purchase tickets.

February 11

Boyz II Men – Philadelphia’s own R&B group will perform a concert at The Met Philadelphia during its annual Valentine’s Day Weekend visit to the iconic theater on North Broad Street. Tickets at

February 26

Beyond Wakanda – Imagining the Future with Black Comic Creators – from noon to 5 p.m. at the National Liberty Museum. Superhero media inspired by Marvel’s Black Panther, DC’s Cyborg and a vibrant scene of independent creators put forth powerful visions of futuristic heroes shaped by black identity. NLM teams up with the East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention for a day of all-ages programming highlighting glimpses of the future that bring out the hero in all of us. Free with museum admission, advanced registration encouraged.

March 2

SZA in concert – At the Wells Fargo Center, music trendsetter and icon SZA will embark on a highly anticipated arena tour this spring with support from Grammy-nominated best new artist Omar Apollo. Tickets on sale at

May 19

Waterparks in concert – At the TLA, pop/rock three-piece Waterparks is back out on the road in 2023 for its much-anticipated “PROPERTY TOUR.” Tickets on sale at