Community Calendar

January 18

Fiedler’s office visits Whitman Library – From 2-4 p.m., a representative from Elizabeth Fiedler’s office will visit to assist with car registrations, unemployment compensation problems, birth certificate applications, income tax problems, consumer complaints and more.

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 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.

January 21

42nd annual CultureFest – Celebrate the Year of the Rabbit from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Penn Museum during a family-friendly festival designed for everyone to learn more about diverse cultural traditions. Live music and dance performances, storytelling, art-making for all ages and a marketplace filled with vendors. It culminates with a grand finale — a traditional Lion Dance.

Lunar New Year activities are included with Museum admission. Children ages 5 and under, teachers, U.S. military veterans with identification, as well as Penn Museum members visit for free.

January 23

Pa CareerLink at Whitman Library – PA CareerLink can help with all aspects of job searching, resume building and career coaching. Drop in to the library at 200 Snyder Ave. from 2 to 4:30 p.m.

January 24

Free At-Home COVID Tests – from 2-4 p.m. at Whitman Library, 200 Snyder Ave., free at-home COVID-19 tests. No insurance or ID required.

January 26

The Jazz Sanctuary Quintet – At 7:30 p.m., an evening of “Jazz & Joe” at Gloria Dei (Old Swedes’) Episcopal Church in Queen Village at 8 Christian St. It is a two-hour free concert. Additional information is available at

January 26

Update on the future of FDR Park – From 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Grand Yesha Ballroom, 2308 Snyder Ave., hosted by Rep. Regina Young, Sen. Nikil Saval, Councilmember Kenyatta Johnson, Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon, Philadelphia Parks & Recreation and Fairmount Park Conservancy. Free food and childcare will be provided. Discover new activities. Learn about the park plan. Sign up to volunteer or join a team.

January 28

Pea Soup Dinner – At 6 p.m. at the American Swedish Historical Museum, take part in the tradition of the annual Pea Soup Supper hosted by The Men’s Pea Soup Committee. Ärtsoppa is the traditional Thursday night supper in Sweden during the winter that dates to medieval times. Dinner is served with sharp Swedish cheese, bread, dessert and coffee. There is also a cash bar. Tickets are $25 for museum members and $30 for non-members. Reservations are necessary. Registration ends Jan. 25. Visit to get tickets.

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