Community Calendar

February 15

Interactive Drum Demo – At 4:30 p.m. at the Whitman Library, Educator and musician Julius Rivera will present a drum presentation where visitors of all ages can learn about drums and have the opportunity to play along.

February 21

Mardi Gras Celebration – From 4-11 p.m. at Chris’ Jazz Café at 1421 Sansom St. A night of all things NOLA — crawdads, jambalaya, Hurricanes, Sazerac and King Cake. Chris’ chef/owner Mark DeNinno has created a special menu featuring crawfish, frog legs, jambalaya, gumbo and all the Fat Tuesday traditions. The Hoppin’ John Orchestra, a 10-piece unit with horns galore and second-line grooves, returns for another year. Show times are 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Admission is $20.

February 22

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

February 23

Jazz Sanctuary – at 7:30 p.m. at Gloria Dei (Old Swedes’) Episcopal Church, 8 Christian St., Jazz Sanctuary returns to Queen Village for a free, two-hour concert. Additional information is available at

February 25

Philly Bierfest – From 2 to 5:30 p.m. at the German Society of Pennsylvania, 611 Spring Garden St., the 10th annual event, showcasing Pennsylvania’s German brewing heritage and leadership in the brewing and appreciation of German-style lager beers. Featuring German-style beers from both Pennsylvania craft brewers and breweries in Germany, live entertainment, educational opportunities and more. The event is in partnership with Philly Roller Derby and the Brewers of Pennsylvania. Tickets are $59 for general admission, $79 for VIP (one hour early access and keepsake mug). “Beer-Less” admission for designated drivers and children over 12 is $25. Call 215-627-2332 or visit

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

March 5

Toy Train Show – The Train Collectors Association Atlantic Division will hold its “Spring Fever” Train Show and Sale from 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 for adults and children. Admission is $5 per attendee or per family of two adults and all children 12 and under. Food is available on premises, plenty of free parking. For more information, visit or call Bob at 610-872-3309.

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