Community Calendar

January 17

Cumulative Threads/Forecast – Da Vinci Art Alliance, 704 Catharine St. Exhibition runs through Jan. 21. Wednesdays through Sundays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 267-388-2835 or

January 17

Learn about Philly’s Lazaretto – at 7 p.m. at Gloria Dei Church, 916 S. Swanson St., author David Barnes will tell the story of the Philadelphia Lazaretto, the nation’s oldest quarantine station, and talk about some of the deadliest epidemics in city history. Admission is $10, which includes a drink ticket for a beverage (alcoholic or non alcoholic). Advance registration is highly recommended at

January 18

Virtual Lunchtime Lecture – Karl von Rydingsvärd: Baron of the Arts and Crafts from noon to 1 p.m. at the American Swedish Historical Museum in FDR Park. Virtual Lunchtime Lecture with ASHM Curator Christopher Malone, a look at the life and artwork of Karl von Rydingsvärd. Register at

January 19

Craig Ferguson –  At 8 p.m. at Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia, multiple Grammy-nominated, Peabody and Emmy Award-winning actor, writer, producer, director and comedian Craig Ferguson will return to The Event Center at Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia, bringing his “The Fancy Rascal” comedy tour to Philadelphia. Tickets start at $39.99 and are available at or

January 26

Bed of Roses – at 8 p.m. at Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia, a Bon Jovi tribute. Captures Bon Jovi’s full career, from the ’80s roots to the current sound. Bed of Roses will take you on a journey of the entire 40-plus-year history of Bon Jovi with an evening of hits including “Livin’ On A Prayer,” “You Give Love A Bad Name” and “It’s My Life,” performed in authentic costuming, voice and showmanship. Tickets are $20 and available for purchase at, or at Shop Live! in the hotel lobby.

January 27

Mario Lanza Birthday Remembrance – At 1 p.m., the Mario Lanza Institute will have its annual Mario Lanza Birthday Remembrance party at the Mario Lanza Museum (1214 Reed St.) to commemorate the 103rd anniversary of the legendary tenor’s birth. The event is from 1-4 p.m. and will include a lunch of hoagies, pasta salad and other goodies, a Mario Lanza video presentation and a special performance by soprano Dominika Zamara and classical guitarist Stanley Alexandrowicz. Tickets are $35. Seating is limited for this event and on a first-come first-paid basis. To order tickets by credit card, call the Mario Lanza Institute at 215-238-9691 or pay by check to Mario Lanza Institute, 1214 Reed St., Philadelphia, PA 19147. Visit the website at for more information and to make an online donation. 

January 27

Pea Soup Dinner – At 6 p.m. at the American Swedish Historical Museum in FDR Park, a tradition continues with the annual Pea Soup Dinner hosted by The Pea Soup Committee. Ärtsoppa, or Swedish yellow pea soup, is the traditional Thursday night supper in Sweden during the winter that dates to medieval times. ASHM’s Pea Soup Dinner is served with sharp Swedish cheese, bread and Swedish pancakes and coffee for dessert. There will also be a cash bar. Tickets are $25 for museum members and $30 for non-members. Reservations are necessary as seating is limited. Registration ends Jan. 22. Visit to get tickets.

January 28

Baroque Chamber Music – at 3 p.m., at Gloria Dei Church (916 S. Swanson St.), experience 18th-century chamber music in a personal, intimate setting – the way kings and queens of that time did. Reserve tickets now to hear “Camera Oscura.” The concert will feature works by Fasch, Handel, Roman and Leclair on period instruments. The musicians include Eve Miller, baroque cello; Edmond Chan, baroque violin; Karen Dekker, baroque violin; and John Walthausen, harpsichord. Admission is $25 for adults, $15 for students with I.D. and $5 for children under 12. It includes a drink ticket for a beverage (alcoholic or non-alcoholic). Advance registration is highly recommended at

February 9

Kelsey Cook –  At 8 p.m. at Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia. Cook is on her multi-city “Nice Try Tour” and has performed on NBC’s “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” Comedy Central’s “This is Not Happening” and EPIX’s “Unprotected Sets.” Cook also co-hosts the “Self-Helpless podcast” with fellow comedians Taylor Tomlinson and Delanie Fischer. It can regularly be found on the iTunes Top Comedy Charts and has featured guests like Brian Regan, Michael Bublé, Whitney Cummings, Tan France and Bert Kreischer. Tickets start at $19.99 and are available for purchase at or

February 10 

Cupid’s Undie Run – At Xfinity Live!, hundreds of people in Philadelphia will brave the cold in just their undies during Cupid’s Undie Run, the nation’s largest pantless party and mileish run for charity. The event raises awareness of neurofibromatosis and fundraises for NF research through the Children’s Tumor Foundation. Members of the Philadelphia NF community can share their personal experiences with the genetic disorder. More information regarding the event can be found here

February 14

Valentine’s Day Workshop – From 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Oak Street Health, 2310 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd. Dr. Deborah Roebuck discusses “Ways to Love Your Heart and Love Yourself.” Lunch will be provided. RSVP: 267-758-7807.

February 17

Witness to Revolution: The Unlikely Travels of Washington’s Tent Museum of the American Revolution, 101 S. 3rd St. Through Jan. 5, 2025. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. or 215-253-6731. All tickets valid for two consecutive days. Children 5 and under free.

March 8

Marlon Wayans – At 7 p.m. at Live! Casino and Hotel Philadelphia, actor, producer and comedian Marlon Wayans will bring his stand-up comedy tour to The Event Center at Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia. Wayans wrote, produced and starred in the hit comedy “White Chicks” and is starring in Netflix’s “The Curse of Bridge Hollow.” Tickets start at $49.99 and are available for purchase at, and at Shop Live! in the hotel lobby.

March 29

Absolute Queen – at 8 p.m. at Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia, Absolute Queen, a Queen tribute band. Playing the entire “Bohemian Rhapsody” film soundtrack plus all the hits. Tickets are $20 and available for purchase at, or at Shop Live! in the hotel lobby.

April 26

Foreigners Journey – at 8 p.m. at Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia, a Foreigner and Journey tribute band, featuring American Idol star Constantine Maroulis, will play at The Event Center at Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia. Tickets are $20 in advance and available for purchase at, As a special thank you to all Live! Rewards® Card members, Live! Philadelphia is offering two complimentary tickets. Tickets can be redeemed at the box office on the day of the show.

May 11

TEDxDilworthPark – From noon to 3 p.m. at City Winery, 990 Filbert St. The event is open to the public. Tickets at In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. Speakers are Nicole Bailey-Williams, Maybe Burke, Lauren Cristella, Lyndsey Getty, Adaeze Iloeje-Udeogalanya, Ssanyu Lukoma, Theo Major, Tina Nacrelli, David Sylvester, Michael Twinning, Brian Tucker and Najya Williams.