Happy Friday everyone!
It Abby, the morning show intern with Kristen! Here is another rundown of some events happening in and around Philly this weekend!
Ben FM’s Winter Bash: POSTPONED! The new date is next Saturday, February 1st. Look for more details in next week’s weekend preview!
22nd Annual Katie Kirlin Junior Wheelchair Basketball Tournament: (Jan 24th-26th) All weekend long, watch these incredible kids play wheelchair basketball at the Carousel House in West Fairmount Park. They travel all over, but only play at home once a year! It’s also a fundraiser, with basket raffles and Super Bowl blocks available. Cheer on Katie’s Komets while you’re there, and especially the handsome young man in the photo above. (He’s Kristen’s cousin Xavier, and he’s the coolest.) Katie’s Komets play at 9am and 1pm on Saturday and 9am and noon on Sunday. Find more info HERE.
Elvis’s Birthday Bash: (Jan 25th) The AMT (American Music Theatre) in Lancaster PA is putting on an Elvis Birthday Bash tomorrow starting at 3pm. The show will feature Scot Bruce and Mike Albert who will perform as the younger and older Elvis. For more information and tickets visit the AMT website.
Jerry Blavat Concert: (Jan 25th) Jerry Blavat the Philadelphia Legend is performing on stage for you this weekend. Be sure to join him as he hosts his Disco, Rock N’ Roll and Soul concert extravaganza at the Kimmel Center’s Verizon Hall tomorrow Saturday, January 25th at 8pm. Featuring: Gary U.S. Bonds, Peaches & Herb, The Chi-Lites, The Trammps, Bobby Wilson, The Happenings, and A Salute to Johnny Maestro with Tommy Mara and the Crests. As per tradition for his appearances at the Kimmel Center, attendees are invited to the Commonwealth Plaza for dancing before and after the performance. How cool is that?! Buy tickets at www.KimmelCenter.org and check out the Ben Around Philly Podcast with Kristen Herrmann to hear her interview with Jerry Blavat about the show, and lots more.
Lunar New Year: (Jan 24th-26th) All weekend long, join in and celebrate Lunar New Year right here in Philly. To start off the weekend, tonight at 11:30pm on Race & 10th street, the midnight lion dance will be taking place. All this weekend, The Elmwood Park Zoo, The Independence Seaport Museum, Dilworth Park, along with many others, are hosting festivities each day. Check out this website for more information.
Wonderspaces: (Opens Jan 24th) Wonderspaces is opening Friday and it’s the talk of the town. A fun and interactive art showcase for the whole family. Conveniently located in the brand new Fashion District in Philly, at 11th and Market; you can walk through all of the unique sights and soundscapes and capture some cool photos while you’re there. Wonderspaces General Manager, Jennifer McCreary is a guest on Kristen’s Ben Around Philly show this week, airing tomorrow at 7:30am. Be sure to take a listen. Check out a photo gallery of some of the art installations HERE. Grab your tickets for the opening weekend HERE.
Of course, BEN-FM will be playing your soundtrack all weekend long.
Have a GREAT weekend!!