As a member of the world-famous Harlem Globetrotters, Handles Franklin has visited 74 countries and counting.
ST. BEDE’S YOUNG AT HEART SENIOR CLUB Feb. 19 to Feb 21. Grand Hotel, Cape May. $305 includes meals, lodging, shows, and 2 casino packages. 215-598-3227.
In loving memory: The Arts Academy at Benjamin Rush held a dance festival benefitting a college fund named in memory of Jackie Park, a Rush graduate who was fatally struck by a car in 2012. The dance festival featured works choreographed solely by students. They wrote scripts for a few short monologues that were intertwined with dance performances. Some types of dances included ballet, hip-hop, modern and jazz. PHOTOS BY MARIA POUCHNIKOVA
Viewers of the first Anchorman movie understand why Ron Burgundy is “kind of a big deal.”
GE RETIREES Jan. 18 to Feb. 6, 2014. Atlantic, Caribbean, and Pacific oceans cruise. $2,479 per person, double occupancy. Includes $150 per cabin shipboard credit, stateroom accommodations, taxes, meals, port charges, insurance, and onboard entertainment. 610-892-9767.
Undercover police arrested a 17-year-old girl and her alleged pimp during a prostitution sting at a Northeast Philadelphia motel on Thursday.
Another way the community is showing the Thanksgiving spirit.
“The main things to remember if you want to become a standup comic is to have lots of confidence in yourself and believe in what you’re doing,” said comic actor and Saturday Night Live alum Chris Kattan, set to appear Thursday to Saturday, Sept. 26-28, at Helium Comedy Club, 2031 Sansom St. in Center City. Of course, talent doesn’t hurt either, which is obvious in Kattan’s case. And for now, after decades of doing television and film, Kattan, 42, is concentrating on showing those talents as he does standup comedy in front of live audiences.
It’s not too late to get tickets for the 59th annual Hero Thrill Show this Saturday, Sept. 21, outside of the Wells Fargo Center in South Philly.