Arts & Culture

LATIN-PALOOZA: Superstar pop singer and heartthrob Enrique Iglesias teams up with rapper Pitbull for a tour that is sure to have Philly dancing 7 p.m. Oct. 13 at Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St. For more information or tickets, call 215-389-9543.

Once upon a time, “AIDS” was a word that was feared by all, from the general population to health practitioners to emergency-service providers. Since the first AIDS case was diagnosed in 1981, more than 600,000 Americans have died of AIDS — more than all the U.S. combat deaths since the beginning of World War I.

Songwriters and performers Tom Wilson Weinberg and Andrew Crowley are joining forces again to step on cracks, walk under ladders, open umbrellas indoors and have black cats cross their paths when they present “Cabaret Vérité VI: Friday the Thirteenth.” The latest in their series of cabarets celebrates good songs and good humor, with this edition benefiting William Way LGBT Community Center.

 

Songwriters and performers Tom Wilson Weinberg and Andrew Crowley are joining forces again to step on cracks, walk under ladders, open umbrellas indoors and have black cats cross their paths when present “Cabaret Vérité VI: Friday the Thirteenth.” The latest in their series of cabarets celebrates good songs and good humor, with this edition benefiting William Way LGBT Community Center.

Don’t let the basic name and its location tucked away on a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it corner of the shiny new FMC Tower fool you — Walnut Street Café in University City has a lot going on, both visually and on its stylish New American menu.

HEEERE’S CARSON!!: The Miss’D America Pageant returns with out TV personality Carson Kressley hosting the annual drag show and competition 8 p.m. Oct. 7 at the Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa Event

“The point in history at which we stand is full of promise and danger. The world will either move forward toward unity and widely shared prosperity, or it will move apart.”     — Franklin D. Roosevelt

These days, the country seems to be in a bizarre world in which everyone is at each other’s throats for the slightest difference of opinion. We need a break from that with an oasis where we can find respect and patience. Luckily, there’s a group of young folks dedicated to creating space here in Philadelphia that is open to all.

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