Arts & Culture

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.

GIGGLES & GLAM: British comedian, actor and writer Eddie Izzard lands in Philly on his “Believe Me Tour,” an intimate evening where he performs stand-up, shares photos and stories and answers questions from the audience, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 3 at Merriam Theater, 250 S. Broad St. For more information or tickets, call 215-893-1999.

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