Arts & Culture

When PGN interviewed Netflix’s “Queer Eye” star Jonathan Van Ness in February for his Road to Beijing stand-up comedy tour stop at The Tower Theatre, he said, “I think this is actually my first time in Philly ever.”

With Philadelphia thoroughly ensconced in PRIDE and local businesses embarking on marketing concepts, both good and bad, the question now is how does one do something both earnest and inclusionary, while making a buzz.

A ‘PERRY’ SPECIAL EVENING: Jane’s Addiction frontman and Lollapalooza creator, Perry Farrell, brings his eclectic new music project, Kind Heaven Orchestra, through Philly for an intimate performance, 8 p.m. June 18 at World Café Live, 3025 Walnut St. For more information or tickets, call 215-222-1400.

Most of us were taught as children how to behave in society, including how to share. AJ Hess took that lesson to heart into adulthood — and parlayed it into a lifestyle and a career.

Manager of the West Philadelphia Mariposa Food Co-op, Hess has worked in the cooperative business for almost 20 years. In addition, the gender-nonconforming parent has fostered multiple children.

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