Arts & Culture

As much as there is to like about summer (ice cream, water parks, exposed flesh, vacations, the outdoors, the Jersey Shore), it’s OK to hate it sometimes (the Jersey Shore, mosquitoes, long lines, heat waves, gas prices, abnormally hairy people wearing tank tops, sweat in inconvenient places, the Jersey Shore).

Kong — which, in this context, goes with Hong, not King — is one of the newest additions to the Northern Liberties foodscape.

We have some real-life heroes in Philadelphia, and the Delaware Valley Legacy Fund will honor them Sept. 25 at its third annual HEROES Party, a fundraiser recognizing leaders and allies of the region’s LGBT community. This year’s recipients — Gloria Casarez, the city’s director of LGBT affairs; the nonprofit group AIDS Fund; and the corporate awardee PNC Wealth Management — were chosen by members of the community who had attended prior Heroes events and with input from numerous community organizations. We took a moment to speak with Ron Lucente, a member of the Heroes planning committee.


THEATER Broadway: A Celebration — An Original Revue Dramateurs at The Barn present a collection of Broadway music and a stroll through the years and musicals that have become part of history, through Sept.

If Vogue magazine provides Anna Wintour’s “point of view” on fashion — a $300-billion industry — then glossy new documentary “The September Issue” provides a rare behind-the-scenes look at Wintour as she creates the 2007 Fall Fashion Issue — the biggest issue in the magazine’s history.

Theater Broadway: A Celebration — An Original Revue Dramateurs at the Barn present a collection of Broadway music and a stroll through the years and the musicals that have become part of history, through Sept.

Guiding Light Natalia is determined to win Olivia back, especially now that her son Rafe has enlisted in the Army.

FRIDAY Southland Michael Cudlitz stars as John Cooper, a gay butch cop in L.

Information is courtesy of Giovanni’s Room, 345 S.

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