Here's your look at five stories to know about before the weekend:
1. Showboat closing: The Showboat Atlantic City hotel and casino may be closing, and a union leader says employees are expected to receive layoff notices today.
2. Spruce Street park: The Spruce Street Harbor Park near Penn's Landing opens to the public today, designed by the landscape architect behind last summer's hugely popular Pennsylvania Horticultural Society pop-up garden on Broad Street.
3. NHL draft in Philly: The NHL draft takes place tonight at Philadelphia's Wells Fargo Center.