Dan Gross: Kid Dynamite to play at fest

PHILADELPHIA hardcore heroes Kid Dynamite will reunite Aug. 15 as part of the weekend-long This is Hardcore festival at the Starlight Ballroom (460 N. 9th). Kid Dynamite last performed in August 2005 at CBGB's in a series of shows to raise money to save the legendary New York club, now a John Varvatos store.

This is Hardcore also features Thursday singer Geoff Rickly fronting for an Ink & Dagger reunion set. The band's singer, Sean McCabe, died in 2000 at age 27. Dagger's money from the onetime show and T-shirt sales will benefit Maks Zielanski, son of Crud Is a Cult and Flagman member Ed Zielanski, who has a rare childhood cancer.

Cro-Mags, Sheer Terror and Killing Time are among the several dozen bands who will perform throughout the weekend. Tickets are almost sold out, but will be available starting at 11 a.m. today at AKA Music (27 N. 2nd). Tickets ($25-$28 or $70 for a festival pass) are cash only. Find the complete festival lineup at ThisIsHardcoreFest.com.

He liked Snooki's two best assets

"Jersey Shore" star Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi was accompanied by her mother, Helene, to a guest appearance Sunday night at Adelphia (1750 Clements Bridge) in Deptford, where Q102's Maxwell was broadcasting live. Mama Snooki watched as Snooki drank shots with fans and judged hot-body and fist-pump contests. There's a funny pic of Maxwell staring at Snooki's rack on PhillyGossip.com if you care.

Publisher predicts perfect game?

PhillySport publisher Ted Beitchman is taking credit for predicting Roy Halladay's perfect game. After all, the Phillies hurler has been featured on the cover of his May issue with the headline "Unhittable."

And speaking of Halladay . . .

Halladay and teammates Ryan Howard, Joe Blanton and Brian Schneider will host a special screening of "The Karate Kid," for local children's groups Sunday evening at the Bridge (40th & Walnut). The film, starring Jaden Smith, son of Overbrook's Will Smith, and Jackie Chan, opens in theaters June 11.

* One man who won't be seeing the film, ever, is Nick Colangelo.

The Cherry Hill resident created cranekickchronicles.com, devoted to people imitating Ralph Macchio's famous kick on William Zabka in the 1984 original "Karate Kid." Colangelo says he'd like to crane Will Smith, for making the film and for "gettin' jiggy wit' it." Colangelo, 30, who works in finance, says he and friend Craig Rutter decided to start the site after being amused by Colangelo's father, Nick, who would bust out a crane pose at random times. Colangelo's awaiting a response from Macchio on his Web site, but Zabka has publicly stated he enjoyed it.

'Living Will' screens tomorrow

"Living Will," a comedy starring "Jackass" Ryan Dunn screens at 7 p.m. tomorrow at the Broadway Theatre in Pitman. Tickets are $10 for the movie, written by Roy Koriakin and directed by Matthew Lauyer. Koriakin and director of photography Joseph Hennigan had worked with Dunn on MTV's "Viva La Bam."

Local guy directs 'Losing It'

Abington native Adam Vetri is directing "Losing it with Jillian," which stars "Biggest Loser" trainer Jillian Michaels and which premiered last night on NBC. Vetri, younger brother of chef/restaurateur Marc Vetri and Montco D.A. Risa Vetri Ferman, graduated from Abington High in 1987, attended the University of Colorado, and had worked on MTV's "House of Jazmin."

Girard College president weds

Congratulations to Girard College prez Autumn Adkins, 37, who married R. Vann Graves Saturday in Richmond, Va.

Graves, 41, is a senior veep at McCann Erickson ad agency. It is the first marriage for both. The happy couple was pictured in Sunday's New York Times.

Flyers song aids police families

Deputy Sheriff Dave Dougherty has recorded "Philly Flyer Strut" to the tune of the Stray Cats' "Stray Cat Strut. Sales will benefit the Fraternal Order of Police's Survivors Fund. The actor and former Daily News Sexy Single is selling the song for $1 at davedoc.com.

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