One of Philadelphia’s most famous pieces of public art is a bigger-than-life boxer… literally. The fictional Rocky Balboa of Sylvester Stallone’s Rocky movies was immortalized in bronze in 1980. Originally created for Rocky III, the sculpture is now a real-life monument to a celluloid hero. After filming for the movie completed, Stallone donated the statue to the City of Philadelphia. The statue was first located atop the steps of the Art Museum, as portrayed in the film. It was then moved to South Philadelphia, to the front of the Wachovia Spectrum at the sports complex. To mark the 30th anniversary of the original Rocky, and as part of Philly Loves Rocky Week, the statue will be moved back to a site at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Soon you will be able to do your best Rocky impression, running up the Art Museum steps, and then pose for a picture next to the Italian Stallion himself.
26th Street, Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA
George Lopez is one of the premier comedic talents in the entertainment industry today. Maintaining an extremely active schedule as a stand-up comedian, George is a sell-out attraction coast to coast and has headlined concerts at prestigious venues. In 2001, Lopez hosted a major morning radio for Clear Channel Communications in Los Angeles and became the first Latino to headline the keystone morning radio slot on an English-language station in LA. In August 2005, Time Magazine recognized him as one of "The 25 Most Influential Hispanics In America." His sitcom, 'The George Lopez Show' aired on ABC from 2004 to 2007, and is seen in syndication on the CW and Nick at Nite. He now hosts a nighttime talk show on TBS.
Saturday, May 18 8:00 PM Borgata Hotel & Casino 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City, NJ
Restaurants & Food
Chef Joncarl Lachman completes a long-sought homecoming with this month's opening of Noord - his Northern European bistro - at 1046 Tasker St. (267-909-9704), the southeast corner of 11th and Tasker. The 38-seat, white-tablecloth BYOB has a chef's counter.