Monday, July 14, 2008

Around Town: July 14, 2008

The 14th annual Philadelphia International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival kicked off on Thursday night. Philly Chit Chat has lots of great photos from the first night of festivities. Even a couple of Chi Chi LaRue sans drag!

Jocelyn Kirsch - mentioned previously in JAWNNY here - will plead guilty today to identity theft, the Inqy reports.

Walnut Street Capital, the developers behind the proposed 1,500-foot-tall American Commerce Center (pictured), are scheduled to meet with the City Planning Commission tomorrow, says the Metro. Here's hoping the meeting goes well - we think this would be an amazing addition to Center City and to the skyline.

WORD TO THE WISE: If you live in Bella Vista, Queen Village, or Society Hill and you're at one of those lovely summertime cocktail parties that spill out onto the sidewalk, be careful with that open container. There's a bike cop based at the South Street ministation who has been making life hard on local residents (including one very close to JAWNNY). And yes, we know laws are laws, but hauling well-behaved people away from a laid-back First Friday event? In paddy wagons? Gimme a break, as Nell Carter would've said! The Citypaper has the full story.

Image of the American Commerce Center from Philly Skyline

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