On Tuesday night, Smith introduced Nas and Damian Marley at their Electric Factory concert and spent the show dancing on the side of the stage with Jaden.
Swanky hangs tough
Old City's Swanky Bubbles will be seen at 10 p.m. Sunday on Spike TV's "Bar Rescue." Host Jon Taffer
spent a week at Swanky (10 S. Front St.) and advised the bar on how to become more female-friendly.
The bar consultant and host told us that he suggested changing the menu, installing a new bar and creating an atmosphere appropriate for a "girls' night out."
We told him that word around town was that Swanky had ignored most of his changes - including renaming the place Sheer - and asked if he felt scammed.
"Not at all," he said. "I went in with the intent to do a good job, and I did a good job. My job is to clean up the boat. If an owner chooses to drive it into a reef, that's their choice."
Witt at World Cafe
Actress Alicia Witt,
who was just seen on the "Friday Night Lights" finale, is also a singer/songwriter. That's what brings her to World Cafe Live (3025 Walnut) Wednesday.
The redheaded beauty is a classically trained pianist and displayed her musical prowess in episodes of "Twin Peaks," "Cybill" and "Ally McBeal."
Among tracks on her new EP, which is out on iTunes, is a cover of Paul Simon's "You Can Call Me Al," which she calls a "dark, gorgeous song." While she is touring with her music, Witt's no slouch in the acting department. She has four movies that are about to open either in festivals or theaters: "Bending the Rules," with Upper Darby's Jamie Kennedy; "The Boarding House"; "Cowgirls N' Angels"; and "Joint Body."
Tickets for Wednesday's show are $13 at worldcafelive.com. You can sample Witt's songs at aliciawittmusic.com
ESPN host runs here Dana Jacobson
, the host of ESPN's "First Take," will take part in the Philadelphia Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon Sept. 18. And she has a trainer with credentials - Bethlehem, Pa.'s Bart Yasso
, the chief running officer of Runner's World
magazine. For more info on the run, visit runrocknroll.com.
Feastival fetes Rendell
Former Gov. Ed Rendell
will be honored for his devotion to culture in Philadelphia at the Feastival Sept. 14 at Pier 9 (121 N. Columbus). The culinary event benefits the Live Arts and Philly Fringe Festival, which runs Sept. 2-17. More than 60 local restaurants will be featured, all handpicked by restaurateurs Stephen Starr
, Audrey Claire Taichman
and Michael Solomonov
, the last of whom hosted a preview party Monday at his Percy Street Barbecue (9th & South). For info, visit phillyfeastival.com.
Stomp for free The Dovells
will celebrate the 50th anniversary of "The Bristol Stomp," at 8 p.m. Saturday with a free show at the Lou Booth Ampitheater, in North Wildwood.
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