Dan Gross: Boreanaz backs Flyers, 'Macs'

Actor David Boreanaz , who stars in the film, also was at the world premiere Friday at the Kimmel Center.
Actor David Boreanaz , who stars in the film, also was at the world premiere Friday at the Kimmel Center.
Posted: October 17, 2011

"BONES" STAR David Boreanaz picked up some Flyers gear Saturday afternoon at City Sports (1608 Walnut) before he and wife, Jaime Bergman, and his father, retired 6ABC weatherman Dave Roberts, caught the Flyers/Kings game from a Wells Fargo Center suite.

Boreanaz is in town for the world premiere of "The Mighty Macs," in which the Malvern Prep grad co-stars with Ellen Burstyn, Carla Gugino and Marley Shelton. Roberts and wife, Patti, attended the Kimmel Center premiere.

Jocks party with ?uestlove

Flyers Scott Hartnell, James van Riemsdyk and Claude Giroux were among athletes who attended a welcome-to-fall party Thursday night at Mitchell & Ness (12th & Chestnut), where Roots leader ?uestlove served as DJ, accompanied by Yahmeen Allworld as hype man, rhyming occasionally over some tracks.

Their teammates Max Talbot, Wayne Simmonds and Zac Rinaldo were also at the sports-apparel store, as were Philadelphia Union players Sebastien Le Toux, Danny Califf and Michael and Gabriel Farfan.

Houston Rockets guard Kyle Lowry, a former Cardinal Dougherty and Villanova star, was walking around with Mitchell & Ness President Sean McKinney, while 94 WIP's Al Morganti was out impressively late for a morning host. Food Network and "Double Dare" host Marc Summers, Fox 29's Mike Jerrick, 6ABC's Shirleen Allicot, Comcast SportsNet's Marshall Harris and 97.5 The Fanatic's Tony Bruno and Sean Brace were also in the house.


Michael Vick and fiancée, Kijafa Frink, hosted a reception for the Eagles Youth Partnership at the Water Works Restaurant on Friday night. Vick went for cheesesteak bites and a lobster BLT, and took pictures and signed autographs for restaurant guests. He also posed for a photo with a bride and groom holding their rehearsal dinner at the restaurant.

* Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr. and his soccer-playing daughters caught the Union/Toronto FC match Saturday from a PPL Park suite. There was a capacity crowd for the playoff-bound soccer squad's final regular-season home game.

New York Times columnist David Brooks, a Radnor High School graduate, dined in a small party at the Swan Lounge at the Four Seasons a couple of nights back.

Charitably minded

* The Philadelphia Soul's Soulmates will be guest bartenders and staff at Diego's Bar (2676 Bridge), in Bridesburg, on Saturday, when the bar, owned by former Q102 personality Diego Ramos, celebrates its second anniversary. Diego says that all tips that night will benefit the Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police's Survivors Fund.

* Friends School Haverford holds its 12th annual 5K Race and One Mile Fun Run/Walk Footsteps for Friends on Saturday morning on the school's campus. The event benefits its financial-aid program. Registration starts at 7:30. The course goes through Haverford and the Haverford College campus. For info, check out runtheday.com.

Denise King performs two shows, at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Oct. 30 at the Old Pine Community Center's Wasson Hall (4th & Lombard). The jazz brunch is a benefit for Opportunities-PA, which helps homeless adults learn to be self-sufficient.

Tickets are $27-$55 and available at brunch4opps. eventbrite.com. For more information, visit opportunitiespa.org or call 215-779-6827.

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