Vincent's Restaurant, 10 E. Gay St., West Chester, presents Papa John DeFrancesco every Saturday night. Every Friday night is Blue Fridays. No cover charge.

Saturday, January 3 and Sunday, January 4:

Kids Fest

Blue Cross River Rink, Penn's Landing, Columbus Blvd. and Spring Garden St., Philadelphia. 215-925-RINK. 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. and from 3:00 to 5:30 p.m. Free to public. The Independence Blue Cross Seventh Annual Kids Fest will take place on Saturday, Jan. 3, and Sunday, Jan. 4, 2003 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Blue Cross RiverRink on Festival Pier at Penn's Landing, Columbus Boulevard and Spring Garden Street.

The festival will feature exciting, live musical performances by Sooz on Saturday, Jan. 3, from 2 to 4 p.m. and Steve Pullara and his Cool Beans Band on Sunday, Jan. 4, from 2 to 4 p.m.

The New Jersey State Aquarium will visit the Blue Cross RiverRink as part of this event celebrating kids. They will have crafts and special giveaways along with their mascot Chomp on Saturday from 12:30-3:30 p.m.

For more information on Kids Fest skating times, lessons, birthday parties or private sessions, please call 215-925-RINK or visit

Monday, January 5:

London, Berlin, Vienna

Verizon Hall, Kimmel Center, 260 South Broad St., Philadelphia. Call Ralph Israel, 1-888-348-5544. 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $75. Music and Art Lovers' Connection joins forces with The Philadelphia Orchestra for an evening of mingling and symphony. At 5:30 p.m., get acquainted at a reception at Toto, 1407 Locust St., Philadelphia (cash bar, complimentary hors d'oeuvres and pasta buffet); 8 p.m. Concert, Verizon Hall.

Prepaid tickets required by credit card: $75 (includes Orchestra, main floor seating and pre performance reception).

Sunday, January 11:

The Philadelphia Folksong Society presents Lui Collins and I, at the Germantown Academy Arts Center, 340 Morris Road, Fort Washington, Sunday, Jan. 11 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 in advance by calling 215 247-1300 or $14 at the door. Children under 12 are admitted free.

Sunday, January 18:

Pianist Craig Sheppard, senior artist-in-residence at the University of Washington School of Music, performs an all-Beethoven program Sunday, Jan. 18 at 3 p.m. at the Field Concert Hall at the Curtis Institute of Music, 1726 Locust St., Philadelphia. Single tickets are $25 and can be purchased by calling 215 893-7902.

Sunday, January 8:

Astral Artistic Services presents Meredith Arwady, Philadelphia Recital Debut, featuring Meredith Arwady, contralto and Mikael Eliasen, piano, Sunday, Feb. 8 at 2 p.m. at the Trinity Center for Urban Live, 2212 Spruce St., Philadelphia, General admission is $15; seniors $13, students under 30 with ID, $5. For information, call 215 735-6999.

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