Local comedian Shannon DeVido is having a good month. First, the wheelchair-bound comic (she has spinal muscular atrophy) appeared on Comedy Central’s “The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore.” This weekend, she filmed her role in “Difficult People,” an upcoming Hulu series produced by Amy Poehler and Billy Eichner. “It was incredibly fun,” says DeVido. “We shot in a tiny jazz club near Washington Square Park in Manhattan. I would’ve died if Poehler was on set.”
Radio 104.5 event DJ Reed Streets finally gets a crack at the airwaves. “The Saturday Night Mixtape with Reed Streets" will be on Saturdays from 10 p.m. to midnight, starting Feb. 21. “I’m pretty stoked,” says Streets. “It's only the third mix show in the entire country on a Clear Channel alt-rock station.”
The hotly anticipated BonChon, the Korean fried chicken franchise, is about to open its first Philly location. Owner David Taing says the 10th and Cherry spot will open Feb. 19, the beginning of Chinese New Year.
ActionAIDS will turn two floors of the Hotel Palomar into a Cuban-themed casino on Feb. 19. The fundraising event is dubbed Glamsino Royale: Havana Nights.
On a similar old school entertainment tip, Pennsylvania 6 starts its supper club on Feb. 19 — it will be a weekly Thursday party featuring a chef's choice menu and live music.
Former VH1 “Mob Wives” star Alicia DiMichele has left her two Addiction clothing stories behind for a new shop in Marlton, New Jersey. Alicia DiMichele Boutique opened over the weekend.
Sylvester Stallone and the crew from “Creed” have been spotted filming in warehouses and grocery stores in Port Richmond and the Elkins Estate in Elkins Park. Now they’re back in familiar territory in South Philly. Stallone dined at Le Virtu, then filmed at Victor Cafe. The opera-themed eatery was re-named Adrian’s. For the record, Stallone turned Victor’s into Adrian’s before: In 2006 he filmed parts of “Rocky Balboa” there. Call sheets have Stallone and company doing street scenes around Juniper, Dickinson and Reed, as well as back at Victor’s, until Feb. 19.