Stepping back in time
The Salem County Historical House Tour on Saturday offers visitors a chance to see colonial living. The society will host "Open House in Fenwick's Colony," with at least 10 homes built in the 1700s, some of which figured in our nation's fight for independence. The self-guided tour is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. One house, Holmeland in Elsinboro, was the home of Col. Benjamin Holme and was burned by British troops in 1778 in retaliation for Holme's provision of cattle and supplies to Gen. George Washington's men at Valley Forge. Stories of historical significance will be shared, and many homeowners will wear colonial-era costumes. Tickets are $15 in advance; $20 day of tour. The Salem County Historical Society is at 83 Market St. in Salem, N.J. For information, go to
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or call 856-935-5004.
Candid conversation for teen girls
"Phenomenally U: Three Candid Conversations about Sex, Self-respect, and Success for Mothers and Teen Daughters in the Reality TV Era" is a summit by Sisters Sanctuary. Scheduled guests include NBC10's Lori Wilson, Fatin Dantzler of the R&B duo Kindred the Family Soul, and radio personality Lady B. The event takes place 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Free Library on Vine Street. The free summit was sparked by statistics about teen girls' responses to media images. Those studies found that regular viewers of reality TV accept and expect a higher level of drama, aggression, and bullying in their own lives. Sponsors include SCORE Philadelphia, the Free Library of Philadelphia, and Rolling Out magazine. Information: 215-686-5322,
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Makes you move
"Seen & Heard Featuring Bloom! with Blind Dates" is a celebration of movement and sound on Friday night. The Hungarian collective Bloom! will offer
, a dance-theater piece about prejudice, power, fear, and faith at 8 p.m. at the University of the Arts - Arts Bank, 601 S. Broad St. The Budapest-based collective offers a politically charged work that grapples with the resurgence of European nationalist governments and the consequences of social conformity - in a humorous way. The evening's bill also offers two new collaborations of dance and movement with six musicians and six dancers. Tickets: $15; $10 for students and artists; free with UArts ID. Information: 267-231-9813,
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Keep on trekking
The Official Star Trek Convention returns to the East Coast this weekend with the 25th Anniversary celebration of
Star Trek: The Next Generation.
Scheduled to attend are stars Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner, and LeVar Burton. On Saturday night, there is a Star Trek musical performance with Tim Russ, which requires a separate ticket ($15). The convention will include special presentations, costume and trivia contests, no minimum-bid auctions of collectibles, and special salute videos and previews of forthcoming sci-fi TV shows and feature films. The event will be at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 2349 W. Marlton Pike (Route 70), Cherry Hill. Plenty of free parking for spaceships and cars. Tickets are $10 Friday, $30 on Saturday and Sunday; $5 for children Friday and $15 on Saturday and Sunday. Children age 6 and younger free. Hours are 2 to 7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Information: 818-409-0960,
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Live music in South Philly
Ska-punk band Reel Big Fish will perform a free, outdoor concert at Xfinity Live Philadelphia at 9 p.m. Saturday. The opening act, Crazy in Stereo, will play at 7 p.m. Reel Big Fish gained popularity in the mid-90s following the success of other ska-punk bands such as No Doubt and Sublime. Reel Big Fish's Top 100 hits include "Sell Out," "Take on Me," and "Where Have You Been?" Admission to the concert is free for listeners ages 21 and older. Xfinity Live Philadelphia is a dining and entertainment district centered in the heart of the South Philadelphia Sports Complex at 1100 Pattison Ave. Information: xfinitylive.com.