PHILLY PUNK legend

Mikey Wild

is ill and will appear at a benefit in his honor Saturday appropriately titled "F--- Cancer."

The show at Connie's Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th) features Bitchslicer, Boogie Witch, Live Not On Evil, Cisco Jeeters, Beast Infection, The Dark Lords of Stonehurst and Scareho, with whom Wild will perform. Wild's artwork will be on display and for sale.

Admission is $10. The benefit begins at 7 p.m.

Wild has been performing music and poetry in Philly for more than 30 years. His repertoire includes songs such as "I Hate New York," "Chicks With D---s," and his best-known, "I Was a Punk Before You Were a Punk, Punk."

Out and about

* Actor Terrence Howard and his children went for surf-and- turf platters at Bridget's (9 W. Butler) in Ambler Tuesday night.

* Comic Todd Glass surprised the crowd at Helium (2031 Sansom) Tuesday by showing up a day before his scheduled engagement and doing a set at the club's weekly open-mike night. The Conestoga grad plays the club through Saturday, but got to town early from Los Angeles.

Lehigh Valley gal in 'Frost/Nixon'

Lehigh Valley actress Jenn Gotzon plays first daughter Tricia Nixon in Ron Howard's "Frost/Nixon," opening tomorrow. Frank Langella plays her father, Richard Nixon, in the film.

Gotzon, a Northampton High grad, can be seen in "Role Models" and also in the upcoming "Yes Man" with Jim Carrey.

Hurricane to hit Palm in A.C.

The forecast calls for a caricature of NBC 10's Glenn "Hurricane" Schwartz to be unveiled at 5 p.m. tomorrow on the cartoon-covered walls of the Palm steakhouse inside the Quarter at the Tropicana in Atlantic City.

Charitably minded

Local rockers Soraia are hosting their annual benefit show for Sister Mary Scullion's Project HOME on Friday night at Upstairs at Club Risque (1700 S. Columbus), with all proceeds going to the charity, which aids the homeless. 93.3 WMMR's Pierre Robert hosts the show, also featuring Preston Swift and Whiskey Train. Tickets are $5 at the door, which opens at 9.

* Community activist and

former boxer Paul "Earthquake" Moore is again donning a Santa suit this year and playing Community Claus. He'll be making stops throughout Southwest Philadelphia and Delaware County spreading cheer and distributing presents to area children. If interested in helping or donating new unwrapped toys, contact Moore at 215-385-2696 or earth_quake1@hotmail.com.

* People Paper sportswriter Ed

Barkowitz will be a guest bartender at Downey's (Front & South) starting at 9 tonight to raise money for Toys for Tots.

* The Pennsylvania Real

Estate Investment Trust and its 39 malls have partnered with the national non-profit Pajama Program to deliver sleepwear and books to needy children. Through Dec. 31 shoppers can donate new pairs of pajamas or new books at each of PREIT's 39 malls including The Gallery and the malls in Cherry Hill, Exton Square, Moorestown, Plymouth Meeting and Springfield. For more locations visit preit.com/portfolio/enclosed.

* City Councilman Curtis Jones joins

the Philadelphia Club Frontiers International in a toy-giveaway event at Target (City & Monument) at 10 a.m. Saturday.

The event is sponsored by Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church. If you wish to donate a new unwrapped toy or would like to learn more about the Frontiers, call 215-242-4304.

Miller not a winner at Tiffany's

Sixers guard Andre Miller did not win a diamond-and-sapphire pendant at Tiffany and Co. (1414 Walnut) at a team party Monday night as we reported yesterday. He made purchases to benefit Comcast-Spectacor and Sixers charities. The prize was won by a season-ticket holder. *

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