The six applicants vying for Philadelphia’s second casino license will get 45 minutes to present their ideas to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board on Feb. 12.

Here is the meeting schedule:

9 a.m.: Opening remarks, followed by Market East Associates, proposing Casino Philadelphia at 8th and Market Street.

10 a.m.: Stadium Casino, proposing Live! Hotel and Casino at 900 Packer Avenue.

11 a.m.: PA Gaming Ventures, LLC, proposing Hollywood Casino Philadelphia at 700 Packer Avenue.

Noon: Lunch break

1 p.m.: PHL Local Gaming, LLC, proposing Casino Revolution at 3333 South Front Street.

2 p.m.: Wynn PA, Inc., proposing Wynn Philadelphia at 2001 Beach Street, and 2001 through 2005 Richmond Street.

3 p.m.: Tower Entertainment, LLC., proposing The Provence at 400 North Broad Street.

The meeting is open to the public, but no public comment will be taken and no prior registration is needed.

(via PlanPhilly | Schedule for casino candidates’ presentations set)

The Callowhill Community is invited to hear a presentation by artist Ben Volta.

The Callowhill Community is invited to hear a presentation by artist Ben Volta. 

February 11, 2013 , 7:30 pm
340 N 12 th  St, (the Wolf Building) #402. 

Ben Volta / Social Practice Lab

(attached image shows initial concept direction)

Ben Volta is an artist working with the Asian Arts Initiative on an exiting project called the Social Practice Lab. His project will circle around ideas of ENERGY in order to create drawings based on technical imagery and personal and poetic interpretations. The drawings will be made by teens and by neighbors of all ages in the Callowhill and Chinatown communities. Weekly workshops beginning in April will result in a public art installation on the fence or in proximity to the PECO substation. The location and material for this installation is still TBD, but he is looking into temperature sensitive paint and large format screen printing. Ben met with PECO in December and they have agreed to review materials and seriously consider the project. PECO has also committed to lending one of their engineers/professors to meet with the community and teach us some of the science behind the substation.  

Callowhill Neighborhood Association

New York Times food writer Mark Bittman is coming to Congregation Rodeph Shalom on March 13 at 7:30 p.m. as part of the What Is Your Food Worth? series, a conversation about food, ethics, sustainability and eating Jewish. Bittman will be on hand to talk about “The Future of Food” and how eating a healthier and more socially conscious diet is better for the planet, your body, animal welfare and more.

(via Mark Bittman, Award-Winning New York Times Food Writer, Is Coming To Rodeph Shalom For A Free Lecture On March 13 | Uwishunu – Philadelphia Blog About Things to Do, Events, Restaurants, Food, Nightlife and More)

Michael and Jeniphur Pasquarello have developed a mini-empire in the Loft District near Broad and Callowhill Streets. They are approaching the 10th anniversary of the industrial-chic Cafe Lift, in a former police-hat manufacturing plant at 428 N. 13th St., and the fifth anniversary of Prohibition Taproom, a bar in a former shot-and-a-beer a half-block north at 13th and Buttonwood. New this week is Bufad, a wood-fired BYOB pizzeria at 13th and Spring Garden Streets (215-238-9311), on the former site of Yum Yum restaurant.

(via Wood-fired pizza in the Loft District)