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Before he established Simpkins Security Group, LLC, Stephen Simpkins was in Iraq as a member of the United States Army’s 82nd Airborne Division. The decorated veteran was honorably discharged after serving for eight years and achieving the rank of staff sergeant.

He now uses his army skills and his experience in the security field while leading firearms and security certification courses or performing consulting services. Simpkins also teaches CPR and first aid techniques that can be used on adults, kids, and infants.

Reservations/Appointments: Required

Established: 2009

Staff Size: 2–10 people

Average Duration of Services: 2–4 hours

2211 East Letterly Street
Philadelphia,
PA
US

Forty-eight bowling balls can roll down the 48 lanes at once, sending pins flying in a heath-thumping clatter. Erie Lanes? size accommodates hordes of bowling parties at once. And it isn?t just bowling that entertains crowds. Balls clatter atop pool tables in the game room, and a toy crane snaps at stuffed animals. And on select nights, the bowling lanes glow under black lights and disco balls, and a fog machine turns on full blast during cosmic bowling games. The on-site caf? refuels bowlers with pizzas, nachos, and burgers drowning in bleu cheese and bacon bits.

1310 E Erie Ave
Philadelphia,
PA
US

Signature service: Salsa and Latin Dance Lessons

Established: 2006

Reservations/Appointments: Optional

Staff Size: 2?10 people

Average Duration of Services: 1?2 hours

Pro Tip: Come to each lesson with an open mind.

2301 North Front Street
Philadelphia,
PA
US

El Cantinflas Bar's menu embodies the traditions of Puerto Rican cuisine, specifically comida criolla. Since 2004, the Northern Liberties eatery has been serving authentic dishes ranging from Mexican-inspired tacos to more traditional meals, including mofongo with fried pork, stuffed plantains with steak and cheese, and quesadillas brimming with steak and shrimp. An array of tropical drinks such as passion-fruit champagne help to wash down bites of the spice-laden, hearty fare. El Cantinflas also entertains its guests with events such as Thursday- and Sunday-night karaoke and live DJ sets on Friday and Saturday nights, which coax diners out of their seats onto the dance floor much like every bride's mother on their daughter's wedding day.

110 West Dauphin Street
Philadelphia,
PA
US

We offer all the fun of the drive-in, without the cars! Movies under the stars, video game parties on our huge projection screens, photo slideshows, and corporate presentations are all better on our jumbo movie screens. Our larger screens are great for school & team fundraisers, parks and recs. and other large events

2424 E York St. Unit 213
Philadelphia,
PA
US

The second annual Philly F/M Festival culls hordes of independent films and live music, emphasizing the interplay of the two media. Thursday night hosts the event's kick-off party as Philadelphia Slick douses the crowd with waves of toe-tapping beats and games of Simon Says. The neighborhood's lights dim on Friday as the film screenings begin at 7 p.m. with Sound It Out, a phonetically precise documentary that chronicles the last vinyl record shop in Teesside, England. Meet Me on South Street, The Story of JC Dobbs (September 24 at 6:30 p.m.) delves into Philadelphia's artistic subculture and underground crocheting scene from the 1970s to 1996 through the lens of one of its signature and now defunct musical establishments.

2424 East York Street
Philadelphia,
PA
US