March 9-15, 2006
ACTION EXPO If you're a retailer or buyer of extreme sport gear, then you need to come check out all the new death equipment companies are putting out this year. Surfing, skateboarding, snowboarding and wakeboarding gear, and all the accessories that go with them will be at the show. Open only to the trade. Visit www.dv8medagroup.com for more info, 9-6am, $10, Atlantic City Convention Center, 1 Miss America Way, Atlantic City, NJ, 609-348-7072.
BASKETBALL So you think you're Michael Jordan, or maybe you prefer to identify as Steve Nash? Bring your game to the court and show us what you've really got. Until then it's all talk big shot. For ages 25 and up. Every Tue, 5-7:45pm, FREE, Penn Alexander Community School, 43rd St & Locust St., 215-823-5288.
HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS Celebrating their 80th anniversary, the Globetrotters bring their "Unstoppable" tour to Philly to face the dreaded New York Nationals. Featuring a 30-minute meet and greet session at the end of the game. Just don't ask them about their 1981 TV-movie "The Harlem Globetrotters On Gilligan's Island." Two shows at 1:00pm & 6:00pm. Tickets are available at all Ticketmaster outlets, Sun, March 12, $12-$160, Wachovia Center, 3601 S. Broad St., 215-336-3600.
MUAY THAI KICKBOXING EVENT It's like Fight Club, but cleaner. Come as a participant or be part of the audience. The promoter, Evolved Fighting Championships is working to legitimize professional and amateur mixed martial arts like full contact kickboxing and muay thai. Just make sure Brad Pitt doesn't follow you there he's such an instigator. Events run through March 25, $35, New Alhambra Arena, 7 Ritner St., 267-278-6861.
PLATOON FITNESS Like getting your ass whooped? Platoon Fitness kicks celebrities and high profile CEOs booties into shape and now they're coming for you. Trade in the beer and chips, coach potato, for running shorts, tennis shoes and an ass you could bounce quarters off. Just don't expect to see Jake Gyllenhaal or Jamie Foxx at this boot camp.
Various dates and times, Philadelphia Art Museum steps, 26th St. and the Ben Franklin Parkway, 888-752-8666.
RING OF HONOR, CARD BACK HOME WWF what? Screw that and experience the action live at the Ring of Honor when Bryan "The American Dragon" Danielson defends his ROH World Championship against Alex Shelley and Price Nana from Ghana. It's supposed to be a "wild n' wooly" struggle with a "Tag Team Scramble" between the Ring Crew Express of Dunn & Marcos vs. Homicide & Ricky Reyes and team. If you're wondering if the previous sentence was in English, don't attend, Sat, March 11, 4pm, $15, New Alhambra Arena, 7 Ritner St., 215-781-2500.
STARS ON ICE If you couldn't make it to Torino because you didn't have the time or the dough to hop the Atlantic and chill in Italia, Stars on Ice will bring Olympic, National and World Champion skaters to Philly. Crazy back flipping Scott Hamilton will be hosting the new show, called "A Show ... about the show," a behind-the-scenes peek at skate show production, Fri, March 10, 7:30pm, $10-$110, Wachovia Center, 3601 S. Broad St., 215-336-3600.