HughE Dillon: Halloween Season Is Here

Plus Tom and Linda Knox host a cocktail party for portrait artist Nelson Shanks's Studio Incamminati

On Sunday Linda and Tom Knox hosted a cocktail reception for benefactors of the art school Studio Incamminati founded by world-renowned portrait artist Nelson Shanks. Also this week, the Halloween season officially kicked off with the Zombie Prom and Eastern State Penitentiary’s Terror Behind Walls. For pics from all three, click below to see slideshow.

West Chester natives Bam Margera and Ryan Dunn made an appearance at a showing of Jackass 3D at the AMC Painter’s Crossing last night. The movie opens October 15th.

The Flyers held their pre-season dinner at Sumo Lounge on Sansom Street last night.  Their post-season dinner was also held there, so they must consider the place lucky.

I hear Qdoba Mexican Grill signed a lease in the space that used to occupy Champions, the sports bar at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown.

Last night, I saw potential mayoral candidate Sam Katz at Barbuzzo. I had a chance to ask how he was and wish him luck in a future run. He was elusive on whether a run for mayor was in his future, saying that life was just fine as it is, and giving me that big, rest-assured Sam Katz smile.

Coming up:
Vision 2020 announced special guests for its “Celebration of American Women” on October 21st: actress Geena Davis, astronaut Mae Jemison, and actress/entrepreneur Jane Seymour. The three celebrities will participate in a 90-minute program focusing on women’s equality. Tickets are on sale now.

Ugly Betty’s Ana Ortiz returns to her hometown of Philadelphia to host Taller Puertorriqueño’s 35th Anniversary Gala on October 22nd at The Skybox at 2424 Studios. Tickets are on sale now.