Top 4 stories to watch for in NW Philly

 A scene from an October vigil in memory of hit-and-run victim Ceeanna Pate. The driver's preliminary hearing will be held Wednesday. (Brian Hickey/WHYY)

A scene from an October vigil in memory of hit-and-run victim Ceeanna Pate. The driver's preliminary hearing will be held Wednesday. (Brian Hickey/WHYY)

Here’s a look at what’s to come:

1. In honor of Black History Month, Germantown resident and community activist Lisa Hopkins put together a mini-play honoring the late Nelson Mandela. Friday’s performance of “Freedom’s Coming!” at Roosevelt Elementary School featured students and members of the Kama-Sahlor group. Check back next week for more details.

2. On Oct. 4, Ceeanna Pate was fatally struck by a speeding car in Nicetown near the intersection of Clarissa and Brunner streets. Terrie Fleming, from nearby Fern Rock, later surrendered to police. Her preliminary hearing is scheduled for Wednesday. Check back next week to learn more.

3. Mt. Airy filmmaker Brittany Rafalak is raising funds for a short film that will be filmed in and around the neighborhood. “Consumption” – part of Rafalak’s graduate thesis – is set in a “near-futuristic society where food has been outlawed.” The completed project will be screened in Philadelphia. Check back next week for more details.

4. ” Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?” – Mt. Airy USA’s annual fundraiser – is just around the corner. This year’s event will take place inside the Sedgwick Theater and feature drag diva Martha Graham Cracker, restaurateur Aimee Oxley and Project Runway alum Kristin Haskins-Simms. Check back next week to learn more.

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