President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address in the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol in 2011.

President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address in the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol in 2011.

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

Obama’s last State of the Union: Where and how to watch in Philly

Tonight is the last time President Barack Obama will speak to the nation in a State of the Union address, meaning it’s the last time Obama will face this special type of awkward clapping:

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And the last time Vice President Joe Biden smirks and points while sitting behind the president during the annual address:

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And the last time Obama will have his State of the Union speech ripped apart with a Republican response:

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Lucky for everyone who doesn’t want to miss out on the State of the Union, there are plenty of ways to watch the historic address to the nation, both on TV, online and in-person at locations in Philadelphia. Here are some of your options:

On TV and online

The State of the Union begins tonight at 9 p.m. and will be carried live by the networks, some of which are promoting their own livestreams for the event. You can also follow along on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram via the #SOTU hashtag.

Here are some of the other streaming options:

In-person in Philly

Beginning at 8:30 p.m., you can hit up the Cavanaugh’s location in Headhouse Square, 421 S. 2nd St., for a meet-up with the Clean Air Council and PennEnvironment. There will be food, drinks and presidential bingo made up completely of buzzwords. You can RSVP for the event here. 

If you’re in University City, you can catch a “study break” at Penn’s Stouffer College House, a residence hall located at 3817 Spruce Street. The gathering that’s part of a larger event series will take place from 9 to 11 p.m. in the Mayer Playroom and will feature chicken wings, snacks, political quizzes and conversation about the address.

Elsewhere on college campuses, Villanova Law School Democrats are hosting a watch party beginning at 9 p.m. on campus at 299 N. Spring Mill Rd. Temple Democrats are holding their first meeting of the spring semester tomorrow evening at the Howard Gattis Student Center in room 217A.

And if you’re just simply playing along from home? Here’s a State of the Union 2016 drinking game. Enjoy.

Know of a State of the Union watch party in Philly that we missed? Let us know at contact@billypenn.com.

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