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Ben Franklin’s statue on the Penn campus in springtime is a thing. Photo via @andyodore on Instagram.
DEADLINE DAY: GET OUT THERE AND REGISTER, PEOPLE
You’ve seen stories about this upcoming primary election, on May 19. Heads up: Pennsylvania has a closed primary, which means if you’re an independent, you can’t vote in it. And if you registered to vote in one of the big Presidential races and moved, since then… you really ought to fix that situation. Today’s the last day you can do that in time for the primary. Here’s where you can do that in Pennsylvania (including forms at the liquor store!), because — believe it or not — just a few votes really matter at the city level.
CHIP KELLY WILL SIGN TIM TEBOW, SPORTING WORLD COLLAPSES
OK so you may have seen the headline yesterday: The Eagles are about to sign Tim Tebow as a quarterback. Man, people love to hate Tim Tebow (Can Tebow Help Eagles? Probably Not). There’s a bunch of columns already saying so. The best the Daily News’ Paul Domowich could come up with is that he’s not likely to hurt the team — not exactly a ringing endorsement. Hell, even Modell’s Sporting Goods isn’t planning to buy Tebow jerseys. Let’s just say it’s going to be an interesting year for Chip Kelly and company.
TO DO: GET AN ACTION FIGURE OF YOURSELF
WHAT: 3D Print Me Philly
WHERE: NRI 3D Lab, 1015 Chestnut Street
WHEN: 9 AM – 5 PM
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TECH WEEK IS HERE: THE MUST-FOLLOW SPEAKERS (AND THAT HASHTAG)
It is time. The fifth annual Tech Week (fresh off a shiny new sponsorship by that li’l hometown company, Comcast) and organized by Technically Philly kicked off Friday and will draw thousands of people from across the region. The annual holy-cow-there’s-so-many-things-to-do event fosters conversation around technology, entrepreneurship and innovation. The event has grown from about a dozen events in its first year to more than 100 in 2015. Here’s what not to miss this year.
TECH TALKS + JOHNNY BRENDA’S: IGNITE PHILLY WAS HERE
Thursday night at Johnny Brenda’s, Philadelphia got its 15th taste of city-centric innovation… this time with a dose of Tom Cruise. Eric Steele gave a five-minute speech about the actor’s height, showing pictures of him looking tall in movies even though he’s not. Aside from that, Ignite Philly largely featured speakers educating a crowd of about 100 people on matters ranging from art to voting to food to sex. ICYMI, here’s some of the new ideas and trends that are happening in Philly or that young people are trying to make happen.