Graffiti Pier goes 3D (Instagram/@nyc_perfect_pixels)

Mayoral candidates to talk buildings, tourism, business, more

There are at least four chances to see and hear candidates for mayor this week:

  • BUILDPhilly Mayoral Forum at the Kimmel Center (8 a.m. Tuesday, RSVP to attend)
  • Mayoral Candidates Forum on Hospitality & Tourism at the Pa. Convention Center (7 p.m. Tuesday, livestreamed on 6ABC)
  • Mayor 100: A Minority Owned Business Policy Forum, at The Enterprise Center in West Philly (6 p.m. Thursday, RSVP to attend)
  • Philadelphia Muslim Community Mayoral Candidates Forum at Masjidullah in West Oak Lane (5 p.m. Saturday, RSVP to attend)

Two new contenders are not included in the forums above; their names weren’t really part of the discussion until they filed nominating petitions. Candidate John Wood is a former PPP lieutenant running on a public safety platform. Candidate Delscia Gray is still a mystery (reach out if you have info). → Our roundup of the candidates

Mayoral candidates answer group yes/no questions by raising signs during the Restoring Safety Forum hosted by Billy Penn, WHYY, and CeaseFirePA. (Emma Lee/WHYY)

You can skip the line at Hop Sing with a $75 ‘bar omakase’

Hop Sing Laundromat has been named one of the best bars in the nation. But there’s always a line, since idiosyncratic proprietor LĂŞ keeps capacity low.

It’s not actually a bad deal, since that sum nets you two hours worth of custom-created drinks by renowned bartender Toby Maloney. 

→ What’s a bar omakase like?

Cocktail with coffee and mint at Hop Sing Laundromat. (Danya Henninger/Billy Penn)

RECAP: What else happened?

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MAYOR WATCH

No, nothing on the public schedule today for Mayor Kenney, who still has 239 days in office before the November election officially determines his successor.

On social media Friday, he congratulated the entrepreneur finalists in the Making Space rec center competition.

ON THE CALENDAR

🌮 BP Quizzo: Join Billy Penn for a night of local trivia with Taco Tuesday deals at Pistolas Del Sur on East Passyunk. Win prizes for high scores and best team name. Free RSVP. (6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 21)

🥷🏾 The Philadelphia Orchestra does “Black Panther,” complete with a screening of the movie. A portion of proceeds benefits the United Negro College Fund. (Friday to Sunday, March 17-19)

🧉 Support Hispanic and Latine bartenders at Condesa’s industry night party, where a $50 ticket includes a welcome cocktail, two drinks, and unlimited light bites. (8 p.m. Monday, March 20)