Philadelphia has had quite the year. We got a new mayor. And a soda tax. The state’s attorney general was tried and convicted for abuse of office. Fishtown had a dumpster pool. And then it didn’t. We made it through a SEPTA strike and one hell of an election. Our sports teams are terrible, but also great. In honor of, and in spite of, everything that happened in 2016, here’s what the Billy Penn staff is thankful for about Philly, mixed in with some thoughts from readers.
Every year after the coverage of the Thanksgiving Day parade wraps, NBC turns over its broadcast to the National Dog Show — which is hosted by the Kennel Club of Philadelphia. In general, the National Dog Show is a high-stakes event, considered on par with Westminster, and results are kept under wraps until it airs at 12 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. The action took place at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, Pa, and we have pics of all the cultured canines (and their equally cultured caretakers) doing the dog show thing.
Sometimes, apparently, the hot deals that come with Black Friday are not hot enough for everybody. Last year, we wrote about how In Philadelphia the last three years, 179 thefts have been reported on Black Fridays, according to crime info from Open Data Philly. Here are the six locations where the most Black Friday theft has happened in recent years, plus a bonus pick that will surprise you.
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Check out "Art After Dark" at the Art Museum and enjoy a night celebrating South Asian culture with traditional and contemporary music and themed activities. Party band Red Baraat will headline.
Where: Philadelphia Museum of Art at 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
When: November 25, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.
How much: Free with museum admission
Philly's one-night Lip Sync tournament is back at Tabu Lounge and Sports Bar, and there are 24 "Big Mouths" ready to win the title and a cash prize. They will Lip Sync for their lives head-to-head.
Where: Tabu Lounge and Sports Bar at 200 S 12th St.
When: November 25, 2016 at 9:00 p.m. to 11:45 p.m.
How much: Varies
Into the Black returns to City Tap House University City just in time for the cold weather. Taste rich, toasty, chocolatey beers as the bar taps a selection of porters and stouts.
Where: City Tap University City at 3925 Walnut St.
When: November 25, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
How much: $35 for a tasting package