- Newsletter for Sunday, October 18
INSTAGRAM OF THE DAY
Oh, Siri — not sure whether to laugh or cry, but you get Philadelphia; photo via @mc_not_mac on Instagram
7 WAYS FOR PAULA DEEN TO REHAB HER IMAGE IN PHILLY
Two years ago, the former Food Network star had all her TV contracts and endorsements cancelled after an employee sued her and she admitted to using “the N-word,” tossing it off like it was her normal MO. The butter queen, who rose to fame with her unabashed embrace of all things fried, fatty and sugar-filled, is in the Philly region this weekend, trying to claw her way back into the limelight. From commissioning a Rocky butter statue to joining the Mummers (she’d fit right in), here’s how Deen might be able to make Philadelphians like her again.
FROM A CHARLES RAMSEY ‘GOODBYE’ TO A CENTER CITY BAN CONTINGENT ON ‘HUNGRY EYES’
This week we saw Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey declare he was going to leave his position, and the men who pleaded guilty to an assault on a gay couple receive an unusual punishment. There was also news that the FBI is investigating L&I — so not everything was unusual. Billy Penn recaps these stories and more, and pairs them with music as part of the weekly #BillyPennPlaylist.
ON THE CALENDAR
Got a full-time student ID? That's enough to score you a seat at Verizon Hall to hear the orchestra perform and then attend a post-performance party with free food and drink. Advice from on high: You want to pick up a ticket ASAP.
Where: Kimmel Center at 300 S. Broad St.
When: October 20, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.
How much: Free
Get into the Halloween spirit by drinking local craft brew and chowing down on snacks while wearing a witch's hat and trying to win prizes. Pick up a ticket in advance ($6.66, of course) and you get aforementioned hat and the chance to score $3 beers at 15 bars and restaurants throughout the night.
Where: East Passyunk Avenue at Various bars
When: October 21, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
How much: $6.66
Yup, this one is not an internet hoax: The "future" date Marty goes to in the movies is actually here. Time restaurant in Midtown Village is obviously a great place to celebrate October 21, 2015, and the bar is hosting an '80s throwback party with and actual, honest-to-goodness DeLorean.
Where: Time Restaurant at 1315 Sansom St.
When: October 21, 2015 at 9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.
How much: Pay as you go
The chill but sleek Fishtown bar, restaurant and sustainable butchershop is celebrating its first birthday by toasting customers with free roasted porchetta and beef leg, plus drink specials and live music.
Where: Kensington Quarters at 1310 Frankford Ave.
When: October 22, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
How much: Free / pay as you go
Dozens of new, classic, foreign and indie flicks will be showing during this 11-day fest celebrating all things movies. Hurry and you can still score tix to the opening night of 'Anomalisa,' which was written by the same person as 'Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.'
Where: Various theaters at spots around the city
When: October 22, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. to November 1, 2015 at 10:00 p.m.
How much: Varies