Newsletter for September 4, 2016
INSTAGRAM OF THE DAY
Rihanna’s Made in America performance drew a reported crowd of 46,000 — less than Beyonce’s 70k, but not bad (Instagram via @miafest)
EAGLES TRADE SAM BRADFORD BECAUSE, HOLY HELL, THE NFL IS INSANE
The Eagles surprised everyone on Saturday by trading quarterback Sam Bradford — he of a pedestrian 81.0 career passer rating and a 25-37-1 career record — to the Minnesota Vikings for a first round pick in 2017 and a fourth rounder in 2018. This is enough to make Eagles fans run up the Art Museum steps. This is one of those memorable moments in Philly sports history, moments that change a franchise in an instant. How did we come to this? Here’s a complete timeline of the Eagles’ three-year QB carousel.
SOUTH PHILLY SHOPRITE REOPENS WITH DR. J WATCHING OVER IT
South Philly’s ShopRite reopened in its new location last Thursday with 500 people lined up to be first inside. As the crowds checked out, a proud, studious face looked over them: Julius Erving, Dr. J. The four-foot-high framed print of the Sixers legend was one of the first things moved into the new store. Here’s why the image gets a place of honor.
TRUMP INSULTS PHILADELPHIA, CLINTON CAMPAIGN FIRES BACK
Donald Trump’s Inquirer interview on Friday was brief, but full of characteristic venom. Philadelphia has “gotten so much worse than when I was going” to Wharton, he said. “Your mayor is doing a terrible job.” On Saturday, the Clinton campaign sent out a release criticizing his denouncement. “(Trump) managed to insult our entire city,” said State Sen. Vincent Hughes. The battle has made it tough for US Sen. Pat Toomey, who’s been walking a tightrope between the candidates as he fights for re-election.
ON THE CALENDAR
The new NBC game show produced by LeBron's company and hosted by Chris Hardwick is holding an open call. If you're good at trivia and *also* at bouncing balls into slots for a chance to win $12 million, give it a go.
Where: Chickie's & Pete's South Philly at 1526 Packer Ave. 19145
When: September 5, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
How much: Free
Boost your dance floor skills with lessons from dancer Kristina McFadden, who'll show you how to sweep and swoop and look sultry doing it. Drop in for a class or sign up for the 6-week series.
Where: Chhaya at 1819 E. Passyunk Ave. 19148
When: September 6, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
How much: $15 per class or $70 for 6 weeks
The "Underground Philadelphia" tour was so popular that the Preservation Alliance added several more dates. You'll explore the monumental stations (30th St and Suburban) and lots of gems in between.
Where: 30th Street Station at 2955 Market St. 19104
When: September 7, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.
How much: $15 adults; $12 students; kids under 10 free
To toast Philabundance's kick-off of a monthlong action campaign, each local draft beer sold at Local 44, Strangelove's, Coeur or Clarkville will net $1 for the nonprofit. Also look for Oink & Moo and Schmear-It trucks — both will donate proceeds.
Where: 4 bars and 2 food trucks at various locations around Philly
When: September 8, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
How much: Pay as you go