Newsletter for Sunday, March 6
INSTAGRAM OF THE DAY
Peeping cherry blossoms in Rittenhouse — spring really is just around the corner; photo via @zachboyers on Instagram.
KENNEY PROMISED TO FIX PHILLY’S OVERFLOWING JAILS; CAN HE DO IT?
Though inmate population in Philadelphia jails is down from a 2009 peak, almost seven out of every thousand citizens is behind bars, which gives us the distinction of the highest per capita incarceration rate of the 10 largest U.S. cities. Can the Kenney Administration turn things around? The Atlantic takes a look.
THE NORTH PHILLY KID WHO’S ACTUALLY MAKING A DIFFERENCE
Malcolm Kenyatta’s been walking the streets of North Philly his entire life. He organizes block clean-ups. He gets top political candidates to come talk to voters. He mentors kids. This is a 25-year-old with a passion for progress, and the smarts and drive to make it happen.
WHY VICTORY BREWING’S SALE SURPRISED THE PHILLY BEER SCENE
News last month that Victory Brewing had been sold spurred a moment of self-reflection for the local brewing community. Few were shocked that some kind of sale had happened, but the details were a surprise to many (the buyer was an NY investment firm). So everyone’s wondering: What happens now?
ON THE CALENDAR
Best reason to drink Russian River's ultra-rare triple IPA: Because every cent goes to Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation. Tip: Swing through around 3 or 4 pm and you'll prob miss the line.
Where: Monk's Cafe at 264 S. 16th St. 19102
When: March 7, 2016 at 12:00 p.m.
How much: Pay as you go (cash only)
A hundred years ago, the Philadelphia Orchestra premiered a Mahler classic. Orchestra director Yannick Nézet-Séguin joins profs and historians to discuss the significance of the event.
Where: Historical Society of Pennsylvania at 1300 Locust St. 19107
When: March 8, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
How much: $15
The female pro behind Home Brewed Events leads a brewing session to make a special gose beer, followed by a bottle share. Proceeds benefit women-in-beer nonprofit Pink Boots Society.
Where: Chhaya at 1819 E. Passyunk Ave. 19148
When: March 8, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
How much: $15 + a bottle of sour beer for the share
Pa.'s 182nd District encompasses a huge swath of Center City. Find out what the candidates on this April's primary ballot have to say for themselves. Moderated by the Inquirer's Chris Brennan.
Where: Tenth Presbyterian Church at 1701 Spruce St. 19103
When: March 9, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
How much: Free