Newsletter for Saturday, September 19
INSTAGRAM OF THE DAY
Philly’s Kyo Daiko crew practices their choreographed taiko drumming; photo via @travisclau on Instagram
10 DAYS OF POPE FRANCIS: THE TOWING, TRAFFIC AND EVENTS SCHEDULE FOR THE PHILLY PAPAL VISIT
Street closures and restrictions in Philadelphia for the Pope’s visit next weekend are here — get ready for maps on maps on maps. We’ve broken down the traffic restrictions, towing information, security boundaries, SEPTA timing and road closures by day. Towing begins in some select areas as early as Sunday, and some driving lanes on the Parkway have already closed — here’s a Google calendar guide to when restrictions go into effect and a listing of clear day-by-day info.
SATULLO DIDN’T PLAY BY STUFFY PUBLIC RADIO RULES, WAS FORCED OUT
One day at the beginning of September, all of a sudden Chris Satullo was no longer head of news at WHYY. His departure sent shockwaves through the public broadcaster’s newsroom — which he had recently grown from a staff of 21 to 59 — that rippled out as everyone wondered what could have happened between the rockstar newsman and the station’s brass. The Inquirer has the answer, of sorts, and it’s ugly all the way down. WHYY CFO A. William Dana apparently accused Satullo and former Plan Philly managing editor Matt Golas of patronage, suggesting they had relatives at the web firm they wanted to hire for new initiative PlanBurgh. It wasn’t the first clash, but it turned out to be the last.
THE BIG OFF-CAMPUS DINING GUIDE: THE PHILLY RESTAURANTS THAT ACCEPT MEAL MONEY
Look, sometimes it’s a Friday night at like 7:30 p.m. and you don’t have time to go to the campus dining hall and engorge yourself with a six-course meal complete with two desserts like you normally would. Or sometimes you just need something that doesn’t come from a buffet. Luckily, you have options, young friend. Here’s a look at each of the City Six colleges, complete with information of where you can spend that ca$h money on some, um, normal food.
ON THE CALENDAR
Of course this South Street German beer hall hosts the best Oktoberfest celebration in the city. It's been going on all week and it culminates with a huge, day-long block party. Expect tons of beer and wursts, plus face painting, live oompah music and a Liter Lift competition (the winner earns free beer for a year). Food and drink is pay as you go.
Where: Brauhaus Schmitz at 700 block of South Street
When: September 19, 2015 from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
How much: Pay as you go
A new show opens at the galleries at Moore College of Art & Design showcasing the emergence of experimental art in Mexico City throughout the 1990s — a decade that brought really rough times to one of the largest metropolises in the world. Art to the rescue?
Where: The Galleries at Moore at 1916 Race St.
When: September 19, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
How much: Free
Monk's co-owner Tom Peters is one of just 50 bars around the globe to score a keg of Belgian brewery Cantillon's annual Zwanze beer. He'll host the Philly edition of world-wide Zwanze Day tapping as a fundraiser for Fair Food Double Dollars, so bring cash to score your special glass at the 3 PM tapping. Doors open at 11:30 with tons of other rare sours on tap.
Where: Monk's Cafe at 264 S. 16th St.
When: September 19, 2015 at 11:30 a.m.
How much: Pay as you go
Ready for autumn? The two pop-up beer gardens run by the Philadelphia Horticultural Society are, and each one will have live music on Saturday afternoon, plus games like bocce and lawn darts. Events continue throughout Sunday.
Where: PHS Pop-Up Gardens at 9th & Wharton and 15th & South
When: September 19, 2015 at 12:00 a.m. to September 20, 2015 at 12:00 a.m.
How much: Free / pay as you go
Meet the diverse community surrounding this South Philly square for an evening of dance, DJs, a food contest, art shows and public discussion.
Where: Mifflin Square at 6th & Ritner
When: September 19, 2015 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
How much: Free