Dancing on stage with Meek Mill? Apparently fine with a slight meniscus tear. Turns out that's what the problem is with Joel Embiid's left knee, an injury worse than what the Sixers had publicly admitted for their star center. The team was forced to admit the news after a report came out just prior to last night's game, in which Philly broke Miami's winning streak with a 117-109 win over the Heat. Also sitting last night: Jahlil Okafor, who is rumored to be close to being traded away.
Back in 1999, when Standard Tap opened in Northern Liberties, having an all-local beer list and a local-focused food menu was the exception, not the norm. But in the two decades since, sourcing locally has become the driving trend of the restaurant industry. So Joel Mazigian, the first new chef at the Northern Liberties gastropub in 16 years, is aiming to boost the kitchen's cred up a level. And you gotta try his brisket.
Vague Audio Tapes founder Dominic Martin loves the surge of activism that’s been sweeping Philadelphia, but he has one beef: It could focus more on causes at the local level. Determined to do something to help remedy this, he decided to get his Philly-based record label involved. Last week, VAT kicked off a new album series benefiting local nonprofits. All proceeds from the first release will go directly to Project SAFE — to buy tampons. Really.
On the Calendar
Young Advocates of Philly is hosting a happy hour party for "Galentine's Day." Even if you think that portmanteau has no place on this planet, know that $1 from all drinks will be donated to Planned Parenthood and there will be discussion of how to support the women's health org in the future. (Act fast, a concurrent event at Strangelove's has already sold out.)
Where: Smokin' Betty's at 116 S. 11th St. 19107
When: February 13, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
How much: $5
No better way to show your beau you really care than taking them to a show paying homage to John Coltrane's 'A Love Supreme.' Sweep them off their feet with smooth sax, guitar, drum and bass. 21+
Where: Underground Arts at 1200 Callowhill St. 19123
When: February 14, 2017 from 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
How much: $10 ticket
What do you get when you bring together a clown, a strongman, a fire eater and lots of dancers and DJs and bands? You can call it what you want, but they call it "Carnival Catharsis." Bonus: Refreshments served all night.
Where: 319 Performance Space at 319 N. 11th St. 19107
When: February 15, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. to February 16, 2017 at 12:00 a.m.
How much: $10 at the door
Civics on Tap takes on this convoluted issue with a discussion about who benefits from redistricting and how you can help organizations like Fair Districts PA change the way our state votes. Food and drink and the American way.
Where: National Mechanics at 22 S. 3rd St. 19106
When: February 16, 2017 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
How much: Pay as you go