Newsletter for Sunday, October 2
INSTAGRAM OF THE DAY
Who says murals have to be on walls? Put a colorful spring in your step at 990 Spring Arts (Instagram via @lienjenni)
EX-INKY REPORTER TALKS TRUMP AND THE C-WORD ON CNN
Jennifer Lin, who shared her essay about that time Donald Trump called her the c-word on Billy Penn, told CNN (and Philly talk radio) host Michael Smerconish on Saturday what moved her to share her story: The first presidential debate. Specifically, Trump’s claim that he wasn’t disparaging toward women other than Rosie O’Donnell. So she took to Facebook, which led to her essay — and a blast from a Trump spokesman that the timing was “incredibly coincidental.” Lin’s response? “I’ve been telling this story for 28 years.”
WHATEVER HAPPENED WITH ROOSTER SOUP CO.?
The lights are finally on at Rooster Soup Co. No, it’s not open yet. But a glance inside the below-ground location for Federal Donuts’ Kickstarter-launched restaurant (profits from which will benefit Broad Street Ministry) showed serious progress being made. Here’s what to expect from the philanthropic restaurant — and why it feels like it’s taking so long.
A LOOK AT RYAN HOWARD’S PHILLIES LEGACY
Ryan Howard hit a home run yesterday, and with one game left in his Phillies career, he hopes to go out with a bang today as well. The Big Piece will be honored by the team with a special presentation today. But let’s be honest. The stadium won’t be full. This isn’t 2008 anymore. Back then, he was great. After 2011, when the team awarded him a giant contract, he wasn’t. Who’s to blame?
ON THE CALENDAR
Grab a couple friends and spend the afternoon following clues and seeking out treasures (and bonus prizes) along the Delaware. The last clue will take you to the closing party with free food and drink. Also, you could win an iPad. No car needed.
Where: Check in at Xfinity Store at 1351 S. Columbus Blvd. 19147
When: October 2, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
How much: $5 per person
Maggie's Farm Run of Pittsburgh makes the state's first craft-distilled rum, and it's landing in Philly. Have your first try free in a complimentary welcome cocktail.
Where: The Franklin Bar (upstairs) at 112 S. 18th St. 19103
When: October 4, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. to October 5, 2016 at 2:00 a.m.
How much: Pay as you go
Join the director of the Philadelphia Office of Sustainability and other climate and sustainability experts for a panel discussion on how these issues might play out in November...and beyond.
Where: PhillyCam Studio at 699 Ranstead St. 19106
When: October 3, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
How much: Free
Councilmembers Domb, Gym, Green and Parker are confirmed to attend this mix and mingle event hosted by Philly Set Go with support from the NAACP Millennials & Young Adults Committee.
Where: Conversation Hall at Philadelphia City Hall
When: October 5, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
How much: Free with RSVP
As part of DesignPhiladelphia, take a tour of the PSPCA building in North Philly and meet cute cats and dogs while sipping on drinks. Also learn about a competition to design the best inexpensive chicken coops. For the animals.
Where: Pennsylvania SPCA at 350 E. Erie Ave. 19134
When: October 6, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
How much: $25, proceeds benefit PSPCA
Check out the new digs of Philly's OG coworking community as enhanced by the art of Saul Draws in a show called "Seldom Serious." You'll be able to peruse (and buy) hundreds of drawings, multiple sculptures and a coloring book.
Where: Indy Hall at 399 Market St. 19106
When: October 7, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
How much: Free