The Flyers were up 1-0 on the Jersey Devils last night when goalie Michael Neuvirth suddenly collapsed in the crease, tipping over and landing on his back right in front of the net. The action was all at the other end at the time, and he lay there for a few minutes before he moved his arms and legs. He was stretchered off and taken to the hospital, where he was reported to be awake and alert. The team suggested it might have been a case of the flu, but doctors haven't yet announced their findings. Meanwhile, replacement goalie Anthony Stolarz finished the game with 26 stops and took the team to a 3-0 win.
This weekend, the Vetri Family opened a branch of Amis in Westport, Connecticut. It's an important test case of the URBN-owned company's plan to port Philly concepts to other towns. But the responsibility for making it work rests mostly on the shoulders of Drew DiTomo, a 27-year-old kid from West Philly who’s been with the company less than three years. Here's the story of how he landed in charge after graduating with a 1.68 GPA and battling through a drug habit.
City-issued blue recycling bins might be the most hated — but also most wanted — Philly things. The lidless wonders allow trash to blow everywhere. Collectors toss them haphazardly onto the sidewalk and greedy neighbors will steal them from the curb. Residents are supposed to be able to get free bins from the city's sanitation centers, but when demand is high, the bins become as elusive as an Eagles Super Bowl win. Here's why getting a bin can be so difficult and — good news! — where to get one right now.
Baseball season starts Monday! There are 12 Phillies home games of their 23 games in April, and the Phils have loaded them with giveaways, promotions and theme nights. Seriously, there's one game this month with FIVE different promotions. So we ranked the games, based on the day, time, opponent, theme and swag. From an Opening Day carnival to free t-shirts to dollar dogs to...Swimming Night (???), we've got you covered as the bats get cracking this year.
On the Calendar
It's half show, half rumination on the current political situation. A group of actors, playwrights and artistic directors will talk — and perform — as part of a panel discussing what the role of art should be during changing or uncertain times. Catch a free drink courtesy of the Wilma's young friends group, too.
Where: Wilma Theater at 265 S. Broad St. 19107
When: April 3, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
How much: Free
Along with cheese, wine and beer have always been the name of the game at all of Jon Myerow and Michael McCaulley's grown-up cafes. But the game is changing this week, as the all-draft location in Rittenhouse introduces four cocktails on tap. The launch party features discounts and a DJ.
Where: Tria Taproom at 2005 Walnut St. 19103
When: April 4, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
How much: Pay as you go
Victory co-founder Bill Covaleski will host visiting beer expert Jorgen Hasselqvist of world-renowned Oliver Twist Pub in Stockholm for a sampling of three tastes of rare Swedish brews. Expect a proper education, lively discussion, killer beers and Scandinavian-inspired snacks.
Where: Alla Spina at 1410 Mt. Vernon St. 19130
When: April 5, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
How much: $39 includes food + drink
Ganesh Sitaraman, author of 'The Crisis of the Middle-Class Constitution' and former counsel to Elizabeth Warren, will explore how the founding document of the United States relates to current thinking about monopolies, corporations and the lopsided distribution of wealth among Americans.
Where: Constitution Center at 525 Arch St. 19106
When: April 6, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.
How much: $18
Social activist hip hop duo Alexey Rodriguez and Magia Lopez of the band Obsesion will play samples of their work and discuss the role of hip hop in expression of the culture of their homeland. The talk is part of the college's 33rd annual International Festival.
Where: Community College of Philadelphia, Great Hall at 1700 Spring Garden St., S2-19
When: April 7, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m.
How much: Free