Newsletter for Sunday, April 17
INSTAGRAM OF THE DAY
A gorgeous morning for sculling on the Schuylkill; photo via @photolope on Instagram
PHILADELPHIA GUN VIOLENCE: A 5-YEAR-OLD BOY SHOT AND KILLED HIS LITTLE SISTER
In a house on the edge of Kensington and Fairhill — a zone police call “the gun grid” — a 4-year-old girl was shot in the face and killed on Saturday afternoon. Police say it was her 5-year-old brother who mistakenly pulled the trigger; the weapon is thought to be owned by a man identified as either their father (Inquirer) or mother’s boyfriend (NBC10), who initially fled the scene but has reportedly turned himself in. The rampant gun violence continues; early Sunday morning, three more people were fatally shot in the area.
HOT JAMAICAN RESTAURANT OPENS ON SOUTH STREET
Last weekend, Little Negril Jamaican Cuisine opened for business at 627 South Street. It’s Jamaica native Patrick Howell’s third spot — his BYOB in Cherry Hill has become a fave of celebs like Rick Ross and reggae superstar Luciano.
PETER GABRIEL + KENDRICK LAMAR + THE CURE = THIS PHILLY BAND
Dwight Dunston is a 28-year-old Quaker and rapper from West Philly. Brian Miller is a 42-year-old musician and certified sex therapist from Lancaster. Together, they’re Moon and the Tiger, which might just be Philadelphia’s most unique new band.
ON THE CALENDAR
The annual shucking competition is back and better than before. Learn how the pros do it, taste oysters from local growers, snap a pic in the "shell-fie" booth, make shell crafts and more.
Where: Oyster House at 1516 Sansom St. 19102
When: April 17, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
How much: $10 at the door (kids get in free)
Reps from various local orgs will talk about how to get involved in the city's science, tech and general geek communities. Registration required.
Where: Quorum at the University City Science Center at 3711 Market St., 8th Fl. 19104
When: April 18, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
How much: Free with registration
Dutch cellist Steuart Pincomb will perform three Bach pieces, each paired with a different house brew.
Where: Dock Street Brewery at 701 S. 5th St. 19143
When: April 19, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
How much: Name your own price / pay as you go beer
The queer theater group is ending its 20-season residency at the South Street West dive with a show called "PromTrash All-Stars." (21+)
Where: Bob & Barbara's at 1509 South St. 19146
When: April 20, 2016 at 11:00 p.m.
How much: $1.99 cover
Score a ticket to the opening night of this festival, which runs through June 13. Expect live performances, snacks, traditional Chinese crafts and arrays of gorgeous lanterns.
Where: Franklin Square at 200 6th St. 19102
When: April 22, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
How much: $17 adults; $12 kids; $15 seniors/military