Newsletter for Sunday, October 16
INSTAGRAM OF THE DAY
South Philly’s newest mural celebrates Bandstand greats like Frankie Avalon and Chubby Checker (Instagram via @alisonmartino)
MADELEINE ALBRIGHT EXPLAINS TRUMP VOTERS AT PHILLY CAMPAIGN STOP
Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright was in Northeast Philly yesterday, addressing Hillary Clinton campaign volunteers. She stressed to them the importance of making sure Philadelphia has a huge Democratic margin in what she terms an “absolutely crucial election.” We talked to her about everything from Trump to Philly to her latest brooch.
GUY FIERI’S OPENING A RESTAURANT NEARBY. WOULD LOCAL CHEFS VISIT?
Whether or not you think Guy Fieri opening a restaurant at Harrah’s Philadelphia next month is the bomb-dot-com, here’s a little-known fact about the sunglass-wearing Food Network star: He’s actually a down-to-earth guy — according to Philly chefs and restaurateurs who’ve been on his show Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. But would those chefs eat at his new spot?
WHY MAYOR KENNEY’S PSYCHED FOR THIS BOOMER ROCK SHOW
Only a handful of cities were selected to host “Lampedusa: Concerts for Refugees,” a worldwide musical tour that raises awareness of the global refugee crisis, and Philly is one of them. That’s one reason Mayor Jim Kenney beams with delight at the mention of the Robert Plant and Emmylou Harris-fronted show. And there’s another Kenney connection, too.
ON THE CALENDAR
Launch your Philadelphia career with Campus Philly! Make a profile, show off your personality and connect to hundreds of local employers who want to meet you. The career site works for you around the clock, but twice a year our listings get this special showcase, when hundreds of employers looking to recruit visit campusphilly.org/careers. Participating is easy: Just sign in and start searching!
Where: Online at campusphilly.org/careers at everywhere
When: October 24, 2016 at 12:00 a.m. to October 28, 2016 at 11:59 p.m.
How much: FREE
This riverside brewpub is celebrating two decades with limited-edition beers, original menu specials, birthday cake and lots of free giveaways.
Where: Manayunk Brewery & Restaurant at 4120 Main St. 19127
When: October 17, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. to October 20, 2016 at 11:00 p.m.
How much: Pay as you go
Mural Arts hosts an evening of performances from artists who'll talk about the risks they took to live out their dreams — and the struggles they still face.
Where: Prince Theater at 1412 Chestnut St. 19102
When: October 18, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
How much: $5
Sometimes, a cookbook is more than a cookbook — it's a cultural statement. The Gefilte Manifesto is also full of delicious food, samples of which will be served at a signing party. Expect Philly Style Bagels, lox-wrapped matzoh balls, pickle-brine Bloody Marys and more.
Where: Coeur (yes, it's closed but available for private events) at 824 S. 8th St. 19147
When: October 19, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.
How much: $30 or $50 for two
It's been two years since then-Councilman now-Mayor Jim Kenney's marijuana decriminalization passed. Join the celebration by bringing your own (less than 30 grams). Yes, there will be free munchies.
Where: Art Museum steps at 2600 Ben Franklin Pkwy. 19130
When: October 20, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
How much: Free