Yesterday, North Broad Street was filled with people marching in solidarity to support the idea that black women matter. A crowd of around 100 came out for Friday afternoon's procession from Dilworth Park to Cecil B. Moore. Per 19-year-old Temple student India Fenner, who organized "A March for Black Women," it wasn't a protest, but a chance to uplift. Billy Penn was there to capture these 16 powerful photos from the event.
A very hungry Billy Penn reporter mapped out the Philly 10K course — the real thing is tomorrow — and found a whole bunch of taco joints along the way. On Thursday morning, she put on her stretchiest pants and started her own version of the race in which she vowed to walk the entire 6.2 miles and stop to eat a taco at every Mexican spot she came across. What followed was a five-hour epic trek through South Philadelphia and Center City that included 14 tacos, a few stops for water and one obligatory margarita.
As mathematical concepts go, the Fibonacci sequence is pretty famous. Its ratios show up often in nature, like in the spirals of a sunflower's seeds, and also in art, like in the Mona Lisa and the Last Supper. But the cocktails Paul MacDonald's making at Friday Saturday Sunday in Rittenhouse might be the first time the sequence has made an appearance behind the bar. Here's how MacDonald is using math to create great drinks that no one's ever thought of before.
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On the Calendar
August 26 is Women's Equality Day, so Drexel's Vision 2020 coalition is celebrating with a HERstory scavenger hunt followed by the annual "Toast to Tenacity." Both events are free and open to the public.
Where: Independence National Historical Park at 1 N. Independence Mall W. 19106
When: August 26, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
How much: Free with registration
Hark! Something drunken this way comes! It's the Manayunk Theatre Company, heading once more unto the breach with an outdoor performance of "Henry V." Bring some brews and join the crew as they booze it up for a fun-filled free performance.
Where: Pretzel Park at 4300 Silverwood St. 19127
When: August 26, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
How much: Free
Amis chef de cuisine Drew DiTomo will be in the house at the philanthropic CookNSolo diner for a late-night, sing-your-heart-out bash. The special menu includes PB&J french toast, breakfast poutine, cinnamon buns with maple syrup and egg biscuits. All profits benefit Broad Street Ministry Hospitality Collective.
Where: Rooster Soup Co. at 1526 Sansom St. 19103
When: August 26, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. to August 27, 2017 at 1:00 a.m.
How much: Pay as you go
See the season out with a big fiesta next to the forthcoming Viaduct Rail Park. Chef Jason Cichonski is whipping up tacos, truffled guac, watermelon ceviche and chorizo corn dogs to go with adult boozy sno-cones and other drink specials. DJ Get Up will spin. Churro s'mores for dessert.
Where: Pop-up park at 10th & Hamilton streets
When: August 27, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
How much: Pay as you go
Philly Hip Hop artist Nex Millen is joining up with emcee D Prime and DJ Apollo for a hot afternoon of jams. Expect some classics but also some brand new tracks, mixed on the spot with vinyl pulled from the racks of the record shop.
Where: Brewerytown Beats at 2710 W. Girard Ave. 19130
When: August 27, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
How much: Free