Over the past year, the inside of Philadelphia International Airport has seen substantial renovations. Up next for PHL: an upgrade to the outside. Four landscape design teams presented their ideas for renovating the airport surroundings last week at the Philadelphia Flower Show. Ideas include an 11-mile bike trail, art displays made of LED lighting and meadows along I-95.
For years, Philly's successful and innovative Mural Arts Program has fielded requests for consulting on creating public art around the U.S. This year, it's formalizing that spread of information by launching the Mural Arts Institute, an arm of the organization dedicated to helping jump start similar programs in other cities. First up, per Samantha Melamed at PMN, are projects in Detroit, Akron, Ohio and Memphis.
When will The Little Lion at the corner of Third and Chestnut reopen? Unknown, and the target keeps slipping further away. Owner Chris Younge hasn't even yet been allowed inside. But he's determined to keep his staff together and hire them back when the relaunch comes. To help pay them a living wage during the process, and supplement the funds raised by a party at the beginning a march, a benefit concert — featuring a nationally known band — has been set for next week at Bourbon & Branch in Northern Liberties.
Unlike in San Francisco, where there has been some polling to determine how people feel about safe-injection sites, Philadelphia hasn't done any official survey of residents on its proposed CUES. But starting this month, The Mayor’s Task Force to Combat the Opioid Epidemic is hosting a series of community meetings designed to solicit feedback on the plan - and other ways of dealing with the crisis. Find the initial dates and locations here.
The folks at Evil Genius love the idea of a run to benefit nonprofits, but don't like running all that much. Hence, the first annual .5K - right, half a kilometer. The event will celebrate the brewery's first birthday on Front Street. Tickets include a swagbag, bib, two beers and prizes.
Where: Evil Genius Beer Lab at 1727 N. Front St., 19122
When: March 11, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
How much: $30