How does it feel, Philly, to be two days through the NFL Draft and have people all across the country talk about how awesome we are? It's weird isn't it? But Philly is winning the NFL Draft. For those who care about football, here's what the Eagles did Friday to make their defense stronger. For those who care more about the carnival of it all (and the Wentz jerseys freaking everywhere), here's some of that, too. Oh, and the city almost ran out of beer. Plus, we even got credit for booing Roger Goodell. We're killing this thing.
In somewhat less winning draft news, the expected parking apocalypse arrived in Fairmount and Spring Garden this week. Things were also a mess elsewhere. A Kensington resident found out how to get inches from the front door without a driveway, and somebody inquired on Reddit about what it's like to park in South Philly. The top response? “Hahahaha you’re gonna die, clown."
Prom season makes for peak throwback time, so we’re collecting prom pics from readers for a big old post. We’d love it if you — yes you! — would submit. And just so you know we truly appreciate every reader willing to share their teen selves with us, we’ve published the prom photo of every Billy Penn staffer who has one. Share your own by emailing it to email@example.com.
DA candidate Tariq El-Shabazz lashed out Thursday with a screed posted on Twitter in response to a City & State article detailing several misconduct complaints from past clients. Instead of offering explanations or excuses for the transgressions described in the piece, Shabazz threw out barbs at City & State reporter Ryan Briggs, suggesting his motive for posting the "lies" and "fake news" was racism.
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Sorry cars, the street in front of the Tacony Library and Arts Building has been reclaimed for family fun. The mini park that replaced the parking spot relaunches with a live "gypsy jazz" performance, a solar art workshop, t-shirt giveaways, refreshments and the chance to help paint a giant banner with resident artist Mat Tomezsko.
Where: The Tacony LAB at 6918 Torresdale Ave. 19135
When: April 29, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
How much: Free
Filmmaker Tony Chennault has lined up a full slate of events to mark the release of "Oldhead: Season 2," his YouTube series about kids growing up in Philadelphia. Several Sixers team members will put on a show at noon, and then the party — which will also bring out Philly rapper and reality TV star Lee Mazin — moves to Microsoft's School of the Future at 7 p.m. for a screening of the show. Email OldHeadPDX@gmail.com for more details.
Where: Hank Gathers Recreation Center at 2501 West Diamond St. 19121
When: April 29, 2017 at 12:00 p.m.
How much: Game is free; screening $15
Philly spiritsmakers New Liberty and Quaker City Mercantile teamed up to create a new whiskey called "Dutch," and to toast its release, they're hosting a pop-up market in Kensington. Expect arts and crafts vendors, booze samples, snacks and live music from The Jazz Horses and Birdie Busch.
Where: New Liberty Distillery at 1431 N. Cadwallader St. 19122
When: April 29, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
How much: Pay as you go
Toast to spring with an afternoon of sipping and snacking along the suddenly booming South Street West corridor. A $5 ticket gets you access to deals at spots like Bob & Barbara's, Lou Bird's, Jet Wine Bar, Grace Tavern, The Cambridge and lots more. Look for retail shopping specials along the way, too.
Where: South Street West
When: April 29, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
How much: $5
Instead of being under a big tent, this year's edition of the annual tasting fest known as Flavors on the Avenue has taken to the streets. Tables from the strip's best restaurants (Bing Bing, Laurel, Townsend, Brigantessa, Noord, more) will be serving pay-as-you-go bites for $3-$6, and there will also be craft vendors and family games. Pick up a $50 VIP "taste book" if you want to pre-pay for the eats.
Where: East Passyunk Avenue
When: April 30, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
How much: Pay as you go