Newsletter for Sunday, May 15
INSTAGRAM OF THE DAY
Now that’s a hot car: Northern Liberties cat party on a bright red Mustang (photo via @aimee.gonthier)
WAIT WHAT? THE PHILLIES ARE LOOKING GOOD. REALLY GOOD.
Last night, up 4-3 with two outs in the ninth, Tyler Goeddel caught a bullet to left field and launched it to home plate. Catcher Cameron Rupp snagged it and crashed into the path of a Cincinnati Red as he slid in for the tie. Out. Phils win, and they’re now seven games over .500 for the first time since 2011.
THE GREAT PHILLY ROOFDECK BAR BOOM
Compared to its peer cities, Philadelphia is a rooftop bar wasteland. Washington DC has at least 42 of them, and NYC has over a hundred. Philly has fewer than a dozen — and that’s if you’re being generous. But that may be about to change. Here’s a look at why and what’s coming, plus the best options for sky-high sipping right now.
MEET THE DIEHARD FANS OF PHILLY’S ARENA FOOTBALL TEAM
The Philadelphia Soul is the city’s most successful sports franchise right now, and though it may not have a lot of fans, the ones they do have are certainly loyal. So are these people truly jonesing for the Soul, or is it simply pigskin methadone for Eagles fans in withdrawal?
ON THE CALENDAR
Urbanstead helps develop fresh produce sources in food insecure neighborhoods, and Germantown Academy organized a fundraiser. Dine at either of these restaurants on May 15, and proceeds will benefit the nonprofit.
Where: La Calaca Feliz and Cantina Feliz at 2321 Fairmount Ave. and 424 S. Bethlehem Pike, Fort Washington
When: May 15, 2016 at 11:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
How much: Pay as you go
Sam Adams and chef Peter Woolsey are offering a four-course meal — with four beer pairings — for just $38 per person. Swag giveaways, too. Reservations recommended.
Where: La Peg at 140 N. Columbus Blvd. 19106
When: May 16, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.
How much: $38 (+ tax and tip)
“Música en tus Manos” (Music in Your Hands) is a series of concerts exploring the music of Spain and Latin America. Philly's Mimi Stillman leads a world premiere featuring boleros, choros and more.
Where: Gould Rehearsal Hall, Curtis Institute of Music at 1616 Locust St.
When: May 17, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
How much: Free
U.S. Senate candidate Shenna Bellows joins author Erin Souza-Rezendes and 6ABC anchor Tamala Edwards to talk about a relevant topic: What women need to do to succeed in elected office.
Where: Parkway Central Library at 1701 Vine St. 19103
When: May 18, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
How much: Free
Anthony DeVito has starred on Comedy Central and John Poveromo has opened for Jimmy Fallon. Together they'll attempt to bring down the house at a one-night event hosted by Philly's Pedro Salinas.
Where: CiBo Ristorante Italiano at 1127 Walnut St. 19107
When: May 19, 2016 at 8:30 p.m.
How much: $15 in advance; $20 at the door