Philly Free Streets is back Saturday, and this time the city wants to provide a more inclusive atmosphere, evident from a route going from Center City to Fairhill. From dancing to yoga and more, here's every thing you can do at the second Philly Free Streets.
People between 18 to 34 years old are more likely to become victims of rape and sexual assault and in Philadelphia, men and women between the ages of 21 to 24 and 25 to 29 were the highest groups of rape victims last year. In an effort to change this, staffers of Women Organized Against Rape are training bars and restaurants on how to identify and possibly prevent sexual harassment and assault.
Earlier this week, a Billy Penn reporter grabbed a brave friend and had dinner at Mad Rex, a three-week old spot near the Fillmore in Fishtown that’s billed on its own website as “a meeting place, dining haven, and watering hole for revelers from all walks of life, where survivors indulge in food and drink at an urban outpost.” But instead of feeling like she had a unique experience inside a post-apocalyptic story, she left Mad Rex feeling like she was at an overpriced chain restaurant with a few cool decorations, a confusing “VR lounge,” decent food (!) and some of the strangest service ever received. Read on for more about the odd Mad Rex experience.
Circle Mobilizing Because Black Lives Matter is gearing up for a festival. The Nov. 18 event will have food, artists, vendors and live music. A ticket will run you $15, and the proceeds will help bail Black mothers and fathers out jail — the only way home for the holidays for people who can't afford the city's discriminatory cash bail system. Check our our Q&A with the organizers.
Bridget Foy's annual Halloween party was on the books for this weekend, but after the 39-year-old restaurant was destroyed by a fire Wednesday morning, it looked likely to be cancelled. Nope! The community has rallied around the South Street icon and is hosting the party anyway — as a fundraiser for staff. DJ Robert Drake will spin, Philadelphia Brewing Co. has donated beer and Absolut is kicking in vodka. All monies collected at the door and via food and drink sales will go directly to the cause.
Where: Headhouse Shambles at 2nd & Pine St. 19147
When: October 28, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
How much: $5 donation at the door, pay-as-you-go food and drink
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A last-minute donation sealed the deal for Pound Cake Cosmetics. Led by 23-year-old founder Camille Bell, the inclusive cosmetics company is on a mission to deliver its first product: a line of red lipsticks that work with every skin tone. Thanks to a $20,000 boost from QuickBooks this week, Pound Cake has met its goal. Here's what to expect from the Philly-based company.
Hitting a hole-in-one is hard. Hitting three in the same week is ridiculous, but what makes Northeast Philly native Matt Moroz's story even better is that of the three holes-in-one he hit in September, two were on Par 4s longer than 320 yards! “I’m very proud, I know it’s hard to do,” Moroz told Golf Digest. “I know luck has to be involved, I just tell people you never know.” A former college golfer, Moroz is now hoping to land a spot on the Web.com tour. We'd say good luck, but he probably doesn't need any.