Newsletter for Saturday, October 10
INSTAGRAM OF THE DAY
This is what it feels like to sit in the Academy of Music balcony (gorgeous, but, yeah, there’s vertigo); photo via @sieves613 on Instagram
COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF PHILADELPHIA AFTERMATH: HOW OFTEN DO PHILLY POLICE GET CALLED ABOUT SOMEONE WITH A GUN?
Days after the FBI warned that someone had posted on the website 4chan that an act of violence would be committed at a Philadelphia-area college, CCP was on lockdown after a reports of a “gunman” on campus. But aside from the massive response that drew police, Homeland Security and a small horde of reporters, this kind of report happens a lot. Year-to-date, Philadelphia Police have fielded 39,612 weapons calls — that’s more than 100 a day. Here’s how they break down.
JAWNS IN THE WILD: 18 INSTANCES OF THE ICONIC PHILLY SLANG AROUND TOWN
Got that Philadelphia slang jawn down? If not, know that jawn is the undisputed champion of Philadelphia slang — it basically means thing, which means it can be used to represent any thing, any time, any where. And people, businesses and even corporations are using it without restraint. We’ve tracked down 18 of the best jawns in the wild, from Vitamin Water ads to eyeglasses to tasty little fish fritters in South Philly.
PHILLIES EMOJI! THEY’RE NOT IN THE PLAYOFFS, BUT AT LEAST THEY’LL MAKE YOUR PHONE FUN
So the Phillies didn’t make the playoffs. So they had one of the worst records in Major League baseball this year. Welp, at least you can wallow in self-pity with these awesome Phillies emoji until next year. We took the liberty of perusing through the Phillies page of MLB.com’s new “clubhouse” app for you, which for now just has six emoji and a few nice GIFs to choose from.
ON THE CALENDAR
Reading Terminal Market is taking over the street outside its doors every Saturday for the rest of the month, which is awesome in every way except maybe the name: Philbert Phlea. No matter, go anyway for great arts, crafts, food and drink.
Where: Reading Terminal Market at Filbert Street btwn 11th & 12th
When: October 10, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
How much: Free
Swing through the Mifflin Triangle in South Philly to catch live demos from graffiti artists, live music from a dozen bands and DJs plus food trucks and vendors.
Where: Mifflin Triangle at E. Passyunk & Mifflin (near 13th)
When: October 10, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
How much: Free / pay as you go
The 8th annual RiverCity Festival brings food, music, games and beer to Fishtown's waterfront. Look for a craft brew tent, food trucks, a half-dozen bands, face painting and moon bounce (sorry, little ones only).
Where: Penn Treaty Park at 1341 N. Delaware Ave. 19125
When: October 10, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
How much: FREE, but tickets get you more stuff
Check out the view of Center City from a unique angle and see what Brewerytown has to offer at the second annual Brew Fair. Expect a dozen varieties of beer, lobster rolls, tacos and music from Boots Greene.
Where: Grassy lot at 27th & Girard
When: October 10, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
How much: Free with ticketed food + drink
The fifth annual march is open to people of all gender identities, expressions and experiences who believe in trans equality. It's a meaningful protest against hate and injustice, but also a fun celebration of triumph and uniqueness.
Where: LOVE Park at 1599 JFK Blvd. 19103
When: October 10, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
How much: Free