The weather Saturday morning was sunny, bright and unseasonably warm — a huge contrast from the dreary gray of last's years inaugural Women's March on Philadelphia. But the energy was similar, as tens of thousands of women and men descended on the Ben Franklin Parkway to march toward Eakins Oval for a rally. "We persist, we resist and we rise!" shouted a speaker from the stage, inciting cheers from the huge crowd. Here's 20 of the best signs and scenes from the 2018 Philly Women's March.
Today around 2:30 p.m., four hours before they take the field to battle the Vikings for the NFC Championship, the Philadelphia Eagles will be eating pasta. That's a given, because the pregame meal — a pasta bar with a variety of toppings, sauces and add-ins — has not varied all season. And Jason Buniak is definitely not going to change it now. "We try to keep it as normal as possible," said the 38-year-old chef, who oversees kitchen operations at the NovaCare Complex in South Philly, where the team practices. Here's how the Birds are fueling up for their biggest game of the year.
There wont' be any beer at the NovaCare lunch today, but Bud Light is doing its best to woo Eagles fans. The Anheuseur-Busch brand crafted a custom ad for each of the four NFL teams left in the Super Bowl hunt, and Philly's is objectively the best. "I’m surprised to see you all here. I thought it was all over," says that "dilly, dilly" king. Meanwhile, Bud Light is standing behind its promise to cover Lane Johnson's boast of "giving out beer to everyone" if the Eagles win it all. "Bud Light has not forgotten about our commitment," a spokesperson told CBS3.
When you think Allentown, Pa., you might not immediately think rap music. But there's a hot underground scene there, and it's ruled by King Magnetic. The emcee and producer's career got its start back in 2005 when one of his beats was used by Philly rapper Reef the Lost Cause. The song, "The Sound of Philadelphia," was a hit, and was licensed as music for an ESPN show. Philadelphia Weekly talks with King Magnetic about his 13 years in the game.
On the Calendar
Sazon restaurant co-owner and Philly native Robert Campbell has been creating bean-to-bar chocolate. He'll demonstrate how, and talk about the ways you can use cacao and chocolate as a vehicle for flavor, nutrition and energy. Expect tastes from his line of single-origin bars, pours of drinking chocolate, and lots of cacao knowledge
Where: Independence LIVE! at 1919 Market St., 2nd Floor, 19103
When: January 23, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
How much: $10
Peter Stern was born in Nuremberg, Germany in March 1936. His family was deported to a holding camp in Latvia, then later transferred to Ravensbruck concentration camp. Though Stern's father died, he and his mother and brother were eventually freed. He'll talk about the experience and how it affected him — and the world.
Where: Hillel Steinhardt Hall at 215 S. 39th St., 19104
When: January 24, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
How much: Free with RSVP
One of the most-watched Supreme Court cases this term – Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission – involves free speech, religious liberty and equal rights. You probably know it as the question of whether a bakery can refuse to make wedding cakes for same sex marriages. Experts, including one of the attorneys representing the couple at the center of the case, will debate the topic.
Where: National Constitution Center at 525 Arch St., 19106
When: January 25, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.
How much: $10
Chef Joe Cicala and pastry chef Angela Ranalli (formerly of Le Virtu and Brigantessa) have struck out on their own with a private cooking and travel business. They're popping up on North Broad with a late "happy hour Italian style," featuring aperitivo and stuzzichini, (drinks and light bites) and discussion about future tours to Italy.
Where: The Divine Lorraine Hotel at 699 N. Broad St., 19103
When: January 26, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
How much: $40