If the Trump Administration gets its way, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Endowment for the Arts will be eliminated. So in the days since the administration unveiled its proposed federal budget, leaders of Philadelphia arts and humanities institutions have indicated they’re ready to put up a fight. In a bid to raise awareness of what could be lost, there have been press conferences, op-eds and advocacy campaigns defending the arts and humanities. Here's what Philly arts and humanities institutions are doing to fight what some are calling the "new culture wars."
You may have seen crime scene tape at random places across Philadelphia this week indicating a “catcall crime scene” or directions of “do not comment on my body.” The custom-made tape is part of a roving, citywide public art installation created by local feminist group Pussy Division just in time for International Anti-Street Harassment Week, which goes through Saturday. Here's more on the project and how long it'll be up for.
We’re into the third month of Donald Trump’s presidency, and there’s no sign of slowing down for many resistance-themed events and protests in Philly. We’ve started our typically very, very long list of events that we’ll be updating throughout the month, including three more already this week. If you see any others, let us know. Check out the list of April protests so far.
Victory co-founder Bill Covaleski will host visiting beer expert Jorgen Hasselqvist of world-renowned Oliver Twist Pub in Stockholm for a sampling of three tastes of rare Swedish brews. Expect a proper education, lively discussion, killer beers and Scandinavian-inspired snacks.
Where: Alla Spina at 1410 Mt. Vernon St. 19130
When: April 5, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
How much: $39 includes food + drink
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Seedlip looks like a regular high-end bottle of booze, with an arty logo and standard glass shape, but the liquid inside is different: It's got no alcohol. In advance of its widespread distribution in the US, local recipe writer and food author Joy Manning took some to Nick Elmi's East Passyunk bar ITV to see what it was like in "cocktails." Verdict: Pretty darn delicious.
This wedding decor will be hard to top. Indy Hall coworking space co-founder Alex Hillman and Di Bruno Bros executive chef Patterson Watkins got married on April Fools' Day and the studio space where they tied the knot happened to be where the LOVE statue is being restored. Many guests assumed it was a replica, but it was totally the real one. How did this happen? We spoke to the groom and a conservator who’s working on the statue’s restoration to hear how this came to be.