Saturday's meeting of the International Association of Chiefs of Police at the Pennsylvania Convention Center started with a call by Jeff Sessions to revive a Bush-era program to crack down on street crime, according to a WHYY report. As the conference continued, a rally on the street outside by Philly for REAL Justice drew 40 protesters. What the Inquirer's Melanie Burney, who was on the scene, deemed "a skirmish" near the Frank Rizzo statue eventually resulted in injuries to two officers and a protester, and ended up with two marchers arrested. Per 6ABC, the protests continued into the wee hours of Sunday, as supporters of those arrested demonstrated outside the 15th Police District building in Mayfair.
A ticket to watch the Eagles take on Washington at the Linc for Monday Night Football ain’t cheap. But a pregame tailgate isn’t optional, it's mandatory. Lucky for you, we have some ideas for how you can throw a Birds tailgate for less than $7 a person. That means even if your lame friends “forgot to Venmo you,” putting on a tailgate won’t break the bank. So before you head to the store to stock up on food for the week and tailgate grub for tomorrow, here's what to pick up.
With a revolving door at front, a brightly-lit gigantic dining room filled with sleek-edged modern furniture and tons of food to go along, Chima Brazilian Steakhouse is about as far opposite from Chinatown lair Hop Sing Laundromat as you can get. Yet the rodizio on the corner of 20th and JFK is now the only other place in the city to score cocktails created by Hop Sing supreme leader Lê. He came up with three new drinks for the menu built around cachaça, the national spirit of Brazil, and they're available for $10 each. Why? Because he likes the place, simple as that.
What do people value less than a decent parking spot? Coffee, work, event fire hydrants. Because to hell with public safety so long as you get a good spot. Check out these week's roundups of Philly parking tweets and photos, plus get the scoop on plans for a parking spot alert app.
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Philly-based musical theatre duo Kait Kerrigan and Brian Lowdermilk are about to have their NYC debut, but before the off-Broadway run of "The Mad Ones" begins, they're performing a one-night preview in their hometown. The story centers around a young woman who has to make life or death choices surrounding a dare from a friend, and includes fifteen songs. Tickets available online.
Where: Suzanne Roberts Theatre at 480 S. Broad St. 19102
When: October 23, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
How much: $25-$50
The outdoor beer garden beside the Ben Franklin Bridge is transforming into a "Hay Bar" for a week or two — as in, the bar will be actually made from bales of hay. There'll also be fire pits, spiked hot chocolate, mulled red wine, pumpkin spice cocktails, sweet potato poutine and FREE pumpkins that you can carve yourself (preferably before you have too many drinks).
Where: La Peg at FringeArts at 140 N. Columbus Blvd.
When: October 24, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.
How much: Pay as you go
The Philadelphia Water Department, Keep Philadelphia Beautiful and United by Blue are hosting a party to talk about trash. Really! Food and drink will be provided as reps talk about how government, the school district and local nonprofits are making moves towards being litter free. Bring questions — and also your weird trash items like used markers and batteries, if you want. Rabbit Recycling will be collecting them on site.
Where: Fairmount Water Works at 640 Waterworks Dr. 19130
When: October 25, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
How much: $10
The folks behind Philly's Serious Rap Sh*t podcast are hosting a Halloween-themed movie night. BYOB (and bring a nonperishable food donation for Puerto Rico), then settle in for the cult classic "Tales From the Hood." Produced by Spike Lee, the 1995 flick is made up of four horror stories about urban issues like police brutality and gang violence. Stay for a live podcast recording after the show.
Where: Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse at 2578 Frankford Ave. 19125
When: October 26, 2017 at 8:30 p.m.
How much: Free
The ice cream wizards at Weckerly's have created a limited-edition Halloween-themed ice cream bar inspired by Frankenstein's monster. The tie-in is that it's made of tons of disparate parts and flavors all "sewn together." To wit: Chocolate and butterscotch cookies, pumpkin caramel ice cream, dark chocolate peanut butter ganache, chocolate ice cream with marshmallow swirl, peanut butter icing and waffle cone. Scary. It'll be available from Friday, Oct. 27, until it sells out.
Where: Weckerly's Ice Cream at 9 W. Girard Ave.
When: October 27, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.
How much: $5 per bar