Newsletter for Saturday, June 25
INSTAGRAM OF THE DAY
Who says murals should be daytime-only? Check out the #percystreetproject in South Philly (Instagram via @phillylovenotes)
PROTESTING THE DNC: WHAT WE KNOW TODAY
A month out from the Democratic National Convention, Philadelphia is preparing for tens of thousands of protesters. Here’s a guide to which rallies have been approved, where they’re allowed to happen, what the ACLU is suing for, and why people may not get arrested. Oh, and get ready to see painted jackasses everywhere.
THE STORY BEHIND THAT HUGE PIGEON MURAL ON THE FISHTOWN-KENSINGTON BORDER
Evan Lovett and fellow artist Gloss Black wanted to remind Philadelphians of nature in the city and how we fit into its grand scheme. The result is a 30-foot tall mural of a pigeon spanning an entire side of a residence just off the Berks El stop. The work of art, completed Monday, has been a sensation.
NATION’S PUNK COMMUNITY COMES TOGETHER AT THE TLA
Jon Bunch, the former singer of influential melodic punk band Sense Field, died in February. Tonight, Bunch’s surviving band mates will join a who’s who of names and voices in the punk rock community for the second of two shows benefiting his 12-year old son and honoring his legacy — because these moments matter.
ON THE CALENDAR
PHS hosts a special outdoor bazaar where you can buy fresh blooms, listen to live music and catch gardening and arranging demos.
Where: Filbert Street at between 11th and 12th
When: June 25, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
How much: Free / pay as you go
The new "Your Brain" exhibit includes "Self Reflected," the most complex piece of art on the brain in the world, and today you can meet the artists.
Where: The Franklin Institute at 222 N. 20th St. 19103
When: June 25, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
How much: Museum admission ($19.95 adults; $15.95 kids)
Sip beers like 7 Kingdoms Hoppy Wheat and Iron Throne Blonde as you channel your best Lannister and feast wisely. GOT Quizzo at 1 p.m.
Where: City Tap House Logan at 2 Logan Sq. 19103
When: June 26, 2016 at 11:00 a.m.
How much: Pay as you go
Julie Powers is a single mother of three, two of whom have serious health issues, and she's fighting a second bout of cancer. A big live rock show will raise funds to help her out.
Where: Xfinity Live at 1100 Pattison Ave. 19148
When: June 26, 2016 at 3:00 p.m.
How much: $20 (kids $10)