Newsletter for Tuesday, Sept. 27
INSTAGRAM OF THE DAY
Election year street art in Northern Liberties; photo via @joebenzon on Instagram.
THE BEER CARSON WENTZ DRANK BEFORE THE PITTSBURGH BLOWOUT
What’s the key to beating the Steelers? Maybe having a beer from the oldest brewery in the world. That’s what Carson Wentz did the night before he wowed the city — and NFL fans around the nation — with his third stellar outing as Eagles QB, racking up his first career 300-yard passing game on the way to Philly’s 34-3 rout of Pittsburgh on Sunday. No telling if it’s destined to become a ritual, but Wentz had his Saturday night pre-game meal at the Belgian Cafe in Fairmount. Here’s what he ate and drank.
ALL THE CELEBS WHO’VE CAMPAIGNED IN PA FOR HILLARY
The latest celebrity to stump for Hillary Clinton in Pennsylvania is Elizabeth Banks. On Monday she registered voters at her alma mater, Penn, and met women at a coffee event in Ardmore. Banks might be the biggest star to descend on Philly for Clinton, but she’s not the only one. Clinton has gotten help from plenty of Hollywood stars, including the guy who starred alongside Julia Stiles in “Save The Last Dance” and a hip-hop insider who witnessed one of the funniest fights in hip-hop history. Here’s a rundown of all the celebs to support Hillary in Pennsylvania.
Philadelphia’s cultural economy is world-class and nothing represents our dynamic and innovative arts scene better than FringeArts.2016 marks the annual Fringe Festival’s 20th year, bringing the best in contemporary, innovative and ground-breaking art to Philadelphia, and will fill the city with daring artistic performances, international legends, and local pioneers. FEASTIVAL is the fantastic, chef-filled fundraiser gala that helps make it happen.
Where: FringeArts at 140 N. Columbus Avenue, Philadelphia PA 19106
When: September 29, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
A series of candid discussions aimed at dispelling myths about women at work. Speakers will share actionable, applicable takeaways for both men and women. Light snacks will be served, and proceeds go to charity.
Where: Seer Interactive at 1033 N. 2nd St. 19123
When: September 27, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
How much: $35, tickets required
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GOT TIX YET? BILLY PENN’S SCAVENGER HUNT IS THIS WEEKEND
We’re holding our very first scavenger hunt this weekend. We’ll give you the clues that will take you through Philadelphia, seeking snapshots and treasures tucked into some of your favorite waterfront spots. It’s only $5 — and you get a drink and food, too. Tix available here.
WHO’S NEXT: 18 YOUNG HEAVY-HITTERS IN THE CITY’S ARTS SCENE
Public art here in Philly is in a special season. It seems like regularly another young Philadelphia artist starts working with the likes of designer Patricia Field or creates gorgeous album art for an up-and-coming musician. Still, we weren’t expecting to receive the more than 125 nominations that we did. We pored over them all. Due to the volume, we had to make some tough decisions. Here’s who we chose.