While the Frank Rizzo statue has been the hot topic of conversation this week, the Italian Market mural of the former mayor was vandalized again. White paint hit Rizzo right in his nose, while the words Kill Killer Cops and RIP David — in reference to David Jones, who was killed by police in June — were spray painted near the street. Police apprehended one suspect after spotting a group in the act early Saturday. Exec. director of Mural Arts Philadelphia Jane Golden, who we spoke with in May when the mural was last defaced, told Philly.com, "this has just become so divisive," and hopes for a way to use this as a catalyst for positive change.
They all offer prime cuts of beef, pristine seafood, giant sides of veg and extensive wine lists, so how do you choose between Philly’s many steakhouses? We’re here to help answer that important expense account question with a tongue-in-cheek dining guide: Who each spot would be if they were in a stereotypical high school clique.
OK, so it's not happening until 2019, but this is pretty big news. Because there's nothing quite like getting to the Jersey side and realizing you have to carry your bike down the stairs. The $7.8 million project will be paid for about halfway with grants, now that the Delaware River Port Authority has signed off on the work. This will be the only Philly-Jersey bridge with a bikeable path.
Remember the Irish Pol on North Third Street? It moved a few blocks away two years ago, and the original spot, home to other bars before it, has been vacant ever since. But the team behind Fishtown Tavern and Buffalo Billiards has a plan. It's called Gina's 45 and should be open in a month or so. Here's a first look.
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Freak out over witnessing one of the coolest astronomical event of the decade with one of the coolest drag shows in town, on stage at the second-floor lounge above Creperie Beau Monde. Bonus: It's the troupe's 12th anniversary, so tickets are half price -- as long as you get them in advance.
Where: L'Etage at 624 S. 6th St.
When: August 21, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
How much: $10 in advance ($999.99 at the door)
The South Street Headhouse District is hosting an open conversation with city officials, police and community members about the area's homeless population and people who ask for money on the street. All are welcome.
Where: Headhouse Square at 2nd & Pine
When: August 22, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
How much: Free
At "The Game Show of Sobriety Events," host Alex Grubard leads a session during which audience members try to guess which one of 16 comedians on stage is not high on weed. Can you tell who's sober? Even if not, laughs are guaranteed.
Where: Good Good Comedy at 215 N. 11th St. 19107
When: August 23, 2017 at 8:30 p.m.
How much: $10
Local woman Nora Wilson got herself certified in how to use naloxone, the drug that can save someone overdosing on opioids. She's hosting small classes that will go over procedures before and after administering the drug, what the effect will be to the person who has received it, and where you can buy it in an emergency or just to carry on you.
Where: Temple University at 1801 N. Broad St.
When: August 24, 2017 at 12:00 p.m.
How much: Free
What creatures come out to crawl when the city goes to sleep? No, we're not talking club-going Gen-Zers from Jersey. This walking tour will be filled with bats, night-singing insects, nighthawks, flying squirrels and other critters who emerge when the sun goes down. Content is geared towards adults, but kids are also welcome.
Where: Wissahickon Environmental Center at 300 W. Northwestern Ave. 19128
When: August 25, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
How much: Free with registration