Newsletter for Sunday, June 5
INSTAGRAM OF THE DAY
How did pro cyclists prep for today’s Philly Bike Race? Rocky statue pics, of course (Instagram via @wmncycling).
A SEPTA BUS GOT STUCK IN A RITTENHOUSE STREET LAST NIGHT
Around 11 p.m. Saturday, a SEPTA bus going up Walnut got stuck when its rear wheel apparently sunk into the pavement, halting its progress just west of 20th in front of Vernick Food & Drink. Officials told 6ABC that “the road collapsed under the weight of the bus” (an average city bus weighs 30,000 to 40,000 pounds when loaded). It eventually was extracted and on its way, and there were no injuries.
THE BEST COSPLAY, CARS AND CELEBS FROM THE FIRST TWO DAYS OF PHILLY COMIC-CON
Where can you find Captain America hanging with a female Clark Kent, Agent Peggy Carter and…Benjamin Franklin? Wizard World Philadelphia, of course. Check out the best pics from the scene, featuring Batman, many Jokers, lots of hot cars and the real Christopher Lloyd.
TOAST BEYONCE’S PHILLY VISIT WITH THESE 41 FANCY LEMONADE DRINKS
When slaying is a habit, if life tosses lemons your way, you don’t stop with juice — instead, you squeeze the storm of sour citrus for everything it’s worth. That’s what you do if you’re Beyonce, anyway. In honor of her performance at the Linc tonight, here are 41 fancy lemonade drinks to raise in toast.
ON THE CALENDAR
Come watch Billy Penn culture editor Danya Henninger roast coffee by hand, then drink the freshest-brewed beans you've ever had, plus sample several beers made with coffee.
Where: Upstairs at Fergie's Pub at 1214 Sansom St. 19107
When: June 7, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
How much: Coffee is free, beers pay as you go
The garden outside the South Philadelphia Older Adult Center is a great part of East Passyunk, and it needs funding help. Tickets include beer from Victory, PBC and Sixpoint, grilled street food by the POPE and dessert from Essen Bakery.
Where: Pub on Passyunk East at 1501 E. Passyunk Ave. 19147
When: June 8, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
How much: $25
The plan to turn the Reading Viaduct into a raised park is making progress, but not yet a sure thing. The main fundraiser is $125, but there's also an post-cocktail joint with live music and DJs for $25 — and that ticket includes one free drink.
Where: Brick and Mortar at 315 N. 12th St. 19107
When: June 9, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
How much: $25
From Friday through Sunday, PHLAFF will showcase the work of emerging and established Latin American and Latino filmmakers. The schedule includes premieres, Q&A screenings, panel discussions and more.
Where: Various theaters at locations around Philadelphia
When: June 10, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. to June 12, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
How much: Free to varying